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Jesse Stuart papers

Identifier: Mss 0116

Collection Overview

This collection consists of information donated together with 23 books written by Jesse Stuart. It includes a 1967 letter written by Stuart to Dorothy White describing how White's father encouraged Stuart to pursue literature; a photograph of Dorothy White's father, Clark White; an inscribed copy of a pamphlet containing some of Stuart's earliest writings (Lyrics from Lincoln Memorial University, c.1928); a copy of a pamphlet about Stuart and annotated by him (The Man...Jesse Stuart, c.1965); a file of clippings about Stuart and his work; book jackets from Stuart's books which contain biographical information; and printed ephemera (including a postcard of his home).


  • Creation: approximately 1928-1984


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


0.3 linear feet (1 slim document box)

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2004 by Miss Dorothy M. White.

Separated Material

Published books originally with the collection have been removed and cataloged separately.



Inventory of the Jesse Stuart Papers, approximately 1928-1984
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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