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Guide to the Jesse Stuart Collection, Part C, Series IV-VI

Accession Number: 12
The Jesse Stuart Collection, 1933-1979
3 linear feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Part A
     Part A, Series I - Correspondence
     Part A, Series II - Manuscripts
     Part A, Series III - Articles and clippings
     Part A, Series IV - Photographs (Some autographed)
     Part A, Series V - Miscellany
     Part A, Series VI - Stories in Esquire
Part B
     Part B, Series I - Stuart-Thompson correspondence
Part C
     Part C, Series I - Typescripts of Books
     Part C, Series II - Typescripts of Poems
     Part C, Series III - Finished Poems
     Part C, Series IV - Correspondence
     Part C, Series V - Photographs and slides
     Part C, Series VI - Envelopes

     Part C, Series VII - Miscellaneous
     Part C, Series VIII - Jane Stuart
Part D
     Part D, Series I - Christmas cards
     Part D, Series II - Correspondence
     Part D, Series III - Miscellaneous
     Part D, Series IV - Dobbs' Correspondence

Access and Use:


Part A of the Jesse Stuart collection includes documents collected over a period of years by the library staff of Berea College.

Part B of the collection was copied from documents owned by Lawrence Thompson of the University of Kentucky.

Part C was donated by William Plumley, former Director of Morris Harvey College Publications, in Charleston, West Virginia. These papers were received on June 30, 1998 and opened for research in May of 2000.

Part D was given by Carolyn Dobbs, who founded the magazine, The Pointer, to help teachers and parents of mentally handicapped children. Carolyn and her husband, Tom, had become personal friends of Jesse Stuart and Naomi Dean, and after Stuart's death Carolyn Dobbs donated these items to Berea College. The papers were received on December 28, 1999, and were opened for research in June of 2000.

Access: The only restrictions are Federal copyright requirements.

Preferred Citation: The Jesse Stuart Collection, Special Collections & Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

7 Manuscript Boxes

This part of the collection, donated by William Plumley, contains examples of Stuart's corrections and revisions to prose and poetry typescripts, along with Plumley's letters from Stuart over a period of ten years. In addition there are slides and photos that include Stuart's home and family, plus a number of his daughter's poems with related correspondence.

Part C, Series IV Correspondence Boxes 5-6

This series consists of many letters to and from Bill Plumley and Jesse Stuart. They regard current projects, future projects, personal matters such as family, health, and upcoming events. There are also six Christmas cards from Stuart and his family to Plumley.

Box 5, cont.

  1. Correspondence 1969
  2. Correspondence 1970
  3. Correspondence 1971
  4. Correspondence 1972
  5. Correspondence 1973

Box 6

  1. Correspondence 1974
  2. Correspondence 1975
  3. Correspondence 1976
  4. Correspondence 1977
  5. Correspondence 1978
  6. Correspondence n.d.
Part C, Series V Photographs and slides Box 6, Cont.

This series contains pictures of Jesse Stuart, his wife Naomi Deane, and their daughter Jane. There are slides of their home, inside and outside, their car, and of W-hollow.

Box 6, cont.

  1. Photographs and Slides
Part C, Series VI Envelopes Box 6, Cont.

This series contains 19 empty envelopes.

Box 6, cont.

  1. Envelopes

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