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Flannery O'Connor Archive at Emory University, 2014

Flannery O’Connor Archive Comes to Emory University

Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) has acquired the archive of iconic American writer Flannery O'Connor from the Mary Flannery O'Connor Charitable Trust in Milledgeville, Georgia. The O'Connor archive consists of the papers of O'Connor from the 1930s throughout her life, and contains correspondence; writings; artwork; journals and notebooks; photographs, slides, negatives and scrapbooks; printed material and clippings; legal and financial records; and awards. The archive's arrival at Emory is a major milestone in a relationship between the university and the O'Connor family that began more than 50 years ago. During her lifetime, O'Connor visited Emory and spoke to classes, and was a patient at Emory University Hospital. She died of complications from Lupus in 1964.