Inventory to the George Ade Papers



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Revised: November 9, 2005
Finding Aid Prepared by: Joanne Mendes, Archives Assistant


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ade, George, 1866-1944
Title:
Dates (Inclusive): 1878-1947
Dates (Bulk): 1890s-1943
Abstract: Creative writings, correspondence, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to the life and career of author and playwright George Ade
Quantity: 29 cubic ft. (63 boxes)
Identification: US-InLP-20051109-1
Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Language: The Papers are written in English

Acquisition:

Gifts from George Ade, James Rathbun (George Ade's nephew by marriage and business manager), and George Ade Davis (George Ade's nephew), 1945

Preferred Citation:

The George Ade Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processed by:

Joanne Mendes, Archives Assistant , September, 2005

Access

Collection is open for research. The collection is stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access the collection.

Related Material:

George Ade Addendum Collection (1869-2005) Writings, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, press, printed material, microfilm, and ephemera relating to George Ade's life, career, and family. Items were donated to the library from various individuals including members of George Ade’s family.

George Ade Book Collection: George Ade's personal library; includes books written by Ade, books collected by Ade, and books regarding the life and career of George Ade.

The John T. McCutcheon Cartoon Collection: When Ade and McCutcheon met in 1886 while attending Purdue University, they began a lifelong friendship. McCutcheon gained fame for his work as an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. He illustrated many of Ade's stories and fables and Ade was the subject of numerous McCutcheon cartoons. The collection contains approximately 1,000 original cartoon sketches by McCutcheon, in addition to books such as his Cartoons: A Selection of One Hundred Drawings (1903; with an introduction by George Ade), The Mysterious Stranger and Other Cartoons (1905), and T.R. in Cartoons (1910). McCutcheon’s cartoons span from the beginning of the 20th century until the end of World War II, and many of them reflect the political issues of the time. Some of the cartoons relate to life at Purdue University.

The Edward C. Elliott Papers: Purdue President Edward C. Elliott was a close friend of George Ade and was instrumental in establishing the Ross-Ade Foundation and overseeing the construction of Ross-Ade Stadium. Elliott was appointed president of the Board of Trustees of the George Ade Trust following Ade's death in 1944 and was responsible for safeguarding Ade's estate until suitable arrangements were made for its preservation. The collection contains personal correspondence between Ade and Elliott; photographs; clippings regarding George Ade, Purdue University, Ross-Ade Stadium, the Ross-Ade Foundation; and Elliott's files from the George Ade Trust Association.

Subject Headings

Persons:
Ade, George, 1866-1944
Holloway, Edward M.
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Rathbun, James
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916
Ross, David, 1871-1943
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Organizations:
Purdue University
Purdue Alumni Association
Ross-Ade Foundation
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Indiana Society of Chicago

Topics:
Fables, American

Geographic Places:
Hazelden Farm (Brook, Ind.)

Occupations:
Dramatists, United States

Biographical Information

Author George Ade was born February 9, 1866 in Kentland, Indiana to John and Adaline [Bush] Ade. John Ade served as the first County Recorder of newly formed Newton County, which was organized in 1860. He was also a teller at the Discount and Deposit Bank of Kentland, where he became a partner in 1875. Adaline was a homemaker and cared for the couple's seven children: Anna, William, Alice, Joseph, Emma, George, and Ella. George Ade enjoyed a carefree childhood in the small rural community surrounded by family and friends. He was an average student; the high point came his senior year of high school when his essay, "A Basket of Potatoes," was published in the local newspaper. In 1881, John Ade was faced with a problem when his son graduated from high school; he realized that George had neither the aptitude nor the inclination for farm work. In Newton County, there were few opportunities outside of farming for a young man; college was considered a waste of time and money. One of George's high school teachers urged John to apply for one of the county scholarships that were being offered by the state to boost attendance at the state colleges. Much to the amusement of John’s neighbors, George's application [which was the only one submitted in Newton County that year] was accepted by Purdue University in West Lafayette. Adaline felt that her son was too young to be that far from home, so George spent an extra year in Kentland High School taking preparatory classes. In the fall of 1883, at the age of seventeen, George Ade boarded a train for West Lafayette and entered Purdue University.

Purdue University had been founded by John Purdue only fourteen years earlier and Ade would later comment that when he arrived the "plaster was still wet in the corners." The student body consisted of two hundred students; Ade's incoming freshman class had thirty students, out of which only eight would graduate. Ade chose Science for his major because it had the least mandatory math requirements of any major offered by the college. Ade joined the Sigma Chi fraternity which had won its Supreme Court battle to be allowed on campus earlier that year. Ade's affiliation with Sigma Chi would continue throughout his life; he served as Grand Consul in 1909, headed the Delta Delta Chapter House Building Association in 1912 and matched dollar for dollar all contributions raised to finance the new fraternity house (still in use today). He also hosted the annual Sigma Chi Dinner at his estate. Ade’s first two years at college went smoothly; he was an adept but not brilliant student. However, during his last two years his grades began to drop and Ade would later joke that he was "at the top of my class ... alphabetically." He received an academic alert in 1886 for his poor grades in Physics and Zoology. Ade’s drop in academic performance can be attributed in part to his newly discovered love for the theater and also his growing reputation as the easy-going host of many college parties and outings. Incoming freshman, John T. McCutcheon, had heard of Ade's reputation and was eager to meet the tall, quiet junior. Ade brought McCutcheon into Sigma Chi and they soon developed a close friendship that would last a lifetime. Another freshman caught Ade's attention, Lillian Howard. Ade courted the fair-haired Lafayette girl for four years until she broke his heart by marrying a Baptist minister from Minnesota. Ade often claimed that he was a lifelong bachelor because "another man married my girl." Although Ade graduated in 1887, his affiliation with Purdue did not end. He became one of the largest donors in the University's history personally donating funds for the construction of the Memorial Gymnasium and the Memorial Union Building. Along with David Ross, he purchased the land and provided large contributions towards the construction of Ross-Ade Stadium. The Ross-Ade Foundation was founded in 1923 to oversee stadium bond issues and has continued to assist the university with expansion and building programs for the past eighty years. George Ade served on the Purdue Board of Trustees from 1909 to 1916 and was an active member of the Purdue Alumni Association his entire life.

Ade's writing career did not begin until after he graduated from Purdue. He briefly thought about becoming a lawyer and studied law for about seven weeks before he quit and joined the Lafayette newspaper, The Morning News, as a reporter. However, the News soon went out of business and Ade found work with another Lafayette newspaper, The Call. Ade soon developed a friendly newspaper rivalry with the Courier's star reporter, George Barr McCutcheon. George Barr, John McCutcheon's older brother, was also a Purdue alumnus, and would later gain fame as the author of many books including Graustark and Brewster's Millions. The two reporters enjoyed a playful rivalry; in order to amuse each other on slow days, they often inserted quotes from their favorite play characters into local news stories. Ade eventually left the Call in search of higher pay and went to work in a patent medicine business where he was in charge of promoting several products, among them a smoking cure called No-Tobac. The first instruction in Ade's promotional pamphlet was to quit using tobacco immediately.

In 1889, John T. McCutcheon graduated from Purdue and moved to Chicago where he was hired as an illustrator for the Morning News, which later became the Chicago Record. McCutcheon repeatedly urged Ade to join him and the following year Ade moved to Chicago and began working for the Record as a weather reporter. Ade and McCutcheon shared a small furnished hallway bedroom in a rooming house which earned them the nickname the “hall-bedroom twins.” Ade's big break as a reporter came in July of 1890 when the freight steamer Tioga exploded on the Chicago River. Ade was the only reporter in the newsroom at the time and was sent to cover the disaster. His story was well received by the public and he was soon covering large events such as the Sullivan-Corbett fight in 1892 and the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Ade's colorful reporting style earned him a permanent column in the paper and he began to write a series about life in the city, Stories of the Streets and of the Towns. The public found Ade's use of everyday language and street slang innovative and refreshing and the series became an instant success. Ade fleshed out two of the stories, Artie and Pink Marsh, and published them as books, popularizing the series across the country. Ade began experimenting with stories written in fable form using modern day slang. The public loved the fables and by the late 1890s Ade was well known throughout America and had acquired many notable fans, including literary critic William Dean Howells and humorist Mark Twain. In 1899, Ade quit the Chicago Record and began syndicating his Fables in Slang column in newspapers across the country; the columns were also compiled and published as a book later that year. Broadway took notice of the author and producers begged Ade to write a comic script for the stage.

In 1898, Ade had written a one-act farce for the actress May Irwin for $200 which seemed like a fortune Ade at the time. He felt that the skit wasn't very good and for many years routinely apologized to Irwin for taking her money. Irwin kept the play in a trunk for years before dusting it off and using it as filler in one of her shows. The play, Mrs. Peckham's Carouse, became Irwin's biggest hit and she made back her $200 many times over. Ade also had written a comedy, The Night of the Fourth, which had been so thoroughly lambasted by the critics that he never put his name on it and quickly sold all rights to it. Ade’s rather questionable theatre debut not withstanding, he decided to give Broadway another try. In 1901, he wrote The Sultan of Sulu, using the story idea given to him by John McCutcheon, who had heard about the real life Sultan of Jolo on one of his trips aboard. The Sultan of Sulu was produced on Broadway in 1902 and was an instant success. Ade quickly followed it with Peggy from Paris and The County Chairman in 1903, and The Sho-Gun in 1904.

By the early 1900s, Ade had become financially successful and began sending his substantial earnings home to his father’s bank to prove to the town that college hadn’t been a waste of time after all. Ade trusted his brother William's investment skills and eventually ended up owning 2, 400 acres of productive farmland in the Newton County area. In 1902, one of William’s purchases was 417 acres near Brook, Indiana (15 miles north of Kentland). Ade became attached to the grove of trees alongside the Iroquois River and envisioned a summer cottage where he could escape the ever increasing pressures of fame. With the help of a Chicago architect, his ideal cottage grew and eventually expanded into an estate with landscaped gardens, a pool, pool house, garage, greenhouse, barns, outbuildings, and a caretaker's house. In 1910, Ade added a golf course and country club. Ade christened the estate “Hazelden”, a paternal family name. Over the years, Hazelden became the site of numerous political rallies, including the kick-off of William H. Taft's presidential campaign in 1908. Hazelden also hosted formal gatherings, actors retreats, golf tournaments, and Ade's famous annual party for local children. In 1904, when construction on Hazelden was completed, Ade moved in and wrote his next play, The College Widow, in three weeks.

In 1904, The College Widow joined The County Chairman and The Sho-Gun on Broadway, making George Ade the first playwright in history to have three plays running simultaneously. The story of the high jinks revolving around the football team of the fictional Wabash College [Ade’s pseudonym for Purdue] became his most successful play. The energetic football game in the last act received rave reviews from New York critics while the colorful dialogue peppered with slang delighted playgoers. A few years later, the play went overseas to the Strand Theatre in London, where it only played for a few weeks. The British audience found the American slang confusing even with the explanatory booklet that accompanied the playbill.

In 1905, the stress of fame began to affect Ade’s health and he returned to the Midwest, moving permanently into Hazelden. He frequently visited Chicago where John McCutcheon was working as an cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. That year, the two, along with Edward M. Holloway, founded the Indiana Society of Chicago. At the time the Society was founded, Indiana was second only to New York in published authors. Many of the Indiana authors who were associated with the Society at the time included James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington, Meredith Nicholson, Kin Hubbard and George Barr McCutcheon. The Society's Hoosiers would gather from all across the country at annual dinners and outings, some of which were held at Hazelden. That year also saw the first of three Ade plays that would bomb, which marked the beginning of the end of Ade’s reign on Broadway.

Despite the declining popularity of his plays, Ade wrote four more; the last one, The Old Town, was produced on Broadway in 1910. Now in his forties, Ade retired from playwriting but continued to write essays, short stories, and fables for various magazines and newspapers. He also ventured into the relatively new field of moving pictures, where he wrote over a hundred silent movie scripts and directed ten films. In 1931, during the era of Prohibition, Ade produced one more book, The Old-Time Saloon. Vehemently opposed to the Eighteenth Amendment, Ade wrote the book as a gentle nostalgic reminder of an age when the town saloon was a gathering place for local characters.

Scope and Content Note

The George Ade Papers

The George Ade Papers (1878-1947; 29 Cubic ft.) document the personal and professional life of author and playwright George Ade. The Papers are divided into eight series:

Printed Materials, ca. 1878-1944; n.d.: The Printed Materials series documents George Ade’s personal life, professional career, and other areas of personal interest. It is divided into two categories: Collected Materials and Clippings. Types of materials include programs, business cards, lists of Ade’s fables, stock analyses, illustrations, promotional materials, movie production books, reports, booklets, magazines, newspaper clippings, articles, stories, cartoon strips, fables, interviews, and reviews; subjects include Mark Twain, James Whitcomb Riley, John T. McCutcheon, and Booth Tarkington. Materials are arranged chronologically; oversized clippings were removed and stored separately for preservation purposes.

Purdue University, ca. 1882-1941; n.d.: The Purdue University series documents George Ade's college career at Purdue University, his years as an active member of Purdue's Alumni Association, and his years as editor and columnist for the Purdue Alumnus. Types of materials include Ade's scholarship application, academic reports, certificates, handwritten and published articles, programs, clippings, and Purdue Alumnus magazines. All materials have been arranged chronologically.

Indiana Society of Chicago, ca. 1904-1940; n.d.: The Indiana Society of Chicago series documents the early years of the Indiana Society of Chicago which was co-founded by George Ade, John T. McCutcheon, and Edward M. Holloway in 1905. Types of materials include handwritten and published speeches, invitations, programs, correspondence, pre-dinner arrangements, membership rosters, John T. McCutcheon cartoons, booklets, certificates, and Society memorabilia. All materials have been arranged chronologically.

Photographic Materials, ca. 1878-1944; n.d.: The Photographic Materials series documents George Ade’s personal and professional life. Types of materials include studio portraits, publicity shots, postcards, snapshots, and photograph albums; subjects include Orson Wells, John T. McCutcheon, Ade's family, friends, acquaintances, Sigma Chi, Purdue University, the Belle Meade Plantation Barbeque, the Taft Rally, golf, Hazelden, miscellaneous photographs, plays, movies, and various overseas vacation trips. Photographs have been arranged chronologically with oversized photographs and albums stored separately for preservation purposes.

Scrapbooks and Diaries, ca. 1895-1915; n.d.: The Scrapbooks and Diaries series documents George Ade’s early book writing career and overseas trips. Types of materials include book reviews, ticket stubs, maps, programs, daily handwritten travel accounts, and other printed memorabilia.

Oversized Materials, ca. 1895-1944; n.d.: Oversized Materials contains materials separated from the other series due to their large size. Materials have been stored flat in large acid-boxes or map case drawers. Types of materials include clippings, cartoons, posters, certificates, advertisements, promotional materials, magazines, newspaper front pages, maps, booklets, and photograph. The materials relate to George Ade's books, plays, movies, fables, Hazelden, Newton County, John T. McCutcheon, Mark Twain, James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington, Chick Evans, Purdue University, Indiana Society of Chicago, Broadway, golf, and World War I. Materials have been arranged chronologically.

Artifacts, ca. 1900s-1920s; n.d.: Wood, metal, and glass negative plates used by Ade for publicity photographs and to make book plates for his personal library; stamp used by Ade to mark personal items and correspondence. The three-dimensional photographic materials have been placed in this series rather than the Photographic Series for preservation purposes.

Preservation Note

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. All newsprint has been photocopied and in most cases original newspaper clippings have been discarded. Some clippings containing images of people or front pages of newspapers have been preserved for display purposes, with photocopies made available for research. Oversized material, photographs, and artifacts have been stored separately for preservation purposes.

Alternate form of the Finding Aid

The finding aid is available as a PDF document,an HTML document and in print form located in the repository.

Arrangement

Within each series, items are arranged chronologically by type of material.

Alternate form of the Finding Aid

The finding aid is available as a PDF document and in print form located in the repository.

Subject Headings

Detailed Description of the Collection

The entire collection is contained in 63 box(s).
Correspondence, A - Continental Bank  , ca. 1900-1943
Box: 1
Folder: A-Al , ca. 1914-1943
Folder: Am-Au , ca. 1909-1942
Folder: Ba , ca. 1922-1941
Folder: Be , ca. 1905-1940
Folder: Bi-Bl , ca. 1911-1933
Folder: Bo , ca. 1914-1942
Folder: Br , ca. 1914-1939
Folder: Broadcasts , n.d.
Folder: Bu , ca. 1906-1942
Folder: By , 1927
Folder: Ca. , ca. 1902-1943
Folder: Cartoons – Magazines and Newspapers , ca. 1904-1934
Folder: Ch-Ci , ca. 1914-1940
Folder: Cl,  ca. 1914-1943
Folder: Co-Cu , ca. 1900-1943
Folder: Continental Illinois Bank , 1920-1943
Correspondence, Cosmopolitan Magazine – Fr , ca. 1895-1943
Box: 2
Folder: Cosmopolitan Magazine , ca. 1912-1941
Folder: Cruise , ca. 1897-1928
Correspondence and materials related to various cruises taken by Ade; includes passports, postcard, note pad with handwritten descriptions of people and events, cruise information pamphlets, telegrams, guest card, and trip itineraries
Folder: Da , ca. 1897-1943
Folder: De , 1917-1943
Folder: Degree – Honorary , 1928-1937
Folder: Di , ca. 1901-1933
Folder: Do , ca. 1895-1942
Folder: Dr , ca. 1903-1933
Folder: Du-Dy , ca. 1901-1939
Folder: Ea-Er , ca. 1917-1943
Folder: Es-Ev , ca. 1914-1940
Folder: Fa-Fe , ca. 1906-1943
Folder: Fables , n.d.
Folder: Fi-Fl , ca. 1900-1941
Folder: Fo , ca. 1899-1936
Folder: Fr , ca. 1905-1937
Correspondence, Fu – Hy , ca. 1895-1943
Box: 3
Folder: Fu , ca. 1931-1939
Folder: Ga , ca. 1895-1940
Folder: Ge , ca. 1923-1934
Folder: Gi , ca. 1897-1942
Folder: Go , ca. 1917-1939
Folder: Gr , ca. 1908-1943
Folder: Gu , ca. 1930-1943
Folder: Ha , ca. 1900-1942
Folder: Hazelden Farm and Hazelden Country Club , ca. 1908-1941
Newspaper and magazine clippings, bulletins, lists, and event programs, and business correspondence concerning George Ade and Hazelden
Folder: He , ca. 1917-1940
Folder: Hi , ca. 1926-1942
Folder: Ho , ca. 1895-1942
Folder: Hu-Hy , ca. 1899-1937
Correspondence, I – Le , ca. 1887-1943
Box: 4
Folder: I , ca. 1904-1940
Folder: Invitations , ca. 1887-1941
Invitations to Ade to attend various functions and events
Folder: J , ca. 1901-1942
Folder: Ka-Ke , ca. 1923-1943
Folder: Ki , ca. 1928-1943
Folder: Kl-Ky , ca. 1901-1942
Folder: La , ca. 1899-1942
Folder: Le , ca. 1900-1940
Correspondence, Li – McCutcheon , ca. 1882-1943
Box: 5
Folder: Li-Ly , ca. 1900-1942
Folder: Mac (Mc)-MacR (McR) , ca. 1882-1943
Folder: McCutcheon, John T. , ca. 1904-1943
Personal correspondence between Ade and McCutcheon regarding family, friends, work, vacations, sports, Purdue University Includes letters, postcards, telegrams, brochures, cartoons, invitations, clippings, articles, and event programs [4 folders]
Correspondence, Mai – P , ca. 1897-1943
Box: 6
Folder: Mai-May , ca. 1904-1943
Folder: Me , ca. 1923-1943
Folder: Memberships , ca. 1897-1942
Folder: Mi-My , ca. 1903-1943
Folder: N , ca. 1899-1943
Folder: Newton County , ca. 1931-1936
Correspondence between Ade and the Indiana Highway Commission regarding right of way issues with Hazelden, transcript of a radio broadcast regarding Newton County, article by Ade about the Red Cross in Newton County
Folder: O , ca. 1927-1930
Folder: P , ca. 1900-1943
Correspondence, Publications - Ri , ca. 1900-1943
Box: 7
Folder: Publications, Lists of , ca. 1914-1939
List of Ade’s fables from 1914-1917, fables available for syndication, and fables published in the New York Herald
Folder: Purdue Alumnus , ca. 1919-1941
Correspondence, articles written by Ade regarding Purdue Alumni Association; correspondence with Stanley Coulter, Indiana Governor James P Goodrich, and David Ross [Note: also see Ade Addendum]
Folder: Purdue Memorial Union , ca. 1923-1937
Correspondence (mainly between George Ade and David Ross) concerning the funding and construction of Purdue’s Memorial Union and Ross-Ade Field; includes Ade’s canceled checks
Folder: Purdue University , ca. 1914-1941
Folder: Ra-Ri , ca. 1900-1943
Correspondence, James D. Rathbun , ca. 1917-1943
Box: 8
Correspondence, Riley-Ste , ca. 1894-1943
Box: 9
Folder: Riley, James Whitcomb , ca. 1894-1943
Articles, clippings, and correspondence mainly regarding an article on Riley that Ade wrote for the Saturday Evening Post in 1930
Folder: Ro-Ry , ca. 1900-1943
Articles, clippings, and correspondence mainly regarding an article on Riley that Ade wrote for the Saturday Evening Post in 1930
Folder: Ross-Ade Foundation , ca. 1922-1935
Meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, brochures regarding the construction of Ross-Ade Field at Purdue University.
Folder: S-Sch , ca. 1901-1943
Folder: Sco-Shou , ca. 1894-1941
Folder: Sigma Chi , ca. 1885-1943
Correspondence, clippings, brochures, telegrams, related to the Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi at Purdue University; includes correspondence with Booth Tarkington and articles about Sigma Chi written by Ade
Folder: Sim-Sin , ca. 1908-1941
Folder: Sk-Ste , ca. 1894-1942
Correspondence, Sto-U , ca. 1894-1943
Box: 10
Folder: Sto , ca. 1896-1942
Folder: Str-Sw , ca. 1894-1943
Folder: Ta , ca. 1902-1943
Folder: Talks , ca. 1920s
Folder: Tarkington, Booth , ca. 1905-1943
Personal correspondence between Tarkington, Ade, and Tarkington’s wife Louisa; clippings regarding Tarkington, cartoons and writings by Tarkington
Folder: Tax, Income , ca. 1918-1937
Business correspondence, income tax returns
Folder: Te-Tz , ca. 1900-1941
Folder: Twain, Mark , ca. 1903-1949
Clippings, correspondence, newsletters, and assorted memorabilia regarding Mark Twain and the Mark Twain Association
Folder: U , ca. 1930
Correspondence, Unknown-Z , ca. 1899-1947
Box: 11
Folder: Unknown , n.d.
Folder: V , ca. 1901-1937
Folder: W , ca. 1899-1943
Folder: Welles, George Orson , ca. 1915-1947
Actor / director George Orson Welles’ birth announcement, 1915; photograph of Welles as a young boy, letter from J.D. Rathbun explaining the connection between Ade, Ort Wells, and Orson Welles
Folder: Wells, Orson [Ort] , ca. 1929-1939
Clippings and personal correspondence between Ade and his close friend, Chicago stockbroker Ort Wells
Folder: Wheeler, John N. , ca. 1920-1927
Folder: Y-Z , ca. 1900-1940
Hazelden Country Club Newsletters , ca. 1913-194
Box: 12
Family and Friends Newsletters , ca. 1925-1943
Box: 13
Miscellaneous Printed Materials , ca. 1878-1940s
Box: 13
Folder: "McCutcheon's Dog," by John T McCutcheon, n.d. [author proof sheet]
Folder: "The Rogues Gallery," n.d. [promotional booklet for upcoming book]
Folder: Illustrations, hand drawn, artist unknown, n.d.
Folder: "On Getting On," by William Howard Taft, n.d. [booklet]
Folder: Timetable, Cincinnati, La Fayette, and Chicago Railroad 1878
Folder: "The Football Fairyland," by Edward E Kidder [poem] 1904
Folder: Passenger List, Prinz Heinrich 1909
Folder: Report, Indiana State Council on Defense 1917
Folder: "The Linebook," Quips and Quotes Complied by the Chicago Tribune[booklet] 1927
Folder: Purdue Agriculturist 1930
Programs , ca. 1903-1943
Box: 13
Folder: "On The Indiana Trail, Monon Route Dinner,” n.d
Folder: Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Cruise n.d
Folder: Twenty-Third Conference of Governors, Indianapolis and French Lick, Indiana n.d
Folder: Nicholson party n.d
Folder: Periodical Publishers of America 1903
Folder: American Dramatists Club Ade Dinner 1904
Folder: Gridiron Club of Washington, DC 1908
Folder: Lambs All Star Gambol 1909
Folder: Princess Theatre  1914
[featuring “Nettie” by Ade]
Folder: Screen Writers Ade Dinner 1921
Folder: Hotel Alcazars, New Year's Eve Dinner 1923
Folder: Gridiron Club of Washington, DC 1925
Folder: Memorial booklet, George Lewis Macintosh, President of Wabash College 1932
Folder: Stone Crabs Club 12th Annual Dinner 1933
Folder: Florida Bankers Association Banquet 1935
Folder: Annual Southern Dinner of the Committee of One Hun.d.red 1937
Folder: Amateur Athletic Union Banquet 1939
Folder: Alexander J Kent High School Ade Banquet 1940
Folder: Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, “Du Barry was a Lady,”  1940
[autographed to Ade from Bert Lahr]
Folder: Mark C Honeywell Garden Festival 1941
Folder: Sigma Chi, Chicago Alumni Chapter, George Ade Annual Party 1941
Folder: SFG Silver Anniversary 1943
Manuscripts, “AS” - Big Guns, a Check-up , ca. 1881-1930s
Box: 14
Folder: “AS”  n.d.
[poem; typed]
Folder: Above the Clouds  ca. 1883-1887
[handwritten play from Ade's college years]
Folder: Adipose ca. 1922
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Advice  ca. 1921
[essay; typed]
Folder: Alibis  ca. 1924
[short story; typed, handwritten, and published copies]
Folder: Alice in Wonderland ca. 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations, Old Stories Revised Series]
Folder: All in Chicago  n.d.
[essay; typed copy and publisher’s proof]
Folder: All Must Marry  ca. 1923
[play and script notes; typed] [produced as the movie Woman-Proof]
Folder: The Amazing Popularity of Lazy Men Who Drink and Lie  1923
[essay; published copy]
Folder: American Magazine  1920
[slang articles; handwritten]
Folder: And They Call Them Specialists  1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Answering Wild-Eyed Questions about the Movie Stars at Hollywood  1922
[essay; handwritten with business correspondence]
Folder: Anything is Good to Eat  n.d.
[essay; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: Are You Headed Up or Down? 1922
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Arrangers  ca. 1921
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Artie early 1900s
[play manuscript; typed and handwritten, includes script with Acts 1 and 4] [2 folders]
Folder: At Long Range ca. late 1910s-1930
[play manuscript; typed and handwritten, includes script with Acts 1 and 4] [2 folders]
Folder: At The Quarter ca. 1925
[essay; typed] [3 copies]
Folder: The Attenuated Attorney Who Rang in the Associate Council 1920
[fable; reprint published copy]
Folder: The Avenger and General Bolero 1897
[short story; typed]
Folder: Away Back in the Drab Eighties n.d.
[essay regarding Purdue University; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: Babies ca. 1922
[essay; typed]
Folder: Back Home and Broke ca. 1922-1923
[movie script, typed with business correspondence regarding movie and Ade’s royalty statement]
Folder: The Bad Samaritan ca. 1906
[play; typed and handwritten] [2 copies]
Folder: Bang-Bang!  ca. 1928
[short story; handwritten introduction and galley proofs which include the story “Handsome Cyrile”]
Folder: Banking n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: The Banking Business n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Banks n.d.
[editorial; typed]
Folder: Baseball n.d.
[essay; typed]
Manuscripts, Bigger and Better – The County Chairman, Folder #1 , ca. 1886-1939
Box: 15
Folder: Bigger and Better 1937
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Bill Braden, Socially Undesirable ca. 1934
[short story; typed]
Folder: Born Thirty Years Too Soon 1939
[fable; reprinted in an advertisement]
Folder: Boy Champion, or America’s Fair Name Defendant 1897
[short story; typed]
Folder: A Boy’s Mishaps at Purdue n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Brackett and Burkett ca. 1898
[variety sketch; typed]
Folder: Brand Whitlock, Gammit 1893
[article; published copy, Sigma Chi Magazine]
Folder: Breaking in of Quincy Bolivar ca.1903
[short story; published copy, Saturday Evening Post] [2 copes] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: Bringing in the Tree ca. 1918-1920
[short story; published copy]
Folder: Broadcasts from Station RFD 1933 and n.d.
[transcripts of radio broadcasts; handwritten and typed, includes clippings regarding broadcasts]
Folder: Bumpkin or Boulevardier – Which? 1926
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Busy Boiling 90's 1926
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: The Buyer Must be a Sucker n.d.
[fable; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: By Their First Names n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters and It Will Come Back with Ptomaine Poison 1923
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Charles B Dillingham ca. 1924
[essay; handwritten, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Charles Frohman ca. 1915
[essay; typed]
Folder: Check Up on Your Lingo n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Checking Up at the Age of Seventy or the Most Unwelcome of All Birthdays or the Low Down on Being Seventy Years Young 1936
[essay; typed]
Folder: Cheerful Charley – an Earnest Effort 1905
[cartoon strip; original and published versions] [Note: original is oversized, stored in Box 35]
Folder: Cherry Circle Twenty Years Ago ca. 1920
[article; published copy]
Folder: Christmas Gifts Then & Now 1920
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Christmas in London 1921
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The City Chap, a Musical Play in Three Acts by George Ade, Benjamin Hapgood, Burt & George Ade Davis 1910
[typed manuscript and two play bills] (substitute title: The Young Napoleon)
Folder: Clarence Allen, the Hypnotic Boy Journalist ca. 1903
[short story; typed]
Folder: Climate ca. 1923
[essay; typed]
Folder: Clips n.d.
[clips written by Ade for different publications]
Folder: College Men and Newspaper Work 1901
[essay; Saturday Evening Post] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: The College Serenade n.d.
[song lyrics; typed] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: College Students ca. 1921
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: College Widow ca. 1905-1941
[play; handwritten first copy, typed copy with handwritten revisions, script with Acts 1,2, and 4] [Note: scripts and manuscript are oversized, stored in Boxes 15A & 15B]
Folder: Comparisons ca. 1921
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Comus 1886
[theme (college?); handwritten]
Folder: Copy Cats ca. 1924
[essay; typed with 2 published copies]
Folder: Corn Belt Communist ca. 1931
[essay and publicity clipping; typed] [4 copies]
Folder: The County Chairman ca. 1903-1936
[play; original manuscript, play script, business correspondence, reviews, clippings] [Folder 1 of 2] [Note: manuscript is oversized, stored in Box 15C]
Manuscripts, The County Chairman, Folder #2 – The Fable of Guarding Little Estrella , ca. 1896-1936
Box: 16
Folder: The County Chairman ca. 1903-1936
[play; script, correspondence, reviews, clippings] [Folder 2 of 2] [Note: manuscript oversized, stored in Box 15C]
Folder: The Courtship of Miles Standish 1906
[play; script, correspondence, reviews, clippings] [Folder 2 of 2] [Note: manuscript oversized, stored in Box 15C]
Folder: Cricket ca. 1914
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Cullard Race n.d.
[song lyrics; typed] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: Cutie & the Fusser n.d.
[revue outline; typed]
Folder: Cyrenius Bizzy ca. 1923
[fable; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: Dancing ca. 1922
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Dark Ages 1926
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Dear Public ca. 1920
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Dignity ca. 1916
[essay; typed]
Folder: Do as I Say – Not as I Do n.d.
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Do You Live in a Tree? 1921
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Do You Run a Motor-Car or a Movable Madhouse? 1921
[essay; published copy]
Folder: "Doc" Horne and the Hotel ca. 1896-1899
[short story; typed]
Folder: Dodging the Winter n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Dying Newspaper n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten]
Folder: Easy Money Evaporates n.d.
[advertising copy; published]
Folder: An Editorial in Humor: Old People 1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Effort to Convert the Hippopotamus into a Gazelle 1931
[fable; typed]
Folder: The Elastic Limit n.d.
[song book; Ade wrote lyrics] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: Elsie Janis ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: The Englishman n.d.
[essay; typed with notes]
Folder: Enoch Arden 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: The Evening Lamp 1899
[essays and fiction written by Ade and published in The Evening Lamp newspaper under the pseudonym ‘John Hazelden’]
Folder: Fable, Extra Subtitles For n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of 1875 and 1925 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of a Few Dropping In 1925
[typed and published version]
Folder: The Fable of a Few Things to Get 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of a Few Words Appropriate 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of a Sorrowful Springtime 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Adding Up 1925 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of an Old Story with the Reverse English 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Back to the Soil 1924
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Becoming Beach-Broke 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Being a Queen Bee n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Being a True Sport 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Being Correct and Proper 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Being Too Beautiful 1927
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Being Too Touchy 1926
[typed] (Also appeared as: There is No Such Thing as Peace at the Gadgett Home)
Folder: The Fable of Being Two Leaps Ahead of Now n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Changing from Bill to Harold 1924
[typed] [2 copies; rewritten from Sorrows of the Unemployed]
Folder: The Fable of Clearing Everything Up 1926
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Discovering the Homeland 1926
[handwritten and typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Doing Just as You Please 1925
[handwritten and typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Doing Things for Nellie 1924
[typed] (original title: The Fable of the Family that Worked Overtime in Taking Care of Nellie)
Folder: The Fable of Dolling Up the House and Grounds 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Everything Being Up 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Feeling the Public Pulse 1927
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Finding Out What’s Wrong 1927
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Finding the Old Nest Full of Ostrich Eggs 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Fishing in Still Waters 1927
[typed][2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Freddie and the Bow-Wows ca. 1925
[typed and handwritten]
Folder: The Fable of Getting Back to Nature 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Getting the Hang of the Useful Bang n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Go–Tell–Him 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Guarding Little Estrella 1926
[typed]
Manuscripts, The Fable of Hesitating Henry - The Fable of the Definite Ambitions , ca. 1899-1930
Box: 17
Folder: The Fable of Hesitating Henry ca. 1926
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of His Progress in Art and Music 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of How Albert Horned In 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of How He Met Mrs. Cadbury 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: He Should Have Overslept)
Folder: The Fable of How it Pays to Put Something Aside Each Day  n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of How Much is Enough 1926
[typed][2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of How to Be One 1926
[typed and published copies]
Folder: The Fable of How to Win an Argument 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of How Weddings Have Sold Off 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Jacking Up the Erring Brother 1927
[typed][2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Keeping it Under Cover 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Leroy’s Nifty Exhibit 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Life Among the Lollipops or Why? ca. 1930
[typed][2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Link’s One Large Day 1925
[typed and handwritten copies][2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Meeting Our Cousins ca. 1924
[typed] (original title: The Foozle and the Successful Approach)
Folder: The Fable of Modern Life’s Largest Boon ca. 1930
[typed][2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Mr. Crabb's Christmas ca. 1903, 1925
[typed] (original title: Mr. Payson’s Satire vs. Christmas Goodwill)
Folder: The Fable of Passing the Buck 1926
[typed and handwritten copies] (alternative title: Just Why Couldn’t Skid Win?)
Folder: The Fable of Pleasing Every One 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Pleasing the Public ca. 1926
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of Regarding Faults and Frailties 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Revising and Reforming Football ca. 1925
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of Riding the Sky-Rocket ca. 1926
[handwritten]
Folder: The Fable of Soaring to the Altitudes 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Soul-Food and Other Kinds 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Sprucing Up the Tribe 1923
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of Starting All Over Again 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Stepping on It 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Surrounding Endicott 1925
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of Talk About Things in General n.d.
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Acrobatic Horoscope ca. 1925
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the All–Night Séance 1901
Folder: The Fable of the Almost Deserted Village 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Apprehensive Sparrow and Her Daily Escape 1926
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Back–Number Watchman 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Back–Tracker from the Hot Sidewalks n.d.
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Benefit That Didn’t 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Blow-Out and the Repair Department n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Blushing Brides of 1906 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Boy Who was Told n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Brotherly Confab 1925
[typed and handwritten copies] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Bust–Over 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Busy Little Queen Bee 1926
[typed] (incomplete)
Folder: The Fable of the Charley–Horse 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Cold Carburetor 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: The Fable of the Brand That was Plucked and Got Cold)
Folder: The Fable of the College Incubator 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: What the College Incubator Did for One Modest Lambkin)
Folder: The Fable of the Come–Back of the Bee 1927
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Committee on Rules 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Corporation Director and the Mislaid Ambition 1899
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Corrupting Influence 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Cousins Who Got Together Much and Plenty ca. 1920
[published version, illustrations by McCutcheon]
Folder: The Fable of the Criminal Outfit 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Critic with a Past 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Cross Word for Every Hour 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Definite Ambitions 1926
[typed]
Manuscripts, The Fable of the Desecrated Village - The Fable of the Pinch–Hitter , ca. 1899-1930
Box: 18
Folder: The Fable of the Desecrated Village 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Destroying Angel and Sister Abbie n.d.
[typed] [3 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Dried–Out Blotter n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Edicts and the Addicts 1930
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Effort to Raise Funds ca. 1924
[typed and handwritten copies] (rewritten from: The Fable of the Good People Who Rallied to the Support of the Church)
Folder: The Fable of the Erstwhile Buddies 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Fascinating Folders 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Fault Finding Fan 1927
[typed] (incomplete)
Folder: The Fable of the Feeble Squawk 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Fifteen-Story Front ca. 1924
[handwritten and typed copies] (original title: The Fable of the Two Ways of Going Out After the Pay Envelope)
Folder: The Fable of the Fight for Personal Liberty 1924
[typed] [2 copies; rewritten from: The Fable of the Single-Handed Fight for Personal Liberty]
Folder: The Fable of the Film–Fed Family n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Footless Go-Between ca. 1926
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Foozle and the Successful Approach ca. 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Four Mercenary Minxes ca. 1925
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Fresh Fish 1926
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Frigid Long-Ago or “Now I’ll Tell One,”  1930
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Galloping Go-Getter  ca. 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Getaway 1924
[typed] [3 copies; rewritten from: The New Fable of the Lonesome Camp on the Frozen Heights]
Folder: The Fable of the Getting–Together of the Lily and the Hick 1917
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Girl with a Handicap Who Had to Lock Up Her Parents 1920
[published version] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: The Fable of the Girl Who Warmed Up 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: The Fable of the Girl Who Wanted to Warm Up When it was Too Late)
Folder: The Fable of the Girls Who Compromised 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Go-Getting Smarty 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Half-Portion Hero 1924
[handwritten] (alternative title: The Fable of Clytie’s Half-Portion Hero, which was rewritten from: The Ninety-Pound Knight Errant and His Lady Fair)
Folder: The Fable of the Hard–To–Please Deep Thinker 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Hardened Out–and-Outer 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the High–Flyer with the Fickle Memory 1924
[typed] [2 copies] (rewritten from: The Fable of the Cotillion Leader from the Huckleberry District with the Intermittent Memory)
Folder: The Fable of the Home of Gayety 1927
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Hopeful Antique 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: The Fable of Woman’s True Friend & the Hopeful Antique)
Folder: The Fable of the Household Comedian 1901
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Hungry Fame Seeker ca. 1925
[handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Inveterate Joker 1923
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Kittenish Old Ones and the Tired Young Ones 1923
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Lady-Killer Who Blew Up in the Stretch n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Land of Misinformation 1926-1927
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Last Day of School 1925
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Lawyer Who Brought in a Minority Report 1899
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Lecture Tickets That Went Cold n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Life of the Party n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Lingering Thirst 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: The Fable of the Lingering Thirst and the Boundless Sahara)
Folder: The Fable of the Lodge Friend n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Lonesome Two 1924
[typed] [2 copies; rewritten from: The New Fable of the Lonesome Camp on the Frozen Heights]
Folder: The Fable of the Low-Down Expert on Babies n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Man Who Retired 1924
[typed] [3 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Mistreated Missus and the Fortunate Frau 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Monarch of the Western Hemisphere 1925
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Name in Electric Lights 1927
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the New Indirect Lighting System 1918
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Old-Fashioned Kind 1926
[typed] (alternative title: The Fable of the Old-Fashioned Fourth)
Folder: The Fable of the Old-Time Pedagogue 1924
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Older the Tighter n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the One Who Got What Was Coming to Him and Then Some More 1902
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Partners Who Split Out 1924
[handwritten and typed] [2 copies; rewritten from: The Fable of the Divided Concern that was Reunited Under New Management]
Folder: The Fable of the Past War Heroes Who Went Over the Top 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the People's Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty and Took Seltzer 1920
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: The Fable of the Pinch–Hitter 1926
[typed]
Manuscripts, The Fable of the Progressive Maniac - The Fable Proving Times Have Changed , ca. 1900-1936
Box: 19
Folder: The Fable of the Progressive Maniac n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Prospective Partner 1924
[typed] [2 copies, rewritten from: The Fable of the Old Merchant, the Sleuth, & the Tapioca.]
Folder: The Fable of the RFD Come-Back 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Red–Hot Isicles 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Red–Letter Night at Smartweed Junction 1902
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Right One for Kirby 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Right School for Rapley 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Ripe Persimmon and the Plucked Flower 1918
[typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Ruined Trip 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Satiated Globe-Trotter 1900, 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Search for the Holy Grill ca. 1915
[handwritten]
Folder: The Fable of the Shattered Friendship 1926
[typed] [2 copies; alternative title: The Fable of Pokered Friendships]
Folder: The Fable of the Sheep and the Goats 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Skittish Widower 1924
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Slumbering Volcano 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Softies Who Never Learned How 1930
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Song-Bird and the Cyclone n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Squirrels and the Nuts n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Submerged Hero 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Superguy and the Double Harness 1936
[published version, illustrations by McCutcheon] (originally published in 1917; 2 copies, one autographed by Ade]
Folder: The Fable of the Superguy and the Double Harness 1936
[published version, illustrations by McCutcheon] (originally published in 1917; 2 copies, one autographed by Ade]
Folder: The Fable of the Telltale Tintype n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Three Dramatic Critics ca. 1924
[typed and published copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Throw-Back ca. 1926
[typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Tilt Between the Geological Specimen and the Whoopee Up–To- Daters 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Tip and the Treasure n.d.
[typed and handwritten copies with notes]
Folder: The Fable of the Tired Typicals 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the True Friend 1924
[typed] (rewritten from: The Man Who Had a True Friend to Steer Him Along)
Folder: The Fable of the Two Benefactors n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Two Migratory Birds 1923
[typed] [3 copies]
Folder: The Fable of the Undecided Bachelors 1923
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Undecided Brunette and the Two Candidates 1920
[published copy] Note: Oversized Box 35
Folder: The Fable of the Unflinching Heroine 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Unfortunate Has-Been 1902
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Unhappy Jump from Rags to Riches 1925
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Unruffled Wife 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Unsung and Unclothed Hero 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Usual Slicker 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Vacation at Home 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the Wailing in the Dessert 1920
[published copy]
Folder: The Fable of the Wearisome Task of Repairing and Improving the Whole Works 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of the World Being Too Small 1926
[handwritten and typed copies] (alternative title: Son of the No Good Mounts Ladder of Golden Success)
Folder: The Fable of the Yesser and the War Eagle 1926
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of there–Ought–To–Be n.d.
[typed and handwritten]
Folder: The Fable of Those Most Likely to Bat One Thousand n.d.
[typed] [alternative title: The Fable of Those Most Likely to Succeed; 2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of Vittles and the Feeding Hours 1926
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable of War n.d.
[typed] (incomplete)
Folder: The Fable of Watching the Ring Animals Perform 1927
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of Welcoming Frosty Autumn 1926
[typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Fable of What is a College 1925
[typed and handwritten]
Folder: The Fable of What Ivy Might of Spilled but Didn’t 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of What the Edicts Did to Addicts 1930
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of What the Town Needed 1924
[typed]
Folder: The Fable of What Was Expected of Him 1926
[typed] [2 copies; alternative title: The Fable of the Hat-Passers]
Folder: The Fable of Yule-Tide Splurging 1926
[typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Fable Proving Times Have Changed 1927
[typed]
Manuscripts, Fable Scenarios - Farming in Indiana, Then & Now , ca. 1908-1930
Box: 20
Folder: Fable Scenarios ca. 1915-1926
(fable scenarios No. 3-6, 8-45, 47-48, 50-52) [typed and handwritten copies] [3 folders]
Folder: Fable Strip 1926
[cartoon strip layout sheet; typed and handwritten]
Folder: Fables in Slang ca. 1927
[cartoon strips; published] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: Fables in Slang of 1930, from the Original Recipe 1930
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: Fables / Proofs n.d.
[printer proofs of assorted fables]
Folder: The Fair Co-Ed ca. 1908
[play; script, synopsis, set directions and layout, handwritten revisions] [2 folders]
Folder: Farming in Indiana – Then & Now 1914
[Purdue University Agricultural Extension Bulletin] [8 copies]
Manuscripts, Father and the Boys - Hero or Bounder , ca. 1897-1941
Box: 21
Folder: Father and the Boys ca. 1908-1916
[play; typed manuscript, handwritten notes and revisions, scripts Acts I-IV, play poster] [Note: manuscript oversized, stored in Box 21A]
Folder: Feeding the Multitudes n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Finding the Old Nest Full of Ostrich Eggs 1930
[fable; published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: The First Night ca. 1906
[essay; typed]
Folder: The First Person Singular n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Flag – The Salty Seas – The Yankee Sailor ca. 1919
[essays; published version, Purdue Alumnus, illustrations by McCutcheon] [4 copies]
Folder: Flowers-Crepe-Cemeteries-Headstones 1928
[essay; typed]
Folder: Flowers for the Living ca. 1924
[essay; typed and handwritten; published article describing the upcoming Flowers for the Living series of articles about living notables written by Ade, Booth Tarkington, and Julian Street]
Folder: Flutter Little Birdy n.d.
[song lyrics; typed][Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: Folks Just Won't Take Orders 1925
[song lyrics; typed][Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: Food Fit for Heaven 1926
[essay; 2 published copies]
Folder: Football, Now and Then 1929
[essay; published copy]
Folder: For the First Time in My Life I'm Going to Talk About Myself 1925
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Forgotten Songs Worth Remembering n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Fountain of Youth ca. 1907
[poem; typed] [Note: also see Ade Addendum]
Folder: The Frat House n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: From Shirt Sleeves to No-Sleeves n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Front Pagers Pop Up Anywhere n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Fun of Handling Crowds n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Funerals n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Future of Florida is Assured n.d.
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Galumptious Girl 1912
[fable; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: George Ade by George Ade n.d.
[short autobiography; typed] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: George Ade on Rural Recreation ca. 1921
[essay; typed]
Folder: George Ade Remembers the Good Old Days When One Might Have a Big Night for 45 Cents 1925
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: George Ade – Using Slang – Says a Mouthful 1922
[essay; published copy]
Folder: George Adeisms ca. 1934
[Ade quotes regarding Sigma Chi; typed]
Folder: George Relieves His Mind on a Human Pest 1922
[essay; published copy]
Folder: George Relieves His Mind on a Human Pest n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Getting Even ca. 1924
[essay; typed and 2 published copies]
Folder: Getting Sister Laura Married Off 1903
[short story; published copy]
Folder: The Glendon Mystery, or, Eddie Parks, the Newsboy Detective 1897
[short story; typed]
Folder: The Glory of the States, Indiana 1916
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Glorifying the Grouch ca. 1937
[essay; typed]
Folder: Go To The Bank Today ca. 1903
[advertisement for Liberty Loan Bonds, typed]
Folder: The Good Die Young 1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Goose Grease for Happiness 1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Golf – How to Hook Them 1920
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Golf Sketch 1926
[short story; published version, illustrations by McCutcheon]
Folder: Good Roads – An Essential n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Goodlot Murder Case 1897
[short story; typed]
Folder: Great, Near-Great, Notorious and People We Like n.d.
[publisher proofs]
Folder: The Great Street Car Robbery or the Newsboy Detective on the Trail 1897
[short story; typed]
Folder: Gulliver’s Travels 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Hail to Annabell and Louise 1936
[essay; typed]
Folder: Ham for a Man 1940-1941
[advertisement for American Meat Institute, typed with copy of publication release]
Folder: Handsome Cyrile ca. 1903
[short story; typed]
Folder: The Hard Easy Money Obtained by Writing for the Stage n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Hardest $100,000 that I Ever Earned 1925
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: Have We Cornered the Recipe for Health & Happiness? n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: He Will Save Her ca. 1928
[short story; handwritten draft and published copy]
Folder: The Heir and the Heiress ca. 1923
[fable; typed]
Folder: Here at the Headquarters of Prosperity n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Hero or Bounder? n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Manuscripts, High School Spirit - The Joys of Single Blessedness , ca. 1894-1943
Box: 22
Folder: High School "Spirit," n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The High Water in ‘57 ca. 1897
[short story; typed]
Folder: History of Miami Beach n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Hob-Nobbing with Greatness Unawares n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: “Hobo” Wilson and the Good Fairy & the Tale of the Bicycle Girl ca. 1894
[short story; published version]
Folder: Hokum 1923
[short story; typed and published copy]
Folder: A Holiday Message to Our Young Fighting Men 1917
[essay; typed and published copy]
Folder: Home Cooking ca. 1922
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Home-Made Hilarity n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: A Home or a Headquarters n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Home Remedies n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: How Folks Act When They Get Away From Home ca. 1921
[essay; typed]
Folder: How it Happened ca. 1922
[essay; typed]
Folder: How to Live in the Country 1926
[essay; typed draft and 2 published copies]
Folder: How Various Authors Might Have Described that Iowa Game n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: I Am Still Trying to Kid Myself 1943
[essay; typed and published copies]
Folder: I Keep Myself Young by Doing Twice as Much Work as I Did 20 Years Ago 1926
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: I Knew Them When 1926
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: I Like Crowds 1926
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: I Vote on the Pictures n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: If ca. 1924
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: If Purdue Wins n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: If You Can’t Be Prosperous, Be Pretty, or Go Ahead and Doll Up the Old Place, How To Be Stylish n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Il Janitoro ca. 1896
[one-act play; typed]
Folder: I’ll Talk about Five Minutes 1931
[essay; typed]
Folder: Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs 1931
[essay; typed]
Folder: I'm Cured 1922
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Implications of the New Deal ca. 1938
[essay; typed and published copies] [2 copies]
Folder: Impressions at Seventy 1936
[essay; published copy]
Folder: In Our Town – the Joiner n.d.
[short story; typed]
Folder: Incompletes n.d.
[incomplete and/or title-less Ade stories, essays, and fables; typed and handwritten] [3 folders] [Note: 1 folder oversized, stored in Box 22A]
Folder: Indiana ca. 1916
[essay; typed]
Folder: Indianapolis n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Indoor Sports – Midnight Refreshments n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Interchangeable Form Letters n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Interior Decorating ca. 1925
[essay; typed]
Folder: Interior Desecrating 1925
[essay; published copy]
Folder: International Association of Newspapers & Authors n.d.
[prospectus by Ade for new organization]
Folder: Is New York City Paradise Restored? If Not, Why Not?  n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: It Must Be The Heat n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: James J Corbett ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Jim Corbett 1892-1933 ca. 1933
[essay; typed]
Folder: James Whitcomb Riley 1923
[Purdue University pamphlet; convocation address] “Jazz,” 1924 [essay; typed]
Folder: Jazzmania 1925
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Jewelry ca. 1923
[essay; typed] (complete title: Jewelry; You Can Be a Bird Without Being a Bird of Paradise)
Folder: John Golden – Jack–Of–All–Arts 1925
[essay; typed] (complete title: Jewelry; You Can Be a Bird Without Being a Bird of Paradise)
Folder: John McCutcheon 1941-1943
[letter and speech; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: John Ringling ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: The Joys of Single Blessedness 1921
[essay; published copy]
Manuscripts, Just Out of College - The Modern Fable of the Misdirected Sympathy and the Come Back of the Proud Steam-Fitter , ca. 1898-1939
Box: 23
Folder: Just Out of College ca. 1905-1924
[play; handwritten first draft; Just Out of College manuscript with changes and revisions, handwritten and typed; script Acts I-IV] Note: script oversized, stored in Box 23A
Folder: Just the High Spots 1925
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Klondike Rescue, or, the Mysterious Guide 1898
[short story; typed]
Folder: Leave it to Sisters n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Lessons of Travel 1921
[essay; 2 typed and 1 published]
Folder: Letters of Introduction ca. 1922
[essay; 2 typed and 1 published]
Folder: The Literati on Football 1930
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Little Bo Peep 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: A Little Scheme of My Own 1926
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Live One is a Target, The Dead One on a Pedestal is a Statue n.d.
[essay; author proofs]
Folder: Log Cabin Days 1926
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Look Out for Your Husbands! Golf is Coming! 1920
[essay; typed and published]
Folder: Looking Back at the Crazy Thirties n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Looking Back from Fifty ca. 1917
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Lost Art of Hypnotism n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Low-Down on the Gray Eighties n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Luck n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Lugs n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Luxuries ca. 1922
[essay; typed and handwritten copies] (complete title: George Ade Philosophizes on Luxuries; I’m Cured)
Folder: Lyrics n.d.
[lyrics for Ade musicals]
Folder: Making a Lady Out of Sadie ca. 1934
[essay; typed]
Folder: Making the Grade ca. 1928
[first draft condensed outline; typed, handwritten, and published copies]
Folder: The Marathon Playgoers n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: March Fourth in Musselwhite ca. 1913
[essay; typed]
Folder: Marse Covington ca. 1915
[one-act play; manuscript, handwritten and typed]
Folder: Mary and the Lamb 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Maud Muller 1906
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: The Mayor and the Manicure ca. 1923
[play; manuscript, handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: The Melancholy Hoosier n.d.
[short story; typed and handwritten]
Folder: Melville E. Stone ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Men of Miami Beach 1939
[script; radio broadcast WKAT]
Folder: Merely Roving and Rambling n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of a Discredited Relative and How He Overcame Prejudice ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of and Her Brave Effort to Infuse Gentility into Raw Civilization ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of Hazel’s Two Husbands and What Became of Them ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of How a Humble Beginner Moved From One Pinnacle to Another and Played the Entire Circuit ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of How Gertrude Could Keep Up Until 10 O’clock in the Morning ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of How the Catty Commercial Salesman Guessed the Combination ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of Rugged Hiram and Hiram’s Giddy Wife ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of Sorrowful Bill and the Sour Grapes and Sympathetic Sep ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Agricultural Ingrate and the Revenge of the Common People ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Assorted Nuts and Their Variegated Yens n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Boy with the Steadfast Ambition ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Business Partner Who Handled the More Important Details 1903
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Coming-Out Girl and a Few of Her Keen Guesses ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Congressman Who Was Out to Improve Service ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Cub Lover, the Superior Dad, and the Lady Who Told the Truth ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Difference Between the Stratosphere Balloon and the Toboggan 1936
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Divided Concern That Was United Under New Management ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Effort to Convert the Work Horse into a High-Stepper ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Escape of Arthur and the Salvation of Herbert ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Fearsome Feud Between the Fossil and the Tadpole 1936
[typed and published copies]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Galley Slave Who Was Just About to But Never Did ca. 1902-1903
[typed and published copies]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Girl Who Took Notes and Got Wise and Then Fell Down ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the High Art That Was a Little Too High for the Vulgarian Who Paid the Bills ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Imaginary Benefactor Who Took a Brand-New Tack ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Kind of Music That is Too Good for Household Use ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Lady Who Lived Down Her Past By Main Force ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Maltreated Man and Much-Abused Woman n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Man Who Crawled Under the Tent and Then Stayed for the Circus ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Man Who Made a Study of His Wife’s Character and the Modern Fable of the Yule-Tide Bachelor Who Had No One to Love ca. 1902-1903
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Manager and the Dead-Head Who was Sour on the Whole Game ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Maneuvers of Joel and the Disappointed Orphan Asylum ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Meteoric Mixer Who Did Not Last a Very Long Time ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Misdirected Sympathy and the Come Back of the Proud Steam-Fitter ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 23A]
Manuscripts, The Modern Fable of the Nervous Jitney and Sluggish Twenty-Bucks and Doing Our Part, Hooray, - Old Home Week , ca. 1898-1935
Box: 24
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Nervous Jitney and Sluggish Twenty-Bucks and Doing Our Part, Hooray n.d.
[handwritten]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Night-Watch and the Would-Be Something Awful ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the One or Two Points of Difference Between Learning And Learning How ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the One Who Got What Was Coming to Him and Then Some ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Periodical Souse, That Never Again Feeling, and the Ride on the Sprinkling Cart ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Rescue League That Never Materialized ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Round-Up in Honor of the New Luminary ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Samaritan Who Got Paralysis of the Helping Hand ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Search for the Light House and How Mrs. Jump Had Her Annual Attack ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Secret of One Popular Success ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Single-Handed Fight for Personal Liberty ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Sorrows of the Unemployed and the Danger of Changing from Bill to Harold ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Sticky Dream and How It Was Doctored Up ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Subordinate Who Saw a Great Lion ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Successful Tobias and Some of His Happy New Years ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Summer Vacation That Was Too Good to Last ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Taxpayer’s Friend Who Ran to an Empty Grand-Stand and Finished Outside the Money ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Thoughtful Wife Who Tried to Give Henry a Restful Vacation ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] Note: oversized, stored in Box 24A
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Two Tabbies Who Were Sorry that the People Were Invested in Pugs 1902
[published version] [2 copies]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Town Lover or How the Lady Killer Blew Up in the Straight ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Unfortunate Has-Been and the Sympathetic Conductor ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Up-Hill Climb and the Toboggan Finish ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] Note: oversized, stored in Box 24A
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Up-To-Date Atlas Who Carried the World on His Shoulders ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Verdant Hoosier and the Angry Cashier (Harriet Dewey) 1914
[published copy; Chicago "Dewey" News, clipping]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Waist-Band that was Taut Up to the Moment It Gave Way 1923
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Willing Collegian Who Was Hunting for a Foothold ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Woman Who Had a Study of Her Husband ca. 1902- 1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Young Napoleon Who Went Back to the Store Monday Morning ca. 1902- 1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of the Yule-Tide Bachelor Who Had No One to Love ca. 1902- 1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 24A]
Folder: The Modern Fable of Those Who Have Been Noticed By the Daily Press n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The Modern Japanese n.d.
[song lyrics; typed] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: More Cruel than Whips 1931
[short story and film synopsis]
Folder: The Most Amazing Experience I Ever Had n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: A Most Interesting Decade ca. 1935
[essay regarding Purdue University; typed and handwritten]
Folder: Mr. Grebault n.d.
[short story and revisions; handwritten]
Folder: Mr. Kennedy’s New Suit n.d.
[short story; published copy]
Folder: Mrs. Peckham's Carouse ca. 1898
[handwritten manuscript and play script]
Folder: The Mushy Seventies 1926
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: Music and Music Lovers ca. 1921
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: My Mother and Father 1926
[essay; published copy]
Folder: My Neighbor, Uncle Johnny Foresman n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: My Opinion – As An Expert ca. 1922
[essay; typed and published copies]
Folder: The National Bank Robbery 1898
[short story; typed]
Folder: Nettie ca. 1923
[play; script and Nettie & Marse Covington proofs] [2 copies]
Folder: The New Fable of Mr. Eatmore’s Diet 1925
[typed and published copies] (alternative title: The Fable of the Stomach That Took and Took Too Much)
Folder: The New Fable of Mr. Whipple’s Dress Suit 1925
[typed] (alternative title: What a Dress Suit Did for Mr. Whipple)
Folder: The New Fable of Stationary Touring 1925
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of Tetley’s Treatise on Woman 1924
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Family That Forgot That Folks Remember n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Flapper Feud 1925
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Phoney Veneer 1925
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Pippinella and the Holder of the Lucky Ticket 1920
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Rise and Flight of the Winged Insect n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Shake–Up or Who’s Which in the Grand Old Parties n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Straight and Narrow Path Leading to the Refreshment Counter n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Twelve Cylinder Speed of the Leisure Class n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of the Wailing in the Dessert n.d.
[typed]
Folder: The New Fable of What Showed up in the Red Glare n.d.
[typed]
Folder: New Fables in Slang 1918-1919
[fables; published version, illustrations by McCutcheon, note from the publisher]
Folder: A New Game Called “Pretend You Didn’t,” n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Newspapers of Yesterday ca. 1924
[essay; typed]
Folder: Non-Celebrities n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Nora Bayes ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Not a Fable ca. 1919
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Not Apologizing – Not Bragging – Simply Telling n.d
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Notes on Picture Play Material (Sister Laura) n.d.
[outline; typed]
Folder: Now It Is Our Turn ca. 1917 (?)
[essay; typed]
Folder: Now That the Motor Has Arrived n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Observations on Golf n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Oh Yes! We Will Visit New York but We’ll Pin a Return Ticket to the Inside of Our Vest 1921
[essay; published version, American Magazine] [2 copies]
Folder: The Old Fashioned Prosecutor n.d.
[fable; typed]
Folder: Old Home Week ca. 1924
[movie script; typed manuscript, scripts, suggested revisions, and business correspondence] [Folder 1 of 2]
Manuscripts, Old Home Week, [Folder 2] - A Peach of a Law , ca. 1902-1937
Box: 25
Folder: Old Home Week ca. 1924
[movie script; typed manuscript, scripts, suggested revisions, and business correspondence] [Folder 2 of 2]
Folder: Old People ca. 1924
[essay; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: The Old Time Rally ca. 1908
[article; typed and published copy on Taft rally at Hazelden]
Folder: The Old –Time Saloon, Not Wet – Not Dry – Just History ca.1931
[book manuscript, first draft handwritten, first unrevised copy typed; outline, handwritten; book copy, typed with revisions; publisher proofs; business correspondence, and illustration plates] [2 folders] [Note: first draft manuscript and publisher proofs oversized, stored in Box 25A]
Folder: On His Uppers 1928
[essay; published copy]
Folder: On Naming Children n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: On Wrecking the Supreme Court 1937
[essay; published copy]
Folder: One Afternoon with Mark Twain n.d.
[article] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: The One of the Patient Toller Who Got It in the Usual Place ca. 1902-1903
[fable; published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: The One of the Poor Woman Who Had to Live in a House That Was Overrun With Antidotes ca. 1902-1903
[fable; published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: Oratory ca. 1921
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Our Class of ’87 ca. 1920
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Our Councils of Defense ca. 1918
[essay; typed]
Folder: Our Cousin – The Englishman n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies] [2 copies]
Folder: Our Friends, The Germans 1917
[speech; typed]
Folder: Our Leading Citizen ca. 1921-1922
[movie script; synopsis, revisions, publicity materials, correspondence] [2 folders]
Folder: Our Sporting Cousins n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Over-Lords ca. 1922
[essay; handwritten] (alternative title: The Trouble with Hindu is His Name's Not McCarthy)
Folder: Pat O’Brien n.d.
[manuscript; typed, incomplete]
Folder: The Patient Toiler Who Got It in the Usual Place 1902
[fable; published copy]
Folder: Paul Revere’s Ride 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: A Peach of a Law n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Manuscripts, Peggy from Paris - The Sickly Dream and How it was Doctored Up , ca. 1885-1939
Box: 26
Folder: Peggy from Paris 1903
[play; script, Acts 1 and 2]
Folder: The Persecuted Wife 1885
[play; typed and handwritten notes]
Folder: Pocahontas and Captain Smith 1906
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: The “Polaris,” n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Politics, Once a Massacre, Now a Musicale 1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Prairie Kings of Yesterday ca. 1931
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Pride ca. 1923
[essay; typed draft and published copy]
Folder: The Prize Delusion – “Education,” n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Public n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Purdue n.d.
[essay; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: Purdue, Fifty Years Old ca. 1925
[essay; typed]
Folder: Purdue Founder's Day Dinner Speech 1939
[speech; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Purdue in the Eighties 1924
[speech; typed]
Folder: Purdue – Only Forty Years Ago This Summer 1923
[essay; typed]
Folder: Put up a Front Advises George Ade 1922
[essay; typed and published copies]
Folder: The Quadrennial Scare 1908
[essay; published copy]
Folder: A Rally That Was Really a Rally n.d.
[editorial; typed]
Folder: The Real Freshman 1902
[short story; published copy]
Folder: Recalling The Early Tremors of a Timorous Playwright ca. 1936
[essay; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: Recent Popular Delusions ca. 1931
[essay; typed and published copies]
Folder: "Recognition" For Osborn 1920
[essay; typed and telegram from Osborn] [2 copies]
Folder: Refrainers n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Regarding Battle Ground, Indiana n.d.
[essay; typed and published copies]
Folder: Regarding Life, Liberty, and the Right to Take a Transfer 1923
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: Regarding Pie n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Regarding the Lambs n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Regarding the Verses by Wilbur n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Regarding Winter Holidays n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Remember One as the Man Who Might Have Bunked with Sullivan 1925
[essay; typed and handwritten]
Folder: The Revised Legend of One Who Came Back ca. 1912
[essay; typed]
Folder: Riley – An Indiana Possession 1922
[clip written for Riley Children’s Hospital]
Folder: Riley and his Friends ca. 1930
[essay; typed and published copies] [2 copies] [Note: published copy oversized, stored in Box 35]
Folder: Riley – The One and Only n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Rip Van Winkle 1906
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: The Rising Generation Establishes New Attitude Records n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Robin Hood 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Robison Crusoe 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Rollo and Elsie 1906
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Rollo Johnson, the Boy Inventor ca. 1903
[short story; typed]
Folder: A Romance of South Water Street ca. 1894
[short story; published version]
Folder: Romeo & Juliet 1885
[article in The Purdue]
Folder: R-U-S-S-I-A 1913
[essay; typed and handwritten]
Folder: Sailors like to Read Books 1941
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: The Salon as an Institution ca. 1927
[essay; typed]
Folder: Saving My First Thousand Dollars 1923
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Second–Time Honeymoon That Flopped 1923
[fable; typed]
Folder: Sending Word to Broadway n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Servants 1921
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Seventies – Most Recent of the Dark Ages n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: She Was A Bird n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Sherman Goes Marching On 1925
[typed copy and published advertisement for the Sherman Hotel]
Folder: Short On Luxuries but Long On Convulsions n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Should or May the Farmer Play Golf? n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Show-Shop vs. Picture Palace 1936
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Sickly Dream and How It Was Doctored Up 1921
[short story; published copy]
Manuscripts, The Siren and the Simp - Stories of the Streets and of the Towns [Folders 1-2 of 5] , ca. 1890s - 1941
Box: 27
Folder: The Siren and the Simp n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Slang – An Antidote to Seriousness 1913
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Slang – My Friendly Frankenstein n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Slim Princess ca. 1906-1907
[fiction; article, book manuscript, typed and handwritten]
Folder: Small Towns Ahoy! Golf is Coming! n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Society n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Soft Hats, High Hats, Coronets 1925
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Some High Spots 1925
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: Something About "Artie," n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Something for the Locker-Room n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Speaking of the Weather n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Speaking to Father ca. 1923
[movie script and set direction]
Folder: Specialists ca. 1924
[essay; typed]
Folder: Speeches, Addresses, and Broadcasts ca. 1915-1941
[various speeches written by Ade]
Folder: St Augustine 1930
[essay; typed; includes telegram from St Augustine Chamber of Commerce]
Folder: The Steel Box; or, The Robbers of Rattlesnake Gulch 1898
[short story; typed]
Folder: Stone Crabs Club 1930
[published article]
Folder: Stories By and About James Whitcomb Riley n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Stories of the Streets and of the Towns, ca. 1890s 1941
[clippings, ca. 1890s; pamphlet, 1941] [Folders 1-2 of 5]
Manuscripts, Stories of the Streets and of the Towns [Folders 3-5 of 5] - This Thing of Living in the Country , ca. 1890s-1941
Box: 28
Folder: Stories of the Streets and of the Towns, ca. 1890s 1941
[clippings, ca. 1890s; pamphlet, 1941] [Folders 3-5 of 5]
Folder: Suggested Rules for Debrutalizing Football ca. 1913
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Sultan of Sulu 1902
[lyric book; book and lyrics by George Ade, music by Alfred G Wathall]
Folder: Super Everything 1930
[editorial; typed and published copies]
Folder: The Supreme Importance of Sheer Idiocy n.d.
[essay; handwritten and typed copies]
Folder: Sweet Sixteen ca. 1923
[parody lyric; typed]
Folder: Tales of a Country Town 1903
[short story; published copy]
Folder: Teaching "Humor" in Colleges ca. 1934
[essay; typed]
Folder: Ten Nights in a Bar Room 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Then He Moved to New York n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: There Are No Foreign Parts n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: "They Call It Dancing,"  1922
[essay; published copy]
Folder: They Simply Wouldn’t Let Me Be a High-Brow 1920
[essay; published copy]
Folder: They Who Sit on the Edge of a Cloud 1921
[published editorial; Cosmopolitan Magazine]
Folder: This Thing of Living in the Country n.d.
[essay; typed]
Manuscripts, Those Good Old Kissing Games, - Wolf! Wolf! , ca. 1895-1942
Box: 29
Folder: Those Good Old Kissing Games n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Three Cheers for Those Who are Not Too Everlastingly Intellectual 1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Three Middle-Weight Modern Fables Manufactured Expressly for the Christmas Trade ca. 1902-1903
[published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: To a Bachelor 1923
[essay; typed]
Folder: To Alleviate the Tortures of Touring n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: To Get Along, Keep on Being a Country Boy ca. 1925
[essay; typed draft and 3 published copies]
Folder: To Make a Hoosier Holiday ca. 1904
[essay; typed]
Folder: To My Friends, A Merry Christmas 1909
[article; published copy]
Folder: To the Fraternity Brother 1923
[essay; typed]
Folder: To the Young People of Indiana n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: To-day’s Amazing Crop of Eighteen-Year-Old Roués and Nineteen-Year-Old Vamps 1922
[essay; published copy and author proofs]
Folder: Tom Taggart ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Too Much Sunshine 1924
[short story; published copy]
Folder: Trying to Get Along Without "Juice," 1930
[essay; typed and published copies]
Folder: "Uncle Joe" Cannon ca. 1924
[essay; typed, from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: Uncle Johnny Foresman n.d.
[essay; published copy] [Note: Oversized Box 35]
Folder: Uncle Tom 1906
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Unconnected and Unimportant n.d.
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: Unfinished Business or Day Dreams Lacking Terminal Facilities n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Us Georges 1906
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Unsympathetic Parent Who Turned Down Three Different Varieties n.d.
[fable; typed]
Folder: Vacation, Big Thing to Man 1926
[fable; published copy]
Folder: Verses Written for Mrs. Gilman 1942
[poetry; typed]
Folder: The Vicar of Wakefield 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: The Village Liar 1924
[short story; published copy]
Folder: Vote Against Censorship n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Wait Long Enough To Find. Out ca. 1926
[essay; typed]
Folder: Walter C. Kelly 1939
[tribute; typed]
Folder: Warming Up For Next Yea ca. 1935
[essay; typed]
Folder: We Were Giants in Those Days n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Weather – Discussed by George Ade 1924
[essay; published copy]
Folder: The Weird Story of Hiawathadine n.d.
[ballad; handwritten]
Folder: Welcome to Europe n.d.
[short story; handwritten]
Folder: What a Man Sees Who Goes Away From Home ca. 1895
[microfilm] [Note: see Ade Addendum]
Folder: What Children Want – And Get n.d.
[essay; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: What Do You Mean 'Afford'? n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Do You Mean – ‘Woman-Proof’?  ca. early 1920s
[play synopsis; typed]
Folder: What is a Feud and Why? n.d.
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: What the Weather Does to Us n.d.
[essay; typed] [2 copies]
Folder: What We Can Learn from Kenesaw and Will n.d.
[essay; typed] [incomplete]
Folder: Whatever You Get, You Can Get Somewhere Else n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: What's the Use of Useless Words ca. 1936 (?)
[advertisement for Readers Digest; typed manuscript of ad and promotional booklet from Readers Digest] [3 copies of advertisement]
Folder: When I Sowed My Wild Oats 1926
[essay; published copy] [2 copies]
Folder: When Indiana Was Really Hoosier n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: When "The Road" Meant Something n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Whirligigs ca. 1922
[essay; typed and handwritten] (complete title: Whirligigs, Are You Headed Up or Down?)
Folder: Why? And No Answers Expected n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Why I Like Troupers n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Why is the SFG? ca. 1923
[essay; handwritten]
Folder: Why Kenesaw and Will Got Their Jobs n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Why We Scold the Talkies n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: Why We Stand Up for Indiana 1931
[essay; typed]
Folder: Wild Life at Bargain Prices 1925
[essay; typed]
Folder: William H. Crane n.d. and ca. 1924
[speech and essay; typed from the Flowers for the Living series]
Folder: William Tell 1906
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Folder: The Willing Performer ca. 1928
[one-act play; typed and handwritten manuscripts]
Folder: Wise-Cracking in the Nineties n.d.
[essay; typed and handwritten copies]
Folder: Wolf! Wolf! 1907
[fiction; author’s proofs and illustrations; Old Stories Revised series]
Manuscripts, Woman-Proof - Youthful Piety , ca. 1921-1924
Box: 30
Folder: Woman-Proof ca. 1923
[movie script, notes and royalty statement] (original title: All Must Marry)
Folder: A Word of Advice about Advice 1921
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Work for the Infant Class n.d.
[short story; typed]
Folder: Write Your Own Continuities – I Do 1923
[essay; published copy]
Folder: Writing Directly for the Screen n.d.
[essay; typed]
Folder: The Yankee's Prayer ca. 1924
[essay; handwritten draft and 2 published copies]
Folder: Yes-But 1923
[essay; typed, handwritten, and published copies
Folder: Youthful Piety n.d.
[essay; typed]
Purdue University ca. 1882-1941
Box: 30
Folder: George Ade and Purdue ca. 1882-1941
Folder: Articles by Ade n.d., 1929
Folder: Programs ca. 1884-1941
Folder: Clippings ca. 1915-1936
Purdue related clippings regarding football games, Ade' activities at Purdue, and Ade's writings of Purdue
Folder: Purdue Alumnus ca. 1919-1941
[3 folders] [Note: series incomplete]
Folder: Debris 1915
[Note: Oversized Box 39]
Clippings , ca. 1903-1944
Box: 31
Folder: About Ade , ca. 1904-1943
Articles and interviews regarding George Ade [2 folders]
Folder: By Ade , ca. 1903-1943
Clippings of articles, stories, fables, and editorials written by Ade [2 folders]
Folder: Hazelden , ca. 1904-1938
Clippings concerning Hazelden Country Club and Ade’s home
Folder: Magazines , ca. 1905-1946
Magazines containing articles by or about George Ade
Clippings , ca. 1901-1944
Box: 32
Folder: Miscellaneous Clippings , ca. 1915-1939
Various clippings collected by Ade regarding different subjects, cartoons by John McCutcheon and Doc Bird Finch, and writings by other authors
Folder: Clippings-Reviews , ca. 1904-1934
Clippings of reviews of Ade’s plays and books, includes reviews of The College Widow, The Old-Time Saloon, Bang! Bang!, and The County Chairman
Clippings, Cosmopolitan Magazine , ca. 1927-1928
Box: 33
Clippings, Sigma Chi Magazine , ca. 1931-1946
Box: 34
Oversized Clippings , ca. 1901-1930
Box: 35
Folder: Clippings by George Ade , ca. 1905-1930
Folder: Clippings about George Ade , ca. 1901-1939
Oversized Clippings and Poster , ca. 1907-1942
Box: Vault Map Case
Folder: Clippings , ca. 1907-1942
Folder: Poster, "Hazelden Fourth of July Soldiers and Sailors Welcome Home Celebration," , ca. 1919
The Indiana Society of Chicago , ca. 1905-1940
Box: 36
Folder: Speeches and Addresses , ca. 1916-1938
Speeches and addresses given by Ade before the society
Folder: Invitations , ca. 1916-1938
Invitations to various society dinners and banquets
Folder: Programs , ca. 1905-1940
Programs from various society dinners and outings, business correspondence, and membership roster
The Indiana Society of Chicago, 1905-1940  , ca. 1905-1940
Box: 37
Folder: Programs , ca. 1905-1940
[folder 4 of 4] Programs from various society dinners and outings, business correspondence, and membership roster
Folder: Souvenirs , ca. 1910-1940
[3 folders] Memorabilia collected by Ade from various society functions
Scrapbooks, Diaries, and Debris , ca. 1895-1915
Box: 38
Folder: Scrapbook #1 , ca. 1897-1898
Clippings of reviews for Artie, Pink Marsh, and Stories of the Streets and of the Towns
Folder: Scrapbook #2 , ca. 1895-1900
Tickets, hotel bills, maps of the Cunard ocean liners Lucania and Campania, map of Paris, ticket stubs from Paris shows and operas, postcards, programs, Ade’s vaccination certificate, and other printed materials from Ade’s trips to Europe and Egypt
Folder: Diary #1 , ca. late 1890s
Ade’s daily accounts of his trip to Europe
Folder: Diary #2 , ca. 1909
Ade’s daily account of his trip to Egypt with Ort Welles
Folder: Debris , ca. 1915
Oversized Certificates, Promotional Materials, McCutcheon Related Items, and Miscellaneous Items ca. 1895-1944
Box: 39
Folder: Certificates  ca. 1895-1924
Folder: Ade Related Advertisements and Promotional Materials ca. 1917-1922
Folder: John T. McCutcheon ca. 1909-1922
Folder: Miscellaneous Printed Materials ca. 1897-1944
Artifacts ca. 1900s-1920s
Box: 40
Folder: Negative Plates, metal and wood ca. early 1900s and n.d.
Folder: Glass Negative Plates ca. 1920s and n.d.
Folder: Stamp, "Geo Ade, Brook, Indiana,"  n.d.
Photographs ca. 1883-1944
Box: 41
Folder: George Ade Studio Portraits ca. 1886-1940s
[Note: additional oversized portraits in Box 44 & 45]
Folder: Circa 1886-1904
Folder: Circa 1905-1910s
Folder: Circa 1920s
Folder: Circa 1930s
Folder: George Ade Publicity and Solo-Shot Photographs ca. 1900s-1940s
Folder: Circa 1900s
Folder: Circa 1910s
Folder: Circa 1920s
Folder: Circa 1930s
Folder: Circa 1940s
Folder: Orson Wells ca. 1907-1937
Photographs of Ade’s close friend, Chicago stocker broker 'Ort' Wells
Folder: John T. McCutcheon ca. 1888-1940s
Photographs of and related to George Ade’s close friend, cartoonist John T McCutcheon
Folder: George Ade and Acquaintances ca. 1890s – 1940s
Photographs of and related to George Ade’s close friend, cartoonist John T McCutcheon
Folder: George Ade and Acquaintances ca. 1890s – 1940s
Photographs of and related to George Ade’s close friend, cartoonist John T McCutcheon
Photographs ca. 1883-1942
Box: 42
Folder: George Ade and Acquaintances 
Photographs of George Ade with friends, relatives, and acquaintances
Folder: Circa 1920s
Folder: Circa 1930s
Folder: Circa 1940s
Folder: Friends and Acquaintances ca. 1883 - 1936
Photographs of George Ade’s friends and acquaintances
Folder: Sigma Chi ca. 1885-1942
Photographs of George Ade, Sigma Chi fraternity brothers, and various Sigma Chi functions
Folder: Purdue University ca. 1887-1942
Photographs pertaining to Purdue
Folder: Belle Meade Plantation Barbeque 1906
Photographs of William H Taft, Secretary of War and unidentified people taken at the Belle Meade Plantation barbecue at Judge Dickinson’s home in 1906
Folder: Taft Rally 1908
Photographs of the William H. Taft Rally held at George Ade’s estate September 18, 1908
Folder: Golf Related Photographs ca. 1910s-1920s
Photos of Ade and friends on various golf courses
Folder: Hazelden ca. early 1900s - 1939
Photographs and souvenir postcards of George Ade's estate Hazelden, the grounds, gardens, golf course, outer buildings, and damage done by a tornado which touched down in 1939
Folder: George Ade and Hazelden ca. 1900s
[Folder 1 of 2] Photographs of Ade at his estate
Folder: George Ade and Hazelden ca. 1900s - 1925
[Folder 2 of 2] Photographs of Ade at his estate
Photographs ca. early 1900s - 1942
Box: 43
Folder: Hazelden Grounds ca. n.d. & 1920s
Photographs of the grounds of Ade’s estate
Folder: Hazelden Buildings ca. 1920s – 1984
Photos of Ade’s estate, the exterior and interior of the main house, the country club, and outbuildings
Folder: Hazelden Postcards n.d.
Souvenir postcards featuring Hazelden grounds, and the interior and exterior of the main house
Folder: Hazelden Tornado June 1939
Photographs showing the destruction left by a tornado, which touched down at Hazelden on June 10, 1939
Folder: Miscellaneous Photographs ca. 1890s – 1942
Objects and landscapes
Folder: Plays ca. early 1900s – 1941
Photographs related to productions of various Ade plays [Note: additional oversized play photographs in Box 44]
Folder: The County Chairman ca. early 1900s
Folder: The College Widow 1941
Oversized Photographs ca. early 1900s-1942
Box: 44
Folder: George Ade Portraits ca. 1900s-1924
Folder 1 0f 2
Folder: George Ade Portraits ca. 1920s-1937
Folder 2 0f 2
Folder: Miscellaneous Ade-Related Photographs ca. 1891-1942
Folder: Play Photographs ca. early 1900s-1941
Folder: The County Chairman ca. early 1900s
Folder: The College Widow ca. early 1900s, 1941
Folder: The Sultan of Sulu ca. 1903-1905
Folder: Peggy from Paris ca. 1900-1905
Folder: Sho-Gun ca. 1904-1906
Folder: The Fair Co-Ed ca. 1908-1910
Oversized Ade Portraits, Play, and Movie Related Photographs, Production Albums, and Book ca. 1900s-1930s
Box: 45
Folder: Portraits ca. 1900s-1930
Folder: Play Photograph ca. 1903-1905
Folder: Movie Photographs ca. 1920s
Folder: Movie Production Booklets ca. 1922-1923
Folder: Book of Inspirational Quotes n.d.
Quotes by various authors including Ade; dedicated to George Ade by Hearst Publications
Photograph Albums 1 & 2 ca. 1899-1900s
Box: 46
Folder: Photograph Album 1 ca. 1899
Photographs taken while George Ade traveled with the Ringling Brothers Circus in October, 1899. Pictures of circus animals, performers, unidentified people, and George Ade
Folder: Photograph Album 2 ca. 1900
Photographs from Ade’s trip to the Philippines and Japan. Pictures of scenery, unidentified people, John T. McCutcheon, and George Ade
Photograph Albums 3, 4, & 5,  ca. 1880s-1940s
Box: 47
Folder: Photograph Album 3 ca. 1880s-1940s
Portraits of George Ade, Amy Leslie, and numerous unidentified people
Folder: Photograph Album 4 1912
Folder: Photograph Album 5 1908
Photograph Album 6 ca. 1886-1907
Box: 48
Photograph Albums 7 & 8 ca. 1895-1906
Box: 49
Folder: Photograph Album 7 ca. 1895-1906
Photographs from George Ade and John T. McCutcheon’s trip to Europe in 1895; Ade, Henry W Savage, and Marie Georg’s trip to the Orient in 1903; West Indies Cruise in 1905 with Ade, Mr. and Mrs. Laflin, Carroll Kent, and Henry McQueen; and Ade’s Egypt and European cruise in 1906
Folder: Photograph Album 8 ca. 1896-1906
Photographs include interior views of Ade and McCutcheon’s shared room in Chicago, 1896; portrait of Ade, 1898; circus photos, George Ade working on “The County Chairman,” 1903; family vacations, construction of Hazelden, and early interior views of Hazelden
Folder: George Ade Addendum ca. 1869-2005
[Quantity: 7.5 cubic ft.] Materials not part of the original George Ade collection that were donated or collected by Purdue Libraries; items include: Ade correspondence, photographs, Purdue University and Sigma Chi memorabilia, clippings and memorabilia regarding Ade's parents, John and Adaline Ade; George Ade Davis, George Ade, reviews of his works, Ade’s death, Hazelden; the SS George Ade, scrapbooks, and Ade biography manuscripts
Addendum Correspondence ca. 1877-1943
Box: 50
Folder: General Correspondence ca. 1910-1943
Folder: Purdue University Board of Trustees Correspondence 1914-1920
Correspondence between Purdue Alumni Association members regarding President Stone’s leadership abilities [2 folders]
Folder: McCray Correspondence ca. 1877-1942
Personal correspondence from Ade to his sister, Ella McCray and niece, Marian McCray; includes clippings regarding Ade, Ade writings, mementos, newsletters, and postcards from his various trips and cruises
Folder: Ade, John and Adaline 1896-1930
Correspondence, clippings, and stories regarding George Ade’s parents
Folder: McCutcheon, John T. n.d. and 1928
Correspondence, clippings and stories regarding McCutcheon
Addendum Photographs and Clippings ca. 1869-2005
Box: 51
Folder: Photographs ca. 1900s-1984
Folder: Clippings, Purdue University ca. 1869-1966
Clippings, magazines, booklets, and memorabilia regarding Purdue and George Ade
Folder: Clippings, Sigma Chi ca. 1910-1944
Clippings, programs, and memorabilia regarding George Ade and Sigma Chi
Folder: Clippings, George Ade ca. 1900s – 2005
Newspaper and magazine clippings related to George Ade, Hazelden, Purdue University, and clippings written by George Ade
Folder: About George Ade ca. 1900s – 2005
Clippings regarding Ade’s career, life, and reviews of his work
Addendum Clippings, Miscellaneous Items, and Manuscript of Ade Biography ca. 1920s-2005
Box: 52
Folder: George Ade Clippings ca. 1920-2005
Newspaper and magazine clippings related to George Ade, Hazelden, Purdue University, and clippings written by George Ade
Folder: By George Ade ca. 1920s – 1967
[2 folders] Clippings written by George Ade
Folder: Ade’s Death ca. May 1944
Obituaries and articles regarding George Ade’s passing
Folder: George Ade Memorial Hospital ca. 1957-2005
Clippings regarding a hospital built on the grounds of Hazelden [now used as a nursing home]
Folder: Hazelden Restoration Efforts ca. 1954-2005
Clippings regarding various Hazelden restoration efforts during the years following Ade’s death
Folder: Addendum Miscellaneous ca. 1930 – 1999
Miscellaneous brochures, clippings and other items that are Ade related
Folder: Manuscript, George Ade, Warmhearted Satirist ca. 1940s
Typed manuscript of Fred C Kelly’s 1947 Ade biography which was published by Bobbs-Merrill Co, Indianapolis, NY, 243 pages [3 folders]
Addendum, Oversized Clippings 1949-1988
Box: 53
Addendum, James McKee Manuscript and Article ca. 1960s
Box: 54
Folder: What George Ade Saw ca. 1960
[unpublished Ade biography manuscript by James Hugh McKee] [414 pages] [5 folders]
Folder: Ade articles by McKee ca. early 1960s
[unpublished Ade biography manuscript by James Hugh McKee] [414 pages] [5 folders]
Addendum, Research Notes of Terence A. Tobin ca. 1890s-1970
Box: 55
Addendum Scrapbooks ca. 1932 – 1942
Box: 56
Folder: Addendum Scrapbook #1 ca. 1935-1936
Ade related clippings and photos
Addendum Scrapbook# 2 ca. 1937-1939
Box: 57
Addendum Scrapbook# 2 ca. 1937-1939
Box: 58
Addendum Scrapbook #4 ca. 1936-1940
Box: 59
Addendum Scrapbook #5 ca. 1890-1942
Box: 60
Addendum Scrapbook #6 ca. 1882, 1941-1942
Box: 61
Addendum Scrapbook #7 ca. 1882, 1941-1943
Box: 62
Addendum Microfilm ca. 1882, 1941-1943
Box: 63

A List of George Ade’s Films

George Ade’s Screen Writing Credits [screen plays or adaptations], 1914-1936 [Note: asterisk indicates movie scripts that are in the collection; there are no films in the collection]

Artie, the Millionaire Kid, 1916

Back Home and Broke, 1922

The College Widow, 1915, 1927

The Confidence Man, 1924

The County Chairman, 1914, 1935

A Couple of Side-Order Fables, 1915

The Fable of a Night Given Over to Revelry, 1915

The Fable of Aggie and the Aggravated Attacks, 1914

The Fable of All That Triangle Stuff As Sized Up by the Meal Ticket, 1917

The Fable of Books Made to Balance, 1916

The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket, 1915

The Fable of Flora and Adolph and a Home Gone Wrong, 1916

The Fable of Handsome Jethro, Who Was Simply Cut Out to Be a Merchant, 1915

The Fable of Hazel's Two Husbands and What Became of Them, 1915

The Fable of High Faluting Tillie and Her Plain Parents, 1915

The Fable of Higher Education That Was Too High for the Old Man, 1914

The Fable of How Uncle Brewster Was Too Shifty for the Tempter, 1914

The Fable of How Wisenstein Did Not Lose Out to Buttinsky, 1916

The Fable of Lutie, the False Alarm, 1914

The Fable of Napoleon and the Bumps, 1914

The Fable of One Samaritan Who Got Paralysis of the Helping Hand, 1914

The Fable of Prince Fortunatus, Who Moved Away from Easy Street, and Silas, the Saver, Who Moved In, 1917

The Fable of Sister Mae, Who Did As Well As Could Be Expected, 1915

The Fable of the Adult Girl Who Got Busy, 1914

The Fable of the Author and the Dear Public and the Plate of Mush, 1914

The Fable of the Bachelor and the Back-Pedal, 1915

The Fable of the Back-Trackers from the Hot Sidewalks, 1917

The Fable of the Brash Drummer and the Nectarine, 1914

The Fable of the Bush League Lover Who Failed to Qualify, 1914

The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In, 1914

The Fable of the Busy Man and the Idle Woman, 1915

The Fable of the City Grafter and the Unprotected Rubes, 1915

The Fable of the Club Girls and the Four Times Veteran, 1914

The Fable of the Cold Gray Dawn of the Morning After, 1915

The Fable of the Coming Champion Who Was Delayed, 1914

The Fable of the Demand That Must Be Supplied, 1915

The Fable of the Difference between Learning and Learning How, 1914

The Fable of the Divine Spark That Had a Short Circuit, 1915

The Fable of the Escape of Arthur and the Salvation of Herbert, 1915

The Fable of the Family That Did Too Much for Nellie, 1914

The Fable of the Fearsome Feud between the First Families, 1916

The Fable of the Fellow Who Had a Friend Who Knew a Girl Who Had a Friend, 1915

The Fable of the Film Fed Family, 1917

The Fable of the Galloping Pilgrim Who Kept on Galloping, 1915

The Fable of the Galumptious Girl, 1915

The Fable of the Girl Who Took Notes and Got Wise and Then Fell Down, 1917

The Fable of the Good Fairy with the Lorgnette and Why She Got It Good, 1916

The Fable of the Good Fairy, 1914

The Fable of the Good People Who Rallied to the Support of the Church, 1915

The Fable of the Grass Widow and the Mesmeree and the Six Dollars, 1916

The Fable of the Heir and the Heiress, 1915

The Fable of the Highroller and the Buzzing Blondine, 1915

The Fable of the Home Treatment and the Sure Cure, 1915

The Fable of the Honeymoon That Tried to Come Back, 1914

The Fable of the Husband Who Showed Up and Did His Duty, 1914

The Fable of the Intermittent Fusser, 1915

The Fable of the Kid Who Shifted His Ideals to Golf and Finally Became a Baseball Fan and Took the Only Known Cure, 1916

The Fable of the Kittenish Super-Anns and the World-Weary Snipes, 1916

The Fable of the Long Range Lover and the Lallypalooze, 1914

The Fable of the Low Down Expert on the Subject of Babies, 1915

The Fable of the Maneuvers of Joel and Father's Second Time on Earth, 1914

The Fable of the Men at the Women's Club, 1915

The Fable of the People's Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty and Took Seltzer, 1914

The Fable of the Preacher Who Flew His Kite But Not Because He Wished to Do So, 1916

The Fable of the Regular Beanery and the Preachy Newcomer, 1914

The Fable of the Roistering Blades, 1915

The Fable of the Scoffer Who Fell Hard, 1915

The Fable of the Search for Climate, 1915

The Fable of the Slim Girl Who Tried to Keep a Date That Was Never Made, 1916

The Fable of the Small Town Favorite Who Was Ruined by Too Much Competition, 1916

The Fable of the Sorrows of the Unemployed and the Danger of Changing from Bill to Harold, 1915

The Fable of the Speedy Sprite, 1917

The Fable of the Statesman Who Didn't Make Good, 1915

The Fable of the Struggle between Personal Liberty and the Wave of Reform, 1915

The Fable of the Syndicate Lover, 1915

The Fable of the Throbbing Genius of a Tank-Town Who Was Encouraged by Her Folks Who Were Prominent, 1916

The Fable of the Through Train, 1915

The Fable of the Tip and the Treasure, 1915

The Fable of the Toilsome Ascent and the Shining Table Lamp, 1917

The Fable of the Twelve-Cylinder Speed of the Leisure Class, 1917

The Fable of the Two Mandolin Players and the Willing Performer, 1914

The Fable of the Two Philanthropic Sons, 1916

The Fable of the Two Sensational Failures, 1915

The Fable of the Two Unfettered Birds, 1915

The Fable of the Undecided Brunette, 1916

The Fable of the Uplifter and His Dandy Little Opus, 1917

The Fable of the Wandering Boy and the Wayward Parents, 1917

The Fable of the Willing Collegian Who Wanted to Get a Foothold, 1916

The Fable of What the Best People Are Not Doing, 1917

The Fable of What Transpires After the Wind-Up, 1917

The Fable Proving That Spongers Are Found in a Drugstore, 1914

The Face in the Mirror, 1916

The Fair Co-Ed, 1927

Father and the Boys, 1915

Freshman Love, 1936 [adapted from: The College Widow] [alternate title: Rhythm on the River]

Just Out of College, 1915, 1920

Making the Grade, 1929

Marse Covington, 1915

Maybe It's Love, 1930 [adapted from: The College Widow] [Ade uncredited] [alternate title: Eleven Men and a Girl]

Old Home Week, 1925

Our Leading Citizen, 1922

The Slim Princess, 1915, 1920

Three Boiled Down Fables, 1914

Two Dinky Little Dramas of a Non-Serious Kind, 1914

Two Pop-Up Fables, 1914

Woman-Proof, 1923

Young as You Feel, 1931 [adapted from: Father and the Boys]

A List of George Ade’s Directing Credits, 1914-1915

At the End of a Perfect Day, 1915

The Fable of Higher Education That Was Too High for the Old Man, 1914

The Fable of Napoleon and the Bumps, 1914

The Fable of the Brash Drummer and the Nectarine, 1914

The Fable of the Bush League Lover Who Failed to Qualify, 1914

The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In, 1914

The Fable of the Coming Champion Who Was Delayed, 1914

The Fable of the Husband Who Showed Up and Did His Duty, 1914

Three Boiled Down Fables, 1914

Two Dinky Little Dramas of a Non-Serious Kind, 1914


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