Richard Barksdale Harwell papers, 1940-1991.


Richard Barksdale Harwell papers, 1940-1991.

The collection consists of the papers of Richard Barksdale Harwell from 1940-1991. The papers include manuscripts, drafts and proofs, notebook, correspondence, and reviews. Manuscripts are for Harwell's books, Confederate Belles-Lettres (1941), Confederate Music (1950), and A Confederate Marine (1963); other materials relate to these books, to articles by Harwell, and to his career. Topics include his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II, his position as head of Emory University Special Collections Department (1946-1948), Japan, John Wesley, and Wilbur Kurtz. Posthumous materials include an obituary, tributes, and a reminiscence by Philip N. Racine.

2.25 linear ft. (5 boxes)

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