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Happiness, 1968 - 1970

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 1-4


  • Creation: 1968 - 1970

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-subseries:

Once referred to as "Happiness" correspondence, these notes reflect O'Neill's more personal, non-issue oriented relationship with his constituents, friends, and colleagues. Length and topics vary considerably, from brief congratulatory notes on job appointments, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays to comments on how government works in answer to inquiries from children. Although some of the briefer replies follow a formulaic pattern, it was not unusual for O'Neill to dictate letters to his personal secretary, Eleanor Kelley. Similar correspondence may be found in Eleanor Kelley's files (Series II. Subseries B.).


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Selected items are closed due to fragility; a microfilm access copy is available. Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been migrated from source media; digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Burns Library Reading Room.


From the Sub-subseries: 0.5 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States