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Henry Smith Stroupe Papers

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Henry Smith Stroupe was a Wake Forest University alumnus, history professor, and dean of the Graduate School. This collection documents his work as professor and dean and contains correspondence, course materials, memorandums, notes, reports, research, studies, and writings. A small amount of personal materials, including photographs and correspondence, are also included.

Biographical and Historical Note

Henry Smith Stroupe was born on June 3, 1914. He received both bachelors and masters degrees from Wake Forest (1935, 1937); he was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a leadership honor society. In 1942, he earned his Ph.D. from Duke. Stroupe began teaching at Wake Forest College while studying at Duke and after World War II joined the History department faculty full-time in 1946. While at the University, he also served as dean of the Graduate School. Stroupe retired in 1984.

In 1942, he married Elizabeth Denham, who became a elementary and high school teacher and librarian; together they had two sons.

Collection Overview

This collection contains materials related to Stroupe's work as a history professor and dean of the Graduate School; documentation about his writing is also included. Materials include correspondence, course materials, memorandums, notes, reports, research, studies, and writings. A small amount of personal materials, including photographs and correspondence, are also included.

Materials are arranged and listed in original order, with little to no changes.

Collection Inventory

  • History 368, North Carolina materials (1974) Box 1
  • History 367 reading list (1974) Box 1
  • History 310 supplemental reading list (undated) Box 1
  • College: Report of the Visiting Committee (1965 April 25-28) Box 1
  • Self-study materials (3 folders) (1973-1975) Box 1
  • Photograph (circa 1940s) Box 1
  • Correspondence, professional (circa 1950s) Box 1
  • Graduate school annual reports (1961-1971) Box 1
  • Historical Society of NC correspondence and minutes (1961-1974) Box 1
  • Graduate school correspondence (1972-1982) Box 1
  • Sesquicentennial correspondence and memos (1981) Box 1
  • Historical Society of NC correspondence and minutes (1975-1981) Box 1
  • Graduate Council materials (1959-1972) Box 1
  • Bowman Gray Graduate School of Medicine materials (1961-1962) Box 1
  • McCutcheon, Roger P. correspondence (1953-1965) Box 1
  • Graduate program survey (1962-1963) Box 1
  • Task Force on Baptist Heritage and Polity materials (1978-1981) Box 1
  • McCutcheon, Roger P., materials (1962) Box 1
  • Carmichael, Oliver C., correspondence (1963-1966) Box 1
  • Southern Historical Association, "Clerical Morale Builders" writings (1962) Box 1
  • Sandy Creek Baptists Historical notes (circa 1965) Box 1
  • Cornerstone laying ceremony materials (1953) Box 1
  • University memorabilia (undated) Box 1
  • Phi Beta Kappa, WFU chapter materials (1958-1985) Box 1
  • NC Baptist Convention Historical Committee materials (1981-1983) Box 1
  • Biography and retirement preparation materials (1984) Box 1
  • Correspondence, professional and personal (1957-1966) Box 1
  • Academic visit materials (1962-1964) Box 1
  • Christian Education materials (undated) Box 2
  • Correspondence, professional (1959) Box 2
  • John Berry writings (1964) Box 2
  • Obadiah Holmes research materials (1963) Box 2
  • Conferences and consultations, materials (Summer 1959) Box 2
  • Report for President Tribble (1959 September 11) Box 2
  • Administrative problems committee report (undated) Box 2
  • Mount Airy address materials (1963) Box 2
  • "The Role of Mathematics and the Sciences in Liberal Education" writings (undated) Box 2
  • "The Role of the Social Sciences Teacher in the Liberal Arts College" writings (1963 March 8) Box 2
  • Correspondence, Social Action, Wake Forest Baptist Church (1958) Box 2
  • "Newspapers as Historical Sources" writings (undated) Box 2
  • Writings other than Wake Forest or Baptist (circa 1957-1963) Box 2
  • Newspaper clippings and pages, Old Gold and Black,  High Spots,  Biblical Record  (1963) Box 2
  • University history, general materials (1943-1979) Box 2
  • Family materials (circa 1982) Box 2
  • "Report of the Committee on Graduate Schools" writing (1956 March) Box 2
  • Graduate school correspondence and materials (circa 1960-1983) Box 2
  • North Carolina history research materials (circa 1980) Box 2
  • Applications for Positions materials (1966-1967) Box 2
  • History 112, Special Section memorandum (1967 January 6) Box 2
  • "America secedes from the empire" annotated writings (undated) Box 2
  • North Rocky Mountain Church notes and writings (undated) Box 2
  • North Carolina Confederate Commission documents (1958-1960) Box 2
  • Bryan, D.B., retirement materials (1957) Box 2
  • Committee on Dancing Materials (1957) Box 2
  • Baptist Historical Commission correspondence (1957-1959) Box 2
  • Baptist Historical Commission materials (1960) Box 2
  • "History of the Biblical Recorder," M.A. thesis, writings (2 folders) (1937) Box 2
  • Duke term papers, writings (1959-1960) Box 2
  • Correspondence, College Day and related (1956) Box 2
  • Barrow, Harold and Ann, materials (1976-1977) Box 2
  • Baptist State Convention, Trustee Question materials (1962-1968) Box 2
  • Western Baptist Convention materials (1957-1997) Box 2
  • "'Cite them Both to Attend the Next Church Conference': Social Control by North Carolina Baptist Churches, 1772 -1908" article (1975) Box 2
  • AAUP, WFU chapter materials (1958-1978) Box 2
  • Book reviews and essays (1969-1982) Box 2
  • Correspondence, professional (1943-1984) Box 2
  • Correspondence, professional (1965-1984) Box 2
  • Self evaluation committee agenda (1954 May 20) Box 2
  • NC Baptist Convention Historical Committee materials (1967-1980) Box 2
  • WFU Graduate Studies History and Statistics materials (1961-1969) Box 2
  • WFU Historical Background Essay (1968) Box 2
  • Southern Graduate Schools Conference of Deans, materials (1961-1973) Box 2
  • Manuscript notes, book reviews, notes, programs (circa 1950-1989) Box 2
  • Correspondence (1950-1998) Box 2
  • Certificates and photographs (1935-1991) Box 2
  • Bibliographical card index (undated) Box 3
  • Research card index (1890-1910) Box 3
  • Research card index (1833-1850) Box 3
  • Research card index Box 3
  • Study, "The Washington Conference as Seen by a Section of The American Press" (undated) Box 4
  • Study, "A History of the United States Catholic Miscellany" (undated) Box 4
  • Annotated Study, "Contemporary Opinion on the Effects of the Enclosure Movement in Eighteenth Century England" (1954 October 18) Box 4
  • Annotated Study, "A Preliminary Statistical Survey of the Religious Press in the South Atlantic States to the End of the Civil War" (1939 May 16) Box 4
  • Annotated Study, "A History of the North Carolina Presbyterian to 1875" (1938) Box 4
  • Study, "A History of the Craftsman from 1726 to 1731" (Spring 1939) Box 4
  • "Patteron for Associations" guides (1955-1956) Box 4
  • "North Carolina Associations" draft (undated) Box 4
  • "Formation of the Baptist State Convention of NC," writings (undated) Box 4
  • North Carolina Historical Review issues (1953 January) Box 4
  • Report of the Coordinating Committee (1983 January) Box 4
  • Research card index, NC Baptist Association (undated) Box 4
  • Research card index (undated) Box 4
  • Research card index (undated) Box 5
  • Research card index (undated) Box 5
  • Bibliographical card index (undated) Box 5
  • Research card index (undated) Box 5
  • Research card index (undated) Box 5
  • Research card index (undated) Box 5
  • State of North Carolina certificate (1967 September 21) Box 6
  • Civil War Centennial commission materials (1955-1961) Box 6
  • Research notes on legal notepads (undated) Box 6
  • Self Study of Wake Forest College report (1965) Box 6
  • Report of the Graduate Council of the Faculty (1959 March 16) Box 6
  • A Study of the Graduate Program, materials (1962) Box 6
  • "The Cone Family in the Bethlehem Baptist Church" manuscript (2003-2004) Box 6
  • Cartledge Creek materials (1963-1982) Box 6
  • History master's degree student list (1962) Box 6
  • The Student, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Spring 1954) Box 7
  • "The Religious Press in the South Atlantic States," writings (undated) Box 7
  • American Baptist Memorial, study materials (undated) Box 7
  • Book review article, vol. LIII, No.2 (1976 April) Box 7
  • Social Control by N.C. Baptist Church, writings (undated) Box 7
  • Research notes (undated) Box 7
  • Research notes, drafts, annotated materials (undated) Box 7
  • "The Religious Press in the South Atlantic States" manuscript (undated) Box 7
  • Correspondence, N.C. Department of Archives and History (1955 August 11) Box 7
  • Biblical Recorder after 1907, notes (undated) Box 7
  • Research card index (undated) Box 7
  • Newspaper clippings and correspondence (1962-1963) Box 8
  • Old Gold and Black articles on master's degree and thesis (1961) Box 8
  • Report for the president, University seal photograph (circa 1970) Box 8
  • One-fifty Fund: Phase II Reports of Graduate School document (1977-1978) Box 8
  • Personal and professional correspondence and clippings (1946-1999) Box 8
  • Graduate Council documents (circa 1964) Box 8
  • Graduate School materials (1954-1974) Box 8
  • Wake Forest Trustee proposal (undated) Box 8
  • McCutcheon, Roger P., materials (1962-1964) Box 8
  • Graduate Education research (1966-1969) Box 8
  • Graduate Council minutes and related materials (1956-1961) Box 8
  • Brochures, announcement of grants (1965-1969) Box 8
  • Trustee proposal, convention materials (1978) Box 8
  • Trustee proposal (1982) Box 8
  • Ford Summer Project materials (1959) Box 8
  • Newspaper clippings (1981-1983) Box 8
  • Graduate School newspaper clippings (1961-1973) Box 8
  • Bowman Gray materials (1961-1969) Box 8
  • Graduate Council materials (1947-1969) Box 8
  • English Department correspondence (1980-1982) Box 8
  • Tribble, Byrd Barnett, papers and writings (1976-1977) Box 8
  • Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists, vol. IV, materials and correspondence (1980-1981) Box 8
  • University of Southern Louisiana visit materials (1968) Box 8
  • Stearns, Shubal, paper and research (1965-1981) Box 8
  • N.C. Literary and Historical Association materials (1965-1971) Box 8
  • Trustee meetings materials (1980-1981) Box 8
  • "'Cite Them Both To Attend the Next Church. Conference': Social Control by. North Carolina Baptist Churches, 1772-1908" source notes (undated) Box 8
  • N.C. Literary and Historical Association materials and annotated paper (1974) Box 8
  • Graduate School articles in Old Gold and Black  (1977) Box 8
  • Graduate School newspaper clippings (1977-1980) Box 8
  • Correspondence, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1973-1976) Box 8
  • Gardner-Webb College report (1981) Box 8
  • Texas Eastern University committee materials (1979) Box 8
  • Hardin-Simmons University report (1975) Box 8
  • Howard College visit materials (1960-1961) Box 8
  • History Department meetings minutes (1961-1967) Box 8
  • History Department budget materials (1955-1961) Box 8
  • "None Dare Call it Treason" correspondence (1964 October) Box 8
  • N.C. Confederate Centennial meetings and minutes (1958-1961) Box 8
  • Correspondence, received by Stroupe (1954-1960) Box 8
  • History Department materials (1963-1968) Box 8
  • Humanities and Social Science building planning materials (circa 1959) Box 8
  • Wheeler, David L., correspondence (1978-1979) Box 8
  • Wake Forest Birthplace Society materials (1976) Box 8
  • Crittenden, Ethel Taylor, research (1993-1994) Box 8
  • Historical Society of NC member list and minutes (1990-2009) Box 8
  • Perry, Percival, obituary materials (2004) Box 8
  • "A Brief Summary of the History of the Baptist State Convention of NC," writings (1979) Box 8
  • Research and Publication Fund materials (1961-1962) Box 8
  • Research and Publication Fund grants materials (1960-1961) Box 8
  • Correspondence (circa 1961-1964) Box 8
  • Carolina Comments issue (1964) Box 8
  • Confederate Centennial Commission newsletters (1964-1965) Box 8
  • Civil War Centennial commission newsletters (1964-1965) Box 8
  • Wake Forest Magazine issue (1968 September) Box 8
  • Phi Beta Kappa memorandum (1990 December 20) Box 8
  • Wake Forest University charter document (1968) Box 8
  • Correspondence (1954-1961) Box 9
  • Hendricks, J. Edwin, materials (1961-1971) Box 9
  • Mullen, Thomas E., materials (1957-1967) Box 9
  • Summer School report (1972) Box 9
  • Smiley, David L., materials (1961-1968) Box 9
  • Smith, J. Howell, materials (1965-1967) Box 9
  • Syme, Samuel A. Jr., materials (circa 1966) Box 9
  • Tate, E. Mowbray, materials (1967-1968) Box 9
  • Tillett, Lowell R., materials (1955-1966) Box 9
  • Yearns, W. Buck, materials (1958-1968) Box 9
  • Zuber, Richard L., materials (1962-1966) Box 9
  • Correspondence, History Department (1961-1963) Box 9
  • Lineberger reunion materials (1975 September) Box 9
  • History teaching applications (1956-1960) Box 9
  • Josserand, Frank B., materials (1957-1959) Box 9
  • Huckaby, John K., materials (1957-1958) Box 9
  • Leaksville History course materials (1961-1962) Box 9
  • Correspondence, University (1959) Box 9
  • Cain, Robert J., materials (1965-1966) Box 9
  • Dillard, Robert, materials (1960-1961) Box 9
  • Electoral votes maps and U.S. President portraits (undated) Box 9
  • Teacher education committee materials (1963-1983) Box 9
  • Duke correspondence and research (1960) Box 9
  • Duke Press materials (1955) Box 9
  • N.C. State Advisory Council on Teacher Education and Professional materials (1961-1964) Box 9
  • N.C. State Board of Higher Education materials (1962-1971) Box 9
  • N.C. Historical Review materials (1963-1968) Box 9
  • Self Study Report (1975) Box 9
  • Correspondence, general (1964-1983) Box 9
  • Southern Baptist Convention Historical Committee materials (1965) Box 9
  • Southern Baptist Committee on Boards materials (1970-1971) Box 9
  • Wake Forest Magazine issue (1968 May) Box 9
  • Wake Forest Review issue (1971 October) Box 9
  • Western Carolina College materials (1964-1965) Box 9
  • Washington and Lee University correspondence (1978) Box 9
  • Washington and Lee University Commission on Colleges report (1978 March 5 -8) Box 9
  • Committee Report, Pan American College (1970) Box 9
  • Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists materials (1969-1970) Box 9
  • Phi Alpha Theta certificate, picture of groundbreaking (circa 1957) Box 9
  • Correspondence, progams, and publications (1953-1955) Box 9
  • "The Religious Press in the South Atlantic States," writings (undated) Box 9
  • Correspondence, Graduate Studies (1961) Box 9
  • Carolina Charter Corporation materials (1964-1969) Box 9
  • History Department materials (1964-1997) Box 9
  • Commencement program (1984) Box 9
  • History Department minutes (1968-1987) Box 9
  • Wake Forest College history, writings (1954) Box 9
  • History Department minutes (1975) Box 9
  • Report to Dean Archie (1957) Box 9
  • Correspondence, professional (1962) Box 9
  • Archives and History, Editorial Board materials (1969) Box 10
  • Mull, Otis McCoy, research (1978) Box 10
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Biography notes (1973-1980) Box 10
  • Conference on Teacher Education materials (1960 November) Box 10
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Biography materials (1973-1978) Box 10
  • Salem Celebration documentation (1963-1966) Box 10
  • Historical marker committee materials (1974-1977) Box 10
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Tribble H.W., writings (1899-1986) Box 10
  • Baptist State Convention nominating committee materials (1970) Box 10
  • Golf course committee materials (1968) Box 10
  • Correspondence, Crowell-Collier (1965-1967) Box 10
  • Crozer study committee materials (1970) Box 10
  • History course materials (circa 1975) Box 10
  • Duke visiting committee materials (1963-1964) Box 10
  • Wake Forest Magazine issues (1963-1968) Box 10
  • Three-year master's degree materials (1962) Box 10
  • Research and Publication fund grants document (1959-1960) Box 10
  • Graduate Council, Reasearch and Publication approved grants document (1958-1959) Box 10
  • Research and Publication fund materials (2 folders) (1956-1958) Box 10
  • Baptist History committee meeting materials (1973 April 26) Box 10
  • Forsyth County Teachers program materials (1961) Box 10
  • Mount Airy course materials (1963) Box 10
  • Governor's Commission on Education writings (1962) Box 10
  • Gregory, Robert G., correspondence (1957-1966) Box 10
  • Hillman, Benjamin, reappointment materials (1962-1963) Box 10
  • Hitchins, Keith, correspondence (1958-1967) Box 10
  • Livington, Ross, hiring materials (1962) Box 10
  • Shipper, Ottis, hiring materials (1962) Box 10
  • Graduate Council, Charity and Children materials (1960 spring) Box 10
  • Tucker, Spencer, summer term materials (1965) Box 10
  • York, Elizabeth, hiring materials (1961-1968) Box 10
  • Weller, Judith Ann, materials (1966-1968) Box 10
  • Graduate Studies correspondence (1961-1963) Box 10
  • Archives and History, Cultural Advisory Council materials (1977-1980) Box 10
  • Bureau of Refugees, Freedman and Abandoned Lands, copy (1867) Box 10
  • N.C. History course materials (undated) Box 10
  • "Western North Carolina: Its Mountains and Its People," review (1978) Box 10
  • Histograph (undated) Box 10
  • The South history course materials (1960-1964) Box 10
  • N.C. History course materials (1963-1984) Box 10
  • Correspondence (1982-1984) Box 10
  • Publication appearances materials (circa 1960s) Box 10
  • Graduate School, Study of Future, materials (1981-1982) Box 10
  • "In Defense of Honor: The Ordeal of William Waightstill Avery," W. Conrad Gass, writing (1977 March) Box 10
  • Council of Graduate Schools, annual meeting program (1983) Box 10
  • Course materials (undated) Box 10

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Stroupe, Henry S. (Henry Smith), 1914-2009
Title
Henry Smith Stroupe Papers
ID
MS576
Date [inclusive]
circa 1940-2004, undated
Extent
13.0 linear feet  10 record cartons

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2019
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
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
Henry Smith Stroupe Papers (MS576), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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