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Guide to the John Fetterman Papers, Series I-V
 

Accession Number: 26
John Fetterman Papers, 1945-1975
Bulk Dates 1957-1975
10 linear feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview & Series Description
Series 1 - Personal / Biographical
Series 2 - Pulitizer Prize Material
Series 3 - Published Writings Material
Series 4 - Article Research Subject Files
Series 5 - Stinking Creek

Series 6 - Photographs


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Series Description
30 Manuscript Boxes

Series I Personal / Biographical Box 1

This series consists of records, news clippings, personal and business correspondence relating to Fetterman's Navy service, Murray State University student days, and High school teaching in Illinois.

Box 1
  1. Naval Service
  2. VA Checks
  3. Tax Returns
  4. Education (Murray State)-Newspaper Articles, n.d.
  5. Education (Murray State)-Notebook and Student Coaching Plans
  6. Teaching, New Windsor High School
  7. Employment References / Information
  8. Teaching, Yates City High School
  9. Teaching, Yates City (Illinois) High School-Graduate Survey
  10. Teaching, Yates City High School, Graduate Study
  11. Education (UK)-Various Papers
  12. Education (UK)-Various Papers
  13. Calendars
  14. Personal Correspondence
  15. Office Correspondence
  16. Application Correspondence, 1972
  17. Miscellaneous
  18. Mindy Fetterman-Writings-The Wiggiley Reader
  19. Mindy Fetterman-Writings-The Inkwell (O.F. Stivers School Newsletter) June 2, 1967
  20. Mindy Fetterman-Writings-The Bear Facts (Ballard High School Newspaper)
  21. Mindy Fetterman-Writings-The Kentucky Kernel (UK)
  22. Mindy Fetterman-Writings-The Herald (Bowling Green, Kentucky?) November 1, 1974
  23. Mindy Fetterman-Writings-Opryland News
  24. Obituaries
Series II Pulitizer Prize Material Box 2

This series consists of congratulatory correspondence, press clippings, and printed awards programs associated with Fetterman's 1969 Pulitizer Prize.

Box 2
  1. Award and Ceremony Program, Nomination
  2. Newspaper Clippings, General
  3. Newspaper Clippings, Personal
  4. Pulitzer Prize Newspaper Clippings, General
  5. Congratulatory Correspondence, A-D
  6. Congratulatory Correspondence, E-J
  7. Congratulatory Correspondence, K-R
  8. Congratulatory Correspondence, S-Z and Misc.
Series III Published Writings Boxes 3-5

This series consists of Fetterman's published newspaper and magazine articles.

Box 3
  1. "Appalachian Volunteers" Clues to Successful Truck Operation, Summer 1969
  2. "Are You Accident Prone?" Science Digest, August 1965
  3. "Big Time Small Fry" The Louisville Times, Aug. 21, 1973
  4. "The Case of the Shocking-Purple School" Good Housekeeping, November 1965
  5. "Chariots of Iron" Nashville Tennessean Magazine, February 28,1955
  6. "Circus!"Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, May 14, 1972
  7. The College News-Murray State University-1946
  8. "Discovering Kentucky's Waterfalls" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, July 7, 1968
  9. "East Kentucky's Absentee Asset" February 28, 1972
  10. Pamphlet on Eastern Kentucky, n.d.
  11. "Five Score Years Ago"-Pamphlet of reprints of Louisville Times articles, September 4-22, 1962
  12. "The Ghost of the Backside" Life Magazine
  13. "High Living Woman" Clues to Successful Truck Operation, Winter 1965
  14. "Hospital for Thoroughbreds" Courier Journal and Time Magazine, December 14, 1969
  15. "I'll take the Slow Road" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, n.d.
  16. "John Fetterman Writes About Hunger" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, December 14, 1969
  17. "Kentucky's still Ravaged Land" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, September 10, 1967
  18. "Kentucky's Wilds: What would you do with them?" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, July 30, 1975
  19. "Last Creek to Kill" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, July 25, 1971
  20. "Lilly's Wood" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, June 16, 1968
  21. "Louisville: Progressing with Ladylike Decorum" Courier Journal and Time Magazine, March 30, 1969
  22. Louisville Times, articles, 1961
  23. Louisville Times, articles, 1962-1963
  24. Louisville Times, n.d.
  25. "The Lure of Eastern Kentucky" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, May 4, 1969
  26. "The Melungeons" Courier Journal and Times Magazine, March 20,1969
  27. "A Million a Day" Nashville Tennessean Magazine, November 13, 1955
  28. "Mission: Survival, Parts 1 & 2" Nashville Tennessean Magazine, May 1 & 8, 1955
  29. "Moving Toward a Crisis" (Photographs) Kentucky Kernel, February 4, 1970
  30. "The Mystery of Newman's Ridge" Life Magazine, n.d.
  31. Nashville Tennessean articles 1953
  32. The National Observer articles, October 22, 1962; February 25, 1963; and August 3, 1970
  33. "Nobody Bothers You" National Observer, April 4, 1966
Box 4
  1. "An Old Army Camp Fades Away..." Courier- Journal and Time Magazine, April 9, 1967
  2. "On the Road With An Old-Time Circus" National Geographic, November 1972
  3. "On the Wilderness Trail" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, July 20, 1969
  4. "On Vanishing Wildlife" Courier Journal and Times Magazine, June 9, 1968
  5. "Pat Neal's Recall of the Wild" Life Magazine, n.d.
  6. "The People of Cumberland Gap" National Geographic, November 1971
  7. "Perryville" Louisville Times, October 10, 1970
  8. "The Personal Papers of a Modest Man" Louisville Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, June 20, 1971
  9. "Pfc. Gibson Comes Home" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, July 28, 1968
  10. "Project Skyhook" Nashville Tennessean, March 20, 1975
  11. "Reformation of a Speed-Trap Town" Life Magazine, n.d.
  12. "Return Visit to a Hospitality Pocket" Life Magazine, n.d.
  13. "The Reunion" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, September 19, 1971
  14. "Sketches" Louisville Times, 1973
  15. "Stately Arches of Stone" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, July 20, 1970
  16. "Sweepstakes: A testimonial from a Poor Loser" Louisville Courier and Times Magazine, n.d.
  17. "Tennessee Hill Country Dulcimer Builder" Nashville Tennessean Magazine, May 30, 1974
  18. "This Lake is a Garbage Dump" Courier Journal and Times Magazine, September 13, 1970
  19. "Tragedy at Hyden" Courier-Journal and Time Magazine, January 17, 1971
  20. "Warm, Touching Warm" Courier Journal and Times Magazine, January 22, 1970
  21. "Where Poverty Cripples the Mind" Courier-Journal Times Magazine, July 19, 1970
  22. "Why the Kentucky River May Die" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, June 28, 1970
  23. "Why Men Go to Die in the Coal Mines" Courier Journal and Times Magazine, January 3, 1971
  24. "A Year After the Big Day" Courier-Journal Magazine, January 25, 1965
  25. "The Bookman" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine, June 27, 1971
Box 5
  1. "Come to the Circus!" May 14, 1972. Courier-Journal and Times Magazine.
  2. "Courier-Journal Centennial, 1868-1968: Mirror of the Century" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine 11-10-78.
  3. "Fireworks: Is an American Tradition Fizzling Out?" Louisville Times 6-28-75
  4. "Kentucky's Ravaged Land".Courier-Journal. Section 7. January 5, 1964
  5. Pollution.n.d.- Courier-Journal and Times Magazine. "Pfc. Gibson Comes Home" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine July 28, 1968.
  6. "1968 Year of Turmoil" Courier-Journal and Times Magazine January 5, 1969.
  7. "1969: End of the Sixties", Courier-Journal and Times Magazine January 4, 1970
  8. "Russia Today"From the Columns of Nashville Tennessean, 1961 NOT BY JOHN FETTERMAN
  9. Honorary Doctorate (Certificate), University of Louisville, 1974.
Series IV Article Research Subject Files Boxes 6-13

This series consists of written and typed notes and other material that Fetterman compiled in the course of story research. There is an especially extensive file on child abuse that includes an unpublished book manuscript. Other particularly extensive files include those for his National Geographic articles, "On the Road with an Old-Time Circus" and "The People of Cumberland Gap."

Box 6
  1. "Last Creek to Kill"
  2. "Lilley's Wood"
  3. "Louisville: Progressing with Ladylike Decorum" Manuscript
  4. "The Melungeons" 1969
  5. "Pfc. Gibson Comes Home," 1968
  6. "The Reunion" 1971
  7. "Why Men go to Die in the Coal Mines" Letter from House of Representatives, 1971
  8. Antiques, Notes, Business Cards, n.d.
  9. Danville, Kentucky, n.d.
  10. Deitzisms (Mewos from different Sunday Times Staffers), 1972
  11. The Future
  12. Hensley Settlement, n.d. (Cumberland Gap National Park)
  13. Manuscript on Hotel Thievery
  14. One-Room School Houses
  15. Overcrowding
  16. Paleolithic Archeology
  17. Rolls-Royce-Notes and Correspondence
Box 7
  1. Van Buren, Kentucky, and the Taylorsville Reservoir I, 1974
  2. Van Buren, Kentucky, and the Taylorsville Reservoir II, 1974
  3. Water Pollution
  4. Miscellaneous Story Ideas
  5. Miscellaneous Articles and Notes
  6. Work and Research for Time / Life, 1971
Box 8
  1. "Child Abuse" 1968
  2. "Child Abuse" Working Outline, 1968-69
  3. Child Abuse-Research Notes, Prologue and Acknowledgements, 1968-69
  4. Child Abuse-Research and Notes, Chapter I, 1968-69
  5. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter II, 1968-69
  6. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter II, 1968-69
  7. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter III, 1968-69
  8. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter IV, 1968-69
  9. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter IV, 1968-69
Box 9
  1. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter V, Classic Cases (2 examples), 1968-69
  2. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter VI, Medical x-rays, 1968-69
  3. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter VI, Medical x-rays, 1968-69
  4. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter VI, Medical x-rays, 1968-69
Box 10
  1. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter VII, Police/Courts, 1968-69
  2. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter VIII, Need Law-Model Law, 1968-69
  3. Child Abuse-Research, Chapter VIII, Need Law-Model Law, 1968-69
  4. Child Abuse-Research, Miscellaneous-Notes, 1968-69
  5. Child Abuse-Manuscript Outline, 1968-9
  6. Child Abuse-Miscellaneous Manuscripts: Drafts
Box 11
  1. Child Abuse-Research, Miscellaneous-Articles (Journals and Magazine Papers, and Pamphlets
  2. Child Abuse-Research, Miscellaneous-Newspaper Articles, 1968-69
  3. Child Abuse-Research, Miscellaneous-Notes, 1968-69
  4. Child Abuse-Research, Miscellaneous-Notes, 1968-69
  5. Child Abuse-Manuscript Outline, 1968-69
  6. Child Abuse-Miscellaneous Manuscripts: Drafts, 1968-69
  7. Child Abuse-Manuscript Excerpts, 1968-69
  8. Child Abuse-Manuscript, Chapter 1-"Ginny" Original and Carbon Copy of Finish
  9. Child Abuse-Correspondence, 1968-69
Box 12
  1. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Notes (written), 1971-72
  2. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Notes (typed), 1971-72
  3. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Notebooks, 1971-72
  4. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Correspondence, 1971-72
  5. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Travel Plans, 1971-72
  6. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Manuscripts Drafts, 1971-72
  7. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Final Manuscripts, 1971-72
  8. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Research Material, (Hoxie Bros. Information) 1971-72
  9. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Research Material (Newspaper Articles) 1971-72
  10. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Research Material, (Newspaper and Magazine Articles), 1971-72
  11. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," (Miscellaneous), 1971-72
  12. "On the Road with an Old-time Circus," Programs, 1971-72
Box 13
  1. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Notes, 1970-71
  2. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Notebook, 1970-71
  3. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Notes (Typed), 1970-71
  4. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Correspondence, 1970-71
  5. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Expenses and Travel Accounts, 1970-71
  6. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Drafts of the Article, 1970-71
  7. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Manuscript
  8. "The People of Cumberland Gap" Research Materials, 1970-71
Series V Stinking Creek Boxes 14-16

This series consists of notes, correspondence, and working manuscript related to the writing and publication in 1967 of his book, Stinking Creek. Fetterman spent many weekends and days off getting to know the families he wrote about and kept up contacts with them years later.

Box 14
  1. Tentative Outline, Miscellaneous Papers, 1966-67
  2. Working Manuscript: Prologue and Chapter I, 1966-67
  3. Working Manuscript: Chapter II, "How they Got There," 1966-67
  4. Working Manuscript: Chapter III, "Land of Coal and Old Men," 1966-67
  5. Working Manuscript: Chapter IV, "There Will Be a Reward," 1966-67
  6. Notes: Chapter IV, "There will be a Reward," 1966-67
  7. Working Manuscript: Chapter V, "Brown's Hollow," 1966-67
  8. Working Manuscript: Chapter VI, "Shall We Gather," 1966-67
  9. Working Manuscript: Chapter VII, "Shady School," 1966-67
  10. Working Manuscript: Chapter VIII, "The Young People," 1966-67
  11. Working Manuscript: Chapter IX, " The Young Couples," 1966-67
  12. Working Manuscript: Chapter X, "Exodus" 1966-67
  13. Working Manuscript: Chapter XI, "The Do Gooders"
  14. Working Manuscript: Chapter XII, "Easter Sunday"
Box 15
  1. Notebooks, 1966-67
  2. Notebooks, 1966-67
  3. Notes: Chapter III, "Land of Coal and Old Men", 1966-67
  4. Notes: Chapter V, "Brown's Hollow", 1966-67
  5. Notes: Chapter VI, "Shall we Gather at the River", 1966-67
  6. Notes: Chapter VII, "Shady School", 1966-67
  7. Notes: Chapter VIII, "The Young People," 1966-67
  8. Notes: Chapter IX, "The Young Couples," 1966-67
  9. Notes: Chapter XI, "The Do-gooders," 1966-67
  10. Notes: Chapter XII, "Easter Sunday," 1966-67
  11. Notes: Epilogue, "Sometimes in the Night," 1966-67
Box 16
  1. Research Materials: Chapter III, "The Land of Coal and Old Men," 1966-67
  2. Research Materials: Chapter III, "Land of Coal and Old Men II," 1966-67
  3. Research Materials: Chapter X, "Exodus," 1966-67
  4. Research Materials: Chapter XI, "The Do-gooders," 1966-67
  5. Research Materials: Epilogue, "Sometimes in the Night" 1966-67
  6. Miscellaneous Articles, 1966-67
  7. Correspondence, April 1966-June 1967
  8. Correspondence, November 1964-February 1965

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