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Index to Finding Aids

Historical and Literary Manuscript Collections
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries


Uncatalogued manuscript. Iowa Authors. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

O'DONOVAN FAMILY. O'Donovan Family Papers, 1879-1954. .25 ft.
Letters of an extended Irish family from Allegheny and Cambria counties. Includes, among other items, correspondence with several railroads, for whom Timothy O'Donovan worked, letters from Lucinda Byrne to her future husband, World War I documents, and correspondence with cousins in San Francisco. MsC325 (Finding Aid)

O'MEARA, WALTER, 1897-1989.Walter O'Meara Papers. .25 ft
Typescript with revisions and additions of The Grand Portage, a novel based on Daniel Hammond's Journal of travels. MsC948. (Finding Aid)

*O'NEAL, CHARLES, 1904-1996. Papers of Charles O'Neal, 1942-1982. 4 linear ft.
American television and motion picture screenwriter and novelist. Father of actor Ryan O'Neal. Screenplays, teleplays, typescripts, correspondence. MsC360. (Finding Aid)

OAKVILLE (IOWA) SENTINEL. Records of the Oakville (Iowa) Sentinel, 1903-1930. 15 items.
Ledgers with subscription lists, printing orders, and cash books. MsC267. (Finding Aid)

OBEREMBT, KENNETH J. Kenneth J. Oberembt Sheet Music Collection, 1899-1927. 1 linear ft.
Eighteen of the approximately 150 pieces of sheet music in this collection are about the American South with the balance of the collection being about America's involvement in World War I. Ranging in date from 1899 to 1917, the majority were published in 1917 and 1918. This collection is now Series I in the Sheet Music Collection MsC873. (Finding Aid)

OJEMANN, RALPH H., 1901-1975. Papers of Ralph H. Ojemann, 1949-1966. 0.25 ft.

Professor in the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station who published on behavior modification in children.  Speeches, articles, teaching materials.  RG 99.0310. (Finding Aid)

OHLERKING, RYAN. Ohlerking Collection of Batman Comics, 1968-2004. 15.5 ft.
MsC932. (Finding Aid)

*OLD BRICK. Records of the Old Brick, 1868-1982. 1.5 ft.
Iowa City building. Legal documents, correspondence, financial records, etc. used in the battle to save Old Brick from destruction. MsC406. (Finding Aid)

OLSON, EUGENE. Papers of Brad Steiger. .5 ft.
American writer and paranormal researcher who writes under the name of Brad Steiger. Iowa author. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

*OLSON, HARRY FERDINAND, 1901-1982, Papers of Harry F. Olson, 1938-1966. 0.25 ft.
Acoustical engineer for RCA, author of several books on music, acoustics and engineering. Articles, publicity, and biographical material relating to Olson and his career. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

ORAM, RICHARD G.,1914-1999. Richard G. Oram Chautauqua Collection, 1937-1941. .5 ft.

Member of the Bob Hanscom Players, well-known Chautauqua group. Material relating to his travels with this group, especially correspondence, diary, and date book. MsC150.15. (Finding Aid)

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS. Organization for Transformative Works Fanzine and Fan Fiction Collection, 1979-2007. 4.5 ft.

Collection of science fiction and other genre fanzines, pieces of fan fiction, and related fannish artifacts donated by various fans through the cooperation of the Organization for Transformative Works, established to preserve the history of fanworks and fan culture. MsC 320. (Finding Aid)

OSLER, WILLIAM, 1849-1919. William Osler Collection of Medical Materials, 1890-1970. .5 ft.
Letters from Osler and Lady Osler to Campbell Palmer Howard and his family as well as materials from the collecting activities of R.M. Larimer, who collected medical texts, particularly those of William Osler. MsC804. (Finding Aid)

OSTEN, GAR, 1924-1991. Papers of Gar Osten, 1934-1989. 7 ft.
Astrologer. Papers include correspondence, interviews, tape recordings, astrological charts, and materials relating to a number of criminal investigations in which Osten participated as well as his writings. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC672. (Finding Aid)

OTTUMWA RAILWAY AND LIGHT COMPANY. Records of the Ottumwa Railway and Light Company, 1915-1922. ca. 120 items.
Street railroad, electric light and steam power business in Ottumwa, Iowa. Maps, legal documents, correspondence, and subject files. MsC366. (Finding Aid)

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