Lillian Eugenia Smith papers
Papers of Georgia author, lecturer, human rights advocate Lillian Smith (1897-1966) from circa 1920-1980, one of the first prominent white Southerners to stand against segregation.
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Smith, Lillian (Lillian Eugenia), 1897-1966--Correspondence
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Women authors, American--Georgia--Biography
Civil rights movements--Georgia
Civil rights movements--United States
United States--Race relations
Women authors, American--Georgia--Interviews
Women authors, American--Georgia--Photographs
The collection consists of papers of Lillian Smith from circa 1920-1980. The papers contain personal correspondence, manuscripts of her works, writings by and about her, files on various organizations she was interested in or involved with (many dealing with human rights), audiotapes containing interviews with and readings by Smith, speeches, financial records, photographs, and printed material. Part of the collection contains records relating to her involvement with the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls including correspondence, applications for admission, printed material, and scrapbooks. The collection also has correspondence, photographs, and papers of her partner, Paula Snelling; her sister, Esther Smith; and the Barnett family.