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Collection Number: 00990

Collection Title: Arthur Styron Papers, 1773-1958.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 100 items
Abstract Arthur Styron (1890-1958) was an Episcopal minister and author of Wilmington, N.C. The collection includes unpublished plays, short stories, and nonfiction writings by Styron, including a book about Spain and a biography of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859); legal papers of an Ulster County, N.Y., family; collected autographs of congressmen; and other historical items.
Creator Styron, Arthur, 1890-1958.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Arthur Styron Papers, #990, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Arthur Styron and his estate 1945 and December 1958.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Arthur Styron (1890-1958) was an Episcopal minister and author of Wilmington, N.C. Styron attended the University of North Carolina, 1911-1912.

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The collection includes unpublished plays, short stories, and nonfiction writings by Arthur Styron, including a book about Spain and a biography of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859); legal papers of an Ulster County, N.Y., family; collected autographs of congressmen; and other historical items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers Collected by Arthur Styron, 1773-1902 and undated.

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Folder 9

"The Bells of Dunkirk" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 9

Folder 10

"The Burning Bush" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 10

Folder 11

"Call to Macedonia" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 11

Folder 12

"Choice Leaf" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 12

Folder 13

"The Corpse Candle" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 13

Folder 14

"Daphine" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 14

Folder 15

"Death of a Songbird" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 15

Folder 16

"Formula for Death" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 16

Folder 17

"Greater Love" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 17

Folder 18

"The Haunting Rose" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 18

Folder 19

"Immortal Action," pages1-100 #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 19

Folder 20

"Immortal Action," pages 101-192 #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 20

Folder 21

"Immortal Action," appendix #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 21

Folder 22

"The Isle of Eris" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 22

Folder 23

"Orchids for Ella" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 23

Folder 24

"A Voice in the Wilderness" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 24

Folder 25

"Waltz Song" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 25

Folder 26

"The White Cleander" #00990, Subseries: "2.1.1 Television, Radio, and Motion Picture Scripts" Folder 26

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Folder 27

"The Chair" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 27

"The Cigar Lead" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 27

"The Dragon Tree" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 27

"Fragrant Waters" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 27

Folder 28

"The Jade Ring" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 28

"The Lady and the Crock" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 28

Folder 29

"Love is like the Moon" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 29

"Men of War" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 29

Folder 30

"Nut-Meg" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 30

"An Ounce of Prevention" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 30

"Petticoat Knight" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 30

Folder 31

"The Phantom Coach" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 31

"Poetic License" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 31

"A Pretty Tale" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 31

"The Reformer" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 31

"The Secret" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 31

Folder 32

"The Sentimentalist" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 32

"Shipmates" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 32

"The Snow Man" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 32

Folder 33

"Sports and Competition" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 33

"The Squealer" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 33

"Unavailable" #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 33

"Venus, Inc." #00990, Subseries: "2.2. Short Stories" Folder 33

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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