Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Related Materials
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Randolph, Vance, 1892-1980
- Vance Randolph Collection
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1009
- 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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Special Collections acquired these papers from Ernie Dean of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 27, 1989.
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.
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.
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||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|
|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