The Cross Creek Trial (Cason vs. Baskin) Papers
include correspondence and legal documents relating to the suit of Zelma Cason vs. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her husband Norton Baskin for libel and invasion of privacy. The bulk of the papers are from the files of the Baskins' attorney Phil May, including his correspondence with Rawlings and other correspondence concerning the case; preparatory material; court briefs and judgments; a trial transcript; and clippings regarding the trial, the book, and its author. Among the letters are those received by Rawlings from readers of the book. Additional records from the Alachua County Circuit Court include a transcript, notes of the presiding judge, and the copy of Cross Creek which was entered as evidence.