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Series 1.  Personal and Professional Papers (Boxes 1-23) 
 

This series contains materials which pertain to the personal and professional life of Edward Durell Stone from the late 1950s until his death in 1978.  Nine subseries illustrate the personal aspects of his life during this period, as well as his prominence in the architectural profession.  Files also pertain to members of his family.  As he and his first wife, Orlean Vandiver Stone, were divorced in 1951 only a few items are included from their relationship.  Files of their two sons, Edward, Jr. and Robert are included.  Edward, Jr., an internationally renowned landscape architect, collaborated with his father on numerous projects.  Maria Elena Torchino Stone, Stone's second wife, took an active role in the management of the Stone firm, as well as being involved in numerous social and charitable events during their marriage.  Files pertaining to their active social life in New York, East Hampton, and Europe are included in this series. Records of their two children, Hicks and Francesca, are included.  Stone's third wife, Violet Campbell Moffat Stone, was an employee of the Stone firm before and during their marriage.  Files pertaining to their marriage and to their daughter, Fiona, are also included in this series.

Numerous files contain records of the "Ole Stone Place," the Stone family home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stone and his sister, Marion Holzinger, were joint owners of this and other properties in Arkansas.  Karl Holzinger, Jr., Stone's nephew and fellow architect, worked with Stone on numerous projects.

Financial records, which include personal financial records, tax records, drafts of wills, and insurance records, have been arranged in separate subseries.  Collectively, these document Stone's financial situation and life style during this time.  Items pertaining to his vast art collection and his role as collector, connoisseur, and critic are included throughout the financial records.

Throughout this series "EDS" is a commonly used abbreviation for Edward Durell Stone, while Maria Elena Torchino Stone is referred to as "METS."  Marion Holzinger, Stone's sister, addresses Stone as "Ayd" in her correspondence.


Subseries 1.  Correspondence
Subseries 2.   Itineraries, Expense & Time Reports
Subseries 3.  Organizations
Subseries 4.   Personal Finances
Subseries 5.  Tax Records
Subseries 6.  Insurance Records
Subseries 7.  Wills
Subseries 8.  Miscellaneous Personal Items
Subseries 9.  Architectural Licenses
Subseries 10.  Awards, Honors and Plaques



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Subseries 1.  Correspondence

These files contain the personal and professional correspondence of Edward Durell Stone from 1959 to 1974.  Included are letters, telegrams, invitations, regrets, post cards, Christmas cards, notes, bulletins and memos.  Correspondence is arranged chronologically with return correspondence being attached to initial correspondence.  Numerous files contain undated material.  Such items were left in their original file location.
 

Box 1

 1. 1959  January 18-December 22
 2. 1960  January 6-October 8
 3. 1961  August 8-August 14
 4. 1962  January 22-December 4
 5. 1963  January 7-May 13
 6. 1963  June 3-September 25
 7. 1963  October 4-October 31
 8. 1963  November 14-December 24

Box 2

 1. 1964  January 4-January 30
 2. 1964  February 4-February 29
 3. 1964  March 1-March 31
 4. 1964  April 1-April 30
 5. 1964  May 1-May 30
 6. 1964  June 1-June 30
 7. 1964  July 1-July 30

Box 3

 1. 1964  August 1-August 31
 2. 1964  September 2-September 25
 3. 1964  October 8-December 30
 4. 1965  January 1- March 26
 5. 1965  April 1-August 10
 6. 1965  October 20-December 27
 7. 1966  May 2-December 31
 8. 1967  January 23-October 18
 9. 1968  February 21-December 23
 10. 1969  January 2-April 30
 11. 1969  May 1-September 22

Box 4

 1. 1970  April 4-December 27
 2. 1971  January 15-April 20
 3. 1971  May 4-June 29
 4. 1971  July 2-August 31
 5. 1971  September 4-September 30
 6. 1971  October 1-October 27
 7. 1971  November 1-December 29
 8. 1972  Undated material
 9. 1973  October 19-December 26
 10. 1974  January 7-May 12
 11. Undated material


Subseries 2.   Itineraries, Expense & Time Reports

These files contain expense reports, itineraries and time reports for Edward Durell Stone for the years 1965 to 1974.  Included are both professional and personal itineraries, expense and time reports for this period, including field trips to construction sites, meetings with clients and prospective clients, as well as vacations.  Also included are several itineraries for Stone's children, wife, other family members and friends.
 

Box 5

 1. Itinerary Sept 27, 1965 to Oct 31, 1965
 2. Expense Reports 1969
 3. Itineraries 1969
 4. Time Reports 1970
 5. Expense Reports 1970
 6. Itineraries 1970
 7. Time Reports 1971
 8. Time Reports 1972

Box 6

 1. Itineraries Mar 17, 1972 to Nov 16, 1972
 2. Time Reports 1973
 3. Itineraries Jan 2, 1973 to Jan 6, 1974
 4. Itinerary Mar 30, 1974


Subseries 3.  Organizations

These files contain records of professional and social organizations to which Stone belonged between 1952 and 1972.  Also included are records of organizations interested in Stone's membership and/or contributions.  Included are correspondence, memos, invitations, published material, meeting notes, and information concerning these organizations, such as membership lists, manuals and publicity.  Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 

Box 7

 1. American Academy of Arts & Sciences
 2. American Craftsmen's Council
 3. American Federation of Arts
 4. American Federation of Arts - Minutes
 5. American Federation of Arts - Form Givers at Mid-Century
 6. American Institute of Architects - Correspondence
 7. American Institute of Architects - By-Laws & Manuals
 8. American-Israel Cultural Foundation
 9. American National Theatre and Academy - Correspondence
 10. American National Theatre and Academy - Minutes

Box 8

 1. American Specialists - Office of Cultural Exchange, Department of State
 2. Architectural League of New York
 3. Boston Architectural Center
 4. Boston Architectural Center Conference 1964
 5. Citizens Committee for International Development
 6. Committee for International Cultural Exchange
 7. Commission on Chicago Architectural Landmarks
 8. Communications Act
 9. International Council of Arts, Sciences & Industry
 10. Joint Committee on the National Capital
 11. Joint Committee on the National Capital - Meeting Notices
 12. Joint Committee on the National Capital - Minutes
 13. Joint Committee on the National Capital - Publicity
 14. Mark Twain Society

Box 9

 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 2. National Academy of Design
 3. National Council on the Arts and Government
 4. National Council of State Garden Clubs
 5. National Institute of Arts & Letters - Correspondence
 6. National Institute of Arts & Letters - Nominations for Awards
 7. National Institute of Arts & Letters - Nominations for Membership
 8. National Planning Association - Correspondence
 9. National Planning Association - Literature & Membership List

Box 10

 1. National Urban League - Correspondence
 2. National Urban League - Manuals & By-Laws
 3. National Urban League - Minutes
 4. Near East Foundation
 5. Pan American Congress Advisory Committee
 6. People-to-People Program
 7. People-to-People Program - Fine Arts Committee
 8. Royal Society of Arts
 9. Society of American Registered Architects
 10. Washington Fine Arts Commission
 11. World Press Institute


Subseries 4.   Personal Finances
 
These files contain the personal financial records of Edward Durell Stone from 1966 to 1974.  Included are income projections, annual reports, expenditures, property value statements, profit sharing and estate planning information, as well as bank records, pay check stubs, paid invoices and a personal ledger.  Also included are financial calculations concerning the divorce of his second wife, Maria Stone, in 1965, and the budgets of Stone and his third wife, Violet Stone, for the years 1972-1974.  Bank records, pay check stubs, and other financial records for Maria Stone and Violet Stone are also included.
 

Box 11

 1. Projected Personal Income Statement  1966
 2. Personal Income/Expenditures Annual Reports  1967-1971
 3. Personal Expenditures  1969
 4. Personal Expenditures  1970
 5. Personal Expenditures  1971
 6. Personal Income Budget  1972
 7. Personal Income Budget  1973
 8. Personal Income Budget  1974
 9. Divorce Settlement Calculations  1965
 10. Market Value Statement of 7 E. 67 St. Property 1967
 11. Office Furniture Appraisal Statement 1969
 12. Estate Planning Information 1970
 13. Profit Sharing Statement Edward Durell Stone, Inc. 1971
 14. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Jan - Mar 1970
 15. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Apr - June 1970
 16. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Jul - Sept 1970
 17. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Oct - Dec 1970
 18. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Jan - Mar 1971

Box 12

 1. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Apr - June 1971
 2. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Jul - Sept 1971
 3. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks  Oct - Dec 1971
 4. Bank Deposit Slips  1970
 5. Bank Deposit Slips  1971
 6. Pay Check Stubs  1970
 7. Pay Check Stubs  1971
 8. Financial Records (Maria Stone) 1964
 9. Deposit Slips (Maria Stone) 1970
 10. Deposit Slips (Maria Stone) 1971
 11. Bank Statements & Cancelled Checks (Violet Stone) 1971
 12. Check Book Stubs (Violet Stone) 1971
 13. Bank Deposit Slips (Violet Stone) 1971
 14. Pay Check Stubs (Violet Stone) 1971
 15. Insurance/Doctors & Hospital Bills (Violet Stone) 1971
 16. Insurance Claims (Violet Stone) 1971

Box 13

 1. Personal Expenditures 1970 "A-E"
 2. Personal Expenditures 1970 "F-L"
 3. Personal Expenditures 1970 "M-O"
 4. Personal Expenditures 1970 "P-Z"
 5. Personal Expenditures 1971 "A-J"
 6. Personal Expenditures 1971 "K-M"

Box 14

 1. Personal Expenditures 1971 "N-R"
 2. Personal Expenditures 1971 "S-Z"
 3. Personal Expenditures 1972 "A-G"
 4. Personal Expenditures 1972 "H-L"
 5. Personal Expenditures 1972 "M-O"
 6. Personal Expenditures 1972 "P-Z'

Box 15

 1. Personal Expenditures 1973 "A-E"
 2. Personal Expenditures 1973 "F-K"
 3. Personal Expenditures 1973 "L-M"
 4. Personal Expenditures 1973 "N-R"
 5. Personal Expenditures 1973 "S-Z"
 


Subseries 5.  Tax Records
 
These files are comprised of the personal tax records of Edward Durell Stone from 1963 to 1973.  Also included are the returns of Violet LaStella Stone, his third wife, for the years 1970 and 1971, as well as their joint returns for 1972 and 1973.  Contained in the files are U.S. and New York State Gift Tax Returns, New York City and New York State Income Tax Returns, Federal Income Tax Returns, California State Income Tax Returns, as well as tax liability and personal income information.
 

Box 16

 1. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  1963
 2. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  1969
 3. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  1970
 4. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  1st Quarter 1971
 5. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  2nd Quarter 1971
 6. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  3rd Quarter 1971
 7. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  4th Quarter 1971
 8. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  Amended 4th Quarter 1971
 9. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  1st Quarter 1972
 10. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  2nd Quarter 1972
 11. U.S. Federal Gift Tax Return  3rd Quarter 1972
 12. New York State Gift Tax Return  1st Quarter 1972
 13. New York State Gift Tax Return  2nd Quarter 1972
 14. New York State Gift Tax Return  3rd Quarter 1972
 15. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1967
 16. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1968
 17. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1969
 18. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1970
 19. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1971
 20. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1972
 21. New York City Individual Income Tax Return  1973
 22. New York State Income Tax Return  1967
 23. New York State Income Tax Return  1968
 24. New York State Income Tax Return  1969
 25. New York State Income Tax Return  1970
 26. New York State Income Tax Return  1972
 27. New York State Income Tax Return  1973
 28. U.S. Federal Income Tax Return  1970
 29. U.S. Federal Income Tax Return  1970 (Violet Stone)
 30. U.S. Federal Income Tax Return  1971
 31. U.S. Federal Income Tax Return  Amended 1971
 32. U.S. Federal Income Tax Return  1971 (Violet Stone)
 33. U.S. Federal Income Tax Return  1972
 34. California Non-resident Income Tax Return  1967
 35. California Non-resident Income Tax Return  1968
 36. California Non-resident Income Tax Return  1969
 37. California Non-resident Income Tax Return  1970
 38. Tax Liability and Personal Income Information  1971


Subseries 6.  Insurance Records

These files consist of insurance policies, claims and payments covering Edward Durell Stone and members of the Stone family during the years 1955 to 1972.  Included are records concerning personal property, homeowners, automobile, workmen's compensation, trip transit, and medical insurance policies.
 

Box 17

 1. Insurance Coverage on Mink Coat  1955-1956
 2. East Hampton Property Insurance  1964
 3. East Hampton Property Losses  1964
 4. Homeowners/Personal Property Policy  1961
 5. Automobile Policies  1964-1965
 6. Workmen's Compensation Policy  1964-1965
 7. Trip Transit Policy  1965
 8. Medical Insurance Policies
 9. Medical Insurance Claims and Payments


Subseries 7.  Wills
 
These files consist of various versions of the Last Will and Testament of Edward Durell Stone dating from 1959 to 1973 and those of Stone's second wife, Maria Stone, dating from 1954 to 1962.  Also included are several codicils and correspondence pertaining to these wills.  Files are arranged chronologically.
 

Box 18

 1. Last Will and Testament  May 1959
 2. Last Will and Testament  June 1962
 3. Last Will and Testament  Dec 1964
 4. Last Will and Testament  Jan 1965
 5. Codicil to Will  Feb 1966
 6. Last Will and Testament  May 1966
 7. Last Will and Testament  Apr  1967
 8. Codicil to Will  Apr 1967
 9. Last Will and Testament  Oct 1969
 10. Last Will and Testament  May 1970
 11. Last Will and Testament  Mar  1971
 12. Codicil to Will  Apr 1972
 13. Last Will and Testament  Oct 1972
 14. Last Will and Testament  Jul 1973
 15. Last Will and Testament  Nov 1973
 16. Codicil to Will of Maria Stone  Dec 1954
 17. Last Will and Testament of Maria Stone  May 1959
 18. Last Will and Testament of Maria Stone  1962


Subseries 8.  Miscellaneous Personal Items
 
These files contain miscellaneous personal items pertaining to Edward Durell Stone and his family.  Included are his address book, passport, information about his personal art collection,  the "Old Stone Place" in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a tour of  his townhouse in New York City, poems written about him, and his obituary.
 

Box 19

 1. Address Book
 2. Art Collection
 3. Obituaries-Edward Durell Stone
 4. "Old Stone Place"
 5. Passport
 6. Poetry
 7. Stone Townhouse Tour
 8. University of Arkansas Transcript


Subseries 9.  Architectural Licenses
 
These files contain the architectural licenses of Edward Durell Stone from numerous states dating from the years 1935 to 1970.  Also included are awards, certificates, citations, and honorary memberships and honorary degrees from numerous organizations and institutions.  Of particular interest are the A.I.A. awards given for Stuart Pharmaceutical Company, the United States Pavilion, the United States Embassy, and the Ponce Museum of Art.
 

Box 20

 1. Architectural Licenses

  2. Awards and Honors  

Subseries 10.  Awards, Honors and Plaques
 
These files consist of the plaques presented to Edward Durell Stone by organizations recognizing his achievements in both his professional work and his service for charitable organizations.  Also included are membership plaques, a fishing tournament plaque, and several plaques commemorating events which took place in New York City.
 

Box 21

 1. Building Stone Institute Award 1964
 2. Finch Paper Achievement Award 1968
 3. Long Island Association of Commerce & Industry Award 1966
 4. Pompano Beach Winter Fishing Tournament 1968-1969
 5. Steel Tank of the Year Award 1967
 6. Horatio Alger Annual Award 1971

Box 22

 1. Advertising Club of Greater St. Louis "Brass Hats" Membership
 2. New York World's Fair Medallion
 3. Verrazano Narrows Bridge Medallion

Box 23

 1. Engineering News Record Award 1969
 2. New Good Neighbor Award 1964
 3. Society of American Registered Architects President's Award 1968



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