Title Description

Fine Book Room Collection

Belfast Central Library, since its foundation in 1888, has built up an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts and archives, which now constitute the Special Collections. The majority of these resources are housed in the Fine Book Room. The collections include landmark examples of printing...

Hibernica Collection

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...

Special Collections & Archives

Established in 1849, the Library of Queen's University Belfast comprises one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and pamphlets held in Northern Ireland. One of the Library's great strengths lies in its department of Special Collections & Archives, containing approximately 100,000 vo...

Reference Collection

The Reference Library holds books and periodicals relating to the Chester Beatty Library collections....

Rare book collection

Formerly the private library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968)...

Shields Collection

The library of Arthur Shields (1896-1970), Irish stage and film actor....

Ringling North Collection

A very fine collection of c. 1200 items on subjects such as travel literature and the history of art, this was the personal library of Henry Ringling North (1909-1993), former owner and manager of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Items are largely in pristine condition....

Samuel Beckett collection

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

The Samuel Beckett - Calvin Israel collection is primarily Beckett manuscripts and publications, but also includes theater programs, audiovisual material, and ephemera spanning 1929 to 1981. Material is arranged in six subseries:
A. Manuscripts;
B. Publications;
C. Theater progr...

Samuel Beckett - Judith Schmidt Douw collection

The Samuel Beckett - Judith Schmidt Douw collection primarily contains correspondence between Schmidt Douw (née Schmidt) and Samuel Beckett; Alan Schneider, American stage director; Rudoph von Abele, English literature professor at American University; James Knowlson, French professor at the Uni...

Samuel Beckett - Barney Rosset collection

The Samuel Beckett - Barney Rosset collection includes manuscripts representing three decades of Beckett's writing; annotated copies of plays, stories, and other works; letters and cards from Beckett to Rosset discussing the author's life and work; and Grove Press business and financial records r...

Alan Schneider - Samuel Beckett collection

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 ...

George Bernard Shaw letters to Bernard Partridge

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. A...

Flann O'Brien collection

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 a...

Séamus Connolly papers

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 tradit...

Egan harp collection

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 decorat...