Harriette Simpson Arnow papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Harriette Simpson Arnow papers
Date
1907-2004
Creator
Arnow, Harold B.
Extent
54.71 Cubic feet
Subjects
American literature--Appalachian Region.
Appalachian Region--Social life and customs.
Appalachians (People) in literature.
Authors and publishers.
Authors, American--20th century.
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Authors--Correspondence.
Families--Photographs.
Literary agents.
Manuscripts, American--Kentucky.
Mountain life in literature.
Publishers and publishing--United States.
Short stories, American.
Social history.
Women authors--20th century.
Arrangement
Arranged into nine series by subject or format: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Creative Works, Nonfiction, Critical Works, Promotional Materials, Subject Files, Photographs, and Harold B. Arnow.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff under the direction of Kate Black
Preferred Citation
81M2: [identification of item], Harriette Simpson Arnow papers, 1907-2004, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Born in Wayne County, Kentucky, Harriette Simpson Arnow (1908-1986) grew up in the rugged foothills of the Appalachians, where the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River emerges from the East Kentucky Coalfield. Arnow’s parents, Mollie Jane Denney and Elias Thomas Simpson, were schoolteachers before having their six children. After attending Berea College, Arnow became a teacher herself, at a one-room school in Pulaski County, Kentucky. In 1931, she earned a BS in education from the University of Louisville and taught until she moved to Cincinnati in 1934. In Cincinnati, as Arnow was writing her first novel, Mountain Path, she also worked as a waitress and typist and, eventually, as a writer for the Works Progress Administration, where she met journalist Harold Arnow. They married in 1939 and moved to Keno, Kentucky, to write and farm. During World War II, they moved to Detroit where Harold took a job at the Detroit Times and Harriette finished Hunter’s Horn. The Arnows had two children, Marcella and Thomas. Arnow's parents and grandparents were storytellers, inspiring Harriette to become a writer. She published short stories, five novels, and three works of non-fiction from the 1930s to 1977. Her acclaimed and best-selling novels, Hunter’s Horn (1949) and The Dollmaker (1954), are part of a Kentucky trilogy that includes Mountain Path (1936). In these works of fiction, Arnow explores how the social and economic fabric of rural Kentucky hill communities in the first half of the 20th century was changed by the coming of roads, electricity, and the World Wars. Arnow also completed two social histories, Seedtime on the Cumberland (1960) and Flowering of the Cumberland (1963), which examine the settlement of the Cumberland River Valley at the end of the 18th century, as well as a memoir, Old Burnside (1977), that focuses on her childhood in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Two final novels, Weedkiller’s Daughter and The Kentucky Trace: A Novel of the American Revolution were published in the early 1970s. She died in Michigan in 1986. A collection of short stories and a novel, Between the Flowers, were released posthumously.
Scope and Content
The Harriette Simpson Arnow papers (54.71 cubic feet, dated 1907-2004) provide a broad look at a writer’s life and work. Included are materials that document her writing process, from first-draft manuscripts on dime store tablets, through various iterations and drafts, to printer page proofs. Also included are correspondence with family, editors, publishers (especially Alfred A. Knopf and Macmillan Company), and literary agents such as Russell and Volkening, Inc. Researchers will find mail from readers, photographs, speeches, and materials documenting Arnow’s political interests such as McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee, the Vietnam War, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Book reviews, scholarly articles, and dissertations written about Arnow’s work are also featured in the papers.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Box 136 in the Harold B. Arnow Series is restricted.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the material in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Biographical Materials, 1907-2004

  • Box 1-22

Journals and Calendars, 1958-1985

, 1958

  • Box 1, Item 1
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, 1960-1961

  • Box 1, Item 2
1960 is in black ink; 1961 is in blue ink; DD is frequently mentioned [DD is a character in an unpublished manuscript, originally titled A Journey for Lucinda, but later changed to To You No Place]
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, 1967

  • Box 1, Item 3
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, 1968

  • Box 1, Item 4
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, 1970

  • Box 1, Item 5
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, 1979

  • Box 1, Item 6
Contains some notes about Belle.
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, 1982-1983

  • Box 1, Item 7
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, 1984

  • Box 1, Item 8
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, 1985

  • Box 1, Item 9
Wall calendar and pocket calendar, in which HSA notes that Harold Arnow died on February 20, 1985
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Clippings, 1936-2004

, 1936

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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, 1940-1949

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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, 1950-1959

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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, 1960-1969

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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, 1970-1979

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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, 1980-2004

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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Michigan Council for the Arts, 1955-1971

Meeting minutes and membership rosters, 1955 May- 1971 January; undated

  • Box 2, Folder 8
HSA was a member of the Literature and Cultural Committee
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Obituaries, 1986

HSA died on March 22, 1986.
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Family Genealogy, undated

, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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Daughters of the American Revolution Materials, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 11
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Awards and Honors, 1929–1990

Chi Delta Phi, 1929

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Hamilton County [Ohio] Authors and Composers of 1949, 1949

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Friends of American Writers’ Award, 1955

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Albion College honorary degree, 1955

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Berea College Centennial Award, 1955

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Michigan Authors’ Breakfast, 1955

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Home Library of the White House Presentation, 1957

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Michigan Authors, 1960

  • Box 3, Folder 8
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Commendation for Seedtime on the Cumberland, Tennessee Historical Commission, 1961

  • Box 3, Folder 9
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Award of Merit for Seedtime on the Cumberland, 1962

  • Box 3, Folder 10
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American Association for State and Local History Merit Award, 1962

  • Box 3, Folder 11
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Michigan State Council for the Arts, 1966

  • Box 3, Folder 12
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Question posed to Ask the Professor in which HSA is featured, 1969 January 1

  • Box 3, Folder 13
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P.E.N., 1972 and 1974

  • Box 3, Folder 14
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Cranbrook Writer’s Guild Literary Medal of Honor, 1975

  • Box 3, Folder 15
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International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, 1976

  • Box 3, Folder 16
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Honorable recognition by Alice Lloyd College, 1976

  • Box 3, Folder 17
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Honorary Degree – Transylvania University, 1979 May 27

  • Box 3, Folder 18
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Special Award from Berea College, 1978

  • Box 3, Folder 19
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Distinguished Alumna of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, 1979

  • Box 4, Folder 1
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Recognition Award, A Celebration of Kentucky Writing, 1979

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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Certificate of Commemoration by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1979

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Kentucky, 1980

  • Box 4, Folder 4
Includes induction pin, program, certificate, and Gurney Norman's introduction for HSA.
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Honorary degree, University of Kentucky, 1981

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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Kentucky Arts Council Milner Award, 1983

  • Box 4, Folder 6
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Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, 1983

  • Box 4, Folder 7
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Mark Twain Award, 1984

  • Box 4, Folder 8
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Harriette Simpson Arnow Prizes, The American Voice, 1990 Spring

  • Box 4, Folder 9
Award named in HSA’s honor
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Plaques, 1965, 1983-1984

Outstanding Citizen, Wayne County, Kentucky, 1965

  • Box 5, Item 1
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Memorabilia, 1907-2004

David Levine sketchbooks (3), circa 1960s

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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Guest Register for Harriette Arnow Memorial Service, Ann Arbor, 1986

  • Box 6, Folder 2
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HSA’s Christmas Card List, c. early 1980s

  • Box 6, Folder 3
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Literary Map of Kentucky, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 4
HSA is designated by the number 25 on the map
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Marcella and Tom Arnow Memorabilia, 1955 May-1964 February

  • Box 6, Folder 5
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Map, proposed relocations of U.S. 23 from Milan to north of Ann Arbor, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 6
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Place holders, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 7
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Roster of names, street addresses, phone numbers, appearing to be in Ann Arbor, Michigan [original purpose unknown], 1952

  • Box 6, Folder 8
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Supreme Court of the United States Memo Pad, circa 1940s

  • Box 6, Folder 9
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University of Kentucky Extension course on literature and composition, 1926 November 1-1927 February 12

  • Box 6, Folder 10
Assignments 1-5, 7; includes a note from HSA about this experience
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University of Kentucky Extension course on literature and composition, 1926 November 1-1927 March 31

  • Box 6, Folder 11
Assignments 8-11, 13, 17 and 18; on assignment 17-18 page or pages are missing between 13 and [13.1]
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William Rufus Morgan: In Memoriam Booklet with inscription to HSA by Marjorie Morgan, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 12
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Readers’ Choice of Best Books, 1954 September-1955 March

  • Box 6, Folder 13
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Paper accompanying presentation of Seedtime on the Cumberland from Lucius E. Burch, Jr., to each of his daughters, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 14
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Educational Materials, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 15
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Notes, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 16
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Miscellaneous, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 17
Includes biographical materials, notes to receive rations, and a curriculum vita.
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Hymnal, undated

  • Box 7, Item 1
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Postcards, undated

  • Box 7, Item 2
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[This seems to be a wallet or card carrying case with H.Arnow printed inside], undated

  • Box 7, Item 3
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) membership cards, 1953, 1957, 1959

  • Box 7, Item 4
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Bookplates, undated

  • Box 7, Item 5
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Six Place Tables [signed Harriette L. Simpson], 1925

  • Box 7, Item 6
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Passports, undated

  • Box 7, Item 7
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Rosters for Somerset Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1954-1955, 1957-1958

  • Box 7, Item 8
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Sketch of Gertie in The Dollmaker [done by fan], undated

  • Box 7, Item 9
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HSA’s birth certificate, 1907 July 7

  • Box 7, Item 10
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Florist delivery card, circa mid-1980s

  • Box 7, Item 11
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Ship boarding pass, 1954

  • Box 7, Item 12
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Promotional piece from Bear Creek Rally Ranch, Spokane, Missouri, undated

  • Box 7, Item 13
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High school party invitations, early 1920s

  • Box 7, Item 14
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Print of Picasso painting, undated

  • Box 7, Item 15
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Program from performance at College Tabernacle [probably at Berea College], 1925 May 2

  • Box 7, Item 16
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Exhibition note for display commemorating Seedtime on the Cumberland, Bonham Library (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1960

  • Box 7, Item 17
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Child’s shoe, undated

  • Box 7, Item 18
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Scrapbook – various clippings, undated

  • Box 7, Item 19
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Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Chart, undated

  • Box 7, Item 20
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Picture postcards – Detroit Institute of Art, undated

  • Box 7, Item 21
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St. Helen’s commencement program, April 1920; diploma from St. Helen’s Grammar School, April 21, 1920; Certificate of Attainment from Burnside High School, May 19, 1922; diploma from Burnside High School, May 15, 1924, 1920 April 21, 1922 May 19, 1924 May 15

  • Box 7, Folder 22
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Distinguished Alumnus Award, Berea College, 1983

  • Box 5, Item 2
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Mark Twain Award, Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, 1984

  • Box 5, Item 3
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Public Appearances, 1955-1984

These files, arranged chronologically, include copies of correspondence (originals were placed with General Correspondence), clippings, programs, agendas, and promotional materials concerning Arnow’s readings and speaking engagements. In some cases, the location was not determined.

Special Libraries Association, unknown location, 1955 June 13

  • Box 8, Folder 1
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Morehead Writers' Workshop, Morehead, Kentucky, 1955 July 25-August 5

  • Box 8, Folder 2
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University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1956 April 4

  • Box 8, Folder 3
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Kentucky Council of Teachers of English, unknown location, 1956 April 12

  • Box 8, Folder 4
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Kansas Writers' Conference, unknown location, 1956 June 28-July 2

  • Box 8, Folder 5
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Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, Michigan, 1957 March 12

  • Box 8, Folder 6
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Adult Books for Young Adults Program, unknown location, 1959 June 20

  • Box 8, Folder 7
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Conference in Creative Writing in the Appalachians, unknown location, 1959 July 20-21

  • Box 8, Folder 8
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North Carolina English Teachers Association, unknown location, 1959 July 31

  • Box 8, Folder 9
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Theta Sigma Phi, Detroit, Michigan, 1960 June 4

  • Box 8, Folder 10
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Michigan Council of Teachers in English, unknown location, 1961 April 9

  • Box 8, Folder 11
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Workshop on Urban Adjustment of Southern Appalachian Migrants, Berea, Kentucky, 1961July 18

  • Box 8, Folder 12
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Dedication of James Still Room, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 1961 October 12

  • Box 8, Folder 13
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Historical Book Club, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1961 October 8-15

  • Box 8, Folder 14
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Conversations about Literature, Michigan Public Television, 1961 November 1

  • Box 8, Folder 15
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Luncheon at Franklin School, unknown Location, 1962 January 29

  • Box 8, Folder 16
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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Branch, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1963 September 26

  • Box 8, Folder 17
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Attwsa International, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1963 October 9

  • Box 8, Folder 18
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Morehead Writer's Workshop, Morehead, Kentucky, 1963 July 22-August 2; 1964 July 27-August 7

  • Box 8, Folder 19
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Western Michigan University Festival of Arts, 1964 March 2-March 27

  • Box 8, Folder 20
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Workshop on Urban Adjustment of Southern Appalachian Migrants, Berea, Kentucky, 1964 July 10-24

  • Box 8, Folder 21
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Women's City Club of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965 April 1

  • Box 8, Folder 22
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Fiction as Sociology Lecture, unknown location, 1966 July 15

  • Box 8, Folder 23
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Planned Parenthood- Mideast regional Meeting, unknown location, 1968 May 1-4

  • Box 8, Folder 24
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Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 1969 February 23

  • Box 8, Folder 25
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Cranbrook Writer's Conference, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1971 August 12-15

  • Box 8, Folder 26
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Jesse Stuart Creative Writing Workshop, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1972 June 26-July 14

  • Box 8, Folder 27
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Appalachian Heritage Week, Whitesburg, Kentucky, 1973 December 16

  • Box 8, Folder 28
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Freshman Seminar 001 Trip to Appalachia University of Michigan and Berea College, unknown location, 1974 October 22-24

  • Box 8, Folder 29
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Detroit Book Club and Author Luncheon, unknown location, 1975 May 19

  • Box 8, Folder 30
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Book and Author Luncheon, Flint, Michigan, 1975 May 20

  • Box 8, Folder 31
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Jesse Stuart Creative Writing Workshop, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1975 Summer

  • Box 8, Folder 32
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Commencement Speech Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 1976 May 5

  • Box 9, Folder 1
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Reading Fellows Auditorium, unknown location, 1977 April 19

  • Box 9, Folder 2
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Jesse Stuart Creative Writing Workshop, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1977 July 14

  • Box 9, Folder 3
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Appalachian Writer's Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1977 August 1-12

  • Box 9, Folder 4
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Appalachian Writer's Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1978 August 6-12

  • Box 9, Folder 5
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Book Signing, Somerset, Kentucky, 1978 November 17

  • Box 9, Folder 6
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Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1979 August 5-17

  • Box 9, Folder 7
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Reception University of Kentucky Special Collections, Lexington, Kentucky, 1981 April 4

  • Box 9, Folder 8
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Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1981 August 5

  • Box 9, Folder 9
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Elizabeth Madox Roberts Centenary Conference at St. Catherine College, Springfield, Kentucky, 1981 October 30-31

  • Box 9, Folder 10
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Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1982 August 1-7

  • Box 9, Folder 11
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University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1983 April 20

  • Box 9, Folder 12
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Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1983 August 1-5

  • Box 9, Folder 13
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Dedication Louis R. Miller Memorial Library, Marine City, Michigan, 1983 September 25

  • Box 9, Folder 14
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Kentucky Writer’s Conference, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1983 October 1

  • Box 9, Folder 15
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Distinguished Alumnus Award, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1983

  • Box 9, Folder 16
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Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1984 August 6-10

  • Box 9, Folder 17
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Appalachian Writer’s Workshop, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, [No Year] July 16-29

  • Box 9, Folder 18
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Albert F. Stewart Writer’s Workshop, unknown location, [No Year] August 7-11

  • Box 9, Folder 19
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Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, [No Year] December 13

  • Box 9, Folder 20
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12th Annual Book Fair of East Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, undated

  • Box 9, Folder 21
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5th Annual Writer’s Workshop for People Over 57, unknown location, undated

  • Box 9, Folder 22
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Writing Workshops and Teaching, 1946-1983

Cranbrook Foundation, 1971-1981

In 1969, Arnow helped establish the Cranbrook Writers' Conference housed at the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She was a member of the Writers' Conference board as well as a lecturer and teacher. In addition to organizational records, included are an incomplete manuscript on the history of Cranbrook Foundation and the emergence of the Cranbrook Writers' Conference penned by Arnow for an unknown purpose.

History of Cranbrook Foundation and Writers' Conference [written by Harriette Arnow]., undated

  • Box 10, Folder 1
Incomplete. Manuscript pages are placed in running narrative order with page numbers penciled in right upper corner to indicate this order, p. 1-81a.
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Organizational papers, 1972-1977

  • Box 10, Folder 2
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Organizational papers, 1978-1981

  • Box 10, Folder 3
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Clippings, 1971-1977

  • Box 10, Folder 4
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The Spring Weeps Summer by Joanne P, undated

  • Box 10, Folder 5
Presentation copy of original poetry from the Fifth Annual Cranbrook Writers' Conference. Inscribed To: Mrs. Harriette Arnow with appreciation and respect for your kind encouragement.
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General, 1946-1980

Arnow teaching materials, 1946 September 8-1968 Fall, undated

  • Box 10, Folder 6
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Class rolls from unknown writing workshops, 1980 August 4, undated

  • Box 10, Folder 7
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Literary awards [HSA was judge]: Tompkins Award; Hopwood Award, 1955, 1974-1975

  • Box 10, Folder 8
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HSA's comments on manuscripts by other writers, undated

  • Box 10, Folder 9
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Writings by students and colleagues, 1959-1983

It is a Strange House, author unknown, undated

  • Box 10, Folder 10
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Addresses by Rebecca Caudill Ayars, Wilma Dykeman, and James Stokley given at Berea College, 1959 July 20

  • Box 10, Folder 11
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Miscellaneous, 1968-1983, undated

  • Box 10, Folder 12
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Elizabeth Simpson Materials, 1970-1989

These materials include numerous essays and articles that Elizabeth Simpson, Harriette Arnow's older sister, wrote for the Wayne County Outlook and possibly other publications, such as the Overview. Elizabeth Simpson was the editor of Overview, the newsletter of the Wayne County Historical Society, of which she was Vice President.

, 1970-1979

  • Box 11, Folder 1
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, 1980-1989

  • Box 11, Folder 2
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, undated

  • Box 11, Folder 3
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Financial and Business Materials, 1927-1986

These materials include bank statements, household bills, vehicle expenses, hospital service bills, statement of insurance premiums, statement of security investments, and income tax returns.

, 1927-1938

  • Box 12, Folder 1
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, 1939

  • Box 12, Folder 2
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, 1940

  • Box 12, Folder 3
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, 1941

  • Box 12, Folder 4
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, 1942

  • Box 12, Folder 5
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, 1943

  • Box 12, Folder 6
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, 1944

  • Box 12, Folder 7
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, 1945

  • Box 12, Folder 8
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, 1946-1948

  • Box 12, Folder 9
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, 1949

  • Box 12, Folder 10
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, 1950

  • Box 12, Folder 11
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, 1951

  • Box 12, Folder 12
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, 1952

  • Box 12, Folder 13
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, 1953

  • Box 12, Folder 14-15
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, 1954

  • Box 13, Folder 1
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, 1955

  • Box 13, Folder 2
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, 1956

  • Box 13, Folder 3
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, 1957

  • Box 13, Folder 4
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, 1958

  • Box 13, Folder 5
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, 1959

  • Box 13, Folder 6
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, 1960

  • Box 13, Folder 7
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, 1961

  • Box 13, Folder 8
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, 1962

  • Box 13, Folder 9
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, 1963

  • Box 13, Folder 10
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, 1964

  • Box 13, Folder 11-12
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, 1965

  • Box 14, Folder 1
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, 1966

  • Box 14, Folder 2
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, 1967

  • Box 14, Folder 3
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, 1968

  • Box 14, Folder 4
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, 1969

  • Box 15, Folder 5
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, 1970

  • Box 15, Folder 1
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, 1971

  • Box 15, Folder 2
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, 1972

  • Box 15, Folder 3
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, 1973

  • Box 15, Folder 4
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, 1974

  • Box 15, Folder 5
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, 1975

  • Box 16, Folder 1
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, 1976

  • Box 16, Folder 2
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, 1977

  • Box 16, Folder 3-4
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, 1978

  • Box 16, Folder 5-6
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, 1979

  • Box 17, Folder 1-2
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, 1980

  • Box 17, Folder 3
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, 1981

  • Box 17, Folder 4
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, 1982

  • Box 17, Folder 5
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, 1983

  • Box 17, Folder 6
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, 1984-1986

  • Box 17, Folder 7
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, undated

  • Box 18, Folder 1
Part I
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, undated

  • Box 18, Folder 2
Part II
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Topical arrangement, 1974-1986

Medicare, 1974-1980

  • Box 19, Folder 1
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Medicare, 1981-1986

  • Box 19, Folder 2
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Insurance Policy

Country estate

  • Box 19, Folder 3
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Automobile

  • Box 19, Folder 4
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Homeowners

  • Box 19, Folder 5
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Health plan

  • Box 19, Folder 6
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Written works

Copyrighted materials

  • Box 19, Folder 7
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Royalty statements, 1938-1970

  • Box 19, Folder 8
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Royalty statements, 1971-1986

  • Box 19, Folder 9
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Land and Tree Taxes

Kentucky Land, 1941-1979

  • Box 20, Folder 1
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Ann Arbor, 1949-1975

  • Box 20, Folder 2
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Ann Arbor, 1976-1986

  • Box 20, Folder 3
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Correspondence of woodland management

  • Box 20, Folder 4
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Miscellaneous materials for woodland management

  • Box 20, Folder 5
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Copies of stock certificate

  • Box 20, Folder 6
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Last will and testament; Promissory note

  • Box 21, Folder 1
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Warranties and operating instructions for indoor tools

  • Box 21, Folder 2
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Warranties and operating instructions for outdoor tools

  • Box 21, Folder 3
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Income Tax Returns, 1956-1983

, 1956

  • Box 22, Folder 1
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, 1957

  • Box 22, Folder 2
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, 1958

  • Box 22, Folder 3
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, 1959

  • Box 22, Folder 4
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, 1960

  • Box 22, Folder 5
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, 1961

  • Box 22, Folder 6
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, 1962

  • Box 22, Folder 7
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, 1963

  • Box 22, Folder 8
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, 1964

  • Box 22, Folder 9
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, 1967

  • Box 22, Folder 10
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, 1968

  • Box 22, Folder 11
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, 1969

  • Box 22, Folder 12
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, 1970

  • Box 22, Folder 13
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, 1971

  • Box 22, Folder 14
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, 1972

  • Box 22, Folder 15
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, 1973

  • Box 22, Folder 16
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, 1974

  • Box 22, Folder 17
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, 1975

  • Box 22, Folder 18
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, 1976

  • Box 22, Folder 19
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, 1977

  • Box 22, Folder 20
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, 1978

  • Box 22, Folder 21
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, 1979

  • Box 22, Folder 22
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, 1980

  • Box 22, Folder 23
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, 1981

  • Box 22, Folder 24
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, 1982

  • Box 22, Folder 25
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, 1983

  • Box 22, Folder 26
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Correspondence, 1918-1986

  • Box 23-43

Family Correspondence, 1925-1986

Harriette Arnow to Harold Arnow, 1943 September-1978 November 18, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 1
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Harriette Arnow to Marcella Arnow, 1963 September 5-1966 May 12, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 2
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Harriette Arnow to Tom Arnow, 1965 March 6-1974 October 29, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 3
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Harold Arnow to Harriette Arnow, circa late 1930s-1966 March 30, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 4
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Harold Arnow to Harriette Arnow, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 5
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Harold Arnow to Marcella Arnow, 1963 September 15-1966 April 24

  • Box 23, Folder 6
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Harold Arnow to Tom Arnow, 1965 February 11-circa 1966 May or 1967, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 7
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Marcella Arnow to Harriette Arnow, 1960 November 4-1985 May 28

  • Box 23, Folder 8
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Marcella Arnow to Harold Arnow, 1960 January 31-1966 April 23, undated

  • Box 23, Folder 9
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Marcella Arnow to Tom Arnow, 1963 September 13-1965 December 11

  • Box 23, Folder 10
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Marcella Arnow to Family, 1960 April 11-1963 January 6

  • Box 24, Folder 1
The letters are addressed to Family because they were meant to be read by all three other family members (Harriette, Harold, and Tom).
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Marcella Arnow to Family, 1963 January 6-1964 December 20

  • Box 24, Folder 2
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Marcella Arnow to Family, 1965 January 1-1982 September 27, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 3
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Tom Arnow and Maureen Arnow to Harriette Arnow and Harold Arnow, 1956 May 10-1986 January 3, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 4
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Tom Arnow to Marcella Arnow, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 5
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Marcella Arnow (as her dog Lady) writing to Arnow family dog, Cousin Sin, 1975 November 26-1977 May 9, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 6
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Marcella Arnow to Mollie Simpson, 1949 July 16-1951 June 29

  • Box 24, Folder 7
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Mollie Simpson to Marcella Arnow, 1946 April 11-1959 January 4, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 8
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Aunts Elizabeth and Willie to Marcella Arnow, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 9
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Lucy Simpson Johnston to Marcella Arnow, 1967 December 4

  • Box 24, Folder 10
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Various Non-Family Members to Marcella Arnow, 1962 January 12-1968 December 7

  • Box 24, Folder 11
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Mrs. Jones and Katharine Harrington (teachers) to Tom Arnow, 1963 September 30, undated

  • Box 24, Folder 12
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Letters of Sympathy to Marcella and Tom Arnow following Harriette’s death, circa 1986 March

  • Box 24, Folder 13
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Mollie Simpson (mother) to Harriette Arnow, 1925 April 26-circa 1935 December

  • Box 25, Folder 1
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, circa 1935 December-1936 December 16

  • Box 25, Folder 2
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, circa 1937 January-1940 June 11

  • Box 25, Folder 3
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1941 December 1-1945 December 18

  • Box 25, Folder 4
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1946 January 23-1949 November 7

  • Box 25, Folder 5
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1949 November 29-1950 November 10

  • Box 25, Folder 6
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1951 January 14-1953 December 28

  • Box 25, Folder 7
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1954 January 28-1955 February 15

  • Box 25, Folder 8
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1955 February 24-circa 1956 October

  • Box 25, Folder 9
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1957 January 23-1959 June 9

  • Box 26, Folder 1
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1959 August 5-1963 July 30

  • Box 26, Folder 2
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, undated

  • Box 26, Folder 3
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Mollie Simpson to Harriette Arnow, undated

  • Box 26, Folder 4
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Harriette Arnow to Mollie Simpson, circa late 1950s- 1964 March 6

  • Box 26, Folder 5
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Harriette to Mama (Mollie Simpson) and family, circa early 1930s

  • Box 26, Folder 6
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E.T. [Elias Thomas (father)] Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1927 June 28

  • Box 26, Folder 7
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Harriette Arnow to James and Christine Simpson, 1960 March 23-1964 August 7, undated

  • Box 26, Folder 8
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Jim and/or Christine Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1935 July 9-1986 January 7, undated

  • Box 26, Folder 9
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Jim and/or Christine Simpson to Harriette and Harold Arnow, 1944 April 23-circa 1984, undated

  • Box 26, Folder 10
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Jim Simpson to Harold Arnow, 1958 April 15

  • Box 26, Folder 11
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Harriette Arnow to Willie Simpson Atwater, 1965 January 12-circa 1966 December 31

  • Box 26, Folder 12
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Willie Simpson Atwater to Harriette Arnow, 1935 October 1-1976 July 7, undated

  • Box 26, Folder 13
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Willie Simpson Atwater to Arnow family, 1942 November 2-1962 September 10, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 1
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Willie Simpson Atwater (writing as son Tommy) to Arnow family, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 2
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Harriette Arnow to Elizabeth Simpson, 1954 November 26-1984 August 24

  • Box 27, Folder 3
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Harold Arnow to Elizabeth Simpson, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 4
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Elizabeth Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1938 June 8-1952 March 3

  • Box 27, Folder 5
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Elizabeth Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1952 October 26-1984 April 14

  • Box 27, Folder 6
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Elizabeth Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1984 May 28-1985 September 1, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 7
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Elizabeth Simpson to Arnow family, 1944 August 28-1984 January 4

  • Box 27, Folder 8
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Lucy Simpson Johnston to Harriette Arnow, 1935 December 22-1985 February 5, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 9
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Lucy Simpson Johnston to Arnow Family, 1949 April 24-1953 April 13

  • Box 27, Folder 10
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Margaret Simpson Davis ( Peggy) to Harriette Arnow, 1935 January 3-1986 January 2, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 11
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Margaret Simpson Davis ( Peggy) to Arnow Family, 1944 October 31-1984 August 12, undated

  • Box 27, Folder 12
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Mollie D. Dick (cousin) to Harriette Arnow, 1952 December 26

  • Box 27, Folder 13
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Jim Simpson (cousin) to Harriette Arnow, 1936 August 31

  • Box 27, Folder 14
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Mildred Denney (cousin) to Harriette Arnow, 1983 April 25

  • Box 27, Folder 15
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(Ray?) Simpson to Harriette Arnow, 1937 December 19

  • Box 27, Folder 16
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Dick Atwater (nephew) to Harriette and Arnow family, 1966 December 22-1968 July 7

  • Box 27, Folder 17
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Miscellaneous from family members to Harriette Arnow, 1954 October 29-1963 January 1

  • Box 28, Folder 1
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Harold Arnow to Pop (father), 1941 May 4

  • Box 28, Folder 2
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Harriette Arnow to Judy Arnow (Harold’s mother), undated

  • Box 28, Folder 3
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Harriette Arnow to Edna Arnow (Harold’s sister-in-law), 1985 October 24

  • Box 28, Folder 4
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Edna Arnow to Harriette Arnow, 1962 January 16-1986 January 24, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 5
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Edna Arnow to Harriette and Harold Arnow, 1963 May 28-1984 December 5, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 6
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Gail Arnow to Harriette Arnow, circa 1985 February

  • Box 28, Folder 7
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Pat Arnow (niece) to Harriette and Harold Arnow, 1985 June 6-1985 August 11, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 8
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Fay Arnow to Harriette and Harold Arnow, 1977 January 29

  • Box 28, Folder 9
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Judy Arnow to Mollie Simpson, 1939 November 28

  • Box 28, Folder 10
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Mollie Simpson to daughters (combined), circa 1934 February-1955 June, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 11
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Mollie Simpson to Willie Simpson Atwater, circa 1934-1935 June 19, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 12
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Mollie Simpson to Elizabeth Simpson, 1934 October 29-1936 August, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 13
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Mollie Simpson to Lucy Simpson Johnston, 1934 December 15-1935 July 5

  • Box 28, Folder 14
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Willie Simpson Atwater to Simpson Family Members, 1937 January 31-1978 January 31, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 15
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Willie Simpson Atwater to Simpson Family Members, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 16
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Elizabeth Simpson to Simpson Family Members, 1942 April 12-1961 December 30, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 17
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Lucy Simpson Johnston to Simpson Family Members, circa 1939 May-1953 April 7, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 18
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Lucy Simpson Johnston to siblings, circa 1961

  • Box 28, Folder 19
Letter examines mother’s mental health and relationship with children.
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Jim Simpson to Simpson Family Members, 1934 July 13-1942 January 24

  • Box 28, Folder 20
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Margaret Simpson Davis ( Peggy) to Simpson Family Members, circa 1935 July-circa 1942 April, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 21
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Mollie D. Dick to Simpson Family Members, 1952 February 19-1953 February 23

  • Box 28, Folder 22
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Anna Paul to Molly Simpson and Family, 1935 June 9

  • Box 28, Folder 23
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Dick Atwater to Mollie Simpson, 1961 September 9

  • Box 28, Folder 24
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Mildred Simpson to Elizabeth Simpson, 1983 July 1

  • Box 28, Folder 25
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Various Simpson Family Members to Elizabeth Simpson, 1984 May 14, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 26
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Letters to Simpson/Arnow Family Members not from Other Family Members, undated

  • Box 28, Folder 27
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Christmas Cards, 1933-1985

To Harriette Simpson Arnow, 1933 December 19-1985 December, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 1
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To Harold Arnow, 1949 December 10-1981 December, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 2
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To Marcella Arnow, 1941 December 20, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 3
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To Marcella and Tom Arnow, 1957 January 1, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 4
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To Harriette and Harold and the Arnow Family, 1942 December 21-1985 December 12

  • Box 29, Folder 5
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To Harriette and Harold and the Arnow Family, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 6
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To Harriette and Harold and the Arnow Family, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 7
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To Harriette and Harold and the Arnow Family, undated

  • Box 29, Folder 8
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To Elizabeth Simpson, 1934

  • Box 29, Folder 9
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Publisher Correspondence, 1934-1986

The Publisher Correspondence Series contains both incoming (to Arnow) and outgoing (from Arnow) mail from various publishers and editors. The names and titles of these publishers and editors and their relationship to Arnow follows. Harold Strauss, Arnow's editor for Mountain Path at Covici Friede, tried unsuccessfully to find a publisher for her second novel after Covici folded. He eventually became editor at Knopf and later edited Arnow's books The Weedkiller’s Daughter and The Kentucky Trace: A Novel of the American Revolution under that publisher. Charles Cunningham was Macmillan’s Editor-in-Chief during the publication of The Dollmaker. Cecil Scott, Editor for Macmillan, edited Hunter’s Horn and the first part of The Dollmaker before falling out with Arnow. The break between Arnow and Scott came in a letter to Cunningham, October 26. 1952. Scott eventually became Editor-in-Chief for Macmillan. Susan Prink, worked for the editorial department during the publication of The Dollmaker. Virginia Patterson was the Publicity Director for Macmillan for more than a decade and continued her correspondence with Arnow during and after working for Macmillan. A.J. Hart was Editor-in-Chief during the publication of Seedtime on the Cumberland and was fired in January, 1964, just short of retirement. Ada Shearon was Manufacturing Editor for Seedtime on the Cumberland. J.P.R Budlong was the Director of the Trade Department at Macmillan and was a reader of Seedtime on the Cumberland. Budlong was replaced by R.L. De Wilton in February, 1959. Mary Heathcote, an admirer of Arnow's, was editor after Hart left (February 1964-August 1967.) Heathcote was replaced by Diane F. Harris. J. Randall Williams, was Vice President at Macmillan during the publication of The Dollmaker. Williams left for Little, Brown, and Company. HSA helped push Harry Caudill's Night Comes to the Cumberlands for them. Helen Taylor was with Sloane, then went to Viking. Al Hart was a Senior Editor for McGraw-Hill. Robert Penn Warren was a managing editor of The Southern Review. Granville Hicks worked for Macmillan as a freelance editor and an author. Hicks read and helped edit Hunter’s Horn and The Dollmaker when Arnow no longer wanted Scott. Country Beautiful magazine bought a Christmas story from Arnow, and then only paid $50 of the $300 owed her, due to their own financial difficulties. Arnow wrote several letters demanding payment. The article was submitted August 1, 1963. Arnow still had not been fully paid as of July 5, 1965.

Covici Friede, Inc., 1935 October 3-1939 August 24

  • Box 30, Folder 1
For Harold Strauss, see also Knopf files.
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The Macmillan Company, 1935 July 30-1948 December 21

  • Box 30, Folder 2
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The Macmillan Company, 1949 January 4-December 2

  • Box 30, Folder 3
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The Macmillan Company, 1950 January 6-Novemer 29

  • Box 30, Folder 4
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The Macmillan Company, 1951 January 11-December 6

  • Box 30, Folder 5
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The Macmillan Company, 1952 January 8-December 8

  • Box 30, Folder 6
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The Macmillan Company, 1953 January 16-December 29

  • Box 30, Folder 7
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The Macmillan Company, 1954 January 12-December 16

  • Box 30, Folder 8
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The Macmillan Company, 1955 January 7-1957 August 7

  • Box 30, Folder 9
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The Macmillan Company, 1958 February 8-December 24

  • Box 30, Folder 10
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The Macmillan Company, 1959 January 7-December 21

  • Box 30, Folder 11
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The Macmillan Company, 1960 February 4-November 22

  • Box 31, Folder 1
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The Macmillan Company, 1961 January 5-December 14

  • Box 31, Folder 2
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The Macmillan Company, 1962 January 21-December 31

  • Box 31, Folder 3
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The Macmillan Company, 1963 January 2-December 20

  • Box 31, Folder 4
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The Macmillan Company, 1964 January 23- 1983 September 27, undated

  • Box 31, Folder 5
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The Macmillan Company, Fragments, 1952 December 5-1965 March 31, undated

  • Box 31, Folder 6
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Granville Hicks, 1946 May 19-1954 August 6

  • Box 31, Folder 7
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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1938 October 21-1968 April 2

  • Box 31, Folder 8
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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1968 April 3-December 26

  • Box 31, Folder 9
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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1969 January 2- 1970 December 16

  • Box 32, Folder 1
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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971 July 23-1986 February 18, undated

  • Box 32, Folder 2
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The University Press of Kentucky, 1972 December 6-1986 February 28

  • Box 32, Folder 3
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Miscellaneous Book Editors and Publishers, 1936 June 30-1982 February 19, undated

  • Box 32, Folder 4
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Miscellaneous Periodical Editors and Publishers, 1934 March 12-circa 1979

  • Box 32, Folder 5
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Fragile Originals, photocopy in regular file, undated

  • Box 32, Folder 6
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Fragile Originals, photocopy in regular file, undated

  • Box 32, Folder 7
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Literary Agent Correspondence, 1935-1979

Contains correspondence from or to: Elizabeth Nowell, the original agent for Mountain Path; Galina Hopkins, the second and final agent for Mountain Path; Russell and Volkening, Inc. the agents for The Dollmaker; Edith Jackson, agent for much of the screen and dramatic rights for Arnow’s works, including Mountain Path, Hunter’s Horn, and The Dollmaker; and miscellaneous agents.

Between HSA and Elizabeth Nowell, circa 1936 April-May 1

  • Box 33, Folder 1
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Between HSA and Galina Hopkins, 1936 April 14-1938 June 28, undated

  • Box 33, Folder 2
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Between HSA and Russell and Volkening, Inc., 1952 October 20-1958 December 4

  • Box 33, Folder 3
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Between HSA and Russell and Volkening, Inc., 1959 February 16-1967 December 5

  • Box 33, Folder 4
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Between HSA and Russell and Volkening, Inc., 1968 February 15-1979 January 26, undated

  • Box 33, Folder 5
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Between HSA and Russell and Volkening, Inc., undated

  • Box 33, Folder 6
Incomplete/Parts of Letters
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Between HSA and Edith Jackson, 1950 February 16-1964 March 3, undated

  • Box 33, Folder 7
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Between HSA and Miscellaneous Agents, 1935 May 1-1964 March 3

  • Box 33, Folder 8
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Between HSA and Miscellaneous Unknown Agents, Undated

  • Box 33, Folder 9
Fragments
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Fragile Originals, not for researcher use, undated

  • Box 33, Folder 10
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Adaptations, 1949-1978

Multiple entities (publishing companies, literary agencies, and artists) have attempted or succeeded getting the dramatic rights to a number of Arnow’s works.

Between HSA and Robert McCahon, 1949 October 24-1977 August 7, undated

  • Box 33, Folder 11
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Between HSA and MCA Artists, Ltd., 1954 December- 1955 January

  • Box 33, Folder 12
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Between HSA and Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1954 December 9-1959 January 13

  • Box 33, Folder 13
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Between HSA and Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 1967 July 27

  • Box 33, Folder 14
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Miscellaneous, 1955 January 5-1978 June 1

  • Box 33, Folder 15
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General Correspondence, 1918-1985

This series includes both incoming (to Arnow) and outgoing (from Arnow) letters of a general nature--i.e., not to/from immediate family members or professional (publisher) colleagues. Also held separately (See Box 43) are those incoming letters deemed to be Reader's Mail, which satisfy the criteria of being an initial contact from an otherwise unknown or unaffiliated individual (often praising a book or requesting a book or an autograph). The folder-level descriptions that follow are not exhaustive but, rather, representative. An attempt has been made to establish chronological context, and to identify significant letters or correspondents; but not all letters in each folder have been listed. Scattered throughout the General Correspondence are handwritten notes by Arnow often mere phrases, names, titles, or calculations that may appear in margins or on the backs of unrelated letters. Moreover, Arnow apparently often used the backs of previous typescripts (or any other available sheet of paper) for her carbon copies, and these are usually reproduced showing both sides, though many of these copies of carbons represent only a first page of a longer letter; correspondence consistently includes invitations to speak or appear, as well as inquiries about genealogical matters, and requests for advice from unpublished writers. In the case of new correspondents, initial letters from strangers to Arnow may be found in the Reader's Mail folders for the appropriate years, although Arnow often would reply, beginning a regular exchange. Most of the Arnow-authored letters (outgoing) are copies. The fragile originals have been preserved in separate envelopes and are stored, together, in Box 40.

, 1918-1934

  • Box 34, Folder 1
Correspondence includes: a 1918 postcard from a WWI Army inductee, for whom a 10-year-old Harriette Simpson apparently mailed a letter; two 1921 summertime letters from a former classmate at the Stanton Academy; several letters from the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs concerning student loans to Simpson during her studies at the University of Louisville.
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, 1935

  • Box 34, Folder 2
Correspondence includes: a receipt for payment on HS's student loan; correspondence from a Cincinnati literary club, and one from fellow member (Leslie Dressler) who moved to California and sought to advise and represent HS; and a postcard from what appears to be a correspondence course in writing.
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, 1936

  • Box 34, Folder 3
Includes student loan correspondence from the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs and notes from Louisville friend Mrs. R.E. Hill. It also includes reactions to the publication of Mountain Path from both friends and strangers, some asking for advice, and thanks from those to whom HS sent autographed copies, including E.J. Weekes, HS's English professor at Berea College. Correspondence from Leslie Dressler who offers to sell the story in Hollywood and from Albert I. Mayer, Jr., children's book author, who discusses writing.
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, 1937

  • Box 34, Folder 4
Correspondence includes: an invitation to join the League of American Writers (on the back of which HS has penciled a snippet of a prose description concerning a man's hat); reaction to Mountain Path; letters from HAS to W.F. Munnikhuysen concerning Mountain Path; gossip from Cincinnati department store co-workers; news from home, i.e., Pulaski County, Kentucky; and a dunning letter from the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs.
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, 1938

  • Box 34, Folder 5
Correspondence includes: a January 6 letter from the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs confirming that HS's student loan is paid in full; letters from Albert I. Mayer; family news from Aunt Dovie Kenney in Delta, Kentucky; two letters from E.J. Weekes, back from a semester at the University of London; letter from a distant cousin (Florence Hurt Clawson) in North Dakota; a request from the University of Kentucky for historical information about the Stanton Academy; letter from Robert Pittman Reid, recommending the works of Jesse Stuart; an invitation from the London, Kentucky Women's Club to speak, and confirmation of HS's acceptance; an invitation from Sue Bennett College to also appear (the college was in London); and a notice from the Ohio State Employment Service.
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, 1939

  • Box 34, Folder 6
Correspondence includes: a reply from the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals pertaining to available geological maps; a note from the registrar of Sue Bennett College (London, Kentucky); an April 19 letter from Mabel French Taylor concerning HSA's plans to purchase land near Burnside, Kentucky (Harriette and Harold were married March 22, and moved to Keno, Kentucky); and a December letter from Ohio friends to Harriette and Harold, responding to the news that the Arnows' son ( Denny) had been still-born.
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, 1940-1945

  • Box 34, Folder 7
Correspondence includes: a 1940 reply from a University of Cincinnati botanist agreeing to help HSA identify plants found in and around Keno, Kentucky; correspondence from friends, old and new; a letter from a Somerset, Kentucky attorney (W.R. Jones) who says he's shocked at conditions being imposed upon the Arnows (the context is unstated); a response from U.S. Senator Alben Barkley (Kentucky) transmitting federal agricultural yearbooks, the reverse side of which has been used for part of a typescript of Hunter's Horn; a 1943 V-Mail; news from home (Burnside, Kentucky), that Jim Bill Simpson (HSA's brother) is missing in Germany (May, 1944); a neighbor's description (April, 1945) of the Arnows' Keno, Kentucky homestead, flowers blooming, an upstairs window broken, after the couple moved to Detroit; letter from friends asking whether Jim Bill (HSA's brother) has been liberated yet (May, 1945); letter from a Keno neighbor (Richmond Casada) apologizing for his son breaking windows at the Arnows' Keno homestead with his slingshot; letter from R. Casada asking if he may graze mules on the Arnows' land; and an October 1945 letter fragment from Harriette, apparently at Keno, writing to Harold in Detroit.
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, 1946-1948

  • Box 34, Folder 8
Correspondence includes: several letters from Keno, Kentucky, one from neighbor Richmond Casada asking if the Arnows want to sell their Keno farm, or sell some of the timber on it; a note from editor/author Granville Hicks; a letter from Mary E. Garrett, a Kentucky teacher campaigning to be assigned to the Casada School; and a reply from J. Donald Adams of The New York Times Book Review (October 1948).
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, 1949

  • Box 34, Folder 9
Correspondence includes: a letter from HSA to the editors of the Saturday Review of Literature, chastising author Taylor Caldwell for statements made in a previous issue; a letter from HSA to a Mr. Hare in reply, apparently, to his response to her SRL letter; news from Keno neighbors; letter from Mary E. Garrett, teaching in Cincinnati; letter from Mildred Schulze, friend and colleague of sister, Elizabeth Simpson, explaining her enthusiasm for Hunter’s Horn; a letter from Francis Hutchins, the president of Berea College, providing his father's (Dr. William Hutchins, St. Louis) address and acknowledging news of the publication of Hunter's Horn; an invitation from the Detroit Women Writers' Club in honor of HSA's first novel ( Mountain Path had been published in 1936); praise for Hunter's Horn from Marcellus Frost of Nashville, Tennessee, beginning what will become a steady correspondence in which Frost advises HSA about hounds, horses, and history; invitations to appear at literary clubs in Cincinnati and Somerset; from Keno neighbor Lillian Dobbs and mother Ollie, pertaining to the Arnows' offer to help Lillian with college expenses; an invitation from the Pen and Brush Club of New York, upon which HSA has penciled notes for a brochure about Berea College; a note from Berea College, acknowledging receipt of the finished version of HSA's What Berea Meant To Me; a note from Granville Hicks; and a note from John Wilson Townsend, Lexington, Kentucky author and bookseller.
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, 1950

  • Box 34, Folder 10
Correspondence includes: a letter from HSA in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Lexington, Kentucky author and bookseller John Wilson Townsend in which she praises his work, describes working on manuscripts that will become The Dollmaker and Seedtime on the Cumberland, and reveals her lasting disappointment that the literary element in Kentucky did not support her early works; typewritten cards back to HSA from John Wilson Townsend; a letter from the University of Kentucky library seeking permission to microfilm the Library of Congress's copy of Mountain Path because it was unavailable elsewhere; a number of thank you notes from persons HSA sent copies of her book; details of personal appearances; and continuing news from Keno, Kentucky.
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, 1951

  • Box 34, Folder 11
Correspondence includes: greetings from William Hutchins (father of Berea College president) in St. Louis; a fragment of the reply from HSA to Lena Wells Voiers of Vanceburg, Kentucky (who had questioned HSA's seemingly unflattering review of Jesse Stuart's Clearing in the Sky) explaining some of the differences between HSA's realistic hill people and the characters in Jesse Stuart's work; instructions from Mary S. Wait in Pikeville, Kentucky on how HSA can qualify for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution; a polite reply from Mrs. Voiers in Vanceburg, Kentucky saying she's proud of both Stuart and Arnow; a thank you note from Burnside's Bernice Mitchell for HSA's very, very nice check to benefit the Girl Scouts; several letters from Margaret Frye, genealogist, pertaining to HSA's Daughters of the American Revolution application; word from Keno that Lillian Dobbs has joined the Air Force; and thank-you notes for book copies, including one from missionary Flora E. Dodson in Hong Kong.
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, 1952

  • Box 34, Folder 12
Correspondence includes: an invitation to join the Detroit Women Writers' Club; a letter from Cairo, Egypt from a translator of Hunter's Horn into French; a request from HSA to the Veterans' Action Committee of Syracuse, New York for information about its anticommunist activities, and a response from the Committee announcing her addition to their mailing list (subsequent mailings from the group are filed in Clippings--Anticommunist); very similar letters from HSA to Ford Motor Company and General Electric asking for historical information about the companies' activities in Russia during the early days of the Soviet regime; news from Keno, Burnside, and Somerset; and a reply from Sears, Roebuck and Company suggesting HSA contact Senator Joseph McCarthy's office for copies of his speeches.
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, 1953

  • Box 34, Folder 13
Correspondence includes: a letter from J.W. Wells of Ribbon, Kentucky announcing the close-out sale of his History of Cumberland County; a reply from the Smithsonian Institution pertaining to archeological sites in the Cumberland area; several typed postcards from Lexington author and bookseller John Wilson Townsend; an exchange with the Ann Arbor Trust Company concerning a construction loan; a letter of transmittal from the Army Corps of Engineers referencing the enclosure (not present) of maps, folders, and brochures about the Cumberland; a letter from HSA to the Kerner Insurance Agency, describing an automobile accident that was certainly not her fault; news of Burnside, Kentucky from Bernice [Mitchell]; a letter from Helen Wolfert, poet and wife of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Ira Wolfert.
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, 1954 January 2-April 11

  • Box 34, Folder 14
Correspondence includes: an inquiring letter from HSA to Michigan Senator Charles E. Potter concerning his cooperation with Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Un-American Activities Committee; a letter from HSA's Berea English professor, E.J. Weekes, who had moved to California and lived around the corner from writer Ruth Suckow; an appreciative reply from Arkansas Senator J.W. Fulbright concerning HSA's endorsement of his views about the McCarthy appropriation; from HSA to U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell claiming she was amazed and appalled to hear Senator McCarthy declare the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) subversive; two drafts of a sharply critical letter (one ten pages and another 17 pages)to the Superintendent of Washtenaw County Schools reviewing problems HSA's children had while enrolled at the rural Hagen elementary; from HSA to Mrs. Viola Hart, seeking name of radio commentator who had remembered Hunter's Horn so HSA could send a free copy of The Dollmaker; congratulations on reviews of the new book, The Dollmaker, from back home (Bernice Mitchell, Margaret Frye, Mary Wait); information from Marcellus Frost about corn, whiskey, and mules; a reply from the Attorney General's office with an attached list of designated (i.e., subversive) organizations, which does not include the ACLU.
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, 1954 April 13-July 29

  • Box 34, Folder 15
Correspondence includes: several thank you notes for free copies of The Dollmaker (one from the Burnside Girl Scout Council for its 10 copies); the first page of a longer letter from HSA to Marcellus Frost; a letter from HSA to Robert Penn Warren; a letter from HSA to the Chicago Tribune praising an illustration used to represent The Dollmaker; a letter from HSA declining to submit a Drama in Real Life story for the Reader's Digest; a letter from University of Kentucky librarian Lawrence Thompson noting the death of Kentucky author Felix Holt; a letter from HSA to Louis Wallace at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture concerning her research for the Cumberland book; a thank you letter from Mildred Schulze; an exchange confirming a speaking engagement in East Lansing; a letter from HSA to a University of Kentucky--and then to the National Museum--anthropologist concerning copper artifacts found in Wayne County; and exchanges with Margaret Frye and Mary Wait.
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, 1954 August 2-December 26

  • Box 34, Folder 16
Correspondence includes: an appreciative letter from J.C. Burton of Monticello, Kentucky, owner of the copper pieces HSA has been trying to identify; news from Keno, Kentucky and Ollie [Dobbs]; a congratulatory note from fellow Macmillan author, Hilda Sidney Krech; numerous invitations to speak to local organizations; a sympathetic review of HSA's publishing troubles from Lost Generation author, Malcolm Cowley; a letter from Mildred Schulze about local response to The Dollmaker; pages of research done in the Cumberland area by HSA correspondent Margaret Frye; an offer from Keno, Kentucky to acquire mineral rights to the Arnow lands; a letter from HSA to Gerald Griffin of the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal newspaper concerning his story about human remains found in the Cumberland area; and a letter and partial repayment from Lillian (Dobbs) Tetzloff, whom the Arnows loaned money for school in 1949.
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, 1955

  • Box 35, Folder 1
Correspondence includes: a contract cover letter from John Jarmer in Keno, Kentucky proposing arrangements to strip-mine coal from the Arnow land there; two notes from Ollie Dobbs in Keno, Kentucky urging the Arnows to decline 10 cents a ton for their coal and to hold out for twenty-five cents a ton; exchanges with Wayne University (Detroit) concerning HSA's agreement to judge its literary awards; a note from Ollie Dobbs announcing she has, in fact, leased her own rights for twenty-five cents a ton; a letter from Louisville attorney Guy Shearer listing HSA's Wayne County ancestry among the Shearers; a letter from University of Kentucky Director of Libraries Lawrence Thompson estimating the value of her The Dollmaker manuscript at $500; from HSA to a reader, Mrs. Martin, railing against the literature establishment (the Saturday Review had given The Dollmaker a poor review); several letters offering invitations and awards; a letter from Louis Wallace (Tennessee Department of Agriculture) concerning sorghum molasses; a letter from University of Kentucky historian Thomas D. Clark concerning early explorations of the Cumberland, and another concerning the early making of corn whiskey; a response from New York theater impresario and author, Howard Otway (1922-1994); a letter from Marcellus Frost about arrangements to ship a cupboard to the Arnows; a reply from Headquarters First Army (New York, New York) saying the pamphlet, How to Spot a Communist was no longer available, and returning HSA's handwritten check for $1.00 (check is attached); an appreciative thank you note from author Shirley Ann Grau (1929- ) for HSA's praise of Grau's first published collection, The Black Prince and Other Stories; a letter from the Wisconsin State Historical Society concerning HSA's interest in the Draper Manuscript Collection and early Tennessee newspapers; a letter from the National Archives concerning HSA's request for early customs records, and another transmitting two Reference Service Reports about 18th century Army whiskey rations; a letter from Vanderbilt University historian H.L. Swint; from Margaret Frye about HSA's dues payment to the Somerset, Kentucky chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.); a letter from Mildred Schulze about Arnow being mentioned at the ALA meeting in Cleveland; and a letter from fledgling Michigan author Daniel D. Nern (1926- ).
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, 1956

  • Box 35, Folder 2
Correspondence includes: responses to HSA's annual Christmas cards; letter from the wife of the Hartford, Kentucky postmaster to the Ann Arbor, Michigan postmaster seeking help in finding HSA; invitations to speak in Kentucky and in Michigan; news of home from Margaret Frye; advice on changing publishers from Helen Wolfert, poet and wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ira Wolfert; reactions to HSA's appearance in Woman's Home Companion; a letter from Tennessee State Library and the University of Pittsburgh Library concerning microfilming research materials; invitations to join and to speak, including an invitation to appear on Detroit public television; a letter from the Tennessee State Library (Gertrude Parsley) about 18th century land surveying methods; transmittal for maps of the Cumberland River from the Corps of Engineers; congratulatory letter from Mildred Schulze; letter from scholar and author James McConkey informing HSA of his imminent departure from Morehead State College (Morehead, Kentucky) to join the faculty of Cornell University; and a personal letter from Gertrude Parsley.
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, 1957

  • Box 35, Folder 3
Correspondence includes: a personal letter from Louis Wallace (Tennessee Department of Agriculture); a letter from Lillian (Dobbs) Tetzloff in Oslo, Norway, sending along her last $50 repayment of the Arnows' 1949 loan for her (unfinished) college study; an offer from Theodore Casada to purchase the Arnows' Pulaski County, Kentucky farm; and notes from Vanderbilt University historian H.L. Swint to whom HSA sent part of the manuscript for Seedtime on the Cumberland for his review.
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, 1958

  • Box 35, Folder 4
Correspondence includes: a letter from Vanderbilt University historian H.L. Swint concerning the Cumberland manuscript and delays in his reading of it; an invitation to appear at the Holland, Michigan Public Library; an apology from Michigan author Daniel D. Nern for a misunderstanding resulting in an attempt to quote HSA on the dust jacket of his new novel, Black as Night; notes from the Friends of the Detroit Public Library concerning an article HSA prepared for its quarterly journal, Among Friends; permission from the Wisconsin State Historical Society to use material from the Draper Collection; a letter from Madeline Kneberg, University of Tennessee Department of Anthropology, after reading the manuscript for Seedtime on the Cumberland; a letter from Marcellus Frost, one transmitting two items (not present); numerous letters throughout the year from individuals and institutions concerning permissions for materials used or consulted in the preparation of Seedtime on the Cumberland, including many of HSA's detailed and specific letters requesting same; a request from the Bourbon Institute for information about the history and folklore of whiskey; from HSA to son Tommy's teacher asking for leave to take him to the dentist; news from Ollie Dobbs in Keno, Kentucky with a request for confirmation that daughter Lillian had finished paying the Arnows; and a thank-you note from Grace M. Mayer for HSA's positive comments about Mayer's 1958 Once Upon A City: New York from 1980 to 1910.
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, 1959

  • Box 35, Folder 5
Correspondence includes: a note from Mrs. William Cleveland lamenting the disappearance of Burnside, Kentucky (HSA's childhood home) beneath the waters of man-made Cumberland Lake; numerous letters throughout the year from individuals and institutions concerning permissions for materials used or consulted in the preparation of Seedtime on the Cumberland, including many of HSA's detailed and specific letters requesting same; from HSA to Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams complaining of his newly dug fallout shelter and his Public Service Commission's raising of telephone rates; HSA's acceptance of a request to speak in Washington, D.C. in June; news from Ollie Dobbs; from HSA to University of Kentucky Libraries Director Lawrence Thompson concerning the origins of the word bourbon; from Cratis Williams confirming HSA's intended July appearance in Boone, North Carolina and HSA's thank-you to the Williamses afterward; a warm exchange between HSA and John Wilson Townsend, Lexington, Kentucky author and bookseller; HSA's resignation from the Somerset, Kentucky Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.); and news from Mary Casada of a mess in the inheritance of Casada properties in Keno, Kentucky.
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, 1960 January-August

  • Box 35, Folder 6
Correspondence includes: a note from Ollie Dobbs in Keno, Kentucky sending the hundred dollars I owe you; from HSA to John Leggett on dehumanizing the humanities; a letter from HSA to Michigan Senator Pat McNamara concerning communism and fascism, and the senator's reply to Mrs. Arnos [sic]; from HSA to the Internal Revenue Service concerning social security tax for a part-time cleaning woman; from Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal reporter/columnist Allan Trout sending gourd seeds and a copy of his book; from HSA to the Michigan Public Service Commission complaining about her telephone service; from HSA to Michigan Senator [Philip] Hart in response to a radio appearance of his; from HSA to Air Force Secretary Dudley C. Sharp complaining of maneuvers over Detroit; from HSA to the House Un-American Activities Committee requesting information; from Bruce Brown [Pikeville, Kentucky] sending an article on Kentucky author James Still (not attached); from the Pikeville, Kentucky public librarian saying their purchase for $32.50 from HSA correspondent John Wilson Townsend ended a ten-year search for a copy of Mountain Path; from the Ann Arbor Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy seeking support; from Mary Casada (Alpine, Kentucky) concerning flowers for the Arnow childrens' graves in Keno; from Gertrude Parsley at Tennesee Library and Archives with a correction for Seedtime on the Cumberland; document order form ( Selected Government Publications Relating to Un-American Activities) returned from the U.S. Government Printing Office with a refund in the form of coupons; thank-you note from Detroit Public Library for HSA's appearance on public TV; thank-you from Edward McColgin of Detroit for HSA's visit to his ailing wife, Helen; an offer of an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Berea College (Berea, Kentucky); from Hensley C. Woodbridge, Murray State College (Murray, Kentucky) librarian and Jesse Stuart bibliographer; from HSA to Robert McCahon asking for the return of dramatic rights for Hunter's Horn; from HSA to President Dwight Eisenhower complaining of spy flights over USSR; several exchanges concerning an HSA appearance in Berea and a potential interview of her by Southern Appalachia Studies; from HSA to Carol Ludington, delegate-at-large to the 1960 Democratic national convention, urging the nomination of Adlai Stevenson for president; from Mildred Schulze announcing the publication date for Seedtime on the Cumberland; several from HSA heralding complimentary copies of Seedtime on the Cumberland to be officially published August 29; a thank-you from HSA to historian Allan Nevins, whose original, anonymous assessment for Macmillan of the Seedtime on the Cumberland manuscript had been positive; and from Indiana author Ruby Dell Baugher seeking help finding an agent for The Long Bridge; and many thank-yous for complimentary copies of Seedtime on the Cumberland.
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, 1960 September-December

  • Box 35, Folder 7
Correspondence includes: reactions to and thank-yous for complimentary copies of Seedtime on the Cumberland; a note from Edward McColgin of Detroit announcing the death of his wife, Helen; an exchange with Georgia novelist and journalist Vinnie Williams about HSA's review of Williams' Walk Egypt; a request from the Tennessee Historical Quarterly for submission of any leftover sections cut from Seedtime on the Cumberland, with HSA's annotation: Sent Crops, Education & Profess[ions]; an exchange with Mary Stahlman Douglas, the Nashville Banner reviewer; several exchanges concerning a possible HSA appearance in North Carolina in 1961; from historian at Columbia University, Allan Nevins, praising HSA’s new book; HSA to a Mrs. Edwards in which HSA quotes her mother's specific description of where in Wayne County HSA was born; from HSA to a gift shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina attempting to purchase a coffee table from there; from HSA accepting speaking engagements in Nashville, Tennessee and Greensboro, North Carolina; a note from Forsythe Junior High School concerning son Tom's performance, with HSA's response; in a reply to reader Mrs. E.H. Watson of Cookeville, Tennessee, HSA reviews the reviews of Seedtime on the Cumberland; from HSA to Cratis Williams; a scathing letter-to-the-editor from HSA concerning the Ann Arbor school bus system; from HSA to University of Kentucky librarian Lawrence Thompson changing her mind and choosing to donate the manuscript for Seedtime on the Cumberland during the 1960 tax year; and an exchange with California journalist and author Paul Jordan-Smith.
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, 1961 January-June

  • Box 36, Folder 1
Correspondence includes: a letter from sculptor Puryear Mims asking for advice in fashioning his statue of Cumberland pioneers James Robertson and John Donelson, which now stands in Nashville's Bicentennial Park; an exchange with Georgia author Vinnie Williams; from HSA to her U.S. Senators complaining of the taxes on Harold's severance pay; from HSA to Mary Stahlman Douglas, the Nashville Banner reviewer; exchange with novelist and critic David Madden, then at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky; copy of page 1 of the February Michigan English Teacher announcing an April HSA appearance and featuring a photo of her, along with several later follow-ups and thank-yous for it; several responses from HSA to readers who wrote to praise the book; several concerning plans for HSA's April visit to and appearances in Knox County, Tennessee during National Library Week, including a request to publish her remarks in The Tennessee Librarian; HSA's copy of University of Kentucky librarian Lawrence Thompson's request to Philip Cloutier for an appraisal of the Seedtime on the Cumberland manuscript; exchanges with Greensboro, North Carolina organizers (Mattie Straughan and Clara Booth Byrd) of an HSA appearance there in October; a response from Michigan U.S. Senator Pat McNamara to HSA's suggestion that he help with the rough deal given to former employees of the failed Detroit Times (Harold Arnow was one); a letter from James Still; news from Cassie in Bedford, Indiana that Grandpa Denney was ill in the Somerset, Kentucky hospital; an exchange with Helen Wolfert, poet and wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ira Wolfert of New York; a thank-you for HSA's appearance at a University of Michigan journalism class; from William Alderson, editor, about HSA's article for the Tennessee Historical Quarterly; from producer/director/writer Robert McCahon relinquishing his hold on dramatic rights to Hunter's Horn; transmittal of the $100 award HSA won with The Pioneer Framer and His Crops for the Tennessee Historical Quarterly; and confirmation of HSA's scheduled appearance at the Wayne, Michigan Ladies Literary Club in November.
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, 1961 July-December

  • Box 36, Folder 2
Correspondence includes: HSA answering eight questions about writing posed by a high school junior; from Mildred Schulze regarding Elizabeth’s leaving Ohio and response; from the Council of the Southern Mountains in Berea, Kentucky concerning its intent to republish Mountain Path; from HSA to Jack Jacobs, negotiating dramatic rights to Hunter's Horn; multiple letters from Albert F. Stewart, poet, Writer’s Workshop director at Morehead State College, and founding editor of Appalachian Heritage magazine, concerning HSA upcoming appearance at workshop; from HSA to Gussie Davis, following a July visit to Wayne County, Kentucky; from HSA to Albert Stewart at the Morehead, Kentucky, Writer's Workshop confirming her attendance in August; an HSA polemic addressed to The National Committee for an Effective Congress; an HSA letter to the editor questioning the survivability of fallout shelters; a note from Georgetown, Kentucky newspaperman Archie Frye (son of frequent HSA correspondent Margaret Frye) saying book dealer Philip Cloutier was advertising a copy of Mountain Path for sale, and HSA's appreciative response; an exchange with Georgia writer Vinnie Williams; from and to author Josephine Benton; from Cleveland (WERE) disc jockey Bill Randle concerning recordings made of HSA reading from The Dollmaker and Mountain Path; continuing plans for HSA's October visit to North Carolina; from Loyal Jones, Associate Executive Secretary of the Council of the Southern Mountains; from Tennessee historian Louis D. Wallace; from North Carolina professor and author Walter Spearman; a response from California U.S. Representative James Roosevelt, quoting part of his own remarks in opposition to funding the House Committee on Un-American Activities; from Caroline Arnold relating that her husband, Madisonville, Kentucky newspaperman Edgar Arnold, presented President John F. Kennedy with a copy of Seedtime on the Cumberland during a September visit; an exchange with Gene Caesar, author of the 1961 biography of Jim Bridger, King of the Mountain Men; from HSA to historian Allan Nevins on receiving a copy of his positive assessment for Macmillan of her Seedtime on the Cumberland sequel manuscript; an exchange with P.F. Ayer, Council of the Southern Mountains, concerning the contract for the reprinting of Mountain Path; from HSA to James Still, confirming that she will speak at the dedication of the James Still Room at Morehead (Kentucky) State College, but another saying she can't meet him at his home in Hindman, Kentucky beforehand; from Albert F. Stewart, Morehead (Kentucky) State College, confirming HSA's attendance at the dedication of the college library's James Still Room; follow-up from HSA's Morehead visit from Masterplots editor Dayton Kohler, and her response to him; constituent mailing about Detroit Times employee tax relief from Michigan U.S. Senator Pat McNamara; from Murray (Kentucky) State College professor and Jesse Stuart bibliographer Hensley C. Woodbridge; a congratulatory letter from HSA to William L. Shirer, for his The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich; from Elsie Ravenell, mother of Marcella Arnow's Swarthmore roommate, concerning some of Marcella's possessions (Marcella having transferred to University of Michigan), and HSA's response; HSA's account of a traffic accident, addressed to the Ann Arbor Police; from Burke Davis, author of the Revolutionary War novel, The Ragged Ones, along with HSA's reply praising that work; from HSA to President [John F.] Kennedy, chastising him for putting the welfare of Germany above his own country; a complaint to writer and Saturday Review columnist Niccolo Tucci, concerning fascism and propagandism and his lengthy response; and protests from HSA to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the Federal Highway Administrator, prompted by a controversy over development near Pennsylvania's Swarthmore College.
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, 1962 January-June

  • Box 36, Folder 3
Correspondence includes: part of an encouraging letter from HSA to Mary Stahlman Douglas, the Nashville Banner reviewer, as well as her reply; to and from Roy Cassell, a writer in Cadiz, Ohio; from librarian and author Dean Cadle soliciting an essay for his book on James Still and HSA's reply, declining; from the theatre program at University of Michigan concerning a possible stage production of The Dollmaker, along with HSA's reply; from historian Allan Nevins concerning impact upbringing has on authors later work; from HSA to President [John F.] Kennedy concerning militarism, another about nuclear testing, and another about Cuba; another request for the essay from Dean Cadle; a series of exchanges seeking William Randle, and requesting that he return borrowed manuscript materials; from HSA to the editor of The [Ann Arbor] News decrying the despoiling of the Ann Arbor landscape by developers and highwaymen; from HSA to Georgia author Vinnie Williams; Kentucky news from Gussie Davis, and Bonnie and Ollie Dobbs; an exchange with P.F. Ayer at the Council of the Southern Mountains over premature announcement of the reprinting of Mountain Path; a letter from HSA to Lorraine Jackson about the sixteen-volume Braille edition of The Dollmaker; from Tennessee historian and collaborator Louis Wallace telling of the death of his wife and his own imminent departure for a trip to Russia; arrangements for HSA to appear before the Kentucky Library Association in October; and exchanges with Gussie Davis in Kentucky concerning her family's move and accommodations for HSA's mother.
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, 1962 July-December

  • Box 36, Folder 4
Correspondence includes: permissions requests (notably to Tennessee librarian Gertrude Parsley) for what is to become Flowering of the Cumberland; a request from Ish Richey, author of Kentucky Literature, (1963) for a biographical sketch to be included in that work; to Wilma Dykeman, praising The Tall Woman; a letter of praise to poet and etymologist, John Ciardi; a thank-you for HSA's contribution to the Tom Payne for Congress Committee; from Hensley C. Woodbridge, Murray (Kentucky) State College librarian; and from HSA to Whitesburg, Kentucky author and environmentalist Harry M. Caudill, in praise of his Atlantic magazine piece, The Rape of the Appalachians.
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, 1963 January-September

  • Box 36, Folder 5
Correspondence includes: letters from Georgia author, Vinnie Williams; a letter HSA wrote to Whitesburg, Kentucky author and environmentalist Harry M. Caudill, after reading pre-publication galleys of Night Comes to the Cumberlands, along with responses from Caudill and from his wife, Anne; letters from Loyal Jones, director of the Workshop on Urban Adjustment of Southern Appalachian Migrants in Berea, Kentucky concerning HSA's possible participation and the reprinting of Mountain Path; from U.S. Senator Pat McNamara, in reply to HSA's opposition to the military draft; Kentucky news from Ollie Dobbs of Keno and Elma [Ross] of Pine Knot; daughter Marcella's graduation announcement from University of Michigan; from an ailing E.J. Weekes in Claremont, California, HSA's former English professor at Berea College; from the ACLU of Michigan, in response to HSA's criticism; from HSA to Loyal Jones, declining the Berea Workshop invitation due to son Tom's heart surgery; an exchange with Mrs. Caroline Arnold of Madisonville, Kentucky; from HSA to Little, Brown and Company, publishers of Night Comes to the Cumberlands, with suggestions to promote sales of the book; from the American Friends Service Committee, concerning a visit from India's Bela Bannerjee; from HSA to Albert Stewart, concerning her possible appearance in Kentucky Writing; from Robert McCahon expressing renewed interest in film rights to Hunter's Horn; and a transmittal from Louis Cochran of Santa Monica, California, of his Raccoon John Smith.
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, 1963 October-December

  • Box 36, Folder 6
Correspondence includes: a note from Al Stewart, Morehead (Kentucky) State College Writers' Workshop, saying HSA's short story, The Washer Woman's Day, would be included in Kentucky Writing; from Margaret Frye of Somerset, Kentucky; congratulatory notes for the completion of Flowering of the Cumberland from Louis D. Wallace, Marcellus Frost, Cratis Williams; HSA's response to Robert McCahon concerning dramatic rights to Hunter's Horn; exchanges with Mrs. Caroline Arnold of Madisonville, Kentucky; from Nashville Banner reviewer Mary Stahlman Douglas; from Roy G. Lillard, Benton, Tennessee, county historian; thank-you notes for complimentary copies of Flowering of the Cumberland from Fran Murray, Thurman Sensing, Bernice Mitchell, John Wilson Townsend, William L. Shirer, the Detroit Public Library, the historical societies of Wisconsin, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, The Filson Club of Louisville, Kentucky, and others; a warm letter from R.L. DeWilton, recently retired from Macmillan; from Michigan Governor George Romney appointing HSA to the state's Council for the Arts; and from HSA to E.J. Weekes, HSA's former English professor at Berea College.
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, 1964

  • Box 37, Folder 1
Correspondence includes: a proposal from Quentin D. Allen for an Appalachian newspaper, soliciting HSA's participation; from HSA to Short Way bus lines, complaining of being stranded in Toledo at night; from the president of the Junior Class at Burnside (Kentucky) High School; from Mary Stahlman Douglas, the Nashville Banner reviewer; a reply from Michigan Senator Philip A. Hart; a book order to the Council of the Southern Mountains, and thank-you from them for HSA's contribution to their addressograph fund; an invitation to speak to Eastern Michigan University's 1964 Book Fair, along with HSA's acceptance; from author Josephine Benton; to Jack Jacobs, who was pitching Hunter's Horn to filmmakers; from Albert Stewart, Writers' Workshop at Morehead (Kentucky) State College, inviting HSA to appear, and her note agreeing to do so; from Louis D. Wallace, of Nashville; from HSA to Michigan State Senator Bilbert Bursley, complaining of increased property taxes; from HSA to the Washtenaw County Road Commissioner's Office, complaining that weed killer had been sprayed on her roadside shrubs; to Ish Rickey [Ish Richey], author of Kentucky Literature (1963), concerning permission to use portions of her work; a request to the Wayne County Clerk for a copy of son Thomas Louis Arnow's birth certificate; to A.L. Hart, formerly with Macmillan and now with McGraw-Hill Book Company; an exchange with Loyal Jones at the Council of the Southern Mountains; an exchange with Caroline [Mrs. Edgar] Arnold of Madisonville, Kentucky; from HSA to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, asking for a copy of The Uniform Crime Rate Reports for the United States; to President Lyndon Johnson and to Michigan Senator Philip A. Hart, complaining of the bombing of North Vietnam, and to Oregon Senator Wayne Morse applauding his opposition to it; to the Washtenaw County Clerk and to the Sheriff, seeking to be excused from jury duty during September, the time of a planned trip to take son Tom to school in Montreal, then by ship to England to visit daughter Marcella; requests for information from historian and author F. van Wyck Mason; and three letters from aspiring author and Joliet, Illinois, prison inmate Willie C. Toler.
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, 1965

  • Box 37, Folder 2
Correspondence includes: two letters from Joliet, Illinois prison inmate Willie C. Toler, one asking for, and another thanking HSA for, help with his (unsuccessful) parole petition; a letter from Albert Stewart; two notes from historian and author F. van Wyck Mason; an exchange with author and environmentalist Harry Caudill; a note from R.L. DeWilton; and an exchange with George M. Clark, chairman of the board of the Pioneer Bank of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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, 1966

  • Box 37, Folder 3
Correspondence includes: a letter from Vanderbilt University historian H.L. Swint; from the Communications Workers of America confirming HSA's appearance at a dinner seminar; a letter from James Still; a proposal to establish a Harriette Simpson Arnow Collection at the University of Michigan; and a holiday note to University of Kentucky librarian Lawrence Thompson.
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, 1967

  • Box 37, Folder 4
Correspondence includes: a letter to Garnet Walker in which HSA reminisces about the Keno experience; a thank you from University of Michigan Hospital surgeon Edgar A. Kahn for books received with a wish that HSA continue to improve; a printed invitation from the Cranbrook Foundation to meet poet Robert Francis and a personal reply from Francis to HSA alluding to HSA's illness; from Al Stewart about HSA’s upcoming visit; a form letter from University of Michigan Hospital confirming an August 11 admission reservation; and from Bernice [Mitchell] of Burnside sending news and asking, Does your head feel better since the operations?
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, 1968

  • Box 37, Folder 5
Corrsepondence includes: a note from Jack Pickering; a letter from HSA to President Lyndon Johnson and a form-letter reply from the Department of State; personal letters from U.S. Senator Ernest Gruening (D-Alaska) following up on a Cincinnati conversation suggesting HSA write a novel based on the population explosion, and referring to their shared concern about Vietnam; from writer Evelyn [S. Stewart] in Big Sur, California reflecting on Robert F. Kennedy's assassination; from Mary Stahlman Douglas, of the Nashville Banner; and to Cranbrook School professor Carl Wonnberger concerning activities of the Michigan Arts Council on which they both served.
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, 1969

  • Box 37, Folder 6
Includes a form letter apparently to members of the Michigan Council to Repeal the Draft and a thank you from University of Michigan Hospital surgeon Edgar A. Kahn for HSA's participation in an interview program.
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, 1970

  • Box 37, Folder 7
Correspondence includes: a letter from Jack Pickering; a note from Kentucky author Jesse Stuart expressing his pleasure that HSA will be Murray (Kentucky) State University in the summer; from HSA to the postmaster at Mayfield, Kentucky enlisting his aid in getting payment to chairmaker Colley Acree for chairs purchased while HSA was at Murray writers' workshop; and a thank you note from author Mary Penick Motley in reply to HSA's praise of Motley's new book ( Africa: Its Empire, Nations and People).
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, 1971

  • Box 37, Folder 8
Correspondence includes: a letter from novelist and critic David Madden, then at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, telling of a forthcoming New York Times essay on The Dollmaker by Joyce Carol Oates and revisiting a debate between Madden and HSA that occurred previously in Pikeville, Kentucky; from Tennessee author/illustrator Jack Knox; from Jack Pickering; a follow-up from L.J. Hortin, director of Journalism at Murray (Kentucky) State University, for an appearance there by HSA; a reservation confirmation for a cottage in Nova Scotia for September; a letter from Kentucky author Jesse Stuart, pursuant to the Murray workshop and reflecting on the burdens of fame; and from Michigan professor and writer Albert Drake, pursuant to an HSA appearance at Cranbrook School.
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, 1972

  • Box 37, Folder 9
Correspondence includes: a letter from Ralph Deitrick; from William Broughton, a student from HSA's Murray, Kentucky workshop; a printed political circular by Josephine Gomon; from L.J. Hortin of Murray (Kentucky) State University, concerning the 1972 writers' workshop; from author Aleda Renken; and from Albert Stewart enlisting HSA's support of Appalachian Heritage magazine.
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, 1973

  • Box 37, Folder 10
Correspondence includes: a copy of a letter from Kentucky Author Jesse Stuart to L.J. Hortin of Murray (Kentucky) State University, declining to participate in the 1973 writers' workshop; a postcard from writer James Still; a letter from the Army Corps of Engineers concerning the size and depth of Kentucky's man-made Lake Cumberland; from Al Stewart concerning description of betty wood tree; an explanation of income apparently addressed to Social Security administrators; to Mary Stahlman Douglas.
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, 1974

  • Box 37, Folder 11
Correspondence includes: a receipt from Skip M. Brittenham, of a California law firm; a letter from writer Jesse George Murray; from Al Stewart and Cratis Williams; from Jack Pickering; from Gertrude Parsley; from Georgia attorney and writer Milton K. Wallace; several letters with news (and memories) of Burnside from Bernice [Mitchell]; and from the Pulaski County (Kentucky) Historical Society, sending pictures of old Burnside; a holiday note from Ollie Dobbs.
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, 1975

  • Box 37, Folder 12
Correspondence includes: news of Burnside, Kentucky, from Bernice [Mitchell]; from Glenda Hobbs, Boston College, inquiring whether HSA is interested in a writer-in-residency position; a postcard from writer James Still; from HSA granting operatic production rights to Carol Schoenhard of the Westminster College (Pennsylvania) Department of Music; from Mildred Schulze about The Kentucky Trace: A Novel of the American Revolution; from HSA to WJBK-TV of Southfield, Michigan, disagreeing with criticism of sex education; confirmation of HSA's appearance before the Detroit Women Writers; and a note from Margaret Wait.
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, 1976

  • Box 37, Folder 13
Correspondence includes: news of Burnside, Kentucky from Bernice [Mitchell]; from Ross Kreamer, criticizing the Corps of Engineers; from Glenda Hobbs at Boston College, asking permission to photocopy the HSA manuscript material at the University of Kentucky Library as well as to visit Ann Arbor; a thank you from Mimi Conway, following up an oral history interview with HSA; a copy of recollections and questions about Old Burnside sent by Bernice Mitchell to her brother; and from Murray (Kentucky) writers' workshop participant Roland D. Carter.
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, 1977

  • Box 37, Folder 14
Correspondence includes: a letter from Cora (Mrs. Marvin) Lucas of Louisville; from Fay Arnow; from the Tennessee Historical Commission concerning HSA's request for historical books; a postcard from Kentucky author James Still; from a Minneapolis junior high school librarian asking for information about Appalachian foods; from Alexis Levitin, Denison University, concerning HSA's planned appearance there; from Albert Stewart about Writers' Workshop, and with copies of pieces from a letter-writing campaign trying to save historic structures on the Cumberland Plateau; a card from Ross Kreamer asking about The Kentucky Trace: A Novel of the American Revolution ; from oral historian and author of Rise Gonna Rise: A Portrait of Southern Textile Workers, 1979, Mimi Conway; from HSA to George Rasmussen of Kentucky Educational TV, concerning an interview she gave as well as rights to The Dollmaker and Hunter's Horn; from Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Lee Pennington; a cover letter from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation asking for a recommendation of an unspecified candidate; reaction to Old Burnside from Bernice [Mitchell]; from Writers' Workshop participant Kathy Culbert; from former Burnside resident Robert Taylor; and from Mary [Stahlman] (Mrs. Byrd) Douglas of Nashville.
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, 1978

  • Box 37, Folder 15
Correspondence includes: letters from Boston College instructor and HSA biographer Glenda Hobbs; from Jerry Mitchell, Bernice's brother; from Kentucky historian and editor James C. Klotter concerning an HSA review for the Historical Society's Register; from HSA to the University Press of Kentucky concerning a mixed-up book order; from Cora (Mrs. Marvin) Lucas of Louisville; from Reuben Powell of Springfield, Ohio; from Watson E. Wordsworth, concerning the Hindman Settlement School; from E. Ray Gaskin of Wartburg, Tennessee with attached poems; from Susan Williams at the Southern Appalachian Writers' Co-op; from Claire Badaracco; from Al Stewart; from Kentucky teacher and Writers' Workshop participant Kathy Culbert; an announcement of the publication of David Madden's novel, The Suicide's Wife; a card from Kentucky writer Lillie D. Chaffin requesting a submission to an anthology (eventually published as God's Plenty: Modern Kentucky Writers); and a holiday note, with printed photo card, from Kentucky writer James Still.
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, 1979

  • Box 37, Folder 16
Correspondence includes: letters from Boston College instructor and HSA biographer Glenda Hobbs, both before and after Hobbs left Boston for Los Angeles, California; from Mary [Stahlman] (Mrs. Byrd) Douglas of Nashville; from Reuben Powell of Springfield, Ohio; from Albert Stewart, editor of Appalachian Heritage; from Bob McCahon; from Transylvania University (Lexington, Kentucky) confirming HSA's attendance at Commencement and the bestowal of an honorary Doctor of Literature upon her; and from Transylvania University President William W. Kelly, thanking HSA for her participation.
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, 1980

  • Box 37, Folder 17
Correspondence includes: a letter from Reuben Powell of Springfield, Ohio; from Transylvania University (Lexington, Kentucky) concerning plans for a meeting of the Founders Board (HSA a member); from former librarian and collaborator Gertrude Parsley of Nashville; a postcard from writer James Still; an invitation to a meeting of the Timothy Demonbreun Heritage Society in Nashville, Tennessee, along with a newspaper clipping; from Nashville historian and author Sarah F. Kelley, concerning the city's historical record; from E[leanor?] Denney; from Cora Lucas of Louisville; from Elizabeth Rains Webb in Springfield, Tennessee concerning Captain John Rains' origin; from Frieda Mullins, following the Hindman Settlement School writers' workshop; from Bernice [Mitchell]; and from Opal Gaskin Smith, sister of the late E. R. Gaskin.
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, 1981

  • Box 37, Folder 18
Correspondence includes: a letter from from Kentucky teacher and Writers' Workshop participant Kathy Culbert; a copy of a letter by David C. Smith, friend and former editor at the Detroit Free Press, pitching his book to HSA's publisher Knopf, as well as a note telling HSA of Knopf's rejection; from Mark Morrow, photographer, concerning plans for his 1985 work Images of the Southern Writer; a note from Paul Willis, director of libraries at the University of Kentucky; from Mrs. John Ricca of Bristow, Virginia; a letter and manuscript from Somerset, Kentucky, writer and Hindman workshop participant John D. Douglass; a letter from writer James Still; two letters from HSA to critic and conference director William H. Slavick concerning her appearance at the Elizabeth Madox Roberts Centenary Conference in Springfield, Kentucky; news of Keno, Kentucky, from Ollie Dobbs; a follow-up note from Roberts Conference participant Ronald Butler of Henderson, Kentucky; news of Kentucky from Burnside resident Bernice [Mitchell] and from Opal Gaskin Smith, sister of the late E. R. Gaskin; part of a note from Kentucky teacher and Writers' Workshop participant Kathy Culbert, writing to Sin, the Arnow dog; and from writer and HSA biographer Glenda Hobbs, now in Los Angeles, California.
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, 1982 January

  • Box 37, Folder 19
Letters from students at Coral Gables High School; some are undated.
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, 1982 January-December

  • Box 38, Folder 1
Correspondence includes: several letters from then-Ph.D. candidate Danny L. Miller (d.2008 critic, author, and chair of the Department of Literature and Language at Northern Kentucky University), concerning an interview with HSA in Ann Arbor; a report from the Library of Congress's Copyright Office showing the 1954 copyright on The Dollmaker had not, as of February, been renewed, and then a copy of the renew certificate; a proposal from East Tennessee State University for HSA to participate in a conference there; a letter from Kentucky teacher Kathy Culbert; from Al Stewart; two letters from HSA to Mr. Colley Acree of Mayfield, Kentucky covering the purchase and shipping of chairs as a gift for daughter Marcella in Brooklyn, New York; several from Michigan friends, Beatrice and Hugh Henshaw; an invitation and request for materials to be included in a special library collection at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (now known as the Dean Cadle collection), on the back of which HSA has hand-written part of a statement on her approach to writing; a birthday card and note from Detroit teacher and author Sandra P. Aldrich; a letter from Kentucky author Garry Barker, then working at the Council of Southern Mountains bookstore in Berea, Kentucky; a note from Opal Smith, sister of the late E. R. Gaskin; a letter and questionnaire from Ohio State graduate student Susan Lucarelli-Caudill, with HSA's two pages of answers; a letter from Ross Kreamer describing a Civil War-era photograph he has of Burnside; and a note from Louisville Courier-Journal reporter Shirley Williams, with an attached copy of a letter to her from Jane Fonda.
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, 1983

  • Box 38, Folder 2
Correspondence includes: a letter from Patricia L. Hudson of Knoxville, Tennessee offering to host the Arnows if they want to come see location filming for The Dollmaker (in Sevier County, Tennessee); news of Burnside and Kentucky from Bernice Mitchell; from Loyal Jones, at Berea College's Appalachian Center; two letters from Appalshop filmmaker Herb Smith, documenting HSA's visit to Whitesburg, Kentucky; a note from Ruth Martin (Robinson) in Santa Monica, California written on the back of a photocopy of a two-and-a-half-page letter written to her by HSA in 1955; a remembrance of the funeral of Samuel J. Denny, dead in Kentucky at 98; from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln concerning her appearance there; from Marcella (Mrs. John) Ricca in Bristol, Virginia; from Knoxville writer and Hindman Workshop participant Patricia Shirley; an exchange with then-student (later professor and author) Kristina K. Groover; birthday notes from prolific children's book author, Ann Tompert, and Detroit teacher and author Sandra P. Aldrich; a note from Kathryn (Mrs. Clifton L.) Thompson relating the death of Margaret Wait in Burnside, Kentucky; a follow-up to the Hindman Settlement School's Appalachian Writers' Workshop from director Mike Mullins; letters from Kenneth Cherry, director of the University Press of Kentucky, confirming the reissue of Seedtime on the Cumberland and Flowering of the Cumberland; from nephew Ben, proprietor of Hart Brothers publisher; from the Sign of the Unicorn bookstore in Danville, Kentucky concerning HSA's planned appearance there during Centre College's Kentucky Writers' Conference; and from writer Alex Kotlowitz, requesting an interview on behalf of National Public Radio.
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, 1984 January-May

  • Box 38, Folder 3
Correspondence includes: a letter from Kentucky author Garry Barker, then working as Communications Coordinator at Morehead (Kentucky) State University's Appalachian Development Center, concerning HSA's appearances at the Hindman and Morehead writers' workshops; news from Burnside, Kentucky, from Bernice Mitchell; letters from University of Michigan professor emeritus and Arnow friend Carlton F. Wells; an invitation from the Henderson, Kentucky, Arts Council for an appearance; a request for assistance from High Point (North Carolina) College professor and bibliographer Edward J. Piacentino (apparently unanswered); from Mike Mullins concerning the Hindman Settlement School's Appalachian Writers' Workshop; a request for an interview from Wayne State University student Ann Matheson; follow-ups to HSA's appearance at Western Kentucky University for a screening of the film version of The Dollmaker, from Appalachian poet and scholar Jim Wayne Miller and from WKU President Donald Zacharias; from Carlton [F. Wells]; from Beatrice Henshaw, a copy of her letter-to-the-editor about the upcoming airing of Jane Fonda's The Dollmaker along with a copy of a newspaper article covering the death (in a residential fire) of Victor Sturm of Conway, Michigan; a request for an interview from Kristina K. Groover of Dickinson College; a follow-up from Michigan State University Professor Pauline Adams to HSA's appearance to accept an award, along with a transcript of Adams's remarks at the ceremony; and reactions to The Dollmaker airing from Marcella Ricca, Roland D. Carter, Opal Gaskin Smith, Kathy Culbert (who included photos of her cow, Harriette), Mildred Schulze, and novelist Jack Cady.
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, 1984 June-December

  • Box 38, Folder 4
Correspondence includes: a letter from Appalachian writer Wilma Dykeman; notes from James Hougland and Robert Morris Dills at the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky; a follow-up to her visit with HSA from Dickinson College's Kristina Groover; a note from Amy Garza, one of HSA's students at the Hindman Settlement School Appalachian Writers' Workshop; Burnside, Kentucky news from Bernice Mitchell; copies of The Dollmaker movie reviews from former Workshop participant Jean Cogan in Cucamonga, California; from writer Alex Kotlowitz; from HSA to the American Civil Liberties Union, questioning a bill for dues; from Richard Abel concerning HSA's planned appearance at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; from Robert Taylor, formerly of Burnside, Kentucky; and a thank you from Steve Pett of Iowa State University for HSA's appearance in Ames.
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, 1985 January-June

  • Box 38, Folder 5
Correspondence includes: Kentucky news from Ollie Dobbs and Bernice Mitchell; from Kentucky author Garry Barker, then Communications Coordinator at Kentucky's Morehead State University's Appalachian Development Center concerning HSA's appearance at the Morehead writers' workshop in June; condolences on Harold's death from Henry Scripps Booth (Cranbrook Foundation), Robert Taylor, Willis Weatherford, Beatrice and Hugh Henshaw, Albert Stewart, Ollie Dobbs, Kristina K. Groover, and many others; a Sustaining Membership card to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, courtesy of daughter Marcella; an inquiry from Alice Lloyd College (Pippa Passes, Kentucky) history professor Charles E. Martin about a modified form of phonetic transcription supposedly devised by HSA; and from HSA to the University of Washington, confirming her later appearance there.
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, 1985 July-December

  • Box 38, Folder 6
Correspondence includes: a letter from HSA biographer Sandra Ballard; from HSA to Garry Barker, Communications Coordinator at Morehead (Kentucky) State University's Appalachian Development Center, concerning expenses for HSA's appearance; condolence letters from Al Stewart; an exchange with Ollie Dobbs of Burnside, thanking her for attending the Somerset service for Harold; from HSA to University of Washington, following her appearance there; from HSA to Mike Mullins at the Hindman Settlement School confirming her plan to come to the Appalachian Writers' Workshop despite husband Harold's death; an invitation to an August lunch at the Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky from Berea President John B. Stephenson; from Beatrice Henshaw; from editor and friend David Smith, agreeing to purchase HSA's 1983 Ford Aries car; from Bernice Mitchell to HSA, apparently hospitalized in Lexington, Kentucky; from David Smith concerning the automobile sale and referencing HSA's bout with pneumonia; a letter from University of Kentucky Libraries' Anne Campbell, with a newspaper clipping about HSA's Lexington hospitalization; and exchanges with Hindman Settlement School director Mike Mullins, concerning HSA's illness, its effect on the workshop, and the bill for the ambulance.
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, 1986

  • Box 38, Folder 7
Correspondence includes: a letter from Jim and Sue Galbraith; a postcard from Beatrice and Hugh [Henshaw]; a postcad from Kentucky writer James Still; several letters from Beatrice [Henshaw]; a letter from Hindman Settlement School director Mike Mullins, in anticipation of HSA's appearance at the 1986 Appalachian Writers Workshop; and a March 24 sympathy card addressed to Mr. Arnow and Family on the death of Mrs. Arnow from the former director of the Murray (Kentucky) State University journalism department.
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, undated

  • Box 38, Folder 8
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, undated

  • Box 38, Folder 9
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, undated

  • Box 38, Folder 10
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, undated

  • Box 39, Folder 1
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Fragments

  • Box 39, Folder 2
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Fragile Originals, 1949-1985

, 1949-1955

  • Box 40, Item 1
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, 1958

  • Box 40, Item 2-3
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, 1959

  • Box 40, Item 4-5
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, 1960

  • Box 40, Item 6-9
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, 1961

  • Box 40, Item 10-14
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, 1962

  • Box 40, Item 15-19
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, 1963

  • Box 40, Item 20-21
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, 1964

  • Box 40, Item 22-23
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, 1965-1985

  • Box 40, Item 24
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, undated

  • Box 40, Item 25-26
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Bickhoff and Gomon Correspondence, 1955-1985

Michael Bickhoff, 1957-1985

Harriette Arnow and Michael Bickhoff were pen pals. Aside from letters, the pair sent one another gifts, including stamps, sea shells, maps, and a boomerang. Their correspondence began in 1957 when Bickhoff wrote a short letter (see August 12, 1957 letter) to Arnow saying he enjoyed reading the condensed version of her book in Reader’s Digest and hoped to read more of her work in the future. Bickhoff is a cowboy and groom who worked in various places during the course of the correspondence. Letters are conversational but formal. Most of the early letters discuss farming, gardening, and the weather. Later letters discuss family events, politics, the Vietnam War, and other major world events. Includes newspaper articles, discussion of sheep, animal diseases, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Cuban crisis, doctors, Apollo 13, Richard Nixon, Watergate, Labour Government, Cambodia, Aborigines, Angola, Ronald Reagan, 1984 Olympics, AIDS, rising costs, and whether the Arnows want to continue country life.

, 1957 August 12-1969 December 9

  • Box 41, Folder 1
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, 1970 January 9- 1975 December 8

  • Box 41, Folder 2
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, 1976 February 20-1979 December 17

  • Box 41, Folder 3
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, 1980 January 7-circa 1983 December

  • Box 41, Folder 4
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, 1984 January 16-1985 November 16, undated

  • Box 41, Folder 5
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Miscellaneous, undated

  • Box 41, Folder 6
Includes newspaper articles, blank postcards, and event programs.
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Josephine Gomon, 1955-1977

Josephine Gomon was the Executive Secretary to Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy from 1930-1933. She also served as Chairwoman of Mayor’s Unemployment Committee, Director of Detroit Housing Commission, Director of Women’s Personnel at Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II, and Director of Detroit Atheist Society. Gomon was a founding member of Planned Parenthood and both national and Detroit chapters of the ACLU. While there is no evidence from the letters as to how their friendship began, it is likely Arnow and Josephine met while working at the Willow Run Bomber Plant. The Arnows and Gomon lived relatively close to one another, and Marcella Arnow seems to be a frequent visitor to Gomon’s apartment.

Josephine Gomon to Harriette Arnow, 1955 September 26-1969 December 18, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 1
Includes religious debates (especially Catholicism), immediate family, trips, housing, both women’s writing and poetry, deteriorating health, Frank Murphy, presidents, other officials (including McCarthy and Romney), Jacqueline Kennedy’s trip to India, Willow Run, The Dollmaker, vacations, ACLU activities, the press, and family stories earlier in their lives.
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Josephine Gomon to Harold Arnow, 1962 June 15-1963 January, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 2
Includes family updates, Peach demonstrations, Greek politics, George Edwards, Henry Sedmak, ACLU, health, weather, Kennedy and Johnson (both of whom Gomon comes to dislike) Vietnam, and Wayne State.
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Josephine Gomon to Harriette and Harold Arnow, 1966 April 9-1968 June 17

  • Box 42, Folder 3
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Josephine Gomon to Marcella Arnow, 1967 March 2, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 4
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Josephine Gomon to Kids, 1963 March 3-1972 February 28, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 5
Kids appears to be a term used to by Josephine Gomon when writing to various, multiple members of the Arnow family. Part of the reasoning behind this conclusion is that Josephine signs the letters alternately using Gram, Mom, Mother, and Jo. Josephine writes mostly about family events and matters, including how her children and grandchildren are doing. Includes discussions on Vietnam, McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Wayne State University, ACLU, Dissenting Democrats, Paris Peace Negotiations, and Nasser’s death.
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Josephine Goman to Kids, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 6
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Josephine Gomon to Presidents, Statesmen, and other public officials, 1963 April 22-1971 March 22, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 7
Josephine Gomon is mostly writing in protest of something, like funding private schools with public monies, Vietnam War, treatment of Vietnamese, and racial inequality. Mentions: China, Chiang Kai-Shek, foreign policy, Catholics, Abe Fortas, Commission on Children and Youth, Henry Ford, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Romney.
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Josephine Gomon to Newspapers and Newpaper employees, 1963 November 5-1968 September 27, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 8
Mostly editorial in nature. Includes discussion of the welfare state, tax cuts, living wages, de Gaulle, China, separation of church and state, communism, Eugene McCarthy, women for peace, Catholics, fall-out shelters, John Birch Society, Arthur Holmes, federal aid to private schools, judicial criticism, ACLU, and Vietnam.
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Josephine Gomon to Christopher (Gomon’s granddaughter), undated

  • Box 42, Folder 9
Includes discussion of Chris’s birth, family events, Democratic Party, integrated bussing, and Josephine’s health.
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Josephine Gomon to Bill and Olga (Josephine’s son and daughter-in-law), 1963 November 22-1967 December 29, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 10
Bill and Olga reside in Florida for the bulk of the correspondence. The correspondence is mostly about past or contemporary personal events. Includes discussion of John F. Kennedy's assassination, Vietnam, CIA, Wayne State University, James Thurber, ACLU, Giffels suit, Josephine’s health, family events, Frank Murphy, prison changes, Goddard School, Bill of Rights, and the Peace March.
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Josephine Gomon to Bobbie Lou, Jeanne, and Jimmie (Gomon’s relatives), 1966 July 27-1977 March 26, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 11
Includes discussion of Gomon’s trip to Australia, family events, Harriette Arnow, Press Club, Wayne State University, and Frank Murphy biography.
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Josephine Gomon to Miscellaneous People, circa 1962 October-1963 June 12, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 12
Includes discussion of drug trial laws, John F. Kennedy, editorial discretion, ADA, Gomon’s housing complex, Howard Gomon (Josephine’s son killed in WWII), Flowering of the Cumberland, China, politics, Vietnam, Leonard Lanson Cline, Murphy book, Wayne State University, Cardinal Spellman, Lyndon Johnson, Federal Aid to Education Bill, Americans in Chinese business, friends with money, John Boyne, and family events.
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Miscellaneous Clippings and Pamphlets, 1960 September 30-1972 May 21, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 13
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Fragments, undated

  • Box 42, Folder 14
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Reader’s Mail, 1934-1964

Arnow received a number of letters from fans and critics, even before the publication of her first novel, Mountain Path. While the majority of letters only comment on Arnow’s works, some letters include requests for autographs and inquiries for sources of genealogical information from the nonfiction pieces (particularly Seedtime on the Cumberland and Flowering of the Cumberland). Some of the inquiries regarding genealogical or other historical information are detailed and specific; no notice is given as to whether or not Arnow personally responded to the research questions.

, 1934 July 9-1946 May 20

  • Box 43, Folder 1
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, 1949 January 17-December 27

  • Box 43, Folder 2
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, 1950 January 6-1953 November 24

  • Box 43, Folder 3
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, 1954 March 23-December 14

  • Box 43, Folder 4
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, 1955 January 10-December 26

  • Box 43, Folder 5
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, 1956 January 6-April 24

  • Box 43, Folder 6
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, 1957 February 5-June 9

  • Box 43, Folder 7
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, 1958 February 10-July 6

  • Box 43, Folder 8
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, 1959 January 3-December 10

  • Box 43, Folder 9
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, 1960 June 22-December 20

  • Box 43, Folder 10
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, 1961 January 9-November 28

  • Box 43, Folder 11
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, 1962 January 23-December 8

  • Box 43, Folder 12
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, 1963 January 7-December 11

  • Box 43, Folder 13
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, 1964 January 6-October 14

  • Box 43, Folder 14
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, undated

  • Box 43, Folder 15
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Creative Works

  • Box 44-103

Novels

Belle

  • Box 44-48
Unpublished; Belle is a Civil War novel Arnow worked on toward the end of her career. Like its unpublished counterpart, To You No Place, Belle is a decidedly unfinished work with physical evidence of heavy reworking and large gaps in the narrative. Unlike To You No Place, though, we lack a complete, coherent set of manuscripts to help us gauge Arnow's creative process. As a result, Belle's method of composition and ultimate direction are not self-evident. While notebooks, pieces of drafts and a working version exist for Belle, none of these are complete in the conventional sense; the reader is left to work through the gaps in the collection and accept that Belle was left a work-in-progress at the time of Arnow's death.

Notebooks, 1976-1978, 1982, 1984, undated

Following HSA's standard compositional procedure, Belle began as a series of notebooks, in which HSA would write, in longhand, entire episodes. In the margins or end pages of these notebooks she would often list or revise characters' names, make note of historical references or books to look up, or make personal notes and reminders. Though numerous, these notebooks do not reflect the whole of the Belle typescript, nor do they have much correspondence with the typescript. Only about one-third of the Belle typescript can be traced back to the notebooks in this collection and only then in significantly altered form. Whether HSA changed her method and composed on a typewriter, whether notebooks have been destroyed or misplaced or whether other notebooks exist is unknown. In any case, the notebooks in this collection have no continuity between them and serve mainly to represent the embryonic stages of the novel. The notebooks arranged here are in three categories: Very Early drafts, Early drafts and Later drafts (these distinctions were not made by HSA herself). The Very Early drafts are those that have only the vaguest resemblance to the typescript; sometimes the mention of the Civil War is the only indication we have that these drafts are related to the larger work. Early notebooks are closer to the typescript but differ in major respects. The biggest hint as to the relative date of the Early and Later notebook are the characters' names. Victoria, Jean Paul, Dave, and Akhim in the Later draft and most typescript drafts were Beulah, Dave, Dwight and Achen in the Early notebooks and the earliest typescript drafts. To avoid confusion, one should make note of the two different characters alternately named Dave. In the early stages of the manuscript HSA apparently had not arrived at names for some of her minor characters; they are either dubbed Name or signified by two dashes.

Earlier Belle Notebooks, 1976, undated

Notebook, about 160 pages, undated

  • Box 44, Folder 1
Belle character named Phoebe, Jean Paul character named Dave.
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Notebook, 202 pages, 1976 May 11

  • Box 44, Folder 2
Page 115 dated May 11, 1976, with fragment of personal diary.
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Early Belle Notebooks, 1977-1978, 1982

Notebooks, totaling 200 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 3
Page 98 of first notebook flows into page 17 of second notebook. Page 13 of first notebook corresponds to typescript fragment dated May 23, 1977 in Box 4, Folder 16. Pages 1-12 of the first notebook and p. 9-16 of the second notebook have been removed and placed with materials from Old Burnside (Box 108, Folder 1). Pages 1-8 of the second notebook have been removed and placed with Notebooks and fragments, personal notes (Box 126, Folder 13).
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Notebook fragment, 4 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 4
Rough correspondence to Chapter IV.
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Notebook fragment, 18 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 5
Rough correspondence to Chapter VIII.
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Notebook, 323 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 6
Rough correspondence in part to Chapter X. Page 270 dated December 27, 1977.
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Notebook, 75 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 7
Page 39 dated Sunday February 8 1978 and page 41 dated February 12, both containing fragments of personal diary. Photocopy of last page of notebook in Box 44, Folder 6, flows into this notebook.
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Notebook, 156 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 8
Inside cover has notes on Civil War household goods and clothing. Early pages roughly correspond to Chapters XVIII, XIX and XXI. Pages 142-145 titled Christmas has rough correspondence to Chapter X.
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Notebook, 200 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 9
Page 1 dated Sunday April 16th, p. 41 dated Saturday April 22nd and p.154 dated July 10, 1978, all containing fragments of personal diary. Writing continues onto both sides of the back cover. Rough correspondence to Chapters XIII and XIV.
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Notebook, 102 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 10
Roughly corresponds to Chapter XIV.
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Notebook fragment (photocopy), 10 pages

  • Box 44, Folder 11
Page 63 dated Sunday morning May 16, 1978, containing fragment of personal diary. Original notebook from which these photocopies were made is in Notebooks, Fiction (Box 125, Folder 2).
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Notebook, 50 large index cards, with two pages of notes at beginning

  • Box 44, Folder 12
Roughly corresponds to Chapter XXIII.
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Notebook, 92 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 1
Roughly corresponds to Chapter XIV (Continuation of notebook in Box 1, Folder 9). Back cover contains personal notes.
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Notebook, 24 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 2
Roughly corresponds to Chapter XXV.
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Notebook, 272 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 3
Bottom half of p. 7 is missing, Belle draft is on p. 1-7, 11-20, 53-59, 61-272. Page 7A-8, notes about libraries, p. 21-52 personal family history unrelated to Belle. Rough correspondence to Chapter XXVII of Belle, starting around p. 97. Page 194 dated October 8, 1982.
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Later Belle Notebooks, 1984

Notebook, 77 pages. Titled Chapter XI.

  • Box 45, Folder 4
Roughly corresponds to Chapter IV. Includes unrelated page that was at end of notebook after many blank pages; correspondence unknown.
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Notebook, 135 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 5
Rough correspondence to Chapters XXI and XXII.
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Notebook, 75 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 6
Includes notes used in a writing workshop, interspersed with Belle text. Rough correspondence with Chapter XIII.
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Notebook, 117 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 7
Pages 1-50 have rough correspondence with Chapter XXVII (end). Page 99 contains personal notes, p. 115 contains fragment from personal diary dated Friday, March 30, 1984. Page 117 is a listing of Belle character names.
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Notebook, 47 pages

  • Box 45, Folder 8
Pages 1-256 of the same notebook have been removed and placed in Notebooks, Fiction (Box 125, Folder 1).
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Two fragments of manuscript, one on reverse of envelope, one with explanatory note and transcription by Marcella Arnow.

  • Box 45, Folder 9
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Typescript Drafts

The condition of the drafts and cut-and-paste sections of Belle is much like that of the notebooks. What is represented here is incomplete and far from polished. As noted before, it is conceivable (likely, perhaps) that an intermediate typescript draft exists that was either lost, destroyed, not donated to Special Collections, or parceled out by HSA in cut-and-paste versions. The reader is left to deal with surviving fragments that suggest, rather than make evident, HSA's intentions. Like the notebooks, typescript drafts are categorized by Special Collections into Earlier, Early and Later Drafts. This categorization is done for the sake of convenience; the reader is cautioned, however, that: 1) each category probably contains the remainder of several drafts, given the fact that HSA did not revise the entire work (or an entire chapter) every time she made revisions, but wrote and edited in sections. The large gaps between sections make subcategorizing impossible; 2) HSA made numerous, heavy revisions to some episodes, while some episodes appear largely unchanged from the initial typescript. For this reason, there may be three Later versions of one episode or chapter and only one of the next chapter; and 3) The distinction between Early and Later Drafts is an arbitrary one made for the sake of this collection. The dividing line is the point in which the Beulah and Dave characters of the notebooks have their names changed to Victoria and Dave, respectively. This change not only occurs at a convenient midway point in the novel's composition, but also signals a shift in tone and direction that is reflected in the Typescript Version.

Belle Typescript Drafts and Fragments

The following sections are typescripts that reflect the early stages of Belle's composition both in characterization and direction. HSA's own edits, both typed and handwritten, emphasize that these are working drafts.

Typescript drafts and fragments

  • Box 45, Folder 10
Pages 37-53, titled Chapter Following Achen, includes fragment of personal diary, lightly edited; early draft.
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Typescript drafts and fragments

  • Box 45, Folder 11
Pages 65-66, 70, 85-86, 89, titled This and that; a mixture of events during 1861, '62, lightly edited.
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Typescript drafts and fragments

  • Box 45, Folder 12
Pages 110 and 112, titled Christmas, probably related to draft in Folder 2, heavily edited on p. 112.
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Typescript drafts and fragments

  • Box 45, Folder 13
Page 84, Springpole character of Later draft named Turniptop in this draft. Roughly corresponds to p. 104-105 in Chapter IV of Typescript Version, moderately edited. Pages 91-94, plus one attached, handwritten page, titled IV Still School with Zion and Turniptop, probably related to p. 84, above. Roughly corresponds to p. 110-112 in Chapter IV of Typescript Version, moderately edited.
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Typescript drafts and fragments

  • Box 45, Folder 14
Pages 227, 229-230, 233, lightly edited
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Typescript Fragments

The following are noncontinuous typescript fragments from the Earlier and Early Drafts. While these fragments may have similarity in passing to sections of the Later draft or the Typescript Version, they mostly represent rejected plot developments or episodes later superseded by the Later draft. There is no correspondence between the numbering of these drafts and the numbering in the Typescript Version; in the case of a page that HSA renumbered by hand, the later, handwritten page number is referred to below. Because these fragments are brief and provide few clues as to their interrelation, they have all been arranged in numerical order. It should be stressed that these fragments do not come from the same drafts but are the only surviving remains of heavy authorial revision.

Earlier Draft Typescript Fragments

  • Box 45, Folder 15
Page 6, titled Jean Paul, Belle character is named Phoebe and Jean Paul character is named Dave.
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Early Draft Typescript Fragments, 1977

  • Box 45, Folder 16
Page 1, titled Chapter, moderately edited; p.1-4 and 13, dated May 23, 1977 and titled Visit of Keziah and her mother or grandmother, moderately edited; p. 4, titled Nameless; p. 13, Barstow character is named Arthur; p. 20, titled Hominy; p. 21, titled Achen; p. 25, titled Ms., heavily edited; p. 98, titled IV, moderately edited; p. 120, titled Jean Paul Gaudais, probably from a draft of Chapter V; p.127, lightly edited; p. 129, titled Feeding the Tenants, probably from same draft as p. 127 above; p.140; p. 142, marked End of Chapter IV, probably from same draft as p. 140 above; p. 144, with unmarked, handwritten page; p. 149, lightly edited; p.157, lightly edited; p.162, moderately edited; p.176 and 177, titled Chapter -- Andrew brings three wounded soldiers and letters, lightly edited with authorial note to change a line in line 12 of p. 177; p.183, titled Chapter -- The Evil Man Comes, lightly edited; p. 256, titled Chapter -- Another soldier is brought not wounded but sick to his death; p. 449, titled Chapter XII or XIII, second paragraph has some correspondence with p. 436 in Typescript Version, heavily edited, early draft; p. 543, with list of names on reverse; three unnumbered fragments, no interrelation to one another, lightly edited, early draft; and three handwritten fragments (one unnumbered page, one numbered p. 5 and one numbered p. 10), no known interrelation.
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Later Draft - Typescript Variants I

The following variants come from the Later draft; some sections may have been cuts from the Typescript Version. Correspondence to the Typescript Version, when known, is listed below.

Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 17
Pages 57-58, with alternate p. 58, probably a variant of p. 57-58.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 18
Page 103, corresponds to p. 112-113.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 19
Page 116, probably a variant of p. 116 of Chapter V.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 20
Page one unnumbered page, first page corresponds to p. 128, second paragraph corresponds to p. 132; p. 129-130, corresponds to p. 128-131; p. 139, corresponds to p. 139-140.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 21
Pages 142-144 and 148, with writing on reverse, corresponds to p. 142-146; moderately edited.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 22
Pages 150-153, includes fragment of personal diary, corresponds roughly to events in Chapter VIII, heavily edited.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 23
Pages 197-200, corresponds roughly to events in Chapter IX.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 24
Page 344, probably a variant of p. 344; p. 348, probably a variant of p. 348.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 25
Page 584, probably a variant of p. 548.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 26
Pages 749-750, probably a variant of p. 749-750, moderately edited.
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Typescript Variants I

  • Box 45, Folder 27
Pages 1-2, titled Chapter XVI. There is no Chapter XIV in the Typescript Version. No correspondence to any other chapter; heavily edited.
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Later Draft - Typescript Variants II

This series of Later typescript variants differ from those in Box 45, Folders 17-27 in that they are lengthy, often complete episodes that do not strictly correspond to the Typescript Version. When a correspondence can be inferred, it is noted below. The lack of page numbering and presence of alternate beginnings in some cases suggests that these were run-throughs of pivotal episodes.

Typescript Variants II

  • Box 45, Folder 28
Ten unnumbered pages, with four pages of alternate beginnings. No link between any of the four beginnings and the fifth page or any link between the seventh and eighth page. Some correspondence to p. 97-98 in Chapter III; lightly edited, with margin notes by HSA regarding edits.
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Typescript Variants II

  • Box 45, Folder 29
Thirteen unnumbered pages, titled Jean Paul's visit. Last page probably follows p. 127 in Typescript Version. Some correspondence with Chapter V; moderately edited.
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Typescript Variants II

  • Box 45, Folder 30
Seventeen unnumbered pages. Some correspondence to Chapter VI; moderately edited.
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Later Draft - Typescript Draft

These sections are the largest sections of the typed Later draft, sometimes encompassing entire chapters. Several subsections are cut-and-paste, which HSA incorporated into the typescript. This method led to many renumberings; when a typed number and a later, handwritten number appear, the handwritten number is indicated below.

Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 1
Page 93, corresponds to p. 93 in Typescript Version; p. 99-100, corresponds to p. 99-100 in Typescript Version; p. 1, corresponds to p. 102 in Typescript Version.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 2
Pages 6-7 corresponds to p. 106-108 in Typescript Version; p. 95 corresponds to p. 108 in Typescript Version; markings in black pen by Marcella Arnow; two unnumbered pages, correspond to p. 111 in Typescript Version.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 3
Page 12, corresponds to p. 112-113 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; one page of handwritten inserts; p. 14 corresponds to p. 114-115 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 14 corresponds to p. 115 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; two unnumbered pages of typed inserts correspond to p. 115-116 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 16 corresponds to p. 116-117 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 18 corresponds to p. 118-119 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 21 corresponds to p. 122-123 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version. Heavily edited with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 4
Page 23 corresponds to p. 124-125 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 24 corresponds to p. 125-126 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version. Fragment from Chapter II on reverse; p. 26-27 corresponds to p. 127-129 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 29-30, with one unnumbered page of inserts, corresponds to p. 130-132 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version; p. 36-37, with one unnumbered page of inserts, corresponds to p. 138-140 of Chapter IV in Typescript Version.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 5
Pages 338-341 and 344-351, correspond to p. 338-350 in Typescript Version. Gap in numbering due to incomplete renumbering.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 6
Pages 1-24, corresponds to p. 536-579 in Typescript Version. Heavily edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 7
Pages 2-24 corresponds to p. 582-603 in Typescript Version. Heavily edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 8
Pages 601-604 corresponds to 601-604 in Typescript Version. Lightly edited on p. 601.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 9
Pages 3-41 with several unnumbered inserts, corresponds to p. 623-656 in Typescript Version.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 10
Page 676, corresponds to p. 676 in Typescript Version; p. 695 corresponds to p. 695 in Typescript Version. Moderately edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 11
Pages 6-26, corresponds to p. 695-713 in Typescript Version. Heavily edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 12
Pages 700-717 corresponds to p. 695-712 in Typescript Version; retyped copy of corrections made in Folder 10; p. 719, with two unnumbered handwritten pages, corresponds to p. 713-714 in Typescript Version.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 13
Pages 700-733, with typed fragments on reverse of p. 709, 720, 728 and 732; fragment on reverse of p. 720 indicates that this is written post-1983; two alternates of p. 731, corresponds to p. 695-729 of Typescript Version; p. 739-740, with typed fragment on reverse of p. 740, corresponds to p. 732-735 in Typescript Version. Heavily edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 14
Pages 17-38, with one unnumbered typed fragment, corresponds to p. 750-773 in Typescript Version. Heavily edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 15
Pages 782-783, corresponds to p. 782-783 in Typescript Version. Moderately edited.
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Later Draft

  • Box 46, Folder 16
Pages 2-8, with one unnumbered typed fragment, corresponds to p. 801-808 in Typescript Version, heavily edited; p. 12, with unnumbered fragment on reverse, corresponds to p. 866-867 (end) in Typescript Version, heavily edited, with cut-and-paste sections.
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Typescript Version

Apart from a brief section published in Adena (Spring 1980) issue, this Typescript Version is the closest we have to a realization of Belle and the only draft with a beginning, middle and end. No conclusion can be made as to whether this typescript reflected HSA's final intentions or was ready to be offered in whole to a publisher. Judging solely from a textual standpoint -- taking into consideration the numerous editorial marks, page misnumberings, chapter misnumberings or omissions and several loose pages -- this does not appear to be a finished work. To present a legible version, original carbons co-mingle with photocopies. Rather than correct obvious mistakes in page and chapter numberings through renumbering, such discrepancies are noted below for the reader's information. In chapter numbering, HSA mixed Roman and Arabic numerals. For the sake of consistency with the final typescript, Roman numerals have been adopted in the following inventory. It appears that Belle never underwent editing beyond the expected authorial revision. However, it appears that HSA's daughter Marcella attempted to work on the Typescript Version after her mother's death. This attempt can result in some confusion. In Chapter IX, for instance, there is a glut of corrections made in pen using signs (such as question marks) that HSA never used in revising her own work. We have no indication that HSA dictated these changes nor would they seem to follow any editorial rationale. In addition, Marcella Arnow photocopied pages of the typescript. In the process, she wrote OBS (short for obsolete) in pen on pages she believed were merely carbons, superfluous to the Typescript Version. Unfortunately, several of those pages were not carbons but pages that filled gaps in the typescript. Several other marked pages were far clearer than the photocopies, necessitating their use in the Typescript Draft or Typescript Version boxes. Simply put, the reader should not misinterpret OBS as a directive or note by HSA.

Chapters I and II, p. 1-67

  • Box 47, Folder 1
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Chapters III and IV, p. 68-140

  • Box 47, Folder 2
Writing in blue ink in Chapter IV by Marcella Arnow. Pages 73 through 75A and 93 through 95A probably later inserts.
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Chapters V and VI, p. 108-156

  • Box 47, Folder 3
Writing in blue ink in Chapter V by Marcella Arnow. Note discrepancy in page numbering between Chapters IV and V. Three different pages numbered 138, all out of context to varying degrees. Page 144 has an extra line at the bottom of the page that seems out of context.
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Chapters VII and VIII, p. 157-194

  • Box 47, Folder 4
Fragment of alternate beginning on reverse of p. 157. Chapter VII is entirely original carbons. Chapter VII is mostly original carbons, with exception to p. 184, 195, and 192.
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Chapters IX and X, p. 195-280

  • Box 47, Folder 5
Corrections in black pen in Chapter IX by Marcella Arnow. Two variant p. 279.
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Chapters XI and XII, p. 281-336

  • Box 47, Folder 6
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Chapters XIII and XIV, p. 337-401

  • Box 47, Folder 7
Two variant p. 384.
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Chapter XV, p. 402-459

  • Box 47, Folder 8
Two variant p. 436. There is no Chapter XVI; consistent page numbering suggests this is the result of misnumbering, rather than omission.
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Chapters XVII and XVIII, p. 460-521

  • Box 47, Folder 9
Missing p. 489; context suggests this is the result of misnumbering, rather than omission.
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Chapters XX and XXI, p. 522-580

  • Box 47, Folder 10
There is no Chapter XIX; consistent page numbering suggests this is the result of misnumbering, rather than omission. Includes typed note at the end of Chapter XX in regard to corrections; probably made by HSA.
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Chapters XXII and XXIII, p. 581-656, includes p. 585A and 606A

  • Box 47, Folder 11
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Chapters XXIV and XXV, p. 657-735

  • Box 48, Folder 1
There is no p. 682; context suggests that this is the result of misnumbering, rather than omission.
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Chapters XXVI and XXVII, p. 736-799

  • Box 48, Folder 2
Two alternate p. 754As, one lightly edited.
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Chapter XXVIII, p. 800-867 (end)

  • Box 48, Folder 3
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Interruptions to School at Home by Harriette Simpson Arnow, Adena, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 1980) p. 40-55., Spring 1980

  • Box 48, Folder 4
Photograph of HSA and James Still on p. 17. This excerpt from Belle is probably an earlier version of Chapter IV in the Typescript Version.
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Between the Flowers

  • Box 49-50
Arnow sent the third draft of this work to her publisher Harold Strauss at Covici-Friede circa September 1936 according to correspondence, making it her second known novel; however, Between the Flowers was not published until 1999 through the work of editor Frederic Svoboda. The typescripts are undated, but correspondence with Harold Strauss suggests that she sent the drafts for editing in late 1936 and early 1937. Arnow almost discontinued work on the novel after frustrations with criticisms from Mr. Strauss according to a letter dated circa early August 1937 (Box 30, Folder 1). In October 1938, Mr. Strauss left Covici-Friede and forwarded Between the Flowers to Alfred Knopf, for whom later Mr. Strauss would work and HSA would publish. In December 1938 (Box 30, Folder 1), Mr. Strauss wrote to Arnow, informing her that Mr. Knopf had declined to publish Between the Flowers. One of Arnow’s friends offered to publish the novel through his small, independent publishing company (Box 30, Folder 1); Mr. Strauss requested that she avoid this route, and he continued to send her manuscript to several publishers over the next few years, to no avail.

Early Draft

This is the original, partial typescript as submitted to Harold Strauss according to correspondence circa September 1939 (Box 30, Folder 1). The pages are ordered exactly as they were found in the original folder kept by HSA. On the backs of the pages are hand-written notes regarding Between the Flowers, but it is difficult to tell if it is a new draft.

Chapters I and II

  • Box 49, Folder 1
Includes p. 39-76 with handwritten notes on back. Also includes page one of the introductory letter to Mr. Strauss.
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Chapters III and IV

  • Box 49, Folder 2
Includes p. 39-76 with handwritten notes on back. Page 67 is misnumbered as p. 77.
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Chapters V and VI

  • Box 49, Folder 3
Includes p. 77-125 with handwritten notes on back.
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Introductory letter to Harold Strauss

  • Box 49, Folder 4
Includes a nine-page letter with handwritten notes on back (plus one page of handwritten notes). The letter explains her vision for the novel. Pages 5-7 are missing. Mr. Strauss mentions in a letter dated October 20, 1936 (Box 30, Folder 1) that he never received these pages, so it is likely that HSA did not include them in her submission packet.
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Readers’ Reports

  • Box 49, Folder 5
The readers’ reports do not refer to the shorter draft in the collection, the partial draft sent to Mr. Strauss in late 1936. In the earlier, shorter draft, HSA refers to the male lead character as Wash, yet the readers’ reports refer to Marsh, a change noted in the longer draft of this collection. However, the reports do not refer to the longer, later draft, either; the page references do not match with the longer draft of this collection. It is unclear how many intermediary drafts HSA undertook, so it is impossible to determine which of those drafts the readers’ reports reference. Letters to and from Mr. Strauss, dated October 1937 (Box 30, Folder 1), mention the readers’ reports.
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Later Draft

This draft is a full-length typescript, as opposed to the partial, earlier draft. The typescript is split into two parts: Part I (Chapters I-XV) and Part II (Chapters XVI-XXVIII). The 1999 published version closely follows the typescript, except for some work on the ending.

Chapters I-V

  • Box 49, Folder 6
Includes p.1-79.
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Chapters V-X

  • Box 49, Folder 7
Includes p. 80-158.
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Chapters XI-XV

  • Box 49, Folder 8
Includes p.159-225.
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Chapters XVI-XX

  • Box 49, Folder 9
Includes p. 226-319, 241A. Missing p. 290. Duplicate p. 316. Although there is no p.320, it is unclear if the last page of Chapter XX is missing or if it was skipped due to misnumbering of Chapter XXI.
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Chapters XXI-XXV

  • Box 49, Folder 10
Includes p.321-410, 363A, 377A, and 377B.
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Chapters XVI-XVIII

  • Box 49, Folder 11
Includes p. 411-470 (end).
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Fragile Originals

Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 12
Chapter I (p. 1-15).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 13
Chapter II (p. 16-35).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 14
Chapter III (p. 36-53).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 15
Chapter IV (p. 54-68).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 16
Chapter V (p. 69-79).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 17
Chapter VI (p. 80-99).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 18
Chapter VII (p. 100-119).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 19
Chapter VIII (p. 120-130).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 20
Chapter IX (p. 131-147).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 49, Item 21
Chapter X (p. 148-158).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 1
Chapter XI (p. 159-168).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 2
Chapter XII (p. 169-181).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 3
Chapter XIII (p. 182-198).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 4
Chapter XIV (p. 199-213).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 5
Chapter XV (p. 214-225).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 6
Chapter XVI (p. 226-241).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 7
Chapter XVII (p. 241A-264).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 8
Chapter XVIII (p. 265-284).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 9
Chapter XIX (p. 285-302).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 10
Chapter XX (p. 303-319).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 11
Chapter XXI (p. 321-342).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 12
Chapter XXII (p. 343-362).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 13
Chapter XXIII (p. 363A-377A).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 14
Chapter XXIV (p. 377B-394).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 15
Chapter XV (p. 395-410).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 16
Chapter XVI (p. 411-432).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 17
Chapter XVII (p. 433-445).
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Fragile Originals

  • Box 50, Item 18
Chapter XVIII (p. 446-470).
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The Dollmaker

  • Box 54-59, 63, item 60-62, volume 64
In an attempt to make The Dollmaker manuscripts accessible, they were grouped into four different versions. This arrangement does not necessarily represent Arnow's own order or sequence, and she certainly did not refer to them as Version 1, Version 2, etc. Some versions represent only a small portion of the novel. Where possible, an indication of the rough correspondence between the versions and the published first edition has been noted. Both Version 1 and Version 2 correspond roughly to Chapters 1-18 in published first edition. Version 1 is longer and appears to have been written first. Version 2 corresponds to the published version more closely that Version 1 in most cases. Of the four versions, Version 3 corresponds most closely to the published version. Version 4 appears to be part of an earlier version submitted to Cecil Scott, Arnow's editor at Macmillan, and some correspondence to the published version is apparent. Some character names change from the earlier versions to the published version. Most notably, the Murphys become the Dalys and Mr. Hoard becomes Mr. Flint. Also included are the publisher's page proofs, pre-publication review copy, and galley sheets. Arnow worked on the manuscript for several years. In a letter to Charles Cunningham (Editor-in-Chief of the Trade Department, Macmillan) dated October 26, 1952, Arnow stated that she had been working on this manuscript for about four years (since before Hunter's Horn was published) and that she had thought about parts of it for twenty years. Arnow's struggles with this manuscript were compounded by the efforts of Cecil Scott. Between the revisions written by Scott and his suggested cuts, little of Arnow's original manuscript remained. Arnow finally finished the manuscript with the help of Granville Hicks, her editor for Hunter's Horn. Correspondence between Hicks and Arnow deals with the editing and revision of the manuscript, as well as the situation involving Scott. These letters include corrections suggested by Hicks and corrections submitted by Arnow as well as their personal anecdotes (See Box 31, Folder 5). It appears that Arnow often referred to the manuscript as The doll and Gertie. Roman numeral chapter numbers were given by Arnow.

Notebooks

There are four boxes of notebooks related to The Dollmaker. Most notebooks correspond, at least in part, to the published first edition. Box 54 also includes notebooks relating to Dollmaker's Children and the [cat on roof story]. The word done in pencil on the cover of various notebooks appears to be Harold Arnow's indication that he had typed the notebook. There is child's scribbling throughout notebooks. The Roman numerals on the notebooks were given by HSA. Some notebooks are missing according to the Roman numerals, so they have been renumbered in brackets to provide uniformity. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition.

Notebooks

Notebooks corresponding to Chapters 1-8 in the published version. Some of the notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version.

Notebook I (1), (p. 1-84).

  • Box 51, Folder 1
No correspondence to published version. The material in this notebook takes place before the beginning of the book.
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Notebook II (2), (p. 1-82).

  • Box 51, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 1. Includes partial outline.
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Notebook III (3), (p. 1-84).

  • Box 51, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 1. List of names of actual people (not characters) on last page. First quarter of notebook contains a first-person piece, likely autobiographical, discussing the narrator's parents.
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Notebook IV (4), (p. 1-74).

  • Box 51, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapters 1 and 2. List of names on last page. This notebook was washed and deacidified on May 27, 1992.
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Notebook V (5), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 2. Last few pages contain very short outline, a few notes, and list of states with numbers.
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Notebook VIII (6), (p. 1-68).

  • Box 51, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapters 3 and 4. Last four pages contain genealogy or historical material. Prose poem beginning He didn't love his wife or the virgin about five pages from end of notebook.
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Notebook IX (7), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 4. A few lines about having a union and not needing God on last page.
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Notebook X (8), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 4. Half of last page appears to be notes for something else, perhaps related prose poem.
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Notebook XI (9), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 4. Last page outlines next part of book.
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Notebook XII (10), (p. 1-74). (There are two notebooks labeled XII).

  • Box 51, Folder 10
Follows end of Notebook XI. No correspondence to published version.
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Notebook XII (11), (p. 1-76). (There are two notebooks labeled XII).

  • Box 51, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Notebook XIV (12), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Notebook XV (13), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapters 5 and 6. Next to last page includes notes on scenes from the earlier part of the book, and the last page contains list of books and authors.
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Notebook XVI (14), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Notebook XVII (15), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 6. Last page has diagram of house layout. Also contains prose poem To the Christ of the Sweat...
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Notebook XVIII (16), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 6. Notebook includes approximately five pages of notes for speech about hill people.
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Notebook XIX (17), (p. 1-72).

  • Box 51, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapters 6 and 7.
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Notebook XX (18), (p. 1-72).

  • Box 51, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 7. Includes historical notes and a crossed out section about interview with Berea businessman, Carter B. Robinson.
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Notebook XXI (19), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 51, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Notebook, unnumbered (20) and photocopy, (p. 1-39).

  • Box 51, Folder 20
Corresponds to Chapter 8.
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Notebooks

Notebooks corresponding to Chapters 9-20 in the published version. Some of the notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version.

Notebook XXII (21), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapters 8 and 9.
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Notebook XXIII (22) and photocopy, (p. 1-43).

  • Box 52, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapters 9 and 10. Page 34 and 35 are missing in Arnow's numbering sequence, but nothing appears to be missing narratively. Last page appears to be list of citations from the Bible.
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Notebook XXIII (23) and photocopy, (p. 1-36).

  • Box 52, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapters 10 and 11.
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Notebook XXIIIV (24), (p. 1-72).

  • Box 52, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 11. Notebook begins with what appears to be a speech about Berea College and its president, Dr. Frost. One section corresponds to typed draft of Dollmaker's Children. Notebook includes calculations for household expenses, writing supplies, and research trips.
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Notebook XXV (25), (p. 1-98).

  • Box 52, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 11. Last page includes list of characters and scenes.
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Notebook XXIV (26), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapters 11 and 12. Near end of notebook is poem beginning Out of ovens.
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Notebook (27), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 12.
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Notebook XXXII (28), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapters 12 and 13. Last page itemizes Nevel family's expenses.
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Notebook (29), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 13. Last three pages include lists, computations, and reference to Corinthians.
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Notebook XXXII (30), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapters 13 and 14. Includes brief notes on later portions of the book. Poem Git over Hyar at end of notebook.
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Notebook (31), (p. 1-94).

  • Box 52, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapters 14 and 17.
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Notebook (32) and photocopy, (p. 1-38).

  • Box 52, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapters 14, 16, and 17.
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Notebook XXXV (33), (p. 1-100).

  • Box 52, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 15. Poem My child adjusted/ to the formula.... at end of notebook.
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Notebook I (34), (p. 1-75).

  • Box 52, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Notebook II (35), (p. 1-96).

  • Box 52, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Notebook III (36), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 52, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapters 16, 20, and 21. Last page outlines much of the remainder of the book.
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Notebook IV (37), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 52, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapters 17 and 20. Notebook appears to have been shared by Marcella and contains some of Marcella's schoolwork and a page with three, addressed envelopes drawn onto it.
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Notebooks

Notebooks corresponding to Chapters 17-35 in the published version. Some of the notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version.

Notebook (38), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 17. List on inside back cover outlines the rest of the book.
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Notebook (39), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 18.
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Notebook Xmas continued (40), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapters 18 and 19.
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Notebook I (41), (p. 1-60).

  • Box 53, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapters 19 and 21.
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Notebook (42), (p. 1-60).

  • Box 53, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 21.
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Notebook (43), (p. 1-82).

  • Box 53, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapters 20 and 21.
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Notebook (44), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapters 22 and 24. Includes short list of events on last page. Poem beginning "Warm me oh Lord" on last three and a half pages.
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Notebook (45), (p. 1-64).

  • Box 53, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapters 22 and 23.
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Notebook (46), (p. 1-64).

  • Box 53, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapters 23 and 24.
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Notebook (47), (p. 1-64).

  • Box 53, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapters 24 and 25.
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Notebook III (48), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 25 and 26.
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Notebook IV (49), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapters 26 and 27.
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Notebook V (50), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapters 27 and 28.
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Notebook VI (51), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 28.
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Notebook VII (52), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapters 28 and 29.
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Notebook VIII (53), (p. 1-50).

  • Box 53, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Notebook IX (54), (p. 1-48).

  • Box 53, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapters 29 and 30.
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Notebook X (55), (p. 1-48).

  • Box 53, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 30.
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Notebook 11 eleven (56), (p. 1-48).

  • Box 53, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapters 30 and 31.
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Notebook 13 (57), (p. 1-44).

  • Box 53, Folder 20
Corresponds to Chapter 31.
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Notebook 13 insert (58), (p. 1-56).

  • Box 53, Folder 21
Corresponds to Chapters 31 and 32. Includes section marked insert.
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Notebook 14 (59), (p. 1-58).

  • Box 53, Folder 22
Corresponds to Chapter 32.
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Notebook 15 (60), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 23
Corresponds to Chapters 32 and 33.
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Notebook 16 (61), (p. 1-78).

  • Box 53, Folder 24
Corresponds to Chapters 33 and 34.
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Notebook 17 (62), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 53, Folder 25
Corresponds to Chapters 34 and 35.
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Notebooks

Notebooks corresponding to Chapters 35-39 of published version. Some notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version. Notebook containing Dollmaker's Children and four notebooks containing [cat on roof story].

Notebook 18 (63), (p. 1-76).

  • Box 54, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapters 35 and 36. Next to last page has short list of items with numbers (dollars?).
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Notebook 19 (64), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 54, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapters 36 and 38.
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Notebook 20 (65), (p. 1-80).

  • Box 54, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapters 38 and 39.
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Notebook (66), (p. 1-72) and edited typescript of The Dollmaker's Children.

  • Box 54, Folder 4
Corresponds to p. 2-12 of typed draft. This notebook is continued by Notebook XXIIIV which corresponds to p. 11-13 of draft. Since XXIIIV also contains section corresponding to first edition of The Dollmaker p. 138-141, it is in the proper order with the other notebooks used in the book. XXIIIV has pages that might correspond to p. 14-16 of The Dollmaker's Children, but we have no typed draft of those pages. Typed draft of The Dollmaker's Children with corrections (p. 1-11, 11 two p. 11s, 13, 17). No actual title on draft, but it appears to be an earlier version judging from two page draft by that title.
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Notebook VI out/inner (67), (p. 1-76). [cat on roof story] which Gertie is a character in, but it is not part of The Dollmaker.

  • Box 54, Folder 5
Corresponds to typed p. 1-10 (included). Last two pages includes list of doctors. Typed version has call the police written on top, p. 1-2, 4-10 (missing p.3). Also includes two p.1s and unnumbered page. Handwritten revisions on back of p. 1,2, 4,5, one of the extra p. 1s, and the unnumbered page. Notes appear to be reworking of beginning.
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Notebook Dollmaker Inner (68), (p. 1-32). Contains incident in which Gertie shoots cat on roof and is not included in published version of The Dollmaker. Notebook follows VI out/inner.

  • Box 54, Folder 6
Corresponds to p. 10-15 of typed version (p. 11-15 included).
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Notebook Dollmaker (69), (p. 1-32).

  • Box 54, Folder 7
Relates to [cat on roof story]. Back of notebook seems to be a review of Jesse Stuart's Beyond Dark Hills dealing with life in Kentucky mountains. Also includes photocopy of p. 21 of [cat on roof story] and photocopy of unnumbered page that appears to be p. 22 because it continues the flow of the story. Original is with first section of [cat on roof story] because there are handwritten notes on back.
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Notebook Dollmaker Inner (70), (p. 1-32).

  • Box 54, Folder 8
Corresponds to p. 15-21, but p. 15 is with preceding notebook. [cat on roof story]. Typescript version p. 16-21 is included.
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The Dollmaker - Typescript Versions

The Dollmaker - Version 1

Version 1 includes p. 1-359 (some pages missing). This version corresponds roughly to Chapters 1-18 in the published first edition. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition. Roman numeral chapter references were given by Arnow.

Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 4-26 (18-24 missing; p. 10 numbered p. 11).

  • Box 55, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 1.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 27-41. Chapter II.

  • Box 55, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 2.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 43-62A (p. 62A follows p. 62). Chapter III.

  • Box 55, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 63-87 (p. 67-70, 76-77 missing). Chapter IV.

  • Box 55, Folder 4
Little correspondence to Chapter 4.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 89-110 (p. 90-100, 111-113 missing). Chapter V.

  • Box 55, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 114-136 (p. 126, 137-140 missing; p. 129 numbered p. 128). Chapter VI.

  • Box 55, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 141-172 (scattered). Chapter VII.

  • Box 55, Folder 7
Some correspondence to Chapters 7, 8 and 9.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy,(p. 174-183). Chapter XI.

  • Box 55, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 10. Both p. 174 and p. 184 are labeled Chapter XI.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, (p. 184-204). Chapter XI.

  • Box 55, Folder 9
Some correspondence to Chapter 11. Both p. 174 and p. 184 are labeled Chapter XI.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, (p. 205-231). Chapter XVIII.

  • Box 55, Folder 10
Some correspondence to Chapter 12.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 232-253 (p. 247-250 missing; p. 251 originally numbered p. 252). Chapter IXV.

  • Box 55, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 13.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 253A-304 (p. 261-268, 290-303 missing). Chapter XV.

  • Box 55, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapters 14, 15 and 16.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 317-338 (p. 320-330, 333-337 missing; unnumbered page between p. 332 and p. 338). Chapter XVII.

  • Box 55, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 17.
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Version 1, unedited typescript and photocopy, p. 339-359 (p. 346-352, 354-358 missing). Chapter XVIII.

  • Box 55, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 18.
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The Dollmaker - Version 2

Version 2 includes the preliminaries and p. 2-314 (some pages are missing). This version includes some double numbering. Notes concerning pages that have been renumbered are referred to by their original number. This version corresponds roughly to Chapters 1-18 of the published first edition. Editing appears to be by Arnow and by Granville Hicks. The letters between these two is helpful [See letters in Box 31, Folder 7. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition. Roman numeral chapter references were given by Arnow.

Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, preliminaries and p. 2-23 (scattered).

  • Box 55, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 1.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 26 and p. 35. Chapter II.

  • Box 55, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 2.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 41-46 (p. 43 missing). Chapter III.

  • Box 55, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 65-77 (scattered; two variants p. 68).

  • Box 55, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 4.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 80- 92 ( p. 81 and p. 91 missing; two variants p. 88).

  • Box 55, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 96-114 (scattered; renumbered p. 102-120; p. 98 was not renumbered). Chapter VI.

  • Box 55, Folder 20
Some correspondence to Chapter 6.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 118-127 [p. 123 missing; renumbered p. 124-133 (p. 119-121 not renumbered)]. Chapter VII.

  • Box 56, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 128-135 [renumbered p. 134-141 (p. 129 was renumbered twice)]. Chapter VIII.

  • Box 56, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 8.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 137-145 (p. 138-139 missing; p. 140-145 renumbered as p. 146-151). Chapter IX.

  • Box 56, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 9. A sheet numbered p. 2 containing handwritten notes follows p. 145 and appears to continue the storyline.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 146A-153A (scattered; renumbered p. 152-159; p. 146B is renumbered twice). Chapter X.

  • Box 56, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 10.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 146-165 [p. 146-163 renumbered p. 162-178 (p. 169 missing); p. 152 renumbered p. 168B; p. 153 and p. 154 are both renumbered as p. 168]. Chapter X.

  • Box 56, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 11.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 166-191 (p. 167-190 renumbered as p. 181-204; p. 179 was originally numbered as p. 219). Chapter XI.

  • Box 56, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 12.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 192-212 [renumbered p. 201-221 (p. 202, 211 missing); p. 203 is renumbered twice]. Chapter XIII.

  • Box 56, Folder 7
Note on p. 212 about a Senator Ferguson, Senate Office Bldg, Wash., D.C. and Rep. Velde, House of Representatives. Corresponds to Chapter 13.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 213-226 (renumbered p. 222-235; p. 213 and p. 226 renumbered twice). Chapter XIV.

  • Box 56, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 14.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 227-253 (p. 338-340 missing). Chapter XV.

  • Box 56, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 254-316 [scattered; p. 301-316 renumbered p. 258-273 (p. 304 missing)]. Chapter XVI.

  • Box 56, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 16.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 274-295 [p. 276-287 originally numbered as p. 320-330 (includes p. 327 and p. 327A)]. Chapter XVII.

  • Box 56, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 17.
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Version 2, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 296-314 (p. 302-308 were originally numbered p. 346-352). Chapter XVIII.

  • Box 56, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 18.
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The Dollmaker - Version 3

Version 3 includes p. 1-644 (some pages missing). This appears to be the carbon of the version sent to the typesetter. Some pages are marked to indicate correspondence to a galley (e.g., p. 7 marked galley 3). This version corresponds closely to published first edition. However, there are a few minor differences (e.g., p. 24 paragraph 7 in manuscript and p. 20 paragraph 7 in published version). Pages 40 and 452 are missing, but there is no break in the text. Two variants of p. 478, 506, 525, 534, and 542 are included. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition. Roman numeral chapter references were given by Arnow.

Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 1-25 (includes p. 10 and p. 10A). Chapter I.

  • Box 56, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 1. Note on p. 10A: insert.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 26-39. Chapter II.

  • Box 56, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 2.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 41-59. Chapter III.

  • Box 56, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 60-78. Chapter IV.

  • Box 56, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 4.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 78A-99. Chapter V.

  • Box 57, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 100-123. Chapter VI.

  • Box 57, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 124-133A. Chapter VII.

  • Box 57, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 134-142. Chapter VIII.

  • Box 57, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 8.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 143-151. Chapter IX.

  • Box 57, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 9.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 152-161. Chapter X.

  • Box 57, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 10.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 162-178. Chapter XI.

  • Box 57, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 11.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 179-200A. Chapter XII.

  • Box 57, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 12.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 201-220. Chapter XIII.

  • Box 57, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 13.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 221-232. Chapter XIV.

  • Box 57, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 14.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 233-252A. Chapter XV.

  • Box 57, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 253-270. Chapter XVI.

  • Box 57, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 16.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 271-290. Chapter XVII.

  • Box 57, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 17.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 291-306. Chapter XVIII.

  • Box 57, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 18.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 307-325. Chapter XIX.

  • Box 57, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 19.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 326-342. Chapter XX.

  • Box 57, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 20.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 343-361. Chapter XXI.

  • Box 57, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapter 21.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 362-374 (p. 363-364 originally numbered p. 379-381). Chapter XXII. Corresponds to Chapter 22.

  • Box 58, Folder 1
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 375-391. Chapter XXIII.

  • Box 58, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 23.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 392-412. Chapter XXIV.

  • Box 58, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 24.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 413-325. Chapter XXV.

  • Box 58, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 25.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 426-440. Chapter XXVI.

  • Box 58, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 26.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 441-451 (p. 452 missing). Chapter XXVII.

  • Box 58, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 27.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 453-469. Chapter XXVIII.

  • Box 58, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 28.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 470-489 (p. 475 missing; includes p. 478 and replacement p. 478). Chapter XXIX.

  • Box 58, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 490-507 (includes p. 506 and replacement p. 506; replacement p. 506 is edited typescript).

  • Box 58, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 30.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 508-528 (includes p. 525 and replacement p. 525). Chapter XXXI. Note that p. 518A appears to be a continuation of p. 518.

  • Box 58, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 31.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 529-545 (includes p. 534 and replacement p. 534; replacement p. 534 is edited typescript; includes p. 542 and replacement p. 542).

  • Box 58, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 32.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 546-555. Chapter XXXIII.

  • Box 58, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 33.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 556- 575. Chapter XXXIV.

  • Box 58, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 34.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 576-583. Chapter XXXV.

  • Box 58, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 35.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 584-598. Chapter XXXVI.

  • Box 58, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 36.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 599-610. Chapter XXXVII.

  • Box 58, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 37.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 611-624. Chapter XXXVIII (originally labeled as XXVIII).

  • Box 58, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapter 38.
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Version 3, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 625-644. Chapter XXXIX.

  • Box 58, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 39.
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Version 3, fragments

  • Box 58, Folder 19
Includes pages 12, 14, 16, 17, 50, 57, 59-60, 238-239, 798, and unnumbered.
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Version 4, edited typescript, p. 118-650 (scattered). Renumbered p. 113-591 (scattered).

  • Box 58, Folder 20
This version appears to represent an early version of the manuscript submitted to Scott and possibly Hicks as well. Editing appears to be primarily by Scott [pencil]. Editing of Scott's editing also apparent--possibly by Hicks. Notes in what appears to be Arnow's hand on back of p. 183. Some correspondence to published version.
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Page proofs, Pre-publication review copy, and Galley sheets

Page proofs, p. 1-549; Pre-publication review copy, p. 1-549

Page proofs, preliminaries and p. 1-84. Chapters 1-5.

  • Box 59, Folder 1
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Page proofs, p. 85-150. Chapters 6-11.

  • Box 59, Folder 2
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Page proofs, p. 151-213. Chapters 12-15.

  • Box 59, Folder 3
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Page proofs, p. 214-289. Chapters 16-20.

  • Box 59, Folder 4
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Page proofs, p. 290-360. Chapters 21-25.

  • Box 59, Folder 5
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Page proofs, p. 361-430. Chapters 26-30.

  • Box 59, Folder 6
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Page proofs, p. 431-489. Chapters 31-34.

  • Box 59, Folder 7
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Page proofs, p. 490-549. Chapters 35-39.

  • Box 59, Folder 8
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Pre-publication review copy, preliminaries and p. 1-122.

  • Box 59, Folder 9
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Pre-publication review copy, p. 123-250.

  • Box 59, Folder 10
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Pre-publication review copy, p. 251-410.

  • Box 59, Folder 11
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Pre-publication review copy, p. 411-549. Includes book jacket.

  • Box 59, Folder 12
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Cover sheet to The Dollmaker typescript, undated

  • Box 59, Folder 13
Contains a cover letter to an unknown typescript copy of The Dollmaker.
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Galley sheets for published first edition, pages 1-205

  • Item 60
Missing pages 94, 141, 191, and 198
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Galley sheets for published first edition, pages 1-359

  • Item 61
Includes pages through part of Chapter 39. Missing parts of galleys 1,2,57, and 64. Duplicate galleys 162,163, and 169 on white paper. Notes and marks on galleys 57,64,162, and 169 (white paper). Includes galley fragment with no top and no number.
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Publication materials

  • Item 62
Includes hand-drawn image, two book jackets, two color prints of the front cover and side of book jacket, photostat and copy of the front cover and side of book jacket, a promotional item, and one large painting used for a promotional item.
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Adaptations

The Dollmaker was adapted into a variety of formats, including the popular film starring Jane Fonda.

The Dollmaker, a teleplay by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn, revised script, 1983

  • Box 63, Folder 1
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An Opinion on How to Divide for Three Two-Hour TV Sessions, written by HSA

  • Box 63, Folder 2
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Textbook excerpt from The Dollmaker

  • Box 63, Folder 3
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Title page, contents page, and illustration from British Reader’s Digest Condensed Books version of The Dollmaker

  • Box 63, Folder 4
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The Dollmaker: A Viewer’s Guide, by ABC, 1984

  • Box 63, Folder 5
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List of proposed cuts to The Dollmaker by Cecil Scott, Macmillan Company, undated

  • Box 63, Folder 6
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Two brief treatments/summaries of The Dollmaker by HSA, undated

  • Box 63, Folder 7
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HSA on The Dollmaker's success and republications, undated

  • Box 63, Folder 8
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Clippings and reviews of the TV movie The Dollmaker, 1974–1984, undated

  • Box 63, Folder 9
Includes newspaper and magazine clippings related to The Dollmaker adaptations, particularly the film starring Jane Fonda, and a letter from Barbara Smith dated May 17, 1984.
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Scrapbook

  • Item 64
Contains original artwork on first page by unknown painter. Includes articles from around the world related to the novel.
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Hunter's Horn

  • Box 68-77, volume 75
The many versions and variants of Hunter's Horn arrived at the University of Kentucky in complete disarray. With a few exceptions, pages were not in sequential order, and different versions and different formats (original typescript and carbon) were mixed together. Although certain pages apparently followed in sequence, it was not always clear with which version a fragment belonged. Moreover, many pages were missing. Arnow often used the reverse side of apparently discarded manuscripts to type something else. In some of her later works such as Weedkiller's Daughter, these discarded pages were from an earlier manuscript. However, in Hunter's Horn the discarded pages are, for the most part, from earlier versions of the same manuscript making the task of processing extremely difficult. It was not always clear which version came first. An attempt was made to place both versions within the logical progression of the manuscript. When the later version could be determined, the original was placed there and a photocopy of the earlier version was placed in an appropriate place. When it could not be determined which came first, the original was placed within the sequence of the most complete version and a photocopy was placed with the other version. In an attempt to make the many fragments of the manuscript more accessible, the fragments were grouped as Early Drafts, Middle Drafts, and Later Drafts. These drafts were then sorted into versions. It must be emphasized that this arrangement into versions does not necessarily represent Arnow's own order or sequence. Rather the parts were pieced together by an educated guess as to what the original and appropriate order might have been. Some versions represent only a chapter or small portion of the novel because a definite link to another sequence could not be determined. It is quite probable that Arnow did not view these sequences as integral versions but rather as reworkings of particular parts of the manuscript. Where possible, an indication of the rough correspondence between the fragmented versions and the published first edition has been given. Also included are versions of chapters with headers that include Arnow's name and address. It is possible that these chapters were submitted as short stories or excerpts from the novel. Arnow worked on the manuscript for many years. Over the course of these years, Arnow changed the order and direction of the story several times. Although many of the incidents in the Early and Middle Drafts also occur in the Later Draft, the sequence of events is different. Therefore, it was very difficult to arrange the manuscript in a logical order. Macmillan accepted the manuscript for publication in 1946, but the book was not published until 1949 after extensive revisions and other problems. Correspondence between Arnow, her editor Granville Hicks, and Macmillan reveals several quarrels over the length of the book, its title, and the lack of definitive action by Macmillan to publish the book. Only after Arnow, encouraged by Hicks, pursued a contract with another publisher did Macmillan finalize the deal. Cecil Scott, an editor at Macmillan, was also involved with this manuscript (See The Dollmaker). Although parts of the story first appear in the Early and Middle Drafts, it is not until the Later Draft versions that the novel has assumed a general shape close to the published version. Arnow was particularly upset by Macmillan's decision to rename the manuscript. The original title End of the Gravel was considered too vague and regional to have mass appeal. Other possible titles included King Devil and The Hills Remain. The title Hunter's Horn was never satisfactory to Arnow because she felt it gave the impression of English-style fox hunting which is nothing like fox hunting in the hills of Kentucky. In later years, Arnow referred to the novel as the horn. In a note found with the manuscript, Arnow states that the original manuscript sent to Macmillan was destroyed, but she does not elaborate. There is some confusion over a missing chapter of Hunter's Horn. Upon surveying the four copies of the novel in Special Collections, discrepancies were found. The original version which was used to write this inventory [New York : Macmillan, 1949 (1st printing)] contains 38 chapters. Another version published later (New York : Macmillan, c1949) contains only 37 chapters. A version published in Great Britain (c1950) contains all 38 chapters. A 1986 edition by the University Press of Kentucky is a reprint of the c1949 version with only 37 chapters. The controversial Chapter 30 concerns the illnesses of Lureenie and her children due to starvation. No apparent reason for the omission was determined from the books or from the correspondence. Also included with this manuscript are fragments that could not be placed within a version, summaries of the story, notes, and a hand-drawn map of the Ballew area. Some pages contain typescript on back. When this appears to be only typing mistakes or false starts, it was not noted. A child's scribbling appears throughout the manuscript. Roman numeral and quoted chapter headings were given by Arnow.

Notebooks

There are four boxes of notebooks related to Hunter's Horn. Since Arnow did not number the notebooks, we have no way of knowing the order in which the story was written. Therefore, the notebooks have been arranged according to their correspondence with the published first edition. This arrangement is based on the correspondence of the beginning of the notebook to the published first edition. It must be stressed that this was not Arnow's ordering and almost certainly does not represent the order in which the story was written. Box 68 contains 4 notebooks relating to the story, but which contain no real correspondence to the published first edition. Page numbers and notebook numbers in brackets represent our numbering not Arnow's. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition.

Hunter's Horn

Notebooks corresponding to published version. Some of the notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version. Many of the notebooks contain miscellaneous notes.

Notebook [1] and photocopy, [p.1-72].

  • Box 65, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 2.
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Notebook H.H. [2] and photocopy, [p. 1-117].

  • Box 65, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 3. Includes notes, partial outline of story, and list of famous people.
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Notebook H.H. [3] and photocopy, [p. 1-122].

  • Box 65, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapters 5, 7, and 10. Includes partial outline.
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Notebook [4] and photocopy, [p. 1-81].

  • Box 65, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapters 7 and 13.
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Notebook H.H. [5] and photocopy, [p. 1-48].

  • Box 65, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapters 7 and 13.
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Notebook H.H. [6], [p.1-220].

  • Box 65, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapters 13, 29, 8, 2, and 9. See Folder 6 for photocopy.
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Photocopy of Notebook H.H. [6], [p. 1-220].

  • Box 65, Folder 7
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Notebook Sheep hunt H.H. [7] and photocopy, [p. 1-70].

  • Box 65, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapters 9, 10, and 29. Includes mention of the Nevels [ The Dollmaker] on [p. 17].
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Notebook H.H. [8] and photocopy, [p. 1-70].

  • Box 65, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 11.
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Notebook [9] and photocopy, [p. 1-70].

  • Box 65, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapters 11, and 12.
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Notebooks corresponding to published version. Some of the notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version.

Notebook 5 H.H. [10] and photocopy, [p.1-106].

  • Box 66, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapters 14, 34, and 36. Includes poem [I clatter over bumpy ways...] and partial outline.
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Notebook H.H. [11] and photocopy, [p. 1-122].

  • Box 66, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapters 15, and 16. Includes partial outlines.
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Notebook H.H. [12], [p. 1-144].

  • Box 66, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 16. See Folder 4 for photocopy.
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Photocopy of Notebook H.H. [12], [p. 1-144].

  • Box 66, Folder 4
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Notebook H.H. [13], and photocopy [p. 1-144].

  • Box 66, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapters 16, 17, and 18.
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Notebook H.H. [14] and photocopy, [p. 1-122].

  • Box 66, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapters 18, and 19.
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Notebook H.H. [15] and photocopy, [p. 1-112].

  • Box 66, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapters 19, 20, 21, and 22.
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Notebook [16] and photocopy, [p. 1-32].

  • Box 66, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 22.
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Hunter's Horn

Notebooks corresponding to the published version. Some of the notebooks also contain incidents not included in the published version.

Notebook H.H. Harriette Simpson Arnow [17] and photocopy, [p. 1-96].

  • Box 67, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapters 22, 23, and 24.
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Notebook [18] and photocopy, [p. 1-114].

  • Box 67, Folder 2
Some correspondence to Chapter 25.
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Notebook 3 H.H. [19] and photocopy, [p. 1-82].

  • Box 67, Folder 3
Some correspondence to Chapters 25 and 26. Includes partial outline.
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Notebook 6 H.H. [20] and photocopy, [p. 1-70].

  • Box 67, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapters 26 and 27.
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Notebook 7 [21] and photocopy, [p. 1-44].

  • Box 67, Folder 5
Some correspondence to Chapter 27.
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Notebook 8 [22] and photocopy, [p. 1-68].

  • Box 67, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapters 27 and 28.
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Notebook 9 H.H. [23] and photocopy, [p. 1-72].

  • Box 67, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapters 28 and 29.
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Notebook H.H. [24] and photocopy, [p. 1-72].

  • Box 67, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapters 29 and 30.
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Notebook H.H. [25] and photocopy, [p. 1-122].

  • Box 67, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapters 30 and 31. Includes poems on [p. 110-120].
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Notebook H.H. - MS [26] and photocopy, [p. 1-120].

  • Box 67, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapters 31 and 32.
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Notebook H.H. revival + omitted parts [27] and photocopy, [p. 1-120].

  • Box 67, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 33.
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Notebooks corresponding to published version. Some of the notebooks contain incidents not included in the published version. Also contains notebooks that do not correspond to published version.

Notebook 5 H.H. [28] and photocopy, [p. 1-120].

  • Box 68, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapters 33, 34, and 35.
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Notebook H.H. [29] and photocopy, [p. 1-122].

  • Box 68, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 35.
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Notebook 5 H.H. [30] and photocopy, [p. 1-124].

  • Box 68, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapters 35 and 36. Includes drawing on [p. 123] and partial outline.
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Notebook H.H. [31] and photocopy, [p. 1-108].

  • Box 68, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapters 37 and 38.
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Notebook [32] and photocopy, [p. 1-108].

  • Box 68, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 38.
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Notebook H.H. [33] and photocopy, [p. 1-52].

  • Box 68, Folder 6
No correspondence to published version.
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Notebook H.H. End [34] and photocopy, [p. 1-30].

  • Box 68, Folder 7
No correspondence to published version.
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Notebook H.H. [35] and photocopy, [p. 1-64].

  • Box 68, Folder 8
No correspondence to published version.
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Notebook 5 H.H. [36] and photocopy, [p. 1-72].

  • Box 68, Folder 9
No correspondence to published version.
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Notebook H.H's notes [37] and photocopy, [p. 1-56]. Includes draft of letter concerning contract for Hunter's Horn. Includes summary of the story and several partial outlines. Also includes chronological listing of events.

  • Box 68, Folder 10
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Hunter's Horn - Manuscript Version, Early Drafts

Early Draft, Version A.1, B.1, C.1, C.2, D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4, E.1 and E.2 contain variants of Chapters 1-3 in the published version. Early Draft, Version D.4 appears to be a handwritten draft of Early Draft, Version D.3. Early Draft, Version F.1, F.2, F.3, G.1, and G.2 include versions of early chapters that were not included in the published version. Early Draft, Version G.2 appears to be a handwritten draft of Early Draft, Version G.1. Early Draft, Versions H.1 and I.1 appear to be handwritten drafts of book Chapters 34 and 12, respectively. Early Draft, Version J.1 (p. 50-408) appears to be the earliest, relatively complete version of the manuscript. It has little correspondence to the published version. Early Draft, Version K.1 includes a version of book Chapter 9 that appears to have been written between Early Draft, Versions J.1 and L.1. Early Draft, Version L.1 (p. 1-403) has more correspondence to published version than Early Draft, Version J.1. Early Draft, Version M.1 (p. 1-408) could possibly be the carbon of Early Draft, Version L.1. However, the first page of every chapter is different. Many pages have been renumbered, sometimes more than once. Many pages contain handwritten notes on back of page. Child's scribbling is also common throughout the manuscript. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition. Roman numeral and quoted chapter headings were given by Arnow.

Hunter's Horn

Early Drafts: Versions A.1 - I.1

Early Draft, Version A.1, edited typescript, p. 3-24 [2 handwritten pages after p. 16; p. 19-24 renumbered p. 43-47].

  • Box 69, Folder 1
Some correspondence to Chapter 3. Note at top p. 8: The fall III.
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Early Draft, Version A.1, edited typescript, p. 48-65 [renumbered p. 29-46; originally numbered p. 1-18]. Chapter IV [originally Chapter III].

  • Box 69, Folder 2
Some correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version A.1, edited typescript, p. 66-80 [originally numbered p. 1-15].

  • Box 69, Folder 3
Some correspondence to Chapter 3.
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Early Draft, Version A.1, edited typescript, p. 147-148 [originally numbered p. 1-2].

  • Box 69, Folder 4
No correspondence to published edition.
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Early Draft, Version B.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-17 [scattered]. Chapter I.

  • Box 69, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 1.
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Early Draft, Version B.1, edited typescript, p. 21-29 [scattered].

  • Box 69, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version C.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. [1]-10 [p. 7 unnumbered]. The Lamb Money Chapter I.

  • Box 69, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 1. All pages except the last page are photocopies. The originals are with other versions of Hunter's Horn.
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Early Draft, Version C.2, photocopy, p. 9-14 [scattered]. Some correspondence to Chapter 1. Originals with other versions of Hunter's Horn.

  • Box 69, Folder 8
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Early Draft, Version D.1, edited typescript, p. 18-28 [originally numbered 1-11]. Chapter II.

  • Box 69, Folder 9
Some correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version D.2, edited typescript, p. [1]-13 [p. 8-12 missing]. Chapter II.

  • Box 69, Folder 10
Some correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version D.3, edited typescript, p. 1-10.

  • Box 69, Folder 11
Little correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version D.4, handwritten script and photocopy, p. 1-34.

  • Box 69, Folder 12
Little correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version E.1, edited typescript, p. 1-14.

  • Box 69, Folder 13
Some correspondence to Chapter 3.
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Early Draft, Version E.2, edited typescript, p. 28-42 [originally numbered p. 11-13, 1-12].

  • Box 69, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 3. Note at top p. 31: Chapter III.
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Early Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 24-47 [p. 30,43 missing; handwritten page after p. 24 not in sequence; originally numbered p. [1]-17, [1]-7].

  • Box 69, Folder 15
No correspondence to published edition.
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Early Draft, Version F.2, edited , cut and pasted typescript, p. [1]-9 [p. [1] numbered p. 42]. Chapter III.

  • Box 69, Folder 16
No correspondence to published edition.
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Early Draft, Version F.3, edited typescript, various pagings.

  • Box 69, Folder 17
No correspondence to published edition. This version appears to be one in which Arnow used to cut and paste another due to its fragmented condition.
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Early Draft, Version G.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. [1]-16 [unnumbered page after p. 2; p. 10A after p. 9; various renumberings]. Chapter 2.

  • Box 69, Folder 18
No correspondence to published edition.
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Early Draft, Version G.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. [1]-34 [2 paged numbered 28, the first appears to belong between p. 25 and p. 27; various renumberings; includes p. 32B].

  • Box 69, Folder 19
No correspondence to published edition.
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Early Draft, Version G.2, handwritten script. No correspondence to published version.

  • Box 69, Folder 20
This version appears to be part of the first draft of Early Draft, Version G.1.
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Early Draft, Version H.1, handwritten script and photocopy, p. 1-60.

  • Box 69, Folder 21
Little correspondence to Chapter 34.
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Early Draft, Version I.1, handwritten script and photocopy, p. 1-12.

  • Box 69, Folder 22
Corresponds to Chapter 12.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 50-56 [originally p. 18-24].

  • Box 69, Folder 23
No correspondence to published version.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 57-74 [originally p. 1-18]. Chapter two rewrite.

  • Box 69, Folder 24
Some correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 75-92 [originally p. 64-82].

  • Box 69, Folder 25
No correspondence to published version.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 94-128 [originally p. [1]-35].

  • Box 69, Folder 26
Some correspondence to Chapter 4.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 129-144 [originally p. 36-51; handwritten p. 1-6 after p. 136]. The Vigil.

  • Box 69, Folder 27
Corresponds to Chapter 5. Includes typescript poem back p. 133.
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Hunter's Horn

Early Draft, Version J.1-L.1

Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 145-156 [originally p. 52-63].

  • Box 70, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 157-162 [originally p. 83-88 and p. 4-12 (two numbered p. 6)].

  • Box 70, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 7. Pages 4-12 are handwritten and continue storyline from handwritten notes on back p. 158, 161-162.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 163-175 [originally p. 1-13, two unnumbered, handwritten pages after p. 3; one unnumbered page after p. 4].

  • Box 70, Folder 3
Little correspondence to Chapter 7.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 176-196 [originally p. 13-34].

  • Box 70, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 13. Includes typescript verse on back p. 184.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 197-228 [originally p. 35-61].

  • Box 70, Folder 5
Some correspondence to Chapter 8. Typescript on back p. 228 continues storyline.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 229-244 [originally p. 62-76].

  • Box 70, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 9.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 245-268 [originally p. 1-24, unnumbered page after p. 253].

  • Box 70, Folder 7
Some correspondence to Chapter 29.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 269-285 [originally p. 25-32, 1-9; p. 1-9 renumbered p. 32-40].

  • Box 70, Folder 8
Some correspondence to Chapter 30.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 286-324 [various renumberings].

  • Box 70, Folder 9
Some correspondence to Chapters 30, 31, and 32.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 325-343. "New Chapter."

  • Box 70, Folder 10
Some correspondence to Chapter 14.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 344-369. New Chapter.

  • Box 70, Folder 11
Little correspondence to Chapter 34.
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Early Draft, Version J.1, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 370-408. New Chapter.

  • Box 70, Folder 12
Some correspondence to Chapters 11, 12, and 14.
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Early Draft, Version K.1, edited typescript, p. 1-19.

  • Box 70, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 9.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 1-17. Chapter I.

  • Box 70, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 1.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 18-38. Chapter II.

  • Box 70, Folder 15
Little correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 39-58. Chapter III.

  • Box 70, Folder 16
No correspondence to published version.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 59-75. Chapter IV.

  • Box 70, Folder 17
Some correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 76-98. Chapter V.

  • Box 70, Folder 18
Some correspondence to Chapter 3.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 99-122. Chapter VI.

  • Box 70, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapter 4.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 123-138. Chapter VII.

  • Box 70, Folder 20
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Hunter's Horn

Early Draft, Versions L.1 - M.1

Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 138-150. Chapter VIII.

  • Box 71, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 6. Note that this version contains two pages numbered 138. They are not duplicates.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 151-163. Chapter IX.

  • Box 71, Folder 2
Little correspondence to Chapter 7.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 164-181. Chapter X.

  • Box 71, Folder 3
Some correspondence to Chapter 7.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 182-204. Chapter XI.

  • Box 71, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 8.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 205-222. Chapter XII.

  • Box 71, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 9.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 223-245. Chapter XIII.

  • Box 71, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 13. Chapter XIV begins on p. 245.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 260-265.

  • Box 71, Folder 7
Corresponds to end Chapter 29.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 266-283. Chapter XV.

  • Box 71, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 30.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 284-303. Chapter XVI.

  • Box 71, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 31.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 304-313. Chapter XVII.

  • Box 71, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 32.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 314-333.Chapter XVIII.

  • Box 71, Folder 11
Some correspondence to Chapter 14.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 334-350. Chapter XIX.

  • Box 71, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 34.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 351-361. Chapter XX.

  • Box 71, Folder 13
No correspondence to published version.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 362-372. Chapter XXI.

  • Box 71, Folder 14
Some correspondence to Chapter 14.
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Early Draft, Version L.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 373-403. Chapter XXII.

  • Box 71, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapters 11-12.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 1-17. Chapter I.

  • Box 71, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 1. Includes "Chap XX" note on front p. 1 and "1st fall Chap. 39" on back p. 1.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 18-38 [p. 34 missing]. Chapter II.

  • Box 71, Folder 17
Little correspondence to Chapter 2. Includes Chap. III notation at bottom p. 25.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 39-58. Chapter III.

  • Box 71, Folder 18
No correspondence to published version.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 59-75. Chapter IV A.

  • Box 71, Folder 19
Some correspondence to Chapter 2.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 76-98. Chapter V.

  • Box 71, Folder 20
Some correspondence to Chapter 3. Includes notes on back p. 98 that appear to be partial outline.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 99-123 [pages are renumbered p. 81-104]. Chapter VI.

  • Box 71, Folder 21
Corresponds to Chapter 4.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 124-139 [p. 133-139 renumbered as p. 115-121]. Chapter VII.

  • Box 71, Folder 22
Corresponds to Chapter 5. Includes notes on back of p. 139 that appear to be partial outline.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 140-153 [renumbered p. 122-134]. Chapter VIII.

  • Box 71, Folder 23
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 153-165 [originally p. 171-183; p. 159-165 renumbered p. 139-145]. Chapter IX.

  • Box 71, Folder 24
Little correspondence to Chapter 7. Includes notes on back of p. 165 that appear to be partial outline.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 166-183 [p. 177-179, 182 missing; various renumberings]. Chapter X.

  • Box 71, Folder 25
Some correspondence to Chapter 7.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 184-206 [p. 187-206 renumbered p. 149-168]. Chapter X [originally XI].

  • Box 71, Folder 26
Corresponds to Chapter 8.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 207-224 [renumbered p. 169-185]. Chapter XIX.

  • Box 71, Folder 27
Corresponds to Chapter 9.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 225-246 ["Insert B" page after p. 226]. Chapter XII.

  • Box 71, Folder 28
Corresponds to Chapter 13.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 247-267 [p. 261-267 renumbered p. 8-14; p. 262-267 renumbered again p. 13-18]. Chapter XIV.

  • Box 71, Folder 29
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 268-286. Chapter XV.

  • Box 71, Folder 30
Corresponds to Chapter 30.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 286-305 [6 pages inserted between p. 286 and p. 287]. Chapter XVI.

  • Box 71, Folder 31
Corresponds to Chapter 31.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 306-315. Chapter XVII.

  • Box 71, Folder 32
Corresponds to Chapter 32. Includes handwritten chapter headings death and Chap. 36 at top of p. 306.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 317-336 [p. 316 missing].

  • Box 71, Folder 33
Corresponds to Chapter 14.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 337-353 [originally p. 316-332]. Chapter XIX [originally XVIII].

  • Box 71, Folder 34
Corresponds to Chapter 34. Three handwritten pages inserted between p. 339-340.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 354-364. Chapter XX.

  • Box 71, Folder 35
No correspondence to published version. Handwritten draft of what appears to be a letter to the publishers on back p. 363-364.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 365-375. Chapter XXI.

  • Box 71, Folder 36
Some correspondence to Chapter 14.
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Early Draft, Version M.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 376-408 [p. 395 missing]. Chapter XXII.

  • Box 71, Folder 37
Corresponds to Chapters 11 and 12.
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Hunter's Horn - Manuscript Versions, Middle Drafts

Middle Draft, Versions A.1, A.2, A.3, B.1, B.2, and B.3 are variants of Chapter 3. Middle Draft, Version A.2 is a more complete carbon of Middle Draft, Version A.1. Middle Draft, Version A.3 corresponds to parts of Middle Draft, Versions A.1 and A.2, but was cut from the final version. Middle Draft, Version B.2 appears to be handwritten draft of Middle Draft, Version B.1. Middle Draft, Version C.1 corresponds to parts of Chapters 5 and 7 in published version. Middle Draft, Version D.1 corresponds to Chapter 33. Middle Draft, Version E.1 contains handwritten drafts of several chapters that appear to have been written after the Early Draft versions and before the Later Draft versions. Middle Draft, Version F.1 corresponds to Chapters 15-29, 33-38 of published version and many pages have been cut and pasted. Many pages have been renumbered, sometimes more than once. Many pages contain handwritten notes on back of page. Child's scribbling is also common throughout the manuscript. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition. Roman numeral and quoted chapter headings were given by Arnow.

Hunter's Horn

Middle Draft, Versions A.1 - F.1

Middle Draft, Version A.1, edited typescript, p. 42-55 [p. 43,45-47 missing; p. 44 renumbered p. 65 and p. 48 renumbered p. 69]. Chapter III.

  • Box 72, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Middle Draft, Version A.1, edited typescript, p. 73-84 [scattered].

  • Box 72, Folder 2
No correspondence to published version.
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Middle Draft, Version A.2, edited carbon typescript, p. 42-61. Chapter III.

  • Box 72, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 3. Includes photocopy of p. 57.
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Middle Draft, Version A.2, edited carbon typescript, p. 62-85. Chapter IV.

  • Box 72, Folder 4
No correspondence to published version.
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Middle Draft, Version A.3, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. 82-85 [p. 82 renumbered p. 58].

  • Box 72, Folder 5
No correspondence to published version.
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Middle Draft, Version B.1, edited typescript, p. 1-3.

  • Box 72, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Middle Draft, Version B.2, handwritten script, p. [1]-10.

  • Box 72, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 3. This appears to be a handwritten version of Middle Draft, Version B.1.
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Middle Draft, Version B.3, edited typescript and photocopy, p. 1-3.

  • Box 72, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Middle Draft, Version C.1, edited typescript, p. 105-114 [originally p. 1-10]. Chapter VII.

  • Box 72, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Middle Draft, Version C.1, edited typescript, p. 135-138 [originally p. 1-4].

  • Box 72, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Middle Draft, Version D.1, edited typescript, p. 13-16.

  • Box 72, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 33.
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Middle Draft, Version E.1, handwritten script, p. 1-25.

  • Box 72, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 22.
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Middle Draft, Version E.1, handwritten script and photocopy, p. 1-63 [p. 25-26, 61-62 missing].

  • Box 72, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 24.
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Middle Draft, Version E.1, handwritten script and photocopy, p. [1]-14, 1-16.

  • Box 72, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 26.
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Middle Draft, Version E.1, handwritten script, p. 1-6 [one page unnumbered].

  • Box 72, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 27.
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Middle Draft, Version E.1, handwritten script, p. [1]-4, 1-12.

  • Box 72, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Middle Draft, Version E.1, handwritten script and photocopy, p. 1-5, [1]-12 [unnumbered page at beginning].

  • Box 72, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapter 33.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 3-17.

  • Box 72, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 1-30. Chapter XV.

  • Box 72, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapter 16.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 1-35 [p. 1 renumbered p. 313; Insert A follows p. 313]. Chapter XIX or XVIV or XVIII, Chap 19 [originally Chapter XVI].

  • Box 72, Folder 20
Corresponds to Chapters 17-18.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-13.

  • Box 72, Folder 21
Corresponds to Chapter 19.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-9.

  • Box 72, Folder 22
Corresponds to Chapter 20.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 1-9 [unnumbered page after p. 7].

  • Box 72, Folder 23
Corresponds to Chapter 21.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 14-30 [p. 28-29 appear to be carbon typescript].

  • Box 72, Folder 24
Corresponds to Chapter 22.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 1-11 [p. 10A and 11 follows p. 7; p. 12 and 13 follows p. 9].

  • Box 72, Folder 25
Corresponds to Chapter 23.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-15.

  • Box 72, Folder 26
Corresponds to Chapter 24.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. [1]-13 [p. 10B follows p. 9; unnumbered page after p. 10; various renumberings]. Chapter I.

  • Box 72, Folder 27
Corresponds to Chapter 25.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. 1-14 [p. 7-9 originally numbered p. 4-6; p. 10-14 originally p. 5-9].

  • Box 72, Folder 28
Corresponds to Chapter 26.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. 1-16 [a second p. 5 after p. 6; a second p. 12 after p. 13; various renumberings].

  • Box 72, Folder 29
Corresponds to Chapter 27.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. [1]-14 [various pagings and renumberings].

  • Box 72, Folder 30
Corresponds to Chapter 28.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. 1-12 [p. 12 originally numbered p. 2; p. 5-6 renumbered twice]. Beginning Chapter.

  • Box 72, Folder 31
Corresponds to Chapter 29. Page 11 labeled Insert 7.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. 1-24 [3 unnumbered pages after p. 4; 2 unnumbered pages after p. 5]. Revival.

  • Box 72, Folder 32
Corresponds to Chapter 33.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-4. New Chapter.

  • Box 72, Folder 33
Corresponds to Chapter 34. Note at top p. [1] The Fire. Note at bottom p.4 Fire follows.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. 1-31 [p. 1-7 originally numbered p. A-g]. The Hunt.

  • Box 72, Folder 34
Corresponds to Chapter 35.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-31 [p. 294 follows p. 3; p. 316 follows p. 4].

  • Box 72, Folder 35
Corresponds to Chapter 36-37.
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Middle Draft, Version F.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-19. Last Chapter (I HOPE!).

  • Box 72, Folder 36
Corresponds to Chapter 38.
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Hunter's Horn - Manuscript Versions, Later Drafts

Later Draft, Version A.1 includes variant of Chapter 5. Later Draft, Versions B.1 and B.2 include two variants of Chapter 7. Later Draft, Version C.1 includes variants of Chapters 10 and 15. Later Draft, Versions D.1 and D.2 include two variants of Chapter 25. Later Draft, Version E.1 includes variant of Chapter 29. Later Draft, Version F.1 includes variants of Chapters 31 and 38. Later Draft, Versions G.1 and G.2 includes two variants of Chapter 34. Later Draft, Version H.1 (p. 34-334 [scattered]) appears to be edited typescript of Later Draft, Version I.1. According to Arnow, Later Draft, Version I.1 (p. 1-733) is carbon typescript of the version sent to Macmillan for final editing. It is the most complete manuscript version in this collection and it corresponds closely to the published version. It contains several chapters that were cut from the final version. Later Draft, Version J.1 includes revisions of Later Draft, Version I.1. Some pages have been renumbered and some contain handwritten notes on back of page. Child's scribbling is common throughout the manuscript. When a photocopy has been provided, the original should not be used due to its delicate condition. Roman numeral and quoted chapter headings were given by Arnow.

Later Draft, Version A.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 102,109 [originally p. 109,116]. Chapter VI.

  • Box 73, Folder 1
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Later Draft, Version B.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 147-148.

  • Box 73, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Later Draft, Version B.2, edited typescript, p. [1]-2. Chapter IX.

  • Box 73, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Later Draft, Version C.1, edited typescript, p. 1-19. Chapter XII [originally Chapter XI].

  • Box 73, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 10.
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Later Draft, Version C.1, edited typescript, p. 1-2. Chapter XIV.

  • Box 73, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Later Draft, Version D.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript and script, various pagings [3 total]. Chapter XXVII.

  • Box 73, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 25.
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Later Draft, Version D.2, edited typescript, p. 1-2.

  • Box 73, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 25.
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Later Draft, Version E.1, edited, cut and pasted typescript, p. 2-4.

  • Box 73, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Later Draft, Version F.1, handwritten script, p. [1]-6, [1]-10 [some unnumbered].

  • Box 73, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 31.
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Later Draft, Version F.1, handwritten script, p. [1]-8 [unnumbered page at beginning].

  • Box 73, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 38.
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Later Draft, Version G.1, lightly edited typescript, p. 634-640 [p. 640 originally numbered p. 440]. Chapter XXXVII.

  • Box 73, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 34.
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Later Draft, Version G.2, lightly edited carbon typescript, p. 634-441 [p. 636 missing; p. 441 misnumbered; unnumbered page at end]. Chapter XXXVII.

  • Box 73, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 34. This appears to be carbon of Later Draft, Version G.1.
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Later Draft, Version H.1, edited typescript, p. 34-334 [scattered].

  • Box 73, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapters 2, 5, 7, 9-13, 16-18.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 1-19. Chapter I.

  • Box 73, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 1.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript and photocopy, p. 20-41. Chapter II.

  • Box 73, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 2.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 42-61. Chapter III.

  • Box 73, Folder 16
No correspondence to published version.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 62-72. Chapter IV [relabeled New Chapter III].

  • Box 73, Folder 17
Corresponds to Chapter 3.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 86-108. Chapter VI [relabeled New Chapter IV].

  • Box 73, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 4.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 109-125. Chapter VII.

  • Box 73, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapter 5.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 126-138. Chapter VIII.

  • Box 73, Folder 20
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 139-155. Chapter IX.

  • Box 73, Folder 21
Corresponds to Chapter 7.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, o. 156-171. Chapter X.

  • Box 73, Folder 22
Corresponds to Chapter 8.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 172-188. Chapter XI.

  • Box 73, Folder 23
Corresponds to Chapter 9. Note that p. 188 has a duplicate part of page on back.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 189-204. Chapter XII.

  • Box 73, Folder 24
Corresponds to Chapter 10.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 205-215. Chapter XIII.

  • Box 73, Folder 25
Corresponds to Chapter 11.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 216-234. Chapter XIV.

  • Box 73, Folder 26
Corresponds to Chapter 12. Note that p. 223-226 have beginnings of other pages on back.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 235-251. Chapter XV.

  • Box 73, Folder 27
Corresponds to Chapter 13.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 252-269 [includes rewrite of p. 267]. Chapter XVI.

  • Box 73, Folder 28
Corresponds to Chapter 14.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 270-284. Chapter XVII.

  • Box 73, Folder 29
Corresponds to Chapter 15.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 285-312. Chapter XVIII.

  • Box 73, Folder 30
Corresponds to Chapter 16.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 313-331. Chapter XIX.

  • Box 73, Folder 31
Corresponds to Chapter 17.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 332-348. Chapter XX.

  • Box 73, Folder 32
Corresponds to Chapter 18.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 349-363. Chapter XXI.

  • Box 73, Folder 33
Corresponds to Chapter 19.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 364-387. Chapter XXII.

  • Box 73, Folder 34
Corresponds to Chapter 20.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 388-401. Chapter XXIII.

  • Box 73, Folder 35
Corresponds to Chapter 21.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 402-417. Chapter XXIV.

  • Box 73, Folder 36
Corresponds to Chapter 22.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 418-430. Chapter XXV.

  • Box 73, Folder 37
Corresponds to Chapter 23.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 431-447 [p. 432-433 renumbered p. 433-434]. Chapter XXVI.

  • Box 73, Folder 38
Corresponds to Chapter 24.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 449-459 [p. 448 missing].

  • Box 73, Folder 39
Corresponds to Chapter 25.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 460-477. Chapter XXVIII.

  • Box 73, Folder 40
No correspondence to published version.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 478-507. Chapter XXIX.

  • Box 74, Folder 1
No correspondence to published version.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 508-522. Chapter XXX.

  • Box 74, Folder 2
Corresponds to Chapter 26.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 523-535 [p. 536 missing]. Chapter XXXI.

  • Box 74, Folder 3
Corresponds to Chapter 27.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 537-550. Chapter XXXII.

  • Box 74, Folder 4
Corresponds to Chapter 28.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 551-566 [p. 553, 557-558 missing]. Chapter XXXIII.

  • Box 74, Folder 5
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 567-582. Chapter XXXIV.

  • Box 74, Folder 6
Corresponds to Chapter 30.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 583-598. Chapter XXXV.

  • Box 74, Folder 7
Corresponds to Chapter 31.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 599-607. Chapter XXXVI.

  • Box 74, Folder 8
Corresponds to Chapter 32. Note the p. 608 is also labeled Chapter XXXVI.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 608-633. Chapter XXXVI.

  • Box 74, Folder 9
Corresponds to Chapter 33.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 634-651. Chapter XXXVII.

  • Box 74, Folder 10
Corresponds to Chapter 34.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 652-680 [duplicate p. 676 and p. 68-]. Chapter XXXVIII.

  • Box 74, Folder 11
Corresponds to Chapter 35.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 681-695 [p. 681 originally numbered 680]. Chapter XXXIX.

  • Box 74, Folder 12
Corresponds to Chapter 36.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 696-712. Chapter XL.

  • Box 74, Folder 13
Corresponds to Chapter 37.
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Later Draft, Version I.1, edited carbon typescript, p. 713-733 [two pages numbered 715, but are not duplicates. They appear to follow storyline]. Chapter XLI.

  • Box 74, Folder 14
Corresponds to Chapter 38.
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Later Draft, Version J.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 318.

  • Box 74, Folder 15
Corresponds to Chapter 17.
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Later Draft, Version J.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 448-451. Chapter XXVII.

  • Box 74, Folder 16
Corresponds to Chapter 25.
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Later Draft, Version J.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 460-474. Chapter XXVIII.

  • Box 74, Folder 17
No correspondence to published version.
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Later Draft, Version J.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 508-509. Chapter XXX.

  • Box 74, Folder 18
Corresponds to Chapter 26.
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Later Draft, Version J.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 537-539 [p. 539 renumbered 538A]. Chapter XXXII.

  • Box 74, Folder 19
Corresponds to Chapter 28.
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Later Draft, Version J.1, unedited carbon typescript, p. 551-570 [p. 563 missing]. Chapter XXXIII.

  • Box 74, Folder 20
Corresponds to Chapter 29.
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Fragments; Summaries; Notes; Publication Materials; and Map

Short Stories, Version A.1, unedited carbon typescript and photocopy, p.[1]-15 [p. 2-5 missing; p. 6-15 originally numbered p. 3-12]. The Lamb Money.

  • Box 74, Folder 21
Some correspondence to Chapter 1.
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Short Stories, Version A.2, unedited carbon typescript, p. [1]-14 [p. 6, 8 missing]. The Lamb Money.

  • Box 74, Folder 22
Corresponds to Chapter 1, except this version mentions Nunn buying food for the pups, not Zing.
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Short Stories, Version A.3, unedited typescript, p. [1]-13 [p. 3, 5, 10-11 missing]. The Lamb Money.

  • Box 74, Folder 23
Some correspondence to Chapter 1.
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Short Stories, Version A.4, edited typescript, p. [1]-15. The Lamb Money.

  • Box 74, Folder 24
Corresponds to Chapter 1. Handwritten notes the paper and the vaccinations at top p. [1].
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Short Stories, Version B.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-10. Jamboree.

  • Box 74, Folder 25
Corresponds to Chapter 6.
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Short Stories, Version C.1, unedited typescript, p. [1]-7. The Lesson.

  • Box 74, Folder 26
Corresponds to Chapter 7. Handwritten III at top p. [1].
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Short Stories, Version D.1, edited typescript, p. [1]-15. The Gift.

  • Box 74, Folder 27
Corresponds to Chapter 9.
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Fragments

  • Box 74, Folder 28
This folder contains various fragmented pieces of manuscript that could not be placed within a particular version. In most cases, these fragments appear to represent places where Arnow rewrote and/or retyped the manuscript. In almost every case, the material found in these fragments is also found in the more complete versions.
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Summaries, edited typescript

  • Box 74, Folder 29
This folder contains two summaries of the story. The longer summary [p. 2-9] includes more detail than the published version.
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Map, tissue paper

  • Box 74, Folder 30
This folder contains a hand-drawn map of the Ballew area to be included in the published first edition. In a letter dated December 6, 1948, Cecil Scott requested a sketch showing the countryside, the position of Nunn's house... to be used as the model for an endpaper map in the published version. This appears to be an artist's rough sketch sent to Arnow for approval.
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Notes

  • Box 74, Folder 31
This folder contains various pages of notes that Arnow used to write the novel. Includes partial outlines of the story, lists of characters' names and place names, and Biblical quotes. Also includes two cardboard notebook backs with notes. Two pages are photocopied due to their delicate condition.
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Publication Materials

  • Box 74, Folder 32
Includes book jacket and mockup of pages.
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Scrapbook Photocopies

  • Box 74, Folder 33
Use photocopies instead of fragile scrapbook (Item 75).
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Scrapbook

  • Item 75
Fragile Originals; use photocopies (Box 74, Folder 33). Includes one attached telegram on page 69 to the drama editor of The Detroit Times regarding the sale of rights for Hunter's Horn (January 13, 1950). Loose pieces that were clearly intended to be pasted into the scrapbook have been attached on pages 70-72.Between pages 48 and 49, multiple loose items were placed into the scrapbook. These loose pieces have been removed and replaced into other appropriate areas of the collection: Advance News of Books from the Macmillan Company, July 16, 1949 (Box 130, Folder 4); press release to 140 Kentucky newspapers, May 31, 1949 (Box 130, Folder 4); Macmillan Books, Spring, 1949 (Box 130, Folder 4); pamphlet of suggested summer book reading, including Hunter's Horn (Box 130, Folder 4); book jacket and incorrectly-numbered page mockup (Box 74, Folder 32); Wife of Times Reporter Pens Novel of Hill Country, May 26, 1949, The Detroit Times (Box 2, Folder 2); Book Review, December 16, 1945 (Box 131, Folder 26); Detroit is the of the Welfare Wanderers,undated; Security Versus Suppression, June 17, 1949 (Box 131, Folder 28); The Guild Memo, August 1949 (Box 139, Folder 22); Auto Agencies, Officers Deny Federal Charge by Harold Arnow, undated (Box 139, Folder 23); Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, January 1947 (Box 133, Folder 8); letter from Henry Volkening, circa December 10, 1952 (Box 133, Folder 3); telegram from Cecil Scott, June 28, 1948 (Box 30, Folder 2); letter from a reader, May 29, 1950 (Box 43, Folder 3); letter from reader, May 15, 1951 (Box 43, Folder 3); letter from reader, April 3, 1950 (Box 43, Folder 3); letter from an acquaintance, April 16, 1950 (Box 34, Folder 10); and a letter from Anne G. Campbell, Appalachian Librarian, April 2, 1981 (Box 37, Folder 18).
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A Journey for Lucinda

  • Box 76-79
Unpublished [Character names: DD, Johalia, Mollie, Maggie, MU] The manuscript for the unpublished novel To You No Place (as Arnow entitles it in the last draft of the manuscript) is preserved here in all its known versions. The novel grew out of the unpublished short story A Journey for Lucinda, though the lack of a date on the manuscript prevents one from knowing when the novel was commenced or how soon the novel followed the short story ( Lucinda was submitted to Arnow's literary agent, Henry Volkening in January 1954, Box 33, Folder 3). In keeping with her usual work habits, Arnow often used the back of personal letters, early drafts and typescript notes to both Seedtime on the Cumberland and Flowering of the Cumberland in the composition of the To You No Place typescript. In these cases, the original was photocopied, then the photocopy placed within the To You No Place typescript, while the photocopy of a letter was placed within the appropriate correspondence box, photocopies of drafts were placed with fellow drafts and so on. The last known typescript of To You No Place (known here as Version A) was given to Special Collections preserved in a cardboard box, complete and in order. All other drafts of the novel and short story arrived at Special Collections unsorted, with pages of separate drafts commingling. Because Arnow numbers each page, though, it was possible to piece together a running order for all drafts. In addition to the two latest workings of the novel (Versions A and B), there is an earlier version dating from around 1961, referred to here as Version C. In a self-deprecating letter to the author and editor John Leggett on October 19, 1961, Arnow describes her submission of this version to Macmillan, who, she says, rejected it with vehement speed. Though she goes on to say in the letter that she cannot say it would have merit, it appears from this submission to Leggett and her two subsequent reworkings of the novel that she did have some publication hopes for this novel. Both A Journey for Lucinda and To You No Place are resolutely works-in-progress. The manuscript of A Journey for Lucinda includes three distinct beginnings (plus a fragment with a fourth beginning) as well as three distinct endings. An educated guess was made in surmising the causal link between the three drafts: handwritten emendations to the first draft (draft A) became part of draft B and draft B's emendations find their way onto draft C's typescript. One should not assume, however, that draft C was Arnow's intended final version or that it is the version she submitted to Henry Volkening. As for the novel, its genesis probably lies in Box 76, Folder 5, which has fragments of A Journey for Lucinda. The numbers in parentheses in the typescript are Arnow's own references to the corresponding manuscript page. Where a correspondence, even a rough one, between manuscript and typescript can be established, it is noted below. For reasons unknown, the final typescript of the novel (Version A) lacks a corresponding set of drafts and notes, while only fragments of Version C have been retrieved from the backs of her everyday correspondence. With the exception of Versions A and C of To You No Place, both the story and novel are composed on very cheap, fragile paper: either a coarse, newspaper-type paper or a brittle, tissue-thin paper. Unfortunately, due to prohibitive cost, all of these pages cannot be photocopied for use in these collections. Therefore, appropriate care must be taken when perusing and handling these materials.

A Journey for Lucinda

Complete manuscripts and typescripts of A Journey for Lucinda. To You No Place manuscript pages.

A Journey for Lucinda, Version A p. 2-36

  • Box 76, Folder 1
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A Journey for Lucinda, Version B p. 1-32; corrected fragments.

  • Box 76, Folder 2
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A Journey for Lucinda, Version C, p. 1-32.

  • Box 76, Folder 3
Page 12 is misnumbered as page 13.
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A Journey for Lucinda fragment; roughly corresponds to Version B.

  • Box 76, Folder 4
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A Journey for Lucinda fragments with Henry Volkening cover sheet and what is probably Arnow's writing

  • Box 76, Folder 5
Much had been cut from this draft for use in To You No Place's rough drafts. Corresponds to Version C.
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A Journey for Lucinda rewrites and corrections of Version C p. 1-8, 16, 19, 24-26, 30-32.

  • Box 76, Folder 6
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Draft Arnow titled New Beginning

  • Box 76, Folder 7
Edited typescript p. 1-3 of a rejected beginning with notes on the back.
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Rejected To You No Place beginning

  • Box 76, Folder 8
Roughly corresponds with the novel's Version B, p. 1-2.
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To You No Place Manuscript

To You No Place manuscript, p. 1-78, 1-28, 1-16.

  • Box 76, Folder 9
Corresponds to Version B, p. 16-37.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 1-102, labeled Episode 3

  • Box 76, Folder 10
Corresponds to Version B, p. 97-113.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 103-231.

  • Box 76, Folder 11
Corresponds to Version B, p. 113-133.
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To You No Place manuscript, 232-393.

  • Box 76, Folder 12
Corresponds to Version B, p. 133-155.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 61-304.

  • Box 76, Folder 13
Corresponds to Version B, p. 156-192.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 305-506.

  • Box 76, Folder 14
Corresponds to Version B, p. 192-224.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 507-720.

  • Box 76, Folder 15
Corresponds to Version B, p. 225-258.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 721-922.

  • Box 76, Folder 16
Corresponds to Version B, p. 258-288.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 923-1127.

  • Box 76, Folder 17
Corresponds to Version B, p. 289-319.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 128-381.

  • Box 76, Folder 18
Corresponds to Version B, p. 319-357.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 382-540.

  • Box 77, Folder 1
Corresponds to Version B, p. 357-381. Notes to both Cumberland books are on the backs of some of these pages, in no set order.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 541-600.

  • Box 77, Folder 2
Corresponds to Version B, p. 381-390. Notes to both Cumberland books are on the backs of some of these pages, in no set order.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 601-684.

  • Box 77, Folder 3
Corresponds to Version B, p. 390-403.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 685-790.

  • Box 77, Folder 4
Corresponds to Version B, p. 403-416.
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To You No Place manuscript, p. 791-982.

  • Box 77, Folder 5
Corresponds to Version B, p. 416-444.
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To You No Place manuscript fragment, p. 4-6.

  • Box 77, Folder 6
Roughly corresponds to Version B, p. 42.
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To You No Place early manuscript

  • Box 77, Folder 7
Roughly corresponds to Version B, p. 46-47.
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To You No Place early manuscript, p. 1-9.

  • Box 77, Folder 8
Corresponds to Version B, p. 61-62.
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To You No Place early manuscript, p. 3-50.

  • Box 77, Folder 9
Corresponds to Version B, p. 68 and 72-81.
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Unplaced fragments

  • Box 77, Folder 10
Corresponds to Version B.
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 77, Folder 11
Includes Arnow's handwritten notes, corrections and dialogue run-throughs for To You No Place.
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To You No Place Typescript, Version A

To You No Place Typescript, Version A fragments (p. 1-285)

  • Box 77, Folder 12
Missing multiple pages; duplicate pp. 10 and 104; page 11 misnumbered as LL.
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To You No Place Typescript, Version A fragments (p. 300-520, end)

  • Box 77, Folder 13
Missing multiple pages; duplicate p. 302
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B

To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 1-50)

  • Box 78, Folder 1
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 51-96)

  • Box 78, Folder 2
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 97-155)

  • Box 78, Folder 3
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 156-224)

  • Box 78, Folder 4
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 225-288)

  • Box 78, Folder 5
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 289-359)

  • Box 78, Folder 6
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To You No Place Typescript, Version B (p. 360-444, end)

  • Box 78, Folder 7
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C

To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters I and II (p. 1-52)

  • Box 78, Folder 8
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters III and IV (p. 53-103)

  • Box 78, Folder 9
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters VIII-IX (p. 104-168)

  • Box 78, Folder 10
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters X-XI (p. 169-226)

  • Box 79, Folder 1
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters XII-XIII (p. 227-280)

  • Box 79, Folder 2
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters XIV-XV (p. 281-331)

  • Box 79, Folder 3
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters XVI-XVIII (p. 332-390)

  • Box 79, Folder 4
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Chapters XIX-XX (p. 391-427, end)

  • Box 79, Folder 5
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To You No Place Typescript, Version C, Alternate Chapter 1 (p. 1-30)

  • Box 79, Folder 6
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The Kentucky Trace: A Novel of the American Revolution, 1974

  • Box 80-84
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. The many versions and variants of The Kentucky Trace arrived at the University of Kentucky in disarray. With a few exceptions, pages were not in sequential order, and different versions and different formats (original typescript and carbon) were mixed together. Although certain pages apparently follow in sequence, it was not always clear with which version a fragment belonged. Moreover, many pages were missing. Arnow often used the reverse side of apparently discarded pages from one work to type something else. For example, some pages of The Kentucky Trace were typed on the backs of correspondence and drafts of essays, and vice versa. In these cases, the original was photocopied and kept with the material where it was found, and the photocopy was placed in the appropriate file. In an attempt to make the many fragments of the novel more accessible, they were grouped as Early Drafts, Middle Draft, Late Draft, and Final Draft. The Early Drafts have been sorted into versions, an arrangement which does not necessarily represent Arnow's own order of sequence; she certainly did not designate her drafts by using these terms. The parts were pieced together by an educated guess at what their original and appropriate order may have been. Arnow quite possibly did not think of some of the sequences as integral versions but rather as reworkings of a particular part of the novel. Precisely when Arnow began working on the novel is unclear. In a letter dated July 23, 1971, Harold Strauss queried her, asking Are you . . . working on a book now? If so, what is it, and when do you expect to finish it? In a letter from Arnow to Strauss dated September 12, 1972, she apologizes for the time she's taken to finish the manuscript, which, she says, still does not have a suitable name. Six months later, on March 7, 1973, Arnow wrote to Strauss to tell him that a draft of about 105,000 words will be on its way to him shortly (the Middle Draft likely represents this draft). Strauss's assistant at Knopf acknowledged receipt of the manuscript on March 28, 1973. After extensively revising portions of the novel during the next several months (see the Knopf correspondence file, Box 32, Folder 2, for discussion between author and editor/s), the novel appeared in publication in June 1974. Much of the revision between the first submission and the final typescript centered on the initial and especially the closing chapters of the novel. The many revision attempts of various pages and sections comprise the Late Draft, which is not, in itself, a whole draft. The Final Draft is composed of the extant pages, mostly carbons, that closely match the published version.

Notebooks

Version A consists of seven extant notebooks and an incomplete typescript of these notebooks, which together represent Arnow's initial attempt at the first working draft of The Kentucky Trace. Following her usual drafting process, Arnow wrote this first draft in notebooks and then typed them (or perhaps had her husband or someone else type them), sometimes making slight revisions or commentary in the running text during the transcription. Some notebooks and portions of the typescript of Version A are missing. Plot events are similar to the published version, but some names are different (most notably, Watson in this version is Leslie in subsequent versions).

Photocopy of pages from Notebook 1

  • Box 80, Folder 1
Contains first chapter and probably beyond (no chapter divisions are indicated). Original notebook (Big 25 Pencil Tablet) is in The Weedkiller's Daughter files. Page numbers written on photocopies (105-196) indicate sequence of pages within notebook; the numbers are not Arnow's. The working typescript of these pages is missing.
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Notebook 2 (Jet Mail Writing Tablet)

  • Box 80, Folder 2
Contains draft that corresponds to text of pages 112 through 126 of initial working typescript.
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Notebook 3 (Blue Composition Book)

  • Box 80, Folder 3
Contains draft that corresponds to text of p.146-184 of initial working typescript.
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Notebook 4 (Reddish Orange Chaffee Banner Theme Book)

  • Box 80, Folder 4
Contains draft that corresponds to text of p.184-235 of initial working typescript.
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Notebook 5 (Navy 5-Subject)

  • Box 80, Folder 5
Continues Notebook 4, with only the initial page appearing in typescript form (p.235).
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Notebook 6 (Pink Composition Book)

  • Box 80, Folder 6
Appears to be a continuation of Notebook 5. No typescript is available. Notebook 6 also contains, in p.1-52, nonfiction material on Southern Appalachians and coal companies, which have been photocopied and placed in nonfiction notebooks (Box 126, Folder 2). Novel material begins in middle of p.52 and continues through p. 104, the end of the notebook. Page numbers are not Arnow's.
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Notebook 7 (Blue and Yellow Best-Rite Theme Book)

  • Box 80, Folder 7
Appears to be a continuation of Notebook 6. No typescript is available. Pages are numbered 1-108; numbers are not Arnow's.
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Early Typescript Drafts

Typescript, Version A

Earliest extant typescript of draft (Version A) based on notebooks. Incomplete, scattered paging, and lightly edited. Contains p.107-119, 124-211, 214-217, and 222-235. Also contains p. 35, 78, and 79, which appear to be from Version A (but do not seem to match text in available notebooks).

  • Box 80, Folder 8
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Typescript, Version B

First extant attempt at whole-novel typescript. Lightly to heavily edited.

Draft of first two pages, which appear to be preparatory to Version B

  • Box 80, Folder 9
Both pages are titled Third Revision, which may indicate that other drafts occurred between Versions A and B.
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Chapter 1, Version B (p.1-29)

  • Box 80, Folder 10
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Chapter 2, Version B (p.30-54)

  • Box 80, Folder 11
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Chapter 3, Version B (p.55-84)

  • Box 80, Folder 12
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Chapter (4 or 5), Version B (p. 84, 86-93)

  • Box 80, Folder 13
The numeral V is marked in pencil at the top of p.84, probably by Arnow; chapter pagination places it as Chapter 4
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Chapter 5, Version B (p. 94-118). Also contains variant of page 94.

  • Box 80, Folder 14
Corresponds roughly to Chapter 6 in published version of novel.
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Chapter 6, Version B (p.119-151)

  • Box 80, Folder 15
Also contains variant of page 119.
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Chapter 7, Version B (p.152-168)

  • Box 81, Folder 1
Corresponds roughly to Chapter 9 in published version of novel.
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Chapter 8, Version B (p.169-183; p.170 and after are renumbered as 149-162).

  • Box 81, Folder 2
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Chapter 9, Version B (p.184-215; renumbered as 163/164-194)

  • Box 81, Folder 3
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Chapter 10 (also marked in pencil as XXI), Version B

  • Box 81, Folder 4
Some page numbers are non-sequential, though the narrative appears sequential; others have been marked through and changed, sometimes twice. Pages include 216-223, which have been changed to 195-202; 218, 219, 220, 220A, and 221, which are renumbered twice as 224-228 and 203-207; and 229-254, which are renumbered as 209-234 (with some of these pages renumbered yet again, ending the chapter with three different numbers: 254 and 234 and 237).
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Chapter 12, Version B (p.255-267, with some pages renumbered)

  • Box 81, Folder 5
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Chapter 13 in draft sequence (chapter number is not given), Version B (p.269-282, with all pages renumbered twice)

  • Box 81, Folder 6
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Chapter 14 (marked in ink as Chapter XV), Version B, p.283-296 (twice renumbered)

  • Box 81, Folder 7
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Chapter 15 in draft sequence (number not provided), Version B (p.307-337, twice renumbered)

  • Box 81, Folder 8
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Chapter 16 in draft sequence (number not provided), Version B (p.348-376, with some pages renumbered)

  • Box 81, Folder 9
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The Kentucky Trace, Early Draft, Version C

Typescript is lightly edited.

Chapter 1, Version C (p.1-26); also contains a variant of page 4.

  • Box 81, Folder 10
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Chapter 2, Version C (p.27-50)

  • Box 81, Folder 11
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Chapter 3, Version C (p.51-60)

  • Box 81, Folder 12
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Chapter 4, Version C (p.61-80)

  • Box 81, Folder 13
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Chapter 5, Version C (p.81-89)

  • Box 81, Folder 14
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Chapter 6, Version C (p.90-112)

  • Box 81, Folder 15
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Chapter 7, Version C (p.113-142)

  • Box 81, Folder 16
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Chapter 8, Version C (p.143-163); also contains variant of p.143-148.

  • Box 81, Folder 17
Corresponds roughly to Chapter 9 of published version.
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Chapter 9, Version C (p. 164-195)

  • Box 81, Folder 18
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Chapter 10, Version C (p.197-220)

  • Box 81, Folder 19
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Three versions of initial pages of Chapter 1, two of which are edited

  • Box 81, Folder 20
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Various early to middle attempts at opening pages of Chapter 18 (p.349-351)

  • Box 81, Folder 21
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Miscellaneous draft insertion sections. Points of insertion and sequence of drafting are unclear.

  • Box 81, Folder 22
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Miscellaneous pages and sections, which appear not to fit into any of the early versions

  • Box 81, Folder 23
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The Kentucky Trace, Middle Draft

Likely represents the initial version submitted to Knopf in March 1973. Much of this version was found in a box labeled in Arnow's handwriting, Last Revision Before Submission. Typescript exists mostly in carbon-copy form with no editing.

Chapter 1, Middle Draft (p.1-25)

  • Box 82, Folder 1
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Chapter 2, Middle Draft (p.26-50)

  • Box 82, Folder 2
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Chapter 3, Middle Draft (p.51, 52, 54, 56-59)

  • Box 82, Folder 3
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Chapter 4, Middle Draft (p.60-65, 67-69, 71-77)

  • Box 82, Folder 4
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Chapter 5, Middle Draft (p.81-89)

  • Box 82, Folder 5
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Chapter 6, Middle Draft (p.92-100, 102, 104, 109-111)

  • Box 82, Folder 6
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Chapter 7, Middle Draft (p.112-127)

  • Box 82, Folder 7
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Chapter 8, Middle Draft (p. 128-149)

  • Box 82, Folder 8
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Chapter 9, Middle Draft (p.150-170)

  • Box 82, Folder 9
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Chapter 10, Middle Draft (p. 171-199)

  • Box 82, Folder 10
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Chapter 11, Middle Draft (p.200-224)

  • Box 82, Folder 11
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Chapter 12, Middle Draft (p.225-235)

  • Box 82, Folder 12
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Chapter 13, Middle Draft (p.236-258)

  • Box 82, Folder 13
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Chapter 14, Middle Draft (p.259-278)

  • Box 82, Folder 14
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Chapter 15, Middle Draft (p.279-288, 290-305; also contains variant of page 303)

  • Box 82, Folder 15
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Chapter 16, Middle Draft (p.306-327)

  • Box 82, Folder 16
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Chapter 17, Middle Draft (p.328-348)

  • Box 82, Folder 17
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