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The Jesse Stuart Collection consists primarily of magazines given by Mr. Stuart which contain articles, stories, or poems written by him or about him. Approximately half of these items are in the original publication; the others are photoreproductions of originals lent by Mr. Stuart.

Another significant part of the collection was purchased from International Bookfinders, Inc., of Pacific Palisades, California, and includes first editions of Mr. Stuart’s works, galley proofs, and some manuscript material.

A third group of material is comprised of articles, stories, or poems written by or concerning Mr. Stuart which have been located and added to the collection by the library staff, by interested persons, or by Mr. Stuart himself, since 1976. This added material is inventoried separately.

The bulk of the addendum to the Jesse Stuart papers consists of magazines purchased from William Curry, a collector of Jesse Stuart material, in 1977. There is also a box containing items donated to the collection by interested individuals. These items included correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also included are purchased papers from other sources, including a typescript manuscript of the short story, “How to Thread a Needle.”


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


See the supplementary file for the Addendum to the original Manuscript Collection.

Also see the related collection (0573) for more information, which can be accessed here: