Accession Number: 84
The Albert Stewart Collection, 1949-1994
.8 linear ft.
Access and Use
Provenance: Loyal Jones, one Stewart's correspondents,
facilitated our aquisition of these documents from Albert Stewart.
There are no restrictions placed on this collection other than
federal copyright regulations.
Preferred Citation: Albert Stewart Collection, Berea College Special
Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.
This collection consists of correspondence of Albert Stewart, founder
and longtime editor of the journal Appalachian Heritage,
with friends and journal contributors, many of them significant Appalachian
writers and/or educators.
Albert Stewart spent most of his career in eastern Kentucky as a teacher,
author, editor, and mentor to other authors. A native of Knott County, Stewart
entered Hindman Settlement School at the age of five, where he became a protege
of Lucy Furman, novelist and teacher. Stewart began to write while attending
Berea College, then completed his MA at the University of Kentucky. At Morehead
State University he took over a writing workshop and founded a student literary
magazine, Inscape. After three years in the Navy during World War
II, he compiled his poems as The Untoward Hills. He returned to Hindman
Settlement School to start a writing workshop, later known as the Appalachian
Writers Workshop. In late 1972, Stewart founded and edited the journal Appalachian
Heritage at Alice Lloyd College, where he was then teaching. The magazine
eventually moved to Berea College, continuing to publish new fiction, poetry,
and articles by Appalachian writers.
Stewart donated the homestead that his grandfather had claimed in 1859 and
the 118-year-old cabin on it to the University of Kentucky, on condition that
the trees and land be preserved. Stewart also published The Holy Season:
Walking in the Wild. He was named a Berea College Distinguished Alumnus
in 1993, and received the Appalachian Treasure award in 1995.
2 Manuscript Boxes
- Del Abbott, 1949-1974 n.d.
- Del Abbott, 1975- 1987
- George Alexander, 1977-1983
- Raymond Barnhart, 1971-1993 n.d.
- Kate Black 1976-1989
- Charles Boggs, 1974-1975
- Mary Buckles 1989-1990
- Dean Cadle 1972-1992
- Henry Tim Chambers, n.d.
- Billy, Ruth, and Melissa Clark, 1963-1993
- Lyn Dickerson, 1974-1984
- Ron Dobler , 1985-1992
- Lucy Furman, 1953-1954
- Jack Gilbert, 1965-1974
- Bob Hazel, 1962-1988
- Information about Appalachian Heritage
- Interview Letters
- Betty James 1978-1990
- Loyal Jones, 1982-1989
- Loyal Jones, 1990-1994
- Henry Mahler, Jr., 1979-1988
- Russ Marano, 1978-1980
- Jane Mayhall, 1962-1979
- Jane Mayhall, 1980-1990
- Miscellaneous, 1981-1990
- Nana Publications, Inc. 1983-1989
- Curtis Owens, 1980
- Permission to Reprint, 1977-1980
- Alfred Perrin, 1982-1985
- Bruce Peters, 1978-1981
- K. Rockwell, 1973-1993
- Barbara Smith, 1979-1993
- Eve Spears, 1983-1992
- Woodridge Spears 1956-1989
- Godey Spurlock [aka James Still], 1988-1991
- Dykeman Stokely, 1978-1982
- Betty Volk, 1963-1989
- Cratis Williams, 1979-1983
- Shirley Williams, 1978-1992
- Jane Brock Woodall, 1986-1988
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