02/03/U0307 Guide to the Gene Shuford Papers Shuford, Gene Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Montgomery.

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Guide to the Gene Shuford Papers 1924/1995 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Gene Shuford Papers 1924-1995 02/03/U0307 Shuford, Cecil Eugene "Gene", 1907-1986 10.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
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A collection of manuscripts, publications, papers, letters and other materials written by or about Cecil Eugene (“Gene”) Shuford. Known most often by his pen name, Gene, Shuford was a noted poet as well as a professor and director in the School of Journalism at North Texas State University (NTSU) and a 1st lieutenant of the U.S. Army Air Force during War World II. The collection materials range in date from 1924 to 1995.
Biographical Information:

Cecil Eugene (“C.E.” or “Gene”) Shuford was born on February 21, 1907 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas from 1924 to 1928, graduating with a B.A., while also working as a reporter for the Fayetteville Daily Democrat from 1926-1928. In 1928 he enrolled in Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, graduating in 1929 with a M.S.J. From 1929 to 1930, he taught Journalism at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, and then taught English at the University of Arkansas from 1934 to 1936.

In 1933 Shuford began publishing poetry, and achieved national recognition with a group of nine poems about Western outlaws published in Scribner’s magazine that year. From 1936 to 1937, Shuford was Director of Publicity and an Assistant Professor of English and Journalism at the Trinity University in Waxahachie, Texas.

On June 27, 1937, Shuford married Catherine Brooks. In that same year he wrote “Ours Was the Best Generation,” which was published in Scribner’s, and joined North Texas State Teachers College, where from 1937 to 1942 Shuford was Assistant Professor of Journalism and Director of Publicity. A popular teacher, many of his students would call him “Pop”.

To further his education in the field of Journalism, Shuford attended the University of Wisconsin in 1941. From 1942 to 1945, Shuford was on leave from NTSTC to serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, where he was a ground school instructor. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Returning to NTSTC after the war, Shuford became the first head of the Journalism Department, and from 1945 to until his retirement in 1974, he served as Director of the Journalism department. As a member of the professonial journalism fraternity Sigma Delta Chi, he served on the state executive committee from 1953 to 1954. In 1962, Shuford was selected to be part of that year’s edition of Who’s Who in America.

Shuford was also a free-lance writer, and a book critic for the Denton Record Chronicle. He reviewed “Six Crises” written by Richard Nixon. Shuford’s first book, The Red Bull, and Other Poems, was published in 1964 under his pen name Gene Shuford. It won the 1964 South and West book-brochure publication award.

Shuford was a member of Poetry Society of America. He won two of the Society’s annual awards: the Michael Sloane Fellowship Award in 1962-1963 for ”Sonata for the Time After Sunday,” about the death of Ernest Hemingway, and “The Death in Our Family,” about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, won the William Marion Reedy Award for 1965-1966.

In 1973, Shuford’s second book, Selected Poems, 1933-1971 won the Texas Institute of Letters Voertman Award for the best book of poems published in 1972 by a Texas writer. Shuford published 75 poems and articles in various magazines and anthologies. Shuford has received many prizes in Poetry Society of Texas competitions. His work appeared in various yearbooks published by the Poetry Society of Texas, and in The Arlington Quarterly, New Mexico Quarterly, The Iowa State Liquor Store, Kaleidograph, Frontier and Midland, New Republic, Saturday Evening Post and Southwest Review, The Ax-Grinder, Voices, and Vision. On his retirement in 1974, Shuford received the President’s Award for “Outstanding Contributions to North Texas State University." In 1975, Shuford was selected as an alternate for Poet Laureate of Texas. In 1979, his third book, 1300 Main Street and Other Poems, won the 6th Annual Nortex Press Book Award.

Shuford’s wife, Catherine Brooks Shuford, died in 1980. She had been a member of Denton High School’s faculty from 1952 to 1974, and was Chairman of the English Department. She had served as president of the Denton Classroom Teachers Association, and was a member of the Ariel Club. In 1981 ”The Long Journey Between Cultures,” a manuscript by Abdul as told to Gene Shuford, was published in Vision. In 1985 Shuford published his fourth book, Flowering Noose, with illustrations by Jose Cisneros. Months later, on January 22, 1986, Cecil Eugene (“Gene”) Shuford died at the age of 78.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name: Ariel Club (Denton, Tex.) North Texas State College North Texas State Teachers College Poetry Society of America Poetry Society of Texas University of North Texas. Department of Journalism Genre/Form of Material: Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Manuscripts (documents) Photographs Personal Name: Shuford, Cecil Eugene "Gene," 1907-1986 Topical Term: Poetry--20th century World War, 1939-1945
Administrative Information Accruals:

2005-016

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Gene Shuford Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The Gene Shuford Papers are arranged in three series: 1) Cecil Eugene Shuford, Family and Others, 2) Notes, Manuscripts, Poems, and Publications, and 3) Professor, Director, and Poet.

Scope and Contents

This collection documents both the academic and poetry career of Cecil Eugene (“Gene”) Shuford, including his time at the University of Arkansas and North Texas State University (NTSU), from 1924 to 1995. The collection includes literary manuscripts and drafts, notebooks, guides, correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, certificates, publications, photographs, obituaries, and his thesis typescript.

The collection includes documents about the Ariel Club, The Poetry Society of Texas and The Poetry Society of America. It contains War World II correspondence between Shuford and his family. It also includes photographs of Shuford, his family, NTSU students and buildings, as well as members of the Poetry Society of Texas. The collection also contains correspondence from editors of publications, book reviews, drafts of poetry written by Shuford, as well as clippings that highlight Shuford, North Texas Exes, like Bob St. John, and the NTSU Journalism Department's accomplishments.

Detailed List of Contents id243839 Cecil Eugene Shuford, Family, and Others Scope and Contents

This box contains the personal papers of Cecil Eugene Shuford and his family.

id243824 1 623682 id243825 1 1 Ariel Club - Varied Study Department 1978-1980 Scope and Contents

This folder contains information about the Ariel Club. Catherine Shuford was a member.

id243826 1 2 Catherine Shuford 1968, 1980-1982 Scope and Contents

This folder contains Catherine Shuford's obituary, Horseshoe (Denton High School Publication), and Catherine Brooks Shuford's North Texas State Teachers College diploma.

id243827 1 3 Catherine Shuford - Thank You's 1980 id243828 1 4 Correspondence 1932 id243829 1 5 Correspondence 1942 id243830 1 6 The Gospel of St. Luke 1945 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a booklet giving on June 22, 1945 from Gene Shuford's mother.

id243831 1 7 Handbook for Bombardiers 1941 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a handbook that is dated March 31, 1941.

id243832 1 8 In Remembrance - Cecil Eugene Shuford 1986 id243833 1 9 Memorial Service Guest Book - Catherine Brooks Shuford 1980 id243834 1 10 Memorial Service Guest Book - Cecil Eugene Shuford 1986 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the memorial service guest book of Cecil Eugene Shuford (February 21, 1907 - January 22, 1986) and a Sigma Delta Chi certificate.

id243841 1 11 The Memory Book undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains a memory book that includes black and white photographs with newspaper clippings.

id243842 1 12 Military Training Camp 1924-1925 id243843 1 13 Officers Who Served in World War II 1947 Scope and Contents

This folder includes a certificate.

id243844 1 14 A Pocket Reference Guide Army - Navy - Marine Corps Insignia 1943 id243845 1 15 Recognition Handbook for the Pacific and Far East 1945 id243846 1 16 Records Jackets 1940, 1942-1943, 1945-1946 id243847 1 17 "War Budget" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains a manuscript written by Catherine Brooks Shuford and c/o by Lt. Cecil Eugene Shuford.

id243848 1 18 World War II Correspondence 1944 id243849 1 19 World War II Correspondence 1944 id243850 1 20 World War II Correspondence 1944 id243851 1 21 World War II Correspondence 1945 id243852 1 22 World War II Correspondence 1945 id243928 1 23 Photographs of Cecil Eugene Shuford undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains negatives.

id243929 1 24 Photographs of Cecil Eugene Shuford - Awards undated id243930 1 25 Photographs of Cecil Eugene Shuford and Catherine Shuford undated id243931 1 26 Photographs of Cecil Eugene Shuford and Family undated; 1979 id243932 1 27 Photographs of Cecil Eugene Shuford and Others undated Scope and Contents

This folder includes photographs of NTSU students and buildings.

id243933 1 28 Photographs undated id243934 1 29 Photograph Negatives undated Scope and Contents

This folder includes black and white and color negatives.

id243905 Notes, Manuscripts, Poems and Publications id243906 1 id243907 1 30 Loose Notes undated id243908 1 31 Loose Notes 1947 id243909 1 32 Notebook 1 undated id243910 1 33 Notebook 2 undated id243911 1 34 Notebook 3 undated id243912 1 35 Notebook 4 undated id243913 1 36 Notebook 5 undated id243914 1 37 Notebook 6 undated id243915 1 38 Notebook 7 undated id243916 1 39 Notebook 8 undated id243917 1 40 Notebook 9 1937 id243935 2 623681 id243936 2 1 "At the Theater" - Short Story - Grade School undated id243937 2 2 "Cafeteria, Coffee House Ghost" - Grade School 1928 Scope and Contents

This contains a manuscript for writing for print.

id243938 2 3 "Concerning Beards" - Grade School undated id243939 2 4 "Crazy As A Loon" - Grade School undated id243940 2 5 Creative Writing Diary - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243941 2 6 "Grady Milsap" - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243942 2 7 "The Influence of H.L. Mencken and the American Mercury on American Thought" - Thesis 1929 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a thesis titled: "Who Discovered America? An Exploration of Menckuria." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243943 2 8 "John Brown's Body" - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains a manuscript for writing for print. The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243944 2 9 "The Mana Concept" - Grade School undated id243945 2 10 "Night on the River" - Grade School undated id243946 2 11 "Summer Afternoon" - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243947 2 12 "A Third Point of View" - Grade School undated id243948 2 13 "Three Case Histories" - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243949 2 14 Untitled Manuscript - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. This manuscript was written for a Thanksgiving feature.

id243950 2 15 "The White Laws Visit Tin Cup" - Grade School undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. This manuscript was written for print.

id243951 2 16 "Along Golden Trails of Spanish Treasure" undated id243952 2 17 Book 3 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id243953 2 18 "Cast Iron" undated id243954 2 19 "Certain of Our Possessions" undated id243955 2 20 "Cheerful Burial" undated id243956 2 21 "The Class Prophecy" undated id243957 2 22 "Cornerstone Laid for Ross Building" undated id243958 2 23 "Don't Tell the Computers" undated; 1981 id243959 2 24 "The Door" undated id243960 2 25 "An Efficiency Clock for the Body" undated id243961 2 26 "Evening Before Tomorrow" undated id243962 2 27 "Farewell, Warm Cloister" undated id243963 2 28 "Flight" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains an incomplete manuscript.

id243964 2 29 "From Lips of the Dying" - Book 1 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains an incomplete manuscript. The manuscript is missing chapter 1 and parts of chapter 2.

id243965 2 30 "From Lips of the Dying" - Book 2 undated id244014 2 31 "From Lips of the Dying" - Book 3 undated id244015 2 32 General Joesph O. Shelby undated Scope and Contents

This folder includes black and white photographs.

id244016 2 33 "Gun at the Winder" undated id244017 2 34 "Gun at the Window" undated id244018 2 35 "Guns of Defense for the Body" undated id244019 2 36 "Holiday" undated id244020 2 37 "A Hostage In Iran" - "The Long Journey Between Cultures" 1980-1981 Scope and Contents

This folder is number 1 of 3 in this writing series.

id244021 2 38 "A Hostage In Iran" - "The Long Journey Between Cultures" 1981 Scope and Contents

This folder is number 2 of 3 in this writing series.

id244022 2 39 "A Hostage In Iran" - "The Long Journey Between Cultures" 1980-1981 Scope and Contents

This folder is number 3 of 3 in this writing series.

id244023 2 40 "The House of Night" undated id244024 2 41 "House of Sand" undated Scope and Contents

This folder includes black and white photos with labels glued to them. J.P. Moore, Kenneth Hunt, and Rudolph Fuchs are named in the materials.

id244025 2 42 "How's Your Sleep?" undated id244026 2 43 "Joyeux Noel" undated id244027 2 44 "Light" 1942 id244028 2 45 "Lighin'" - Script undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244029 2 46 "Like a Race Horse, Like Music" undated id244030 2 47 "The Lion of God" undated id244031 2 48 "The Lonely Wood" undated id244032 2 49 "The Lonely Wood" undated id244033 2 50 Manuscripts 1 undated Scope and Contents

This folder includes the following manuscripts: "The Woman," "The Sisters," "The Shorts," "Flight from Megalopolis," and an Untitled Chapter 1. The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244053 2 51 Manuscripts 2 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscript: Book 2. The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244054 2 52 Manuscripts 3 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "The Laugh," "Towers Not Too Ivory," Book 2, Act 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 6 and Chapter 7. The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244055 2 53 Manuscripts 4 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "Ours Was the Best Generation," and "The Mask and the Flame." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244056 2 54 Manuscripts 5 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: Chapter 8, "Nigger Lover," Chapter 1 - "Marriage of Mary Abas," "Birth of Carl," and "The Husband." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244057 2 55 Manuscripts 6 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "From Lips of the Dying," Chapter 1 to Chapter 5, and "Gun at the Window." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244063 3 623680 id244064 3 1 Manuscripts 7 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscript: Book 1. The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244065 3 2 Manuscripts 8 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "The Husband," "The Woman," "The Sisters" and "The Ghosts." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244066 3 3 Manuscripts 9 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains manuscripts: "An Open Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt," "Farewell, Warm Cloister," "Flight From Megalopolis" and "Love Apple Poison." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244067 3 4 Manuscripts 10 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "Evening Before Tomorrow" and Chapter 1. The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244068 3 5 Manuscripts 11 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "Night Comes First," "No American Islands," and "Love Apple Poison." The materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244069 3 6 Manuscripts 12 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: Chapter 1 to Chapter 3. These materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244070 3 7 Manuscripts 13 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains manuscripts: "These Dead Living," and "Certain of Our Possessions." These materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244071 3 8 Manuscripts 14 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: Chapter 2 to Chapter 10. These materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244072 3 9 Manuscripts 15 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "Five-thirteen," "Cheerful Burial," "Not in Heaven," "Gold," and "Gun at the Winder." These materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244073 3 10 Manuscripts 16 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "Like a Race Horse, Like Music," "Vacation of a Novelist," "Cast Iron," "Marching Men" and "Joyeux Noel." These materials have been treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244074 3 11 Manuscripts 17 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the manuscripts: "Dossier," Drama Notes, Drama Readings, "The Night We Had Shrimp," "Why the Toys Turned New," "Projects for a Brief Vacation," "Okay, Mr.," "Just My Thought," and "The Fiancee."

id244075 3 12 "Marching Men" undated; 1935 id244076 3 13 "No American Islands" undated id244077 3 14 "Not In Heaven" undated id244078 3 15 "Notes on A Generation" - "Was Sex Necessary?" undated id244079 3 16 "Ours Was The Best Generation" undated id244080 3 17 "The Russian Conte" undated id244081 3 18 "Steve" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244082 3 19 "Steve - A Portrait in Radio" undated id244083 3 20 "Towers Not Too Ivory" undated id244084 3 21 Untitled Chapter 1 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244085 3 22 Untitled Manuscripts 1 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. The manuscripts in this folder are incomplete.

id244086 3 23 Untitled Manuscripts 2 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. The manuscripts in this folder are incomplete.

id244087 3 24 Untitled Manuscripts 3 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. The manuscripts in this folder are incomplete.

id244088 3 25 "Vacation of A Novelist" undated id244089 3 26 "Vic's House" undated id244090 3 27 "Within Dark Towers" undated id244091 3 28 "1300 Main Street and Other Poems" undated Scope and Contents

1300 Main Street won the Eakin Press Book Publication Award. It was sponsored by The Poetry Society of Texas.

id244092 3 29 "1300 Main Street and Other Poems" undated id244093 3 30 "1300 Main Street and Other Poems" 1980 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a color photograph.

id244102 3 31 "1300 Main Street and Other Poems" - Proof 1980 id244103 3 32 "Affair At Coffeyville" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Bob Dalton," "Emmett Dalton," "Dick Broadwell," and "Grat Dalton."

id244104 3 33 "The Castle" and "Collector's Item" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems that were submitted for a contest. "Collector's Item" was submitted for The Voertman Award. "Your Poem" was submitted for the John A. Lubbe Memorial Award and "The Castle" was submitted for Panhandle Penwoman Award.

id244105 3 34 "A Clear Case of Arson" undated Scope and Contents

This poem was submitted for the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award.

id244106 3 35 "Courthouse Beat - The Making of A Poem" undated Scope and Contents

This poem was submitted for the Gertrude B. Clayton Memorial Award.

id244107 3 36 "Desire In The West" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: " Myrtle Pemberton," "Rufus Buck," "Jim Younger," "John Childers," "John Thornton," "Jim Lamb," "Jason Labreu," "Leona Devere," "Bitter Creek Newcomb," "Frank Capel," "Dick Yeager," and "'Bully' Joseph."

id244108 3 37 "Flowering Noose" - Poems undated id244109 3 38 "Flowering Noose" undated id244110 3 39 "Flowering Noose" undated Scope and Contents

"Flowering Noose" was submitted for the Devins Memorial Award.

id244111 3 40 "Flowering Noose" undated id244112 3 41 "Flowering Noose" undated
id244122 4 623679 id244123 4 1 "Flowering Noose" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244124 4 2 "Maple Wood Fiddle, Cherry Wood Bow" undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems: "Likker in the Jug", "Heritage", "O, Lordy God, The Hills Run Down" and "Brush Arbor".

id244125 4 3 "Now, Because In November" undated id244126 4 4 Poetry 1 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems: "The Nubbin," "Song of Remembrance," "On the Side of a Hill," "Hill Folk," "Discovery," "The Thief," "Contents," "Drouth," "Beyond Midafternoon," "Man Under Hood," "Ham Operator," "Chimneys," "River Talk," "Flight," "Last Supper," "In 1947," "Sonata for a Southern City," "Girl at Radio," "Gridiron," "Pastoral," "Not With Torch," "No Music," "Seed," "Vatard," "The Storm Season," "A Prayer," "Walls," "Transition," The Slave," "Song for a Mountain People," "Night Change," "Burial," and "Sixth Street Shoe Shop."

id244127 4 5 Poetry 2 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems: "Epitaph For a Journalist," "Air Raid Warden," "And Somewhere the Music Kept Playing," "The Castle," "The World of Tomorrow," "Love Song After Absence," "For Catherine," "A Day," "Song of Boots," "Lacking," "Quiet Hour," "Chimneys," "The Four Graves On The Hill," "A Prayer," "The Bridge of Stars," "Voyage," "Release," "Wanted: Wings," "Change," "Fulfillment," "The Nubbin," "Purpose," "Birth of Hills," "Transition," "Fog," "The Thief," "Sunset," "Christmas Ceremony," "Thanksgiving Prayer," "Don't Go Away, Fiddler," "Heritage," "Now, Because in November," "Poet's House: To Let," "Parachutist," "Doorway," "Harvest," "Fantasia," "After the Cyclone," "Song of Boots," "Up A Lane and Down a Hill," "The Tangle," "Walls," "Preference," "River Talk," "Bondage," "Everyday," "There is Romance in Everywind," "Ghosts," "In a Cave," "Destiny", and "Flight."

id244128 4 6 Poetry 3 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Fireball Beyond Our Arc of Prairie," "Firecracker Beyond Our Arc of Prairie," "For Other Sons Will Reap the Harvest Joy," "Man Under Hood," "Love Song After Absence," "What So Proudly We Hailed," "Ax in the Morning," "Billy the Kid," "The Clearing," "The Knock," "The Gift," "Christmas 1979," "Guarantee," "Texas/1947," "Celebration," , "Mowing the Yard," "No Music," "Idiot With Colt," "Harvest," "Summer Nocturne," "Summer Evening," "There the Armies Went," "Slides Rediscovered in the Late Afternoon," "Little Slam," "The Egg That Hatched," "Ham Operator," "Fire Ants," "A Pine for Chirstmas," "Birthday Poem for Helen," "Lyric Toward 2,000 AD," "Summer Storm," "European Diplomat," "Gray Land of Morning," "Mare in Flight," "The Trap," "Lines to Seniors in Embryo," "When I Remember Nights White-blown With Stars," "River Talk," "Back Across the Mountain," "Our Season When the Green Tree Burns," "There is No Light Where Light Has Been," "Birthday Present," "Twilight is a Lake of Salmon Light," and "The Winds."

id244129 4 7 Poetry 4 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. It contains the poems: "Man Under Hood," "What So Proudly We Hailed," "Under the Window, Magnolia," "Beyond Midafternoon: Poet in Texas," "Heritage," "Last Hoof Print," "Destiny," "Choice," "The Mourner," "Mexican Substitute," "Walls," "The Bridge of Stars," "Songs of Boots," "Wanted:Wings," "Bondage," "Identity," Fairy Song," "A Youth's Thoughts," "The Painting," "On the Street," "First Notes," "Autumn," "Axe in the Mornin," "Woods Birth," "O, Lordy God, The Hills Run Down," "War Dead:1937," "Brush Arbor," "Don't Go Away, Fiddle," "Fog," "Greeting," "Quiet Hour," "Justification," "July Threshing," "Love Song After Absence," "Idiot With Colt," "Rain Falls on the Heart," "Testament," "Hymn to Fire," "Time," "Likker in the Jug," "Corner Fruit Stand," and "Drouth."

id244130 4 8 Poetry 5 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. It contains the poems: " An Old Story," "The Fight," "Spring Song," "Now, Because in November," "Axe in the Morning," "The November Snows Have Fallen," "Daffodils," "Thanksgiving 1981," "July Threshing," "Love Song After Absence," "Idiot With Colt," "Cycle," "Seed," "Rain Falls on the Heart," "No Music," "Corner Fruit Stand," "Fulfillment," "Rogue's Prayer," "Old Slave's Kink," "Punishment," "The Cheerful Giver," "Last Supper," "They Say," "Resurrection," "Sixth Street Shoe Shop," "The Young Poet Writes to His First Mistress," "Song for a Mountain People," "Bill Doolin," "Red Buck Waightman," "Frank Capel," "Charles C. Boudinot Jr.," "Bill Longley," "Bitter Creek Newcomb," "Substrata," "In a Cave," "Mexican Substitute," "The New Lover," "Nostalgia," "Black Magic," "Voyage," and "Birth of Hills."

id244131 4 9 Poetry 6 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. It contains the poems: "William Brown," "TU-AL-IS-TO," "Mrs. Zerelda Samuel," "Frank James," "Jesse James," "Jack Spaniard," "Florence and James Hendricks," "Jim Mills," "Joseph O. Shelby," "Cherokee Bill," "Ike Rogers," "Jack Woman Killer," "Thomas L. Thompson," "SE-QUAH-NEE," "Jason Labreu," "Leona Devere," "Deputy Marshal H.D. Fannin," "Owens D. Hill," "Cole Younger," "Jim Younger," "'Bully' Joseph," "George W. Padgett," "Uriah M. Cooper," "Aaron Wilson", "Smoker Man- Killer", "John Whittington", "Dan Evans", "Ed Wilkey", "Luckey Davis", "Mrs. Henry Hassan", "Belle Starr", "Ed Reed," "Calvin James," "Blue Duck," "John Childers," "Samuel Fooy," "John Billee," "James Moore," "Bill Voss," "Little Bill Raidler," "Wild Bill Hickock," "Dr. Henri Stewart," "John Wesley Hardin," "Myrtle Pemberton," "Frank Carver," " William C. Quantrill," "Jack Spaniard," "Jim Lamb,' "Sam Bass," "Office McGee," "Patrick McGowan," "Bill Cook," "William Elliott," "Clay Allison," "Boudinot Crumpton," "Jefferson Jones," "John Stansberry," "Albert O' Dell," "Major John N. Edwards," "Little Dick West," "Marsal Tucker," "Lewis Holder," "Alexander Lewis," "Sheppard Busby," "Bob Dalton," "Emmett Dalton," "Dick Broadwell," "Grat Dalton," "The Four Graves on the Hill," "The Slave," "Tropical," "Dream of Christmas:1943," "No Music," "Corner Fruit Stand," "Drouth," "Bill Dalton," "Billy the Kid," "No Cities Now," "Under the Window, Magnolia," "There the Armies Went," "Don't Go Away, Fiddler," "Likker in the Jug," "Harvest," "Vers La Fin, Le Calme," " Seed," "No Silence, No Dream," "O, Lordy God, The Hills Run Down," "Dentist's Chair," "Cycle," "Bob Rogers," "Jim French," "Henry Starr," "Buss Luckey," "Ned Christie," "John Thornton," "Dick Yeager," "George Maledon," and "Rufus Buck."

id244132 4 10 Poetry 7 undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Epitaph for Tomorrow," "Remembrance," "The Bed," "The Closet," "The Promise," "The Cleansing," and "Memories."

id244133 4 11 Poetry Submitted for Contest undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems submitted for a contest.: "Flight 007" was submitted for the Voertman Award. "Fire Ants" was submitted for the Jess L. Gerding Memorial Award. "Sleeping With Lions" was submitted for the Poetry society of Texas Award. "The News" was submitted for the Old South Prize. "The Wanderer" was submitted for the John A. Lubbe Memorial Award. "Suburban Quetzalcatl" was submitted for the Panhandle Penwomen Award. "The Trees Are Falling" was submitted for the President's Award. "Lyric Toward 2,000 A.D." was submitted for the Eloise Kelley Adamson Memorial Award. "Of Singing in the Late Evening" was submitted for the Eloise Roach-Frances Massie Lyric Prize. "Thanksgiving Prayer" was submitted for the Mahan Award. "Daffodils" was submitted for the Montgomery Award. "The November Snows Have Fallen" was submitted for the Joy Award.

id244134 4 12 Poetry Submitted for Contest undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems submitted for a contest.: "Celebration" was submitted for the Voertman Award. "Little Slam" was submitted for the John A. Lubbe Memorial Award. "Slides Rediscovered in the Late Afternoon" was submitted for the Panhandle Penwomen Award. "Thanksgiving Prayer" was submitted for the President's Award. "The Egg That Hatched" was submitted for the Appreciation Prize. "Lyric Toward 2,000 A.D." was submitted for the Eloise Kelley Adamson Memorial Award. "Of Sining in the Late Evening" was submitted for the Eloise Roach-Frances Massie Lyric Prize. "Daffodils" was submitted for the Mahan Award. "Mowing the Yard" was submitted for the Montgomery Award. " Flight 007 Anniversary Poem" was submitted for the Aguinaldo A. Le Noir Memorial Award. "The Trees Are Falling" was submitted for the Joy Award and "Fire Ants" was submitted for the Austin Poetry Society Memorial Award.

id244135 4 13 Poetry Submitted for Contest undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains poems submitted for a contest.: "Daffodils" was submitted for the Joy Award. "Of Singing In The Late Evening" was submitted for the Eloise Roach Frances Massie Lyric Prize. "The November Snows Have Fallen" was submitted for the San Angelo Chapter Award. "The News" was submitted for the Mahan Award. "The Trees Are Falling" was submitted for the Jess L. Gerding Memorial Award. "Lyric Toward 2,000 A.D." was submitted for the John A. Lubbe Memorial Award. "The Sunday Morning Paper Comes" was submitted for the Gordon Barber Memorial Award and "Sleeping with Lions" was submitted for the Inez Puckett McEwen Award.

id244136 4 14 Poetry Submitted to Editors undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Gray Land of Morning," "Mare in Flight," "Listen Carefully, Texas," "Highway 287 North," "And Somewhere The Music Kept Playing," "Pegasus at Three," "Blackberrying," "There The Armies Went," "The Castle," "July Threshing," "Love Song After Absence," "Rain Falls on the Heart," "Idiot With Colt," "Of Hawks and Men," "Under the Window, Magnolia," "Not With Torch," and "Hymn to Fire."

id244137 4 15 "Sonata For A Southern Town" undated id244138 4 16 Poetry for the Catherine Brooks Shuford Memorial Award 1985 id244139 4 17 "What So Proudly We Hailed" undated id244140 4 18 "Seed" and "Woods Birth" undated id244141 4 19 All's Well Publication 1925-1928 id244142 4 20 Arkansas Alumnus Publication 1979 id244143 4 21 Atlantic Monthly Publication - Poems 1975-1977 id244144 4 22 The Auburn Alumnus Publication 1929-1930 id244145 4 23 The Axe Grinder Publication 1934 id244146 4 24 "Desire in the West" - The Axe Grinder Publication undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray.

id244147 4 25 Discourses on Poetry Publication 1966 id244148 4 26 A Galaxy of Verse Publication 1979-1982 id244149 4 27 A Glimpse of Infinity Booklet 1973-1974 id244150 4 28 Kaleidograph Publication 1956 id244151 4 29 The Magazine of Sigma Chi Publication 1938 id244152 4 30 The New Republic Publication - Poems id244153 4 31 The New Yorker Publication - Poems 1978 id244154 4 32 The New Yorker Publication - Poems 1979 id244155 4 33 Northwestern University - Alumni News Publication 1939 id244156 4 34 Prize Poems Publication 1976 id244157 4 35 The Red Bull and Other Poems Publication 1964 id244158 4 36 Reminiscences of Range Life Publication 1970 id244159 4 37 Scribner's Magazine 1936
id244232 5 623678 id244233 5 1 A Series of Aids for Our Members Publication 1905, 1908-1909, 1911 id244234 5 2 A Texas Christmas Publication 1983 id244235 5 3 Vision Publication 1981 id244236 5 4 Vision Publication 1982 id244905 5 5 Voices - A Journal of Poetry Publication 1956
id244273 Professor, Director, and Poet id244274 5 id244276 5 6 The Art of Poetry - Mini Course 1980-1982, 1984 Scope and Contents

This folder contains catalogs of mini courses for the North Texas State University Center for Community Services from Fall 1980 and 1981, as well as Spring 1981 and 1982.

id244277 5 7 The Art of Poetry - Mini Course 1980, 1984 id244278 5 8 Beth Hall 1981 id244279 5 9 Bill Allen 1980-1982, 1985 id244280 5 10 Bob St. John 1977, 1979, 1981-1985 Scope and Contents

Bob St. John worked for The Dallas Morning News.

id244281 5 11 Bob St. John 1981, 1983-1985 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a black and white photograph taken by Bruce Davis on 2/12/82 for the Denton Record Chronicle.

id244282 5 12 Book Reviews by Gene Shuford undated id244283 5 13 Ceremonies North Texas State College 1952 Scope and Contents

This folder contains information about Ben H. Wooten, James Carl Matthews, W. Joseph McConnell, Ralph McDonald, Governor Allan Shivers, the Education Building, the Library Annex, the Quadrangle, the Stadium, Women's and Men's Gymnasiums, Kendall Hall, Masters Hall, Science Hall and the Business Administration Builiding.

id244284 5 14 C.E. Shuford 1974 id244285 5 15 C.E. Shuford Hall of Honor Journalism Banquet 1995 id244286 5 16 "Coming To The Surface" - Jack Myers 1984 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a Trilobite Press Chapbook sponsored by the NTSU Department of English and the Graduate Students of English Association. Jack Myers gave a reading on February 8, 1984.

id244287 5 17 Correspondence undated id244288 5 18 Correspondence undated Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Metaphysician's Love Song" and "No Music."

id244289 5 19 Correspondence undated id244290 5 20 Correspondence undated id244291 5 21 Correspondence 1928 id244292 5 22 Correspondence 1931, 1936 id244293 5 23 Correspondence 1936-1937 id244294 5 24 Correspondence 1940, 1944-1945 id244295 5 25 Correspondence 1943-1944, 1948 id244296 5 26 Correspondence 1945 Scope and Contents

This folder contains radio notes. The papers have been damaged by rodents.

id244297 5 27 Correspondence 1962, 1965-1967, 1969 id244298 5 28 Correspondence 1971-1974 id244299 5 29 Correspondence 1972 id244300 5 30 Correspondence 1972-1975 id244301 5 31 Correspondence 1972-1977 id244302 5 32 Correspondence - Grade Book 1974 id244303 5 33 Correspondence 1978-1979, 1994 id244304 5 34 Correspondence 1980-1982, 1984-1985 id244305 5 35 Correspondence 1980-1982, 1984-1985 id244306 5 36 Correspondence 1980-1985 id244307 5 37 Correspondence 1982-1985 id244308 5 38 Correspondence 1984-1985 Scope and Contents

This folder contains poem "The Late, Late News."

id244309 5 39 Doris Wigglesworth 1981 id244310 5 40 Eagle Club - Membership 1985 id244956 5 41 Flashback - Washington County Historical Society 1951, 1954, 1956, 1967 id244957 5 42 The Gallistella Breezes 1941 id244958 5 43 "Greer Family Reminiscences" - Ben F. Greer 1956 id244959 5 44 International News Service - Series No. 6 and No. 7 1937
id244971 6 623677 id244972 6 1 Journalism Building undated id244973 6 2 Journalism News Letter No. 74, 78-81, 89 1944-1945 Scope and Contents

From the University of Arkansas Fayetteville

id244974 6 3 "Journalist As Poet" undated id244975 6 4 Junetta Davis 1982 id244976 6 5 "Linotype Operator, Scholar, 'Teacher'" 1962 id244977 6 6 Lucille Enix 1982-1983 id244978 6 7 MacDowell Colony Fellows 1981-1982 id244979 6 8 North Texas State Teachers College (NTSTC) - Bulletin 1945 id244980 6 9 North Texas State College (NTSC) - Bulletin 1950 id244981 6 10 North Texas State University undated id244982 6 11 North Texas State University 1953, 1955, 1958 id244983 6 12 North Texas State University 1950, 1956-1957 id244984 6 13 North Texas State University (NTSU) - Bulletin 1952 id244985 6 14 North Texas State University (NTSU) - Bulletin 1965 id244986 6 15 North Texas State University Journalism 1962, 1966-1969 id244987 6 16 North Texas State University Journalism 1982-1984 id244988 6 17 North Texas State University Journalism Honors Banquet 1980, 1982, 1985 id244989 6 18 NT Rips 1982-1984 Scope and Contents

This folder contains NT Rips: Retired Instructors, Personnel and Spouses. C.E. Shuford was the editor (The RIPSnORATOR).

id244990 6 19 The Ozarks Mountaineer - Periodical 1956 id244991 6 20 Paula Doyle 1981-1983 id244992 6 21 Poet Laureate of Texas 1974-1976 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a certificate from Senate of the State of Texas Austin for Alternate Poet Laureate of Texas.

id244993 6 22 Poetry Workshop - Mini Course 1982 id244994 6 23 Poetry Workshop - Mini Course 1982, 1984 id244995 6 24 Richard Nixon 1962 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the correspondence about Richard Nixon's book that was reviewed by Gene Shuford.

id244996 6 25 Senate Resolution In Memory of Cecil E. Shuford 1986 Scope and Contents

From the Senate of the State of Texas Austin

id244997 6 26 Susannah Coleman 1982 id244998 6 27 "The Tensions of Robert Frost" - Arthur M. Sampley undated id244999 6 28 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 1939-1940 Scope and Contents

This folder contains constitution and by-laws.

id245000 6 29 University of Iowa Publication 1939 id245001 6 30 Dude McCloud - Poetry Correspondence 1976 id245002 6 31 Flowering Noose - Poetry Correspondence 1979, 1982 id245003 6 32 John Gould Fletcher 1937 id245004 6 33 John Gould Fletcher 1937-1938 id245005 6 34 Limited Edition Books undated id245006 6 35 National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. 1976, 1980-1985 id245007 6 36 Ozark Moon Book 1935, 1938 id245008 6 37 Poetry Correspondence undated id245009 6 38 Poetry Correspondence 1924 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Gypsy Ann Drifts In" and "Announcement."

id245010 6 39 Poetry Correspondence 1931-1932, 1935-1938 id245011 6 40 Poetry Correspondence 1934-1939 Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials treated with Bookkeeper Deacidification Archival Spray. It contains the poems: "War Dead:1931" and "Pastoral."

id245062 6 41 Poetry Correspondence 1940-1941, 1945-1946 id245063 6 42 Poetry Correspondence 1952, 1954-1957, 1959 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "European Diploma," "Fireball Beyond Our Arc of Prairie" and "Blackberry Picking."

id245064 6 43 Poetry Correspondence 1960, 1962-1966, 1969 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poems: "Yuletide:1968" and "The Invitation."

id245065 6 44 Poetry Correspondence 1971-1974, 1977, 1979 id245066 6 45 Poetry Correspondence 1972-1975, 1978-1979 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the poem "October Ghosts."

id245077 7 623676 id245078 7 1 Poetry Correspondence 1980-1982, 1984-1985 id245079 7 2 Poetry Correspondence 1980-1984 id245080 7 3 Poetry Correspondence 1980-1985 id245081 7 4 Poetry Pilot 1981 Scope and Contents

Published by the Academy of American Poets.

id245082 7 5 Poetry Rights 1971-1973 id245083 7 6 The Poetry Society Of America 1956, 1962-1963 id245084 7 7 The Poetry Society of America 1962-1963 id245085 7 8 The Poetry Society of America 1979, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985 id245086 7 9 The Poetry Society of America - Annual Awards 1962-1963, 1965-1967 Scope and Contents

The "Death in Our Family" won the William Marion Reedy Award.

id245087 7 10 The Poetry Society of America Annual Awards 1965-1966 id245088 7 11 The Poetry Society of America Bulletin 1959-1962 id245089 7 12 The Poetry Society of America Bulletin 1962-1963 id245090 7 13 The Poetry Society of America Membership 1959, 1979 id245091 7 14 The Poetry Society of America - William Marion Reedy Award 1965-1966 id245092 7 15 The Poetry Society of Texas 1955, 1967-1968, 1970, 1974, 1979-1981. 1985 id245093 7 16 The Poetry Society of Texas 1956 id245094 7 17 The Poetry Society of Texas 1960, 1963, 1974-1975, 1979-1980, 1983-1985 id245095 7 18 The Poetry Society of Texas 1980-1983, 1985 id245096 7 19 The Poetry Society of Texas Annual Awards 1978-1980 id245097 7 20 The Poetry Society of Texas Annual Awards 1980 id245098 7 21 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1946, 1961, 1965 id245099 7 22 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1968-1969 id245100 7 23 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1970-1971 id245101 7 24 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1972-1973
id245118 8 623675 id245119 8 1 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1975-1976 id245120 8 2 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1977-1978 id245121 8 3 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1979 id245122 8 4 The Poetry Society of Texas - A Book of the Year 1980-1981 id245123 8 5 The Poetry Society of Texas - The Bulletin 1965, 1972, 1975-1976, 1979-1980, 1984 id245124 8 6 The Poetry Society of Texas - The Bulletin 1980-1984 id245125 8 7 The Poetry Society of Texas - Cerificate of Life Membership 1977 id245126 8 8 The Poetry Society of Texas - The Poets Workshop Award 1968 id245127 8 9 The Poetry Society of Texas - Student Poetry Festival 1970 Scope and Contents

This was Dallas County's first Student Poetry Festival.

id245128 8 10 Richard Sale - Poetry 1974 id245129 8 11 Ruth Grundy 1982 id245130 8 12 "Selected Poems, 1933-1971 1972 id245131 8 13 Texas Institute of Letters 1973 id245132 8 14 Texas Institute of Letters 1980-1982 id245133 8 15 Vision 1980-1982 id245134 8 16 Women's Club - Fort Worth - Creative Writing Talk 1980-1981 id245135 8 17 Cedar Rock - A Poetry Quarterly - Newspaper 1977 id245136 8 18 Cedar Rock - A Poetry Quarterly - Newspaper 1982 id245137 8 19 Newspaper Clippings 1934, 1965, 1973-1974, 1980, 1982 Scope and Contents

This folder includes clippings about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

id245138 8 20 Newspaper Clippings - Bob St. John 1982, 1985-1986 id245139 8 21 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1930, 1948, 1963-1964, 1966-1967, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984 id245140 8 22 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1936, 1961, 1967, 1972-1973, 1980 id245141 8 23 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1937, 1959, 1962-1963, 1967-1968, 1971-1972, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983 id245142 8 24 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1937, 1959, 1962-1963, 1967-1968, 1971-1972, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983 id245143 8 25 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1962-1963, 1969, 1971-1972, 1980, 1985 id245144 8 26 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1964-1965, 1969, 1971, 1973-1974
id245150 9 623674 id245151 9 1 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1967, 1970, 1972-1974, 1980, 1985 id245152 9 2 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1972-1973, 1977, 1981, 1985-1986 id245153 9 3 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford 1986 id245154 9 4 Newspaper Clippings - Gene Shuford and Family 1968, 1980 id245155 9 5 Newspaper Clippings - Articles by Gene Shuford 1959, 1961, 1963, 1982 id245156 9 6 Newspaper Clippings - NT Exes (North Texas Exes) 1964, 1969, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985 id245157 9 7 Newspaper Clippings - North Texas State University (NTSU) Journalism 1965-1966 id245531 10 id245535 10 1 Southwest Scene - The Dallas Morning News Sunday Magazine 1974 623673 Scope and Contents

This box contains three oversized magazines.