James Still papers

Abstract

James Still was a poet, short story writer, children's author, novelist, folklorist, teacher and librarian. Although born in Alabama, Still spent most of his life in Kentucky and centered many of his writings around the coal fields of eastern Kentucky. Papers include manuscripts, published materials, biographical materials, financial records, correspondence, interviews, book reviews, promotional materials, and memorabilia.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Still papers
Date
1885-2007
Extent
53.0 Cubic feet
Subjects
American literature--Appalachian Region.
Authors, American--20th century.
Mountain life in literature.
Arrangement
Organized into the following series: Biographical Materials (1910-2007, undated), Correspondence (1921-2000, undated), Works by James Still: Manuscripts (1929-2001, undated), Works By James Still: Published Work (1929-2001, undated), Derivative Work (1983-1999, undated), Works about James Still (1939-1999, undated), and Subject Files (1885-2000, undated).
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], James Still Papers, 1885-2007, 87M12, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Although an Alabama native, author James Still is considered a Kentuckian. He spent most of his life in Kentucky and most of his writings center around the coal fields in the eastern part of the state. Still, who was one of ten children, was born in LaFayette, Alabama on July 16, 1906 to Lonie Lindsay and J. Alex Still. His father was a cotton farmer/horse doctor who envisioned a legal career for his son. But, by age eight his son harbored dreams of becoming an author. Still had no monetary resources, but was able to earn a Bachelor's degree in 1929 from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, by working, among several jobs, in a stone quarry and as a janitor in the library. After completing his duties, Still spent many solitary nights in the library pouring over the literature he found there. In addition to funds earned at school, Still also received assistance from wealthy industrialist Guy Loomis. Loomis also partially subsidized Still's graduate school experience at Vanderbilt University where he took a class with Fugitive John Crowe Ransom and received an M.A. in English in 1930. At Loomis' suggestion Still attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B.A. in Library Science in 1931.
At the height of the depression Still was unable to locate permanent employment. Riding freight trains in his search, he tried selling Bibles in Mississippi, picking cotton in Texas, and working for Sears and Roebuck in Atlanta. In 1932 former college classmate and poet Don West offered Still a job organizing Boy Scout troops and baseball teams at a Bible camp in Knott County, Kentucky. At summer's end Still was offered a non-salaried position as a librarian at the Hindman Settlement School with room, board, and laundry furnished. The young man remained at the school for six years. While there he initiated a satellite program to supply children's books to local schools one day a week and one summer he worked as a social worker with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration-an experience which left an indelible impression on him.
James Still's professional writing career began in 1931 with the publication of his poem "Dreams" which appeared in Arcadian Magazine. During the next five years his poetry appeared in such periodicals as Boys Life, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Saturday Review of Literature, The Literary Digest, Poetry 47, The Sewanee Review, The New Republic, Mountain Life and Work, Kaleidograph, and The Atlantic. In 1937 Viking Press published Hounds on the Mountain a collection of his poems. The young author's first published short story, "All Their Ways are Dark," appeared in The Atlantic in June of 1936.
Many of his subsequent works were authored in a 150-year-old log house, owned by his neighbors and friends the Amburgey family, located between the Dead Mare Branch and Wolfpen Creek facing Little Carr in Knott County. Still retreated to this secluded thirty-one acre, mostly mountainous tract, located nine miles from the Settlement School in 1939. The location was a perfect place to try his hand at farming, to raise a garden, to observe the wonders and horrors of nature, and to ponder and participate in his adopted community.
It was at the log house that Still completed his collection of short stories, On Troublesome Creek, Hounds on the Mountain, and his most acclaimed work River of Earth published in 1940. The novel tells the story of a coal miner and his family who travel from one mine to another in search of work during the depressed late 1920s. The family is maintained by their strong bond in the face of hardship and calamity. The book's setting was inspired by Still's experience surveying people in their homes while he served with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Dean Cadle, in the foreword to the 1978 edition of the work, compares River of Earth to John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and noted that they were "the only books chronicling the demoralizing Depression years that have continued to gain readers in more affluent ones." Called "a work of art" by Time Magazine, River of Earth is considered a modern classic. Still's realism, his use of dialect and narration, his acute awareness of relationships and human character, and his economical yet richly descriptive approach captured high praise from critics and won him the Southern Author's Award.
Still's other writings also drew critical praise. Not only did his short stories appear in the O. Henry Memorial Prize Stories series (1937, 1938, 1939, and 1941), several were also included in Best American Short Stories (1946, 1950, 1952). The young writer became acquainted with other authors at renowned literary workshops such as the Bread Loaf Conference (1937), the MacDowell Colony (1938) and at the Yaddo Arts Colony (1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, and 1981). Moreover, he also received two Guggenheim fellowships in 1941 and 1946.
In spite of his age, at thirty-six Still was among the first men drafted into the Army/Air Force from Knott County. Attaining the rank of Sergeant E-7, he served for two years in the Gold Coast, a British colony which became Ghana in 1956. While in Africa he visited Egypt, Palestine, and Eritrea. He survived a crash landing in the Sudan, attacks of blackwater fever (malaria) and a bad case of dysentery. After he returned to Kentucky he rejoined the staff of the Hindman Settlement School in 1951. Ten years later in 1962 he joined the Department of English at Morehead State University as an Associate Professor-a post he held until 1970. Thereafter he was a visiting professor at Ohio University (Portsmouth), and at Berea College (1972) and served as a lecturer at numerous institutions.
Retirement allowed Still to write full-time. As a consequence he underwent another literary renaissance which included publication of several children's books, collections of folklore, short stories, and poetry and in 1977 his second and last novel, Sporty Creek: A Novel About an Appalachian Boyhood, (G. P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y.). Other books included: Way Down Yonder in Troublesome Creek: Appalachian Riddles and Rusties (G. P. Putnam's Sons, N.Y., 1974), Pattern of a Man and Other Stories (Gnomon Press, 1976), Jack and the Wonder Beans (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979), The Run for the Elbertas (University of Kentucky Press, 1980), Rusties and Riddles and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles (University Press of Kentucky, 1989), The Wolfpen Notebooks: A Record of Appalachian Life (University Press of Kentucky, 1991), and The Appalachian Mother Goose (University Press of Kentucky, 1998).
James Still's work did not go unnoticed. In 1979 the University of Kentucky established the James Still Fellowship program to encourage Appalachian-related research. Moreover, during the 1980s he worked with Kentucky and Tennessee Public Television on programs featuring his work. In addition, he appeared regularly as a commentator on National Public Radio. He also received numerous awards and honorary degrees from such institutions as Berea College, Lincoln Memorial University, Morehead State University, and the University of Kentucky. In 1995 he was named Poet Laureate of Kentucky.
An inveterate reader, Mr. Still's interests included botany, entomology, Appalachian folklore, the Civil War and World War I. He also made many trips to Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador to study the Mayan civilization. Perhaps the most treasured events, however, were the annual birthday parties sponsored by the Hindman Settlement School and his friends during the decades preceding his death on April 28, 2001. Also important in Still's life was his enduring relationship with his adopted daughter Teresa Perry Reynolds to whom he left his literary legacy.
Scope and Content
These are the papers of the writer James Still. Published works consist of poems, short stories, and note book material that Still published in various periodicals, journals, magazines, and on broadsides. Manuscripts include both typed and handwritten drafts and notes relating to Still's poems, essays, short stories, and novels. Included are drafts or portions of drafts of the monographs River of Earth, On Troublesome Creek, Run for the Elbertas, etc. Some of the manuscript material was never published, including the unfinished novel Bad Hair. There are also derivative works that were based on or drew inspiration from Still's original work and were adapted or changed into new formats, including pieces he modified himself.
In addition to manuscripts and published materials, the collection also includes biographical materials, financial records, correspondence, interviews, book reviews, promotional materials, and memorabilia. Detailed descriptions of the James Still correspondence can be found in this database: http://stillbib.omeka.net/. There are also subject files containing materials collected by Still on a variety of topics which reflect his diverse interests. They include newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, magazine articles, form letters and other promotional materials.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 1910-2007, undated

Organized alphabetically by type or content of material; arranged chronologically thereunder.

AWARDS AND HONORS

1930s, 1940s, and 1960s

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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1970-1977

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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1978

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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1979

  • Box 1, Folder 4
Includes information on Still winning the Marjorie Peabody Waite award.
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1980-1982

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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1983-1988

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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1989

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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1990-1992

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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1994-1996

  • Box 1, Folder 9
Includes information on Still's appointment as Kentucky Poet Laureate.
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1997-1998 and 2002

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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undated and multiple dates

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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James Still Fellowship

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND RELATED MATERIALS

Bibliographies

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Bibliographies, cont.

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Chronologies

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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BIRTHDAY CLIPPINGS AND MEMORABILIA

1981-1996

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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1996-2006

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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80th birthday (07/16/1986) guestbook

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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1986 birthday celebration photo album

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Guestbook from 89th birthday luncheon (circa 1995)

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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CLIPPINGS

1910-1949

  • Box 2, Folder 6
Includes image of Still's high school graduating class; mention of his appointment as contributing editor to Mountain Life and Work; clippings about his military honors and his dedication to library service in Eastern Kentucky.
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1952-1963

  • Box 2, Folder 7
Includes clippings about Still's dedication to education and library service; clippings about Still's feelings on and methods of writing; who's who and encyclopedia entries; clippings related to Still's teaching and writing workshops at Morehead State.
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1964-1967

  • Box 2, Folder 8
Includes clippings about Still receiving the poetry award from Alice Lloyd College; description of James Still room at Morehead State.
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1968-1973

  • Box 2, Folder 9
Includes an article in Kentucky Association of School Libraries bulletin; excerpts from a dissertation written on Still.
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1974-1977

  • Box 2, Folder 10
Includes clippings about Still's "unexpected" visit to Cumberland College in 1976; article about Still and Carlyle Cross being caught in political demonstrations in San Salvador.
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1978-1979

  • Box 2, Folder 11
Includes clipping about Still's receiving Berea College's Special Weatherford Award; articles about Still, Gurney Norman, and Harriette Simpson Arnow at Appalachian Writer's Workshop in Hindman; in-depth feature article by Shirley Williams; biographical sketch by Dean Cadle.
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1980-1981

  • Box 2, Folder 12
Includes an article on the history of Hindman Settlement School; article about Still receiving Kentucky Arts Council Milner Award.
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1982

  • Box 2, Folder 13
Includes article from The Kentucky Post that discusses Still's life and writing; two articles from The Sentinel-Echo, one that focuses on Still's life and writing and one in which Appalshop is discussed; Something about the Author biography.
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1983

  • Box 2, Folder 14
Includes TV guides' clippings from various appearances of Still on KET; The Sentinel-Echo articles on Still and differences between Eastern and Western Kentucky and "hanging around" with Still; an article about Still having some luck at the races in Saratoga Spring, NY.
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1984

  • Box 2, Folder 15
Includes newspaper photo of Still and others at Carl Perkins' funeral; a 1984 calendar with an image of Still's Dead Mare Branch home.
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1985-1986

  • Box 2, Folder 16
Includes The Sentinel-Echo article on River of Earth; a 1986 Louisville Courier-Journal article in which Still mentions his and his neighbors' eating habits during the 1940s; Atlanta Journal-Constitution article; in-depth story in Courier-Journal Magazine; KET guide with Still on cover.
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1987-1988

  • Box 3, Folder 1
Includes in-depth story in The Mountain Spirit; November 1987 article from Lexington Herald-Leader; September 1988 article from The Mountain Eagle.
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1989-1990

  • Box 3, Folder 2
Includes articles on lecture series Appalachia: a Sense of Community in Mount Vernon, Kentucky; article from Charleston Daily Mail (WV); article from The Daily Times in Portsmouth, OH that discusses River of Earth.
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1991-1992

  • Box 3, Folder 3
Includes a Lexington Herald-Leader "lifestyle" piece on Still and his home and writing; a short article from the Huntington, WV Herald-Dispatch on Still's notebooks of Appalachian sayings; an article about Still finding a Daniel Boone letter in his house; a Courier-Journal article about Hindman.
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1993-1994

  • Box 3, Folder 4
Includes a September 1993 article about Still's childhood in Alabama; partial Louisville Courier-Journal article about Still and Randy Wilson; an article from an unknown source about Still's writing habits.
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1995-1996

  • Box 3, Folder 5
Includes a Mountain Eagle article about the reporter's conversation/visit with Still; a 1996 article from Danville, Kentucky's Advocate-Messenger which contains inaccuracies but has an interesting segment on Still and his gardening; "Mountain Man," a Louisville Courier-Journal piece; an article about Still's portrait being painted; a May 1995 Q&A.
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1997

  • Box 3, Folder 6
Includes article on KET's Still documentary from The Lafayette Sun in Chambers County, Alabama; Dr. James O. Chatham discusses Still and his Dead Mare Branch home in a sermon; "Where Will We Find Home?"
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1998-2007

  • Box 3, Folder 7
Includes a Lexington Herald-Leader article about "rebuilding" Hindman, Kentucky; a piece called "Keepers of Our Collective Memory" about Still's 92nd birthday party, at which Thomas D. Clark was present; a posthumous article about a reissue of Pattern of a Man; and journal entries written by Randy Wilson recalling stories of James Still's life during the Great Depression and World War II, as told to him by Still while the two traveled and performed together.
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undated

  • Box 3, Folder 8
Includes part of a Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series article written by Still; an article from an Alabama paper about boyhood in the area where Still grew up; a partial article on Still and Thomas D. Clark.
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FINANCIAL RECORDS

Bank Statements are mostly from banks in Hindman, Hazard, Morehead, and Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Bank 1930s

  • Box 3, Folder 9
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Bank 1939, 1940s, 1950

  • Box 3, Folder 10
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Bank 1950s

  • Box 3, Folder 11
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Bank 1963-1965

  • Box 3, Folder 12
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Bank 1968-1969 and 1971-1972

  • Box 3, Folder 13
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Bank statements and receipts, 1980, 1995-1997

  • Box 4, Folder 1
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Car insurance

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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Charitable donations

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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Checks and check stubs

  • Box 4, Folder 4
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Contracts and agreements

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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Credit cards information

  • Box 4, Folder 6
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Deed for Still's home, 1972

  • Box 4, Folder 7
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Documents marked "will"

  • Box 4, Folder 8
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Expense lists

  • Box 4, Folder 9
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Guest lecture and travel fees

  • Box 4, Folder 10
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Individual income tax

  • Box 4, Folder 11
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Investments, stocks, and mutual funds

  • Box 4, Folder 12
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Payments for and insurance policy of brother, Alfred Still

  • Box 4, Folder 13
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Payments for contributions to NPR's "All Things Considered"

  • Box 4, Folder 14
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Permission fees

  • Box 4, Folder 15
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Receipts, invoices, bill stubs

  • Box 4, Folder 16
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Royalty statements, 1950-1989

  • Box 4, Folder 17
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Royalty statements, 1990-1999

  • Box 4, Folder 18
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Salary

  • Box 4, Folder 19
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 4, Folder 20
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GENERAL MEMORABILIA

Alabama

  • Box 5, Folder 1
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Amburgey family

  • Box 5, Folder 2
Jethro Amburgey, noted dulcimer maker, gave to James Still for his lifetime use the Amburgey homeplace, located between the waters of Wolfpen Creek and Dead Mare Branch, facing Little Car Creek, near Hindman, KY. Still resided there for much of his life.
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Army

  • Box 5, Folder 3
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Associates and contacts

  • Box 5, Folder 4
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Associates and contacts, cont.

  • Box 5, Folder 5
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Associates and contacts, cont.

  • Box 5, Folder 6
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Boy scout certificates and handbooks

  • Box 5, Folder 7
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Calendars

  • Box 5, Folder 8
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Children's drawings

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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Christmas card lists

  • Box 5, Folder 10
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Conferences attended

  • Box 5, Folder 11
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Fairfax High School

  • Box 5, Folder 12
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Family related clippings and documents

  • Box 5, Folder 13
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Family tree and family reunion

  • Box 5, Folder 14
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Family trees [of Still's friends and non-Still relatives]

  • Box 5, Folder 15
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Home on Dead Mare Branch documents

  • Box 5, Folder 16
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Home on Dead Mare Branch printing plate

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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Legal documents

  • Box 6, Folder 2
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Memberships, Kentucky Humanities Council, 1980-1983

  • Box 6, Folder 3
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Memberships, Kentucky Humanities Council, 1984-1996 and undated

  • Box 6, Folder 4
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Memberships, various

  • Box 6, Folder 5
Includes South Atlantic Modern Language Association; the Kentucky Colonels; the Red Cross.
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Perrys/Bradleys

  • Box 6, Folder 6
Teresa Perry often called James Still "Still" and he referred to her as his adopted daughter. Contents include childrens's art by Teresa Perry's brother Michael and her children.
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Poems and literary notes

  • Box 6, Folder 7
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Teaching certification

  • Box 6, Folder 8
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Schedules and appointments

  • Box 6, Folder 9
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Still's Christmas card and stationary designs

  • Box 6, Folder 10
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Sweepstakes

  • Box 6, Folder 11
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 6, Folder 12
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HEALTH RECORDS

1940s-Jan. 1992

  • Box 7, Folder 1
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Feb. 1992-Feb. 1999

  • Box 7, Folder 2
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HINDMAN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL

Still worked as staff for the Hindman Settlement School from 1932-1939 and 1951-1961. He also lived there off and on in a house owned by the school until his death in 2001.

Hindman News 50th Anniversary Edition

  • Box 7, Folder 3
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History

  • Box 7, Folder 4
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Library/student records and related materials

  • Box 7, Folder 5
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Newsletters

  • Box 7, Folder 6
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Publications

  • Box 7, Folder 7
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Songs gathered from and sung by students

  • Box 7, Folder 8
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Writers' workshops

  • Box 7, Folder 9
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 7, Folder 10
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Miscellaneous, cont.

  • Box 7, Folder 11
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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

Still earned his A.B. degree at Lincoln Memorial University in 1929.

Alumnus, 1951-1982

  • Box 8, Folder 1
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Alumnus, 1986-1991

  • Box 8, Folder 2
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Alumnus, 1992-1998

  • Box 8, Folder 3
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Coursework

  • Box 8, Folder 4
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Homecoming, 1979

  • Box 8, Folder 5
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Honorary degree commencement program

  • Box 8, Folder 6
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Lincoln print by Lloyd Ostendorf

  • Box 8, Folder 7
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Mountain Herald, 1926

  • Box 8, Folder 8
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Mountain Herald, 1927

  • Box 8, Folder 9
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Mountain Herald, 1930

  • Box 8, Folder 10
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Newsletters

  • Box 8, Folder 11
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Programs and events

  • Box 8, Folder 12
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Publications

  • Box 8, Folder 13
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 8, Folder 14
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MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY

Still was an associate professor in the English department at Morehead from 1962-1970.

Business concerning failed student

  • Box 8, Folder 15
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Caroline Gordon visit

  • Box 8, Folder 16
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Class schedules

  • Box 8, Folder 17
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Grading records, Summer 1963 and Fall 1964

  • Box 9
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Grading records, Fall 1964 and Spring 1965

  • Box 10
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Grading records, Spring 1965 and Fall 1966

  • Box 11
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Grading records, Winter 1966 and Summer 1967

  • Box 12
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Grading records, Fall 1967 and Fall 1968

  • Box 13
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Grading records, Winter 1968 and Winter 1969

  • Box 14
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Grading records, Spring 1970 and undated

  • Box 15
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Clippings and personal memorabilia

  • Box 16, Folder 1
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Commencement programs

  • Box 16, Folder 2
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Fred Wolfe visit

  • Box 16, Folder 3
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James Still Room

  • Box 16, Folder 4
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James T. Farrell visit and related materials

  • Box 16, Folder 5
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James T. Farrell visit and related materials

  • Box 16, Folder 6
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Jesse Hill Ford visit

  • Box 16, Folder 7
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Newsletters

  • Box 16, Folder 8
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Pay stubs

  • Box 16, Folder 9
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Publications, 1960s

  • Box 16, Folder 10
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Publications, 1980s and undated

  • Box 16, Folder 11
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Richard Chase visit

  • Box 16, Folder 12
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Writers' workshops

  • Box 16, Folder 13
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 16, Folder 14
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OHIO UNIVERSITY, PORTSMOUTH

Still was a visiting professor at Ohio University in 1970.

Clippings and miscellaneous

  • Box 16, Folder 15
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Official documents

  • Box 16, Folder 16
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Student records

  • Box 16, Folder 17
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PUBLIC APPEARANCES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

1937

  • Box 17, Folder 1
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1960s

  • Box 17, Folder 2
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1970s

  • Box 17, Folder 3
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1980-1982

  • Box 17, Folder 4
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1983

  • Box 17, Folder 5
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1984-1985

  • Box 17, Folder 6
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1986-1987

  • Box 17, Folder 7
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1988-1989

  • Box 17, Folder 8
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1990

  • Box 17, Folder 9
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1991

  • Box 17, Folder 10
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1992

  • Box 17, Folder 11
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1993

  • Box 18, Folder 1
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1994

  • Box 18, Folder 2
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1995

  • Box 18, Folder 3
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1996

  • Box 18, Folder 4
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1997-2000

  • Box 18, Folder 5
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undated

  • Box 18, Folder 6
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TRAVEL MEMORABILIA

Belize, circa 1981-1982

  • Box 18, Folder 7
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Birth certificate and passport

  • Box 18, Folder 8
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Central America trips, circa 1977-1979

  • Box 18, Folder 9
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Expo [19]67, Montreal

  • Box 18, Folder 10
Includes articles, postcards, tickets, and brochures.
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Expo [19]67, Montreal

  • Box 18, Folder 11
Brochures, cont.
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Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, 1967, 1990, 1993, and undated

  • Box 18, Folder 12
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Gethsemani Abbey, Trappist, KY, 1984 and undated

  • Box 18, Folder 13
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Iceland, 1986

  • Box 19, Folder 1
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Kentucky, undated

  • Box 19, Folder 2
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London, England and York, England, circa 1980s and undated

  • Box 19, Folder 3
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Maps

  • Box 19, Folder 4
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Maps, cont.

  • Box 19, Folder 5
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Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, 1959, 1963, 1991, 1994, and undated

  • Box 19, Folder 6
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Mexico 1983 by Stephen Birnbaum

  • Box 19, Folder 7
Review copy of travel guide
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Texas Centennial Exposition at Dallas, 1936

  • Box 19, Folder 8
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World's Fair playbill, 1939

  • Box 19, Folder 9
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World's Fair parking tickets and magazine, 1982

  • Box 19, Folder 10
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Yucatan, Mexico, 1986 and 1989

  • Box 19, Folder 11
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Still earned a B.S. degree in library science at the University of Illinois in 1931.

Alumni directory

  • Box 19, Folder 12
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Alumni News

  • Box 19, Folder 13
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Library School Association newsletters

  • Box 19, Folder 14
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Library school coursework, Bibliography

  • Box 19, Folder 15
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Library school coursework, Book Selection

  • Box 19, Folder 16
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Library school coursework, History of Libraries

  • Box 20, Folder 1
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Library school coursework, Library Administration and Extension

  • Box 20, Folder 2
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Library school coursework, Reference

  • Box 20, Folder 3
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Library school coursework, Reference, cont.

  • Box 20, Folder 4
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Library school, miscellaneous

  • Box 20, Folder 5
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 20, Folder 6
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Still earned a M.A. degree from Vanderbilt in 1930.

Clippings

  • Box 20, Folder 7
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Masters thesis notes

  • Box 20, Folder 8
Thesis is titled: "The Function of Dreams and Visions in the Middle English Romances," 1930
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Newsletters

  • Box 20, Folder 9
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Papers from John Crowe Ransom's class

  • Box 20, Folder 10
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Paper from Renaissance and Reformation class

  • Box 21, Folder 1
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Research for American literature class

  • Box 21, Folder 2
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 21, Folder 3
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YADDO

Still accepted invitations to Yaddo, the artists' colony, in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1939, 1940, 1950, 1951, and 1982.

Clippings

  • Box 21, Folder 4
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Memorabilia

  • Box 21, Folder 5
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Newsletters, 1981-1985

  • Box 21, Folder 6
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Newsletters, 1987-1999

  • Box 21, Folder 7
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Notes

  • Box 21, Folder 8
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Postcards

  • Box 21, Folder 9
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Publications

  • Box 21, Folder 10
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MISCELLANEOUS

Contains a Bybee pottery mug and one of James Still's dress shirts

  • Box 22
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OVERSIZE

Oversize materials include: World Landmarks 19-month calendar (1991), Journal of images from the home of James Still, Dead Mare Branch (1971), University of Illinois pennant, Poster of James Still public readings (1985), Poster of James Still reading sessions (1996), Poster of James Still reading seminar, Poster of Elizabeth Maddox Roberts, Poster of James Still chat at Laurel County Public Library (1989), Poster for Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Drawing of Appalachian log cabin, and Portrait of James Still by Bob Barber (1982) [11 items]

  • Folder 23
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CORRESPONDENCE, 1921-2000, undated

This section concerns correspondence between James Still and others, containing both letters he received and letters he sent, of which there are few. Correspondence is arranged chronologically; to identify specific correspondents and the dates on which they wrote Still, please consult the letter database ( ). The undated correspondence is organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender when known. At the end of this section, correspondence is included for which the sender and/or the date could not be satisfactorily identified. Detailed descriptions of the James Still correspondence can be found in this database: http://stillbib.omeka.net/.

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

1921-1927

  • Box 24, Folder 1
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1928

  • Box 24, Folder 2
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1929

  • Box 24, Folder 3
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1930

  • Box 24, Folder 4
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1931

  • Box 24, Folder 5
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1932

  • Box 24, Folder 6
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1933-1935

  • Box 24, Folder 7
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1936-1939

  • Box 24, Folder 8
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1940-1941

  • Box 24, Folder 9
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1942-1948

  • Box 24, Folder 10
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1949-1953

  • Box 24, Folder 11
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1954

  • Box 24, Folder 12
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1955

  • Box 25, Folder 1
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1956

  • Box 25, Folder 2
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1957

  • Box 25, Folder 3
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1958

  • Box 25, Folder 4
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1959

  • Box 25, Folder 5
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1960

  • Box 25, Folder 6
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1961

  • Box 25, Folder 7
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January-June, 1962

  • Box 25, Folder 8
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July-December, 1962

  • Box 25, Folder 9
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1963

  • Box 25, Folder 10
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1964

  • Box 25, Folder 11
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January-April, 1965

  • Box 25, Folder 12
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May-December, 1965

  • Box 25, Folder 13
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1966

  • Box 26, Folder 1
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January-June, 1967

  • Box 26, Folder 2
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July-December, 1967

  • Box 26, Folder 3
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January-April, 1968

  • Box 26, Folder 4
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May-December, 1968

  • Box 26, Folder 5
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January-June, 1969

  • Box 26, Folder 6
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July-December, 1969

  • Box 26, Folder 7
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January-July, 1970

  • Box 26, Folder 8
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August-September, 1970

  • Box 26, Folder 9
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October-December, 1970

  • Box 26, Folder 10
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January-April, 1971

  • Box 26, Folder 11
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May-June, 1971

  • Box 26, Folder 12
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July-October, 1971

  • Box 26, Folder 13
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November-December, 1971

  • Box 26, Folder 14
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January, 1972

  • Box 27, Folder 1
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February-March, 1972

  • Box 27, Folder 2
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April-June, 1972

  • Box 27, Folder 3
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July-December, 1972

  • Box 27, Folder 4
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January-June, 1973

  • Box 27, Folder 5
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July-December, 1973

  • Box 27, Folder 6
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January-June, 1974

  • Box 27, Folder 7
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July-December, 1974

  • Box 27, Folder 8
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January-July, 1975

  • Box 27, Folder 9
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August-December, 1975

  • Box 27, Folder 10
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January-May, 1976

  • Box 27, Folder 11
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June-October, 1976

  • Box 27, Folder 12
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November-December, 1976

  • Box 27, Folder 13
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January, 1977

  • Box 27, Folder 14
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February-March, 1977

  • Box 27, Folder 15
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April-June, 1977

  • Box 27, Folder 16
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July-August, 1977

  • Box 27, Folder 17
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September-October, 1977

  • Box 27, Folder 18
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November-December, 1977

  • Box 27, Folder 19
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January-March, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 1
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April-May, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 2
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June, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 3
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July, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 4
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August, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 5
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September, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 6
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October, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 7
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November, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 8
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December, 1978

  • Box 28, Folder 9
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January-February, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 10
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March-April, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 11
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May, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 12
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June, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 13
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July-August, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 14
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September-October, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 15
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November-December, 1979

  • Box 28, Folder 16
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January, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 1
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February, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 2
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March-April, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 3
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May-June, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 4
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July-August, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 5
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September, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 6
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October, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 7
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November-December, 1980

  • Box 29, Folder 8
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January, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 9
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February, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 10
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March-April, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 11
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May, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 12
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June, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 13
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July 1-July 14, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 14
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July 15-July 31, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 15
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August, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 16
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September, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 17
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October, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 18
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November, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 19
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December, 1981

  • Box 29, Folder 20
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January, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 1
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February-March, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 2
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April, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 3
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May, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 4
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June, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 5
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July 1-July 14, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 6
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July 15-July 31, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 7
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August 1-August 15, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 8
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August 16-August 31, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 9
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September 1-September 14, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 10
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September 15-September 30, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 11
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October, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 12
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November, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 13
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December 1-December 15, 1982

  • Box 30, Folder 14
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December 16-December 31

  • Box 30, Folder 15
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January, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 1
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February, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 2
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March, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 3
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April, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 4
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May, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 5
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June, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 6
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July 1-July 15, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 7
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July 16 -July 31, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 8
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August, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 9
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September 1-September 15, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 10
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September 16-September 30, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 11
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October, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 12
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November, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 13
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December 1-December 15, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 14
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December 16-December 31, 1983

  • Box 31, Folder 15
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January, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 1
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February, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 2
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March-April, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 3
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May-June, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 4
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July-August, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 5
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September 1-September 17, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 6
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September 18-September 30, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 7
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October-November, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 8
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December, 1984

  • Box 32, Folder 9
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January, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 1
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February, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 2
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March, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 3
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April, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 4
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May, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 5
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June, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 6
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July, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 7
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August, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 8
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September, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 9
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October, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 10
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November, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 11
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December, 1985

  • Box 33, Folder 12
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January, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 1
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February, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 2
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March, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 3
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April 1-April 15, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 4
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April 16-April 30, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 5
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May 1-May 15, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 6
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May 16-May 31, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 7
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June, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 8
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July 1-July 12, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 9
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July 13-July 14, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 10
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July 15, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 11
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July 16, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 12
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July 17-July 31, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 13
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August, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 14
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September 1-September 15, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 15
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September 16-September 30, 1986

  • Box 34, Folder 16
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October, 1986

  • Box 35, Folder 1
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November, 1986

  • Box 35, Folder 2
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December, 1986

  • Box 35, Folder 3
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January, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 4
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February, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 5
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March, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 6
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April, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 7
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May, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 8
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June, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 9
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July, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 10
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August, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 11
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September, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 12
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October, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 13
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November, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 14
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December, 1987

  • Box 35, Folder 15
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January, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 1
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February-March, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 2
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April, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 3
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May, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 4
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June, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 5
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July, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 6
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August, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 7
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September, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 8
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October, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 9
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Thank-you letters, Knott County Central HS, October, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 10
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November, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 11
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December, 1988

  • Box 36, Folder 12
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January, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 1
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February, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 2
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March, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 3
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April, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 4
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May, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 5
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June 1-June 15, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 6
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June 16-June 30, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 7
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July 1-July 15, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 8
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July 16-July 31, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 9
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August, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 10
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September, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 11
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Mary Adam's Class, 8th grade, Hayes Lewis Elementary, September 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 12
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October 1-October 15, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 13
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October 16-October 31, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 14
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November, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 15
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December, 1989

  • Box 37, Folder 16
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January, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 1
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February, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 2
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March, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 3
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April, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 4
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May, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 5
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June, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 6
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July, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 7
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August, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 8
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September, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 9
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October, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 10
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November, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 11
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December, 1990

  • Box 38, Folder 12
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January, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 1
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February, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 2
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March, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 3
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April, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 4
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May 1-May 15, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 5
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May 16-31, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 6
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June, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 7
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July 1-July 15, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 8
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July 16-July 31, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 9
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Birthday cards from students at the James Still Learning Center for dyslexic children, Hindman Settlement School, July, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 10
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August 1-August 15, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 11
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August 16-August 31, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 12
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September, 1991

  • Box 39, Folder 13
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October, 1991

  • Box 40, Folder 1
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Maggie Cox's 4th grade class, Jessie D. Lay Elementary, October, 1991

  • Box 40, Folder 2
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Mrs. Niceley's class, Jefferson Elementary, October, 1991

  • Box 40, Folder 3
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Girdler elementary, October, 1991

  • Box 40, Folder 4
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November, 1991

  • Box 40, Folder 5
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December, 1991

  • Box 40, Folder 6
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January, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 7
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February, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 8
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March, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 9
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4th-6th grades classes, Arlie Boggs Elementary, March, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 10
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April-May, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 11
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Mrs. Nyoka Crawford's 5th grade class, West Whitesburg Elementary, May, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 12
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June, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 13
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July 1-July 15, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 14
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July 16-July 31, 1992

  • Box 40, Folder 15
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August, 1992

  • Box 41, Folder 1
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September, 1992

  • Box 41, Folder 2
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October, 1992

  • Box 41, Folder 3
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November, 1992

  • Box 41, Folder 4
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December, 1992

  • Box 41, Folder 5
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January, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 6
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February, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 7
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Mrs. Sherry Power's 3rd grade class, Harlow Elementary, February, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 8
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March, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 9
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April, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 10
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May, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 11
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June, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 12
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July, 1993

  • Box 41, Folder 13
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August, 1993

  • Box 42, Folder 1
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September, 1993

  • Box 42, Folder 2
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October, 1993

  • Box 42, Folder 3
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November, 1993

  • Box 42, Folder 4
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December, 1993

  • Box 42, Folder 5
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Letters from Southeast Community College students, instructed by Linda Spelman, December, 1993

  • Box 42, Folder 6
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January, 1994

  • Box 42, Folder 7
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February, 1994

  • Box 42, Folder 8
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March, 1994

  • Box 42, Folder 9
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April, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 1
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May, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 2
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June, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 3
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July, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 4
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August, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 5
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September, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 6
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October, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 7
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November, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 8
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December, 1994

  • Box 43, Folder 9
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January, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 1
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February, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 2
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March, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 3
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April, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 4
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May, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 5
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June, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 6
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July, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 7
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August-September, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 8
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October, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 9
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November, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 10
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December, 1995

  • Box 44, Folder 11
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January, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 1
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February, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 2
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March, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 3
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April, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 4
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May, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 5
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June, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 6
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July 1-July 13, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 7
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July 14-July 31, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 8
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August, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 9
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September, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 10
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Whitesburg Elementary, September, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 11
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October, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 12
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November, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 13
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December, 1996

  • Box 45, Folder 14
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January, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 1
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February, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 2
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March, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 3
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April, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 4
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May, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 5
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June, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 6
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July 1-July 15, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 7
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July 16-July 31, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 8
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August-September, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 9
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October, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 10
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November, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 11
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December, 1997

  • Box 46, Folder 12
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January, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 1
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February, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 2
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March, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 3
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April-May, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 4
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June, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 5
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July, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 6
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August, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 7
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September, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 8
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October, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 9
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November, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 10
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Hayfield Montessori School, Louisville, Kentucky, November, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 11
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December, 1998

  • Box 47, Folder 12
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January-February, 1999

  • Box 48, Folder 1
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March-April, 1999

  • Box 48, Folder 2
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May-July, 1999

  • Box 48, Folder 3
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August, 1999

  • Box 48, Folder 4
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September-October, 1999

  • Box 48, Folder 5
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November-December, 1999

  • Box 48, Folder 6
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2000

  • Box 48, Folder 7
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undated, A-B

  • Box 49, Folder 1
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undated, C-D

  • Box 49, Folder 2
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undated, E-J

  • Box 49, Folder 3
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undated, K-M

  • Box 49, Folder 4
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undated, N-R

  • Box 49, Folder 5
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undated, S

  • Box 49, Folder 6
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undated, James Still

  • Box 49, Folder 7
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undated, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes of the James Still Learning Center, Hindman Settlement School

  • Box 49, Folder 8
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undated, Lonie Lindsey Still [James Still's mother]

  • Box 49, Folder 9
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undated, T-Z

  • Box 49, Folder 10
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unknown sender, 1928-1998

  • Box 50, Folder 1
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unknown sender, undated

  • Box 50, Folder 2
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unknown school, undated

  • Box 50, Folder 3
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unknown school, undated

  • Box 50, Folder 4
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CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY GREETINGS

The following boxes contain Christmas/holiday greetings. They are not included in the database along with the other letters because of a lack of substantial correspondence within. Like the letters, they are arranged chronologically, with a section at the end containing cards for which the sender and/or date could not be satisfactorily identified. The undated correspondence is organized alphabetically by last name when known.

1927-1949

  • Box 51, Folder 1
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1950s

  • Box 51, Folder 2
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1960s

  • Box 51, Folder 3
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1970-1976

  • Box 51, Folder 4
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1977-1978

  • Box 51, Folder 5
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1979

  • Box 51, Folder 6
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1980

  • Box 51, Folder 7
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1981-1982

  • Box 52, Folder 1
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1983

  • Box 52, Folder 2
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1983 (cont.)

  • Box 52, Folder 3
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1984

  • Box 52, Folder 4
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1985

  • Box 52, Folder 5
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1986

  • Box 52, Folder 6
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1987

  • Box 52, Folder 7
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1988

  • Box 52, Folder 8
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1989

  • Box 53, Folder 1
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1990

  • Box 53, Folder 2
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1991

  • Box 53, Folder 3
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1991 (cont.)

  • Box 53, Folder 4
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1992

  • Box 53, Folder 5
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1993

  • Box 53, Folder 6
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1994

  • Box 54, Folder 1
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1995

  • Box 54, Folder 2
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1996

  • Box 54, Folder 3
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1997

  • Box 54, Folder 4
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1998

  • Box 54, Folder 5
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1999

  • Box 54, Folder 6
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undated, A-E

  • Box 55, Folder 1
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undated, F-O

  • Box 55, Folder 2
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undated, P-Z

  • Box 55, Folder 3
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unknown sender, December 23, 1931-December, 1991

  • Box 55, Folder 4
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unknown sender, undated

  • Box 55, Folder 5
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WORKS BY JAMES STILL: MANUSCRIPTS, 1929-2001, undated

These files contain notes for and drafts of work which may or may not have eventually been published. Arranged alphabetically by title, the manuscripts are generally working copies, and may be filed under different titles than they were later published under. When original pieces are too fragile for public use photocopies have been provided, which must be used instead of the originals. Researchers are advised to also see the "Published Work" section for what is usually the final published version. Additionally, when the long form of an abbreviated title is known or the related works are known, the relationship will be stated in the folder description, "AA" is known to stand for "Alabama Alabama," and is known to relate to "TX" [which stands for Texas].

"A" - ARTIST

Notes and newspaper clippings labeled "A" in Still's hand; April 1, 1998

  • Box 56, Folder 1
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Notes labeled "AA" and "Alabama, Alabama" in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 2
"AA" stands for "Alabama, Alabama," a piece Still was working on near the end of his life. The piece also bears a striking similarity to the project notes labeled "TX."
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Notes labeled "AA" and "Alabama, Alabama" in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 3
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Notes and newspaper clippings labeled "AA" and "Alabama, Alabama" in Still's hand; undated [newspaper clippings date between 1985-1993]

  • Box 56, Folder 4
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Typescript draft of autobiographical essay "The Act of Writing;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 5
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Typescript draft of "Advice for Nancy Gunn on her seventh birthday;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 6
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Two typescripts of the poem "Aftergrass;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 7
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Typescript of the poem "Airborne over the Cumberlands," with editing in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 8
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Typescript of the short story "All Their Ways Are Dark;" includes typed notes with editing in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 9
Story appears to be a version of the first chapter of River of Earth; it differs only slightly from the published version.
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Notes titled "The Appalachian Experience;" list of quotations on the subject of Appalachia; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 10
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One page typescript with three poems: "Apple Trip," "The Woods in the Road," and "Funnel Spider," with light editing in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 11
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Two typescripts of the poem "Apple Trip;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 12
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Two typescripts of the poem "Apples in the Well," one with light editing in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 13
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Typescript of the poem "Artifacts;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 14
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Photocopy of published version of the poem "Artist" with light editing in Still's hand; Kentucky Poetry Review, vol. 25, no. 2; Fall/Winter 1989/90, p. 102

  • Box 56, Folder 15
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AT YEAR'S END

Three copies of the poem "At Year's End," two typed with light editing in Still's hand, one handwritten; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 16
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Typescript of the poem "At Year's End," with abbreviated bibliography at the bottom of the page; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 17
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Typescript of the poem "At Year's End;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 18
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Typescript of the poem "At Year's End," with light editing in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 56, Folder 19
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Typescript on a 3"x 5" note card of the poem "At Year's End;" removed from Christmas card sent to Kate Black; December 1994

  • Box 56, Folder 20
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AUNT LIMMA - "B"

Manuscript of the poem "Aunt Limma;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 21
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Notes labeled "B;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 22
It has yet to be determined what "B" stands for.
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Notes labeled "B;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 23
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Notes labeled "B;" undated

  • Box 56, Folder 24
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BAD HAIR

The following folders contain portions of the unfinished novel Bad Hair. It appears to have been started in the late 1950s and work on it continued into the 1990s. The project drew much of its content from The Wolfpen Notebooks, and some of Still's published short stories, two of which were included in their entirety: "The Run for the Elbertas" and "Ride on the Short Dog." The folders are arranged in an attempt to preserve the order imposed by Still.

Chapter outlines, notes and typed pages, abstracts from a proposal; undated.

  • Box 57, Folder 1
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Chapter outlines, map of the area in which Bad Hair takes place, introductory piece, typed notes; undated.

  • Box 57, Folder 2
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"Organization," notes, and chapter "One;" revised version of "Run for the Elbertas," which was reworked at Yaddo in 1982

  • Box 57, Folder 3
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Typescript and handwritten notes titled "B/H: Organization;" undated

  • Box 57, Folder 4
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Words, phrases and character names to be used in Bad Hair

  • Box 57, Folder 5
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"General notes;" lists of dialogue, expressions, vernacular and sayings, similar in style to what one would find in The Wolfpen Notebooks; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 6
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Handwritten and typescript notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 7
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Newspaper clippings and notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 8
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Newspaper clippings and handwritten notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 9
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Typescript notes labeled "B/H: unassigned" and handwritten and notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 10
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Newspaper clippings and notes labeled "B/H: unassigned;" undated

  • Box 57, Folder 11
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Lists of things needing to be done in order to complete the novel, revised chapter titles, typed and handwritten notes; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 12
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Newspaper clippings and handwritten notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 13
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Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 14
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Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 15
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Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "B/H" [ Bad Hair]; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 16
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Notes and revised portions of typescript; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 17
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Newspaper clippings and handwritten notes; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 18
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Typescript segments of chapters with handwritten corrections, lists of phrases and Kentucky post offices, excerpts from The Old Country Store (1954) by Gerald Carson, typed by Still; undated

  • Box 57, Folder 19
These notes appear to be for the chapter "At the Store" in which Cash Enlow is a central figure. Some of them are marked CE, which is understood to stand for Cash Enlow.
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Typescript notes with hand revisions and notations, labeled "BH: Dog Days;" undated

  • Box 57, Folder 20
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Typescript portions of a chapter, title abbreviated to "SO" ["Songs of the Oracle"]. The central characters are Josie, Cash Enlow, Godey Spurlock and Mal; undated.

  • Box 57, Folder 21
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Handwritten notes labeled as "SO;" undated

  • Box 57, Folder 22
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"Chapter 1: A Ride on the Short Dog;" undated

  • Box 58, Folder 1
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"A Ride on the Short Dog;" revised draft; March 27, 1980

  • Box 58, Folder 2
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"Chapter One;" revised draft; August 27, 1980

  • Box 58, Folder 3
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"One;" revised draft; June 1981

  • Box 58, Folder 4
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"Chapter 1: A Ride on the Short Dog;" revised draft; marked "revised copy: 16 August 1985"

  • Box 58, Folder 5
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"2: At the Store;" multiple drafts of chapter; also marked "CE" [understood to stand for Cash Enlow, a central character in the novel]; June 10, 1973

  • Box 58, Folder 6
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 58, Folder 7
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"In the Rye;" eight pages of typed chapter with revisions by hand; dated December 1958. Typescript and handwritten notes, lists of words and portions of dialogue, typed noted labeled "BH: in rye/John Ashburn/at the creek;" newspaper clipping; undated

  • Box 58, Folder 8
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 58, Folder 9
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"VI: In the Rye;" typescript notes with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 58, Folder 10
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"VII: John Ashburn;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes; December 28, 1958

  • Box 58, Folder 11
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"X: The Tobacco Cure;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes; March 12, 1959

  • Box 58, Folder 12
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"11: Rell Smoot;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes; March 4, 1960

  • Box 58, Folder 13
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 58, Folder 14
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"12: Hence Brewer;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes; September 4, 1959

  • Box 58, Folder 15
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 58, Folder 16
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"13: Jason Mosgrove;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes, newspaper clippings; September 30, 1960

  • Box 59, Folder 1
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 59, Folder 2
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"14: Up Paw-Paw;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes; September 8, 1960

  • Box 59, Folder 3
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"19: Spring Branch School;" typescript draft of chapter and handwritten notes; May 9, 1962

  • Box 59, Folder 4
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 59, Folder 5
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"23: The Chiding;" typed and handwritten notes; undated

  • Box 59, Folder 6
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"25: The Fare-You-Well;" multiple drafts of chapter from the novel Bad Hair; 1951, 1965, 1972

  • Box 59, Folder 7
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 59, Folder 8
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"26: Riar's Farm;" draft of chapter from the novel Bad Hair; undated

  • Box 59, Folder 9
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"The Shooting;" incomplete draft of chapter from the novel Bad Hair; undated

  • Box 59, Folder 10
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"The Wonder Ride;" drafts, notes; undated

  • Box 59, Folder 11
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"The Hurrah's Nest," also labeled "Face like Folks;" draft of chapter from the novel Bad Hair; undated

  • Box 59, Folder 12
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"Run for The Elbertas;" revised earlier draft; 1957

  • Box 59, Folder 13
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 59, Folder 14
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"Run for The Elbertas;" revised later draft; 1971

  • Box 60, Folder 1
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"Run for The Elbertas;" revised later draft, includes handwritten notes, lists labeled "plot lines and follow-throughs," "sayings and idioms," "persons," "places and occasions," "nicknames and designations," and "expletives and greetings;" 1982

  • Box 60, Folder 2
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Photocopies of preceding folder, which, due to the fragility of the original documents, must be used

  • Box 60, Folder 3
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Untitled portion of "Run for the Elbertas" chapter; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 4
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"Run for the Elbertas;" handwritten revisions, separated by page number, to the short story "Run for the Elbertas," as well as some notes for other Bad Hair chapters; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 5
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BALLAD - BIRDS

Typescript of the poem "Ballad;" contains note [not in Still's hand] that the poem was published on page 3 of Appalachian Heritage in the summer of 1983; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 6
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Typescript of the poem "Ballad," with light editing; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 7
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Typescript of the poem "Banjo Bill Brewer," with light editing; contains note that it was published in The Household Magazine in July of 1938 [however, it was actually published under the name "Banjo Bill Cowley"]; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 8
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Typescript of the poem "Banjo Bill Cowley", with light editing; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 9
Title later changed to "Banjo Bill Brewer."
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Typescript drafts of the short story "Bare Bones," one of which is incomplete; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 60, Folder 10
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Typescripts of the poem "Beggar-King;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 60, Folder 11
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Manuscript of the poem "Belle Coney, My Mountain;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 12
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Typescript piece "A Bell on Troublesome;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 13
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Typescript of piece titled "Between Friends;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 14
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Typescript of piece titled "Big Dates," with light editing; undated

  • Box 60, Folder 15
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Typescript of story outline and notes for piece titled "The Big Picnic;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 16
This story appears to center around Still's experience serving in the Army in World War II.
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Notes labeled "Birds;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 17
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BLAB SCHOOL

Notes, newspaper clippings and typescript labeled "The Blab School;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 18
Blab School was later published as An Appalachian Mother Goose in 1998.
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 60, Folder 19
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Typescript of The Blab School: An Appalachian Mother Goose; edited in pencil; included two rejection letters that were removed to "Correspondence;" undated

  • Box 60, Folder 20
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Typescript of The Blab School: An Appalachian Mother Goose, with title page and dedication to Jacob Alexander Bradley; undated [3 copies]

  • Box 60, Folder 21
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Typescript of The Blab School: An Appalachian Mother Goose, with light editing; undated

  • Box 61, Folder 1
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 61, Folder 2
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Typescript of The School of Blabs: An Appalachian Mother Goose, with light editing; undated

  • Box 61, Folder 3
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 61, Folder 4
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BLACK BREAD - CHANCE MEETING

Typescripts of the poem "Black Bread," one with light editing; undated [5 copies]

  • Box 61, Folder 5
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Typescript with editing, handwritten notes labeled "Blue Racer;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 6
Also labeled "Blue Runner" and "Snake Patch" with multiple revisions of the title appearing throughout.
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Photocopy of typescript collection of published poems by James Still titled "Books by James Still;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 7
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Typescript with editing titled "Box Turtle;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 8
Also labeled as GP or Green Project.
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Typescript of piece titled "Boy in the Woods;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 9
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Typescript notes with editing labeled "The Boy Who Drew Birds;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 10
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Notes, typed and handwritten, labeled "BP;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 11
BP probably stands for "Big Picnic."
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Typescript of piece titled "Brass Monkey," with light editing; undated

  • Box 61, Folder 12
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Typescript of the poem "The Broken Ibis;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 13
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Typescript of the poem "The Broken Ibis," with light editing; dated July 29, 1946

  • Box 61, Folder 14
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Typescript notes labeled "Brother Jeems;" undated

  • Box 61, Folder 15
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Typescript of the short story "Brother to Methusalem," with editing; undated

  • Box 61, Folder 16
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Typescript of the poem "A Burned Tree Speaks," with light editing and notes; undated

  • Box 61, Folder 17
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"The Burning of the Waters;" short story; 1969

  • Box 61, Folder 18
Still made some minor revisions of this story for the published version found in Mountain Life and Work, vol. 45, no. 7 (July 1969); most of these revisions were included when the story was again published in The Run for the Elbertas, 1980.
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Typescript labeled "The Burning of the Waters," with editing; undated

  • Box 61, Folder 19
The text of this typescript differs considerably from the published story of the same name.
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Typescript of poem "Cabin on Wolfpen Creek," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 1
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Typescript of short story and notes labeled "Carnival and Flood," with editing; undated [presumed to be written in the 1940s]

  • Box 62, Folder 2
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Notes labeled "CM" [Chance Meeting] and a flyer for a Visiting Writers series featuring Gwendolyn Brooks at Austin Peay College in Clarksville Tennessee labeled "Days at AP State" [the label is referred to obliquely in the "Chance Meeting" notes]; notes and flyer were clipped together; undated; flyer dated 1988

  • Box 62, Folder 3
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CHILD OF THE HILLS/CHILD IN THE HILLS

Typescript draft of the poem "Child of the Hills," with revisions; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 4
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Early typescript draft of the poem "Child in the Hills," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 5
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Typescript of the poem "Child in the Hills;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 6
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Typescript of the poem "Child in the Hills," with "in the Hills" crossed out; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 7
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CHILD WITH A CAPE JASMINE - DEATH OF A FOX

Typescript of the poem "Child with a Cape Jasmine;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 8
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Typescript of the poem "Child with a Cape Jasmine," with revisions; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 9
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Typescript of the poem "Child with a Cape Jasmine," with revisions; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 10
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Typescript of the poem "Child's Country;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 11
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Typescript of the poem "Christmas Eve;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 12
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Typescript of the poem "Christmas Eve;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 13
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Typescripts of the poem "Clabe Mott;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 14
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Typescripts of the poem "Come Down from the Hills," with light editing; undated [5 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 15
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Notes titled "Comments at Carl Perkins birthday dinner at Morehead State University, July 3rd, 1983"

  • Box 62, Folder 16
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Typescript of the short story "The Climb to 'Tater Hill/Knob;" dated September 19, 1949

  • Box 62, Folder 17
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Typescript of the poem "The Common Crow;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 18
Removed from an envelope postmarked 1971: Boston Massachusetts, along with the poem "Mine is a Wide Estate."
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Typescript of the poem "The Common Crow;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 19
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Typescripts of the poem "Could It Be;" one version has a title change from "I Believe" to "Could It Be;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 20
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Typescript of the poem "Cousin Nimrod," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 21
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Typescript notes labeled "CR" with handwritten corrections; February-July 1969

  • Box 62, Folder 22
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Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "Crony;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 23
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Typescript notes on C.S. Lewis, with light editing, accompanied by a photocopy of the cover of A.N. Wilson's biography of C.S. Lewis (1990); undated

  • Box 62, Folder 24
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Typescript of the poem "Dance on Pushback;" includes several drafts with revisions; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 25
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Typescripts of the poem "The Dark House;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 26
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Typescript of the poem "Dark Interval;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 27
Later published under the title "Interval"
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Typescripts of the poem "Dark Interval;" undated [4 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 28
Later published under the title "Interval"
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Typescript draft or revision of the poem "Dark Interval," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 29
Later published under the title "Interval"
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Handwritten and typed notes for the poem "Days at Year's End," and notes written on an advertisement for The Genius of China (1986) by Robert Temple; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 30
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Draft of the poem "Day of Flowers;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 31
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "The Day We Hanged Morg;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 32
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Typescript of a short piece titled "Decline of the Yodel," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 33
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Typescript diary entries with handwritten notes labeled "Dead Mare Branch," undated

  • Box 62, Folder 34
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Draft of "Dear Abbey" letter; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 35
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Typescript of the poem "Death in the Forest;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 36
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Typescript of the poem "Death in the Hills;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 37
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Typescript of the poem "Death of a County Sheriff," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 38
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Typescript piece labeled "X: Death of Cunypone" [presumed to be from the early 1930s]

  • Box 62, Folder 39
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Typescripts of the poem "Death of a Fox;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 40
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Typescripts of the poem "Death of a Fox," with light editing; undated [4 copies]

  • Box 62, Folder 41
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Typescript poem "Death of a Fox;" dated September 7, 1983

  • Box 62, Folder 42
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DEATH ON TROUBLESOME CREEK

Typescript of poems labeled "Death on Troublesome Creek;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 43
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Typescript of the poem "Death on Troublesome Creek;" undated

  • Box 62, Folder 44
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Typescript of the poem "Death on Troublesome Creek," with light editing; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 45
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Typescript of the poem "Death on Troublesome Creek," with light editing [longer version]; undated

  • Box 62, Folder 46
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DEAD MARE BRANCH - DOG DAYS

Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "DMB" [Dead Mare Branch]; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 1
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Notebook labeled "Dog Days," with 6 pages filled; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 2
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DOVE

Typescript of the poem "Dove," with editing in Still's hand; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 3
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Manuscript of the poem "Dove," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 4
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Typescript of the poem "Dove;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 5
Appears to be a later draft.
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Typescript of the poem "Dove;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 6
Appears to be a later draft.
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Typescript of the poem "Dove;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 7
Appears to be a later draft.
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DR. ROARCH - FOXHOLE NOTES

Handwritten pages labeled "Dr. Roarch;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 63, Folder 8
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Typescript of the poem "Dreams;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 9
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Typescript of the poem "Dulcimore;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 10
Appears to be an earlier version of the poem "Dulcimer"
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Typescript of the poem "Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 11
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Typescript of the poem "Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 12
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Typescript of the poem "Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 13
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Typescript of the poem "Early Whippoorwill;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 14
Includes note that it was published in The Nation, March 27, 1954.
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Typescript of the poem "Early Whippoorwill;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 15
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Typescript of the poem "Easter Egg Hunt," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 16
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Typescript of notes titled "Edward Thomas," with editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 17
Similar to the content of The Wolfpen Notebooks
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Typescript of the poem "The Egg Hiding;" dated January 4th, 1954

  • Box 63, Folder 18
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Typescripts of the poem "The Egg Hiding," one of which has light editing; undated [3 copies]

  • Box 63, Folder 19
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Typescript titled "Elsie Stumps Her Toe I (III: Rusties)," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 20
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Typescript titled "The Fallow Years," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 21
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Typescript short story titled "Father was a Horse Doctor," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 22
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Typescript short story titled "Fee-Diddle," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 23
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Typescript poem "Feud;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 24
Appears to be an earlier draft.
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Typescript poem "Feud;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 25
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Typescript poem "Fiddle," with light editing by Still; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 26
Includes note that it was published in Household, September 1938.
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Typescript poem "Fiddlers' Convention;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 27
A revised version of "Fiddlers' Convention" was published on July 13, 1936 in "The Conning Tower" column titled "Fiddlers' Convention on Troublesome Creek."
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Typescript poem "Fiddlers' Convention;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 28
Second page missing. A revised version of "Fiddlers' Convention was published on July 13, 1936 in "The Conning Tower" column titled "Fiddlers' Convention on Troublesome Creek."
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Typescript poem "Fiddlers' Convention;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 29
A revised version of "Fiddlers' Convention was published on July 13, 1936 in "The Conning Tower" column titled "Fiddlers' Convention on Troublesome Creek."
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Typescript poem "Foals on the Hills;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 30
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Typescript titled "The Foot," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 31
Also labeled "GP," which stands for "Green Project."
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Notes, typed and handwritten, clippings labeled "The Foot;" untitled

  • Box 63, Folder 32
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Typescript piece titled "The Foot;" also titled "At the Foot;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 33
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Handwritten list of names titled "For the Children of My Heart;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 34
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Handwritten notes titled "Four Bad Men;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 35
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Handwritten notes titled "Foxhole Notes;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 36
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FOX HUNT

Typescript poems clipped together by Still: "Fox Hunt," "Hounds on the Mountain," [2 copies] and "Mountain Fiddles;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 37
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Typescript poems "Fox Hunt," with second copy incomplete; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 63, Folder 38
Later published as "Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek."
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Typescript poem "Fox Hunt," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 39
Differs significantly from other version of poem under the same title which was later published as "Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek."
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Typescript poem "Fox Hunt," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 40
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Typescript poem "Fox Hunt," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 41
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Typescript poem "Fox Hunt," with light editing; undated

  • Box 63, Folder 42
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FOX HUNT ON DEFEATED CREEK

Typescript poem "Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 43
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Typescript poem "Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 44
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Typescript poem "Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek;" undated

  • Box 63, Folder 45
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Typescript poems "Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 63, Folder 46
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FROM THE MOUNTAIN, FROM THE VALLEY

Typescript poems for From the Mountain, From the Valley: New and Collected Poems [University Press of Kentucky, 2001] with notes and suggestions from editor Ted Olson; undated

  • Box 64, Folder 1
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Typescript, first draft; "Introduction" by editor Ted Olson

  • Box 64, Folder 2
Edited version published as "Preface," University Press of Kentucky, 2001.
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Handwritten corrections in Still's hand for Ted Olson's introduction (see Box 64, Folder 2), autobiography, and several of the poems; handwritten Dedication for From the Mountain, From the Valley: New and Collected Poems ; undated

  • Box 64, Folder 3
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Typescript poems for From the Mountain, From the Valley: New and Collected Poems, with notes and suggestions from editor Ted Olson and Still's handwritten notes to Ted Olson; undated

  • Box 64, Folder 4
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Publisher's proof of From the Mountain, From the Valley: New and Collected Poems, with light editing; 2000

  • Box 64, Folder 5
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FUN FOX - FURY

Typescript of riddles and folk sayings for a project tentatively titled "Fun Fox," with light editing; undated

  • Box 64, Folder 6
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Typescript and handwritten notes, clippings, labeled "Fun Fox;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 7
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Typescript poems "Funnel Spider," with light editing; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 64, Folder 8
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Typescript poems "Funnel Spider;" one copy is dated April 3, 1966 [2 copies]

  • Box 64, Folder 9
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Typescript marked "save for The Fury;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 10
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GALE

Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "G" or "Gale;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 11
"Gale" is presumed to stand for Contemporary Authors, a Gale publication.
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Handwritten notes labeled "G" or "Gale;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 12
"Gale" is presumed to stand for Contemporary Authors, a Gale publication.
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Handwritten notes labeled "G" or "Gale;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 13
"Gale" is presumed to stand for Contemporary Authors, a Gale publication.
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Handwritten notes labeled "G" or "Gale;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 14
"Gale" is presumed to stand for Contemporary Authors, a Gale publication.
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GIONO - MAN-FACE

Handwritten notes labeled "Giono;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 15
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Typescript titled "Godey Spurlock's Notebook;" undated

  • Box 64, Folder 16
Brief anecdotes under this name were published periodically in the Troublesome Creek Times, a Knott County newspaper.
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Typescript titled "Golden Wedding;"; date estimated to be early 1930s

  • Box 64, Folder 17
Includes two chapters and several pages of revisions and additions. Also included are several pages of a story titled "Not to Praise Caesar" typed in the verso of chapter one.
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 64, Folder 18
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Typescript poem "Granny Frolic;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 1
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Typescript poem "Grateful Earth," with light editing and title crossed out; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 2
Text resembles very closely the poem "Heritage."
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Typescript poems "Graveyard in the Hills" with one page of typed notes; undated [4 copies]

  • Box 65, Folder 3
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Typescript short story "Green Fire," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 4
Formerly titled "Creeping Charlie."
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Typescript notes labeled "the final chapter of The Green Project;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 5
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Handwritten notes titled "Green Thumb Theory;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 6
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Clippings labeled "Haunted Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 7
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Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "Haunted Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 8
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Typescript and handwritten notes for a short story titled "The Haunted Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 9
Notes also labeled "TWM," presumed to stand for "The Wild Man."
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Handwritten piece titled "The Haunted Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 10
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Typescript piece titled "He Spake of Trees;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 11
Also labeled "The Woods."
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Typescript poem "He Who Broke the Land," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 12
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Typescript poem "Heir to Fair Boundaries," with editing by Still; once titled "Beggar-King;" date estimated to be 1950s

  • Box 65, Folder 13
Note on top reads: Revised February 11th, 1954 ( Good Housekeeping Magazine).
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Poem "Here in My Bed" written on a scrap of paper, with editing; dated August 24, 1985

  • Box 65, Folder 14
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Typescript poem "Here and Now;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 15
Title changed from "Lines by a Non-Cynic."
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Typescript poem "Here Walks a Child;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 16
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Copy of "Heritage" read at Harry Caudill's funeral with Still's remarks written at the top of the page; 1990

  • Box 65, Folder 17
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Copy of "Heritage" read at Jim Wayne Miller's funeral with Still's typed remarks; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 18
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Typescript poem "High Field;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 19
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Typescript poem "High Field," with light editing; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 20
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Handwritten poem "High Pastures" with a note by Still that it was published in A Gathering at the Forks Vision Book in 1993, page 367; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 21
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Typescript piece titled "The High-Water Horse," with light editing; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 22
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Typescript poem "The Hill-born" marked "VA Quarterly Review;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 23
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Typescript poems "The Hill-born," with light editing; undated [5 copies]

  • Box 65, Folder 24
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Typescript poem "Hill-Death;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 25
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Typescript poems "Hill-Death;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 65, Folder 26
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Typescript poem "Hill-death;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 27
Poem was re-titled from "The Stallion is Dead."
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Typescript poem "Hill Imprisonment;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 28
Content closely resembles "Heritage."
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Typescript poem "Hill Meadows," with light editing ; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 29
Typed on verso is a quote attributed to James J. Hill: "You can not build a reputation on things you are going to do;" the quote is repeated for the full length of the page.
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Typescript notes labeled "Hill Town;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 30
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Typescript poem "Hill Towns;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 31
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Typescript short story labeled "The Hills Remember;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 32
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Typescript notes labeled "Hindman;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 33
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Typescript short story "Hit Liked to a-Killed Me," with light editing; circa 1930s

  • Box 65, Folder 34
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Typescript poem "Home," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 35
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Typescript note titled "Homeplace;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 36
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Handwritten autobiographical piece "Hootlocka;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 37
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Typescript poem "Horseback in the Rain;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 38
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Typescript poem "Horseback in the Rain;" undated

  • Box 65, Folder 39
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Typescript poems "Horseswapping on Troublesome Creek;" undated [4 copies]

  • Box 65, Folder 40
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Typescript poem "Hounds," with light editing; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 41
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Photocopy of two typescript poems "Hounds" and "Stallions," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 65, Folder 42
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Typescript poems "Hounds on the Mountain;" undated [9 copies]

  • Box 65, Folder 43
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Poems ("Child in the Hills," "Mountain Dulcimer," and "Fox Hunt") from the collection Hounds on the Mountain (1937); undated

  • Box 66, Folder 1
galley proofs of the first 5 pages with handwritten notes by Still
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Poems from the collection Hounds on the Mountain (1937); undated

  • Box 66, Folder 2
All except 7 poems are in the folder. There is more than one copy of some of the poems. Some have handwritten corrections by Still.
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Notes, typed and handwritten, labeled "How it is with us;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 3
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Handwritten note labeled "How to Make a Dulcimer;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 4
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Handwritten poem "How to Talk Two Cobs Together;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 5
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Handwritten notes labeled "The Hungriest Goat;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 6
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Typescript poem "Hunter;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 7
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Typescript poem "Hunter, Hunter," with light editing; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 8
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Typescript titled "Hunting for Hindman;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 9
Content similar to that of "Fun Fox."
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Typescript poem "I Believe;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 10
Published under the title "Could It Be" in From the Mountain, From the Valley (2001).
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Typescript poem "I did not know how like unto death," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 11
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Typescript short story "I Love My Rooster," with handwritten corrections by Still; 1940

  • Box 66, Folder 12
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Typescript poems "I Shall Go Singing;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 66, Folder 13
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Typescript poem "I Shall Go Singing," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 14
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Typescript poem "I Was Born Humble..." and "Heritage;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 15
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Typescript poem "I Was Born Humble," with light editing and typed notes; also included is the poem "Death in the Forest" [which is the same poem with a different name]; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 16
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Typescript poem "If I Wrote Poems," with editing by Still; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 17
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Handwritten poem "In Awe;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 18
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Handwritten notes labeled "In his yellow boots;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 19
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Handwritten and typed notes, and clippings, labeled "In Sickbird Winter;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 20
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Handwritten notes titled "In Sickbird Winter;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 21
Some notes labeled "S" or "Sickbird."
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Handwritten notes titled "In the High Pastures;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 22
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Handwritten poem "In the Yellow Wood;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 23
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Typescript short story "Incident at Pigeon Roost;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 24
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Typescript poem "Infare;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 25
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Typescript essay "The Intent of the Artist," with notes written by Still; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 26
Clipped to the pages was a note that reads "JWM." This is understood to represent Jim Wayne Miller, writer and friend to Still.
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Typescript poem "Interval;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 27
Poem was also titled "Dark Interval."
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Typescript poem "Interval;" undated [4 copies]

  • Box 66, Folder 28
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Typescript poem "It Has Been Said;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 29
Title changed from "Lines by a Non-Cynic."
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Handwritten notes for Jack and the Wonder Beans; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 30
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Handwritten and typed notes for Jack and the Wonder Beans; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 31
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Typescript autobiographical essay titled "James Still, 1906- ;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 32
Later published in Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series, vol. 17, 1993. The published version is also included in the folder.
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Copyedited manuscript of "James Still, 1906- ," with correspondence from series editor and copy editor; January 12, 1993

  • Box 66, Folder 33
Later published in Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series, vol. 17, 1993.
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Typescript short story "Journey to the Forks," with light editing by Still; undated

  • Box 66, Folder 34
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "JWM;" undated

  • Box 66, Folder 35
JWM is understood to represent Jim Wayne Miller, author and friend to Still.
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Typescript poems "Kentucky Hill Towns," with typed notes; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 1
3 copies, one of which is incomplete.
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Handwritten list titled "Kentucky Post Offices-1874;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 2
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Typescript labeled "King Tickle-whiskers;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 3
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Typescript poems: "Kite," "Duty," "Fireflies," "If," "Greeting," and "Advice;" with light editing; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 4
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Typescript poem "Knife Trader," with light editing; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 5
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Typescript poem "Lambs on the Hills;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 67, Folder 6
Published as "Lambs" in From the Mountain, From the Valley.
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Typescript poem "Last Night;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 7
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Typescript and handwritten notes labeled "Laughing Snake;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 8
Similar material to that found in The Wolfpen Notebooks.
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Typescript poem "Leap Minnows, Leap;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 9
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Typescript poem "Let this Hill Rest;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 10
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Typescript poem "Let Us Go Back to Hills and Kentucky's Earth;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 11
Revised and published as "Nixie Middleton" in Hounds on the Mountain, 1937.
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Typescript and handwritten notes and clippings labeled "Letter from Mrs. R. (Roosevelt);" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 12
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Typescript notes titled "Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 13
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Handwritten notes titled "Library in the Hills;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 14
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Typescript piece titled "Library on the Hoof;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 15
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Handwritten poem "Littcarr, Kentucky;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 16
First published as "Beloved Place" in Saturday Evening Post, vol. 227, p. 78, July 17, 1954.
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Typescript poem "Lizard," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 17
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Typescript short story "Locust Summer;" undated (2 drafts with light editing)

  • Box 67, Folder 18
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Typescript poem "Log House on Wolfpen;" dated 1942

  • Box 67, Folder 19
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Typescript poem "Longer Is Day upon the Hills;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 20
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Typescript poems "Longer Is Day upon the Hills;" undated [3 copies, one copy with handwritten corrections]

  • Box 67, Folder 21
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Madcalf;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 22
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Typescript poem "Madcalf," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 23
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Typescript poem "Madcalf," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 24
Title changed from "Crazy Creek."
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Typescript poem "Madly to Learn," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 25
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Typescript poems "Madly to Learn," with handwritten corrections; dated April 1984 [2 copies]

  • Box 67, Folder 26
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Photocopy of published poem "Madly to Learn," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 27
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Typescript poems "A Man Can Stand Up;" undated [4 copies]

  • Box 67, Folder 28
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Typescript notes labeled "Man-Face;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 29
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MAN IN THE BUSHES/THE WOLFPEN NOTEBOOKS

Folders 30-35 contain material that Still originally titled Man in the Bushes and was later published as The Wolfpen Notebooks (Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, c1991.)

Typescript notes labeled "M/B," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 30
"M/B" stands for Man in the Bushes, an early title for The Wolfpen Notebooks.
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "M/B," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 31
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "M/B," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 32
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "M/B," with handwritten corrections; some notes also labeled "MIB," "Laughing Snake," "Godey Spurlock's Notebook," and various other early titles for The Wolfpen Notebooks; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 33
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "M/B," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 34
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"Man in the Bushes," photocopies of pages sent to Jim Wayne Miller marked "Additions to M/B;" dated June 11, 1987

  • Box 67, Folder 35
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MAN O' WAR - RENTERS

Typescript poem "Man O' War: an Epitaph;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 36
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Man of Straw;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 37
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Handwritten notes on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 38
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Typescript notes labeled "Master Occasion"; undated

  • Box 67, Folder 39
Typed notes from "Pork on the Fark (Fork?): Killing, Curing and Canning." U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, F.B. No. 1186.
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Handwritten notes labeled "A Master Time;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 40
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "A Master Time," including a letter from Still to Marshall Best of Viking Press concerning the book-in-progress; circa 1970/1971 and undated

  • Box 67, Folder 41
This was an early working title for the collection of short stories that would later published as Pattern of a Man.
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Typescript poem "The Merry Golden Tree;" undated

  • Box 67, Folder 42
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Handwritten poem "Merry Legs;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 1
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Typescript poems "Midwinter Doldrums," with handwritten corrections; November 11, 1969 and undated [5 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 2
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Typescript poems "Mine is a Wide Estate;" circa 1971 [2 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 3
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Typescript poems "Montani Semper Liberi;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 4
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Morning Glory Hell;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 5
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Typescript poems "Morning on the Hills;" circa 1938 and undated [4 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 6
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Typescript poems "Morning on the Hills," with handwritten corrections, also includes the same poem titled "American Wilderness;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 7
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Typescript essay "Mountain College;" circa 1930

  • Box 68, Folder 8
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Typescript poems "Mountain Dulcimer;" undated [5 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 9
Later published as "Dulcimer."
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Typescript of notes labeled "Mountain Farm," also includes "Hill Orchard" and "Lot #3" notes; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 10
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Typescript poem "Mountain Farm;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 11
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Typescript poems "Mountain Fiddle;" undated [6 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 12
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Typescript poems "Mountain Fiddle," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 13
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Typescript poem "Mountain Fiddlers;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 14
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Typescript poem "Mountain Fiddlers;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 15
Title changed from "Fiddlers' Convention" to "Mountain Fiddlers;" poem was clipped by Still to two copies of poem titled "Fiddlers' Convention," which are included in this folder.
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Typescript poems "Mountain Heritage;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 16
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Typescript poems "Mountain Infare," with handwritten corrections; undated [4 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 17
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Typescript poems "Mountain Men;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 18
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Photocopy of published poem "Mountain Men," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 19
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Typescript poems "Mountain Men are Free;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 20
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Typescript poem "Mountain Portrait," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 21
Very similar to "Uncle Ambrose," appears to be an early version.
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Typescript poems "Mountain Twilight;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 22
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Typescript of short story titled "The Moving;" December 14, 1970

  • Box 68, Folder 23
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Typescript of short story titled "The Moving," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 24
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Typescript essays "Moving Mountains: I, Women Coal Miners," with handwritten corrections; undated [3 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 25
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Handwritten poem "Mrs. Lloyd, Her Rag Sale," labeled first draft; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 26
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Typescript poem "Mrs. Lloyd, Her Rag Sale," labeled second draft; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 27
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Galley proofs of "Mrs. Razor;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 28
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Typescript short story titled "Murder on Possum Trot Mountain," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 29
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Handwritten notes labeled "Mushrooms;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 30
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Handwritten poem "My Aunt Carrie;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 31
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Typescript poem "My Aunt Carrie," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 68, Folder 32
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Handwritten notes titled "N" and "NB;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 33
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Handwritten and typed play titled "Nancy Hanks," includes only the prologue and act II; 1929

  • Box 68, Folder 34
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Handwritten poems "Night Thoughts;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 35
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Typescript poem "Night Thoughts;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 36
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Typescript poems "Night Thoughts," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 68, Folder 37
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Typescript short story "Not to Praise Caesar;" undated

  • Box 68, Folder 38
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Handwritten notes labeled "Notebook II;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 1
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Typescript poem "Now Has Day Come," includes other poems Still clipped together; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 2
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Typescript poems "Now Has Day Come," with handwritten corrections; Summer 1937 [2 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 3
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "NPR;" circa 1980s

  • Box 69, Folder 4
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "NPR;" circa 1980s

  • Box 69, Folder 5
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "NPR;" circa 1980s

  • Box 69, Folder 6
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Handwritten note labeled "The Oaken Death;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 7
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Typescript notes labeled "October;" 1960

  • Box 69, Folder 8
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Typescript poems "Of Concern," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 9
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Typescript poems "Of the Faithful," with handwritten corrections; circa 1980s [2 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 10
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Typescript poem "Of the Faithful;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 11
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Typescript poem "Okra: an Appreciation," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 12
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Handwritten poem "Old Man Drinking Coffee at Druthers, Deploring;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 13
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Typescript poem "Old Poet;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 14
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Typescript poem "On Being Drafted into the US Army from my Log Home on Wolfpen Creek in March 1942" with "note to editor" and handwritten editing; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 15
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Typescript poem "On Deer Foot Creek;" January 1961

  • Box 69, Folder 16
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Typescript poem "On Deer Lick Creek," with handwritten corrections; January 1961

  • Box 69, Folder 17
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Typescript poem "On Double Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 18
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Typescript poems "On Dying Young;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 19
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Typescript poem "On Encountering Royalty while Passing through Georgia;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 20
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Typescript poem "On Laurel Creek," with handwritten corrections; May 1964

  • Box 69, Folder 21
Title changed from "On Deer Lick Creek."
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Typescript poem "On Laurel Creek;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 22
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Typescript short story and notes "On Pigeon Roost Creek;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 23
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Typescript short story "On Quicksand Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 24
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Typescript poems "On Redbird Creek;" undated [9 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 25
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Typescript poems "On Redbird Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 26
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Handwritten poem "On Redbird Creek;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 27
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Typescript poem "On Redbud Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 28
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Typescript poems "On the Passing of My Brother Alfred;" undated [4 copies]

  • Box 69, Folder 29
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Handwritten poem "On the Passing of My Brother Alfred;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 30
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Handwritten poem "On the Passing of My Good Friend John;" undated

  • Box 69, Folder 31
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Typescript poem "On Thinking of Hounds on the Mountain," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 69, Folder 32
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Typescript collection of short stories "On Troublesome Creek;" 1941

  • Box 70, Folder 1
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Typescript poem "On Wolfpen Creek;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 2
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Typescript poem "One Hundred and Seventh Year;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 3
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Typescript poem "Parable," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 4
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Typescript poem "The Passage" including rejection letter from Skyline editor; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 5
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Handwritten poem "Passenger Pigeons;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 6
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Typescript poem "Passenger Pigeons;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 7
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Typescript poem "Passing of a County Sheriff;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 8
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Typescript poems "Pattern for Death;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 70, Folder 9
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Typescript collection of short stories Pattern of a Man and Other Stories, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 10
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Spiral-bound notebook labeled "The Pensive Spring;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 11
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Perrin;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 12
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Handwritten note labeled "Place Names;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 13
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Typescript poem "Poem," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 14
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Handwritten notes labeled "Poetry Notes;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 15
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Handwritten note labeled "Projects;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 16
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Typescript short story "The Proud Walkers;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 17
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Typescript notes labeled "Quail-Bob White;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 18
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Typescript short story "The Quare Day," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 19
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Handwritten poem "Question" marked 'first draft;' undated

  • Box 70, Folder 20
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Typescript poems "Question," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 70, Folder 21
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Typescript poems "Rain on the Cumberlands;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 70, Folder 22
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Typescript poem "Rain on the Cumberlands," with handwritten corrections and unrelated, repeated phrases on the back of the page; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 23
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Typescript poem "Redbird River Country," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 24
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Typescript notes labeled "The Renters;" undated

  • Box 70, Folder 25
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RIVER OF EARTH

Typescript novel River of Earth, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 70, Folder 26
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Typescript novel River of Earth; undated

  • Box 71, Folder 1
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Typescript novel River of Earth (continued); undated

  • Box 71, Folder 2
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Typescript forward to the novel River of Earth by Dean Cadle; 1978

  • Box 71, Folder 3
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Typescript poems "River of Earth;" undated [2 copies]

  • Box 71, Folder 4
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Typescript poems and related material for the collection River of Earth: the Poem and Other Poems; circa 1982

  • Box 71, Folder 5
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Typescript portions of script for performance by Still with Randy Wilson "River of Earth in Story and Song;" circa 1990s

  • Box 71, Folder 6
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ROCKS ROCKS ROCKS - TWO POEMS

Typescript note labeled "Rocks Rocks Rocks," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 71, Folder 7
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Handwritten and typed notes titled "Rumple-skin;" undated

  • Box 71, Folder 8
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Typescript short story "Run for the Elbertas," with handwritten corrections; various dates

  • Box 71, Folder 9
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Handwritten note labeled "Rusties;" undated

  • Box 71, Folder 10
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Typescript notes labeled "The Rye Patch Book;" undated

  • Box 71, Folder 11
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Typescript notes labeled "S;" undated

  • Box 71, Folder 12
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Typescript short story "School Butter," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 71, Folder 13
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Typescript short story "School Butter," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 71, Folder 14
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Typescript poem "School Days on Rowdy Creek;" undated

  • Box 71, Folder 15
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Season of the Fox/Time of Foxes;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 1
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Typescript short story "Snail Pie," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 72, Folder 2
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "SO;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 3
SO means "Sayings of the Oracle."
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Handwritten notes titled "The So-Called Hillbilly Observed;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 4
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Typescript poem "Social Mobility," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 72, Folder 5
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Typescript notes labeled "The Song of the Corn;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 6
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Typescript poem "Sorrow;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 7
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Spain Shot Cuba;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 8
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Typescript novel and handwritten notes Sporty Creek; undated

  • Box 72, Folder 9
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Handwritten notes labeled "Spring Branch;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 10
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Typescript poems "Spring Foal;" undated [5 copies]

  • Box 72, Folder 11
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Typescript poems "Spring Foal," with handwritten corrections; undated [3 copies]

  • Box 72, Folder 12
One version of the poem was read on NPR's "All Things Considered" on April 12, 1983.
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Typescript poem "Spring on Troublesome Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 72, Folder 13
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Handwritten notes labeled "SS Enlightenment;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 14
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Typescript poems "Stallion;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 72, Folder 15
Later published as "Man O' War."
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Typescript poems "The Stallion Is Dead;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 72, Folder 16
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Sticking it out on Dead Mare Branch;" circa 1989

  • Box 72, Folder 17
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Handwritten notes labeled "Stoneback;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 18
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Typescript notes and poem labeled "Stone Orchards;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 19
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Typescript short story "The Straight," with handwritten corrections; circa 1947

  • Box 72, Folder 20
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Typescript notes labeled "Struck Pages;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 21
Lines from "River of Earth, the Poem."
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Handwritten poem "The Sun;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 22
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Typescript notes labeled "Sun Rotted the Snow;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 23
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Typescript poem "Sun-Ball on the Mountain;" undated

  • Box 72, Folder 24
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Typescript poems "Sunday on Redbird Creek;" undated [4 copies]

  • Box 72, Folder 25
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Typescript short story "Sunstroke on Stingy Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 72, Folder 26
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Typescript poem "Survival, 1951," with handwritten corrections; September 8, 1951

  • Box 72, Folder 27
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Typescript short story "Sweet Asylum," with handwritten corrections and notes; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 1
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Typescript poems and notes labeled "Swift are their Feet," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 2
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Typescript poems "Swift Were Their Feet," with handwritten corrections; undated [4 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 3
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Typescript poem "Talt Hall;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 4
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Typescripts of piece about Mary Bingham titled "Tercenary of the City of Amherst, Massachusetts, October 21-22, 1959," with handwritten corrections; undated [3 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 5
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Typescript notes labeled "The Terrible Deer;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 6
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Typescript notes labeled "There is a Unity that is Death;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 7
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Typescript poem "There is No One in this House;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 8
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Typescript poem "This Day Only," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 9
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Typescript poem "This Man Dying;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 10
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Typescript poem "This Spring" with typescript poem "Sorrow" that Still clipped together with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 11
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Handwritten poem "Those I Want in Heaven with Me;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 12
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Typescript poems, "Those I Want in Heaven with Me Should There Be Such a Place," with handwritten corrections; undated [3 versions]

  • Box 73, Folder 13
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Typescript poem "To My Dog," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 14
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Typescript notes labeled "To Tell the Tale," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 15
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Typescript poem "To the Mountains," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 16
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Typescript poems "To this Man Dying;" undated [3 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 17
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Typescript poems "To this Man Dying," with handwritten corrections; undated [3 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 18
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Typescript notes labeled "The Tonic Cup;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 19
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Typescript notes labeled "TR," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 sets of notes]

  • Box 73, Folder 20
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Typescript poems "Tracks on Stone," with handwritten corrections; undated [4 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 21
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Typescript poem "Travel," with handwritten corrections; July 19

  • Box 73, Folder 22
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Handwritten notes labeled "Trees;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 23
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Typescript poems "The Trees in the Road," with handwritten corrections; circa 1966-67 [2 copies]

  • Box 73, Folder 24
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Typescript poem "The Trees in the Road;" undated (published in Appalachian Review, vol. 2, no. 2, Winter 1968)

  • Box 73, Folder 25
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Typescript notes labeled "Tropical Syndrome" and "The Battle for Accra," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 26
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Typescript poem "Truck Driver," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 27
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Handwritten poem "Truck Driver"; undated

  • Box 73, Folder 28
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "The Tunnel;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 29
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "The Wild Man/TWM;" undated

  • Box 73, Folder 30
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Typescript poem "Two Poems by James Still" ("Unemployed Coal Miner" and "After some 20 Years Attempting to Describe a Flowering Branch of Redbud"); undated

  • Box 73, Folder 31
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TX

TX is a notation for Texas.

Handwritten and typed notes labeled "TX;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 1
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "TX;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 2
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "TX;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 3
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "TX;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 4
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "TX;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 5
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Clippings labeled "TX;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 6
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UNEMPLOYED COAL MINER - WATER OF LIFE

Typescript poem "Unemployed Coal Miner;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 7
With writing that is not Still's
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Typescript short story "Up-Ladder," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 74, Folder 8
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Handwritten notes labeled "The Violet;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 9
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Handwritten poem labeled "Visitor;" undated

  • Box 74, Folder 10
Signed "John Castin, alias James Still"
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Typescript short story "Water of Life" marked "second draft," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 74, Folder 11
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WAY DOWN YONDER

Typescript riddles "Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 74, Folder 12
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Typescript draft Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek, with handwritten corrections and index of first lines; undated

  • Box 74, Folder 13
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Typescript draft Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek, with handwritten corrections; circa 1974

  • Box 74, Folder 14
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Typescript draft Way Down Yonder: Riddles and Antics from Troublesome Creek, with handwritten corrections and introduction; undated

  • Box 74, Folder 15
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Typescript draft Way-Down-Yonder: Riddles and Antics from Troublesome Creek, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 74, Folder 16
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WELCOME - WOLFPEN GRIMM

Handwritten poems "Welcome, Somewhat, Despite the Disorder;" February 12, 1977 [2 copies]

  • Box 75, Folder 1
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Handwritten poem "What about It?;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 2
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Typescript poem "What Have You Heard Lately?" with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 75, Folder 3
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Handwritten notes labeled "What Will the Wedding Supper Be?" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 4
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Typescript poems "When the Dulcimers are Gone;" undated [5 copies]

  • Box 75, Folder 5
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Typescript poems "When the Dulcimers are Gone," with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 75, Folder 6
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Typescript of 1st page of story titled "White Harvest;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 7
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Typescript poems "White Highways" with handwritten corrections; undated [2 copies]

  • Box 75, Folder 8
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Typescript notes labeled "The Whittle Gipsies," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 75, Folder 9
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Wick Jarrett;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 10
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Typescript poem "Wilderness;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 11
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Wildflowers;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 12
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Handwritten and typed notes labeled "Wolfpen Creek Tales;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 13
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Handwritten notes labeled "Wolfpen Data-source Matt Combs et al;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 14
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Handwritten notes labeled "The Wolfpen Grimm;" undated

  • Box 75, Folder 15
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WOLFPEN NOTEBOOKS

The following folders contain notebooks Still kept over the course of his lifetime recording the verbal expressions of his friends and neighbors. Excerpts from the notebooks were compiled and edited for "James Still: The Wolfpen Notebooks," published in Foxfire (Fall 1988) [see Box 96, Folders 4-8 and Box 97, Folders 1-8]. Later, material from the notebooks was published in The Wolfpen Notebooks (University Press of Kentucky, 1991.) [see Box 79, Folders 1-5 and Box 80, Folders 1-6]

Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book I; circa 1948

  • Box 76, Folder 1
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 2
Though The Wolfpen Notebooks are in good condition, photocopies were made by the University of Kentucky before it possessed the actual notebooks, which it received upon Still's death. Both the originals and the photocopies are acceptable for use.
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book II; circa 1950

  • Box 76, Folder 3
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 4
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Ori ginal handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book III; circa 1948

  • Box 76, Folder 5
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 6
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book IV; undated

  • Box 76, Folder 7
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 8
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book V; undated

  • Box 76, Folder 9
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 10
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book VI; undated

  • Box 76, Folder 11
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 12
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book VII; circa 1957

  • Box 76, Folder 13
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 14
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book VIII; circa 1958

  • Box 76, Folder 15
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 16
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book IX; circa 1959

  • Box 76, Folder 17
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 76, Folder 18
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book X; circa 1951

  • Box 77, Folder 1
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 2
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XI; circa 1959

  • Box 77, Folder 3
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 4
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XII; circa 1959

  • Box 77, Folder 5
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 6
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XIII; circa 1960

  • Box 77, Folder 7
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 8
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XIV; circa 1960

  • Box 77, Folder 9
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 10
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XV; undated

  • Box 77, Folder 11
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 12
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XVI; circa 1962

  • Box 77, Folder 13
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 14
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XVII; undated

  • Box 77, Folder 15
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 16
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XVIII; circa 1965

  • Box 77, Folder 17
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 18
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XIX; circa 1966

  • Box 77, Folder 19
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 20
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XX; undated

  • Box 77, Folder 21
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 77, Folder 22
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XXI; circa 1970

  • Box 78, Folder 1
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 78, Folder 2
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XXII; circa 1975

  • Box 78, Folder 3
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 78, Folder 4
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XXIII; circa 1979

  • Box 78, Folder 5
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 78, Folder 6
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XXIV; circa 1980

  • Box 78, Folder 7
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 78, Folder 8
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XXV; circa 1962 (chronologically, this book follows Book XVI)

  • Box 78, Folder 9
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Photocopies of preceding folder

  • Box 78, Folder 10
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, also labeled Book XXV by Still; circa 1981

  • Box 78, Folder 11
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, Book XXVI; possibly circa 1987

  • Box 78, Folder 12
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks, 1982 notebook; circa 1982

  • Box 78, Folder 13
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks; circa 1983

  • Box 78, Folder 14
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Original handwritten notebook from The Wolfpen Notebooks; undated

  • Box 78, Folder 15
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 1, with handwritten corrections; collected by the University Press of Kentucky; undated

  • Box 79, Folder 1
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 2, with handwritten corrections; collected by the University Press of Kentucky; undated

  • Box 79, Folder 2
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 3, with handwritten corrections; collected by the University Press of Kentucky; April 24, 1988

  • Box 79, Folder 3
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 4, with handwritten corrections; collected by the University Press of Kentucky; undated

  • Box 79, Folder 4
This draft was still tentatively being called "The Man in the Bushes."
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 5, with handwritten corrections; collected by the University Press of Kentucky; undated

  • Box 79, Folder 5
This draft was still tentatively being called "The Man in the Bushes."
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 6, with handwritten corrections; collected by the University Press of Kentucky; August 21, 1990

  • Box 80, Folder 1
This draft was still tentatively being called "The Man in the Bushes."
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Typescript of collected sayings from The Wolfpen Notebooks; undated

  • Box 80, Folder 2
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Typescript of The Wolfpen Notebooks; draft 7, with handwritten corrections, collected by the University Press of Kentucky; undated

  • Box 80, Folder 3
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Handwritten and typed correspondence between James Still and The University of North Carolina Press concerning issues on the editing and publication of The Wolfpen Notebooks; July-August 1987

  • Box 80, Folder 4
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Handwritten and typed correspondence between James Still and The University Press of Kentucky concerning issues on the editing and publication of The Wolfpen Notebooks; January 1987-September 1990

  • Box 80, Folder 5
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Typescript contract between James Still and the University Press of Kentucky concerning The Wolfpen Notebooks; January 29, 1969

  • Box 80, Folder 6
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WOLFPEN POEMS - YOUNG DEATH

Typescript list of poems added to The Wolfpen Poems; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 1
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Typescript poems not included in The Wolfpen Poems; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 2
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Handwritten and typed table of contents and notes for The Wolfpen Poems; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 3
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Typescript collection of The Wolfpen Poems with letter from Jim Wayne Miller; October 27, 1982

  • Box 81, Folder 4
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Typescript collection of The Wolfpen Poems; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 5
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Typescript collection of The Wolfpen Poems, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 6
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Typescript collection of The Wolfpen Poems, with handwritten corrections; circa 1986

  • Box 81, Folder 7
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Typescript collection of The Wolfpen Poems, with handwritten corrections; circa 1986

  • Box 81, Folder 8
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Correspondence concerning The Wolfpen Poems, including a letter from Jim Wayne Miller and a first, second, and third draft of a manuscript by Aleksis Rannit which was solicited for inclusion in The Wolfpen Poems but was not used (see Rannit, Aleksis in the Box 92, Folder 19); 1983-1985

  • Box 81, Folder 9
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Typescript collection of The Wolfpen Poems, with handwritten corrections and extra pages that were not included in the final draft; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 10
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Galley proofs of The Wolfpen Poems, with handwritten corrections; circa 1986

  • Box 81, Folder 11
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Typescript notes labeled "Wolfpen Rations," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 81, Folder 12
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Typescript collection of quotes The Wolfpen Rusties: Appalachian Riddles and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 82, Folder 1
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Typescript collection of quotes The Wolfpen Rusties: Appalachian Riddles and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 82, Folder 2
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Typescript collection of quotes The Wolfpen Rusties: Appalachian Riddles and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles, with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 82, Folder 3
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Typescript correspondence with editor concerning corrections to The Wolfpen Rusties: Appalachian Riddles and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles; circa 1974

  • Box 82, Folder 4
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Handwritten notes labeled "The Woods;" undated

  • Box 82, Folder 5
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Typescript notes labeled "The Woods in the Road," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 82, Folder 6
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Typescript notes labeled "The World is Pretty Big," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 82, Folder 7
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Typescript poems "Yesterday in Belize," with handwritten corrections; undated [9 copies]

  • Box 82, Folder 8
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Typescript draft "Yesterday's Tomorrow," with handwritten corrections; undated

  • Box 82, Folder 9
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Typescript notes labeled "You-Too;" undated

  • Box 82, Folder 10
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Typescript poem "Young Death;" undated

  • Box 82, Folder 11
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UNTITLED WORK

Every effort was made to place untitled work when it could be definitively and unquestionably identified as part of a story, poem, autobiographical essay or other work. Unfortunately, because Still used characters, places, and situations repeatedly, it was often impossible to identify untitled work. All untitled work has been arranged chronologically when possible.

Untitled, incomplete autobiographical essay; undated

  • Box 83, Folder 1
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1920s and 1930s

  • Box 83, Folder 2
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1940s

  • Box 83, Folder 3
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1950s

  • Box 83, Folder 4
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1960s

  • Box 83, Folder 5
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1970s

  • Box 83, Folder 6
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1980s

  • Box 83, Folder 7
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; 1990s

  • Box 83, Folder 8
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 83, Folder 9
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 83, Folder 10
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 83, Folder 11
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 84, Folder 1
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 84, Folder 2
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 84, Folder 3
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 84, Folder 4
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Handwritten and typescript notes, untitled; undated

  • Box 84, Folder 5
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WORKS BY JAMES STILL: PUBLISHED WORK, 1929-2001, undated

The published work consists of poems, short stories, and note book material that James Still published in various periodicals, journals, magazines, and on broadsides. They are organized by title (when works were later published under a different name, every effort has been made to identify them as such), and include the name of the publication in which they were printed, volume, number, and date, when this information is known. If a story or poem also appeared in a book its title is provided. For working drafts, researchers are advised to refer to "Works by James Still: Manuscripts, 1929-2001."Oversized materials are located in Box 91 and are arranged in alphabetical order by title of work.

REGULAR-SIZED

"After Some Twenty Years Attempting to Describe a Flowering Branch of Redbud," Appalachian Heritage, Spring 1988, vol. 16, nos. 2 and 3

  • Box 85, Folder 1
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"Aftergrass," Focus, University of Kentucky Research Foundation, February 1984

  • Box 85, Folder 2
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"Aftergrass," Kaleidograph, vol. 7, no. 10, February 1936

  • Box 85, Folder 3
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"Aftergrass," Kentucky Humanities, Summer/Fall 1995

  • Box 85, Folder 4
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"Aftergrass," unknown publisher, circa 1985

  • Box 85, Folder 5
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"All Their Ways are Dark," Atlantic Monthly, June 1936

  • Box 85, Folder 6
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"Apple Poems," Appalachian Heritage, vol.4, no. 2, Spring 1976

  • Box 85, Folder 7
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"Apple Trip," Mountain Life and Work, vol. 39, no. 3, Fall 1963

  • Box 85, Folder 8
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"Apple Trip," New York Times, June 17, 1958

  • Box 85, Folder 9
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"Are ye up there, Bad Jack?" Appalachian Heritage, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1979

  • Box 85, Folder 10
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"At Year's End," American Voice, no. 38, 1995

  • Box 85, Folder 11
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"Aunt Carrie," Appalachian Heritage: a Magazine of Southern Appalachian Life and Culture, Berea College, vol. 25, no. 2, Spring 1997 [see Box 87, Folder 17 for a copy of this publication.]

  • Box 85, Folder 12
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"Ballad," Appalachian Heritage, vol. 11, no. 3, Summer 1983

  • Box 85, Folder 13
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"Banjo Bill Cornett," Banjo Newsletter, vol. 27, no. 12, October 2000

  • Box 85, Folder 14
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"Banjo Bill Cowley," Household, vol. 38, no. 7, July 1938

  • Box 85, Folder 15
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"Bat Flight," Saturday Evening Post, vol. 211, no. 10, September 3, 1938 [two copies, one of which is oversized.]

  • Box 85, Folder 16
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"A Bell on Troublesome Creek," Better Home, vol. 2, no. 4, 1936

  • Box 85, Folder 17
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"Beloved Place," Saturday Evening Post, vol. 227, no. 3, July 17, 1954

  • Box 85, Folder 18
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"Brother to Methuselum," Kentucky Monthly, July 1999 [2 copies]

  • Box 85, Folder 19
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"Brother to Methuselum," Story, vol. 11, no. 64, November 1937

  • Box 85, Folder 20
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"The Burning of the Waters," Atlantic, vol. 198, no. 4, October 1956

  • Box 85, Folder 21
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"The Burning of the Waters," Mountain Life and Work, July 1969

  • Box 85, Folder 22
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"Child in the Hills," Atlantic Monthly, vol. 157, no. 2, February 1936

  • Box 85, Folder 23
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"Child's Country," New York Times, May 22, 1938

  • Box 85, Folder 24
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"Christian Names in the Cumberlands," American Speech, vol. 5, no. 4, April 1930

  • Box 85, Folder 25
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"Court Day," Appalachian News Letter, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1978

  • Box 85, Folder 26
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"Dance on Pushback Mountain," Esquire, October 1936

  • Box 85, Folder 27
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"Death of a County Sheriff," Northern Georgia Review, vol. 5, no. 2, Summer 1940

  • Box 85, Folder 28
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"Death of a Fox," Iron Mountain Review, James Still Issue, vol. 2, no. 1, Summer 1984 [2 copies] [also see Box 97, Folder 15]

  • Box 85, Folder 29
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"Dove," Appalachian Heritage, vol. 20, no. 2, Spring 1993

  • Box 85, Folder 30
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"Downhill Verses from Dead Mare Branch" ["Truck Driver," "Of the Faithful," and "Knife Trader"], Appalachian Heritage: a Magazine of Southern Appalachian Life and Culture, Berea College, vol. 18, no. 3, Summer, 1990

  • Box 85, Folder 31
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"Dulcimer," Mountain Life and Work, October 1935

  • Box 85, Folder 32
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"Dulcimer," Mountain Life and Work, vol. 40, no. 2, Summer 1965 [Also in The Wolfpen Poems, 1986.]

  • Box 85, Folder 33
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"Dulcimer," The Plucked Dulcimer, Berea, Kentucky: the Council of the Southern Mountains, Inc., 1961

  • Box 85, Folder 34
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"Education Is not a Place. It Is a Lifelong Journey," Hindman Settlement School, circa 1980s.

  • Box 85, Folder 35
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"The Egg Tree," Yale Review, vol. 27, no. 1, September 1937

  • Box 85, Folder 36
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"The Egg Tree," Yale Review Anthology, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1942, p. 355-363

  • Box 85, Folder 37
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"Encounter on Keg Branch," Mountain Life and Work, vol. 45, no. 2, February 1969

  • Box 86, Folder 1
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"Epitaph," adapted from "Epitaph for Uncle Ira Combs" on the funeral services program for Maxie S. Cornett, February 23, 1991]

  • Box 86, Folder 2
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"Fiddler's Convention on Troublesome Creek," New York Herald-Tribune, July 13, 1936

  • Box 86, Folder 3
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"Foal," King Library Press, 1982

  • Box 86, Folder 4
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"For Some It Was to be the Last View of America Forever," Louisville Courier-Journal, June 29, 1986

  • Box 86, Folder 5
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"Four Poems" ["The Broken Ibis," "Early Whippoorwill," "Leap Minnows, Leap," and "Apples"], Dark Unsleeping Land: an Anthology of New Writing, Kentucky Writing, no. 3, ed. by Albert Stewart, Morehead State College Press, Morehead Kentucky, 1960

  • Box 86, Folder 6
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"Fox Hunt on Defeated Creek," Frontier and Midland, vol. 16, no. 3, Spring 1936

  • Box 86, Folder 7
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"From James Still," Iron Mountain Review, Wilma Dykeman Issue, Spring 1989

  • Box 86, Folder 8
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"The Fun Fox," Mountain Life and Work, vol. 44, no. 4, May 1968

  • Box 86, Folder 9
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"The Fun Fox," Woman's Day, September 1953

  • Box 86, Folder 10
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"Funnel Spider," Appalachian Review, vol. 2, no. 3, Spring 1968

  • Box 86, Folder 11
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"Godey Spurlock's Notebook," Troublesome Creek Times, 1968-1987 and undated

  • Box 86, Folder 12