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STONE, JOHN, 1936-2008.
John Stone papers, 1902-2008 [bulk 1941-2008]

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/92dk1

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stone, John, 1936-2008.
Title: John Stone papers, 1902-2008 [bulk 1941-2008]
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1182
Extent: 61.25 linear feet (122 boxes), 2 oversized papers boxes (OP), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), AV Masters: 3 linear feet (3 boxes), and 1.5 GB born digital materials (4 3.5" floppy disks and 7 compact discs)
Abstract:Papers of cardiologist, educator, and poet John Stone including correspondence, writings, subject files, printed material, photographs, artwork, audiovisual material, and born digital material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Use of original digital media is restricted.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Printed or manuscript music in this collection that is still under copyright protection and is not in the Public Domain may not be photocopied or photographed. Researchers must provide written authorization from the copyright holder to request copies of these materials.

The collection contains some copies of original materials held by other institutions; these copies may not be reproduced without the permission of the owner of the originals.

Researchers are not permitted to copy or download any of the digital files from the computer workstation.

Source

Gift, 2011.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], John Stone papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Arranged and described at the folder level by Sarah Quigley, Haylee Harrell, and Ingrid Meintjes, 2016. Born digital material processed by Sarah Quigley and Dorothy Waugh, September 2016. The born digital files are taken from 3.5" floppy disks and compact discs. Images of the floppy disks were created using FTK Imager and images of the compact discs were made using Guymager. Master copies of these images were ingested into a Fedora instance at Emory University for long-term preservation. Individual files were extracted from the disk images using FTK Imager and were scanned for viruses using McAfee’s anti-virus software. The extracted files consisted of Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Power Point presentations, PDFs, MP3 files, and Jpeg images. The Microsoft Word files were migrated to PDF for access and use copies were made of the other files in their original format. Files are arranged by record type and according to the series structure of the collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

John Stone (1936-2008) was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Stone received his B.A. from Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi) in 1958 and his M.D. from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) in 1962. After completing his residency in medicine and cardiology at the University of Rochester (New York), Stone accepted a fellowship in cardiology at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1969. In addition to teaching at Emory, Stone also worked at Grady Memorial Hospital from 1974-1985, where he founded and directed the hospital's emergency medicine residency program. As a faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine, Stone created one of the first medical school courses on literature and medicine. He also served as associate dean and director of admissions.

Stone published his first book of poetry, The Smell of Matches, in 1972. Other poetry volumes followed, including In All This Rain (1980), Renaming the Streets (1985), Where Water Begins: New Poems and Prose (1998), and Music from Apartment 8 (2004). He also published two books of essays on medicine, In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine (1990) and On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays (1991), for which he was co-editor. On Doctoring was popular amongst medical educators and was frequently handed out to new medical school students at annual white coat ceremonies. His poetry and prose often explored the connections between medicine and literature.

Stone married Sarah Lucretia "Lu" Crymes in 1960. The couple had two sons, Jim Stone and John Stone, both doctors. Lu Stone died unexpectedly in 1991, which heavily influenced both his poetry and prose afterward. Stone's second wife, Mae Nelson Stone, was a close friend and long-time colleague at Emory University. John Stone died on November 6, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Stone (1936-2008) was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Stone received his B.A. from Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi) in 1958 and his M.D. from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) in 1962. After completing his residency in medicine and cardiology at the University of Rochester (New York), Stone accepted a fellowship in cardiology at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1969. In addition to teaching at Emory, Stone also worked at Grady Memorial Hospital from 1974-1985, where he founded and directed the hospital's emergency medicine residency program. As a faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine, Stone created one of the first medical school courses on literature and medicine. He also served as associate dean and director of admissions.

Stone published his first book of poetry, The Smell of Matches, in 1972. Other poetry volumes followed, including In All This Rain (1980), Renaming the Streets (1985), Where Water Begins: New Poems and Prose (1998), and Music from Apartment 8 (2004). He also published two books of essays on medicine, In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine (1990) and On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays (1991), for which he was co-editor. On Doctoring was popular amongst medical educators and was frequently handed out to new medical school students at annual white coat ceremonies. His poetry and prose often explored the connections between medicine and literature.

Stone married Sarah Lucretia "Lu" Crymes in 1960. The couple had two sons, Jim Stone and John Stone, both doctors. Lu Stone died unexpectedly in 1991, which heavily influenced both his poetry and prose afterward. Stone's second wife, Mae Nelson Stone, was a close friend and long-time colleague at Emory University. John Stone died on November 6, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of John Stone from 1902-2008. It includes correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, artwork, printed material, audiovisual material, and born digital material documenting Stone's career as a cardiologist, educator, and prolific poet and essayist. Correspondence contains both personal and professional letters between Stone and his publishers; President Jimmy Carter; editor Delese Wear; poets Miller Williams and Janice Moore; poet/teacher Sister Bernetta Quinn; and colleagues Melvin J. Konner and Kenneth Sharlin. Correspondence also includes letters from Stone's family and fans. Writings are comprised of poetry, prose, speeches, and notes by Stone. Poetry contains drafts of individual poems as well as typescripts, editorial correspondence, proofs, and other documents relating to the publication of Stone's collections The Smell of Matches (1972), In All This Rain (1980), Renaming the Streets (1985), Where Water Begins (1998), and Music from Apartment 8 (2004).

Prose consists of drafts of articles, book chapters, and essays, and also includes typescripts, editorial correspondence, proofs, and other documents relating to the publication of Stone's collections In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine (1990) and On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays (1991). Articles, book chapters, and essays consist of medical and scientific works, including collaborations with Dr. J. Willis Hurst, in addition to works about literature and medicine, medicine and the humanities, and physician writers. Speech files contain planning documents such as correspondence with host institutions and travel itineraries, copies of the speech Stone gave, and promotional material for the event. Notes and notebooks contain poem drafts, phone numbers and addresses, and other personal notes.

Subject files document Stone's professional career and relationships with physicians, physician writers, poets, and editors. Files may contain teaching materials, medical research, correspondence between Stone and others, printed material about others, and poems and prose by others including Melvin J. Konner, Emory Professor of Anthropology; Sally Wolff-King, Emory Professor of Medicine; and James Harvey Young, Emory Professor of American Social History. Photographs include both candid and professional photos of Stone, photographs of Stone as a child and with his family, and photographs of events. There is also professional photography by David Alansley (?) and Mario DiGirolamo. Artwork is primarily comprised of prints, caricatures, portraits, and landscapes and includes works by Eleazar Albin and Charles Demouth.

Printed material contains reprints of published articles by Stone as well as published articles, interviews, reviews, and promotional material about Stone. Other printed material includes magazines, newspaper clippings, medical and art journals, and promotional materials for Emory University events. Audiovisual material contains sound and video recordings of John Stone such as readings, speeches, and interviews. Recordings of others include poetry readings from John Ciardi and Williams Carlos Williams, among other events. The video recordings also contain informational medical tapes about anatomy, emergency medical services, and the integration of the humanities with medicine. Born digital material consist of poem drafts, speeches, and photographs and date primarly from 2003-2006.

Arrangement Note

Organized into seven series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Writings, (3) Subject files, (4) Photographs and artwork, (5) Printed material, (6) Audiovisual material, and (7) Collected material.


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