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Contains audiovisual materials organized by client and product alphabetically. Item descriptions reflect information included on or with the materials and is recorded here as it appeared on the originals. A running number has been added to the individual items to aid in the identification of materials for the creation of use copies.


Family correspondence consists largely of letters to and from family members. For the pre-Senatorial period, there are Items from Bailey's friends and some personal correspondence of Edith Pou Bailey. Although some of these letters are of merely passing interest, others are quite detailed on subjects of research interest. A small folder of personal printed material (programs and other memorabilia) has been placed at the end of this main correspondence section.

Alphabetical correspondence includes letters to and from several individuals with whom Bailey corresponded frequently. There may also be isolated letters from these individuals in other parts of the collection. Arranged chronologically by day within each section.

Correspondence related to The Baptist Church and Its Institutions In North Carolina includes letters to and from ministers and church officials as well as representatives of church-affiliated institutions such as Wake Forest University, Mars Hill College, and Chowan College. Also contains material on the organization and operation or the Biblical Recorder and correspondence of its editors Livingston Johnson, J. S. Farmer, J. C. Slemp, and L. L. Carpenter. Other correspondents include the following: J. W. Lynch; William B. Royall; R. L. Moore; William Louis Poteat; Frances P. Gaines; J. A. Campbell; Joseph Bascomb Huff; Preston S. Vann; Louis D. Newton, editor of the Christian Index (Atlanta, Ga.); Robert H. Pitt, editor Herald (Richmond, Va.); and Archibald Johnson, editor of Charity and Children. Of particular interest is the exchange of letters between Bailey and John E. White, a Baptist educator and preacher in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.


Manuscript notes, drafts and corrections, typescripts, and some printed copies of writings, addresses, and statements.

The first part of this group consists of religious writings, most of which are undated (5 folders). Some topics include:

  • Does the Christian Religion Stand the Test (1920)
  • The Inadequacy of Modern Christianity to the Modern World
  • Jesus' View of Wealth (1922)
  • Ideals of the Christian College (1923)
  • Historical Testimonies to the Baptist Contribution of Religious Liberty (1928)
  • After Twenty-five Years (1932; on the Biblical Recorder)
  • The Common Sense of Jesus of Nazareth (1934)
  • The Basis of Representation in Baptist Conventions
  • Jesus - An Appeal to Reason
  • Victories of the Bible
  • The Divine Method of Culture

The remaining writings and addresses are on miscellaneous subjects and include sketches of prominent individuals, commencement addresses and other occasional speeches, addresses, and notes on political philosophy and American history in general. In most cases, especially for writings prepared after 1930, Items on specific subject are found in the appropriate subject category in the Senatorial or Pre-Senatorial Series.

Miscellaneous writings include the following:


  • School essays; address for the class of 1893,Wake Forest College


  • Sketch of Archibald Murphy;
  • Decision Day Address, University of North Carolina
  • The Heritage of the Great War
  • Our Task of Happiness
  • Notes for speeches during World War I


  • Thoughts on the Financial Depression (1921)
  • Times that Try Men's Souls
  • Economic Conditions in Rural N. C.
  • Condition of the Farmers in N. C.
  • Sketch of Wesley Norwood Jones
  • Sketch of Dr. William B. Royall
  • A Case for the Cardinal
  • On the Constitution
  • Henry Groves Connor --Address upon portrait presentation
  • Law Enforcement


  • Our Duty to Preserve the Character of Our Republic (before the Southern Society of New York City)
  • Spiritual Values
  • The Spirit of the American Revolution
  • The Present Outlook (1932)
  • Mercer University Centennial Address
  • What is the Matter with N. C.?
  • Letters of a Coat-Tail Congressman, Selected By his Private Secretary (satire by Bailey later submitted to the Saturday Evening Post)
  • Novom Orderum Seculares (to New England Society of Charleston)
  • North Carolina Signers of the Federal Constitution
  • Sketch of Judge William Gaston
  • The Major Decisions of President Roosevelt
  • Advertising North Carolina
  • Dominant Ideas of the Constitution (to the Economic Club, Worcester, Mass.)
  • The National Gold-Fish Bowl by B. Pshaw (satire about Justice Hugo L. Black)
  • The South as a National Problem
  • Sketch of W. W. Vass
  • The Democratic Process (commencement address, Colby College)
  • The President Draws the Line (race question and immigration)
  • The Status of the U. S. At the Present Time (1939)


  • The intervention issue
  • The Price of Peace
  • Our Republic--It Must be Preserved
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Bricks Without Straw: Fabian Socialism in the United States
  • The South at the Crossroads
  • The Second American Revolution (submitted to the Saturday Evening Post)
  • What is the American Way of Life

Notes and fragments, poetry by Bailey, writings by members of the Bailey family, and some writings by other individuals complete the Writings and Addresses section.


Includes brochures, pamphlets, posters, industry publications, price guides, presentation scripts, and other printed material from a variety of sources. Publishers include the Institute of Outdoor Advertising, Metromedia Technologies, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Outdoor Network USA, Patrick Media Group and Traffic Audit Bureau. Grouped by publisher and organized alphabetically by title.


Primarily consists of personal correspondence between Henderson and his friends and acquaintances. Many folders contain other materials relating to the correspondent: biographical notes, articles, and speeches. These files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Following the individual files, correspondents are grouped together alphabetically. Correspondents in this section include Carroll Carroll regarding the history of the Hollywood Office, Henry Flower's personal letters and solicitations for the presidential election of 1956, A. H. Gunn and Thayer Jaccaci containing biographical information about Henderson, James Kennedy reminiscing about J. Sterling Getchell, and a letter from Ruth Waldo concerning her appointment as the first woman vice president of JWT. A separate folder contains solicitations Henderson received from various sources.


Includes account figures of the Office from 1918 to 1935, a manual of policy letters and operating principles of the Office, sample letters of terms, correspondence on the Marietta Chair, Gruen Watch and Jergens accounts, notices of account termination, some advertising booklets, and correspondence relating to the 1935 closing of the Cincinnati Office. Much of the correspondence in this series is personal in nature and includes letters from James Webb Young, Stanley Resor, William Groom, Ruth Waldo, and H. T. Stanton.


Consists of biographical information on Howard Henderson, his personnel records from the 1950s, information on his investments, speeches that he gave, material concerning his search for an academic position in 1930, and correspondence and other information pertaining to three civic organizations of which he was a leading member: the Westchester County Civil Defense League, the Public Affairs Committee, and the International Recreation Association.


This series documents Stone's activities as special assistant to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. between 1965 and 1967, and includes speeches, press releases, correspondence between Powell and Stone, correspondence to and from other political figures and other members of Powell's staff, files on specific figures and organizations, clippings about Powell, and several folders of correspondence, clippings, and business documents specific to Powell's role as chair of the Committee on Education and Labor. The folders are labelled by topic and arranged alphabetically by title.


Series is comprised of clippings kept by Stone. The bulk of these are Stone's columns in the Philadelphia Daily News (1972-1991) and NEA Viewpoint (1987-1995), which deal with topics such as racial politics in the U.S., Philadelphia politics, the media, Ireland, Stone's travels in Africa, women's issues and feminism, the criminal justice system, and standardized testing, among others. Also included are materials documenting Stone's early journalism career from the New York Age, New York Citizen-Call, Chicago Daily Defender, and Washington Afro-American; clippings from various sources documenting Stone's interests and research; and articles about Stone from various publications. Of interest may also be the selection of clippings from 1972-1974 from the Philadelphia Daily News that Stone made, apparently for a planned sequel to Tell it Like it Is, his 1967 book of selected columns from the Washington Afro-American. These can be found at the end of the clippings from the Daily News, under the subheading " Tellin' it Like it Oughta Be columns."


Contains Stone's correspondence from the 1960s to 2005. In keeping with Stone's original arrangement, some folders are categorized by topic, while others simply house general correspondence within a particular span of years.

Of particular interest in the topical folders is the correspondence relating to black political power in America (the topic, not only Stone's book of the same title) and the correspondence with Edward M. Ryder, an inmate at the State Correctional Facility at Graterford, PA from 1973-1993. Also to be found are two folders of correspondence from a number of individuals related to Stone's role as negotiator in the hostage crisis at Graterford in 1981.

The bulk of the remainder of the series is made up of two categories. One is simply general correspondence. These folders contain correspondence from such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, LeRoi Jones, Edward Kennedy, and others, along with family correspondence and business correspondence both to and from Stone from the 1960s to the 2000s. The other is correspondence specific to Stone's position as editor and columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News, which includes internal memos and letters with other staff members, letters from readers, and business letters relevant to his position at the newspaper. Researchers should be aware that these appear to be rough categorizations on Stone's part, and that there are a few letters specific to his role at the Philadelphia Daily News in the general correspondence folders, and some general business correspondence in the Philadelphia Daily News folders.

It should also be noted that correspondence on particular topics can also be found in relevant series. For instance, correspondence with or relating to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. is to be found in that series. Researchers interested in Stone's role with the Graterford crisis and his correspondence with prison inmates should also consult the "Criminal justice system" files in the Subject Files Series.


Series houses the contents of four scrapbooks kept by Stone, disbound for preservation purposes and housed in archival folders. The materials document Stone's media appearances, journalism career, and public relationship with Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from the 1950s to the end of the 1960s. Each scrapbook deals with a different period of Stone's life, as designated by the bulk dates for each scrapbook, and has been supplied by the archivist with an appropriate name. The first houses clippings, mostly from the New York Age, documenting Stone's time with that newspaper. The second includes clippings, programs, and correspondence collected while Stone was correspondent for and editor of the Washington Afro-American. It also contains several columns by Stone in the New York Citizen-Call, letters by Stone that appeared in the New York Times and The Washington, D.C. Evening Star, and a number of clippings about Stone from various Washington and national newspapers. The third scrapbook houses clippings, programs, leaflets, and a small amount of correspondence documenting Stone's time in Chicago, where he was columnist for and editor of the Chicago Defender and, later, television commentator for WCIU Chicago. The Powell scrapbook documents Stone's activities as press secretary and special assistant to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and contains clippings, correspondence, programs, leaflets, and flyers, as well as a folder of miscellaneous articles and media appearances by Stone spanning from the 1960s to 1990.


Folders contain materials related to Stone's position as Readers' Advocate for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he was hired to oversee their coverage of the mayoral campaign. The series is divided into two subseries, Published Materials and Unpublished Materials, in accordance with the restriction placed on the collection.


Houses Stone's extensive files in many different subject areas, consisting primarily of clippings, but also containing notes on the topics and some minimal correspondence. The folders have been preserved as closely to their original order as possible, and Stone's titles have been retained. The exception to this is a set of subheadings that were added to four groups of folders that were physically and topically associated by Stone, and which are of particular interest. These are his files on censorship and the first amendment, on which he intended to write a book ( Free Speech and Jealous Mistresses, unpublished) and taught regularly throughout the 1990s; on the criminal justice system, focused around issues of racism within that system and on Stone's activities as a mediator between the police and inmates or suspected criminals; on the politics and racial bias of standardized testing, an issue with which he became involved while working with the Education and Labor Committee under Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.; and files relating to his academic career, activities, and institutional politics at the University of North Carolina. These can be found under the subheadings "Censorship,""Criminal justice system,""Standardized testing," and "UNC" respectively. The files on censorship are especially numerous (filling six archival boxes) and contain extensive information on censorship law, types of censorship, and individual instances of censorship. Other topics in this series include black political power in the U.S., minority journalists, women's issues and feminism, affirmative action, religion, electoral politics in the U.S., journalism, multiculturalism and political correctness, higher education, gay and lesbian issues, Philadelphia politics and politicians, and racial politics more generally. There are also significant files on such figures as Mumia Abu Jamal, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Camille Paglia, Colin Powell, and Clarence Thomas. Subject files relating specifically to Stone's duties as special assistant to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. can be found in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Congressional Series.


Contains documents Stone created or collected relating to his teaching career at the University of Delaware and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. It is made up of syllabi, exams, assignments, and notes on pedagogy and academic subject areas related to journalism. The majority of the series deals with his course on censorship, which he developed at Delaware and refined while at UNC.