Jesse Stuart Oral History Collection
The Jessie Stuart Oral History Collection consists of digitized audio recordings of, or related to, Kentucky author and poet Jesse Hilton Stuart. The recordings are of speeches, lectures, presentations, and interviews with Jesse Stuart from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Jesse Stuart was a writer, school teacher, and school administrator known for his short stories, poetry, novels and autobiographical works set in the hills and mountains of eastern Kentucky. Stuart was named the poet laureate of Kentucky in 1954.

Recordings are to be used for research purposes only. Commercial or for profit use is prohibited. Researchers must cite Morehead State University Special Collections & Archives as the repository where the collection is housed.
Download time and sound quality of the recordings may vary depending upon the length and condition of the original audio tape.

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Submissions from 1953

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Interview given at the South Carolina Educational Conference, Jesse Stuart and Eve Blair

Submissions from 1959

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Interview by WHAS Television, Jesse Stuart and Bill Small

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Presentation before the Huntington Woman's Club, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1960

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Presentation on Housing in East Asia and Appalachia, Jesse Stuart

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Radio Interview from W-Hollow, Jesse Stuart

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"The Hour" - Television Program, Jesse Stuart

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"Let's Find Out" - Television Program, Jesse Stuart, Alice Wyman, Havilah Babcock, and Everetta Love Blair

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Interview at W-Hollow, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1963

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Telephone Interview with Columbus (Georgia) High School, Jesse Stuart

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Telephone Interview with Thomas Carr Howe (Indianapolis) High School, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1964

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Readings from "Man with a Bull-Tongued Plow", Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1965

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Interview on Travels to Asia, Jesse Stuart

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Discussion at W-Hollow Residence, Jesse Stuart and Deane Stuart

Submissions from 1966

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Lecture on the Art of Teaching English, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Meanings of My Poetry, Jesse Stuart

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Symposium on the Works of Jesse Stuart, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Use of Semantics and Language, Jesse Stuart

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Presentation to Middle School and College Students at Eastern Kentucky University, Jesse Stuart and Richard Price

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Presentation on Life and Travels, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on Writing: Inspiration or Hard Work, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on Writing Poetry, Jesse Stuart

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Telephone Interview with Curtis Adams 6th Grade Class, Jesse Stuart

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Short Story Reading, Jesse Stuart

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Panel Discussion at Eastern Kentucky State University (Part 1), Jesse Stuart, Harold E. Richardson, Geneva Owens, Kelly Thurman, and Janet Oldham

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Lecture on Short Stories and Novels, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on American Literature and Authors, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Creation of a Short Story, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Influence of Greece upon Modern Literature, Jesse Stuart

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Question and Answer Session on Creative Writing, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on Greece and Greek Literature, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on Advance Planning and Editing in Creative Writing, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Background on "The Thread that Runs so True", Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on Writing Manuscripts for Publication, Jesse Stuart

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Selected Readings of Short Stories, Jesse Stuart

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Panel Discussion at Eastern Kentucky State University (Part 2), Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Creative Process of Writing "Beyond Dark Hills", Jesse Stuart

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Readings of Selected Poems at Eastern Kentucky University, Jesse Stuart

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Lecture on the Use of Biography in the "The Thread that Runs so True", Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1970

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News Broadcast - Radio Program, Jerry Peterson and Jesse Stuart

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Contemporary American Poets Read Their Work: Jesse Stuart, Jesse Stuart

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"People in the News" - Radio Program, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1971

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Poetry Readings, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1972

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Interview at Jesse Stuart Suite, Murray State University, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1973

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Speakers Forum at the Appalachian Arts Festival, Jesse Stuart and Jane Stuart

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Honorary Doctorate presented to Jesse Stuart by Morehead State University., Jesse Stuart and Adron Doran

Submissions from 1974

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"Viewpoint" - Radio Program, Jesse Stuart and Jane Stuart

Submissions from 1975

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"A Look at Appalachia" - Television Program, Jesse Stuart, William Crawford Plumley, Billy Chaffin, Barbara Yeager, and Katherinw Whiting

Submissions from 1976

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"Come Walk the W-Hollow Road with Me" - Ballad, Yvonne Bunn

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Presentation on Short Stories and Publishing, Jesse Stuart

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Presentation at Banquet held at Murray State University, Jesse Stuart

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Presentation before the United Methodist Club, Jesse Stuart

Submissions from 1982

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Creative Writing Workshop at Murray State University, Jesse Stuart