O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964

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Mary Flannery O'Connor (b. March 25, 1925, Savannah, Georgia-d. August 3, 1964, Milledgeville, Georgia), Southern American novelist and short story writer, the daughter of Edward Francis and Regina Cline O'Connor in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She attended parochial schools in Savannah before moving to Milledgeville after the death of her father in 1941. After finishing high school in Milledgeville, she attended the Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College and State University, where she received a B.A. in social science in 1945. After graduating from college she earned a scholarship to the Iowa Writers Workshop. She graduated from Iowa in 1947, then spent parts of 1948 and 1949 at Yaddo, an artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. After becoming ill with lupus in December 1950, she moved in with her mother at Andalusia, a farm near Milledgeville, where she lived until her death on August 3, 1964.
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referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mack Buckley Swearingen papers, 1920-1969. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Katherine Anne Porter papers, 1842-1980, 1932-1975 Literature and Rare Books
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. Flannery O'Connor correspondence, 1957-1964. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Galloway, Lewis F. The sacrament of suffering : the religious vision of Flannery O'Connor : typescript, 1992 Oct. / by Lewis F. Galloway. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. Papers. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. Flannery O'Connor letters to Ashley Brown, 1958-1964. Princeton University Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. Typed letter signed : Milledgeville, Ga., to Prof. William W. Seward, Jr., 1963 Sept. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. Letter to Mr. Franklin, 1952 July 8. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-. Albert J. Guérard papers, 1932-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. The displaced person : two versions of typescript with autograph revisions, and galleys, [ca. 1954]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lawson, Lewis A. Papers. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Jones, Madison, 1925-. Madison Jones papers, 1950-1989. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Approach Archives, 1913-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. Correspondence, 1950-1962. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
creatorOf Sweeney, Francis W., 1916-. Humanities Series : director's records, 1945-2000 (bulk 1957-1998). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf O'Connor Flannery. Flannery O'Connor collection, [ca. 1934-1964]. Georgia College & State University, GC&SU Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery, Papers, 1957-1964 University of West Florida Libraries
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. The displaced person : corrected galley proofs signed with initials, [ca. 1954]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Walker Percy Papers, circa 1910-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Great authors poster collection. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Gossett, Thomas F., 1916-. Papers, 1948-1991 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Editorial archive, 1974-1984. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wade, John Donald, 1892-1963. John Donald Wade family papers, 1857-1963 (bulk 1929-1945). Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Fortson, La Verne. Shadows of imagination : a brief study of the use of language to achieve gothic atmosphere in selected works by William Faulkner and Flannery O' Connor / by La Verne Fortson. University of Central Arkansas, Torreyson Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. The displaced person : Milledgeville, Ga. : typescript draft, [ca. 1954]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Sally. Sally Fitzgerald papers, circa 1930-2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn New World Writing records, 1952-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Mary Flannery, 1925-1964. Letter to Grace Van Wormer. Milledgeville, GA. 1947 June 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Engle, Paul, 1908-1991. Paul Engle papers, 1930-1991. Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
referencedIn Wade, John Donald, 1892-1963. John Donald Wade papers, 1946-1950. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Watkins, Floyd C. Floyd C. Watkins papers, [ca. 1940-1998]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. The displaced person : Milledgeville, Ga. : typescript draft signed, [ca. 1954]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn O'Donnell, George Marion, 1914-1962. Papers, 1932-1961. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn C. Hugh Holman Papers (#4537), 1930s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Correspondence of various contributors to the editors of this Washington and Lee University Literary magazine [manuscript] 1950-60. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Gossett, Thomas F., 1916-. Papers, 1948-1974. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Jones, Simmons, 1920-. Simmons Jones papers, 1904-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Flannery O'Connor Collection Georgia College
creatorOf Swearingen, Mack Buckley, 1902-1969. Mack Buckley Swearingen papers, 1920-1969. Cornell University Library
referencedIn New world writing records, 1952-1960. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. Flannery O'Connor collection, [ca.1937-2003]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf O'Connor, Flannery. Letters to Betty Hester, 1955-1964. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf O'Connor, Mary Flannery, 1925-1964. Letter to Paul Engle. Milledgeville, GA. 1959 Dec. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Sears, Kyle Franklin. Sin in selected works of Flannery O'Connor / by Kyle Franklin Sears. Mercer University, Jack Tarver Library
referencedIn Granville Hicks Papers, 1906-1980 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Brown, Ashley, 1923-. Ashley Brown collection, 1955-1997. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Quinn, Mary Bernetta. Mary Bernetta Quinn papers, 1937-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Kate Millett papers, 1912-2002 and undated, bulk 1951-2001 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dorrance, Ward Allison, 1904-1996. Ward Allison Dorrance papers, 1935-1974. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn The Displaced Person United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Fitzgerald, Benedict. person
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associatedWith Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith Porter, Katherine Anne person
associatedWith Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. person
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associatedWith Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923- person
associatedWith Sears, Kyle Franklin. person
associatedWith Seward, William W., person
associatedWith Swearingen, Mack Buckley, 1902-1969. person
associatedWith Sweeney, Francis W., 1916- person
associatedWith Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946. person
associatedWith Wade, John Donald, 1892-1963. person
associatedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. person
associatedWith Watkins, Floyd C. person
associatedWith Wells, Joel. person
associatedWith Whiting, Marvin. person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Milledgeville GA US
Savannah GA US
Subject
American literature--20th century
American literature--Women authors--20th century
Short stories--Authorship
Women and religion
Women authors, American
Censorship
Women authors
Literature--Correspondence
Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, American
Women--Religious life
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Authors
Authors--Correspondence
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Birth 1925-03-25

Death 1964-08-03

Americans

English

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