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RG 30/219 - William Edwards and Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson
Inventory
An asterisk (*) indicates restricted records.

Subgroup I.  William Edwards Stevenson Papers, 1885-1986

Series 1. Correspondence, 1900-86

Subseries 1.  Stevenson Family Correspondence, 1900-19, 1923, 1925, n.d.

Box 1

Letters between Florence and J. Ross Stevenson, 1900-05, 1915, 1923, n.d.
Letters to and from Florence and J. Ross Stevenson, 1900-22, 1927
Letters of Donald and Theodore Stevenson, 1919, 1925, n.d.
Letters to Gov. Robert Meyner and Helen (from Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter), 1955-60, 1980, n,d.
Letters to Priscilla Stevenson from friends and family, 1993-95
Telegram from Earl Warren to Priscilla Stevenson, re: Birthday, 1950

Subseries 2.  Personal Correspondence of W.E.S., 1905-42, 1962-83, n.d.

Box 2

Letters to Priscilla from William and Eleanor (parents), 1937-1947, n.d. (4f)
Letters from David Clark to William and Eleanor Stevenson, and Priscilla Hunt (re: Stevenson Fund), 1972, 1983-1984

Box 3

Letters of W.E.S. to his family, 1905-35, 1950, 1962-84, n.d. (10f)
Letters of W.E.S. to Eleanor Bumstead, 1924-25, 1942 (2f)
Letters of W.E.S. (incl. birthday cards) to Robert Meyner and Helen Stevenson Meyner, 1939, 1968, 1974, 1983

Subseries 3.  Professional Correspondence of W.E.S., 1925, 1942-86, n.d.

Box 4

Professional Correspondence of W.E.S., 1925, 1942-86, n.d.

 

Series 2. Genealogical Records and Family History, 1885-1985

Box 1

Day Family Papers:
Correspondence of Earl Newsom on Day family, 1957, 1959, 1964
Day/Edwards family records, 1905, 1935, 1958, 1981
Huntington family papers, 1885, 1914-15, 1927, 1977
Katharine Huntington Day, Pictures From the Past, 1922
Stevenson family papers:
Correspondence of W.E.S. and related material, 1964-66, 1981
Papers of Florence Day Stevenson, 1900, 1956
Papers of J. Ross Stevenson, 1890, 1897, 1906,1934, 1936-37, 1939, 1984 (2f)

Box 2

Papers of William E. Stevenson
Biographical materials, 1900-ca. 1955
Diaries, 1905-15, 1922, 1923-25  (3 vols.)

Box 3

Student files
Letters from Phillips Academy faculty, 1916, 1917<> Letters of recommendation for the Rhodes, 1921 Letter from Rhodes Secretary, n.d.
Phillips Academy Potpourri, 1918
Tort notebook, Balliol College, 1924
Princeton reunion materials, 1972, 1977, 1984
Telephone and address book, ca. 1961
Tributes, obituaries, and condolences (to Eleanor Stevenson and Helen Stevenson Meyner), 1985
Guest book, Memorial Service for WES, 1985

Series 3.  Honors, Awards, and Gifts 1916, 1918-19, 1921-84

Box 1

Certificates and honorary degrees, 1921-80 (6f)

Box 2

Certificates and honorary plaque (Oversize)
Certificate of admission to the Inner Temple, 1927
(verso: certificate of signing the Roll of Barristers of the High Court of Justice, 1925)
Honorary degree diplomas, 1948, 1950, 1974
Plaque, American National Red Cross, 1971
Homage Aux Dames  and transcript, n.d.

Box 3

Medals of Honor,  1931-84
Athletic ribbons, 1918-19, 1940
Pin, 1916
Red Cross "dog tags", ca. 1942

Box 4

Portrait of Ambassador Stevenson presented by the Marines of the American Embassy, Manila, 1962 [East wall, #16]

Box 5

Gift scarves and academic hood, ca. 1961
Name plate used at Oberlin College, n.d.
"Weapons of Moroland," wooden crest with attached miniature Philippine knives, in wood and aluminum, n.d.

Series 4.  Miscellaneous Professional Papers, 1896, 1900-85

Subseries 1.  Legal Career (New York), 1925-42, 1945-46

Box 1

Appointment letter, Asst. U.S. Attorney, 1925
Certificate of admission to New York bar, 1927
Legal briefs, 1925, 1928-30, 1941, 1945-46
Scrapbook (clippings): work for Emory Buckner, 1926-27

Box 2

Transcripts of Hearings before the Presidential Emergency Board, 1946 (3 vols. include Stevenson's testimony as counsel)
Reunion materials, Debevoise Plimpton, 1972, 1985

Subseries 2.  Red Cross Service Records, 1942-58

Box 3

Clippings (xeroxes), 1942-58 (3f)
Insignias and identity cards, 1942-44
Memorabilia, North African and Italian theaters, 1942-44 (see also photo album, series 6. Photographs)
Red Cross program publicity, 1945-53

Writings by American military
Blood on the Olives, by S.B. Baskin, ca. 1945
Sicily Sketch Book, by Bill Mauldin, 1943

Subseries 3.  Oberlin College Presidency, 1946-84

Box 4

Clippings, 1947-58
Miscellaneous professional papers, 1949-59
Official programs and brochures, 1946-84
Printed materials, 1946-59

Subseries 4. Service on Government and Other Committees, 1931, 1950, 1956, 1961

Box 5

Committee Reports
Committee on Utilization of College Teaching Resources (Fund for the Advancement of Education), 1956
Ohio College Association on the Expanding Student Population, 1956
President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, 1950
Report of the Committee of Five, the Graduate Council, Princeton University, 1931
Report on a Survey of U.S. Naval Hospitals, 1945
Middle East University Survey Commission, 1961 (4f)
SEATO Conference of Heads of Universities, Karachi, Pakistan, 1961  (final report)  (unedited version housed in Box 5, oversize)

Subseries 5.  Tour as Ambassador to the Philippines and Retirement Activities, 1960-76

Box 6

Diplomatic papers and policy statements, 1960-64
Kennedy assassination: clippings and related materials, 1963
Official publications of the Philippine and American governments, 1960-64, 1976
Papers pertaining to ending of diplomatic service, 1963-64
Reports on Philippine culture and economy, 1962-67 (3f)
Miscellany re: Aspen Institute and Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs, 1952-68

Series 5.  Oral History Interviews and Tape Recordings, 1961-63, 1969, 1973, 1979, 1981

Box 1

Oral History Interviews with William Stevenson (Transcripts)
Interview on service in the Philippines for the John F. Kennedy Library, 1969
Interview with Geoffrey Blodgett on the Oberlin presidency, 1978 (housed in Record Group 43, Oberlin College Archives)
Interview on career with Debevoise Plimpton for Columbia University, 1981
Tape Recordings:  Addresses as American Ambassador to the Philippines
Reel 1: Rotary Club address, n.d.; American Chamber of Commerce address, n.d.
Reel 2: Lions Club address, n.d.; Manila JC's, n.d.
Reel 3:  Memorial Rites for President John F. Kennedy, 1963; White House Books for Malacanang Palace, 1963; Armed Forces Day, Clark Air Base, 1963
Tape Recording of interview with Geoffrey Blodgett on the Oberlin College presidency, 1978  (housed in Record Group 43, Oberlin College Archives)

Series 6.  Photographs, 1916-25, 1942-80

Subseries 1.  Prints, 1916-80

Box 1

Youth and Legal Career, 1916-25, 1940
Red Cross work in North Africa and Italy, 1942-45, 1947 (9f)
Red Cross reunions and meetings, 1954, 1959, 1965, 1968, 1973

Box 2

Oberlin Presidency, 1946-59  (10f)

Box 3

Tour as American Ambassador to the Philippines, 1961-64 (10f)

Box 4

Aspen Institute, Travels, and Retirement, 1952-80 (8f)

Box 5

Oversize photographs, 1922-70

Box 6

Photograph albums
Oberlin College Trustee Dinner, 1960
Red Cross League visit to Moscow, 1965

Box 6A

American Red Cross service in North Africa and Italy, 1942-44

Box 7

Ambassador William E. Stevenson, 1961-64

Box 7a

Portraits and Snapshots of WES, Family, Friends, 1900-1982, n.d.

Box 7b

Photo Album and prints of WES, family, friends, and military, (2006/010), 1890s-1920s

William E. Stevenson
Athletic teams, 1924, n.d.
Career and friends, 1934, 1939, 1941-45, 1949, 1980s, n.d.
Family Life, 1927, 1942, 1961

Subseries 2.  Slides, 1954-61, n.d.

Box 8

Oberlin, 1954 (three slide containers)
France, 1954 (one slide container)
France and Italy, 1954 (one slide container)
Middle East Trip, 1961 (two slide containers)
World Trip, 1952 (one slide container)
Travel with Emil and Mary Ann Danenberg, n.d. (8 slides)
Trip to Great Barrier Reef, n.d. (14 slides)
Miscellaneous Travel and Early Days, n.d. (one slide container, 2 loose slides)

Subseries 3.  Negatives with Accompanying Prints and Slides, 1955-64

Box 9

San Francisco, ca. 1955 (15 slides)
Oberlin, 1958, negatives
World Bank Mission to Tanganyika, 1959 (14 slides)
World Bank Mission to Tanganyika, 1959, prints
Philippines, negatives, prints, and slides, 1962-64

Series 7. Scrapbooks and Guestbooks, 1918-27, 1938-79

Box 1 - 2

Scrapbooks of Track Clippings, 1918-25 (4 vols.)

Box 3

Scrapbook, world trip, Far East, 1952-53 (includes photos)

Box 4

Unbound scrapbook: Philippine clippings, [1961-64]
Guestbook:  Buttonwood Briar Brae House (Stamford, CT home), 1938-62
Guestbook: "E.B.S. - W.E.S." 1962-79

Series 8.  Travel Files, 1939-76

Box 1

1939, African safari
1952, World Trip (see also Series 7)
1959-60, World Bank Mission to Tanganyika (2f)
1960-61, Middle East trip
1965, American Red Cross Delegation to U.S.S.R.
1965, 1966 European travel
1969, Aspen Institute seminar in Hakone, Japan
1973, Galapagos Islands trip
1974, 1976, Travel to Cannes, the Caribbean, London, Geneva

Series 9.  Writings of William E. Stevenson, 1915, 1935, 1944-74

Box 1

Articles and Book Reviews, 1950-68
Poetry and Notes, ca. 1948-74 (2f)
"Recollections of William E. Stevenson Regarding His Presidency of Oberlin College," corrected drafts, 1973, 1979
Speeches, 1915, 1935, 1944-69, 1974 (5f)

Series 10. Address Books, n.d.

Box 1

Address Books, n.d. (2v)

 

Series 11. Materials Relating to Adlai E. Stevenson, 1947-1980

Box 1

Academic Record, Princeton University, n.d. **Restricted**
Biographical  (talks, articles, clippings, programs), 1952-1968, 1970 ( 2f)
Correspondence (sent and received), 1951-52, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, n.d.
Honorary Doctorate at Oxford University, 1957
Speeches, 1955
War Record, 1947
Photos, 1952-59

Series 12. Motion Picture Films (Reels, Tapes, and DVD copies)

Box 1 (oversized)

Original Reels
“Oberlin College Highlights, Nadia Boulanger at Oberlin,” 1939
“Oberlin Graduation and Reunions,” 1952
“Oberlin Inauguration of William Stevenson,” 1947
“Tanganyika: Wild Splendor,” A mercury film narrated by R. Barber; J.M. Anderson, Editor; W.B. Kuicki, Photographer; n.d.

Box 2

Copies
“Oberlin College Highlights, Nadia Boulanger at Oberlin,” 1939 (VHS, DVD master and copy)
“Oberlin College Commencement and Reunions,” 1952 (DVD master)
“Oberlin Inauguration of William Stevenson,” 1947 (VHS, DVD master and copy)
“Tanganyika: Wild Splendor,” n.d. (VHS, DVD master and copy)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Subgroup II.  Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson Papers, 1809, 1812, 1818, 1857, 1888-1905, 1917-87

Series 1.  Correspondence, 1818, 1857, 1888-1902, 1917-25, 1939, 1942-86, n.d.

Subseries 1.  Bumstead Family Correspondence, 1818, 1857, 1888-1902, 1919

Box 1

Letters to and from Samuel A. Bumstead, 1818, 1885, 1893
Letter from Frederika Ullrich to Elizabeth Ullrich, 1857
Letters from George Wingate to Luetta Ullrich, 1888-92
Letters from Henry A. Bumstead, 1902, 1919

Subseries 2.  Personal Correspondence of Eleanor Bumstead, 1917-25, 1942, 1962, n.d.

Box 1 (cont.)

Correspondence of Eleanor Bumstead to her family, 1917-23, 1950, 1962, 1983-84, n.d., (13f)
Correspondence of Eleanor Bumstead to William E. Stevenson, 1924-25, 1942
Letters to Eleanor Bumstead, n.d. (2f)

Subseries 3.  Professional Correspondence of Eleanor B. Stevenson, 1939, 1942-86, n.d.

Box 2

Correspondence, 1939, 1942-86, n.d. (6f)

Series 2.  Diaries and Early Writings, 1912-16, 1920-23, n.d.

Box 1

Diary, 1912-15
Diary, 1916
Diary leaves, 1921, 1922
Poems, n.d.
Student essays, ca. 1921
Verse books, 1920-23 (6 vols.)

Series 3. Genealogical Records of Bumstead/Ullrich families, 1809-52, 1905-63

Box 1

Birth certificate of Maria Garber, 1809
Framed locket-size tintype, n.d. [Luetta Ullrich?]
Ink drawings by S. Bumstead, 1812
Reminiscence about S. Bumstead, n.d.
Letters of reference for Samuel A. Bumstead, 1825
Marriage certificate of Maria Garber and Samuel A. Bumstead, 1852
Will of John Ullrich, 1917
Will of Lena Ullrich Ewing, 1963
Essay of Luetta Ullrich Bumstead, ca. 1930
Will of Luetta Ullrich Bumstead, 1945
Genealogical notebook of Henry Andrews Bumstead, 1905

Series 4.  Honors and Miscellaneous Personal Papers, ca. 1921-87

Box 1

Bronze Star Medal, 1945
Red Cross Service "dog tags": See above, Subgroup I, Series 3
Citations, 1945-47, 1964
Curriculum vitae, 1959, 1961
Miscellaneous papers on the role of women in society, 1962-67
Notebooks

"Oberliniana," 1946-55 (3 vols.)
Observations in Tanganyika, 1959
Philippine language and culture study, ca. 1961

Passport, 1923
Planning Papers

Appointment Book, 1958
Planning Papers, 1957-1959

Printed materials, 1926, 1953, 1962, 1974
Publicity poster for the Red Cross (Box 2, oversize)
Tributes, obituaries, and condolences, 1987
Watercolor painting, n.d.

Series 5.  Writings, 1944-58

Box 1

Articles

"I Knew Your Soldier," in three installments, in The Saturday Evening Post, 21 Oct 1944, 28 Oct 1944, 4 Nov 1944  (3 issues, Box 2 oversize)
“I Knew Your Soldier," reprint of the Post articles by the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin for the American Red Cross, n.d.  (Box 2, oversize)
"I Never Knew the Red Cross Did That!," The Reader's Digest, March, 1945 (offprint)

Books

I Knew Your Soldier, Penguin, 1944, presentation copy to Luetta Bumstead
Contract with Penguin Books, 1944
Fragment of galleys, n.d.
Notes for I Knew Your Soldier, n.d.
Publicity poster, 1944
Roster of Red Cross personnel appearing in I Knew Your Soldier.

Manuscripts

"The War is Over," V.J. Day
"The Yale Babylonian Collection," n.d

Scripts for Radio Broadcasts, 1945-47, n.d.
Speeches, 1945, 1958

Listing of American Red Cross Speeches for 1945-46

Box 2

Oversize materials

Red Cross publicity poster of Eleanor B. Stevenson, n.d.
Saturday Evening Post, three issues: 21 October 1944, 28 October 1944, and 4 November 1944

Series 6.  Photographs, ca. 1914

(See also Series 6. Subgroup 1. Photo Album, American Red Cross Service, 1942-44)

Box 1

Photograph album (European tour) of Eleanor Bumstead, ca. 1914

Box 2

Portraits and snapshots of EBS, family, and friends, 1904-1980's, n.d.

 
 
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