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From the Des Moines Register, January 11, 1947
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Guy Howard was born in 1891 in Lucas County, Iowa. He worked on a farm for the first years of his adult life, then he moved to the Ozark Mountains, where he became an itinerant preacher. He walked an average of four thousand miles a year and served dozens of communities as pastor. His salary averaged fourteen dollars a month. He wrote about his experiences in The Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks in 1941 which brought him national notoriety. He followed this with several novels, including Give Me Thy Vineyard (1949) and Wings of the Dawn (1953).
C. Pummer and J. Roethler, August 2004
This collection consists of drafts and correspondence concerning two of Howard Guy's books, Give Me Thy Vineyard and Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks.
These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Reverend Guy Howard in 1948 (Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks) and in 1950 (Give Me Thy Vineyard).
to Internet: August 2004
Give Me Thy Vineyard
Correspondence, 1949 -- 1950
First Draft -- with revisions [2 folders]
Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks
Printer's typescript -- with revisions [2 folders]
Hand-printed front material
Letter from Howard to a University Librarian