Rena Gazaway Papers,ca. 1969

Descriptive Summary

Title
Rena Gazaway Papers,ca. 1969
Creator
Gazaway, Rena, 1910-
Extent
.1 lin. ft.
Subjects
Longest Mile, by Rena Gazaway (book)
Women -- Authors
Appalachia -- Culture
Appalachia -- Authors
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Rena Gazaway, a native of Missouri, was educated at Columbia University (B.S., 1948), at the University of Cincinnati (M.A., 1952), and at Saint John's University (Ph.D., 1960). A public health nurse, Gazaway was a member of the nursing faculty of the University of Kentucky and of the University of Cincinnati and, from 1960 to 1962, lived with families in several eastern Kentucky counties. This experience led to the writing of THE LONGEST MILE which deals with the attitudes and needs of Appalachian people.
Scope and Content
Materials consist of working outlines of Gazaway's THE LONGEST MILE, along with typescripts of the second chapter. The book was published by Doubleday in 1969.
Materials include a typescript outline of THE LONGEST MILE, along with a typescript of the book's second chapter, "Who is the Duddie's Brancher?" The outline (2 pgs.) corresponds fairly closely to the book in printed form. The typescript (32 pgs.) of "Who is the Duddie's Brancher" includes handwritten revisions apparently made by Gazaway.