Subseries 2.1
Book-length works, 1969-1990
Boxes 22-35 and 70-72

Scope and Content Note

The book-length works subseries, spanning from 1969-1990, includes material related to the three published volumes of Flannery O'Connor's writings that Fitzgerald edited, in addition to Fitzgerald's unpublished biography of O'Connor. The first edited volume, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose (1969), contains essays, speeches, and lectures by O'Connor. The subseries contains drafts edited by Fitzgerald for publication in the volume and other material relating to the publication process. In addition, there are copies of O'Connor's original writings that Fitzgerald considered for inclusion in the volume; these writings are arranged alphabetically under O'Connor's name.

Material pertaining to The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor (1979), primarily consists of drafts of O'Connor's letters that Fitzgerald compiled for publication in the volume, as well as drafts of the introduction written by Fitzgerald. For the Collected Works of Flannery O'Connor (1988), which Fitzgerald often refers to as the Library of America or LOA edition, Fitzgerald compiled O'Connor's short prose, book-length fiction, letters, and essays. The subseries contains material pertaining to the editorial process for Collected Works, including notes about selecting letters by O'Connor for the volume and lists of edits of the letters. Drafts of letters that are included with The Habit of Being may also have been used by Fitzgerald in the process of re-editing the letters for Collected Works. Fitzgerald also wrote a chronology of O'Connor's life for inclusion in Collected Works. The subseries contains typescript and manuscript drafts of this chronology. Undated drafts are arranged arbitrarily, followed by dated drafts arranged in chronological order. The subseries also contains proofs of Collected Works as well as Fitzgerald's correspondence with the publisher. In addition to editing these three published volumes of O'Connor's writings, Fitzgerald also wrote the introduction for Three by Flannery O'Connor; drafts of this introduction can also be found in the subseries.

The subseries also contains fragments of Fitzgerald's unfinished biography of Flannery O'Connor, which she tentatively titled The Mansions of the South. The unpublished work includes the chapter "Good Country Girl" as well as "The Stout Stake." Also included is a proposed table of contents, which points to several of Fitzgerald's lectures, found in Subseries 2.2, Other writings, as the basis for the other chapters.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by volume.

Mystery and Manners (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969)
Box Folder Content
70 1 Appendix and endnotes, typescript drafts
70 2 "The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South," typescript draft edited for publication
70 3 "The Church and the Fiction Writer," typescript draft edited for publication
70 4 Complete typescript draft with corrections [1 of 2]
70 5 Complete typescript draft with corrections [2 of 2]
70 6 Correspondence related to Mystery and Manners, 1967-1968
70 7 "The Fiction Writer and His Country," typescript draft edited for publication
70 8 Foreward, typescript draft
70 9 Galley proof
70 10 Gordon, Caroline, speech, typescript draft
70 11 "In the Devil's Territory," typescript draft edited for publication
70 12 Incomplete typescript draft [corrected]
70 13 Incomplete typescript draft, reviews by O'Connor
70 14 Index, typescript draft
70 15 Material inserted into drafts
70 16 "The Nature and Aim of Fiction," typescript draft edited for publication
70 17 O'Connor, Flannery, "The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South," speech, Milledgeville, Georgia, typescript draft
70 18 O'Connor, Flannery, "The Fiction Writer and His Country," speech, typescript draft
70 19 O'Connor, Flannery, "Introduction" to A Memoir of Mary Ann, essay, typescript draft
70 20 O'Connor, Flannery, "The Mystery of Freedom," essay, typescript draft
70 21 O'Connor, Flannery, review of All Manner of Men edited by Riley Hughs, typescript draft
70 22 O'Connor, Flannery, review of American Classics Reconsidered edited by H.C. Gardiner, typescript draft
70 23 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Archbishop and the Lady by M. de la Bedoyere, typescript draft
70 24 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Beyond the Dreams of Avarice by Russell Kirk, typescript draft
70 25 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Catholic Companion to the Bible by R.L. Woods, typescript draft
70 26 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Catholics in Conversation by Donald McDonald, typescript draft
70 27 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Christian Asceticism and Modern Man, typescript draft
70 28 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Christian Faith and Man's Religion by Marc Ebersole and Christianity Divided edited by Daniel Callahan et al., typescript draft Christianity Divided edited by Daniel Callahan et al., typescript draft
70 29 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Christian Initiation by Louis Bouyer, typescript draft
70 30 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Conversion of Augustine by Romano Guardini, typescript draft
70 31 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Council, Reform and Reunion by Hans Kung and The Integrating Mind by William F. Lynch, typescript drafts The Integrating Mind by William F. Lynch, typescript drafts
70 32 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Critic: A Catholic Review of Books and the Arts by The Thomas More Association, typescript draft
70 33 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Criticism and Censorship by Walter F. Kerr, typescript draft
70 34 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Devil's Advocate by Morris L. West, typescript draft
70 35 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Evidence of Satan in the Modern World, typescript draft
71 1 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Faith and Understanding in America by G. Weigle, typescript draft
71 2 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Freud and Religion by Gregory Zilboorg, typescript draft
71 3 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Further Paradoxes by H. de Lubac, typescript draft
71 4 O'Connor, Flannery, review of In Soft Garments by Ronald Knox, typescript draft
71 5 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Israel and Revelation by Eric Voegelin, typescript draft
71 6 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Jubilee edited by Edward Rice, typescript draft
71 7 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Life of St. Catherine of Siena by Raymond of Capua, typescript draft
71 8 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Malefactors by Caroline Gordon, typescript draft
71 9 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Mediaeval Mystics of England by Eric Colledge, typescript draft
71 10 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Modern Catholic Thinkers by A.R. Caponigri, typescript draft
71 11 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Modernity of St. Augustine by Jean Guitton, typescript draft
71 12 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Painting and Reality by Etienne Gilson, typescript draft
71 13 O'Connor, Flannery, review of A Path through Genesis by Bruce Vawter, typescript draft
71 14 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Plato and Aristotle by Eric Voegelin, typescript draft
71 15 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Prayer in Practice by Romano Guardini, typescript draft
71 16 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Range of Reason by Jacques Maritain, typescript draft
71 17 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages by E. Gilson, typescript draft
71 18 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Religion and the Free Society by William Miller et al., typescript draft
71 19 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Religion and the Psychology of Jung by Raymond Hostie, typescript draft
71 20 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Resurrection by F.X. Durrwell, typescript draft
71 21 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Rosmini by Claude Leetham, typescript draft
71 22 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism by Reverend Louis Bouyer, typescript draft
71 23 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Stop Pushing by Dan Herr, typescript draft
71 24 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Talk Sense! By Edward Gryst, typescript draft
71 25 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Tell Me, Stranger by Charles B. Flood, typescript draft
71 26 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Temporal and Eternal by Charles Peguy, typescript draft
71 27 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Themes of the Bible by J. Guillet, typescript draft
71 28 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Toward the Knowledge of God by Claude Tresmontant, typescript draft
71 29 O'Connor, Flannery, review of The Victorian Vision by Margaret M. Maison, typescript draft
71 30 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Writings of Edith Stein, typescript draft
71 31 O'Connor, Flannery, review of Zen and Japanese Culture by T.D. Suzuki, typescript draft
71 32 O'Connor, Flannery, "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction," lecture, Wesleyan College, typescript draft
71 33 O'Connor, Flannery, "Some Notes on the Combination: Novelist and Believer," speech, Sweet Briar Symposium, typescript draft
71 34 O'Connor, Flannery, "Some Notes on the Combination: Novelist and Believer," speech, Symposium on Religion and the Arts, Milledgeville, Georgia, typescript drafts
71 35 O'Connor, Flannery, "Some Thoughts of a Catholic Novelist," speech, College of St. Teresa, typescript drafts
71 36 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, Agnes Scott College, typescript draft
71 37 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, East Texas State College, typescript draft, November 16, 1962
71 38 O'Connor, Flannery, speech fragments
71 39 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, Georgia Council of Teachers of English, typescript draft
71 40 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, Georgia State College for Women, typescript drafts
71 41 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, Georgia Writers Association, typescript draft
71 42 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, "How the Writer Writes" course, Emory University, typescript draft
71 43 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, Rosary College, typescript draft
71 44 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, Troy State College, typescript draft, April 24, 1963
71 45 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, typescript draft
71 46 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, University of Georgia, typescript drafts
71 47 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, University of Minnesota Newman Club, typescript draft
71 48 O'Connor, Flannery, speech, University of Notre Dame, typescript draft, May 4, 1962
71 49 O'Connor, Flannery, "To Catholics," speech, Spring Hill, typescript draft
71 50 Questions for Robert, notes
71 51 "A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable," typescript drafts edited for publication
71 52 "The Regional Writer," typescript drafted edited for publication
71 53 "Replies to Interviewers," interview questions and answers by O'Connor, typescript drafts edited for publication
71 54 "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction," typescript draft edited for publication
71 55 "Some Notes on the Combination Novelist and Believer," typescript drafts edited for publication
71 56 Table of contents, typescript draft
71 57 "The Teaching of Literature," typescript draft edited for publication
71 58 "Writing Short Stories," typescript draft edited for publication
71 59 Unidentified loose pages
The Habit of Being (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1979)
22 2 Proposed chapter titles
22 3 Introduction draft, typescripts (1)
22 4 Introduction draft, typescripts (2)
22 5 Introduction drafts, typescripts (3)
22 6 Head notes drafts, typescripts
22 7 Typescript A, Letters from 1948-1949
22 8 Typescript A, Letters from 1955
22 9 Typescript A, Letters from 1956
22 10 Typescript A, Letters from January-May 1957
22 11 Typescript A, Letters from June-December 1957
23 1 Typescript A, Letters from January-May 1958
23 2 Typescript A, Letters from June-December 1958
23 3 Typescript A, Letters from 1959
23 4 Typescript A, Letters from January-August 1960
23 5 Typescript A, Letters from September-December 1960
23 6 Typescript A, Letters from 1961
23 7 Typescript A, Letters from 1962
23 8 Typescript A, Letters from 1964
24 1 Typescript B, Letters from 1955
24 2 Typescript B, Letters from 1956
24 3 Typescript B, Letters from 1957
24 4 Typescript B, Letters from 1958
24 5 Typescript B, Letters from 1959
24 6 Typescript B, Letters from 1960
24 7 Typescript B, Letters from 1961
24 8 Typescript B, Letters from 1962
24 9 Typescript B, Letters from 1963
25 1 Typescript B, Letters from 1964
25 2 Typescript C, Letters from 1953-1955
25 3 Typescript C, Letters from 1956
25 4 Typescript C, Letters from 1957
25 5 Typescript C, Letters from 1958
25 6 Typescript C, Letters from 1959
25 7 Typescript C, Letters from 1960
26 1 Typescript C, Letters from 1961
26 2 Typescript C, Letters from 1962
26 3 Typescript C, Letters from 1963
26 4 Typescript C, Letters from 1963 [selected]
26 5 Typescript C, Letters from 1964
26 6 Typescript D, Letters from 1953-1955
26 7 Typescript D, Letters from 1956
26 8 Typescript D, Letters from 1957
27 1 Typescript D, Letters from 1958
27 2 Typescript D, Letters from 1959
27 3 Typescript D, Letters from 1960
27 4 Typescript D, Letters from 1961
27 5 Typescript D, Letters from 1962
27 6 Typescript D, Letters from 1963
27 7 Typescript D, Letters from 1964
28 1 Typescript E, Letters from 1949-1953
28 2 Typescript E, Letters from 1954-1955
28 3 Typescript E, Letters from 1956
28 4 Typescript E, Letters from 1957
28 5 Typescript E, Letters from 1958
28 6 Typescript E, Letters from 1959
28 7 Typescript E, Letters from 1960
29 1 Typescript E, Letters from 1961
29 2 Typescript E, Letters from 1962-1963
29 3 Proof copy, pp. v-203 [1 of 3]
29 4 Proof copy, pp. 204-437 [2 of 3]
29 5 Proof copy, pp, 438-618 [3 of 3]
29 6 Catalog summary for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
29 7 The Habit of Being [Fitzgerald's annotated copy]
Three by Flannery O'Connor, (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1983)
30 1 Introduction, typescripts [1]
30 2 Introduction, typescripts [2]
30 3 Introduction, proof
Collected Works (The Library of America, 1988)
30 4 Chronology, list of edits
30 5 Chronology, manuscript draft 1 [corrected]
30 6 Chronology, manuscript draft 2 [corrected]
30 7 Chronology, typescript draft 3 [corrected]
30 8 Chronology, typescript draft 4 [corrected]
30 9 Chronology, typescript draft 5 [corrected]
30 10 Chronology, typescript draft 6 [corrected]
30 11 Chronology, typescript draft 7 [corrected]
30 12 Chronology, typescript draft 8 [corrected]
30 13 Chronology, typescript draft 9 [corrected]
30 14 Chronology, typescript draft 10 [corrected]
30 15 Chronology, typescript draft 11 [corrected]
30 16 Chronology, typescript draft 12 [corrected]
31 1 Chronology, typescript draft 13 [corrected]
31 2 Chronology, typescript draft 14 [corrected]
31 3 Chronology, typescript draft 15 [corrected]
31 4 Chronology, typescript draft 16 [uncorrected]
31 5 Chronology, typescript draft 17 [corrected] [includes correspondence], September 4, 1987
31 6 Chronology, typescript draft 18 [corrected] [includes correspondence], October 16-22, 1987
31 7 Chronology, typescript draft 19 [corrected] [includes correspondence], October 21-25, 1987
31 8 Chronology, typescript draft 20 [corrected] [includes correspondence], October 28, 1987
31 9 Chronology, typescript draft 21 [corrected] [includes correspondence], October 31, 1987
31 10 Chronology, typescript draft 22 [uncorrected] [includes correspondence], November 4-9, 1987
31 11 Chronology, typescript draft 23 [corrected] [includes correspondence], November 19, 1987
31 12 Chronology, typescript draft 24 [corrected] [includes correspondence], December 4, 1987
31 13 Chronology, typescript and manuscript draft 25 [corrected] [includes correspondence], December 21, 1987-January 6, 1988
31 14 Chronology, typescript and manuscript draft 26 [corrected] [includes correspondence], January 12, 1988
31 15 Chronology, typescript and manuscript draft 27 [corrected] [includes correspondence], February 5-10, 1988
31 16 Chronology, typescript 28 [corrected] [includes correspondence], February 8, 1988
31 17 Chronology, manuscript draft 29 [uncorrected] [includes correspondence], February 10, 1988
31 18 Chronology, manuscript draft 30 [uncorrected] [includes correspondence], February 12, 1988
31 19 Chronology, typescript draft 31 [corrected] [includes correspondence], February 12, 1988
31 20 Chronology, typescript draft 32 [corrected] [includes correspondence], February 18, 1988
31 21 Chronology, typescript draft 33 [uncorrected] [includes correspondence], February 26, 1988
31 22 Correspondence related to Collected Works, 1985
31 23 Correspondence related to Collected Works, January-July 1986
32 1 Correspondence related to Collected Works, August 1986-September 1988
32 2 "An Exile in the East" and "Judgment Day," typescript [submitted, but not included in volume]
32 3 Letters, list of edits, by date of letter (1948-1956)
32 4 Letters, list of edits, by date of letter (1949-1961) [includes correspondence], April 20, 1987
32 5 Letters, list of edits, by date of letter (1955-1964)
32 6 Letters, list of edits, by date of letter (1957-1958)
32 7 Letters, list of edits, by date of letter (1959-1961)
32 8 Letters, list of edits, by date of letter (1962-1964) [includes correspondence]
32 9 Letters, list of edits, by page number
32 10 Letters, list of edits, by page number [includes correspondence], January 30, 1988
32 11 Letters, list of edits, by page number [includes correspondence], March 5, 1988
32 12 Letters, notes
33 1 Letters, selection for volume [includes correspondence], August 1986-January 1987
33 2 Miscellaneous materials for Collected Works
33 3 "Note on the Texts," list of edits
33 4 "Note on the Texts," typescript draft [includes correspondence], March 9, 1988
33 5 "Notes," typescript draft [includes correspondence], December 5, 1987
33 6 "Notes," typescript drafts
33 7 Proof 1, pp. 2-204 (Wise Blood)
33 8 Proof 1, pp. 205-325 (A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories)
33 9 Proof 1, pp. 326-447 (A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories)
33 10 Proof 1, pp. 448-549 (The Violent Bear it Away)
33 11 Proof 1, pp. 550-681 (The Violent Bear it Away)
34 1 Proof 1, pp. 682-821 (Everything that Rises Must Converge)
34 2 Proof 1, pp. 821-923 (Everything that Rises Must Converge)
34 3 Proof 1, pp. 924-948 ("Judgment Day") [not included in volume]
34 4 Proof 1, pp. 3000-3119 (Letters)
34 5 Proof 1, pp. 3120-3239 (Letters)
34 6 Proof 1, pp. 3240-3361 (Letters)
34 7 Proof 1, list of edits to O'Connor letters, 1987
34 8 Proof 2, pp. 695-862 (Stories and Occasional Prose)
34 9 Proof 3, first revision, pp. 676-696 ("Judgment Day"), November 17, 1987
34 10 Proof 3, first revision, pp. 865-966 (Letters), November 19-21, 1987
72 1 Proof 3, first revision, pp. 967-1074 (Letters), November 24-27, 1987
72 2 Proof 3, first revision, pp. 1075-1220 (Letters), December 2-5, 1987
72 3 Proof 4, pp. 697-864 (Stories and Occasional Prose) [includes correspondence], December 22, 1987
72 4 Proof 4, pp. 865-1042 (Letters)
72 5 Proof 4, pp. 1043-1216 (Letters)
72 6 Proof 5, pp. 1221-1234 (Letters)
72 7 Proof 5, pp. 1237-1282 (Chronology, Note on the Texts, Notes), March 31, 1988
72 8 Publication permission for works by Flannery O'Connor, 1987
The Mansions of the South [unpublished]
35 1 "The Mansions of the South," proposed chapter titles
35 2 "Good Country Girl," draft one
35 3 "Good Country Girl," draft two
35 4 "Good Country Girl," draft three
35 5 "Good Country Girl," draft four
35 6 "Good Country Girl," draft five
35 7 "Good Country Girl," draft six [with edits by Jane Pepperdene]
35 8 "Good Country Girl," draft seven
35 9 "Good Country Girl," fragments
35 10 "The Stout Stake"
35 11 Untitled chapter
35 12 Notes
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