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Guide to the Virginia Spencer Carr Papers, 1867-2009

Abstract

Scholar and a professor of American literature at Georgia State University. Her first book was The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers.

Correspondence, notes, drafts, clippings, and other materials used by Carr in writing The Lonely Hunter (1975), a biography of Southern author Carson McCullers. Includes correspondence between Carr and McCullers' friends and relatives and literary and artistic figures, notes from interviews, McCullers family correspondence, genealogy, and drafts of Carr's doctoral dissertation on McCullers as well as drafts and foundry proofs for The Lonely Hunter. Includes material on Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., February House, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury, Vt. Persons represented in the collection include Elizabeth Ames, W. H. Auden, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, John Ciardi, David Leo Diamond, Granville Hicks, John Huston, Jordan Massee, Louis Untermeyer, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Leo Lerman, and Eleanor Clarke Warren.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Carr, Virginia Spencer.
Title
Virginia Spencer Carr papers 1867-2009 and undated, bulk 1970-1977
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.6 Linear Feet, 2480 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Virginia Spencer Carr Papers span the years 1867 to 2009 and document the research and production of Carr's biography of Carson McCullers, The Lonely Hunter. Formats include correspondence, notes, drafts, and clippings. The collection consists of four series: Alphabetical Files, Research Files, Correspondence by McCullers Family, and Drafts and Proofs. The Alphabetical Files Series consists primarily of correspondence and interview notes between Carr and the many individuals she contacted while doing research for her book. Prominent correspondents include David Leo Diamond, Jordan Massee, Edwin Peacock, Mary Mercer, Mary S. Tucker, and Doubleday Publishing. Materials in the Research Files Series also include a large number of copies of correspondence, primarily letters written by Carson McCullers. There are also some clippings, notes from interviews that Carr conducted and letters she received in reaction to the publication of her book. The Correspondence by McCullers Family Series consists of copies of letters written primarily by Carson McCullers to her friends and family, including Reeves McCullers, David Leo Diamond, and her mother, Marguerite Waters Smith. There is also a series of letters McCullers wrote John Huston in the last year of her life. Finally, the Drafts and Proofs Series includes a copy of Carr's doctoral dissertation on Carson McCullers and notes that served in its preparation. There are also edited sections of the manuscript of the The Lonely Hunter, as well as a foundry proof and a galley of the same.

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Contents of the Collection

The largest in the collection, this series consists primarily of correspondence and interview notes with various people to whom Carr wrote while doing research for her biography of McCullers. Among the many writers, artists, and friends of McCullers that Carr contacted, there are Edward Albee, W.H. Auden, Djuna Barnes, Simone de Beauvoir, Elizabeth Bowen, Salvator Dali, Greta Garbo, Graham Greene, Christopher Isherwood, and Alberto Moravia. While many of the people Carr addressed refused to cooperate with her biography, numerous others offered their assistance, and the series includes significant material from and about David Diamond, Jordan Massee, Edwin Peacock, Mary S. Tucker, and Tennessee Williams. The series is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent, but is preceded by four folders with general information, including addresses and notes about the people represented in the series.

Addresses, 1970-1971 and undated
Box 1
Bibliography, undated
Box 1
Information folder, 1977 and undated
Box 1
Notes on persons in files, undated
Box 1
Abels, Cirilly, 1972-1973 and undated
Box 1
Adams, John Vincent, 1946-1975 and undated
Box 1
Albee, Edward Franklin, 1963-1975
Box 1
Alexander Aimee, 1968-1974 and undated
Box 1
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1952-1973 and undated
Box 1
Ames, Elizabeth, 1970-1974
Box 1
Arkin, Alan, 1970
Box 1
Arvin, Newton, 1971 and undated
Box 1
Aschaffenburg, Walter, 1973
Box 1
Aswell, Mary Louis (White), 1972
Box 1
Auchincloss, Louis, 1971-1976 and undated
Box 1
Auden, W. H., 1970-1975 and undated
Box 1
Avedon, Richard, 1974
Box 1
Awards of McCullers, 1970-1971 and undated
Box 1
Bahr, Jerome, 1971
Box 1
Balakian, Nona, 1961-1973 and undated
Box 1
Bancou, Mariello, 1971-1974 and undated
Box 1
Barnes, Djuna, 1965-1973
Box 1
Baxter, Anne, 1971-1975 and undated
Box 1
Bay, Andre and Chedid, Andree, 1972-1973
Box 1
Beaton, Cecil, 1970-1972
Box 1
de Beauvoir, Simone, 1970-1971
Box 1
Berman, Eugene, 1965-1971
Box 1
Bernstein, Leonard, 1968-1970 and undated
Box 1
Bigelow, Paul, 1971-1974
Box 1
Blackwell, Betsy Talbot, 1972-1973
Box 1
Bloomgarden, Kermit, 1971-1973
Box 1
Bolster, George, 1973-1974
Box 1
Bourjaily, Vance, 1973
Box 1
Bowen, Elizabeth, 1951-1972 and undated
Box 1
Bowles, Paul, 1970-1971 and undated
Box 1
Boyle, Kay, 1962-1971
Box 1
Bradley Library, 1973
Box 1
Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 1
Britten, Benjamin, 1968-1970 and undated
Box 1
Brown, John Lackey, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 2
Burford, Kay, 1973-1974
Box 2
Burnett, Whit, 1936-1975 and undated
Box 2
Calisher, Hortense, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 2
Cameron, Polly, 1971-1973
Box 2
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1973-1976 and undated
Box 2
Charleston Evening Post, 1974
Box 2
Cheney, Brainard, 1972-1973
Box 2
Cheltenham Arts Festival, 1970
Box 2
Clark-Schwarzenbach, Annemarle, 1940-1973 and undated
Box 2
Clarke, David, 1972
Box 2
Clay, Helena, 1972 and undated
Box 2
Cleckley, Hervey Milton, 1970-1975
Box 2
Clurman, Harold, 1950-1973
Box 2
Columbia Broadcasting System, 1970
Box 2
Columbus College Foundation Grant, 1970-1972
Box 2
Connelly, Mark, 1971 and undated
Box 2
Copland, Aaron, 1970
Box 2
Cordona, Charlie, 1971
Box 2
Cornell, Katherine, 1972
Box 2
Cowley, Malcolm, 1963-1975
Box 2
Crawford, Cheryl, 1968-1973
Box 2
Dahl-Wolfe, Louise, 1971-1973 and undated
Box 2
Dale, Marion, 1970-1971
Box 2
Dalmas, John, 1975-1976
Box 2
Dali, Salvador, 1961-1972
Box 2
Davis, Dorothy Salisbury, 1971
Box 2
Deceased, 1971-1973
Box 2
del Corso, Gasparo, 1972-1973 and undated
Box 2
Deutsch, Babette, 1973
Box 2
de Wilde, Brandon, 1961-1972
Box 2
Diamond, David, 1966-1975 and undated
Box 2
Dinesen, Isak, 1957-1974 and undated
Box 2
Doar, Harriet, 1963-1973
Box 2
Doubleday Publishing, 1971-1976 and undated (folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 2
Doubleday Publishing, 1971-1976 and undated (folder 3 of 3)
Box 3
Drutman, Irving, 1972
Box 3
Edel, Leon, 1971-1972
Box 3
Erlich, Leonard, 1972-1974 and undated
Box 3
Eisendrath, David, 1973
Box 3
Ellison, Ralph Waldo, 1971
Box 3
English, Margaret, 1971
Box 3
Erskine, Albert, 1972-1974
Box 3
Eustis, Helen, 1972-1974 and undated
Box 3
Evans, Oliver, 1952-1970 and undated
Box 3
February House, 1867-1972 and undated
Box 3
Feibleman, Peter, 1971-1974 and undated
Box 3
Ferguson, Nancy, 1970-1971
Box 3
Fite, Harvey, 1973-1974
Box 3
Flanner, Janet, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 3
Foley, Martha, 1970-1971
Box 3
Foreign Publishers, 1972-1974 and undated
Box 3
Formentor Prize, 1962
Box 3
French, Kenneth, 1970-1975
Box 3
Fullilove, Jack, 1970-1973
Box 3
Garbo, Greta, 1971
Box 3
Garnett, David, 1963-1973
Box 3
Gascoyne, David, 1971-1973
Box 3
Gikow, Rita, 1971
Box 3
Gordon, Larry, 1974
Box 3
Goyen, William, 1972-1973
Box 3
Graphic House, Inc., 1974
Box 3
Grau, Shirley Ann, 1959-1975
Box 3
Greene, Graham, 1970-1971
Box 3
Hackett, Albert and Frances, 1971
Box 3
Hammerschlag, Ernst, 1972-1973
Box 3
Harris, Julie, 1970-1972 and undated
Box 3
Harvey, Helen, 1970-1973
Box 3
Hassan, Ihab, 1964-1975
Box 3
Havoc, Julie, 1966-1973
Box 3
Hayes, Helen, 1966-1973 and undated
Box 3
Heffelfinger, Heaton, 1971-1973
Box 3
Heller, Joseph, 1971-1973
Box 3
Hellman, Lillian, 1970-1973
Box 3
Hicks, Granville, 1964-1973 and undated
Box 3
Holton, Nina, 1972
Box 3
Houghton Miflin Publishing, undated
Box 3
Howard, Elizabeth Jane, 1972-1973
Box 3
Howard, Leila Caetani, 1973
Box 3
Howe, Irving, 1961-1971
Box 3
Hull, Helen Rose, 1964-1970
Box 3
Huston, John, 1966-1976
Box 3
Isherwood, Christopher, 1968-1973
Box 4
Johnson, Greer, 1947-1973
Box 4
Johnson, Nunnally, 1971
Box 4
Johnson, Uwe, 1972-1973
Box 4
Kaldor, Peter, 1971
Box 4
Kallman, Chester, 1970
Box 4
Kantorowicz, Alfred, 1970-1976
Box 4
Kazin, Alfred, 1971-1975
Box 4
Keathley, George, 1966-1971
Box 4
Kellogg, Marjorie, 1971-1973
Box 4
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1968-1973
Box 4
Kramer, Stanley, 1968-1973
Box 4
Kuhn, Werner, 1974
Box 4
Lang, George, 1973
Box 4
Lantz, Robert, 1970-1972
Box 4
Lasky, Floria, 1970-1976 and undated
Box 4
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1971
Box 4
Lee, Harper, 1972-1973
Box 4
Leggett, John, 1972
Box 4
Lehmann, John, 1973 and undated
Box 4
Lehmann, Rosa, 1971-1973
Box 4
Lenya, Lotte, 1966-1976 and undated
Box 4
Lerman, Leo, 1972-1973
Box 4
Lewis, Stanley, 1970-1975 and undated
Box 4
Library Correspondence, 1971-1974 and undated
Box 4
Linscott, Robert, 1965-1973
Box 4
Logan, Joshua, 1973 and undated
Box 4
Lonely Hunting, undated
Box 4
Long, Margaret, 1965-1972
Box 4
Lopatnikoff, Nikolai, 1972
Box 4
Luce, Claire Booth, 1972
Box 4
Lyndon, Andrew, 1970-1975 and undated
Box 4
Maas, Willard and Marie, 1970-1973
Box 4
McCullers's Memorabilia, 1940-1973 and undated
Box 4
McCullers's Poetry, 1941-1970
Box 4
McCullers Symposium, 1970-1975
Box 4
McDowell, David, 1971-1973
Box 4
McGill, Ralph, 1971 and undated
Box 4
MacGregor, Robert M., 1972
Box 4
Mclendon, Gay Noe, 1972-1974
Box 4
Mac Neice, Louis, 1942-1970
Box 4
Macombe, Rev. Anthony, 1971
Box 4
Magazines, 1971-1972 and undated
Box 4
Magruder, Felicia, 1972
Box 4
Malin, Irving, 1975
Box 4
Mangione, Jerre, 1972-1973
Box 4
Mann, Golo, 1942-1972 and undated
Box 4
Mann, Marty, 1972-1973 and undated
Box 4
Mann, Theodore, 1971-1972
Box 5
Marks, Joseph, 1971
Box 5
Marks, Robert, 1970-1973
Box 5
Marre, Albert, 1973 and undated
Box 5
Martin, Mary, 1972-1973
Box 5
Martineau, Florence, 1972
Box 5
Massee, Jordan, 1951-1976 and undated  (2 folders)
Box 5
McCullers, James Reeves Jr., 1967-1973 and undated
Box 5
Medical records, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 5
Mercer, Mary, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 5
Miller, Arthur, 1970-1973
Box 5
Mielziner, Jo, 1972
Box 5
Miscellaneous, 1967-1974 and undated
Box 5
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1970-1974
Box 5
Mohrt, Michael, 1972-1973
Box 5
Monti, Mario, 1973
Box 5
Moody, Rev. Howard, 1973
Box 5
Moore, Marianne, 1970-1971
Box 5
Moravia, Alberto, 1970-1973
Box 5
Morris, Alice, 1970-1973
Box 5
Morris, Ira and Edita, 1971
Box 5
Morrison, Theodore, 1972
Box 5
Mortgaged Heart, 1971-1972
Box 5
Mullin, Josephine, 1971
Box 5
Murray, Natalie Denesi, 1971-1973
Box 5
Murray, Terry, 1970
Box 5
New York Times, 1940-1971
Box 6
Newhouse, Edward, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 6
Nin, Anaïs, 1969-1970 and undated
Box 6
Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy, 1971
Box 6
Orkin, Ruth, 1971-1974 and undated
Box 6
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1971
Box 6
Page, Lucy Q., 1972
Box 6
Peacock, Edwin, 1970-1975 and undated
Box 6
Pears, Peter, 1968-1970
Box 6
Permission lists, 1973
Box 6
Phelps, Robert, 1968-1971
Box 6
Photographers, 1974-1975
Box 6
Pitts, Rebecca E., 1972-1974 and undated
Box 6
Plagemann, Bentz, 1971-1973
Box 6
Polakov, Lester, 1971-1973
Box 6
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1970-1972
Box 6
Porter, Dr. Frederick S., 1970
Box 6
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1970-1976
Box 6
Presley, Dr. Delma E., 1970-1972 and undated
Box 6
Price, Edward, 1972-1973
Box 6
Pritchett, Victor Sawdon, 1970-1971
Box 6
Pugh, St. Clair, 1972
Box 6
Quintero, Jose, 1972-1974 and undated
Box 6
Rahv, Philip, 1972-1974
Box 6
Redbook, 1971
Box 6
Reed, Rex, 1968-1972
Box 6
Reeder, Ida, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 6
Rodgers, Mary, 1970-1975 and undated
Box 6
Rodriguez, Pancho, 1971-1974
Box 6
Romano, Emanuel, 1961-1972 and undated
Box 6
Rougemont, Denis de, 1970-1971
Box 6
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1962-1974 and undated
Box 6
Rutherford, Dame Margaret, 1971
Box 6
Ryan, Thomas C., 1970-1973 and undated
Box 6
Sagan, Franqoise, 1969-1970
Box 6
Saint George's Hospital (London, England), 1973
Box 6
Saint Just, Maria, 1972
Box 6
Saint Subber, Arnold, 1970-1972
Box 6
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1972
Box 6
School Records (Carson Smith McCullers), 1930-1972
Box 6
Schorer, Mark, 1963-1975
Box 6
Searle, Ronald, 1973
Box 6
Sibley, Celestine, 1973
Box 6
Sitwell, Dame Edith and Sir Sacheverell, 1954-1976 and undated
Box 6
Simmons, Dawn Pepita (Langley-Hall), 1954-1974 and undated
Box 6
Smith, Lamar, 1970-1974
Box 6
Smith, Lillian, 1965-1972 and undated
Box 6
Smith, Margarita G., 1970-1972 and undated
Box 6
Smith, Oliver, 1961-1973 and undated
Box 6
Smith, Simeon, 1970 and undated
Box 7
Snelling, Paula, 1936-1971
Box 7
Spender, Stephen, 1965-1972
Box 7
Stafford, Jean, 1970-1971
Box 7
Stapleton, Maureen, 1971
Box 7
Starke Avenue, 1972
Box 7
Steele, Max, 1970-1971
Box 7
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1972
Box 7
Stern, James, 1972-1974
Box 7
Strassburg, Lee and Paula, 1971
Box 7
Stringer, Edward, 1971
Box 7
Styron, William, 1972
Box 7
Sykes, Gerald, 1970-1971
Box 7
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1970
Box 7
Thomson, Virgil, 1966-1970
Box 7
Trussell, Dr. Ray E., 1973
Box 7
Tucker, Mary, 1970-1973
Box 7
University of Texas (Austin) Library, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 7
Untermeyer, Louis, 1941-1975 and undated
Box 7
Valente, Alfredo, 1973
Box 7
Van den Heuvel, Jean, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 7
Van Vechten, Carl, 1971-1974
Box 7
Vidal, Gore, 1970
Box 7
Von Opel, Margo, 1972
Box 7
Walden, Robert, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 7
Walter, Eugene, 1965-1973
Box 7
Warren, Eleanor (Clark) and Robert Penn, 1955-1973 and undated
Box 7
Waters, Ethel, 1950-1971
Box 7
Watkins, Armitage, 1971-1972 and undated
Box 7
Webb, Constance, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 7
Wells, Ruth, 1971-1972
Box 7
Welty, Eudora, 1971
Box 7
Wersba, Barbara, 1973
Box 7
Wescott, Glenway, 1965-1972 and undated
Box 7
Whitehead, Robert, 1949-1974
Box 7
Will (Carson Smith McCullers), 1951-1970
Box 7
William Morris Theatrical Agency, 1971-1973
Box 7
Williams, Tennessee, 1948-1976 and undated
Box 7
Wood, Audrey, 1970-1973
Box 7
Woolfolk, Harrell, 1971-1975
Box 7
Woodruff, Kathleen, 1971
Box 7
Wouk, Herman, 1972
Box 7
Yaddo School for Writers, 1971-1975
Box 7
Young, Marguerite, 1970-1973
Box 7
Yourcenar, Marguerite, 1971
Box 7
Zeigler, John, 1989-2009
Box 7
Zinnemann, Fred, 1973
Box 7

Consists of various materials that Carr compiled while preparing the publication of her biography of McCullers. The bulk are copies of correspondence (written primarily by Carson McCullers), notes from interviews Carr conducted, clippings, and several journal articles. Other documents in the series include acknowledgements for The Lonely Hunter and readers' reactions to the book's publication. The series is arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically within individual folders.

Acknowledgments for book, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 8
Chronology (of Carson Smith McCullers), undated
Box 8
Genealogy, undated
Box 8
Genealogy, 1907-1972 and undated
Box 8
Hometown interview notes, 1970-1971 and undated
Box 8
Interpolated interview notes, 1973
Box 8
1972-1976 Feb.
Box 8
1975 (2 folders)
Box 8
1976 Mar.-Dec. and undated
Box 8
Local people, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 8
Miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 8
Pictures and photographers (comments), 1963-1974 and undated
Box 8
Sources, 1933-1943 (folders 1-2 of 11)
Box 8
Sources, 1944-1975 (folders 3-11 of 11)
Box 9

Contains correspondence written primarily by Carson McCullers, even though there are several by others, including her husband Reeves. By far the greatest number of letters are from McCullers to David Leo Diamond, written in the early and middle 1940s, and to John Huston, from the last year of her life (1966-1967). The series also contains some correspondence addressed to Jordan Massee, Edwin Peacock, Muriel Rukeyser, and Carson's mother, Marguerite Smith. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order; materials inside them are organized chronologically.

Arvin, Newton, 1941
Box 9
Bradley Library, 1958
Box 9
Burnett, Whit, 1936
Box 9
Connelly, Mare, 1952
Box 9
Diamond, David, 1941-1961 and undated (2 folders)
Box 9
Harris, Julie, 1955
Box 10
Huston, John, 1966-1967 and undated
Box 10
Kantorowiez, Alfred, undated
Box 10
Mann, Klaus, 1942-1945
Box 10
Massee, Jordan, 1949
Box 10
McCullers, James Reeves, 1933-1951 and undated
Box 10
Peacock, Edwin, 1943-1963 and undated
Box 10
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1941-1942
Box 10
Smith, Lillian, 1954-1961
Box 10
Smith, Marguerite (Waters), 1942-1951
Box 10
Strassburg, Lee and Paula, 1971
Box 10
Walden, Robert and Newberry, Edward, 1954
Box 10
Whitehead, Robert, 1949
Box 10
Woodruff, Kathleen, undated
Box 10

Divided into three subseries, the first of which contains a copy of Virginia Carr's doctoral dissertation on Carson McCullers, completed in 1969 at Florida State University, and the notes for her dissertation. The second subseries consists of manuscript portions of the The Lonely Hunter, edited with marginalia by such persons as David Leo Diamond, Leo Lerman, and Eleanor Warren. Finally, in the last subseries, there is a foundry proof and a galley of the completed biography. Folders in the series are arranged alphabetically; materials in them remain in original order.

Chapters 1-End, undated (2 folders)
Box 10
Notes, undated (3 folders)
Box 10
Abels, Cyrilly, undated
Box 10
Bancou, Marielle, undated
Box 10
Calisher, Hortense, undated
Box 10
Diamond, David, undated
Box 10
Eustis, Helen, undated
Box 11
Hellman, Lillian, undated
Box 11
Lerman, Leo, undated
Box 11
Newhouse, Edward, undated
Box 11
Plagemann, Bentz, undated
Box 11
Warren, Eleanor (Clark), undated
Box 11
Foundry proof, The Lonely Hunter, 1975
Box 11
Galley, The Lonely Hunter, 1975
Box 11

Historical Note

Virginia Spencer Carr earned her Ph.D. at Florida State University in 1969. She taught courses in the American novel, American writers and poets, literature of the South, and the writing of biography at Georgia State University. The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers was her first book, and was awarded the Francis Butler Simkins Prize from the Southern Historical Society and Longwood College for "distinguished writing in Southern History." Her second book, Dos Passos: A Life, was selected "Best Book of Nonfiction" for 1984 by the Dixie Council of Author and Journalists. Dr. Carr holds an honorary doctorate in humane letters (Lynchburg College). She also was a Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of Wroclaw, Poland (1980), and held the 1993 Stanley J. Kahrl Fellowship in Theater History at Harvard University.

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Related Material

Related materials include the Carson McCullers Papers, the Mary E. Mercer Collection of Carson McCullers-Mary Tucker Correspondence, the Edwin Peacock Papers, and the Mary Sames Tucker Papers, all housed at Duke University in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Spencer Carr Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Virginia Spencer Carr Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1977 and 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Pavla Vesela, Brittany E. Wilson, and other staff, May 15 2004

Accession 2009-0088 added to Virginia Spencer Carr papers by Alice Poffinberger, September 17 2009.

Encoded by Pavla Vesela, Brittany E. Wilson, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Michael Shumate, February 2006

Encoding updated by Meghan Lyon, December 2009

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

The Virginia Spencer Carr Papers were formerly part of the Collections on Carson McCullers.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.