Fine Arts

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, ...

Ewart Map A 1680

Hibernica Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Hibernica Collection, or Henry Collection as it was previously known, is a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals and pamphlets of general Irish interest and/or origin, being strongest in history and literature, and also including works of Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton. Officially established in 1929 with a deposit of 1000 volumes from the personal library of R.M. Henry (Profess ...

W. B. Yeats Collection

University of Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

This collection of the Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) includes first editions of all of Yeats' works (save the extremely scarce Mosada [1886] and The Hour-Glass [1903]), many later editions of Yeat's works and variant printings, and books edited by or containing contributions from Yeats. Also present are runs of periodicals with which Yeats was associated, such as Samha ...

Alice Milligan Collection

University of Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

This is a small collection of correspondence, writings, and sketches of Irish nationalist, poet, and editor, Alice Milligan, 1866-1953.

Killanin Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

This collection of about 3500 volumes was given to the Library in 2000 in memory of Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914-1999), well-known writer, film director/producer and sports administrator. His family wished to highlight the close connections of the Morris family with Galway. It represents volumes he collected throughout his life, especially when engaged on his editorial work on the Shel ...

Egan harp collection

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

This collection contains two Portable Irish Harps by nineteenth century Irish harp maker John Egan. The Portable Irish Harp was made by John Egan, circa 1819, and is inscribed on the brass plate: John Egan - Inventor. / Dawson St. Dublin. The harp is handsomely decorated with gilt shamrocks, scrolls, and swirling acanthus leaves on a blue background. Its shape is similar to ancient Irish harps, wi ...

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 ...

Flann O'Brien collection

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Flann O'Brien Collection contains a wide variety of materials: papers, books, art works, and personal memorabilia. Materials in this collection are dated from 1884 to 1991, thus predating and postdating the life of Flann O'Brien (1911-1966). Most of the materials date between 1935 and 1975. The arrangement and description follows closely the vendor's list received with the collection. Organize ...

George Bernard Shaw letters to Bernard Partridge

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The collection consists of eleven letters from George Bernard Shaw to Bernard Partridge (a.k.a. Bernard Gould) dating 1893-1928. The first nine discuss the rehearsals for and staging of the first performance of Shaw's play Arms and the Man , and the final two are about personal matters. Although this collection does not contain any of Partridge's responses, it is implied in many of the letters tha ...

Alan Schneider - Samuel Beckett collection

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Alan Schneider-Samuel Beckett collection is primarily composed of correspondence between American stage director Alan Schneider and Samuel Beckett, with some additional correspondence between Schneider, Thornton Wilder, and others; also included are manuscripts and other material relating to Beckett's Film and a translation of Waiting for Godot by Thornton Wilder. This series is arranged in tw ...