MsC 629

Collection Dates: 1948 -- 1950 and undated
.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries


Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


From the Des Moines Register, January 11, 1947

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of drafts and correspondence concerning two of Howard Guy's books, Give Me Thy Vineyard and Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks.

Acquisition and Processing Information

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).

Guide posted to Internet: August 2004

Box Contents List



Give Me Thy Vineyard

Correspondence, 1949 -- 1950

First Draft -- with revisions [2 folders]

Miscellaneous circulars

Galley proofs

Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks

Correspondence, 1948

Printer's typescript -- with revisions [2 folders]

Hand-printed front material


Letter from Howard to a University Librarian

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