The Linda Abess Ellis Collection includes correspondence written by Lillian Smith in 1947 and 1948 pertaining to the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls in Clayton, Georgia. The collection also includes correspondence written by Linda Abess as a young girl attending the summer camp. The majority of the letters are written to the parents of Linda Abess, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Abess. One letter is written by Smith to Marcella and Arthur Ungar, the grandparents of Linda Abess.