John O'Hara Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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John O'Hara was an American storywriter and best-selling novelist. Two of his best known early works are Appointment in Samarra (1934) and BUtterfield 8 (1935).
The collection consists chiefly of manuscripts of John O'hara, as well as selected correspondence. The manuscripts are for two novels by O'Hara: an uncorrected galley proof for advance readers of A Rage to Live (1949), and notes, corrected typescripts, galley proofs, and a copy of O'Hara's speech (1956) accepting the National Book Award for Ten North Frederick (1955).
Additional accessions include correspondence by O'hara to various individuals, including James E. Gowen, Barklie Henry, and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Troxell.
Publications by O'Hara: A Rage to Live (NY: Random House, 1949), Ten North Frederick (NY: Random House, 1955).
Gift of the author.
Folder inventory prepared by Gregory Kohles '2013.
No appraisal information is available.
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The collection is open for research.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.