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Erskine Caldwell papers

Identifier: MS-1046

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The Erskine Caldwell papers contain professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts of books, short stories and articles, royalty statements and other financial documents, contracts, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia. The collection documents Caldwell's life as a best selling author and includes typescripts and material related to "Tobacco Road," "God's Little Acre," "Journeyman," "Kneel to the Rising Son," "Tragic Ground," "The Sure Hand of God," "Love and Money," "In Search of Bisco," "Afternoons in Mid America" and Caldwell's autobiography "With All My Might." Correspondents include John Steinbeck, Malcolm Cowley, Max Lieber, Julius Weiss, Alvin G. Manuel, Ray McIver, Jimmy Carter and Harvey Klevar. Personal material includes family correspondence with Helen Cushman Caldwell, Virginia Caldwell, William Erskine Caldwell, Ira S. Caldwell, Caroline Bell Caldwell and June Caldwell, as well as diaries, calendars, address books and memorabilia.


  • 1882 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College Required for Publication or Reproduction.


99.75 linear ft. (70 boxes)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987), author. Consists of professional and personal correspondence, typescripts of Caldwell's works, photographs, diaries, financial and legal documents, news clippings, scrapbooks, interviews, publications and publicity material related to his work.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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