Edward Tatum Wallace Papers

MC 1760

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Wallace, Edward Tatum, 1906-1966
Title
Edward Tatum Wallace Papers
Inclusive Dates
1924-1992
Identification
MC 1760
Extent
4.3 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
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

The Edward Tatum Wallace Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 18, 2008 by Stephen Wallace of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan Perez & Kristie Flynn; completed in September 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Edward Tatum Wallace Papers (MC 1760), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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

Biographical Note

Born in Greenwood, Sebastian County, Arkansas on August 9, 1906, Edward was the son of Arl Bing Wallace (a merchant from Van Buren, Arkansas) and Thad Tatum, a Greenwood housewife. Mrs. Wallace was descended from Eaton Tatum, one of the earliest settlers in Western Arkansas. She was also related by marriage to John P. Little, who served as Governor of Arkansas in 1907.

On June 10, 1929, Edward married Wilma Lois Moore in Carter County, Oklahoma. Wilma's mother, Rosa Lee Turnbull was a housewife from Bryant County, Oklahoma and was 1/8 Choctaw Indian. Together, Edward and Wilma had a son, Stephen, on April 17, 1944. The couple also had a daughter, Troupe Ilene Tatum Wallace.

On May 13, 1943, Edward entered the United States Air Force where he worked in the Air Force Editorial Office. During his tenure, there he was awarded a good conduct medal and served as a Public Relations Specialist until his discharge on October 17, 1945. Edward was a feature writer for The New York World Telegram from 1939-1966, and a reporter and feature writer for The World-Telegram and Sun from 1966 until his death. Before becoming a newspaper reporter, Wallace worked as a hardware clerk, bookkeeper, bank teller, oil pipeline worker, telegrapher, farm worker, and oil field production accountant. In 1950, he went on several foreign tours writing feature articles from Japan, Scotland, and South America. Wallace is the author of three books: an autobiographical novel, Barrington (1945), The Moon Is Our Lantern (1953), and The Pink Slip (undated). He also wrote a gardening column under the pseudonym "Lewie Caw".

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, copies of his books, manuscript drafts, handwritten notes, drafts of short stories, quizzes, New York World Telegram strike material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Biographical Materials, June 18, 1929-October 29, 1976, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Personal Correspondence, April 23, 1934-December 24, 1992

Box 1 Folder 3

Professional Correspondence, January 9, 1956-November 20, 1975

Box 1 Folder 4

Professional Correspondence, January 5, 1976-July 12, 1976

Box 1 Folder 5

Professional Correspondence, July 13, 1976-August 30, 1976, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Barrington Notes

Box 1 Folder 7

Barrington Book

Box 1 Folder 8

Barrington Reviews

Box 1 Folder 9

The Pink Slip Book

Box 1 Folder 10

The Moon Is Our Lantern Dust Jacket

Box 1 Folder 11

Page One Book

Box 1 Folder 12

Book Contracts, April 10, 1958-June 5, 1972, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13

Story Notes

Box 1 Folder 14

Story Notes

Box 1 Folder 15

"Apple" Story Notes

Box 1 Folder 16

"Collyer" Story Notes

Box 1 Folder 17

"Katigan/71st Street" Story Notes

Box 1 Folder 18

"Kersey" Draft

Box 1 Folder 19

"Kersey" Chapters 1-3

Box 1 Folder 20

"Kersey" Handwritten Notes

Box 1 Folder 21

"Kersey" Handwritten Notes

Box 1 Folder 22

"Kersey" Typed Story Notes

Box 1 Folder 23

"Kersey" Research Materials and Graphics

Box 1 Folder 24

"Sutton" Story Notes

Box 2 Folder 1

Short Story Drafts With Titles A-B

Box 2 Folder 2

Short Story Drafts With Titles C-H

Box 2 Folder 3

Short Story Drafts With Titles I-J

Box 2 Folder 4

Short Story Drafts With Titles K-P

Box 2 Folder 5

Short Story Drafts With Titles R-St

Box 2 Folder 6

Short Story Drafts With Titles Su-Y

Box 2 Folder 7

Untitled Short Story Drafts

Box 2 Folder 8

Untitled Short Story Drafts

Box 2 Folder 9

Complete Stories

Box 2 Folder 10

"Writing Lessons"

Box 2 Folder 11

Coloring College and Crayon Corner, May 11, 1975-December 5, 1976, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12

Nature Notes

Box 2 Folder 13

Handwritten Notes

Box 2 Folder 14

Handwritten Notes

Box 2 Folder 15

Quizzes, July 12, 1970-December 27, 1970

Box 2 Folder 16

Quizzes, January 3, 1971-December 5, 1971

Box 2 Folder 17

Quizzes, January 23, 1972-December 31, 1972

Box 2 Folder 18

Quizzes, January 7, 1973-December 23, 1973

Box 2 Folder 19

Quizzes, January 6, 1974-December 29, 1974

Box 2 Folder 20

Quizzes, January 5, 1975-December 28, 1975

Box 2 Folder 21

Quizzes, January 4, 1976-November 28, 1976

Box 2 Folder 22

Quizzes, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 23

Quiz Information

Box 2 Folder 24

Quiz Information

Box 2 Folder 25

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 1

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 2

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 3

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 4

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 5

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 6

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 7

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 8

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 9

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 10

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 11

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 12

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 13

Quiz Information

Box 3 Folder 14

Lewie Caw Correspondence, October 1964-October 1986, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 15

Lewie Caw Newspaper Clippings

Box 3 Folder 16

Lewie Caw Caricature

Box 3 Folder 17

Lewie Caw Recipes and Notes

Box 3 Folder 18

Lewie Caw Research Materials

Box 3 Folder 19

Lewie Caw Research Materials

Box 3 Folder 20

Lewie Caw Research Materials

Box 3 Folder 21

Lewie Caw Research Materials

Box 3 Folder 22

New York World Telegram Strike Materials

Box 3 Folder 23

General Materials

Box 3 Folder 24

Newspaper Clippings By Title

Box 3 Folder 25

Newspaper Clippings By Date

Box 3 Folder 26

Photographs (Images 1-27)

Box 4 Folder 1

Untitled Story Notes (Oversize)

Box 4 Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings, February 15, 1958-March 19, 1976, n.d. (Oversize)

Box 4 Folder 3

Photographs (Oversize) (Image 28)

END OF COLLECTION

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