Billy C. Clark papers

Abstract

The Billy C. Clark papers (1956-1968; 1 box; 0.45 cubic feet) consist of biographical clippings, book reviews, and manuscripts for works by Appalachian author, Billy C. Clark.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Billy C. Clark papers
Date
1956-1968, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Appalachian authors
Manuscripts, American -- Kentucky.
Poetry -- Authorship -- Kentucky.
Short stories, American -- Kentucky
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format in five series: Biographical clippings, awards, and book reviews; Manuscripts, Poetry, Short Stories, and Articles.
Finding Aid Author
Revised and encoded by Ida Lucille Mangum
Preferred Citation
94m3: [identification of item], Billy C. Clark papers, 1956-1968, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Billy Curtis Clark (December 19, 1928–March 15, 2009) was born at Cattlesburg, Kentucky, where the Big Sandy River empties into the Ohio River. After he finished his military service in the Far East in 1948, he studied for three years at the University of Kentucky, where he won awards in creative writing. Clark is the author of a collection of four short stories. His published fiction includes Lucy Caught the Moon (1956), Song of the River (1957), The Trail of the Hunter's Horn (1958), Mooneyard Hound (1959), Useless Dog (1961), Goodbye Kate (1964), The Champion of Sourwood (1966) and Sourwood Takes (1968). He also published a biography of the Clark family, A Long Row to Hoe, in 1960. Clark continued to write and publish works throughout his life. Clark died at his home in Virginia in 2009.
Scope and Content
The Billy C. Clark papers (1956-1968; 1 box; 0.45 cubic feet) consist of biographical clippings, book reviews, and manuscripts for works by Appalachian author, Billy C. Clark. The manuscripts include monographs, short stories, poems, and articles by Clark.

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

Biographical clippings, awards, and book reviews, 1956-1966

Biographical clippings, 1957 April-1966 November

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Awards and honors, 1958 March

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Book reviews and promotional materials, 1956 December-1966 December

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Manuscripts, 1957-1968

The Champion of Sourwood Mountain dust jacket, circa 1968

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Song of the River, draft, with editors markings, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Song of the River galley proof, with hand-written corrections, circa 1957

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Goodbye Kate dust jacket, 1964

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Sourwood Tales typescripts, uncorrected proofs, and dust jacket, 1968

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Poetry, 1956, 1966

"Fiddlers' Retreat"; American Poetry Magazine, Volume 37, Number 2, page 13, 1956

  • Box 1, folder 9
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"Two Sonnets"; Appalachian Review, page 32, 1966 Fall

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Short stories, 1957-1958, undated

"The Swap", Classmate, volume 64, number 8, page 10, 1957 February

  • Box 1, folder 11
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"The Charm", Classmate, volume 64, number 23, page 6, 1957 June

  • Box 1, folder 12
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"Stubtoe the Champion", Grit and Steel, page 62, 1958 August

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Heap of Hills, published in Phi Beta Kappa and included in a collection of short stories: Stubtoe the Champion, A Heap O' Love, Fur in the Hickory, Pride O' the Jug, undated

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Articles, 1958-1961

"Write from the Heart", Ashland Oil Log, page 12, 1958 March-April

  • Box 1, folder 14
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"My Everlasting Source Book", Author and Journalist, page 9, 1958 June

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Unititled article, 1959 April

  • Box 1, folder 16
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"Magic of the Mountain Scoutmaster", Boy's Life, page 22, 1959 September

  • Box 1, folder 17
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"My Father's Hands", Coronet, page 33, 1959 December

  • Box 1, folder 18
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The Fiddle and the Fruit Jar, Coronet, page 37, 1961 April

  • Box 1, folder 19
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