Samuel N. Freedman collection on George Bernard Shaw

Boston College, John J. Burns Library | MS 02-44, MS 02-39 |

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.

 

Physical characteristics

ca. 2 linear ft.(9 boxes)

Created

1882
2000

Collected

1950
2000

Coverage

1882
2000
Custodial History

Samuel N. Freedman accumulated the collection over a period of five decades. Boston College purchased the collection in 2002.

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Purchase
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by John J. Burns Library | Last updated on: 10 April 2018