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Guide to the Jesse Stuart Collection, Part D, Series I-IV

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

Part D, Series I Christmas Cards Box 7

This series contains fifteen Christmas cards dated from Christmas of 1954 to 1977; many include envelopes.

Box 7

  1. Christmas Cards from Jesse Stuart
Part D, Series II Correspondence Box 7, Cont.

This series consists of sixteen letters relating to family events, personal inquiries of family health, book tours, lectures, teaching, and other subjects, dated from 1951 to 1983.

Box 7, cont.

  1. Correspondence, 1951-1983
Part D, Series III Miscellaneous Box 7, Cont.

This series contains the magazine Tennessee Teacher with a note by Jesse Stuart and a newspaper clipping of an article titled "Corbie" written by Stuart and sent by him to the Dobbs.

Box 7, cont.

  1. Miscellaneous
Part D, Series IV Dobbs' Correspondence Box 7, Cont.

This series contains a letter written to Gerald Roberts by Carolyn Dobbs explaining her relationship with Jesse Stuart. She sent a photograph of herself and her husband Tom. There is a statement given on behalf of Carolyn Dobbs for the Lane Bryant Annual Award, a letter from Patricia Nixon, a letter from Ronald Reagan when he was the governor of California, a letter from Pearl S. Buck, and a statement "Look Inside the Husk" by Maxwell Maltz, M.D., which Dobbs found very meaningful.

Box 7, cont.

  1. Dobbs correspondence, photo

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