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Alma Stone:

A Preliminary Inventory of Her Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Stone, Alma, 1908-
Title: Alma Stone Papers
Dates: 1930s-1990s
Extent: 21 boxes, 4 galleys (8.82 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers, consisting of typescripts, drafts, galleys and proofs, notes, research material, reviews, business and personal papers, correspondence, and diaries, document the personal and professional life of this novelist and short story writer.
Availability:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase, 1999 (Reg. no. 14507)

Accessioned by:

Liz Murray, 2001

Repository:

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin


This collection of novelist and short story writer Alma Stone consists primarily of typescripts, drafts, galleys and proofs, notes, research material, reviews, business and personal papers, correspondence, and diaries. The collection is arranged in four Series: Series I. Writings and Associated Material, Series II. Correspondence, Series III. Career-Related and Personal, and Series IV. Ermine Stone's Diaries, 1941-1974.

Three of Stone's published works are represented in Series I, galleys for The Banishment, contracts and reviews for The Bible Salesman, and proofs for Now for the Turbulence. Numerous short story typescripts and notes form the bulk of this series as well as unidentified typescripts, possibly book chapters or short stories.

Correspondence in Series II includes business and personal letters written to Stone, as well as family correspondence. The career-related and personal papers in Series III contain book reviews and articles, passports, trip memorabilia, a family biography, and poems written by her mother. Diaries kept by Stone's sister, Ermine "Pebble" Stone (1901-1978), chief librarian at Sarah Lawrence College, are found in Series IV.

Books and serials received with the collection have been transferred to the Ransom Center's Library. Likewise, audio tapes of Stone reading from The Bible Salesman were transferred to the Center's Sound Recordings Collection.