Robert Cochran Collection - Vance Randolph Research Materials, 1865-1980

MC 818

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Heather Young, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Cochran, Robert
Title
Robert Cochran Collection - Vance Randolph Research Materials, 1865-1980
Inclusive Dates
1865-1980
Identification
MC 818
Extent
0.6 linear feet (2 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 Robert Cochran Collection was donated to the Special Collections Department by Robert Cochran of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on July 31, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February, 1992.

Preferred Form of Citation

Robert Cochran Collection - Vance Randolph Research Materials, 1865-1980, (MC 818), Special Collections, 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

Robert Cochran (1943- ) is a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, professor of English and folklore specialist. He met Vance Randolph in 1976 and eventually published two books about the famous Ozark folklorist: For Love and For Money: The Writings of Vance Randolph (1979) and Vance Randolph, an Ozark Life (1983). Cochran visited with Randolph frequently during the final years of Randolph's life and from him received much of the materials in this research collection. As a result, the collection contains materials written and received by both Vance Randolph and Robert Cochran.

Scope and Content Note

The collection has been divided into two series. Series one, topical files, contains letters, photocopies, and documents pertaining to the individual folder subject title. Series two, photographs, contains 35 identified photographs and drawings of Randolph, his family, and his acquaintances.

Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged and described in two series:

  1. Topical files
  2. Photographs

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

series I: Topical files,

ca. 1915-1980s

Boxes 1-2

Letters, photocopies, clippings, manuscript verse, contracts, and other materials collected by Cochran during his research on Vance Randolph. The folders have been topically labeled and, where possible, given inclusive dates.

series I box 1 folder 1

Letters; VR to Bob Cochran., 1977; n.d.

series I box 1 folder 2

Letters between VR and Herbert Halpert., 1939-1952

series I box 1 folder 3

Letters between VR and Herbert Halpert., 1953-1964

series I box 1 folder 4

Letters between VR and Herbert Halpert., 1964-1979

series I box 1 folder 5

 Letters; from and pertaining to Irene Carlisle., 1950

series I box 1 folder 6

Letters from Gershon Legmon., 1975-1980

series I box 1 folder 7

Letters and documents pertaining to Jay Taylor., 1921-1982

series I box 1 folder 8

Letters., 1974-1978 Correspondents include Sam Bayard, Henry Glassie, John Jacob Niles, Peggy Seeger, and D.K. Wilgus.

series I box 1 folder 9

VR book, Contracts, and Agreements., 1925-1938

series I box 1 folder 10

VR book, Contracts, and Agreements., 1946-1977

series I box 1 folder 11

Army Pension Documents., 1917-1970

series I box 1 folder 12

Photocopies, Clippings, Letters and Articles., n.d. Pertaining to W.J. Randolph, John Randolph and Theresa Gould Randolph. 

series I box 1 folder 13

Photocopies of legal documents, interviews, and articles. , n.d. Pertaining to VR.

series I box 1 folder 14

Scrapbook Materials., n.d. Pertaining to VR including membership cards, interview transcripts, school transcripts, and autobiographical paragraphs.

series I box 2 folder 1

Letters and brochure., n.d. Pertaining to Rose O'Neill.

series I box 2 folder 2

Handwritten Poetry., n.d. Written by VR.

series I box 2 folder 3

Poetry., ca. 1915-1958 Written or collected by VR

series II: Photographs,

1865-1980

Box 2, folders 4-9

Original and copied photographs of Vance Randolph, his family, and his acquaintances. The photographs have been individually titled and numbered. The first number following a semicolon after the photograph title refers to the order in which the image appears in the plates of Vance Randolph, an Ozark Life. The second number following a semicolon after the photograph title which is preceded by the symbol "p." refers to the page number on which the image appears in I. Letters and photocopies in folder 9 are from the collections of the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.

series II box 2 folder 4

Photographs., ca. 1860-1895

series II box 2 folder 4 item 1

Photographs., 1865 W. J. Randolph

series II box 2 folder 4 item 2

Photographs., ca. 1860's Mrs. W. J. Randolph.

series II box 2 folder 4 item 3

Photographs., ca. 1870's Susan Sayre Gordon.

series II box 2 folder 4 item 4

Photographs., ca. 1880's John R. Randolph.

series II box 2 folder 4 item 5

Photographs., ca. 1895 Vance Randolph.

series II box 2 folder 5

Photographs., ca. 1910-1932

series II box 2 folder 5 item 6

Photographs., ca. 1910 VR and friends.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 7

Photographs., ca. 1920's VR and friends.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 8

Photographs., ca. 1920s VR.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 9

Photographs., ca. 1920s VR.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 10

Photographs., ca. 1920s VR horseback.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 11

Photographs., ca. 1920s VR horseback.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 12

Photographs., ca. 1920s VR.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 13

Photographs., ca. 1932 VR in covered wagon.

series II box 2 folder 5 item 14

Photographs., ca. 1932 VR in covered wagon.

series II box 2 folder 6

Photographs., ca. 1930-1958

series II box 2 folder 6 item 15

Photographs., ca. 1930's VR.

series II box 2 folder 6 item 16

Photographs., ca. 1940's VR recording music.

series II box 2 folder 6 item 17

Photographs., ca. 1940's VR.

series II box 2 folder 6 item 18

Photographs., ca. 1940's VR.

series II box 2 folder 6 item 19

Photographs., ca. 1950's VR and Rose O'Neill

series II box 2 folder 6 item 20

Photographs., ca. 1950's VR.

series II box 2 folder 6 item 21

Photographs., 1958 "Liar's Bench"

series II box 2 folder 7

Photographs., ca. 1960's-1979

series II box 2 folder 7 item 22

Photographs., ca. 1960's VR.

series II box 2 folder 7 item 23

Photographs., ca. 1970's VR and Mary P. Randolph.

series II box 2 folder 7 item 24

Photographs., 1976 VR drawing by George Fisher

series II box 2 folder 7 item 25

Photographs., 1978 VR.

series II box 2 folder 7 item 26

Photographs., 1979 VR.

series II box 2 folder 7 item 27

Photographs., 1979 VR.

series II box 2 folder 7 item 28

Photographs., 1979 Mary P. Randolph.

series II box 2 folder 8

Photographs., ca. 1910-1950

series II box 2 folder 8 item 29

Photographs., ca. 1920 Nils Larson.

series II box 2 folder 8 item 30

Photographs., ca. 1910's C.F. Lee.

series II box 2 folder 8 item 31

Photographs., 1917 Georgia Lee.

series II box 2 folder 8 item 32

Photographs., 1913 Georgia Lee.

series II box 2 folder 8 item 33

Photographs., ca. 1950's Fred High.

series II box 2 folder 8 item 34

Photographs., ca. 1950's Ruth Tyler.

series II box 2 folder 8 item 35

Photographs., ca. 1910's Farwell Gould.

series II box 2 folder 9

School of the Ozarks photocopies and letters., 1930's;1983-1984

END OF COLLECTION

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