Margaret Mitchell House Archives
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Margaret Mitchell House Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Title: Margaret Mitchell House Archives
Dates: 1848-2002, undated
Quantity: 20.0 linear ft. (7 document cases, and 8 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS978
Materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Margaret Mitchell House, Inc. (MMH) was founded in 1985 as a non-profit organization to save and preserve the house where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote the book, Gone With the Wind. The house was built by Cornelius J. Sheehan as a two-story, single-family home in 1899 but was later converted into a ten-unit apartment building. From 1925 to 1932 Margaret Mitchell lived in apartment #1 where she wrote Gone With the Wind. After years of neglect, the house was declared a city landmark in 1989 and fund raising began in an effort to preserve the structure. The house was opened to the public as a historic site and museum in May 1997.


Scope and Content Note

The Margaret Mitchell House Archives contains, correspondence, publications, and manuscript material pertaining to Margaret Mitchell, her family, and her publisher, Harold S. Latham; the publication of Gone With the Wind and the movie premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series: I. Margaret Mitchell Papers; II. Harold S. Latham Collection; III. Printed Material; IV. Miscellaneous; V. Gone With the Wind ephemera; and VI. Scrapbooks.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Authors, American--Georgia--Atlanta
Edee, Allen Barnett
Historic buildings--Georgia
Historic districts--Georgia--Atlanta
Latham, Harold
Marsh, John R. (John Robert), 1895-1952
Mitchell family
Mitchell, Eugene
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Mitchell House Archives, MSS 978, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 2004 (2004.231)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2007.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

Series I. Margaret Mitchell Papers,, 1910-1955

This series consists primarily of original documents created by or about Margaret Mitchell. The bulk of the series is correspondence both original and photocopies between Margaret Mitchell and her friends and family. The series also includes manuscript material by Mitchell and clippings and legal documents regarding the death of her ex-husband, Berrian K. Upshaw.

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11Correspondence, Stephens Mitchell to Mother and MM,, undated
2Correspondence, Edythe to Eugene Mitchell telegram, June 13, 1910
3Correspondence, MM to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], [June 13], 1910
4Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell, cs. June 13, 1910
5Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell [pluse envelope and letterhead], June 13, 1910
6Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell [pluse envelope], June 14[?], 1910
7Correspondence, Edythe to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], June 16, 1910
8Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], ca June 17, 1910
9Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], June 19, 1910
10Correspondence, MM to Eugene Mitchell, June 20, 1910
11Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], June 21, 1910
12Correspondence, Eugene Mitchell to Mrs. E.M. [MayBelle] Mitchell telegram, June 21, 1910
13Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell telegram, June 22, 1910
14Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell, ca. June 24, 1910
15Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell, June 24, 1910
16Correspondence, Stephens Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell telegram, June 24, [1910?]
17Correspondence, Edythe to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], June 27, 1910
18Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell telegram, June 28, 1910
19Correspondence, MayBelle Mitchell to Eugene Mitchell [plus envelope], July 1, 1910
20Correspondence, Eugene Mitchell to Mrs E.M. [MayBelle] Mitchell telegram, July 4, 1910
21Correspondence, Christmas postcard addressed to MM, 1913
22Correspondence, John Marsh to Mother Marsh and Frances Marsh Zane [photocopies], 1918-1949
23Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], 1918-1949July 31, 1919
24Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], September 13, 1919
25Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], October 12, 1919
26Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], October 21, 1919
27Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], November 15, 1919
28Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus photocopy], December 1, 1919
29Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus blank envelope photocopy], January 12, 1919 [1920]
30Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], February 17, 1920
31Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus photocopy], March 4, 1920
32Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], March 13, 1920
33Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], March 26, 1920
34Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], April 28, 1920
35Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy], May 9, 1920

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21Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee, ca. Summer 1920
2Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy}, July 21, 1920
3Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus photocopy}, ca. May 1921
4Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy}, August 1, 1921
5Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy}, August 21, 1921
6Correspondence, MM to Allen Edee [plus envelope and photocopy}, December 1921
7Correspondence, MM to Henry Angel [photocopies], 1920-1922
8Correspondence, Empty envelope addressed to MM, postmarked Atlanta, Ga.], March 21, 1922
9Correspondence, MM to Frances Marsh [photocopies], 1925
10Correspondence, MM to Frances Marsh [photocopies], 1926
11Correspondence, MM to Frances Marsh [?] [photocopy, fragment], undated
12Correspondence, MM to Frances Marsh Zane [photocopies], 1926-1943
13Correspondence, MM to/from Rollin Zane [photocopies], 1936
14Correspondence, MM to Mother Marsh [photocopies], 1936-1943
15Correspondence, Mitchell & Mitchell to Family Welfare Society, December 11, 1936
16Correspondence, Rhonda Kaufman to Mitchell & Mitchell and MM [2 letters], December 14, 1936
17Correspondence, MM to Edwin and Mable Granberry [bound photocopies], 1936-1949
18Correspondence, Anne Edwards to/from Edwin Granberry, 1981-1983
19Correspondence, MM to Mrs. Frank Edward Lance [plus envelope], January 22, 1937
20Correspondence, MM to Miss Cox, August 30, 1937
21Correspondence, MM to Mr. Shipp, October 18, 1937
22Correspondence, MM to Mr. Shipp, October 25, 1937
23Correspondence, MM to Mr. Shipp, November 2, 1937
24Correspondence, MM to Mr. Palmer, November 25, 1938
25Correspondence, MM to Angela Cox, December 13, 1938
26Correspondence, MM to Angela Cox, December 14, 1938
27Correspondence, MM to Mrs. Maxwell, November 8, 1939
28Correspondence, MM to Angela Cox, December 16, 1939
29Correspondence, MM to Mrs. Maxwell, December 16, 1939
30Correspondence, Angela Cox to MM, December 22, 1939
31Correspondence, MM to Angela Cox, December 7, 1940
32Correspondence, Angela Cox to MM, December 20, 1940
33Correspondence, MM to Private Candela [scarpbook page with letter and two photographic prints], June 15, 1944
34Correspondence, MM to Cameron, September 9, 1944
35Correspondence, MM to Madeline and George Keeler [plus envelope], June 18, 1945
36Correspondence, MM to/from Noah Meadows [photocopies], 1945
37Correspondence, MM to Editor, San Antonio Light, December 23, 1947
38Correspondence, MM to Board of Directors, Florence Crittenton House, December 29, 1947
39Correspondence, MM to Alfred P. Kehlenbeck [plus envelope], May 4, 1940
40Correspondence, MM to Dorothy Cremin [plus envelope], June 28, 1949
41Correspondence, Maragaret Baugh to Patricia Cook re: MM and Fitzgerald Farm [plus envelope], March 3, 1955

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31Manuscripts, Copybook, Forest and foothills, 1912
2Manuscripts, Copybook with black cover containing four stories. (1) The Green Snake, (2) Old Brindle, (3) Big Bob of the Sierras, (4) The Greaser, 1913
3Manuscripts, Copybook, [Hugh Warren Fragment], January 16, 1913
4Manuscripts, Copybook with three stories, (1)The Arrow Brave and the Deer Maiden, (2) The Silver Matchbox, (3) Steve of the X-B, undated
5Manuscripts, Copybook [homemade] "When We Were Shipwrecked", undated
6Manuscripts, Copybook [fragment of a story about Dan Morrison], undated
7Manuscripts, Essay "If Rooservelt had been President", ca. 1916
8Manuscripts, Fragment of a play, ca. 1916
9Manuscripts, Journal entry, January 1, 1915
10Manuscripts, Journal entry, January 23, 1915
11Manuscripts, Journal entry, March 26, 1915
12Manuscripts, Journal entry, April 27, 1915
13Manuscripts, Journal entry, December 17, 1915
14Manuscripts, Journal entry, January 1, 1916
15Manuscripts, Journal entry, February 2, 1916
16Manuscripts, Journal entry, June 30, 1916
17Manuscripts, Journal of Irene C. Mitchell, 1905
18Manuscripts, Lost Laysen [photocopy of original], 1916
19Manuscripts, Lost Laysen [typed transcript], 1916
20Manuscripts, Math school work, undated
21Miscellaneous, Atlanta City Directory page with Marsh listing, 1929
22Miscellaneous, Mitchell family genealogy, 1930
23Miscellaneous, Mitchell family genealogy, undated
24Miscellaneous, Mitchell family genealogy, Biographical sketches, 1916, undated
25Miscellaneous, Mitchell family genealogy, Magna Carta pedigree, undated
26Miscellaneous, Mitchell family genealogy, Russell Crawford Mitchell, 1905-1981
27Miscellaneous, Sears Library newsletter, June 1936
28Miscellaneous, Speech, December 16, 1939
29Miscellaneous, Washington Seminary Yearbook, Facts and Fancies, 1917
30Miscellaneous, Washington Seminary Yearbook, Facts and Fancies, 1918

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41Upshaw Collection, Berroan K. Upshaw documents, 1945, 1949
2Upshaw Collection, Correspondence-W.F. Upshaw to MM, July 7, 1936
3Upshaw Collection, Correspondence-MM to W.F. Upshaw, July 11, 1936
4Upshaw Collection, Correspondence-W.F. Upshaw to MM, July 13, 1936
5Upshaw Collection, Correspondence-MM to W.F. Upshaw [plus envelope], April 12, 1937
6Upshaw Collection, Correspondence-MM to W.F. Upshaw [plus envelope], February 4, 1949
7Upshaw Collection, Correspondence between Mary Bryant Upshaw Lamson and Anne Edwards, July 1983
8Upshaw Collection, News and Observer clipping and typed draft, September 4, 1966
9Upshaw Collection, Newspaper clipping: Wpshaw's death, ca. 1949
 

Series II. Harold S. Latham Collection, 1919-1981

This series contains clippings, correspondence and publications regarding the publishing career of Harold S. Latham of Macmillan Publishers with primary emphasis on his role in the publication of Gone with the Wind and his friendship with Margaret Mitchell.

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410Book and dust jacket, My Life in Publishing, 1965
11Clippings, MM in Herald Trbune Book News, March 5, 1937
12Clippings, Paging Scarlett, New York World-Telegram Metropolitan, March 27, 1937
13Clippings, Gone with the Wind 25th Anniversary, 1961-1962
14Clippings, 75 Fruitful Years The Observer 25th Anniversary, February 15, 1962
15Clippings, Harold Latham obituary , ca. 1969
16Clippings, Not Gone with the Wind Times, July 5, 1981
17Clippings, Local book publisher joining in defense of famous author , undated
18Clippings, MM by Irving Stone , undated
19Clippings, MM McCalls, undated
20Correspondence, Margaret Baugh to H Latham and Mary to H. Lathem , November 30, 1944 and November 29 [1944]
21Correspondence, MM to H Latham and Victor Gollance to H Latham , December 9, 1944 aand June 23, 1953
22Correspondence, MM to H Latham , June 21, 1945
23Correspondence re: retirement , December 1951
24Maragaret Mitchel and Gone with the Wind, 1936
25Maragaret Mitchel and Gone with the Wind booklets, 1936, 1961
26Miscellaneous articles and correspondence , 1936, 1961

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MSS OS 2.300.3Scrapbooks,, 1919-1941
1Scrapbook loose pages [ photocopies],, 1942-1966
2Scrapbook loose pages,, 1945-1950
3Scrapbook loose pages,, 1942-1966
 

Series III. Printed material,, 1864-2002

This series contains printed material about Margaret Mitchell, the movie Gone with the Wind, antebellum history, and the history of Atlanta.

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427Gone With the Wind: Anniversary premiere program,, 1940
28Gone With the Wind: Anniversary premiere ticket stubs,, 1940
30Gone With the Wind: Clippings,, 1939
31Gone With the Wind: Costume Ball and Premiere program,, 1961 March

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51Gone With the Wind: Gone with the Wind cookbook,, 1961
2Gone With the Wind: House and Garden,, 1939-1940
3Gone With the Wind: Illustration for Atlanta Constitution,, December 14, 1939
4Gone With the Wind: Junior League World Premiere Ball program,, 1939
5Gone With the Wind: Life Magazine – GWTW sequel,, 1988, 1991
6Gone With the Wind: Premiere program,, 1939
7Gone With the Wind: Premiere program reprint,, 1986, 1989
8Gone With the Wind: Sheet music,, 1937, 1939
9Gone With the Wind: The Story of Gone with the Wind,, 1967
10Gone With the Wind: Gone with the Wind tour brochure,, c.1949
11Gone With the Wind: TV Guide,, November 6-12, 1976

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MSS OS 2.305.31Newsday Magazine,, August 14, 1988
2Sheet music,, 1937

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MSS OS 5.61.11Atlanta Constitution – Original pen and ink sketch for cover art by Wilbur Kurtz, undated
2Atlanta Journal,, November 19 – December 17, 1939
3Atlanta Constitution,, December 14, 1939
4Atlanta Journal,, December 15, 1939
5Atlanta Journal,, December 15, 1939

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61Margaret Mitchell: Art & Antiques,, May 1995
2Margaret Mitchell: Article and letter by Patricia Noot LaHatte re: MM’s French village, [photocopies], 1952
3Margaret Mitchell: The Atlantian,, 1947-1949
4Margaret Mitchell: The Atlantian,, 1949-1950
5Margaret Mitchell: Clippings,, 1936-1937
6Margaret Mitchell: Clippings,, 1940-1944
7Margaret Mitchell: Clippings,, 1949
8Margaret Mitchell: Clippings,, 1976-1996
9Margaret Mitchell: Clippings,, undated
10Margaret Mitchell: Clippings – MM by photographer Asasno,, 1939
11Margaret Mitchell: Coronet,, February 1961
12Margaret Mitchell: Georgia Journal,, Fall 1991
13Margaret Mitchell: Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame,, 1990
14Margaret Mitchell: The New Yorker,, August 31, 1992
15Margaret Mitchell: Portrait,, 1949, 1996
16Margaret Mitchell: Reader’s Digest,, March 1962
17Margaret Mitchell: A Tribute to Margaret Mitchell, Trust Company of Georgia,, c.1950

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MSS OS 2.305.33Atlanta Weekly,, May 1, 1983
4Faith Baldwin article,, c.1936

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MSS OS 2.300.21Articles,, 1952-1986
2Atlanta Journal Magazine,, December 18, 1949
3Atlanta Journal/Constitution,, September 1991
4Clippings,, 1936
5Clippings,, 1937
6Creative Loafing,, October 12, 1991
7Life,, August 29, 1949
8New York Herald Tribune Books,, July 5, 1936
12GWTW review by Samuel Y. Tupper, Jr., 1936 – 50th anniversary,, 1986

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MSS OS 5.61.16Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal,, September 5-7, 1941
7Atlanta Constitution,, January 12, 1943

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MSS OS 2.300.11Atlanta Journal Magazine,, December 31, 1922
2Atlanta Journal Magazine,, September 16, 30, 1923
3Atlanta Journal Magazine,, March 9, June 15, 1924
4Atlanta Journal Magazine,, June 22, October 19, 1924
5Atlanta Journal Magazine,, January 18, February 22, 1925
6Atlanta Journal Magazine,, March 15, April 26, 1925
7Atlanta Journal Magazine,, May 10, 17, 24, 1925
8Atlanta Journal Magazine,, July 5, 19, 1925
9Atlanta Journal Magazine,, July 12, 1925 [incomplete]
10Atlanta Journal Magazine,, November 15, December 6, 1925
11Atlanta Journal Magazine,, January 3, February 21, March 21, 1926

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618Miscellaneous: Atlanta Junior League Follies program,, April 1926
19Miscellaneous: 19th century slavery prints,, undated

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MSS OS 2.300.29Birth of a Nation poster,, undated
10Harper’s Weekly,, August 20, 1864
11Harper’s Weekly,, November 19, 1864
 

Series IV. Miscellaneous, 1848-1941

This series consists of items of marginal relation to Margaret Mitchell or that document the history of the South.

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620Desk calendar with notation re: meeting MM,, December 16, 1941
21Slave sale document,, 1848
 

Series V. Gone With the Wind ephemera, c. 1940, undated

This series is a collection of ephemera pertaining to the movie Gone with the Wind.

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71Gone with the Wind ephemera,, undated
2Paperdolls,, c.1940
3Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind postage stamps,, 1986, 1990
 

Series VI. Scrapbooks, 1929-1995

This series consists of scrapbooks maintained by various individuals on the subject of Gone with the Wind and Margaret Mitchell. One scrapbook additionally documents an adolescent girl in Atlanta during World War II. This scrapbook contains letters from her uncle in service as well as school photographs and other personal items.

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MSS OS 2.305.1Gone with the Wind,, 1939
1Loose items from scrapbook, undated

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MSS OS 5.61.18Atlanta Georgian, Mar 8, 1939 and Sunday American, Mar 19, 1939 [removed from red scrapbook in Box F], 1939

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MSS OS 2.305.2Gone with the Wind, [black scrapbook], 1939
Margaret Mitchell’s death, [red scrapbook], 1949
Gone with the Wind/Betty Brower,, 1939
1Loose items from Betty Brower scrapbook,, 1939-1943

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MSS OS 2.308.1Gone with the Wind/Clark Gable,, 1939-1985
1Loose clippings from Gone with the Wind/Clark Gable scrapbook, 1981-1984, undated
2Loose clippings from Gone with the Wind/Clark Gable scrapbook, 1985
3Loose clippings from Gone with the Wind/Clark Gable scrapbook, 1986
4Loose clippings from Gone with the Wind/Clark Gable scrapbook, 1989-1995