TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of George Ade

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1890-1971, bulk 1925-1945

Series 2: George Ade-Charles Fernald Material, 1921-1948

Series 3: Works, 1881-1967

Series 4: Miscellaneous Material, 1865-1968

Series 5: Clippings, ca. 1900-1970

Series 6: Photographs, 1871-1944

Series 7: Oversize Material

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Inventory of the George Ade Papers, 1865-1971


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Lisa Janssen, 2004.

©2004.


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Ade, George, 1866-1944
Title George Ade Papers
Dates 1865-1971
Extent 7.2 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Abstract Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," and for his innumerable fables in slang.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Ade
Collection Stack Location 3a 36 1

Administrative Information

Cite As

George Ade Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of William F. and Ardis Kurfess, 1971. Gift of the Union League Club of Chicago, 1972.

Processed by

Virginia H. Smith, 2004.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The George Ade Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The George Ade Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of George Ade

American journalist, humorist and playwright.

George Ade was a small-town Indiana boy, born in the middle of the nineteenth century, who became so famous and rich as a wildly popular and prolific author and playwright, that he could retire to his country estate in the 1920s and spend the rest of his long life writing, entertaining, golfing, traveling and generally making himself and his many friends happy and comfortable.

George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana in 1866, and graduated from Purdue University in 1887. After a few years as a local newspaper reporter, Ade joined his Purdue friend, cartoonist John T. McCutcheon, at the Chicago Record, where he developed the skill of turning human-interest stories into gentle satirical humor. Ade's columns, entitled "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," which were illustrated by McCutcheon, attracted national attention and were subsequently collected and published as books entitled Artie, 1896, and Pink Marsh, 1897. Ade is probably best remembered for his innumerable fables in slang, columns begun in 1897 and published as books beginning with Fables in Slang in 1899 and ending with Hand-Made Fables in 1920.

The celebrated fables proved to be a bonanza when they went into syndication in 1900, and financial success allowed Ade to turn his considerable energies to the theater. He wrote several popular musical comedies, notably The Sultan of Sulu, and fourteen equally popular, clever, lightweight plays for Broadway, the best being The Country Chairman in 1903, and The College Widow in 1904.

In 1904 Ade bought a 2400-acre estate at Brook, Indiana, named it "Hazelden" and it was there, forever after, he could work, play, and entertain lavishly. He continued writing fables, essays, newspaper and magazine articles, gave speeches and produced newsletters about his travels abroad. Ade was a political conservative, active in Republican politics and the Committee of One Hundred. He was a life-long supporter of Purdue and the Sigma Chi fraternity. Among his many activities was his presidency of the Mark Twain Association of America in the 1940s. In Miami, where he vacationed each winter, he enjoyed the same busy social life that he had in Indiana.

George Ade never married. He died in Indiana in 1944.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, writings, pictorial materials, and newsclippings dating mainly from 1890 to 1944, documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade.

With the exception of Ade's writings, some photographs and newsclippings, and a few letters, the papers date largely from Ade's later literary career and active retirement. The collection reflects his close relationships with family and friends, and his sustained support of Purdue University and the Sigma Chi fraternity. They are also important sources of material on John T. McCutcheon and the viewpoint of conservatives opposed to the New Deal.

Most of Ade's letters date after 1920 and the bulk are to Evelyn Gilman (Mrs. William T. Gilman), William F. Kurfess, and Franklin J. Meine. One letter to Vause W. Marshall describes Ade's friendship with the illustrator John Francis (Frank) Holme. The small group of incoming correspondence includes letters from Elmer Davis, William Dean Howells, Elbert Hubbard, John T. McCutcheon, and H.T. Webster. There is also correspondence which relates to George Ade, including letters written by or to Fred C. Kelly, William Frederick Kurfess, John T. McCutcheon, Franklin J. Meine and James Rathbun, plus a photostat of a letter from Mark Twain to William D. Howells.

Within the collection is a smaller collection of Ade materials given by the Union League Club of Chicago, gathered by Monroe Cockrell, which concern Ade's friendship with Charles Fernald (both Cockrell and Monroe were officers of Ade's bank, the Continental).

The five boxes of works contain published writings, typescripts and many original manuscripts. Miscellaneous material includes articles about Ade, some Ade family items, memorabilia, a few legal documents and Hazelden-related items. There are two scrapbooks containing two printed Ade stories; also, a box of clippings and 2 boxes of photographs, many of which are of Ade.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Ade family
  • Ade, George, 1866-1944
  • Chicago Record
  • Cockrell, Monroe F. (Monroe Fulkerson), b. 1884
  • Committee of One Hundred (Miami Beach, Fla.)
  • Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958
  • Fernald, Charles Edward, 1902-
  • George Ade Memorial Association
  • Gilman, Evelyn
  • Holme, John Francis, 1868-1904
  • Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
  • Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
  • Indiana Society of Chicago
  • Kelly, Fred C. (Fred Charters), 1882-1959
  • Kurfess, William F.
  • Mark Twain Society of Chicago
  • McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
  • Meine, Franklin Julius, 1896-1968
  • Purdue University
  • Rathbun, James D.
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
  • Union League Club of Chicago
  • Webster, Harold Tucker, 1885-1952
  • Whitechapel Club

Subjects

  • American literature -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • American literature -- Indiana
  • Brook (Ind.) -- History -- Sources
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Newspapers
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- Sources
  • Conservatism -- United States
  • Correspondence -- Indiana
  • Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Dramatists -- United States
  • Greek letter societies -- Indiana - Lafayette
  • Humorists -- American
  • Journalists -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Liberty ships
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Manuscripts, American -- Indiana
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Photographs

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1890-1971, bulk 1925-1945

Mainly outgoing letters of George Ade, mostly dated after 1920, primarily to Evelyn Gilman, William F. Kurfess, and Franklin J. Meine. The small group of incoming correspondence includes letters from Elmer Davis, William Dean Howells, Elbert Hubbard, John T. McCutcheon, and H.T. Webster. The correspondence that relates to George Ade includes letters to or from Fred C. Kelly, William Frederick Kurfess, John T. McCutcheon, Franklin J. Meine, and James Rathbun, plus a photostat of a letter from Mark Twain to William D. Howells.
Arranged with George Ade correspondence first, then letters relating to Ade alphabetically by correspondent.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Ade, George to Ardis Ade, Sept. 29, 1921
1 2 Ade, George to Katie Ade, n.d.
1 3 Ade, George to William Ade, Nov. 20, 1919
1 4 Ade, George to John Bond, April 6, 1941
1 5 Ade, George to Charles E. Carson, Dec. 24, 1942
1 6 Ade, George to James F. Cooke, April 15, 1926
1 7 Ade, George to L.A. Downs, July 22, 1933
1 8 Ade, George to Eleanor [_____], Dec. 1, 1929
1 9 Ade, George to W.C. Gibson, May 2, 1926
1 10 Ade, George to William T. Gilman, April 25, 1937
1 11 Ade, George to Evelyn Gilman (34 letters), 1926-1936
1 12 Ade, George to Evelyn Gilman (28 letters), 1937-1942
1 13 Ade, George to Edward S. Hall, Dec. 26, 1900; Feb. 12, 1901
1 14 Ade, George to Mrs. William T. Hall (12 letters), 1903-1907
1 15 Ade, George to "Judge" (3 letters), 1900, n.d.
1 16 Ade, George to Josh Hildebrand, June 20; Aug. 24, 1890
1 17 Ade, George to Fred C. Kelly (photostat), Sept. 19, 1930
1 18-25 Ade, George to William F. Kurfess, 1912-1943
1 26 Ade, George to Vause W. Marshall, June 3, 1939
1 27 Ade, George to Franklin J. Meine (19 letters), 1940-1941
1 28 Ade, George to Franklin J, Meine (17 letters), 1942-1943
1 29 Ade, George to Mason Peters (8 letters), 1940-1942
1 30 Ade, George to James D. Rathbun (4 letters), 1919-1943
1 31 Ade, George to W.T. Webster, Oct. 27, 1934
1 32 Ade, George to Miscellaneous A-Z (6 letters), 1910-1940
1 33 Howells, William Dean to George Ade, Oct. 24, 1916
1 34 McCutcheon, John T. to George Ade (7 letters), ca. 1919-1944
1 35 Meine, Franklin J. to George Ade, Oct. 18, 1940
1 36 Miscellaneous to George Ade A-Z (19 letters), 1899-1944
1 37 Kelly, Fred C. to James D. Rathbun (40 letters and postcards), 1944-1946
1 38 Kurfess, William Frederick (22 incoming letters), 1937-1971
1 39 McCutcheon, John T. to William Frederick Kurfess (7 letters), 1917-1943
1 40 McCutcheon, John T. to Franklin Meine (3 letters), n.d.
1 41 McCutcheon, John T. to James D. Rathbun (5 letters), 1928-1945
1 42 Meine, Franklin J. (11 incoming and outgoing letters), 1940-1963
1 43 Rathbun, James D. (50 incoming letters), 1943-1947
1 44 Twain, Mark to William Dean Howells (photostat), July 22, 1908
1 45 Miscellaneous, A-Z relating to George Ade (10 letters), 1932-1949

Series 2: George Ade-Charles Fernald Material, 1921-1948

Material relating to the friendship between George Ade and Charles Fernald, collected by Monroe Cockrell and originally presented to the Union Club of Chicago, which in turn was given to the Newberry Library in 1972. Fernald and Cockrell were officers of the Continental Bank in Chicago, where Charles Fernald handled Ade's financial affairs. Cockrell sifted through (and discarded much) of the Ade-Fernald material that the bank held, arranged it as he saw fit in two (now disbanded) notebooks and deposited it at the Union League Club in 1960. The order of the items, left as Cockrell put them, is not strictly chronological and includes correspondence (mostly from Ade), articles and clippings about Ade, newsletters written by Ade, other miscellaneous Ade-related material, plus some extraneous pieces added when Cockrell gave the papers to the Union League Club. Also includes materials relating to Ade's participation in the Committee of One Hundred and the Mark Twain Society of Chicago.
Arranged by Monroe Cockrell.

Box Folder Contents
2 46 Monroe Cockrell introductory material when presenting Ade- Fernald notebooks to the Union League Club of Chicago, 1960
2 47 Correspondence, 1930-1934
2 48 Correspondence, 1935-1937
2 49 Correspondence, 1938-1939
2 50 Correspondence, 1940-1942
2 51 Correspondence, 1943-1945
2 52 Newsletters, 1932-1943
2 53 Hazelden newsletters and correspondence, 1935-1943
2 54 Newsletters, 1927
2 55 Articles by and about George Ade, 1921-1942
2 56 Clippings, 1935-1944
2 57 Miscellaneous correspondence relating to George Ade, 1945-1948
2 58 Four published booklets, 1920-1945
2 59 Miscellaneous material not included in the notebooks, 1933-1942

Series 3: Works, 1881-1967

The bulk of the George Ade Papers is his writings, both manuscript and published. One box consists mainly of copies of his fables, many in draft form showing his corrections. The collection includes newspaper and magazine articles, -- some of which apparently were never published -- speeches, advertising copy, a play, newsletters written while traveling, and other miscellaneous items. Where necessary, some of the original hand-written material has been copied on acid-free paper for use in the reading room.
Arranged alphabetically by title, or by first line (in quotation marks), and occasionally by subject matter.

Box Folder Contents
3 60 "A.S." (verse), n.d.
3 61 "According to the artists who make pictures for the magazines and newspapers..." (speech), Dec. 27, 1932
3 62 "Additional data regarding Inter-Ocean" (article), Nov. 23, 1931
3 63 Ade relates how he escaped a spotlight with the elite (newspaper article), ca. 1942
3 64 Ade Would Abolish Feb. 9: noted humorist writes own birthday story (newspaper article), Feb., 1941
3 65 Adipose (article), n.d.
3 66 The Advantage of Being 'Middle Class' (reprinted newspaper article), 1900
3 67 Advice (article), n.d.
3 68 All Dolled Up (magazine article), Feb., 1931
3 69 All in Chicago Thirty Years Ago (magazine article), n.d.
3 70 All Roads Lead to the World's Fair (newspaper article), June 1, 1893
3 71 And Now All Are Famous (magazine article), Jan., 1927
3 72 Arrive Early-Depart Late (newspaper article), Dec. 31, 1933
3 73 "As I Understood It..." (speech), ca. 1908
3 74 At Long Range (articles), Feb. 1928-May, 1930
3 75 At the Corner (article), ca. 1924
3 76 Away Back in the Drab Eighties (article), n.d.
3 77 Babies (magazine article), Feb., 1922
3 78 Bankers I Have Met (speech), n.d.
3 79 A Basket of Potatoes (article), Oct. 27, 1881
3 80 Before Condemning the Motion Picture Industry, Remember -- (newspaper article), July 27, 1922
3 81 Beginning of a Sketch of Peter Dunne (essay), n.d.
3 82 Believe It or Not, I Like Crowds (magazine article), May-June 1932
3 83 Biography of John Ade (article), n.d.
3 84 The 'Birthday Report' That George Ade Wrote (article), 1943
3 85 Book reviews, 1942
3 86-87 Broadcasts From Station R.F.D. (article), 1933
3 88 Brothers in Sigma Chi (speech), n.d.
3 89 Bully For Old Purdue (newspaper article), Nov. 17, 1929
3 90 The Busy, Boiling Nineties (magazine article), Nov., 1926
3 91 Campaign for Books (broadcast excerpt), March, 1942
3 92 "Chick Evans" Camouflage Not Deceiving (newspaper article), n.d.
3 93 The Chicago Record Excerpts, 1897
3 94 Choose Your Own Exit (magazine article), Feb., 1928
3 95 Christmas in London (magazine article), Dec. 1, 1921
3 96 Climate (magazine article), Jan., 1923
3 97 College Days (sketch), [1890-1900]
3 98 College Students (magazine article), Sept., 1921
3 99 The College Widow (incomplete) play), 1924
3 100 Corn Belt Columnist: Once More a Message From the Deep Darkness... (newsletter), n.d.
3 101 The Cruder Form of "Jazz" (magazine article), June, 1924
3 102 Cutie and the Fusser (article), n.d.
3 103 Dancing (magazine article), March, 1922
3 104 The Dear Public (magazine article), June, 1920
3 105 Dignity (broadside), 1916
3 106 Dodging the Winter (essay), n.d.
3 107 The Drama is Roughly Divided into Two Parts (speech), 1914
3 108 The Dream That Came Out With Much To Boot (magazine article), May, 1913
3 109 The Dying Newspaper (article), May, 1907
3 110 Early to Bed and Early to Rise (proverb), May 24, 1941
3 111 Easy Money Evaporates (brochure), n.d.
3 112 The Effort to Convert the Hippopotamus into a Gazelle (article), n.d.
3 113 "Eighteen-eightyseven - Just Out of College..." (essay), n.d.
3 114 "The Engineer as a Business Man..." (essay), n.d.
3 115 Evolution of Artie Blanchard (newspaper article), Aug. 25, 1907
3 116 An Explanation If Not a Defense (magazine article), 1933
4 117 The Fable of Adding Up 1925 (newspaper article), Dec., 1925
4 118 The Fable of a Few Words Appropriate (newspaper article), April 4, 1926
4 119 The Fable of Being Too Beautiful (newspaper article), Jan. 2, 1927
4 120 The Fable of Being Too Touchy (newspaper article), Sept. 5, 1926
4 121 The Fable of Doing Things for Nellie (newspaper article), Sept. 14, 1924
4 122 The Fable of Getting Back to Nature (newspaper article), Oct. 26, 1924
4 123 The Fable of Hesitating Harry (newspaper article), June 27, 1926
4 124 The Fable of How to Win an Argument (newspaper article), Aug. 29, 1926
4 125 The Fable of How Weddings Have Sold Off (newspaper article), June 21, 1925
4 126 The Fable of Pleasing the Public (newspaper article), May 9, 1926
4 127 The Fable of Starting All Over Again (newspaper article), Dec. 26, 1926
4 128 The Fable of the All-Night Séance (newspaper article), Oct. 12, 1924
4 129 The Fable of the Back-Number Watchman (newspaper article), June 20, 1926
4 130 The Fable of the Blow-out and the Repair Department (article), n.d.
4 131 The Fable of the Blushing Brides of 1906 (newspaper article), June 6, 1926
4 132 The Fable of the Cold Carburetor (newspaper article), Nov. 16, 1924
4 133 The Fable of the Corporation Director and the Mislaid Ambition (newspaper article), Oct. 21, 1899
4 133a The Fable of the Criminal Outfit, n.d.
4 134 The Fable of the Definite Ambitions (newspaper article), Aug. 22, 1926
4 135 The Fable of the Dried-out Blotter (article), n.d.
4 136 The Fable of the Effort to Raise Funds (newspaper article), Oct. 5, 1924
4 136a The Fable of the Erstwhile Buddies, n.d.
4 137 The Fable of the Fascinating Folders (newspaper article), Oct. 31, 1926
4 138 The Fable of the Fifteen-Story Front (newspaper article), Nov. 2, 1924
4 139 The Fable of the Footless Go-between (newspaper article, Nov. 14, 1926
4 140 The Fable of the Girls Who Compromised (newspaper article), July 6, 1924
4 141 The Fable of the Hardened Out-and-Outer (newspaper article) Nov. 21, 1926
4 142 The Fable of the Hard-to-please Deep Thinker (newspaper article), Nov. 28, 1926
4 143 The Fable of the Kittenish Old Ones and the Tired Young Ones (newspaper article), Oct. 7, 1923
4 144 The Fable of the Land of Misinformation (newspaper article), Jan. 16, 1927
4 145 The Fable of the Lingering Thirst (newspaper article), Sept. 21, n.d.
4 146 The Fable of the Low-down Expert on Babies (newspaper article), Sept. 7, 1924
4 147 The Fable of the Name in Electric Lights (newspaper article, Jan. 23, 1927
4 148 The Fable of the Older the Tighter (article), n.d.
4 149 The Fable of the Red-hot icicles (newspaper article), May 2, 1926
4 150 The Fable of the Ruined Trip (newspaper article), Dec. 19, 1926
4 151 The Fable of the Sheep and the Goats (newspaper article), Nov. 7, 1926
4 152 The Fable of the Slim Girl Who Tried to Keep a Date... (newspaper article), July 13, 1899
4 152a The Fable of the Slumbering Volcano, n.d.
4 153 The Fable of the Submerged Hero (newspaper article), Jan. 3, 1925
4 154 The Fable of the Tike Who Had an Embition (article), n.d.
4 155 The Fable of the True Friend (newspaper article), Sept. 28, 1924
4 156 The Fable of the Unhappy Jump from Rags to Riches (newspaper article), Sept. 6, 1925
4 157 The Fable of the Usual Slicker (newspaper article), Sept. 19, 1926
4 158 The Fable of the Vacation at Home (newspaper article), Jan. 3, 1926
4 159 The Fable of the Vittles and the Feeding Hours (newspaper article), Oct. 3, 1926
4 160 The Fable of the Welcoming Frosty Autumn (newspaper article), Oct. 10, 1926
4 161 The Fable of the Wonderful Meal of Vittles (newspaper article), May 11, 1924
4 162 The Fable of the World Being Too Small (newspaper article), Oct. 24, 1926
4 163 The Fable of the Yule-tide Splurging (newspaper article), Dec. 12, 1926
4 164 The Fair Co-ed (article), n.d.
4 165 Family Dinner (seating plan), June, 1942
4 166 "A few years ago I was implicated in the preparation of a musical play..." (speech), Dec. 1, 1921
4 167 "Fifteen Men Killed" : Tioga explosion (newspaper article), July 12, 1890
4 168 Flirting With the Dead-line or Symptoms of Being not so Young (article), n.d.
4 169 Flowers - Crape - Cemeteries - Headstones (magazine article), Jan., 1928
4 170 Football Now and Then and Then and Now (magazine article), Nov. 16, 1929
4 171 "For the past eight years I have lived in the country each summer" (article), n.d.
4 172 Forty Miles From Nowhere (magazine article), May 1, 1920
4 173 The Fountain of Youth (poem), [1907]
5 174 The Galumptious Girl (newspaper article), Aug. 10, 1924
5 175 George Ade (biographical sketch), 1933,1936
5 175a George Ade Abroad (scrapbook of published travel account), in Oversize Box 13, n.d.
5 176 George Ade, Famous Author, Appraises the Improved Challenger Kleen-Heet (brochure), ca. 1929
5 177 George Ade on Rural Recreation (article), 1921
5 178 George Ade's First Job (newspaper article), Oct. 3, 1931
5 179 George Ade's Own Story (magazine article), June, 1903
5 180 George Ade's Purdue (magazine contains: The Fable of the Girl With a Handicap... 1901), 1964
5 181 The Glory of the States: Indiana (magazine article), March 1916
5 182 The Good Die Young (magazine article), Aug., 1924
5 183 "A good many years ago I attached to one of my Fables..." (guest book sketch), Mar. 2, 1939
5 184 Go to the Bank Today (article), n.d.
5 185 The Gray Eighties (magazine article), May-June, 1931
5 186 Great Ones (magazine article), June, 1927
5 187 Hall Bedroom Stories About McCutcheon and Barney Dorner (partial mss.), n.d.
5 188 Handsome Cyril (photostat cover illustration), 1903
5 189 Have I a Home or a Headquarters? (magazine article), Jan., 1929
5 190 Have We Cornered the Recipe for Health and Happiness? (2 magazine articles), n.d.
5 191 The Hitch-Hiker (article), n.d.
5 192 Hob-nobbing with Greatness Unawares (article), n.d.
5 193 Home-Cooking (magazine article), June, 1922
5 194 "A Hoosier refuses to be classified by those who lack information." (speech excerpt), n.d.
5 195 How to Live in the Country (magazine article), 1926
5 196 "I am going to write a few articles about moving pictures." (article), n.d.
5 197 "I am proud and happy to be honored by Purdue." (broadcast), May 6, 1939
5 198 I Am Still Trying to Kid Myself (newspaper article), Feb., 1943
5 199 "I get word from Clearwater, Fla., that my old side-kick...Orson Wells...has been called to the great beyond " (newspaper article), 1939
5 200 "I love Miami Beach..." (broadcast script deletion), Nov. 19, 1942
5 201 "I seldom miss a Purdue commencement..." (newspaper article), June 13, 1922
5 202 "I take it the purpose of this round-up is to congratulate Hewitt Howland..." (speech), 1925
5 203 The Ideal Boy (speech), 1883
5 204 "If" or "Supposing" (newspaper article), Apr. 13, 1919
5 205 Il Janitoro (newspaper article), Apr. 2, 1896
5 206 Implications of the New Deal (newspaper article), Mar. 24, 1938
5 207 Information for Herb Jones, Jim Rathbun, Joe Reeve et al regarding cruise to West Indies..., Feb. 25, 1926
5 208 Inscriptions for Stories of the Streets and Town [sic], 1937
5 209 Interior Decorating (magazine article), Feb., 1925
5 210 Interview with George Ade (article), Apr., 1936
5 211 Interview with George Ade (article), Sept. 14, 1940
5 212 Introduction to the Souvenir of the Nineteenth Annual Dinner of the Indiana Society of Chicago (article), Dec. 15, 1923
5 213 Irvin Cobb (newspaper article), June 2, 1924
5 214 "It happened to a friend of mine who for many years in Chicago sat on the criminal bench." (article), n.d.
5 215 "It is an old-fashioned and appalling reflection..." (article), n.d.
5 216 "It is in the market place at Miami Beach" (newspaper article), 1934
5 217 James J. Corbett (newspaper article), 1924
5 218 James Whitcomb Riley (speech), Oct. 5, 1922
5 219 John Ringling (newspaper article), 1924
5 220 "Ladies and Gentlemen: Before showing you some pictures of the Panama Canal..." (lecture), n.d.
5 221 Ladies and Gentlemen of the '19- (speech?), n.d.
5 222 Lady Champions (magazine article), Aug., 1927
5 223 Leaves from George Ade's Log Book (newspaper article), n.d.
5 224 The Lessons of Travel (magazine article), Jan.-May, 1917
5 225 Letters of Introduction (magazine article), July, 1922
5 226 A Little Explanation Regarding "Batik." (article), n.d.
5 227 The Logical Finish of the Progressive Maniac (newspaper article), n.d.
5 228 Looking Back from Fifty (magazine article), Feb., 1917
5 229 Luxuries (magazine article), Apr., 1922
5 230 Making a Lady Out of Sadie (newspaper article), June 17, 1934
5 231 Mark Twain (unprinted article), n.d.
5 232 Mark Twain: A Quarter-Century Later (article), Oct. 21, 1936
5 233 The Meaning of $200 an Acre (magazine article), n.d.
5 234 Merely Roving and Rambling (article), n.d.
5 235 The Microbe's Serenade (poem), 1906
5 236 Miscellaneous notes on George Barr McCutcheon and Paul Anderson, n.d.
5 237 The Modern Fable of the Difference Between the Stratosphere Balloon and the Toboggan (newspaper article), May 31, 1936
5 238 The Modern Fable of the Maltreated Man and Much-abused Woman (article), n.d.
5 239 Morals, n.d.
5 240 The Most Amazing Experience I Ever Had (magazine article), Mar., 1967
5 241 Mrs. Peckham's Carouse (play), Apr. 17, 1899
5 242 Music and Music-Lovers (article), n.d.
5 243 Musical Comedy (speech), June 20, 1907
5 244 My Father Was Here in '49 (newspaper article), July 13, 1933
5 245 "My first opus for the stage was a thing called The Sultan of Sulu." (broadcast), 1933
5 246 My Maiden Effort (article), 1920
5 247 My Own All-American Team (magazine article), May, 1927
5 248 My Pick of a Job (article), n.d.
6 249 Naming the Unbeatable and Superlative Top-notchers (magazine article), n.d.
6 250 The New Fable of Mr. Whipple's Dress Suit (article), Apr. 3, 1925
6 250a The New Fable of The Flapper Feud, n.d.
6 251 The New Fable of the Uplifter and His Dandy Little Opus (magazine article), Feb., 1913
6 252 Newsletters, 1927-1937
6 253 Newsletters, 1938-1943
6 254 Not a Fable (article), ca. 1919
6 255 Not Apologizing - Not Bragging - Simply Telling (magazine article, 1926
6 256 Notebook, Purdue University (includes "Private Library of George Ade"), n.d.
6 257 Of What Use is Slang? (newspaper article), Nov. 2, 1913
6 258 The Old Sherman House (article), n.d.
6 259 On Wrecking the Supreme Court (newspaper article), Apr. 4, 1937
6 260 "One day many years ago I accidentally wrote a fable." (article), Oct. 13, 1927
6 261 Opening Address: Brothers in Sigma Chi (speech), n.d.
6 262 Oratory (magazine article), May, 1921
6 263 "Our talented novelists and magazine writers cannot agree as to what women in the small towns are doing with their time." (speech), Sept. 12, 1921
6 264 The Overlooked Big Shots of Delta Delta (article), n.d.
6 265 Personal Recollections of John Ade; Autobiography of John Ade (articles), n.d.
6 266 Poker (article), n.d.
6 267 Pretend You Never Got It (article), n.d.
6 268 Pride (magazine article), Aug., 1923
6 269 Private and Confidential - Through a Megaphone (newspaper article), June 20, 1917
6 270 Proud and Happy (article), May, 1939
6 271 Putting Up a Front (magazine article), May, 1922
6 272 Recalling the Early Tremors of a Timorous Playwright (article), 1936
6 273 "Regarding a possible outline to be called RELATIONS or MY RELATIVES..." (article), n.d.
6 274 Regarding Banks - Then and Now (article), 1923
6 275 Regarding "Prominent Members" (magazine article), Feb., 1899
6 276 Rejected (poem), 1938
6 277 Remarks at J.T. McCutcheon's Silver Anniversary Dinner (speech), 1928
6 278 Riley - an Indiana Possession (article), June, 1922
6 279 Riley the Most Lovable Hoosier (magazine article), Nov., 1927
6 280 Riley, the One and Only (magazine article), Nov., 1927
6 281 The Rising Generation Establishes New Altitude Records (article), n.d.
6 282 The Rolling Peanut (pamphlet), 1904
6 283 Saving My First Thousand Dollars (magazine article), May, 1923
6 284 Self-Confidence (article), n.d.
6 285 The Sigma Chi Creed, n.d.
6 286 Sigma Chi Quarterly excerpts, 1922-1930
6 287 Single Blessedness and Other Observations (article), Mar., 1922
6 287a The Slim Princess (scrapbook of published story), 1907
6 288 Socks for Bachelors (magazine article), n.d.
6 289 Soft Hats, High Hats and Coronets (magazine article), July, 1925
6 290 "Some are born great..." (speech), n.d.
6 291 Something About the Two Important Ones (magazine article), n.d.
6 292 Speaking of Speakers (newspaper article), Oct. 10, 1931
6 293 Speech by George Ade, Introducing John T. McCutcheon, Aug. 15, 1941
6 294 Speech for Gridiron Dinner, Dec. 12, 1925
6 295 Stories By and About James Whitcomb Riley (magazine article), n.d.
6 296 Stories of the Streets and of the Town (announcement), Oct. 24, 1941
6 297 Story of a Small Town Course (magazine article), May, 1952
6 298 A Street-Corner Survey of the Most Convulsive Twenty-five Years in History (article), n.d.
6 299 Super-Everything (magazine article), March, 1930
6 300 "Supplanting the introduction, I come... from Indiana..." (unused speech), n.d.
7 301 Teaching "Humor" in Colleges (newspaper article), Mar. 18, 1934
7 302 Ten Great Performances, no. 6 (article), May, 1938
7 303 Then and Now - Forward to "The Making of a Trust Co." (article), 1923
7 304 Then He Moved to New York (magazine article), Mar., 1927
7 305 "They say that every man of less than average ability..." (speech), June 12, 1933
7 306 This Thing of Living in the Country (article), n.d.
7 307 To Relieve the Tedium of Travel (article), n.d.
7 308 To That Open-hearted Benefactor Residing on Hog Island... (travel book), 1908
7 309 Town Boys, Fall In (newspaper article), Aug. 12, 1917
7 310 "The traveler who wishes to see Indiana must go riding on the Monon" (brochure), 1947
7 311 Upon Meeting Young Mr. Wade (book preface), 1920
7 312 Verses Written for Mrs. Gilman (poems), Feb. 12, 1942
7 313 The Village Liar (magazine article), Nov. 8, 1924
7 314 The Weather (article), n.d.
7 315 What Father Bumped Into at the Culture Factory (newspaper article), 1902
7 316 What Women Will Wear - Regardless (newspaper article), Sept., 1933
7 317 When Good Fellows Got Together (incomplete magazine article), Feb., 1927
7 318 "When I first met Tom Meighan..." (article), July 16, 1936
7 319 "When I learned that the Lotus Club was giving a party for Col. George Harvey..." (speech), Apr., 1921
7 320 When I Sowed My Wild Oats (magazine article), Oct., 1926
7 321 Where Angels Fear to Tread (magazine article), Apr., 1927
7 322 Whirligigs (magazine article), Jan., 1922
7 323 Why I Like Troupers (magazine article), n.d.
7 324 Why Kenesaw and Will Got Their Jobs (article), n.d.
7 325 Why We Are at War with Germany (newspaper article), July 30, 1917
7 326 Words to Fit the Music (speech), July, 1939
7 327 World's Champion Hooky-Player (magazine article), Oct., 1941
7 328 The Yankee's Prayer (magazine article), Oct., 1924
7 329 You Cannot Overpay (newspaper article), April, 1917
7 330 "Your magazine was founded in 1883." (article), n.d.

Series 4: Miscellaneous Material, 1865-1968

Family items, including a biography of George Ade's father, John Ade, and some school records; articles about Ade, 1902-1969, including obituaries and his funeral in 1944; material about the Ade Memorial, Hazelden, John T. McCutcheon, James Rathbun, the Mark Twain Society, the Union League Club of Chicago and the Whitechapel Club of Chicago; some dust jackets, a few legal documents including Ade's will, and a manuscript entitled "Charley Case's Father" (author unknown). Also, publicity items regarding the Liberty Ship christened the George Ade in 1944.
Arranged by subject and type of material.

Box Folder Contents
8 331 Ade family: John Ade, 1865-1968
8 332 Ade family: genealogical queries, 1907-1913
8 333 Ade family: school records, 1878-1944
8 334 Ade Memorial, 1946-1963
8 335 Articles, n.d.
8 336 Articles, 1902-1940
8 337 Articles, 1941-1949
8 338 Articles, 1950-1969
8 338a Caricatures: George Ade and George Barr McCutcheon, (in Oversize Box 13), n.d.
8 339 "Chicago Stories", ad and proof sheet, 1963
8 340 Chronology of Ade's works, 1940
8 341 Dust jackets of four books by/or about George Ade
8 342 George Ade's funeral, 1944
8 343 Hazelden, 1927-1963
8 343a Indianapolis Star (in Oversize Box 13), Sept. 27, 1953
8 344 Legal documents, 1934-1941
8 345 Liberty Ship the George Ade, 1944-1965
8 346 McCutcheon, John T., misc. items, 1896-1966
8 347 Manuscript: "Charley Case's Father" (author unknown), 1903
8 348 Mark Twain Society material, 1941-1949
8 349 Memorabilia: bookplates, cancelled check, cards, Ade's pencils and writing tablet, 1940s
8 350 Menu: Dinner for George Ade, Lotus Club (in Oversize Box 13), Dec. 18, 1920
9 351 The Purdue Patrol (newspaper), (in Oversize Box 13), Oct., 1943
9 352 Purdue Yesterday and Today (magazine), (in Oversize Box 13), 1949
9 353 Rathbun, James D., articles, 1940-1949
9 354 Royalties, accounts, 1904-1908
9 355 Sigma Chi Daily Tribune: newspaper cartoon issue (in Oversize Box 13), Nov. 11, 1937
9 356 Sigma Chi Daily Tribune: John T. McCutcheon tribute issue (in Oversize Box 13), Nov. 3, 1927
9 357 Union League Club of Chicago. Interviews with James D. Rathbun, 1949
9 358 Union League Club of Chicago misc. material, 1951-1968
9 359 Whitechapel Club history, 1941
9 360 Wills, 1937-1945

Series 5: Clippings, ca. 1900-1970

Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding George Ade. Almost all have been copied on acid-free paper. Originals are located in Oversize Box 13.
Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
10 361-370 Clippings, ca. 1900-1970

Series 6: Photographs, 1871-1944

Many photographs of George Ade, 1871-1943; John Ade and Ade family; George Ade with John T. McCutcheon; James Rathbun and other friends and groups; Hazelden and other buildings; and three pages taken from the Ade-Fernald collection, including a portrait of Charles Fernald.
Organized with regular size photographs (Box 11) followed by oversize photographs (Box 12).

Box Folder Contents
11 371 Ade, George, 1871-1898
11 372 Ade, George, 1902-1923
11 373 Ade, George, 1932-1938
11 374 Ade, George, 1940-1943
11 375 Ade, John, n.d.
11 376 Ade family, ca. 1898
11 377 Ade, George and John T. McCutcheon, ca. 1886-1934
11 378 Rathbun, James D., n.d.
11 379 Ade, George and friends: Joshua Hildebrand, Robert G. Ingersoll, May Irwin, George B. McCutcheon, n.d.
11 380 Groups, 1886-ca. 1940
11 381 George Ade's funeral, 1944
11 382-383 Hazelden, interior and external views, n.d.
11 384 Buildings: Ade homestead; Ross-Ade Stadium; Miami house, ca. 1870-1932
11 384a Liberty ship, George Ade, 1944
11 385 Three items removed from Ade-Fernald Collections: George Ade; Hazelden; Charles Fernald
12 386 Ade, George, 1915
12 387 Ade, George, 1907; 1927; 1930's
12 388 Ade, George, 1940's
12 389 Hazelden: grounds, n.d.
12 390 Play, Cap Fry's Birthday Party (cast photo), n.d.

Series 7: Oversize Material

Items removed from Works, Miscellaneous and Clippings. Includes scrapbook "George Ade Abroad," caricatures of Ade and George McCutcheon, several large newspaper pages and a magazine, plus the originals of the clippings in Box 10.
Arranged by type of material.

Box Contents
13 "George Ade Abroad" (scrapbook), n.d.
13 Caricatures: George Ade and George B. McCutcheon, n.d.
13 Indianapolis Star ("The Indianapolis Story"), Sept. 27, 1953
13 John T. McCutcheon cartoon: party at Hazelden (photostat), n.d.
13 Menu for dinner honoring George Ade, Dec. 18, 1920
13 The Purdue Patrol, Oct., 1943; May, 1944
13 Purdue Yesterday and Today, 1949
13 Sigma Chi Daily Tribune (cartoon issue), Nov. 11, 1937
13 Sigma Chi Daily Tribune (John T. McCutcheon tribute issue), Nov. 11, 1937
13 The Brook Reporter (George Ade Memorial Hospital issue), June 9, 1960
13 Originals of clippings copies on acid-free paper, located in Box 10