On this day in history (July 21, 1899) Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. In his distinguished career as a journalist and writer, he wrote several novels, collections of short stories and works of non-fiction. In 1954 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Donohue Rare Book Room holds several Hemingway first editions including Winner Take Nothing (1933), Green Hills of Africa (1935) and Across the River and Into the Trees (1950). The Rare Book Room also has a copy of The Good Lion (1998) published by the Bradstreet Press in San Francisco. It is a delightful book about Venice with illustrations by Francesca Scapinelli. All of these works are available to students and researchers.
Head Librarian, Donohue Rare Book Room