Papers of Author Harriette Simpson Arnow Archived at the University of Kentucky

The Special Collections Library of the University of Kentucky has announced that the papers of author Harriette Simpson Arnow are now available for researchers. An exhibition of the collection will be on display at the library through February. Included in the collection are drafts of her published works, correspondence with family, publishers, and literary agents, mail from readers, photographs, and drafts of speeches.

Arnow was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1908. She was the author of five novels, three books of nonfiction, and a collection of short stories. Among her works were a trilogy of novels about life in rural Kentucky communities in the first half of the 20th centuries. The books were Mountain Path (1936), Hunter’s Horn (1949), and The Dollmaker (1954).

Arnow died in 1986.

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