Caralee Strock Stanard Papers

Accession Number: MA 89:01
MA uu:96
Location: Compton; RBM Map Cabinet A, drawer 2
Dates: 1940s-1960s
Size: 2 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Creator/Collector: Collected by Caralee Stanard
Acquisition info: Donated by Elva Norman 
Accruals: Further accruals not expected, but possible.   
Custodial history: The collection was assembled over time by Caralee Stanard.  
Elva Norman donated the collection to the Media Archives in February 1989 after Mrs. Stanard’s passing. 
Language: English
Processed by: Kristina Impastato, May 2018
Conservation notes: All items placed into archival boxes and acid-free folders. 
Metal fasteners removed.  
Selected photos placed in Mylar sleeves.  
Scope and Content:

The papers of Caralee Strock Stanard (1898-1988) span the years 1942-1988, with the bulk of the material dated between 1947 and 1962.  The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence related to her work as fashion writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, fashion press releases, and items relevant to Stanard’s lengthy service to Alpha Delta Pi.  


Caralee Strock Stanard (1895-1988) was a graduate of the

University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1917.  Stanard

wrote for the Peoria Journal Transcript briefly before moving to St. Louis to work for the St. Louis Star and the St. Louis Times.  From 1932-1960, Stanard worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writing weekly fashion columns under the pen name Sylvia Stiles.  After retirement, Stanard worked at Webster College (University) as the Communications Director.  She was active in the Theta Sigma Phi local chapter.  She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and served nationally as Grand President from 1938-1948 and Editor of the Adelphian from 1936-38 and 1962-1980.  She authored the Creed of Alpha Delta Pi.  Her husband, Sidney Stanard was news editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and died in 1961.  They had one child, Caralee Sydney Stanard.  

Arrangement: Collection organized by series:
Series 1:  Biographical
Series 2:  Alpha Delta Pi
Series 3:  Fashion
Series 4:  Fashion Press Releases
Series 5:  Newspaper clippings   


Within series organized alphabetical.  

Restrictions: Permission required to reproduce images.   Collection is open for research. 
Remarks: Related collections include:  Caralee Sydney Standard Papers and the Strock Family Papers both located in RBM.  

Caralee Strock Stanard Papers
Ca. 1936-1987
1 flat tabloid box; 1 record storage carton, and 1 oversized folder; 1.75 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
  Series 1:  Biographical
1/2 American Nation Red Cross, membership cards 1942 & 1945
1/3 Biographical info
1/4 Clippings
1/5 Correspondence
1/6 Photos
1/7 Programs + professional associations
1/8 Sidney R. Stanard 

Theta Sigma Phi 

-           Founders Day Luncheon 1988

1/10 University of Missouri –book
1/11 University of Missouri School of Journalism
1/12 Writings
  Series 2:  Alpha Delta Pi
1/13 Cartoon, Jim Murray 1943
1/14 Clippings
1/15 Creed of Alpha Delta Pi


-           1968-69 Delta Kappa Society Yearbook
-           Seeing Ourselves as others See Us, social etiquette booklet
-           Who’s Who Questionnaires (2)

1/17 Motto, We Live for Each Other
1/18 Photos
1/19 Publications
  -Adelphian, Fall 1955 + June 1951
  -Diamond Points Convention Bulletin, June 1948
1/20 Sorority house rules + drafts
1/21 Speeches
  Series 3:  Fashion
1/22 Bicentennial Symphony of Fashion
1/23 Correspondence –Caralee Stanard
1/24 Correspondence – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1/25 Correspondence - Sylvia Stiles
1/26 Fashion articles written by Stanard
1/27 Fashion Group of St. Louis
1/28 Fashion section dummy layout
1/29 Fashion show programs + copy
1/30 Photos
  Series 4:  Fashion Press Releases
1/31 Bader, Irving & Nat
1/32 Berlin, Harvey (& Karen Stark)
1/33 Blass, Bill
1/34 Blotta, Anthony
1/35 Borghese, Marcella
1/36 Brandon, Peter
1/37 Brooks, Donald
1/38 Carol, Betty
1/39 Cassini, Oleg
1/40 Copeland, Jo
1/41 Dache, Lilly
1/42 Davidow, Melville
1/43 Derby, Jane
1/44 Farmer, Eunice
1/45 Fogarty, Anne
1/46 Galanos, James
1/47 Gottlieb-Gothe, David
1/48 Horowitz, Jack
1/49 James, Charles
1/50 Klein, Anne
1/51 Lebow, Francesca & Victor
1/52 Lee, Helen 
1/53 McCardell, Claire
1/54 Monte-Sano, Vincent (& Max Pruzan)
1/55 Oka, George
1/56 Parnis, Mollie
1/57 Parnes, Paul
1/58 Reig, Ben
1/59 Rentner, Maurice
1/60 Ritter, Leo
1/61 Rosenstein, Nettie
1/62 Rubenstein, Helena
1/63 Scaasi, Arnold
1/64 Simpson, Adele
1/65 Sondheim, Herbert
1/66 Trigere, Pauline
1/67 Troy, Hannah
1/68 Victor, Sally
1/69 Vivier, Roger
1/70 Weitz, John
1/71 Wragge, Sidney
1/72 Zuckerman, Ben
1/73 Miscellaneous press releases
  Series 5:  Newspaper Clippings 
  Box 2:  Newspaper Clippings
2/1 1930s clippings
2/2 1940s clippings
2/3 1952-1957s clippings
2/4 1958 clippings
2/5 1959 clippings
2/6 1960s clippings
2/7 Globe-Democrat fashion clippings
2/8 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Back to School pullout sections, 1957, 1958, 1959
2/9 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Fashion pullout section 1950s
2/10 Undated clippings
[oversized] Fashion photo, 1960  
[oversized] folder, St. Louis Post-Dispatch pages (Map Cabinet A, drawer 2)+
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