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Wilbur G. Kurtz collection
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Description
The Wilbur G. Kurtz collection spans the years 1903-1991 (bulk 1935-1969) and encompasses 1.8 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of research material and correspondence relating to GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), though there is a small amount of material concerning the other films Kurtz worked on.
Background
Wilbur G. Kurtz Sr. was an American historian, commercial artist, mural painter, writer-illustrator, and researcher. Kurtz moved to Atlanta in 1912 and spent the next fifty-five years documenting the history of the area, including the Atlanta campaign of the Civil War and the history of The General, the locomotive used in the Andrews Raid. He served as a technical advisor for several films, including GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), SONG OF THE SOUTH (1946), and THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE (1956).
Extent
1.8 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.