Manuscript Collection



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Accession 3

Inclusive Dates

1946, 1961-1974


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

4.25 linear feet, 8500 pieces



Scope and Content Note

Robert O’Neil Bristow (1926-2018) was an accomplished writer, author, and professor of journalism at Winthrop College from 1962-1987. The Robert O. Bristow Papers consist of drafts, revisions, galley proofs, notices of publication, book reviews, promotional literature and photographs, mainly related to the sale, publication, promotion and review of four Bristow novels: Time for Glory was published in 1968, Night Season in 1970, A Faraway Drummer in 1972 and Laughter in Darkness was originally called Rebel in Darkness. The papers cover the period from 1961-1974 with all of the material pertaining to the four published novels extending from 1967 to 1974.


The papers of Robert O. Bristow, educator and writer, were deposited in the Winthrop Archives on March 27, 1974 by Robert O. Bristow. The papers have been loaned to the library and can be withdrawn after six months upon written notification to the University Archivist. The Robert O. Bristow Papers were withdrawn by Robert Bristow on February 12, 2001 and returned in 2018.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Robert O'Neil Bristow Papers - Accession 3

LC Subject Headings

Bristow, Robert O'Neil, 1926-2018--Archives; Bristow, Robert O'Neil, 1926-2018--Manuscripts; Bristow, Robert O'Neil, 1926-2018. Time for glory; Bristow, Robert O'Neil, 1926-2018. Night season; Bristow, Robert O'Neil, 1926-2018. Faraway drummer; Bristow, Robert O'Neil, 1926-2018. Laughter in darkness; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; Winthrop College--Faculty; Authors--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Proofs (Printing)--Specimens