Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Utley family papers, MS.000160

Joseph Simeon Utley was born October 18, 1876, at Greenbrier, Arkansas, the son of Francis David and Amanda Melvina Snow Utley. J.S. Utley obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Hendrix College in 1906, and was admitted to the Arkansas bar and started his private law practice in 1907. In 1903, he married Vivian Rockwood Williams, who was born October 15, 1877. Their children were Don Williams, born February 18, 1905; Georgia Fentem, born January 28, 1907; and Ruth Beale, who was born May 18 1911. Vivian Utley died December 4, 1942. Joseph Simeon Utley died December 13, 1943.

This collection consists of short stories, plays, poetry, block prints, and other artwork by Vivian Williams Utley and her daughters, Georgia Fentem Utley and Ruth Beale Utley. There is also correspondence, newspapers, photographs, books, publications, and miscellaneous material and artifacts related to J.S. Utley and other members of his family.

·         Manuscripts
o    1. "Famous Paintings" (Box 1)
o    2. "Amazon River and Birds There"
o    3. "Against the Law" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    4. "Always Follow Through" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    5. "The Antiquary" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    6. "Beyond the Hills" a play by Vivian Williams Utley
o    7. "Beyond the Hills" a play by Vivian Williams Utley
o    8. "Beyond the HIlls" a play by Vivian Williams Utley
o    9. "Beyond the Hills," Chapter XXV, by Vivian Williams Utley
o    10. "Blockadin'" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    11. "Bootleg Trapper" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    12. "Buffalo River Justice" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    13. "Chased by a Panther" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    14. "Contentment" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    15. "The Cry in the Night"
o    16. "Crystal River Monster" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    17. "The Daily Prayer of a Physician"
o    18. "Family Reunion" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    19. "First Negative"
o    20. "From Miner to Musician" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    21. "Girl Born and Reared in Lithuania, Now a Useful and Appreciative Citizen" by Vivian Williams Utley (Box 2)
o    22. "History of Block Painting" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    23. "Home," anonymous, with World War I newsclippings
o    24. "Homesteaders" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    25. "Hound Dog Trial" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    26. "In Manless Land" a Comedy in Two Acts by Vivian Williams Utley
o    27. "In Manless Land" A Comedy in Two Acts by Vivian Williams Utley
o    28. "In Manless Land" A Comedy in Two Acts by Vivian Williams Utley
o    29. "In Manless Land" A Comedy in Two Acts by Vivian Williams Utley
o    30. "In Manless Land" A Comedy in Two Acts by Vivian Williams Utley
o    31."In Manless Land" a play by Vivian Williams Utley
o    32. "Libraries of Babylon" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    33. "Little Green Box" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    34. "Moonshiners of the Mountains"
o    35. "Patience on the Recoil" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    36. "Pineapple Bedstead Story"
o    37. "The Plot"
o    38. "Plunkett, the Gentleman for Clayton" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    39. "Promissory Note"
o    40. "Red Ribbon On Her Hair" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    41. "Sorghum Making Time in the Hills" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    42. "Strange Will" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    43. "Them Hills Air Blue" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    44. "Uncle Sam Lady" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    45. "Viewpoints" by Chet C. Allard
o    46. "We See New Orleans" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    47. "What Do You Consider the Most Vital Defense Problem of This Community"
o    48. "Whisperings of Nature" by Vivian Williams Utley
·         Correspondence
o    49. 1918 April 2: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S. Utley) Benton, Arkansas (Box 3)
o    50. 1918 May 3: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Benton, Arkansas
o    51. 1918 May 9: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Benton, Arkansas
o    52. 1918 May 15: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Benton, Arkansas
o    53. 1918 May 15: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Benton, Arkansas
o    54. 1918 May 19: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Benton, Arkansas
o    55. 1918 May 20: J.S. Utley, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Benton, Arkansas
o    56. 1923 November 23: J.S. Utley, New York, New York, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley
o    57. 1927 July 17: Georgia Fentem Utley, Conway, Arkansas, to Ruth Beale Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    58. 1929 July 5: F. Firton, Moselle, France, to Ruth Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    59. 1930 August 2: F. Firton, Moselle, France, to Ruth Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    60. 1933 June 18: Arkansas Democrat, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Ruth Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    61. 1935 February 9: Arkansas Democrat, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Ruth Utley, Texarkana, Arkansas
o    62. 1937 May 19: Frances Rule, United Feature Syndicate, New York, New York, to Ruth Utley,
o    63. 1937 May 20: Charles O. Gorham, McClure Newspaper Syndicate, New York, New York, to Ruth Utley
o    64. 1939 March 17: Troy W. Lewis, American Caxton Society Press, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Ruth Utley
o    65. 1939 June 8: Richard K. Abbot, Writer's Digest, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    66. 1941 October 27: Daniel Ryerson, New York, New York, to Vivian Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    67. 1942 January 23: Charles A. Pearce, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, Incorporated, Publishers, New York, New York, to Vivian Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    68. 1942 February 24: Gordon Gipson, Treasurer, The Caxton Printers, Limited, Caldwell, Idaho, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas
o    69. 1942 April 22: Vivian Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas, to C. Colchan, New York, New York
o    70. 1943 April 23: Vivian Utley, Little Rock, Arkansas, to C. Colchan, New York, New York
o    Undated correspondence
§  71. Jack Woodford, Hollywood, California, to Vivian (Mrs. J.S.) Utley
§  72. Christmas card with notes for a story
§  73. John Patrick Lally
§  74. Mother, to Ruth
§  75. Omar, to Precious
§  76. Betty, to Daddy and Miss Ruth, Mother
o    Letters with manuscripts
§  77. 1911 March 10: "A Drink of Water"
§  78. 1932 July 8: Vases
§  79. 1938 August 18: Lakes
§  80. 1941 March 3: "Bootleg Trapper," by Vivian Williams Utley
§  81. 1941 June 18: "Love's Short Wave Radio"
§  82. Undated: "Asleep on the Hay"
§  83. Undated: "Crystal River Monster"
§  84. Undated: About a dog
§  85. Undated: "Smoke in Their Eyes" by Vivian Williams Utley
·         Block prints by Vivian Williams Utley
o    86. Metal plate (Box 4)
o    87. "Along the River Road"
o    88. Arkansas capitol
o    89. Arkansas mill
o    90. Arkansas watermill, 1930
o    91. Buttermilk Falls, Caddo Gap, Arkansas
o    92. Christmas cards
o    93. First post before 1770, Arkansas City, Arkansas
o    94. Highway bridge at Sylamore, Arkansas
o    95. In the heart of the Ozarks
o    96. The Main Street Bridge from North Little Rock, Arkansas
o    97. Mill
o    98. Mill in blue
o    99. Mountain with lake
o    100. My first dry point
o    101. New Orleans
o    102. Old Hartwick Mill near Guy
o    103. Pinnacle Rock, near Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas
o    104. Stream
o    105. "Struggle for LIfe"
o    106. Territorial State House, 1935
o    107. Birdsell water mill
o    108. Crowley's Lake at Crowley's Ridge State Park
o    109. Evening Shade water mill
o    110. The Forest Lake Country Club
o    111. Fruit trees in bloom
o    112. Hills Lake on Galloway Pike near Little Rock, Arkansas
o    113. Mill
o    114. Old State House, two views
o    115. Petit Jean State Park Bridge
o    116. Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Scott
o    117. Rock Island Depot at old Huntersville, North Little Rock
o    118. Sugar Loaf Mountain at Heber Springs, Arkansas
o    119. Waterfall
o    120. Wild geese at Stuttgart, Arkansas, rice fields
o    121. "Beauty Spots," Gazette feature articles
o    122. Oldest water mill in Arkansas, by Annabelle Wolfe
o    123. Miscellaneous
o    124. Miscellaneous
·         Poems
o    125. "In the Spirit of Washington" by Ruth Utley Jones
o    126. "We're the Parents of a Nun"
o    127. "The Heavens Laugh" (1933) by Ruth Utley
o    128. "The Heavens Laugh" Ruth Utley
o    129. "Poems" (1933-1936) by Ruth Utley, published
o    130. Scrapbook of clippings about "Poems" by Ruth Utley
o    131. "Other Poems" (1928-1940) by Ruth Utley, unpublished
o    132. Ruth Utley, unpublished poems
o    133. "Letting Things Come" by Georgia Fentem Utley (Box 5)
o    134. "Fragments" by members of 12A literature, Little Rock High School, 1929 March
o    135. "Fragments" Volume Two, by pupils of senior English classes, Little Rock Senior High School, 1929 December
o    136. "Frank Lebby Stanton" Georgia's first poet laureate, 1938
o    137. Miscellaneous poems
o    138. "Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas," 1942-1943
o    139. "The Poets' Scroll," 1932 July
o    140. "Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas," 1946-1947
·         Published material
o    141. "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred Tennyson
o    142. "Ashes and Sparks" by Georgia Fentam Utley
o    143. Little Rock High School newspaper, "The Tiger" excerpts, Ruth Beale Utley
o    144. "The Tiger," Senior issue, 1925 May 15
o    145. "The Tiger," Little Rock High School 50th Anniversary of Class of 1925
o    146. "The Window," University of Colorado, Spring edition, 1944
o    147. "The Writer," a collection of works by members of the Arkansas Authors' and Composers' Society, 1937-1938
o    148. Article, "We See New Orleans" by Vivian Williams Utley
o    149. Articles, Vivian Williams Utley
o    150. Short stories, Vivian Williams Utley, 1936-1939
o    151. Bible, 1865 (Box 6)
o    152. Bible, undated
o    153. "The Red Letter New Testament," undated
o    154. "A Dictionary of Poetical Quotations," Ward Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, 1883
o    155. "Poems of Trees: A Sidney Lanier Memorial," Volume VIII, compiled and edited by Wightman F. Melton, 1939 (Box 7)
o    156. "Heart Songs: Melodies of Days Gone By," initiated by the National Magazine, 1909
o    157. "Poems of Trees: A Sidney Lanier Memorial," Volume VI, compiled and edited by Wightman F. Welton, 1937 (Box 8)
o    158. "Denslow's Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore, 1902
o    159. "Beyond the Hills," a novel by Ruth Williams Utley, bound typescript, 1940
o    160. "The Scrapbook of Arkansas Literature: An Anthology for the General Reader," edited by Octavius Coke, 1939 (two copies) (Box 9)
o    161. 1937 March 25: "Benton Courier," Centennial number (Box 10)
o    162. "Arkansas Gazette Magazine," featured articles, 1937-1939, "Arkansas Beauty Spots in Wood Block," text and illustrations by Vivian Williams Utley
o    163. Undated: "Arkansas Gazette Sunday Magazine," page 5-6; 11-12, "Old Hankins Water Mill," and "Streamlining the Chatter"
o    164. 1918 November 11: "Arkansas Democrat," fragmented
o    165. 1935 newspaper article: "Authors and Composers to Open Season," photo of Vivian Williams Utley, president
o    166. 1936 April 30: "Arkansas Methodist," poem "In the April Long Ago" by Ruth Utley, pages 3-4
o    167. 1938 November 6: "Arkansas Gazette Sunday Magazine Section," "Early North Arkansas Settlers," pages 1-2; 15-16
o    168. 1966 March 6: "Arkansas Gazette," Alice Smith's 100th birthday, pages 23A-24A
o    169. 1966 March 7: "Arkansas Democrat," Alice Smith's 100th birthday, page 3
o    170. Undated: Benton, Arkansas, newspaper, "The Alamo and the Storm," a short story by Vivian Williams Utley
o    171. 1940 June 17: "Arkansas Democrat," extra, "France Gives Up"
o    172. 1971, newsclippings
o    173. 1940 October 13: Letter, Henry Orbach, KARK radio, to Mrs. J.S. Utley, with articles from "The Milwaukee Journal" (Box 11)
o    174. 1943 September 8: Arkansas Democrat," pages 1-2
o    175. 1944 June 6: "Arkansas Gazette"
o    176. 1945 May 4: "Arkansas Democrat," pages 1-10
o    177. 1945 May 5: "Arkansas Democrat"
o    178. 1945 May 6: "Arkansas Democrat," section A
o    179. 1945 May 7: "Arkansas Democrat"
o    180. 1945 May 8: "Arkansas Democrat"
o    181. 1945 May 9: "Arkansas Democrat," pages 1-2 and 13-14
o    182. 1945 August 10: "Arkansas Democrat"
o    183. 1945 August 15: "Arkansas Gazette"
o    184. 1969 July 21: "Arkansas Gazette," pages 1A-16A
o    185. 1969 July 25: "Arkansas Gazette," pages 1A-20A
o    186. 1969 November 16: "Arkansas Gazette," pages 1-2
o    187. 1969 November 20: "Arkansas Gazette," pages 1A-2A and 19A-20A
o    188. 1969 November 25: "Arkansas Gazette," pages 1A-2A; 19A-20A
o    189. 1974 August 9: "Arkansas Gazette," pages 1A-30A
·         Yearbooks
o    190. 1926 yearbook, "The Scroll," Arkansas State Teachers' College, Conway, Arkansas (Box 12)
o    191. 1927 yearbook, "The Scroll," Arkansas State Teachers' College, Conway , Arkansas
o    192. 1930 yearbook, "The Scroll," Arkansas State Teachers' College, Conway , Arkansas
o    193. 1931 yearbook, "The Scroll," Arkansas State Teachers' College, Conway, Arkansas
o    194. 1927 December 7: "The Tiger," Little Rock High School (Box 13)
o    195. 1928 May 17: "The Tiger," Little Rock High School
o    196. 1928 April 25: "The Tiger," Little Rock High School
o    197. 1929: "The Tiger," Little Rock High School, 1929 Seniors
·         Unpublished materials
o    198. "Stunt Book", scrapbook of photographs and memorabilia of Ruth Beale Utley
o    199. 1940 April 26: Phonograph record, "An Orchid for J.S. Utley," with correspondence from G.C. Moses, Moses Melody Shop, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Judge J.S. Utley
o    200. Undated: Picture scrapbook of New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco
o    201. Cloth baby shirt
o    202. 1927: Watercolor of a river and a bridge, by Vivian Williams Utley
o    203. 1943 June: Diploma, Joseph Simeon Utley, Hendrix College
o    204. Autograph book, Ruth Utley, 1926 (Box 14)
o    205. Autograph book, Vivian Williams, 1890-1893
o    206. Undated: Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas, materials
o    207. Manuscript, "Betty," by a small child
o    208. Photograph scrapbook, Mrs. J.S. Utley
o    209. 1943 December 13: Resolution concerning the death of Joseph Simeon Utley
o    210. Valedictory address delivered, 1849
o    211. 1942 December 5: Registers and memory book (with family record) on Vivian Williams Utley, from her funeral
o    212. Undated painting of a woman with two children, anonymous
o    213. Undated: Handwritten notes and short story
o    214. Miscellaneous
o    215. Miscellaneous

o    216. Miscellaneous

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