University of Delaware Library

Special Collections Department

of the
Raven Arts Press

1971 - 1993

(bulk dates 1978 - 1993)

Manuscript Collection Number: 467
Accessioned: Purchase, 1994
Extent: 16 linear feet, plus 2 boxes of oversize material
Content: Manuscripts, photographs, galley proofs, correspondence, scrapbooks, news clippings, publicity material, financial records, art work, and printed material.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: February-May 2003, by Kevin Burke; completed by Anita Wellner.

for reference assistance email Special Collections
or contact:

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
(302) 831-2229

Table of Contents

Introductory Note

The Irish writer and publisher Dermot Bolger founded Dublin-based Raven Arts Press in 1977 when he was seventeen. Raven Arts commenced with the Finglas Writer’s Workshop which began printing a mimeographed magazine, Suburban Poetry, in 1977. Encouraged by the Irish poet, Anthony Cronin, Bolger began publishing his own and others’ poetry in book and pamphlet form. Raven Arts became one of the most important of the presses publishing new Irish poets during the 1980s until it closed in 1992. In addition to collections of poetry, Raven published fiction and non-fiction. It also published a series of Raven Introductions, anthologies designed to introduce new writers to the reading public. Other Raven Arts publications include Bright Wave, a dual language edition of contemporary poetry written in Irish, and a pamphlet series, Letters from a New Island. Many Raven Arts poets and writers went on to publish with British and American houses with Bolger’s assistance and encouragement. Raven Arts authors include Sara Berkeley, Paddy Doyle, Anthony Cronin, Francis Stuart, Maurice Scully, Paul Durcan, and many others. Raven Arts was active in the cultural life of Ireland, receiving grants from the Arts Council of Ireland, organizing the Poetry in the Schools Scheme to bring the work of contemporary poets into Ireland’s schools, and arts festivals in Bolger’s native Finglas, a suburb of Dublin.

Bolger himself has gone on to a prominent writing career, and it was largely to devote his efforts full-time to writing that led to his closing Raven Arts. Among his novels are The Journey Home (1990), and A Second Life (1984). He has written eight plays and published several collections of poetry. His work has received many awards.

In 1992, Bolger became a founding editor of New Island Book, another “vibrant specialist publisher of poetry and drama” that continues to thrive in Dublin and feature Irish writers.


Kelly, Shirley. “The Writer as Publisher.” Books Ireland. May 1994. No. 177.

Note: Other information derived from the collection.

Scope and Content Note

The Archive of the Raven Arts Press forms a comprehensive record of the history and activities of one of the most important publishers of literature in Ireland during the last part of the twentieth century, from its founding in 1977 to its end in 1993. In addition to manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys for many Raven Arts publications, the archive includes an extensive collection of correspondence that documents the activities of the press in its day-to-day operations. The archive also contains a large amount of publicity material, and original artwork and photographs, as well as the financial records of the company.

The authors represented include Sara Berkeley, Dermot Bolger, Philip Casey, Anthony Cronin, Paddy Doyle, Paul Durcan, Patrick Galvin, Michael Hartnett, Desmond O’Grady, Nuala Ní Dhomhnail, Michael O’Loughlin, Fintan O’Toole, Francis Stuart, and Colm Toibin. The collection includes copies of the mimeograph magazine Suburban Poetry that constituted Raven Arts’ initial publishing venture, as well as a copy of its first pamphlet, a collection of Bolger’s poetry entitled Finglas Watching the Night.

Arrangement Note

The Archive of the Raven Arts Press has been arranged into five series, largely following the original order of the collection. Series I consists of manuscripts submitted for publication. This series is itself divided into manuscripts published as books, arranged alphabetically by name of author; material submitted for Raven Arts’ pamphlet series, Letters from a New Island; Suburban Poetry, the initial publication of Raven Arts under the auspices of the Finglas Writers’ Workshop; and unpublished manuscripts.

Series II consists of correspondence. This series is subdivided into general administrative correspondence, arranged chronologically, and correspondence, arranged alphabetically, with individuals and institutions with whom Raven Arts had extended and significant correspondence. It also includes contracts and letters seeking or granting permission to reprint material.

Series III consists of office files printed from a computer hard drive when Raven Arts ceased operations. Series IV contains promotional material and art work. It includes posters, book covers, and reviews, much of which was collected an pasted in scrapbooks. Series V contains the financial records of the Raven Arts Press. Throughout the archive, there is overlap and inconsistency in the series content, i.e. some of the manuscript files include correspondence with the author and/or promotional material for the work.

Series List

I. Manuscripts, 1936-1992

     1. Book manuscripts, 1936-1992

     2. Letters from a New Island pamphlet series, 1988-1991

     3. Suburban Poetry, 1977

     4. Unpublished or unattributed manuscripts, 1992 and [n.d.]

II. Correspondence, 1978-1993

     1. General correspondence, 1978-1993

     2. Correspondence with individuals and institutions, 1978-1992

III. Office files, 1988-1992

IV. Publicity and art work, 1971-1993

     1. Reviews and promotional material, 1977-1993

     2. Book covers, art work, photographs, and posters, 1980-1991

     3. Non-Raven Arts events and publications, 1971-1993

V. Financial Records, 1978-1992

     1. Annual financial statements or audits, 1982-1991

     2. Contracts, 1981-1989

     3. Invoices, 1986-1990

     4. Accounts, 1984-1990

     5. Sales records, 1978-1990

     6. Expenses, 1981-199

     7. Petty cash, 1982-1991

     8. Banking records, 1979-1990

     9. Employee records, 1984-1990

    10. The Arts Council of Ireland, 1979-1992

Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

 	             Series I.  Manuscripts, 1936-1992
                     Series I. 1.  Book manuscripts, 1936-1992
                     Includes manuscripts and other material related to
                     the publication of books by Raven Arts Press
                     arranged alphabetically by author or title (in the
                     case of anthologies and collections).
                    Achterberg, Gerritt
1              F1   Hidden Weddings, 1987
                    Includes galley sheets of Michael O’Loughlin’s
                    translation of the work of the twentieth century
                    Dutch poet
                    Barry, Sebastian
                    Boss Grady’s Boys, 1989
               F2   Copy of the typescript of two-act play with
                    holograph corrections
               F3   Photocopy of typescript of two-act play and a
                    portion of the proofs
               F4   Fanny Hawke Goes to the Mainland Forever, 1989
                    Includes copies of typescript and proofs of
                    poetry collection

                    Berkeley, Sara
               F5   Facts about Water, [n.d.]
                    Includes copy of typescript of poetry collection

               F6   Home Movie Nights, 1989
                    Includes reader’s report and typescripts of poems

               F7   Penn, 1986, 1989
                    Includes typescript of poems, cover art work,
                    and proofs

                    The Swimmer in the Deep Blue Dream, 1992
               F8   Includes typescript of short story
                    collection, cover art work, correspondence related
                    to promotion of book, and a review from the
                    Tribune (Ireland).
               F9   Printer’s page proofs

                    Boland, Rosita
                    Muscle Creek, 1991
               F10  Includes typescripts of poems, letters from
                    author to Raven, and copy of press release
                    publicizing the publication of the book.
               F11  Printer’s page proofs


                    Bolger, Dermot
               F12  Finglas Watching the Night, 1977
                    Includes copy of the initial publication of
                    Raven Arts Press, a pamphlet of poems, signed by
                    Dermot Bolger, with an Introduction by Anthony

               F13  The Woman’s Daughter, 1987
                    Cover art work and layout sheets of Bolger’s novel

                    Bright Wave: Poetry in Irish Now (An Tonn Gheal), 1986, 1991
                    An anthology of contemporary Irish language
                    poetry published in a dual language edition,
                    edited by Dermot Bolger with translations by a
                    number of poets including Bolger, Sara Berkeley,
                    Paul Muldoon and others.
               F14  Translations of the poetry of Michael Davitt,
                    Caitlín Maude and Micheál Ó hAirtnéide
               F15  Translations of the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
               F16  Translations of the poetry of Liam Ó Muirthile and
                    Cathal Ó Searcaigh
               F17  Dermot Bolger’s translations of a number of the
                    poets included in the anthology and a corrected
                    typescript of Alan Titley’s Introduction.
               F18  Galley and lay-out sheets
               F19  Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up
                     Casey, Philip
 1             F20   After Thunder, 1985
                     Includes two typescript versions of poetry
                     collection, the first of which was titled Ingrate
                     of My Generation

               F21  Those Distant Summers, 1980
                    Includes typescript of poetry collection

                    The Year of the Knife: Poems 1980 – 1990, 1991
               F22  Includes typescript of poems and print-out of
                    poetry collection
               F23  Includes printer’s page proofs and cover
                    rough up
                    Celan, Paul
                    65 Poems (translation by Brian Lynch and Peter Janowsky), 1985
               F24  Typescript of translation
               F25  Galleys
               F26  Includes typescripts of Forwards to First and
                    Second Editions, requests to German publishers to
                    print translations, and publicity material related
                    to publication.

                    Chapman, Patrick
                    Jazztown, [1991]
               F27  Three early versions of the typescript of
                    this poetry collection with cover letters from
               F28  Two later versions of the typescript,
                    including the final one with cover letters from
               F29  The New Pornography, [n.d.]
                    Initial and final versions of the typescript
                    of this poetry collection with cover letters from

                    Cotter, Patrick
2              F30  The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare, 1990
                    Includes typescript of long poem and cover
                    letters from author

                    Cronin, Anthony
               F31  The End of the Modern World, 1988
                    Typescript of poems with holograph
                    corrections; also corrected typescript of the
                    Introduction and afterword for Cronin’s long poem
                    R.M.S. Titanic

               F32  Letter to an Englishman, 1985
                    Includes typescript versions of long poem and

                    Daly, Padraig
               F33  This Day’s Importance, 1981
                    Includes carbon copy of typescript of poetry collection

                    Davitt, Michael
               F34  Selected Poems: Rogha Dánta 1968 – 1984, 1987
                    Doyle, Paddy
                    The God Squad, 1988
               F35  Photographs and publicity material
               F36  Print-out of the manuscript, pages 1-190
               F37  Print-out of the manuscript, pages 191–281
               F38  Print-out of portions of the manuscript including prologue

                    Durcan, Paul
               F39  Jesus, Break His Fall, 1980
                    Includes typescript

               F40  Jumping the Train Tracks with Angela, 1983
                    Includes copy of corrected typescript and
                    corrected galleys

                    Elborn, Geoffrey
                    Francis Stuart: a Life, 1990
               F41  Correspondence related to publication and
                    publicity material
               F42  Corrected print-out of an early version of the manuscript
                    Corrected print-out of a later version of the manuscript
               F43A  Pages 1-180
               F43B  Pages 181-end
               F44  Corrected galleys
               F45  Corrected galleys
                    Fallon, Padraig
               F46  The Five Stations, [n.d.]
                    Typescript of a radio play
                    Fitzgerald, Sheila
                    Donegal Summer, 1985
               F47  Includes manuscript and correspondence
               F48  Includes artwork and correspondence.
3                   Galvin, Patrick
               F49  The Death of Art O’Leary, [n.d.]
                    Includes print-out of manuscript of collection of
               F50  Let the Seahorse Take Me Home; Miss Elderberry Swim, [1989]
                    Includes corrected carbon of typescript of
                    collection of poems; also, cover letter (14 May 89) 
                    offering the long poem, Miss Elderberry Swim,
                    for publication and typescript of the poem.

                    Song for a Poor Boy, 1990
               F51  Includes letter from Ted Hickey introducing
                    Dermot Bolger to the “‘autobiographical’ pieces”
                    of Galvin that had appeared in the Cork Examiner
                    and suggesting their incorporation into a book;
                    also, copies of the pieces from the Cork Examiner,
                    and an early version of the manuscript of the book
                    published in 1990 as Song of a Poor Boy: a Cork
               F52  Three Cf-2 Compact Floppy Discs containing parts 1-
                    6 of Song for a Poor Boy with cover letter dated
                    April 10, 1990
               F53  Print-out of manuscript dated July 22, 1990
               F54  Print-out of manuscript dated September 4, 1990
               F55  Print-out of another version of the manuscript
               F56  Corrected galleys
               F57  Another version of corrected galleys
               F58  Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up
                    Song for a Raggy Boy, 1991
               F59  Print-out of early version of the manuscript dated
                    1991, titled Hooligan, with cover letter
               F60  Another version of the manuscript of Song for
                    a Raggy Boy: a Cork Boyhood published in 1991 as a
                    sequel to Song for a Poor Boy.
               F61  Undated version of the manuscript titled Song
                    for a Raggy Boy, annotated “pub date 30th Nov.”
               F62  Corrected proofs dated October 14, 1991
               F63  Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up
                    Golden, Frank
               F64  En Route to Leamenah, 1990
                    Typescript and galleys for collection of poetry
                    Hanna, Davoren
                    Not Common Speech, 1990
               F65  Includes photocopy of holograph letter from Seamus
                    Heaney to Hanna (8 Aug 88); typescript of poems; book
                    cover; and typescript of German    translation of the
                    book by Peter Jankowsky.
               F66    Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up
                    Harding, Gunnar
               F67  The Fabulous Life of Guillaume Apollinaire, 1982
                    Includes photocopies of the typescript of the
                    manuscript translated from the Swedish by Sydney
                    Bernard Smith and the author, and corrected
                    typescript of the Introduction by Smith.
                    Hartnett, Michael
               F68  Includes photocopy of a portion of the manuscript
                    for Hartnett’s 1985 book Inichore Haiku; also
                    typescripts of early poems and typescripts and
                    other material related to the publication of
                    Hartnett’s Collected Poems.
                    Holmquist, Kathryn
                    A Good Daughter, 1991
               F69  Corrected galleys
               F70  Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up
                    Kearney, Richard
                    Angel of Patrick’s Hill, 1991
               F71  Includes two versions of poetry collection
                    typescript, correspondence, and typescript of
                    “Letters on a New Republic,” an article by
               F72  Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-ups

4                   Lonergan, Tom
               F73  The Sound of Umbrellas at Work, 1988
                    Includes typescripts three versions of poetry
               F74  Unfinished Business
                    Includes typescripts of two versions of poetry
                    Lynch, Brian
               F75  Voices from the Nettle-Way, 1989
                    Includes typescript and some galley pages

                    McCabe, Pat
               F76  The Adventures of Shay Mouse, 1985
                    Includes typescript of children’s book and
                    McNamee, Brendan
               F77  The Man Who Lived in Sorcy Wood, 1987
                    Includes corrected proofs of a portion of the
                    The Last of Deeds, 1989
               F78A  Typescript of novella
               F78B  Typescript of the novella Love in History later
                     published by Picador with The Last of Deeds
                    Murphy, Aidan
               F79  The Restless Factor, 1985
                    Includes typescript of poems
                    Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala
               F80  Selected Poems: Rogha Dánta, 1988
                    Includes photocopies of galley sheets with
                    corrections of poems from the collection
                    originally published in translation in 1986,
                    reissued in dual language (Irish-English) format
                    in 1988 and 1989, and published again in 1991 as
                    part of the Raven Collection.
                    O’Connor, Conleth
               F81  The Judas Cry, 1979
                    Includes typescript of a collection of poems, “A
                    Corpse Auditions Its Mourners” and “To Us, a Son.”
                    O’Donaghue, Robert
               F82  The Witness, [n.d.]
                    Includes typescript of collection of poems
                    O’Grady, Desmond
               F83  Seven Arab Odes, 1990
                    Includes typescript of O’Grady’s translations of
                    Arabic poetry, together with his introduction to
                    the collection and a TLS to Dermot Bolger offering
                    the work for publication.
                    O’Loughlin, Michael
               F84  After Kavanaugh, 1985
                    Typescript of a critical work on the Irish poet
                    Frank Kavanaugh
               F85  The Diary of a Silence, 1985
                    Includes correspondence and typescripts of three
                    versions of the poetry collection; also, program
                    from the Passion Machine production of Wasters,
                    containing two poems by O’Loughlin.
               F86  The Inside Story, 1989
                    Includes typescript and galleys for the short
                    story collection
                    O’Toole, Fintan
               F87  A Mass for Jesse James, 1990
                    Typescript of the Acknowledgements page and two of
                    the articles for the collection of O’Toole’s
                    Print-out of the manuscript of this collection of
                    O’Toole’s journalism,   [n.d.]
               F88A  (I)
               F88B  (II)
               F89  Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up

5                   No More Heroes, 1990
               F90  Print-out of the manuscript of O’Toole’s study of
               F91  Galleys
               F92  Printer’s page proofs
                    The Politics of Magic, 1987
               F93  Typescript of chapters 1-4 of O’Toole’s study of
                    Irish dramatist Tom Murphy
               F94  Typescript of chapters 5-8 of O’Toole’s study of Tom Murphy
                    Raven Introductions
               F95  Raven Introductions, 1983
                    Galley sheets and other material related to the series
                    dedicated to the publication of new Irish writers
               F96  Raven Introductions II: Kioskophile and Other Stories, 1983
                    Synopsis of the novella Kioskophile by David Kavanaugh
                    and manuscripts of stories by Pauge Rowan
               F97  Raven Introductions IV, 1986
                    Typescript of the long poem Eitgal by Gerald Loose,
                    excerpts of which were published in Raven Introductions IV
               F98  Raven Introductions VI, 1990
                    Publication files for Raven Introductions VI
               F99  Raven Introductions: Boran – Lonergan
                    Material submitted for publication in the series,
                    arranged alphabetically by author’s last name
               F100  Raven Introductions: McGhee – Wyley
                     Material submitted for publication in the series,
                     arranged alphabetically by author’s last name
                     Smith, Michael
               F101  Irish Poetry, the Thirties Generation, 1983
                     Corrected typescript of the Preface to this Raven Arts
                     reissue of an anthology of poetry
                     Smith, Sydney Bernard
               F102  New and Selected Poems, 1984
                     Correspondence and typescript and holograph copies of
                     the poems included in the collection
               F103  Scurrilities, 1981 and Sensualities, 1981
                     Typescripts of both poetry collections
                     Smyth, Gerard
               F104  Loss and Gain, 1981
                     Typescript of collection of poetry
                     Stuart, Francis
               F105  Correspondence and photographs, 1984-1990
                     Correspondence between Stuart and Bolger
                     discussing plans to publish Stuart’s work;
                     correspondence with other publishers, photocopies
                     of Stuart’s letters to his wife written in France
                     at the close of World War II, plus six photographs
                     of Stuart, plus two photographs of children.
              F106   The Abandoned Snail Shell, 1987
                     Corrected rolled galley sheets
              F107   A Compendium of Lovers, 1990
                     Galley proofs of novel
6                    Faillandia, 1985
                     Typescript of novel with typed and holograph corrections
              F108A  Pages 1-114
              F108B  Pages 115-223
              F108C  Pages 224-340
                     Another version of the manuscript with corrections
              F109A  Pages 1-181
              F109B  Pages 182-340
              F110A  Editor’s working notes and cover
              F110B  Galley proofs
              F111   Night Pilot, 1988
                     Typescript of poems
              F112   States of Mind, 1984
                     Typescript of short prose
              F113   We Have Kept the Faith, 1992
                     Typescript of poems and printer’s page proofs
              F114   The White Hare, 1936
                     Photocopy of Stuart’s novel
                     Stuart, Madeline
                     Manna in the Morning, 1984
              F115   Typescript of pages 1-30, with corrections and
                     revisions, of the memoir by Francis Stuart’s wife
              F116   Typescript of pages 31-85, with corrections
                     and revisions

                     Sweeney, Matthew
              F117   A Round House, 1983
                     Printer’s page proofs of poetry collection;
                     also galley proofs of the children’s story, The
                     Chinese Dressing Gown (1987)
                     Tóibín, Colm
                     The Trial of the Generals, 1990
              F118   Printer’s proof pages and cover mock-up; also,
                     corrected typescript of an article entitled
                    “Eastern Europe,” published in Trial of the
                     Generals as “The Discreet Rise of the Bourgeoisie”
              F119   Print-out of the manuscript
              F120   Issues of In Dublin magazine in which articles in
                     the book first appeared

7             F121   Issues of Magill in which articles in the
                     book first appeared
              F122   Issues of other periodicals in which articles
                     in the book first appeared
              F123   Issues of In Dublin magazine edited by Toibin
              F124   Issues of Magill magazine edited by Toibin
                     Series I.2.  Letters from a New Island Pamphlet Series, 1988-1991
                     Invisible Dublin: a Journey Through Dublin's Suburbs, 1991
              F125A  Includes original manuscripts of essays
                     published in the collection and cover mock-up
              F125B  Printer’s page proofs
              F126   16 on 16, 1988
                     Original manuscripts of essays included in a
                     pamphlet on the Easter 1916 rising leading to
                     Irish independence
                     Letters from a New Island, 1991
              F127   Printer’s page proofs and cover mock-up of this
                     collection of pieces from the various publications
                     in the series
              F128   Material submitted for publication in the series
                     Series I.3.  Suburban Poetry, 1977
              F129   Suburban Poetry, 1977
                     Initial publications of Raven Arts in the form of
                     photocopied broadsheets. Includes “The Poetry of
                     Dermot Bolger” (March 1977), with an Introduction
                     by Colm Hewitt; Suburban Poetry, nos. 1 and 2
                     (1977), “A Raven Arts workshop publication.”
                     Series I.4.  Unpublished or Unattributed Manuscripts, 1992 and [n.d.]
              F130   Lasker-Schuler, Else
                     Typescript of translation of German poet Else
                     Lasker-Schuler by James Liddy and Ruth
              F131   MacAnnaidh, Seamus
                     Cover letter and first sixty pages of MacAnnaidh’s
                     translation into English of his Irish language novel
              F132   O’Louglin, Michael
                     Copy of a typescript of A Mouth Wound, a
                     collection of poetry circa 1992
              F133   O’Sullivan, Michael
                     Typescript of O’Sullivan’s Selected Poems and Prose
              F134   Scully, Maurice
                     Typescript of Unauthorized Credits, a collection
                     of poetry
              F135   Wall, Eamonn
                     Typescript of Dyckman-200th Street, a collection
                     of poetry later published by Salmon Press
              F136   Unattributed Manuscripts
                     Manuscripts without attribution to author
              F137   Unattributed Manuscripts
                     Manuscripts without attribution to author

                     Series II.  Correspondence, 1978-1993
                     Series II.1.  General Correspondence, 1978-1993
                     Includes correspondence concerning the day-to-day
                     operation of Raven Arts Press, in original
                     chronological files.
              F138   1978–79
              F139   1980–81
              F140   1982
              F141   1983
              F142   1984
8             F143   1985
              F144   1986
              F145   1987
              F146   1988
              F147   1989
              F148   1980s–Undated
              F149   1990 Jan–Jun
              F150   1990 Jul–Dec
              F151   1991 Jan–Jun
              F152   1991 Jul–Dec
              F153   1992 Jan–Jun
              F154   1992 Jul–Dec
              F155   1993
              F156   1990s–Undated
                     Series II.2.  Correspondence with Individuals and 
Institutions, 1978- 1992
Includes extended correspondence with long term Raven Arts authors, and with businesses and other organizations with which Raven Arts had significant and extended dealings. Series includes contracts with authors and letters seeking or granting permission to reprint material. Occasionally the author includes a typescript poem or other writing. F157A Berkeley, Sara, 1985-1991 F157B Boland, Eavan and Rosita, 1986-1991 F158A Casey, Phillip, 1978-1990 F158B Cronin, Anthony, 1981 and [n.d.] F159 Doyle, Paddy, 1988-1991 F160A Galvin, Patrick, 1988-1992 F160B Hartnett, Michael, 1983-1991 F161 Murphy, Aidan, 1986-1991 F162A O’Connor, Conleth, 1978-1982 F162B O’Grady, Desmond, 1988-1992 F163 Scully, Maurice, 1980-1986 F164 Smith, Sydney Bernard, 1978-1990 F165 Stuart, Francis, 1981-1992 F166 Sweeney, Matthew, 1980-1992 F167 Correspondence with The Arts Council of Ireland, 1980-1991 The Arts Council of Ireland was a major source of Raven Arts funding. F168A Correspondence with Alison & Busby (London), 1983-1987 F168B Correspondence with Carcanet (Manchester), 1981-1990 F169A Correspondence with Colin Smythe (Buckinghamshire), 1984-1987 F169B Dufour Editions (Pennsylvania), 1984-1986 F170 Contracts, ca. 1982-1991 Contracts between authors and Raven Arts Press for publication of books, (see also F215). 9 F171 Permissions, 1984-1993 Letters seeking or granting permission to reprint material Series III. Office files, 1988-1992 Includes letters, contracts, and press releases printed from computer hard drive when Raven Arts ceased operation Correspondence, 1988-1992 F172 1988 F173 1989 F174 1990 F175 1991 F176 1992 F177 Undated Also includes contracts and book order forms F178 Press releases and cover blurbs, ca. 1989-1992 Series IV. Publicity and artwork, 1971-1993 Includes promotional material and reviews, book covers, artwork, posters, and material not directly related to Raven Arts. Series IV.1. Reviews and promotional material, 1977-1992 F179 Reports of manuscripts, [n.d.] Reports by readers for Raven Arts recommending publication of submitted manuscripts F180 Book reviews, 1978-1992 Reviews of Raven Arts books from a wide variety of sources F181 Bolger, Dermot, 1991 Reviews of Bolger’s work, interviews, and articles written by Bolger for periodical publications F182 Raven Arts publicity, 1984-1987 Includes press releases publicizing Raven Arts Press F183 Raven authors activities, 1985-1991 Includes material relating to activities of authors published by Raven Arts F184 Articles about Raven Arts Press, 1978-1988 F185 Raven Arts-sponsored events, 1977-1989 Promotional material and press reports on events sponsored by Raven Arts F186 Book launches, 1987-1991 Press releases and promotional material for launches of Raven Arts books F187 Book blurbs and publicity, 1987-1992 Note: Includes drafts of material later printed on book jackets F188 Catalogs and order sheets Includes many Raven Arts Press catalogs, 1981-1990 F189 Publicity mailing lists, [n.d.] Lists of reviewers and guest lists for launches and other events Scrapbooks, 1977-1990 F190 Early Reviews, 1977-1986 F191 Reviews from early 1980s F192 Reviews from mid-1980s F193 Reviews from late 1980s 10 F194 Reviews from 1990 F195 Paddy Doyle, 1985-1989 Includes clippings related to Raven Arts author Paddy Doyle and others F196 Invisible Cities, 1988-1990 Clippings related to the Raven pamphlet Invisible Cities, Francis Stuart’s Night Pilot, the author Jennifer Johnston, and Raven Introductions 5 F197 Magic of Tom Murphy, 1987-1988 Clippings related to Fintan O’Tooles’ The Magic of Tom Murphy, and Brendan McNamee’s The Man Who Lived in Sorcy Wood F198 Stuarts – Durcan - Cronin, 1981-1987 Clippings related to Anthony Cronin, Paul Durcan, and Francis and Madeleine Stuart Series IV.2. Book covers, artwork, photographs, and posters, 1980- 1991 F199 Book covers, [n.d.] Book covers for many of Raven’s publications F200 Artwork, [n.d.] Original artwork for covers and illustrations of Raven Arts books F201 Photographs of individuals, 1980-1991 Includes photographs of many Raven Arts authors, including Sara Berkeley (3), Brendan McNamee, Mary Robinson, Maurice Scully, Devin Connolly, Sid Bluett, Padrais Rooney, Philip Casey, Paul Durcan (2), Michael Davitt, Carl Marrey, Patrick Galvin, Robert O’Donoghue, Roisin Cowman, Michael Hartnett (3), Conleth O’Connor (2), Frank Goldon, Nualia ni Dhomhouaill, Jennifer Johnston (2), Brian Lynch (2), Eoin McNermee, Tom Lonercan (2), Aidan Murphy, Michael O’Loughlin (3), Margot McCabe, Francis Stuart, Dermot Bolger, Arland Ussher, Julie Wieland, Podge O’Farrell. F202 Photographs of art and landscapes, 1989 and [n.d.] Photographs of artwork and landscapes used for Raven book covers F203 Posters and postcards, 1990 and [n.d.] Posters promoting Raven books and events. The posters have been removed to oversize. Series IV.3. Non-Raven Arts events and publications, 1971-1993 F204 Non-Raven Arts events, 1981-1993 Material promoting events in which Raven was not directly involved F205 Other publishers’ catalogs, 1980-1992 F206 Self-published books, 1977-1984 Includes books published by authors and sent to Raven F207 Mimeographed publications, 1971-1984 Includes Broadsheet, edited by Hayden Murphy, and mimeograph publications of the Mountjoy Women’s Prison Writers Workshop. Periodicals F208 Annaghmakerrig Gazebo, An Article 19 Report, Belfast Review, 1983 The Article 19 Report titled Fiction, Fact and the Fatwa: A Chronology of Censorship concerns Salman Rushdie. F209 Books Ireland, 1984-1992 F210 In Dublin, 1982-1984 F211 The Grapevine and Graph, 1978-1990 The Grapevine carried one of the first reviews of a Raven book F212 Innti, Ireland Journal, Modern Poetry in Translation, An Roinn Oideachais, Scarlet Quarterly, The Tablet, and Timeform, 1978-1991 11 F213 Newspapers, 1981-1991 Includes copy of a Russian language newspaper Series V. Financial records, 1978-1992 The financial records include a variety of financial information regarding the business of Raven Arts Press. Included are invoices, contracts, year-end statements, account records, sales records, petty cash receipts, ledgers, bank statements and cancelled checks, business correspondence, particularly The Arts Council of Ireland, and a small amount of employee records. Some of the records were originally in loose-leaf binders (such as all of the invoices and many of the sales and expenses records). The order of those binders has been maintained in the folders. Among the sales and expenses/banking material will be found other financial material. Series V.1. Annual financial statements or audits, 1982-1991 F214 Annual statements, 1982-1991 Series V.2. Contracts, 1981-1989 F215 Contracts, 1985-1989 See also F170. F216 Notes and information on contracts, 1981-1989 Series V.3. Invoices, 1986-1990 Numbered invoices were originally housed in loose- leaf binders. Among the invoices are notes, letters, and information related to the invoices. F217 Numbers 1-100, 1986 May 6-Jul 25 F218 Numbers 101-179, 1986 Jul 25-Oct 14 F219 Numbers 180-285, 1986 Oct 14-1987 Jan 16 F220 Numbers 286-355, 1987 Jan 16-Apr 10 F221 Numbers 356-477, 1987 Apr 10-Jun 8 F222 Numbers 478-565, 1987 Jun 10-Sep 30 F223 Numbers 566-650, 1987 Sep 30-Nov 1 F224 Numbers 651-750, 1987 Nov 1-Dec 3 F225 Numbers 751-780, 1987 Dec 2-15 F226 *Foreign invoices numbers 1-64, 1986 May 6-Sep 24 Housed with the invoices in F225 F227 Numbers 781-850, 1987 Dec 16-1988 Feb 15 F228 Numbers 851-950, 1988 Feb 15-Apr 8 F229 Numbers 951-1050, 1988 Apr 8-May 17 F230 Numbers 1051-1149, 1988 May 18-Jun 23 F231 Numbers 1150-1250, 1988 Jun 23-Jul 27 12 F232 Numbers 1251-1350, 1988 Jul 27-Sep 30 F233 Numbers 1351-1450, 1988 Oct 3-Nov 23 F234 Numbers 1451-1561, 1988 Nov 23-Dec 23 F235 Numbers 1562-1680, 1989 Jan 31-Feb 17 F236 Numbers 1681-1800, 1989 Feb 28-May 10 F237 Numbers 1801-1895, 1989 May 10-Jul 30 F238 Numbers 1896-1975, 1989 Aug 5-Nov 11 F239 Numbers 1976-2050, 1989 Sep 27-Nov 30 F240 Numbers 2051-2123, 1989 Nov 30-1990 Mar 1 V.4. Accounts, 1984-1990 Subseries is arranged in rough chronological order since dates of folders overlap. F241 Ledger of accounts, 1986 This ledger was kept in a converted diary in which part of May is used to list task to do or work completed. F242 Ledger sheets, 1988-1989 F243 Account statements, 1986-1988 F244 Sales accounts – computer printouts, 1986-1987 Notebooks of account card, sales sheets or remittance records, 1984-1990 Removed from notebooks. F245 Accounts, 1986-1987 F246 Accounts material, 1987-1988 F247 Accounts and remittance, 1987-1989 F248 Account cards, 1987-1989 F249 Account cards/sales sheets, 1987-1990 13 F250 Miscellaneous accounts material, 1984-1990 V.5. Sales records, 1978-1990 Includes ledger, invoices, and credit returns. Arranged in rough chronological order. F251 [Binder] of sales records, 1978-1984 F252 Financial ledger, 1981 F253 Sales ledgers, 1982-1983 and 1983-1985 F254 Purchase invoices, 1982-1984 F255 Irish Bookhandling sales, 1983-1984 F256 [Binder] of sales records, 1983-1985 [Binder] of sales records, 1985-1988 F257 (I) F258 (II) F259 [Binder] of sales records, 1987-1988 F260 [Binder] of sales records, 1987-1990 F261 Credits notes and returns, 1987-1988 F262 [Binder] of credit returns, 1989-1990 F263 Eason & Son orders, 1988 F264 Stock inventories, 1984-1985 and [n.d.] Series V.6. Expenses, 1981-1990 Includes binders of expenses records, with some banking and sales information also included. [Binders] of expenses and sales, F265 Expenses and sales, 1981-1990 F266 Expenses and sales, 1982-1984 F267 Expenses and sales, 1984-1985 F268 Expenses, 1984-1986 F269 Expenses, 1985-1986 F270 Expenses, 1986-1987 14 F271 Expenses/banking, 1987-1988 F272 Expenses, 1988 F273 Expenses, 1989-1990 F274 Expenses, 1990 F275 Finglas events ledger, [n.d.] Series V.7. Petty cash, 1982-1991 Includes ledgers, receipts, and notebooks of vouchers and/or receipts. The notebooks are in a variety of sizes and shapes, with entries and receipts stapled or taped to pages. Petty cash ledgers or ledger sheets, 1983-1989 F276 Postage and telephone ledger, 1983 F277 Petty cash ledger, 1984 F278 Postage ledger, 1984-1985 F279 Petty cash record, 1986-1987 F280 Petty cash record, 1987-1988 F281 Petty cash record, 1988-1989 F282 Petty cash ledger sheets, 1988-1989 Petty cash notebooks of receipts and vouchers, 1982-1991 F283 Receipts, 1982-1983 F284 Vouchers, 1984 Apr-Jun F285 Vouchers, 1984 Apr-Jul F286 Vouchers, 1984 Jul-Aug F287 Vouchers, 1984 Aug-Nov F288 Vouchers, 1984 Nov-Dec F289 Receipts notebook, 1985 Jan-Mar F290 Vouchers, 1985 Apr-Jun F291 Vouchers, 1985 Apr-Ju1 F292 Vouchers, 1985 Jun-1986 Jan F293 Receipts notebook, 1985 Jul-Nov F294 Vouchers, 1985 Dec-1986 Jan 15 F295 Vouchers, 1986 Jan-Mar F296 Receipts notebook, 1986 Feb-Mar F297 Receipts notebook, 1986 May-1987 Jul F298 Receipts notebook, 1986 Nov-1988 Feb F299 Receipts notebook, 1987 Apr-Nov F300 Receipts notebook, 1988 Mar-Aug F301 Receipts notebook, 1988 Jul-1989 Oct F302 Receipts notebook, 1989 Nov-1990 Mar F303 Receipts, 1990 Apr-1991 16 Series V.8. Banking records, 1979-1990 Includes ledgers, bank statements, cancelled checks, checkbook stubs, lodgement sheets, and correspondence. Most of the information is related to banking with Allied Irish Banks Ltd. Some banking records, such as statements are also found in the binders in Subseries V.5 and V.6. F304 Bank and cash ledger, 1982-1987 F305 Bank and financial ledger, 1982-1989 F306 Ledger of “cheques paid in,” 1982-1983 F307 Bank lodgement sheets, 1989-1990 Allied Irish Banks Ltd. statements, 1979-1989 F308 1979-1984 F309 1985-1989 Allied Irish Banks Ltd Account lodgements and credit transfers, 1979-1990 Checkbooks with account information F310 1979-1981 (3) F311 1983-1985 (9) F312 1985-1987 (10) F313 1987 (1) F314 1987-1989 (8) F315 1989-1990 (7) Allied Irish Banks Ltd cancelled checks, 19821984 F316 1982-1983 F317 1983-1984 F318 1984 F319 Guarantee for Grapevine Arts Centre, 1983 Series V.9. Employee records, 1984-1990 Includes information regarding income tax and the Youth Employment Agency. F320 Tax records, 1984-1990 F321 Youth Employment Agency records, 1985 Series V.10. The Arts Council of Ireland, 1979-1992 Correspondence, reports, and records regarding the financial support provided by the Arts Council of Ireland to Raven Arts Press. Correspondence, 1980-1991 F322 1980-1983 F323 19841991 F324 Applications for funding, 1988-1992 F325 Annual reports and a directory, 1979-1988 Publications of The Arts Council of Ireland

Back to the UD Special Collections Home Page

+ Return to List of Manuscript Finding Aids by Title

This page is maintained by Special Collections
Last modified: 01/19/11
  • UD Library Special Collections  •   181 South College Avenue  •   Newark, DE 19717-5267  •   USA
    Phone: USA +1 302-831-2229  •   ©2014