Isabel Erlich papers
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Isabel Erlich papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Erlich, Isabel, 1905-1978
Title: Isabel Erlich papers
Dates: 1940-1950, undated
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS103f

Biographical/Historical Note

Isabel Erlich was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Washington University. After moving to Atlanta she attended the Library School of Emory University and served as head of the Reference Department of the Carnegie Library, the downtown branch of the Atlanta Public Library. She became known as "Atlanta's answer Lady," and assisted Margaret Mitchell in verifying the historical accuracy of Gone With the Wind.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters between Isabel Erlich and her colleagues in the library field, and also publishers. Other material includes correspondence between Alma Hill Jamison, an Atlanta librarian and other librarians, and also author Margaret Mitchell. Most of the letters relate to Civil War research.

Index Terms

Atlanta Public Library.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Isabel Erlich papers, MSS 103f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Papers, 1940-1950, undated