The Samuel N. Freedman collection on George Bernard Shaw (1882-2000), housed at Boston College’s Burns Library, includes letters, manuscripts and articles by and about Shaw. It also contains photographs, playbills, newspaper clippings, art work and ephemera.
The George Bernard Shaw collection consists of approximately 2 linear feet (7 boxes) of Shaw materials accumulated over a period of about forty years by Samuel Freedman. The collection included about 3,000 books by and about Shaw, which are catalogued for the Irish Collection in the Burns Library. Also received with the collection were several framed portraits and posters that are housed in the library archives. The materials date from the early 1880's to 2000. They are divided into sixteen series. Many of the descriptions in this finding aid are based on information provided by Samuel Freedman.
Organized into sixteen series: (1) Letters and correspondence, (2) Photographs, (3) Manuscripts and typescripts, (4) Published articles, (5) Stereotyped postcards, (6) Autographs, (7) Microfiche of diaries, (8) Playbills, (9) Shavian actors and friends, (10) Scrapbooks, (11) Honorary events and tributes, (12) Shaw Society, (13) Shaw festivals, (14) Collections / auctions, (15) Clippings, and (16) Ephemera.
ca. 2 linear ft.(9 boxes)
Copyright interests have not been transferred to Boston College.
Samuel N. Freedman accumulated the collection over a period of five decades. Boston College purchased the collection in 2002.