Thompson, S. mss., LMC 2421

Papers, 1911-1976, of Stith Thompson at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


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Creator Thompson, Stith, 1885-
Title: Thompson, S. mss.
Dates: 1911-1976
Quantity: 22.25 linear feet13 boxes, 3 oversize
Abstract: Thompson, S. mss., 1911-1976, consists of the papers of Stith Thompson, 1885-1976, including correspondence; writings by Thompson; biographical and autobiographical materials such as travel files and diaries; materials relating to professional societies and conferences to which he belonged and attended; and family genealogies on which he worked over the years.
Language: English
Repository: Lilly Library

Biographical Note

Stith Thompson, 1885-1976, was an American folklorist and the compiler of the Motif-Index of Folk Literature (published 1935, revised 1957). He was a professor of English and Folklore at Indiana University and was instrumental, along with his colleague Richard Dorson, in Folkore becoming an academic department at Indiana University.

Thompson was born in Bloomfield, Kentucky. He attended Butler University in Indianapolis before receiving his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1909. He received his master's in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 1912 and his doctorate from Harvard. He joined the IU faculty in 1921.

Beginning in 1942, Thompson organized summer Folklore Institutes at Indiana University which lasted beyond his retirement from tenure in 1955. In 1962, a permanent Institute of Folklore was established at Bloomington with Richard Dorson as administrator.


Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of the papers of Stith Thompson, 1885-1976, including correspondence; writings by Thompson; biographical and autobiographical materials such as travel files and diaries; materials relating to professional societies and conferences to which he belonged and attended; and family genealogies on which he worked over the years.

Manuscripts index in the Lilly Library includes entries at the item level.


Arrangement/Organization

Collection is organized in seven series: I. Correspondence, II. Writings, III. Biographical Materials, IV. Societies and Conferences, V. Genealogies, VI. Printed Materials, and VII Additions.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions: Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.


Related Material

Several collections related to the Folklore Institute are held at the University Archives, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.


Subject Headings

Persons

Beauchamp family.
Lincoln family.
McCloskey family.
Mitchell family.
Pipes family.
Shipley family.
Thompson family.
Thompson, Stith, 1885- --Correspondence.

Corporate Bodies

Indiana University --Faculty --Archives.
Indiana University. Folklore Institute.

Subjects

Folklore
Folklorists --Correspondence.
Indiana University
Indiana University -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Thompson, S. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Acquisition Information

Gift. 1972, 1977, 2003.


Table of Contents

Correspondence 1913-1972

Writings

Biographical Materials

Societies and Conferences

Genealogy

Printed Materials 1911-1969

Additions


Correspondence 1913-1972
Scope and Contents
The Correspondence series is arranged chronologically as well as alphabetically.
box 1 Chronological 1913-1972
box 2 A
box 2 Albrect, William, 1957-1963
box 2 Allen, Robert E. B., 1943-1944
box 2 Altrocchi, Rudolph, 1919-1939
box 2 Amades, Sr. Joan, 1953-1959
box 2 Anderson, Walter, 1929-1962
box 2 Andersson, Otto, 1950-1968
box 2 Arlt, Gustave A., 1935-1941
box 2 Aronco, Gianfranco d', 1950-1968
box 2 B
box 2 Balys, Joans, 1946-1956
box 2 Bartók, Bela 1941-1971
box 2 Barua, B. K., 1948-1953
box 2 Baughman, Ernest W., 1948-1968
box 2 Baum, Paull F., 1949
box 2 Bayard, Samuel P., 1948-1957
box 2 Beatty, Arthur, 1911-1947
box 2 Beckwith, Martha, 1928-1955
box 2 Berze Nagy, Janos, 1961
box 2 Boatright, Mody, 1956
box 2 Boberg, Inger, 1945-1960
box 2 Bodker, Laurits, 1946-1960
box 2 Boggs, Ralph S., 1927-1955
box 2 Boratav, Pertev N., 1948-1952
box 2 Botkin, B. A., 1929-1938
box 2 Bowen, Ray P., 1921-1941
box 2 Brewer, J. Mason, 1936-1949
box 2 Brewster, Paul G., 1935-1951
box 2 Briggs, Katharine, 1959
box 2 Brown, A. C. L., 1917-1945
box 2 Brown, Carleton, 1939
box 2 C
box 2 Campbell, Ake, 1936-1950
box 2 Campbell, John Lorne, 1947-1968
box 2 Campbell, Marie Alice, 1952-1968
box 2 Carter, H. H., 1924-1940
box 2 Cascudo, Luis da Camara, 1942-1956
box 2 Chase, Richard, 1938-1945
box 2 Christiansen, Reidar Th., 1927-1958
box 2 Clarke, Kenneth, 1956-1965
box 2 Claudel, Alice, 1942-1959
box 2 Coffin, Tristram, 1930-1953
box 2 Cortazar, Augusto Raúl, 1941-1968
box 2 Creighton, Helen, 1937-1959
box 2 Cross, Tom Peete, 1934-1952
box 2 Crowell, Robert L., 1944-1948
box 2 D
box 2 Davidson, Levette, 1938-1954
box 2 Davis, Harold, 1939-1945
box 2 Dawkins, Richard M., 1947-1954
box 2 Delarue, Paul, 1945-1957
box 2 Dobie, J. Frank, 1951-1954
box 2 Dorson, Richard, 1944-1966
box 2 DuPouy, Walter, 1947-1953
box 2 Dundes, Alan, 1964-1965
box 3 E
box 3 Eberhard, Wolfram, 1949-1961
box 3 Eliason, Norman E., 1937-1945
box 3 Ellis, Milton, 1917-1942
box 3 Elwin, Verrier, 1949-1959
box 3 Emeneau, Murray B., 1939-1961
box 3 Emrich, Duncan, 1946-1951
box 3 Encyclopaedia Britannica
box 3 Erixon, Sigurd, 1937-1959
box 3 Eskeröd, Albert, 1953-1954
box 3 Espinosa, Aurelio, 1933-1959
box 3 F
box 3 Fansler, Dean S., 1930-1952
box 3 Fejos, Paul, 1949-1960
box 3 Felice, A. de, 1968
box 3 Fenton, William N., 1960-1963
box 3 Fife, Austin, 1942-1958
box 3 Filson Club 1959-1961
box 3 Flowers, Helen L., 1948-1955
box 3 Frick, Constance, 1939-1943
box 3 Friederich, Werner P., 1945-1958
box 3 Fulbright Act 1948-1953
box 3 G
box 3 Gardner, Emelyn E., 1934-1942
box 3 Gassner, John, 1941-1953
box 3 Gaster, Theodor H., 1946-1953
box 3 Gayton, Ann H., 1935-1950
box 3 Gerould, Gordon H., 1935-1947
box 3 Gillmor, Frances, 1943-1967
box 3 Goodwyn, Frank, 1943-1951
box 3 Gorrell, Robert M., 1948-1958
box 3 Goswami, P., 1952-1964
box 3 Grafenauer, Ivan, 1958-1959
box 3 Graham, D. C., 1951-1961
box 3 Grebanier, Bernard D. N., 1938-1942
box 3 Greenway, John, 1953-1957
box 3 Greever, Garland, 1916-1936
box 3 Guggenheim Fellowship
box 3 Gunda, Bela, 1945-1947
box 3 H
box 3 Haavio, Martii, 1950-1957
box 3 Hagler, Margaret, 1964
box 3 Halpert, Herbert, 1939-1955
box 3 Hammerich, L. L., 1949-1958
box 3 Hand, Wayland D., 1941-1971
box 3 Harris, Robert E. G., 1926-1959
box 3 Hassell, J. W., Jr., 1941-1961
box 3 Haywood, Charles, 1948-1952
box 3 Heilfurth, Gerhard, 1970
box 3 Henssen, Gottfried, 1938-1946
box 3 Herold, Ludwig, 1938
box 3 Herskovits, Melville J., 1935-1945
box 3 Herzog, George, 1935-1955
box 3 Hinton, James, 1923-1925
box 3 Howe, Will D., 1928-1946
box 3 Hustvedt, Sigurd B., 1928-1936
box 3 Hymes, Dell, 1960-1961
box 3 I
box 3 Ikeda, Hiroko, 1950-1967
box 3 Irwin, Constance H.,
General
(see Frick, Constance)
box 3 J
box 3 Jackson, George Pullen, 1945-1947
box 3 Jackson, Kenneth, 1938-1946
box 3 Jacobs, Melville, 1961-1962
box 3 Jagendorf, Moritz, 1949-1953
box 3 Jakobson, Roman and Svatava, 1948-1950
box 3 James, Thelma, 1929-1953
box 3 Jansen, William H., 1941-1959
box 3 Jente, Richard, 1931-1946
box 3 Johnson, Aili K., 1946-1958
box 3 Jones, Louis C., 1943-1954
box 4 K
box 4 Kamen-Kaye, Dorothy, 1949-1954
box 4 Karpeles, Maud, 1950-1956
box 4 Keller, John E., 1946-1963
box 4 Kiefer, Emma E., 1937-1938
box 4 Kirkland, Edwin C., 1933-1958
box 4 Kirtley, Bacil, 1953-1959
box 4 Klipple, May A., 1934-1955
box 4 Knopf, Alfred A., 1953-1956
box 4 Koch, Bill, 1954-1962
box 4 Köngäs, E. K., 1958-1961
box 4 Krader, Barbara, 1950-1968
box 4 Kroeber, A. L., 1941-1959
box 4 Krohn, Väinö, 1925-1937
box 4 L
box 4 Lacourciére, Luc, 1946-1958
box 4 Laird, Charlton G., 1943-1956
box 4 Lange, Francisco Curt, 1948-1953
box 4 Law, Robert A., 1933
box 4 Laya, J. C., 1939-1951
box 4 Laytano, Dante de, 1944-1958
box 4 Leach, MacEdward, 1943-1962
box 4 Lee, Hector, 1944-1965
box 4 Lessa, William, 1952-1963
box 4 Levin, Isidor, 1965-1967
box 4 Lewis, Elaine, 1934-1946
box 4 Leyen, Friedrich von der, 1952
box 4 Lid, Nils, 1946-1957
box 4 Liljeblad, Sven, 1936-1971
box 4 Lillard, Richard, 1947-1958
box 4 Lindgren, E. J., 1937-1958
box 4 Liscano, Juan, 1947-1948
box 4 Liungman, Waldemar, 1951-1954
box 4 Lomax, Alan, 1937-1951
box 4 Lo Nigro, Sebastian, 1957-1959
box 4 Loorits, Oskar, 1945-1953
box 4 Lord, Albert B., 1950-1954
box 4 Luomala, Katharine, 1936-1959
box 4 Lüthi, Max, 1961
box 4 M
box 4 MacClintock, L., 1948
box 4 McDermott, John Francis, 1953-1957
box 4 McHugh, Roger, 1948
box 4 McIntosh, Angus, 1949-1956
box 4 McKay, J. G., 1936-1940
box 4 McKinlay, Arthur, 1937-1953
box 4 Malone, Kempe, 1932-1933
box 4 Marie Ursule, Sister, 1949-1950
box 4 Marjerrison, Mary, 1927-1935
box 4 Marshall, Alexander H., 1943-1953
box 4 Maticetov, Milko, 1959-1961
box 4 Maurer, David W., 1939-1945
box 4 Mayer, Fannie Hagin, 1952-1955
box 4 Megas, Georgios, 1957-1971
box 4 Melo, Verisimmo de, 1948-1955
box 4 Mendoza, Virginia de, 1941-1955
box 4 Meyer, Robert T., 1945-1954
box 4 Meyncke, Gretchen D., 1938
box 4 Millican, C. E., 1926-1938
box 4 Mitcham, Mildred, 1947-1953
box 4 Mitchell, Ruth, 1944-1960
box 4 Moder, Frances, 1925-1926
box 4 Montgomery, Margaret, 1935-1953
box 4 Morris, Alton C., 1936-1946
box 4 Musick, Ruth Ann, 1945-1967
box 4 N
box 4 Nett, Bruno, 1952-1956
box 4 Newman, Soledad, 1959-1961
General
(see also Perez)
box 4 Niles, John Jacob, 1939-1948
box 4 Nipp, Francis S., 1939-1943
box 4 Noe, Cotton, 1934-1952
box 4 Nostrand, Howard L., 1965
box 4 Noy, Dov, 1955-1971
box 4 Noyes, Russell, 1929-1950
box 4 O
box 4 O'Duilearga, Séamus, 1935-1959
box 4 Olivares, Figueroa R., 1948-1952
box 4 Ong, Walter, S. J.,
box 4 Orrick, Allan H., 1958-1966
box 4 Ortutay, Gyula, 1945-1947
box 4 O'Suilleabhain, Sean, 1937-1964
box 4 Owens, Alice Bess, 1939-1942
box 4 P
box 4 Pasquali, P. S., 1937-1939
box 4 Patch, H. R., 1950
box 4 Patton, Edwina, 1934-1938
box 4 Pawlowska, Harriet, 1941-1946
box 4 Payne, Fernandus, 1937-1945
box 4 Payne, L. W., 1923-1929
box 4 Pearce, T. M., 1944-1958
box 4 Peate, Iowerth, 1937
box 4 Peeters, K. C., 1966
box 4 Penzer, N. M., 1930-1952
box 4 Pereira Salas, Eugenio, 1945-1951
box 4 Perez, Soledad, 1962
box 4 Perry, Ben, 1941-1959
box 4 Pfaender, Lucile, 1932-1935
box 4 Pinckney, Sarah, 1948-1953
box 4 Pino Saavedra, Yolando, 1947-1962
box 4 Pires de Lima, F., 1959-1965
box 4 Pop, Mihai, 1965
box 4 Pound, Louise, 1926-1940
box 4 R
box 4 Raben, Joe, 1947-1954
box 4 Radin, Paul, 1930
box 4 Rael, Juan B., 1930-1957
box 4 Randolph, Vance, 1952-1956
box 4 Ranke, Kurt, 1949-1965
box 4 Rath, Moser, 1951-1953
box 5 Reinhard, J. R., 1930-1942
box 5 Richmond, Edson, 1949-1957
box 5 Ridenour, Harry, 1937-1957
box 5 Roberts, Elizabeth, 1932-1956
box 5 Roberts, Leonard, 1949-1955
box 5 Roberts, Warren, 1948-1960
box 5 Robinson, F. N., 1933-1955
box 5 Röhrich, Lutz, 1956-1960
box 5 Rooth, A., 1952-1971
box 5 Rose, Harold, 1934-1935
box 5 Rotunda, D. P., 1936-1948
box 5 Ruben, Walter, 1946-1947
box 5 Rubin, Ruth, 1954-1955
box 5 S
box 5 Sanderson, S., 1953-1956
box 5 Sapir, Edward, 1929-1937
box 5 Sarton, George, 1947-1950
box 5 Sayers, Frances Clarke, 1937-1942
box 5 Schacht, P. L., 1927-1940
box 5 Schlauch, Margaret, 1932-1944
box 5 Schmidt, Leopold, 1953
box 5 Schwartzbaum, Haim, 1952-1958
box 5 Sebeok, T. A., 1949-1954
box 5 Seeger, Charles, 1946-1951
box 5 Sen, Gopi Nath, 1949-1952
box 5 Simpson, Helen Hartikka, 1950-1956
box 5 Smith, Reed, 1925-1939
box 5 Spargo, John W., 1927-1946
box 5 Spivey, Herman E., 1948-1951
box 5 Stegemeier, Henri, 1948-1951
box 5 Strömbäck, Dag, 1939
box 5 Stutsman, Grace M., 1951-1952
box 5 Swahn, D. J., 1956-1958
box 5 Sydow, Wilhelm von, 1929-1947
box 5 Sweeny, Margaret, 1934-1948
box 5 T
box 5 Tabor, John, 1916-1947
box 5 Tanner, William M., 1917-1918
box 5 Tatlock, J. S. P., 1943
box 5 Taylor, Archer, 1916-1970 (5 folders)
box 5 Thomas, Nora, 1930-1935
box 5 Thompson, Harold W., 1932-1954
box 5 Thompson, Kate A., 1923-1941
box 5 Thompson, William L., 1916-1951
box 5 Tillhagen, C. H., 1946-1952
box 5 Toschi, Paolo, 1950-1959
box 5 Tower, Roy A., 1943-1953
box 5 Tyler, George, 1932-1935
box 5 U
box 5 U. S. Information Agency 1954-1955
box 5 Upadhyaya, H. S., 1968-1969
box 5 Upadhyaya, K. D., 1954-1966
box 5 Utley, Francis Lee, 1939-1971
box 5 V
box 5 Valente, Phyllis P., 1952-1955
box 5 Van Gennep, Arnold, 1938
box 5 Varagnac, Andre, 1947-1950
box 5 Vega, Carlos, 1953-1958
box 5 Vilkuna, K., 1938-1940
box 5 Voegelin, Carl, 1931-1955
box 5 Vries, Jane de, 1927-1953
box 5 W
box 5 Wallace, Roy, 1937-1942
box 5 Wallis, Wilaon, 1943-1958
box 5 Walton, Ivan, 1938
box 5 Wang, Arthur, 1944-1952
box 5 Warren, Charles, 1949-1950
box 5 Warren, Robert Penn, 1950
box 5 Waterman, Richard A., 1948-1950
box 5 Watt, J. A., 1917-1939
box 5 Wellek, René, 1950
box 5 Wells, Herman B, 1938-1968
box 5 Weltfish, Gene, 1937-1940
box 5 Wenner-Gren Foundation 1954
box 5 Wesselksi, Albert, 1931-1939
box 5 White, Newman I., 1943-1948
box 5 Wikelund, Phil, 1952-1955
box 5 Wildhaber, Robert, 1957-1968
box 5 Wilson, George P., 1944-1950
box 5 Wilson, Gordon, 1929-1950
box 5 Winger, Bjorn, 1928-1937
box 5 Winther, O. O., 1945-1950
box 5 Work, James A., 1951-1953
box 5 Wright, Louis B., 1946-1958
box 5 Wycoco-Moore, R., 1950-1957
box 5 X-Z
box 5 Young, Clarence, 1937-1941
box 5 Zucker, A. E., 1938-1944
Writings
Books
box 6 British Poets of the Nineteenth Century
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 English Literature and its Backgrounds
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 Folklorist's Progress
General
Text; publicity and reviews
General
See also Oversize for bound copy
box 6 The Folktale
General
Production materials; publicity and reviews
box 6 Four Symposia on Folklore
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 Motif-Index of Folk-literature
General
Corrections; publicity and reviews
box 6 The New Handbook of English
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 One Hundred Favorite Folktales
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 Our Heritage of World Literature
General
Revision; production materials; publicity and reviews
box 6 The Pentamerone of Basile
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 Regional American folklore 1944-1950
General
Correspondence, 1944-1950
box 6 Tales of North American Indians
General
Publicity and reviews
box 6 The Types of the Folktale (FFC 184) 1959-1971
General
Revision; correspondence 1959-1971
box 6 Book proposals
Articles
box 6 American Folklore
box 6 Folk Literature
box 6 Folklore
box 6 Folklore
General
(New Catholic Encyclopedia)
box 6 Folklore and Religion
box 6 Folktale Typology and the Pacific Area
box 6 Folktales and Legends
box 6 Foreword
box 6 Greeting to Indiana Folklore
box 6 Hypothetical Forms in Folktale Study
box 6 Mythology
General
(Grolier Society)
box 6 Mythology
General
(Oxford Encyclopedia)
box 6 La Organinazion Internacional de Investigaciones Folkloricas
box 6 Rituals
box 6 Variety in American Folk Tradition
Schoolwork
Reviews
Lectures
box 6 Colloquium on the folktale
box 6 English department in the twenties
box 6 Folklore of the Americas: An opportunity and a challenge
box 6 A humanist's creed
box 6 Introducing folklore
box 6 The modern study of the folktale
box 6 100 favorite folktales
box 6 South American tour
General
(10 lectures)
box 6 Story-telling to story-writing
box 6 The typology of folklore
box 6 Varying strains of American folklore
box 6 Untitled
box 6 Announcements 1939-1969
Writings by Others
box 6 Studies in folklore in honor of distinguished service
General
Professor Stith Thompson
Publicity and Reviews
box 6 Bibliographies
box 6 Publicity and reviews, miscellaneous
Biographical Materials
box 7 Vitae, research reports, bibliographies
box 7 Commencement programs
General
(Grad school--graduate; honorary degrees)
box 7 Memorial services programs
box 7 Appointment papers (1912-1968)
box 7 Contracts (1916-1944)
box 7 Honors
box 7 Certificates and citations
box 7 70th birthday celebration
box 7 Name in print
box 7 Articles about S. Thompson
box 7 Travels
box 7 Correspondence 1913-1965
box 7 Travel diaries:
box 7 Europe 1937
box 7 South America 1947
box 7 Scandinavia 1951-1952
General
See also Oversize
box 7 Iceland, Denmark, Holland 1955
box 7 Europe 1956-1957
box 7 South America 1960-1961
box 7 Belgium, Holland, France, Italy 1962
box 7 Greece 1964
box 7 Europe 1969
box 7 Itineraries
box 7 Photographs:
box 7 Bolivia 1947
box 7 Brazil 1947
box 7 Venezuela 1947
box 7 misc. 1947
box 7 Friends of Stith Thompson
Societies and Conferences
Societies
box 7 American Folklore Society
box 7 American Philosophical Society
box 7 Comissao Nacional de Folclore
box 7 Commission Internationale des Artes et Traditions Populaires (C.I.A.P.)
box 7 Hoosier Folklore Society
box 7 Instituto Nacional de Antropologia
box 7 International Society for Folk Narrative Research
box 8 MLA Committee on Folktales
box 8 New Mexico Folklore Society
box 8 Societe Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore
General
(Successor to C.I.A.P.)
box 8 Texas Folklore Society
Conferences
box 8 All India folk-culture conference
box 8 American scientific congress
box 8 American-Yugoslav folklore seminar
box 8 Asian folklore conference
box 8 Commission Internationale des Artes et Traditions Populaires
box 8 Conference on the character and state of studies in folklore
box 8 Congress for science of folktales
box 8 Congress of the international comparative literature association
box 8 Congresso Brasileiro de folclore
box 8 Deutscher volkskunde-kongress
box 8 European conference on folklore
box 8 Folklore and fiction in the far west
box 8 Hoosier Folklore Society
box 8 International congress for European ethnology
box 8 International congress of anthropological and ethnological sciences
box 8 International congress of ethnography
box 8 International congress of folklore
box 8 International folk music conference
box 8 International Musicological Society
box 8 International Society for Folk Narrative Research
box 8 Internationales kongress der volkserzahlungsforschen
box 8 Kansas Folklore Society
box 8 Kentucky Folklore Society
box 8 Minority groups in the far west--their music and folklore
box 8 Nebraska Folklore Society
box 8 Nordiske folkelivs -og folkeminneforskarmote
box 8 Pacific science conference
box 8 Societe Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore
box 8 Summer conference on Latin American folklore
box 8 Texas Folklore Society
box 8 Western folklore conference
box 8 World congress of Jewish studies
Folk Festivals
Miscellaneous
box 8 Addresses
box 8 Clippings
box 8 Fieldwork
box 8 Folklore programs--IU
box 8 Folklore programs other than IU
box 8 Freshman English
box 8 Miscellaneous
Genealogy
box 8 Beauchamp family
box 8 Correspondence
box 9 1901-1949
box 9 , n.d. 1950-1971
box 9 Beauchamps in England before 1630
box 9 Costin Beauchamp, his brothers and descendants.
box 9 Edmund Beauchamp of Maryland and descendants to Costin
box 9 for possible additions to Beauchamp genealogy
box 9 Bodine family
box 9 Hobart family
box 9 Lincoln family
box 9 Correspondence, n.d. 1927-1971
box 9 Clippings
box 9 Research
box 9 McCloskey family
box 9 Correspondence
box 9 1901-1963
box 9 , n.d. 1964-1971
box 9 Research and notes
box 9 Some McCloskey family records
box 9 Mitchell family
box 9 Correspondence, n.d. 1924-1970
box 9 Notes and documents (2 folders)
box 9 Mitchell, R., b. 1811
box 9 Noe family
box 9 Pipes family
box 9 Correspondence 1950-1971
box 9 The Descendants of John Pipes, Jr.
box 9 Notes and documents
box 9 Shipley family
box 9 Correspondence 1933-1971
box 9 Shipley and Mitchell families--miscellaneous notes
box 9 Shipley, Mitchell, and Thompson families
box 9 Published text
box 9 Correspondence
box 9 Stearman family
box 9 Stith
box 9 Stone family
box 9 Thompson family
General
(James, John, Stephen, Stith, Virginia)
box 9 James Thompson, b. 1790
box 9 John Thompson, b. 1775 (2 folders)
box 9 Stith Thompson, d. 1796
box 9 Stephen Thompson, d. 1836
box 9 Virginia Thompsons
box 9 Correspondence 1923-1972
box 9 Notes
box 9 Faust, Noble, Lacy, and Ross families
box 9 Misc. Kentucky families
box 9 Misc. Washington, Co., and Nelson Co., Kentucky
box 9 Correspondence
box 9 Clippings
box 9 Notebook
Printed Materials 1911-1969
box 9 Thompson, Stith.
box 10 Pater's Theory of Style.California Occident 61, no. 4 : 40-48. (December 1911)
box 10 The Value of the Ideal of Social Reconstruction Set Forth in Tolstoy's What Shall We Do Then?The Truxton Beale Prize Essays on Tolstoy's 'What Shall We Do Then?' Berkeley: University of California Press, : 123-176. 1912
General
(Inscribed: "To the folks at home. With love, Stith.")
box 10 The Prehistoric Development of Satire.Publications of the Folk-lore Society of Texas No. 1 : 78-95. (1916)
General
Edited by Thompson
box 10 The Notebook System of Theme Correcting.The English Bulletin No. 4 : 17-22. (December 1917)
General
(Part of University of Texas Bulletin no. 1767, Dec. 1, 1917)
box 10 Sunday School Stories Among Savages.The Texas Review 3, no. 2 : 109-116. (January 1918)
box 10 European Tales among the North American Indians: A Study in the Migration of Folk-Tales.Colorado College Publication No. 34 (April-May 1919)
box 10 The Indian Legend of Hiawatha. Reprinted from The Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 37, no. 1 (1922)
box 10 The Best Books about the Ballad.The English Bulletin No. 10 (University of Texas Bulletin no. 2245, : 5-7). December 1, 1922
box 10 Review of Volksverhalen Uit Oost-Indië (Sprookjes en Fabels) by Jan de Vries. Journal of American Folklore: 79-81. (1929)
General
(Personal copy)
box 10 Program for the Premiere of Heloise and Abelard performed in Alumni Hall (Indiana University). May 22, 1934 (January-March 1935)
General
Poem by Stith Thompson on verso of cover.
box 10 Review of The Heart of the Skyloo by Ottis B. Sperlin. Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 22, no. 2 : 197. (Spring 1935)
box 10 Folktale Congress in Sweden. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 49, no. 191-192 (January-June 1936)
box 10 Personal Notes on a Folktale Congress.Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 23, no. 1 : 1-17. (Winter 1936)
box 10 Review of Three Lectures on Chinese Folklore by R. D. Jameson. (March 1936)
box 10 Review of The Sun God Moccasin Tales by Albert B. Reagan Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 23, no. 3 : 349-350. (Summer 1936)
box 10 Congress for the Study of the Folk-Tale at Lund. Reprinted from American Anthropologist 38, no. 4 : 687. (October-December 1936)
box 10 Review of Volkssagenforschung: Vorträge un Aufsätze by Friedrich Ranke. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 50, no. 195 (January-March 1937)
box 10 Review of Zuni Mythology by Ruth Benedict. Reprinted from American Anthropologist 39, no. 2 : 337-338. (April-June 1937)
box 10 American Folklore after Fifty Years. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 51, no. 199 : 1-9. (January-March 1938)
box 10 Folklore News. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 51, no. 199 : 95-99. (January-March 1938)
box 10 Folklore News. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 52, no. 203, pg. 117.
box 10 Folktale Collecting in Ireland.Southern Folklore Quarterly 2, no. 2 : 53-58. (June 1938)
box 10 The International Organization of Folklore. Reprinted from Southern Folklore Quarterly 2, no. 4 : 195-198. (1938)
box 10 Review of Manuel de Folklore Francais Contemporain by Arnold Van Gennep. Reprinted from Journal of American Folklore (1939)
General
(2 copies)
box 10 Folklore and Literature. Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 55, no. 3 : 866-874. (September 1940)
box 10 Review of Ballads and Songs Collected by the Missouri Folklore Society by H. M. Belden (Ed.). Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 40, no. 4 (October 1941)
box 10 Folklore of the Americas: An Opportunity and a Challenge.Proceedings of the Eighth American Scientific Congress (1941)
box 10 Review of Svenska Sagor och Sägner by Kungl. Gaestav Adolfs Akademien. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 52, no. 204 (1941)
box 10 Some Recent Publications from Argentina. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 54 : 86. (1941)
General
(2 copies)
box 10 Review of European Balladry by William J. Entwistle. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 207-208. (1941)
box 10 The Miller's Tale. Reprinted from Sources and Analogues of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' Edited by W. F. Bryan & Germaine Dempster. University of Chicago Press, : 106-123. 1941
box 10 Galley sheets of Shipley's Encyclopedia Folktale, Folklore, Mythology, Historical-Geographical Method 1942
box 10 Review of The Dance of Death in Folksong by Henri Stegemeier. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1943)
box 10 Women Students in War Time.The Eleusis of Chi Omega 47, no. 2 : 273-275. (May 1945)
box 10 Folklore and Minnesota History. Reprinted from Minnesota History: 97-105. (June 1945)
box 10 The Scholar in a New World.The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta 69, no. 2 (February 1946)
box 10 and Tabor, Edward O.Paul Bunyan in 1910. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 134. (April-June 1946)
box 10 Review of Folktale, Fiction, and Saga in the Homeric Epics by Rhys Carpenter. Reprinted from Western Folklore :313-314. (1948)
box 10 Folklore in South America. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 256-260. (July-September 1948)
box 10 John Avery Lomax (1867-1948). Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 305-306. (July-September 1948)
box 10 Folklore--Classification and then what? Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 423. (October-December 1949)
box 10 The Future of Folklore Research in the United States. Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 93, no. 3 : 244-247. (1949)
box 10 Review of A Harvest of World Folktales Edited by Milton Rugoff. Reprinted from Folklore and Folklorists: 181. (April 1950)
box 10 Folklore Conferences at Indiana University. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 459. (October-December 1950)
box 10 Story-writers and Story-tellers. Reprinted from Philologica: The Malone Anniversary Studies: 228-234. (1950)
box 10 Folklore at Mid-century. Reprinted from Midwest Folklore: 5-12. (1950)
box 10 Review of Ritual Magic by E. M. Butler. Clip sheet from Modern Language Quarterly 12, no. 3 : 361. (September 1951)
box 10 Review of Thespis: Ritual, Myth and Drama in the Ancient Near East by Theodore H. Gaster. Reprinted from the American Journal of Archaelogy 55, no. 4 :412. (October 1951)
box 10 Review of A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong by Charles Haywood. Reprinted from American Anthropologist 53, no. 4 : 553-554. (October-December 1951)
box 10 Review of Heavy Hangs the Golden Grain by Seumas MacManus. Reprinted from Western Folklore (October 1951)
box 10 Review of English Riddles from Oral Tradition by Archer Taylor. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 51, no. 2 : 242-244. (April 1952)
box 10 Folktales and Legends Reprinted from The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore Vol. 1 1952
box 10 Folklore and Folk Festivals. Reprinted from Midwest Folklore 4, no. 1 (n.d.): 6-12.
box 10 Review of Poison-Damsels and other Essays in Folklore and Anthropology by N. M. Penzer. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 66, no. 261 : 275. (July-September 1953)
box 10 Advances in Folklore Studies. Reprinted from Kroeber, (ed.) Anthropology Today. University of Chicago Press, : 587-596. 1953
box 10 The Beauchamp Family. Reprinted from The Filson Club History Quarterly 28, no. 2 : 1-39. (April 1954)
box 10 Review of The Oldest Stories in the World by Theodor H. Gaster. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 67, no. 264 : 225-226. (April-June 1954)
box 10 Review of American Folksongs of Protest by John Greenway. A. H. R. (?) (1954)
box 10 Review of Folktales from Korea by Zong In-Sob, Modern Greek Folktales by R. M. Dawkins, and African Folktales and Sculpture by Paul Radin and James Johnson Sweeney. Reprinted from Southern Folklore Quarterly 18, no. 3 : 194-197. (September 1954)
box 10 The Indian Legends since 'Hiawatha.'Michigan History 39, no. 4 : 462-463. (December 1955)
box 10 Sigurd B. Hustvedt, 1882-1954. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore :200. (1955)
box 10 Myths and Folktales. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 482-488. (1955)
box 10 Recollections of an Itinerant Folklorist. Address to the Texas Folklore Society May 20, 1956
box 10 Review of The Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada by Wilson D. Wallis and Ruth Sawtell Wallis. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 69, no. 274 : 398. (October-December 1956)
box 10 Can Religion Surmount Folklore?The Christian Unitarian Register 136, no. 1 : 10. (January-February 1957)
box 10 The Study of Primitive Storytelling: Its Present Status and Future Directions. Reprinted from Folk-Liv (1957-1958)
box 10 Comparative Problems in Oral Literature. Reprinted from the Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature No. 7, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1958
box 10 Prepared Comments for the Journal of American Folklore 72, no. 285 : 232. (July-September 1959)
box 10 Review of Legend Builders of the West by Arthur M. Young. Galley sheet from the Classical Journal 55, no. 4 : 192. (January 1960)
box 10 The Historian and the Genealogist.The Filson Club History Quarterly 34, no. 2 : 160-165. (April 1960)
box 10 Review of The Anatomy of Puck: An Examination of Fairy Beliefs among Shakespeare's Contemporaries and Successors by Katharine M. Briggs. Reprinted from Shakespeare Quarterly 11, no. 3 : 367. (Summer 1960)
box 10 1930: A National Survey of Freshman English.College English 22, no. 2 : 78-80. (November 1960)
box 10 The Significance of Near Eastern Folklore. Reprinted from Biblical and Jewish Folklore (1960)
box 10 Fifty Years of Folktale Indexing. Reprinted from Humaniora: Essays in Literature, Folklore, Bibliography: 49-57. (1960)
box 10 Review of Cuentos Folkloricos de la Argentina.Journal of American Folklore 74, no. 292 : 173-174. (April-June 1961)
box 10 Folklore Trends in Scandinavia. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore: 313-320. (1961)
box 10 Review of German Folktales Collected and edited by the Grimm Brothers. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology: 116. (January 1962)
box 10 CorrespondenceJournal of American Folklore 76, no. 300 : 182. (April-June 1963)
box 10 Review of Volksmärchen und Volkssage: Zwei Grunelformen Erzählender Dichtung by Von Max Lüthi. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 62, no. 4 : 889-890. (October 1963)
box 10 Review of Dancas do Norte e do Sul by Zärde Maciel de Castro. Reprinted from Western Folklore 23, no. 1 : 59. (January 1964)
box 10 American Folk Tradition.The Review (Indiana University Bulletin) 6, no. 2 : 1-15. (February 1964)
box 10 Review of Die Volkserzählung: Märchen, Sage, Legende, Schwash. by Von Leopold Schmidt. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 63, no. 3:595-596. (July 1964)
box 10 The Challenge of Folklore. Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 79, no. 4, part 1 : 357-365. (September 1964)
box 10 Folktale Typology and the Pacific Area. Reprint from Folklore Studies in Honor of Arthur Palmer Hudson. Chapel Hill, : 11-18. 1965
box 10 Obituary of J. Frank Dobie, 1888-1964. Reprinted from theJournal of American Folklore (1965)
box 10 A Humanist's Creed.Unitarian Universalist Church Sermon Series (February 1966)
box 10 American Folk Tradition. In Folklore ed. by Charles D. Blaney. Indiana Council of Teachers of English 1966
box 10 An Office Boy Remembers 1902.The Indiana University Bookman No. 8 : 7-9. (March 1967)
box 10 Review of Das Märchen. Sein ort in der Geistigen Entwicklung by Von Hedwig von Beit. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 66, no. 1 : 107-108. (January 1967)
box 10 On MacEdward Leach, 1892-1967. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 81, no. 320:119. (April-June 1968)
box 10 Personal (photo) copy of Reminiscences of an Octogenerian Folklorist by Hari S. Upadhyaya. Reprinted from Asian Folklore Studies 27, no. 2 (1968)
box 10 Review of Formen der 'Volkspoesie' by Von Hermann Bausinger. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 68, no. 2 : 373. (March 1969)
box 10 Analogues and Borrowings in North and South American Indian Tales.Languages and Cultures of Western North America: Essays in Honor of Sven S. Liljeblad Idaho: Idaho State University Press, : 277-288. 1970
box 10 Unfinished Business: The Folktale. Reprinted from Medieval Literature and Folklore: 213-221. (1970)
box 10 Foreword. Indiana Folklore 4, no. 1 : 1-2. (1971)
Foreign Publications (1934-1969)
box 10 Handwörterbuch des deutschen Märchens 1934
General
(2 copies)
box 10 Fassung (Variante).Handwörterbuch des deutschen Märchens (n.d.)
box 10 Gegenspieler.Handwörterbuch des deutschen Märchens (n.d.)
box 10 Purpose and Importance of an Index of Types and Motifs.Folk-Liv No. 1 : 103-108. (1938)
box 10 Por qué Estudiamos el Folklore?Conferencia 11, no. 6-9 : 84-93. (June-December 1947)
box 10 Desarrollos Recientes de los Estudios Folklóricos en los Estados Unidos.Revista Venezolana de Folklore 1, no. 2 : 3-12. (July-December 1947)
box 10 El Cuento Folklorico. Separata de la Revista de la Universidad de Buenos Aires 1, no. 2 : 235-272. (1947)
box 10 La Mitologia.Folklore Americas 11, no. 1 : 1-15. (June 1951)
box 10 The Star Husband Tale.Etrait de Laos II: 7-10. (1952)
box 10 La Leyenda.Folklore Americas 12, no. 1 : 3-11. (June 1952)
box 10 The Star Husband Tale.Studia Septentrionalia 4 : 93-163. (1953)
box 10 Advances in Folklore Studies.Il Tesaur 5, no. 4-6 (July-December 1953)
box 10 Narrative Motif-analysis as a Folklore Method.FF Communications 64, no. 161 : 4-9. (1955)
box 10 Review of Folklore de las Americas by Felix Coluccio. Erasmus 9, no. 1-2 : 43. (1956)
box 10 Overdruk uit Volk skunde ? 1959
box 10 Report on the Revision of the Types of the Folktale. Internationaler Kongreß der Volkserzählungsforscher in Kiel und Kopenhagen. : 428-431. (1959)
box 10 El Metodo de Clasificar y Archivar los Cuentos Folkloricos.Congresso Internacional de Folklore (1960)
box 10 Colloquium on the Folktale.Actas do Congresso Internacional de Etnografia (1963)
box 10 Review of Thompson's work: The Types of the Folktale by J. Van Haver. Leuvense Bijdragen (1965)
box 10 As Metas do Folclore. Separata da Revista Brasileira de Folclore 5, no. 11 : 33-48. (January-April 1965)
box 10 De Wekroep van de Volkskunde.Volkskunde No. 1 : 1-19. (1966)
box 10 Icelandic Parallels among the Northeastern Algonquians: A Reconsideration. Offprint of Nordica et Anglica: 133-139. (1967)
box 10 Planes Preliminares para un Servicio de Folklore en Venezuela.Archivos Venezolanos de Folklore No. 8 (1967)
box 10 Hypothetical Forms in Folktale Study.Volksüberlieferung: 369-372. (1968)
box 10 Story-telling to Story-writing.Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association: 433-442. (1969)
box 10 Ting, Nai-Tung.Introducing the Second Revised Edition of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson's 'The Types of the Folktale.' Reprinted from the Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies 7, no. 2 (August 1969)
oversize 1 Posters:
oversize 1 Congreso Internacional de Ethnografia, Portugal July 10-16, 1963
oversize 1 Unidentified poster in Hebrew
oversize 1 Stith Thompson lecture at SUNY-Buffalo Feb. 27, 1969
oversize 1 Stith Thompson lecture in Colombia, SA Feb. 13, 1961
Box 15 Scrapbook containing clippings ca. 1904
Additions
box 11 Biographical - funeral service program for Stith; photo of 1890 school house and family tombstone, biographies, photograph and information about bust.
box 11 Bibliography
box 11 Correspondence
box 11 Louise to daughters (mostly) 1933-1935 (photocopies)
box 11 Stith to Louiseand 1917 1918 1931 (photocopies)
box 11 Louise to Stith 1916-1919 (photocopies)
box 11 Family 1917-1920 (photocopies)
box 11 Misc. letters to Stith 1951 1971-1975
box 11 Sympathy cards and letters upon Louise's death 1974
box 11 Sympathy cards and letters upon Stith's death 1976
box 11 Photographs
box 11 Six photographs. Includes several of Stith as young man
box 11 Writings.
Scope and Contents
Arranged in chronological order.
box 11 The Stith Thompsons on a Folklore Expedition in Europe 1937 diary by Louise Thompson
box 11 South American Journey 1947
box 11 A Half Year in Scandinavia by Louise Thompson. June 1951-Feb. 1952 (2 copies)
box 11 Iceland, Denmark, Holland:by Stith and Louise Thompson 1955
box 11 Folklorist's Progress by Stith Thompson 1956
box 11 Doing Europe on a Guggenheim 1956-1957 diary by Louise Thompson
box 11 Further Adventures in Europe of the Stith Thompsons Summer 1959
box 12 South America Revisited by the Stith Thompsons 1960-1961 diary by Louise Thompson
box 12 Holland, Belgium, France, Italyby Louise Thompson 1962
box 12 Greeceby Louise Thompson 1964
box 12 Second Wind, A Sequel After Ten Years to Folklorist's Progress April 1966
box 12 Six weeks in Europeby Louise Thompson 1967
box 12 Miscellaneous writings.
Scope and Contents
Includes: A Humanist's creed, by Stith Thompson
box 12 Guestbooks and scrapbooks
box 12 1918 Wedding guestbook
box 12 1935-1976 scrapbook of clippings, programs, etc. for Stith (disassembled)
box 12 1946 scrapbook of Folklore Institute
box 12 1968 50th Wedding anniversary, includes scrapbook (disassembled), guestbook, cards and letters, clippings, photographs, book of poems by Sue Letsinger
box 12 1974 funeral service guestbook for Louise
box 12 1975 scrapbook commemorating Stith's 90th birthday (disassembled)
box 12 Miscellaneous
box 12 Clippings
box 12 Postcards (blank), mostly of other countries
box 12 Printed
box 12 Travel brochures, menus, etc.
box 12 Miscellany
Box 14 Scrapbook commemorating Stith's 80th birthday 1965
Box 15 Clippings from foreign newspapers about folklore 1943-1959
Box 16 Scrapbook of certificates and citations 1935-1970
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