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Collection Number: 03660

Collection Title: William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince Papers (#3660) 1890s-1962

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Size About 3,200 items (14.0 linear feet)
Abstract William Prince, born in Roanoke, Va., and raised in Chapel Hill, N.C., was a successful magazine illustrator in the 1920s and 1930s. He was head of the Art Department at the University of North Carolina during World War II and produced drawings and posters in aid of the war effort. The Southern Part of Heaven, his boyhood memoir, was published in 1950. Actress Lillian Hughes Prince, William's wife, appeared in many stage productions in and around Chapel Hill, particularly with the Carolina Playmakers. She also played Queen Elizabeth in Paul Green's The Lost Colony, 1947-1953, and acted with the touring company of Howard Richardson's Dark of the Moon, 1945-1946. The couple had one adopted daughter Caroline, who returned to her birth parents in 1941. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, mostly between the Princes, much of it during their courtship. Also included are professional letters relating to William Prince's career as an illustrator and writer and to Lillian Prince's stage career; journals and diaries of both Princes; drafts of two unfinished books by William Prince; collected material, including a scrapbook about The Southern Part of Heaven and three scrapbooks about Lillian Prince's stage career; financial material; and photographs of family members and friends, stage productions, and William Prince's book and magazine illustrations. There is also a small group of materials relating to the purchase of land by the Order of Gimghoul at the University of North Carolina in the 1910s. The Addition of 2004 contains photographs, correspondence, and other papers. Photographs are primarily of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince; they include photographs of the Princes with their adopted daughter, Caroline. There are also letters from William Meade Prince to Lillian Hughes Prince written during their courtship, letters to the Princes from Caroline, and other items.
Creator Prince, William Meade, 1893-1951.



Prince, Lillian Hughes, d. 1962.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from the estate of Lillian Hughes Prince in April 1963 and from Mrs. Joseph C. Warren of Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 1998 (Acc. 98031) and April 1998 (Acc. 98036) and then from Stafford G. Warren in April 2004 (Acc. 99780).
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William Meade Prince (9 July 1893-10 November 1951) was born in Roanoke, Va. and lived in Chapel Hill with his parents and grandfather, Episcopal rector Dr. William Meade, from age five to fifteen. Prince then moved to Birmingham, Ala., to work for a short time. He studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, 1913-1915, and, upon winning a contest sponsored by Collier's magazine, began his career as a magazine and book illustrator. Prince illustrated stories for magazines such as Collier's, Saturday Evening Post, Red Book, and Cosmopolitan. He also produced illustrations for the work of authors such as James Street, Philip Wylie, Kathleen Norris, William Saroyan, and Arnold Bennet. He was noted for his illustrations of the stories of Roark Bradford, and, among other advertising assignments, did a long-running advertising campaign for Dodge cars.

After moving to Chapel Hill with his wife, Lillian Hughes Prince (17 June 1893-25 February 1962), whom he met while in Birmingham, Ala., and married in 1915, Prince became involved with acting. During this time, he remained active as an illustrator and taught in the Art Department of the University of North Carolina. He also produced The Southern Part of Heaven (1950), the best-selling memoir of his childhood. During World War II, Prince was for a time as acting head of the University of North Carolina Art Department and also did drawings and posters for the Committee to Defend America, the American Field Hospital Corps, and the USO.

Lillian Hughes Prince had been active with the Westport Players when she lived in Westport, Conn., and had studied acting with Harry Irvine at the Academy of Allied Art in New York City. From the 1930s until her death in 1962, she had parts in many Carolina Playmakers productions, including The House of Connelly by Paul Green, The Little Foxes, Ah, Wilderness!, Our Town, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Showboat, Oklahoma, and Spring For Sure. Prince performed in Blithe Spirit with the Raleigh Little Theater and shortly afterwards joined the cast of Howard Richardson's Dark of the Moon with the Schubert national touring company, where she had the role of the "cunjer woman" during the 1945-1946 season. Prince also performed in Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas ( Patience, Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore) and held the role of Queen Elizabeth in Paul Green's outdoor drama The Lost Colony during the summers from 1947 through 1953.

William Prince also acted in some of the plays in which his wife was involved, including Ah, Wilderness!, Blithe Spirit, and The Lost Colony, in which he played Ananias Dare. After the success of The Southern Part of Heaven, which he also illustrated, Prince began working on two other books. One was to be a record of a trip that he and Lillian made out West. Prince was working on the other project, apparently a sequel to his boyhood memoirs, when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Chapel Hill home in November 1951. Lillian Prince died in New York in 1962. The couple had one adopted daughter Caroline, who returned to her biological parents in 1941. Both William and Lillian Prince are buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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Personal correspondence, most of it between the William and Lillian Prince during their courtship, constitutes most of these papers. Over the years, the correspondence between the Princes records the development of William Prince's career as an artist and his wife's career as a stage actress. Many of the letters are from times when Lillian Prince was on tour with stage productions, particularly 1945-1946, when she played the "cunjer woman" with the Schubert national touring company in Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson. Other correspondence relates to the 1950 Rinehart & Co. publication of William Prince's boyhood memoir of Chapel Hill, N.C., The Southern Part of Heaven. His tenure during World War II as head of the Art Department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, as well as his activities during the war making posters and drawings for the Committee to Defend America, the American Field Hospital Corps, and the USO are also documented. Professional correspondence concerning William Prince's career as an illustrator and writer is present in both the personal correspondence series and in professional correspondence in the collected material series. The same is true for correspondence relating to Lillian Prince's stage career.

Journals and diaries for both Princes are included in the writing series, as are several drafts of two unfinished books by William Prince. Much of the collected material is contained in four scrapbooks, one compiled by Lillian Prince about The Southern Part of Heaven and three others about Lillian Prince's stage career. Financial material concerns the Princes' taxes, stock, and property holdings, as well as some royalty statements for The Southern Part of Heaven. Pictures are chiefly family photographs, some photographs taken from stage productions in which either Lillian or both William and Lillian acted, and photographs of book or magazine illustrations by William Prince. The Addition of 2004 contains photographs, correspondence, and other papers. Photographs are primarily of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince, including photographs of the Princes with their adopted daughter Caroline. There are also letters from William Meade Prince to Lillian Hughes Prince written during their courtship, letters to the Princes from Caroline, and other items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961.

About 1600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

NOTE: Professional correspondence concerning The Southern Part of Heaven and Lillian Prince's acting career is filed in the collected material series.

Chiefly personal letters, most covering the period of the Princes' courtship, from 1912 until their marriage on 24 November 1915, while William Prince attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and Lillian Hughes lived with her parents in Birmingham, Ala. A substantial number of letters are from 1945-1946, when Lillian Prince was on tour with Dark of the Moon. Other letters were written by the Princes to friends while they were on a European tour.

There is also some business correspondence concerning the Rinehart & Co. publication of William Prince's memoir, The Southern Part of Heaven, and his career as an illustrator for magazines. Also included are telegrams, mainly condolences on William Prince's death, and a few Christmas cards and postcards.

Folder 1

1908 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 1

Folder 2

1912: August #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 2

Folder 3

1912: September-October #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 3

Folder 4

1912: November #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 4

Folder 5

1912: December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 5

Folder 6

1913: January-March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 6

Folder 7

1913: April-June #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 7

Folder 8

1913: July #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 8

Folder 9

1913: August #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 9

Folder 10

1913: September #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 10

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Folder 12

1913: October #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 11-12

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1913: November #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 13-14

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Folder 15

Folder 16

1913: December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 15-16

Folder 17

1914: January #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 17

Folder 18

1914: February #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 18

Folder 19-20:

Folder 19

1914: March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 19-20:

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

1914: April #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 21-22

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

1914: May #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 23-24

Folder 25

1914: June #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

1914: August #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 26-27

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Folder 31

1914: September #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 28-31

Folder 32-36

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Folder 36

1914: October #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 32-36

Folder 37-39:

Folder 37

1914: November #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 37-39:

Folder 40-42:

Folder 40

1914: December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 40-42:

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Folder 45

Folder 46

1915: January #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 43-46

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Folder 48

1915: February #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 47-48

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Folder 51

1915: March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 49-51

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Folder 54

1915: April #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 52-54

Folder 55

1915: May #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 55

Folder 56

1915: June #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 56

Folder 57-59

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Folder 59

1915: July #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 57-59

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1915: August #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 60-64

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Folder 67

1915: September #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 65-67

Folder 68-70

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Folder 69

Folder 70

1915: October #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 68-70

Folder 71

1915: November-December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 71

Folder 72

1916: March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 72

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Folder 75

1916: November #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 73-75

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Folder 78

1916: December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 76-78

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Folder 80

1921: October #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 79-80

Folder 81

1924 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 81

Folder 82

1927-1930 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 82

Folder 83

1931 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 83

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1932-1934 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 84

Folder 85

1937-1942 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 85

Folder 86

1943 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 86

Folder 87

1944: 28 January-30 June #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 87

Folder 88

1944: July #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 88

Folder 89

1945 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 89

Folder 90-92

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Folder 91

Folder 92

1946: January #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 90-92

Folder 93-94

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Folder 94

1946: 13 March-29 March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 93-94

Folder 95-96

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Folder 96

1946: April #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 95-96

Folder 97

1946: May #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 97

Folder 98

1947: January-April #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 98

Folder 99

1947: May-December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 99

Folder 100

1948: 29 January-7 May #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 100

Folder 101

1948: 20 October-31 December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 101

Folder 102

1949 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 102

Folder 103

1950: January-March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 103

Folder 104

1950: April #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 104

Folder 105

1950: 5 May-7 July #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 105

Folder 106

1950: 10 July-19 September #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 106

Folder 107

1950: October-December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 107

Folder 108

1951: 18 January-17 March #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 108

Folder 109

1951: 3 April-29 October #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 109

Folder 110

1951: 10 November-13 November #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 110

Folder 111

1951: 14 November-18 December #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 111

Folder 112

1952-1954 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 112

Folder 113

1955 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 113

Folder 114

1957-1958 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 114

Folder 115

1961-1962 #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 115

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Folder 130

Undated #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 116-130

Folder 131

1951-1961 and undated; greeting cards #03660, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1961. " Folder 131

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About 70 items.

Arrangement: chronological; undated arranged alphabetically by title.

Twenty-one personal diaries and journals of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Price, some leather bound, some in notebooks, and some loose-leaf; drafts of William Prince's novel-in-progress, variously titled Poodle on the Prarie or An Itching Tarheel; and drafts of a sequel to Prince's boyhood memoirs, also variously titled So Far So Good and Anecdotage of an Artist.

There are also drafts of William Prince's short stories, magazine articles, and lectures as an instructor in the Art Department of the University of North Carolina. Speeches to various clubs and civic groups concerning William Prince's work as an artist and writer include those presented at the opening of an exhibit of his artwork in Raleigh, sponsored by the North Carolina Artists' Society, and those to the Raleigh Women's Club, the Oxford Women's Club, and the Women's Club of Fayetteville about the Southern Part of Heaven. "The Beautiful Water," an article on fishing that William Prince wrote and illustrated for the January 1947 issue of Sports Afield is also included.

Folder 132-146

Folder 132

Folder 133

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Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

Journals and diaries (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1907-1961 and undated (CLOSED until 2013) #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 132-146

Folder 147-151

Folder 147

Folder 148

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Journals and diaries (William Meade Prince): 1912-1946 and undated (CLOSED until 2013) #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 147-151

Folder 152

Drafts of lectures (William Meade Prince): 1944 and undated #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 152

Folder 153

Drafts of articles (William Meade Prince): 1939-1950 and undated #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 153

Folder 154-155

Folder 154

Folder 155

Drafts of speeches (William Meade Prince): 1947-1951 and undated #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 154-155

Folder 156-157

Folder 156

Folder 157

Drafts of short stories (William Meade Prince): A-W #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 156-157

Folder 158-160

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

Drafts, including An Itching Tarheel (William Meade Prince) #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 158-160

Folder 161-167

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Folder 167

Drafts of untitled autobiography (William Meade Prince) #03660, Series: "2. Writings, 1907-1961. " Folder 161-167

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About 700 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Memorabilia, mainly contained in four scrapbooks, one about William Meade Prince's memoir, The Southern Part of Heaven, one about Lillian Hughes Prince's role with the 1945-1946 production of Dark of the Moon, one about her career as a stage actress in various Carolina Playmakers productions at the University of North Carolina, and one concentrating on her tenure as Queen Elizabeth in the outdoor drama, The Lost Colony by Paul Green.

Loose material includes playbills and reviews. Also included is professional correspondence relating to William Prince's work as an illustrator and as author of The Southern Part of Heaven, and to Lillian Prince's career as a stage actress, mainly with the Carolina Playmakers. There are also several illustrations, particularly those for The Southern Part of Heaven; sketches by William Prince; and some biographical material relating to the families of William and Lillian Prince, most notably Lillian Prince's mother, Mary Lillian Mctyeire Hughes.

Folder 168

Biographical (WMP): 1940s #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 168

Folder 169

Professional correspondence (WMP): 8 August 1938-9 December 1950 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 169

Folder 170

Illustrations, miscellaneous (WMP): 13 November 1913-19 March 1952 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 170

Folder 171

Cards, portraits, sketches (WMP): 1916-1949 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 171

Folder 172

Illustrations, The Southern Part of Heaven (WMP): 1949? #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 172

Folder 173

Volume S-1: 1949-1950, 17 pp. Scrapbook compiled by Lillian Prince concerning William Prince and The Southern Part of Heaven. Included are clippings, reviews, pictures, and personal notes. #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 173

Folder 174-175

Folder 174

Folder 175

Clippings, The Southern Part of Heaven (WMP): 2 May 1948-November 1951 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 174-175

Folder 176

Clippings, death of WMP: November 1951 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 176

Folder 177

Biographical, reviews (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1941? and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 177

Folder 178

Professional correspondence (Lillian Hughes Prince): 2 December 1945-29 June 1960 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 178

Folder 179

Plays (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1931-1937 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 179

Folder 180

Plays (Lillian Hughes Prince), Dark of the Moon: 1945-1946 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 180

Folder 181

Volume 2: 1945-1946, 136 pp. Scrapbook containing clippings, playbills, snapshots, telegrams, and personal notes received by Lillian Prince while acting in Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson at Ford's Theater in New York and on tour during the 1945-1946 season. Also included are items relating to the Raleigh Little Theater production of Blithe Spirit, November-December 1945, and the Lake Summit Theater near Hendersonville, N.C., in the summer of 1946. #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 181

Folder 182

Plays, Carolina Playmakers (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1941-1952 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 182

Folder 183

Plays, Spring for Sure (Lillian Hughes Prince): 4 February 1952-April 1952 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 183

Folder 184

Plays, Carolina Playmakers (Lillian Hughes Prince): 16 May 1952-17 October 1958 #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 184

Folder 185

Volume S-3: 1938-1961, 80 pp. Scrapbook containing playbills, clippings, photographs, and personal notes relating to productions of the Carolina Playmakers. #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 185

Folder 186

Plays, The Lost Colony (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1950-1961 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 186

Folder 187

Volume S-4: 1947-1953, 80 pp. Scrapbook containing clippings, photographs, telegrams, letters, notes to Lillian Prince while she was acting in The Lost Colony during the summers of 1947-1953 at Manteo, N.C. #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 187

Folder 188

Volume 5: undated, 20 pp. The American Toilet, a lady's self-improvement manual on character, owned by Alice W. Meade, William Prince's mother. #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 188

Folder 189

Family (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1915-1961 and undated. Includes biographical material on Lillian Prince's family, particularly her mother Mary Lillian McTyeire Hughes. #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 189

Folder 190

Family (WMP) #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 190

Folder 191

Friends: 1922-1962 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 191

Folder 192

Other actors: 26 October 1947-9 February 1961 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 192

Folder 193

Pets #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 193

Folder 194

Antiques (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1954-1961 and undated #03660, Series: "3. Collected Material, 1913-1961. " Folder 194

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About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly papers concerning property owned by William and Lillian Prince, including homes in Westport, Conn., Chapel Hill, N.C., and Manteo, N.C. Also included are the Princes' tax returns and related materials, including stock holdings, 1953-1961, and some royalty statements dated 1951 from Rinehart & Co. for William Prince's book, The Southern Part of Heaven.

There is also a folder correspondence, apparently not directly related to the Princes, dated 14 February 1916-20 May 1918, from Dr. Joseph Pratt, and later, from his secretary Miss H. M. Berry, regarding the payment of subscriptions due from members of the Order of Gimghoul for the purchase of ninety acres of land at Piney Prospect, Chapel Hill, which included Dromgool Rock.

Folder 195

Stocks, property: 1930-1962 #03660, Series: "4. Financial Material, 1916-1962. " Folder 195

Folder 196

Royalties, The Southern Part of Heaven: 1 August 1950-16 April 1951 #03660, Series: "4. Financial Material, 1916-1962. " Folder 196

Folder 197-198

Folder 197

Folder 198

Receipts, invoices (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1955-1962 and undated #03660, Series: "4. Financial Material, 1916-1962. " Folder 197-198

Folder 199-200

Folder 199

Folder 200

Tax returns (Lillian Hughes Prince): 1953-1961 #03660, Series: "4. Financial Material, 1916-1962. " Folder 199-200

Folder 201

Order of Gimghoul property: 14 February 1916-20 May 1918 #03660, Series: "4. Financial Material, 1916-1962. " Folder 201

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About 650 items.

Arrangement: by family member.

Processing Note: See also Addition of 2004.

Family photographs of the Princes, as well as publicity photographs, and photographs from stage plays in which either Lillian or both William and Lillian had roles. Photographs from plays are arranged alphabetically by play title, if known. Other pictures include a few photographs of William and Lillian as children; some photographs of the Prince homes, Swan Pond in Westport, Conn., Chaumiere in Chapel Hill, and their cottage in Manteo, N.C.; photographs of William or Lillian Prince posed as models for possible paintings by William Prince to be used as book or magazine illustrations; and photographs of completed illustrations by William Prince.

Image Folder PF-3660/1

William Meade Prince: Includes photograph of sketch of William Meade Prince by James Montgomery Flagg and a photograph by William Meade Prince in his Chapel Hill home studio with the Princes' poodle Zaza. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/1

Image Folder PF-3660/2

William Meade Prince and others: Prince in role of Ananias Dare in The Lost Colony; group picture of 1950 meeting of the University of North Carolina Friends of the Library, including Claire Leighton, James Street, Paul Green, Gerald Johnson, Louis Round Wilson, Frances Gray Patton, Corydon Bell, Ruth Vale, John Sprunt Hill, Inglis Fletcher, and Charles Rush. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/2

Image Folder PF-3660/3

William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince: Portraits of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince with their poodle Zaza in the doorway of their Chapel Hill home, on the beach at Manteo, and several passport photographs from the 1920s and 1930s. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/3

Image Folder PF-3660/4

William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince with others. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/4

Image Folder PF-3660/5

Lillian Hughes Prince: Mainly poses in costume used by William Meade Prince in creating illustrations for magazines and books. Also photographs of oil portrait of Lillian Hughes Prince by William Meade Prince (see Related Collections). #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/5

Image Folder PF-3660/6

Lillian Hughes Prince: 1958-1961. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/6

Image Folder PF-3660/7

Lillian Hughes Prince: Postcard portrait of Lillian Hughes Prince as a two year-old, photos as a teenager, and publicity photographs for the stage. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/7

Image Folder PF-3660/8

Lillian Hughes Prince with others: Photograph with cast members of Oklahoma not in costume and Lillian Hughes Prince in a bridal group as a bridesmaid. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/8

Image Folder PF-3660/9

Lillian Hughes Prince with mother: 1952 and undated. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/9

Image Folder PF-3660/10-23

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Lillian Hughes Prince: Plays, including photographs from Ah Wilderness!, Bad Yankees, Blithe Spirit (including William Meade Prince as actor), The Crucible, Drama at Innish, Dark of the Moon, Hear the Hammers Ring, The House of Connelly, The Little Foxes, The Lost Colony, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Noah, Our Town, Oklahoma, Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, Spring for Sure, and unidentified productions. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/10-23

Image Folder PF-3660/24

Mary Lillian Mctyeire Hughes with others. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/24

Image Folder PF-3660/25

Pets of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/25

Image Folder PF-3660/26

Scenes, mainly of homes of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/26

Image Folder PF-3660/27

Friends, family, and other photographs of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/27

Image Folder PF-3660/28-29

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Illustrations: Photographs of paintings done for illustrations by William Meade Prince. Includes three color transparencies of published illustrations. #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/28-29

Image Folder PF-3660/30

Ship Models: Photographs of ship models used by William Meade Prince for illustrations (see Related Collections). #03660, Series: "5. Pictures, 1890s-1961. " PF-3660/30

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About 200 items.

Photographs, correspondence, and other papers. Photographs are primarily of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince, including photographs of the Princes with their adopted daughter, Caroline. There are also letters from William Meade Prince to Lillian Hughes Prince written during their courtship, letters to the Princes from Caroline, and other items.

Image Folder PF-3660/31-36

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PF-3660/36

William Meade Prince photographs #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." PF-3660/31-36

Includes childhood photographs; individual portraits; William Meade Prince at his houses in Westport, Conn., and in Chapel Hill, N.C., and painting and teaching art classes the University of North Carolina.

Image Folder PF-3660/37

Lillian Hugh Prince photographs #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." PF-3660/37

Includes childhood photographs, individual portraits, and Lillian Hughes Prince in costume.

Image Folder PF-3660/38

William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince photographs #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." PF-3660/38

Portraits of William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince at home, with their daughter Caroline, and with their pet dogs.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3660/1

William Mead Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince photographs #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." OP-PF-3660/1

Includes a photograph of an unidentified man titled "Mr. Gault as Sir Peter Teazle."

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3660/2

William Mead Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince photographs #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." OP-PF-3660/2

Outside under an arbor with their dogs. Includes photographs depicting both William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince and of Lillian Hughes Prince alone.

Image Folder PF-3660/39

Photographs of William Meade Prince's artwork that inspired the mural on the side of the Carolina Coffee Shop on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, N.C. #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." PF-3660/39

Folder 203

Correspondence, 1913-1951 #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." Folder 203

Includes letters from William Meade Prince to Lillian Hughes Prince written during their courtship and letters from the Princes' adopted daughter Caroline.

Folder 204

Writings and other papers #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." Folder 204

Rough drafts of unpublished works of William Meade Prince, sketches of the Princes' pet dogs, and printed materials.

Folder 202

Newspaper clippings about the Princes #03660, Subseries: "Addition of April 2004 (Acc. 99780), 1913-1961." Folder 202

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Processing Information

Part of this collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

The Addition of April 2004 has not been incorporated into the original deposit of material.

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