Finding Aid for the Edwin Granberry Collection

MUM00206

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Granberry, Edwin, 1897-1988
Title
Edwin Granberry Collection
ID
MUM00206
Date
1907-1990
Extent
8.5 Linear feet (15 boxes + 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and legal and financial documents related to the life of author and Mississippi native Edwin Granberry. Items were created from 1918-1990.

Preferred Citation

Edwin Granberry Collection (MUM00206), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Edwin Phillips Granberry was born in Meridian, Mississippi on 18 April 1897. He entered the University of Florida at the age of 19, but his education was interrupted by service with the U.S. Marines in WWI. Initially intending to be a concert pianist, he eventually decided on writing as a career.

In 1920, he graduated from Columbia University to teach Romance languages for three years at Miami University in Ohio. His postgraduate work included attending George Pierce Baker's '47 workshop, from 1922 to 1924, where he produced the play Hitch your Wagon to a Star.

On 22 March 1924, he married Mabel Leflar. They had three sons.

From 1925 to 1933, he held the position of Latin and French Master at Stevens School in New Jersey. In 1933, he was persuaded to become writer in residence at Rollins College in Florida after the great success of his short story "A Trip to Czardis," and he retained this position until his retirement in 1971. At Rollins, he earned the title Irving Bacheller Professor of Creative Writing in 1940, and was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature in 1945.

Granberry was to produce numerous short stories, the most famous of which was "A Trip to Czardis." This was first published in The Forum in 1932, and won the O. Henry Memorial Award as that year's best story. In 1966, Granberry produced a novel with the same name, expanding on the events preceding those of his short story, and incorporating the original story as its final chapter.

Granberry's other novels were The Ancient Hunger (1927);  Strangers and Lovers (1928) and  The Erl King (1930). Other notable works include stage and (unfinished) novelized version of  The Falcon, a screenplay of  "A Trip to Czardis" and a long-term partnership with the artist Roy Crane (to be replaced by Henry Schlensker after Crane's death) to produce the comic strip Buz Sawyer.

Granberry and his wife became close personal friends of Margaret Mitchell when he was among the first to favorably review Mitchell's newly-published novel Gone With the Wind in 1936. Granberry immediately recognized the importance of Mitchell's work, proclaiming it a literary landmark. The Granberrys remained friends with Mitchell until her death in 1949.

Edwin Granberry died on 5 December 1988.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Edwin Granberry Collection contains correspondence, ranging from 1907 to 1990; manuscripts of various versions of Granberry's fiction plus sundry other writings; and clippings from newspapers and magazines, primarily regarding Granberry's fiction and the events surrounding the death of Margaret Mitchell.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged by format.

Correspondence

Manuscripts/Margaret Mitchell Materials

Miscellaneous

Exhibits: Margaret Mitchell and Miscellaneous

Clippings

Margaret Mitchell Materials

Periodicals

Photographs

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries January 2013

Access Restrictions

The Edwin Granberry Collection is open for research.

The photographs in this collection are stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection's photographs must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Julian Granberry

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Photographs processed by Lauren Banquer, January 2013. Finding aid begun by Chatham Ewing, 2005. Finding aid revised and updated by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to Mississippi authors, please see the Archives' Literary Collections subject guide.

Separated Materials

LP record labeled "The Granberry Colloquium, February 23, 1967 at Rollins College." 33 1/3 rpm. Audio Techniques, Inc. 12 East 46 St. N.Y.C., 10017. Severely damaged and unplayable; removed from the collection due to deterioration, 23 January 2013

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • manuscripts for publication
  • periodicals
  • photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Granberry, Edwin, 1897-1988

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- 20th century

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

General Correspondence 

 Folder 1.1 General correspondence 

 Folder 1.2-1.6 Undated 

 Folder 1.7 1900s 

 Folder 1.8 29 August-25 October 1918 

 Folder 1.9 1 November 1918-23 January 1919 

 Folder 1.10 15 July-17 November 1919 

 Folder 1.11 14 September 1920-27 May 1928 

 Folder 1.12 2 January 1930-13 September 1933 

 Folder 1.13 9 June 1934-15 November 1939 

 Folder 1.14 17 April 1940-17 April 1942 

Scope and Content

Includes telegram to Granberry from Dorothy Parker, dated 21 February 1941.

 Folder 1.15 24 October 1942-21 April 1949 

 Folder 1.16 24 January 1950-1 August 1953 

 Folder 2.1 9 August 1953-5 May 1955 

 Folder 2.2 9 May-29 October 1955 

 Folder 2.3 16 December 1955-18 July 1956 

 Folder 2.4 23 July-7 September 1956 

 Folder 2.5 8 October 1956-17 February 1959 

 Folder 2.6 22 November 1960-7 June 1962 

 Folder 2.7 12 June 1962-11 January 1966 

 Folder 2.8 22 July-16 December 1966 

 Folder 2.9 21 December 1966-22 January 1967 

 Folder 2.10 26 January-18 February 1967 

 Folder 2.11 19 February-6 March 1967 

 Folder 2.12 7 March-24 April 1967 

 Folder 2.13 17 September-17 December 1967 

 Folder 2.14 20 December 1967-24 May 1968 

 Folder 2.15 22 July 1968-15 September 1969 

 Folder 2.16 30 September-18 December 1969 

 Folder 2.17 21 February-15 May 1970 

 Folder 2.18 31 May-15 July 1970 

 Folder 2.19 3 August 1970-10 September 1972 

 Folder 3.1 30 October 1972-21 February 1973 

 Folder 3.2 25 February-5 July 1973 

 Folder 3.3 22 July 1973-15 January 1974 

 Folder 3.4 31 January-1 May 1974 

 Folder 3.5 6 June 1974-28 January 1975 

 Folder 3.6 4 February-14 July 1975 

 Folder 3.7 23 July 1975-15 March 1976 

 Folder 3.8 19 March-13 September 1976 

 Folder 3.9 31 December 1976-19 July 1977 

 Folder 3.10 27 July 1977-17 April 1978 

 Folder 3.11 26 April-25 August 1978 

 Folder 3.12 3 November 1978-19 March 1979 

 Folder 3.13 17 May 1979-18 March 1980 

 Folder 3.14 7 June 1980-18 March 1981 

 Folder 3.15 9 June 1981-27 April 1983 

 Folder 3.16 17 May-20 July 1983 

 Folder 3.17 29 July-14 November 1983 

 Folder 3.18 17 January-14 September 1984 

 Folder 3.19 5 October 1984-21 March 1987 

Correspondence with Literary Agents and Publishers 

 Folder 4.1 3 April 1928-7 December 1950 

 Folder 4.2 9 February 1951-10 April 1953 

 Folder 4.3 4 November 1954-1 October 1968 

 Folder 4.4 31 January 1969-20 September 1970 

 Folder 4.5 26 September 1970-16 October 1984 

 Folder 4.6 12 November 1984-17 April 1985 

 Folder 4.7 13 May 1985-18 November 1989 

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Manuscripts/Margaret Mitchell Materials 

"A Trip to Czardis" Screenplay 

 Folder 4.8 Undated 

 Folder 4.9 7 October 1931-11 October 1965 

 Folder 4.10 28 February 1966-23 March 1967 

 Folder 4.11 31 March 1967-18 March 1968 

 Folder 4.12 3 May 1968-8 April 1970 

 Folder 4.13 4 June 1970-23 February 1972 

 Folder 4.14 16 October 1975-2 February 1976 

 Folder 4.15 16 February-30 August 1976 

 Folder 4.16 14 October 1976-28 October 1978 

 Folder 4.17 3 April 1979-17 January 1985 

 Folder 4.18 CBS Films synopses 

Miscellaneous 

 Folder 5.1 What Do You Do For Love, Professor? 7 December 1898-31 January 1990 

 Folder 5.2-5.6 Photocopies of correspondence from Margaret Mitchell, July 1936-August 1949 

Fiction 

 Folder 5.7-5.11 Unidentified excerpts from fictional narratives, undated 

 Folder 6.1-6.10 Unidentified excerpts from fictional narratives, undated 

 Folder 6.11 Unidentified excerpts from fictional narratives, 5 August 1932-19 October 1984 

 Folder 6.12-6.14 Unidentified excerpts from fictional narratives, undated 

 Folder 7.1 The Ancient Hunger [aka  The Amazon

 Folder 7.2 The Ballad of the Pressed Red Rose 

 Folder 7.3 Call From The Dark 

 Folder 7.4 End of the Hunt 

 Folder 7.5 The Erl King 

 Folder 7.6-7.8 The Falcon [aka  The Hunters or  Isla Morada

 Folder 8.1-8.2 The Falcon [aka  The Hunters or  Isla Morada

 Folder 8.3 My Heart Leaps Up 

 Folder 8.4 Last Night in Carolina 

 Folder 8.5 The Passionist, a novel 

 Folder 8.6 Peter 

 Folder 8.7 She Sat A-Fishing 

 Folder 8.8 Spring 

 Folder 8.9 Strangers and Lovers 

 Folder 8.10 "A Trip to Czardis"  

 Folder 9.1-9.4 "A Trip to Czardis"  

 Folder 10.1 The Wanderer, a novel 

 Folder 10.2 What Do You Do For Love, Professor?, a novel 

 Folder 10.3 What Do You Do For Love, Professor?, a novel 

 Folder 10.4 Which 

Drama and Biography 

 Folder 11.1-11.9 "A Trip to Czardis" screenplay 

 Folder 12.1-12.2 The Falcon [aka  The Hunters or  Isla Morada

 Folder 12.3 Stage plays: other 

 Folder 12.4-12.11 Comic strip scripts 

 Folder 12.12-12.15 Biography of Frederick A. Hauck, by Edwin Granberry 

Scope and Content

See also Correspondence for letter to Hauck, dated 31 May 1984

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Miscellaneous 

 Folder 13.1-13.2 Other authors 

 Folder 13.3 Notes 

 Folder 13.4 Contracts/legal documents 

 Folder 13.5 Financial documents 

 Folder 13.6-13.9 Promotional/publicity 

 Folder 13.10 Catalogs 

 Folder 13.11 Maps 

 Folder 13.12-13.13 Musical scores 

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Exhibits: Margaret Mitchell and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 14.1 Exhibit materials: Margaret Mitchell 

 Folder 14.2-14.6 Miscellaneous 

Scope and Content

Includes presentation folder of Margaret Mitchell postage stamps, with letter, 1 July 1986, from U.S. Postmaster to Edwin Granberry

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Clippings 

Scope and Content

Clippings files include short stories by Granberry published in periodicals.

 Folder 15.1 Edwin Granberry clippings, undated 

 Folder 15.2 1900s 

 Folder 15.3 1920s 

 Folder 15.4 1930s 

 Folder 15.5 1940s 

 Folder 15.6 1950s 

 Folder 15.7 26 May 1960-22 January 1967 

 Folder 15.8 26 January 1967-November 1969 

 Folder 15.9 1970s 

 Folder 15.10 6 July 1980-4 April 1985 

 Folder 15.11 17 August 1985-Fall 1989 

 Folder 15.12 1990s 

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Margaret Mitchell Materials 

 Folder 15.13 Undated 

 Folder 15.14 1930s 

 Folder 15.15 30 December 1940-14 August 1949 

 Folder 15.16 15-18 August 1949 

 Folder 15.17 19 August-18 December 1949 

 Folder 15.18 1970s 

 Folder 15.19 1980s 

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Periodicals 

 Folder 16.1 "A Trip to Czardis"  

 Folder 16.2 Strangers and Lovers 

 Folder 16.3 Tigers of the Sea 

 Folder 16.4 Will-o'-the-Wisps 

 Folder 16.5 Learning French While You Play (nonfiction by Granberry) 

 Folder 16.6 Margaret Mitchell (by Granberry) 

 Folder 16.7 Roy Crane 

 Folder 16.8 Irving Bacheller (by Granberry) 

 Folder 16.9 Rollins College Alumni Record 

 Folder 16.10 (The Rollins) Sandspur 

 Folder 16.11 Yearbooks 

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Photographs 

Scope and Content

Items in folders 27¬-30 were booklets previously bound that have been separated. Each folder contains one booklet.

 88.27 Military photographs 

Scope and Content

13 items

 88.28 Military photographs 

Scope and Content

13 items

 88.29 Military photographs 

Scope and Content

11 items

 88.30 Military photographs 

Scope and Content

11 items

 88.31 Social gathering, postcards, cinematography machine 

Scope and Content

9 items

 88.32 Edwin Granberry, author of A Trip to Czardis. Trident Press/630 Fifth Ave., NYC/CI 5-6400 

Scope and Content

2 items

 88.33 Negatives 

Scope and Content

3 items

 88.34 Photograph of a dog on a police car 

 88.35 USS Wasp 

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