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Vance Randolph collection, 1941-1943, 1972

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Series I: Manuscript Materials (continued)
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BOX 11 FOLDER 129 Will Rice.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with the newspaper columnist Will Rice.
BOX 11 FOLDER 130 Ted Richmond.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, and correspondence dealing with writer and "Wilderness Librarian" James T. "Twilight Ted" Richmond.
BOX 11 FOLDER 131 Riddles. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes and correspondence.
BOX 11 FOLDER 132 Riddles. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains typed and handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, and reprints of journal articles by Vance Randolph, Archer Taylor, and Isabel Spradley, dealing with riddles.
BOX 11 FOLDER 133 Ritual planting.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with agricultural superstitions.
BOX 11 FOLDER 134 Roaring River.
Contains a nine-page typescript entitled "Roaring River," which describes the Roaring River in Missouri.
BOX 11 FOLDER 135 Spider Rowland.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed notes dealing with newspaper columnist and Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Hardy "Spider" Rowland.
BOX 11 FOLDER 136 "The Honorable" Salts (J.D. Salts).
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed notes dealing with author and presidential candidate James D. "The Honorable" Salts.
BOX 11 FOLDER 137 Buck Saunders.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with gun collector Col. C. B. "Buck" Saunders.
BOX 11 FOLDER 138 Shape notes (Modal tunes, gapped scales).
Contains typed and handwritten notes dealing with shape note singing.
BOX 11 FOLDER 139 The Shibboleths.
Contains typed and handwritten notes and newspaper clippings dealing the proper pronunciation of the word Arkansas.
BOX 11 FOLDER 140 Leonard Short.
Contains newspaper clippings, and handwritten notes dealing with the outlaw Leonard Short.
BOX 11 FOLDER 141 Short change.
Contains newspaper clippings, and handwritten notes dealing with con artists.
BOX 11 FOLDER 142 Show business.
Contains newspaper and magazine clippings about the intersection of show business and the Ozarks.
BOX 12 FOLDER 143 Skipping games.
Contains newspaper clippings, reprints of journal articles, handwritten and typed notes, and correspondence dealing with jump rope rhymes and skipping games.
BOX 12 FOLDER 144 "Some Call it Guts."
Contains a five page typescript recounting a shooting incident that Vance Randolph was involved in as a young man.
BOX 12 FOLDER 145 Belle Starr: Correspondence. Folder 1 of 3.
Contains correspondence on the subject of Belle Starr: 3/24/1930 - 3/18/1937; 1/22/1939 - 3/3/1939; 3/10/1939 - 5/26/1939.
Belle Starr was born on Feb. 3, 1848, in Medoc, Missouri, under the name Myra Belle Shirley, to Mr. and Mrs. John Shirley after the family moved from Virginia to Missouri about 1842. She had two older brothers; one was a confederate solder. Belle was described to be rather small, pretty, vivacious and of fiery temper. She later became the head of her own gang of outlaws. The name Belle Starr was derived from one of her husbands, Sam Starr, also an outlaw, who died before Belle died. She was murdered by her own son, Ed Reed, when she beat him. Her daughter Pearl, supposedly also a "bad woman," died in Arizona. Her granddaughter showed a writer some poetry clippings and pressed flowers collected by Belle. According to a taped interview, Starr always got away, leaving men behind to be hung. See Folders 145 through 154, 257, and 262 for more information about Belle Starr.
BOX 12 FOLDER 146 Belle Starr: Correspondence. Folder 2 of 3.
Contains correspondence: 6/10/1939 - 10/(n.d.)/1939; 4/3/1940 - 4/25/1941; 5/17/1941 - 5/23/1941.
BOX 12 FOLDER 147 Belle Starr: Correspondence. Folder 3 of 3.
Contains correspondence: 5/27/1941 - 7/2/1941; 7/7/1941 - 3/23/1948; 5/6/1952 - 9/3/1963.
BOX 12 FOLDER 148 Belle Starr. Folder 1 of 7.
Contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and handwritten and typed notes. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Appearance; Charles Cummins; Ed Reed; Pearl Starr; Hugh Harp; Riley Robertson.
BOX 12 FOLDER 149 Belle Starr. Folder 2 of 7.
Contains index cards, and handwritten and typed notes. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Index cards; assorted notes.
BOX 12 FOLDER 150 Belle Starr. Folder 3 of 7.
Contains newspaper clippings, pamphlets, correspondence, and handwritten and typed notes. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Charles Shirley; Hands Up!; B. Babcock; Verses; Hell on the Border; Raymond Hatfield Gardner; The True Story of Belle Starr.
BOX 12 FOLDER 151 Belle Starr. Folder 4 of 7.
Contains newspaper clippings, and handwritten and typed notes. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Calamity Jane and the Lady Wildcats; The Story of Belle Starr; pictures; references; selected bibliography.
BOX 12 FOLDER 152 Belle Starr. Folder 5 of 7.
Contains newspaper and magazine clippings, and handwritten and typed notes. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Interviews; assorted newspaper clippings; assorted magazine articles.
BOX 12 FOLDER 153 Belle Starr. Folder 6 of 7.
Contains a numbered manuscript.
BOX 13 FOLDER 154 Belle Starr. Folder 7 of 7.
Contains the Shackleford Manuscript.
BOX 13 FOLDER 155 Gabby Street.
Contains newspaper clippings dealing with baseball player, manager, and radio commentator Charles E. "Gabby" Street.
BOX 13 FOLDER 156 Tall tales. Folder 1 of 3.
Contains articles, manuscript, and newspaper clippings. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: "Aged in the Woods"; Tall Tales from the Ozarks; articles.
BOX 13 FOLDER 157 Tall tales. Folder 2 of 3.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, and correspondence. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Correspondence; notes.
BOX 13 FOLDER 158 Tall tales. Folder 3 of 3.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, and correspondence. The folder is subdivided into the following subjects: Jokes; natural occurrences; song.
BOX 13 FOLDER 159 Tall tales: Animals. Folder 1 of 3. Contains typed and handwritten notes.
Topics include: Bees, bugs, birds, game, fowl, cats, cows, and dogs.
BOX 13 FOLDER 160 Tall tales: Animals. Folder 2 of 3.
Contains typed and handwritten notes and newspaper clippings. Includes: Fish, frogs, horses, small mammals, squirrels, turtles.
BOX 13 FOLDER 161 Tall tales: Animals. Folder 3 of 3.
Contains newspaper clippings about animals and typed notes about people.
BOX 13 FOLDER 162 This Writing Racket. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with ghost writing and other aspects of the writing business. Includes: Book ideas; writers (miscellaneous).
BOX 13 FOLDER 163 This Writing Racket. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes.
BOX 13 FOLDER 164 "Titanic Slim" Thompson.
Contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes dealing with the gambler Alvin Clarence "Titanic Slim" Thompson.
BOX 13 FOLDER 165 Travel and travelogues. Folder 1 of 3.
Contains newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with various travel destinations and tourist attractions. Includes photocopies dated 1909-39.
BOX 14 FOLDER 166 Travel and travelogues. Folder 2 of 3.
Includes photocopies dated 1949-57.
BOX 14 FOLDER 167 Travel and travelogues. Folder 3 of 3.
Contains originals.
BOX 14 FOLDER 168 Typescripts. Folder 1 of 4.
Contains student projects and a typescript of the article "Folklore of the Smackover Oil Field," including photographs.
BOX 14 FOLDER 169 Typescripts. Folder 2 of 4.
Contains the following typescripts of articles: "H.H. Dalhoff, 1/19/56"; "How to Tell an Ozark Hillbilly Today"; "Folklore and Folkways of the Ozark Region"; "The Missouri Ozarks."
BOX 14 FOLDER 170 Typescripts. Folder 3 of 4.
Contains typescripts of the following articles: "Ozark Superstitions"; "Racial Elements and Folklore."
BOX 14 FOLDER 171 Typescripts. Folder 4 of 4.
Contains typescripts of the following articles: "Snap-Shots for Sportsmen"; "The Sport of Gigging Suckers"; "Way Back in the Hills."
BOX 14 FOLDER 172 Two Gentlemen from Verona (Harry and Jim Browning).
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, correspondence, and pamphlets dealing with the wrestler Jim Browning and his cousin Harry Browning, a poet.
BOX 14 FOLDER 173 Jean Wallace.
Contains newspaper clippings and an annotated photoprint dealing with Jean Wallace, "The Mystery Maid of Roaring River."
BOX 14 FOLDER 174 The White River Monster.
Contains newspaper clippings dealing with a legendary monster in the White River of Arkansas.
BOX 14 FOLDER 175 Wild Men hermits.
Contains newspaper clippings, and typed and handwritten notes, dealing with hermits and recluses.
BOX 14 FOLDER 176 Thomas Williamson.
Contains typed and handwritten notes about the novelist Thomas Williamson and his time in the Ozarks.
BOX 14 FOLDER 177 Witchcraft.
Contains correspondence, a copy of "A Witch Trial in Carroll County," handwritten notes, and a typescript of "The Hills are Full of Witches."
BOX 14 FOLDER 178 World War I.
Contains four typed pages of notes dealing with Vance Randolph's experiences during World War I.
BOX 14 FOLDER 179 Writers' Project. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains newspaper clippings and correspondence dealing with the WPA Federal Writers' Project.
BOX 14 FOLDER 180 Writers' Project. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains correspondence 1936-37 about the WPA Federal Writers' Project.
Correspondence Files
BOX 15 FOLDER 181 "A" Correspondence.
Contains letters to and/or from: The Arkansas Gazette; The American Legion; Russell Ames; and others.
BOX 15 FOLDER 182 "B" Correspondence. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains letters to and/or from: H.M. Belden, University of Missouri; Thomas Hart Benton; Walter Blair, University of Chicago; Boston University; Benjamin Botkin.
BOX 15 FOLDER 183 "B" Correspondence. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains correspondence with Carroll Bowen, University of Chicago Press; Bertrand Bronson, University of California; and others.
BOX 15 FOLDER 184 "C" Correspondence. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains correspondence with Irene Carlisle; Cyril Clemens; Dean Coffin Press; Columbia University; Jack Conroy; Josiah Combs.
BOX 15 FOLDER 185 "C" Correspondence. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains correspondence with Henry Cowell; Sidney Robertson Cowell; and others.
BOX 15 FOLDER 186 "D" Correspondence. Folder 1 of 2.
Contains correspondence with Clarence Decker; J. Frank Dobie; Dover Publications; and others.
BOX 15 FOLDER 187 "D" Correspondence. Folder 2 of 2.
Contains correspondence with Richard Dorson, 1952-67.
BOX 15 FOLDER 188 "E" Correspondence.
Contains correspondence with Albert Einstein; Duncan Emrich; Robert Erwin; and others.
BOX 15 FOLDER 189 "F" Correspondence.
Contains correspondence with Clifton Fadiman; Orval Faubus; Charlie May Fletcher; Isabel France; and others.
BOX 15 FOLDER 190 "G" Correspondence.
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