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,
The Banishment, contracts and
The Bible Salesman, and proofs
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
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
The Bible Salesman were
transferred to the Center's Sound Recordings Collection.