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Identifier: IJS-0156

Father Peter O'Brien, S.J., papers and audio recordings



  • circa 1940-2015

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to Peter O’Brien’s personal life, professional involvement with Mary Lou Williams and The Mary Lou Williams Foundation, and life as a Catholic priest. It contains fifty cassette tapes, seven VHS tapes, and one digital audio tape. The collection contains personal papers, correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, postcards, memorabilia, and daily planners. The professional papers include correspondence, receipts, and programs related to O’Brien’s position as Mary Lou William’s manager and as executive director of The Mary Lou Williams Foundation. This collection also contains eighteen published books, primarily written by or related to Carl Van Vechten, who sent O’Brien personalized copies of his works.


9.5 Cubic Feet

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is closed for use. Contact the Institute for details.

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