EH08300P  Ernest Hemingway at the wheel of his boat, Pilar, with Carlos Gutierrez, 1934.

The Friends of the Ernest Hemingway Collection (PDF brochure) was founded in 1990 by Patrick Hemingway, son of the Nobel Prize-winning author, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to provide financial support and resources to preserve and make accessible the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

The Ernest Hemingway Collection contains 90% of existing Hemingway manuscript materials, as well as a wealth of letters, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material spanning the author’s life and career.

Without the private and generous support of friends and admirers of Ernest Hemingway, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library would be unable to pay for the critical preservation work that is needed to protect and safeguard this historical and cultural treasure.

Please consider joining or renewing today.

Your donation and membership will help preserve this priceless collection, purchase new materials, and support public programming that examines American literature and the creative process of writing as personified by Hemingway’s legendary career.

Member Benefits

Along with our gratitude, you will receive the following as a member of the Friends of the Ernest Hemingway Collection:

Individual and Family Levels

Individual ($40) and Family ($80) members receive a subscription to our Friends of the Ernest Hemingway Collection Newsletter. This publication features in-depth stories about the projects in the collection that you are helping to fund. A printed version will be mailed to your home and back issues are available in PDF format.

Contributor Level

Contributor ($150) level members receive the above plus an acknowledgment of their gift in the Kennedy Library Foundation’s Annual Report.

Patron Level

Patron ($300) members receive all of the above plus a commemorative gift.

Sponsor Level

Sponsor ($500) members receive a V.I.P. reserved seat to the PEN/Hemingway Awards, held annually at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Benefactor Level

Benefactor ($1,000) members receive all of the above plus priority seating at all Kennedy Library Forums.             

Alternatively, print, complete and return our short donation form (pdf).

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