James Hines literary papers

Abstract

The James Hines literary papers (dated 1925-2009; 3 cubic feet; 8 boxes) comprise manuscripts, published articles, song lyrics, and correspondence that document James Hines' literary career.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Hines literary papers
Date
1925-2009 (inclusive)
Extent
3 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Appalachian authors
Bluegrass music
Correspondence.
Fiction
Literary agents.
Magazines.
Manuscripts -- Kentucky.
Rural families -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Katerina Banks and Carol Street
Preferred Citation
1997ms206 : [identification of item], James Hines literary papers, 1925-2009, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Kentucky author and musician James Hines (1926-2017) was born in and, other than youthful travels around the country, lived most of his life in Rosine, Kentucky. He graduated from Horse Branch High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He was a writer and songwriter who wrote about rural life in more than 400 short stores and articles in a very wide range of American, Canadian, and British periodicals. He considered Bill Monroe, the legendary Bluegrass musician who was also from Rosine, a friend and mentor.
Scope and Content
The James Hines literary papers (dated 1925-2009; 3 cubic feet; 8 boxes) comprise manuscripts, published articles, song lyrics, and correspondence that document James Hines' literary career. The collection contains a few items related to his personal life, reflected in personal correspondence and photographs; however the collection is primarily focused on his professional work as a writer. There are typescript manuscripts for numerous short stories and his novel The Legend of Doc Brown. The bulk of the collection contains published articles, which Hines signed before he donated the collection. Hines' writing appeared in an eclectic range of publications, from prestigious literary journals such as The Laurel Review to popular Western fiction publications, such as Zane Gray and The Golden West. Some stories appeared in magazines like Hustler, Women's Household, and Kentucky Living. A small portion of the collection contains Hines' song lyrics, music cds on which his songs appeared, and a demo tape for his song, "River of Tears". There are photographs of James Hines with his friend and Bluegrass mentor, Bill Monroe.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Education and personal correspondence, 1948-2007

College anthropology notebook, 1948

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Personal correspondence, 1964-1973

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Professional records, 1946-2008

Professional correspondence, 1948-2007

  • Box 1, folder 3-7
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Royalty agreements and receipts, 1964-2008

  • Box 1, folder 8
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James Hines interview typescript, undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Newspaper clippings, 1946-1993

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Literary and public service certificates, 2005-2008

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Photographs, 1925-2007

Johnnie Hines, father of James Hines, photograph, 1925

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Fairview School with young James Hines, 1934

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Jesse Stuart and James Hines photograph, 1948

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Jane Stafford, Phil Stafford, Jesse Stuart, and James Hines photograph, 1948

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Bill Monroe and James Hines photograph, 1955

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Bill Monroe and James Hines photograph, 1968

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Bill Monroe and James Hines photograph, 1971

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Marilyn Joan Landers Hines, James Hines, and Hazel Smith photograph, 1972

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Bill Monroe and James Hines photographs, 1974

  • Box 1, folder 12
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James Hines and Bill Monroe photograph, 1974

  • Box 1, folder 12
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James Hines and James Monroe photograph, 1996

  • Box 1, folder 12
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James Hines directing a TV crew at Bill Monroe's funeral, 1996

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Kenny Baker and James Hines photograph, 1996

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Aaron Hutchings and James Hines photograph, 2001

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Home of James Hines in Rosine, Kentucky, photograph, 2007

  • Box 1, folder 12
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James Hines near mailbox, 2007

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Writing, 1952-2008

Manuscripts, 1965-2008

"Chair Bottom Cat" manuscript, 1965

  • Box 2, folder 1
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"The Reckoning", 1979-2008

  • Box 2, folder 2
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"A Word to the Wise", 1985

  • Box 2, folder 3
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"Sweetheart of My Dreams", 1990

  • Box 2, folder 4
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"Wrath of God!", 1990

  • Box 2, folder 5
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"A Word to the Wise", 1992

  • Box 2, folder 6
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"Family Honor and Hog Business", 1993

  • Box 2, folder 7
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"The Dogfight", 1993

  • Box 2, folder 8
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"Jetbird", 1999

  • Box 2, folder 9
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"Fight! What For?", 2002

  • Box 2, folder 10
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"Young Love, First Love", 2003

  • Box 2, folder 11
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"Last Virginia Reel", 2007

  • Box 2, folder 12
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"Christmas Journey", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 13
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"My Mules", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 14
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"The Last Farewell", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 15
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"The Trouble in the Hills", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 16
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"They Shoot to Kill", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 17
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"Two Jugs Full", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 18
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"Ziggy Wiggy on the Night of Halloween", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 19
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"Down Payment on a Wedding", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 20
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"For the Love of Hillary Lou", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 21
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"Dog", 2008

  • Box 2, folder 22
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The Legend of Doc Brown, 2000

  • Box 2, folder 23-24
  • Box 3, folder 1-2
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Published works, 1952-2008

Published articles photocopies, 1957-2000

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Literary publications, 1963-1990

  • Box 3, folder 4-13
  • Box 4, folder 1-10
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Magazine publications, 1952-2008

  • Box 4, folder 11-16
  • Box 5, folder 1-17
  • Box 6, folder 1-15
  • Box 7, folder 1-15
  • Box 8, folder 1-10
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Music, 1988-2009

Song lyrics, 1988-2009

  • Box 8, folder 11
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Musical recordings: Gary Brewer, Flake Spear, Gillis Brothers, The Backwoodsmen cds and "River of Tears" by James Hines demo cassette tape, 1993

  • Box 8, folder 12-13
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