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Caskie Stinnett Papers

Identifier: Mss. 76 St5, Acc. 2010.366, 2010.382

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Harry Caskie Stinnett, William and Mary class of 1932, include a variety of different materials.  Included are two literary manuscripts of Stinnett's books, "Back to Abnormal" and "Out of the Red."  Each manuscript contains handwritten edits.  Additions to the collection include a multitude of magazine manuscripts.  Many of the manuscripts detail Stinnett's adventures abroad.  Other items include a scrapbook filled of newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, book reviews, and Stinnett's baptismal and confirmation certificates.


  • Creation: 1919-1998
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1950-1993


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Administrative History:

Caskie Stinnett graduated from William and Mary in 1932. After graduation, he served as a newspaper reporter in Stauton, Virginia before joining the Curtis Publishing Company. He then became travel editor and then editor-in-chief of Holiday Magazine. He was a distinguished writer and editor, with articles appearing in Atlantic Monthly, Travel & Leisure, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Ladies' Home Journal. Stinnett passed away in 1998.


2.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged in several different boxes. The first two boxes include manuscripts of the works, "Back to Abnormal," and "Out of the Red." The third box includes literary reviews and articles.  The fourth box is comprised of a myriad of magazine manuscripts.  The last box includes certificates and scrapbooks relating to Stinnett.

Acquisition Information:

Gift. Accessions 76-32 and 77-1 were a gift of Caskie Stinnett. Accessions 77-38 and 77-39 were a gift of John Weaver. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


No future additions are expected.

Related Materials:

John D. Weaver Papers.

Information about related materials is available at

Separated Materials:

"Speaking of Holiday" (1954-1959) is cataloged in Rare Books and a second run of the publication was offered to a William & Mary faculty member. Stinnet's copy of the book "Script" was transferred to University Archives as an office copy.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2010.366 accessioned and minimally processed by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, 6/24/2010. Acc. 2010.382 accessioned and minimally processed by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, 7/2/2010.

Guide to the Caskie Stinnett Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository