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Vance Randolph Collection

Manuscript Collection 1009

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Saylor Syfert, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Randolph, Vance, 1892-1980
Title
Vance Randolph Collection
Inclusive Dates
1918-1980
Identification
MC 1009
Extent
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Special Collections acquired these papers from Ernie Dean of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 27, 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Norma Ortiz-Karp, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in September, 1990.

Preferred Form of Citation

Vance Randolph Collection (MC 1009), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Specials Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Vance Randolph was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, on February 23, 1892, and died in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 1, 1980. Vance Randolph was a folklorist who collected, annotated, and published different folklore genres for over a thirty-year-period in the Ozark region.

For additional biographical information on Randolph see Ozark Folksong Transcripts (MC 952).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of certificates and awards pertaining to the public and private life of Vance Randolph; a typescript notebook and other notes dealing with folk sayings and greetings; published articles of and about Randolph; and clippings and photographs.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Vance Randolph Collection include:

Ozark Folksong Transcripts, MC 952, 1926-1950

Mary Celestia Parler Papers, MC 1501, 1950-1980

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Certificates, awards, and legal documents

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 1

Certificate of honorable discharge from the United States Army, January 10, 1918

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 2

Warranty deed to Vance Randolph, December 3, 1940

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 3

Certified copy of birth certificate, December 17, 1941

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 4

Award from Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg, March 1958

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 5

Last will and testament, May 1961, Christmas 1978

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 6

Certificate of the Kansas State College Alumni Association, May 31, 1964

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 7

Proclamation of Vance Randolph Day by Governor David Pryor, January 12, 1976

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 8

Funeral service contract for Vance Randolph, November 1, 1980

Box 1 Folder 2

Vital records; correspondence; account book

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 1

Marriage certificate of Vance Randolph andMary C. Parler, March 27, 1962

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 2

Copy of the census record of 1910 in Sumter, South Carolina listing Mary C. Parler, June 18, 1971

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 3

Correspondence: Gordon [McCann] to Frances Lott (sister of Mary C. Parler Randolph), and Ernie Deane to Frances [Lott], November 1980, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 4

Account book of Arkansas Folklore Society, May 17, 1941-Feburary 3, 1954

Box 1 Folder 3

Folklore greetings, sayings, etc. collected by Vance Randolph, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Membership cards of Vance Randolph, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Notes on log cabin building by Gregg Hlavaty, 1975

Box 1 Folder 6

Articles

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 1

Arkansas Times. "Folklorist Vance Randolph," by Bob Cochran, Vol. 6, No.4: 42-51 , 1980

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 2

Bittersweet, "Vance Randolph," by Ellen Massey, Vol. 8, No. 3: 38-41 , 1981

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 3

Maledicta (catalogue) "Change the Name of Arkansas? Senator Johnson's Great Speech," by Vance Randolph. Vol. 2, No. 1 and 2: 229-230 , 1978

Box 1 Folder 7

Mid-South Folklore. Articles by and about Vance Randolph, Winter 1975-Fall 1979

Box 1 Folder 8

Arkansas Folklore. Publication of the Ozark Folklore Society. Articles by Vance Randolph and Mary Celestia Parler, July 6, 1950-August 1955

Box 1 Folder 9

Newspaper clippings, January 17, 1971-January 1, 1977

Box 1 Folder 10

Newspaper clippings, January 31, 1977-July 6, 1980, nd.

Box 1 Folder 11

Obituaries, November 3, 1980-November 13, 1980

Box 1 Folder 12

Prints of George Fisher's cartoon of Vance Randolph, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13

Photographs and postcard, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13 Item 1

Photograph 1: Vance Randolph, Joanie O. Bryant, and Max Hunter, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13 Item 2

Photographs 2, 3: Mary Celestia Parler Randolph and informants, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13 Item 3

Photographs 4-7: Aunt Sukey and other musicians, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13 Item 4

Photograph 8: Portrait of Mary Jo Davis [Friend of Vance and Mary Celestia Parler Randolph], n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13 Item 5

Photographs 9-16: Mary Jo Davis and family, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13 Item 6

Photograph 17: Postcard of the Church of the Holy Cross, Stateburg, South Carolina. Burial place of Mary Celestia Parler Randolph, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION