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Stark Young Periodicals



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Stark Young Periodicals
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1924-1939
Date [inclusive]
1.5 Linear feet (1 box + 1 oversize box)
This collection reflects the critical association that Stark Young established throughout his literary career. Included in the Stark Young Periodical Collection are materials from The New Republic,  Theater Arts Monthly,  Scribner's, and other publications.

Preferred Citation

Stark Young Periodicals (MUM00507). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Biographical Note

Stark Young was born in Como, Mississippi, on October 11, 1881, the son of a physician in a family which traced its ancestry in the United States back to 1795. Young received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi in 1901 and his Master's degree in English from Columbia University in 1902. Young taught at the University of Mississippi in 1905-1907, and then moved to the University of Texas at Austin. There he established the Texas Review and became involved with theater. In 1915, he moved to Amherst College, where he taught English until 1921. He resigned to pursue other interests and moved to New York City, New York. In New York, he was appointed as an editor of Theater Arts Magazine and as drama critic for  The New Republic. Young worked at  The New Republic until his retirement in 1947.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restriction

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by University of Mississippi Department Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • journals (periodicals)
  • magazines (periodicals)

Personal Name(s)

  • Young, Stark, 1881-1963

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 


"Shadows on Terrebone" (April 1935):40-45. 

English Journal 

"Golden Apples" (November 1937):689-97. 

Scribner's Magazine 

"To Beta"(September 1923): 272. 

"Land of Juan de Dios" (June 1930) 

Theater Arts Monthly 

"The Art of Directing" (April 1924): 227-236. 

"Reading Lesson" (May 1934):355-360. 

"Salome at the Metropolitan" (March 1934): 211-212. 

"Sense About Duse" (April 1939): 279-288. 

"Gulls and Chekov" (October 1938):737-744. 

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Box 2: Oversized 

Harper's Bazaar 

"Scrap-book" (March 1960):26. 

Harper's Magazine 

"After Hours" (March 1960): 26. 

New Republic 

"Scrapbooks" (July 4, 1928): 175. 

"Art and the Moral Life" (July 17, 1929): 228-230. 

"Sic Semper?" (July 24, 1929): 260-262. 

"Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw" (November 4, 1931): 327-329. 

"Dames aux Caemelias" (January 4, 1933): 214-216. 

Saturday Evening Post 

"Cousin Micajah" (April 13, 1935). 

Virginia Quarterly Review 

"Parallels in Italy" (January 1932): 15. 

"More Chapters from a Book of Memories" (Autumn 1948): 558. 

"From a Book of Memories" (Autumn 1948):261. 

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