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This collection contains the manuscripts and correspondence of Laurence Stallings, writer and Wake Forest College alumnus. It also contains numerous reviews and newspaper clippings collected by Stallings, motion picture ephemera, personal memorabilia, and materials from his military service. An large portion of the collection is dedicated to the many drafts and revisions of his final book, The Doughboys.

Biographical and Historical Note

Laurence Stallings (1894-1968) was an American writer. He is probably best known for his 1924 play, "What Price Glory," co-written with Maxwell Anderson, and his autobiographical novel, Plumes, which narrated his military service during World War I.

Stallings was born in Macon, Georgia in 1894. In 1912, he entered Wake Forest College, where he served as editor of The Old Gold and Black. Here, he met his first wife, Helen Purefoy Poteat, who was the daughter of Wake Forest president, Dr. William Louis Poteat. Laurence and Helen corresponded frequently for many years and married in 1919; their marriage produced two daughters, Sylvia and Diana. The couple divorced in 1936.

Stallings graduated from Wake Forest in 1916 and joined the United States Marine Reserve in 1917. Placed on active duty, he was sent to France where he was wounded in the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918. The injury sustained here ultimately led to the amputation of his leg (and, many years later, the other leg would be amputated as well), but the experience gained in the trenches inspired some of Stallings' most memorable literary works.

He spent much of his career producing numerous scripts for stage and screen, including a collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein entitled "Rainbow," and an adaptation of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. His novel, Plumes, was adapted into King Vidor's highly successful 1925 silent film, The Big Parade. At various points in his career, Stallings also worked as a reporter, columnist, entertainment critic, foreign correspondant in Ethiopia, and editor for Fox Movietone News. While working at Fox, he met Louise Vance, Movietone's "Voice of Fashion," who would become his second wife. They were married in 1937 and had two children, Laurence Jr. and Sally. Stallings was called back to USMC service during WWII but did not go overseas.

Drawing once more on his WWI service, Stallings published his final book, The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF 1917-1918, in 1963. He died of a heart attack in 1968, and was buried with full military honors at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetary in California.

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Collection Overview

The collection was received as two separate donations and has therefore been divided into two series.

Series I spans the years 1914-1936, the period of time framed by Laurence Stallings' courtship of and marriage to Helen Purefoy Poteat. Much of this series is correspondence, but also includes some emphasis on reviews and receptions of Stallings' work during this time, as well as some miscellaneous personal and professional papers. This material was donated by Stallings's and Helen Poteat's daughters Sylvia and Diana.

Series II picks up in the late 1930s, when Stallings was living and working in California and beginning a relationship with Louise Vance. The material continues through his death in 1968, and also includes some supplemental material included by his daughter, Sally, which outlines the activities of his children and grandchildren up to 2011. The majority of this series consists of typescripts of various projects, most notably the numerous drafts of The Doughboys.

Organized into two series based on separate donation of materials [see Scope and Contents/Immediate Source of Acquisition notes]. Materials in each subseries have been mostly arranged based on related type and content.

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Collection Inventory

  • Series I [Helen Poteat] (1914-1936)
    • Personal/biographical
      • Scrapbook devoted to "What Price Glory" / Box 1 General note

        Contents include news stories, reviews, opinion pieces (Heywood Broun, "The Conning Tower," e.g.), and telegrams

      • / Box 2 Folder 1
      • Biographical sketch for Motion Picture Almanac / Box 2 Folder 2
      • Crayfish drawing, 4 March 1916 / Box 2 Folder 3
      • Material relating to Belleau Wood, June and July 1918 / Box 2 Folder 4 (Newspaper clipping and booklet, "Belleau Wood and the American Army," by Captain R Andriot, translated by W B Fitts)
      • Correspondence from Tucker Stallings, father of LS, concerning his son's wound, 1918 / Box 2 Folder 5
      • Correspondence, material relating to military service and Belleau Wood (1918) / Box 2 Folder 6 (Correspondence from Sgt Dean Paden, newspaper clippings, USMC photo, 1918.)
      • Certificate of Honorary Life Membership, The National Standby Association of the Disabled Veterans of the World War / Box 2 Folder 7
      • Georgetown University transcript, June 1921 / Box 2 Folder 8
      • Material relating to Aurora Brooks, mother of LS / Box 2 Folder 9 (Contains "Anniversary Address," written by Aurora Brooks, May 1872, enclosed in an envelope with US fractional currency.)
      • Material relating to William Louis Poteat, father of HPS, 1925 / Box 2 Folder 10
      • Material relating to Paul Green / Box 2 Folder 11
      • Maxwell Anderson, "Threnos" manuscript / Box 2 Folder 12
      • Memorabilia / Box 2 Folder 13 (Lecture Celebrities booklet including LS; invitation to White House reception from President and Mrs Harding; Harmonie Club luncheon program (LS guest of honor); "A Night at an Inn," by Lord Dunsany, inscribed "to HPP from LTSjr, March 26, 1918" with note "The Greatest One-act Play in the World"; and "The Authors' League Bulletin," March 1925, with "Dog-gone War," by Don Herold, noted.)
      • Biography being written by Joan Brittain, 1972 / Box 2 Folder 14
      • Biography being written by Alfred S. Shivers, 1978 / Box 2 Folder 15
    • Novels and plays
      • "Plumes," 1924
        • George Garrett's preface / Box 2 Folder 16
        • Clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 17 (Primarily reviews from various newspapers; also those in "Time" and "The Nation"; and telegram from Lippmanns.)
      • "What Price Glory," 1924, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 18 (Co-written with Maxwell Anderson, 1924. Mostly newspaper clippings; also Plymouth Theater program, week beginning 15 September 1924, and Robert Littell's review in "The New Republic," 24 September 1924, p. 98.)
      • "First Flight," 1925, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 19 (Co-written with Maxwell Anderson, September 1925. Mostly newspaper reviews (Sept-Oct 1925); also cast list from Parsons Theatre (September 15 and 16 [1925?]), program from The Plymouth Theatre (17 September 1925), and opening-night telegrams (17 September 1925).)
      • "The Buccaneer," 1925, clippings / Box 2 Folder 20 (Co-written with Maxwell Anderson, October 1925.)
      • "Rainbow," 1928, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 21 (Collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II, 1928.)
    • Films
      • "The Big Parade," 1925, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 22 (Primarily reviews from various newspapers, and "Watching the War From an Orchestra Chair," "Personal Glimpses" column in "The Literary Digest," 6 March 1926)
      • "Old Ironsides," 1926, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 23 (Includes "Old Ironsides" film magazine, featuring writing by and about LS as well as the ship.)
      • "The Cock-Eyed World," 1929, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 24 (Co-written with Maxwell Anderson, Tom Barry, and Wilson Mizer, 1929.)
    • Non-fiction works (books and reviews)
      • "The First World War: A Photographic History,"1933, clippings and materials / Box 2 Folder 25 (Advance Description from publisher Simon and Schuster, newspaper clipping reproducing four photographs with their captions, newspaper clipping about Fox Films (LS appointed editor of news reels, "The First World War" to be filmed), and letter and telegram of congratulations)
      • "The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918" / Box 2 Folder 26 (reviews from The Houston Post, The New York Times, and Herald Tribune (Books section))
      • Miscellaneous book reviews by LS, 1924, 1926, and undated / Box 2 Folder 27
      • "The First Reader," c. 1924-1926 / Box 2 Folder 28
      • "Book of the Day" columns, Atlanta Journal, 1931 / Box 2 Folder 29
      • Newspaper clippings quoting LS columns, December 1928-January 1929 / Box 2 Folder 30 (The two McCall's columns quoted: LS's recommendations for books to give for Christmas presents and his ranking of contemporary novels over plays)
      • Ethiopia
        • Los Angeles Times newspaper releases, August 1935-January 1936 / Box 2 Folder 31
        • Atlanta Constitution newspaper releases, October 1935 / Box 2 Folder 32
        • W. F. Deedes, "At War With Waugh: The Real Story of Scoop" / Box 2 Folder 33 (Xerox of passage where LS mentioned.)
        • Related material / Box 2 Folder 34
    • Lesser works
      • "The Transfer," short story published in "Liberty," 8 December 1928 / Box 2 Folder 35
      • "The Cosmic Ray," typescript of undated poem / Box 2 Folder 36
    • Printed materials and clippings
      • Miscellaneous clippings about LS / Box 2 Folder 37 (Clippings from various sources (mostly newspapers), dating from 1924 to 1964 and many undated, including a Hedda Hopper tribute from Chicago Tribune and three Martha Blair columns ("These Charming People"))
      • Miscellaneous clippings by various authors / Box 2 Folder 38 (Clippings mostly regarding Roland Hayes and race relations.)
    • Contracts and financial records
      • Contracts and Agreements, 1923-1930 / Box 2 Folder 39 (Relating to "Battered Plumes," preparation of scenario based on "Plumes," "The First Flight," "Old Ironsides," and "Moby Dick"(or "The Sea Beast").)
      • Negotiations for stage adaptation of "A Farewell to Arms" and New York Times review of play / Box 2 Folder 40
      • Negotiations of releases and foreign rights; royalty statements / Box 2 Folder 41 (Correspondence relating to "What Price Glory," "Rainbow," "Spades Are Spades," "Esprit de Corps," "The Big Parade," and "Valley Forge" (2005 email); royalty statements for "Three American Plays" (half to go to Maxwell Anderson))
      • Correspondence concerning LS stage productions and requests, mostly late 1920s / Box 2 Folder 42 (Miscellaneous correspondence, including two letters from George S. Kaufman)
      • Correspondence concerning publication of LS short stories, 1929-1931 / Box 2 Folder 43
      • Correspondence from MGM Studios, 1932-1933 / Box 2 Folder 44
    • Correspondence
      • Official U S Marine correspondence, 1917, 1920 / Box 2 Folder 45
      • Miscellaneous correspondence to LS, 1918-1919 / Box 2 Folder 46
      • Miscellaneous correspondence to LS, mostly late 1920s and early 1930s / Box 2 Folder 47 (Correspondents include (but are not limited to) William F Kay, Cass Canfield, Katharine Boyd, Dorothy Dodd, James Gould (Farrar & Rinehart), James Gray (Farrar & Rinehart), Henry Hart (Charles Scribner's Sons), Gerald W Johnson, Charles MacArthur, T Powell Moye, A R Newsome (North Carolina Historical Commission), Mac Ross, Herbert C Sanford (Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn), William Soskin, Jack Warner, and Sidney Kent (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.).)
      • Correspondence to LS, complimenting his reviews, early 1930s and some undated / Box 2 Folder 48
      • Correspondence from Thurman Kitchin, president of Wake Forest College, 18 November 1930 / Box 2 Folder 49
      • Correspondence, statements from Howard E. Reinheimer, 1932 / Box 2 Folder 50
      • Correspondence from Paul Green to LS, 1932-1934 / Box 2 Folder 51
      • Correspondence from Paul Green, primarily to HPS / Box 2 Folder 52
      • Correspondence from Archibald MacLeish, 1932-33 / Box 2 Folder 53
      • Carbon copy of letter to "B.R." / Box 2 Folder 54 (First page only. Contains reference to Stallings.)
      • Correspondence from William Faulkner to LS and HPS, 1932-1933 / Box 2 Folder 55
      • Correspondence from James C. Grey / Box 2 Folder 56
      • Correspondence from Arthur Krock to HPS and LS / Box 2 Folder 57
      • Correspondence from Walter Lippmann to HPS and LS / Box 2 Folder 58
      • Correspondence from DuBose Heyward to HPS and LS / Box 2 Folder 59
      • Correspondence from H. L. Mencken to LS / Box 2 Folder 60
      • Correspondence from Ernest Hemingway / Box 2 Folder 61 (Mostly concerning LS's request to do stage adaptation of "A Farewell to Arms," 1930-1931.)
      • Correspondence from John W. Thomason, Jr. to HPS and LS / Box 2 Folder 62
      • Correspondence with daughter Sylvia / Box 3 Folder 1
      • Family correspondence / Box 3 Folder 2
      • Correspondence from Laurence Stallings to Helen Poteat Stallings (LS addresses Helen variously as "K," "Kates," "Katy," and "Katie." Daughters do not know where the nickname came from; in fact, were unaware of it until they went through the papers before turning them over to ZSR.)
        • c. 1914-1916, to HP at Meredith College / Box 3 Folder 3
        • Date unknown (c. 1914-1919) / Box 3 Folder 4
        • June-October 1914 / Box 3 Folder 5
        • November 1914 / Box 3 Folder 6
        • December 1914 / Box 3 Folder 7
        • February-May 1915 / Box 3 Folder 8
        • July-August 1915 / Box 3 Folder 9
        • September-October 1915 / Box 3 Folder 10
        • November-December 1915 / Box 3 Folder 11
        • January-June 1916 / Box 3 Folder 12
        • July-November 1916 / Box 3 Folder 13
        • c. 1916-1917, to HP in Wake Forest, from Atlanta / Box 3 Folder 14
        • 1917 / Box 3 Folder 15
        • January-February 1918 / Box 3 Folder 16
        • March-August 1918 / Box 3 Folder 17
        • January-February 1919 / Box 3 Folder 18
        • June-August 1919 / Box 3 Folder 19 (Correspondence from LS when a Marine (he joined in May 1917) is usually dated month, day, and year; this contrasts with his other letters to Helen where he indicates only the day of the week if anything.)
        • October 1928-December 1933 / Box 3 Folder 20 (Letters dated 12 Feb 1930 and 6 March [1930?] mention divorce, but do not mention Natasha Golitzin (see related file).)
        • 1930-1931, re: Natasha Golitzin / Box 3 Folder 21 (Her name also appears as Natalia Galazine and Natalie Galitzine. File contains clippings about Natasha, HPS's drafts of letters seeking more information, letters from LS to HPS regarding Natasha and divorce proceedings, and letters from Natasha to LS.)
        • 1934-1936 / Box 3 Folder 22 (File contains letters, including one from HPS to LS, written during the time the couple were living apart; and also the Italian line first class tickets from New York to Villedranche, 3 August 1935, for LS and HPS, the two daughters, and Mrs Meade, the governess. In addition, some Movietone news business is discussed in some of this correspondence.)
        • August-November 1935, from Ethopia / Box 3 Folder 23 (In addition to letters to Helen, file also includes despatches, telegrams, and an excerpt from Lowell Thomas broadcast.)
        • Letter from LS, addressed "Dearest Boo" [HPS?] / Box 3 Folder 24
      • Correspondence from Helen Poteat Stallings to Laurence Stallings
        • April-July 1918 / Box 3 Folder 25
        • August 1918 / Box 3 Folder 26
        • September 1918- February 1919 / Box 3 Folder 27
      • Correspondence to Helen Poteat Stallings
        • Miscellaneous correspondence to HP, 1915-1918 / Box 3 Folder 28
        • Miscellaneous correspondence to HPS, early 1930s / Box 3 Folder 29
        • Correspondence from Edna Ferber, 1928, 1931 / Box 3 Folder 30
  • Series II [Louise Vance] (1935-1968)
    • Screenplays and writings (All typescripts of screenplays or short stories, some heavily revised in pencil or ink.)
      • "Atlanta Penitentiary" / Box 4 Folder 1 (In envelope labeled "Atlanta Penitentiary.")
      • Stories: "Trouble in Africa," "All That I Own" (11 January 1940), "Rose of the Desert," and "Pearl of the Orient" / Box 4 Folder 2 (File also includes various unidentified drafts of stories and a play, perhaps alternate versions of the titled stories; contents of envelope labeled "Rose of the Desert" (with "The Old War Horse" crossed out).)
      • "Natural Blonde" / Box 4 Folder 3 (In envelope marked "Mac's Story.")
      • "The Skating Squadron" (1939) / Box 4 Folder 4 (Original outline, 24 November 1939, blue folder in envelope labeled "The Skating Squadron.")
      • "This King Business" (1947) / Box 4 Folder 5
      • "The Wine of Life" / Box 4 Folder 6
      • "Star Spangled" (1936) / Box 4 Folder 7 (Libretto outline with production plot, for music by Arthur Schwartz. Copyright 1936 by Laurence Stallings. Typescript bound in folder with brass fasteners.)
      • "Star Spangled" [2] (1936) / Box 4 Folder 8 (Additional copy of typescript.)
      • "Twin Stars" / Box 4 Folder 9 (A fable for actors, two drafts, written when Stallings was in US Marine Corps, in War Department envelope labeled "Twin Stars.")
      • "Voyagers to Muscovy," 1934, and "Three Days March," 1939 / Box 4 Folder 10 (Inlcudes a cover letter from A. George Volk, 17 May 1946. Items in envelope mailed to Stallings from Volk, labeled in pencil (not in Stallings' hand) "Three Days March, Voyagers to Muscovy.")
      • "The Streets are Guarded" (1944) (File includes three typescripts and prospectus, copyright 1944 by Laurence Stallings. Also includes rejection letter, 1951. All items in envelope labeled, "The Streets Are Guarded.")
      • "The Streets are Guarded" [2] (1944) / Box 4 Folder 12 (2 copies of screenplay labeled "Property of John C. Wilson. One copy labeled "Please Return to: Laurence Stallings, Hotel Astor"; this copy also includes a memo to John Haggott (this script is "one which Hume Cronyn had") and the playbill for the run of "The Streets are Guarded" at Henry Miller's Theatre, beginning 20 November 1944. Both were purchased by Megan Mulder in 2011 [?].)
      • "[Spades] Are Spades" [formerly "Here's to Crime"] / Box 4 Folder 13 (Original title of "Here's to Crime" crossed out and "Spades [?] Are Spades" written above. NB: characters in Stallings play the same as Dashiell Hammett novel, The Maltese Falcon. Script in envelope labeled "The Malteze Falcon.")
      • "The Great Little Bozo" / Box 4 Folder 14 (Various drafts. Stallings seemed to vascillate between making this a short story or a novel (both are crossed out), and changed the title from "The Wings of Laughter" to "Laughter from the Wings" to "The Great Little Bozo." Items in envelope marked "Capote.")
      • "Lover's Leap" / Box 4 Folder 15
      • "The Pretty Little Dame" / Box 4 Folder 16 (Script by Stallings and Shirley Rhode Curtis, from stories by Laurence Stallings. Removed from William Morris Agency cover.)
      • "The Pretty Little Dame" [2] / Box 4 Folder 17 (Additional copy of the script by Stallings and Curtis, dated December 1952. Removed from green folder labeled "The Pretty Little Dame.")
      • "Yellow Tavern: A Sentimental Tour (with a bow to John Ford)" / Box 4 Folder 18
      • "Yellow Tavern," with related correspondence, 1949, "Longstreet Outline," and "Six By Three for Tommy" (1949) / Box 4 Folder 19 (All contents of envelope labeled "Yellow Tavern.")
      • "The Valiant Virginians" (1954) / Box 4 Folder 20 (Screenplay, second draft. Dated 6 October 1954 and 29 September 1954.)
      • "The Valiant Virginians" [2] (1954) / Box 4 Folder 21 (Screenplay, Columbia Pictures First Estimating Draft, 12 October 1954.)
      • "...To Meet Mr. James Barstow" / Box 5 Folder 1
      • Stories: "The Hide-Out," "The Would-Be Priest," and "The Matriarch of the Rue de la Chaise" / Box 5 Folder 2 (Includes edited drafts and multiple clean copies. Also includes cover letter to Martin Donovan, 21 September 1962, a typing invoice, and file folder inscribed by Stallings.)
      • "The Jungle Book" / Box 5 Folder 3 (Shooting script, 22 July 1941, Alexander Korda Films. Drawings and notes on front and back covers.)
      • "I Know You" / Box 5 Folder 4 (Typescript without title page, removed from black folder.)
      • "Brother Noah" (1950) / Box 5 Folder 5 (By Leonard Hammond and Laurence Stallings. Also contains rejection letter on behalf of Dorey Schary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 10 April 1950.)
      • Several short stories in typescript / Box 5 Folder 6 (Contents include the following typescripts: "The Boy Who Betrayed Himself," "Hitler Did Not Dance That Jig" (James Brown Associates, agent), "How to Stage an Al Jolson Show" (George T. Bye and Co., agent; each of two pages spliced and taped together), "Incident Under the Terror," and "Stalin and the Playwright." Includes the following carbon copies: "A Night at Hyde Park," "Six By Three for Tommy: A Memoir," and "The Youth in the Abyss." Also includes clippings of magazine articles: "Last Talk with Damon Runyon," Esquire, November 1957, and "There Are No Young Marines," Argosy, July 1953. Items contents of envelope from James Brown Associates, Inc.)
      • Several short stories in typescript [2] / Box 5 Folder 7
      • Several short stories in typescript [3] / Box 5 Folder 8 (Contents include: "Sweets to the Sweet," "Big Brass," "The Boxer Rebellion," "Above the roar of the motor you can hear a hero talking" (editorial proof), "The Best Policy for Maintaining Discipline" (by Maj. Gen. George Barnett), "The Future Mrs. Marsden," "There Never Was a Cliveden Set" (travel notes by LS).)
      • "A Wife for the Lieutenant" / Box 5 Folder 9 (Carbon typescript in corrasable bond folder with a sheet of carbon paper.)
      • "Rainbow" / Box 5 Folder 10 (Typescript, with inserted letter from Howard E. Reinheimer, 7 November 1946.)
      • "The Lady Repents" / Box 5 Folder 11
      • Stories: "Colonel Marsden's Mission," and "The Rapid Promotion of Sergeant Schlitz" / Box 5 Folder 12 (Typescripts with revisions, in envelope labeled "Marsden." "The Rapid Promotion of Sergeant Schlitz" retitled in one draft as "A Question of Intelligence.")
      • "Troop Song" / Box 5 Folder 13
      • "The Sun Shines Bright" (1949) / Box 5 Folder 14 (Stallings' treatment of Irvin S. Cobb's story, "The Sun Shines Bright," 21 January 1949; Constitution and By-Laws for the United Confederate Veterans; and "United Daughters of the Confederacy." All are contents of envelope labeled "Judge Priest" [the subject of "The Sun Shines Bright"].)
      • "The Sun Shines Bright," first draft, screenplay (1952) / Box 5 Folder 15 (Headed, "L. Stallings for John Ford --- 9 June 1952." Typescript on onionskin (mostly), with revisions indcated in pencil (graphite or red). Contents in gray envelope labeled "The Sun Shines Bright.")
      • "The Sun Shines Bright," deluxe screenplay (1952) / Box 5 Folder 16 (Deluxe screenplay, to determine requirements for production. Finished 15 July 1952, for Republic Productions, Inc. Labeled "Office Copy L. Stallings.")
      • "The Eternal Sergeant" (1957) / Box 5 Folder 17 (3 copies of original and 1 of story outline, wth cover letter from George T. Bye agency, 16 July 1957.)
      • "Dames" / Box 5 Folder 18 (Agent's copy.)
      • "Little Doctor Randolph: A Sentimental Journey," "The Lark" / Box 5 Folder 19 (Typescript of "Little Doctor Randolph" and two typed drafts of "The Lark" in envelope labeled "Randolph.")
      • "Little Doctor Randolph...: A Sentimental Journey" / Box 5 Folder 20 (Heavily revised typescript of short story.)
      • "The Future Mrs. Marsden" (1955) / Box 5 Folder 21 (3 typescripts plus typist's cover letter, and W. Asher's edited typescript.)
      • "The Guy Could Be Wrong" / Box 5 Folder 22 (Various drafts of short story and [related?] newspaper clippings.)
      • "A Miracle Can Happen," John O'Hara Episode / Box 5 Folder 23 (Various copies of "O'Hara Episode," screenplays and outline, dated 15 July, 29 July, and 14 August 1946.)
      • "Big Executive" / Box 5 Folder 24 (Story by Alice Duer Miller, screenplay by Stallings. File copy, first script, Paramount Studios Hollywood, 13 May 1933. Purchased by Megan Mulder, 2009.)
      • Untitled typescript, beginning, "Jim Moorhead left his filling station one Saturday afternoon..." / Box 6 Folder 1 (Carbon copy in manila envelope labeled "Jim Morrhead [sic?]" not in Stallings' hand?)
      • "The Men from Boston" / Box 6 Folder 2
      • "Son of the Monster, Book Two, First Person Singular" / Box 6 Folder 3
      • "Who's a Right Guy?" or, "Hitler Story" [?] / Box 6 Folder 4 (Typescript titled "Who's a Right Guy" includes handwritten cover sheet reading "Hitler Story By Laurence Stallings" in Stallings' hand.)
      • "The Youth in the Abyss" / Box 6 Folder 5 (Typescript of short story and carbon copy, also includes Esquire tearsheets.)
      • "The Boy on the Burning Deck" / Box 6 Folder 6 (Carbon copy of short story typescript.)
      • "Gentleman in Blue" / Box 6 Folder 7 (Typescript of screenplay [?], adapted from the Sat. Eve. Post Civil War Anthology, from Stallings' story.)
      • "Gentlemen [sic] in Blue" / Box 6 Folder 8 (Screenplay; also includes reprint of short story "Gentleman in Blue" from the Saturday Evening Post.)
      • "Mam'selle La Bras" / Box 6 Folder 9 (Carbon copy of short story typescript.)
      • "Mam'selle La Bras" [2] / Box 6 Folder 10 (Short story typescript with note describing Stallings' agent, George Bye's, assessment of publication possibilities in 1949. Contents in file folder labeled "Extra Material on Mlle. La Bras.")
      • Unidentified typescript / Box 6 Folder 11 (Possibly 3 chapters of a detective story with headings "Creole Building," "Shasta Society Apartments," and "Hollywood Preview.")
      • Untitled typescript, beginning, "I do not know when trench warfare first began..." / Box 6 Folder 12
      • Screen Guild Show (1939) / Box 6 Folder 13
      • "Shadows" / Box 6 Folder 14 (Edited typescripts of Act One (alternately titled "Trip to the Moon"), and Act Three; also includes 3 additional files of loose typescript.)
      • "A Ship Comes In" / Box 6 Folder 15 (Typescript for a play based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett. Cover dated 20[?] March 1931.)
      • "The Desert Song" / Box 6 Folder 16 (Typescript of play, labeled as "Final Casino Theater Version." Property of Schwab and Mandel, NYC.)
      • "Jungle Everywhere" / Box 6 Folder 17 (Short story typescript.)
      • "Deep River" / Box 6 Folder 18 (Typescript; book by Laurence Stallings, music by Frank Harling.)
      • "Virginia" / Box 6 Folder 19 (Story outline for the Center Theatre production.)
      • "Virginia" [2] / Box 6 Folder 20 (Script by Stallings and Owen Davis, music by Arthur Schwartz.)
      • "Love in the Valley" / Box 6 Folder 21 (Revised typescript, Book One and Book Two, pages out of order. Items contents of envelope labeled "Book Two, Love in the Valley" in differing handwriting.)
      • "Love in the Valley" drafts, 1 of 3 / Box 6 Folder 22
      • "Love in the Valley" drafts, 2 of 3 / Box 6 Folder 23
      • "Love in the Valley" drafts, 3 of 3 / Box 6 Folder 24
      • Miscellaneous drafts / Box 6 Folder 25
    • Miscellaneous writing, notebooks, loose paper
      • Assessments of various screenplays, stories for production / Box 6 Folder 26
      • Commentary on "Famous" / Box 6 Folder 27 (Stallings' assessment of Reisch-Brackett play.)
      • "The Y Plan" / Box 6 Folder 28 (Notebook containing handwritten text, possibly draft for novel?)
      • "Queen of the Chorus" / Box 6 Folder 29 (Notebook, canvas covered, containing 5-6 pages of handwritten text.)
      • Loose pages / Box 6 Folder 30 (Mostly typescripts, including handwritten draft of Long Afterwards novel (1 page).)
      • WWI hand-drawn map / Box 6 Folder 31 (Drawn and noted on the outer and inner surfaces of a manila folder. Copies included.)
      • "Lady" / Box 6 Folder 32 (Notebook, labeled "=Lady=Notes" (front) and "Lady Text" (back). Several pages of handwritten text in Stallings' hand with torn out pages inserted.)
      • "Booster-Nov 21" / Box 6 Folder 33 (Spiral composition book with one page of handwritten text and with various sets of revisions and continuity notes (typed).)
      • Single page found between "Booster-Nov 21" and carbon paper package / Box 6 Folder 34
      • Carbon paper package / Box 6 Folder 35
      • Various folders and typescript covers / Box 6 Folder 36 (Miscellaneous covers for various writings, many written on in Stallings' hand.)
    • Writings by other authors
      • B.J. Gallagher: An American Doctor in the B.E.F.: Memoirs of World War I / Box 7 Folder 1
      • Clifton B. Cates: History of the 96th Company, 2nd Batalion, 6th Regiment, USMC, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, A.E.F. / Box 7 Folder 2
      • Ron Bishop: "The Three Godfathers" (1974) / Box 7 Folder 3 (Final shooting script, 1974, Stallings writing credit.)
      • Michael Swift: "Hot Pan" / Box 7 Folder 4
      • Hedda Hopper: "The Man Who Refused to Die" / Box 7 Folder 5 (Typescript; subject is Laurence Stallings.)
      • Loenard [sic] Hammond: "The Diamond Clip" / Box 7 Folder 6
      • Review copies, proofs
        • Encyclopedia of Military History, chapter XIX (1962) / Box 7 Folder 7 (Includes cover "Memorandum for Consultants" from T.N. Dupuy, 20 June 1962; in Harpers and Brothers Publishers mailing envelope.) (Uncorrected proof, release date 23 November 1962.)
        • E.M. Halliday: The Ignorant Armies (1960) / Box 7 Folder 8
        • "They Called 10 Times" / Box 7 Folder 9 (Galley proofs, with the heading "They Called 10 Times," pp 125-136, followed by summaries of a prologue and chapters 1-7, relating to T.J. Jackson's army career, focusing on the Civil War.)
        • Desmond Young: All the Best Years (1961) / Box 7 Folder 10 (Uncorrected proof, probable publication date 20 October 1961.)
        • John Dos Passos: Mr. Wilson's War (1962) / Box 7 Folder 11
    • Printed materials (All individual articles by Laurence Stallings unless otherwise indicated.)
      • "The Real Ingrid Bergman Story," Esquire, August 1950 / Box 7 Folder 12 (Also includes an edited and condensed version that ran in The Hollywood Reporter, 13 April 1950, in the column "Tales of Hoffman.")
      • "FDR: Censor in Chief," Esquire, March 1951 / Box 7 Folder 13
      • "Six by Three for Tommy," Esquire, May 1951 / Box 7 Folder 14
      • "The Movies Then--Are the Movies Now" / Box 7 Folder 15 (Galley proofs, The Stage, July 1937.)
      • The Hollywood Reporter, various issues / Box 7 Folder 16 (Contains the issues from 10 September 1938, 13 April 1950, 5 October 1950.)
      • Diners' Club Magazine, October 1961 / Box 7 Folder 17
      • "The Old Breed," Shipmate, November 1964 / Box 7 Folder 18 (File contains entire magazine. The article was reprinted from the Milwaukee (Wis.) Sentinel, 18 October 1931.)
      • "Our Guns Never Got Cold," by Capt. Benjamin S. Read, USMC (as told to Hugh Morrow), The Saturday Evening Post, n.d. / Box 7 Folder 19
      • "Thomason USMC," by Donald R. Morris, American Heritage, November 1993 (reprint) / Box 7 Folder 20
      • "Hitler Did Not Dance That Jig," Esquire, October 1958 (vol. L no. 4) / Box 7 Folder 21 (Tear sheets; includes related pages from Life, 29 January 1965.)
      • Esquire Silver Anniversary Issue, October 1958 (vol. L no. 4) / Box 7 Folder 22 (File contains entire magazine. Includes Stallings piece, "Hitler Did Not Dance That Jig," pp 280, 284.)
      • Catalogue of Official A.E.F. Photographs, 1919 / Box 7 Folder 23 (Prepared in Historical Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff, USA. War Department Document No. 903.)
      • Journal and Register, 28 July 1962 (vol. XCIX no. 48) / Box 7 Folder 24
      • The American Foreign Service Journal, December 1949 / Box 7 Folder 25 ("pp 20 + 34" written in red pencil on the cover [re: Marines])
      • From the Story Department, 3 issues: 8 June 1951, 15 June 1951, and 28 June 1951 / Box 7 Folder 26 (Also includes Christmas greeting, "Shades of 1942.")
      • "Woodrow Wilson's 'Prediction' to Frank Cobb: Words Historians Should Doubt Ever Got Spoken," by Jerold S. Auerbach / Box 7 Folder 27 (Reprinted from The Journal of American History, vol. LIV, no. 3, December 1967. Mentions Stallings.)
      • Playbills and advertising for theatrical performances / Box 7 Folder 28
      • Misc. material / Box 7 Folder 29 (Pages from Editor and Publisher, 1 February 1936; New Dynamo, 8 June 1935; Variety, 8 February 1940; Movietone News Weekly Foreign Letter--For Staff Members Only, 26 January 1935; The Drawl, p. 11 (copy; featuring image of young Stallings in uniform) [n.d.].)
    • Newspaper clippings and related materials
      • Clippings about Laurence Stallings, 1930-32, 1937-38 / Box 7 Folder 30
      • Clippings re: The First World War (Stallings ed.), 1933, 1939, 1962-63 / Box 7 Folder 31
      • Newspaper columns by Stallings, 1931-32 / Box 7 Folder 32
      • Miscellaneous clippings and materials / Box 7 Folder 33 (Assorted media materials: some pages from the Times Literary Supplement, 10 September 1931; The Annalist, 16 October 1931; clipping for "What Price Glory," [1924?]; clipping for "The Grand Passion in Peru," 22 September 1930; playhouse ticket for Nash-Lafayette Program, 6 February 1937; invoice from Los Angeles Daily Journal, 13 March 1968; clipping about Don Vorhees, musical director for "Virginia" [n.d.]; stage review of "What Price Glory," Los Angeles Times, 3 July 1982.)
      • "Northwest Passage," clippings and reviews (1940) / Box 7 Folder 34
      • "Virginia," program and congratulatory telegrams (1937) / Box 7 Folder 35
      • "A Farewell to Arms," clippings and opening-night telegrams (1930) / Box 7 Folder 36
      • Clippings re: works by Stallings / Box 7 Folder 37
      • Hollywood Reporter articles re: "Boilermakers," 6 and 18 November 1964 (copies) / Box 7 Folder 38
      • Ethiopia-related materials / Box 7 Folder 39 (News stories by Stallings and Movie-Tone photo stories.)
      • Ethiopia-related materials [2] / Box 7 Folder 40 (Includes photographs, correspondence, articles about Stallings, "Today and Tomorrow" by Walter Lippmann.)
      • Clippings from cardboard box (All clippings in this subseries were originally kept in the brown cardboard box in box 5.)
        • Reviews of works by Stallings and related / Box 7 Folder 41
        • Ethiopia / Box 7 Folder 42
        • Articles by Stallings / Box 7 Folder 43
        • Personal, miscellaneous / Box 7 Folder 44
        • "Deep River" (libretto by Stallings), reviews / Box 7 Folder 45
    • Personal memorabilia
      • Audiotape / Box 8 (Reel-to-reel tape in brown mailing envelope labeled "Property of Laurence Stallings." Tape case labeled "For Larry Stallings" [Laurence's son].)
      • Roll of galley proofs for The Doughboys / Box 8
      • Motion Picture Relief Fund Testimonial to Laurence Stallings / Box 8
      • Cardboard box / Box 8 ("Mrs Witherspoon" written on lid in pencil. Contained various newspaper clippings now filed in subseries "Newspaper clippings and related materials.")
      • Look magazine, 26 March 1940 / Box 8 ("The Second World War," by Laurence Stallings, pp 18-21.)
      • Look magazine, 12 March 1940 / Box 8 ("The Second World War," by Laurence Stallings, pp 20-9.)
      • Scrapbook, 1931 / Box 8 (Contains chronologically arranged clippings of columns written by Stallings as a book reviewer for New York publication, The Sun. First column appeared 17 March 1931. Also includes inserted tearsheet from Saturday Evening Post, 20 February 1932, featuring "Gentleman in Blue" by Stallings.)
      • Scrapbook, 1931-1932 / Box 8 (More chronologically arranged clippings of Stallings' reviews from The Sun.)
    • Movie ephemera
      • "Paramount presents the Golden Circle 'Stars of Tomorrow,'" April 1951 / Box 9 Folder 1
      • "The Iron Mistress," story synopsis, 1951 / Box 9 Folder 2 ("The Iron Mistress" by Paul I. Wellman, synopsis by Giulio Anfuso. Under consideration for movie adaptation by Paramount Pictures.)
      • Fox Movietone poster, "The All-Star Newsreel" / Box 9 Folder 3 (Features Louise Vance, "Fashions.")
      • Additional photocopied material / Box 9 Folder 4 (Contains copied material of promotional posters and images from the following motion picture or theatrical productions with which Stallings was affiliated: Christmas Eve, 3 Godfathers, The Sun Shines Bright, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Big Parade, A Farewell to Arms, Too Hot to Handle.)
    • Correspondence
      • Telegram re: King [Vidor], 22-23 September 1930 / Box 9 Folder 5
      • Correspondence with Esquire and George Bye [agent], 1950-51 / Box 9 Folder 6
      • Letter from Robert J. Brewster, McCann-Erickson Advertising, re: Marine Corps TV show / Box 9 Folder 7
      • Correspondence to Stallings about his work, 1942-65 / Box 9 Folder 8 (Various senders.)
      • Photocopies of correspondence to Laurence and Louise Stallings / Box 9 Folder 9 (Originals held by daughter Sally. Correspondents include John Thomason, Jack Ford, Merian C. Cooper, Lowell Thomas, John O'Hara, Evelyn Waugh, John Steinbeck, Maxwell Anderson, King Vidor.)
      • Correspondence with John Thomason / Box 9 Folder 10 (Also includes clipping of Stallings' Book of the Day Column featuring two books illustrated by Capt. Thomason, copy of Thomason photograph.)
      • Correspondence from Loew's Inc. re: "Three Days' March," 8 July 1939 / Box 9 Folder 11
      • Letter from John D. Rockefeller III, 16 June 1937 / Box 9 Folder 12 (Letter thanks Stallings for his condolences on the passing of John D. Rockefeller [grandfather].)
      • Letter from James Marion Fidler, 23 June 1936 / Box 9 Folder 13 (Regarding job for Louise in California.)
      • Miscellaneous correspondence to Louise Vance / Box 9 Folder 14 (Some letters addressed to the couple together, and some letters address Louise as "Ouisie" or "Weezie.")
      • Miscellaneous personal correspondence to Stallings / Box 9 Folder 15
      • Miscellaneous professional correspondence to Stallings / Box 9 Folder 16
      • Letter from H. N. Swanson, Inc., 1 November 1945 / Box 9 Folder 17 (In plastic sleeve with "The Man Who Didn't Steal Matches" typescript.)
      • Correspondence from Roland H. Neal (1960-1966) / Box 9 Folder 18 (Includes World War I reminiscences prepared at Stallings' request. Part of research for The Doughboys.)
      • Professional correspondence, 1958-1963 / Box 9 Folder 19 (Correspondants include E. J. Kahn, Abe Rosenthal, and Lowell Thomas.)
      • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1964 / Box 9 Folder 20 (Correspondants include New York Times (Washington DC), Wake Forest College Alumni Affairs, and University of South Florida.)
      • Letter from Harold O. Stallings, 5 July 1965 / Box 9 Folder 21
      • Correspondence to Stallings re: "Shipmate," 1964-65 / Box 9 Folder 22
      • Correspondence to Stallings re: John W. Thomason, Jr., 1965-66 / Box 9 Folder 23
      • Correspondence to Stallings re: literary business, 1964-65 / Box 9 Folder 24
      • Personal correspondence to Stallings, mid-1960s / Box 9 Folder 25
      • Correspondence between Laurence Stallings and Louise Vance
        • "Hollywood Journal," April 8-13 [year?] / Box 9 Folder 26 (With handwritten cover letter to Louise. According to the letter: "I've kept a faithful diary, and find it amusing. I hope it amuses you.")
        • Laurence to Louise, c. 1935 / Box 9 Folder 27 (Written while Laurence was Editor of Fox Movetone News and Louise was the Voice of Fashion.)
        • Laurence to Louise, c. 1936 / Box 9 Folder 28 (Letters become progressively more familiar; "Miss Vance" becomes "dearest Louise.")
        • Laurence to Louise, 1942, n.d. / Box 9 Folder 29 (Most letters here likely written after their marriage in 1938. These are much more obviously love letters.)
        • Louise to Laurence, 1942 (3 letters written over a few days in February, 1942, when Laurence was in Washington D.C. and Louise in Encino, CA.)
    • Personal/Biographical
      • Minature photography / Box 9 Folder 31 (Contains several strips of small photos and one larger photo. Related to the publication Miniature Photography: From One Amateur to Another, to which Stallings wrote the forward.)
      • Materials re: Stallings' death, 1968 / Box 9 Folder 32 (Includes letter from Robert M. Rene', MD (Stallings' physician from 1963-68), copy of death certificate, and record of interment in Ft. Rosencrans National Cemetary.)
      • Funeral photos / Box 9 Folder 33 (Depicts military honors. Copies from the original.)
      • Writers Guild, foreign copyright royalties, 2001-02 / Box 9 Folder 34
      • Materials re: medical and financial records / Box 9 Folder 35
      • Materials re: Laurence and Louise's children / Box 9 Folder 36 (Various birth announcements clipped from newspapers, also includes child's drawing.)
      • Telegrams re: son's birth / Box 9 Folder 37
      • Family correspondence / Box 9 Folder 38 (Contains letters and materials from Louise's father and Laurence's parents. Also includes an unidentified lined page of writing and drawings, possibly by several people [children?].)
      • "Christmas 1943," by Sylvia Stallings and Patricia Hochschild / Box 9 Folder 39 (Printed poem written by Sylvia while she was attending Brearley School, New York, in 1943. Contains inscription: "Merry Christmas and Love from Sylvia and Diana.")
      • Photo of unidentified baby, 1944 / Box 9 Folder 40
      • Letter to Laurence and Louise from son Larry, 25 May 1964 / Box 9 Folder 41 (Also includes some related material from Stanford University re: Larry Stallings.)
      • Geneaology correspondence from J. H. Stallings, 1964 / Box 9 Folder 42
      • Materials re: Laurence and Louise's wedding and honeymoon, 18 March 1937 / Box 9 Folder 43 (Honeymoon trip taken on SS Europa. Includes clipping about marriage, correspondence and telegram, copy of wedding license, SS Europa passenger list, and clipping with memo from Howard Reinheimer about Helen Poteat's new marriage in 1944.)
      • Larry Stallings materials / Box 9 Folder 44 (Items related to Larry Stallings, b. 1939, Laurence Stallings' son. Larry Stallings, at the time of the donation of this collection, is a lecturer in American Studies at the German American Institute in Tubingen, Germany.)
      • Laurence Stallings family notebook / Box 9 Folder 45 (Black 3-ring binder with contents assembled by Sally Stallings. The originals of the described correspondence can be found in the subseries, "Correspondence between Laurence and Louise." Includes several pages of photocopied material, including photographs and biographical information on Laurence and Louise Stallings, their children, and their grandchildren.)
      • Photocopied materials / Box 9 Folder 46 (Contains several pages of biographical materials photocopied by Sally Stallings. Among these items are photographs (with annotations by Sally), newspaper clippings, and a 2011 story written by Sally, "Laurence Stallings, from A Daughter's Memoir.")
      • "Letters from a Doughboy," 2011 / Box 9 Folder 47 (Self-published work by Sally Stallings, featuring the story of Laurence Stallings told through his letters home as a young marine, August 1917-8 November 1919. Compiled and edited by Sally Stallings. Contains some inserted photocopies of newspaper clippings.)
    • U.S. Marine Corps
      • Correspondence from USMC re: retirement and benefits, 1943, 1946 / Box 9 Folder 48
      • Official military correspondence to Stallings, 1964-67 / Box 9 Folder 49 (Also includes newspaper article.)
      • Miscellaneous USMC materials / Box 9 Folder 50 (Includes some correspondence, an invitation to the benefit premiere of the motion picture Away All Boats, 14 June 1956, copies of 1956 volumes of Newsletter for Retired Marines, scorebook and rifleman's instructor, and sheet with uniform measurements with handwritten notes. Also includes certificate from WWII, stating Stallings served as a member of the Office of Strategic Services, 1 October 1945.)
      • USMC honoring Laurence Stallings, 1964 / Box 9 Folder 51 (Photographs and related material)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 1 of 4) (1942-1943) / Box 9 Folder 52 (Personal correspondence and miscellania, 1942-43.)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 2 of 4) (1942-1943) / Box 9 Folder 53 (Special orders and memoranda.)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 3 of 4) (1942-1943) / Box 9 Folder 54 (Marine Corps circular letters and general orders.)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 4 of 4) (1941-1947) / Box 9 Folder 55 (Contents held in an inner envelope labeled "Pay Accounts.")
    • Doughboys materials (The bulk of this subseries focuses on Stallings' production of his last book, The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918, published in 1963. It contains correspondence from his publishers and readers as well as many drafts and related items. A few materials herein do not relate directly to The Doughboys, but remain within the period of 1960-66 where The Doughboys seemed to be Stallings' principal professional concern.)
      • Correspondence
        • Letter from M. S. Wyeth re: last chapters, 5 May 1961 / Box 10 Folder 2
        • Correspondence primarily with Harper and Row, 1962-63 / Box 10 Folder 2 (Also contains some newspaper and magazine articles.)
        • Correspondence primarily with Harper and Brothers, 1960-61 (file 1 of 2) / Box 10 Folder 3 (Contents concerning the first phases of Doughboys editing. Correspondence in this and the following file were originally in file labeled "Harpers Files." Also includes some accompanying newspaper articles.)
        • Correspondence primarily with Harper and Brothers, 1960-61 (file 2 of 2) / Box 10 Folder 4
        • Contents of Harper and Brothers mailer, 1963 / Box 10 Folder 5 (Contains correspondence from military mostly, as well as plates (for Doughboys?) of WWI maps, including Belleau Wood and Vaux. All items in Harper and Brothers mailer, postmarked 25 January 1963.)
        • Miscellaneous correspondence to Stallings, 1963-64 / Box 10 Folder 6 (Also includes a numbered list of notes in Stallings' hand.)
        • Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 1 of 4) / Box 10 Folder 7
        • Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 2 of 4) / Box 10 Folder 8 (Includes 1918: The Last Act, by Barrie Pitt, with Stallings' scholia.)
        • "You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard": Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 3 of 4) / Box 10 Folder 9
        • Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 4 of 4) / Box 10 Folder 10
        • Correspondence from readers, 1963-64 / Box 10 Folder 11
        • Correspondence from readers, 1963-66 / Box 10 Folder 12
        • Correspondence re: the "kiddy" Doughboys, 1965-66 / Box 10 Folder 13
        • "Fifty Years After," 1964 / Box 10 Folder 14 (Piece submitted to the New York Herald Tribune, 1964. File contains the work edited in Stallings' hand as well as a response from Joseph Carter, Sunday Editor, apologizing for being unable to run it.)
        • Letter from M. S. Wyeth, 28 March 1966 / Box 10 Folder 15
      • Research materials and related items
        • "Work at a French Army Dressing Station," by Alice Gregory, MD / Box 10 Folder 16
        • "Bloody Belleau Wood," galley proofs (1963) / Box 10 Folder 17 (American Heritage, vol. XIV, no. 4, June 1963.)
        • Empty file folders originally containing Doughboys materials / Box 10 Folder 18 (Folders heavily written on in Stallings' hand. Photocopies of folders in following file.)
        • Photocopies of Stallings' notes on empty file folders / Box 10 Folder 19
        • Plates, maps for The Doughboys / Box 10 Folder 20
        • Frankfurt map / Box 10 Folder 21
      • Drafts
        • Drafts labeled chapters 2-4 / Box 10 Folder 22 (Typed, heavily edited drafts; pages hand-numbered 49-127. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "The Doughboys" (file 1 of 5).)
        • Drafts labeled chapters 5, 9, 10 / Box 10 Folder 23 (Typed, heavily edited drafts; pages numbered 127-158 (ch 5), 1-74B (ch 9-10). Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "The Doughboys" (file 2 of 5).)
        • Drafts of shorter vignettes / Box 10 Folder 24 (Each short piece individually titled, paginated. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "The Doughboys" (file 3 of 5).)
        • Drafts labeled chapters A-1, 2 / Box 10 Folder 25 (Typed, heavily edited drafts; pages hand-numbered 1-48. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "The Doughboys" (file 4 of 5).)
        • Miscellaneous drafts, notes, loose pages (includes some correspondence) / Box 10 Folder 26 (Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "The Doughboys" (file 5 of 5).)
        • Drafts labeled chapters 11-14 / Box 10 Folder 27 (Typed, heavily edited drafts; pages hand-numbered. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "Chapter One + Two + Apology" (file 1 of 4).)
        • Drafts, various / Box 10 Folder 28 (Contents include a version of ch A-1, 2; individually titled vignettes; "Apology." Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "Chapter One + Two + Apology" (file 2 of 4).)
        • Drafts, various / Box 10 Folder 29 (Contents include some numbered chapters; individually titled vignettes; notes and some correspondence. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "Chapter One + Two + Apology" (file 3 of 4).)
        • Drafts, various / Box 10 Folder 30 (Contents include several numbered pages beginning at p 155; individually titled vignettes. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "Chapter One + Two + Apology" (file 4 of 4).)
        • Revised drafts in unlabeled file / Box 11 Folder 1
        • Revised drafts in unlabeled file [2] / Box 11 Folder 2
        • Revised drafts in unlabeled file [3] / Box 11 Folder 3
        • Loose paper and notes, newspaper clippings / Box 11 Folder 4
        • Loose pages and notes from folder labeled "St Michel/Rewrite Corps Story" / Box 11 Folder 5
        • Loose notes in unlableled file / Box 11 Folder 6
        • Notes in folder labeled "Chapter as July 4 Pancho [?]" / Box 11 Folder 7
        • Loose typed pages; some printed material / Box 11 Folder 8 (Pages not in file folder. Contains article, "Every Boy Has a Mother - and the Tearful Songs of World War I Never Let Him Forget It," by Jess J. Korman with Marcia Kamien, The American Weekly, 6 November 1960. Also includes issue of Stanford Today, Autumn 1961, containing notes from Stallings on Max Lerner's entry.)
        • Typed notes; some printed material / Box 11 Folder 9 (Includes issue of Army-Navy-Air Force Register and Defense Times, 17 September 1960, with "Salute to Pershing" section (pp. 23-8); newspaper clipping, "President Leads Pershing Tribute," New York Times, 14 September 1960. Contents in file labeled "Pershing Intro [crossed out]/Lost Battalion.")
        • "Additional notes, Chapter One," in folder labeled "Insert Chap. 2" / Box 11 Folder 10
        • Revised drafts / Box 11 Folder 11
        • Drafts; magazine and newspaper clippings / Box 11 Folder 12
        • "The Doughboys," in carton labeled "Final L.S. text" (file 1 of 4) / Box 11 Folder 13 (Typescript on onion skin with minimal revisions in ink, chapters 9-21 and epilogue, and "Intermission for a Breath of Fresh Air")
        • "The Doughboys," in carton labeled "Final L.S. text" (file 2 of 4) / Box 11 Folder 14
        • "The Doughboys," in carton labeled "Final L.S. text" (file 3 of 4) / Box 11 Folder 15
        • "The Doughboys," in carton labeled "Final L.S. text" (file 4 of 4) / Box 11 Folder 16
        • Draft, chapters 1-4 / Box 11 Folder 17
        • Manila envelope with notes / Box 11 Folder 18
        • "Chapter Eighteen," from manila envelope / Box 11 Folder 19
        • Draft from manila envelope / Box 11 Folder 20
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 135-346?) / Box 11 Folder 21
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 220-374?) / Box 11 Folder 22
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 366-475) / Box 11 Folder 23
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 476-586) / Box 11 Folder 24
        • Drafts on canary paper (file 1 of 6) / Box 11 Folder 25
        • Drafts on canary paper (file 2 of 6) / Box 11 Folder 26
        • Drafts on canary paper (file 3 of 6) / Box 11 Folder 27
        • Drafts on canary paper (file 4 of 6) / Box 11 Folder 28
        • Drafts on canary paper (file 5 of 6) / Box 11 Folder 29
        • Drafts on canary paper (file 6 of 6) / Box 11 Folder 30
        • Manila envelope with notes, labeled "Final Revised" / Box 11 Folder 31
        • St. Mihiel Strategy and to-scale map drawn by Stallings / Box 12 Folder 1
        • Plates 1 and 2 drawn by Stallings / Box 12 Folder 2
        • Typescripts, various drafts and revisions / Box 12 Folder 3
        • Drafts from folder labeled "Stamps" / Box 12 Folder 4
        • Two chapters reviewed by M. S. Wyeth / Box 12 Folder 5 (Includes cover letter, 31 July 1962.)
        • Draft, Chapter Nine [Ten?] / Box 12 Folder 6
        • Miscellaneous drafts (file 1 of 4) / Box 12 Folder 7
        • Miscellaneous drafts (file 2 of 4) / Box 12 Folder 8
        • Miscellaneous drafts (file 3 of 4) / Box 12 Folder 9
        • Miscellaneous drafts (file 4 of 4) / Box 12 Folder 10
        • Maps from file labeled "Carbon retyping of The Doughboys" / Box 12 Folder 11
        • "Carbon retyping of The Doughboys" (file 1 of 3) / Box 12 Folder 12 (Includes some maps and photocopies as well. Contains occasional editorial comments.)
        • "Carbon retyping of The Doughboys" (file 2 of 3) / Box 12 Folder 13
        • "Carbon retyping of The Doughboys" (file 3 of 3) / Box 12 Folder 14
        • "Suggested Sequence for Chapter I" and notes / Box 12 Folder 15
        • "Chapters from The Doughboys by Laurence Stallings" / Box 12 Folder 16 (Also contains Harper and Row prospectus announcing book's publication and "Table of Symbols for Section I" (with Stallings' notes in red ink).)
        • Typescripts of chapters 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8, with inked in revisions / Box 12 Folder 17
        • Empty file folders with notes / Box 12 Folder 18 (Photocopies of some folders can be found in Box 10 / Folder 19.)
        • Revised drafts with notes and maps / Box 12 Folder 19
        • Preliminary inventory by Sally Stallings / Box 12 Folder 20 (Materials list of the entire donated collection, compiled by Sally Stallings. Items have since been rearranged. Includes notes by processors.)

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator - Correspondent
Stallings, Helen Poteat
Creator
Stallings, Laurence, 1894-1968
Title
Laurence Stallings Papers
ID
MS582
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1914-1965
Date [inclusive]
1894 - 1968
Extent
13.5 linear feet 11 banker's boxes, 1 oversized box (with scrapbook)
Mixed materials [Box]
3
Mixed materials [Box]
1
Mixed materials [Box]
9
Mixed materials [Box]
2
Mixed materials [Box]
8
Mixed materials [Box]
6
Mixed materials [Box]
5
Mixed materials [Box]
7
Mixed materials [Box]
11
Mixed materials [Box]
10
Mixed materials [Box]
4
Mixed materials [Box]
12

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Series I: Laurence Stallings materials donated to WFU by two of his daughters, September 2008. Diana Poteat Stallings Hobby, 1506 South Boulevard, Houston, TX 77009, ph. (713)524-2480. Sylvia Stallings Lowe, 304 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ph. (703)548-1561. Series II: Materials donated to WFU by daughter Sally Stallings, 2011. 
Processing Information note
Collection arranged and described by Huston Paschal, 2008, and Sarah Appleby, 2013. Machine readable finding aid by Sarah Appleby, 2013. 

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959
  • Green, Paul , 1894-1981
  • Kitchin, Thurman Delna , 1885-1955.
  • Poteat, William Louis, 1856-1938
  • Stallings, Louise St. Leger Vance

Subject(s)

  • Motion pictures United States History Sources
  • Screenwriters United States Biography.
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918 Literature and the war

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