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FITZGERALD, SALLY.
Sally Fitzgerald papers, circa 1930-2000

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z9ds


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fitzgerald, Sally.
Title: Sally Fitzgerald papers, circa 1930-2000
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1101
Extent: 34.25 linear feet (72 boxes) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Sally Fitzgerald, writer and editor of several volumes of Flannery O'Connor's letters and works, including original O'Connor letters and manuscripts. Also included are Fitzgerald's own correspondence and research files.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Series 6: Collected materials - Some materials (Boxes 62-67) are closed to researchers.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2008.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Sally Fitzgerald papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Katy Hangii and Susan Potts McDonald, November 2010


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sally Fitzgerald (1917-2000) was a writer and editor of several volumes of Flannery O'Connor's letters and works. Sally and her husband, Robert Fitzgerald, met Flannery O'Connor in 1949, while O'Connor was finishing a fellowship at the Yaddo Community in New York. O'Connor then lived with the Fitzgeralds in Connecticut while writing her first novel, Wise Blood. In 1969, the Fitzgeralds co-edited Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose of Flannery O'Connor. Sally then embarked on the project of compiling O'Connor's letters in the early 1970s and published The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor in 1979. Fitzgerald also edited the Library of America edition of Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works, released in 1988.

Sally Fitzgerald (1917-2000) was a writer and editor of several volumes of Flannery O'Connor's letters and works. Sally and her husband, Robert Fitzgerald, met Flannery O'Connor in 1949, while O'Connor was finishing a fellowship at the Yaddo Community in New York. O'Connor then lived with the Fitzgeralds in Connecticut while writing her first novel, Wise Blood. In 1969, the Fitzgeralds co-edited Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose of Flannery O'Connor. Sally then embarked on the project of compiling O'Connor's letters in the early 1970s and published The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor in 1979. Fitzgerald also edited the Library of America edition of Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works, released in 1988.

Publication Note

Selections of O'Connor's letters were originally published in 1979 in The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor edited by Sally Fitzgerald. Other letters edited by Sally Fitzgerald appear in Collected Works by Flannery O'Connor, which was published in 1988.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Sally Fitzgerald from circa 1930-2000. The collection reflects Fitzgerald's lifelong research and writing on American author Flannery O'Connor. The papers include correspondence, writings by Fitzgerald, printed material by and about Fitzgerald, photographs, writings by others, audiovisual material, and collected correspondence and writings relating to Flannery O'Connor.

The correspondence includes letters from friends and colleagues of Fitzgerald's; as well as numerous O'Connor friends, acquaintances and scholars. The writings series contains Fitzgerald's book-length works, articles, lectures, and interviews. The printed material series includes published works by and about Fitzgerald, the photograph series contains images of Fitzgerald and collected photos of O'Connor, and the audiovisual series includes two interviews of Fitzgerald. The series of collected correspondence and writings relating to Flannery O'Connor contains material that Fitzgerald accumulated over her years of research on O'Connor. The collection also includes writings by others which relate to O'Connor.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by into seven series: (1) Correspondence and subject files, (2) Writings by Fitzgerald, (3) Printed material, (4) Photographs, (5) Writings by others, (6) Collected correspondence and writings relating to Flannery O'Connor, and (7) Audiovisual.


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