Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jesse Stuart papers, 1949-1973, 1951-1973 (bulk dates)
Creator
Stuart, Jesse, 1907-
Extent
28 pieces
Subjects
Stuart, Jesse, 1907-
Bittner, Mark.
Lincoln Memorial University.
University of Pittsburgh.
Poets laureate--Kentucky.
Authors.
Poets.
Correspondence.
Speeches
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Author, poet. Jesse Hilton Stuart was born in W-Hollow near Riverton in Greenup County, Ky. in 1907. The son of an illiterate farmer, Stuart has been recognized as an outstanding regional author. He was the first of his family to graduate from high school and in 1929 he received an A. B. degree from Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, Tn.). After graduation he enjoyed a distinguished career as a school teacher, principal and eventually superintendent of Greenup County Schools. He achieved fame, however, as a poet and writer of short stories, novels and articles. Stuart was honored by Lincoln Memorial University in 1942 with a Ph.D. in Human Letters and in 1954 was named poet laureate of eastern Kentucky by the Kentucky legislature. Jesse Stuart married Naomi Dean Norris and they had one daughter, Jane.
Scope and Content
This collection of Jesse Stuart consists mainly of correspondence with Mark Bittner. The material, which was generated between 1951 and 1973, was a result of the writer's contacts through their affiliation with Lincoln Memorial University. The correspondence between Bittner and Stuart contain biographical material on Stuart in addition to references to addresses he made at Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout the correspondence, Stuart mentions his works-in-progress, political issues and personal matters.

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