O'Neal, Cothburn (1907-2001)
Scope:
The Cothburn O'Neal collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, photographs, and other materials.

Manuscripts in the collection include O'Neal's books Conquests of Tamerlane (1952); Master of the World (1952); The Dark Lady (1954); The Very Young Mrs. Poe (1956); Rosaline (1956); Untold Glory (1957); Hagar (1958); three different versions of The Gods of Our Time (1960); Gotter Unserer Zeit (1962); PA (1962); and The Money Hunters (1966). Also included are a few unpublished manuscripts, O'Neal's thesis for his doctoral degree, and O'Neal's “Ten Little Nature Lyrics with Scholarly Annotations and Handsome Illustrations.”

Correspondence in the collection includes professional correspondence regarding publishing and a motion picture agreement, hundreds of letters from fans, and other correspondence.

Personal memorabilia in the collection includes awards from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, the Arlington Kiwanis Club, membership in the Authors League of America, membership in Phi Beta Mu, and other awards, as well as O'Neal's diploma from Trinity University from 1927, O'Neal's degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas from 1940, and O'Neal's appointment to Lieutenant from 1942.

Printed material in the collection includes newspaper articles concerning O'Neal, newspaper clippings of book reviews by O'Neal, various programs including a Trinity University Alumni program from 1927, a Webb Air Force Base graduation ceremony program from 1963, and Arlington Presbyterian Church programs dated between 1950 and 1956, an essay titled “Why and How a Flea Bites Man,” and catalogs for Peacock Military School dated between 1931 and 1933.

Photographs in the collection include photos of O'Neal, photos of the North Dallas High School band and orchestra, photos of U.S. Army officers including O'Neal, photos of O'Neal as Lieutenant and Colonel, and various other photos. Material is dated between 1907 and 1966.

Other materials in the collection include materials specifically organized by many of O'Neal's books, including book covers, note cards, outlines, and clippings; a pocket notebook entitled “Grammar”; a navy file with materials from the years 1941 to 1954; and four pilots logbooks.
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Notable Figures
1. O'Neal, Cothburn
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide