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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Allen Maxwell personal papers, 1936-1990

Correspondence and subject files, 1924-1983

Speeches, 1950-1966

Southwest Review

Southern Methodist University Press, 1934-1986

Publications, 1939-1981

Budget and meetings, 1938-1981

University presses, 1943-1974

Southern Methodist University, 1951-1987

Dallas Morning News

Texas Folklore Society, 1935-1992

Texas Institute of Letters, 1940-1990

Clippings, 1924-1986

Photographs, 1941-1980

Southern Methodist University

Allen Maxwell papers

A Guide



Overview

Creator: Maxwell, Allen, 1915-
Title: Allen Maxwell papers
Inclusive Dates: 1923-1992
Abstract: Allen Maxwell (1915-2012) was the editor of the Southwest Review and SMU Press, as well as book editor for the Dallas Morning News. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence with contributors, including J. Frank Dobie, John McGinnis, Henry Nash Smith, Margaret Hartley, Sarah Chokla Gross, William Goyen, and Lon Tinkle. The bulk of the collection contains business files regarding SMU Press, Texas Institute of Letters, and the Texas Folklore Society.
Accession No: A2012.0062, A2012.0062x
Extent: 14 boxes (14 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Otis Allen Maxwell Jr. was a Texas man of letters for more than 60 years. During his career, the two-time vice president of the Texas Institute of Letters shared his talents with both The Dallas Morning News and Southern Methodist University. At SMU, he was the first paid employee of the SMU Press, where he later served as president. He was also editor of the university’s Southwest Review and taught English as an adjunct professor. At The News, he played an integral role with the newspaper’s book pages, including 23 years as book editor. Mr. Maxwell, 96, died of natural causes at the Dallas home he had lived in and filled with books since 1950.

“He was a mighty force,” said Marshall Terry, former colleague, book reviewer and chairman of the SMU English department. “He was a brilliant man and had tremendous values. He was a very rare fellow.”

Mr. Maxwell was an active bridge from Texas’ literary past to its future during what has been called the heyday of Texas literature. He learned from and worked with notables including John H. McGinnis, SMU’s legendary English professor and his predecessor as The News’ book editor. His circle of friends and colleagues comprised Southwestern writers and historians who included J. Frank Dobie. His passion for Texas folklore dovetailed with his work with the Southwest Review.

“He encouraged writers from Texas, including me,” Mr. Terry said. “He was part of a tradition that was begun by John H. McGinnis.”

“He was extremely active in the Texas Folklore Society and the Texas Institute of Letters,” said his daughter Susanna Maxwell of Flagstaff, Ariz. “In some cases, he was part of bringing those wonderful people to print.”

Mr. Maxwell was born in Waco and grew up in Dallas. He was a Highland Park High School graduate and received his bachelor’s degree in commerce and master’s degree in English from SMU, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Sigma. He joined The News as assistant book editor in 1937, when he received his undergraduate degree. Two years later, in 1939, he became the first paid employee of SMU Press and was named managing editor of the university’s Southwest Review.

He married Emma “Vee” Dunlap in September 1940. Mr. Maxwell joined the Navy in March 1942. He received training at Harvard University and served 18 months in the South Pacific. He then returned to Harvard before a Navy assignment in New York. In the Navy, he rose from the rank of ensign to lieutenant commander. In 1946, he returned to Dallas, where he was named editor of the Southwest Review and director of the University Press and resumed his duties as assistant book editor for The News. He became book editor in 1958. Mr. Maxwell was a quiet, gentle and gracious man.

“He was also a great spirit — he laughed a lot,” Mr. Terry said. “There may have been a sadness to it, because he didn’t get to write much.”

But while her father “wasn’t a public speaker and didn’t like to call attention to himself in any way, he was absolutely true to his beliefs,” his daughter said. “He was never an in-your-face, outspoken individual, but he was an absolutely steadfast supporter of civil rights, of freedom of speech, religion and print,” she said. “He held that until his death.”

In 1953, Mr. Maxwell found himself in the midst of anti-Communist hysteria. The fall edition of the Southwest Review contained articles that were critical of a book by the former head of SMU English department, John O. Beaty, Iron Curtain Over America. “He and Margaret Hartley, the editor of the Southwest Review, critiqued what John O. Beaty said and really shredded him,” Mr. Terry said. Mr. Maxwell was accused of being a Communist sympathizer. The issue led to an official inquest by SMU trustees and administrators. Mr. Maxwell feared the ruckus would be the end of the Southwest Review. The university panel cleared Mr. Maxwell of wrongdoing. In 1981, Mr. Maxwell retired from The News and SMU.

In retirement, he and his wife spent time between their Dallas home and their farm in Upshur County. He remained active in book circles and was free to read for fun. “I want to read without a pencil in my hand,” the retiring editor said at the time. In 2007, the Texas Institute of Letters recognized him for his 61 years of uninterrupted membership.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Maxwell is survived by a son, Otis Maxwell III of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; another daughter, Becky Saltwick of Austin; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Source:

Simnacher, Joe. “Allen Maxwell, Retired Book Editor of The News, SMU Literary Leader, Dies at 96,” The Dallas Morning News, February 16, 2012, accessed March 14, 2014, http://www.dallasnews.com/obituary-headlines/20120216-allen-maxwell-retired-book-editor-of-the-news-smu-literary-leader-dies-at-96.ece

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains Allen Maxwell’s files as editor of the Southwest Review and SMU Press, and as book editor for the The Dallas Morning News. Series two contains personal and professional correspondence with contributors, including Willa Cather [in Henry Nash Smith folder], John McGinnis, Henry Nash Smith, Margaret Hartley, Sarah Chokla Gross, William Goyen, John and Alan Lomax, Katherine Anne Porter, and Lon Tinkle. The bulk of the collection contains business files regarding SMU Press, Texas Institute of Letters, and the Texas Folklore Society.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into eleven series:
Series 1: Allen Maxwell personal papers, 1936-1990
Series 2: Correspondence and subject files, 1924-1983
Series 3: Speeches, 1950-1966
Series 4: Southwest Review, 1924-1990
Series 5: Southern Methodist University Press, 1934-1986
Subseries 1: Publications, 1939-1981
Subseries 2: Budgets and meetings, 1938-1981
Subseries 3: University presses, 1943-1974
Series 6: Southern Methodist University, 1951-1987
Series 7: Dallas Morning News, 1927-1977
Series 8: Texas Folklore Society, 1935-1992
Series 9: Texas Institute of Letters, 1940-1990
Series 10: Clippings, 1924-1986
Series 11: Photographs, 1941-1980

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Maxwell, Allen, 1915-
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964.
Hartley, Margaret L., 1909-
Goyen, William.
Gross, Sarah Chokla.
McGinnis, John H.
Smith, Henry Nash.
Tinkle, Lon.
Southern Methodist University -- History.
Southern Methodist University Press -- History.
Southwest review -- History.
Dallas morning news -- History.
Periodical editors -- Texas -- Dallas.
Letters.
Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.

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Related Material

Southern Methodist University Press records, Mss 64

Southwest Review records, Mss 65

Belo Corporation records, A2010.0001

John H. McGinnis papers, A1992.1792c

Margaret L. Hartley papers, A2000.2250

Lon Tinkle papers, A2004.0015

George Bond papers, Mss 66

Allen Maxwell [videorecording] : October 26, 2001 interviewed by Pam Lange ; director, Samantha Lekkas. Fondren Library, Southern Methodist University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allen Maxwell papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Loan, Allen Maxwell, 1989.

Gift, Susanna Maxwell, 2012.

Gift, Dallas Public Library, 2012.

Processing Information

Susanna Maxwell donated the bulk of the collection, and the Dallas Public Library donated six boxes of material that same year. Three boxes of Southwest Review correspondence with contributors were loaned to DeGolyer Library by Allen Maxwell in 1989. After the gift of his papers in 2012, these boxes were integrated into his collection.

Allen Maxwell named and dated almost all of his files. It appeared that he tried to maintain a chronological order most of the time, so the archivist maintained this order for each series.

Selected books and periodicals were transferred from the collection and cataloged. They can be found in the online catalog using the search string, “Part of the Allen Maxwell collection.”

Processed by

Cynthia Franco, 2014.

Finding aid written and encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Allen Maxwell personal papers, 1936-1990
2 boxes

This collection begins with his college school work at Southern Methodist University in the 1930s. He generally kept chronological files that included clippings, letters, and photographs. There are only two files regarding his wife, Emma Vee Dunlap Maxwell (1918-2013).
Box Folder
1 1 College school work and clippings, 1936-1938
2 Rhodes scholarship, 1937
3 Dallas Country Club, 1936-1937
4 1937-1970
5 Pre-war
6 1940-1941
7 Early 1940s
8 1941-1965
9 1943-1960
10 1945
11 Navy household effects, 1945
12 1946-1948
13 1946-1967
14 1947-1949
15 Navy press, 1948-1949
16 New York trip, 1949
17 Phi Beta Kappa, 1949-1952
18 Miscellaneous, 1940s-1950s
19 Miscellaneous, 1949-1983
20 1950-1951
21 Toward LSU [Louisiana State University], 1953
22 1952
23 1953-1961
24 Biographical information and letter from Grace Ray, 1954
25 1958-1961
26 Marquis: Who’s Who in America, in South, and Southwest, in World, in Commerce and Industry, 1958-1980
27 Miscellaneous, 1952-1968
28 National Library Week, 1960
29 1961
30 [National] Library Week in Dallas, 1961-1963
31 Friends and colleagues, 1963
32 1967-1979
33 1960s
34 Personal books, 1970-1974
35 From desk, 1970
36 Special files 6/25/1971, [1966-1972]
37 Texas Library Association, 1975
38 1970s
39 SMU pre-retirement, 1/11/1980-12/16/1980
39 Retirement story 3/1/1981 [Dallas Morning News clipping of Allen Maxwell’s retirement]
Box Folder
2 1 Letters regarding retirement, 1981-1983
2-3 1981
4 Retirement – Gilmer Mirror [photocopies of clippings], 3/5/1981
5 Retirement – [Dallas Morning] News, 3/1/1981
6 1982
7 SMU alumni 45-year reunion, 1983
8 1990
9 Action from 5/25/1990 [Emma Maxwell pension from Hockaday School]
10 4/23/1989
11 8/5/1989
12 From desk, 1989-1990
13 Emma Vee Dunlap – Kappa Kappa Gamma certificate, 1936
14 Books at home
15 Skira art books and others
16 Printing ephemera and brochure
17 Friends and such, miscellaneous, 1949-1964

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Series 2:
Correspondence and subject files, 1924-1983
6 boxes

This series contains three boxes of correspondence previously on loan from Allen Maxwell in addition to the 2012 donation. Most of the correspondence is from contributors to the Southwest Review, but also includes colleagues from SMU Press, Dallas Morning News, and other organizations. Box 3 contains only J. Frank Dobie material, and an oversize galley proof by Dobie is in box 14X. Notable correspondents include Willa Cather [in Henry Nash Smith folder], John McGinnis, Henry Nash Smith, Margaret Hartley, Sarah Chokla Gross, William Goyen, John and Alan Lomax, Katherine Anne Porter, and Lon Tinkle. Maxwell abbreviated Southwest Review as SWR and Dallas Morning News as DMN.
Box 3 and one folder in box 14X contain J. Frank Dobie correspondence with Allen Maxwell and other people. Paisano was Dobie’s ranch, which is now a writer’s retreat owned by the University of Texas at Austin. Dobie's manuscripts and clippings are also included.
Box Folder
2 18 Mary Austin, 1932-1980
19 William James Battle, News, 1928-1946
20 Roy Bedichek – articles written by Bedichek
21 Roy Bedichek, 1946-1947
22 Roy Bedichek, 1948-1952
23 Roy Bedichek - newspaper, 1953-1958
24 Roy Bedichek, 1953-1958
25 Roy Bedichek – articles written about Bedichek
26 George Bond, News and personal, 1924-1935
27 George Bond, 1926-1939
28 Ashbel Brice, 1947-1981
29 Robert M. Brown, 1946-1965
30 W.S. Campbell, 1933-1937
31 John Chapman, 1930-1941
32 John Chapman, 1956-1967
33 Paul Crume, 1969-1981
34 The World of Paul Crume advance publicity, 1980
35 Paul Crume newsclippings, 1956-1965
36 Paul Crume newsclippings, 1966
37 Ruby Nichols Cutbirth, 1952
38 Donald Day, 1939-1954
Box Folder
3 J. Frank Dobie
1 1923
2 1924
3 1925
4 1926
5 1927
6 1928
7 1929
8 1930
9 1931
10 1932
11 1932 newsclippings
12 1933
13 1934
14 1935
15 Henry Nash Smith and John McGinnis, 1936
16 1937
17 1938
18-19 1940
20 1941-1954
21 1941
22 1942-1945
23 1946
24-25 1947
26 1948
27 1949
28 1949 – [regarding] Charlie Siringo
29 1949 newsclippings
30 1950
31 1951
32 1951 newsclippings
33 1952
34 1952 newsclippings
35 1953
36 1953 newsclippings
37 1954
38 1954 newsclippings
39-40 1955
41-42 1955 newsclippings
43 Folklore Society, 1955-1956
44 1956
45 1957
46 1957 newsclippings [about] Dobie’s health condition
47 1958
48 1958 newsclipping
49 1959
50 1959 newsclipping
51 1960
52 1960 newsclipping
53 Buffalo and sheep, 1961
54 1961 newsclipping
55 Dallas Morning News, 1962
56 1962
57 Hospital, 1962
58 1963
59 1963 newsclippings
60 Pre- September 18, 1964 - J.F. Albright
61 Pre- September 18, 1964 - Texas Observer
62 1964 newsclippings
63 Death, 1964
64 Death newsclippings, 1964-1965
65 Obituary, 1964
66 Obituary in newspapers, 1964
67 Paisano development, 1965
68 Paisano, 1966
69 Paisano development newsclippings, 1965-1966
70 Paisano development newsclippings, 1967-1969
71 Paisano grant, 1968-1969
J. Frank Dobie manuscripts
72 Dobie Guide, 1943 [Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest]
73 Dobie Guide newsclippings, 1948
74-75 Dobie Guide manuscript, 1952
Box Folder
14X 1 Dobie Guide galley proof, 1952
Box Folder
3 76 Reprints, production, 1935-1961
77 Projects and revisions, 1964
78 Autobiography and bibliography, 1967-1968
79 Autobiography and bibliography newsclippings, 1957
80 Dobie listings in catalogues
81 [Inventory of Dobie archive], 1965-1979
82 About Dobie
83 About Dobie [newsclippings], 1931-1958
84 Magazine articles by J. Frank Dobie, 1952-1958
85 Congressional record, Thursday 9/24/1964
86 Newspaper articles written by J. Frank Dobie, 1947-1958
87-88 Other Dobie “lit” – newsclippings, 1967-1972
Box Folder
2 39 Carol Estes, 1965-1969
40 Charles Ferguson, John McGinnis, 1924-1926, 1934
41 Charles Ferguson, 1945-1964
42 Charles Ferguson, 1961-1972
43 Charles Ferguson, 1970-1971
44 Charles Ferguson, 1971
45 George Fuermann, 1956-1957
46 [Sam] Geiser, 1929 and 1944
47 Remembering Sam Geiser, 1983
48 Fred Gipson, 1944-1963
49 Fred Gipson printed material, 1946-1977
50 Tom Gossett, 1935
51 Tom Gossett, 1940-1941
52 Tom Gossett, 1942-1944
53 Tom Gossett, 1948
54 Tom Gossett, 1949
55 Tom Gossett, 1950-1951
Box Folder
4 1 Tom Gossett, 1952
2 Tom Gossett, 1953-1957
3 Tom Gossett, 1958
4 Tom Gossett, 1959-1961
5 Tom Gossett, 1964-1966
6 Tom Gossett, 1967-1982
7 William Goyen manuscript, undated
8 William Goyen, 8/5-10/6/1948
9 William Goyen letters regarding SWR literary fellowship, 10/11/1948-3/6-1949
10 William Goyen 3/15/-12/8/1949
11 William Goyen, 1950
12 William Goyen, 1950-1973
13 William Goyen, 1951
14 William Goyen, Allen Maxwell, and Margaret Hartley, 1951
15 William Goyen, 1952
16 William Goyen, 1952-1989
17 William Goyen, 1953
18 William Goyen - Margaret Hartley to James Brown and Assoc., 1953
19 William Goyen – Allen Maxwell and Margaret Hartley, 1953
20 William Goyen – Margaret Hartley, 1953
21 William Goyen - Joseph Glasco, 1953
22 William Goyen – Allen Maxwell and Margaret Hartley, 1954
23 William Goyen – Allen Maxwell and Margaret Hartley, 1955-1960
24 William Goyen – Margaret Hartley, 1955
25 William Goyen, 1971-1974
26 William Goyen, 1975-1978
27 William Goyen, 1978
28 William Goyen, 1979-1980
29 Remembering Bill Goyen, 1983
30 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1940-1945
31 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1944-1962
32 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1946-1957
33 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1949-1976
34 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1960-1965
35 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1968-1973
36 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1975-1976
37 Sarah Chokla Gross, 1976-1977, posthumous
38 J. Evetts Haley, 1933-1943
39 J. Evetts Haley, 1950-1952
40 Margaret Hartley, 1947-1949
41 Margaret Hartley 25th anniversary, 1972
42 Margaret Hartley resumes, 1974, later
43 Margaret Hartley pay memos, 1948-1975
44 Margaret Hartley, summer 1950
45 Margaret Hartley, summer 1951
46 Margaret Hartley, summer 1952
47 Margaret Hartley, summer 1953
48 Margaret Hartley, summers 1954-1955
49 Margaret Hartley, 1959-1978
50 Remembering Margaret Hartley, 1983
51 News Focus 9/18/1983 (Goyen and Margaret Hartley)
52 Margaret Hartley memorial service, 8/31/1983
53 Margaret Hartley obits, etc.
54 Paul Horgan, 1942-1954
55 J.B. Hubbell, 1924-1938
56 J.B. Hubbell, 1930-1970
57 Will James, 1925
58 Robert Adger Law, 1921-1941
59 Tom Lea, 1939-1952
60 Tom Lea printed materials, 1939-1940, 1948-1950, 1952
61 John A. Lomax, 1924-1944 and 1976
62 Alan Lomax, 1938
63 John H. McGinnis – family, financial, personal, 1925-1944
64 Letters concerning estate of Mary McGinnis, 1927-1930
65 John H. McGinnis, 1927-1941
66 John H. McGinnis general correspondence, 1927-1943
Box Folder
5 1 Miscellaneous McG [John H. McGinnis], 1930-1935
2 John H. McGinnis – SMU concerns and academic, 1930-1946
3 John H. McGinnis – Thirteen Club, 1934-1935
4 John H. McGinnis, 1937-1939
5 John H. McGinnis, 1940-1941
6 John H. McGinnis, 1941-1942
7 John H. McGinnis – SWR miscellaneous
8 John Chapman to John H. McGinnis, SWR, [Dallas Morning] News, and personal, 1932-1944
9 William Russell Clark to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1925-1928
10 J.M. Dawson to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1927-1946
11 Clyde Eagleton to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1924-1928
12 Albert Guerard to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1925-1926
13 H.D. Gunn to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1944
14 H.M. Jones to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1924-1927
15 Fannie Ratchford to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1923-1925
16 Claude Simpson to John H. McGinnis, professional, 1937
17 Goldie Capers Smith to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1924-1926
18 Henry Nash Smith to John H. McGinnis, mostly personal and [Dallas Morning] News, 1930-1947
19 Kenneth Soper to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1932-1933
20 Karle Wilson Baker to John H. McGinnis, [Dallas Morning] News, 1937-1942
21 Gerald C. Mann (W.T. Couch, William Buckley), 1952-1955
22 Stanley Marcus, 1950-1952
23 Stanley Marcus, 1953
24 S.D. Myres, 1948-1959
25 Bill Owens, 1941-1977
26 Owens Foundation trust instruments, 1953-1968
27 Owens Foundation, 1955-1963
28 Owens Foundation, 1966-1980
29 William A. Owens, 1978
30 William A. Owens honorary degree, 5/21/1978
31 J.J. and Lois Perkins, 1951
32 George Sessions Perry, 1942-1948
33 Katherine Anne Porter, 1950-1951, 1963, 1980
34 Eugene Rhodes, 1931-1932
35 Henry Nash Smith historical, 1927-1942
36 Henry Nash Smith personal correspondence, 1928-1942
37 Henry Nash Smith miscellaneous correspondence, 1930-1937
38 Henry Nash Smith, 1931-1941
39 Henry Nash Smith and Willa Cather correspondence, 1935
40 Henry Nash Smith, 1940-1945
41 Henry Nash Smith, 1941-1942
42 Henry Nash Smith history of Southwest Review, 1943
43 Henry Nash Smith, 1963
44 Jesse Stuart, 1986
45 John W. Thomason, 1926-1970
46 John W. Thomason, 1940
47 Lon Tinkle, 1936 and 1945
48 Lon Tinkle newsclippings, 1953-1958
49 Lon Tinkle, 1954
50 Lon Tinkle biographical notes, promotion, miscellaneous, 1955-1965
51 Letter to Lon Tinkle, 1954; Al Lowman, 1984-1991
52 Lon Tinkle, 1958-1970
53 Lon Tinkle, 1963-1981
54 Lon Tinkle Book Page final, 1966-1979
55 Lon Tinkle, 1969
56 A Day in the Life of Lon Tinkle, 1977-1982
57 Lon Tinkle and UTD [University of Texas at Dallas], 1978
58 Lon Tinkle and Dobie biography, 1978-1979
59 Lon Tinkle obits, Dallas Morning News, 1/12/1980
60 Lon Tinkle obit, etc. (suggested)
61 Lon Tinkle obits, SMU, 1/11/1980
62 Lon Tinkle obits, Dallas Times Herald, 1980
63 Lon Tinkle postmortem, 1980
64 Lon Tinkle newsclippings, 1950-1959
65 Decherd Turner, 1953
66 Frank Wardlaw, 1979
67-68 Articles written by Walter Webb
69 Walter P. Webb, 1924-1937
Box Folder
6 1-2 Walter P. Webb, 1945, 1949-1952
3-4 Walter P. Webb, 1953-1968
5 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Prescott Webb, 1962-1964
6 [Walter P.] Webb review [of King Ranch by Tom Lea], 1957
7 Articles about Walter P. Webb, 1963
8 Walter P. Webb – Texas Observer clippings, 1963
9 Mrs. Walter Webb – “Washington Wife,” 1962
10 John L.B. Williams, 1960-1963
11 John L.B. Williams, 1959

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Series 3:
Speeches, 1950-1966
7 folders

This series contains Maxwell’s “talks” to various professional groups, and a script for a television appearance on WFAA in 1951. Journey refers to Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza by Cleve Hallenbeck published by SMU Press.
Box Folder
6 12 Talk on SWR – Writers Short Course, Norman, Oklahoma, 1950
13 AM [Allen Maxwell] on tv (Dallas), Journey, etc., 4/12/1951
14 Talk - SCMLA [South-Central Modern Language Assoc.], Denton, 10/31/1952, published at Alpine, 6/1/1953
15 Talk - CCTE [Conference of College Teachers of English], Austin, 4/25/1953
16 Talk to faculty senate, 3/12/1958
17 Talk - Conference on Texas at Austin, 4/12/1958
18 Talk – The University as Publisher, 4/19/1966

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Series 4:
Southwest Review, 1924-1990
1 box

The Southwest Review is a literary journal published quarterly at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. It began as the Texas Review, published at the University of Texas from 1915 until 1924. In its early years the journal did not do very well, and U.T. was on the verge of closing it down when Dr. Jay B. Hubbell of the SMU English Department offered to take charge of the obscure publication. With the move of the Texas Review north to Dallas came a name change. The journal was renamed the Southwest Review. Dr. Hubbell, along with Dr. George Bond, served as the joint editors of the journal until 1927 when John H. McGinnis of the SMU English Department took over the editorial duties. The Review was briefly published in collaboration with Louisiana State University from 1932-1935. With the founding of the Southwest Review at Louisiana State in 1935 the collaboration ended, and full control over the journal reverted to SMU.
Several staff members at the Review became regular contributors: John Chapman, Henry Nash Smith, Lon Tinkle, S.D. Myres, Jr., Allen Maxwell, and Margaret Hartley. John McGinnis’s tenure as editor ended in 1942, and he was succeeded by Donald Day. Allen Maxwell was editor of the Southwest Review from 1946 until he retired in 1981. This series contains historical files preceding Maxwell’s tenure as editor as well as his working files and correspondence.
Box Folder
7 1 Historical, 1925-1936
2 Subscribers and prospectus, early lists, 1925-1931
3 Promotion, 1924-1945
4 Financial condition of Southwest Review, 1926-1939
5 Historical, 1927-1958
6 Correspondence, syllabus on New Regionalism, 1928-1933
7 Historical, 1930-1931
8 Historical, 1931-1947
9 [Texas] Centennial issue, 1935
10 Mustang article on SWR’s 40th anniversary by Allen Maxwell
11 Solicitation and distribution, lists of subscribers, 1937-1940
12 Items from News files, 1930s [Includes letter from Wallace Stegner]
13 Early SWR and later, 1945-1971
14 SWR and SMU Press historical, 1945-1983
15 Policy, [SMU] Press, 1946-1949
16-17 Spring 1946
18 Policy, 1946-1948
19 Organization and operation, 1946-1949
20 University of Texas fight, 1944-1947
21 Theodor Jung, 1947-1950
22 Reactions to Burns article, 1948-1949 [Aubrey Burns’ article “Segregation in the Church”]
23 Reaction to Thompson article, 1948, letter from Heman Sweatt [“Separate but Not Equal: The Sweatt Case” by Dean Thompson]
24 SWR/SMU Press promotion, publicity, 1948-1955
25 Operations and thoughts, 1948-1949
26 Paper and layouts: Winter 1949
27 Financial data and reports, 1949-1955
28 Operations and thoughts, 1950-1951
29 Processing pending, 1951
30 Invoices, statements, postings, procedures, etc., 1951
31 Theodor Jung, 1951-1952
32 Theodor Jung samples, 1948-1953
33 Format change, 1947
34 Format suggestions, 1944
35 Summer, 1951
36 40th anniversary, 1955
37 Summer, 1962
38 SWR switch over and switch back, 1963
39 Staff time/books and SWR, 1981-1982
40 1989-1990
41 Colophon panel on SWR, 12/12/1990
42 Reprints – SWR and Texas Geographic Magazine

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Series 5:
Southern Methodist University Press, 1934-1986
7 boxes

SMU Press, founded in 1937, specialized in the publication of works on the history and culture of the Southwest. Maxwell was editor of the SMU Press from 1946-1982. Included in this series are historical files of the Press during the tenure of John McGinnis and Donald Day. Three subseries contain material regarding budgets, publications, the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) reports, the AAUP Committee on Admissions and Standards (A and S), and university presses in America.
Box Folder
8 1 Toward a press: historical material, 1934-1937
2 SMU Press checklist, book output, 1937-1983
3 Schoellkopf funds, 1938-1950
4 SMU Press/SWR historical, 1939-1941
5 Historical, 1941-1951
6 Early SMU Press and later, 1941-1973
7 SMU Press/SWR historical, 1942-1945
8 Contract forms, specimens, 1947-1950
9 Publication prospects, 1947-1951
10 A.C. McPhail, Vicky Olmos, 1947-1971
Box Folder
14X 3 A.C. McPhail scrapbook pages, 1947
Box Folder
8 11 [Bond] Wheelright correspondence, 1949
12 SMU catalog, Press listing, 1949-1951
13 Names of Press, 1950-1952
14 SMU Press personal, 1950-1966
15 Athletic department donation, 1951-1961
16 Mustang article on Athletic gift, December 1951
17 Promotion, 1951-1968
18 1952, 1965-1969, 1976
19 Sterling Wheeler, 1954-1955
20 W.W. Sweet Fund, 1955-1959
21 Letter to SMU Press regarding Tyranny on Trial: The Evidence at Nuremberg, 1955
22 Store room arrangements, 1957-1958, 1969, 1970
23 Press and SWR historical, 1959-1983
24 Sterling Wheeler finances, 1959-1962
25 Elizabeth M. Stover, 1960-1961
26 Move to service info center, 1961
27 Keith Baker, 1962-1968
28 Dallas Geological Society, 1963
29 SMU Press reorganization, 1963-1964
30 Historical, 1964
31 [Walter] Vernon manuscript processing, 1964
32 Responses to 100 Books, 1964-1965 [The First One Hundred Books: a Brief History of Southern Methodist University Press, 1937-1964]
33 Responses, 1965
34 Promotion, 1965
35 Terms of reference, 9/22/1970
36 20 timeless titles; Board of Trustees 11/6/1970; Colophon 12/2/1970; faculty and staff 12/8/1970
37 Job description questionnaires, 3/30/1971
38 Publishing resources questionnaire, 1971-1972
39 Owen Henderson, 1971
40 John Smith Press 1, 1971
41 Marketing plan, 1971
42 Griffis and Weill, 1971-1972
43 Business Clinic presentation for SMU Press, 1972
44-45 Business Clinic presentation, 1972
46 Business Clinic relevant items, 1972
47 SMU School of Business Administration management briefing invitations, 1972-1973
48 Toward grants and foundation aid, 1972-1974
49 Peripheral stuff (ex-board report), 1972
50 Publicity 1972 and earlier
51 1972-1973, Claude [Albritton]
52 Keith Baker, John Smith Press, 1/9/1973
53 Deadlines, current, 1/15/1973-1974
54 1975-1978
55 Charlotte Whaley, resumes, Johanne La Grange, Betty Smoot, Jo Ann Heard, 1976
56 SMU Press: The First Forty Years celebration, 5/5/1978
57 50th anniversary and brochures, 5/5/1978
Box Folder
9 1 Exempt classification, 1978
2 Vandiver report, 1979 [Report of the review committee for the SMU Press]
3 Steven Hegard and John P. Defant, 1979-1980 [correspondence regarding SMU Press director position]
4 CTW/Hans, 1982-1983 [Charlotte Whaley and Hans Hillerbrand]
5 CTW vs. Hans, 1983
6 Trudy [McMurrin]/SWR, 1983-1984
7 Fall/Winter 1979-1980 catalogue, Texas A and M Press catalogues, 1977-1978
8 [Book] inventory, 5/25/1983 to 11/1/1983
9 SMU Press general catalogues, 1949-1984
10 SMU Press/SWR items, Clif Jones, 1984; Bill Stallcup, 1986
11 General books, SMU Press
12 SMU Press international, 1959 [clippings]

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Subseries 1:
Publications, 1939-1981
3 boxes

This subseries contains material regarding Cowboy Reader, Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza by Cleve Hallenbeck, Naturalists of the Frontier, and other projects.
Box Folder
9 13 About Thomas Hart Benton, 1939-1964
14 “Thomas Hart Benton Comes to Texas,” 1952
15 Benton promotion and publicity, 1952
16 Benton lithographs sold, 1952-1954
17 Letter to T.H. Benton [correspondence], 1953-1968
18 Benton litho, 1976
19 Benton – West Texas, 1976-1988
20 [Mody?] Boatright: Boom Town, unpublished manuscript
21 C vs. International Law [Communism vs. International Law: Today’s Clash of Ideals], 1956-1972
22 Copies of typed mss [Cowboy Reader]
23 Cowboy Reader art section
24 “Unsuitable” art work (from Williams 8/1/1959)
25 Artwork from DMFA [Dallas Museum of Fine Art] not sent to Williams
26 CR tangential, 1958 [Cowboy Reader]
27 Cowboy Reader addenda, 1959
28 Cowboy Reader: permissions granted or nolo contendere, 1959
29 Correspondence on items not used, 1959
30 Cowboy Reader foreign edition, 1959-1960
31 Cowboy Reader promotion planning (Carolyn and Anthony), 1959
32 Cowboy Reader ads, promotion, 1959
33 Cowboy Reader felicitations and thanks, 1959
34 Cowboy Reader ads, promotion, 1960
35 Cowboy Reader “surplus copy” from Williams, 4/11/1960
36 Cowboy Reader royalty statements, 1960-1961
37 Cowboy Reader reissue, 1976
38 Cowboy Reader folded dust jackets
39 The Cowboy Treasury
40 Duval working copy [John C. Duval: First Texas Man of Letters by J. Frank Dobie]
41 Field and Laboratory format and financing, 1949-1951
42 Ben K. Green manuscript, 1965
43 The Indian Reader, 1959
44 Journal of Graduate Research format, 1960
45 Journey of Fray Marcos – press sheets, 9/6/1949
46 Journey of Fray Marcos – proofs, 8/11-9/26/1949
Box Folder
10 1 Fray Marcos – dummies, 9/3-9/11/1949
2 [Carl] Hertzog – Journey of Fray Marcos ad in Bookbinding and Book Production, 1950
3 Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza [working copy in orange buckram]
4 Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza [in brown wrappers]
5 Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza specimen
Box Folder
14X 2 Journey of Fray Marcos de Niza jackets: state 1 mint (never been on books) plus state 2 jacket, also in enclosed envelopes are 10 folded jackets, state 2
Box Folder
10 6 A Lion [Unannounced: Twelve Stories and a Fable]: artwork, 1971-1972
7 “Make Me a Map of the Valley,” 1981
8 Naturalists – Macmillan Company, 1935-1937 [Naturalists of the Frontier by Samuel Wood Geiser]
9 Naturalists and U Press [University Press], 1937-1938 [Naturalists of the Frontier by Samuel Wood Geiser]
10 Texas 1939 (Russell Lee), 1978-1979
11 Texas Reader, 1956-1962
12 Texas Reader: contents, 1961-1963
13 Texas Reader: introduction, 1962

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Subseries 2:
Budget and meetings, 1938-1981
2 boxes

This subseries contains administrative files regarding the SMU Press, the Board of Publications, and financial information.
Box Folder
10 14 Data on expenses and income, 1938-1947
15 Reports on status of Press books, 1943-1949
16 Publications Board – reports made on publications, 1945
17 Expenses and income, 1947-1948
18 Sales, expense, and budget reports, 1948-1949
19 Special expenses, 1948-1949
20 [SMU Press reports and memoranda, 1949-1958]
21 Sales info, July 1, 1949-June 30, 1957
22 Material for reports to board, 1950
23 Financing of serial publication, 1951-1953
24 Revolving fund/endowment fund, 1951-1959
25 Board report and background, 1951-1954
26 Board meeting, December 1955
27 1955-1957 background, Board reports
28 Income/expense, 1955-1970
29 Ford grant correspondence, 1956
30 Ford Foundation, 1957
31 Ford Foundation, 1958
32 Ford Foundation, 1959
33 Ford Foundation, 1960-1961
34 Ernst and Ernst, 1957-1960
35 Ford grant vs. SMU Press accounting, 1957
36 Board report, 1958
37 Financial, 1958-1963
38 Budget background, 1959-1960
39 Data for board meeting, 1959
40 Special reports, 1959; budget reports, 1962
41 Board meeting, 3/30/1960
42 Executive committee background, 1960-1971
43 Executive committee, 1962-1967
44 Cost study, 2/7-6/30/1962
Box Folder
11 1 Board meeting, 1/12/1965
2 Board of Publications minutes and agenda, 2/1/1965
3 Board of Publications info papers, 2/1/1965
4 Board meetings, exhibits, July 1965
5 Board meetings, exhibits, October 1965
6 Annual report, 1965
7 Board of Publications, 1965
8 Minutes and agenda, 2/1/1966
9 Packet, 2/1/1966
10 Executive committee exhibit, November 1966 [SMU Press and SWR reprints]
11 Annual report, 1966
12 Minutes and agenda, 2/1/1967
13 Packet, 2/1/1967
14 Executive committee meeting minutes, 10/13/1967
15 Annual report, 1967
16 Minutes and agenda, 1/29/1968
17 Packet, 1/29/1968
18 Annual report, 1968
19 Financial, 1968-1969
20 Data, 1968-1972
21 Minutes and agenda, 2/11/1969
22 Annual reports, 1969
23 Exhibits, Executive committee, December 1969
24 University Press, 1969-1970, [1972]
25 Board meeting background, 2/3/1970
26 Minutes of agenda, 2/3/1970
27 Packet for board members, 1970
28 Packet originals, 1970
29 Expense/income projection, 1/6/1970 to 3/30/1970
30 Documents of executive committee, 1970
31 Executive committee, December 1970
32 Budget review, 1970-1971
33 Budget, 1970-1971 extras
34 Budget vs. performance, 1970-1972
35 Executive committee, 1970-1972
36 Board reports, 1970-1977
37 Budget proposal to Executive committee, 1/26/1971
38 Packet workups, 1971
39 Packet originals, 1971
40 Minutes and agenda, 2/3/1971
41 Packet, 2/3/1971
42 Budget cut back, March 1971
43 Documents for 3/26/1971
44 Mailing to Board of Publication, 3/31-4/1/1971
45 Mailing of 4/1/1971 originals
46 Claude [Albritton] – Admin. Committee 4/12/1971-5/7/1971
47 Minutes of 9/14/1971 meeting
48 [Lawrence] Perrine minutes, 1971-1972
49 Tentative 1971-1972 budget, 12/8/1970
50 Budget guide, 1971-1972
51 Budget, 1971-1980
52 Annual report – trustees workbook, 1972
53 Financial data, January-February 1972
54 Agenda, minutes, and roster, 2/1/1972
55 Packet originals, 2/1/1972
56 Packet workups, 1972
57 Executive committee, 10/17/1972
58 Discussion, 10/17/1972
59 Action, 10/17/1972
60 Executive committee action and info, 12/12/1972
61 Executive committee exhibits, 12/12/1972
62 Data sheets to business clinic students and Jerry Foote, 6/2/1972
63 Budget, 1972-1973
64 Quarterly report, first quarter, 1972-1973
65 SMU Press budget, 1973-1974, Claude [Albritton]
66 Executive committee, 11/2/1976
67 Title cost projection and analysis and overhead, 1977-1978
68 Executive committee, 4/11/1978
69 SMU Board of Publications, 4/24/1978
70 Executive committee, 6/6/1978
71 Executive committee, 5/3/1979
72 Executive committee, 2/25/1980
73 Executive committee minutes, 10/13/1964-11/24/1981
74 Executive committee, 3/17/1981
75 Executive committee, 11/24/1981

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Subseries 3:
University presses, 1943-1974
2 boxes

This subseries contains material regarding the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) reports, the AAUP Committee on Admissions and Standards (A and S), and university presses in America.
Box Folder
6 19 A and S report draft, AAUP, 1956
20 A and S correspondence with presses, 1956
21 A and S reports and action, 1946-1955
22 A and S vs. SMU Press, August Fruge, 1952
23 AAUP meetings, 1943-1948
24 AAUP, 1951
25 AAUP, 1949-1950
26 Compilation of Kerr report, 1948-1949
27 AAUP meeting, Princeton, 1948
28 AAUP, 1947-1948
29 Kerr report supplement, 1956
30 AAUP, Ithaca, 1952
31 AAUP, New Orleans, 1953
32 AAUP, Seattle, 1955
33 AAUP vice-presidential, 1955-1956
34 AAUP – A and S general, Lambert Davis, 1955-1956
35 Allen Maxwell letters to A and S committee members, 1955-1956
36 AAUP – Herb [Bailey], 1955-1956
37 AAUP – Ashbel [Brice], 1955-1956
38 AAUP – Bill [Read], 1955-1956
39 AAUP, 1964
40 AAUP Executive Committee minutes, 1964
41 AAUP reorganization, 1964
42 AAUP annual meeting, 1964
43 AAUP, 1965
44 AAUP, 1961-1963
45 AAUP at Rutgers, 1966
46 AAUP/USIA [US Information Agency] overseas exhibits, 1969-1971
47 USIA Ecological/Life Sciences, 1972
48 AAUP correspondence, 1/14/1974
49 AAUP action, 6/27/1972
50 AAUP/AUPS [American University Press Services], 1972
51 AAUP/Ford ethnic studies, 1972-1973
52 AAUP/AUPS info only, 1973
53 AAUP/AUPS pending, 1971-1972
54 Kerr, Chester. A Report on American University Presses. Association of American University Presses, 1949. Allen Maxwell’s desk copy.
Box Folder
12 1 University press publishing, 1960
2 UPress directors’ retirements and search procedures for replacements, 1967-1981
3 Matrix Awards, 1971-1974
4 Microfiche, 1971
5 Consortium Press/Bill Harvey, September 1971-1973
6 Harvard, alas, and other grief, 1972
7 U Tex Humanities Center catalogs, 1962-1963 [University of Texas]
8 Miscellaneous, 1965 and earlier
9 Miscellaneous fine press promotion pieces

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Series 6:
Southern Methodist University, 1951-1987
25 folders

This series contains files regarding Maxwell’s participation with various SMU publications like the Rotunda, and the alumni magazine, The Mustang, as well as people, events, and organizations on campus.
Box Folder
12 10 Faculty, etc., 1951-1961 [newsclippings]
11 T.S. Eliot, 1957-1958
12 Faculty Senate report, 1958
13 SMU Rotunda – pages on Press, 1958-1967
14 SMU Rotunda page on SWR, 1958-1967
15 1960s-1970s
16 Master Plan, 1963
17 DeGolyer Foundation Library, 1963-1969
18 1966-1969
19 Ad hoc committees, 1971-1972
20 The Mustang, 1972
21 The Mustang, 1972-1973
22 SMU sibling [SMU Press order form], 1973
23 DeGolyer: SWR and Press guides [to the manuscript collection, photographs], 1976
24 Design for the Third Generation, 1977-1979
25 Write-up for Jerry [?] 12/3/1979 [Draft of Shuler-Foscue Chair of Geological Sciences description]
26 SMU internal, 1980-1982
27 Campaign update, 1980
28 EcoNews (SMU), 1980
29 SMU Digest, 1980-1981
30 SMU Perkins Perspective, 1980
31 SMU Today, The Insider, 1980
32 SMU woes, 1987
33 Sandra Comini, 1979
34 Lee Milazzo, 1978

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Series 7:
Dallas Morning News, 1927-1977
12 folders

This series contains Maxwell’s files as book editor at the Dallas Morning News.
Box Folder
12 35 John William Rogers, 1927
36 Book Page, 1937-1942, 1954
37 East Texas – Kelsey, farmer Ted Armstrong, 1941-1963
38 Book Page, 1946-1958
39 Book Page “specials,” 1947-1973
40 Arts committee, 1948
41 Book Page annual reports, 1960-1974
42 Book Page, Lon Tinkle, 1963-1977
43 J.C. Phillips, News-Herald, 1953
44 Dick West, 1957-1965
45 Editing, 1958
46 Goofs of others, 1974-1975

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Series 8:
Texas Folklore Society, 1935-1992
14 folders

This series contains Maxwell’s participation in the Texas Folklore Society (TFS) organization. Included are business files, correspondence, and manuscripts. SMU Press published and distributed selected Texas Folklore Society titles from 1957-1989.
Box Folder
13 1 “He Belongs to the Texas Folklore Society” brochure, 1943 and 1935 ditto, 1940s correspondence
2 Jose Cisneros, 1949-1954, 1970
3 El Paisano, 1950
4 Folklore programs, 1951-1961
5 Folklore books – standing orders, 1951-1957
6 1950s
7 Mody Boatright, tall tales, 1963-1970
8 1965-1971, and Wilson Hudson
9 Wilson Hudson, 1969-1991
10 Current, 1969-1970, 1985-1990
11 1972-1985
12 Letters to Ab [F.E. Abernethy], 1986-1994
13 TFS in McKinney, 1992
14 Dobie miscellaneous, Ben Gray Lumpkin letters, 1970

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Series 9:
Texas Institute of Letters, 1940-1990
13 folders

The Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) promotes interest in Texas and recognizes literary and cultural achievement. Membership is offered to authors and historians who are associated with Texas. This series contains business files, correspondence, and clippings.
Box Folder
13 15 Programs, 1940-1981
16 1958-1977
17 Publicity, 1960
18 Periodical contest, 1964-1965
19 1965-1966
20 1966-1968
21 1969-1971
22 1972-1975
23 1976
24 1977-1978
25 1979-1980
26 1980-1983
27 1990

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Series 10:
Clippings, 1924-1986
10 folders

This series contains clippings about the Southwest Review, the Southwest, politics, and various other subjects.
Box Folder
13 28 Southwest Review, 1924-1927
29 Click, April 1940 [“Nothing Has Been Done” by H.L. Pritchett, p. 17]
30 Saturday Review of Literature, Southwest issue, 5/16/1942
31 New Mexico Quarterly, Autumn 1950 [“Carl Hertzog, Printer” by Katherine Simons]
32 Texas Quarterly special issue Britain 1, Winter 1960 illustrations
33 Image of Dallas: special items, 1963-1964 [Dallas political newsclippings, The Rockwell Report 1963-1964 issue]
34 Sort 4/13/1961-1965 [clippings, business files]
35 1965
36 Books for Dallas Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1970s
37 Write, 1986 [various clippings]

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Series 11:
Photographs, 1941-1980
5 folders

This series contains photographs of Allen Maxwell, John Lomax, Paul Crume, and one reprint of a lithograph by Ed Bearden for the Southwest Review.
Box Folder
14X 4 Allen Maxwell, 1942 and three family photographs,1980s?
5 Personal publicity photographs, 1959
6 Panorama of Texas Town by Ed Bearden, Southwest Review reprint
7 John A. Lomax photographs and one drawn portrait, 1941-1947
8 Paul A. Crume photographs used on jacket, 1964 and profile photograph to Bob Johnson, for ad 6/18/1980

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