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Books from Vance Randolph's Private Library

The following list is of books and pamphlets originally in Vance Randolph's Pittsburg home. These volumes were either a gift from Vance Randolph or were among those left by him for safekeeping in Pittsburg with a life-long friend, Katherine Prenk. Others were gifts of the late Velda Williams or purchased from Linda Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. As indicated by the annotations, some of the books originally belonged to Theresa Gould [Randolph], his mother; John Randolph, his father; or Gould Randolph, one of his two younger brothers.

The order of each entry is usually Author, Title, Publication Data, Note, Dewey Decimal Call Number at Axe Library.


Beers, Henry Augustin. An Outline Sketch of English Literature. New York: Chautauqua Press, [1886]. Signed: "Theresa Gould. City of Girard 3/29 '87." 820.9 B392o

Blackmore, R. D. Lorna Doone. Oxford ed. New York: American Publishers, [189-]. Signed: John Randolph, 1897." 823.8 B566l

Bloss, Celestia Angenette. Heroines of the Crusades. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1881. Inscribed: "Christmas, 1882. To Theresa. From your friend, John Randolph." 909.07 B623h

Breul, Karl. A New German and English Dictionary Compiled from the Best Authorities in Both Languages. Rev. ed. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, c1906. Signed on front free end paper: "Vance Randolph / Galena, Missouri." 433.21 B757n

Byron, George Gordon, Lord. Poetical Works. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, [188-]. Inscribed: "Prof. John R. Randolph Girard Kansas June 18th 1886 From High School Alumni of 84, 85 & 86." 821.7 B996po

Carleton, Will. Farm Ballads. New York: Harper and Brothers, [1873]. Inscribed "Prof. [John] Randolph from His Scholars Grade No. 6. Girard, Kansas. June 9th, '82." 811.4 C193fa 1873

Clemens, Nancy [pseud. of Nancy Nance], in collaboration with Vance Randolph. Under Glass. New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co., 1937. Not in Cochran and Luster. This collaboration VR describes in his "Chronological Bibliography," p. 35, as "A story for teen-agers, about the florist business."

Cleveland, Richard Jeffry. In the Forecastle, or, Twenty-Five Years a Sailor. New York: World, 1876. With bookplate of J. S. James's Circulating Library, Girard, Kan. 910.45 C599Bc

Coffin, Vincent B., and Ralph G. Engelsman. Sensible Selling. Indianapolis: Rough Notes, [1933]. Inscribed: "from Ralph Church to Wayne Van Deventer received Jan. 6 1938" 368.32 C654s

The Comic Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems of Wit and Humor by Living Writers, ed. W. Davenport Adams. London: George Routledge, [1876]. 821.008 C735

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol, The Wreck of the Golden Mary, Richard Doubledick, The Cricket on the Hearth, ed. for school use by Edmund Kemper Broadus. Chicago: Scott, Foresman, & Co., [1906]. Signed, with drawing and notes, by Gould Randolph. 823.8 D555c

______. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Alta ed. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, [1879]. Inscribed: "Christmas 1883 from Theresa Gould." 823.8 D555da 1879

Edsberg, George John Emil. The World Cleanser. Pittsburg, Kan.: The Author, [1913]. "A work concerning Christianity, Socialism, and antifeminism." In protective case made by VR, on which he has written "'The World Cleanser'." 231.7 Ed75w

Goldwasser, Israel Edwin, and Joseph Jablonower. Yiddish-English Lessons. Boston: D. C. Heath, [1916]. Signed on front pasted down end paper: "Vance Randolph Girard Kansas July 14, 1917 [followed by his name in Yiddish]." Annotated by Randolph on pp. 1, 4-5, 18, 31, 36, 38-39, 48, 55, 108, 113, 138, 157, 167, 245, with Yiddish alphabet written in ink on back pasted down end paper. 428.2437 G581y

Kipling, Rudyard. Soldiers Three: A Collection of Stories Setting Forth Certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd. New York: Hurst, [190-]. Inscribed: "Merry Christmas to Vance from D and Alpha." 823.8 K628s

Leland, Charles Godrey. Hans Breitmann's Ballads. Philadelphia: David McKay, [1897]. 811.3 L538h

Light in the East: Selections from Persian, comp. May Clarissa Gillington Byron. [London]: Hodder & Stoughton, [19--]. With the bookplate of VR. Inscribed in unknown hand: "To Omar Khayyàm from his three sisters." On front fly leaf: picture drawn by Vance Ran- dolph, signed and dated 1908. Drawing is reproduced in the Little Balkans Review 4.3 (Spring 1984): ii.

Lowell, James Russell. The Vision of Sir Launfal and Other Poems. Riverside Literature Series No. 30. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., [1910]. Signed, with notes, by Gould Randolph, 1915. 811.3 L951v 1910

Major, Mabel. British Ballads in Texas. Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, No. 10. Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1932.

Murfree, Mary Noailles. In the Tennessee Mountains by Charles Egbert Craddock. 12th ed. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1886. Signed: "John Randolph Oct. 1st, 1885 [sic]." 813.4 M943i

Packard, A. S. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and Those Beneficial to Crops: For the Use of Colleges, Farm-Schools, and Agriculturists. 6th ed. New York: Henry Holt, 1878, c1876. Signed on front free end paper: [John] "Randolph." 595.7 P121g 1878

The Purple and White. Pittsburg, Kan.: Students of the Pittsburg High School, 1910. Signed on front cover: "[Vance] Randolph." Inscribed on p. [1]: "10 mills = 1 cent / 10 cents = 1 drink / 10 drinks = 1 drunk / 1 drunk = 10 days / 10 days = enought [sic]." 371.805 P976 1910

Queen, Ellery. The Adventures of Ellery Queen. 9th printing. New York: Pocket Books, 1942. Signed: "K Van Deventer." 813.52 Q31a

Rayburn, Otto Ernest. Ozark Country. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, [1941].

Roche, Regina Maria. The Children of the Abbey: A Tale. Alta ed. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, [187-]. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece: "Theresa: / The hours we hail / Are barges that sail; / And breezes, odor laden, / Oft waft them far / Through lands that are / Like dreams of fabled Aiden. // This gift to thee / I send, to be / Like such a barge. Its sighing / Will please me well / If it impel / One joyous hour in flying. / John Randolph" 823.7 R583c 1876

Roe, Herbert N., and William E. Landers. Ginger. Kansas City, Mo.: Burton, [1927]. Inscribed on portrait facing p. [5]: "Compliments of the author, William E. Landers." 813.52 R62g

Ruskin, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture. New York: John B. Alden, 1885. Signed on front flyleaf: "John Randolph, Girard, 1885." 720.4 R897s 1885

Scott, Coral Frances. Life's Overtones. Boston: Stratford Co., 1921. Signed by poet on verso of front free end paper. 811.49 Sc83l

The Scottish Minstrel: The Songs of Scotland Subsequent to Burns with Memoirs of the Poets by Charles Rogers. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1882. 821.808 Sco87

Selections from Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, Holmes, Emerson, Bryant, Irving, Hawthorne, Franklin, Washington, Lincoln. The Riverside Literature Series. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, [1897]. Inscribed on front cover: "Gould Randolph." Annotations by Randolph throughout. 810.8 Se48

Sketches from English History, ed. Arthur M. Wheeler. 36th thousand. New York: Chautauqua Press, 1887. Signed: "Theresa Gould, Girard, Kas., Feby 22 '87." 942 Sk29

Struther, Jan. Mrs. Miniver. New York: Pocket Books, 1942. Signed: "K Van Deventer." 823.912 St89m

Thackeray, William Makepeace. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., ed. for school use by Wil- liam Lyon Phelps. Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co., [1902]. Signed: "Cora E. Case, Erie, Ks., April, 1916." 823.8 T325h 1902

Thurston, Katherine Cecil. The Gambler: A Novel. New York: Harper & Bros., 1905. Signed: "J. B. Van Deventer." 823.912 T427g

Vance, Ethel. Escape. New York: Pocket Books, 1942. Signed: "K Van Deventer." 813.52 V277e

Ware, Eugene Fitch. Rhymes of Ironquill. 1st ed. Topeka, Kan.: T. J. Kellam, 1885. Inscribed: "Miss Theresa Gould Xmas 85 from J[ohn] R[andolph]." 811.4 W221r 1885

Williamson, Thames Ross. The Woods Colt: A Novel of the Ozark Hills. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1933]. Dedicated to Randolph. 813.52 W6768w

Other Books in the Vance Randolph Collection

The following is an alphabetical list of books by author in the Vance Randolph Collection, including many of his own works, signed. In 1952 Randolph received the first Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Pittsburg State University. At that time Randolph autographed and donated the signed works below to what was then known as the Rare Book Room.


Camp, Frank B. American Soldier Ballads. Los Angeles: G. Rice & Sons, 1917. 811.52 C15a

Cochran, Robert. Vance Randolph: An Ozark Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1985. 398 R159Bc

_______, and Michael Luster. For Love and for Money: The Writings of Vance Randolph, an Annotated Bibliography, with a foreword by Herbert Halpert. [Batesville, Ark.]: Arkansas College Folklore Archive Publications, 1979. 016.3980924 R159c

College Songs, arr. and ed. George Rosey. New York: J. H. Remnick, c1909. 782.42 C686

English Song Book, ed. Harold Scott. London: Chapman & Hall, 1925. 782.42 En36

Folk-Songs, Chanteys and Singing Games, ed. Charles H. Farnsworth and Cecil J. Sharp. New York: H. W. Gray, [19--]. 782.42162 F718

Guthrie, Woody. American Folksong. [New York: M. Asch, 1947.] 782.42164 G984Bg

_______. California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketful of Brags, Blues, Bad Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments, and Children's Catcalls. New York: Guthrie Children's Trust Fund, [1960]. 782.42164 G984c

Hogue, Wayman. Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle, ill. Howard Simon. New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1932. 917.67 H679b

Johnson, Preston P. Saucer Ears in the Ozarks. Coeur D'Alene, Id.: Privately Printed for the Author by the Caxton Printers, [1943]. 813.52 J636s

Living Authors of the Ozarks and Their Literature, comp. Florence Woodlock McCullough. Joplin, Mo.: Florence Woodlock McCullough, 1941. 810.9 L761

Lomax, John A. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads. New York: Macmillan Co., 1929. 811.04408 L737c

Major, Mabel. British Ballads in Texas. Offprint from Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, no. 10 (1932): 1-38.

The Miner Sings: A Collection of Folk Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miner, arr. Melvin LeMon; intro. George Korson. New York: J. Fischer & Bro., c1936. 782.42162 M666

Old Irish Folk Music and Songs: A Collections of 842 Irish Airs and Songs, Hitherto Unpublished, ed. P. W. Joyce. London and New York: Longmans, Green, 1909. 781. 629162 Ol1

Ozark Anthology, comp. G. F. Newburger. Cedar Rapids, Ia.: The Torch Press, [1938]. 811.52 N428o

Ozark Mountain Humor: Jokes on Hunting, Religion, Marriage, and Ozark Ways, ed. W. K. Neil. Little Rock: August House, 1989. 817.54 Oz1

Ozark Tall Tales Collected from the Oral Tradition, ed. Richard and Judy Dockrey Young. Little Rock, Ark.: August House, 1989. 398.2 Oz1

The People's Song Book; foreword by Alan Lomax; preface by B. A. Botkin. New York: People's Artists, 1956, c1948. 782.42162 P39

Pipes, Gerald Harrison. Strange Customs of the Ozark Hillbilly. New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947. 398.09778 P661s

Randolph, Vance. The A B C of Biology. New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 209. 574 R159a

_______. The A B C of Evolution. New York: Vanguard Press, 1926. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 207. 575 R159a

_______. The A B C of Physiology. New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. Cochran and Luster 210. 612 R159a

_______. The A B C of Psychology. New York: Vanguard Press, [1927]. Signed: "Vance Ran- dolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 211. 150 R159a

_______. Autograph Albums in the Ozarks, with May Kennedy McCord. Offprint from The Journal of American Folklore 61 (Apr.-June 1948): 182-193. Offprint of Cochran and Luster 41. 398.8 R159au

_______. The Camp-Meeting Murders, with Nancy Clemens [pseud. Nancy Nance]. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1936. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 232. 813.52 R159ca

_______. Children's Rhymes from Missouri. Offprint from The Journal of American Folklore, Oct.-Dec. 1950, pp. 425-437. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Offprint of Cochran and Luster 51. 398.8 M973c

_______. The Devil's Pretty Daughter and Other Ozark Folk Tales, with notes by Herbert Halpert, ill. Glen Rounds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1955. Inscribed: "For Robertson Strawn, recalling several pleasant meetings. Vance Randolph." Cochran and Luster 73. 398.21 R159d

_______. Dialectal Survival in the Ozarks: Grammatical Peculiarities, with Patti Sankee. Offprint from American Speech 5.4 (Apr. 1930): 268-269. Offprint of Cochran and Luster 147. 427.97671 R159d

_______. Down in the Holler: A Gallery of Ozark Folk Speech, with George P. Wilson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979, c1953. Reprint ed. of Cochran and Luster 152. 427.97671 R159do 1979

_______. Folktales from Arkansas. Offprint from The Journal of American Folklore 65.256 (Apr.- June 1951): 159-166. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Offprint of Cochran and Luster 57. 398.2 R159f

_______. From an Ozark Holler: Stories of Ozark Mountain Folks, ill. Richard A. Loederer. New York: The Vanguard Press, [1933]. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 25, 1952." Cochran and Luster 228. 817.082 R159f

_______. Hedwig: A Novel. New York: The Vanguard Press, c1935. 2 copies in variant bindings; c.2 signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 230. 813.52 R159h

_______. Hot Springs and Hell and Other Folk Jests and Anecdotes from the Ozarks, ill. William Cechak. Hatboro, Pa.: Folklore Associates, 1965. Cochran and Luster 85. 817.082 R159h

_______. Missouri Folktales. Offprint from Midwest Folklore 1 (Summer 1952): 77-90. Offprint of Cochran and Luster 58. 398.2 R159m

_______. A Note on the Reliability of the Maze as a Method of Learning in the Angora Goat, with Walter S. Hunter. Offprint from The Pedagogical Seminary and Journal of Genetic Psychology 33.1 (Mar. 1926): 3-8. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Offprint of Cochran and Luster 203. 599.7358 R159h

_______. On the Seasonal Migration of Dione Vanillae in Kansas. Offprint from The Annals of the Entomological Society of America 20.2 (1927): 242-244. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Offprint of Cochran and Luster 213. 595.7890452 R159o

_______. An Ozark Anthology. Caldwell, Id.: The Caxton Printers, 1940. Signed: "Vance Ran- dolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 19. 813.50822 R159o

_______. Ozark Folksongs. 4 vols. Columbia, Mo.: The State Historical Society of Missouri, 1946-1950. 782.42162 Oz1

_______. Ozark Magic and Folklore. New York: Dover Publications, 1964. 398.3 R159o 1964

_______. Ozark Mountain Folks. New York: The Vanguard Press, [1932]. Signed: "Vance Ran- dolph Oct. 24, 1952." Copy 3 in the Margaret E. Haughawout Collection inscribed: "To Margaret Haughawout, with thanks and all good wishes, Vance Randolph; also inscribed: "Margaret E. Haughawout Oct. 15, '32. Review copy from publisher at request of author." Cochran and Luster 7. 917.67 R159om

_______. Ozark Mountain Party Games, with Nancy Clemens [pseud. Nancy Nance]. Offprint from The Journal of American Folk-Lore 49.193 (July-Sept. 1936): [199]-206. Cochran and Luster 15. 793.2 R159o

_______. Ozark Mountain Riddles. Offprint from The Journal of American Folk-Lore 47 (Jan.- Mar. 1934): 6-89. Signed: "Vance Randolph Oct. 24, 1952." Cochran and Luster 12. 398.6 R159oz

_______. Ozark Outdoors: Hunting and Fishing Stories of the Ozarks, with Guy W. Von Schriltz. New York: Vanguard Press, 1934. Cochran and Luster 182. 799.09767 R159o

_______. Ozark Superstitions. New York: Columbia University Press, 1947. Cochran and Luster 39. 398.3 R159o

_______. The Ozarks: An American Survival of Primitive Society. New York: The Vanguard Press, [1931]. Cochran and Luster 6. 917.67 R159o

_______. Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales, intro. Rayna Green; annotations by Frank A. Hoffman. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1976. Cochran and Luster 88. 398.21 R159pi

_______. Prehistoric Inhabitants of Crawford County, Kansas, with Vernon C. Allison. Offprint from The American Anthropologist 29.3 (July-Sept. 1927): 258-261. Signed: "Vance Ran- dolph Oct. 24, 1952." Offprint of Cochran and Luster 214. 978.198 Al56p

_______. Sticks in the Knapsack and Other Ozark Folk Tales, with notes by E. W. Baughman; ill. Glen Rounds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1958. Cochran and Luster 81. 398.21 R159st

_______. The Substance of the Riddle of the University by Ernst Haeckel. New York: Vanguard Press, 1926. Cochran and Luster 206. 193 H118Dr

_______. The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales, with notes by Herbert Halpert; ill. Glen Rounds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1957. Copy 3 inscribed: "For my old friend Robertson Strawn, with good wishes as always, Vance Randolph." Cochran and Luster 79. 398.21 R159t

_______. We Always Lie to Strangers: Tall Tales from the Ozarks, ill. Glen Rounds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1951. Cochran and Luster 53. 817.082 R159w

_______. Who Blowed Up the Church House and Other Ozark Folk Tales, with notes by Herbert Halper; ill. Glen Rounds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. Cochran and Luster 61. 398.21 R159w

Rayburn, Otto Ernest. Ozark Country. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1941]. 917.78 R213o

Rodgers, Carrie Cecil Williamson. My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers. Nashville: Ernest Tubb Publications, c1935. 782.42164 R616Br

Rossiter, Phyllis. A Living History of the Ozarks. Gretna: Pelican Pub., 1992. 917.6710453 R7361

The Scottish Students' Song Book, ed. J. M. Hogge, et al. London: Published for the Scottish Students Song Book Committee Ltd. by Bayley & Ferguson, [19--] 782.42 Sco87 1900

Spaeth, Sigmund. Read 'em and Weep: The Songs You Forgot to Remember. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, and Co., 1927. 782.42 Sp11r

Van de Wall, Willem. The Music of the People. New York: American Association for Adult Education, 1938. 780.7 V286m

Haldeman-Julius Publications of Vance Randolph

The following is an alphabetical list by title of Big and Little Blue Books written independently or in collaboration by Vance Randolph and published by E. Haldeman-Julius or his son, Henry J. Haldeman. Publication dates have been established from copyright records, printing resumes, and advertisements.


American Bandits: A Biographical History of the Nation's Outlaws--From the Days of the James Boys, the Youngers, the Jennings, the Dalton Gang and Billy the Kid, Down to Modern Bandits of Our Own Day, Including Dillinger, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, and Others by Anthony Gish [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-223. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1938. Printed May 4, 1938, in an edition of 11,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 105.

Americans Who Thought They Were Gods: Colorful Messiahs and Little Christs. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-165. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 108.

Ancient Philosophers. Little Blue Book No. 613. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1924. Published Nov. 25, 1924; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 15, 1925; copyright renewed June 1, 1952. Cochran and Luster 221.

The Autobiography of a "Madame" by Lucy Harrison Taylor [pseud.], in collaboration with E. Haldeman-Julius. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-946. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1936. Printed Aug. 26, 1936, in an edition of 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 100.

The Autobiography of a Pimp. Advertised as Big Blue Book B-947. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1936. Printed Mar. 26, 1936, in an edition of 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 101.

The Bald Knobbers: The Story of the Lawless Night-Raiders Who Ruled Southern Missouri in the 80's by Harvey N. Castleman [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Big Blue Book No. B-219. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 115.

Beekeeping for Profit. Little Blue Book No. 805. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published Apr. 30, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress May 9, 1925; copyright renewed Apr. 10, 1953. Cochran and Luster 234.

Behaviorism: The Newest Psychology [by] Newell R. Tripp [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Little Blue Book No. 861. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published May 22, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress June 1, 1925; copyright renewed Apr. 10, 1953. Cochran and Luster 201.

Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen: The Career of the Most Colorful Outlaw the Indian Territory Ever Knew by William Yancey Shackleford [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-221. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 5,000 copies. Reprinted in 1946 as Little Blue Book No. 1846; published on July 17, 1946; copies deposited at Library of Congress Oct. 9, 1946. Cochran and Luster 110.

A Book of Amazing Confessions by Various Authors. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. 209. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1937. Printed Apr. 14, 1937, in an edition of 5,000 copies; reprinted Dec. 15, 1945, in an edition of 2,000 copies; 3rd printing, July 6, 1946, in an edition of 2,000 copies. Randolph wrote "Confessions of a Rapist" as Richard Gould and collaborated with Louise Brent [pseud.] on "I Got My Lover Lynched"; with Elizabeth Hamilton [pseud.] on "Are Today's Girls Competing with the Red Light District?"; and with "Anonymous" on "I Am a Scarlet Woman." Cochran and Luster 103.

Buffalo Bill Cody: Scout and Showman [by] William Yancey Shackleford [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. 182. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 116.

Carry Nation of Kansas Who Fought the Liquor Traffic with a Hatchet by Anton S. Booker [pseud.] Big Blue Book No. B-181. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Reprinted in a 2nd ed. in 1947 as Little Blue Book No. 1850. Cochran and Luster 117.

Confessions of a Booze-Fighter: I Took the Keeley Cure by Felix V. Rinehart [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Big Blue Book No. B-211. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 1,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 107.

Confessions of a Gold Digger [by] Betty Van Deventer [in collaboration with Vance Randolph]. Little Blue Book No. 1392. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1929. First advertised in the American Freeman, Nov. 26, 1929, p. 4. Cochran and Luster 246.

Confessions of a Ghost-Writer [by] Peter Nemo [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-210. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 250.

Confessions of an Abortionist: Intimate Sidelights on the Secret Humor, Sorrow, Drama and Tragedy in the Experience of a Doctor Whose Profession It Is To Perform Illegal Operations [by] Martin Avery (Nom de Plume) [in collaboration with Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-474. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, [1938] c1939. Printed Nov. 11, 1938, in an edition of 10,000 copies; reprinted Aug. 24, 1950, in an edition of 5,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 106.

"Do Scientists Believe in God?" in Joseph McCabe, Debunking the Lourdes "Miracles" and Other Articles, Big Blue Book No. B-48 (Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1928), p. 60. Published Apr. 12, 1928; copies deposited at Library of Congress May 28, 1928. Probable size of 1928 printing: 7,000 copies. Randolph's essay originally appeared in the Haldeman-Julius Monthly 3.4 (Mar. 1926): 475-476. Cochran and Luster 204.

The Essence of Catholicism [by] Ralph W. Church [in collaboration with Vance Randolph]. Little Blue Book No. 753. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1924. Published Apr. 4, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress Apr. 25, 1925; copyright renewed Feb. 1, 1953. Cochran and Luster 224.

Freud on Sleep and Sexual Dreams [by] Anton S. Booker [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Little Blue Book No. 804. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published Apr. 28, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress May 9, 19256; copyright renewed Feb. 4, 1953. Cochran and Luster 916.

Funny Stories about Hillbillies. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-341. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 5,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 27.

Funny Stories from Arkansas. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-339. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 2,000 copies. Reprinted by Henry Haldeman in 1955 as Little Blue Book No. 1897. Cochran and Luster 22.

German Self Taught. Little Blue Book No. 862. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1926. Published July 19, 1926; copies deposited at Library of Congress Sept. 27, 1926; copyright renewed Aug. 21, 1953. Cochran and Luster 133.

Gun-Fighters of the Old West [by] William Yancey Shackleford [pseud]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-218. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 109.

A History of the Ancient Christian Church. Little Blue Book No. 170. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Company, c1922. Printing resume records six printings from 1922 through 1928 totaling 68,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 218.

A History of the Mediaeval Christian Church. Little Blue Book No. 67. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Company, c1924. Published Feb. 15, 1924 [sic]; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 1, 1927 [sic]; first advertised as published "during the past week," Haldeman-Julius Weekly, Jan. 24, 1925 [sic], p. 1. Cochran and Luster 219.

A History of the Modern Christian Church. Little Blue Book No. 169. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Company, c1924. First advertised in the Haldeman-Julius Weekly, Jan. 24, 1925, p. 1. Cochran and Luster 220.

How to Get a Husband [by] Betty Van DeVenter [in collaboration with Vance Randolph]. Little Blue Book No. 1320. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1928. Published June 9, 1928; copies deposited at Library of Congress June 25, 1928. Cochran and Luster 148.

How to Know the Song Birds. Little Blue Book No. 853. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published May 22, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress June 1, 1925; copyright renewed 20 Apr. 1953. Cochran and Luster 199.

How to Know the Spiders. Little Blue Book No. 885. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published June 18, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress Sept. 14, 1925; copyright renewed Apr. 23, 1953. Cover title of later printings: Interesting Facts about How Spiders Live. Cochran and Luster 202.

Kate Bender: The Kansas Murderess: The Horrible History of an Arch Killer. Advertised as Big Blue Book B-217. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 114.

Life among the Ants. Little Blue Book No. 833. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published May 9, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress May 21, 1925; copyright renewed Apr. 10, 1953. Cochran and Luster 198.

Life among the Bees. Little Blue Book No. 728. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1924 [i.e., 1925]. Published Mar. 27, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress Apr. 25, 1925; copyright renewed Feb. 4, 1953. Cochran and Luster 189.

Life among the Butterflies. Little Blue Book No. 796. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published Apr. 30, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress May 16, 1925; copyright renewed Apr. 10, 1953. Cochran and Luster 195.

Life among the Dragonflies. Little Blue Book No. 818. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Cochran and Luster 197.

Modern Philosophers. Little Blue Book No. 615. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1924. Published Dec. 6, 1924; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 15, 1925; copyright renewed June 19, 1952. Cochran and Luster 223.

The Modern Sex Book by Various Authors, pp. 95-108. Big Blue Book No. B-591. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1936; 2nd ed., c1949). Printed Oct. 1, 1936, in an edition of 10,000 copies; reprinted June 16, 1947 in an edition of 5,000 copies. Second ed. printed Sept. 20, 1949, in an edition of 2,500 copies. Randolph writes in his "Chronological Bibli- ography," p. 31: "The chapters entitled 'My Husband Is Impotent--What Shall I Do?', 'How to Keep Your Virginity', 'How to Get a Man', 'How Cold Women Can Become Passionate', 'How to Cure the Jitters' and 'The Bad Girl's Handbook' are signed by Elizabeth Hamilton and Esley Leeds, but I helped write them all. The final chapter 'Sex and the Whip' by Anton S. Booker is all my own." Cochran and Luster 245.

The Mormon Pioneers, or The Great Salt Lake Trail by Allison Hardy [pseud.] Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-183. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 113.

New Experiments in Animal Psychology. Little Blue Book No. 693. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Advertised as published "during the past three weeks," Haldeman-Julius Weekly, May 9, 1925, p. 1. Cochran and Luster 193.

Our Insect Enemies. Little Blue Book No. 860. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1925. Published May 25, 1925; copies deposited at Library of Congress June 5, 1925; copyright renewed Apr. 10, 1953. Cover title of later printings: How to Fight Household Insects: Our Insect Enemies. Cochran and Luster 200.

Ozark Ghost Stories: Gruesome and Humorous Tales of the Supernatural in the Backwoods of the South. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-342. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. Printed on Sept. 16, 1944, in an edition of 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 29.

Physiology Self Taught. Little Blue Book No. 703. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1924 [i.e., 1925]. Advertised as published "during the past week," Haldeman-Julius Weekly, Jan. 10, 1925, p. 1. Cochran and Luster 188.

Pocket Dictionary: English-French, French-English. Little Blue Book No. 1011. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1927. Published Feb. 2, 1927; copies deposited at Library of Congress Feb. 26, 1927; copyright renewed Mar. 4, 1954. Cochran and Luster 135.

Pocket Dictionary: English-German, German-English. Little Blue Book No. 637. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1927. Published Sept. 7, 1927; copies deposited at Library of Congress Sept. 30, 1927; copyright renewed Oct. 4, 1954. Cochran and Luster.

The Psychology of the Affections. Little Blue Book No. 727. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, [1925] c1924. Advertised as published "during the past three weeks," Haldeman-Julius Weekly, May 9, 1924, p. 1. Cover title after 1951: Your Affections Emotions & Feelings. Cochran and Luster 187.

Religious Philosophers. Little Blue Book No. 614. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Company, c1924. Published Nov. 29, 1924; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 15, 1925; copyright renewed June 19, 1952. Cochran and Luster 222.

A Reporter in the Ozarks: A Close-Up of a Picturesque and Unique Phase of American Life. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-184. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 26.

Sam Bass, the Train Robber: The Life of Texas' Most Popular Bandit [by] Harvey N. Castleman [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-216. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 118.

The Secret Lore of Witchcraft by Gerald Harvey [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-307. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, [1945] c1946. Printed Dec. 29, 1945, in an edition of 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 35.

The Story of the Shakers: The Facts about the Most Fantastic Church in America by Louis K. Henderson [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-180. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1945. Printed Jan. 13, 1945, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published Feb. 13, 1945; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 27, 1945. Cochran and Luster 124.

The Strange Career of Timothy Dexter: The Fantastic Record of the Life and Times of the Eccentric Author of "A Pickle for the Knowing Ones" by Arthur S. Tolliver [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Digest 23. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-75. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Publications, c1944. Published Oct. 28, 1944, in an edition of 10,000 copies. Proba- ble size of 1944 printing: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 121.

The Strange Life of George Borrow: Vagabond, Scholar, Horse-Witch, Tinker, Blacksmith, Author, Linguist, Boxer, Adventurer, Jail-Bird, Peddler of Bibles--There Was Never Another Like Him in the World [by] Arthur S. Tolliver [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Digest No. 11. Ad- vertised as Big Blue Book No. B-63. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 5,000 copies. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. Cochran and Luster 28.

The Strange Story of Lafcadio Hearn: A Brief Survey of the Life and Works of a Literary Genius Who Revelled in the Weird, Gruesome, Exotic and Unearthly [by] Arthur S. Tolliver [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Digest No. 14. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-66. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. Published July 4, 1944; copies deposited at Library of Congress Feb. 26, 1945. Probable size of printing: 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 122.

Tall Tales from the Ozarks. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-343. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 5,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 25.

The Texas Rangers: The Story of an Organization That Is Unique, Like Nothing Else in America [by] Harvey N. Castleman [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-220. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 printing: 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 119.

True Tales of Buried Treasure: Famous, Mysterious, and Fascinating Treasures by T. D. Barrett [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Big Blue Book No. B-500. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1946. Printed Oct. 19, 1946, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published on Oct. 19, 1946; copies received at Library of Congress Nov. 18, 1946. Reprinted in a 2nd ed. by Henry J. Haldeman in 1952 as Buried Treasure: True Stories of. Famous, Mysterious and Fascinating Treasures by T. D. Barrett, Little Blue Book No. 1893. Cochran and Luster 37.

True Tales of Pirate Gold: The Bloody Careers of Captain Kidd, Jack Quelch, Blackbeard, Captain Sandy Gordon, Stede Bonnet, Charley Gibbs, Jonathan Lambert, Jean Lafitte, and Billy Bowlegs by T. D. Barrett [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B- 214. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1946. Printed Sept. 22, 1946, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published Sept. 22, 1946; copies received by Library of Congress Nov. 8, 1946. Cochran and Luster 125.

The Truth about Casey Jones and Other Fabulous American Heroes, Including Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Roy Bean, and Mike Fink by Belden Kittredge [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-185. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1945. Printed Jan. 17, 1945, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published Feb. 17, 1945; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 27, 1945. Cochran and Luster 33.

The Truth about Frankie and Johnny and Other Legendary Lovers Who Stalked across the American Scene by Belden Kittredge [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-178. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1945. Printed Jan. 11, 1945, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published Feb. 11, 1945; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 27, 1945. Cochran and Luster 34.

The Truth about Narcotic Drugs: Don't Be a Dope-Fiend by William Yancey Shackleford [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-296. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 edition: 2,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 111.

Vampires and Grave-Robbers: Amazing Excerpts from the Literature of a Hideous Phase of Human Behavior by Gerald Harvey [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-306. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1946. Printed Oct. 24, 1946, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published Sept. 24 [sic], 1946; copies deposited at Library of Congress Nov. 8, 1946. Cochran and Luster 36.

"What the New Psychology Has Learned about Instincts." Haldeman-Julius Monthly 1 (May 1925): 365-367. Cochran and Luster 191.

Why Many Women Are Sexually Unattractive [by] J. W. Klapman [in collaboration with Vance Randolph]. Little Blue Book No. 1753. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1936. Cochran and Luster 147.

The Wild Adventures of Davy Crockett Based Mainly on the Writings of the Hero of the Alamo by Arthur S. Tolliver [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Digest No. 18. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-70. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1944. No publication data available. Probable size of 1944 edition: 10,000 copies. Reprinted in a 2nd ed. by Henry J. Haldeman in 1955 as Little Blue Book No. 1896. Cochran and Luster 120.

Wild Bill Hickok, King of the Gun-Fighters by Allison Hardy [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-222. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 10,000 copies. Cochran and Luster 112.

Wild Stories from the Ozarks. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-340. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman- Julius Publications, c1943. No publication data available. Probable size of 1943 printing: 10,000 copies. Reprinted in 2nd ed. in 1946 as Little Blue Book No. 1848. Cochran and Luster 21.

Wildcats in Petticoats: A Garland of Female Desperadoes--Lizzie Merton, Zoe Wilkins, Flora Quick Mundis, Bonnie Parker, Katie Bender, and Belle Starr by Anton S. Booker [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. Advertised as Big Blue Book No. B-215. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Pub- lications, c1945. Printed on Jan. 20, 1945, in an edition of 10,000 copies; published Feb. 20, 1945; copies deposited at Library of Congress Dec. 27, 1945. Cochran and Luster 123.

Zoology Self Taught. Little Blue Book No. 725. Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1925. Advertised as published "during the past three weeks," Haldeman-Julius Weekly, May 9, 1925, p. 1. Cochran and Luster 194.

Manuscripts and Correspondence

The following is an alphabetical list by author of correspondence or manuscripts, deposited by Vance Randolph in the E. Haldeman-Julius Collection in 1969 or by donors to other special collections of Axe Library.


Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel. [Letter] 1936 Feb. 25, Girard, Kan. [to] Vance Randolph, [Galena, Mo.] Sends money for "My Husband, etc." and promises more for The Autobiography of a Madame. H-J Corr 1936 2-25.

_______. [Letter] 1936 Oct. 29, Girard, Kan. [to] Vance Randolph, Galena, Mo. H-J Corr 1936 10-29.

_______. [Letter] 1936 Nov. 27, Girard, Kan. [to] Vance Randolph, Galena, Mo. H-J Corr 1936 11-27.

_______. [Letter] 1947 Feb. 4, Girard, Kan. [to] Vance Randolph, Galena, Mo. H-J Corr 1947 2-4.

Haughawout, Margaret E. Diary entry for Oct. 30, 1935, pp. 264-265. Margaret E. Haughawout Collection 818.52 H2928h 1928

Pease, Daniel. [Letter] 1917 Apr. 8, Rancagua, Chile [to] John Randolph (1896-1918), Pittsburg, Kan. Chief engineer of electric power plant construction project in Chile discusses work with younger brother of Vance Randolph. Kan Collec R159 1917 4-8.

Randolph, Vance. "Chronological Bibliography." 61 pp. typescript + 2 holograph pages. An untitled preface, p. [i], reads in full: "The following list is not quite complete, since the idea of compiling it did not occur to me until 1940, and some of the earlier items have been lost.

"When the name above a title is followed by pseudonym, it signifies that I wrote the whole thing, but for some reason or other did not sign it. When the abbreviation collab. is used, it means that I did a part of the work, and shared the proceeds with my collaborator.

"I have written and helped to write other books and stories which are not listed here. When a man employs me to write something designed to appear as his own work, the whole arrangement is confidential, and I do not wish to leave any record of such transactions. I cannot resist mentioning, however, the fact that several of these ghosted books have been more successful than any of the works that I claim as my own."

/ V. R. / Galena, Mo. / April 25, 1947"

_______. [Letter] 1932 Mar. 26, Pineville, Mo. [to] Margaret E. Haughawout, Pittsburg, Kan. Discusses publication of "Dreadful People"; asks advice about short stories. Kansas Collection H193 1932 3-26.

_______. [Letter] 1947 Feb. 5, Galena, Mo. [to] E. Haldeman-Julius, Girard, Kan. H-J Corr 1947 2-5.

_______. [Letter] 1960 July 11, Eureka Springs, Ark. [to] S. M. Watts, [Pittsburg, Kan.] Comments on retirement; invites correspondence. Kansas Collection R159 1960 7-11.

_______. [Letter] 1963 Sept. 4, Fayetteville, Ark. [to] Henry J. Haldeman, Girard, Kan. Requests permission to use material published in Americans Who Thought They Were Gods (Big Blue Book No. B-165 [Cochran and Luster 108]) in his autobiography. H-J Corr 1963 9-4.

Sound Recordings in the Vance Randolph Collection

The following is an alphabetical list by title of recordings deposited in the Vance Randolph Collection.


American Folk Singers and Balladeers. Classics Record Library Rl 5644 [1964]. 4 discs. 33 1/3 rpm. microgroove. 12 in. 782.43 Am35

Anthology of America Folk Music, ed. Harry Smith. Folkways Records FA 2953. 1952. Recorded between 1927 and 1932. 6 discs. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in. 781.620078 Am35

The Folk Song Tradition. Tradition [1960]. 1 disc. analog. 33 1/3 rpm. stereo. 12 in. 782. 42162.

Jigs, Reels, and Hornpipes. Folkway Records FW 6819. [1962] 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 10 in. 781.629162 J562

Joan Baez in Concert. Part 2. Vanguard VSD-2123 [1963]. 1 disc. analog, 33 1/3 rpm. stereo. 12 in. 782.43078 J57i

John Jacob Niles: Folk Balladeer. RCA Victor [1965]. Recorded in New York City, 1939-1941. 1 disc. analog. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in. 782.42162 J613

The Legendary Woody Guthrie: In Memoriam. Tradition 2058 [1967]. 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. microgroove. stereo. 12 in. 782.42078 G9841

Old Time Country Music. Folkways Records FA 2325. [1962] 1 disc. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in. 781.642078 Ol1

Will the Circle Be Unbroken. United Artists [c1972]. 3 discs. 33 1/3 rpm. stereo. 12 in. 781.642078 W66

Cochran and Luster Addenda

The following items are not included in Robert Cochran and Michael Luster, For Love and for Money: The Writings of Vance Randolph ([Batesville]: Arkansas College Folklore Archives Publications, 1979).


92a. Unprintable Ozark Folksongs and Folklore, ed. G. Legman. 2 vols. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1992. Vol. 1: Roll Me in Your Arms. Vol. 2: Blow the Candle Out.

102a. Letter to the Editor [Lena Martin Smith], The Alumnian 2 (Spring 1936): 47.

"Well, if you must know, Lena, I graduated from K.S.T.C. [i.e., State Manual Training Normal School] in 1914, just one year after you did, with the A.B. and the B.S. degrees. I spent the next year in Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., and got the M.A. in 1915. Later on I did two years of graduate work at University of Kansas; they gave me Sigma Pi and some other minor honors, but said I'd have to stay another year for the Ph.D. I told them where they could stick their Ph.D., and got a job teaching bioligy [sic] at the Pittsburg High School. I lost this position at the end of the second year, because the school board did not like my private morals. A dentist named Ott was a member of the board, I re- member. . .

"Next I became an editorial writer on the Appeal to Reason, but after a few months of this was drafted into the United States Army. When I finally managed to get out of the service my good job was gone, so I began to write newspaper articles and magazine stories, my first sales being to the New York Times and the American Mercury. I moved into the Ozark foothills and lived there for ten years and grew a beard, and learned to chew tobacco. I wrote six books about the Ozark people, too--one of them in collaboration with Guy W. von Schriltz. . .

"In 1930 I married a girl from Memphis, and quarreled with my wife in 1932, 1933, 1934, and 1935. . .

In 1933 I went to Hollywood as a scenario writer for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer people, to work on a hillbilly script for May Robson Polly Morgan directed by Harry Rapf. Rapf fired me in 1934 and turned the script over to Homer Croy, but later on decided to shelve the whole thing. . .

"I came back to Kansas broke, and have since eked out a precarious existence by writing juvenile stories and magazine articles. Some of my books have attracted considerable attention, and I got a good laugh out of the fact that Who's Who in America devotes more space to me than it does to President Brandenburg! . . .

"Tell your readers that I like Dorothy Parker, and revolver- shooting, and Scots whiskey; that I dislike fat women, and gin, and prohibitionists. Tell em also that my latest book, a novel called Hedwig, is to be translated into Arabic. Not that it matters. . . "

- VANCE RANDOLPH.

232a. Under Glass with Nancy Clemens [pseud. of Nancy Nance]. New York and Toronto: Long- mans, Green & Co., 1937. pp. This collaboration VR describes in his "Chronological Bibliography," p. 35, as "A story for teen-agers, about the florist business."

233a. "The Motives of Men," Appeal to Reason, July 28, 1917, p. 1, col. 7.

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