Special Collections Department
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.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Cronin. 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,  F27 Three early versions of the typescript of this poetry collection with cover letters from author F28 Two later versions of the typescript, including the final one with cover letters from author F29 The New Pornography, [n.d.] Initial and final versions of the typescript of this poetry collection with cover letters from author 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 galleys 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 poems F50 Let the Seahorse Take Me Home; Miss Elderberry Swim,  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 Childhood. 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 Kearney. 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 collection F74 Unfinished Business Includes typescripts of two versions of poetry collection 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 illustrations McNamee, Brendan F77 The Man Who Lived in Sorcy Wood, 1987 Includes corrected proofs of a portion of the manuscript 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 journalism 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 Shakespeare 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 Schwertfeger 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
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