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Collection Number: 04623

Collection Title: Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2500 items)
Abstract Sterling A. Stoudemire was born in Concord, N.C., in 1902. He was a long-time professor of Spanish, and chair in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, pictures, clippings, and other materials documenting Sterling A. Stoudemire's career as a student and teacher of Spanish language and literature and his involvement with various professional associations and faculty committees at the University of North Carolina. The collection also contains a variety of personal items, as well as letters and other materials of his wife, Mary Arthur Stoudemire, and his son, Cranford Stoudemire.
Creator Stoudemire, Sterling A. (Sterling Aubrey), 1902-
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.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Sterling A. Stoudemire papers #4623, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mary Arthur Stoudemire of Chapel Hill, N.C., in July 1992 (Acc. 92094), July 1994 (Acc. 94089), and June 1995 (Acc. 95071).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Sterling A. Stoudemire was born in Concord, N.C., in 1902. He was a long-time professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina. Stoudemire entered the University of North Carolina in 1919, and graduated with a B.A. in 1923, earned his M.A. in 1924, and his Ph.D. in 1930. He joined the faculty at UNC in 1924 as a graduate assistant and was chair of the romance languages department from 1949 to 1964. Stoudemire retired in 1973, but contunied an active role in the department and his field. He died in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1992.

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The collection includes correspondence, subject files, pictures, clippings, and other materials documenting Sterling A. Stoudemire's career as a student and teacher of Spanish language and literature and his involvement with various professional associations and faculty committees at the University of North Carolina. The collection also contains a variety of personal items, as well as letters and other materials of his wife, Mary Arthur Stoudemire, and his son, Cranford Stoudemire.

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Contents list

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Folder 1-18

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Personal letters and other items, 1940s-1990s #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 1-18

Primarily letters written by Sterling Stoudemire's son, Cranford Stoudemire, to Sterling Stoudemire. Other items include greeting cards and postcards.

Folder 19-23

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Professional correspondence, 1925-1989 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 19-23

Correspondence chiefly relating to Sterling Stoudemire's involvement with various professional associations, as well as academic affairs with the University of North Carolina and other institutions.

Folder 24

Materials relating to Sterling Stoudemire's translation of Natural History of the West Indies. #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 24

Folder 24a

Translated edition: Natural History of the West Indies. #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 24a

Contains two copies of Natural History of the West Indies, translated and edited from Spanish by Sterling A. Stoudemire.

Folder 25

Academic writings #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 25

Drafts of articles, book reviews, papers, and other writings.

Folder 26

Certificates/Awards #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 26

Folder 27

Class Reunion of 1923 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 27

Correspondence and other items, chiefly from 1963, relating to the class reunion of 1923.

Folder 28

Clippings #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 28

A variety of newspaper clippings, but chiefly relating to Sterling Stoudemire and his achievements and involvement with the University of North Carolina.

Folder 29

Congratulatory letters and other items, 1969-1970 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 29

Materials relating to the ceremony held on behalf of Sterling Stoudemire, honoring his 50 years of service to the University of North Carolina.

Folder 30

Correspondence and other items: Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, 1963-1965 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 30

Materials relating to Sterling Stoudemire's involvement with Phi Gamma Delta.

Folder 31

University of North Carolina materials #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 31

Primarily notes, lists, reports, and newsletters pertaining to the University of North Carolina's Department of Romance Languages.

Folder 32

Gift records, letters, and other documents regarding Sterling Stoudemire's donation of books to various libraries. #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 32

Folder 34

Modern Language Association Executive Council #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 34

Materials relating to the MLA where Sterling Stoudemire served as chair and was also active in the Advisory and Nominating Committee.

Folder 35

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in North Carolina #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 35

Materials relating to the Society of which Sterling Stoudemire's wife was possibly a member.

Folder 37

Postcards and souvenirs #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 37

Materials include a variety of postcards and souvenirs, chiefly from Sterling Stoudemire's trips to Spain.

Folder 38

Publishing agreements #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 38

Materials relating to publishing agreements between Sterling Stoudemire and various book publishers.

Folder 39

Program: University of North Carolina Winter "Summer School" for South Americans, 1941-1942 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 39

Folder 40

Project: Escuela Normal Superior of Mexico City and the University of North Carolina School of Education, 1963-1966 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 40

Folder 41

Project: University of North Carolina Television Languages Instruction, 1953-1967 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 41

Folder 42

Research/bibliographic materials #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 42

Folder 43

Thesis, 1930 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 43

Sterling Stoudemire's thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of North Carolina in partical fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Romance Languages.

Folder 44

South Atlantic Modern Language Association #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 44

Materials relating to SAMLA, for which Sterling Stoudemire served as chair, vice-president, and president.

Folder 45a-b

United States Navy materials, 1942-1945 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 45a-b

Materials from the years in which Sterling Stoudemire served in the United States Navy.

Folder 46a-c

Playbills and other items #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 46a-c

Materials include a variety of playbills and other items, chiefly from Spain.

Folder 47

Chapel of the Cross Parish #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 47

Materials relating to the Chapel of the Cross Parish where the Stoudemire family appears to have been members.

Folder 48

Journal: Cranford Stoudemire, 1971 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 48

Journal written by Sterling Stoudemire's son describing his European trip in 1971.

Folder 49

Cranford Stoudemire: School grades, 1957-1965 #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 49

Materials regarding the school grades from first to ninth grade for Sterling Stoudemire's son.

Folder 50a-d

Personal items: Sterling A. Stoudemire #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 50a-d

Materials include tax records, bank documents, deeds, insurance policies, passports and other personal items.

Image Folder PF-4623/1-3

PF-4623/1

PF-4623/2

PF-4623/3

Pictures #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." PF-4623/1-3

Individual and group black-and-white photographs of Sterling Stoudemire; black-and-white photographs of Madrid, Spain, and other unidentifiable black-and-white/color photographs; as well as a few accompanying slides and negatives.

Oversize Volume SV-4623/1

Scrapbook #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." SV-4623/1

Contains photographs, correspondence, clippings, and other personal items from Sterling Stoudemire.

Folder 33

Other papers #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 33

Notes, flyers, pamphlets, and fragments.

Folder 36a-b

Other printed materials #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 36a-b

Printed materials from various sources, including press releases and alumni reviews from the University of North Carolina.

Folder 51

Books #04623, Series: "Sterling A. Stoudemire Papers, 1920s-1990s." Folder 51

Books belonging to Sterling Stoudemire, including a miniature Spanish/English dictionary.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, July 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc.

Reprocessed by: Armando Suarez, February 2011

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