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O'Neill, Charles Kendall, 1909-1997



  • Existence: 1909 - 1997

Charles Kendall O'Neill was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1909. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1931, and did some free lance writing in Europe for a year. Upon his return he contributed stories to national magazines and scripts to radio networks in the 1930s. During WWII he served with the Office of inter-American Affairs in Latin America and with the Seventh Army and the Office of Strategic Services in North Africa and Europe. After the war he worked as a screenwriter in California before returning east to write books on historical themes and fiction. He published "Morning Time," a book of fiction in 1949, and "Wild Train: The Story of the Andrews' Raiders," a historical narrative long thought t be the best and most complete account of the raid, in 1956. He was a member of the Writers Guild of America, the American Historical Society and the Society of American Historians. At his death he was working on a history of General William Nelson and the Kentucky Unionists of the Civil War. O' Neill died on June 30, 1997.

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Charles O'Neill papers

Identifier: MS-494
Overview Charles O'Neill (1909-1997), author. Dartmouth College Class of 1931. Consist of manuscripts of his writings as well as reports, clippings, some correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings and books relating to his involvement in the war-area rehabilitation of El Oro Province in Ecuador.