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Guide to the Harriette Simpson Arnow Collection, Series I-IV

Accession Number: 51
Harriette Simpson Arnow Papers, 1936-1986
Bulk Dates: 1949-1986
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Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview & Series Description
Series I - Personal/Biographical
Series II - Correspondence
Series III - Writings
Series IV - Photographs

Related Berea College Archives

William J. Hutchins Papers, RG 3.04
Council of the Southern Mountains Records, SAA 1
Appalachian Center Records, RG 5.09

Series Description
1 Manuscript Box

Series I   Personal/Biographical   Box 1

Biographical material from published sources, numerous clippings, early bibliographies of Arnow’s work, and a guide to her manuscript materials at the University of Kentucky.

Box 1

  1. Personal / Biographical
Series II   Correspondence (1899-1935) Box 1, cont.

Correspondence concerning Arnow’s work and her opinions on the interpretation and understanding of the Appalachian region. She expresses both gratitude for encouragement she received while at Berea and the hope that Berea College will come to a better understanding of the “Southern Appalachian.”

Box 1, continued

  1. Correspondence, 1936-1984
Series III    Writings Box 1, cont.

Reviews, textual excerpts, book jackets and related items for Mountain Path, Hunters Horn, The Dollmaker (including the 1984 film version), Seedtime on the Cumberland, and The Kentucky Trace. Of particular interest are manuscript fragments of the Christmas portion of The Dollmaker consisting of a small handwritten notebook, a typescript with notations, a few galley-sheets, and a book jacket. Some miscellaneous writings are also represented, including Arnow’s pamphlet, “What Berea Meant to Me.”

Box 1, continued

  1. Writings: Mountain Path
  2. Writings: Hunter’s Horn
  3. Writings: The Dollmaker
  4. Writings: The Dollmaker-Manuscript fragments
  5. Writings: Seedtime on the Cumberland
  6. Writings: The Kentucky Trace
  7. Writings: Miscellaneous
Series IV Photographs Box 1, cont.

Photographs include views of one room Pulaski County schools Arnow taught in (with written notations) and Detroit News photos of Arnow and children at home.

Box 1, continued

  1. Photographs

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