Walter Stanley Campbell

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: Fiction

Fellow: Awarded 1931

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-15-1887

Died: 12-25-1957

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Campbell, Walter Stanley (Pseud. Stanley Vestal):  Appointed to make a study of the Plains Indians, their foes, allies and neighbors along the Canadian Boundary, and to write a biography of the Indian leader, Sitting Bull; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1930.

Born August 15, 1887, at Sevry, Kansas. Education: Southwestern State Normal School, 1903–08; University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar from Oklahoma (Merton College), B.A., 1911, M.A., 1915.

Teacher of English, Male High School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1911–14; research among Western Indians, 1914–15; Instructor in English, 1915–17, Assistant Professor, 1919–28, Associate Professor, 1928—, University of Oklahoma.

Publications: “Fandango,” 1927; “Happy Hunting Grounds,” 1928; “Kit Carson,” 1928; “ ‘Dobe Walls,” 1929. Contributor to Poetry, The American Mercury, The Southwest Review, Folk-Lore, American Anthropology. Editor of: Seger, “Early Days Among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians,” 1924; Garrard, “Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail,” 1927; Parkman, “The Oregon Trail,” 1927.