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DESMOND EGAN PAPERS, PART II

CONTENTS Introduction ii Synopsis iii Abbreviations iv Description 1 Index INTRODUCTION This collection is the second accession of the papers of the notable Irish poet, Desmond Egan (1936 - ). Half of these papers consist of correspondence from international scholars, writers, several Irish ministers and various foreign ambassadors to Ireland. Among the well-known writers are Samuel Beckett, Robert Creeley, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Ian Jack, Desmond Guiness, James Laughlin, Peter Kavanagh (brother of poet Patrick Kavanagh), Peter Luke, Sean MacBride and James McKenna. Manuscripts (typed and autograph) of Egan's work comprise the bulk of the remainder of the collection. Included are the complete manuscript for Egan's book, "A Song for My Father" (1989 ) which includes a cycle of poems dedicated to the memory of his father Thomas Egan, and the complete galleys for "Terre et Paix" (1988), a volume of selected poems by Egan in French translation. The collection includes five audio tape cassettes of readings by Egan,as well as of interviews.

For a breakdown of the arrangement of this collection, see the synopsis. Biographical information on Desmond Egan may be found in the register for the first accession. Bulk dates: 1985-1989 Span dates: 1979-1990 Size: 2.50 linear feet, 4 boxes, 1 oversized flat box Provenance: Acquired from Desmond Egan, 1987, 1989, 1991. Processed by Lisette C. Matano, March 25, 1991. SYNOPSIS ABBREVIATIONS

ACS autograph card signed ALS autograph letter signed AMs autograph manuscript AMsS autograph manuscript signed MSS manuscripts n.d. no date PRN printed TL typed letter TL carbon typed letter carbon copy TMs typed manuscript TMsS typed manuscript signed

AFrI Action from Ireland DE Desmond Egan RTE Radio Telefis Eireann BULK DATES: 1985 - 1990
SPAN DATES: 1979 - 1990 EXTENT: 2.50 lf, 5 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Individual Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 1, Folders 1 - 36) Contains correspondence to DE arranged alphabetically by individualsurname.

SERIES: 2. Chronological Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 2, Folders 1 - 13) Contains correspondence received by DE, arranged by year.

SERIES: 3. Subject Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 2, Folders 14 - 23) Contains material and correspondence relating to various academic, literaryand political organizations.

SERIES: 4. Manuscripts


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 3, Folders 1 - 32; Box 4, Folders 1 - 18) Contains manuscripts and related material. Arrangement is alphabetical bytitle of the poem or work.

SERIES: 5. Printed Matter


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 4, Folders 19 - 23; Box 5, Folders 1 - 4) This series contains miscellaneous printed material regarding DE. Includesnewsclippings, book and reading announcements, readings programs, and smallposters or flyers. Also included are 5 audio tape cassettes of recorded readings by DE of hisown poetry, as well as of radio interviews.

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