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Jesse Stuart papers

Identifier: SCU-RBSC-2018-4

This collection is comprised of manuscripts, journal articles both about and written by Stuart, some Christmas cards sent by the Stuarts, correspondence with a Lucille Palmer, photos of Jesse Stuart and contemporary Eve Blair, and a great deal of newspaper clippings about Stuart, his family, and his farm. The newspaper clippings are somewhat fragile, being aged and roughly handled. There are also pamphlets from some events his foundation put on, and order forms with lists of his books that were being offered at the time.


  • 1936-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Open to research

Copyright and Use

Publication Rights:  All rights reside with the creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.


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Biographical / Historical

Jesse Hilton Stuart was an American writer known for his short stories, poetry, novels, and autobiographical works set in central Appalachia. Born August 8, 1906 and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of northeastern Kentucky for his writings, and was named the poet laureate of Kentucky in 1954. He died February 17, 1984.

Physical Location

Contact information: Rare Books and Special Collections University of South Carolina Libraries 1322 Greene Street Columbia SC 29208 (803) 777-3847 email:

Processing Information

Processed by: Laura M. Dobson

Repository Details

Part of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-3847

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