Jordan, Robert

October 17, 1948–September 16, 2007

Inventory of the James Oliver Rigney, Jr., Papers, 1905-2012

Papers of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., author of the epic fantasy Wheel of Time series of novels written under the pseudonym of Robert Jordan. Materials document Rigney's career as an author beginning with his early novels The Fallon Blood, The Fallon Pride, The Fallon Legacy, and Cheyenne Raiders, written under the pseudonyms of Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly, his Conan the Barbarian novels (also written under the Robert Jordan pseudonym), through the Wheel of Time series, his most well known work. Materials include complete and partial typescripts with handwritten copyedits and annotations, galley proofs, book signatures, unpublished works, born digital files, working files, correspondence, and other materials relating to the writing, production, and promotion of his novels.

The True Source: Processing the James Oliver Rigney, Jr., Papers

A blog with images and documents from Rigney's collection at the College of Charleston

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  • Title Jordan, Robert
  • Coverage October 17, 1948–September 16, 2007
  • Author
  • Keywords Writer, two tours in Vietnam, entered the Citadel, published Conan the Invincible, the first of seven installments, “Wheel of Time” series,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date October 6, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 5, 2022
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