||This collection of novelist and short story writer Alma Stone consists primarily of
typescripts, drafts, galleys and proofs, notes, research material, reviews, business
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
||Correspondence in Series II includes business and personal letters written to Stone,
well as family correspondence. The career-related and personal papers in Series III
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
Library. Likewise, audio tapes of Stone reading from The Bible Salesman were transferred to the Center's Sound Recordings