University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Tim O'Brien:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Title: Tim O'Brien Papers
Dates: 1914-2012, undated
Abstract: The bulk of the Tim O'Brien Papers is made up of materials related to his novels and short stories, such as drafts, typescripts, proofs, correspondence, interviews, reviews, and book promotion and publishing items. Also present are smaller amounts of personal and family records.
Extent: 48 document boxes, 11 serial boxes, 2 oversize boxes (27.57 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The materials in the Tim O'Brien Papers span not only his long career as an author, but also much of his life from his birth in Austin, Minnesota, through his teaching career at Texas State University San Marcos. The bulk of the collection is made up of materials related to his novels and short stories, such as drafts, typescripts, proofs, correspondence, interviews, reviews, and book promotion and publishing items, but also present are smaller amounts of personal and family records containing items as varied as O'Brien's baby book; short stories he wrote in junior high school; correspondence from the summer he was drafted, basic training, and his tour of duty in Vietnam; more than one hundred photographs of O'Brien and family members; and personal documents such as his parents' marriage certificate, birth certificates, and honorable discharge documents.

The papers are arranged in six series: I. Works, 1970-2007; II. Correspondence, 1977-2007; III. Career-Related, 1970-2007; IV. Family and Personal Records, 1916-2007; V. Works by Others, 1982-2006; and VI. Published Material, 1941-2006. Upon arrival, the majority of the material was arranged roughly in the present order; i.e., mainly grouped by novel, with some boxes containing unrelated items that were arranged into corresponding series. O’Brien’s handwritten comments appear throughout. Some of his notations appear to have been written for a contemporary second party; others seem directed at future researchers.

Series I. Works is further divided into two subseries, A. Novels, 1970-2007, and B. Short Works, 1970-2004. O'Brien's novels are well represented in Subseries A. with typescripts, proofs, and galleys, almost all with various amounts of revision, editing, and proofreading corrections, often in O'Brien's hand. Each novel also has at least two folders of related correspondence comprised of business and fan mail, as well as additional folders of interviews, reviews, promotion and production materials such as advertisements, reading announcements, and dust jacket proofs, and related works by others, including stage, film, and television scripts, theses, and dissertations. (Series V. contains additional works by others, and Series VI. contains short story excerpts from each novel as published in periodicals.)

Subseries B. Short Works contains drafts and proofs for essays, short stories, and reviews written between 1989-2004, as well as some tearsheets from serials in which some of the drafts were finally published. (Series VI. has a number of the actual serials as well.) Also present in Subseries B. are materials related to "Vietnam in Me," an article in which O'Brien describes his return to Vietnam more than twenty years after fighting there, including a final draft, article contract, trip itinerary and notes, photographs, and research materials.

The Correspondence Series contains chronological files of career-related and fan mail, as well as alphabetical files of correspondence from other writers including Ray Bradbury, Phil Caputo, Raymond Carver, James Grady, John Irving, Naomi Nye, Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, Oliver Stone, James Webb, and Tobias Wolff. Perhaps most significant is the "literary correspondence" file, arranged chronologically, which O'Brien describes as "some pretty fair stuff about my early thinking/plans" regarding his writing.

Series III. Career-Related contains a large group of financial papers primarily made up of literary contracts and royalty statements for novels, although some materials relate to awards, grants, and endowments. Also present are interviews and reviews, notes and research materials, speeches, lectures, and teaching notes, as well as some photographs.

Series IV. Family and Personal Records primarily spans O'Brien family history beginning with the lives of O'Brien's parents before his birth, documented by certificates of birth, marriage, and military discharge as well as some photographs, and continuing through his years at Harvard University, documented by class notes, school records, and photographs. The intervening years are represented by O'Brien's baby book and photograph, baptism record, correspondence prior to and during his military service, junior high school through Macalester College correspondence, newspaper clippings, and school records, and a folder containing material related to Lorna Lou Moeller, a childhood friend on whom the character of Linda in The Things They Carried was modeled.

Series V. Works by Others contains play and movie scripts, theses, criticism, a bibliography, and short works of fiction by fans, scholars, and professional writers.

Series VI. Published Material, is divided into four subseries, A. Fiction, B. Book Reviews, C. Interviews Given by and Articles about Tim O'Brien, and D. General Periodicals. Subseries A. is arranged alphabetically by novel, listing the serial publications in which corresponding stories or chapter excerpts were published. Subseries B. is arranged alphabetically by title of publication with the article title and year of publication listed, while Subseries C. and D. are arranged by alphabetical title only. Overall the collection is in good condition.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Separated Material

Books, audio recordings, computer disks, and personal effects received with the collection have been transferred to the appropriate departments within the Ransom Center.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases, 2007 (R16545), 2012 (2012-12-002-P)

Processed by:

Stephen Cooper, 2008, Katherine Casillo, 2013, Amanda Rousseau, 2014, Christine Bethke, 2018


Container List

Series I. Works, 1970-2007, undated

Subseries A. Novels, 1970-2007, undated
Box Folder
1 Going After Cacciato(1978)
1-3 Typescript with corrections
Page proofs
4-6 September 1977
7 Copy 2
Box Folder
2 1-2 Copy 2, cont'd
3-5 Revised January 1986
Galleys, with corrections for paperback editions
6 November 1988
7-8 April 1989
Box Folder
3 1 "Lake Country, A Play for Radio" typescript
Correspondence
2-3 Personal and fan mail, 1978-1994, undated
4 Publishing, 1975-1992
National Book Awards, 1979
5 Articles and announcements
6 Ceremony materials
Correspondence, 1979
7 Personal and fan mail, March-May
8 Professional, August
9 Interviews, 1978-2000, undated
10-11 Reviews, 1977-1987, undated
12 Reviews, foreign, 1978-1981, undated
13 Dust jacket proofs
14 Ads and promotion pieces
15 "Retrospective pieces," 1976-1987
Box Folder
4 If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973)
1-2 Final typescript, with revisions
3 Page proofs, with corrections, 1989
4 Dust jacket proofs, publicity photographs
Correspondence
5 Personal and fan mail, 1973-1995, undated
6 Professional, 1970-2002
7 Reviews, 1973-1995
In the Lake of the Woods (1994)
8-10 Typescript, final version
Box Folder
41 2-3 Typescript, undated
Box Folder
5 1-3 Setting copy, with corrections, May 1994
Page proofs
4-6 Undated, with corrections
7-9 July 1994, with corrections
Box Folder
6 1-3 A.B.A. presentation copy
4-6 Presentation copy
7 Uncorrected advance, with paperback revisions
8 Advance reading copy, with paperback revisions
Box Folder
7 1 Notes and research materials
2 Promotion and production materials
Correspondence
3-5 Fan mail, 1992-1999, undated
6 Personal, 1994-1995, undated
Box Folder
8 1 Professional, 1985-1995
2 Awards materials
3 Interviews, 1994-1995
4 Reviews, 1994-2001, undated
5 Related works by others, 1996-2000
6 Thank-you book, 1998
July, July (2002)
7 Typescript fragments, chapters 15, 23
8-9 Typescript, with revisions
Box Folder
9 1 Typescript, cont'd
Box Folder
41 5-6 Typescript, undated
Box Folder
9 Page proofs, 2002
2-4 February 12, with revisions
5-7 March 12, with corrections
8-9 March 15, with copy edits
Box Folder
10 1 March 15, cont'd
2-4 March 26, with corrections
5-7 June 13, with revisions
8 Bound with minor corrections
9* Publicity and production materials (*floor displays removed to Oversize Box 32)
Box Folder
11 1 Short story drafts for Esquire and The New Yorker, 2002
Correspondence
2 Personal, 2001-2003
3 Professional, 1999-2002
4 Interviews, 2002, undated
5 Reviews
Northern Lights (1975)
6-9 Final typescript, with revisions
10 Notes and research materials
Box Folder
12 1 Dust jacket proofs
Correspondence
2 Fan mail, 1983
3 Professional, 1973-1975
4 Reviews, 1975-1976, undated
The Nuclear Age (1981)
Typescript
5-7 With revisions
8-9 Final version
Box Folder
13 1 Final version, cont'd
Page proofs for paperback editions
2-3 With corrections, 1985
4-6 "Final corrected" set, 1985
7-8 Laurel paperback edition, 1993
Box Folder
14 1 Uncorrected advance, undated
2-4 Corrected galleys for paperback edition, 1985
5 Notes
6-7 Research materials
Box Folder
15 1 Production materials
Correspondence
2 Fan mail, 1976-1995, undated
3 Personal, 1980-1985, undated
4 Professional, 1980-1987, undated
5 Interviews, 1979-1986, undated
6 Reviews, "good" and "bad," 1980-1986, undated
The Things They Carried (1990)
Typescript
7 "Original" draft, with revisions
8 "Earliest" draft, with revisions
9-11 "1st" draft, with revisions
Box Folder
16 1-2 "2nd" draft, with revisions
3-5 Page proofs, with revisions
6 "Sampler" proofs for marketing
7 Speeches, short stories, 1995-2003, undated
8-9* Production materials (*cover proof for Minnesota Monthly, March 1990; Chicago Book Festival floor display removed to Oversize Box 32)
* Appalachian State University scrapbook (*removed to Oversize Box 32)
Box Folder
41 6 Scan of original hardcover book, with changes for paperback edition and notes and deletions for readings
7 Mariner Edition, page proofs, 2009
Box Folder
42 1 Mariner Edition, page proofs, cont'd
2 Cover proofs, 2009
Box Folder
17 Correspondence
1 Awards, 1984-1993
2-6 Fan mail, 1987-2004
Box Folder
18 1 Fan mail, cont'd, undated
2 Personal, 1990-2000, undated
3 Professional, 1986-2000, undated
4 Interviews, 1990-2000, undated
5-6 Reviews, 1989-2007, undated
7 Works by others: thesis, dissertation, criticism
Box Folder
19 1-2 Works by others, cont'd
3 "A Soldier's Sweetheart," Showtime publicity packet, photographs
Tomcat in Love (1998)
Page proofs
4-5 "Penultimate pass," with corrections, June 1998
6-7 "Final and last pass," May 1998
Box Folder
20 1 Final pass, cont'd
2-4 For paperback edition, April 1999
5 Notes
6 Short stories, drafts and tearsheets
7 Production materials
Box Folder
21 Correspondence
1 Fan mail, 1998-1999
2 Personal, 1997-1998, undated
3 Professional, 1995-2001, undated
4 To Mr. and Mrs. William O'Brien, 1998
5 Interviews, 1998, undated
6-7 Reviews, 1998-1999, undated
Subseries B. Short Works, 1970-2009, undated
Box Folder
41 1 “Ambush,” typescript, undated, published in Boston Magazine, 1993
Box Folder
21 8-9 Essay, review, short story drafts, 1989-2004, undated
10 Foreign language publications with short stories, 1984
Box Folder
22 1 Published short story and article tearsheets, 1970-2002
Box Folder
42 6 “Telling Tails,” drafts, undated, published in The Atlantic, August 1, 2009
7 Unidentified typescripts, undated
8 Unidentified typescripts, undated
Box Folder
43 1 Various article, essay, short story drafts, 2008-2009, undated
Box Folder
22 "Vietnam in Me," published in The New York Times Magazine, October 2, 1994
2 Article with corrections, proofs, final draft, 1993-1994
3 Contract, trip itinerary, notes, and correspondence, 1993-1994
4 Fan mail, 1994-1995, undated
5 Photographs
6-7 Research materials
Box Folder
43 2 Typescript



Series II. Correspondence, 1977-2012, undated

Box Folder
23 1 Career-related, 1980-2003
Box Folder
43 3-9 Career-related, 1996-2012, undated
Box Folder
44 1-7 Career-related, cont'd
Box Folder
45 1 Career-related, cont'd
Box Folder
23 2-3 Fan mail, 1980-2003
Box Folder
45 2-9 Fan mail, 2001-2012, undated
Box Folder
46 1-6 Fan mail, cont'd
Box Folder
47 1-4 Fan mail, cont'd
Box Folder
23 4 Fan mail from online guestbook, 1997-2007
Box Folder
47 5 Fan mail from online guestbook, 2007-2010
Box Folder
23 5 Foreign publishing, 1979-1998
6 Foreign translation, 1978-1998
7-8 From other writers, A-W, unidentified, 1977-2007, undated
9 "Literary correspondence," from Tim O'Brien, 1986-1990



Series III. Career-Related 1970-2012, undated

Box Folder
24 1* American Academy of Arts and Sciences awards, 1992-1999 (*group photo of honorees for 1992 award removed to Oversize Box 32)
Box Folder
47 6-8 Awards and Curriculum Vitae, 2008-2012
Box Folder
24 Financial papers
2 Grant and endowment materials, 1970-1987
Literary contracts
Box Folder
24 3 Articles and short stories, 1975-1999
Box Folder
48 3-7* Articles and short stories, 1989-2011 (*award announcement articles removed to Oversize Box 61)
Box Folder
24 4 Foreign publications, 1978-1999
Box Folder
48 8 Foreign Publications, 1998-2011
Box Folder
49 1 Going After Cacciato, 1975-2011
2 In the Lake of the Woods, 1986-1994
Box Folder
24 5-7 Movie, musical, play, and television, with correspondence, 1983-2007
Box Folder
49 3 Movie, musical, play, and television, 2008-2011
4 The Nuclear Age, 1979-2011
5-6 The Things They Carried, 1994-2012
7 Tomcat in Love, 1996-1998
Royalty Statements
Box Folder
24 8 Going After Cacciato, 1979-2007
Box Folder
25 1 Going After Cacciato, cont'd
2 If I Die in a Combat Zone, 1973-2007
3 In the Lake of the Woods, 1998-2006
4 July, July, 2003-2006
5 Northern Lights, 1976-2007
6 The Nuclear Age, 2004-2006
7 The Things They Carried, 1990-2007
8 Tomcat in Love, 1999-2007
9 Summary of number of novel copies sold
Box Folder
26 1-2 Interviews, 1978-2007
3 Notes and research materials, 1981-2001, undated
Box Folder
49 8 Notes and research materials, 2007-2010, undated
Box Folder
26 4 Photographs
Box Folder
49 9* Photographs, 2009-2012 (publicity and reading/book signing promotional posters and matted framed award certificates removed to Oversize Box 61 and promotional posters removed to Oversize Flat File 38.4)
Box Folder
26 5 Quotations and poems by others
6* Readings, announcement articles and pamphlets, 1981-2006, undated (*Shady Side Academy Distinguished Writers Series 2005 publicity posters; Ohio State University Creative Writing Program poster removed to Oversize Box 32)
Box Folder
49 10-11* Readings, announcement articles, clippings, Fisher House Foundation materials, and pamphlets, 1979-2011, undated (*some clippings removed to Oversize Box 61)
Box Folder
48 1-2 Record of Sales Rank, 2007-2010
Box Folder
26 7-8 Reviews, 1997-2007
Box Folder
27 1-3 Speeches, lectures, and notes, 2004-2007, undated
Box Folder
50 1-3 Speeches, lectures, and notes, 1977-2012, undated
Box Folder
27 4 Teaching materials, "other writers"
5 Writing conference packets, 1975-1993, undated



Series IV. Family and Personal Records 1914-2012, undated

Box Folder
50 4 Announcements, invitations, speeches, 1970-2001, undated
Box Folder
27 "Army Days "
6* Clippings, correspondence, records, 1969-2007, undated (*1969 Vietnam Map removed to Oversize Flat File 41.15)
Box Folder
50 5 Clippings, correspondence, records, 1969-2008, undated
Box Folder
27 7 Photographs
Box Folder
50 6 Photographs, 1968-1969, undated
Box Folder
28 1 Baby book, baby photograph, baptism record, clippings
Box Folder
50 7 Children’s records, 2010-2012, undated
Box Folder
51 1 Children’s records, cont’d
Box Folder
28 Correspondence
Box Folder
51 2 Alpha Company, 2007-2012, undated
Box Folder
28 2 Basic training, with photographs, 1967-1968
Box Folder
51 3 Colonel (RGT) R.V. Olsen Jr., undated
Box Folder
28 3 Personal, 1956-1999
Box Folder
51 4-7 Personal, 1940-2012, undated
Box Folder
52 1 Personal, cont'd
Box Folder
28 4 Summer drafted, 1968
Box Folder
52 2 Thank you notes, 2008-2012, undated
Box Folder
28 5 Family photographs, circa 1915-1989, undated
Box Folder
52 3-8 Family photographs, 1931-1989, undated
Box Folder
53 1-7 Family photographs, 1942-2008, undated
Box Folder
54 1-7* Family photographs, 1867-1995, undated (*family photographs removed to Oversize Box 61)
8 Finances, 2008-2011
9 Going back to Vietnam photographs, 1994
Box Folder
55 1-2 Going back to Vietnam photographs, cont'd
3-4 Grade school records, 1953-1974, undated
Box Folder
28 6-8 Harvard University notes, records, photographs, 1971-1972, undated
Box Folder
29 1 High school correspondence, clippings, 1960-1964
2 Junior high school short stories
3 Lorna Lou Moeller clippings, correspondence, photographs
Macalester College
4 Correspondence, photographs, records, 1963-1968
Box Folder
55 5* Macalester College diploma (*Saturday Evening Post, March 16, 1957, and honorary Doctor of Laws, Babson College removed to Oversize Box 61)
Box Folder
29 5 Senior class president-related, 1965-1967
6 SPAN summer abroad, 1967
7 Parents' records, 1916-2007
Box Folder
55 6-8 Parents’ records, 1932-2008, undated
Box Folder
56 1-6* Parents’ records, 1914-2010, undated (*photograph and sketch of Bill O’Brien removed to Oversize Box 61)
Box Folder
29 * Print of Vietnamese school children, by T. Bayard 1967/1995 (*removed to Oversize Box 32)



Series V. Works by Others 1982-2006, undated

Box Folder
30 1-3 Criticism, articles, bibliographies, fiction, 1982-2006, undated
Playscripts
4 Frellick, Paul, "In the Lake of the Woods," 1999
5 Linney, Romulus, "Going After Cacciato," 2003
6 Unidentified author, "The Things They Carried," undated
Screenplays
7 Cassavetes, Nick, "Going After Cacciato," 2002
8 Donnelly, Thomas Michael, "The Things They Carried," undated
9 Grigsby, Josh, "The Things They Carried," 2002
Box Folder
31 1 Hayes, Jonathan, "Tomcat in Love," 2004
Theses
2 Berman, Jenifer Hope, Myth and the Power of Imagination, 1990
3 Donelli, Shevaun, Tomcat in Love and the Digression of Ill-Repute, 2005
4 Kimmet, Michael Patrick, Metafiction in the Work of Tim O'Brien, 1999
5 Pappas, Ben, How to Tell a True War Story, 1994
6 Vietnam notebook, an English class project, undated
Box
60 Teaching for Our Times, “Success: One Student’s Viewpoint,” 2011
Journal of Popular Culture, 1991
Box Folder
32 Oversize materials



Series VI. Published Material 1941-2011, undated

Subseries A. Fiction, 1974-2002
Box
33 Going After Cacciato:
Denver Quarterly, "Landing Zone Bravo," 1975
Esquire, "The Fisherman," 1977
FIF (Polish), "Going After Cacciato," 1984
Box
58 Firedam, "Going After Cacciato," (Iranian)
Box
33 Gallery, "Going After Cacciato," 1976, 1986
Ploughshares, "Going After Cacciato," 1976
Redbook, "Keeping Watch by Night," 1976
Redbook's Famous Fiction, "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?" 1977
Shenandoah, "The Way It Mostly Was," 1976
If I Die in a Combat Zone:
Literary Cavalcade, "Centurion," 1976
Box
34 In the Lake of the Woods:
The Atlantic, "The People We Marry," 1992
Esquire, "How Unhappy They Were," 1994
July, July:
Esquire, 2000-2002
"July '69"
Box
58 "July '69," 2000
Box
34 "Little People"
Box
58 "Little People," 2001
Box
34 "What Went Wrong"
Box
58 "What Went Wrong," 2002
The New Yorker, 1999-2002
Box
34 "Half Gone"
"Nogales"
Box
58 "Nogales," 1999
"The Streak," 1998
"Too Skinny," 2001
Box
34 "Too Skinny"
"Winnipeg"
Box
59 "Winnipeg," 2000
Box
34 Northern Lights:
Ploughshares, "A Man of Melancholy Disposition," 1974
The Nuclear Age:
The Atlantic, "The Nuclear Age," 1979
"Civil Defense," 1980
Box
35 "Underground Tests," 1985
Granta, "Quantum Jumps," 1985
Ploughshares, "Quantum Jumps," 1983
Poetry and Prose: Broadsides The Writer’s Symposium at The Overlake School (*removed to Oversize Box 61)
Box
35 The Things They Carried:
Esquire
"The Ghost Soldiers," 1981
"The Things They Carried," 1986
"The Things They Carried," 1986
Box
35 "How to Tell a True War Story," 1987
Box
58 "How to Tell a True War Story," 1987
Box
35 "The Lives of the Dead," 1989
"Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong," 1989
Box
36 "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong," 1989 (Japanese)
GQ, "In the Field," 1989
Harper's, "Enemies and Friends," 1990
Macalester Today, "On the Rainy River," 1990
McCall's, "Field Trip," 1990
Playboy, "On the Rainy River," 1990
The Quarterly, "Spin," 1990
Box
59 The Quarterly,, "Spin," 1990
Box
36 Tomcat in Love:
The New Yorker, "Faith," 1990
Box
58 The New Yorker, "Faith," 1996
Subseries B. Book Reviews, Non-Fiction Articles, 1972-2011
Box
37 Book-of-the Month Club News, "Author's Choice," 1978
Esquire, "The Violent Vet," 1979
Box Folder
57 5 "Interviews given by and articles about Tim O’Brien, "1980-2012, undated
Box
37 Life
"A Letter to My Son," 2004
Box Folder
57 1 "A Letter to My Son,"2004
Box
59 "A Letter to My Son,"2004
Box
37 "The Best of Times," 2006
Box
59 "The Best of Times,"2006
Box
37 The New Republic, "The Youth Vote," 1972
Box
59* Newspaper clippings, 2009-2012 (*removed to Oversize box 61)
Box
37 New York, "The Ballad of Gary G.," 1979
The New Yorker, "The Streak," 1998
The New York Times Magazine, "The Vietnam in Me," 1994
Penthouse, 1974
"Prisoners of Peace"
"Revolt on the Turnpike"
"The Vietnam Veteran"
Box
59 Parade, “The War They Still Fight,” 2008
Box
37 Ploughshares, "Introduction," 1995-1996
Redbook, "Claudia Mae's Wedding Day," 1973
Box
38 Saturday Review, 1979-1980
"Falling Star"
"Tales His Father Told Him"
"Burning Love"
"Honor Thy Commander"
Box
59 Smithsonian, “Fenced In,” 2009
Box Folder
57 2 Smithsonian, “Fenced In,” 2009 drafts and revisions
Subseries C. Interviews Given by and Articles About Tim O'Brien, 1979-2011
Box Folder
57 3-4 Articles, bibliographies, fiction related to Tim O’Brien, 1980-2012, undated
Box
59 The Alcalde, "Ransom Center scores Tim O’Brien archive, " 2008
Box
38 ANQ"Five Points," 1990-2004
Box
59 Entertainment,"The 100 Best Books of the Last 25 Years, " 2008
Esquire
"An Explosion of Creators," 1984
"The Things in Vietnam I Carried (Japanese),"2000
Box
39 Gadfly"Shady Side Academy Magazine," 1986-2004
Box
60 Journal of Popular Culture,"China Beach and Tour of Duty: American Television and Revisionist History of the Vietnam War," 1986-2004
Macalester Today,"Class Notes," 2010
Macalester Today,"Tim O’Brien’s College Reunion," 2008
National Endowment for the Arts,"The Things They Carried," 2008
Oxford American,"The Things She Carried," 2011
Box
60 Ransom Edition,"Ransom Center Acquires Tim O’Brien Archive," 2008
Box
40 Southwestern American Literature"Writers Notes Magazine," 1979-2005
Box Folder
57 6 James Sadwith, Screenplay, The Things They Carried, 2008
7 James Sadwith, Screenplay, The Things They Carried, undated
8 The Things They Carried, Various Book Reviews, undated
9 "This is Just a Story,"Doctoral Thesis, Dra. Cristina A. Risquez
Box
60 Wabash"Voices from ‘The War of the Living,’"2008
Word Magazine,"Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried, " 2008
Box
59 Willow Springs,"A Conversation with Tim O’Brien," 2011
Box
60 The Writer,"The Power of Memory and Imagination, " 2010
Box
40 Subseries D. General Periodicals, 1941-2006
Boston Magazine"Whiskey Island," 1941-1996
Box
61 Oversize Materials
Family photographs, 1867-1995, undated
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Babson College, 1998
Newspaper clippings, 1990-2012
Photograph and sketch of Bill O’Brien, 1956, undated
Poetry and Prose: Broadsides The Writer’s Symposium at The Overlake School, undated
Publicity and reading/book signing promotional posters and matted framed award certificates, 1991-2011, undated
Saturday Evening Post, March 16, 1957