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Stewart, John, 1918-2010



John Stewart was born Hans Gideon Stein, in Vienna, Austria. He emigrated to the United States in 1938 at the age of 20. Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and after returned to the Shenandoah Valley where he taught at James Madison University for 30 years.



Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Elmer Lewis Smith Papers

Identifier: SC 0166

The Elmer Lewis Smith Papers, 20th century, consist of six folders of notes and drafts, compiled and written by Elmer Lewis Smith, on folk superstitions, ghosts, conjuring, powwowing, folk healing, and holiday superstitions in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: 20th century

John G. Stewart Papers

Identifier: SC 0157

Research materials and topical files pertaining to Shenandoah Valley folk culture including recipes, cures for ailments, folklore stories, and other traditions gathered and documented by John G. Stewart and Elmer Smith, former professors at Madison College (James Madison University).

Dates: 1761-2002; Majority of material found within 1953-1973