Friends of the Ernest Hemingway Collection

The Friends of the Ernest Hemingway Collection 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 and support public programming on Hemingway's life, works, times, and legacy.

Member Benefits

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

  • Free admission to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store, and on mail and website orders
  • Complimentary subscription to the Hemingway Collection and JFK Library Foundation e-Newsletters
  • Advance notice of all Hemingway events at the JFK Library


Student members ($25) receive membership for one current student.

Individual/Dual/Family Levels

Individual ($45), Dual ($55), and Family ($75) members receive membership for one person / two people / four people, respectively.

Contributor Level

Contributor ($100) members receive all Family benefits, plus a special commemorative gift.


Benefactor ($250) members receive all Contributor benefits, plus recognition in the Hemingway Collection e-Newsletter.

Author's Circle

Author's Circle ($500) members receive all Benefactor benefits, plus reserved seating at the annual PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony.

Legacy Circle

Legacy Circle ($1,000) members receive all Author's Circle benefits, plus an invitation to a special JFK Library Foundation reception, and VIP seating at all Kennedy Library Forums.

Laureate's Circle

Laureate's Circle ($2,500) members receive all Legacy Circle benefits, plus invitations to additional JFK Library Foundation events, and a VIP Museum tour upon request.

Alternatively, print, complete, and return our short donation form.