by Kelly Francis, Processing Archivist
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Michael S. Reynolds Personal Papers. Reynolds was an author and a leading scholar on Ernest Hemingway as well as a professor of English at North Carolina State University.
This collection consists primarily of research materials and notes related to the numerous books and essays Reynolds wrote on Ernest Hemingway. Also included is correspondence between Reynolds and other Hemingway scholars, drafts of writings, as well as audio cassettes and transcripts of interviews with members of Hemingway’s family and his friends.
Page from a listing of Ernest Hemingway’s books at his Key West, Florida residence with notations by Reynolds. View the entire folder here.
Reynolds’ interest in Ernest Hemingway began as an undergraduate at Rice University where he received his B.A. in 1959. He went on to obtain an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1961) and a Ph.D. from Duke University (1971). After serving in the United States Navy Reynolds began his academic career as an instructor at North Carolina State University, where he later became a professor of English. He published ten books and numerous articles on Ernest Hemingway including a critically-acclaimed, five-volume biography.
Notes on Hemingway for a screenplay treatment by Reynolds. View the entire folder here.
Reynolds was a founding member and president of the Hemingway Foundation and Society, and was widely recognized as a leading scholar on Ernest Hemingway. He died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 12, 2000.
Dinner program and menu at the dedication of the Ernest Hemingway Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. View the entire folder here.
For more information on the Michael S. Reynolds Personal Papers, please see the detailed collection guide to his papers on our website.