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Margaret Mitchell House Archives

Collection number: ahc.MSS978

Scope and Content

The Margaret Mitchell House Archives contains, correspondence, publications, and manuscript material pertaining to Margaret Mitchell, her family, and her publisher, Harold S. Latham; the publication of Gone With the Wind and the movie premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 1848-2002, undated


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Margaret Mitchell House, Inc. (MMH) was founded in 1985 as a non-profit organization to save and preserve the house where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote the book, Gone With the Wind. The house was built by Cornelius J. Sheehan as a two-story, single-family home in 1899 but was later converted into a ten-unit apartment building. From 1925 to 1932 Margaret Mitchell lived in apartment #1 where she wrote Gone With the Wind. After years of neglect, the house was declared a city landmark in 1989 and fund raising began in an effort to preserve the structure. The house was opened to the public as a historic site and museum in May 1997.


20 linear ft. (7 document cases, and 8 oversize boxes)

System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series: I. Margaret Mitchell Papers; II. Harold S. Latham Collection; III. Printed Material; IV. Miscellaneous; V. Gone With the Wind ephemera; and VI. Scrapbooks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 2004 (2004.231)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2007.

Margaret Mitchell House Archives
Melanie Stephan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305