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Jesse Stuart Collection
OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION
.3 cu.ft. in 1 box. 1968-1974.
Provenance: The Ohio University Library purchased the Jesse Stuart Collection from Jack Matthews in May 1986. Christopher R. Leonard processed the collection in July 1986.
Property Rights: The Ohio University Library owns the property right to this collection.
Copyrights: Consideration of all copyrights and possible literary rights is the responsibility of the researcher and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Ohio University Library.
Photoduplication: The Ohio University Library will entertain requests to photocopy reasonable amounts of material from the collection for the convenience of individual researchers.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name, collection number, and Ohio University Library in all footnotes and bibliographical references.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE COLLECTION
Jesse Stuart was born on August 8, 1907, in Greenup County, Kentucky. He graduated from Greenup High School in 1926, and from Lincoln Memorial University in 1929. He spent his life as a teacher and administrator in Kentucky schools, as a farmer in W-Hollow, Kentucky, and as an author, writing about life in his home state: the land and the people.
Mr. Stuart wrote many volumes of novels, short stories, and poems. His work includes Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow, his first published book of poetry, and several autobiographical works: Beyond Dark Hills, The Thread that Runs So True, The Year of My Rebirth, and God's Oddling. His poetry and short stories have appeared in various periodicals, and the number of his published works exceeds thirty volumes.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
The collection is comprised chiefly of letters from Jesse Stuart to author and professor Jack Matthews, from the years 1968 to 1974. The collection also contains articles featuring Jesse Stuart, including articles in a newspaper-magazine that commemorates the one hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of Kentucky. The collection is contained in one box. The letters and the printed matter are arranged chronologically.
CONTAINER LISTS FOR THE COLLECTION
Series I. - Letters by Jesse Stuart to Jack Matthews, 1968-1974.A. Personal Correspondence
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