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Collection Title: Stout (Wilbur White) Papers

Collection Number: M137

Dates: 1766; 1821; 1827; and ca. 1911-1965

Volume: ca. 7.0 cu. ft.

Provenance: The materials in this collection were donated to the University of Southern Mississippi by Mrs. Pauline Rogers Stout, widow of Dr. Wilbur W. Stout, in approximately 1971.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

Wilbur White Stout was one of the most colorful and controversial individuals ever to dispense knowledge at the University of Southern Mississippi. As a professor of English from 1944 to 1965, and Chairman of the Division of Language and Literature from 1944 to 1950, his unique personality and unorthodox teaching methods made him a campus legend.

Dr. Stout was born on September 27, 1898, in Yadkinville, North Carolina. His parents were Henry Clay Stout and Martha Thompson Stout, both of whom were teachers in the Burlington, North Carolina public schools. His only sibling was a sister, Agnes. Stout attended the public schools in Burlington, graduating from high school in 1917. He then entered the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he spent the next nine years earning B. A. (1921); M. A. (1922); and Ph.D (1926) degrees in English. While at UNC, he was a member of the original "Carolina Playmakers", a dramatic group founded by Professor Frederick H. Koch. Among his classmates were Thomas Wolfe and Paul Green, who became renowned playwrights.

Upon leaving UNC, Stout taught briefly at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia, then joined the faculty of Concord State College, also in West Virginia. He later taught at Kentucky Wesleyan, Mercer University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Southwestern at Memphis. While at Concord State, Dr. Stout met his future bride, Pauline Rogers, who was a student in one of his classes, and after an eight-year courtship, they were married on September 1, 1936, in Princeton, West Virginia. No children were born of the union.

In 1944, Dr. Stout (known universally as "Doc") joined the faculty of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) as a professor of English, and Chairman of the Division of Language and Literature, which encompassed English, Journalism, Speech, Library Science, Foreign Languages, and later, the Institute of Latin American Studies.

Doc was, first and foremost, an individualist. He believed that a well-educated person was one who could stand on his own feet and think for himself, and his classroom demeanor was designed to impart that philosophy to his students. To that end, he felt justified in using provocative means, and during his tenure at MSC-USM, he built a reputation as an eccentric by employing unusual and sometimes bizarre teaching methods. For example, he would walk into class; toss an orange at a student; and tell the student to make an impromptu speech on the subject. At other times, he would climb into the classroom over the transom to get the students' attention, or hide in a large cardboard box at the back of the room to see if anyone would be curious enough to check the contents. It is also said that he often used sarcasm to jolt students out of their complacency. But the most oft-told-tale about Doc concerns a dog that wandered into his second floor classroom in College Hall. Doc is said to have picked up the dog; crossed to a window; and dropped the animal to the ground. (according to the story, the dog landed safely on all four feet). The class was then instructed to write an essay about the dog's thoughts as it was falling.

Understandably, Doc's methods were called into question on more than one occasion, the most extreme being a situation in which the father of a student felt that Stout had insulted his son. The irate parent reportedly brought a gun on campus for the express purpose of shooting the offending professor. Fortunately, the situation was resolved without bloodshed.

In 1950, Stout was replaced as Chairman of the Division of Language and Literature by Dr. Thomas D. Young, and undoubtedly his unconventional tactics provided the impetus for the move. Doc remained as a professor of English, but it has been suggested that some animosity existed between the two men as a result. Nonetheless, Stout and Young collaborated in 1951 to create a literary map of Mississippi which was endorsed by the Mississippi Education Association, and was subsequently purchased by numerous schools and libraries.

Despite his penchant for conflict, Dr. Stout's contributions to the University of Southern Mississippi were many and varied. In 1946, he instituted the English Tutorial System, which featured weekly sessions with tutors, rather than conventional classes. He served on the Graduate School faculty, and assisted with campus publications, such as the Southerner and the Student Printz. In addition, he directed dramatics for several years, and gave freely of his time and energy to build stage sets and operate sound and lighting systems for campus productions. He was considered knowledgeable in the field of music, and worked closely with the Music Department. He also participated in decorating campus buildings at Christmas, and once climbed the dome atop the Administration Building to install speakers for playing Christmas carols. (It is said that he slipped a Chinese funeral march in with the carols that year.)

During the late 1950's and early 1960's, Doc mounted an all out effort to establish an outdoor theater on college-owned property. In connection with this project, he wrote a column for the Hattiesburg American entitled "Outdoor Drama" from approximately 1954 to 1961. The fact that the necessary financial support for the project never materialized was one of the major disappointments of his life. However, due largely to Doc's efforts, a new golf course and lake were built on the property.

Coupled with his interest in building an outdoor theater was the desire to provide an original drama for its initial production. The subject chosen was Red Eagle, Creek Indian chief defeated by Andrew Jackson at Horseshoe Bend. Col. Eugene A. Wink, a graduate student at MSC who planned to use Red Eagle as the subject of his masters thesis, agreed to write the script. Subsequently, both Wink and Stout did extensive research on Indian tribes native to the southeastern United States, with emphasis on the Creeks of Alabama, and both wrote several plays and short stories about Red Eagle.

Doc enjoyed reading, listening to music, writing book reviews, and gardening. He was active in the Hattiesburg Community Drama Association, and was a member of the Hattiesburg Rotary Club and Alpha Psi Omega fraternity. He attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg, and though he never became a member, he initiated a fund-raising project to replace the church's antiquated organ. In addition, Doc was an aspiring author. He wrote numerous short stories and plays, and among his published works are a play, "In Dixon's Kitchen", written in 1922, while he was a student at UNC, and an article entitled, "Lamhatty's Road Map", which appeared in the April, 1964 edition of Southern Quarterly.

Doc retired in June, 1963, but continued to teach on a part time basis. He died on July 7, 1965, due to complications following surgery, and is interred in the Burlington City Cemetery, Burlington, North Carolina. On November 3, 1967, Wilbur Stout Hall, consisting of two lecture halls, was dedicated in honor of his twenty-one years of service to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Wilbur White Stout was a complex individual whom it would be impossible to adequately describe in a limited space. He was over six feet tall, with a full head of thick white hair. He smoked a corncob pipe; wore a battered felt hat; and reportedly relished his reputation as an eccentric. A colleague described him as "a man who never did what he didn't want to do", and his widow, Mrs. Pauline Stout, likened him to James Hilton's "Mr. Chips." But in the final analysis, Doc's persona was probably most aptly defined by former local journalist, Percy D. East, who said "Those who know and understand this white-haired professor swear by him. Those who do not know and understand him swear at him.

Books:

A copy of Dr. Wilbur White Stout's book The Princess of the Wind -- And Her Children (Hattiesburg, Miss.: Mississippi Southern College, 19--), call number PS2949.S76 P75 1900z, is available in the McCain Library.

Scope and Content:

This collection focuses primarily on Dr. Wilbur White Stout's interest in Native Americans and the theater, but also contains academic, historical, and personal information. While there are several items in the collection dated in the late eighteenth, and early nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the bulk of materials are confined to the period 1945-1965. The collection features a topical arrangement, and has been divided into six major series.

Series I: General Information (Boxes 1 & 2)

The majority of the materials in this series are of a personal nature, and include photographs, personal data, newsclippings and correspondence, plus seven short stories and numerous book reviews written by Dr. Stout. Among the photographs are several snapshots of Stout during the 1950's, photos of an oil portrait of Creek Indian princess, Sehoy, two photos of Charles Weatherford (son of Red Eagle), and several photos of Indian flutes. Newsclippings consist of articles written about Dr. Stout and/or the University of Southern Mississippi. Worthy of note are several biographical sketches of Stout, an April Fool spoof in which Stout is the central character (Mar. 30, 1945), and two 1955 editorials -- one endorsing Dr. R. A. McLemore for president of Mississippi Southern College, and the other denouncing Dr. R. C. Cook's quest for the same office. The correspondence provides a showcase for Stout's letter-writing style, which is often comical, candid, and curt. Examples of this style are a letter to the Hammond Organ Company (Nov. 30, 1957) and a series of letters to Andrew Turnbull (June 10 - July, 1963) in which Stout shares his memories of playwright, Thomas Wolfe. Other items of interest are royalty statements for Stout's Play, "In Dixon's Kitchen"; a copy of the Literary Map of Mississippi created by Stout and Dr. T. D. Young in 1951; maps of the MSC farm and recreational area; mementoes from Mercer University and the University of North Carolina; and three folders of music-related items (scores, folk music catalogs, and information concerning the bagpipe).

Series II: Academics (Boxes 2 - 4)

This series is composed of materials related to Stout's activities as a professor of English. The series begins with correspondence, which again demonstrates Stout's particular flair. A typical example among correspondence concerning students is an exchange between Stout and head football coach, Thad "Pie" Vann, concerning the conduct of athletes on scholarship (Sept. 15th & 18th, 1961). Next are course outlines detailing various English courses, an exam schedule, a summary of final grades in the English Department, and a folder containing individual class schedules of high school boys in grades nine through twelve (the purpose of these class schedules is not known). These items are followed by synopses of music used by Stout in his classes, including the works of such classical composers as Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, and Wagner, as well as the more contemporary Igor Stravinsky. Instructional materials in the series reflect the types of prose and poetry studied in Stout's classes and his efforts to correlate literature and music. Unique among the instructional materials are a series of classroom lectures on sound discs which were used by the English Department at MSC in approximately 1950. The voice on the recordings has been identified as that of J. T. Palmer, an instructor in the English Department, and subjects of the lectures are eighteenth century music, and English and Italian sonnets. Of additional interest is a reel-to-reel recording of a literary festival held on the MSC campus in April 1953, featuring speeches by J. F. Bozard, Kermit Hunter, and Karl Shapiro. Also in the series are short stories, plays, research papers, and an eighth grade lesson plan written by students of Stout. Newsclippings and articles in the series relate primarily to well-known authors such as William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Mark Twain, and Sinclair Lewis. Educational Publications date from 1931-1962, and among the titles are Aim: A Journal of Inspired Education; The American Scholar; College News and Views; Mississippi Educational Advance; South Atlantic Bulletin; and Singers in the Dawn: A Brief Anthology of American Negro Poetry. Dispersed throughout the series are miscellaneous items such as a copy of the Picture Bulletin of the Mississippi Southern College Graduate Faculty (ca. 1950); a pamphlet entitled "Language and Literature at Mississippi Southern"; musical scores for "Alma Mater" and "Southern to the Top"; a speech entitled "In Defense of the Humanities, or the Forgotten Men of Modern Education"; and a packet entitled "Fact-Writing, Case History # 1", which is a step-by-step guide for students of factual writing. (1946).

Series III: Theater (Boxes 5 - 7)

Series III is comprised of materials related to the theater in general, as well as items pertaining to Stout's proposed outdoor theater. Among the materials are correspondence, newsclippings, speeches, maps and drawings of the proposed outdoor theater, publications, theatrical articles, and a series of programs and brochures. Correspondence in this series is devoted primarily to efforts to establish an outdoor theater at MSC, and Dr. Stout's activities in connection with the Hattiesburg Drama Association. There is a significant amount of correspondence between Stout and Kermit Hunter of the University of North Carolina, who was considered an authority on outdoor drama. Newsclippings consist chiefly of Stout's column "Outdoor Drama" (1954-1961), but also include other theater-related articles by Stout and various other authors. These are followed by a map and drawings showing the location and design of the proposed theater. Publications are next, and among them are Dramatic Workshop, Playbill, and Southern Theatre News. Theatrical articles consist of reviews of both traditional and outdoor plays. Examples are the entire text of Arthur Miller's "After the Fall", plus three reviews of the play, and an article on Japanese "Noh" theater. The majority of programs and brochures in the series are from outdoor productions such as "The Lost Colony", "Unto These Hills", and "Wilderness Road", but there are also programs from such traditional indoor productions as "Auntie Mame", "Hamlet", and "Macbeth." Also included is a small collection of programs and brochures from plays produced by the Carolina Playmakers of the University of North Carolina, plus a copy of "The Carolina Playbook", which provides a history of the Carolina Playmakers from 1918-1944. Other noteworthy items are materials relating to the Southeastern Theatre Conference, which Stout attended on a regular basis; information concerning operation of an outdoor theater; a speech by Frederick H. Koch, founder of the Carolina Playmakers; and three speeches by Wilbur Stout. Notable among Stout's speeches is "The Negro in the Temple of Democracy" (ca. 1951). The final item in the series is a selection of postcards portraying various outdoor theaters and scenes from outdoor productions.

Series IV: Native Americans (Boxes 8 - 12)

Series IV is the largest in the collection, and represents several years' research on tribes native to the southeastern United States, particularly the Creeks of Alabama. A significant amount of the research traces the history of the Creek War and the genealogy of William Weatherford (also known as Red Eagle). Red Eagle was the great grandson of Sehoy, Princess of the Wind Clan, and interestingly, Sehoy was the name chosen for the lake built at the USM golf course. Research materials in this series consist of printed matter as well as Dr. Stout's personal notes. Other items in the series are correspondence, short stories written by Stout, newsclippings, articles, publications, brochures, postcards, graphic materials, music, maps, the Cherokee alphabet, the Choctaw "Indian Lord's Prayer", artifacts, and memorabilia. Much of the correspondence in this series is between Stout and various repositories of historical information, and reflects his dogged pursuit of Red Eagle's ancestors. Short stories in the series are by-products of Stout's research, and bear such titles as "The Princess of the Wind and Her Children" and "Son of Red Eagle." A folder of newsclippings contains several interesting articles on the Choctaws of Mississippi and Red Eagle. Examples of articles copied from periodicals are "Drums of the Toli", which concerns Mississippi Choctaws, and an article about Red Eagle's famous leap into the Alabama River aboard his horse, Arrow. Publications in this series include several particularly esoteric titles. Among them are Ceremonial songs of the Creek and Yuchi Indians; The Cherokees; Laws of the Creek Nation; and This is the American Indian. The heart of the series is the research materials in boxes 10, 11, and 12. Box 10 contains primarily materials photocopied from various historical publications, and the first two folders deal with the histories of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Folder three concerns French forts in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Folders four through nine contain materials on the Creek tribe, including topical history, battles, the Creek War, and Red Eagle family members, (e.g., Alexander and Lachlan McGillivray, Peter McQueen and the Weatherfords). Folder 10 is devoted to the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, and folders 11 and 12 contain alphabetically arranged biographical and genealogical information on various ancestors and descendants of Red Eagle. Folder 13 houses printed materials on miscellaneous topics, and the remainder of the series (boxes 11 & 12) consists of Dr. Stout's personal notes - some typed and some handwritten. Box 11 contains chronologies of events, additional biographical and genealogical information, and miscellaneous topics. Box 12 holds a collection of 4" x 6" note cards arranged alphabetically by subject, followed by a chronology of historic events and a bibliography of sources. Other noteworthy items placed intermittently in the series are several nice watercolor drawings by MSC student, Kay Freeman; a reel-to-reel recording of Choctaw dances; a photographic copy of the original "Lamhatty's Road Map"; part of an Indian loom; and two Choctaw stick ball sticks.

Series V: Red Eagle (Box 13)

Series V consists almost exclusively of plays and short stories about Red Eagle written by Stout and Col. Eugene Wink. Completing the series are newsclippings, production notes, graphic materials, and music scores -- all related to a proposed outdoor production about Red Eagle.

Series VI: History (Box 14)

Series VI pertains to Mississippi and American history, and the most interesting item therein is a reel-to-reel recording of a memorial service held for Senator Theodore G. Bilbo (D-Miss.) in a joint session of the Mississippi House and Senate on February 9, 1948. Also in the series are an article concerning the John Ford Home in Marion County, Mississippi, and one entitled "The Story of Pascagoula." Newsclippings cover such topics as Andrew Jackson, the Natchez Trace, Amite County, Mississippi's sesquicentennial celebration, and civil rights (including articles documenting integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962). A wide range of subjects and personalities are explored in the two folders of articles copied from periodicals. Among them are the Revolutionary War; the Civil War; homes of various presidents; Jamestown, Virginia; El Dorado, Arkansas; the 145th anniversary of Liberty, Mississippi; The John Ford House; the Sevier family of Tennessee; Abraham Lincoln; and Daniel Boone. Publications in the series include a selection of small booklets concerning public buildings in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The Capitol describes the building in which the Virginia General Assembly met from 1704-1779; The Governor's Palace details the house built in 1705 to house Virginia's governors when Williamsburg was the state's capital. The Public Gaol chronicles the history of the Williamsburg prison from 1704-1779, and The Raleigh Tavern concerns a large tavern built prior to 1742, and named for Sir Walter Raleigh. Maps in the series are of historic Boston, British West Florida, and Augusta, Georgia. Other items of interest are photographic copies of pages from the Tuscumbia (Alabama) Patriot (1827), edited by Henry S. Foote who later became governor of Mississippi, and a photographic copy of the Floridian (Aug. 18, 1821). Rounding out the series are brochures and postcards advertising sites of historic interest in Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana.

This collection reveals much about the diverse interests of Dr. Wilbur White Stout, and would be of particular value to researchers of outdoor theater, or Native American tribes of the southeastern United States. In addition, the Academic series contains good examples of course outlines and types of instructional materials used by Stout from approximately 1939-1963.

Photograph Log: Available.

Box and Folder List:
Series I: General Information (ca.1920-1965)
   
Box 1  
Folder 1 Photographs: M137-1 through M137-19
Folder 2 Photographs: M137-20 through M137-38
Folder 3 Photographs: M137-39 through M137-63
Folder 4 Correspondence (Aug. 23, 1946 - Nov. 26, 1953)
Folder 5 Correspondence (Mar. 8, 1954 - Aug. 21, 1961)
Folder 6 Correspondence (Feb. 18 - Dec. 4, 1963)
Folder 7 Correspondence (Jan. 21, 1964 - Apr. 17, 1965)
Folder 8 Personal Data: Dr. Stout's University of Southern Mississippi salary authorization (1963; 1965)
Folder 9 Personal Data: Alpha Psi Omega membership certificate (Jan. 28, 1940)
Folder 10 Personal Data: Royalty statements for "In Dixon's Kitchen" (1958; 1961)
Folder 11 Newsclippings: Articles about Dr. Stout (1945 - 1956; undated)
Folder 12 Newsclippings: Articles about Mississippi Southern College/University of Southern Mississippi (ca. 1945 - 1965; undated)
Folder 13 Newsclippings: Confidential, not for publication or release (1963-64)
Folder 14 Newsclippings: Book reviews by Wilbur Stout (1948 - 1964)
Folder 15 Typescripts of book reviews by Wilbur Stout (1960 - 1963; undated)
Folder 16 Booklet: Editorial reprints from the Petal Paper, by P. D. East (1957; 1959)
Folder 17 Short Story: "Ask Horace Hornbuckle", by W. W. Stout
Folder 18 Short Story: "The Crapaudine Tapestry", by W. W. Stout
Folder 19 Short Story: "Fiesta", by W. W. Stout
Folder 20 Short Story: "Grandfather Toad", by W. W. Stout
Folder 21 Short Story: "Judge Candlelight Will Dine at Home Tonight", by W. W. Stout
Folder 22 Short Story: "Just Call Me Rusty", by W. W. Stout
Folder 23 Short Story: "Mr. Tom Wants His Pen Back", by W. W. Stout
Folder 24 Story Ideas of W. W. Stout (1933)
Folder 25 Speech: "How Close Can You Come to Perfection?", by W. W. Stout
Folder 26 Literary Map of Mississippi, by Dr. Dan Young and Dr. Wilbur Stout (1951)
Folder 27 Mississippi Southern College Farm, Golf Course, & Recreational Area: Maps and golf score cards
Folder 28 University of North Carolina (ca. 1920 - 1949)
Folder 29 Mercer University, Macon, Georgia: Dedication & Homecoming program (2 copies) (Oct. 21, 1939)
Folder 30 Music: Information concerning bagpipe
Folder 31 Music: Folk music catalogs (1948; undated)
Folder 32 Music: Assorted scores
   
Box 2  
Folder 1 Publications: The Living Wilderness (Spring, 1959)
Folder 2 Publications: Readers Digest (August, 1956)
Folder 3 Drawings and transparencies
Folder 4 Items relating to mathematics and science
Folder 5 Postcards
Folder 6 Memorabilia: Birthday card from Leon and Ivah Wilbur (ca. 1960)
Folder 7 Memorabilia: Napkin engraved "Polly & Doc" (probably from an open house at the Stouts' home)
   
Series II: Academics
Box 2  
Folder 8 General Correspondence
Folder 9 Correspondence concerning students (1957 - 1962; undated)
Folder 10 Course Outlines: English 26 - English 76 (ca. 1939 - 1955)
Folder 11 Course Outlines: English 80 - English 85 (ca. 1940's - 1950's)
Folder 12 Exam schedule for Spring Quarter, 1965
Folder 15 Synopses of classical music used in Dr. Stout's classes
Folder 16 Instructional Materials (ca. 1952 - 1963; most undated)
Folder 17 Instructional Materials (undated)
Folder 18 Instructional Materials (undated)
Folder 19 Instructional Materials: Miscellaneous notes (ca. 1953 - 1965; most undated)
Folder 20 Instructional Materials: Miscellaneous notes (undated)
   
Box 3  
Folder 1 Instructional Materials: Classroom lectures on sound discs (ca. 1934 - 1950)
Folder 2 Instructional Materials: Literary Map of the United States (Oversize)
Folder 3 Literary Festival: Reel-to-reel recording of speeches by J. F. Bozard, Kermit Hunter, and Karl Shapiro (Apr., 1953)
Folder 4 Short stories written by students of Dr. Stout: "The Glass Acorn" (1957)
Folder 5 Short stories written by students of Dr. Stout (1953)
Folder 6 Short stories written by students of Dr. Stout (ca. 1950's)
Folder 7 Short stories written by students of Dr. Stout (ca. 1950's)
Folder 8 Plays written by students of Dr. Stout (1950's)
Folder 9 Research papers written by students of Dr. Stout (ca. 1949)
Folder 10 Research paper written by student of Dr. Stout: "Types of Medieval Darkness" (1949)
   
Box 4  
Folder 1 Eighth grade lesson plan written by student of Dr. Stout
Folder 2 Picture Bulletin of the Mississippi Southern College Graduate Faculty (ca. 1950)
Folder 3 Faculty and Staff News Bulletin (Nov. 2, 1956)
Folder 4 Pamphlet: "Language and Literature at Mississippi Southern (2 copies) (ca. 1950's)
Folder 5 Music: Scores for "Alma Mater" and "Southern to the Top" (ca. 1960)
Folder 6 Mississippi Southern College Alumni News (Jan., 1958)
Folder 7 Student Printz budget (1945-46)
Folder 8 Play programs (1959 - 1961; undated)
Folder 9 Division of Language and Literature Inventory (1946-47)
Folder 10 Newsclippings: Literary (1947 - 1964)
Folder 11 Article: "Myth and Organic Unity in the Wasteland", by Charles Moorman (1958)
Folder 12 Literary articles from periodicals (1931 - 1965; undated)
Folder 13 Speech: "In Defense of the Humanities, or the Forgotten Men of Modern Education" (ca. 1940's)
Folder 14 Publications: Aim, a Journal of Inspired Purposeful Education (Mar. - Aug., 1931)
Folder 15 Publications: The American Scholar (Spring, 1947)
Folder 16 Publications: College News and Views (Oct., 1943)
Folder 17 Publications: Improving the Ability to Read (1935)
Folder 18 Publications: Logic and Language (1956)
Folder 19 Publications: Minimum Standards for Graduate Degrees (1948)
Folder 20 Publications: Mississippi Educational Advance (Jan., 1949; Feb., 1950)
Folder 21 Publications: O. Henry, by C. Alphonso Smith (1921)
Folder 22 Publications: Singers in the Dawn, a Brief Anthology of American Negro Poetry, by Robert B. Eleazer (1939)
Folder 23 Publications: South Atlantic Bulletin (Dec., 1937 - Dec., 1939)
Folder 24 Publications: South Atlantic Bulletin (Feb., 1940 - Apr., 1941)
Folder 25 Publications: The South-Central Bulletin (Feb., 1941 - Feb., 1954 - not all dates are included)
Folder 26 Publications: The Survey Courses in English Literature and World Literature (1956)
Folder 27 Publications: University of North Carolina Alumni Review, Chapel Hill (May - June, 1964)
Folder 28 Publications: What the Colleges are Doing (1962 - 1963)
Folder 29 Publications: Word Study (Feb., 1949; Feb., 1954; Apr., 1962)
Folder 30 Fact-Writing, Case History # 1 (1946)
Folder 31 South-Central Modern Language Association: Program (1951); Invitation (1954)
Folder 32 Questionnaire: "Research and Scholarly Activity" (undated)
Folder 33 Songs: Words to five folk songs (undated)
Folder 34 Postcard: Mississippi Southern College Football Stadium (ca. 1950's)
   
Series III: Theater (ca. 1928-1965)
Box 5  
Folder 1 Correspondence (Oct. 31, 1935 - Mar. 31, 1954)
Folder 2 Correspondence (Apr. 1, 1954 - Aug. 31, 1955)
Folder 3 Correspondence (July 16, 1956 - Oct. 26, 1962; undated)
Folder 4 Newsclippings: "Outdoor Drama", by Dr. W. W. Stout (1954 - 1956)
Folder 5 Newsclippings: "Outdoor Drama", by Dr. W. W. Stout (1957 - 1961)
Folder 6 Newsclippings: "Outdoor Drama" - list of headlines (undated)
Folder 7 Newsclippings: "Outdoor Drama" - typescripts of columns (undated)
Folder 8 Newsclippings: Theater-related articles written by Dr. Stout (1954 - 1963)
Folder 9 Newsclippings: Theater-related articles by various authors (1954 - 1962; undated)
Folder 10 Pamphlet: "Initial Factors in Theater Planning" (July, 1955)
Folder 11 Information concerning operation of an outdoor theater (ca. 1950's)
Folder 12 Map showing location of proposed College Farm Theater, by W. W. Stout (1950's)
Folder 13 Drawings of proposed outdoor theater (1950's)
Folder 14 Speech: "Drama in the South, the Carolina Playmakers Coming of Age", by Frederick H. Koch (1940)
Folder 15 Speech: "The Dynamic Approach to Dramatic Art", by W. W. Stout (undated)
Folder 16 Speech: "From Local Color to Blue Ribbon Drama", by Wilbur Stout (ca. 1939)
Folder 17 Speech: "The Negro in the Temple of Democracy", by Wilbur Stout (ca. 1951)
Folder 18 Article: "The Making of a Carolina Playmaker", by W. W. Stout (ca. 1930's)
Folder 19 Comparison of theater and motion pictures (undated)
Folder 20 Drama: Instructional Materials (undated)
Folder 21 Hattiesburg Community Drama Association (1954; undated)
Folder 22 "Sun-Up", a three-act play, by Lula Vollmer (1929)
Folder 23 "Othello", a farce opera (undated)
Folder 24 Notes and outline for historical drama, "Let the House Come to Order" (ca. 1950's)
Folder 25 Scenery and Lighting (ca. 1928 - 1952)
Folder 26 Sound Effects (1935 - 1941; undated)
Folder 27 Printed materials concerning sound recordings (1959; undated)
Folder 28 Sound systems (ca. 1940's - 1950's)
   
Box 6  
Folder 1 Southeastern Theatre Conference: The Bulletin, Vols. 1 & 2 (1949 - 1950)
Folder 2 Southeastern Theatre Conference: The Bulletin, Vols. 3, 4, & 6 (1951 - 1954)
Folder 3 Southeastern Theatre Conference: The Newsletter (1953 - 1956)
Folder 4 Southeastern Theatre Conference: Programs; Register; Mailing list (1948 - 1959)
Folder 5 Publications: Equity Rules Governing Employment in Dramatic Stock (1957)
Folder 6 Publications: Dramatic Workshop (1941 - 1942)
Folder 7 Publications: Dramatics (1944 - 1945)
Folder 8 Publications: Encore (1951)
Folder 9 Publications: Evidences of the Dramatist's Technique in Henry Fielding's Novels (1941)
Folder 10 Publications: Playbill, Vol. 5, nos. 10 & 11 1961
Folder 11 Publications: The Playbill of Alpha Psi Omega (1943 - 1944)
Folder 12 Publications: Southern Theatre (1963)
Folder 13 Publications: Southern Theatre News (1957 - 1962)
Folder 14 Publications: Theatre Festival (1954)
Folder 15 Publications: Tragedy: Plays, Theory, and Criticism (1960)
Folder 16 Articles: Theatrical articles from periodicals (1931 - 1965; undated)
Folder 17 Programs and Brochures: "Auntie Mame" (undated)
Folder 18 Programs and Brochures: "Chucky Jack" (1956; 1958)
Folder 19 Programs and Brochures: "The Common Glory" (1952 - 1963)
Folder 20 Programs and Brochures: "The Confederacy" (ca. 1957)
Folder 21 Programs and Brochures: "The Founders" (1957 - 1958)
   
Box 7  
Folder 1 Programs and Brochures: "Hamlet" (1953; undated)
Folder 2 Programs and Brochures: "Honey in the Rock" (ca. 1962)
Folder 3 Programs and Brochures: "Horn in the West" (1953 - 1958)
Folder 4 Programs and Brochures: "The Lost Colony" (1937 - 1939)
Folder 5 Programs and Brochures: "The Lost Colony" (1950 - 1957)
Folder 6 Programs and Brochures: "MacBeth", Libretto (1958)
Folder 7 Programs and Brochures: "Passion Play" (1958 - 1964)
Folder 8 Programs and Brochures: "The Stephen Foster Story" (1960 - 1961)
Folder 9 Programs and Brochures: "Thy Kingdom Come" (1957 - 1958)
Folder 10 Programs and Brochures: University of North Carolina Playmakers (ca. 1944 - 1958)
Folder 11 Programs and Brochures: "Unto These Hills" (ca. 1951 - 1957)
Folder 12 Programs and Brochures: "Voice in the Wind" (1956)
Folder 13 Programs and Brochures: "The Wild Rose", Libretto (1915)
Folder 14 Programs and Brochures: "Wilderness Road" (1955-1957)
Folder 15 Programs and Brochures: Miscellaneous productions (1954 - 1965; undated)
Folder 16 Postcards: Outdoor theaters and productions
   
Series IV: Native Americans (ca. 1911-1965)
Box 8  
Folder 1 Correspondence (Dec. 4, 1954 - June 1, 1960)
Folder 2 Correspondence (Jan. 13, 1961 - Nov. 13, 1963)
Folder 3 Correspondence (Feb. 8 - Aug. 24, 1964)
Folder 4 Correspondence (Sept. 11, - Nov. 26, 1964)
Folder 5 Correspondence (Dec. 1, 1964 - Jan. 27, 1965)
Folder 6 Correspondence (Feb. 3 - Apr. 29, 1965)
Folder 7 Correspondence (May 1 - July 15, 1965; undated)
Folder 8 "Bulldozer, Spare Those Bones", by W. W. Stout (ca. 1950's)
Folder 9 "Hadja" (incomplete) (ca. 1950's)
Folder 10 "The Home of the Brave", version 1, by W. W. Stout (2 drafts of chapter I, ca. 1964)
Folder 11 "The Home of the Brave", version 2, by W. W. Stout (2 drafts of chapter I, ca. 1960's)
Folder 12 "The Home of the Brave", version 3, a play for outdoor stage, by W. W. Stout (1962)
Folder 13 "Lamhatty's Road Map", by W. W. Stout (Published in Southern Quarterly, Apr. 2, 1964, pp. 247-254)
Folder 14 "The Peace Path", Chapter II - 2 drafts, by W. W. Stout (ca. 1960's)
Folder 15 "The Princess of the Wind and Her Children", by W. W. Stout (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 16 "Rainbow Weather", partial manuscript, by W. W. Stout (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 17 "Son of Red Eagle", original, and one copy, by W. W. Stout (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 18 "They Lived With the Wind and Liked It", by W. W. Stout (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 19 "Wedding With the Wind", by W. W. Stout (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 20 Press Release: "Songs of the Chippewa Indians available on records from the Library of Congress" (undated)
Folder 21 Newsclippings (1954 - 1965; undated)
Folder 22 Articles: "The Account of Lamhatty", by David I. Bushnell, Jr. (1908)
Folder 23 Articles: "Battle of the Horse Slave" (undated)
Folder 24 Articles: "Cherokee-White Relations of the Southern Frontier in the Early 19th Century", by Henry T. Malone (ca. 1950's)
Folder 25 Articles: "Jackson Takes Pensacola" (undated)
   
Box 8  
Folder 26 Articles: "Weatherford" (undated)
Folder 27 Articles photocopied from periodicals (1958 - 1964; undated)
   
Box 9  
Folder 1 Publications: The American Indian in the Philosophy of the English and French Enlightenment (1952)
Folder 2 Publications: Arizona Highways (July, 1962)
Folder 3 Publications: Ceremonial Songs of the Creek and Yuchi Indians (1911)
Folder 4 Publications: The Cherokees (1939)
Folder 5 Publications: Laws of the Creek Nation (1960)
Folder 6 Publications: Shadows and Sunshine Along the Paths the Taensas Trod, a family history by Claudia S. Slaughter (1961)
Folder 7 Publications: This is the American Indian (1955)
Folder 8 Brochures of historic Native American sites (ca. 1950's)
Folder 9 Postcards
Folder 10 Graphic Materials: Pencil and ink drawings (ca. 1950's)
Folder 11 Graphic Materials: Watercolor drawings (ca. 1950's)
Folder 12 Graphic Materials: Transparencies & photocopies of portrait of Princess Sehoy (ca. 1950's)
Folder 13 Graphic Materials: Reproductions of photographs
Folder 14 Music: Reel-to-reel recording of Choctaw dances
Folder 15 Music: Checklist of Choctaw recordings (ca. 1950's)
Folder 16 Music: Description of Creek Indian flute (Dec. 21, 1957)
Folder 17 Music: Scores for various Native American folk songs and dances
Folder 18 Time table of early 19th century
Folder 19 Maps: (1) Maps of Indian Nations; (2) Map of Indian Languages; (3) Map of War in South Alabama; (4) Lamhatty's Road Map
Folder 20 Maps: Transparencies of Creek Territory at time of attack on Fort Mims (Aug., 1813)
Folder 21 Cherokee alphabet (1953)
Folder 22 Choctaw words to "Indian Lord's Prayer" (ca. 1956)
Folder 23 Artifacts: Part of an Indian loom (undated)
Folder 24 Artifacts: Two Choctaw stick ball sticks (undated)
Folder 25 Memorabilia: (1) Poster of Sequoia; (2) Book jacket from McGillivray of the Creeks
   
Box 10  
Folder 1 Research: Printed materials concerning history of Alabama
Folder 2 Research: Printed Materials concerning histories of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee
Folder 3 Research: Printed materials concerning French Forts
Folder 4 Research: Printed materials concerning the Creek Tribe - topical history; battles
Folder 5
Research: Printed materials concerning the Creek Tribe - Creek War
Folder 6 Research: Printed materials concerning the Creek Tribe - Alexander and Lachlan McGillivray
Folder 7 Research: Printed materials concerning the Creek Tribe - Peter McQueen
Folder 8 Research: Printed materials concerning the Creek Tribe - Weatherford
Folder 9 Research: Printed materials concerning the Creek Tribe - Miscellaneous topics
Folder 10 Research: Printed materials concerning the Chickasaw & Pascagoula Tribes
Folder 11 Research: Printed materials concerning biography/genealogy (C - H)
Folder 12 Research: Printed materials concerning biography/genealogy (M - T)
Folder 13 Research: Printed materials concerning miscellaneous topics
Folder 14 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - "Who's Who?-- What's What?--Where's Where?, in the Creek War, 1813-14
   
Box 11  
Folder 1 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Chronologies of events
Folder 2 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - The Creek War
Folder 3 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Biography/genealogy (A - M)
Folder 4 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Biography/Genealogy (P - S)
Folder 5 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Biography/Genealogy (T - W)
Folder 6 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Native American customs & village organization
Folder 7 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Native American names and terms
Folder 8 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Fort Toulouse and Fort Maurepas
Folder 9 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Materials concerning plays, some generated by Col. E. A. Wink (ca. 1960's)
Folder 10 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Report on field trip in Alabama, by Col. E. A. Wink (1955)
Folder 11 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Census information
Folder 12 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Miscellaneous topics
Folder 13 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Miscellaneous topics
Folder 14 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Miscellaneous topics
Folder 15 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Miscellaneous topics
Folder 16 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - Bibliographic information
   
Box 12 Research: Dr. Stout's Notes - 4 x 6 note cards (arranged alphabetically, by subject), followed by a chronology of historic events, and a bibliography of sources
   
Series V: Red Eagle (ca. 1956-1963)
Box 13  
Folder 1 "Red Eagle and the False Fire Trail", by W. W. Stout (undated)
Folder 2 "The Previous Red Eagle", excerpts from manuscript (undated)
Folder 3 "Preface to Red Eagle", by W. W. Stout (undated)
Folder 4 "Red Eagle, the Nome De Guerre of William Weatherford", two drafts of a play by W. W. Stout (1963)
Folder 5 Early drafts of a play about Red Eagle, by Col. Eugene Wink (ca. 1950's)
Folder 6 "Red Eagle", a play for amphitheatre production, by Col. E. A. Wink (1960)
Folder 7 "Red Eagle", a saga of the settling of Mississippi Territory, for outdoor production, by Col. E. A. Wink (3 copies - 1956)
Folder 8 "Red Eagle and the Fabulous Majority", a folk opera by Col. E. A. Wink (1960)
Folder 9 "Red Eagle", By Col. E. A. Wink (2 copies - ca. 1956)
Folder 10 "Red Eagle", by Col. E. A. Wink (2 copies - with critiques by Kermit Hunter and Samuel Seldon, ca. 1956)
Folder 11 "Red Eagle", scenes I - V, by Col. E. A. Wink (ca. 1956)
Folder 12 "Red Eagle", loose pages of various drafts (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 13 Newsclippings (1955 - 1957)
Folder 14 Production notes (ca. 1956)
Folder 15 Graphic Materials: Titles and Maps
Folder 16 Graphic Materials: Illustrations of Red Eagle's leap into Alabama River during Creek War. *See story & photo in Dixie Magazine, Dec. 6, 1959, Box 8, Folder 27
Folder 17 Music scores
   
Series VI: History (ca. 1821-1965)
Box 14  
Folder 1 Correspondence (Dec. 6, 1963 - Mar. 2, 1964)
Folder 2 Memorial service for Senator Theodore G. Bilbo on reel-to-reel tape (Feb. 9, 1948)
Folder 3 Mississippi Historical Society: Program; Papers presented at meeting (1965)
Folder 4 "John Ford Home" (undated)
Folder 5 "The Story of Pascagoula" (undated)
Folder 6 Newsclippings: Civil Rights (1961 - 1965)
Folder 7 Newsclippings: Various historical subjects (1953 - 1958; undated)
Folder 8 Newsclippings: Photographic copy of The Floridian (Aug. 18, 1821)
Folder 9 Newsclippings: Photographic copies of pages from The Tuscumbia (Alabama) Patriot, Henry S. Foote, ed. (1827)
Folder 10 Historical articles from periodicals (ca. 1929 - 1956)
Folder 11 Historical articles from periodicals (ca. 1957 - 1966)
Folder 12 Publications: The Bell Tel News (May 1956; Mar. 1961)
Folder 13 Publications: The Capitol (1936)
Folder 14 Publications: The Governor's Palace (1936)
Folder 15 Publications: The Life of Benjamin Franklin Told in Glass Murals (undated)
Folder 16 Publications: The Public Gaol (undated)
Folder 17 Publications: The Raleigh Tavern (1936)
Folder 18 Description of American Medals of the 18th and 19th centuries
Folder 19 Maps
Folder 20 Brochures advertising historic sites (ca. 1950's - 1960's)
Folder 21 Photograph of pioneer home in Little Alps, near Mentone, Alabama (undated)
Folder 22 Copy of document granting custody of children and property to widow (July 18, 1834)
Folder 23 Photograph of Gen. John Coffee, photocopied from History of Alabama, Vol. II
Folder 24 Postcards: Historic sites & objects

 


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