Britain

Morrissey

National University of Ireland Galway

The Morrissey Collection contains significant printed titles relating to the period of the Williamite Wars in Ireland (1689-91) with particular reference to the Battle of Aughrim. It was assembled by Colman Morrissey, the son of Joseph Morrissey, a graduate of UCG (the name by which NUI, Galway known 1908-1997). It includes some especially rare items including an annotated copy of a List of Claims ...

John Hume Collection

Ulster University, Magee

Themes covered by the collection include the wide range of material to be expected from a constituency MP and MEP. These include peace-talks, devolution, justice system, prisoners, housing, planning, social security, health, education, Irish language, European lesser-used languages, minority rights, justice, economy, business, industry, agriculture, transport, New Ireland Forum, European Union, co ...

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, ...

Kenneth Reddin Collection

University of Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Kenneth Reddin (1895-1967) was an Irish novelist, playwright, and district justice during the first half of the 20th century, sometimes writing under the pseudonym of Kenneth Sarr. Reddin was involved in Republican politics, and his writings reflect that interest. This collection contains versions of two of his works ( Sable and Silver and Another Shore) , personal correspondence with well-known f ...

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 ...

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, ...

Samuel N. Freedman collection on George Bernard Shaw

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

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 li ...

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 ...