Grady, Ronan C. [John Murphy] (1921-1992)
Scope:
The Ronan C. Grady (John Murphy) collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and other material.

Manuscripts by Grady in the collection include drafts for his novels The Gunrunners (Macmillan, 1966); The Long Reconnaissance (Doubleday, 1970); and The El Greco Puzzle (Scribner, 1974).

Also present are manuscripts for several short stories by Grady from the 1950s; the manuscript for “The Sharpies” includes a letter from John Campbell, editor of Astounding Science Fiction (1953). In addition, the papers include an article titled “The Dilemma of the Soldier,” in a notebook; in article titled “Force and the Future”; and several pages of handwritten notes.

Correspondence in the collection includes letters regarding military assignments (1967-1969) and many other general letters, mostly with editors and agents (1960-1973).

Other material in the collection includes clippings of reviews of Grady’s work, and royalty statements (1966-1972).
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Notable Figures
1. Grady, Ronon Calistus
Associated Subjects
1. The Vietnam War Subject Guide
2. Military History Subject Guide
3. Literary Collections Subject Guide
4. Authors, American
5. American literature--20th century