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Joseph T. McGivern papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/220

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of the texts of dramatic works written by Joseph T. McGivern, none of which is known to have been produced. Most of the dramas are in the form of notes and drafts; some include a finished typescript. This collection also includes poems, essays, correspondence and biographical material.

Dates

  • 1964 - 1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

6 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Playwright. This collection consists primarily of the texts of dramatic works written by Joseph T. McGivern, none of which is known to have been produced. This collection also includes poems, essays, correspondence and biographical material.

Arrangement

The McGivern papers are arranged into five main series:
  • Biographical and personal; student work;
  • Dramatic works: Texts of plays by McGivern; in alphabetical order by title
  • ;
  • Poetry and essays: Poems and prose works by McGivern
  • ;
  • Notebooks: Diaries, appointment books, and notebooks of ideas for plays; in chronological order
  • ;
  • Correspondence, clippings, loose notes: Miscellaneous additional information
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mary Ann McGivern; accession 97-132

    Separated Materials

  • The Chinese written character as a medium on poetry, by Ernest Fenellosa; introduction by Ezra Pound. 1936. Photocopy of the entire book
  • The imagist poem. Edited, and with an introduction, by William Pratt. 1963. Photocopy of the entire book
  • "John Gielgud and Edward Albee talk about the theater" (clipping from Atlantic, 1965)
  • "Playboy interview: Tennessee Williams" (clipping; no date)
  • Processing Information

    On receipt in 1997, the McGivern papers were moved into new boxes and folders. Most of the captions assigned to these folders probably reflect captions or other information on the original containers, but some appear to have been assigned as the materials were handled. Some of these folders bore no inscription at all.
    Title
    Guide to the Joseph T. McGivern papers
    Author
    Gary L. Strawn
    Date
    2022-05-16
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard

    Repository Details

    Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

    Contact:
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