Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: 27 Sep 1979
|9 Mar 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Parsons, Alice Beal, 1886-1962.|
|Title:||Alice Beal Parsons Papers|
|Quantity:||12.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American author, novelist, social worker, feminist. Collection includes correspondence (1916-1961), memorabilia, photographs, printed material, published material, and writings (articles, book reviews, drafts of books, typescripts, galley proofs).|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Alice Beal Parsons (1886-1962) was an American author, novelist, social worker and feminist.
The Alice Beal Parsons Papers consist of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, printed material, published material, and writings.
Correspondence contains both incoming and outgoing mail, including a typed signed letter from Clarence Darrow.
Memorabilia contains a typescript of a court case in which Mr. Darrow was involved, a typescript of Mrs. Parsons' great-grandmother's journal, and a report card for Laura Parsons.
Photographs contains a small number of personal photographs.
Printed material contains publicity material and radio scripts.
Published material contains clippings concerning Parsons' work as well as a personal biography entitled Forever What We Wish, by Helen Bryant.
Writings contains many of her published articles as well as numerous typescripts of both books and short stories.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically, as are book reviews in whatever series they appear. All other material is arranged alphabetically.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Several articles by Parson are available on the Harper's Magazine website at http://www.harpers.org/subjects/AliceBealParsons.
Parsons, Alice Beal, 1886-1962.
American literature -- 20th century.
Feminists -- United States.
Women authors, American.
Women novelists, American.
Women social workers -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Alice Beal Parsons Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||1916-1961 (3 folders)|
|Box 1||Court case, Illinois vs. Arthur Person 1920 - bound typescript|
|Box 1||Journal, Lucretia Nevins Starr 1844-1845 - typescript|
|Box 1||Report card, Laura Parsons|
|Box 1||Publicity materials|
|Box 1||Radio scripts|
|Box 1||Book reviews 1921-1948 (7 folders)|
|Box 2||Book reviews 1929-1961 (3 folders)|
|Box 2||Book, Forever What We Wish 1966|
|Box 2||Bradford Alumnae Bulletin 1932|
|Box 2||Bretano's Book Parade|
|Box 2||The Dial 1929|
|Box 2||Dutton Spring Books 1944|
|Box 2||Galleys, Forever What We Wish 1966|
|Box 2||Illinois English Bulletin 1952|
|Box 2||Literary Mideast USA 1957|
|Box 2||Typescripts, Forever What We Wish 1966|
|Box 2||The Woman Citizen 1926|
|Box 2||Beating the economic system 1931|
|Box 2||Certain people of unimportance 1924|
|Box 2||Changing views about the hobo 1923 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||The conquest of emotion 1932|
|Box 2||The cult of the childless 1931|
|Box 2||The despotism of Polly Ross 1930 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Evening call 1940|
|Box 2||Every woman's home 1926|
|Box 2||Four ways to support a family: The parents' wages 1926|
|Box 2||The future of marriage 1931|
|Box 2||How changing conditions change mothers 1926|
|Box 2||It's your country -- pitch in 1945|
|Box 2||Legacy of a great lady 1962|
|Box 2||Meantime the summer wind 1935|
|Box 2||Meantime the summer wind 1953|
|Box 2||Midsummer evening 1935|
|Box 2||Sex and genius 1925 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Should parents tell all? 1931|
|Box 3||Sin 1923|
|Box 3||So you're glad to be home? 1930|
|Box 3||To confess -- or to pretend 1945|
|Box 3||Triumph 1948|
|Book review clippings|
|Box 3||1921-1949 (6 folders)|
|Box 3||1939-1941 (3 folders)|
|Box 3||The mountain 1944|
|Box 3||I know what I'd do (2 folders)|
|Box 3||The mountain (2 folders)|
|Box 4||The world around the mountain (4 folders)|
|Box 4||Autobiographical (8 folders)|
|Box 4||Death of a father|
|Box 4||Fragments (3 folders)|
|Box 5||The Sandy Point Murders (3 folders)|
|Box 5||The Sperrys (5 folders)|
|Box 5||Strangers in Pawlet|
|Box 5||The traveler (3 folders)|
|Box 5||The unbelieving sons (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Unfinished novels (3 folders)|
|Box 6||Unfinished novels (7 folders)|
|Box 6||Autobiographical (3 folders)|
|Box 6||Brothers (2 folders)|
|Box 6||The children of disobedience (4 folders)|
|Box 6||Death of a soul (2 folders)|
|Box 7||Death of a soul (8 folders)|
|Box 7||The goal (10 folders)|
|Box 8||The goal|
|Box 8||Harder to love (11 folders)|
|Box 8||I know what I'd do (2 folders)|
|Box 8||The inheritors (5 folders)|
|Box 9||The inheritors (5 folders)|
|Box 9||It's a swell town|
|Box 9||The lost town (2 folders)|
|Box 9||The man in the mirror (3 folders)|
|Box 9||Middle west early novel (2 folders)|
|Box 9||The mountain (2 folders)|
|Box 9||The Sandy Point murders|
|Box 9||The second door on the right|
|Box 10||The second door on the right|
|Box 10||The second life of Bye Dongan (4 folders)|
|Box 10||The Sperrys (2 folders)|
|Box 10||Strangers in Pawlet (5 folders)|
|Box 10||The turning point (5 folders)|
|Box 10||The unbelieving sons (3 folders)|
|Box 10||The wild filly (2 folders)|
|Box 11||The wild filly (2 folders)|
|Box 11||Wolf's clothing|
|Box 11||The world around the mountain (2 folders)|
|Box 11||Acl - Mid (13 folders)|
|Box 12||Mis - Six (5 folders)|
|Box 13||Sle - Wha (4 folders)|
|Box 14||Whi - You (2 folders)|