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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Charlie May Simon Papers, 1927-1977
6.25 Linear feet15 document boxes plus 3 flat boxes
This collection is arranged in five series:Series I-Correspondence Series II-Family and business records Series III-Manuscripts, research and review Series IV-Prose and poetry by other authors Series V-Works of art
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains the personal and literary papers of Charlie May Simon, a noted Arkansas literary figure. These materials include correspondence, family and business records, manuscripts, articles, art works and research notes.
The original number for this Collection is A-1
Born August 17, 1897, in Drew County, Arkansas, at age four, Charlie May Hogue moved to Memphis, Tennessee. She married Walter Lowenstein in 1918. After his death in 1925, Charlie May studied art in Paris where she met and married artist Howard Simon. They homesteaded in the Ozarks for three years, and during this time Charlie May was inspired to follow in her father's footsteps of writing stories about the Ozarks. In 1934, she wrote her first novel Robin on the Mountain.
In 1936, Simon married Pulitzer Prize winning Poet John Gould Fletcher. Fletcher, also an Arkansas native, returned to the state with Charlie May where she continued writing children's stories under the literary name of Charlie May Simon. After Fletcher’s death in 1950, Simon concentrated her writings on biographies of leading humanitarians, including Albert Schweitzer, Toyohiko Kagawa, and Dag Hammarskjöld. Beginning in 1953, she traveled to Africa and researched the African hospital of Dr. Schweitzer. From 1958 to 1961, she taught English and American literature in Japan. After returning to Arkansas, she completed the biography on Dag Hammarskjöld, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Simon completed her last major work, Faith Has Need of All the Truth: a Life of Pierre Teilard de Chardin, in 1974. Her writings were published worldwide and she was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees. Simon died in 1977.
Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950
Simon, Charlie May Hogue, 1897-1977
Smith, Howard Jacob, 1902-1979
Women authors, American--Arkansas
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Conditions Governing Use
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Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.
Charlie May Simon Papers, 1927-1977, UALR.MS.0006. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock, AR.
Footnote or Endnote info.:
Description of item, file number, box number, Charlie May Simom Papers, 1927-1977, UALR.MS.0006.