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.
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).
1.8 linear feet of papers.
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