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O'Connor, Flannery, Papers

 Collection — Container: M1992-06
Identifier: M1992-06

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typescript and manuscript correspondence, 1957-1964, of Mary Flannery O'Connor, Milledgeville, Georgia, with Maryat Lee, of New York City, dealing with life in Milledgeville, O'Connor's trips, writings, and work as an aothor, race relations in the South, and the events of the late 1950s and 1960s that affected the South.


Photocopy set, gift of UWF faculty member, Dr. Robert E. (Buzz) Lee, who inherited the letters from his sister, Maryat Lee. Dr. Lee donated the originals to Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga., and a photocopy set to the University of West Florida.


Dr. Mary Lowe-Evans noted that this is a special group of correspondence, a seven-year exchange between Flannery O'Connor (whom some critics have accused of racism) and Maryat Lee (in many ways Flannery's ideological antithesis), a woman who was a "radical feminist-integrationist before it was stylish to be one."

Some of the letters are incomplete, a result of poor photocopying by the donor or misfed sheets in the photocopying process. 105 letters


  • created: 1957-1964
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/00/1992


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.

Not be be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder of Flannery O'Connor's works.


171.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Dr. Mary Lowe-Evans, April 1992

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/27/1995

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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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