The George Marion O'Donnell Papers, 1932-1961.
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Scope and Contents Note

Accession: 1272

The O'Donnell Papers are arranged as described below. Every effort has been made to retain the arrangement naturally formed by O'Donnell; the arrangement is therefore largely subject/person oriented and not chronological, with the exception of the correspondence in Box 7. All O'Donnell letters are carbons unless otherwise stated. There is no series arrangement. Manuscripts included with letters are retained as closely as possible with the letters.

Box 1, folders 1 - 21, correspondence and occasional manuscripts of: Rae Beamish, Richard Croom Beatty, John Berryman, John Malcolm Brinnin, Nelson Del Bittner, Harry Brown, Basil Bunting, Truman Capote, Hubert Creekmore, Robert Woodham Daniel, Donald Davidson, Edward Donahoe and Charles Henri Ford, 1933-1954, 273 items.

Box 2, folders 22 - 32, correspondence with Theodore C. Hoepfner, 1933-1961, 256 items.

Box 3, folders 33 - 36, correspondence and manuscripts of Merle Hoyleman, 1936-1961, 119 items.

Box 4, folders 37-56, correspondence with and occasional manuscripts of Robert Hillyer, William Inge, Marian Ives, James Laughlin, Leroy Leatherman, R.W.B. Lewis, Jim Lord, Willard Maas, and Edward McGehee, 1935-1961, 180 items.

Box 5, folders 57-70, correspondence with and occasional manuscripts of Theodore Morrison, Samuel French Morse, W.R. Moses, Gorham Munson, Flannery O'Connor, John Newton Oldham, William Alexander Percy, Katherine Anne Porter, Ezra Pound, Kerker Quinn, John Crowe Ransom, and Garret Ratcliff, 1933-1961, 152 items.

Box 6, folders 71 - 81, correspondence with and occasional manuscripts of Delmore Schwartz, Roysce Smith, Mark Strand, Allen Tate (and Caroline Gordon), Nedra Tyre, Eudora Welty, Jonathon Williams, Stark Young and Louis Zukofsky, 1933-1961, 171 items.

Box 7, folder 82 - 95, correspondence, 1932-1961, with publishers, editors, authors not grouped individually, teaching colleagues, former students, friends, etc., 395 items. For details of correspondents, see final page of this register.

Box 8, folders 96 - 111, miscellaneous correspondence, material concerning The Observer [little magazine]; business affairs of Fannie Bell Estate; negotiations for teaching position', specifically with Louisiana State University and Ogleghorpe University; stories, poems of students; Atlantic Monthly Poetry Contests, and judging of poetry competitions for Voices [magazine]; and clippings, 172 items.

Total: 1, 718 items.

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