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Series 2
Writings, 1942-1977 [bulk 1942-1964]
Boxes 8-11

Scope and Content Note

The series contains writings by Flannery O'Connor and others from 1942-1977. The majority of the materials are writings by O'Connor and include writing assignments authored for college courses as well as poems, short stories, lectures, book reviews written by O’Connor on nonfiction works, and draft fragments. The writing assignments are primarily short stories, including selections from O’Connor’s master’s thesis entitled The Geranium, and they often include instructor markup. The poems address topics such as O’Connor’s family and the writing process, and there are often multiple works included on a single page. They are arranged by the first poem listed on the page. There are three short stories, along with the transcript of a lecture on Southern fiction delivered by O’Connor at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. The book reviews focus almost exclusively on books about Catholicism, including topics such as saints, Catholic interpretations of the Bible, and Catholicism in America. The draft fragments include research notes, interview transcripts, and book chapters, including selections from Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away. Writings by others include fictional works by amateur writers seeking O’Connor’s comment, along with critical reviews of O'Connor's writings.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Book reviews
Box Folder Content
8 1 Avalos, Beatrice, New Men for New Times, 1962, and Barry Ulanov, Seeds of Hope in the Modern World, 1962 Seeds of Hope in the Modern World, 1962
8 2 Barth, Karl, Evangelical Theology: An Introduction, undated
8 3 Boucher and Tehan, Prince of Democracy: James Cardinal Gibbons, 1962
8 4 Buehrle, Maria, The Cardinal Stritch Story, 1959, and William Kiefer, Leo XIII: A Light from Heaven, 1961 Leo XIII: A Light from Heaven, 1961
8 5 Conger, Yves, The Wide World, My Parish, 1961
8 6 Daniel-Rops, Henri, What Is the Bible?, 1960, and John J. Heaney, Faith, Reason, and the Gospels, 1962 aith, Reason, and the Gospels, 1962
39 2 Dominican Sisters, A Memoir of Mary Ann, undated
8 7 Foerster, Norman, Image of America, 1962, and Gustave Weigle, The Modern God, 1963 The Modern God, 1963
8 8 Levie, Jean, and J.P. Kenedy, The Bible: Words of God in Words of Men, undated
8 9 Ong, Walter J., Frontiers in American Catholicism, 1961
8 10 Pelton, Robert S., The Church as the Body of Christ, 1963, and Max Lackmann, The Augsburg Confession and Catholic Unity, undated The Augsburg Confession and Catholic Unity, undated
8 11 Pieper, Josef, Belief and Faith, undated, and Francois Mauriac, What I Believe, undated What I Believe, undated
8 12 Powers, J.F., Morte D'Urban, 1962
8 13 Putz, Louis J., The Kingdom of God, 1962
8 14 Raven, Charles E., Teilhard de Chardin: Scientist and Seer, 1962
8 15 Shokel, Luis Alonso, Understanding Biblical Research, 1963, and J.L McKenzie, The Bible in Current Catholic Thought, 1962 The Bible in Current Catholic Thought, 1962
8 16 Teilhard de Chardin, Pere Pierre, Letters from a Traveller, 1962
8 17 Woodgate, M.V., Saint Vincent de Paul, 1960, Jacques Delarve, The Holiness of Saint Vincent de Paul, and Von Matt and Cognet, St. Vincent de Paul, 1960 he Holiness of Saint Vincent de Paul, and Von Matt and Cognet, St. Vincent de Paul, 1960
Draft fragments
8 18 Interview about Catholicism, typescript draft, undated
8 19 Interview about the Southern literary renaissance, typescript draft, undated
8 20 Interview about writing process, typescript draft, undated
8 21 Interview with Flannery O'Connor and Robert Penn Warren, typescript draft, 1959
8 22 Introduction of Mr. Montgomery to the Macon Writers Club, typescript draft, undated
8 23 Notes on Coleridge, typescript draft, undated
8 24 Notes on European history, handwritten, undated
8 25 Notes on European history, typescript draft, undated
8 26 Notes on prints and paintings, handwritten, undated
8 27 "Once There Was a Buzzard," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 28 "Questions for the Critic," typescript draft, undated
8 29 Talk delivered at Georgia State College for Women, typescript draft, January 7, 1960
8 30 "The Tendency," annotated typescript draft fragments, undated
8 31 "The Tendency," handwritten draft fragments, undated
8 32 Unidentified draft fragments, handwritten, undated
8 33 Unidentified draft fragments, typescript drafts, undated
8 34 Unidentified notes, handwritten, undated
9 67 Wise Blood fragments, photocopied typescript draft, undated
Lectures
8 35 "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction," typescript draft, circa 1960
Poems
8 36 "The Aggrescent" and "The Literary Refugee," typescript drafts, undated
8 37 "The Ballad of Saintly John," handwritten draft, undated
8 38 "Balm for the Heat," typescript drafts, undated
8 39 "Bound on the East," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 40 "By Now," typescript draft, undated
8 41 "Coincidence," "It Was Once My Firm Conviction," and "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," typescript rafts, undated
8 42 "Don't Bore Me," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 43 "Don't Bore Me," typescript drafts, undated
8 44 "The Drum Beat," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 45 "Edyth Winfield Edington," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 46 "Edyth Winfield Edington," typescript draft, undated
8 47 "Evening Never Comes," typescript draft, undated
8 48 "Evening Never Comes" and "Coincidence," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 49 "Evening Never Comes" and "Coincidence," typescript draft, undated
8 50 "F," typescript draft, undated
8 51 "Functionaries" and "Balm for the Heat," typescript drafts, undated
8 52 "Happy Thought," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 53 "Happy Thought," "By Now," "Evening Never Comes," and "Uncle," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 54 "Happy Thought," "It Was Once My Firm Conviction," "Higher Education," and "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 55 "Happy Thought," "Reconsideration," "I Shall Produce a Patterned Thing," and "Low Curve," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 56 "Happy Thought," typescript draft, undated
8 57 "I Shall Produce a Patterned Thing" and "Low Curve," typescript drafts, undated
8 58 "Inconvenience," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 59 "It Was Once My Firm Conviction," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 60 "It Was Once My Firm Conviction," "By Now," and "Happy Thought," typescript drafts, undated
8 61 "It Was Once My Firm Conviction," "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," and "Higher Education," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 62 "Literary Correction," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 63 "Literary Correction," typescript draft, undated
8 64 "The Literary Refugee," typescript draft, undated
8 65 "The People Passing," typescript drafts, undated
8 66 "The People Passing" and "Higher Education," typescript drafts, undated
8 67 "The People Passing" and "This Vale of Tears," typescript drafts, undated
8 68 "The People Passing," "This Vale of Tears," and "Inconvenience," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 69 "Petition to Fellow Eighteen Year Old Voters," typescript draft, undated
8 70 "Pfft" and "Coincidence," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 71 "Pfft," "Renaissance," and "Those Were Trees," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 72 "The Positive Salesman," "Evening Never Comes," "Happy Thought," "Coincidence," and "Pfft," typescript drafts, undated
8 73 "Reconsideration," typescript draft, undated
8 74 "Reflections on a Literary Career," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 75 "Reflections on a Literary Career" and "Balm for the Heat," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 76 "Reflections on a Literary Career" and "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 77 "Reflections on a Literary Career I" and "Reflections on a Literary Career II," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 78 "They disappeared as I was told into the desert heat," handwritten draft, undated
8 79 "This Vale of Tears" and "Inconvenience," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 80 "Those Were Trees" and "Literary Correction" annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 81 "Uncle," typescript draft, undated
8 82 "Uncle," "Functionaries," and "Balm for the Heat," typescript drafts, undated
8 83 Untitled poem ["Down the quiet dusty sand of the deep florescent moor"], annotated typescript draft, undated
8 84 Untitled poem ["I rhyme dew with few"], handwritten draft, undated
8 85 Untitled poem ["The Positive Salesman is at the door again"], annotated typescript draft, undated
8 86 Untitled poem ["Simpson was a noble bird"], handwritten draft, undated
8 87 Untitled poem ["So what about the public"], typescript draft, undated
8 88 "A Valentine," typescript draft, undated
8 89 "Who Hides Herself," annotated typescript draft, undated
8 90 "Who Hides Herself," typescript drafts, undated
8 91 "Who in His History," typescript draft, undated
8 92 "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," typescript draft, undated
8 93 "With Wonder at the Adult Mind" and "Higher Education," typescript drafts, undated
8 94 "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," "It Was Once My Firm Conviction," "The People Passing," and "Higher Education," annotated typescript drafts, undated
8 95 "With Wonder at the Adult Mind," "Reflections on a Literary Career," and "Happy Thoughts," typescript drafts, undated
Short stories and novel chapters
8 96 Mystery and Manners, page proofs, 1969
9 1 "A Summer Story," typescript draft, undated
9 2 Unidentified short story ["Mrs. Winthrop was seventy-six years old"], typescript draft, undated
9 3 Unidentified short story ["Today is Leila's birthday"], annotated typescript draft, undated
9 4 The Violent Bear It Away, chapters III-IV, typescript draft, undated
9 5 The Violent Bear It Away, outline and synopsis, typescript draft fragments, undated
9 6 Wise Blood, annotated typescript draft fragments, undated
9 7 Wise Blood, author's note, typescript draft, undated
9 8 Wise Blood, chapter X, typescript draft, undated
9 9 Wise Blood, chapter 13, page proofs, December 31, 1951
Writing assignments
9 10 "After What Pleasures?" handwritten draft, undated
9 11 "The Agriculturist," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 12 "Angus V. Pickleford" mock letter, handwritten draft, September 1942
9 13 "Another April" synopsis, handwritten draft, November 22, 1942
9 14 "The Automaton," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 15 "The Barber" [from The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories], annotated typescript draft, undated
9 16 "The Bookkeeper's Children," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 17 "Carlyle on the Warpath," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 18 "The Chapel Program and How to Live through One," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 19 "The Coat," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 20 "The Coat," annotated typescript draft fragments, undated
9 21 "The Cock," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 22 "Concerning Censorship of Literature," annotated typescript draft, April 1, 1947
9 23 "Concerning Mr. Wellek on Literary History," annotated typescript draft, April 29, 1947
9 24 "Croce: Aesthetic," annotated typescript draft, March 22, 1946
9 25 "The Crop," annotated typescript draft fragments, undated
9 26 "The Crop" [from The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories], annotated typescript draft, undated
9 27 "The Decided Advantages Growing Out of the Absence of an English Teacher," handwritten draft, November 23, 1942
9 28 "A Delayed Assault" [originally "The Capture"], annotated typescript draft, undated
9 29 "Dogs and Us," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 30 "The Domestic Bliss of Samuel Taylor Coleridge," annotated typescript draft, July 8, 1943
9 31 "Don't Snub the Sonnet, Boys," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 32 "Elegance as its Own Reward," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 33 "Express to the Sixteenth," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 34 "Faulkner's Children," annotated typescript draft, March 11, 1947
9 35 "The Freak in Southern Fiction," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 36 "Frizzly Chicken," typescript draft, undated
9 37 "The Funeral," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 38 "The Geranium" [from The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories], typescript draft, June 1947
9 39 The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories [master's thesis], typescript draft, June 1947
9 40 "The Home of the Brave," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 41 "Judgment Day," annotated typescript draft fragments, undated
9 42 "Lashed to a Fiery Mast," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 43 "Little Boys, Don't Throw Stones at Sparrows," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 44 "The Little Man," handwritten drafts, undated
9 45 "Not for Me," handwritten draft, October 22, 1942
9 46 "On Correcting One's Elders," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 47 "On Not Being There (Mentally)," handwritten draft, undated
9 48 "The Permanent Guest," annotated typescript draft, circa 1942
9 49 "Persons I Would Like to Have Known," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 50 "The Pianist," handwritten draft, undated
9 51 "Problem in Interpretation," annotated typescript draft, October 21, 1946
9 52 "Problem in Teaching," annotated typescript draft, December 9, 1946
9 53 "The Purple Valley," typescript draft, undated
9 54 "The Raven" handwritten draft, undated
9 55 "Ready Writer," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 56 "The Real Truth," handwritten draft, December 8, 1942
9 57 "Something Bryant Missed," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 58 "Song of Bernadette," handwritten draft, undated
9 59 "The Symbol," annotated typescript draft, November 25, 1946
9 60 "Tracking the Sectional Differences," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 61 "The Train" [from The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories], typescript draft, June 1947
9 62 "Two Candles," annotated typescript drafts, undated
9 63 "Two Candles," annotated typescript draft fragment, undated
9 64 "Ultimate Divisions of Fictions," annotated typescript draft, January 27, 1947
9 65 "Vindictive Passage," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 66 "White Girl," annotated typescript draft, undated
9 67 "Wildcat" [from The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories], typescript draft, June 1947
9 68 Writing exercises, annotated typescript drafts, undated
9 69 Writing exercises, handwritten drafts, undated
Writings by others
10 1 Beiswanger, George, undated
10 2 Cavafy, C.P., undated
10 3 Cormier, Robert, undated [1 of 2]
10 4 Cormier, Robert, undated [2 of 2]
10 5 De Saint Pierre, Michel, 1963
10 6 Emerson, Donald, May 1960
10 7 Fitzgerald, Sally, April 1977
10 8 German language review of Flannery O'Connor's work, 1963
10 9 Gordon, Caroline, undated
10 10 Kentfield, Calvin, undated
10 11 Kennedy, Raymond, 1963
10 12 O'Leary, Theodore, June 7, 1952
10 13 Ransom, J.C., undated
10 14 Ross Miller, Heather, 1964
10 15 Salzer, H., June 1963
10 16 "Sister Agnes," 1962-1963
10 17 Spivey, Ted R., undated
10 18 Steele, Paul, undated
11 1 Stern, Richard G., 1964
11 2 Trevelyan, Katharine, 1962
11 3 Unidentified author ["Galley Proof"], May 31, 1955
11 4 Writings on "Mary Ann," annotated typescript drafts, undated
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