Erskine Caldwell manuscripts
Extent: (1 box).
Level of Description: Item level.
Name of creator(s): Caldwell and others.
Date of creation: Undetermined.
Scope and Content: Consists of ten typescript drafts of individual short stories, some of which
were published in Gulf Coast Stories (1956). Included with the papers is a
photocopy typescript statement, “In Defense of Myself,” written (according to
Helen Caldwell Cushman) by Caldwell in defense of his novel, The Bastard. Also
included are original pen and ink illustrations by Louis Macouillard for
Caldwell's When You Think of Me (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1959).
The stories are arranged alphabetically by title.
Access and Copyright:
Language and Scripts: English.
Finding aid/Inventory: Finding aid is available
Provenance/Source of Acquisition: Preponderance of
the material was purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Caldwell, 1971; “The Fly in
the Coffin” purchased from The BookPress Ltd.,1992; Macouillard illustrations a
gift of Virginia M. Caldwell, 1971.
Date(s) of description: Milissa
Burkart, Mar 1994.