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Series 2
Writings, circa 1954-2008
Boxes 15-70 and 120-122; OP 5-6

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings by John Stone from circa 1954-2008. It includes poetry, prose, speeches, and notes and notebooks. 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 contain medical and scientific works in addition to works about literature and medicine, medicine and the humanities, and physician writers. In writing articles and book chapters about medical subjects, Stone often collaborated with J. Willis Hurst. On Doctoring was a popular book among medical educators and was often given to new medical school students at annual white coat ceremonies.

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. Not all files include the speech text. Notes and notebooks contain poem drafts, phone numbers and addresses, and other personal notes.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (2.1) Poetry, (2.2) Prose, (2.3) Speeches, and (2.4) Notes and notebooks.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: The series 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 files from the computer workstation.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use of the original digital media is restricted.


Description of Subseries

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