Page from AWS's account book[an error occurred while processing this directive]Extracts from the Account Books of

Armstrong Sperry

1933-1950


This information is solely about his work in periodicals, provided here as a way to share information with anyone who might be able to help me pinpoint publication information and possibly locate copies of these works. Most of the work listed appears to be for pulp romances, possibly Munsey's All-Story Love Stories (I have pinpointed one in Street & Smith's Love Story), but I have really only been able to locate the work in the more upscale magazines -- the "slicks" -- so far. Please contact me at margo@ogram.org if you can help me locate any of these in print. Thank you!

I want to thank the following people for their assistance in my own personal kaimiloa [= "the long search" in Hawai'ian]:

To the right is the image of one of the pages from 1933 in the first account book.


TITLE OF STORY

DUE DATE PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION HIS FEE ISSUE IN WHICH IT WAS PUBLISHED

Account Book #1

* South Sea Adventure 1/7/1933 American Girl story $60 The American Girl, June 1933
* -- 1/7/1933 American Girl cover $100 The American Girl, March 1933
  Bride of the Desert (Part 1) 1/5/1933 Frank Munsey 3 drawings $45  
Tempest 1/1933 Street & Smith 3 drawings $40.50 story by John S. Douglas in Street & Smith's Love Story, Feb. 25, 1933
  Bride of the Desert (Part 2) 1/12/1933 Frank Munsey   $45  
  What Can a Father Do? 1/13/1933 United Feature 1 drawing $10  
* -- 1/25/1933 American Girl 2 illustrations $50 The American Girl, June 1933
  Bride of the Desert (Part 3) 1/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Too Much for a Girl 1/26/1933 United Feature   $10  
  Bride of the Desert (Part 4) 2/9/1933 Munsey   $45  
  -- 2/13/1933 United Rule   $10  
  Bride of the Desert 2/24/1933 Munsey 1 1/2 $40  
  Biscuit [?ter] 2/24/1933 United Rule   $10  
  -- 2/28/1933 Munsey 3 drawings $45  
  Delayed Action 3/6/1933 United Rule   $10  
* Greatest Show on Earth 3/15/1933 St. Nicholas   $40 St. Nicholas Magazine, Sept. 1933
  -- 1933 The Portal 1 drawing $25  
  Conscience 3/24/1933 United Rule   $10  
  Unluckiest Man 3/18/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Whore Bride 4/1/1933 Munsey   $45  
* Marriage   Good Housekeeping   $200 Good Housekeeping, June 1933
  Chinese Story
Stribling Story
1933 United Rule   $10 NOTE: "Stribling" may well be T.S. Stribling (1881-1965), who wrote for Munsey's pulps as well as winning a Pultzer Prize on June 6, 1933 for his novel The Store
  Kisses Like That 4/19/1933 Munsey   $30  
  Death Drag 4/19/1933 United Rule   $10  
  Hands 4/29/1933 United Rule   $10  
  Spoiled Girl 4/29/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Nice Girl 5/2/1933 Munsey   $15  
* Log of the Altair (Part 1) 5/10/1933 American Girl   $50 The American Girl, July 1933
  Glamour 5/20/1933 Rule   $10  
  Storm Bird 5/9/1933 Munsey   $30  
  Some Call It Madness (Part I) 5/25/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Martin Meets the Blind Goddess 6/1/1933 United Rule   $10  
* Log of the Altair (Part 2) 6/10/1933 American Girl   $50 The American Girl, Aug. 1933
  Some Call It Madness (Part II) 6/10/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Mrs. Penlust on the Damascus Road (1933) United Rule   $10  
  Some Call It Madness (Part 3) (1933) Munsey   $45  
  Keyes Article 6/29/1933 Good Housekeeping   $200 NOTE: This is likely Francis Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970) American author of historical fiction.
* Log of the Altair (Part 3) 7/10/1933 American Girl   $50 The American Girl, Sept. 1933
  Allan LeMay Story 7/10/1933 United Rule   $10 NOTE: Alan LeMay (1899-1964) was primarily a Western story writer, and fairly prominent. He made a transition from the pulps to the slicks about this time. He went on to become a Hollywood screenwriter, and is best known for his novel The Searchers.
  Learned Professor Bites the Dust 7/25/1933 United Rule   $10  
  Rehearsal Kiss 7/13/1933 Munsey 1 $30  
  Lovers Must Tell 7/13/1933 Munsey 2 $15  
  Glamour 7/20/1933 Munsey 2 $30  
  Somebody Pay 7/20/1933 Munsey 2 $30  
  Her Tragic Honeymoon 7/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Thanks to a Girl in Love 8/9/1933 Rule   $10  
  -- 8/25/1933 Munsey   $60  
  -- 8/28/1933 Munsey   $45  
  Because I Hate You 9/5/1933 Munsey   $30  
  -- 9/5/1933 Rule   $10  
  She Couldn't Forget 9/13/1933 Munsey   $30  
  Nester's Girl 9/15/1933 Rule   $10  
  -- 1933 Rule   $20  
* Decoy Girl 10/9/1933 Tate   $45 4 illustrations for the story by Evan Law in All-Story Love Stories, Dec. 2, 1933, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, pp. 4-28
  Their Big Moment 10/16/1933 Tate   $45  
  Overalls for Roddy 10/14/1933 Rule   $10  
  Date with Santa 10/26/1933 Tate   $45  
  Disappointed Blond 11/3/1933 Tate   $60  
  Dangerous Love 11/3/1933 Tate   $30  
  Capt. Belson's Mate 11/7/1933 Rule   $10  
  Love Without Faith 11/16/1933 Tate   $30  
  Good Girl Bad Man (Serial 4 parts) 12/1933 Tate   $280  
  -- 1/12/1934 Tate 4 drawings $60  
  Marriage Between Friends (#1) 1/18/1934 Tate 6 drawings $90  
  -- 1/16/1934 Rule 1 drawing $10  
  Marriage Between Friends (Part #2) 1/25/1934 Tate 4 drawings $60  
  -- 2/1/1934 Tate   $30  
  -- 2/1934 Tate   $60  
  -- 2/20/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 2/26/1934 Tate   $75  
  [Volq??] Wedding 3/8/1934 Tate   $45  
  Man from the Bush 4/1934 Tate   $250 NOTE: This may have been for a version of the play "The Man from the Bush" by Australian playwright Henrietta Drake-Brockman (1901-1968), first produced in 1932 and published in 1934.
  Remember Me 4/1/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 4/24/1934 Munseys   $70  
  -- 4/24/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 4/28/1934 Munsey   $30  
  -- 5/5/1934 Munsey's   $30  
  Cocktail Party 5/5/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 5/9/1934 Munseys   $30  
  -- 5/15/1934 Munseys   $40  
  Love on Skids 5/22/1934 Munsey's   $45  
  Birthday 5/30/1934 Rule   $10  
  Actress or Wife 5/26/1934 Munsey   $55  
  -- 5/26/1934 Munsey   $55  
  -- 5/31/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 6/1934 Munsey   $125  
  Her Apache Lover 6/21/1934 Tate   $40  
  The Man She Loved to Hate 7/2/1934 Tate   $100  
  -- 7/6/1934 Tate   $70  
  -- 7/16/1934 Tate   $125  
  -- 7/20/1934 Tate   $45  
  Harfmeyer (?) of Goodebury Point 7/23/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 8/1/1934 Tate   $70  
  -- 8/11/1934 Tate   $100  
  -- 9/1934 Munsey   $125  
  -- 9/1934 Munsey   $70  
  -- 9/1934 Munsey   $70  
  -- 10/1934 Rule   $10  
  -- 10/6/1934 Tate   $75  
  Foolish Gods of Pomau (?) (serial) 6/1935 Church School   $231  
  Tell Her of my Love 7/1935 Munsey   $95  

Account Book #2

  -- 7/10/1935 Tate story $95  
  -- 7/25/1935 Tate   $55  
  -- 8/4/1935 Tate   $67.50  
  -- 8/12/1935 Tate   $40  
  -- 8/19/1935 Tate   $95  
  -- 8/26/1935 Tate   $70  
  Shiek's Vengance (1st installment) 8/26/1935 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $55  
  Shiek's Vengance (2nd & 3rd installments) 8/29/1935 Tate 2 doubles, 2 singles $80  
  Processional 8/31/1935 Church School Pub.   $25  
  -- 8/1935 Portal 5 sketches $25  
  Only One Girl 9/5/1935 Tate 1 double, 1 single $40  
  Chained (1st installment) 9/10/1935 Tate 1 double, 3 singles $70  
  Chained (2nd installment) 9/18/1935 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $55  
  Chained 9/25/1935 Tate 1 double, 2 singles, 1 spot $70  
  A Lamp for the Feet 9/27/1935 Good Housekeeping sketches $25  
  Please Love Me 10/2/1935 Tate 1 double, 1 single $40  
  Love in Disguise 10/6/1935 Tate 1 double $25  
  Happy Pair 10/6/1935 Tate 2 singles $30  
  A Brutal Beast of Her Ruin (Part I) 10/16/1935 Portal   $21  
  -- 10/21/1935 Tate   $55  
  -- 10/28/1935 Tate / Munsey (?)   $55  
  That Piece of String 12/1/1935 Portal   $21  
  The Love Boat 10/5/1935 Tate   $55  
  -- 11/18/1935 Tate   $30  
  Scandal Man 12/1/1935 Tate   $55  
  If I Should Ever Travel 12/10/1935 Tate 1 double, 1 single $40  
  Don Felipe 12/10/1935 Tate 3 singles $45  
  Brutal Beast (Part II) 12/13/1935 Church School   $21  
Shotgun Wedding 12/20/1935 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $55 illustrations for the story by Lynn Ellsworth in All-Story Love Stories, Feb. 15, 1936, pp. 21-39
  -- 1/4/1936 Tate   $45  
  Forever Yours (Part I) 1/6/1936 Tate   $55  
  Forever Yours (Part 2) 1/15/1936 Tate   $45  
  Forever Yours (Parts 3 & 4) 1/22/1936 Tate 3 singles, 1 double $70  
  -- 1/27/1936 Tate 1 single, 1 double $40  
  -- 2/7/1936 Tate   $40  
  -- 2/17/1936 Fairgrieve  story $90 NOTE: Anita Fairgrieve was the editor of All-Story Love Stories for Munsey until 1942
  -- 2/17/1936 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $55  
  -- 2/19/1936 Tate 1 double, 1 single $40  
  -- 2/26/1936 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $55  
  -- 3/3/1936 Tate   $45  
  -- 3/16/1936 Tate   $55  
  Kissing Alibi 3/18/1936 Tate   $55  
Love Does Things to You
  -- 3/30/1936 Tate   $70  
  -- 4/4/1936 Tate   $40  
  -- 4/12/1936 Tate   $55  
  Kentucky Redhead 4/20/1936 Tate   $40  
  Yacht Trouble 4/20/1936 Tate   $40  
  You Belong to Me 4/22/1936 Tate story $35  
  Thrill Girl          
  Men prefer sinner (?) 5/10/1936 Tate 2 singles $25  
  -- 5/10/1936 Tate 2 singles, 1 double $37.50  
  Green Eyes 5/20/1936 Tate 2 $37.50  
  -- 5/31/1936 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  -- 6/13/1936 Tate   $37.50  
  -- 6/18/1936 Tate 3 singles, 1 double $62.50  
  -- 6/25/1936 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  -- 7/1/1936 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  -- 7/8/1936 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  -- 7/15/1936 Tate 4 singles $50  
  -- 7/25/1936 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  -- 8/1/1936 Tate   $50  
  -- 8/7/1936 Tate   $75  
  -- 8/14/1936 Tate   $50  
  -- 8/19/1936 Tate   $25  
  -- 8/26/1936 Tate   $50  
  -- 9/1/1936 Tate   $37.50  
  -- 9/10/1936 Tate   $10  
  Children of the Snows (Part 1 & cover) 8/25/1936 Church School   $85  
  Children of the Snows (Chaps. 5-6-7-8) 9/15/1936 Church School   $60  
  -- 9/16/1936 Tate   $50  
  -- 9/22/1936 Tate   $50  
  -- 10/6/1936 ? 2 doubles, 2 singles $75  
  -- 10/14/1936 Tate 2 doubles, 1 single $62.50  
  -- 10/15/1936 Tate   $75  
  Children of the Snows (Chaps. 9-10-11-12) 10/19/1936 Church School   $60  
  -- 10/20/1936 Tate   $50  
  -- 11/12/1936 Tate   $50  
  Ziegler   John C. Winston cover $20  
  -- 5/14/1937 Tate- Munsey   $50  
  -- 5/21/1937 Munsey   $75  
  -- 5/27/1937 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  -- 5/30/1937 Munsey   $50  
  -- 6/8/1937 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  Don't Call Me Darling 6/19/1937 Tate 3 singles, 1 double $62.50 illustrations for a serial, which ended in the August 28, 1937 issue of All-Story Love Stories
  -- 6/25/1937 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  -- 7/7/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 7/15/1937 Tate   $37.50  
  -- 7/22/1937 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  -- 8/10/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 8/17/1937 Tate   $75  
  -- 9/1/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 9/8/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 9/5/1937 Tate   $25  
  -- 9/20/1937 Tate 2 doubles, 2 singles $75  
  -- 9/27/1937 Tate 2 doubles, 2 singles $75  
  -- 10/4/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 10/9/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 10/16/1937 Tate   $37.50  
  -- 10/24/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 11/4/1937 Tate   $50  
  -- 11/11/1937 Tate   $25  
  Classmate 11/1937 Church School 1 decoration $25  
  A Message for the Mufti (3 chapters) 11/1937 Church School   $45  
  -- 11/20/1937 Tate   $37.50  
  -- 11/30/1937 Tate   $50  
  Who's Boss 12/9/1937 Tate 2 singles $25  
  -- 12/15/1937 Tate   $37.50  
  Mercy Marriage (Part I) 12/23/1937 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  Mercy Marriage (Part II) 12/1937 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  Mercy Marriage (Part III) 12/1937 Tate 3 singles $37.50  
  Mercy Marriage (Parts IV & V) 1/8/1938 Tate 4 singles $50  
  -- 1/15/1938 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  Taming of Kitty 1/22/1938 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $37.50  
  Love Must Be Valiant 1/27/1938 Tate 2 singles $25  
  -- 2/10/1938 Tate 2 singles $25  
  -- 2/18/1938 Tate 1 double, 1 single $37.50  
  -- 2/24/1938 Tate 2 singles $25  
  -- 3/3/1938 Tate 3 singles $37.50  
  -- 3/12/1938 Tate   $35  
  -- 3/26/1938 Tate 3 singles $37.50  
  The Earth So Bright 2/8/1938 Church School   $21  
  Silver Outrigger 2/29/1938 Church School   $35  
  -- 4/11/1938 Tate   $25  
  -- 4/17/1938 Tate   $37.50  
  Song of Love 4/22/1938 Tate 2 singles $25  
  Americanization series (#1) 4/25/1938 General Board of Christian Education 1 drawing $15  
  Americanization series (2-3-4) 5/20/1938 General Board of Christian Education 3 drawings $45  
  Americanization series: City Birds 6/14/1938 General Board of Christian Education 1 drawing $15  
  Americanization series: Christmas Party 6/14/1938 General Board of Christian Education 1 drawing $15  
  Americanization series: St. Johanes Eve 6/14/1938 General Board of Christian Education 1 drawing $15  
  Americanization series: Polish Surprise 6/14/1938 General Board of Christian Education 1 drawing $15  
  [?] You Make It 6/1938 Church School 1 drawing, 1 spot $25  
  The Burden (6 chapters) 7/1/1938 Church School 6 @ $25 each $150  
  -- 7/13/1938 Story Parade   $40  
  -- 8/5/1938 Tate 2 doubles, 2 singles $75  
  -- 8/12/1938 Tate 1 double, 2 singles $50  
  Sail on the Horizon 9/6/1938 Church School 5 illustrations $125  
  Frieal (?) von Dinkelshield 9/15/1938 Church School   $15  
  Those Who Watch at Night 9/15/1938 Church School cover    
  Sail on the Horizon 9/26/1938 Church School 5 illustrations $125  

Account Book #3

  A Night Plane Passes Over 1/25/1939 Church School   $20  
  Liberty Song 2/1/1939 Church School 3 chapts. $45  
  The Dark Pearl 3/1/1939 Church School   $25  
  Runaway Linda (serial) 3/1/1939 Church School 5 $125 NOTE: This appears to be a serialization of "Runaway Linda" by 1932 Newbery Honor Book author Marjorie Hill Allee (1890-1945). The book version of "Runaway Linda"was published in 1939 by Houghton Mifflin, with illustrations by David Hendrickson.
  Runaway Linda (serial) 3/27/1939 Church School 5 $125
  Phillipe Goes to the Fair 4/10/1939 General Board of Christian Education   $15  
  Pirate's Ledge 4/18/1939 Church School 2 drawings $30  
  Once in a Stable (poem) 5/25/1939 Church School   $25  
  -- 6/3/1939 Child Life drawings $45  
  Land of Little Trees 6/15/1939 Church School sketches $80  
7/1/1939 complete
  Shared Birthday 7/15/1940 Church School 1 drawing $15  
  Last of the Grey Legs (serial) 7/15/1940 Church School 4 illustrations $60  
  Last of the Grey Legs (serial) 7/1940 Church School 4 spots $20  
  Last of the Grey Legs (serial) 8/9/1940 Church School 4 illustrations $60  
  Last of the Grey Legs (serial) 9/15/1940 Church School 4 illustrations    
    3/15/1941 Jr. Red Cross News 2 drawings $35  
  use of illustrations for "House Afire" 6/3/1941 Church School   $130  
  -- 6/5/1941 Church School 3 illustrations $45  
  -- 6/1941 Red Cross News 2 illustrations $35  
  Katti's Gallapagos Xmas 10/10/1941 American Girl Magazine illustr. $40  
  -- 12/1941 Church School Publications 5 illustrations @ $15; 2 spots @ $5 $85  
  bamboo . Spruce 1/1942 Church School   $83  
  coconut 2/17/1942 Church School drawing $25  
*   8/7/1950 Story Parade   $200 Story Parade, Jan., Feb., & March 1951




This page last updated Friday, 04/03/09, by Margo Burns, margo@ogram.org
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