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Series 6
Art and artifacts, 1922-1996
Boxes 28-31, 37-38, 41-45, 47, 49, 51, and OP1 and OP2

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of artwork, , juvenilia, religious paraphernalia, and linotype blocks created or collected by Flannery O'Connor from 1922-1996. Materials from later dates are printed from Flannery's original works. The artwork consists Flannery's cartoon drawings, sketches, linotype block prints, scrapbooks, and sketchbooks. The cartoon drawings are often of a satirical nature. The juvenilia consists of material that Flannery O'Connor created in her youth, including poetry and other writings, drawings and paintings, notebooks, and scrapbooks. Much of this material relates to O'Connor's time growing up in rural Georgia and depicts O'Connor's extended family and farm scenes. The religious paraphernalia consists of framed art depicting Jesus and Mary as well as medallions of patron saints including Mary, St. Christopher, and St. Odililla. There are also rosary beads and crucifix pendants. The linotype blocks are wooden blocks that depict humorous or awkward scenes that were created during her time in college; many are published in her school yearbooks including The Spectrum (1945) which is located in Series 7, Printed materials.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Art
Box Folder Content
28 1 Abstract painting, undated
OP1 - Birthday sign, undated
28 2 Book jackets, undated
28 3 Cartoon drawings, undated
49 2 Cartoon drawings, undated
28 4 Cartoon drawings, clippings, 1943-1945
28 5 Cartoon drawings on cardboard, undated
28 6 Cartoon drawing prints, undated
OP2 - Charcoal drawings, undated
28 7 Christmas drawings, undated
28 8 Contemporary Cartoons booklet, 1937 [includes drawing by O'Connor]
28 9 Drawing pad, undated
28 10 Drawings, 1944, undated
28 11 Drawings, undated [1 of 2]
29 1 Drawings, undated [2 of 2]
29 2 Drawings and sketches, undated
29 3 "The Essentials of Public Speaking" booklet, 1942
29 4 Linotype block drawings, published versions, circa 1968
29 5 The New Yorker cartoons, undated
49 3 Paintings, undated
29 6 Prints made from wood blocks, 1989
29 7 Scrapbook, 1955
49 4 Sketch pad, undated
29 8 Sketchbook, undated
38 - Candles, religious, undated
38 - Child's booties, aqua green, undated
38 - Christmas ornament, manger scene, undated
38 - Electric soldering pencil, undated
38 - Eyeglasses, undated
38 - Fountain pen, red, undated
38 - Gloves, white, undated
38 - Hypodermic needles, one dozen, undated
38 - Hypodermic syringe, 1.5 cc, undated
38 - Hypodermic syringe, 5 cc, undated
38 - Luggage tag, Regina O'Connor, undated
47 - Paintbrush, black, undated
47 - Paintbrushes, blue [ten], undated
47 - Paintbrush, gray, undated
38 - Pearl necklace, gold, undated
38 - Pearl necklace, purple, undated
38 - Pen tips, undated
38 - Typewriter ribbon, undated
Juvenilia
29 9 Art and writings, seventh grade, 1937
29 10 Collages, undated
29 11 Composition books, undated
29 12 "The Drawing Book," undated
29 13 Drawings, 1932, undated
40 3 Drawings, undated
29 14 Drawings and paintings, circa 1941
29 15 Drawings and writings, 1936-1938
29 16 Drawing, "Better Snip the Clown," circa 1931
29 17 Drawings, Edward F. O'Conor and Mamie Hardy, undated
30 1 Drawings, farm life, 1932, undated
30 2 Drawings, home floorplans, undated
30 3 Drawing of man on plywood, undated
30 4 Drawings, Valentine's Day, circa 1920s
30 5 "Fido Can't Find His New Suet," undated
30 6 "Garden Etiquette" and other poems, handwritten drafts, undated
30 7 Greeting cards, handmade, undated
30 8 "Henrietta's Last Stand" booklet, undated
30 9 "How to Live to be 80 and Still Get to Heaven," 1940
30 10 Landscape paintings, undated
30 11 Map drawings, undated
30 12 "Mistaken Identity" books, 1941
30 13 "Mistaken Identity" book, undated
30 14 Mother's Day cards, 1937
30 15 "My Relatives, concerning aunts, cousins and other peculiar people" booklet, undated
30 16 "My Relatives," handwritten drafts, undated
30 17 "My Relatives," revisions, handwritten and typescript drafts, undated
30 18 "The Old Yellow Cat" and other poems, handwritten drafts, undated
30 19 Painting, dog, cat, and flowers, undated
30 20 "Plain Misery" and other writings, handwritten drafts, circa 1930s
30 21 Playing cards, handmade, undated
30 22 "The Priceless Works of Flannery O'Connor" booklet, undated
30 23 Report on protective tariff, handwritten draft, 1944
31 1 Scrapbook, cartoons, undated
49 5 Scrapbook, cartoons, undated
31 2 Scrapbook, "Leaves," undated
51 1 Scrapbook, newspaper articles about Savannah, Georgia, 1934
51 2 Scrapbook, photographs of plants and animals, undated
31 3 School notebook, undated
31 4 "A Significant Character Analysis of Benjamin Franklin in Brief Form" and other writings, handwritten drafts, undated
31 5 Sketch book, undated
31 6 Spelling and handwriting exercises, December 5, 1932
31 7 "Why I Chose Heart Trouble" booklet, undated
31 8 Writings, fragments, undated
31 9 Writing fragments and handwriting exercises, undated
51 3 Young Folks' Piano Folio, 1922 [includes annotations by O'Connor]
Linotype blocks
41 - Abstract shapes [in the form of a cat?], undated
42 - Audience watching orchestral performance, undated
43 - Crowd of people fighting at bookstore, undated
41 - Dentist talking to patient, undated
42 - Female figure blowing out candle, undated
42 - Female figure carrying books and trunk labeled "GSCW," undated
41 - Female figure declaiming before an audience, undated
43 - Female figure eating meal near crowd, undated
42 - Female figure holding hammer and waving, undated
43 - Female figure in maid's dress, undated
42 - Female figure in wedding gown, undated
42 - Female figure reading newspaper, undated
42 - Female figure standing with book open, undated
42 - Female figure studying for exam, undated
45 - Female figure talking to college dean, undated [stuck to another block]
42 - Female figure wearing pantsuit and hat, undated [not attached to wooden block]
44 - Female figure with dogs at ancient ruins, undated
43 - Female figure with paintbrush in mouth, undated
43 - Female figure with sad expression and animals, undated
42 - Figure holding tennis racket, undated
41 - Figure with umbrella running by row of people, undated
45 - Five dogs around fire hydrant, undated
44 - Five female figures watching soldiers [?] walking, undated
42 - Five figures, one turned around and looking at two others, undated
44 - Flannery O'Connor photograph, undated
42 - Four female figures, one holding a stack of books [large], undated
41 - Four female figures, one holding a stack of books [small], undated
41 - Four female figures, one playing an instrument, one looking through a magnifying glass, and one standing on her head
43 - Four female figures with sad expressions, undated
42 - Four figures singing with dog, undated
43 - Four figures with cards reading "GSCW," undated
44 - Girl dancing with sailor with two chaperones in background [large], undated
41 - Girl dancing with sailor with two chaperones in background [small], undated
41 - Girl thinking of woman, undated
44 - Girl yelling "HELP," undated
41 - Librarian with female figure, undated [missing wooden block]
43 - Male figure arguing with female figure with shoes off, undated
44 - Male figure pushing hula hoop, undated
43 - One figure jumping with four others watching, undated
41 - People with umbrellas walking toward each other, undated
41 - Rooster eating, undated
45 - Seven figures fleeing archers, undated
44 - Seven figures, four sitting on couch, three sitting in chairs, undated
44 - Seven figures reading books on roof, undated
42 - Several figures wrapped in blankets, with one standing, undated
44 - Three birds in nest watching airplane bombing, undated
44 - Three female figures having a conversation, undated
41 - Three female figures, one laying down, undated
41 - Three female figures, one with armband reading "MESS," undated
44 - Three female figures with candle, hammer, and gold club [large], undated
41 - Three female figures with candle, hammer, and gold club [small], undated
44 - Three figures reading newspapers, undated
43 - Three young female figures with guilty expressions, undated
42 - Two female figures arguing, undated
43 - Two female figures drinking milkshakes, undated
42 - Two female figures eating meal, one talking, undated
42 - Two female figures in bonnets with flowers, undated
44 - Two female figures looking at display of coats, undated
41 - Two female figures, one talking and holding notebook, undated [missing wooden block]
43 - Two female figures, one talking and pointing at skirt of other, undated
41 - Two female figures, one talking, one listening, undated
41 - Two female figures, one trying on shoes, the other talking, undated [missing wooden block]
41 - Two female figures, one wearing bonnet, undated [missing wooden block]
43 - Two female figures, one yelling, one listening, undated
43 - Two female figures studying at night, undated
43 - Two female figures talking in book stacks, undated
41 - Two female figures under an umbrella, undated
42 - Two female figures walking, one carrying books, undated
41 - Two female figures walking with female figure standing on head, undated [missing wooden block]
45 - Two female figures watching female figure carrying purse, undated
44 - Two female figures watching figure walking with turkey, undated
41 - Two female figures watching two figures walking, undated
41 - Two female figures wearing coats and boots walking, undated
43 - Two female figures with angry expressions, one carrying books, one wearing long coat, undated
42 - Two female figures with angry expressions, one talking and holding books, undated
44 - Two female figures with taller female figure, undated
43 - Two figures in graduation robes [large], undated
41 - Two figures in graduation robes [small], undated
45 - Two figures, one carrying books, one carrying umbrella, undated
43 - Two figures, one carrying groceries, one drinking soda [large], undated
42 - Two figures, one carrying groceries, one drinking soda [small], undated
41 - Two figures, one wearing coat, one holding umbrella, undated [missing wooden block]
42 - Two figures, one with hand on the shoulder of the other, undated
42 - Two figures sitting under a magnifying glass, undated
41 - Two figures walking by sign labeled "GSCW," undated [missing wooden block]
41 - Two reindeer watching Santa Claus stuck in chimney, undated
41 - Woman with child yelling "WAH!", undated
Religious
37 - Bell, Junipero Serra Mission (California), undated
37 - Devotional/Patron Saint medallions (15), undated
37 - Framed art, Jesus with a Crown of Thorns, undated
37 - Framed art, Madonna della Sedia, undated
37 - Framed art, Mary, undated
37 - House blessing (framed), undated
37 - Jewelry, crucifix (6), undated
37 - Rosary beads, February 23, 1996
37 - Rosary beads, in box labeled "Fine Austrian Crystal," undated
37 - Rosary beads, in box labeled "Roma," undated
37 - Rosary beads (on display)
37 - Souvenir shell, Jerusalem, undated
37 - Plaque, praying Jesus, Mary and Joseph, undated
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