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David R. Clark Papers

1957 - 1989

Manuscript Collection Number: 180
Accessioned: Purchase, February 1995
Extent: 1 linear foot
Content: Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: March 1999, by Meghan J. Fuller

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F1   Achebe, Chinua 1975 - 1976    15 items
     Albert Chinualumogo Achebe (1930- ) is best known as the author of the widely-read
     Things Fall Apart.  Also the author of such novels as No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of
     God (1964), and A Man of the People (1966), Achebe is politically active in his native
     country, Nigeria.  

     Letters, 1975 - 1976  (5 items)

     Writings about Achebe:  (3 items)
     Chinua Achebe to Speak on "The Image of Africa."
     Chinua Achebe: An African Use of Language.  The Alumnus 5:2 (May 1974): 16-18.
     Hayes, Tom.  "Achebe: African Man of Letters at UMass."  University Bulletin.   
          21 February 1974.
     
     Writing by Achebe:  (3 copies)
     Achebe, Chinua.  "An Image of Africa."  The Chancellor's Lecture Series, 
          1974-1975.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1975.


F2   Papers Related to Aubrey Beardsley 1965 - 1966    9 items
     The fame of English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was cemented when, at
     nineteen years old, he was selected to illustrate an edition of Sir Thomas Malory's La
     Morte D'Arthur for which he produced no less than 500 designs.  He gained widespread
     recognition as the art editor of the avant-garde literary journal, The Yellow Book, a
     position he held until a perceived association with Oscar Wilde resulted in his
     termination.  Beardsley died on March 16, 1898 at the age of twenty-five.

     Letters, 1965 - 1966  (8 items)  
     Correspondence between Clark and such scholars and publishers as Percy H. Muir,
     Desmond Flower, and Henry Maas; all letters related to the possible existence of a
     Beardsley sketch for W.B. Yeats' The Shadowy Waters. 
     
     Writing about Beardsley:
     Clark, David R.  "Aubrey Beardsley's Drawing of the  Shadows' in W.B. Yeat's 
          The Shadowy Waters."  Modern Drama (December 1966): 267-272.  Off-print.


F3   Bradford, Curtis Baker   1975 - 1977    23 items
     A scholar of Irish literature, Bradford (1911-1969) served as editor of Reflections of W.B.
     Yeats (1970), and W.B. Yeats: The Writing of The Player Queen (1977); he is also the
     author of Yeats at Work (1965). 

     Letters, 1976 - 1977  (23 items)
     Most of the correspondence in this folder concerns the controversy over the publication
     of Yeats' The Player Queen.


F4   Bushrui, Suheil B.  1969 - 1971    4 items
     A scholar of Irish literature, Bushrui is the author of Yeats' Verse Plays: The Revisions,
     1900-1910 (1965); A Centenary Tribute to John Millington Synge, 1871-1909: Sunshine
     and the Moon's Delight (1972); Images and Memories: A Pictorial Record of the Life
     and Work of W.B. Yeats (1970); and James Joyce, an International Perspective:
     Centenary Essays in Honor of the Late Sir Desmond Cochrane (1982).
           
     Letter:
     1969 Dec 19    TLS  3 pp.     to Clark from Bushrui 

     Ephemera:  (3 items)
     W.B. Yeats, 1865-1939: A Pictorial Biography, program for an exhibition curated by S.B.
          Bushrui and D.E.S. Maxwell for York University Library
     Review of Maurice Good's Performance of J.M. Synge
     Report of the Synge Centenary Commemoration Committee


F5   Ellmann, Richard     1975 - 1982   9 items
     Michigan native Richard Ellmann (1918-1987) is perhaps best known for his
     internationally recognized biography of James Joyce, published in 1959.  He is also the
     author of Eminent Domain: Yeats Among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot, and Auden (1967);
     Golden Codgers: Biographical Speculations (1973); and Four Dubliners: Wilde, Yeats,
     Joyce, and Beckett (1986).

     Letters, 1975 - 1982  (7 items)
 
     Writings about Ellmann: (2 items)
     Donoghue, Denis.  "Clashing Symbols," a review of Richard Ellmann's Eminent     
          Domain: Yeats Among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot and Auden. The New York
          Times Book Review, [n.d.]      
     Abt, Samuel.  "More Gift and Legwork than Luck."  International Herald Tribune (20 May 1987). 


F6   Fallon, Peter  1980 - 1986    3 items
     A poet and publisher, Fallon was born in Germany on February 26, 1951, to parents of
     Irish descent.  He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.  In February of 1970, he
     founded the Galley Press which is responsible for publishing many of Ireland's best poets
     and writers.  Among his own volumes are Among the Walls (1971); Coincidence of Flesh
     (1973); Winter Work (1983); and News of the World: Selected Poems (1993).
     
     Letter:
     1986 Sep 19    AL(c)     1 pp.     to Fallon from Clark

     Ephemera:
     Clark's handwritten notes of introduction for Fallon's lecture at UMass
     Publicity flier for Fallon's Dublin-based press, The Gallery Press


F7   Heaney, Seamus 1979 - 1980    15 items
     Heaney (1939 - ) has written ten books of poetry, including Death of a Naturalist (1966);
     Door Into Dark (1969); After Summer (1978)  and The Spirit Level (1996).  He has also
     published three volumes of essays and an adaptation of Philoctetes' The Cure at Troy
     (1990).  He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995.

     Letters, 1979 - 1980  (5 items)

     Writings about Heaney:  (5 items)
     Deane, Seamus.  "Talk with Seamus Heaney."  New York Times [n.d.]  (2 copies)
     Donoghue, Denis.  "Review of Seamus Heaney's Field Work." [n.d.]
     Hartnett, Michael.  "Heaney's World."  Irish Times (14 June 1975): 10.
     Howard, Philip.  "Ulster Poet Wins L1,000 W.H. Smith Award." [n.d.]
     O'Connell, Shaun.  "Seamus Heaney: Poetry and Power." New Boston Review
          (September 1980)
     Spillane, Margaret.  "Penitence for an Irish Poet: Seamus Heaney Confronts his  
          Ghosts."  Review of Station Island.  Valley Advocate (27 February 1987)
     Webb, W. L.  "Irish Poet Wins L1,000 Award." [n.d.]
     "In the Mid-Course of His Life."  Hibernia.  (11 October 1979)

     Ephemera:  (5  items)
     Three publicity fliers for Ploughshares 6/1: Transatlantic Issue, edited by Heaney
     Clark's notes of introduction for Heaney's lecture at UMass
     Two publicity fliers announcing Heaney's lecture at UMass


F8   Hutchison, Alexander     1972 - 1989     84 items
     A Scottish poet, Alexander Hutchison now lives in Canada where he continues to write
     and publish widely. Among his many publications are Mr. Scales at the Auction (1972);
     Link-Light (1974); Four Poems in Broadside (1977); Flyting (1982); and The Moon Calf
     (1988).  His collection Deep-Tap Tree was published by the University of Massachusetts
     Press in 1978.  

     Letters, 1972 - 1989  (23 items)
     Enclosed with several letters are signed typescripts of some of Hutchison's poems,
     including Scales at Scapa Flow, Scales' Prairie Lay, In Brass and In Brimstone I Burn
     Like a Bell, The Dead-Carn Shifting Slowly in the Drift, The Death of Odinn, and A Slate
     Rubbed Smooth; also enclosed is a copy of Hutchison's curriculum vitae

     Writings by Hutchison: (2 items)
     Four Poems in Broadside.  1977  (removed to book collection)
     Lyke-Wake.  1973.

     Ephemera: 
     Including publicity fliers, newspaper clippings, typescript poems, and an audio tape of
     Hutchison reading from his volume, Kinloss Abbey


F9   Denis Johnston 1961 - 1981    6 items
     An actor, lawyer, teacher, broadcaster, and war correspondent for the BBC, William
     Denis Johnston (1901-1984) emerged as a major Irish playwright in the 1970s.  Though
     his first play, Rhapsody in Green was rejected by the Abbey Theater, the Gate Theater did
     produce his play, and, in 1931, he was named its director.  (Rhapsody in Green was later
     renamed The Old Lady Says "No!"--a satiric reference to Lady Gregory and the Abbey
     Theater's rejection.)  Johnston later relocated to the United States where he served as
     professor of English at Amherst and Mount Holyoke, followed by a term as chair of the
     drama department at Smith College.

     Letters, 1963 - 1975 (2 items)

     Writings by Johnston:
     The Old Lady Says "No!"  Ed. by Christine St. Peter.  110 pp. 
     The Non-Theater of Bertolt Brecht.  2 pp.

     Ephemera:
     Program for The Dreaming Dust, produced at the Lyric Players Theater, October 1961
     Publicity flier for Johnston reading at Mount Holyoke, Faculty Club, April 6 [circa 1981]
     Advanced specimen copy of The Brazen Horn, limited to 50 copies, 8 pp. 


F10  MacGreevy, Thomas   1965 2 items
      A critic and a poet, MacGreevy (1893 - 1967) is well known for his friendships with
     many of Ireland's most renowned writers, including Samuel Beckett, Stephen MacKenna,
     Denis Devlin, James Joyce, and W.B. Yeats.   He is the author of two books of literary
     criticism on T.S. Eliot and Richard Aldington, and wrote for such publications as The
     Dial, The Criterion, and Transition.  

     Letters:
     1965 Dec 8   ALS  2 pp.     to Clark from MacGreevy
     1965 Dec 27  ALS  2 pp.     to Clark from MacGreevy


F11  MacKenzie, Norman   1972 - 1976    27 items
     Known as one of the foremost scholars on the work of Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), 
     MacKenzie is the editor of Early Poetic Manuscripts and Notebooks of Gerald
     Manley Hopkins in Facsimile (1989) and Later Poetic Manuscripts and Notebooks
     (1991).   He is also the author of The Reader's Guide to Gerald Manley Hopkins (1981)
     and Poetical Works of Gerald Manly Hopkins (1990).

     Letters, 1972 - 1982  (20 items)

     Writings by MacKenzie:
     "On Editing Gerald Manly Hopkins."  Queen's Quarterly  78:4 (Winter 1971): 487-502.
     "Forensic Document Techniques Applied to Literary Manuscripts."  The Bodleian 
           Library Record 9:4 (June 1976): 234-239.
     "Review of Robert O'Driscoll's Theater and Nationalism in Twentieth-Century
           Ireland." The Dalhousie Review 15:3 (Fall 1971): 433-435.

     Ephemera:
     Publicity flier for MacKenzie's visit to UMass Amherst, February 12-13, 1972
     Publicity poster for MacKenzie's talk, "The Monk Gibbon Papers" at Queen's 
          University Archives, 13 April 1983
     Notes for proposed changes to the constitution of the Canadian Association of Irish   
          Studies, 9 January 1976
     Student Report Card, Queen's University, for Catherine MacKenzie
     Title page of student paper by Catherine MacKenzie, titled "Learning to Use the           
          Chisel: Aspects of Tragedy in Diarmuid and Grania by George Moore and   
          W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory's Grania" with four page bibliography


F12  Mayhew, George P.   1967 - 1972    32 items
     A scholar of Irish literature, Mayhew is the author of Rage or Raillery: The Swift
     Manuscripts at the Huntington Library (1967).   He is also the co-author, with David R.
     Clark, of A Tower of Polished Black Stones: Early Versions of Yeats' The Shadowy
     waters (1971).

     Letters, 1966 - 1979  (32 items)
     Most of the correspondence between Mayhew and Clark details their joint editorship of
     W.B. Yeats' The Shadowy Waters manuscripts (See F28).
     
     

F13  McHugh, Roger Joseph     1966 - 1979    47 items
     A playwright and critic, McHugh (1908- ) served as professor of Anglo-Irish literature 
     and drama at University College, Dublin.  He  produced a biography of Henry Grattan, as
     well as two plays performed at the Abbey Theater, Trial at Greenstreet Courthouse
     (1941), and Rossa (1945), which won the Abbey Theater Prize.  He is also the editor of
     such volumes as Letters to Katherine Tynan (1953); Jonathan Swift 1667-1967 (1967);
     and Ah, Sweet Dancer: W.B. Yeats, Margot Ruddick, a Correspondence (1970).

     Letters, 1966 - 1979 (20 items)

     Writings by McHugh:
     "Fifty Years After," Introduction to J.M. Synge by David H. Greene and Edward M. 
     Stephens.  New York: Macmillan Co., 1989.  (One holograph copy and three typed
     copies)
     
     Ephemera:
     Publicity flier for McHugh's lecture, "Ah, Sweet Dancer: New Light on W.B. Yeats," at 
          University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 12 February 1970 (2 copies)
     Brochure for Postgraduate Study in Anglo-Irish Literature at University College, Dublin
          (3 copies)
     Brochure for Japan Foundation Fellowship Program, 1980-1981
     Miscellaneous Notes


F14  Miller, Liam   1964 - 1987    33 items
     A native of Mountrath, County Laois, Miller (1924-1987) was trained as an architect and
     earned his reputation as an award-winning set designer before assuming the directorship
     of the Lantern Theater.  Miller was a respected authority on Yeats and Irish theater and
     published widely on both subjects.  In 1951,  Miller established Dolmen Press, which
     published many of Ireland's most respected poets and writers (see F31).

     Letters, 1964 - 1987 (19 items)

     Reviews:
     Boland, Eavan.  "Review of David R. Clark's W.B. Yeats and the Theater of  
          Desolate Reality."  The Dublin Magazine 4.1 (Spring 1965): 71-72.
     Donoghue, Denis.  "Players and the Painted Stage: Review of Liam Miller's The 
          Noble Drama of W.B. Yeats."  Hibernia.  Vol. 41 No. 23 (October 1977).
     Mercier, Vivian.  "Review of David R. Clark's W.B. Yeats and the Theater of  
          Desolate Reality." Modern Drama Vol.8 No.3, (December 1964): 357-58.
     Peschmann, Hermann.   "Review of David R. Clark's W.B. Yeats and the Theater 
          of Desolate Reality." English Vol. 16 No.92 (Summer 1966): 67-69.

     Publicity fliers:
     "Stage Design at the Abbey Theater."  Lecture by Liam Miller at the University of 
          Massachusetts, October 23, [n.y.].  With autograph note: "Please run off as many 
          of these as possible for distribution as far as possible.  D.R. Clark."  (7 copies)
     For Miller's The Noble Drama of W.B. Yeats.  Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1977 
     For The New Yeats Papers, I - VIII, published by Dolmen Press, 1973

     Writings About Miller:
     de Breadun, Deaglan.  "Tributes Paid to Liam Miller."  The Irish Times.  May 20, 1987: 10.
     "Liam Miller, publisher, dies at 63."  The Irish Times.  May 18, 1987: 9.

     Ephemera:
     Canadian Association for Irish Studies Newsletter, Vol. 2 No. 1 (Spring 1987)
     Etching of Miller by John Coughlin (2 copies)
     Programs for Yeats Centenary: The Death of Cuchulainn, [n.d.], and Silk on the  
          Sword-Blade, Lantern Theater, July 21-31, 1965

     
F15  Montague, John 1965 - 1977    4 items
     Born in Brooklyn in 1929, Montague was raised in Ireland and attended University
     College, Dublin where he was graduated with a B.A. in English and History.   He earned
     an M.F.A from the University of Iowa in 1955.  Among his published volumes are
     Poisoned Lands (1961); Death of the Chieftain (1964, republished in 1991 as An
     Occasion of Sin); The Dead Kingdom (1984); and Figure in the Cave and Other Essays
     (1989).  He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Writers' Institute at SUNY-Albany.

     Publicity flier: 
     For "Poetry in Ireland Today."  Montague's Lecture at Hampshire College 
     sponsored by the Five College Irish Studies Seminar

     Ephemera:
     Clark's notes of introduction to Montague's lecture
     Calendar of Irish Studies Program, 1977
     Notes by Antonia S. Booth from a summer class taught by Montague, 40 pp.


F16  Moore, John Rees    1966-1972 3 items
     A scholar of Irish literature, Moore helped establish The Hollins Critic in 1964 with 
     Louis D. Rubin, Jr.  

     Letter, 1972  (1 item)
     
     Writings by Moore:
     "Now Yeats Has Gone: Three Irish Poets." The Hollins Critic 3:2 (April 1966): 6-13.  
     "Summary of Yeats as a Last Romantic."  Virginia Quarterly Review, 37: 432-449.


F17  Murphy, Richard     1963 - 1964    32 items
     Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, Murphy (1927 - ) published his first volume of
     poetry, The Archeology of Love, the same year he earned his B.A., 1955.  He held
     numerous jobs before he began his own fishing and tourism business in Cleggan.  Among
     his published works are Sailing to the Island (1963); High Island (1974); The Price of
     Stone (1985); and The Mirrored Wall (1989).  Murphy is the recipient of several awards,
     including the AE Memorial Prize for Poetry and the Guinness Award for Poetry.

     Letters, 1963 - 1978  (16 items)
     Most of the correspondence details Murphy's lecture tours of northeastern United States.

     Writings by Murphy: (6 items)
     Selections from a Work in Progress: "Elegy for a Battle," [n.d.]
     TMs  9 pp.     also includes photocopies of "Eclogue in the Louvre," and "September on
                    the Embankment"
     "The God Who Eats Corn."  The Reporter. 30:10 (1964): 34 -38.  Off-print; with typed  
     note: "This copy of THE REPORTER is being sent to you at the request of Richard
     Murphy whose verse, "The God Who Eats Corn" appears on page 34"; first page
     inscribed: "To David Clark / from Richard Murphy / Cleggan 1964"; also includes an
     additional copy of The Reporter 
     
     Ephemera: (10 items)
     Photograph of Murphy, inscribed on back: "Please return to David Clark / English Dept / U of M"
     Biographical and Bibliographical notes about Murphy, TMs 3 pp.
     Original mimeographed flier promoting Murphy's 1964 lecture tour  (2 copies); also 
          includes Clark's 3pp. handwritten draft of flier
     Clark's handwritten notes of introduction for Murphy's 1964 lecture, 4pp.; also includes  
          typed copy, 2 pp.
     Publicity flier for lecture tour of Murphy and Ted Hughes, Autumn, 1970
     Publicity flier for Murphy's 1964 lecture series, published by Wide World Lecture
          Bureau, Inc., 3 pp.; also includes publicity flier for lecture by J. Donald Adams, 
          published by aforementioned company


F18  Murphy, William     1976 - 1981    17 items
     Letters, 1976 - 1981  (10 items)
     Most are from Murphy to Robert O'Driscoll and vice versa and detail the development of
     the Yeats' Studies Series and its difficulty securing funding for a project that involves
     scholars from several countries; Clark is always carbon copied; enclosed with one letter is
     a photocopy of Yeats' report card from the Godolphin School, Hammersmith, for Spring
     Term, 1877

     Writing by Murphy: (5 items)
     Photocopy of "Father and Son: The Early Education of William Butler Yeats."  A Review 
          of English Literature.  8:4 (October 1967): 75-96.
     Photocopy of typescript of The Shadowy Waters, by William Butler Yeats, 9 pp.; includes
          letter from Murphy asking Clark to compare the two versions of the manuscript,
          and Clark's carbon copy reply that the typescripts are, in fact, different (2 copies)

     Ephemera: (2 items)
     Publicity flier for Murphy's book, The Parnell Myth and Irish Politics, 1891 - 1956.     
     Washington, D.C.: American University Studies, 1987.
     Clark's handwritten notes regarding Murphy's lecture at UMass, 3 pp.


F19  Murray, Alexander   1984 6 items
     Professor of Irish Studies at University College, Oxford

     Letters, 1984  (4 items)
     1984 Mar 17    TLS   1 pp.    from Clark to Murray asking permission to reprint a letter
                                   to W.B. Yeats from Glibert Murray; with A. Murray's
                                   autograph response, dated November 4, 1984 (3 copies)
     1984 Apr 14    TL(c) 1 pp.    from Clark to Murray; with 3 pp. TM(x) of the Yeats letter
                                   in question (2 copies)


F20  Materials Related to Sean O'Casey  1957 - 1989  7 items
     Born in Dublin, O'Casey (1880 - 1964) is considered one of Ireland's most gifted
     playwrights.  Many of his plays, including The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and
     the Paycock (1924), and The Plough and the Stars (1926) were first produced at Dublin's
     noted Abbey Theater.  O'Casey moved to England in 1926 to escape the negative
     publicity his plays received due to their highly politicized content.

     Letter, 1981  (1 item)
     1981 May 28    TLS  1 pp.     to Clark from Robert Lowry, editor of the Sean O'Casey
                                   Review
     
     Programs: (4 items)
     The Plough and the Stars.  Abbey Theater, October 28-30, 1957
     The Plough and the Stars.  Bolton Street College of Technology, Dramatic Society,  
         January 18-19, 1966
     Pictures in the Hallway.  Lantern Theater, August 1965
     Pictures in the Hallway.  Eblana Theater, November 1965
     
     Writing by Casey: (1 item)
     Cock-A-Doodle-Dandy.  Ed. David Krause.  Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University    
     of America Press, 1989.  100 pp.; with a 1 pp. cover letter from the publisher dated May 26, 1989


F21  O'Clerigh, Gearoid  1975 - 1976    26 items
     Irish poet

     Letters, 1975 - 1976  (4 items)

     Writings by O'Clerigh: (21 items)
     Twenty-one photocopied poems including Purpose, Dedication, Even Solomon was not
     Arrayed, Praise of Athens, and Briciollach O Buachalla

     Ephemera:
     Invitation to a reception in celebration of Thomas Kinsella's Peppercanister Poems, 1972
     - 1978 and Poems, 1955 - 1973, and John Montague's The Rough Field at the Consulate
     General of Ireland, November 28, [n.y.]


F22  O'Connor, Frank  1982    2 items
     O'Connor, a pseudonym for Michael O'Donovan (1903-1966) is best known as one of
     Ireland's foremost short story writers, though he also wrote novels, criticism, poetry, a
     biography of Michael Collins (The Big Fellow, 1937), and several autobiographical
     works.  An impassioned writer, his political convictions often found their way into his
     fiction and poetry.  Among his many publications are the short story collections Guests of
     the Nation (1931); Bones of Contention and Other Stories (1936); Crab Apple Jelly
     (1944); Domestic Relations (1957); and The Coronet Player who Betrayed Ireland
     (1981).

     Typescript, O'Connor, Frank  and Hugh Hunt.  Moses' Rock: A Play in Three Acts.  Ed.   
          Ruth Sherry.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 1983.  167 pp.; with 1
          pp. cover letter to Clark from Bob Mahony, dated October 26, 1982


F23  O'Driscoll, Robert  1967 - 1978  
     Professor at Saint Michael's College in Toronto, Ontario.  He is the author of several
     volumes about Ireland and, specifically, the history of Irish theater, including Theater and
     Nationalism in Twentieth Century Ireland (1971); Yeats and the Theater (1975);
     Symbolism and Some Implications of the Symbolic Approach: W.B. Yeats During the
     Eighteen Nineties (1975); and The Celtic Consciousness (1982).  O'Driscoll also founded
     the Yeats Studies Series, considered by many to be the foremost study of the life and
     work of Yeats.

     Letters, 1967 - 1978  (55 items)

     Ephemera:
     Program, "Faces of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century," Third Inter-university Seminar in   
          Irish Studies, University of Toronto, February 4-8, 1970
     Program, "Theater and the Visual Arts," Fourth Inter-university Seminar in Irish Studies,
          University of Toronto, February 10-14, 1971
     Minutes of the Canadian Irish Studies Committee Meeting, March 18, 1972, 12 pp.
     Program, "Theater and Nationalism in Twentieth Century Ireland" (2 copies)
     Program, "A Soundscape of Ireland, Musical Performance by Treasa O'Driscoll"
     Program, "Sound and Lighting History of the Abbey Theater, and The Death of     
          Culchain" by W.B. Yeats
     Application for research grant from the Connaught Committee for the Yeats Studies
          Series, partially filled in by O'Driscoll
     Information concerning the Connaught Committee's rejection of the Yeats Studies
          proposal, 7 pp.
     Photocopied press releases and reviews of Treasa O'Driscoll, 9 pp.   
     Program, "Canada and the Celtic Consciousness: A Symposium," February 12-15, 1978

F24  O'Driscoll, Robert  1981 - 1987  
     Letters, 1986  (2 items)
     
     Writings by O'Driscoll:
     "A Greater Renaissance: The Revolt of the Soul Against the Intellect"
          TMs(x)    14 pp. 
     "Dragon's Teeth: Essays for the Centenary of Sir Samuel Ferguson, 1810-1886"
          Typed notes and outline, 8 pp.
     "Scholarly Edition of the Manuscript of Yeats' Plays"
          Autographed notes, 15 pp.
     Proposal for volume entitled "The Irish in Canada"
          Autograph notes and outline, 3 pp.

     Material Related to the Yeats Studies Series:
     Brochure, "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, 1986"
     Application, Guggenheim Fellowship, 6 pp. partially filled in by O'Driscoll
     Application, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 16 pp.
     Request for recommendation, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2 pp.
          addressed to Clark 
     Clark's holograph rough draft of O'Driscoll recommendation, 3 pp.
     Description of the Yeats Studies Series, 6 pp.
     Notes, suggested guidelines for the catalogue of Yeats manuscripts to be published in the 
          Yeats Studies Series, 24 pp.  (4 copies)

     Ephemera:
     Program, "Celtic Studies, Major and Minor Programmes, 1981-1982," Saint Michael's
          College, University of Toronto 
     Program, "A James Joyce Centenary Festival," January 28 - February 9, 1982, Saint 
          Michael's College
     Publicity flier for O'Driscoll lecture at Northeastern University, November 8, [n.y.]
     Publicity flier, art exhibit by Anne Yeats, Saint Michael's College, [n.d.]; includes Yeats'
          poem "A Prayer for My Daughter"
     Press Release, The Speckled Bird, by W.B. Yeats, third volume in the Yeats Studies
          Series, published by Macmillan of Canada
     Newspaper clipping, "St. Michael's Professor Lands W.B. Yeats Project," [n.d.]

F25  O'Malley, Mary 1963 - 1965    
     Born in Connemara and educated at University College, Galway, O'Malley is currently
     the Director of the Lyric Players Theater in Belfast.  She is also the editor of the
     periodical, Threshold.  Her published volumes of poetry include A Consideration
     of Silk (1990); Where the Rocks Float (1993); and The Knife in the Wave (1997).

     Letters, 1963 - 1965  (9 items)

     Writings by O'Malley:
     "Irish Theater Letter,"  TMs  8 pp.     
     Includes 2 pp. typed list of all the Lyric's productions (3 copies); written for special Irish  
     edition of The Massachusetts Review

     Ephemera:
     Lyric Players Theater, Annual Report for the 1962-1963 season    TMs  5 pp.
     Lyric Players Theater, Annual Report for the 1963-1964 season    TMs  2 pp.
     List of Lyric Players productions from 1951-1964  TMs  2 pp.
     List of Special Productions of the Lyric Players, 1959-1962 TMs  1 pp.
     Publication, The Lyric Players, 1951 - 1959

     Also includes typed letter from Conor O'Malley and publicity for his forthcoming 
     History of the Lyric Players Theater, 1951 - 1981


F26  Stalworthy, Jon     1964 - 1984 
     Born in 1935, Stalworthy was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he received
     a B.A. in English literature and, later, a B.Litt for his thesis on Yeats, published in 1963
     as Between the Lines: W.B. Yeats' Poetry in the Making.  Stalworthy is also the author of
     several volumes of poetry, including The Anatomy of Love (1963), and Out of Bounds
     (1963).  A former professor at Cornell University, Stalworthy was also instrumental in
     the establishment of the Cornell Yeats Series.

     Letters, 1964 - 1982  (23 items)
     27 pp.  (26 leaves)

     Also includes one page of handwritten notes by unknown author, as well as four
     photocopied pages from an unidentified source 


F27  Weber, Richard 1966 - 1984    (71 items)  
     An Irish poet, Weber is the author of several volumes, including The Time Being: A Poem
     in Three Parts (1957); O'Reilly: Poems (1957); Lady and Gentleman (1963); Stephen's
     Green Revisited (1968); and A Few Small Ones (1971).

     Letters, 1966 - 1984 (54 items)
     Most of these letters were written to Clark from Weber; there are also several typed and
     handwritten drafts of letters of recommendation Clark wrote for Weber.  Also included
     are two photographs of Weber and his wife; and five copies of Weber's three-page
     curriculum vitae; two copies of Sigrid Weber's curriculum vitae

     Writings by Weber: (17 items)
     Also included are 17 typescript poems, many with autograph notes, and one newspaper
     clipping from the September 1970 issue of Hibernia.  Among those poems in the
     collection are Preacher, Reflection, A Visit to the Bridge House: For Austin Clarke, and
     Birthday Letter from America.


F28  Manuscript Versions and a Synopsis of a Tower of Polished Black Stones, 1966
     Written by David R. Clark and George Mayhew, A Tower of Polished Black Stones was
     five years in the making. It was supposed to have been published by Gehenna Press, with
     designs by Leonard Baskin and sketches by W.B. Yeats.  The manuscript was finally
     published by Dolmen Press without Baskin's designs, even though his name still appears
     on the title page.  Most of the correspondence in F12 (George Mayhew) is related to its
     somewhat rocky publication history.
     
     TS(x)     52 pp.  Advanced copy with both the editor's and Clark's holograph corrections


F29  Visible Array: Yeats's Theater of Dream and Reality, 1982-1983   5 items
     Written by David R. Clark and published in 1983 by the Dolmen Press in Ireland and
     Syracuse University Press in the United States, Visible Array won international praise and
     secured Clark's position as a Yeats' scholar.
     
     One cover letter from Clark to Dolmen's Liam Miller:
     1983: Jul 26   TL (c)    1p.
     Proofs to the introduction and preface to the volume, with holograph notations, 20 pp.
     Eleven designs (photocopied) for the book jacket and cover
     Publicity flier for Visible Array from Dolmen Press (2 copies)


F30  Cornell Press Yeats Series, 1966-1977    5 items
     Correspondence and ephemera related to the establishment of the Cornell University
     Yeats Manuscript Series in 1977.  The eight-member editorial board consisted of Phillip
     Marcus, Steven Parrish, Ann Saddlemeyer, Jon Stallworthy, George Harper, William
     Murphy, Richard J. Finneran, and David R. Clark.  They proposed to publish between
     twenty and thirty volumes of the manuscripts to Yeats's plays, poems, prose, and family
     papers.

     Letters:
     1966-1977 (4 items)

     NEH Grant application for financial assistance for the first four volumes, with curriculum
     vitae for Phillip Marcus, Jon Stallworthy, Stephen Maxfield Parrish, Richard J. Finneran,
     and Thomas Parkinson,  33 pp.


F31  Dolmen Press, c. 1960 - 1984  6 items
     Founded in Dublin in 1951 by Liam and Josephine Miller, the Dolmen Press has a long
     tradition of publishing Ireland's foremost writers of fiction, drama, biographies,
     bibliographies, and especially poetry.  The press is also known for the quality of its
     illustrations and has showcased the work of such well respected graphic artists as Tate
     Adams, Jack Coughlin, S.W. Hayter, and Anne Yeats.

     Ephemera:
     Single sheet biography of Padraic Colum, 1881-1972, printed by Dolmen Press, 1972
     Brochure from Graphic Studio Dublin, c.1960s, with description of upcoming classes                            
          such as lithography, etching, wood cutting, etc., 11 pp.
     List of the files of Dolmen Press, compiled by Michael J. Durkan, Olin Library,      
          Wesleyan University, 12 pp.
     Dolmen Press stock list, 1973, 4 pp.
     Dolmen Press Books 1984, catalogue of new publications, including Clark's Visible Array
     Brochure for Elo 70, exhibition of Irish publishers including Dolmen Press
 

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