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Sean O'Casey collection of papers

Sean O'Casey collection of papers, 1904-1964 bulk (1918-1964).
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
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Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS O'CaseySchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320


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855 items.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Sean O'Casey was an Irish playwright and theater critic.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Former owners include Lady Gregory, Maire O'Neill and the American Play Company.
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  • Cataloged
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Berg Coll MSS O'Casey
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
Sean O'Casey collection of papers, 1904-1964 bulk (1918-1964).
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, diaries kept from 1904-1960, notebooks, financial and legal documents, portraits and pictorial works. The manuscripts include drafts of essays and plays, poems, notes toward works, reading notes, criticism, and other holograph materials. The typescripts include articles, emended typescripts of plays, early and later drafts of play, poems, essays, and other typewritten materials. The financial documents include accounts for the period 1917 through 1962. The holdings also comprise 24 volumes of holograph notebooks.
The correspondence includes letters written by the author from 1911 to 1964, to Sara Allgood, Robert Emmentt Ginna, Lady Gregory, Breon O'Casey, Fergus O'Connor, Clara Rotter, Jane Rubin, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, and to others. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from 1925 to 1963, exchanged between various correspondents including Samuel Beckett, Lady Gregory, Lennox Robinson, and others. There are letters to O'Casey from The Abbey Theatre; Canon, Brookes & Odgers; Samuel French Ltd., Lady Gregory, MacMillan & Co., Lennox Robinson, Arthur Sinclair, W. B. Yeats, and others, dating from 1924 to 1960.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Sean O'Casey was an Irish playwright and theater critic.
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.
Ginna, Robert Emmett.
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932.
O'Casey, Breon, 1928-
O'Connor, Fergus.
Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958.
Rotter, Clara.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Sinclair, Arthur.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. Former owner
O'Neill, Maire, 1887-1952. Former owner
Abbey Theatre.
Canon, Brookes & Odgers.
MacmIllan & Co.
Samuel French Ltd.
American Play Company. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS O'Casey
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