Hemingway at the JFK

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to house the Ernest Hemingway Collection, the gift of the writer's widow, Mary.

After Hemingway died in 1961, President Kennedy arranged for Mary to return to Cuba to retrieve her late husband's belongings. A few years later, Mary offered Hemingway's papers, photographs, and selected mementos to Jacqueline Kennedy for inclusion in the President's library. Mrs. Kennedy announced this gift in 1972. In 1980, she and Patrick Hemingway, the writer's son, dedicated the Collection in the newly opened Library.

The JFK Library is the world's pre-eminent research center for the study of Ernest Hemingway's life, works, and legacy.