EVElyn soulé kennedy COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 223)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

October 1990

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

List of Series

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          4.5 linear feet

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      n.d. and 1919-1980

 

Bulk dates:              1931-1949

 

Summary:                Manuscripts created by or concerned with the life and writing career of Evelyn Soulé Ford Kennedy (1899 - January 25, 1991).  Includes typescripts of plays, broadcast scripts, poetry, and miscellaneous writings, clippings, photographs, phonograph records, and related miscellany.

 

Source:                     Deposit, October 1990

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Evelyn Soulé Kennedy Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

            Evelyn Soule Ford Kennedy wrote hundreds of plays, pageants, poems, stories, and articles from the early 1920s to the 1970s.  Her salon and garden plays, some in Creole French, were performed at Le Petit Salon and the Orleans Club, and in the gardens of the Beauregard and Toby-Westfeldt homes.  Mrs. Kennedy also was among the women who founded the Spring Fiesta in 1937.  In the 1930s, her plays won first place in the Loyola University Drama Tournament three successive years, winning her the Shakespeare Cup.

            In 1940 Mrs. Kennedy started working at WNOE radio.  Five years later she moved to WDSU and worked for the city's first television station for ten years.  She attended Briarcliff Manor, a women's college in New York State, and Columbia University, and was given honorary membership in the Eugene Field Society and Phi Beta for her work in drama and music.  On January 25, 1991, she died in her French Quarter home after a long illness and was buried in St. Louis III Cemetery.  She was 92.

 

Source:  Death notice, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 27, 1991.

 

 

 

List of Series

 

 

Series I.    Articles, Essays, Short Stories, Speeches

 

Series II.        Broadcast Recordings

 

Series III.       Broadcast Scripts

 

Series IV.      Clippings

 

Series V.       Correspondence

 

Series VI.      Mollie Moore Davis File

 

Series VII.     Drawings

 

Series VIII.    Mary Gehman File

 

Series IX.      Miscellaneous Files

 

Series X.       Photographs

 

Series XI.      Plays

 

Series XII.     Poetry

 

Series XIII.    Programs

 

Series XIV.  Publications, monographs

 

Series XV.  Publications, periodicals

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

Series I.  Articles, Essays, Short Stories, Speeches, n.d. and 1935 (1935-1941) 1967

 

223-147         Business and Romance in the Vieux Carre.

 

223-148         Contemporary American Woman Poets.

 

223-149         Editorial [on capital punishment].

 

223-150         Egyptian Embalming (1967?).

 

223-151         Fantasy - A Moment with Schumann.

 

223-152         Flint Lock Gun.

 

223-153         Gags for Ruggles.

 

223-154         [Essay on Louis Moreau Gottschalk].

 

223-155         Kabucha? No Thanks!

 

223-156         Kinds of Poetry (January 20, 1936).

 

223-157         Lafitte - Not a Blacksmith.

 

223-158         The Man on the Cross.

 

223-159         [Musical Compositions].

 

223-160         [90th] Anniversary (1872-1962).

 

223-161         No Seconds, Please.

 

223-162         Old Dramatic Landmarks of New Orleans (1938).

 

223-163         Ole Times Darr Am Not Forgotten.

 

223-164         Reunion.

 

223-164         Isghts [i.e., Sights] at a Night Club (1930's).

 

223-165         631 La Rue Royale (Mardi Gras Fantasy).

 

223-166         [Speech] "read at L.S.U. August 14 `35."

 

223-166         “‘A speech’ ...to be spoken at a French Society Meeting."

 

223-167         Speechifying in Mammy Fashion of Louisiana's Vieux Carre.

 

223-168         Squibobs.

 

223-168         Symphony in Words.

 

223-169         Thoughts and the Good [God?]

 

223-170         Tree in the House.

 

223-170         Le Vieux Carre d'un Autre Fois.

 

223-171         We Got Rhythm.

 

223-172         Wee Hour Thinking (January 1941).

 

223-173         What Shall I Do This Afternoon (A Monologue for a [George] Washington Program)

 

 

Series II.  Broadcast Recordings

 

223-189         1 disc, 33 1/3 rpm of news reports, advertisements, interview on early aviation, ca. 1947

 

223-190         1 audiocassette tape dub of 16" disc transcription of “‘Traffic Court’ 1-30-47"

 

 

Series III.  Broadcast Scripts, n.d. and 1944-1949, 1958.

 

223-108         According to the Record (November 1-30, 1946).

 

223-109         Air Treasures.

 

223-109         Alcide Explains Island Architecture.

 

223-109         Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1945).

 

223-110         Among My Souvenirs (August 1944).

 

223-111         Arrow Flights of Song.

 

223-111         Atlantic Charter (August 14, 1944).

 

223-111         Battle of New Orleans Anniversary (January 8, 1946).

 

223-111         Bienville.

 

223-112         A Bowl of Crystals.

 

223-112         Brief Twilight.

 

223-112         Burma Road.

 

223-113         Children's Hour.

 

223-114         Children's Music Box.

 

223-115         The Christmas Story.

 

223-115         Columbus Day  (October 12, 1944).

 

223-115         Confederate Memorial Day (June 3, 1944).

 

223-115         Decorating in the Provincial Manner.

 

223-115         Desert Song Script.

 

223-115         Dinner Hour Music.

 

223-116         Easter Script.

 

223-116         Easter Sunday (April 1, 1945).

 

223-116         Family Friend.

 

223-116         Father's Day (June 18, 1944).

 

                        Flint Steel Gun.  See Flint Lock Gun.

 

223-116         Flint Lock Gun.

 

223-117         For Whom the Lily Blooms.

 

223-117         Gift of Gifts.

 

223-118         God's Emerald Pendant.

 

223-118         [Go]ld in the Mist.

 

223-118         Golden Goblet.

 

223-118         Hilites.

 

223-118         House of Melody (March 9-23, 1946).

 

223-119         If You Break Faith.

 

223-119         Lady Silverlocks.

 

223-119         Lady Valiant.

 

223-119         Little Folks Parade.

 

223-120         Little Tot Playhouse (July 10 - October 25, 1947).

 

223-121         Little Tot Playhouse (November 1 - December 27, 1947).

 

223-122         Little Tot Playhouse (January 3 - March 27, 1948).

 

223-123         Little Tot Playhouse (April 3 - June 25, 1948).

 

223-124         Little Tot Playhouse (July 3 - October 30, 1948).

 

223-125         Little Tot Playhouse (November 4, 1948 - February 4, 1949).

 

223-126         La Louisiane.

 

223-126         Let's Talk Turkey.

 

223-126         Lincoln's Birthday (February 12, 1945).

 

223-127         Mardi Gras Fantasy.

 

223-127         Mask of Clay.

 

223-127         Matching Melodies.

 

223-128         Mauve Mittens.

 

223-128         Memorial Day (May 30, 1944).

 

223-128         Mendelssohn.

 

223-128         Minuet and Moonlight.

 

223-128         The Mirror.

 

223-128         The Music Box.

 

223-129         The Night Before Christmas.

 

223-129         Notes on a Fly Leaf (February 13 - March 27, 1947).

 

223-130         Nothing but the Truth.

 

223-130         The Oak on Bayou St. John.

 

223-131         On Wings of Song (February 4, 1943).

 

223-131         The Other Mary.

 

223-132         The Parents' Forum.

 

223-132         Radio Station KNOE.

 

223-132         Rain Pearls.

 

223-133         Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1944).

 

223-133         Reunion.

 

223-133         Robert Louis Stevenson (November 13, 1944).

 

223-134         Royal Bengal Tiger.

 

223-134         Safety Story Lady (October 10, 1948).

 

223-134         St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 1945).

 

223-135         Salute to D. H. Holmes.

 

223-135         Salute to Valentine!

 

223-135         Salute to WNOE (ca. 1942).

 

223-136         Satan in Satin.

 

223-136         Second Front of the American Revolution.

 

223-136         Shamrock Serenade.

 

223-137         Silent Night (A True Story).

 

223-138         The Sky's the Limit.

 

223-138         Spring Fiesta (n.d. and March 25, 1958).

 

223-138         The Star Spangled Banner (September 13, 1945).

 

223-138         The Statue.

 

223-138         Stove of Quality.

 

223-138         Strange Stories' Society Series.

 

223-139         Tender Fragments.

 

223-139         Thanksgiving.

 

223-140         This is Our Home (The Bellows).

 

223-140         This is Our Home (The Box of Dirt).

 

223-140         This is Our Home (The Rapier).

 

223-140         This is Our Home (Silver Slipper).

 

223-140         To Those Who Build.

 

223-140         Treasure Hunt.

 

223-141         Untitled Scripts.

 

223-142         Valentine's Day.

 

223-142         Vieux Carre.

 

223-142         Volcano Eruption, Radio Feature Service from Hawaii (January 8, 1949).

 

223-142         Washington Irving's Birthday (April 3, 1945).

 

223-143         The Wasp (n.d. and June 29, 1947).

 

223-143         Wax Museum.

 

223-143         We Remember (April 12, 1946).

 

223-144         Werlein's 1948 Cavalcade of Events (January 23, 1949).

 

223-144         What's in a Name.

 

223-145         The White Road (A True Christmas Story).

 

223-145         White Treasure.

 

223-146         Whoooo's Graduating?

 

223-146         Women's Suffrage (August 26, 1944).

 

 

Series IV.  Clippings

 

223-99            Chronologically arranged, n.d. and 1931-1934, 1968. 

 

                        See also Mary Gehman File.

 

 

Series V.  Correspondence: chronologically arranged, n.d. and 1919 (1933-1961) 1980

 

223-88            n.d.

 

223-89            1919 (1933-1961) 1980.

 

                        See also Correspondence Course File, Mary Gehman File, Helen Pitkin Schertz File.

 

 

Series V.  Correspondence Course File:  manuscripts and correspondence from a Columbia University Home Study course on playwriting taken by Soulé-Ford; two folders chronologically arranged, September 16, 1935 - December 9, 1936, January 11, 20, 1939. 

 

223-94            September 16, 1935 - March 14, 1936.

 

223-95            May 7 - December 9, 1936, January 11, 20, 1939.

 

                        See also Mary Gehman file.

 

 

Series VI.  Mollie Moore Davis File

 

223-91            Poetry, essay, research notes, n.d.

 

 

Series VII.  Drawings

 

223-90            Mainly penciled portraits by Joseph Stoll, n.d. and 1940, 1946.

 

 

Series VIII.  Mary Gehman File

 

223-97            Clippings, correspondence, handbills, menus, poems, and programs with annotations by Gehman who used materials in the preparations of an article on Evelyn Soule Kennedy, n.d. and 1926 (1930-1941) 1968.

 

 

Series IX.  Miscellaneous Files

 

223-100         Grand Isle File: clippings, manuscript map, essays, short stories, poems, research notes, real estate brochure, n.d. and 1930-1932.  See also listings under Photographs.

 

223-96                       "The Life and Work of Evelyn Soule Kennedy N.O Playwright.”  Biographical sketch by Mary Gehman; includes illustrations and examples of Kennedy's work; typescript in clasped binder, 1988.

 

223-101         Kiesling, Barrett C.  How Talkies Are Made.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, stapled typescript, 1936.

 

223-174         Lecture notes on History of the Drama course, Tulane University, February 1936.

 

223-175         Miscellany: notes, prints, story fragments, oddments, mainly 1930s, 1940s.

 

223-98                    Motion picture script (Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, "property of Paramount Pictures Inc."); clasped typescript, 1942.

 

223-103         Helen Pitkin Schertz File: prints of residence at 1300 Moss Street, and essay concerning residence, correspondence, poems, notes, and related miscellany, n.d. and 1932, 1939, 1976.  See also Helen Pitkin Schertz under Photographs

 

 

Series X.  Photographs

 

223-176         Rural scene with mule cart and passengers, probably Grand Isle; snapshot print, ca. 1925.

 

223-177         Turtle pens, Grand Isle; snapshot print with identification and 1925 date penciled on reverse.

 

223-178         Wide-angle, rooftop-view probably of Grand Isle; print, ca. 1925.

 

223-179         Mary Pickford, bust portrait with autograph inscription for Evelyn Soule Ford; print with original mailing envelope, ca. 1930.

 

223-180         Alfred de Pontalba, modern copy print of full-length photographic portrait, ca. 1850.

 

223-181         Celestine de Pontalba, modern copy print of full-length photographic portrait, ca. 1875.

 

223-182         Edouard Delfau de Pontalba, modern copy print of bust photographic portrait, ca. 1900.

 

223-183         Helen Pitkin Schertz, bust portrait and full-length portrait; interior view of 1300 Moss Street; 3 prints, ca. 1930.

 

223-184         Otis Skinner as Col. Bridau, photographic print on postcard stock (ca. 1920's) of painting by George Luks.

 

223-185         Picnic and rural scenes; snapshots, 9 prints and 12 negatives, ca. 1930s.

 

223-186         Tombs in Square 2 of St. Louis II Cemetery; 7 prints, ca. 1930s.

 

 

Series XI.  Plays, n.d. and 1930 (1934-1938) 1968.

 

223-1              The Absent One, A Farce in One Act.

 

223-2              Acre in the Wilderness (1968).

 

223-3              Ah! Les Americains.

 

223-4              The Amazing Family, A One Act Drama in the Elizabethan Manner.

 

223-5              Around the Corner (Busy Streets and Idle Tales).

 

223-6              The Beloved Chair.

 

223-7              A Birthday Gift.

 

223-76            Blow Out the Candles.

 

223-8              The Bronze Poupette (1930).

 

223-9              Candle Light and Violets.

 

223-10            La Casa De Ayer.

 

223-11            Desert Fodder.

 

223-12            An Educational Phantasy.

 

223-13            Elizabeth, The Queen.

 

223-14            Encore! Encore!

 

223-15            An Evening in Granada (1935).

 

                        An Evening in Jackson Square.  See Jackson Square.

 

223-16            Fragments from a Scrap Book.

 

223-17            Hobo's Junction.

 

223-18            The House Remembers.

 

223-19            Idylls of the Sand.

 

223-20            If Ever I Cease to Love.

 

223-21            Is That So.

 

223-22            Tis is a Sweet, Sweet Story (1937).

 

223-23, 24     The Italian Woman.

 

223-25            Jackson Square.

 

223-26            A Joy Forever.

 

223-27            June Knight.

 

223-28            Kiss in Spain.

 

223-29            Lackeys of the Moon (March 1937).

 

223-30            Lady of New Orleans (A Fantasy).

 

223-63            The Last Hope.

 

223-31            The Last Jew (1941).

 

223-32            The Latch.

 

223-33            Madame's Fan.

 

223-34            "Mammy" Leontine Brigard.

 

223-35            Mansion of Shu.

 

223-36            Minuet and Moonlight.

 

223-37            Mo L'Amais Tio, Chere.

 

223-64            Monsieur Jules.

 

223-65            Mother Goose.

 

223-66            A Musical Romance.

 

223-67            Nectar - AW!

 

223-68            Nectar AWV.

 

223-38            Night in the Alamo.

 

223-39            Number Twenty-Four.

 

223-69            Oh! What a Wedding.

 

223-40            The Old House.

 

223-41            One St. John's Eve.

 

223-42            Pageant of Jean Lafitte.

 

223-43            Path to the Moon.

 

223-44            Pere Antoine.

 

223-45            Petite Colline.

 

223-46            La Paloma Blanca.

 

223-47            Rhapsody in Song.

 

223-48            The Return of Jacques, A Louisiana Folk Play (1937).

 

223-49            The River.

 

223-50            Romeo and Juliet (1936).

 

223-51            Rosemary for Remembrance.

 

223-70            Saludo Bernardo.

 

223-52            The Secret (August 1938).

 

223-53            The Shadow of the Cathedral.

 

223-54            Song of the Bells.

 

223-187         Soul of the Redbird (1934).

 

223-55            The Sprig of Holly.

 

223-71            Stepping Through History. (missing)

 

223-56            The Story of Santa Claus.

 

223-57            A Surprise for a Garden Fete.

 

223-58            Tender Fragment.

 

223-59            This Caravanserai.

 

223-72            Untitled Plays (fragments only).

 

223-73            The Viol Family.

 

223-74            The Voice.

 

223-75            White Prelude.

 

223-60            Who is Sylvia?

 

223-61            Wings of Kali.

 

223-62            Wings of Mercy (November 1941).

 

 

Series XII.  Poetry: chronologically arranged, n.d. and 1924 (1933-1938) 1977.

 

223-102         n.d.

 

223-92            1924 (1933-1938) 1977.

 

                        See also Mollie Moore Davis File, Mary Gehman File, Grand Isle File, Helen Pitkin Schertz File.

 

 

Series XIII.  Programs

 

223-93            Recitals and plays, carnival ball tableau, Spring Fiesta, writers and artists conference, n.d. and 1930-1968.  See also Mary Gehman File.

 

 

Series XIV.  Publications, monographs

 

223-104         Avery, Angie S.  The Blue Cameo.  Printed by Hefty Press, Miami, Florida, 1927.  Contains numerous emendations.

 

223-105         Blueprint for Peace.  Newsweek Educational Bureau, New York, ca. 1945.

 

223-107         Casa Hove 723 Toulouse St. New Orleans 16, La. History.  Hove Parfumeur, New Orleans, n.d.

 

223-105         Constitution and By-Laws of Phi Beta.  Phi Beta Corporation, n.p., ca. 1925.

 

223-107         Egypt and the Sudan, "Published by the Tourist Development Association of Egypt," 1934 ed.

 

223-105         Ford, Evelyn Soule.  Albania Plantation.  Delgado Trades School, New Orleans, n.d.

 

223-105         Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary.  Edited by Lou Shelly.  T.W.O. Charles Co., Derby, Conn., 1945.

 

223-105         Kennedy, Evelyn Soule].  Cheerful Verses.  [New Orleans], ca. 1928.

 

223-106         Meynier, Arthur, Jr.  Meynier's Louisiana Biographies Part I.  Containing Governors of Louisiana.  Paul Morphy (The Chess Player).  Lafitte (The Pirate).  Published by A. Meynier, Jr., New Orleans, 1882.  Two copies: original and photocopy of same.

 

223-105         National League of American Pen Women.  Membership Roster 1940-1942.  National League of American Pen Women, Inc., Washington [D.C.], n.d.

 

223-188         Soule, Evelyn.  The Dreamy Bayou Waltz Ballad.  Vieux Carre Pub. Co., New Orleans, 1926.  Two copies.

 

223-105         The Story of Godchaux's Pure Cane Sugar.  Godchaux Sugars, Inc., New Orleans, 1933.

 

223-105         Waldhorn Company Inc.  Antiques, A Rare Collection from old Creole Families.  Waldhorn Co., Inc., New Orleans, n.d. Contains a poem "written about our store by Eugene Field, in 1894." Three annotated copies.

 

 

Series XV.  Publications, periodicals

 

223-77            The Baton.  "Official Organ of Phi Beta National Professional Fraternity of Music and Dramatic Art." vol. XII, no. 4 (May 1933); vol. XV, no. 2 (January 1936), 2 copies.

 

223-78            The Business Education World.  vol. XVIII, no. 9 (May 1938).

 

223-79            Doll Castle News.  vol. 9, no. 1 (March & April 1969).

 

223-80            Little Theatres of the South Magazine.  vol. 2, no. 8 (December 1934); vol. 2, no. 3 (February 1935).

 

223-81            The New Orleanian.  vol. 1, no. 1 (November 1959); vol. 2, no. 1 (January 1960); October 1961 (No vol. or issue no.), two copies.

 

223-82            The New Orleans Delphian Oracle.  vol. 1, nos. 1, 2, 4-6 (October, December 1933, January - March 1934); vol. 2, nos. 2-4, 8 (November 1934 - January 1935, June 1935), two copies of vol. 2, no. 4.

 

223-83            The Orange Disc.  "The Magazine of the Gulf Companies." vol. 7, no. 6 (March April 1946), two copies; September October 1946 (No vol. or issue no.).

 

223-84            Scholastics, the National High School Weekly, vol. 26, no. 4 (February 23, 1935).

 

223-85            The Story Book.  Brief summaries of various topics from The Book of Knowledge issued periodically by Barry J. Holloway, Radio Information Service, New York, as source material for broadcasting; undated.

 

223-86            The Warrington Messenger.  vol. 10, no. 3 (June 1931); vol. 11, nos. 4-5 (November - December 1933) two copies; vol. 13, nos. 1 and 2 (January - February 1935).

 

223-87  Women Today.  Women's Division, Licensed Beverage Industries, Inc. New York .  Bulletin #165 ( December 22, 1947 ).

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Authors—LouisianaNew Orleans

Davis, Mollie Moore

Gehman, Mary

Kennedy, Evelyn Soulé

Playwrights—LouisianaNew Orleans

Radio broadcasting—LouisianaNew Orleans

Schertz, Helen Pitkin

Theater—LouisianaNew Orleans

WDSU (Radio station : New Orleans, La.)