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John de Groot Papers and Collection on Ernest Hemingway, 1942-2006

Overview of the Collection

Creator
De Groot, John
Title
John de Groot Papers and Collection on Ernest Hemingway
Dates
1942-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 linear feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS 087
Summary
The John de Groot Papers and Collection on Ernest Hemingway primarily consist of research materials collected by playwright and journalist John de Groot for his 1988 play about Hemingway, Papa. The collection dates from 1942-2006 and contains materials both by and about Hemingway including books, magazines, LPs, audio cassettes, memorabilia, and copies of United States government correspondence and internal FBI memoranda relating to Ernest Hemingway.
Repository
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
83725
Telephone: 208-426-3958
archives@boisestate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John de Groot is a playwright and journalist based in Florida. His one-man play about Ernest Hemingway, Papa, premiered in 1988 at Boise State University starring George Peppard. The production went on to Cleveland, Atlanta, and Chicago, and was subsequently produced in New York in 1996 and Los Angeles in 2005. James Earl Jones read the script as part of Hemingway's 100th birthday celebration at the Smithsonian.

De Groot's 5-year research process resulted in a collection of hundreds of books and periodicals by and about Hemingway, and included travel throughout the world to Hemingway's homes and favorite vacation spots including the Bahamas, Key West, Cuba, and Ketchum, Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The John de Groot Papers and Collection on Ernest Hemingway primarily consist of research materials collected by playwright and journalist John de Groot for his 1988 play about Hemingway, Papa. The collection dates from 1942-2006 and contains materials both by and about Hemingway including books, magazines, LPs, audio cassettes, and memorabilia.

Of particular interest are copies of United States government correspondence and internal FBI memoranda relating to Ernest Hemingway, obtained by John de Groot under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. The files focus on Hemingway's activities in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, alleged Communist contacts, and his intelligence work in Cuba during World War II. Many documents have been censored.

The collection includes a manuscript of de Groot's play, Dark Ages, and contains an audio recording of de Groot's comments on items from his collection featured in the exhibit "A Hemingway Geography" at Boise State in 1988.

While the collection is predominantly in English, some materials are in Spanish and French.

Forms part of the Idaho Writers Archive.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[item description], John de Groot Papers and Collection on Ernest Hemingway, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Research Files and MemorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
U.S. Government Correspondence: CIA-OSS
1944-1967
1 2
U.S. Government Correspondence: Department of State
1955-1984
1 3-4
U.S. Government Correspondence: FBI
1942-1955
1 5
Newspaper Column, Bill Bonderant
1969
1 6
Chicago Tribune, "Hemingway's Life in the Enticing Swirl of Cuba", Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1984
1 7
Newsday, "The Love and Hate of Papa's Youngest", Paul Hendrickson
1987
1 8
Washington Post, "Papa's Boys", Paul Hendrikson
1987
1 9
"Hemingway's Pain" from Men and Manhood
1979
1 10
The Virginia Quarterly Review, "The Quest for Hemingway," Jeffrey Meyers
1 11
"Widow Reflects on Life with Ernest", William Stimson
1974
1 12
Horizon, "In a World War I Hospital with Hemingway", Henry S. Villard
1978
1 13
Parade magazine, "He Fights for Hemingway," Larry Smith
1995
1 14
"Hemingway" TV Mini-Series Publicity Materials (starring Treat Williams)
1985
1 15
"Hemingway" TV Mini-Series Publicity Materials (starring Stacy Keach)
1988
1 16
El Floridita de Hemingway, Fernando G. Campoamor (Brochure in French)
1 17
Hemingway House, (Museum Brochure)
1 18
In Their Time (Exhibition Catalog, University of Virginia Library)
1977
1 19
Marina Hemingway (Brochure)
1 20
Pamplona/Navarra, Spain (Brochure)
1982
1 21
Sloppy Joe's Pub: The First Fifty Years (Sharon Wells)
1983
1 22
Publications by the Museo Ernest Hemingway (Spanish)
1986
1 23
Paris Review, "The Art of Fiction" (Interview)
1958
1 24
Sketches/Collages of Hemingway
1 25
"Author Price Guides": Ernest Hemingway
1986
1 26
Ernest Hemingway, a Bibliography (United States Information Service, Rome)
1967
1 27
Photo: Hemingway on the Pilar
1957
1 28
Newspaper Columns by John de Groot
1 29
Hemingway Commemorative US Stamps
1989
1 30
Swizzle Stick from El Floridita and Coasters from Sloppy Joe's
1 31
Ernest Hemingway Adventure Map of the World
1986
1 32
Photo: Hemingway and Typewriter
1 33
Hemingway in Idaho Conference, Boise State and Sun Valley
1989
1 34
Papa Review, New York City
1996
1 35
Play Manuscript: The Dark Ages, An Infidel Virus
2006
1 36
The Dark Ages, An Ifidel Virus, Alternate Ending
2006
5
Plaque from the Marina Hemingway, Cuba
6
Cassette: Meet Ernest Hemingway, Parts 1-4, copy (on 2 tapes)
[1954]
6
Cassette: Side 1-Charla Con Consul de Suecia Y Hemingway (51:20) Side 2-Discurso Con Motivo Del Premio Nobel
1954
6
Cassette: John de Groot comments on "A Hemingway Geography" at Boise State (2 copies)
1989
6
LP: The Old Man and the Sea read by Charlton Heston
1976
6
LP: Hemingway, A Portrait in Sound
1970
6
LP: Ernest Hemingway Reading
1965

Magazines and JournalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
American Heritage, Carlos Baker, "Slopes of Kilimanjaro"
1968
2
American Heritage, Cecil Eby, "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
1969
2
American, Alfred Kazin, "Hemingway and Fitgerald: The Cost of Being American"
1984
2
American Heritage, S.L.A Marshall, "How Papa Liberated Paris"
1962
2
Art in America, Henry Strater, "Portrait: Hemingway"
1961
3
Atlanta Journal, Rod Cockshutt; Michael Carlton, "Hemingway Haunts"
1988
2
Avon Annual, Ernest Hemingway, "Capital of the World"
1945
2
Avon Annual, Ernest Hemingway, "Big Two Hearted River; Part 1"
1947
4
Bohemia, Norberto Fuentes, "Hemingway Nos Ha Acompando en Momentos Cruciales"
1984
2
Book Digest, Carlos Baker, "Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters, 1917-1961"
1981
5
Christianity Today, Daniel Pawley, "Ernest Hemingway: Tragedy of an Evangelical Family"
1984
2
Clockwatch Review, assorted articles
1986
3
Esquire, Ernest Hemingway, "Snows of Kilimanjaro"
1949
3
Esquire, Robert Emmett Ginna, "Life in the Afternoon"
1962
3
Esquire, Ernest Hemingway, "Bimini"
1970
5
Floriday Keys Magazine, Jim Reisler, "Ernest Hemingway's Cuba"
1987
2
Granata: In Trouble Again, A Special Issue of Travel Writing, Martha Gellhorn, "Cuba Revisited"
1986
3
Holiday, Kenneth Tynan, "Visit to Havana"
1960
2
Horizon, George Plimpton, "Interview with Ernest Hemingway"
1959
2
Horizon, Malcolm Cowley, "Hemingway: The Image and the Shadow"
1973
3
Kansas City Star, Brian Burnes, "Hemingway's Kansas City"
1986
2
Kenyon Review, Philip Young, "Hemingway and Me"
1966
3
Life, Ernest Hemingway, "The Killers" (Story and Movie Review)
1946
3
Life, Malcolm Cowley, "Portrait of Mister Papa"
1949
3
Life, Ernest Hemingway, "Tribute to Mama from Papa Hemingway"
1952
3
Life, "'Papa' Pops Up Again"
1954
3
Life, "Old Man Lands Biggest Catch"
1954
3
Life, "Hemingway: Driving Force of a Great Artist"
1961
4
Life, Mary Hemingway, "Sentimental Safari"
1963
4
Life, Ernest Hemingway, "The Dangerous Summer, Part 1"
1960
4
Life (excerpts), Ernest Hemingway, "The Dangerous Summer, Parts 1-3
1960
4
Look, Ernest Hemingway, "Safari"
1954
3
Look, Ernest Hemingway, "The Christmas Gift, Part II"
1954
4
Look, Mary Hemingway, "Hemingway: A Personal Story"
1961
5
Mainliner, Raymond Shourds, "Hemingway's Key West Home"
1969
5
Marlin, Robert L. Patroni, "The Man Who Mastered Words and Marlin"
1986
4
The New York Times Magazine, Peter Griffin, "Young Hemingway: Three Unpublished Stories"
1985
2
Pageant, Mark Savage, "Ernest Hemingway--Wars, Women, Wine, Words"
1953
5
Playboy, Ernest Hemingway, "Ernest Speaks His Mind"
1961
5
Playboy, Earnest Hemingway, "Man's Credo" and Evgeny Evtushenko
1963
5
Playboy, Ernest Hemingway, "Advice to a Young Man"
1964
5
Playboy, Patrick Hemingway, "My Papa, Papa"
1968
4
Saturday Evening Post, A.E. Hotchner, "Papa Hemingway, Part 1 of 3"
1966
4
Saturday Evening Post, A.E. Hotchner, "Papa Hemingway, Part 2 of 3"
1966
5
Saturday Review, Carlos Baker, "Mary Hemingway's Years with Ernest," (Book Review, How it Was by Mary Welsh Hemingway)
1976
5
Saturday Review, Carlos Baker, "The Son Also...", (Book Review, Papa: A Personal Memoir by Gregory H. Hemingway)
1976
4
Soviet Life, Boris Gilenson, "Hemingway Our Living Contemporary"
1969
4
Sports Illustrated, "Sportsman: Ernest Hemingway"
1954
4
Sports Illustrated, John Blaishell, "Bullfight's Greatest Rivalry"
1959 August
4
Sports Illustrated, Mary Hemingway, "Holiday for a Wound Toredo"
1959 August
4
Sports Illustrated, Ernest Hemingway, "Matter of Wind"
1959 August
4
Sports Illustrated, Robert Cantwell, "River That Will Flow Forever"
1961
4
Sports Illustrated, Ernest Hemingway, "African Betrayal"
1986
4
This Week Magazine, A. E. Hotchner, "Hemingway Talks to American Youth"
1959
4
Time, "An American Storyteller"
1954
2
Wilson Quarterly, Frank McConnell, "Hemingway: Stalking Papa's Ghost"
1986
4
Wisdom, John Atkins, "Hemingway and The: American Novel, Motion Picture, Great Outdoors, Old Man and the Sea"
1958
4
Wisdom, Ernest Hemingway, "From the Wisdom of Ernest Hemingway"
1958
4
Writer's Digest, Edward Stafford, "Afternoon with Hemingway"
1964