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Sid Neff Jr. collection on Ernest Hemingway

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Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, sponsored a 100th birthday extravaganza in July of 1999 which featured: a weeklong humanities festival, a literary conference, art exhibits, a Spanish-style "Fiesta de Hemingway," and a series of theatrical and spoken-word performances, including the world premiere of "It Just Catches", a play by Hemingway's daughter-in-law based on Hemingway's work.

Sid Neff Jr. is a resident bibliophile and bookbinder in Pennsylvania. In the early 1980's he transitioned from a career in graphic design to bookbinding. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and examples of Sid's work have been published in books and periodicals in the U.S. and Europe.

The Sid Neff Jr. collection on Ernest Hemingway primarily comprises newsletters and new articles on a variety of topics regarding Ernest Hemingway. Included in the collection is a copy of Robert M. Myer's manuscript Ernest Hemingway: A Compendium of the Persons and Characters in his Fiction, Life and Times.

Gift of S.A. Neff, Jr. (Sid Neff), 2022.

Accessioned as 2022.000093. Samantha Dodd processed, wrote and encoded the finding aid, 2023.

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Samantha Dodd
Finding Aid Date
2023 May 23
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Book: The Magazine for the Reading Life , the Hemingway issue: his new book, a new bio and new thoughts, 1999 July-August.
Box 1 Folder 1
Clippings, 1999 June 15, 2000 December 3.
Box 1 Folder 2
"The Courtship and marriage of Pauline Pfeiffer," Michal S, Reynolds [photocopy Arkansas Review , 1999 July.
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence, 1999, 2003.
Box 1 Folder 4
Esquire [article on Hemingway p. 36-44; photocopy], 1999 July.
Box 1 Folder 5
Harper's Magazine [article on Hemingway p. 53-58; photocopy], 1999 May.
Box 1 Folder 6
Hemingway Centennial Conference: Literary and Historical Perspectives at 100, Oak Park, Illinois, 1999 July.
Box 1 Folder 7
The Hemingway newsletter, publication of the Hemingway Society, 2003 June.
Box 1 Folder 8
"Hemingway's love affair with the Rockies," Ronald L. Morris, undated.
Box 1 Folder 9
Hemingway USA 25 cent stamps, undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
"It Just Catches," a play by Carol Hemingway, promotional materials, 1999 July.
Box 1 Folder 11
Manuscript "Ernest Hemingway: A Compendium of the Persons and Characters in His Fiction, Life and Times" [Work in Progress]. Robert M. Myers, 1999 March.
Box 1 Folder 12
Manuscript revisions, edits, loose pages, notes, 1999.
Box 1 Folder 13-14
Michigan Hemingway Society newsletter, 1999.
Box 1 Folder 15
Newsarticles on Hemingway [reprinted, transcibed from various publications and newsoutlets], 1997-1999.
Box 1 Folder 16
The New Yorker [photocopy of article on Hemingway], 1999 May 24.
Box 1 Folder 17
Postcards, undated.
Box 1 Folder 18
Vanity Fair Magazine [photocopy of article on Hemingway], 1999 July.
Box 1 Folder 19

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