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A Guide to the Frank O'Connor Papers

Finding aid created by Carmen Russell Hurff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2011


Descriptive Summary

Creator: O'Connor, Frank, 1903-1966
Title: Frank O'Connor Papers
Dates: 1927-1972
Abstract: Journals and notebooks, corrected and uncorrected typescripts, carbon copies, tearsheets, galleys, and occasional correspondence related to the publication of Frank O'Connor's literary works. The major part of the collection is the short story material, O'Connor's chief genre, but this is supplemented by non-fiction including literary criticism, lecture notes, scripts of radio broadcasts, autobiographical material, with reminiscences of his work with the Abbey Theatre, and some sixty-three articles for newspapers and magazines.
Extent: 10 Linear feet. 24 boxes.
Identification: MS Group 92
Language(s): English
Access: Researchers should consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection because there are access restrictions. See the Access note for more information.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank O'Connor (1903-1966) was an Irish author best known for his short stories and memoirs.


Scope and Content

Holograph journals and notebooks, corrected and uncorrected typescripts, carbon copies, tearsheets, galleys, and occasional correspondence related to the publication of Frank O'Connor's literary works. The major part of the collection is the short story material, O'Connor's chief genre, but this is supplemented by non-fiction including literary criticism, lecture notes, scripts of radio broadcasts, autobiographical material, with reminiscences of his work with the Abbey Theatre, and some sixty-three articles for newspapers and magazines. O'Connor's personal and other professional relationships with William Butler Yeats, George Russell, and other noted Irish authors and playwrights are delineated in the private holograph journals as well as in papers prepared for publication. The short story typescripts, many of which have extensive manuscript revisions and additions, offer opportunities to study O'Connor's artistic methodology, while the lecture notes and critical articles reveal his insights into the methodologies and major themes of other literary figures. The non-fiction also reflects O'Connor's devotion to Ireland and his efforts to preserve its monuments, language, and culture preserve its monuments, language, and culture.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research. None of the material is restricted from viewing, although some is too fragile for photocopying. Care should be exercised, of course, in handling papers that are becoming brittle.

Usage Restrictions

"Fair use" publication is permitted, but major projects must be approved by the executor.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

The O'Connor papers include all the literary manuscripts and related materials (excluding printed books) left to Harriet Sheehy by Michael O'Donovan. The papers are arranged as they were received from the bookdealer, by genre, and they are all in acceptable condition.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank O'Connor Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the University of Florida from Harriet Sheehy, Frank O'Connor's literary executor, through Glenn Horowitz, bookseller, October 1988. Upon Ms. Sheehy's death her daughter Harriet O'Donovan will succeed her as executor.


Contents List

Short Stories

Includes manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, etc.


Box Folder
A l "Achilles Heel" ('New Yorker' 1 November, 1958; Collection Two, 1964). 1958-1964
A l 8 page holograph manuscript.
A l 5 page typescript with holograph revisions.
A l 10 page clean typescript 11 page carbon typescript.
A 2 "Adventure" ('Atlantic Monthly', January, 1953). 1953
A 2 8 page clean typescript of an early draft, mispaginated.
A 2 Long galleys from magazine printing, with one holograph note.
A 2 Photocopy of published text, differing from manuscript drafts.
A 2.1 "After 14 Years" - photocopy.
A 3 "The American Wife" ('New Yorker' 25 March, 1961; Collection Three, 1969). 1961, 1969
A 3 10 page clean typescript of an early draft, mispaginated.
A 3 11 page carbon typescript.
A 3 9 page carbon typescript.
A 3 12 page typescript, titled by hand with a few holograph changes.
A 3 10 page carbon typescript with extensive holograph alterations.
A 3 11 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 3 Galleys from magazine printing, corrected in holograph tearsheets from 'New Yorker' with annotations by editor for collection in book form.
A 4 "An Act of Charity" ('New Yorker' 6 May, 1967; Collection Three; 1969). 1967, 1969
A 4 3 page untitled carbon typescript of an early plot sketch.
A 4 5 page partial typescript titled "The Professional".
A 4 11 page clean typescript titled "The Professional", complete.
A 4 11 carbon typescript of "The Professional" with one holograph alteration.
A 4 8 page partial typescript titled "The Old Pro".
A 4 10 page carbon typescript of above, retitled "Accessory" by hand, with several holograph emendations.
A 4 2 page typed worksheet with notes by Harriet Sheehy, with a letter from 'New Yorker' editor.
A 4 Galleys from magazine printing, retitled "And Then It Was Just As Though It Never Happened," extensively corrected in holography by Harriet Sheehy.
A 4 Tearsheets from magazine printing.
A 4 11 page photocopies typescript, heavily annotated with editorial notes for publication in book form.
A 5 "Anchors" ('Harper's Bazaar' October, 1952; Collection Three 1969), 9 page carbon typescript with one holograph note Booklet specially made by an admirer from magazine tearsheets. 1952, 1969
A 6 "Androcles and the Army" ('Atlantic Monthly' May, 1958; Collection Two,1964), 8 page carbon typescript, clean 9 page typescript, lightly annotated in holograph pencil. 1958, 1964
A 6.1 "Babes in the Wood" tearsheets.
A 7 "A Bachelor's Story" ('New Yorker' 30 July, 1955; Domestic Relations, 1957), 9 page carbon typescript with a few holograph emendations tearsheets from magazine printing. 1955, 1957
A 7.1 "Baptismal" typescript and tearsheets.
A 8 "The Cheat" ('Saturday Evening Post' 8 May, 1965; Collection Three, 1969), 9 page clean typescript, titled "Betrayal" 11 page carbon typescript, clean 10 page carbon typescript, clean, published version tearsheets from magazine publication. 1965, 1969
A 9 "The Conversion" ('Harper's Bazaar' March, 1951), 8 page carbon typescript, titled "Where There is Nothing," mispaginated, with a few editorial notations by Harriet Sheehy tearsheets from 'Sunday Independent' where the story was reprinted in 1967. 1967, 1951
A 10 "The Corkerys" ('New Yorker' 30 April, 1966; Collection Three, 1969). 1942, 1966, 1969
A 10 12 pages. 'Irish Times' 28 March, 1942, as "Solo on Gabriella's Trumpet".
A 10 6 page carbon typescript titled "On Piper's Bands" with a few light holograph corrections tearsheets from two magazine publications, including the original appearance in 'Irish Times', both versions different.
A 12 "A Counsel for Oedipus" (More Stories, 1954; "The World of Law" Vol. I, No. 13, as "Counsel for Oedipus"). 1954
A 12 19 page typescript, double spaced, titled "Domestic Relations" clean. An early draft.
A 12 8 page typescript titled "Cruelty" with "Counsel for Oedipus" in holograph, several holograph emendations.
A 12 10 page carbon typescript titled "Counsel for Oedipus" with several holograph emendations.
A 12 11 page clean typescript titled "Counsel for Oedipus".
A 12 12 page clean typescript titled "Counsel for Oedipus".
A 12 13 page typescript with several holograph notations and changes.
A 12 13 page carbon of above, clean.
A 13 "The Custom of the Country" (English Story: Sixth Series, 1945; The Common Chord, 1947). 1945, 1947
A 13 17 page typescript, clean, an early version.
A 13 19 page typescript, clean.
A 13 18 page typescript, clean, possibly a transcription from The Common Chord.
A 14 "Darcy in the Land of Youth" ('New Yorker' 15 January, 1949; Traveller's Samples, 1951). 1949, 1951
A 14 24 page carbon typescript with a few holograph emendations.
A 14 20 page carbon typescript heavily revised in holograph.
A 14 29 page carbon typescript, double spaced, with extensive and often heavy holograph revision.
A 14 19 page clean typescript Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 15 "Daydreams" ('New Yorker' 23 March, 1957; Domestic Relations, 1957). 1957
A 15 8 page carbon typescript, very lightly corrected in pencil.
A 15 8 page ribbon copy of above, clean.
A 15 Single page of carbon typescript of the opening page, titled "Sir Gallahad".
A 16 "Don Juan Retired" (The Common Chord, 1947). 1947
A 16 8 page typescript with some light holograph emendation.
A 16 9 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 16.1 "Drunkard" tearsheets.
A 17 "The Duke's Children" ('New Yorker' 16 June, 1956). 1956
A 17 5 page clean typescript.
A 17 7 page carbon typescript, missing one page, with extensive holograph alteration.
A 17 12 page carbon typescript, double spaced, clean.
A 17 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 18 "Eternal Triangle" ('Cornhill Magazine' Autumn, 1951 as "The Rising"; 'Atlantic Monthly' October, 1954 as "The Tram"; More Stories, 1954). 1954
A 18 14 page carbon typescript with extensive holograph emendation.
A 18 15 page carbon typescript, double spaced, clean.
A 18 11 page carbon of above.
A 19 "The Exile's Return" ('Spectator' 24 November, 1950 as "What the Neighbors Think", 20 page mixed typescript and holograph manuscript pages from various drafts. 1950
A 20 "Expectation of Life" ('New Yorker' 13 August, 1955; Domestic Relations, 1957). 1955, 1957
A 20 9 page carbon typescript titled "The Old Maid" with extensive holograph emendation 8 page partial carbon typescript, heavily corrected and emended in holograph leaves, very heavily corrected and emended in holograph.
A 20 12 page carbon typescript, heavily corrected in holograph.
A 20 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 21 "The Face of Evil" ('New Yorker' 3 April, 1954; More Stories, 1954). 1954
A 21 11 page clean typescript, with carbon of same.
A 21 9 page typescript with several holograph emendations.
A 21 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 22 "Father and Son" (More Stories, 1954). 1954
A 22 12 page carbon typescript with some holograph emendation.
A 22 9 page typescript titled "Tears" scored through with "Father and Son" in holograph.
A 22 8 page clean typescript.
A 22 9 page clean typescript.
A 22 Carbon of above with a few light holograph emendations.
A 22 10 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 22.1 "First Confession" tearsheet ("Repentance"), xerox, letters.
A 22.2 "First Love" - published as "Crossroads" - tearsheet.
A 23 "Fish For Friday" ('New Yorker' 18 June, 1955; Domestic Relations, 1957). 1955, 1957
A 23 18 page carbon typescript, very lightly revised in holograph.
A 23 12 page typescript, clean.
A 23 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 23.1 "Flowering Trees" tearsheets, xerox.
A 24 "The Frying Pan" (The Common Chord, 1947). 1947
A 24 11 page typescript with one holograph insertion.
A 24 11 page photocopied typescript, possibly a transcription from The Common Chord.
A 25 "The Genius" Mademoiselle' May, 1954; Domestic Relations, 1957)5 page carbon typescript titled "My First Love" with some holograph insertions. 1954, 1957
A 25 5 page carbon typescript titled "My First Love" with some holograph insertions.
A 25 3 page holograph manuscript titled "Old Fashioned Brother," a brief early version.
A 25 5 page clean typescript titled "The Sissy".
A 25 10 page carbon typescript titled "The Sissy," scored through with "Where Babies Come From" in holograph and heavy holograph revision to the text.
A 25 8 page typescript titled "The Sissy" very lightly corrected.
A 25 1 page typescript, the first page only of a different draft, titled "The Sissy".
A 25 12 page carbon typescript titled "The Genius" with extensive holograph emendation.
A 25 Tearsheets from magazine publication ("The Sissy").
A 26 "Ghosts" ('Atlantic Monthly' 1972). 1940s, 1972
A 26 12 page carbon typescript of an early draft (circa 1940s) lightly corrected in holograph.
A 26 Photocopy of above with editorial notes by Harriet Sheehy for posthumous publication.
A 26 Galleys from magazine publication.
A 27 "A Great Man" ('New Yorker' 10 May, 1958; Collection Three, 1969). 1958, 1969
A 27 6 page typescript, titled "Father and Daughter" scored through with "A Great Man" in holograph and very heavy holograph revision to the text.
A 27 7 page typescript, very extensively emended and expanded in holograph.
A 27 8 page typescript, clean.
A 27 10 page typescript with some marginal comments in an editor's hand.
A 27 10 page typescript, the setting copy with notations by a copy editor.
A 27 10 page carbon of above, clean.
A 27 Galleys from magazine publication, no corrections.
A 27 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 28 "The Grip of the Geraghtys". 1940s
A 28 14 page carbon typescript of an early version (circa 1940s) heavily revised and expanded in holograph.
A 28 2 page typescript titled "Long Roads and Stony Ditches," a complete, brief draft, evidently a new attempt at a rewrite.
A 28 2 page typescript titled "Intellectual Companionship" with a holograph insertion of about ten words.
A 28 8 page typescript titled "Romance and Reality" scored through, with "Intellectual Companionship" in holograph, lightly revised.
A 28 17 page clean typescript titled "The Grip of the Geraghtys".
A 29 "Guests of the Nation" ('Atlantic Monthly' January, 1931; Guests of the Nation, 1931 and many times subsequently. Below MSS from later versions, probably used in assembling Collection Two, 1964). 1931, 1964, 1968
A 29 12 page typescript, clean.
A 29 3 page carbon typescript, beginning only.
A 29 11 page clean typescript, transcribed from Guests of the Nation.
A 29 Tearsheets from a French translation in "Figaro Literature," 1968.
A 29.1 "Idealist" tearsheets.
A 30 "The Impossible Marriage" ('Woman's Day' March, 1957; Collection Three, 1969). 1957, 1969
A 30 13 page carbon typescript titled "Only Children," clean.
A 30 16 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 30 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 30 Small file of related correspondence with 'Woman's Day' editors.
A 30.1 "In the Train" tearsheets.
A 31 "Jerome" (Traveller's Samples, 1951; More Stories, 1954). 1951, 1954
A 31 11 page carbon typescript, clean, with carbon versions of a different: story on versos.
A 31 13 page typescript with extensive holograph emendation; labeled "New Version 5-6-54" by Harriet Sheehy.
A 32 "Judas" ('New Yorker' 26 October, 1946; The Common Chord, 1947; More Stories, 1954 and Collection Two, 1964). 1946-1964
A 32 5 page typescript stated "First Draft Only," labeled "For Broadcast on Radio" by Harriet Sheehy, titled "Night of Stars".
A 32 11 page typescript, double spaced, titled "Night of Stars" with a few holograph emendations and radio cues, signed and dated by Frank O'Connor, 1941.
A 32 10 page clean typescript, titled "Judas".
A 32 9 page clean typescript.
A 32 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 32 Xerox of 11 page typescript above and xerox of holograph.
A 33 "Lady Brenda" ('Harper's Bazaar' December, 1958). 1958
A 33 12 page carbon typescript titled "The Adventuress" scored through with "Lady Brenda" in holograph and heavy holograph revision.
A 33 8 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 34 "Lady in Dublin" ('Today's Woman' October, 1946), 14 page clean typescript titled "Lady of the Sagas". 1946
A 34.1 "Landlady" tearsheets from Penguin New Writing, No. 37, 1949). 1949
A 35 "Last Post" ('Irish Times' November 1941), 12 page typescript (one page is a carbon on long, legal size paper with a few marginal notes, apparently cues for a radio broadcast. 1941
A 35.1 "Legal Aid" ("Case for the Roarer") - tearsheet.
A 36 "A Life of Your Own" ('Saturday Evening Post' 13 February, 1965; Collection Three, 1969). 1965, 1969
A 36 8 page clean typescript titled "Sanctuary".
A 36 8 page carbon of above, extensively revised in holograph adding new title, "A Life of Your Own.
A 36 6 page clean typescript titled "Living Alone" scored through with "A House of One's Own" in holograph.
A 36 8 page carbon typescript with a one-word holograph change.
A 36 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 37 "The Little Mother" ('Harper's Bazaar' July, 1953; More Stories, 1954 and Collection Three, 1969). 1953, 1954, 1969
A 37 18 page carbon typescript, lightly corrected in holograph, with an additional carbon of the first page.
A 37 41 page typescript, double spaced, very heavily revised in holograph with many new insertions.
A 37 18 page carbon typescript heavily revised and expanded in holograph.
A 37 23 page carbon typescript with extensive holograph revision.
A 37 27 page typescript, clean, with additional typed text on versos, some with holograph emendation.
A 37 19 page clean typescript.
A 37 19 page carbon of above, lightly corrected and revised in holograph.
A 37 6 page holograph manuscript of the end only, dated 10.4.52.
A 37 25 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript, heavily revised in holograph.
A 37 12 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 37 42 page typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 37 14 page fragmentary carbon of portions from above draft, lightly revised in holograph.
A 37 41 page typescript, very heavily and extensively revised in holograph.
A 37 41 page clean carbon of above draft.
A 37 tear sheets from magazine publication.
A 38 "Lonely Rock" ('Harper's Bazaar' October 1954; More Stories, 1954). 1954
A 38 17 page typescript, clean.
A 38 16 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript, very lightly corrected in holograph.
A 38 Galleys from magazine publication, lightly corrected.
A 39 "Long Road to Ummera" ('The Bell' October, 1940; Crab Apple Jelly, 1944; The Stories of Frank O'Connor, 1952 and Stories by..., 1956), 12 page half carbon, half ribbon typescript, clean, dated 2-9-40. Used for a radio reading (2 versions "The Long Road" and "On the Long Road"). 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956
A 40 "Lost Fatherlands" ('New Yorker' 8 May, 1954; Collection Three. 1969). 1954, 1969
A 40 4 page fragmentary typescript titled "The Lost Child," with some holograph emendation.
A 40 9 page carbon typescript titled "The Lost Child," extensively revised in holograph.
A 40 11 page clean typescript.
A 40 11 page carbon of above draft, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 40.1 "Mac's Masterpiece" - xerox, as in Short Stories for Study, N.Y., 1941.
A 41 "The Mad Lomasneys" (Crab Apple Jelly, 1944; More Studies, 1954; Stories By Frank O'Connor, 1956 and Collection Two, 1964). 1944-1964
A 41 27 page typescript with one word changed in holograph.
A 41 25 page typescript, clean, transcribed from Crab Apple Jelly probably in preparation of Collection Two.
A 42 "The Majesty of the Law" ('Fortnightly Review' August, 1935; 'Daily Express' 23 September, 1935; Bones of Contention, 1936; Selected Stories, 1946; The Stones of..., 1952 and My Oedipus Complex, 1963), 14 page typescript with a few holograph revisions and a number of marginal cues for a radio broadcast in a different hand: read on BBC 20 January, 1948; tearsheets. 1935-1963
A 43 "The Man of the House" ('New Yorker' 28 July, 1956; Domestic Relations,1957). 1956, 1957
A 43 9 page typescript, clean.
A 43 9 page carbon typescript with very few holographs.
A 43 10 page carbon typescript (first page ribbon), clean.
A 44 "The Man of the World" ('New Yorker' 28 July, 1956; Domestic Relations, 1957). 1956, 1957
A 44 8 page clean typescript titled "A Knowing Smile".
A 44 9 page carbon typescript with very few holograph emendations.
A 44 10 page carbon typescript (first page ribbon), clean.
A 45 "The Martyr" ('John Bull Magazine' 15 December, 1951;'Harper's' February, 1953; Collection Three, 1969). 1951, 1953, 1969
A 45 12 page clean typescript.
A 45 Partial carbon of above, missing two middle pages.
A 45 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 45.1 "Masculine Principle," tearsheets.
A 46 "Masculine Protest" ('New Yorker' 28 June, 1952; More Stories, 1954; Collection Three, 1969). 1952, 1954, 1969
A 46 12 page clean typescript.
A 46 12 page carbon of above draft with a few holograph revisions.
A 46 9 page clean typescript.
A 46 9 page carbon of above draft with very few holograph revisions.
A 46 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 47 "The Mass Island" ('New Yorker' 10 January, 1959; Collection Three, 1969). 1959, 1969
A 47 8 page holograph manuscript with different title.
A 47 6 page typescript titled "The Priest's Funeral" very heavily revised in holograph with substantial insertions.
A 47 6 fragmentary pages of carbon typescript with holograph emendations.
A 47 10 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 47 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 47.1 "Michael's Wife," tearsheets.
A 48 "A Minority" ('New Yorker' 28 September, 1957; 'Irish Press' January, 1969; Collection Three, 1969). 1957, 1969
A 48 7 page typescript with a few marks in an unknown hand, titled "A Minority Group".
A 48 8 page carbon typescript with a few holograph emendations.
A 48 8 page carbon of above draft, clean.
A 48 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 49 "The Miracle" (The Common Chord, 1947; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1969). 1947, 1954, 1969
A 49 11 page clean typescript.
A 49 10 photocopies typescript of a variant draft.
A 50 "This Mortal Coil" ('New American Mercury' December, 1950; Traveller's Samples, 1951; Collection Two, 1964). 1950, 1951, 1964
A 50 10 page clean typescript.
A 50 13 page carbon typescript lightly corrected in holograph.
A 50 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 51 "A Mother's Warning" ('Saturday Evening Post' 7 October, 1957; Traveller's Samples, 1951; Collection Two, 1964). 1951, 1957, 1964
A 51 10 page clean typescript.
A 51 10 page carbon of above draft with a few holograph emendations.
A 52 "Music When Soft Voices Die" ('New Yorker' 11 January, 1958; Collection Three, 1969). 1958, 1969
A 52 10 page carbon typescript titled "Listening to Girls," clean.
A 52 13 page typescript titled "Girls Talking," clean.
A 52 14 page typescript titled "Girls Talking," clean.
A 52 14 page carbon of above draft.
A 52 10 page typescript, mispaginated with a few holograph emendations and a letter from a 'New Yorker' editor.
A 52.1 "My Da" tearsheets.
A 53 "My First Protestant" ('Traveller's Samples, 1951; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1964). 1951, 1954, 1964
A 53 10 page clean typescript.
A 53 10 page clean typescript from a different version, transcribed from Traveller's Samples.
A 54 "My Oedipus Complex" ('To-Day's Woman' December, 1950; 'Irish Writing,' November, 1952; The Stories of..., 1952; Stories By..., 1956; My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, 1963). 1950-1963
A 54 9 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 54 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 54.1 "News for the Church" tearsheets.
A 55 "The Old Faith" (More Stones, 1954; Collection Two, 1954). 1954
A 55 10 page typescript, very lightly revised in holograph.
A 55 Tearsheets from unidentified magazine appearance as "The Soul of the Bishop.".
A 55 Xerox typescript of another version.
A 56 "Old Fellows" ('The Bell' January, 1941; Crab Apple Jelly, 1944), 6 page clean typescript dated 16 September, 1940. 1940, 1941, 1944
A 57 "Orphans" ('Mademoiselle' July, 1956; Domestic Relations, 1957). 1956, 1957
A 57 4 page clean typescript.
A 57 6 page typescript titled "Marjorie" scored through with "Orphans" in holograph and extensive holograph revisions.
A 57 7 page clean typescript.
A 57 9 page carbon typescript extensively revised in holograph.
A 57 8 page carbon typescript with extensive holograph revisions.
A 57 10 page clean typescript.
A 57 6 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 57 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 58 "Orpheus and His Lute" ('Esquire' January, 1936; Bones of Contention, 1936; More Stories, 1954; Stories By..., 1956). 1936, 1954, 1956
A 58 9 page typescript with a few light holograph emendations.
A 58 Tearsheets.
A 59 "An Out and Out Free Gift" ('New Yorker' 26 October, 1957; 'Woman's Realm' January, 1969; Collection Three, 1969). 1957, 1969
A 59 6 page typescript titled "A Spring Night" very heavily revised in holograph.
A 59 6 page carbon typescript titled "The Liar" with some holograph revision.
A 59 9 page typescript titled "The Liar" with one holograph change.
A 59 9 page carbon of above draft with extensive holograph revision.
A 59 10 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 59 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 60 "The Paragon" ('Esquire' October, 1957; Domestic Relations, 1957; My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, 1963). 1957, 1963
A 60 9 page holograph manuscript titled "Mother's Boy" scored through with "The Paragon" replacing it as title.
A 60 10 page carbon typescript with very light holograph emendation.
A 60 12 page clean typescript.
A 60 7 page typescript with light holograph revision.
A 60 14 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 60 14 page carbon typescript with some holograph revision, especially heavy at the end.
A 60 13 page typescript lightly revised in holograph.
A 60 19 page carbon typescript with extensive, frequent holograph revisions.
A 60 20 page carbon typescript with extensive holograph revisions.
A 60 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 61 "The Pariah" ('New Yorker' 8 September, 1956; Domestic Relations, 1957). 1956, 1957
A 61 7 page typescript titled "Among Girls" with extensive holograph revision.
A 61 12 page carbon typescript with very extensive holograph revisions.
A 61 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 62 "The Party" ('New Yorker' 14 December, 1957; Collection Three, 1969). 1957, 1969
A 62 9 page carbon typescript with some light holograph corrections.
A 62 7 page carbon typescript titled "Fathers and Children" scored through with new title in holograph (indecipherable, extensive holograph revisions.
A 62 8 page clean typescript with two alternate-draft pages.
A 62 Galleys from magazine publication, no corrections.
A 62 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 63 "Pity" ('New Yorker' as "Francis" 13 November, 1954; Domestic Relations, 1957; My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, 1963). 1954, 1957, 1963
A 63 3 page holograph manuscript titled "A Matter of Patriotism".
A 63 8 page clean typescript titled "At School" with a 2 page carbon headed "Loyalties".
A 63 3 page clean typescript with a carbon of same.
A 63 8 page typescript titled "Francis" extensively revised in holograph.
A 63 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 63.1 "Pretender" tearsheets.
A 64 "Private Property" ('Evening News' June, 1950; Domestic Relations, 1957; Collection Three, 1969). 1950, 1957, 1969
A 64 8 page typescript, lightly revised in holograph.
A 64 8 page carbon of above draft lightly revised, noted: "Removed from MS of More Stories of Frank O'Connor as per Don Congdon's letter of 5-6-54".
A 64 12 page carbon typescript with one holograph change.
A 64 11 page clean typescript, signed.
A 64 11 page carbon of above draft, lightly revised in holograph.
A 64 11 page clean typescript.
A 65 "Procession of Life" (Guests of the Nation, 1931; Collection Two, 1964). 1931, 1964
A 65 11 page typescript titled "A Night Out" with very few holograph emendations.
A 65 11 carbon of above draft with addition revision in holograph.
A 66 "Public Opinion" ('Mademoiselle' September, 1957; Collection Three, 1969). 1957, 1969
A 66 7 page typescript titled "Behind the Iron Curtain" clean.
A 66 7 page typescript titled "The Individualist" clean.
A 66 7 page carbon of above draft, lacking last leaf, heavily revised in holograph.
A 66 5 page clean typescript.
A 66 8 page carbon typescript, double spaced on long, legal size paper, clean.
A 67 "The Rebel".
A 68 "Requiem" ('New Yorker' 29 June, 1957; Collection Three; 1969). 1957, 1969
A 68 5 page typescript titled "In Memoriam" with several holograph insertions and emendations.
A 68 6 page carbon typescript titled "In Memoriam" lightly revised.
A 68 7 page clean typescript titled "In Memoriam".
A 68 Typescript "Requiem".
A 68 Typescript carbon "Requiem".
A 68.1 "A Romantic" typescripts (3).
A 68.2 "The Saint".
A 68.2 Typescript.
A 68.2 Carbon.
A 68.2 Typed list of changes.
A 68.3 "A Salesman's Romance" ("Woman").
A 68.3 Typescript.
A 68.3 Carbon.
A 68.3 Tearsheets.
A 68.4 "School for Wives" ("Don Juan Married") typescripts and tearsheets, various titles and states.
A 69 "A Sense of Responsibility" ('New Yorker' 2 August, 1952; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1964). 1952, 1954, 1964
A 69 16 page typescript, clean.
A 69 21 page typescript, extensively corrected and emended in holograph.
A 69 12 page carbon typescript, clean, mispaginated.
A 69 21 page clean typescript.
A 69 2 page partial carbon typescript with a few corrections and a lengthy holograph note on the verso of the last page.
A 69 17 page clean typescript.
A 69 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 70 "The Sentry" ('Harper's Bazaar' January, 1950; Traveller's Samples, 1951; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1964). 1950-1964
A 70 11 page clean typescript, possible transcribed from Traveller's Samples.
A 70 11 page typescript titled "The National Character" with "The Sentry" in Harriet Sheehy hand, two minor holograph corrections.
A 70 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 71 "The Shepherds" (Crab Apple Jelly, 1944; as "The Star That Bids the Shepherds Fold"; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1964). 1944, 1954, 1964
A 71 10 page typescript with few light corrections in hologram.
A 71 Photocopy of different draft.
A 72 "The Sisters" ('Guests of the Nation' 1931). 1931
A 72 2 page partial typescript with extensive holograph notation on the verso of the second page.
A 72 4 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript.
A 72.1 "Song Without Words" tearsheets.
A 73 "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" ('Harper's Bazaar' August, 1954, as "Don Juan's Apprentice"; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1964). 1954, 1964
A 73 9 page clean typescript titled "Don Juan's Apprentice".
A 73 9 page clean typescript, mispaginated.
A 73 18 page double spaced typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 73 18 page carbon of above draft, clean.
A 73 19 page clean.
A 73 12 page carbon of typescript heavily corrected in holograph.
A 73 13 page typescript lightly corrected in holograph.
A 73 5 page partial typescript with some holograph revision.
A 73 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 74 "A Story By Maupassant" (Penguin New Writing, 1945; Collection Three, 1969). 1945, 1969
A 74 14 page carbon typescript extensively corrected in holograph.
A 74 Photocopy of a different draft.
A 74 Tearsheets from anthology publication.
A 75 "The Study of History" ('New Yorker' 9 March, 1957; Domestic Relations, 1957; My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, 1963). 1957, 1963
A 75 6 page carbon typescript titled "The Realist" extensively corrected in holograph.
A 75 7 page clean typescript.
A 75 10 page clean typescript, signed (as published in 'New Yorker').
A 75 10 page carbon of above version with some holograph revision.
A 75 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 76 "Sue" ('New Yorker' 27 September, 1958; Collection Three, 1969). 1958, 1969
A 76 4 page carbon typescript titled "Dreamers--The Magnanimous Lady" clean.
A 76 8 page carbon typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 76 1 page fragmentary carbon typescript, clean.
A 76 11 page typescript, setting copy with editorial notes.
A 76 Tearsheets from a subsequent publication in 'Irish Press' 15 March, 1969.
A 77 "The Teacher's Mass" ('New Yorker' 30 April, 1955; Collection Three, 1969). 1955, 1969
A 77 6 page holograph manuscript titled "The Last Man".
A 77 10 page carbon typescript from two drafts, very lightly corrected in holograph.
A 77 Tearsheets from two magazine publications in New Yorker.
A 78 "A Torrent Be Damned" ('New Yorker' 30 April, 1955; More Stories, 1954). 1954, 1955
A 78 8 page typescript titled "The City Man" extensively revised in holograph.
A 78 3 page partial typescript, clean, with carbon of same.
A 78 14 page clean typescript with carbon of same.
A 78 12 page typescript with one holograph correction.
A 78 Tearsheets from magazine publication with one holograph note.
A 79 "The Ugly Duckling" ('Saturday Evening Post' 19 January, 1957, as "That Ryan Woman"; Domestic Relations, 1957; My Oedipus Complex, 1963). 1957, 1963
A 79 4 page partial typescript titled "The Miracle" with several holograph emendations.
A 79 13 page clean typescript titled "The Miracle" missing a page.
A 79 Complete carbon of above draft with heavy holograph revisions.
A 79 17 page clean typescript titled "Beauty".
A 79 18 page carbon typescript with several holograph revisions.
A 79 19 page carbon typescript with extensive holograph revision.
A 79 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 80 "Unapproved Rouse" ('New Yorker' 27 September, 1952; More Stories, 1954; Collection Three, 1969). 1952, 1954, 1969
A 80 6 page holograph manuscript titled "Magnanimity".
A 80 3 page clean typescript with carbon of same.
A 80 12 page clean typescript, mispaginated.
A 80 16 page clean typescript.
A 80 16 page carbon of above draft lightly corrected in holograph.
A 80 10 page carbon typescript with a few light holograph changes.
A 80 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 81 "Uncle Pat"-13 page typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 82 "Vanity" ('New Yorker' 18 July, 1953; More Stories, 1954; Collection Two, 1964). 1953, 1954, 1964
A 82 9 page clean typescript titled "Shame" with "Vanity" in Harriet Sheehy's hand.
A 82 14 page clean typescript.
A 82 9 page clean typescript.
A 82 9 page clean typescript.
A 82 2 page fragmentary typescript, clean.
A 82 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 83 "Variations on a Theme" ('New Yorker' 30 April, 1960; Collection Three, 1969). 1960, 1969
A 83 24 page typescript titled "The Hireling" mispaginated with very heavy holograph correction and emendation.
A 83 Carbon of above draft, clean.
A 83 13 page typescript very heavily emended and expanded in holograph.
A 83 21 page carbon typescript, extensively corrected in holograph.
A 83 26 page typescript, setting copy with editorial notations.
A 83 26 page carbon of above draft, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 83 3 page fragmentary typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
A 83 Galleys from magazine publication, lightly but extensively corrected in holograph.
A 83 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 84 "Orpheus in Exile" ("The Victim").
A 84 10 page carbon typescript with frequent holograph corrections and emendations, with a number of editorial notes by Harriet Sheehy.
A 84 9 page carbon typescript titled "The Victim" with frequent holograph corrections throughout.
A 85 "The Voice of God, of Justice".
A 85 4 page holograph manuscript.
A 85 12 page typescript lightly corrected in holograph.
A 85 8 page typescript lightly corrected in holograph.
A 86 "The Weeping Children" ('New Yorker' 21 January, 1961;Collection Two, 1964; Collection Three, 1969). 1961, 1964, 1969
A 86 2 page fragmentary typescript titled "Little Girl Lost," clean.
A 86 15 page clean typescript titled "Limbo".
A 86 8 page typescript titled "Limbo" with scattered holograph corrections.
A 86 8 page clean typescript with carbon of same.
A 87 "What Girls Are For" ('Collier's' 17 March, 1951; 'John Bull' 14 July, 1951). 1951
A 87 5 page partial typescript titled "The Chief Gang Leader," clean, with carbon of second page.
A 87 1 page typescript, clean.
A 87 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
A 88 "The World of Art and Reilly" ('Vogue' July, 1948)-8 page typescript, lightly corrected in holograph. 1948
A 89 "The Wreath" ('Atlantic Monthly' November, 1955; 'Kilkenny Magazine,' Summer, 1962; Collection Two, 1964; Collection Three, 1969). 1955-1969
A 89 6 page carbon typescript, clean.
A 89 7 page carbon typescript with holograph emendation on first page.
A 89 4 page fragmentary carbon typescript with extensive holograph revisions.
A 89 11 page carbon typescript heavily corrected in holograph.
A 89 11 page clean typescript, different draft.
A 89 12 page clean typescript.
A 89 Letter to Frank O'Connor from Seymour Lawrence, Atlantic Monthly editor.


Books

Includes typescripts, galleys, correspondence, etc.


Box Folder
B 1 The Mirror in the Roadway: A Study of the Modern Novel. New York: Knopf,1956. 1956
B 1 Combined 2 page holograph and 10 page typed manuscript, comprising an outline and explanation of the book, tentatively called "Phases of the Novel".
B 1 54 page carbon typescript titled "The Modern Novel" with ribbon copy of the last 10 pages. Occasional holograph notations and emendations by Frank O'Connor.
B 1 234 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript made up of several drafts of individual chapters on authors. Includes introduction and sections on Jane Austen, Henri Beyle Stendhal, Charles Dickens, Honore Balzac, Nikolai Gogol, William Makepeace Thackeray, Ivan Turgenev, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust, with heavy holograph revision throughout. Part 1 and 2.
B 2 Domestic Relations. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1957; New York: Knopf, 1957-201 page typescript, the printer's setting copy with some textual revisions in Frank O'Connor's hand as well as further notations and instructions in editorial hands. Part 1 and 2. 1957
B 3 Shakespeare's Progress. Cleveland: World, 1960; New York: Collier, 1962. 1960, 1962
B 3 111 pages of tearsheets from the original edition of The Road to Stratford which Frank O'Connor revised for this volume. A partial text, missing 18 pages in the middle, this set has been heavily annotated and rewritten by Frank O'Connor in holograph as well as with the typewriter; one typed insert present. 1960, 1962
B 3 61 page partia1 typescript, the beginning and end only, the printer's setting copy heavily annotated with printer's instructions and some revision of Frank O'Connor's hand.
B 3 Author's corrected galleys, 53 folio leaves on rectos only of proofing paper, with the last 22 leaves on a different stock from the rest. Stamped "First Proof" and "Marked Set Please Return." Heavily corrected and emended by Frank O'Connor in holograph, with some additiona1 editorial annotations.
B 3 Clean set of galleys, first state, 31 leaves printed on rectos only of proofing paper, marked "File Copy" in an editorial hand.
B 3 Editorial galleys, 54 leaves printed on rectos only of proofing paper, stamped "First Proof." Heavily annotated by a copy editor with typographic corrections and recommended textual revisions.
B 3 Editorial set of the second state of galleys, stamped "Marked Set Please Return First Revise," 70 folio leaves printed on rectos only of proofing paper, with five addinona1 leaves printed the end of the book. Extensively annotated by a copy editor with printer's instructions; three typed inserts at preliminaries.
B 4 The Lonely Voice: A Study of the Short Story. Cleveland: World, 1962; London: Macmillan, 1963. 1962, 1963
B 4 138 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript, the setting copy, with printer's instructions in editorial hand and some marginal notes by Frank O'Connor.
B 4 Approximately 140 page carbon typescript, marked "2nd Copy".
B 4 Another 140 page draft, evidently earlier than any of the above, with some holograph revisions by Frank O'Connor.
B 4 Author's corrected galleys, 69 folio leaves printed on rectos only of proofing paper, though lacking the end and epilogue. Extensively revised by Frank O'Connor in holograph with additional marginal notations by a copy editor.
B 4 Second state of galleys, 99 leaves printed on rectos only of proofing paper, paginated. With a few editorial corrections of a typographic nature.
B 5 An Only Child. New York: Knopf, 1961; London: Macmillan, 1962. 1961, 1962
B 5 10 page typescript titled "A Woman's Destiny" lightly corrected in holograph. An autobiographical piece incorporated as an episode of AOC.
B 5 26 page typescript titled "Go Where Glory Wait Thee" very lightly corrected in holograph together with galleys from the magazine publication of this memoir, 23 leaves very heavily revised and emended in holograph with additional typed inserts and substantial textual revision ('New Yorker' 16 December, 1958) and galleys from an anthology appearance. Incorporated as an episode of AOC.
B 5 Galleys from a magazine publication of "I Know Where I'm Going" ('New Yorker' 14 February, 1959), 9 leaves on rectos only of proofing paper, annotated in margins by Frank O'Connor's editor William Maxwell. Incorporated as and episode of AOC.
B 5 5 page typescript titled "The One Day of the Year," very lightly corrected in holograph. Prepared for magazine publication ('New Yorker 19 December, 1959), incorporated as an episode of AOC.
B 5 13 page typescript titled "Orphans." Frank O'Connor's transcription of a memoir by his mother which was published anonymously in 'The Bell' circa 1940. Expanded and incorporated into AOC.
B 5 8 page clean typescript titled "Three Women" together with a carbon of same with a six line holograph insert at the end. Incorporated into AOC.
B 5 Four states of 6 page typescripts titled "The World of Appearances," an anecdote incorporated into AOC.
B 5 182 page carbon typescript marked with the label of A. D. Peters, Frank O'Connor's English literary agent. Very heavily corrected and emended throughout in holograph.
B 5 89 page fragmentary typescript from several drafts, most with substantial holograph emendation.
B 5 Gift wrapped box containing over 600 pages of typescript from several drafts including: "Go Where Glory Waits Thee" 26 page carbon typescript with a few holograph emendations; "Civil War" 17 page typescript heavily corrected in holograph with another 20 page carbon draft, very lightly corrected, a very early chapter (circa 1940s) incorporated in AOC; 568 pages of mixed ribbon and carbon typescript from several drafts, many pages annotated by a copy editor with printer's instructions; three typed inserts at heavily annotated and emended in holograph; 140 page half ribbon, half carbon typescript of a complete version of AOC.
B 5 "A Boy In Prison" tearsheets, xerox.
B 5 "The Hunger Strike" tearsheets.
B 5 "Child, I Know You're Going To Miss Me" tearsheets.
B 6 Collection Two. London: Macmillan, 1964. 1964
B 6 293 page carbon typescript (11 pages are photocopies) of a near-complete version of this collection, including the text of twenty-one stories, some with light holograph revisions.
B 6 Incomplete F and G pages from printed book lacking only the first few leaves. No annotations.
B 7 The Big Fellow: Michael Collins and the Irish Revolution. London: Nelson, 1937; Dublin: Clonmore and Reynolds, 1965--revised edition. 1937, 1965
B 7 1963 TLS from editor to Frank O'Connor with 6 pages of recommended textual revision for the new edition and related correspondence.
B 7 Bound galleys to the revised edition, 139 pages printed on rectos only of proofing paper with scattered, frequent textual revision in Harriet Sheehy's hand, likely executed with Frank O'Connor's authorization.
B 7 Further correspondence: re: edition.
B 8 A Golden Treasury of Insh Poetry. A.D. 600-1200. Irish texts and prose translations edited and translated with an Introduction by Frank O'Connor and David Greene. London: Macmillan, 1967. 1967
B 8 119 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript, with some pages of holograph manuscript, heavily annotated and corrected by Frank O'Connor with some instances of two hands: Harriet Sheehy and, probably, David Greene. Also present: several pages of the "Golden Treasury" was serialized.
B 8 Composite "manuscript" made up of 71 half-sized pages with typescript fragments pasted on, heavily annotated by a printer and others, including Frank O'Connor together with fifteen 'Sunday Independent' galley leaves from serialization. Evidently some form of setting manuscript.
B 9 My Father's Son. London: Macmillan, 1968; New York: Knopf, 1969. 1968, 1969
B 9 2 page typescript titled "Scholar and Artist" lightly corrected in holograph. A literary reminiscence, incorporated as an episode of MFS.
B 9 Mixed file of 47 original typescript pages, some with extensive holograph revision with 40 pages of photocopied typescript with annotation by Maurice Sheehy, who organized and edited MFS. Important autobiographical source material.
B 9 File of further source material consisting of 133 page typescript, mostly carbon, many pages with Frank O'Connor's holograph emendations and additional Maurice Sheehy editorial notes, with a 14 page holograph manuscript by Maurice Sheehy detailing the outline and structure of the book. Chapter on George Russell, "The Scholar.".
B 9 147 pages of fragmentary mixed ribbon and carbon typescript with photocopied sheets, used by Maurice Sheehy in preparing MFS. Includes a substantial chapter by Frank O'Connor on The Abbey Theatre with heavy holograph emendation.
B 9 8 pages of correspondence with Maurice Sheehy and literary agent concerning his progress with the book and possible corrections.
B 9 14 page carbon typescript titled "Yeats" extensively corrected in holograph throughout. Published in 'Vogue' (March, 1965) as "Willie Is So Silly" an episode incorporated into MFS.
B 9 31 page typescript titled "The Death of Yeats" with holograph corrections. Incorporated as the final chapter of MFS.
B 9 24 page typescript titled "Yeats" heavily corrected in holograph. An earlier draft of the above section.
B 9 166 page fragmentary typescript, some by Frank O'Connor as well as substantial portions by Maurice Sheehy and others, with heavy Maurice Sheehy annotations and emendations.
B 9 149 page typescript of the complete text with extensive scattered holograph annotations by Maurice Sheehy and Harriet Sheehy with 3 pages of editorial correspondence about textual revision, loosely inserted in black moire binder, also xerox of 149 pp.
B 9 Long loose galleys, 66 leaves printed on rectos only of proofing paper, marked "HROD Copy" (Harriet Rich O'Donovan with her marginal notes and corrections throughout.
B 9 "Bring in the Whiskey Now, Mary" tearsheets and galleys.
B 9 "The Saint" Commonweal magazine, 1969.
B 9 Miscellaneous tearsheets from magazine publications of autobiographical material.
B 10 Collection Three. London: Macmillan, 1969; New York: Knopf, 1969, as A Set of Variations. 1969
B 10 A file of approximately 20 pages of typed notes, typescripts, lists, etc. used by Harriet Sheehy in preparing the collection.
B 10 218 page "manuscript" used for setting type, comprised of original Frank O'Connor typescripts (several with holograph corrections) as well as tearsheets from original appearances of stories in magazines, with editorial notations and printer's instructions.
B 10 Incomplete F and G pages from finished book, lacking several sections, presented to Harriet Sheehy for proofreading. Dated 14-10-68, with some holograph corrections by Harriet Sheehy especially to introduction, typographical corrections in margins.
B 10 File of roughly 20 pages of lists compiled by Harriet Sheehy, some with Frank O'Connor annotations, used in putting together Collection Three and Collection Two.
B 11 "Dreams." File of manuscripts relating to Frank O'Connor's long labored but never finished, never published, book about dreams and their meaning. 1940-1967
B 11 46 page typescript titled "Here Comes Everybody" heavily corrected in holograph.
B 11 7 page typescript titled "Here Comes Everybody" with very few holograph corrections; marked "Vogue Magazine" by Harriet Sheehy, this article appeared in 'Vogue' (November, 1967) as "In Dreams Does Seven Mean Conception?".
B 11 7 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript titled "Here Comes Everybody," apparently a working draft of the above article, with some holograph emendation and a lengthy insert on the verve of the last page.
B 11 14 page clean typescript titled "Here Comes Everybody," the beginning only of the book.
B 11 24 page partial typescript from above draft, heavily emended in holograph with some duplicate pages.
B 11 6 page typescript titled "Dreams" with light holograph revisions, evidently an early draft of the 'Vogue' article.
B 11 20 page fragmentary typescript of the middle section of the book with heavy holograph revision.
B 11 7 page mixed ribbon and carbon fragmentary typescript, some pages with heavy holograph emendations.
B 11 5 irregular pages of holograph notes recording actual dreams immediately upon awakening.
B 11 2 page typescript recounting a dream with marginal notes in an unknown hand; labeled "Dream 1.".
B 11 3 page carbon typescript, clean, recounting a dream; seemingly early, circa 1940s-early 1950s.


Introductions


Box Folder
C 1 Irish Street Ballads. By C. O. Lochlainn. New York: Corinth Books, 1960-3 page typescript of Frank O'Connor introduction. 1960
C 2 Dead Souls. By Nikolai Gogol. New York: NAL, 1961-5 page typescript of Frank O'Connor introduction. 1961
C 3A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. By James Joyce. New York: Time Reading Program, 1964.-4 page typescript of Frank O'Connor introduction. 1964
C 4 The Irish Tradition. Folkways Records (#9825)-16 page typescript, heavily corrected throughout in holograph, of Frank O'Connor introduction/liner notes to this his first phonograph recording.
C 5 James Joyce. Folkways Records (9834) - typescripts of Frank O'Connor introduction5 page.


Articles for Newspapers and Magazines


Box Folder
D 1 "Joyce: A Post-Mortem" ('The Bell' 5 February, 1942)-8 page carbon typescript, lightly corrected in holograph. 1942
D 2 "Trollope" ('Irish times' 6 October, 1945)-7 page carbon typescript, clean, titled "The Greatest English Novelist". 1945
D 2.1 "Ireland" ('Holiday' December, 1949)-Tearsheets. 1949
D 3 "And It's A Lonely Personal Art" ('New York Times Book Review' 12 April, 1953)-4 1/4 page carbon typescript with a few holograph notes. 1953
D 4 "Novels and Novelists" ('New York Times Book Review' 23 August, 1953, as "The Novel Approach."-4 page carbon typescript, clean. 1953
D 5 "The Buck" ('Spectator' 26 June, 1954)-4 page typescript, a review of Ulick O'Connor's biography of Oliver St. John Gogarty. 1954
D 6 "The Strayed Reveller" ('New York Herald Tribune' 7 November, 1954, as Out of the Apprentice Years)-1 1/4 page carbon typescript, clean, a review of Evelyn Waugh. 1954
D 7 "A Matter of Fact" ('New York Times Book Review' 12 December, 1954). 1954
D 8 "The Last of the Liberals" ('New York Times' 24 April, 1955). 1955
D 8 3 page carbon typescript, clean. 1955
D 8 3 page carbon typescript, extensively corrected in holograph.
D 8 2 page typescript lightly corrected in holograph.
D 8 2 page clean typescript.
D 8 5 page typescript lightly corrected in holograph, a review of Lillian Hellman's edition of the Letters of Anton Chekhov.
D 9 "Irish Literature" (unpublished).
D 9 12 page typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
D 9 21 page carbon typescript of a later draft, essay on creative writing intended for publication in The Character of Ireland, Rogers and MacNeice editors.
D 10 "For A Two-Hundredth Birthday" ('Harper's Bazaar' January, 1956). 1956
D 10 3 page typescript titled "Happy Birthday Dear Mozart" heavily corrected in holograph.
D 10 4 page typescript titled "After 200 Years" lightly corrected in holograph.
D 10 3 page clean typescript.
D 11 "Sean O'Casey and the Ghosts" ('Holiday' January, 1956)-5 page carbon typescript very lightly corrected in holograph, with tearsheets from magazine publication. 1956
D 12 "Imported Vintage" (unpublished).
D 13 "The Most American Playwright" ('Holiday' February, 1956). 1956
D 13 5 page carbon typescript titled "A View From the Stalls" with a few holograph corrections.
D 13 4 page carbon typescript titled "A View From the Stalls" with a few holograph emendations.
D 13 Galleys from magazine publication.
D 13 Tearsheets from magazine publication, an article on Arthur Miller.
D 14 "In the Lion's Cage" ('Holiday' 16 February, 1956). 1956
D 14 4 page carbon typescript titled "Making People Laugh," scored through with "In the Lion's Cage" replacing it; scattered holograph emendations.
D 14 4 page carbon typescript, heavily corrected in holograph.
D 14 4 page clean carbon typescript.
D 14 Galleys from magazine publication with copy-editor's corrections.
D 14 Tearsheets from magazine publication, a review of Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker".
D 15 "St. Joans from Arc to Lark" ('Holiday' March, 1956). 1956
D 15 4 page typescript titled "Hark Hark the Lark," very lightly corrected in holograph.
D 15 4 1/4 page carbon typescript titled "Hark Hark the Lark" clean.
D 15 4 page carbon typescript titled "How to Be a Saint," an essay on Jean Anouilh.
D 16 "Laughter" (unpublished)-3 page holograph manuscript.
D 17 "In Quest of Beer" ('Holiday' January, 1957). 1957
D 17 9 page carbon typescript titled "Not for the Want of Oiling," clean.
D 17 13 page carbon typescript titled "The Want of Oiling," lightly corrected in holograph.
D 17 10 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph.
D 17 Tearsheets from magazine publication.
D 18 "The Novelist as Politician" ('New York Times' March, 1957). 1957
D 18 2 page typescript titled "The Political Novelist," extensively corrected in holograph.
D 18 2 page carbon typescript, very lightly corrected.
D 19 "Is This a Dagger" ('The Nation' 26 April, 1958). 1958
D 19 3 page typescript, lightly corrected in holograph.
D 19 3 page clean typescript; a satirical essay.
D 20 "A Walk in New York" ('Holiday' November, 1958). 1958
D 20 6 page clean typescript titled "Me and New York".
D 20 6 page carbon of above draft, heavily corrected in holograph.
D 20 11 page carbon typescript, clean.
D 20 2 page editorial letter from Harriet Sheehy suggesting revisions.
D 21 "I Know Where I'm Going" ('New Yorker' 14 February, 1959)-10 page typescript, lightly corrected, an autobiographical article. 1959
D 22 "It's All in the Telling" ('New York Times' 12 April, 1959). 1959
D 22 2 page carbon typescript titled "Composition in Green Flat Minor".
D 22 Tearsheets from newspaper publication, a review of Ralph Cusack's "Cadenza".
D 23 "The One Day of the Year" ('New Yorker' 19 December, 1959)-5 page carbon typescript, lightly corrected; an autobiographical article. 1959
D 24 "Go Where Glory Waits Thee" ('New Yorker' 26 March, 1960)-34 page typescript lightly corrected; an autobiographical article. 1960
D 25 "A Writer Who Refused to Pretend" ('New York Times' 17 June, 1960). 1960
D 25 5 page carbon typescript titled "The Man Who Saw Through Poses," with a lengthy holograph note on the verve of one page.
D 25 Tearsheets from newspaper publication; an article on Anton Chekhov.
D 26 "The Noble and Melancholy Turgenev" ('New York Times' 1960 ?). 1960
D 26 2 page carbon typescript very heavily revised in holograph.
D 26 3 Page clean carbon typescript, with 'New York Times' review slip.
D 27 "The Modesty of Literature" ('New York Times Book Review'15 January, 1961 as "Discovery"). 1961
D 27 3 page typescript, heavily corrected.
D 27 3 page typescript, different draft, heavily corrected.
D 27 3 page clean typescript.
D 28 "O'Malley's Character" ('Evening Press' 23 July, 1962)-2 page carbon typescript, clean. 1962
D 29 "Undoing the Conquest" (unpublished ?)-2 page carbon typescript, clean.
D 30 "Festival Fever" ('Sunday Independent' 7 October, 1962)-3 page carbon typescript, clean. 1962
D 31 "The End of the Festival" ('Sunday Independent' 9 December, 1962). 1962
D 31 2 page typescript heavily revised and corrected in holograph.
D 31 3 page carbon typescript, very lightly corrected in holograph.
D 32 "165 Places Still Remember Lug" ('Sunday Independent' 9 December, 1962)-3 1/4 page carbon typescript titled "The Quest for Lug," very lightly corrected in holograph. 1962
D 33 "The Unknown Heritage" ('Sunday Independent' 3 February, 1963, as "All the Way From Finn to Finnegan"-3 page carbon typescript, clean, review of the "Shell Guide to Ireland". 1963
D 34 "The Holy Places of Ireland" ('Holiday' April, 1963)-11 page carbon typescript, clean 13 page carbon typescript, clean. 1963
D 35 "The New Abbey" ('Sunday Independent' 1962-1963?)-3 page carbon typescript, clean. 1962-1963?
D 36 "Young Limerickman's Play A Triumph" ('Sunday Independent' 29 September, 1963, under the heading "Plays: The Dublin Theatre Festival")-4 page clean typescript. 1963
D 37 "Happy Days at the Drama Festival" ('Sunday Independent' 3 October, 1963)-3 page carbon typescript with heavy holograph revision to the last page. 1963
D 38 "Our Crumbling Heritage" ('Sunday Independent' 17 November, 1963)-2 page typescript titled "The Land We Live In" heavily corrected in holograph; tearsheets. 1963
D 39 "Tribute to John F. Kennedy" ('Sunday Independent' 24 November, 1963)-1 page typescript, lightly corrected, titled "John Fitzgerald Kennedy". 1963
D 40 "Irish National Monuments" ('Sunday Independent' 1962-63?)-3 page typescript extensively corrected in holograph, possibly an early version of "The Neglect of Our Historical Monuments". 1962-1963?
D 41 "A Master's Mixture" ('New York Times' 1 March, 1964)-2 page carbon typescript titled "The Emergence of Chekov," clean; clipping by article. 1964
D 42 "Meditation in Clonmacnois" ('Sunday Independent' 7 June, 1964), as "Our National Monuments: Clomacnois and Clontooskert)-3 page carbon typescript, clean. 1964
D 43 "Glendalough" ('Sunday Independent' 15 June, 1964, as "A Neglected Monument: Glendalough")-3 page carbon typescript very lightly corrected in holograph. 1964
D 44 "Cashel and Its Shame" ('Sunday Independent' 21 June, 1964, as "Our Greatest Monument--Our Greatest Disgrace: Cashel"). 1964
D 44 4 page carbon typescript titled "Ball Alleys and Celtic Crosses," very lightly corrected in holograph.
D 44 3 page typescript titled "The Capital That Became A Church," heavily corrected in holograph.
D 44 3 page carbon typescript, clean.
D 45 "New Grange Bombs" ('Sunday Independent' 27 September, 1964). 1964
D 45 3 page carbon typescript titled "The Land of Elmar's Wife," with one word change in holograph.
D 45 2 page typescript titled "New Grange," clean.
D 46 "Edwards the Magician" ('Sunday Independent' 4 October, 1964). 1964
D 46 3 page typescript titled "Festival Two," clean.
D 46 Tearsheets of magazine publication and published reply from Hilton Edwards.
D 47 "McCabe Deserves Every Penny of His Prize" ('Sunday Independent' 27 September, 1964)-3 1/2 page carbon typescript titled "The Theatre Festival," clean; clipping of article. 1964
D 48 "Thoughts on the Festival" ('Sunday Independent' 1963-64?)-2 1/2 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph; a review of the Dublin Theatre Festival. 1963-1964?
D 49 "Quarreling with Yeats: A Friendly Recollection" ('Esquire' December, 1964)-15 page carbon typescript titled "The Death of Yeats" extensively corrected in holograph; tearsheets of article. 1964
D 50 "Regency Colonial" ('Spectator' 11 June, 1965). 1965
D 50 3 page carbon typescript, clean.
D 50 3 page clean typescript titled "Cork," with carbon of same.
D 50 2 page typescript titled "Cork," lightly corrected in holograph.
D 50 3 page carbon typescript titled "Cork," clean.
D 51 "Irish Monuments: Mystery Man Takes Over" 'Sunday Independent' 19 September, 1965). 1965
D 51 2 page holograph manuscript titled "What Should A Director Know...".
D 51 2 page typescript titled "Monuments-The New Director," heavily corrected in holograph.
D 51 2 page carbon typescript titled "Monuments-The New Director," clean, a different draft.
D 52 Series of drafts of pieces on Irish Monuments intended for publication in a book, a project never realized, circa 1964-1965. 1964-1965
D 52 4 page heavily worked holograph manuscript.
D 52 12 page clean typescript titled "Ulster Miles".
D 52 6 page clean typescript titled "The Three Ulsters".
D 52 Related letter to Frank O'Connor from Rev. Edwin Owen concerning the church at Killaloe.
D 53 "Early Irish Art" ('Sunday Independent' 13 November, 1965)-7 page typescript, lightly corrected, with two pages of holograph notes; a review of four books. 1965
D 54 "Yeats" ('The Critic' December 1966-January 1967; incorporated into The Backward Look: A Survey of Irish Literature, 1967). 1965
D 54 11 1/2 page typescript heavily corrected in holograph, dated June 13, 1965.
D 54 9 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph.
D 55 "Yeats" ('Sunday Independent' 13 June, 1965; Speech delivered by Frank O'Connor at Yeats' graveside at Drumcliffe Cemetary at centennial anniversary)-4 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph. 1965
D 56 "Yeats" (unpublished? circa 1965)-9 page carbon typescript, extensively corrected in holograph with three additional pages of inserts, variant readings. 1965
D 56.1 Yeats articles. 1966
D 56.1 Tearsheets from 'Sat. Rev.' December 10, 1966 "All the Olympians".
D 56.1 Xerox tearsheets from 'Vogue,' March 1, 1965 "Willie Is So Silly".
D 57 "A New Years Diary" (intended for 'New York Times Book Review' but never published; no date).
D 57 3 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph.
D 57 3 page typescript, clean.
D 58 "A Non-Literary Letter From Two Capitals" (intended for 'New York Times Book Review' but never published as Frank O'Connor remained unsatisfied).
D 58 3 page typescript.
D 58 4 page typescript.
D 58 3 page typescript.
D 58 2 page typescript, all drafts variant.
D 59 "Compulsory Bluff" (intended for 'New York Times Book Review,' this article was never published, though a similar piece ran in 'Sunday Independent').
D 59 4 page typescript.
D 59 4 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph.
D 60 "The Doctor" (intended for magazine publication though never published in this form; a portion was incorporated into MFS)-9 page typescript, heavily corrected in holograph, essay on Richard Hayes.
D 61 "The Two Faiths" (unpublished review of "The Two Faiths" by Xavier Rynne)3 page typescript, variant draft, with editorial rejection letter.
D 62 "Will in Over Plus" (unpublished review of Shakespeare's Sonnets)3 page typescript, different draft, with editorial letter.
D 63 File of manuscripts and related material about Roger Casement and his diaries, a long-time interest of Frank O'Connor.
D 63 "The Accusing Ghost of Roger Casement" 4 pages of holograph notes.
D 63 2 page typescript titled "The Birth of A Hero" scored through with "Out of the Night a Voice Speaks" in holograph, heavily revised by Frank O'Connor in holograph.
D 63 4 page mixed typed and holograph manuscript titled "The Emergence of Myth" heavily corrected in holograph.
D 63 3 page typescript titled "Out of the Night a Voice Speaks," heavily corrected in holograph.
D 63 Tearsheets from Frank O'Connor review about Casement in 'New York Times' 17 November, 1957 with letter to Frank O'Connor from Francis Brown, NYT editor, and Alfred Noyes, author of the book reviewed.
D 63 Tearsheets of letters to the NYT editor reacting to Frank O'Connor's Casement article.
D 63 1 page fragmentary carbon typescript of Frank O'Connor's review of "The Black Diaries of Roger Casement".
D 63 Roughly 20 letters to Frank O'Connor from various people concerning the Casement case, approximately 35-40 pages.
D 63 89 page carbon typescript of a scholarly work on Casement sent to Frank O'Connor, circa 1958.
D 63 File of several clippings of reviews and articles about the Casement case.


Lectures


Box Folder
E 1 Stanford University. 1955-1961 and not dated
E 1 6 pages of correspondence concerning lecture schedule and fees, 1955-56.
E 1 Original dittoed syllabus and exam from Frank O'Connor's English course, 1961.
E 1 1 page of typed noted on Joyce Cary for course on novel.
E 1 6 pages of holograph notes on E. M. Forster: "The Longest Journey".
E 1 4 pages of holograph notes on John Galsworthy: "The Man of Property".
E 1 2 pages of typed notes on Forster: "Howard's End".
E 1 2 pages of typed notes on Forster and Galsworthy.
E 1 8 pages of typed notes on D. H. Lawrence, annotated.
E 1 4 pages of typed notes on James Joyce, annotated.
E 1 2 pages of typed notes on Katherine Mansfield, lightly annotated.
E 1 3 pages of typed notes on Ford Maddox Ford: "The Good Soldier".
E 1 2 pages of typed notes on Virginia Woolf, annotated.
E 1 10 pages of typed notes on C. P. Snow: "Strangers and Brothers", lightly annotated.
E 1 7 pages of typed notes on Joyce Cary, lightly annotated.
E 1 4 pages of typed notes on Kingsley Amis and John Wain, lightly annotated.
E 2 "Yeats and Cuchulainn" (Talk given at New York YMHA, 17 March, 1960)-2 page typescript with heavy holograph notes on verso. 1960


Theatre


Box Folder
F 1 "Moses Rock" (Produced, 1938)-65 page photocopies rehearsal script from Abbey Theatre production. 1938
F 2 "The Statue's Daughter" (Produced, December 1941). 1941-1942
F 2 13 page carbon typescript of first act, missing page one.
F 2 17 page typescript of second act, extensively corrected in holograph, with 2 carbon copies of the act.
F 2 16 page carbon typescript of the third act with a single holograph change.
F 2 9 page partial carbon draft of Act Four with: 7 page partial typescript from a.
F 2 different draft; 20 page carbon typescript with a few light holograph marks.
F 2 2 page memorandum of agreement between Frank O'Connor and the promoter-producer of the play, 1942.
F 2 Original playbill from the first production. Dublin Drama League, December 8-13, 1941.


Radio Scripts


Box Folder
G 1 "New Novels"-3 page carbon typescript; reviews of several novels published in 1935, broadcast on Radio Athlone, 3 January, 1936; with a 4 page legal sized copy of the mimeograph radio script. 1935, 1936
G 2 "New Novels"-4 page carbon typescript signed; reviews of several novels published in l936, broadcast on Radio Eireann, 3 January, 1937. 1936, 1937
G 3 "The Book of Kings"-7 page partial carbon typescript, missing one page, dated November 13, 1940 in holograph; broadcast on Radio Eireann. 1940
G 4 "Literary Portraits". 1939-1940
G 4 11 page carbon typescript in two parts, about Yeats and A. E. (Russell, George), with some holograph corrections.
G 4 Script of Part II, signed "Frank O'Connor" in a non authorial hand; broadcast on Radio Eireann, ca. 1939-40.
G 5 "Davitt"-6 page typescript, signed, literary portrait broadcast on Radio Eireann, 1940. 1940
G 6 "An Bothar go hEanach Duin"-6 page carbon typescript in Irish, signed. Broadcast on Radio Eireann 16 September, 1941. 1941
G 7 "The Cu Chulainn Sagas"-10 page carbon typescript heavily corrected in holograph with a one page holograph insert; broadcast on BBC Radio 24 September, 1948. 1948
G 8 "The Cu Chulainn Sagas II"-9 page carbon typescript, lightly corrected in holograph; broadcast on BBC Radio, 1 October, 1948. 1948
G 9 "Only Child"-4 page typescript; autobiographical talk broadcast on Scottish BBC, October 11, 1950. 1950
G 10 "Country People". 1959
G 10 4 page partial typescript of introduction, extensively corrected in holograph.
G 10 4 page carbon typescript of complete introduction, lightly corrected in holograph.
G 10 "In The Train" 29 page typescript lightly corrected in an editorial hand.
G 10 "In The Train" 21 page typescript very lightly corrected in holograph; note in Harriet Sheehy's hand: "As Printed in Genius of the Irish Theatre".
G 10 "The Luceys" 22 page legal size mimeo script for radio reading: four copies.
G 10 "The Long Road to Urnmera" 17 page carbon typescript. Trio of stories broadcast on Radio Eireann,9 December, 1959.
G 11 "Fighting Men"-30 page carbon typescript, first leaf heavily corrected in holograph; introduction and adaptation of three stories: Guests of the Nation, The Martyr and Private Property, broadcast on Radio Eireann, 1 February, 1959. 1959
G 12 "One Man's Way"-6 page typescript, dated 1959; broadcast on BBC Radio, 24 June, 1959; published in 'The Listener' 23 July, 1959. 1959
G 13 "Scrapbook for 1921"-2 page fragmentary typescript, lightly corrected in holograph 6 page legal-size typescript titled "Excerpt from Scrapbook for 1921," lightly emended in holograph; broadcast on BBC, 2 October, 1961, 17 April, 1962. 1961, 1962
G 14 "To Show That She Still Lives"-6 page carbon typescript, very lightly corrected in holograph; note by Harriet Sheehy indicating this piece was never broadcast.
G 15 "Adventures in Translation". 1962, 1965
G 15 4 page typescript, very lightly corrected in holograph.
G 15 4 page typescript with a few holograph revisions.
G 15 4 page carbon of above draft.
G 15 Tearsheets from magazine publication ('The Listener' 1-25-65) Broadcast on BBC Radio, 17 January, 1962.
G 16 "George Russell"-5 page photocopied typescript with scattered holograph corrections in ink; broadcast on BBC, 20 January, 196(7). 1967
G 17 "Interior Voices"-33 page mixed ribbon and carbon typescript, heavily revised and emended in holograph; an autobiographical piece broadcast on BBC Radio, 13, January, 1963. 1963
G 18 "The Art of the Short Story". 1964
G 18 14 page typescript titled "The Short Story" lightly annotated in holograph.
G 18 11 page partial carbon of above draft, with editorial notes.
G 18 8 page typescript very lightly revised in holograph; broadcast on Radio Eireann 26 January, 1964.
G 19 "The Yeats We Knew"-12 page legal-size typescript with some corrections and many deletions in holograph; broadcast on Radio Eireann, 21 February, 1965. 1965
G 20 "The Invincibles"-83 page mimeograph script with some holograph changes in an unknown hand; prepared by Radio Eireann.
G 21 "The Three Ulsters"-26 page typescript with a few light corrections in holograph; evidently a radio talk based on Frank O'Connor's work on Irish Monuments for BBC Belfast, circa 1964-65. 1964-1965
G 22 "The Hard Way"-38 page typescript; text of a documentary intended for the BBC but never produced, never published, with a few light holograph corrections.
G 23 "The Critic on the Air" - 3 page manuscript and 4 page typescript with holograph corrections and additions.


Television Scripts


Box Folder
H 1 "A Gallery of Heroes"4 page typescript and 4 page carbon of above draft, signed, lightly corrected in holograph; possibly never broadcast.
H 2 "The Last Word". 1958
H 2 Original document of agreement between Frank O'Connor and CBS, signed; 5 March, 1958.
H 2 Typed list of words synonymous with 'drunk' heavily annotated.
H 2 Two letters from CBS producers concerning broadcast.
H 3 "Horseman, Pass By: The Story of a Poet". 1966
H 3 7 page typescript, extensively annotated and emended in holograph.
H 3 28 page mimeograph continuity script; narrative story about Yeats, broadcast on BBC TV, 23 January, 1966.
H 4 "Abbey Theatre Film"-6 page carbon typescript, heavily corrected in holograph; circa 1959, never broadcast(?). 1959
H 5 "National Monuments"-2 page clean typescript, no date, an interview done for Telefis Eireann.


Secondary Sources


Box Folder
I 1 Manning, Mary. The Saint and Mary Kate: A Tragi-Comedy... Based on the Novel "The Saint and Mary Kate" by Frank O'Connor. 1967
I 1 134 page mimeograph rehearsal script, string tied in hand titled wrappers. No date but 1967.
I 1 File of 15 page mostly photocopied correspondence between Harriet Sheehy and others concerning the production of the play at Dublin's Abbey Theatre.
I 2 Mayer, Paul Avila. Three Hand Reel: Three One-Act Plays Based on Short Stories by Frank O'Connor. 1964
I 2 102 page mimeograph rehearsal script, punch bound in printed green wrappers.
I 2 File of two letters to Frank O'Connor concerning a possible production, with a few clipped reviews of the play.
I 3 File of Frank O'Connor stories translated into Danish in the form of tearsheets from Danish magazines.
I 4 File of papers, manuscripts, notes, works-in-progress and documents relating to the collection Michael/Frank (1969) tribute to Frank O'Connor edited by Maurice Sheehy; approximately 350 pages including notes for a bibliography, "Frank O'Connor: Man and Writer" by Maurice Sheehy, etc. 1969
I 5 Ten files of clipped articles about Frank O'Connor and reviews of his books including Kings, Lords and Commons, Mirror in the Roadway, An Only Child, My Father's Son, Collection Three, Domestic Relations, More Stories, Stories of..., and Shakespeare's Progress.


Notebooks and Journals


Box Folder
J 1 Maroon clothbound copy book labeled "A Diary Kept by Frank O'Connor." 148 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand, with approximately 10 pages of typed inserts and two or three holograph inserts and two or three holograph inserts; dated from 1927 into the 1930s. Includes predominantly diaristic dated entries with some poems, brief sketches for stories and partial drafts of stories and journalistic articles, etc. (HS1). 1927-1930
J 2 Marbled copy book with cloth spine. 126 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand with one additional typed insert; dates from the early 1930s. Includes early working drafts of 21 separate stories including "Procession of Life," "Orphans" and others. (HS2). 1930
J 3 Paperbound copy book. 197 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dated from 1930s into early 1940s. A very heavily worked book including early drafts of a play, articles, stories and diaristic musings. Many early drafts of "A Lost Child" are present, as well as pieces on the Abbey Theatre, Irish Literature, Nationalism, etc. (HS3). 1930s-1940s
J 4 Paperbound copy book. 153 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from early to mid 1940s, not earlier than 1942. Includes many drafts of articles (on Irish politics, war, Evelyn Waugh, Theatre, George Bernard Shaw, etc.) as well as a number of stories and reviews. (HS5). 1940s
J 5 Stiff red legal-size copy book labeled "The Great Hunger," scored through with "The Common Chord" replacing it as a title. 145 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from around 1947. Includes drafts of several stories intended for a collection: The Common Chord was published in 1947. (HS6). 1947
J 6 Stiff maroon legal-size copy book. 176 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1945 on; includes drafts of many stories including "Custom of the Country," "Babes in the Woods," "The Lost Child," as well as essays on the Novel, Dickens, Stendhal and more. (HS7). 1945
J 7 Green paperbound brief book. 93 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1950 to 1951. Includes several working drafts of stories, published and unpublished, essays, articles. etc. (HS8). 1950-1951
J 8 Large stiff orange and maroon copy book, heavily worn. 243 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1940s to early 1950s. Includes drafts of many stories including "Custom of the Country," "Babes in the Woods" and others, published and unpublished, as well as autobiographical sketches, dreams, articles and essays including a lengthy piece on Ireland and Irish literature and notes on Shakespeare for The Road to Stratford. (HS 10). 1940s-1950s
J 9 Beige paperbound brief book. 108 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1951-1953. Includes notes for a course Frank O'Connor taught at Harvard on short story 19th Century literature and Anglo-Irish literature. (HS11). 1951-1953
J 10 Beige paperbound brief book. 105 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1951-1953. Includes teaching notes for Harvard course on 19th century novels. (HS12). 1951-1953
J 11 Beige paperbound brief book. 36 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1962-1964. Includes drafts of stories, essays and lectures including "The Power of Prayer," "The Corkerys" a talk on Yeats, Frank O'Connor's introduction to Tailor and Anstey by Eric Cross (1964) and more. (HS13). 1962-1964
J 12 Beige paperbound brief book. 111 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from mid to late 1950s. Includes drafts of many stories, published and unpublished, and a number of autobiographical sections incorporated into An Only Child.(HS14). 1950s
J 13 Small tan paperbound brief book. 138 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Includes many recorded dreams as well as drafts of "Little Girl Lost" and a number of autobiographical sections incorporated into An Only Child. (HS15 Dreams and Donnie).
J 14 Beige paperbound brief book, titled "The Little Town: Scenes of Provincial Life." 97 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1960s. Contains a collection of stories intended to be published as a series of chapbooks, a project that was never realized. Titles include: "The Miser," "The House That Johnny Built," "The New Teacher," "The Lady of the Sagas," "The Luceys," and "The Holy Door." Seemingly transcribed from earlier drafts as they are all relatively free of emendation. (HS Brief Book A-"The Little Town"). 1960s
J 15 Beige paperbound brief book, titled "Small Ones: Stories of Children." 98 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1960s. Includes a collection of stories about children intended to be published as a series, a project that was never realized. Titled include "My Oedipus Complex," "The Patriot," "Old Fellows," "The Drunkard," "Christmas Morning," "The Saint," "The Idealist," "First Confession," "Lady Brenda," "The Pretender." Probably transcribed from earlier drafts as they are relatively free of emendation. (HS Brief Book B-"Small Ones"). 1960s
J 16 Beige paperbound brief book, titled "Small Ones II." 30 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1960s. Continuation of above entry, containing drafts of the following stories: "My Da," "Man of the House," and "Babes in the Wood." (HS Brief Book C-"Small Ones II"). 1960s
J 17 Beige paperbound brief book, titled "Growing Pains." 49 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1960s, probably contemporary with above two entries. Includes drafts of the following stories: "The Land of Youth" "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Judas," "First Love," "A Romantic," "My First Protestant," and an article on teaching in America: "Stories and the Beginner." (HS Brief Book D). 1960s
J 18 Small red paperbound notebook, covers detached. 67 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Contains translations from Irish poetry in working drafts. (HS s-1).
J 19 Small clothbound notebook. 53 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand with approximately 15 pages in holograph inserts; dates from mid-1960s. Contains versions of Irish poems, possibly for the Golden Treasury. (HS s-2). 1960s
J 20 Spiral bound paper notebook. 25 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1960s. Includes brief passages of verse, drafts of articles on Irish monuments and autobiographical sections incorporated into My Father's Son. (HS s-6). 1960s
J 21 Small spiral bound paper notebook. 84 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from early 1950s. Includes versions of Irish poems, drafts of stories, travel sketches and more. (HS s-4). 1950s
J 22 Small paperbound composition book titled "Annals" 50 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Includes some versions of Irish prose, narrative passages and autobiographical portions incorporated into An Only Child. (HS 2-5).
J 23 Small paperbound composition book. 82 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Includes drafts of a dramatic adaptation of "The Luceys," "The Bishop and the King," a number of articles, and more. (HS s-6).
J 24 Long format brief book, front cover detached. 205 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from early 1940s. Includes drafts of a drama about Parnell, an article on Swift and many stories, published and unpublished, including "News of the Church," "Celt and Saxon," "Beginnings," etc. (HS XX-addenda). 1940s
J 25 Small maroon leatherette notebook. 152 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand. Entirely autobiographical, incorporated into "Mother's Boy," later, An Only Child.
J 26 Small spiral bound paper notebook. 64 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1950s. Includes fragmentary texts of some stories as well as a number of recorded dreams. 1950s
J 27 Small paperbound composition book. 19 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates probably from 1950s. Includes the beginning of a story, a poem, notes and outlines for other pieces. (s-9). 1950s
J 28 Small hardbound diary. 77 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1960s. Contains versions of Irish poems executed for the Golden Treasury. 1960s
J 29 Small paperbound composition book. 88 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand with a one page holograph insert; no date. Includes a mixture of passages in Irish, non fiction prose, travel sketches, drafts of articles on Irish monuments, etc.
J 30 Small spiral-bound paper notebook. 51 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Includes an outline for a book on The Winter's Place in the Theatre as well as drafts of the stories "Last Post," "This Mortal Coil" and more. (s-l1).
J 31 Yellow spiral-bound paper notebook. 30 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from around 1961. Contains notes on 19th Century novels probably used for teaching at Stanford University but possibly also incorporated into Frank O'Connor's book on the modern novel, Mirror in the Roadway. 1961
J 32 Brown spiral-bound paper notebook. 36 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand. Dates from 1960s. Contains notes for lectures on Trollope as well as an article on Shaw and an early draft of "Why Don't You Write About America.". 1960s
J 33 Orange spiral-bound paper notebook. 61 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Includes a draft of "The American Hamlet," some passages in Irish, as well as notes on Irish architecture, and more.
J 34 Brown spiral-bound paper notebook. 31 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; no date. Includes notes for "Why Don't You Write About America," a draft of an article on satire, notes for a course on Irish literature, a foreword for a book on Brendan Behan etc.
J 35 Small format 'theme book' with over 100 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand. Used over a period of years to record potential themes for stories, some of which were developed into fully realized fictions. Includes 122 individual themes.
J 36 Small format leatherette notebook with approximately 125 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand; dates from 1940s-19SOs. Used to record dreams immediately upon awakening. A key document to Frank O'Connor's long term interest in dreams. 1940s-1950s
J 37 A pair of oblong daybooks used by Frank O'Connor for both diaristic and fictional writing. Approximately 750 pages in Frank O'Connor's hand in all. Includes at least a dozen drafts of complete stories.


Addenda


Box Folder
K 1 "Yeats and the Abbey Theatre" - 6 page partial typescript. Apparently a rough draft of material incorporated into My Father's Son.
K 2 "Yeats" (circa 1963) - 9 page typescript of a Thomas Davis lecture, broadcast on Irish Radio.
K 3 "Work In Progress" - 10 page typescript of a chapter from The Lonely Voice (1963).
K 4 "Joyce, Colum, Johnson, Meredith" ('Theatre Arts Magazine' October, 1958) - 3 page typescript, together with a handwritten acceptance of the assignment from the magazine; a review of "Ulysses in Nighttown".
K 5 "A Skite" - 11 page partial typescript, heavily emended in holograph; a very early draft of an unpublished story.
K 6 "A Pint and a Prayer" - 2 page typescript, with carbon of same; a review of An Irish Navy by Donall Mac Amlaigh.
K 7 "Celt and Saxon" (circa 1940s) - 8 page typescript; a very early version of an autobiographical piece, later developed into "I Know Where I'm Going," a portion of An Only Child.
K 8 "Two Worlds".
K 8 9 page typescript; version of the story of "Maria" told in An Only Child.
K 8 3 page typescript titled "Rebels" another version of the same story, incomplete.
K 8 4 page typescript titled "Guilt," another version of the same story from a different perspective.
K 9 "Horses of the Sun" - 7 page typescript, heavily emended in holograph, together with a heavily emended, incomplete carbon of same; a very early, critical attempt to come to terms with the work of Daniel Corkery, a major influence on Frank O'Connor.
K 10 "A Mysterious Case" - 6 page typescript, extensively emended in holograph 2 page typescript, extensively emended in holograph, a late, unpublished story, also referred to as "The Fatted Calf," and "A Gentleman's Agreement.".


Business Correspondence, Royalty Statements, Fan Mail


Box Folder
L 1 General Correspondence with publishers and literary agents, including royalty statements. 1950-1970
L 1 Royalty statements. Various publishers. 1955-1969
L 1 Royalty statements. Various publishers. 1970
L 1 Correspondence with Harold Matson Agency, New York. 1951-1961
L 1 Correspondence with A. D. Peters, Literary Agent, London. 1951-1961
L 1 Correspondence with A. D. Peters (Note: Letters from Frank O'Connor to Peters are in A. D. Peters file at Austin, Texas). 1961-1965
L 2 Correspondence with specific publishers and broadcasters, some with royalty statements. 1952-1970
L 2 British Broadcasting Corp. 1958-1964
L 2 Caedmon and Folkways Records. 1955-1969
L 2 Columbia Broadcasting System. 1952-1958
L 2 Harper's Bazaar. 1955-1961
L 2 Holiday. 1955-1962
L 2 Knopf, general. 1952-1964
L 2 Knopf; royalty statements. 1955-1970
L 2 Macmillan. (Note with file: "Frank O'Connor letters to Macmillan are filed in Basingstoke, England"). 1963-1966
L 2 Mademoiselle. 1953-1956
L 2 New York Times. 1952-1964
L 2 Radio Eireann. 1956-1966
L 2 World Publishing, general. 1960-1964
L 2 World Publishing, royalty statements. 1961-1969
L 3 Taxes. English. 1961
L 4 Miscellaneous business: Invitations to lecture, to write introductions, to make literary contributions--from publishers, universities, etc. 1958-1966
L 5 Correspondence with universities. 1955-1957
L 5 Bennett Junior College.
L 5 University of Michigan.
L 5 University of California, Berkeley.
L 6 Fan letters concerning autobiographical stories and An Only Child. Also, miscellaneous fan mail. 1958-1965


Shakespeare

Frank O'Connor's set of Shakespeare with penciled annotations in margins.


Box
M O'Connor's set of Shakespeare.
N O'Connor's set of Shakespeare.
O O'Connor's set of Shakespeare.
P O'Connor's set of Shakespeare.


Original Folders with Annotations


Box
Z Old folders with annotations.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Abbey Theatre
Authors, Irish -- 20th century
English fiction -- Irish authors
English literature -- Irish authors
Russell, George William -- 1867-1935
Short stories, Irish
Yeats, W. B. -- (William Butler) -- 1865-1939



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