Ernest Hemingway at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Hemingway on War and its Aftermath
by Tom Putnam
How his chronicles of World War I affected on of the 20th century's most influential writers and, in turn, the course of American literature. In Prologue, Spring 2006

Ernest Hemingway: A Storyteller's Legacy
by Megan F. Desnoyers
An article about Ernest Hemingway and the Hemingway collection held at the John F. Kennedy Library. This article originally appeared in Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1992. 

The Journey to the John F. Kennedy Library
by Megan F. Desnoyers
An article describing how the Ernest Hemingway collection came to the John F. Kennedy Library. This article originally appeared in Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1992.

Books Online

Hemingway's Library: A Composite Record (pdf)
By James D. Brasch and Joseph Sigman. Electronic edition, 2000. (Originally published New York and London by Garland Pub., 1981.) 441 pp. Complete text in Adobe .PDF format (1,708kb). The publication is provided in Adobe Acrobat ® format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat ® you can download it here. Download compressed version (1,525kb). 

Hemingway's Reading: An Inventory (pdf)
by Michael Reynolds (1,109k).
The Kennedy Library wishes to thank Hemingway biographer Michael Reynolds and Princeton University Press for allowing this book to be made available to the public on our web page. The publication is provided in Adobe Acrobat ® format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat ® you can download it here. 


Holdings at Other Institutions


The Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library

The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin

The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the Library of Congress, donated by John Hemingway and A. E. Hotchner

Princeton Library Carlos Baker Collection of Ernest Hemingway, 1800s-1987 (bulk 1918-1967): Finding Aid

The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the University of Delaware Library

The Ernest Hemingway Manuscripts at the University of Delaware Library

The Speiser and Easterling-Hallman Foundation Collection at Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina

Hemingway and The Magazines: An exhibition from The Speiser and Easterling-Hallman Foundation Collection of Ernest Hemingway by John B. Weaver at the University of South Carolina

The Charles D. Field Collection of Ernest Hemingway at Stanford University

The William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers, 1913-1985 at The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Sidney Franklin Collection at the American Jewish Historical Society

Patrick Hemingway Papers, 1927-1961, at Princeton University

Dawn Powell Papers at Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Clarke Historical Society: Hemingway's Michigan Connections


Additional Resources


American Masters: Reflections on Ernest Hemingway by Tom Stoppard

The American Novel (PBS)

Kansas City Star: Hemingway Page

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (PBS)

Interview, Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Picturing Hemingway
An exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, June 18-November 7, 1999 

The Toronto Star Digital Archives
More than 70 articles by Ernest Hemingway and several articles by the Toronto Star about him