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Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates), 1949

Part of Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)

kukm1vf87m19Guide to the Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1VF87M19Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)1VF87M19Stuart, Jesse, 1907-28 piecesNone online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Sakmyster, Joseph R., Webster, N.Y. Gift, October, 1984.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates), 1VF87M19, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Author, poet. Jesse Hilton Stuart was born in W-Hollow near Riverton in Greenup County, Ky. in 1907. The son of an illiterate farmer, Stuart has been recognized as an outstanding regional author. He was the first of his family to graduate from high school and in 1929 he received an A. B. degree from Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, Tn.). After graduation he enjoyed a distinguished career as a school teacher, principal and eventually superintendent of Greenup County Schools. He achieved fame, however, as a poet and writer of short stories, novels and articles. Stuart was honored by Lincoln Memorial University in 1942 with a Ph.D. in Human Letters and in 1954 was named poet laureate of eastern Kentucky by the Kentucky legislature. Jesse Stuart married Naomi Dean Norris and they had one daughter, Jane.This collection of Jesse Stuart consists mainly of correspondence with Mark Bittner. The material, which was generated between 1951 and 1973, was a result of the writer's contacts through their affiliation with Lincoln Memorial University. The correspondence between Bittner and Stuart contain biographical material on Stuart in addition to references to addresses he made at Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout the correspondence, Stuart mentions his works-in-progress, political issues and personal matters.Arranged chronologically.Stuart, Jesse, 1907-Bittner, Mark.Lincoln Memorial University.University of Pittsburgh.Poets laureate--Kentucky.Authors.Poets.Correspondence. SpeechesJesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)