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Whitney and Vaida Stewart Montgomery papers

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Creator: Montgomery, Whitney Maxwell
Title: Whitney and Vaida Stewart Montgomery papers
Dates: 1907-1985
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of two Texas poets and publishers, Whitney and Vaida Stewart Montgomery. It includes the business correspondence of the Montgomerys, poems written by both Whitney and Vaida, newsletters, the papers of poetry societies (including the Poetry Society of Texas), photographs, newspaper clippings, and poetry magazines. Much of the material concerns the Dallas-based Kaleidoscope (later Kaleidograph) Press, its 350 published volumes, and its monthly poetry magazine, Kaleidoscope.
Accession No: Mss 0070
Extent: 9 boxes (9 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Whitney Maxwell Montgomery was born September 14, 1877 in Navarro County, Texas. He received an intermittent education in the local public schools. However, his love for words and sound undoubtedly came from his classical father and his musically inclined mother. As Whitney and his father farmed the land, fished the ponds, or walked in the woods, his father quoted from the Bible, Shakespeare, Byron, and Burns. At about the age of 15, Whitney began writing verse, often using themes from the farm and ranch land. Whitney continued to live in Navarro County until 1927 during which time he contributed poetry and short stories to magazines and newspapers.

It was through a mutual interest in verse that Whitney Montgomery met Vaida Stewart Boyd. Born on a ranch in Childress County, Texas on August 28, 1888, Vaida, too, began writing poetry in her youth. In 1905 Vaida Stewart married Arthur Boyd and had two daughters: Thelma “Teddy” and Genevieve. This marriage subsequently ended. In 1912 Vaida’s interest in the literary world led her to start a small business as an author’s typist. Among the manuscripts that she prepared for publication were some poems by Whitney Montgomery. His poems began a literary correspondence between the two poetry lovers, but they did not meet until Whitney traveled to Dallas, where Vaida was then living, to attend a Poetry Society of Texas meeting in 1921. Six years later, Whitney Montgomery married Vaida Stewart and settled with her in Dallas, Texas.

Following their marriage, the Montgomerys decided to turn the workshop, “Ye Typerie,” that was located in the back of their home in Oak Cliff into an actual press. In 1928 they bought a used press and printed cotton tickets for the Frost gin. However, they decided to try a new venture. In May of 1929 they published the first issue of their monthly periodical, Kaleidoscope: A National Magazine of Poetry, whose name was changed to Kaleidograph in May 1932. Although the workshop kept the name “Ye Typerie,” it became better known as the location of the Kaleidoscope (and later Kaleidograph) Press. Kaleidoscope magazine held a poetry contest, offering to publish the winning book. Not only did Kaleidoscope/Kaleidograph Press publish many books by other authors, but also printed several books by the Montgomerys. Whitney and Vaida Montgomery continued to write and edit their own verse. Both Montgomerys were awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award, Whitney in 1946 for Joseph’s Coat and Vaida in 1948 for Hail for Rain. They also received prizes from other national poetry societies, spoke at several gatherings, and lectured at the Third Annual Writer’s Conference at North Texas University. In 1956 Whitney Montgomery received an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Southern Methodist University.

Kaleidograph Press operated for thirty years, shutting down following the July 24, 1959 death of Vaida Stewart Montgomery. With the assistance of “Teddy” Boyd, Whitney Montgomery closed the press but continued to occasionally discuss and write verse. Whitney Montgomery died on December 7, 1966. The collection of the Montgomerys books and papers shows “the sentiments and persuasions of the American people of the time.”

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of material published by the Kaleidograph Press, correspondence between the Montgomerys and various Texas poets, and newsletters and information concerning various poetry societies, especially the Poetry Society of Texas.

The nine boxes mainly include papers from the Kaleidograph Press, correspondence, and four boxes of poetry magazines that exist primarily in incomplete runs.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 10 series:
Series 1: Personal Material
Series 2: Correspondence
Series 3: Poetry and Prose
Series 4: Awards
Series 5: Kaleidograph Press
Series 6: Photographs
Series 7: Miscellaneous
Series 8: Poetry Societies
Series 9: Newspapers
Series 10: Publications


Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Montgomery family.
Poets, American -- Texas.
American poetry -- Texas.
Montgomery, Vaida Stewart,1888-1959.
Kaleidograph Press.
Poetry Society of Texas.

Related Materials

A complete set of Kaleidograph: A National Magazine, approximately 350 books published by Kaleidograph Press, a complete set of the Book of the Year: Yearbooks of the Poetry Society, and the Montgomery’s own works are located in the DeGolyer Library.

Poetry Society of Texas records, A2008.0028.

Harriet Stovall Kelley collection on women poets, A2008.0049c.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Whitney and Vaida Stewart Montgomery papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

In 1973, Southern Methodist University received the Whitney and Vaida Stewart Montgomery papers as a gift from the Poetry Society of Texas. Following the death of Whitney Montgomery, Estelle Stewart, sister of Vaida Stewart Montgomery, asked Catherine Case Lubbe to administer the collection. Mrs. Lubbe contacted Laurence Perrine, professor of the English Department at SMU and author of a poetry text, who arranged through Claude Albritton, Vice-Provost for Library Development, for SMU to house the collection.

Processing note

The contents of this collection have been placed in intellectual order in the finding aid, but this order is not duplicated in the collection itself. The first three boxes of materials contain letter-sized folders and the next five boxes contain legal-sized folders. Because legal-sized papers will not fit in the letter-sized folders, they have been kept in boxes 4 through 8, even when, intellectually, they belong in boxes 1 through 3. Example: The folder labeled “Handwritten poems by Whitney Montgomery” belongs intellectually in box 2 as part of series #3: Prose and Poetry. However, because it is legal-sized, this material resides in box 4 as folder 169.

Processed by Tanya Jimenez, 1994.

Edited by Justin Rushing and Cynthia Franco, 2010. Revised by Dale Topham, 2010.

Finding aid encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Material
3 folders

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical Information: Contains genealogical information and information concerning the Montgomerys’ publications.
2 Church Newsletter: Honor Roll list for the Tyler Street Methodist Church, of which the Montgomerys were members.
3 Stewart Clan Magazines: Both Vaida Montgomery’s maiden name and her daughter Genevieve Boyd’s married name were Stewart and this accounts for the interest in the genealogical publication. Issues from 1943 to 1949.

Series 2: Correspondence
47 folders

Box Folder
1 4 No date: Includes a copy of a letter from Vaida Montgomery to her daughter Genevieve Stewart, letters from Lexie Dean Robertson (Peggy), and other undated letters which mention the deaths of Vaida Montgomery’s sister and Whitney Montgomery’s cousin.
5 1907, 1912: Contains letters from John P. Sjolander and Hilton Ross Greer.
6 1915: A letter with poem “The Waif” sent to Whitney Montgomery from his nephew Montgomery Davidson.
7 1922-1923: Includes letters to Vaida S. Boyd concerning her entries in poetry contests, a letter from John P. Sjolander to Whitney and an order for typing services from the Typerie.
8 1924: A letter from John P. Sjolander to Vaida S. Boyd.
9 1925: Letters from Berta Hart Nance and John P. Sjolander to Vaida S. Boyd. Both letters mention the Poetry Society of Texas.
10 1926: Letter to Whitney Montgomery from Hilton Ross Greer, who mentions the Poetry Society of Texas.
11 1927: Letter of congratulations concerning the Montgomery’s marriage. Also includes letters concerning publication of Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms and copies of letters Whitney Montgomery sent to obtain permission from previous publishers of individual poems.
12-14 1928: Consists mainly of requests or discusses the new Corn Silk and Cotton Blossoms. Of interest are an order from Whitney Montgomery’s aunt (12), a letter from U.S. Senator Morris Sheppard (13), and a letter from Texas Governor Daniel J. Moody, Jr. (13).
15 1929: Continues to include Corn Silk and Cotton Blossoms correspondence. Also, there is mention of the Poetry Society of Texas, JAPM (Just Another Poetry Magazine), and the new venture into Kaleidoscope.
16 1930: Includes discussions of the royalty sales on Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms, advertising and subscription orders for Kaleidoscope.
17 1931: A letter with a swatch of silk from John P. Sjolander and letters concerning Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms.
18 1932: Correspondence now begins to focus on poetry and the Kaleidoscope as many send poems to the magazine for publication. Also, the Southwest Press turns the copyright of Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms over to Whitney Montgomery, cancelling the original royalty contract. Mention of Dennis Murphy.
19 1933: Correspondence concerning Kaleidograph and the press.
20 1934: Letters from John P. Sjolander, John O. Beaty, Theresa Lindsay and Hilton Ross Greer.
21 1935: Letter from F. B. Sutherland who has sent some crape myrtle for the Poet’s Garden established by the Montgomery’s and a letter from Geo. Pentecost. The Poet’s Garden consists of the flowers, seeds, plants, and bulbs sent to Kaleidograph editors.
22 1937: Copy of a letter to Mr. Crowell from Vaida Montgomery concerning business and a letter from Mary Goggins concerning poetry.
23 1938: Concerns poetry submissions and one personal postcard.
24 1939-1940 Includes letters from Mrs. A. V. Yeager, Jesse Stuart, an order for Signs and Markers, and a post card with Whitney Montgomery’s poem “That’s Texas.”
25 1941: Includes letters concerning Kaleidograph and the Poetry Society of Texas, a copy of a letter by Vaida Montgomery which provided a brief biography, invitations to lecture at a few universities, and letters from August Derleth, Joseph Cherwinski (Small Rains), and Phebe Jewell Nichols (Talking Waters)
26 1942: Includes copies of letters from Vaida Montgomery, letters from H.P. Stoddard (The Lips Keep Moving), Hildegrade, Phebe Jewell Nichols (Talking Waters), Winona M. Gilliland (?).
27 1943: Copies of letters from Vaida Montgomery, mention of plagiarism, letters from Margaret Bell Houston and Nat P. Hurwitt(?).
28 1944: Includes two complaints concerning Kaleidograph., a letter from E.F. Heran concerning a song using “Cowardice” by Whitney Montgomery, and a letter from Charlotte Essman discussing the Poetry Society of Texas.
29 1945: Letters concerning Kaleidograph submissions, a letter from Beauford H. Jester who was the Commissioner of Texas and later Governor, items on the Poetry of Texas, and a letter mentioning David Russell.
30 1946: Letters concerning Poetry Society of Texas, Joseph’s Coat, Kaleidograph, Hilton Greer, Margaret Bell Houston, Jesse Stuart and Theresa Lindsay. Also a letter from J. Frank Dobie.
31 1947: Contains a few examples letters that editors receive such as a letter from a convict who wants to publish a book, and a letter from a boy who would like a pen pal. Also includes a copy of letter to Lexie Dean Robertson from Vaida Montgomery in which she mentions the Poetry Society of Texas, Hilton Greer, and David Russell.
32 1948: Includes Kaleidograph Press business, a critique by August Derleth of Vaida Montgomery’s Hail of Rain, requests for Hail of Rain, and congratulations and letters from Margaret Bell Houston, W.E Bard, Arthur Sampley, and Hilton Greer. Also includes a questionnaire from Prairie View A & M College concerning “Negro workers.”
33-34 1949: Includes a complaint to Kaleidograph Press, copies of letters from Vaida Montgomery, Whitney Montgomery, Lexie dean Robertson, and Arthur Sampley. These letters mainly focus on the Poetry Society of Texas and a few problems during the Society’s elections.
35 1950: Copy of a letter from Vaida Montgomery discussing the plants in the Poet’s Garden. Requests from Kaleidograph Press for books, and mention of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
36 1951: Order for Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms and Hounds in the Hill. Also includes a letter from Lexie Dean Robertson who mentions Georgia Lucas, David, and the Poetry Society of Texas.
37 1952: Includes Kaleidograph submission letters and mentions Secrets of Selling Verse by Vaida Montgomery.
38 1953: Contains letters to Kaleidograph Press. Includes letters from England and Australia. Also includes a letter from Arthur Sampley, Joseph Cherwinski, and Mary Wall (founder of the National Federation of State Poetry Society in 1959). Mention of Poetry Society of Texas, David Russell, Grace Noll Crowell, and Secrets of Selling Verse.
39 1954: Letters discussing the origin of the title Kaleidoscope, and the Poetry Society of Texas. Letters from Martin Shockley, the PST President; Joseph Cherwinski; and a letter from Henry Dalton (Hill Brown).
40 1955: Copy of letter written by Vaida Montgomery concerning John P. Sjolander. Other letters concern Kaleidograph business.
41 1956: Letters from Arthur Sampley and others concerning Kaleidograph business. Discussions of the PST, and of Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms being set to music.
42 1957: Letters concerning Kaleidograph entries and poetry contests. Mention of PST and SMU. Letters from Arthur Sampley and Edsel Ford.
43 1958: Edsel Ford, Margaret Bell Houston, Jesse Stuart (Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow), Lexie Dean Robertson (Acorn on the Roof), and W.E. Bard write regarding Kaleidograph Press business. Some discuss books published by the Press or submit poems.
44 1959: Feb.-July: The letters contain expressions of gratitude for the publication of the individuals’ poem, and biographical information on Alfred Dorn. Also, letters from Arthur Sampley, Whitney, and Vaida Montgomery concerning Sampley’s “The Heritage.”
45-46 1959 July- Dec.: The letters mainly concern the death of Vaida Montgomery. Many sympathy cards and letters from friends and people who submitted poetry to Kaleidograph are included. The letters also deal with the closing of Kaleidograph Press, the attempt to sell back issues of the magazine, and offers to various authors the opportunity to buy the remaining copies of their books.
47 1960: Contains sympathy letters and discusses the closing of Kaleidograph Press. Copies of letters Thelma Boyd sent are included in this folder. Also mentions the Poetry Society of Texas.
48 1961: Requests for Whitney Montgomery to speak and to write a poem. The letters mainly concern the closing of Kaleidograph Press.
49 1964-64: Daniel Smythe sends to Whitney Montgomery a clipping of a debate between himself and Richard Eberhart and also sends an announcement for Montgomery’s book Robert Frost Speaks.
50 1968: Letters discuss an entry in Encyclopedia of American Biography and Vaida Montgomery’s files.

Series 3: Poetry and prose
67 folders

Box Folder
1 51 Cards with poetry for different occasions. Vaida and Whitney Montgomery had cards with their poems made. Some of these cards are for holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.
52 Greeting Cards with poetry made by friends of the Montgomerys, including Hilton Ross Greer, Grace Noll Crowell, and Nancy Richey Ranson.
Box Folder
1-2 53-67 Poetry written by Vaida Stewart Montgomery. The poems are arranged alphabetically by title or, in a few cases, the first line of the poem. The poems were grouped together and credited to Vaida. Although research has tried to identify those unsigned, we have left the poems for the most part in the group when not identified. See the following pages for a complete list.
Box Folder
1 53 “Abortions”
53 “Acquiescence”
53 “Ad Nauseum”
53 “Addition to the Family”
53 “Advice”
53 “After Rain”
53 “Agony”
53 “Alibi”
53 “Altitude”
53 “Ambition”
53 “Apperception”
53 “Argument Against Snow”
53 “As whirlwinds in the south pass…”
53 “Aspiration”
53 “Atavistic”
53 “Atheist”
53 “Autumn Song”
53 “Autumnal”
53 “Awakening”
53 “Ballad of the First Barbed Wire”
53 “Barrenness” and “Choice”
53 “Beggared”
53 “Behind Closed Doors”
53 “Behold the Dreamer Cometh”
53 “Bells”
53 “Blue Norther”
53 “Border Sonnets”
53 “Brothers”
53 “Burning Bush, The”
53 “By the Process of Elimination”
54 “Cabeza de Vaca in Texas 1528”
54 “Cattle Brands”
54 “Chameleon, The”
54 “Childless”
54 “Choice”
54 “Christmas Greetings”
54 “Cigarette”
54 “Comparison”
54 “Concessions”
54 “Consider”
54 “Constancy”
54 “Contradiction”
54 “Corralled”
54 “Cotton-Pickers”
54 “Cowboy Writes a Letter, A”
54 “Custom-Made”
54 “Cycle”
55 “Dear Editor”
55 “Death in Sleep”
55 “Desire”
55 “Difference, The”
55 “Dis-ease”
55 “Disillusion”
55 “Dream-Gold”
55 “Drouth”
55 “Dual Personality”
55 “Dust”
56 “E Pluribus Unum”
56 “Earth-Lover”
56 “East is East and West is West”
56 “Economic Situation”
56 “Elm Mast”
56 “Emergence”
56 “Explanation, An”
56 “Experience”
56 “Exploration”
56 “Farm Girl”
56 “Flower for Querida (1528), A”
56 “Flower of my Childhood”
56 “For Contemporary Poets”
56 “For they must outdistance…”
56 “Forewarned”
56 “Fruit for Breakfast”
56 “Gardens”
56 “General Greetings”
56 “Ghost”
56 “Gifts”
56 “Good Bad Woman, The”
56 “God’s Kiss”
56 “Green Fingers”
56 “Handicapped”
56 “Harmony”
56 “Heritage”
56 “Hibernal”
56 “Home for Christmas”
56 “Homing”
56 “How Can I Sing”
56 “How Can I Sing a Newer Song”
56 “How Doth the Busy Bee?”
56 “How long it was, I do not know…”
57 “I Am Desert Born”
57 “I Have Loved Words”
57 “I’ve Never Seen a Sandpiper”
57 “I Know Two Men”
57 “I Saw a Laborer”
57 “I Saw Two Red Birds”
57 “I Would Not Be Forever Young”
57 “If I Could Sing”
57 “In Praise of Coffee”
57 “In Praise of Silent Things”
57 “In the Midst of the Garden”
57 “In Which Is Set Forth Man’s Needs…”
57 “Inscription for a Postcard”
57 “Inscrutable”
57 “Imprisonment”
57 “Intoxication”
57 “Invocation” Nov. 22, 1940
57 “It Can Be Done”
58 “Lady Poet Protests, A”
58 “Landscape for a Poet”
58 “Last Analysis”
58 “Legacy of Laughter”
58 “Lesson”
58 “Let Me Run Barefoot”
58 “Let Not a Word Be Lost”
58 “Life’s Jewels”
58 “Lilith”
58 “Limitation”
58 “Lines in a Defense Garden”
58 “Locoed” and cover
58 “Loneliness”
58 “Lost”
58 “Lost Heaven”
58 “Lust”
Box Folder
2 59 Major Difficulties of a Minor Poet”
59 “Marriage”
59 “Mask, The”
59 “Marks Upon the Wall”
59 “Meditations in Eden”
59 “Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar ‘Father of Education in Texas’”
59 “Mind, The”
59 “Mistake”
59 “Moods of a Minor Poet”
59 “Moratory”
59 “Morning Prayer”
59 “Mother Needs a Daughter, A”
59 “My father loves a virgin plot…”
59 “My father loves the land…”
59 “New Dress, The”
59 “Night Away From Home”
59 “Nightmare”
59 “Nimrods”
59 “No Admittance Except by Appointment”
59 “Nor Blood, Nor Ichor”
59 “Nor Heed the Call for Supper”
59 “Not Enough to Hurt”
60 “Oblivion”
60 “Observatory”
60 “Of a Certain Poet”
60 “Of a Conceited Person”
60 “Of a Wolf”
60 “Of an Elderly Couple”
60 “Of What Strong Fiber”
60 “On Finding Uncut Pages in a Book of Poetry”
60 “On Hugging an Old Sorrow”
60 “On the Last Day of the Year”
60 “On Trying to Write a Love Song”
60 “Only the Good Die Young”
60 “Only the Moon”
60 “Optimist – With Regrets, An”
60 “Overheard in a Livery Stable”
60 “Page Freud”
61 “Papa Gander Rhymes” by Farmer?
61 “Parable, A”
61 “Patience”
61 “Peace: A Parable”
61 “Peace Hathe Her Victories”
61 “Petition of a Minor Poet”
61 “Poems”
61 “Poet Passed, A” and “Whistling in a Graveyard”
61 “Poet Quarreled with Saint Peter, A”
61 “Poet Stirred, A”
61 “Poet Walks in the Spring, A”
61 “Poetry”
61 “Possession”
61 “Prairie, The”
61 “Prairie Panorama”
61 “Precision”
61 “Prejudice”
61 “Privileges”
61 “Protest from the Mocking Bird, A”
61 “Psalm to Adversity”
61 “Poverty”
61 “Queer Woman”
61 “Question, A”
61 “Quietus”
62 “Race”
62 “Rain”
62 “Ranchman’s Daughter, The”
62 “Recapitulation of a Familiar Story”
62 “Reluctant Auditee”
62 “Resolution”
62 “Responsibility”
62 “Resurrection on Plant”
62 “Retort Courteous”
62 “Retribution”
62 “Revelation”
62 “Reversion”
62 “Reward”
62 “Reward for the Faithful is Certain”
62 “Rosemary”
63 “Sacrificial”
63 “Saga of Two Bulls, The”
63 “Sand Storm”
63 “Seasonal”
63 “Selah”
63 “Semaphore of the Seasons”
63 “Shocking!”
63 “Shoemaker’s Wife, The”
63 “Silence”
63 “Silver and Gold”
63 “Simple Request”
63 “Sing!”
63 “Slips That Pass in the Night”
63 “Snowflakes”
63 “So Big”
63 “Some Big Somebody”
63 “Souvenir”
63 “Sparrows”
63 “Spheres”
63 “Spring”
63 “Stalk-Cutter”
63 “Stone That I Hurtled…, A”
63 “Stray Cats”
63 “Sun Dog”
63 “Sun of Love, The”
63 “Superb”
63 “Surmounted”
63 “Sycamores wanted Spring dresses…, The”
64 “Talent, The”
64 “Texan”
64 “Texas”
64 “There is a Moaning”
64 “There’s Safety in Numbers”
64 “These Things I Cannot Bear”
64 “Think on These Things”
64 “Thirst”
64 “To a Big Man Living in a Little House”
64 “To a Canary Bird Asleep”
64 “To a Country Poet”
64 “To a Crocus”
64 “To a Dead Bull”
64 “To a Frozen Jack Rabbit”
64 “To a Lion at the Zoo”
64 “To a Longhorn Steer at the Zoo”
64 “To a Mustard Seed”
64 “To a Poet in the Army”
64 “To a Potted Cactus”
64 “To a Yellow Canary Bird – Asleep”
64 “To an Anniversary Gift”
64 “To an Elm.Tree By My Window”
64 “To Berta Hart Nance”
64 “To Norman H. Crowell”
64 “To the Larva of a Dragon-fly”
64 “To the Rattlesnake”
64 “Toward Yarrow”
64 “Transition”
64 “Translation”
64 “Transmigrant?”
64 “Triolet for Worriers”
64 “Two Pictures”
64 “Two Poets”
65 “Undeciphered Communiqué”
65 “Unfair Exchange”
65 “Unrest”
65 “Unwed Woman Ponders, An”
65 “Valentine Greetings”
65 “Valley of Decision, The”
65 “Vanity”
65 “Vicissitude”
65 “Viva España”
65 “Vocabulary”
66 “Warning”
66 “Was it Flying?”
66 “Western Fable”
66 “When”
66 “When the clock strikes ten…”
66 “When we follow this trail before…”
66 “Whence?”
66 “Whistler, The”
66 “Widow Wonders, A”
66 “Winter Songs”
66 “Winter Woods”
66 “Wishes on a Summer’s Morning”
66 “Without Benefit of Anesthesia”
66 “Who Shall Sing of Texas”
66 “Why?”
66 “Why Didn’t the Printer Print it Right?”
66 “Words Called Peace, The” (handwritten)
66 “Words”
66 “Words for the Impatient”
66 “Yesterday, Peace was only a word…”
66 “You are a part of Beauty’s lore:”
66 “Your letter not received…”
67 Miscellaneous poetry scraps. This folder contains pieces of poems and notes.
68 Vaida Montgomery’s lists of poetry submitted to various contests.
69 “Leave the Ladies Alone” The essay remarks on a comment made by Ben Musser in an article titled “Why Editors Leave Home.” The topic of discussion is women as capable poets. Contains correspondence and ideas of Vaida Montgomery for advertisements of Camay Soap and cigarettes. Also contains an essay titled “Dallas Poets” in which Vaida Montgomery discusses the poets and The Poetry Society of Texas.
70 “Are Woman Inferior to Men Poets.” An incomplete article concerning a statement by Ben Musser: “in two years, not ten real poems by women have come my way.”
71 “How to Become a Poet.” A letter written to a high school student Marialyce discussing life as a poet. A note is attached from Catherine C. Lubbe stating that the letter is probably a work written as a letter.
72 A book review of John P. Sjolander’s Salt of the Earth and Sea. Written by Vaida Montgomery. Also contains copies of the cover for Locoed.
73 “Weighing-Up: A One Act Play” The setting is in a cotton field where family members talk about a young wife and mother who day dreams and enjoys poetry and does not seem cut out for farm life.
74-75 A Century with Texas Poets and Poetry. The two folders contain correspondence (1934), lists of poets, and notes gathered for Vaida Montgomery’s A Century with Texas Poets and Poetry. Correspondents include Hilton Ross Greer, John O. Beaty, Lexie Dean Robertson, Fay Yauger, and Berta Hart Nance.
76 Sunset 61 (No. 3) September 1928. The magazine contains Vaida Montgomery’s “Locoed” on p 34.
77 Liberty 10 (No. 7) February 1933. The magazine contains Vaida Montgomery’s story “White Shoes” on p 59.
Box Folder
9X 362-363 The Ambassador Vol. 2 No. 7 July 1933. “The Day of Days.” By Vaida Montgomery.
Box Folder
2 78-98 Poetry written by Whitney Montgomery. The poems are arranged alphabetically by title or, in a few cases, the first line of the poem. The poems were grouped together and credited to Whitney. Although research has tried to identify those unsigned, we have left the poems for the most part in the group when not identified. See the following pages for complete list.
78 “Abandoned Well”
78 “After Christmas”
78 “After the Rain”
78 “Alamo, The”
78 “Alpha and Omega”
78 “Alter Ego”
78 “Alternative”
78 “America! America!”
78 “American’s Prayer, An”
78 “An’ I Do Too”
78 “And Now That I am Old”
78 “And so the horns are blowing…”
78 “Answered”
78 “Anxiety”
78 “Appeal, An”
78 “April Snow”
78 “At the Community Fair”
78 “Autumn Magic”
78 “Awakened”
78 “Awakening, The”
79 “Back to the old Farm-Home”
79 “Ballad of Bill Standifer”
79 “Ballad of Brigham Young”
79 “Ballard of Buckshot Roberts”
79 “Ballad of Cynthia Ann Parker”
79 “Ballad of the Mezcla Man”
79 “Ballad of the Restless Feet”
79 “Ballad of Six Children, A”
79 “Ballad of the Things That Adam Knew”
79 “Beside My Mother’s Knee”
79 “Betsy”
79 “Better a Few Harsh Notes”
79 “Birds, Trees, and Flowers”
79 “Black and White”
79 “Black Mammy”
79 “Bleached Bones”
79 “Blindness”
79 “Boatman, The”
79 “Booger Red’s Last Ride”
79 “Boots”
79 “Bout, The”
79 “Boy I Used To Know, The”
79 “Bridal Bed, The”
79 “Bridge of Sighs, The”
79 “Brief Interlude”
79 “Brother of Judas, A”
79 “Brother of the Ox, A”
79 “Brothers”
79 “Bug-a-Boo Wood”
79 “Buncoed Again”
79 “Butterflies’ Last Flight, The”
79 “Butterfly Ride With Me, A”
79 “Buzzard’s Nest, The”
79 “Byron, If You were Living in This Day”
80 “Call, The”
80 “Call of the Woods, The”
80 “Canning Club Girl, The”
80 “Chained”
80 “Charity”
80 “Charles McCarthy to Edgar Bergen”
80 “Child Takes the Vow, A”
80 “Chosen One, The”
80 “Christmas Cards”
80 “Christmas Greeting”
80 “City of Broken Hope, The”
80 “Close Up, The”
80 “Closed Season, The”
80 “Collaboration”
80 “Come On, Mister Blizzard”
80 “Comparison”
80 “Consequence”
80 “Consolation”
80 “Constant Lover, The”
80 “Consolation for Esau”
80 “Country Life’s a Hard Life”
80 “Convalescence”
80 “Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms”
80 “Cotton Picker’s Song, The”
80 “Cotton the Goat”
80 “Cowardice”
80 “Croesus Dead” and a letter to Emaline Sherman regarding an order for a raincoat. March 5, 1924.
80 “Crowning Glory, The”
81 "Dan Camron”
81 “Dark Shadow”
81 “Days That Lie Ahead"
81 “Day That My Children Knew, A”
81 “De-Evolution”
81 “Dead Dreams”
81 “Death”
81 “Death in Sleep”
81 “Death Rides the Highway”
81 “Death Rode a Pinto Pony”
81 “Deathless”
81 “December Love”
81 “Decision, The”
81 “Defiance”
81 “Desperation”
81 “Divided”
81 “Do You Know Him?”
81 “Do Your Bit”
81 “Dream of Winter, A”
81 “Drinks for the Crowd”
81 “Drouth’s End”
81 “Dry Eyes”
81 “Dumb Bells”
82 Earth-Wealth”
82 “Easter Song, An”
82 “Edgar Bergen to Charlie McCarthy”
82 “Effie Clinker to Edgar Bergen”
82 “End of the Feud, The”
82 “End of the Race, The”
82 “Endeavor”
82 “EPH Crossing the Divide”
82 “Epitaph”
82 “Esau Grown Old”
83 “Fair Exchange”
83 “Faith”
83 “Falling Leaf, A”
83 “False Prophet, The”
83 “Fear”
83 “Fields of the Farmer, The”
83 “Fire and Rain”
83 “First Black Bean, The”
83 “First Plow Furrow, The”
83 “First Kill, The”
83 “First Whippoorwill, The”
83 “Fishin’ and Farmin’”
83 “Five Hundred Dollar Song, The”
83 “Fair Exchange”
83 “Faith”
83 “Falling Leaf, A”
83 “False Prophet, The”
83 “Fear”
83 “Fields of the Farmer, The”
83 “Fire and Rain”
83 “First Black Bean, The”
83 “First Plow Furrow, The”
83 “First Kill, The”
83 “First Whippoorwill, The”
83 “Fishin’ and Farmin’”
83 “Five Hundred Dollar Song, The”
83 “Fool’s Advice”
83 “For a Day”
83 “For a Homely Woman”
83 “For Rodney, the Pet Squirrel”
83 “For Young Poets” and “Resort”
83 “For Weeks They Talked of Booger Red”
83 “Forecast”
83 “Forever And A Day”
83 “Fortune and Misfortune”
84 “Gabriel’s Hounds”
84 “Galveston”
84 “Gamblers, The”
84 “Genius”
84 “Gettin’ Home Ag’in”
84 “Gettin’ Up Ag’in”
84 “Girl of My Heart Is Somewhere, The”
84 “Give Him an Even Break”
84 “Glorious Texas Land”
84 “Goal, The”
84 “God’s Afterthought”
84 “God’s Sonnet”
84 “Golgotha”
84 “Goin’ To The Dawgs”
84 “Good-Bye, Old Year” (3 Copies)
84 “Grover Cleveland”
84 “Guinea Hen’s Song, The”
84 “Has Tried It”
84 “He-Man, The”
84 “He Lives Again!”
84 “Health To Chanticleer, A”
84 “Health to What’s Before, A”
84 “Hedge Untrimmed”
84 “Her New Year Resolutions”
84 “Holiday”
84 “Home Song”
84 “Honor Bound” and “Four Eggs in a Nest”
84 “Hope”
84 “House-Fly, The”
84 “How Are You Raising Your Son?”
84 “How My Ship Came In”
84 “Husbandman, The”
85 “I Dreamed We Walked a Sunday Afternoon”
85 “I’m Farming”
85 “I’m Glad”
85 “I’m Just A Boy Again”
85 “I’m Just Your Friend”
85 “I’m More Afraid Of Life Than Death”
85 “I Had My Dreams”
85 “I Have Done”
85 “I Own A Home”
85 “I Said That I Would Sing No More”
85 “I Shall Go To Him”
85 “I Was an hungered and You Gave Me No Meat”
85 “I Will Go Back Again”
85 “I Wonder”
85 “If I Could Look Behind the Veil”
85 “If One Speaks the Truth”
85 “If wishes were airships”
85 “In After Years”
85 “In Love With Life”
85 “In Your Own Way”
85 “Invocation”
85 “It is Enough”
85 “It’s Up to You”
85 “It Was My Dream”
86 “Jenny—A Ballad”
86 “Joggin’ On”
86 “John Garner of Uvalde”
86 “John Henry Brown An’ Me”
86 “John Neely Bryan Comes Back to Dallas in the Centennial Year”
86 “John P. Sjolander”
86 “July Bitch, The”
86 “June Song”
86 “Junk”
86 “Just Because ‘Tis Right”
87 “Kamarad!”
87 “King Cotton”
87 “King Cotton Reads the Paper
88 “Lady”
88 “Laid By”
88 “Last Bob-White, The”
88 “Last Letter, The”
88 “Last Resort, The”
88 “Late Love”
88 “Laughing Wind, The”
88 “Liaison”
88 “Life’s Poorest Half”
88 “Lights”
88 “Lights Ahead”
88 “Line Fence, The”
88 “Lines To A Cotton Bale”
88 “Lion Roars At Midnight, A”
88 “Little Girl I Left Across the Sea, The”
88 “Little Red Rose, The”
88 “Loneliness”
88 “Long Road, The”
88 “Look at my Den, A”
88 “Lord, I Am Thankful For This Day”
88 “Lost”
88 “Love Affair, A”
89 “Magic Of A Name, The”
89 “Man Grows Old, A”
89 “Man Who Did His Best At Home, The”
89 “Mangers”
89 “March”
89 “Mating Time”
89 “May Day”
89 “Me An’ The Boys”
89 “Melting Snow”
89 “Men Who Try, The”
89 “Midway”
89 “Milam Storms San Antonio”
89 “Mortimer Snurd to Edgar Bergen”
89 “Moths And Men” and “Abe Weinstein”
89 “Mother Bird, The”
89 “Mother In Everyday Dress”
89 “Moving On”
89 “My Bonny Youth Farewell”
89 “My Chauffeur Is The Motorman”
89 “My Choice”
89 “My Dog Dreams”
89 “My Dream Ship and I”
89 “My Hero”
89 “My Mother’s Brother Jim”
89 “My Mother’s Evening Hymn” and “Mystery of Brierwood, The” by S.E. Caruth, Jr.
89 “My New Year’s Wish”
90 “Native Texan”
90 “New South, The”
90 “Nimrod”
90 “Nomad, The”
90 “How And Then”
90 “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”
91 “O, To Be A Farmer”
91 “October”
91 “Ode To The Almighty Dollar”
91 “Off- Day”
91 “Old Fishing Hole, The” (handwritten)
91 “Old Grave Yard Covered With Petunias, An”
91 “Old Home, The”
91 “Old Hunting Ground”
91 “Old Man Hurry” and a letter
91 “Old Piano, The”
91 “Old South and the New, The”
91 “Old Sweetheart”
91 “On Earth Peace”
91 “On Mother’s Day”
91 “Only A Rumor”
91 “Only Sorrow is Sure”
91 “Operation”
91 “Our Single Star of Gold”
91 “Our Uncle’s Got His Dander Up”
91 “Overall Brigade, The”
92 “Par-Accord”
92 “Passing of the Open Range, The”
92 “Pay-Day”
92 “Pater Pan Of Possom Trot”
92 “Philanderer”
92 “Plea For Time, A”
92 “Poet, When You Rhyme”
92 “Poets and Pioneers”
92 “Points Of View, The”
92 “Possum Hunting Time”
92 “Post Mortem”
92 Attached is a letter to The Poetry Society of South Carolina re: the poem. Feb. 6. 1929.
92 “Prayer, A”
92 “Prayer for Peace and Harmony”
92 “Premonition”
92 “Price Of A Song, The”
92 “Prize Announcement”
93 “Quatrain” and “Return”
93 “Queen Crumple’s Meditations”
93 “Rain, The”
93 “Rainy Day”
93 “Realization”
93 “Reciprocation”
93 “Reclaimed”
93 “Recompense”
93 “Red Berries”
93 “Red Hair”
93 “Red Leather”
93 “Reformed”
93 “Regeneration”
93 “Remorse”
93 “Renegade, The”
93 “Rent Sign On the Door, A”
93 “Rescue, The”
93 “Resignation”
93 “Resurrection”
93 “Revival, The”
93 “Rivals”
93 “Roastin’ Ears In Dixie”
93 “Robbert of Ayr-Shire”
93 “Rockin’ Down De Road”
93 “Rooster, Rooster, Crow for Dawn”
93 “Rosebud In The Letter, The”
93 “Rotting Away”
94 “Satisfied”
94 “Saving Stamp, The”
94 “Seclusion”
94 “Search For Song, A”
94 “Senility”
94 “She Waved Her Handkerchief At Me”
94 “Shut In”
94 “Silence”
94 “Simply Believe”
94 “Since I Became A Lover”
94 “Siren, The”
94 “Siren Voice, The”
94 “Slander”
94 “Smile, A”
94 “Snow”
94 “Snow Fall”
94 “Some of These Days”
94 “Somebody’s Worse’n You”
94 “Song”
94 “Song for a Buck Private”
94 “Song for the Sleepless”
94 “Song is a Woman”
94 “Song of the Pole”
94 “Song of the Rotary Drill”
94 “Sonnet to Eureka”
94 “Sonnets of Transition”
94 “Sonnets to Statesmen”
94 “South, The”
94 “Specter”
94 “Spinster to Her Side Comb, The”
94 “Spirit Of Unrest, The”
94 “Spirit of War, The”
94 “Spring Song”
94 “Stand Back Death”
94 “Stone Of Tehuacana Hills, The”
94 “Storm as Night”
94 “Study in Dress, A”
95 “Texas”
95 “Thanksgiving”:
95 “That Frazzlin’ Little Gal O’ Mine”
95 “There’ll Always Be A Way”
95 “Thieves”
95 “Things Of The Past”
95 “Thirty Cents A Pound”
95 “Time Long Past”
95 “To A Binder Of Poetry Books”
95 “To A City Poet”
95 “To A Diamond”
95 “To A Poet Becoming Blind”
95 “To A Poet Going Blind”
95 “To An English Sparrow”
95 “To Halley’s Comet”
95 “To a Woman in Her Fifties”
95 “To A Wounded Quail”
95 “To John W. Carpenter”
95 “To My Brother”
95 “To My Father”
95 “To The Crow”
95 “To The Hermit Thrush”
95 “To The Mockingbird”
95 “Toilers and Dreamers”
95 “Tomb in Pompeii”
95 “Too Much War”
95 “Tryst, The”
95 “Turn Boys, Turn—“
95 “Turn Of The Worm, The”
95 “Twenty Minutes To Wait”
95 “Twilight Fancies”
95 “Two Brides”
95 “Two Boys I Know”
95 “Two Dummies To Their Creator”
95 “Two Spirits, The”
95 “Two Voices”
96 “Up at the Corner Stand”
96 “Vacant House”
96 “Valentine, A”
96 “Veteran’s Veins, A” (handwritten)
96 “Voice, A”
96 “Voice of the Bomber Planes”
96 “Voice Of the Clock, The”
97 “Wait”
97 “Waiting”
97 “Wake Me Up for Glory-land” and “For Scientists”
97 “Wall, The”
97 “Walk We Two Together”
97 “War In The Spring”
97 “We Are Not Friends”
97 “We Must Get Out”
97 “Weariness of Idleness, The”
97 “Weather Forecast”
97 “What Have You Done?”
97 “What Will It Profit You?”
97 “When”
97 “When I Went Up To Dallas Town”
97 “When School Begins”
97 “When the Blizzard comes”
97 “When There’s Nothing Else To Do”
97 “When They Come Back”
97 “Wherewith Shall We Find Peace”
97 “Wild Clematis”
97 “Wild Flowers”
97 “Wild Geese in Park”
97 “Wind Speaks, The”
97 “Winter in Town”
97 “Winter Wheat”
97 “Winter Woods”
97 “Wolves Of Sin, The”
97 “Wonder Why They Did It?”
97 “Wood Chopper, The”
97 “Wood Fire, The”
97 “Words”
97 “Work”
97 “Work It Out”
97 “World’s Disgrace, The”
98 “Yea, Let It Stand”
98 “You Say that I was a White Child”
98 “You’ll Never See a Cowboy in the Flesh Again”
98 “Yours To Keep”
98 “Youth”
99 Acknowledgements and list of poem. Whitney Montgomery’s list of items submitted to various contests.
Box Folder
4 169 Handwritten poems by Whitney Montgomery. Most Poems have typed copies in Box.2. Poems are arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
2 100 Sharing June 1957; The Church Tower September 1943; The Newsletter November 1946. Each item contains Whitney Montgomery’s poem titled “Revelation” or “Live as You Pray” which was later made into song.
Box Folder
9X 364 Farm and Ranch. Vol.32 No.29 July 19, 1913. “Judging the Man by His Dig,” by Whitney Montgomery. Vol.32 No.47 November 22, 1913. “When the Chickens Came Home to Roost.” is a short fiction piece written by Whitney Montgomery.
Box Folder
2 101-103 Corn Silk and Cotton Blossoms. Papers, pamphlets, an agreement with the publisher P.L.Turner Co., newspaper articles, and biographical information on Whitney Montgomery and his Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms.
104 Corn Silk and Cotton Blossoms. Correspondence and a song version of Whitney Montgomery’s Corn Silk and Cotton Blossoms.
Box Folder
4 176 Corn Silk and Cotton Blossoms galley proofs
Box Folder
9X 358 Cover Plate for Whitney Montgomery’s Corn Silks and Cotton Blossoms.
Box Folder
2 105-107 Joseph’s Coat. Certificate of copyright registration for Whitney Montgomery’s Joseph’s Coat, article by Lexie Dean Robertson and other newspaper articles concerning Joseph’s Coat.
111 Miscellaneous folder/poetry scraps. Misc. poems written by the Montgomerys but not identified.
Frost, Robert. Selected poems of Robert Frost. A 1923 edition with a handwritten copy of “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” signed by Robert Frost and inscribed “For Whitney Montgomery.” Call no. PS3511 .R94 A6 1923
Box Folder
3 162 “A Job For Herman” by Sarah Maxwell. A short fiction story about a man who depends on his mother, who caters to his every need while ignoring her own and her daughter’s needs.
Box Folder
4 181 Songs. Contains the Montgomery’s poetry, such as Vaida’s “Locoed,” that was set to music. The folder also contains lyrics or music composed by persons other than the Montgomerys. A couple of the music sheets were signed.
182 Song. Our heritage, a poem by Arthur Sampley, set to music. Accompanied by envelope.

Series 4: Awards
3 folders

Box Folder
2 108 Southern Methodist University Convocation 1956. Two programs for the event which mentions the Honorary Doctor of Literature Degree Whitney Montgomery received during the 1956 conferring of degrees, and a newspaper article.
109 istorical Marker. A program and photograph of the “Dedication of Texas Historical Marker Commemorating Whitney Montgomery, Poet.”
110 wards and recognition given to Whitney or Vaida Stewart Montgomery. Includes a poem written by W.E. Bard for Whitney Montgomery’s 78th birthday.

Series 5: Kaleidograph Press
48 folders

Box Folder
2 112 Typerie Press Account Book. Includes names of customers and the work completed for the years 1928-1929
113 Kaleidograph. The folder contains some miscellaneous notes concerning the Press such as the origin of the name Kaleidograph/scope.
114 Printing Plate. The printing plate was used on Nancy Richey Ranson’s The Bucking Burro (Kaleidograph Press)
115 Unused forms.Forms such as “Royalty Statement,” application for Course in Versification, and credit slips.
116 Announcement of Vaida Montgomery’s death and the completion of 38 years of Kaleidograph.
Box Folder
3 117-122 Press flyers concerning publication and authors. The flyers are arranged alphabetically by author’s name.
123 Reviews of books published by Kaleidograph Press.
124 Postcards with requests for various books published by Kaleidograph Press.
125 Book Reviews: Correspondence concerning the reviews of Kaleidograph Press books.
126 List of book reviewers.
127 List of Books published by Kaleidograph Press.
128 Pamphlets listing a few of Kaleidograph Press’s publications.
129 Kaleidograph Book Publication Plans. Contains information for the publication of poetry books at the lowest possible price.
130 The Silver Fawn by David Russell. The folder contains the certification of registration of a claim to copyright for David Russell’s The Silver Fawn.
131 Kaleidograph Prize Program. 1935-1938. Information concerning various poetry contests.
132-138 Contains information concerning a particular contest (Second Book Publication contest, Fifth Book Publication Contest, Seventeenth Book Publication Contest (1947), etc.) and contains entry blanks and correspondence related to the contest. The entry blanks contain previous works and date of birth for most of the participants.
139-140 Correspondence concerning the winners of the Kaleidograph prize given monthly by the Poetry Society of Texas. (1952-1959). The winner of the contest received their choice of a book published by Kaleidograph. Many letters are from Catherine Case Lubbe letting Kaleidograph Press known who received the monthly award.
141 First to fifth assignments for the Kaleidograph Course in Versification. Each assignment has two copies one copy remains with the student; the second copy is returned to Kaleidograph for evaluation.
142 Kaleidograph Course in Versification. The folder contains assignments and correspondence between Vaida Montgomery and Mrs. F.B. Sutherland during 1932-1936. Mention of Signs and Markers, Verse Technique Simplified, and First Aid for Fictionists.
143 Kaleidograph envelopes. Miscellaneous envelopes addressed to or having the Kaleidograph name printed on the envelope.
144 Poet Mailing List. 12 pages. A list of poets and their addresses. A few handwritten comments are made regarding the poets’ character or writing ability.
145 Statistics for the US Post Office. (1938-1939). The US Post Office requests the Kaleidograph editors to record five publications during the month of October.
146-148 List of Contributors to the Kaleidograph (1941-1959). The list contains the name of the contributor, title of the poem, and the Kaleidograph volume number.
149 Index cards containing information on Kaleidograph.subscribers The information includes the address, the date the subscription began, and date received. The cards are arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
4 177 Galley proof Kaleidograph 1933.
178 Kaleidoscope. The First issue May 1929.
179 Kaleidograph Press agreements. The publishing agreements include those for H.P. Stoddard and Beulah Jackson Charmley.
180 Winners of the Kaleidograph Book Publication Contests. List of winners of the contest that started in 1931. The winner of the contest has his or her book published at no charge and receives a royalty.
Box Folder
3 150 Contains information on persons purchasing First Aid for Fictionists.
151 Contains the address and names of persons purchasing the Practical Rhymer and Verse Technique by Vaida Montgomery.
152 Contains the names and addresses of persons purchasing Signs and Markers by Vaida Montgomery.
153 Contains the names and address of persons purchasing Secrets of Selling Verse and Verse Forms.
154 Comments on poetry submissions. Handwritten comments on poetry submissions. Gives names, title of poem, and then a comment concerning the poem.
155 Two notebooks containing a list of names 1933-1959. Occasionally entries of publications purchased and amounts paid are noted.

Series 6: Photographs
7 folders

Box Folder
4 170 Photographs of Whitney and Vaida S. Montgomery.
171 Photographs of Vaida Stewart Montgomery
172 Several copies of a photograph greeting card which has the entire family: Whitney and Vaida Montgomery, Genevieve “Vieva” and Teddy Boyd, the gardener William and cook Gussie, as well as the family pets.
173-175 Includes photographs of various poets and contributors to Kaleidograph. Also contains copies of the photographs that later were printed in the announcements.
Box Folder
9X 360 Engraving of Dennis Murphy.

Series 7: Miscellaneous
13 folders

Box Folder
3 156 Programs of and invitations to conferences and receptions the Montgomerys attended or participated in.
158 Professor John A. Lomax. Includes Lomax’s article “Cowboy Songs of the Mexican Border” from the Texas Magazine and the “Introduction to Cowboy Songs.
160 The Times Literary Supplement: “Thoughts and Second Thoughts Upon Some Outstanding Books of the Half- Century 1900-1950” A reprint from The Times Literary Supplement of August 28, 1953.
161 Rose Akin. Includes a brief biography and list of published works.
164 H.O. Kelly. Contains articles and a pamphlet concerning Harold Osman Kelly as well as a list of owners of his paintings. The names of the Montgomerys and Stanley Marcus appear on the list.
165 Fogler, Sigmund. “Gentle Art.” The Brooklyn Teacher Vol.19 (1940)
166 Book cover samples: Of the Strong and the Fleet by Arthur Sampley.
167 Southwest Writers Conference. Schedule for the Fourth Annual Southwest Writers Conference.
168 Announcements of books published by presses other than Kaleidograph.
Box Folder
4 183 Poet’s Garden. Includes a detailed description of the garden, an article, and a photocopy of a photograph of the garden.
Box Folder
9X 359 Guest Book. June 5, 1986. 8” X 5” in size.
361 Guest Book 1936-1939.
367 A lithograph with the poem “ The Cowboys Christmas Ball.

Series 8: Poetry Societies
40 folders

Box Folder
3 157 Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts 1942-1943. List of members and the rules of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts.
Box Folder
4 184 Poetry Society of Texas. 1929-1932. Contains a pamphlet concerning the membership and history of the society and a few poems.
185 Poetry Society of Texas. 1949. Contains a rough draft of the society’s constitution, and correspondence to David Russell expressing various concerns of the society.
186-197 Poetry Society of Texas Newsletter. 1952-1963.
198 Poetry Society of Texas Newsletter, undated.
199 Poetry Society of Texas. The Bulletin. 1974 and a 60th anniversary issue dated 1981.
200 Poetry Society of Texas. Monthly Report 1943-1945. The Monthly Report is the minutes of the month’s meeting.
201 Poetry Society of Texas. Monthly Report 1946-1950,1974.
202 Poetry Society of Texas. Proposed Constitution and By Laws with a handwritten note that states, “adapted by unanimous vote Jan. 14, 1958.”
203 Poetry Society of Texas. Pamphlets concerning membership purpose, requirements, and dues.
204 Poetry Society of Texas. Schedule for Garden Party at Schuessler Gardens SMU on June 11, 1960.
205 Poetry Society of Texas. Miscellaneous reports.
206 Poetry Society of Texas. Book of the Year. 1955-57, 1959, 1960. The book contains poems, announcements, and a list of members. Complete run in DeGolyer stacks.
207 Texas Federation News. Volume 5. September 1927. Contains an article on the Poetry Society of Texas by Mrs. Eva Cobb Evans. The article discusses the society, Hilton Greer, and includes a poem by Whitney Montgomery.
208 Program for a reception titled “Poetry Out Where the West Begins.” Includes the name of David Russell of the Poetry Society of Texas.
209 Poetry Society of America. Contains membership lists and meeting announcements.
210 JAPM: the Poetry Weekly. July 29, 1929. Poetry magazine which includes Whitney’s Invocation and Vaida’s Experience.
211 National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. Includes eight annual contest flyers and a 1975 convention program.
212 National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. Strophes vol. XI NO.2 Oct. 1974 and Vol.XI No.3 Jan.20, 1975.
213 National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. Pamphlet of various awards and contests for 1973 and 1975.
214 Academy of American Poets. Poetry Pilot March 1973.
215 Texas Institute of Letters. Correspondence and programs, circa 1940-1959.
216 Texas Folk-Lore Society. A list of publications.
217 Other poetry society listings and magazines.
218 Poetry Day in Texas. Proclamation declaring October 15th as Poetry Day.
219 Trent Home Study Service to Poets. Free Verse.
220 Miscellaneous letters, newsletter, and envelopes.
221 Pamphlets. California Writer’s Club, Texas Book List, etc.

Series 9: Newspapers
12 folders

Box Folder
4 222 Newspaper articles concerning Whitney and Vaida Montgomery.
223 Newspaper articles concerning Whitney Montgomery.
224 Newspaper articles concerning Vaida Stewart Montgomery.
225 Newspaper articles concerning the Poetry Society of Texas.
Box Folder
9X 363 The Summer Campus. June 26, 1975 Viewpoints & Opinions.
365 “Our Native Poets” July 14, 1929. Contains sketches and a brief introduction to a few poets (humorous)
366 The Dallas Times Herald. October 10, 1926. “Col.C.C. Walsh, Federal Reserve Agent, Banker and Civic Leader, Writes Poetry.”
368 Dallas Morning News. December 4, 1927. “I Married My Wife for Better or Verse.” Details the marriage of Grace Noll Crowell and her husband Norman and his reaction toward being known as the “husband of Grace Noll Crowell.”
369 The Old East Dallas Journal. Vol.1 No.2 Summer 1975. Also contains a few pages from Texan Magazine section which discusses various cattle marks.
Box Folder
4 226 Newspaper articles concerning Kaleidoscope then Kaleidograph.
227 Newspaper articles. Miscellaneous photocopies.
227b Newspaper articles. Miscellaneous.

Series 10: Publications
134 folders

Box Folder
5 228 Agenda. Edited by Arian Huffman. Walla Walla, Washington: Washington State Penitentiary. Agenda Volumes 18 (#2, 4-6) and 19 (#1)
229 Agenda Volumes 19 (#2-6)
230 Agenda Volumes 20 (#1-5)
231 Agenda Volumes 20 (#6) and 21 (#1-5)
232 Agenda 1935 (June-November) and 1936 (February- March)
233 Agenda 1936 (April- September)
Box Folder
9X 363 The Ambassador. Vol.2 No.7 July 1933.
Box Folder
5 234 Belly Aching. Ed. L.A. Feck. Cincinnati, Ohio: Authors and Artists Service. First Issue. Better Verse. Ed. Irl Morse. St. Paul, Minnesota: Irl Morse
235 Better Verse Volume 1 (#1-5)
236 Better Verse Volume 1 (#5), 2(#1,2,4,5), and 3 (#1,2)
237 Better Verse Volume 3 (#3), 4 (#2-4)
238 Blues. Ed. Charles Henri Ford. New York, New York: The Modern Library. Volume 1(#5, 6) Book of the Year. Ed. The Editorial Committee. Dallas, Texas: The Poetry Society of Texas.
239 Book of the Year 1971, 1984, and 1985.
240 Book of the Year 1984 and 1985. Bozart. Ed. Wightman F. Melton. Georgia: Oglethorpe University Press.
241 Bozart Volumes 6 (#6) and 7 (#1,4,5)
242 Bozart Volume 8 (#1-4)
243 Bozart Volume 7 (#3-6)
244 Bozart Volume 6 (#4-6), 7 (#1,2) and 1933 Jan-Feb.
245 Bozart 1931 (July- December), 1932 (January- December)
246 Bozart 1929 (May- October), 1930 (May- December), 1931 (March- June)
247 Bozart- Westminster. Ed. James Routh Georgia: Oglethorpe University Press. Spring Summer 1935.
Box Folder
3 163 The Bozenkill Breeze. Includes a 1944 and a 1947 issue. Bulletin. Ed. Don Castle. San Quentin, California: California State Prison.
Box Folder
5 248 Bulletin. 1932 (August), 1933 (March, June- August, December)
249 Bulletin Volumes 22 (#10), 23 (#2-6) and 24 (#2)
250 Candor. Ed. Elvin Wagner. Dexter, Missouri: Volume 11 (#1)
251 Caravan. Ed. Harriet Needham. Lamoni, Iowa: Volume 1 (#1-3,8,10)
252 Comet. Ed. Mrs. Alex Adams. San Antonio, Texas: Mrs. John Legate. 1940 (October)
Box Folder
9X 363 Contempo. May 25, 1932. Country Bard. Ed. Clarence A. Sharp. Madision, New Jersey: The Country Bard Company.
Box Folder
5 253 Country Bard Volumes 2 (#10), 3(#2, 9) and 5 (#10 and 11). The Fireside Poets Library.
254 Country Bard Volumes 6 (#2-4) and 7(#1)
255 Country Bard Volume 7 (#2-4)
256 Country Bard Volume 7 (#5-8,10,11)
257 Country Bard Volumes 7(#9-12) and 8(#1-5)
258 Country Bard Volumes 8 (#6-8,11,12) and 9(#1,2)
259 Crescendo. Ed. Scott Greer. Waco, Texas: Volumes 1 (#5) and 2 (#1) Cycle. Ed. Lily Lawrence Bow. Homestead, Florida
260 Cycle Volumes 1 (#1,3,4), 3 (#3), 4(#3), 5(#4), and 6(#1)
261 Cycle Volumes 6 (#2-4) and 7(#1-4) Daedalian Quarterly. Ed. Grace Butler. Denton, Texas: Texas State College for Women.
262 Daedalian Quarterly Volume 23 (#2,3)
263 Daedalian Quarterly Volumes 23 (#1), 20(#1), and 28(#2)
264 Daedalian Quarterly Volume 24 (#1,2)
265 Daedalian Quarterly Volumes 24 (#3) and 26(#3)
266 Daedalian Quarterly Volumes 26 (#2) and 29 (#2)
267 Daedalian Quarterly Volumes 18(#1,2), 27(#1), 28(#1), and 29 (#1)
268 Destinies. Ed. Dion O’ Reno, Nevada: Wagon & Star Publishers. Volumes 2 (#1-4) and 1(#2, 3).
269 Editors. Ed. William R. Kane. Ridgewood, New Jersey: The Editor Company. Volumes 42 (#6, 7) and 44(#10).
270 Flame. Ed. Lilith Lorraine. Alpine, Texas. Volumes 3(#2) and 4(#1)
271 Florida. Ed. Charles Hyder Pratt. Winter Park, Florida: Published by the editor. Volume 2 (#3).
272 Garret. Ed. Flozari Rockwood. Cleveland, Ohio: Pegasus Studios. Volume 5 (#4,3), 4(#4,2,1), 3(#4), 2(#4), Jan. 1942.
273 Golden Verse. Ed. Herman Grossman. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Herman Grossman. Volume 1 (#2)
274 Harp. Ed. Eunice Wallace. Larned, Kansas: Leslie Wallace. Volumes 7 (#6,2-4), 6(#1,3-5) and 8(#1,5)
275 Ink Spot. Ed. Ontario, California: L.R. Morris. October 1931.
276 Interchange. Ed. Halley Stewart. Pomona, California. Volume 1 (#1)
277 Journal of America Poetry. Ed. Wallace Stephen. Charlotte, North Carolina. Volume 1(#1). Kansas Magazine. Ed. Robert Conover. Manhattan, Kansas: Kansas Magazine Publishing Association.
278 Kansas Magazine 1946-1948.
279 Kansas Magazine 1949-1951.
280 Kansas Magazine 1937.
281 Lyrichord. Ed. Anne Blair. Springfield, Massachusetts: Editorial Department. Volume 1.
282 Lyric West. Ed. Grace Atherton Dennen. Los Angeles, California: Grace Atherton Dennen. Volumes 2(#9) and 6(#7)
283 Modern Verse. Ed. Allan Swallon. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Volume 1(#1-4)
284 Neo. Ed. R.L. Peters. Canton, Massachusetts: NEO Company. Fall-’54-’55-Winter.
285 Now. Ed. Lucille S. Jackson. Volume 1(#2).
286 Ozark Life. Ed. Otto Ernest Rayburn. Winslow, Arkansas: Ozarkian Press. Volume: Sixth Year (#1-3).
287 Ozark Moon. Ed. W.J Lemke. Fayetteville, Arkansas: December 1936. Pasque Petals. Ed. Aderline M. Jenney. Valley Springs, South Dakota: Printed by Western Printing Co. for South Dakota State Poetry Society.
288 Pasque Petals Volumes 16 (#1), 15(#5,3,1) and 14(#10-12)
289 Pasque Petals Volume 14 (#9,1-7)
290 Pasque Petals Volume 13 (#5-12)
291 Pasque Petals Volumes 13 (#1-4) and 12(#12,11,9,8)
292 Poems, Recitations and Stories. New York, New York: Frank Hardin. Volume unknown.
293 Poetry. Chicago, Illinois: Editorial and Publication Offices. Volume 55(#6).
294 Poetry Hour. Ed. Lavinia Adele Watkins. San Diego, California: Lavinia Adele Watkins. Volume 3(#1,2)
295 Poetry Journal. Ed. George Lyle Booth. Chicago, Illinois: The Poetry Journal Illustrated. Volume 1(#1). Poetry Public. Ed. Lawrence Richard Holmes. Chadron, Nebraska.
296 Poetry Public Volumes 1(#5,12,10), 2(#1,3), 5(#4), and 6(#3)
297 Poetry Public Volumes 1(#1, 4, 2), 3 (#3), and 6(#1,4), February 1953.
298 Poetry Presents. Ed. C. Henry Hicks. Burbank, California. Volume 1(#6, 7).
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7 299 Poetry Studies. Ed. Katherine Hunter Coe, et al. Volume 4(#13)
300 Poetry World. Ed. Henry Harrison. New York, New York: Henry Harrison. Volume 4 (#2), June 1937.
301 Poet’s Gazette. Ed. Fred L. Chunn. Dallas, Texas: Fred L. Chunn. Volume unknown.
302 Poet’s Reed. Ed. Letitia S. Wilson. Greenwell Springs, LA. Letitia S. Wilson. Volumes 3 (#3 and 4), 2(#3), 1(#4, 3, 1). Poet’s Scroll. Ed. E.M. Channing- Renton. Howe, Oklahoma: The Townsend Publications.
303 Poet’s Scroll Volume 8 (#5-12)
304 Poet’s Scroll Volume 10 (#3-12,1)
305 Popular Poetry. Boston, Massachusetts: Popular Poetry Publishers. Volume 1 (#1).
306 Poetry Press. Ed. Percy Roberts. Newark, Delaware. Volume 1 (#3). Quicksilver. Ed. Grace Ross, Fort Worth, Texas: Grace Ross and Mabel M. Kuykendall.
307 Quicksilver Volumes 10 (#1), 9(#4), and 12 (#2-4)
308 Quicksilver Volumes 4(#3), 7, 8, and 9 (#1,3)
309 Raven. Ed. Lilith Lorraine. San Antonio, Texas: Lilith Lorraine. Volume 1 (#4).
310 Rhythmus. Ed. Oscar Williams. New York, New York: Gene Darwood. Volume 1 (#4, 5).
311 Red Earth. Ed. Bess Truitt Volumes 1 (#1, 3) and 2(#2).
312 Review of Contemporary Poetry. Ed. James O. Jordan et. al. Lexington, Kentucky: The Review of Contemporary Poetry. Volume 1(#1).
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9X 363 The Saturday Review of Literature. Vol. VIII March 26, 1932.
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7 313 Shards. Ed. Constance Deming Lewis. Augusta, Georgia. Volume 4 (#1). Silhouettes. Ed. James Neill Northe.
314 Silhouettes Volumes 3(#3) and 4 (#2)
315 Silhouettes Volumes 1(#1), 2 (#2,4), and 4 (#3,4)
316 Singing Quill. Ed. Tessa Sweazy Webb. Cleveland, Ohio: The Singing Quill. Volume 1 (#3).
317 Sonneteer. Ed. Nathanial Thornton Volume Winter 1943-44 (#1).
318 Southern Accent. Ed. E.S. Campbell. Jackson, Mississippi. E.S. Campbell. Volume 1 (#1). Steinbeck Quarterly. Ed. Tetsumaro Hayashi
319 Steinbeck Quarterly Volumes 4 (#3,1,4) and 5(#1-4)
320 Steinbeck Quarterly Volumes 1 (1968) and 3 (1970)
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3 159 The Trend. Ed. William Ward. Volume1 #1 (1931) Includes a note stating that the paper was put together in 45 minutes “by a gang of newspaper nuts at the Oak Cliff Office of the Journal.
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7 321 Twilight. Ed. Pearle Harris Heffner. Edmond, Oklahoma: Pearl Harris Heffner. Volumes 3 (#1-3), 4(#2,1), 3(#6,5,3), October 1931, November- October 1931, and January- February 1932.
322 Upward. Ed. James A. Decker. Prairie City, Illinois. Volume 1 (#2).
323 Viewpoint. Ed. James E. Duncan. Volume 2 (#4). Visions. Ed. Sand Dune Sage Alpine, California.
324 Visions Volumes 6 (#2) and 8(#5,6)
325 Visions Volumes 5(#5) and 9 (#2,3)
326 West-Country Magazine. Ed. E.M Channing- Renton. Dawlish, England: The Channing Press. Volume 2 (#1). Westward. Ed. Hans A. Hoffman. San Leandro. California: The Greater West Publishing Company.
327 Westward Volumes 4(#12), 5 (#1-3, 5), 7(#1, 2, 5, 6), and8(#3, 4, 5)
328 Westward Volumes 1(#8), 3(#6), and 4(#2,4-11)
329 Westward Volumes 1 (#4), 2(#8-12), and 3(#1-5)
330 Westward Volumes 1(#12,10,9), and 2 (#1-7)
331 Whispers. Ed. Katherine W. Fulton. Washington, D.C: K.W. Fulton. Volume 1(#1) Wildfire. Ed. Paul Heard. Dallas, Texas: The Story Book Press
332 Wildfire Volumes October 1944, November 1944, January-June 1945, September- October 1951
333 Wildfire Volumes July- November 1943, July-September 1944, May-August 1951.
334 Wildfire Volumes May-June 1948, October-November1948, March-June 1949, November-December 1950, January-April 1951, September-October year unknown.
335 Wildfire Volumes July-December 1945, February-March 1946, and March-April 1948. Wings. Ed. Stanton A. Coblentz. New York, New York: 8 The Paebar Company.
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8 336 Wings Volume 1 (#1-3,5)
337 Wings Volumes 1 (#4-8) and 2(#1)
338 Wings Volumes 2 (#3-7) and 3(#1,3)
339 Wings Volumes 2 (#8), 3(#4-7), and 4(#3)
340 Wings Volumes 3(#8) and 4(#1,2,4,5,7)
341 Wings Volumes 4 (#5,8) and 5(#1-3)
342 Wings Volumes 5 (#4-7)
343 Wings Volumes 5(#8) and 6(#1-3)
344 Wings Volumes 5 (#8) and 6(#4-7)
345 Wings Volumes 3 (#4), 6(#7,8), and 7(#23)
346 Wings Volumes 7 (#1,4-8) and 8(#1)
347 Wings Volume 8 (#2,3,5-7)
348 Wings Volumes 8 (#4,7,8) and 9(#1-3)
349 Wings Volume 9 (#2-7)
350 Wings Volumes 9 (#8) and 10 (#1,2,4-6)
351 Wings Volumes 7 (#6), 10(#8), and 11(#1-5)
352 Wings Volumes 12 (#7,8) and 13(#1-3)
353 Wings Volumes 13 (#4-8) and 14 (#1-3)
354 Wings Volumes 1 (#4-5), 4(#4,6,7,8), 5(#7), 6(#6), and 7(#3,4,7)
355 Wings Volumes 10 (#7), 11(#1-8), and 12 (#1,4,3)
356 Writer’s Bulletin. Ed. James Knapp Reeve. Franklin, Ohio. Volume 1 (#1)
Writer’s Forum. Ed. H. Farrington Howard. Portland. Oregon: R-S Publications. Volume 1 (#1).
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8 357 Writer’s Forum. Ed. H. Farrington Howard. Portland Oregon: R-S Publications. Volume 1 (#1). Includes a letter from Business Manager Mr. Park concerning advertising and rates.