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Thompson, S. mss., 1911-1976

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

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Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

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.

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: Box 6 Schoolwork

Subseries: Box 6 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: Box 8 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 

Box 9
Folder 2

1950-1971 , n.d.

Box 9
Folder 3

Beauchamps in England before 1630 

Box 9
Folder 4

Costin Beauchamp, his brothers and descendants.

Box 9
Folder 5

Edmund Beauchamp of Maryland and descendants to Costin

Box 9
Folder 6

for possible additions to Beauchamp genealogy

Box 9
Folder 7

Bodine family

Box 9
Folder 8

Hobart family

Lincoln family

Box 9
Folder 9

Correspondence, 1927-1971 , n.d.

Box 9
Folder 10

Clippings

Box 9
Folder 11

Research

McClaskey family

Correspondence,

Box 9
Folder 12

1901-1963 

Box 9
Folder 13

1964-1971 , n.d.

Box 9
Folder 14

Research and notes

Box 9
Folder 15

Some McClaskey family records

Mitchell family

Box 9
Folder 16

Correspondence, 1924-1970 , n.d.

Box 9
Folder 17-18

Notes and documents

(2 folders)


Box 9
Folder 19

Mitchell, R., b. 1811

Box 9
Folder 20

Noe family

Pipes family

Box 9
Folder 21

Correspondence, 1950-1971 

Box 9
Folder 22

The Descendants of John Pipes, Jr.

Box 9
Folder 23

Notes and documents

Shipley family

Box 9
Folder 24

Correspondence, 1933-1971 

Box 9
Folder 25

Shipley and Mitchell families--miscellaneous notes

Shipley, Mitchell, and Thompson families

Box 9
Folder 26

Published text

Box 9
Folder 27

Correspondence

Box 9
Folder 28

Stearman family

Box 9
Folder 29

Stith

Box 9
Folder 30

Stone family

Thompson family

(James, John, Stephen, Stith, Virginia)


Box 9
Folder 31

James Thompson, b. 1790

Box 9
Folder 32-33

John Thompson, b. 1775

(2 folders)


Box 9
Folder 34

Stith Thompson, d. 1796

Box 9
Folder 35

Stephen Thompson, d. 1836

Virginia Thompsons

Box 9
Folder 36

Correspondence, 1923-1972 

Box 9
Folder 37

Notes

Box 9
Folder 38

Faust, Noble, Lacy, and Ross families

Box 9
Folder 39

Misc. Kentucky families

Misc. Washington, Co., and Nelson Co., Kentucky

Box 9
Folder 40

Correspondence

Box 9
Folder 41

Clippings

Box 9
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.

Box 10
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.")


Box 10
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.

Box 10
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.

Box 10
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.

Box 10
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). 

Box 10
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Folder 15

Foreword. Indiana Folklore 4, no. 1 (1971) : 1-2.

Subseries: Foreign Publications (1934-1969) 

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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.

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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.

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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). 

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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). 

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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.

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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.

Box 11
Folder 2

Bibliography

Correspondence

Box 11
Folder 3

Louise to daughters (mostly), 1933-1935 

(photocopies)


Box 11
Folder 4-6

Stith to Louise, 1917,   1918,  and 1931. 

(photocopies)


Box 11
Folder 7-9

Louise to Stith, 1916-1919 

(photocopies)


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Folder 10

Family, 1917-1920 

(photocopies)


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Folder 11

Misc. letters to Stith, 1951,   1971-1975 

Box 11
Folder 12

Sympathy cards and letters upon Louise's death, 1974 

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Folder 13

Sympathy cards and letters upon Stith's death, 1976 

Photographs

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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


Box 11
Folder 16

South American Journey, 1947 

Box 11
Folder 17-18

A Half Year in Scandinavia by Louise Thompson. June 1951-Feb. 1952,  

(2 copies)


Box 11
Folder 19

"Iceland, Denmark, Holland:" 1955, by Stith and Louise Thompson

Box 11
Folder 20

Folklorist's Progress, by Stith Thompson, 1956 

Box 11
Folder 21

Doing Europe on a Guggenheim, 1956-1957,  

diary by Louise Thompson


Box 11
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


Box 12
Folder 2

"Holland, Belgium, France, Italy," 1962,  by Louise Thompson

Box 12
Folder 3

"Greece," 1964, by Louise Thompson

Box 12
Folder 4

Second Wind, A Sequel After Ten Years to Folklorist's Progress, April 1966 

Box 12
Folder 5

Six weeks in Europe, 1967,  by Louise Thompson

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Folder 6

Miscellaneous writings.

Includes: A Humanist's creed, by Stith Thompson


Guestbooks and scrapbooks

Box 12
Folder 7

1918,  

Wedding guestbook


Box 12
Folder 8-11

1935-1976,  

scrapbook of clippings, programs, etc. for Stith (disassembled)


Box 12
Folder 12

1946,  

scrapbook of Folklore Institute


Box 12
Folder 13-18

1968,  

50th Wedding anniversary, includes scrapbook (disassembled), guestbook, cards and letters, clippings, photographs, book of poems by Sue Letsinger


Box 12
Folder 19

1974,  

funeral service guestbook for Louise


Box 12
Folder 20

1975,  

scrapbook commemorating Stith's 90th birthday (disassembled)


Miscellaneous

Box 12
Folder 21

Clippings

Box 12
Folder 22

Postcards (blank), mostly of other countries

Box 12
Folder 23

Printed

Box 12
Folder 24

Travel brochures, menus, etc.

Box 12
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