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Charlie May Simon materials

Charlie May Simon Materials

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Finding aid for the Charlie May Simon Materials

MSS.97.28

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Simon, Charlie May, 1897-1977
Title: Charlie May Simon Materials
Dates: 1937-1956
Quantity: 1.3 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains materials relating to Arkansas author Charlie May Simon.
Identification: MSS.97.28
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to Arkansas author Charlie May Simon. Included are the original manuscript and galley proof for All Men Are Brothers: A Biography of Albert Schweitzer, as well as newspaper articles, book reviews, and memorabilia.


Biographical Note

Charlie May Simon was born to Charles Wayman Hogue, a school teacher and writer, and Mary Gill Hogue on August 17, 1897, in Monticello, Arkansas. Her family moved to Memphis when she was a small child. Charlie May Hogue attended Memphis State University, Chicago Art Institute, and Le Grand Chaumiere in Paris. Charlie May Hogue married Howard Simon, an artist, in Paris in 1926. He later illustrated several of her books. The marriage ended in 1936. Later that year, she married Arkansas poet and writer John Gould Fletcher. They made their home in Little Rock, where Mrs. Fletcher lived until her death in 1977.

In 1970, the Arkansas Department of Education established the Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award to encourage reading and book discussion among elementary school students. Each year Arkansas students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades vote on their favorite book from a list of books published two years previously. Although Charlie May Simon is best remembered as an author of children's books, she also wrote for adults. Notable among her books for adults are biographies of Albert Schweitzer, Andrew Carnegie, and Martin Buber. In all, she wrote twenty-seven books for children and adults.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Authors -- Arkansas.
Simon, Charlie May, 1897-1977

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charlie May Simon Materials, MSS 97-28, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Unknown donor


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