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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

"The Miracle of the Corn" playscript and theater program


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F501

Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Title: "The Miracle of the Corn" playscript and theater program

Inclusive Dates: [1935]

Extent: 1 item (19 pp.)

Abstract: Playscript and program for Padraic Colum's "The Miracle of the Corn."

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F501, Padraic Colum, "The Miracle of the Corn" playscript and theater program, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1995.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007.

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Biographical Note

Irish writer Padraic Colum (1881–1972) published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore during his lifetime. Colum developed close relationships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell [AE], James Stephens, and James Joyce. Colum was an original signer of the charter for the Abbey Theatre and wrote several of the Abbey Theatre's earliest plays, but he is primarily remembered for his poetry.


"Colum, Padraic, 1881–1972." Literature Online. (accessed February 6, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This autograph typescript by Padraic Colum which includes numerous variations from the published version which appeared in Colum’s 1907 Studies.

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
English drama--Irish authors--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Scripts (documents)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 147 Padraic Colum papers

Detailed Contents List

Padraic Colum "The Miracle of the Corn" playscript and theater program, [1935]   [Box 30 F501]

Typescript signed, 19 pp.