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Laurence Stallings Papers

Finding Aid & Inventory

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 correspondent 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 Cemetery in California.

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. Materials in each subseries have been mostly arranged based on related type and content.

Collection Inventory

  • Series I [Helen Poteat] (1914-1936)
    • Personal and biographical materials
      • Scrapbook devoted to "What Price Glory" / Box 26 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 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 3 Folder 1 (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 3 Folder 2 (Clippings mostly regarding Roland Hayes and race relations.)
    • Contracts and financial records
      • Contracts and Agreements, 1923-1930 / Box 3 Folder 3 (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 3 Folder 4
      • Negotiations of releases and foreign rights; royalty statements / Box 3 Folder 5 (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 3 Folder 6 (Miscellaneous correspondence, including two letters from George S. Kaufman)
      • Correspondence concerning publication of LS short stories, 1929-1931 / Box 3 Folder 7
      • Correspondence from MGM Studios, 1932-1933 / Box 3 Folder 8
    • Correspondence
      • Official U S Marine correspondence, 1917, 1920 / Box 3 Folder 9
      • Miscellaneous correspondence to LS, 1918-1919 / Box 3 Folder 10
      • Miscellaneous correspondence to LS, mostly late 1920s and early 1930s / Box 3 Folder 11 (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 3 Folder 12
      • Correspondence from Thurman Kitchin, president of Wake Forest College, 18 November 1930 / Box 3 Folder 13
      • Correspondence from William Faulkner to LS and HPS, 1932-1933 / Box 3 Folder 19
      • Correspondence, statements from Howard E. Reinheimer, 1932 / Box 3 Folder 14
      • Correspondence from Paul Green to LS, 1932-1934 / Box 3 Folder 15
      • Correspondence from Paul Green, primarily to HPS / Box 3 Folder 16
      • Correspondence from Archibald MacLeish, 1932-33 / Box 3 Folder 17
      • Carbon copy of letter to "B.R." / Box 3 Folder 18 (First page only. Contains reference to Stallings.)
      • Correspondence from James C. Grey / Box 3 Folder 20
      • Correspondence from Arthur Krock to HPS and LS / Box 3 Folder 21
      • Correspondence from Walter Lippmann to HPS and LS / Box 3 Folder 22
      • Correspondence from DuBose Heyward to HPS and LS / Box 3 Folder 23
      • Correspondence from H. L. Mencken to LS / Box 3 Folder 24
      • Correspondence from Ernest Hemingway / Box 3 Folder 25 (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 3 Folder 26
      • Correspondence with daughter Sylvia / Box 3 Folder 27
      • Family correspondence / Box 3 Folder 28
      • 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 29
        • Date unknown (c. 1914-1919) / Box 4 Folder 1
        • June-October 1914 / Box 4 Folder 2
        • November 1914 / Box 4 Folder 3
        • December 1914 / Box 4 Folder 4
        • February-May 1915 / Box 4 Folder 5
        • July-August 1915 / Box 4 Folder 6
        • September-October 1915 / Box 4 Folder 7
        • November-December 1915 / Box 4 Folder 8
        • January-June 1916 / Box 4 Folder 9
        • July-November 1916 / Box 4 Folder 10
        • c. 1916-1917, to HP in Wake Forest, from Atlanta / Box 4 Folder 11
        • 1917 / Box 4 Folder 12
        • January-February 1918 / Box 4 Folder 13
        • March-August 1918 / Box 5 Folder 1
        • January-February 1919 / Box 5 Folder 2
        • June-August 1919 / Box 5 Folder 3 (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 5 Folder 4 (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 5 Folder 5 (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 5 Folder 6 (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 5 Folder 7 (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 5 Folder 8
      • Correspondence from Helen Poteat Stallings to Laurence Stallings
        • April-July 1918 / Box 5 Folder 9
        • August 1918 / Box 5 Folder 10
        • September 1918- February 1919 / Box 5 Folder 11
      • Correspondence to Helen Poteat Stallings
        • Miscellaneous correspondence to HP, 1915-1918 / Box 5 Folder 12
        • Miscellaneous correspondence to HPS, early 1930s / Box 5 Folder 13
        • Correspondence from Edna Ferber, 1928, 1931 / Box 5 Folder 14
  • 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 6 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 6 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 6 Folder 3 (In envelope marked "Mac's Story.")
      • "The Skating Squadron" (1939) / Box 6 Folder 4 (Original outline, 24 November 1939, blue folder in envelope labeled "The Skating Squadron.")
      • "This King Business" (1947) / Box 6 Folder 5
      • "The Wine of Life" / Box 6 Folder 6
      • "Star Spangled" (1936) / Box 6 Folder 7-8 (Libretto outline with production plot, for music by Arthur Schwartz. Copyright 1936 by Laurence Stallings. Typescript bound in folder with brass fasteners.)
      • "Twin Stars" / Box 6 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" and "Three Days March" (1934, 1939) / Box 6 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) / Box 6 Folder 11 / Box 7 Folder 1-5 (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." One 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.)
      • "[Spades] Are Spades," formerly "Here's to Crime" / Box 7 Folder 6 (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 7 Folder 7 (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 7 Folder 8
      • "The Pretty Little Dame" / Box 7 Folder 9-10 (Script by Stallings and Shirley Rhode Curtis, from stories by Laurence Stallings. Removed from William Morris Agency cover.)
      • "Yellow Tavern: A Sentimental Tour (with a bow to John Ford)" / Box 7 Folder 11
      • "Yellow Tavern," with related correspondence, 1949, "Longstreet Outline," and "Six By Three for Tommy" (1949) / Box 8 Folder 1 (All contents of envelope labeled "Yellow Tavern.")
      • "The Valiant Virginians" (1954) / Box 8 Folder 2-3 (Two copies: Screenplay, second draft. Dated 6 October 1954 and 29 September 1954. Columbia Pictures First Estimating Draft, 12 October 1954.)
      • "...To Meet Mr. James Barstow" / Box 8 Folder 4
      • Stories: "The Hide-Out," "The Would-Be Priest," and "The Matriarch of the Rue de la Chaise" / Box 8 Folder 5 (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 8 Folder 6 (Shooting script, 22 July 1941, Alexander Korda Films. Drawings and notes on front and back covers.)
      • "I Know You" / Box 8 Folder 7 (Typescript without title page, removed from black folder.)
      • "Brother Noah" (1950) / Box 8 Folder 8 (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 9 Folder 1-3 (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, "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). Some items contents of envelope from James Brown Associates, Inc.)
      • "A Wife for the Lieutenant" / Box 9 Folder 4 (Carbon typescript in corrasable bond folder with a sheet of carbon paper.)
      • "Rainbow" / Box 9 Folder 5 (Typescript, with inserted letter from Howard E. Reinheimer, 7 November 1946.)
      • "The Lady Repents" / Box 9 Folder 6
      • Stories: "Colonel Marsden's Mission," and "The Rapid Promotion of Sergeant Schlitz" / Box 9 Folder 7 (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 9 Folder 8
      • "The Sun Shines Bright" (1949) / Box 9 Folder 9 (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 10 Folder 1 (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 10 Folder 2 (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 10 Folder 3 (3 copies of original and 1 of story outline, wth cover letter from George T. Bye agency, 16 July 1957.)
      • "Dames" / Box 10 Folder 4 (Agent's copy.)
      • "Little Doctor Randolph: A Sentimental Journey," "The Lark" / Box 10 Folder 5 (Typescript of "Little Doctor Randolph" and two typed drafts of "The Lark" in envelope labeled "Randolph.")
      • "Little Doctor Randolph...: A Sentimental Journey" / Box 10 Folder 6 (Heavily revised typescript of short story.)
      • "The Future Mrs. Marsden" (1955) / Box 10 Folder 7 (3 typescripts plus typist's cover letter, and W. Asher's edited typescript.)
      • "The Guy Could Be Wrong" / Box 10 Folder 8 (Various drafts of short story and [related?] newspaper clippings.)
      • "A Miracle Can Happen," John O'Hara Episode / Box 10 Folder 9 (Various copies of "O'Hara Episode," screenplays and outline, dated 15 July, 29 July, and 14 August 1946.)
      • "Big Executive" / Box 10 Folder 10 (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 11 Folder 1 (Carbon copy in manila envelope labeled "Jim Morrhead [sic?]" not in Stallings' hand?)
      • "The Men from Boston" / Box 11 Folder 2
      • "Son of the Monster, Book Two, First Person Singular" / Box 11 Folder 3
      • "Who's a Right Guy?" or, "Hitler Story" [?] / Box 11 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 11 Folder 5 (Typescript of short story and carbon copy, also includes Esquire tearsheets.)
      • "The Boy on the Burning Deck" / Box 11 Folder 6 (Carbon copy of short story typescript.)
      • "Gentleman in Blue" / Box 11 Folder 7 (Typescript of screenplay [?], adapted from the Sat. Eve. Post Civil War Anthology, from Stallings' story.)
      • "Gentlemen [sic] in Blue" / Box 11 Folder 8 (Screenplay; also includes reprint of short story "Gentleman in Blue" from the Saturday Evening Post.)
      • "Mam'selle La Bras" / Box 11 Folder 9-10 (Copies of short story typescript. One copy contains note describing Stallings' agent, George Bye's, assessment of publication possibilities in 1949.)
      • Unidentified typescript / Box 11 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 11 Folder 12
      • Screen Guild Show (1939) / Box 11 Folder 13
      • "Shadows" / Box 11 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 11 Folder 15 (Typescript for a play based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett. Cover dated 20[?] March 1931.)
      • "The Desert Song" / Box 11 Folder 16 (Typescript of play, labeled as "Final Casino Theater Version." Property of Schwab and Mandel, NYC.)
      • "Jungle Everywhere" / Box 11 Folder 17 (Short story typescript.)
      • "Deep River" / Box 11 Folder 18 (Typescript; book by Laurence Stallings, music by Frank Harling.)
      • "Virginia" / Box 12 Folder 1 (Story outline for the Center Theatre production. Script by Stallings and Owen Davis, music by Arthur Schwartz.)
      • "Love in the Valley" / Box 12 Folder 3 (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 / Box 12 Folder 4-6
      • Miscellaneous drafts / Box 12 Folder 7
    • Miscellaneous writing, notebooks, loose paper
      • Assessments of various screenplays, stories for production / Box 12 Folder 8
      • Commentary on "Famous" / Box 13 Folder 1 (Stallings' assessment of Reisch-Brackett play.)
      • "The Y Plan" / Box 13 Folder 2 (Notebook containing handwritten text, possibly draft for novel?)
      • "Queen of the Chorus" / Box 13 Folder 3 (Notebook, canvas covered, containing 5-6 pages of handwritten text.)
      • Loose pages / Box 13 Folder 4 (Mostly typescripts, including handwritten draft of Long Afterwards novel (1 page).)
      • WWI hand-drawn map / Box 13 Folder 5 (Drawn and noted on the outer and inner surfaces of a manila folder. Copies included.)
      • "Lady" / Box 13 Folder 6 (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 13 Folder 7 (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 13 Folder 8
      • Carbon paper package / Box 13 Folder 9
      • Various folders and typescript covers / Box 13 Folder 10 (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 13 Folder 11
      • Clifton B. Cates: History of the 96th Company, 2nd Batalion, 6th Regiment, USMC, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, A.E.F. / Box 13 Folder 12
      • Ron Bishop: "The Three Godfathers" (1974) / Box 13 Folder 13 (Final shooting script, 1974, Stallings writing credit.)
      • Michael Swift: "Hot Pan" / Box 14 Folder 1
      • Hedda Hopper: "The Man Who Refused to Die" / Box 14 Folder 2 (Typescript; subject is Laurence Stallings.)
      • Loenard [sic] Hammond: "The Diamond Clip" / Box 14 Folder 3
      • Review copies, proofs
        • Encyclopedia of Military History, chapter XIX (1962) / Box 14 Folder 4 (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 14 Folder 5
        • "They Called 10 Times" / Box 14 Folder 6 (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 14 Folder 7 (Uncorrected proof, probable publication date 20 October 1961.)
        • John Dos Passos: Mr. Wilson's War (1962) / Box 14 Folder 8
    • Printed materials (All individual articles by Laurence Stallings unless otherwise indicated.)
      • "The Real Ingrid Bergman Story," Esquire, August 1950 / Box 15 Folder 1 (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 15 Folder 2
      • "Six by Three for Tommy," Esquire, May 1951 / Box 15 Folder 3
      • "The Movies Then--Are the Movies Now" / Box 15 Folder 4 (Galley proofs, The Stage, July 1937.)
      • The Hollywood Reporter, various issues / Box 15 Folder 5 (Contains the issues from 10 September 1938, 13 April 1950, 5 October 1950.)
      • Diners' Club Magazine, October 1961 / Box 15 Folder 6
      • "The Old Breed," Shipmate, November 1964 / Box 15 Folder 7 (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 15 Folder 8
      • "Thomason USMC," by Donald R. Morris, American Heritage, November 1993 (reprint) / Box 15 Folder 9
      • "Hitler Did Not Dance That Jig," Esquire, October 1958 (vol. L no. 4) / Box 15 Folder 11 (Tear sheets; includes related pages from Life, 29 January 1965.)
      • Esquire Silver Anniversary Issue, October 1958 (vol. L no. 4) / Box 15 Folder 11 (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 15 Folder 12 (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 15 Folder 13
      • The American Foreign Service Journal, December 1949 / Box 15 Folder 14 ("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 15 Folder 15 (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 15 Folder 16 (Reprinted from The Journal of American History, vol. LIV, no. 3, December 1967. Mentions Stallings.)
      • Playbills and advertising for theatrical performances / Box 15 Folder 17
      • Misc. material / Box 15 Folder 18 (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 15 Folder 19
      • Clippings re: The First World War (Stallings ed.), 1933, 1939, 1962-63 / Box 15 Folder 20
      • Newspaper columns by Stallings, 1931-32 / Box 15 Folder 21
      • Miscellaneous clippings and materials / Box 15 Folder 22 (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 15 Folder 23
      • "Virginia," program and congratulatory telegrams (1937) / Box 15 Folder 24
      • Clippings re: works by Stallings / Box 15 Folder 25
      • "A Farewell to Arms," clippings and opening-night telegrams (1930) / Box 15 Folder 26
      • Hollywood Reporter articles re: "Boilermakers," 6 and 18 November 1964 (copies) / Box 15 Folder 27
      • Ethiopia-related materials / Box 15 Folder 28 (News stories by Stallings and Movie-Tone photo stories.)
      • Ethiopia-related materials [2] / Box 15 Folder 29 (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 16 Folder 1
        • Ethiopia / Box 16 Folder 2
        • Articles by Stallings / Box 16 Folder 3
        • Personal, miscellaneous / Box 16 Folder 4
        • "Deep River" (libretto by Stallings), reviews / Box 16 Folder 5
    • Personal memorabilia
      • Audiotape / Box 1 (Reel-to-reel tape in brown mailing envelope labeled "Property of Laurence Stallings." Tape case labeled "For Larry Stallings" [Laurence's son].)
      • Motion Picture Relief Fund Testimonial to Laurence Stallings (1939) / Box 26
      • Look magazine  (1940 March 26) / Box 26 ("The Second World War," by Laurence Stallings, pp 18-21.)
      • Look magazine  (1940 March 12) / Box 26 ("The Second World War," by Laurence Stallings, pp 20-9.)
      • Scrapbook (1931) / Box 27 (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 27 (More chronologically arranged clippings of Stallings' reviews from The Sun.)
    • Movie ephemera
      • "Paramount presents the Golden Circle 'Stars of Tomorrow,'" April 1951 / Box 16 Folder 6
      • "The Iron Mistress," story synopsis, 1951 / Box 16 Folder 7 ("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 16 Folder 8 (Features Louise Vance, "Fashions.")
      • Additional photocopied material (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 16 Folder 9
      • Correspondence with Esquire and George Bye [agent], 1950-51 / Box 16 Folder 10
      • Letter from Robert J. Brewster, McCann-Erickson Advertising, re: Marine Corps TV show / Box 16 Folder 11
      • Correspondence to Stallings about his work, 1942-65 / Box 16 Folder 12 (Various senders.)
      • Photocopies of correspondence to Laurence and Louise Stallings / Box 16 Folder 13 (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 16 Folder 14 (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 16 Folder 15
      • Letter from John D. Rockefeller III, 16 June 1937 / Box 16 Folder 16 (Letter thanks Stallings for his condolences on the passing of John D. Rockefeller [grandfather].)
      • Letter from James Marion Fidler, 23 June 1936 / Box 16 Folder 17 (Regarding job for Louise in California.)
      • Miscellaneous correspondence to Louise Vance / Box 16 Folder 18 (Some letters addressed to the couple together, and some letters address Louise as "Ouisie" or "Weezie.")
      • Miscellaneous personal correspondence to Stallings / Box 16 Folder 19
      • Miscellaneous professional correspondence to Stallings / Box 16 Folder 20
      • Letter from H. N. Swanson, Inc., 1 November 1945 / Box 16 Folder 21 (In plastic sleeve with "The Man Who Didn't Steal Matches" typescript.)
      • Correspondence from Roland H. Neal (1960-1966) / Box 16 Folder 22 (Includes World War I reminiscences prepared at Stallings' request. Part of research for The Doughboys.)
      • Professional correspondence, 1958-1963 / Box 16 Folder 23 (Correspondants include E. J. Kahn, Abe Rosenthal, and Lowell Thomas.)
      • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1964 / Box 16 Folder 24 (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 16 Folder 25
      • Correspondence to Stallings re: "Shipmate," 1964-65 / Box 16 Folder 26
      • Correspondence to Stallings re: John W. Thomason, Jr., 1965-66 / Box 16 Folder 27
      • Correspondence to Stallings re: literary business, 1964-65 / Box 16 Folder 28
      • Personal correspondence to Stallings, mid-1960s / Box 16 Folder 29
      • Correspondence between Laurence Stallings and Louise Vance
        • "Hollywood Journal," April 8-13 [year?] / Box 16 Folder 30 (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 16 Folder 31 (Written while Laurence was Editor of Fox Movetone News and Louise was the Voice of Fashion.)
        • Laurence to Louise, c. 1936 / Box 16 Folder 32 (Letters become progressively more familiar; "Miss Vance" becomes "dearest Louise.")
        • Laurence to Louise, 1942, n.d. / Box 16 Folder 33 (Most letters here likely written after their marriage in 1938. These are much more obviously love letters.)
        • Louise to Laurence, 1942 / Box 16 Folder 34 (3 letters written over a few days in February, 1942, when Laurence was in Washington D.C. and Louise in Encino, CA.)
    • Personal and biographical materials
      • Minature photography / Box 17 Folder 1 (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 17 Folder 2 (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 17 Folder 3 (Depicts military honors. Copies from the original.)
      • Writers Guild, foreign copyright royalties, 2001-02 / Box 17 Folder 4
      • Materials re: medical and financial records / Box 17 Folder 5
      • Materials re: Laurence and Louise's children / Box 17 Folder 6 (Various birth announcements clipped from newspapers, also includes child's drawing.)
      • Telegrams re: son's birth / Box 17 Folder 7
      • Family correspondence / Box 17 Folder 8 (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 17 Folder 9 (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 17 Folder 10
      • Letter to Laurence and Louise from son Larry, 25 May 1964 / Box 17 Folder 11 (Also includes some related material from Stanford University re: Larry Stallings.)
      • Geneaology correspondence from J. H. Stallings, 1964 / Box 17 Folder 12
      • Materials re: Laurence and Louise's wedding and honeymoon, 18 March 1937 / Box 17 Folder 13 (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 17 Folder 14 (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 17 Folder 15 (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 17 Folder 16 (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 17 Folder 17 (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 17 Folder 18
      • Official military correspondence to Stallings, 1964-67 / Box 17 Folder 19 (Also includes newspaper article.)
      • Miscellaneous USMC materials / Box 17 Folder 20 (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 18 Folder 1 (Photographs and related material)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 1 of 4) (1942-1943) / Box 18 Folder 2 (Personal correspondence and miscellania, 1942-43.)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 2 of 4) (1942-1943) / Box 18 Folder 3 (Special orders and memoranda.)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 3 of 4) (1942-1943) / Box 18 Folder 4 (Marine Corps circular letters and general orders.)
      • Contents of manila envelope labeled "Marine Corps Orders" (file 4 of 4) (1941-1947) / Box 18 Folder 5 (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 18 Folder 6
        • Correspondence primarily with Harper and Row, 1962-63 / Box 18 Folder 7 (Also contains some newspaper and magazine articles.)
        • Correspondence primarily with Harper and Brothers, 1960-61 (file 1 of 2) / Box 18 Folder 8 (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 18 Folder 9
        • Contents of Harper and Brothers mailer, 1963 / Box 18 Folder 10 (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 18 Folder 11 (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 18 Folder 12
        • "You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard": Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 3 of 4) / Box 18 Folder 14
        • Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 2 of 4) / Box 18 Folder 13 (Includes 1918: The Last Act, by Barrie Pitt, with Stallings' scholia.)
        • Correspondence with Harper and Brothers and related material, 1960-63 (file 4 of 4) / Box 18 Folder 15
        • Correspondence from readers, 1963-64 / Box 18 Folder 16
        • Correspondence from readers, 1963-66 / Box 18 Folder 17
        • Correspondence re: the "kiddy" Doughboys, 1965-66 / Box 18 Folder 18
        • "Fifty Years After," 1964 / Box 18 Folder 19 (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 18 Folder 20
      • Research materials and related items
        • "Work at a French Army Dressing Station," by Alice Gregory, MD / Box 18 Folder 21
        • "Bloody Belleau Wood," galley proofs (1963) / Box 19 Folder 1 (American Heritage, vol. XIV, no. 4, June 1963.)
        • Empty file folders originally containing Doughboys materials / Box 19 Folder 2 (Folders heavily written on in Stallings' hand. Photocopies of folders in following file.)
        • Photocopies of Stallings' notes on empty file folders / Box 19 Folder 3
        • Plates, maps for The Doughboys / Box 19 Folder 4
        • Frankfurt map / Box 19 Folder 5
      • Drafts
        • Drafts labeled chapters 2-4 / Box 19 Folder 6 (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 19 Folder 7 (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 19 Folder 8 (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 19 Folder 9 (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 19 Folder 10 (Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "The Doughboys" (file 5 of 5).)
        • Drafts labeled chapters 11-14 / Box 19 Folder 11 (Typed, heavily edited drafts; pages hand-numbered. Partial contents of brown envelope labeled "Chapter One + Two + Apology" (file 1 of 4).)
        • Drafts, various / Box 20 Folder 1 (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 20 Folder 2 (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 20 Folder 3 (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 20 Folder 4-6
        • Loose paper and notes, newspaper clippings / Box 20 Folder 7
        • Loose pages and notes from folder labeled "St Michel/Rewrite Corps Story" / Box 20 Folder 8
        • Loose notes in unlableled file / Box 20 Folder 9
        • Notes in folder labeled "Chapter as July 4 Pancho [?]" / Box 20 Folder 10
        • Loose typed pages; some printed material / Box 20 Folder 11 (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 20 Folder 12 (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 20 Folder 13
        • Revised drafts / Box 21 Folder 1
        • Drafts; magazine and newspaper clippings / Box 21 Folder 2
        • "The Doughboys," in carton labeled "Final L.S. text" / Box 21 Folder 3-6 (Typescript on onion skin with minimal revisions in ink, chapters 9-21 and epilogue, and "Intermission for a Breath of Fresh Air")
        • Draft, chapters 1-4 / Box 21 Folder 7
        • Manila envelope with notes / Box 21 Folder 8
        • "Chapter Eighteen," from manila envelope / Box 21 Folder 9
        • Draft from manila envelope / Box 21 Folder 10
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 135-346?) / Box 21 Folder 11
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 220-374?) / Box 22 Folder 1
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 366-475) / Box 22 Folder 2
        • Draft from manila envelope (pp 476-586) / Box 22 Folder 3
        • Drafts on canary paper / Box 22 Folder 4-9
        • Manila envelope with notes, labeled "Final Revised" / Box 22 Folder 10
        • St. Mihiel Strategy and to-scale map drawn by Stallings / Box 23 Folder 1
        • Plates 1 and 2 drawn by Stallings / Box 23 Folder 2
        • Typescripts, various drafts and revisions / Box 23 Folder 3
        • Drafts from folder labeled "Stamps" / Box 23 Folder 4
        • Two chapters reviewed by M. S. Wyeth / Box 23 Folder 5 (Includes cover letter, 31 July 1962.)
        • Draft, Chapter Nine [Ten?] / Box 23 Folder 6
        • Miscellaneous drafts / Box 23 Folder 7-10
        • Maps from file labeled "Carbon retyping of The Doughboys" / Box 24 Folder 1
        • "Carbon retyping of The Doughboys" / Box 24 Folder 2-4 (Includes some maps and photocopies as well. Contains occasional editorial comments.)
        • "Suggested Sequence for Chapter I" and notes / Box 24 Folder 5
        • "Chapters from The Doughboys by Laurence Stallings" / Box 24 Folder 6 (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, 8, with revision notes / Box 24 Folder 7
        • Empty file folders with notes / Box 24 Folder 8 (Photocopies of some folders can be found in Box 10 / Folder 19.)
        • Revised drafts with notes and maps / Box 25 Folder 1
        • Preliminary inventory by Sally Stallings / Box 25 Folder 2 (Materials list of the entire donated collection, compiled by Sally Stallings. Items have since been rearranged. Includes notes by processors.)
        • Galley proofs, rolled / Box 1

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
14.4 linear feet  23 document boxes, 1 half-document box, 3 oversize boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives circa 2010
Revision Description
 Revised by Juno Zhu and Stephanie Bennett December 2016
Copyright Statement
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Laurence Stallings Papers, MS 582, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC USA. 

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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