North America

Michael J. Dunn, Jr. and Michael J. Dunn, dated August 1911.

Dunn Family Collection

Ward Irish Music Archives

The Dunn Family Collection, c. 1904 - c. 1935 Donated to WIMA by David K. Dunn, this collection contains the manuscripts, books, sheet music, recordings, artifacts and ephemera collected by Michael J. Dunn. Musician and instrument maker/repairer Michael J. Dunn (1855 - 1935), also a captain of the Milwaukee Fire Department, was a contemporary and associate of the famed Irish music collector, Franc ...

Lola Ridge

Why Has Poet Lola Ridge Disappeared? On The Historical Erasure Of Political Women Artists

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

Published / Digitised / Open Access URL: https://lithub.com/why-has-poet-lola-ridge-disappeared/ Terese Svoboda on her biography of Lola Ridge Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet Terese Svoboda is an American poet, novelist, memoirist, short story writer, librettist, translator, biographer, critic, and videomaker. She is the author of five collections of poetry, five no ...

Samuel Beckett collection

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Samuel Beckett collection comprises six distinct series and one miscellaneous series of Beckett-related material including manuscripts and typescripts by Beckett, correspondence with Beckett, ephemera, photographs, and publications by and about Beckett: The Samuel Beckett-Calvin Israel collection (1929-1981) is primarily Beckett manuscripts and publications, but also includes theater programs, ...

Michael Cummings collection of P.S. Gilmore materials   

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Michael Cummings Collection of P.S. Gilmore Materials documents the life and music career of Irish-American Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore and highlights the activities of the Patrick S. Gilmore Society, founded by Michael Cummings in Boston in 1969. The collection was artificially created by Michael Cummings and includes correspondence, concert programs, photographs, lithographs, audio and video r ...

CCÉ North America collection of Irish music materials

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials documents the history and activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann in North America with reference to the activities of CCÉ in Ireland. The collection also reflects efforts by CCÉ North America members to preserve audio and video of performances of traditional Irish music, song, and dance in the United States and Canada. The collection inc ...

Muise Family collection of Cape Breton and Irish music

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

This collection of recordings includes impromptu music sessions that took place in the Muise home in Boston. The recordings document a segment of traditional Cape Breton and Irish music making from circa 1956 through circa 2000. Many of the recordings were made by Johnny and Mary Muise at their home in Dorchester and, later, Roslindale. The collection also includes other recordings from unknown so ...

Mary O'Hara papers

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Mary O'Hara papers document the performances, public career, and personal life of Irish soprano and harpist Mary O'Hara. The collection highlights her early rise to fame in the 1950s until her entrance to Stanbrook Abbey in 1962, as well her return to her music career in 1974 until her retirement in 1994. O'Hara was married to the American poet Richard Selig from 1956 until his death in 1957, ...

Frederick M. Manning collection of John McCormack materials

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

These materials pertaining to John McCormack’s life and career were compiled by Frederick M. Manning. Notable manuscripts in the collection include McCormack’s memoirs, a book of song lyrics used as a prompt and prop by McCormack in performance, a handwritten index of McCormack’s sheet music and annotated typescripts of McCormack’s introductory remarks to radio performances. Other notable items in ...

Séamus Connolly papers

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Séamus Connolly papers document aspects of the music career of Irish traditional fiddle player Séamus Connolly. All materials were donated by Séamus Connolly. The collection highlights Connolly’s career as a performing artist as well as his commitment to preserving Irish traditional music through teaching and community outreach. The collection includes various printed materials, including post ...

Seán O'Faoláin papers

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Seán O'Faoláin Papers contain correspondence to and from Seán O'Faoláin, manuscript material for short stories written by O'Faoláin which appeared in published form as Tales and Stories (1966) and clippings about O'Faoláin's autobiography Vive Moi! . Correspondents of note include Brendan Connolly, Robert Fetridge, Edward Garnett, Julia O'Faoláin, J.F. Powers, George Bernard Shaw and William B ...