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D'Arcy, Margaretta.

Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna

1995 August 23

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F805

Creator: D'Arcy, Margaretta.

Title: Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna

Inclusive Dates: 1995 August 23

Extent: 1 item (2 pp.)

Abstract: Handmade autograph postcard sent from Irish playwright Margaretta D'Arcy to Bernard McKenna addressing the Beijing Conference for Human Rights.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F805, Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Gift of Bernard McKenna, July 2007.


Processed and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, August 2007.

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Biographical Note

Irish playwright Margaretta D'Arcy (1934– ) is known for addressing Irish nationalism, civil liberties, and women's rights in her politically charged work. She frequently collaborates with her husband, playwright John Arden.


"Margaretta (Ruth) D'Arcy." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). (accessed August 17, 2007)

Scope and Content Note

Handmade autograph postcard from Margaretta D'Arcy to Bernard McKenna. D'Arcy notes that she is on her way to "Beijing for Human Rights for Women," believed to be the Beijing Conference for Human Rights. The postcard is made of a piece of thick red paper with a photograph attached to the front. In addition to her handwritten message, D'Arcy has glued a typed description of the photo: "Cairnpapple Hill, West Lothian -- originally an important site of matriarchal spirituality, whose structures trace the emergence, in stages, of patriarchal forms of worship. The tomb was raided in the 1940's."

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Women's Rights--History--20th century--Sources.
Dramatists, Irish--History--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Detailed Contents List

Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna, 1995 August 23   [Box 53 F805]

1 item

Autograph card signed. Handmade with attached color photograph.