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Jesse Stuart papers,, 1936

Part of Jesse Stuart papers,

kukm1m59m31 Jesse Stuart papers, 1936-1958 59M31 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 18 Feb 2011 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-05-06T13:06-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Jesse Stuart papers, 59M31 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.23 Cubic feet 1 box 1936-1958 The Jesse Stuart papers contain typescripts for short stories and poems by Jesse Stuart. Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984 Custodial History note 59M31: Finberg, Charles E. Gift 1959. 76W1: Black Sun Books, Brooklyn, N.Y. Purchase, June 28, 1972. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 59M31: [Identification of item], Jesse Stuart papers, 1936-1958, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Jesse Hilton Stuart was born in W-Hollow near Riverton in Greenup County, Ky. The son of an illiterate farmer, Stuart is recognized as an outstanding regional author. In 1929 he received an A.B. degree from Lincoln Memorial University and attended Vanderbilt University in 1931-1932, studying there when "The Fugitives" were active. When his 19 stanza poem Elegy for Mitch Stewart was published by the American Mercury magazine in 1933, Stuart credited Robert Penn Warren and Donald Davidson for encouraging him to submit his work. In 1954 Stuart was chosen by the Kentucky legislature as Poet Laureate of Eastern Kentucky. Related Archival Materials note 76W1 is a typescript of Stuart's poem Summer Has Faded, June 26, 1971, inscribed to William J. Luetge and autographed by Stuart. Scope and Contents note The Jesse Stuart papers contain typescripts for short stories and poems by Jesse Stuart. Included are the poem Elegy for Mith Stuart and the short stories Three Hundred Acres of Elbow Room, published in the American Mercury, 1934 and the Yale Review, 1935; Hair appeared in the Best Short Stories of 1937; and that same year the short story Toes was translated into Russian while Stuart was studying in Europe as a Guggenheim fellow, previously it had been published in Stuart's Head O'W-Hollow. Arrangement note Collection is arranged alphabetically. Luetge, William J. American literature--Appalachian Region. Greenup (Ky.) Poets laureate--Kentucky. Poets. Elegy for Mitch Stuart, 1 1 1933 Hair, 1 2 1937 Toes, 1 3 1935 Three Hundred Acres of Elbow Room, 1 4 1935 Jesse Stuart papers,