Authors/Contributors

William L. Howard

Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1990

Embargo Period

3-31-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Erskine Caldwell, Margaret Bourke-White Papers, You Have Seen Their Faces, American authors, Newspaper Enterprise Association

Language

English

Disciplines

American Literature | American Studies | Arts and Humanities

Description/Abstract

Eleven letters have recently been added to the George Arents Research Library's collection of Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White correspondence. In the possession of Caldwell's first wife, Helen Caldwell Cushman, until her death in 1986, these letters were bought from a North Carolina bookdealer acting on behalf of Helen and Erskine's granddaughter. The entire group was written by Bourke-White in 1936, just prior to and immediately after her first tour of the South with Caldwell, during which they gathered material for You Have Seen Their Faces. A page of unsigned journal entries chronicling Bourke-White's behavior on the trip accompanies the letters.

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