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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 ...

Delargy Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

Séamus Ó Duilearga (1899-1980), born in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, was a student of Celtic Studies in UCD when a chance meeting in 1921 with Norwegian folklorist Reidar Thorolf Christiansen launched him on what was to become a lifetime of collecting and safeguarding Ireland’s folk heritage. He was a founding member of the Folklore of Ireland Society in 1926 and editor of its journal Béaloideas . Foll ...