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THOMPSON, S. MSS.

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Summary Information

Creator

Thompson, Stith, 1885-

Title

Thompson, S. mss., 1911-1976

Collection no

LMC 2421

Extent

8562 items

Language

Materials are in English

Abstract

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Gift. 1972, 1977, 2003.

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 of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation

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

Biographical Note

Professor of English and Folklore at Indiana University.

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

Names
  • Indiana University. Folklore Institute.
  • Indiana University --Faculty --Archives.
  • Thompson, Stith, 1885- --Correspondence.
  • Thompson family.
  • Beauchamp family.
  • McCloskey family.
  • Lincoln family.
  • Mitchell family.
  • Pipes family.
  • Shipley family.
Topics
  • Folklore.
  • Folklorists --Correspondence.

Contents

Series:Correspondence, 1913-1972

The Correspondence series is arranged chronologically as well as alphabetically.

Box 1
  • Chronological 1913-1972
Box 2
A
  • Albrect, William, 1957-1963
  • Allen, Robert E. B., 1943-1944
  • Altrocchi, Rudolph, 1919-1939
  • Amades, Sr. Joan, 1953-1959
  • Anderson, Walter, 1929-1962
  • Andersson, Otto, 1950-1968
  • Arlt, Gustave A., 1935-1941
  • Aronco, Gianfranco d', 1950-1968
B
  • Balys, Joans, 1946-1956
  • Bartók, Bela 1941-1971
  • Barua, B. K., 1948-1953
  • Baughman, Ernest W., 1948-1968
  • Baum, Paull F., 1949
  • Bayard, Samuel P., 1948-1957
  • Beatty, Arthur, 1911-1947
  • Beckwith, Martha, 1928-1955
  • Berze Nagy, Janos, 1961
  • Boatright, Mody, 1956
  • Boberg, Inger, 1945-1960
  • Bodker, Laurits, 1946-1960
  • Boggs, Ralph S., 1927-1955
  • Boratav, Pertev N., 1948-1952
  • Botkin, B. A., 1929-1938
  • Bowen, Ray P., 1921-1941
  • Brewer, J. Mason, 1936-1949
  • Brewster, Paul G., 1935-1951
  • Briggs, Katharine, 1959
  • Brown, A. C. L., 1917-1945
  • Brown, Carleton, 1939
C
  • Campbell, Ake, 1936-1950
  • Campbell, John Lorne, 1947-1968
  • Campbell, Marie Alice, 1952-1968
  • Carter, H. H., 1924-1940
  • Cascudo, Luis da Camara, 1942-1956
  • Chase, Richard, 1938-1945
  • Christiansen, Reidar Th., 1927-1958
  • Clarke, Kenneth, 1956-1965
  • Claudel, Alice, 1942-1959
  • Coffin, Tristram, 1930-1953
  • Cortazar, Augusto Raúl, 1941-1968
  • Creighton, Helen, 1937-1959
  • Cross, Tom Peete, 1934-1952
  • Crowell, Robert L., 1944-1948
D
  • Davidson, Levette, 1938-1954
  • Davis, Harold, 1939-1945
  • Dawkins, Richard M., 1947-1954
  • Delarue, Paul, 1945-1957
  • Dobie, J. Frank, 1951-1954
  • Dorson, Richard, 1944-1966
  • DuPouy, Walter, 1947-1953
  • Dundes, Alan, 1964-1965
Box 3
E
  • Eberhard, Wolfram, 1949-1961
  • Eliason, Norman E., 1937-1945
  • Ellis, Milton, 1917-1942
  • Elwin, Verrier, 1949-1959
  • Emeneau, Murray B., 1939-1961
  • Emrich, Duncan, 1946-1951
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Erixon, Sigurd, 1937-1959
  • Eskeröd, Albert, 1953-1954
  • Espinosa, Aurelio, 1933-1959
F
  • Fansler, Dean S., 1930-1952
  • Fejos, Paul, 1949-1960
  • Felice, A. de, 1968
  • Fenton, William N., 1960-1963
  • Fife, Austin, 1942-1958
  • Filson Club, 1959-1961
  • Flowers, Helen L., 1948-1955
  • Frick, Constance, 1939-1943
  • Friederich, Werner P., 1945-1958
  • Fulbright Act, 1948-1953
G
  • Gardner, Emelyn E., 1934-1942
  • Gassner, John, 1941-1953
  • Gaster, Theodor H., 1946-1953
  • Gayton, Ann H., 1935-1950
  • Gerould, Gordon H., 1935-1947
  • Gillmor, Frances, 1943-1967
  • Goodwyn, Frank, 1943-1951
  • Gorrell, Robert M., 1948-1958
  • Goswami, P., 1952-1964
  • Grafenauer, Ivan, 1958-1959
  • Graham, D. C., 1951-1961
  • Grebanier, Bernard D. N., 1938-1942
  • Greenway, John, 1953-1957
  • Greever, Garland, 1916-1936
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Gunda, Bela, 1945-1947
H
  • Haavio, Martii, 1950-1957
  • Hagler, Margaret, 1964
  • Halpert, Herbert, 1939-1955
  • Hammerich, L. L., 1949-1958
  • Hand, Wayland D., 1941-1971
  • Harris, Robert E. G., 1926-1959
  • Hassell, J. W., Jr., 1941-1961
  • Haywood, Charles, 1948-1952
  • Heilfurth, Gerhard, 1970
  • Henssen, Gottfried, 1938-1946
  • Herold, Ludwig, 1938
  • Herskovits, Melville J., 1935-1945
  • Herzog, George, 1935-1955
  • Hinton, James, 1923-1925
  • Howe, Will D., 1928-1946
  • Hustvedt, Sigurd B., 1928-1936
  • Hymes, Dell, 1960-1961
I
  • Ikeda, Hiroko, 1950-1967
  • Irwin, Constance H.,
  • (see Frick, Constance)
J
  • Jackson, George Pullen, 1945-1947
  • Jackson, Kenneth, 1938-1946
  • Jacobs, Melville, 1961-1962
  • Jagendorf, Moritz, 1949-1953
  • Jakobson, Roman and Svatava, 1948-1950
  • James, Thelma, 1929-1953
  • Jansen, William H., 1941-1959
  • Jente, Richard, 1931-1946
  • Johnson, Aili K., 1946-1958
  • Jones, Louis C., 1943-1954
Box 4
K
  • Kamen-Kaye, Dorothy, 1949-1954
  • Karpeles, Maud, 1950-1956
  • Keller, John E., 1946-1963
  • Kiefer, Emma E., 1937-1938
  • Kirkland, Edwin C., 1933-1958
  • Kirtley, Bacil, 1953-1959
  • Klipple, May A., 1934-1955
  • Knopf, Alfred A., 1953-1956
  • Koch, Bill, 1954-1962
  • Köngäs, E. K., 1958-1961
  • Krader, Barbara, 1950-1968
  • Kroeber, A. L., 1941-1959
  • Krohn, Väinö, 1925-1937
L
  • Lacourciére, Luc, 1946-1958
  • Laird, Charlton G., 1943-1956
  • Lange, Francisco Curt, 1948-1953
  • Law, Robert A., 1933
  • Laya, J. C., 1939-1951
  • Laytano, Dante de, 1944-1958
  • Leach, MacEdward, 1943-1962
  • Lee, Hector, 1944-1965
  • Lessa, William, 1952-1963
  • Levin, Isidor, 1965-1967
  • Lewis, Elaine, 1934-1946
  • Leyen, Friedrich von der, 1952
  • Lid, Nils, 1946-1957
  • Liljeblad, Sven, 1936-1971
  • Lillard, Richard, 1947-1958
  • Lindgren, E. J., 1937-1958
  • Liscano, Juan, 1947-1948
  • Liungman, Waldemar, 1951-1954
  • Lomax, Alan, 1937-1951
  • Lo Nigro, Sebastian, 1957-1959
  • Loorits, Oskar, 1945-1953
  • Lord, Albert B., 1950-1954
  • Luomala, Katharine, 1936-1959
  • Lüthi, Max, 1961
M
  • MacClintock, L., 1948
  • McDermott, John Francis, 1953-1957
  • McHugh, Roger, 1948
  • McIntosh, Angus, 1949-1956
  • McKay, J. G., 1936-1940
  • McKinlay, Arthur, 1937-1953
  • Malone, Kempe, 1932-1933
  • Marie Ursule, Sister, 1949-1950
  • Marjerrison, Mary, 1927-1935
  • Marshall, Alexander H., 1943-1953
  • Maticetov, Milko, 1959-1961
  • Maurer, David W., 1939-1945
  • Mayer, Fannie Hagin, 1952-1955
  • Megas, Georgios, 1957-1971
  • Melo, Verisimmo de, 1948-1955
  • Mendoza, Virginia de, 1941-1955
  • Meyer, Robert T., 1945-1954
  • Meyncke, Gretchen D., 1938
  • Millican, C. E., 1926-1938
  • Mitcham, Mildred, 1947-1953
  • Mitchell, Ruth, 1944-1960
  • Moder, Frances, 1925-1926
  • Montgomery, Margaret, 1935-1953
  • Morris, Alton C., 1936-1946
  • Musick, Ruth Ann, 1945-1967
N
  • Nett, Bruno, 1952-1956
  • Newman, Soledad, 1959-1961 (see also Perez)
  • Niles, John Jacob, 1939-1948
  • Nipp, Francis S., 1939-1943
  • Noe, Cotton, 1934-1952
  • Nostrand, Howard L., 1965
  • Noy, Dov, 1955-1971
  • Noyes, Russell, 1929-1950
O
  • O'Duilearga, Séamus, 1935-1959
  • Olivares, Figueroa R., 1948-1952
  • Ong, Walter, S. J.,
  • Orrick, Allan H., 1958-1966
  • Ortutay, Gyula, 1945-1947
  • O'Suilleabhain, Sean, 1937-1964
  • Owens, Alice Bess, 1939-1942
P
  • Pasquali, P. S., 1937-1939
  • Patch, H. R., 1950
  • Patton, Edwina, 1934-1938
  • Pawlowska, Harriet, 1941-1946
  • Payne, Fernandus, 1937-1945
  • Payne, L. W., 1923-1929
  • Pearce, T. M., 1944-1958
  • Peate, Iowerth, 1937
  • Peeters, K. C., 1966
  • Penzer, N. M., 1930-1952
  • Pereira Salas, Eugenio, 1945-1951
  • Perez, Soledad, 1962
  • Perry, Ben, 1941-1959
  • Pfaender, Lucile, 1932-1935
  • Pinckney, Sarah, 1948-1953
  • Pino Saavedra, Yolando, 1947-1962
  • Pires de Lima, F., 1959-1965
  • Pop, Mihai, 1965
  • Pound, Louise, 1926-1940
R
  • Raben, Joe, 1947-1954
  • Radin, Paul, 1930
  • Rael, Juan B., 1930-1957
  • Randolph, Vance, 1952-1956
  • Ranke, Kurt, 1949-1965
  • Rath, Moser, 1951-1953
Box 5
  • Reinhard, J. R., 1930-1942
  • Richmond, Edson, 1949-1957
  • Ridenour, Harry, 1937-1957
  • Roberts, Elizabeth, 1932-1956
  • Roberts, Leonard, 1949-1955
  • Roberts, Warren, 1948-1960
  • Robinson, F. N., 1933-1955
  • Röhrich, Lutz, 1956-1960
  • Rooth, A., 1952-1971
  • Rose, Harold, 1934-1935
  • Rotunda, D. P., 1936-1948
  • Ruben, Walter, 1946-1947
  • Rubin, Ruth, 1954-1955
S
  • Sanderson, S., 1953-1956
  • Sapir, Edward, 1929-1937
  • Sarton, George, 1947-1950
  • Sayers, Frances Clarke, 1937-1942
  • Schacht, P. L., 1927-1940
  • Schlauch, Margaret, 1932-1944
  • Schmidt, Leopold, 1953
  • Schwartzbaum, Haim, 1952-1958
  • Sebeok, T. A., 1949-1954
  • Seeger, Charles, 1946-1951
  • Sen, Gopi Nath, 1949-1952
  • Simpson, Helen Hartikka, 1950-1956
  • Smith, Reed, 1925-1939
  • Spargo, John W., 1927-1946
  • Spivey, Herman E., 1948-1951
  • Stegemeier, Henri, 1948-1951
  • Strömbäck, Dag, 1939
  • Stutsman, Grace M., 1951-1952
  • Swahn, D. J., 1956-1958
  • Sydow, Wilhelm von, 1929-1947
  • Sweeny, Margaret, 1934-1948
T
  • Tabor, John, 1916-1947
  • Tanner, William M., 1917-1918
  • Tatlock, J. S. P., 1943
  • Taylor, Archer, 1916-1970 (5 folders)
  • Thomas, Nora, 1930-1935
  • Thompson, Harold W., 1932-1954
  • Thompson, Kate A., 1923-1941
  • Thompson, William L., 1916-1951
  • Tillhagen, C. H., 1946-1952
  • Toschi, Paolo, 1950-1959
  • Tower, Roy A., 1943-1953
  • Tyler, George, 1932-1935
U
  • U. S. Information Agency, 1954-1955
  • Upadhyaya, H. S., 1968-1969
  • Upadhyaya, K. D., 1954-1966
  • Utley, Francis Lee, 1939-1971
V
  • Valente, Phyllis P., 1952-1955
  • Van Gennep, Arnold, 1938
  • Varagnac, Andre, 1947-1950
  • Vega, Carlos, 1953-1958
  • Vilkuna, K., 1938-1940
  • Voegelin, Carl, 1931-1955
  • Vries, Jane de, 1927-1953
W
  • Wallace, Roy, 1937-1942
  • Wallis, Wilaon, 1943-1958
  • Walton, Ivan, 1938
  • Wang, Arthur, 1944-1952
  • Warren, Charles, 1949-1950
  • Warren, Robert Penn, 1950
  • Waterman, Richard A., 1948-1950
  • Watt, J. A., 1917-1939
  • Wellek, René, 1950
  • Wells, Herman B, 1938-1968
  • Weltfish, Gene, 1937-1940
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation, 1954
  • Wesselksi, Albert, 1931-1939
  • White, Newman I., 1943-1948
  • Wikelund, Phil, 1952-1955
  • Wildhaber, Robert, 1957-1968
  • Wilson, George P., 1944-1950
  • Wilson, Gordon, 1929-1950
  • Winger, Bjorn, 1928-1937
  • Winther, O. O., 1945-1950
  • Work, James A., 1951-1953
  • Wright, Louis B., 1946-1958
  • Wycoco-Moore, R., 1950-1957
X-Z
  • Young, Clarence, 1937-1941
  • Zucker, A. E., 1938-1944

Series: Writings

Subseries: Books
Box 6
  • British Poets of the Nineteenth Century
    • Publicity and reviews
  • English Literature and its Backgrounds
    • Publicity and reviews
  • Folklorist's Progress
    • Text; publicity and reviews (See also Oversize for bound copy)
  • The Folktale
    • Production materials; publicity and reviews
  • Four Symposia on Folklore
    • Publicity and reviews
  • Motif-Index of Folk-literature
    • Corrections; publicity and reviews
  • The New Handbook of English
    • Publicity and reviews
  • One Hundred Favorite Folktales
    • Publicity and reviews
  • Our Heritage of World Literature
    • Revision; production materials; publicity and reviews
  • The Pentamerone of Basile
    • Publicity and reviews
  • Regional American folklore
    • Correspondence, 1944-1950
  • Tales of North American Indians
    • Publicity and reviews
  • The Types of the Folktale (FFC 184)
    • Revision; correspondence 1959-1971
  • Book proposals
Subseries: Articles
Box 6
  • "American Folklore"
  • "Folk Literature"
  • "Folklore"
  • "Folklore" (New Catholic Encyclopedia)
  • "Folklore and Religion"
  • "Folktale Typology and the Pacific Area"
  • "Folktales and Legends"
  • Foreword
  • "Greeting to Indiana Folklore"
  • "Hypothetical Forms in Folktale Study"
  • "Mythology" (Grolier Society)
  • "Mythology" (Oxford Encyclopedia)
  • "La Organinazion Internacional de Investigaciones Folkloricas"
  • "Rituals"
  • "Variety in American Folk Tradition"
Subseries: Schoolwork
Subseries: Reviews
Subseries: Lectures
Box 6
  • Colloquium on the folktale
  • English department in the twenties
  • Folklore of the Americas: An opportunity and a challenge
  • A humanist's creed
  • Introducing folklore
  • The modern study of the folktale
  • 100 favorite folktales
  • South American tour (10 lectures)
  • Story-telling to story-writing
  • The typology of folklore
  • Varying strains of American folklore
  • Untitled
  • Announcements, 1939-1969
Subseries: Writings by Others
Box 6
  • Studies in folklore in honor of distinguished service
    • Professor Stith Thompson
    • Publicity and Reviews
  • Bibliographies
  • Publicity and reviews
  • Miscellaneous

Series: Biographical Materials

Box 7
  • Vitae, research reports, bibliographies
  • Commencement programs (Grad school--graduate; honorary degrees)
  • Memorial services programs
  • Appointment papers (1912-1968)
  • Contracts (1916-1944)
  • Honors
    • Certificates and citations
    • 70th birthday celebration
    • Name in print
    • Articles about S. Thompson
  • Travels
    • Correspondence, 1913-1965
    • Travel diaries:
      • Europe, 1937
      • South America, 1947
      • Scandinavia, 1951-1952 (See also Oversize)
      • Iceland, Denmark, Holland, 1955
      • Europe, 1956-1957
      • South America, 1960-1961
      • Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, 1962
      • Greece, 1964
      • Europe, 1969
    • Itineraries
    • Photographs:
      • Bolivia, 1947
      • Brazil, 1947
      • Venezuela, 1947
      • misc., 1947
  • Friends of Stith Thompson

Series: Societies and Conferences

Subseries: Societies
Box 7
  • American Folklore Society
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Comissao Nacional de Folclore
  • Commission Internationale des Artes et Traditions Populaires (C.I.A.P.)
  • Hoosier Folklore Society
  • Instituto Nacional de Antropologia
  • International Society for Folk Narrative Research
Box 8
  • MLA Committee on Folktales
  • New Mexico Folklore Society
  • Societe Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore (Successor to C.I.A.P.)
  • Texas Folklore Society
Subseries: Conferences
Box 8
  • All India folk-culture conference
  • American scientific congress
  • American-Yugoslav folklore seminar
  • Asian folklore conference
  • Commission Internationale des Artes et Traditions Populaires
  • Conference on the character and state of studies in folklore
  • Congress for science of folktales
  • Congress of the international comparative literature association
  • Congresso Brasileiro de folclore
  • Deutscher volkskunde-kongress
  • European conference on folklore
  • Folklore and fiction in the far west
  • Hoosier Folklore Society
  • International congress for European ethnology
  • International congress of anthropological and ethnological sciences
  • International congress of ethnography
  • International congress of folklore
  • International folk music conference
  • International Musicological Society
  • International Society for Folk Narrative Research
  • Internationales kongress der volkserzahlungsforschen
  • Kansas Folklore Society
  • Kentucky Folklore Society
  • Minority groups in the far west--their music and folklore
  • Nebraska Folklore Society
  • Nordiske folkelivs -og folkeminneforskarmote
  • Pacific science conference
  • Societe Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore
  • Summer conference on Latin American folklore
  • Texas Folklore Society
  • Western folklore conference
  • World congress of Jewish studies
Subseries: Folk Festivals
Subseries: Miscellaneous
Box 8
  • Addresses
  • Clippings
  • Fieldwork
  • Folklore programs--IU
  • Folklore programs other than IU
  • Freshman English
  • Miscellaneous

Series: Genealogy

Beauchamp family Correspondence
Box 9
  • Folder 1: 1901-1949
  • Folder 2: 1950-1971 , n.d.
  • Folder 3: Beauchamps in England before 1630
  • Folder 4: Costin Beauchamp, his brothers and descendants.
  • Folder 5: Edmund Beauchamp of Maryland and descendants to Costin
  • Folder 6: for possible additions to Beauchamp genealogy
  • Folder 7: Bodine family
  • Folder 8: Hobart family, Lincoln family
  • Folder 9: Correspondence, 1927-1971 , n.d.
  • Folder 10: Clippings
  • Folder 11: Research, McClaskey family Correspondence
  • Folder 12: 1901-1963
  • Folder 13: 1964-1971 , n.d.
  • Folder 14: Research and notes
  • Folder 15: Some McClaskey family records, Mitchell family
  • Folder 16: Correspondence, 1924-1970 , n.d.
  • Folder 17-18: Notes and documents
  • Folder 19: Mitchell, R., b. 1811
  • Folder 20: Noe family, Pipes family
  • Folder 21: Correspondence, 1950-1971
  • Folder 22: The Descendants of John Pipes, Jr.
  • Folder 23: Notes and documents, Shipley family
  • Folder 24: Correspondence, 1933-1971
  • Folder 25: Shipley and Mitchell families--miscellaneous notes; Shipley, Mitchell, and Thompson families
  • Folder 26: Published text
  • Folder 27: Correspondence
  • Folder 28: Stearman family
  • Folder 29: Stith
  • Folder 30: Stone family, Thompson family (James, John, Stephen, Stith, Virginia)
  • Folder 31: James Thompson, b. 1790
  • Folder 32-33: John Thompson, b. 1775
  • Folder 34: Stith Thompson, d. 1796
  • Folder 35: Stephen Thompson, d. 1836, Virginia Thompsons
  • Folder 36: Correspondence, 1923-1972
  • Folder 37: Notes
  • Folder 38: Faust, Noble, Lacy, and Ross families
  • Folder 39: Misc. Kentucky families; Misc. Washington, Co., and Nelson Co., Kentucky
  • Folder 40: Correspondence
  • Folder 41: Clippings
  • Folder 42: Notebook

Series: Printed Materials, 1911-1969

(Thompson, Stith)

Box 10
  • Folder 1: "Pater's Theory of Style." California Occident 61, no. 4 (December 1911) : 40-48.
  • Folder 2: 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, 1912 : 123-176. (Inscribed: "To the folks at home. With love, Stith.")
  • Folder 3
    • "The Prehistoric Development of Satire." Publications of the Folk-lore Society of Texas No. 1 (1916) : 78-95. Edited by Thompson.
    • "The Notebook System of Theme Correcting." The English Bulletin No. 4 (December 1917) : 17-22. Part of University of Texas Bulletin no. 1767, Dec. 1, 1917)
    • "Sunday School Stories Among Savages." The Texas Review 3, no. 2 (January 1918) : 109-116.
  • Folder 4
    • "European Tales among the North American Indians: A Study in the Migration of Folk-Tales." Colorado College Publication No. 34 (April-May 1919)
    • "The Indian Legend of Hiawatha." Reprinted from The Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 37, no. 1 (1922).
    • "The Best Books about the Ballad." The English Bulletin No. 10 (University of Texas Bulletin no. 2245, December 1, 1922 : 5-7).
    • Review of Volksverhalen Uit Oost-Indië (Sprookjes en Fabels) by Jan de Vries. Journal of American Folklore (1929) : 79-81. (Personal copy)
    • Program for the Premiere of "Heloise and Abelard" performed in Alumni Hall (Indiana University). May 22, 1934
    • Poem by Stith Thompson on verso of cover.
    • Review of Myths and Legends of the Bantu by Alice Werner. Reprinted from American Anthropologist 37, no. 1 (January-March 1935) : 139.
    • Review of The Heart of the Skyloo by Ottis B. Sperlin. Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 22, no. 2 (Spring 1935) : 197.
  • Folder 5
    • "Folktale Congress in Sweden." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 49, no. 191-192 (January-June 1936).
    • "Personal Notes on a Folktale Congress." Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 23, no. 1 (Winter 1936) : 1-17.
    • Review of Three Lectures on Chinese Folklore by R. D. Jameson. (March 1936)
    • Review of The Sun God Moccasin Tales by Albert B. Reagan Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 23, no. 3 (Summer 1936) : 349-350.
    • "Congress for the Study of the Folk-Tale at Lund." Reprinted from American Anthropologist 38, no. 4 (October-December 1936) : 687.
    • Review of Volkssagenforschung: Vorträge un Aufsätze by Friedrich Ranke. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 50, no. 195 (January-March 1937).
    • Review of Zuni Mythology by Ruth Benedict. Reprinted from American Anthropologist 39, no. 2 (April-June 1937) : 337-338.
  • Folder 6
    • "American Folklore after Fifty Years." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 51, no. 199 (January-March 1938) : 1-9.
    • "Folklore News." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 51, no. 199 (January-March 1938) : 95-99.
    • "Folklore News." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 52, no. 203, pg. 117.
    • "Folktale Collecting in Ireland." Southern Folklore Quarterly 2, no. 2 (June 1938) : 53-58.
    • "The International Organization of Folklore." Reprinted from Southern Folklore Quarterly 2, no. 4 (1938) : 195-198.
    • Review of Manuel de Folklore Francais Contemporain by Arnold Van Gennep. Reprinted from Journal of American Folklore (1939) (2 copies)
    • "Folklore and Literature." Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 55, no. 3 (September 1940) : 866-874.
    • 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).
    • "Folklore of the Americas: An Opportunity and a Challenge." Proceedings of the Eighth American Scientific Congress (1941).
    • Review of Svenska Sagor och Sägner by Kungl. Gaestav Adolfs Akademien. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 52, no. 204 (1941).
    • "Some Recent Publications from Argentina." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 54 (1941) : 86. (2 copies)
    • Review of European Balladry by William J. Entwistle. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1941) : 207-208.
    • "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, 1941 : 106-123.
    • Galley sheets of Shipley's Encyclopedia "Folktale," "Folklore," "Mythology," "Historical-Geographical Method" 1942
    • Review of The Dance of Death in Folksong by Henri Stegemeier. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1943).
  • Folder 7
    • "Women Students in War Time." The Eleusis of Chi Omega 47, no. 2 (May 1945) : 273-275.
    • "Folklore and Minnesota History." Reprinted from Minnesota History (June 1945) : 97-105.
    • "The Scholar in a New World." The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta 69, no. 2 (February 1946).
    • and Tabor, Edward O. "Paul Bunyan in 1910." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (April-June 1946) : 134.
    • Review of Folktale, Fiction, and Saga in the Homeric Epics by Rhys Carpenter. Reprinted from Western Folklore (1948) : 313-314.
    • "Folklore in South America." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (July-September 1948) : 256-260.
    • "John Avery Lomax (1867-1948)." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (July-September 1948) : 305-306.
    • "Folklore--Classification and then what?" Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (October-December 1949) : 423.
    • "The Future of Folklore Research in the United States." Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 93, no. 3 (1949) : 244-247.
  • Folder 8
    • Review of A Harvest of World Folktales Edited by Milton Rugoff. Reprinted from Folklore and Folklorists (April 1950) : 181.
    • "Folklore Conferences at Indiana University." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (October-December 1950) : 459.
    • "Story-writers and Story-tellers." Reprinted from Philologica: The Malone Anniversary Studies (1950) : 228-234.
    • "Folklore at Mid-century." Reprinted from Midwest Folklore (1950) : 5-12.
    • Review of Ritual Magic by E. M. Butler. Clip sheet from Modern Language Quarterly 12, no. 3 (September 1951) : 361.
    • 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 (October 1951) : 412.
    • Review of A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong by Charles Haywood. Reprinted from American Anthropologist 53, no. 4 (October-December 1951) : 553-554.
    • Review of Heavy Hangs the Golden Grain by Seumas MacManus. Reprinted from Western Folklore (October 1951).
    • Review of English Riddles from Oral Tradition by Archer Taylor. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 51, no. 2 (April 1952) : 242-244.
    • "Folktales and Legends" Reprinted from The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore Vol. 1, 1952.
    • "Folklore and Folk Festivals." Reprinted from Midwest Folklore 4, no. 1 (n.d.) : 6-12.
    • 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 (July-September 1953) : 275.
    • "Advances in Folklore Studies." Reprinted from Kroeber, (ed.) Anthropology Today. University of Chicago Press, 1953 : 587-596.
    • "The Beauchamp Family." Reprinted from The Filson Club History Quarterly 28, no. 2 (April 1954) : 1-39.
    • Review of The Oldest Stories in the World by Theodor H. Gaster. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 67, no. 264 (April-June 1954) : 225-226.
    • Review of "American Folksongs of Protest" by John Greenway. A. H. R. (?) (1954).
    • 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 (September 1954) : 194-197.
  • Folder 9
    • "The Indian Legends since 'Hiawatha.'" Michigan History 39, no. 4 (December 1955) : 462-463.
    • "Sigurd B. Hustvedt, 1882-1954." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1955) : 200.
    • "Myths and Folktales." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1955) : 482-488.
    • "Recollections of an Itinerant Folklorist." Address to the Texas Folklore Society, May 20, 1956.
    • 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 (October-December 1956) : 398.
    • "Can Religion Surmount Folklore?" The Christian Unitarian Register 136, no. 1 (January-February 1957) : 10.
    • "The Study of Primitive Storytelling: Its Present Status and Future Directions." Reprinted from Folk-Liv (1957-1958).
    • "Comparative Problems in Oral Literature." Reprinted from the Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature No. 7, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1958.
    • Prepared Comments for the Journal of American Folklore 72, no. 285 (July-September 1959) : 232.
  • Folder 10
    • Review of Legend Builders of the West by Arthur M. Young. Galley sheet from the Classical Journal 55, no. 4 (January 1960) : 192.
    • "The Historian and the Genealogist." The Filson Club History Quarterly 34, no. 2 (April 1960) : 160-165.
    • 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 (Summer 1960) : 367.
    • "1930: A National Survey of Freshman English." College English 22, no. 2 (November 1960) : 78-80.
    • "The Significance of Near Eastern Folklore." Reprinted from Biblical and Jewish Folklore (1960).
    • "Fifty Years of Folktale Indexing." Reprinted from Humaniora: Essays in Literature, Folklore, Bibliography (1960) : 49-57.
  • Folder 11
    • Review of Cuentos Folkloricos de la Argentina. Journal of American Folklore 74, no. 292 (April-June 1961) : 173-174.
    • "Folklore Trends in Scandinavia." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1961) : 313-320.
    • Review of German Folktales Collected and edited by the Grimm Brothers. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology (January 1962) : 116.
    • Correspondence, Journal of American Folklore 76, no. 300 (April-June 1963) : 182.
    • 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 (October 1963) : 889-890.
    • Review of Dancas do Norte e do Sul by Zärde Maciel de Castro. Reprinted from Western Folklore 23, no. 1 (January 1964) : 59.
    • "American Folk Tradition." The Review (Indiana University Bulletin) 6, no. 2 (February 1964) : 1-15.
    • Review of Die Volkserzählung: Märchen, Sage, Legende, Schwash by Von Leopold Schmidt. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 63, no. 3 (July 1964) : 595-596.
    • "The Challenge of Folklore." Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 79, no. 4, part 1 (September 1964) : 357-365.
  • Folder 12
    • "Folktale Typology and the Pacific Area." Reprint from Folklore Studies in Honor of Arthur Palmer Hudson. Chapel Hill, 1965 : 11-18.
    • Obituary of J. Frank Dobie, 1888-1964. Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore (1965).
    • "A Humanist's Creed." Unitarian Universalist Church Sermon Series (February 1966).
    • "American Folk Tradition." In Folklore ed. by Charles D. Blaney. Indiana Council of Teachers of English, 1966.
    • "An Office Boy Remembers 1902." The Indiana University Bookman No. 8 (March 1967) : 7-9.
    • 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 (January 1967) : 107-108.
  • Folder 13
    • "On MacEdward Leach, 1892-1967." Reprinted from the Journal of American Folklore 81, no. 320 (April-June 1968) : 119.
    • Personal (photo) copy of "Reminiscences of an Octogenerian Folklorist" by Hari S. Upadhyaya. Reprinted from Asian Folklore Studies 27, no. 2 (1968).
    • Review of Formen der 'Volkspoesie' by Von Hermann Bausinger. Reprinted from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology 68, no. 2 (March 1969) : 373.
  • Folder 14
    • "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, 1970 : 277-288.
    • "Unfinished Business: The Folktale." Reprinted from Medieval Literature and Folklore (1970) : 213-221.
  • Folder 15
    • Foreword. Indiana Folklore 4, no. 1 (1971) : 1-2.
Subseries: Foreign Publications (1934-1969)
  • Folder 16
    • Handwörterbuch des deutschen Märchens 1934.(2 copies)
    • "Fassung (Variante)." Handwörterbuch des deutschen Märchens (n.d.)
    • "Gegenspieler." Handwörterbuch des deutschen Märchens (n.d.)
    • "Purpose and Importance of an Index of Types and Motifs." Folk-Liv No. 1 (1938) : 103-108.
  • Folder 17
    • "Por qué Estudiamos el Folklore?" Conferencia 11, no. 6-9 (June-December 1947) : 84-93.
    • "Desarrollos Recientes de los Estudios Folklóricos en los Estados Unidos." Revista Venezolana de Folklore 1, no. 2 (July-December 1947) : 3-12.
    • "El Cuento Folklorico." Separata de la Revista de la Universidad de Buenos Aires 1, no. 2 (1947) : 235-272.
  • Folder 18
    • "La Mitologia." Folklore Americas 11, no. 1 (June 1951) : 1-15.
    • "The Star Husband Tale." Etrait de Laos II (1952) : 7-10.
    • "La Leyenda." Folklore Americas 12, no. 1 (June 1952) : 3-11.
    • "The Star Husband Tale." Studia Septentrionalia 4 (1953) : 93-163.
    • "Advances in Folklore Studies." Il Tesaur 5, no. 4-6 (July-December 1953).
  • Folder 19
    • "Narrative Motif-analysis as a Folklore Method." FF Communications 64, no. 161 (1955) : 4-9.
    • Review of "Folklore de las Americas" by Felix Coluccio. Erasmus 9, no. 1-2 (1956) : 43.
    • Overdruk uit Volk skunde ? 1959
    • "Report on the Revision of the Types of the Folktale." Internationaler Kongreß der Volkserzählungsforscher in Kiel und Kopenhagen. (1959) : 428-431.
    • "El Metodo de Clasificar y Archivar los Cuentos Folkloricos." Congresso Internacional de Folklore (1960).
  • Folder 20
    • "Colloquium on the Folktale." Actas do Congresso Internacional de Etnografia (1963).
    • Review of Thompson's work: The Types of the Folktale by J. Van Haver. Leuvense Bijdragen (1965).
    • "As Metas do Folclore." Separata da Revista Brasileira de Folclore 5, no. 11 (January-April 1965) : 33-48.
    • "De Wekroep van de Volkskunde." Volkskunde No. 1 (1966) : 1-19.
  • Folder 21
    • "Icelandic Parallels among the Northeastern Algonquians: A Reconsideration." Offprint of Nordica et Anglica (1967) : 133-139.
    • "Planes Preliminares para un Servicio de Folklore en Venezuela." Archivos Venezolanos de Folklore No. 8 (1967).
    • "Hypothetical Forms in Folktale Study." Volksüberlieferung (1968) : 369-372.
    • "Story-telling to Story-writing." Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (1969) : 433-442.
    • 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:
    • Congreso Internacional de Ethnografia, Portugal, July 10-16, 1963
    • Unidentified poster in Hebrew
    • Stith Thompson lecture at SUNY-Buffalo, Feb. 27, 1969
    • Stith Thompson lecture in Colombia, SA, Feb. 13, 1961
Oversize 3
  • Scrapbook containing clippings ca. 1904

Series: Additions

Box 11
  • Folder 1: Biographical - funeral service program for Stith; photo of 1890 school house and family tombstone, biographies, photograph and information about bust.
  • Folder 2: Bibliography, Correspondence
  • Folder 3: Louise to daughters (mostly), 1933-1935 (photocopies)
  • Folder 4-6: Stith to Louise, 1917, 1918, and 1931 (photocopies)
  • Folder 7-9: Louise to Stith, 1916-1919 (photocopies)
  • Folder 10: Family, 1917-1920(photocopies)
  • Folder 11: Misc. letters to Stith, 1951, 1971-1975
  • Folder 12: Sympathy cards and letters upon Louise's death, 1974
  • Folder 13: Sympathy cards and letters upon Stith's death, 1976; Photographs
  • Folder 14: Six photographs. Includes several of Stith as young man

Writings

Arranged in chronological order.

Box 11
  • Folder 15: The Stith Thompsons on a Folklore Expedition in Europe, 1937: diary by Louise Thompson
  • Folder 16: South American Journey, 1947
  • Folder 17-18: A Half Year in Scandinavia by Louise Thompson. June 1951-Feb. 1952, (2 copies)
  • Folder 19: "Iceland, Denmark, Holland:" 1955, by Stith and Louise Thompson
  • Folder 20: Folklorist's Progress, by Stith Thompson, 1956
  • Folder 21: Doing Europe on a Guggenheim, 1956-1957, diary by Louise Thompson
  • Folder 22: Further Adventures in Europe of the Stith Thompsons, Summer 1959
Box 12
  • Folder 1: South America Revisited by the Stith Thompsons, 1960-1961: diary by Louise Thompson
  • Folder 2: "Holland, Belgium, France, Italy," 1962, by Louise Thompson
  • Folder 3: "Greece," 1964, by Louise Thompson
  • Folder 4: Second Wind, A Sequel After Ten Years to Folklorist's Progress, April 1966
  • Folder 5: Six weeks in Europe, 1967, by Louise Thompson
  • Folder 6: Miscellaneous writings. Includes: A Humanist's creed, by Stith Thompson; Guestbooks and scrapbooks
  • Folder 7: 1918, Wedding guestbook
  • Folder 8-11: 1935-1976, scrapbook of clippings, programs, etc. for Stith (disassembled)
  • Folder 12: 1946, scrapbook of Folklore Institute
  • Folder 13-18: 1968, 50th Wedding anniversary, includes scrapbook (disassembled), guestbook, cards and letters, clippings, photographs, book of poems by Sue Letsinger
  • Folder 19: 1974, funeral service guestbook for Louise
  • Folder 20: 1975, scrapbook commemorating Stith's 90th birthday (disassembled); Miscellaneous
  • Folder 21: Clippings
  • Folder 22: Postcards (blank), mostly of other countries
  • Folder 23: Printed
  • Folder 24: Travel brochures, menus, etc.
  • Folder 25: Miscellany
Oversize 2
  • Scrapbook commemorating Stith's 80th birthday, 1965
Oversize 3
  • Clippings from foreign newspapers about folklore, 1943-1959
Oversize 4
  • Scrapbook of certificates and citations, 1935-1970
Box 13
  • Scrapbook thanking Stith Thompson, from delegates of the Midcentury Folklore Conference, Bloomington, IN, July 22-Aug. 5, 1950
  • Stith Thompson Memorial Resolution
  • Correspondence, 1950, 1975, 1984
  • Correspondence on Centenary, 1984-1985
  • Meeting programs, 1950, 1954
  • Interview transcript
  • Travel writings
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Folk Literature correspondence and excerpts, 1969
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Printed materials
  • Photographs
  • Notes and maps
  • Notes on tale types
  • Monographs on tale types

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