Mildred Seydell papers, 1842-1978.

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Seydell, Mildred, 1889-1988. Mildred Seydell papers, 1842-1978.

Mildred Seydell papers, 1842-1978.

Correspondence, writings, source materials for columns and articles, scrapbooks, memorabilia, clippings, and photos, relating chiefly to Seydell's career as columnist for Atlanta Georgian (1924-1939) and subsequently as editor and publisher of her own bi-weekly newspaper, The Think Tank (1941-1947), which featured inspirational items and women's news; together with papers of her aunt, Lamar Rutherford Lipscomb (d. 1957), who was active in Democratic politics in the 1920s and 1930s, and her great-aunt, Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1852-1928), director of Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Ga., and author of essays on Southern history and literature. Topics include Seydell's investigation of crime and criminal rehabilitation in U.S. and Europe, publication of her book Secret Fathers (1930), a novel about eugenic babies, visits to Hollywood in the 1930s, National Woman's Party, and various business and professional women's organizations. Correspondents include Ellis Gibbs Arnall, Alben William Barkley, Martha Berry, William F. Bigelow, Gutzon Borglum, Arthur Brisbane, Bennett Cerf, Clarence Darrow, Walter F. George, Grover C. Hall, William Berry Hartsfield, William Randolph Hearst, Alma Lutz, Robert Foster Maddox, Avery Means (describing a soldier's life in New Guinea during World War II), H.L. Mencken, Margaret Mitchell, Passie Fenton Ottley, Ruth Bryan Owen, Alice Paul, Julia Mood Peterkin, Micheline Resco (concerning Gen. John J. Pershing), Richard B. Russell, John M. Slaton, Eugene Talmadge, Herman E. Talmadge, Walter Winchell, Nell Hodgson Woodruff, Robert W. Woodruff, and Emily Woodward.

67.5 linear ft. (150 boxes and 47 oversized papers (OP))

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