A Lillian Smith Reader, edited by Margaret Rose Gladney and Lisa Hodgens
University of Georgia Press, 2016
Note: The resources included on this page are designed to complement the book, A Lillian Smith Reader, edited by Margaret Rose Gladney and Lisa Hodgens and published by the University of Georgia Press in 2016. The content of this page may change on occasion based on availability of resources, new material, editorial decisions, etc.
Killers of the Dream
Our Faces, Our Words
“From the Vault 374: Lillian Smith,” Pacifica Radio Archives; provided by Brian DeShazor, Director of the Archives, Pacifica Radio Archives, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, North Hollywood, CA 91604
Run time – 00:59:30
Commentary and excerpts from the book read by Lillian Smith; recorded by Joan Titus in 1966; released in 1969 by Spoken Arts; donated to Piedmont University by Joan Titus in 2015
Run time, part one – 00:01:37
Run time, part two – 00:9:39
Run time, part three – 00:16:25
Run time, part four – 00:14:45
Run time, part five – 00:14:19
Excerpts from the book read by Lillian Smith; recorded by Joan Titus in 1965; donated to Piedmont University by Joan Titus in 2015
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Recollection of childhood in Jasper, Florida, rendered by Lillian Smith; recorded by Joan Titus on June 14, 1966; donated to Piedmont University by Joan Titus in 2015
Run time, part one – 00:15:18
Run time, part two – 00:16:03
Clip from “Miss Smith of Georgia”
Ordering information for “Miss Smith of Georgia” from HBO Archives:
Clip from “Miss Lil’s Camp”
Film clip provided courtesy of BusEye Films, LLC
Ordering information for “Miss Lil’s Camp”:
Link to Georgia Women of Achievement video profile of Lillian Smith
- “Information Please about Laurel Falls Camp,” Laurel Falls Camp for Girls recruitment brochure, circa 1940
- Letter from Lillian Smith to camper parents dated August 9, 1947
- “A Southerner Talking,” by Lillian Smith; byline and description from the first installment of a series of columns written by Lillian Smith for the Chicago Defender; access to the complete text of the series is provided at the Piedmont University Libraries
- Excerpt from “Why I Wrote This Book,” in a preview of Killers of the Dream, published by W. W. Norton, New York, 1949
- “Maxwell, Georgia,” an article by Lillian Smith describing the setting of her 1944 novel, Strange Fruit, included in the original 1945 printed program of the stage production by the same name produced in 1945
- “Strange Fruit” stage production, 1945, pre-Broadway tryout printed program from Plymouth Theatre, Boston
- Lillian E. Smith Graphic Memoir
“Dope with Lime” is a production of the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont University. Through interviews with scholars, artist residents, readers, and more, “Dope with Lime” discusses Lillian E. Smith’s life, work, and continued legacy.
- 2015 LES Symposium Videos
- 2017 LES Symposium Videos
- 2019 LES Symposium Videos
- 2020 “Untangling Whiteness: Reflection and Action” Symposium Videos
- 2021 LES Symposium Videos
LINKS TO OTHER RESOURCES
- Bitter Southerner: https://bittersoutherner.com/southern-perspectives/frank-yerby-and-lillian-smith-challenging-the-myths-of-whiteness?rq=yerby
- The Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont University serves as an educational center and an artist retreat. With over 150 acres in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, the Center is surrounded by beauty and is an ideal location for recreational, social, and instructional activities. The website provides information on locating the property, programs offered, and news and events.
- This is the official Facebook page for the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont University.
- The Piedmont University Libraries makes available on its campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia, a variety of resources for scholars studying the life and work of Lillian Smith.
- The University of Georgia Press published A Lillian Smith Reader in 2016 in association with Piedmont University and the Estate of Lillian Smith.
- This is the inventory of the materials in the “Lillian Eugenia Smith Papers” held by the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
- This is the inventory of the materials in the “Lillian Smith Papers” held by the Special and Area Studies Collections of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
- This is the inventory of the materials in the “Lillian Eugenia Smith Collection” held by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
- This is the primary article on Lillian Smith in the New Georgia Encyclopedia, a program of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.
- This is the article on Lillian Smith’s novel, Strange Fruit, in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
- This is the article on Lillian Smith’s book, Killers of the Dream, in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
- The Southern Literary Trail is America's only tri-state literary trail connecting mythic places that influenced great novelists and playwrights of the 20th Century. The site has a page devoted to Lillian Smith and her hometown of Clayton, Georgia.
- The Lillian Smith Book Awards is a program sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/ Georgia Center for the Book, and Piedmont University. The awards are given each year at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia, and honor works that deal with race, social justice, civil and human rights, the education and socialization of young people, breaking silence among repressed groups and matters that are notably significant or of special interest affecting the changing South.
- The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame is located in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. This program is designed to honor Georgia writers and to introduce the public to the library’s rich collections for research into Georgia literature and cultural history. Lillian Smith was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
- The Georgia Women of Achievement honors women in Georgia who have contributed to community through their professional and personal lives. Lillian Smith was inducted in 1999.
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute of Stanford University provides a permanent financial base for the King Papers Project and a broad range of other educational activities. One of the features of the website is an encyclopedia, which includes an entry on Lillian Smith.
- Lillian Smith’s hometown of Clayton is located in Rabun County in the mountains of northeast Georgia. The Rabun County (Georgia) Historical Society hosts a website that includes this article on Lillian Smith.
- The Rabun County Historical Society website includes a photo gallery with several photographs of Lillian Smith, family members, and scenes from the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls.