A. B. Guthrie, Jr. letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
A. B. Guthrie, Jr. letters
Date
1970
Creator
Guthrie, A. B., (Alfred Bertram), 1901-1991
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS068: [identification of item], A. B. Guthrie, Jr. letters, 1970, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr. (1901-1991) was a journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose writing focused on Montana and the West. A graduate of the University of Montana, Guthrie took a job at the Lexington Leader in 1926. He lived in Lexington for 30 years, writing many of his most famous novels there, before returning to Montana in 1956. His works include the The Big Sky and The Way West, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, he wrote the screenplays for the movies Shane and The Kentuckians.
"A. B. Guthrie, Jr. 1901-1991." University of Montana School of Journalism. University of Montana. 8 May 2009. Web. 27 October 2011.
Scope and Content
The A. B. Guthrie, Jr. letters consists of correspondence between Guthrie and his publishers at Houghton Mifflin Company concerning his novel Arfive, the fourth book in his western series. The bulk of the letters involve the editing of the book, however some concern the novel's publicity.

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