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Alice Kinder Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: A-1995-11

Content Description

The Alice Kinder Collection is arranged in four series. The First Series, Manuscripts and Writings of Alice Kinder, contains rough drafts and manuscript copies of three of Kinder’s book length works: Mama’s Pathway to Heaven, Pikeville College Looks to the Hills, and Papa’s Neighbors. Of particular note are the three drafts of Pikeville College Looks to the Hills, which stands as the only book length project to be published about the mountain school. The Second Series, Personal Files and Scrapbooks, contains letters, newspaper clippings, and complied scrapbooks about both Kinder and other local authors. Interested both in literature and local history, Kinder accumulated newspaper articles, letters, and other written items of note on several eastern Kentucky figures. Also included in this series are Kinder’s personal records, many of which relate to her literary career. The Third Series, Writings and Correspondence of William McKinley Justice, is comprised of manuscripts, letters, and other materials passed down to Kinder by her father, William McKinley Justice. Over half of this series consists of letters written to Justice in reference to his five books of published poetry. In addition, the series contains the manuscript of Midnights Are Mine, an unpublished manuscript of William Justice’s life in eastern Kentucky.

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2 Cubic Feet (1 box, 39371010289397)


1 box containing 23 folders