Title: Writings
Dates of Material:
23 cm of textual records
20 photographs: b&w
Scope and content

Series includes professional writings, including curriculum vitae, student essays, published articles, unpublished interviews (including the former cashier of the Debord Circus), sections of manuscript for book, The Pleasures of Time: Two Men, A Life, and photographs relating to unpublished articles.


Series has been arranged by archivist chronologically.

Original copy of article, “Democratizing the Arts: France in an Era of Austerity”, is located in the series of Writings and other material regarding Khoa Pham.

Language of material

Includes poems written in French

Access restrictions

No restrictions



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11 Stephen Harold Riggins Ph.D Curriculum vitae2004
14 “Scrapbook Magic” articles [2003?]
15 Articles by Stephen Riggins1986, 1991

Riggins, Stephen H. and Khoa Pham. "Democratizing the Arts: France in an Era of Austerity." Queen's Quarterly 93, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 149-161.

Riggins, Stephen Harold. "If Work Made People Rich: An Oral History of General Farming, 1905-1925." Midwestern Folklore: Journal of the Hoosier Folklore Society 17, no. 2 (Fall 1991): 73-109.

117 Draft section of The Pleasures of TimeNovember 12, 1998

Annotated typescript draft.

119 Omitted chapters and interview with Khoa Pham for The Pleasures of Time1998, 2001
128Photographs of the Toronto apartment of "Tim Fastco"[1990?]

Fourteen (14) b&w photographs, by professional photographer Susan Ashukian, of the interior of the apartment of Tony Formo to be used for an article by Stephen Riggins on the symbolism of vernacular interior decoration. 

(Photos P1-14)
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14 Draft section of The Pleasures of Time
15Draft sections of The Pleasures of Time (includes two letters by Paul Bouissac, 1975, 1984)1975, 1984
16Transcript of 2004 interview with Ron Weihs re the Debord Circus2007
17Photographs by Bill Whorrall

Photographs of small town and rural scenes in Indiana.

(Photos P1-6)
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18 “Stephen Riggins’ Life the First Ten Years”2008
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15Undergraduate essays (Indiana University) 1965-1966
16Graduate essays (University of Toronto) 1971-1975
17Date calendar for year at Indiana University 1964-1965
18'Two texts" poems written in French with Paul Bouissac 2013
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37Indiana University1968-1971

Includes an essay that was reconstructed in 2007.

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45Draft of MA Thesis1971

Thesis title: A Survey of the Audiences for Live and Recorded Art Music

Riggins does not believe that there is a surviving copy of the completed thesis.