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Biographical Note

Scope and Content Notes

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Series A: Correspondence

Series B: Scrapbooks and Bound Volumes

Series C: Photographs

Series D: “Ham With Wry:” Copies

Guide to the J.K. Stoner Collection, 1936-1996This finding aid is part of the Special Collections and University Archives of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Guide to the J.K. Stoner Collection, 1936-1996



CreatorJ.K. Stoner
CollectionJ.K. Stoner Collection
Coverage1936-1996
Abstract: This collection includes two high school text books, scrapbooks, photographs, and xerox copies of "Ham With Wry."
Quantity: 7 (6 boxes)
Identification: MG#93

Biographical Note

Dr. James Kermit Stoner, 1910-1995, was a professor in IUP’s School of Business for 26 years, having first taught in many area High Schools. He was founder of IUP’s Delta Pi Episilon business fraternity and also served on the board of directors of Penelec. He was highly involved in community affairs, holding memberships in the VFW Post 1989, the Kiwanis Club (a 50 year member) the Indiana Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as the Business Advisory Council of IUP. For over 17 years, Stoner created a weekly column, “Ham With Wry,” published in the Indiana Gazette, which were later collected into popular volumes. In addition, he was the author of 2 high school textbooks in marketing and retailing, numerous articles in professional magazines, and freelance articles in several house publications.

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Scope and Content Notes

Series A: Correspondence These papers reflect the life achievements of J.K. Stoner, who was given an “Outstanding Teacher” award by IUP. There is also a bound volume of his dissertation: “An Analysis of the Accounting System and Practices of Small, Independent Retail Businesses.” Other materials in the series, contained in boxes 1, 2, and 3, include the records of Stoner’s military career.

Series B: Scrapbooks

This series of two scrapbooks, in boxes four and five, contain material on Stoner’s retirement and his membership in the Kiwanis Club and other community organizations.

Series C: Photographs

This series, in box 5, contains photographs of the 1996 J.K. Stoner display in Stapleton Library, personal photographs of crafts and paintings by Dr. Stoner, and a photo of an unidentified social occasion. (original and 3 copies) The photos have been placed in mylar to preserve them.

Series D: “Ham With Wry:” Xerox copies; columns dated l980-l992. This material, stored in Box 6, includes index cards referring to characters created by Dr. Stoner

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The J.K. Stoner collection is housed in six archival boxes.

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Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Property rights reside with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Special Collections. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or publish, please contact the coordinator of the University Archives and Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

J.K. Stoner Collection, 1936-1996, MG# 93, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Special Collections

This collection was processed by Special Collections Staff,date unknown. Papers rearranged and inventory rewritten by Special Collections Staff in Spring 2001.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Jason Hutchins on February 12, 2002

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Series A: Correspondence

BoxFolder
11Waynesboro High School 50th Reunion
BoxFolder
2American Red Cross: News Releases
3Work Plan: Department of Business and Education
1Kiwanis Club; Rotary; Masons
2University of Pittsburgh: Correspondence
3Memberships: Phi Delta Kappa; Beta Alpha Delta Pi Epsilon; Omega Chi
4“Outstanding Teacher,” Award
5“Faculty Spotlight,” Retirement
6“School Emergency Planning Guide” 1978
7L’Indien, 1941
8New Ken 1936
9Alumni News Bulletins: IUP, June 1966-1972
10“The Story Behind,” (advertising logos)
11“Grades, Resumes and Publications”
12G.G. Hill (Phi Sigma Phi) letters to and about
1Catalog: Colorado State College 1957
2“Ham With Wry,” Xerox copies of column
3“Lt. J.K. Stoner:” official records
4J.K. Stoner: obituary; class reunion; Indiana Fair Program 1939
5Bound Volumes: Investigation of School Building Systems; M.A. Thesis 1936
6Dissertation: University of Pittsburgh, : An Analysis of the AccountingSystem and Practices of Small, Independent Retail Businesses. 1953
7Four Short Stories: “It Almost Snowed in Trinidad;” “Romance Incorporated;” “A Flitting We Did Go;” “All About W.A.R.”

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Series B: Scrapbooks and Bound Volumes

BoxFolder
41Retirement; notes, photos
2Kiwanis Club; miscellaneous organizations photographs
“Ham With Wry,” Vol. I, ; “Ham With Wry,” Vol. II, . 19801994

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Series C: Photographs

BoxFolder
1Sub-Series I: (12) J.K. Stoner Display: Stapleton Library January-February 1996
2Sub-Series II: (13) Personal: J.K. Stoner and Mrs. Stoner; Photographs of diplomas and awards
3Sub-Series III: (6) Crafts and paintings by J.K. Stoner
Sub-Series IV: Unidentified social occasion: J.K. Stoner, Second from right

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Series D: “Ham With Wry:” Copies

BoxFolder
51Xerox copies of column
2Typed Selections from Articles
3Index cards: Characters from “Ham With Wry”
1Xerox copies: “Ham With Wry.” typed and printed.
2Typed copies: “Ham With Wry.”
3Selections from “Ham With Wry.” (typed.)

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