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Kate O'Brien Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS16
Manuscripts related to Kate O'Brien's novels, travel, literary and biographical books, short stories, unpublished and unfinished work, articles, lectures, and radio talks.

Dates

  • 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

5 Boxes

Overview

Kate O'Brien was an Irish novelist and playwright. This collection of manuscripts was essentially the extant corpus of her archive in 1970.

Arrangement

The register is arranged chronologically and by types of material, i.e. novels; travel, literary and biographical books; short stories; unpublished material; and articles, lectures and radio talks. Included in the guide as well is a list of her books held by Special Collections; these are cataloged in the 20th Century English collection.

A list of MSS arranged, chronologically where possible, by her novels and their related MSS, then by her travel, literary and bio­graphical books, short stories, unpublished and unproduced work, and finally by her shorter works, such as articles, lectures, and radio talks.

The author's annotation of a MS has been noted, as has any special information on the MS. This latter information has been taken from the author's own list of 1970 accompanying the MSS, which is headed: "This is practically my entire collection of MSS, etc. The balance has been lost or destroyed."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Northwestern University Library by a Chicago bookseller
Title
Guide to the Kate O'Brien Collection
Author
Tina Howe
Date
January 1975
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635