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Margaret S. Sullivan Papers (MC 298)


MC 298


Margaret S. Sullivan Papers (MC 298)


These are the papers of Margaret Sue Sullivan, PhD (1935-2012). They include her school papers, research materials (mainly focusing on Carson McCullers and Lillian Smith) from graduate school through her later life, newspaper clippings of local and national events, copies of her dissertation, photographs, audio recordings and a varied and voluminous correspondence.




13 boxes (13 c.f.)


These include paper, photographs, audio recordings (in various formats) and moving images.




Paper, audio recordings, film

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Margaret Sue Sullivan, Caron McCullers, Reeves McCullers, Lillian Smith, American Literature, Margarita Smith, Rita Smith,

Collection Items

Reel-to-Reel Tape 01 Side A -- Carson McCullers dictating 2 letters
Carson McCullers dictating a letter to Elizabeth Schwartz [Carson's German translator who lived in Switzerland] and a second letter to Dr. Mary Mercer.

Annemarie Schwarzenbach Cassette Tape 1 Side A
Annemarie Minna Renee Schwarzenbach (1908-1942) was a Swiss author, photographer and inveterate traveler. She lived in New York before and during World War II and was a very important figure in the life of Carson McCullers. This is a tape of…

Annemarie Schwarzenbach Cassette Tape 1 Side B
Margaret Sullivan reading the second part of a 24-page essay about Annemarie Schwarzenbach, written by Countess Ruth Landshoff-Yorck von Wartenburg.

Annemarie Schwarzenbach Cassette Tape 2 Side A -- Letters I
Sullivan reads several letters from Annemarie Schwarzenbach written from the Belgium Congo, Lisbon, Portugal and Morocco during 1941 and 1942.

Cassette Tape 09 Side A -- Jester Clane (break)
Margaret Sullivan reading “44 pages, mostly Jester Clane, with the first page The History of Death about Mr. Malone”.
The recording ceases after 1 minute and 40 seconds.
There is no Side B.

Cassette Tape 10 Side A -- Jester Clane 2 II
Margaret Sullivan continues her reading of the draft of McCullers' short story, Jester Clane.

Cassette Tape 10 Side B -- Jester Clane 2
Margaret Sullivan concludes her reading of the draft of McCullers’ short story, Jester Clane.

Cassette Tape 11 Side A -- Newton Arvin / John Huston
Letters relating to Newton Arvin and also to John Huston, and McCullers upcoming trip to his home in Ireland to discuss his work on her novel, Reflections in a Golden Eye.

Cassette Tape 11 Side B -- Ireland Letters 2
Margaret Sullivan concludes the material relating to Carson McCullers' trip to Ireland in 1967.

Cassette Tape 13 Side A -- Special Letters
Letters to Carson McCullers from celebrities, close fiends and selected fan letters.
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