The Ernest Hemingway Personal Papers includes textual and audiovisual material donated to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library by Mary Welsh Hemingway (Ernest Hemingway's widow) and additional donors over several decades. The collection spans Hemingway's entire career, and contains ninety percent of known Hemingway manuscript materials, making the Library the world's principal center for research on the life and work of this author.
Researchers and enthusiasts are welcome to explore the Library’s Hemingway-related collections. To learn more or to make an appointment to work with the collections, contact a reference archivist at Kennedy.Library@nara.gov.
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.