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Lillian Smith Resources

A Lillian Smith Reader, edited by Margaret Rose Gladney and Lisa Hodgens
University of Georgia Press, 2016

Web-based Resources

AUDIO  |  VIDEO  |  PHOTOS  |  PRINT  |  OTHER LINKS


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO RECORDINGS


Killers of the Dream

Commentary and excerpts from the book read by Lillian Smith
Run time, part one – 00:23:12
Run time, part two – 00:24:41
 

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
brian@pacificaradioarchives.org
http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org
 

Strange Fruit

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 College 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

 

The Journey

Excerpts from the book read by Lillian Smith; recorded by Joan Titus in 1965; donated to Piedmont College by Joan Titus in 2015
Run time – 00:51:27
 

“Trembling Earth”

Recollection of childhood in Jasper, Florida, rendered by Lillian Smith; recorded by Joan Titus on June 14, 1966; donated to Piedmont College by Joan Titus in 2015
Run time, part one – 00:15:18
Run time, part two – 00:16:03


VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
 

Breaking the Silence: Lillian Smith
Documentary by Hal Jacobs

Clip from “Miss Smith of Georgia”

https://www.facebook.com/themarchoftime/videos/482902851771533/


Ordering information for “Miss Smith of Georgia” from HBO Archives

http://www.hboarchives.com/apps/searchlibrary/ctl/marchoftime


Clip from “Miss Lil’s Camp”

https://vimeo.com/user13562050/misslilscampclip
Film clip provided courtesy of BusEye Films, LLC

Ordering information for “Miss Lil’s Camp"

http://misslilscamp.com/store.html
 

Link to Georgia Women of Achievement video profile of Lillian Smith

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid618568018001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAEM5N1U~,8TYAlu2PuKzK4sTt6U23R74dsP6KyiLF&bctid=2674484420001


PHOTOGRAPHS

Lillian Smith and childhood friend Marjorie White in window; Wombolt Paulk underneath window in Jasper, Florida; courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Lillian Smith, 1963; photo by Joan Titus; reprinted by permission of Joan Titus
Lillian Smith half-length portrait; World Telegram photograph taken by C. M. Stieglitz in 1944
Lillian Smith, 1944; Wide World photograph

Lillian Smith and Paula Snelling

Lillian Smith’s desk and typewriter at the Lillian E. Smith Center, Clayton, Georgia
Lillian Smith’s grave marker at the Lillian E. Smith Center, Clayton, Georgia
Chimney located adjacent to Lillian Smith’s grave marker at the Lillian E. Smith Center, Clayton, Georgia
Old Screamer Mountain; view from Common Room at the Lillian E. Smith Center, Clayton, Georgia
Panoramic photograph of campers at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (date unknown)
Campers standing on the edge of the concrete pool in swim suits at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, 1928 (photo courtesy of Susan Hamersky)
Campers playing indoor sports at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, 1928 (photo courtesy of Susan Hamersky)
Camper Kennon Henderson (center) dressed as a doll in the cabaret, “The Doll Dance” at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, 1928 (photo courtesy of Susan Hamersky)
Camp counselor Kennon Henderson (far right) with campers from Nantahala Cabin at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (photo courtesy of Susan Hamersky)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINT SOURCES

“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 College 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


LINKS TO OTHER RESOURCES

The Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont College 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.
http://www.piedmont.edu/lillian-smith-center

This is the official Facebook page for the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont College.
https://www.facebook.com/LillianESmithCenter/

The Piedmont College 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.
http://library.piedmont.edu/

The University of Georgia Press published A Lillian Smith Reader in 2016 in association with Piedmont College and the Estate of Lillian Smith.
http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/lillian_smith_reader/

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.
http://hmfa.libs.uga.edu/hmfa/view?docId=ead/ms1283-ead.xml

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.
http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/smith.htm

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.
https://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/smith491/?keywords=Lillian+smith

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.
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/lillian-smith-1897-1966

This is the article on Lillian Smith’s novel, Strange Fruit, in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/strange-fruit

This is the article on Lillian Smith’s book, Killers of the Dream, in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/killers-dream

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.
http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/clayton.html

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 College.  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.
http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/lilliansmith/index.html

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.
http://www.georgiawritershalloffame.org/honorees/biography.php?authorID=34

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.
http://georgiawomen.org/2010/10/smith-lillian-eugenia/

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.
https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/smith-lillian-eugenia

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.
http://www.rabunhistory.org/history-sketches/lillian-smith-1897-1966/

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.
http://www.rabunhistory.org/photo-gallery/