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Padraic Colum plays

Ms. Coll. 1366

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
Title:
Padraic Colum plays
Date:
circa 1929-1963
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1366
Extent:
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and  The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection consists of typescript manuscripts of three plays by Padraic Colum:  Balloon(circa 1929),  Moytura: a play for dancers (circa 1962), and  Timbuktu (1957).
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Biography/History

Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and  The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. Born in Ireland, he was associated with William Butler Yeats and other figures of the Irish Literary Revival of the early twentieth century. He was involved in the founding of  The Irish Review, and the Abbey Theatre, and served as president of the Poetry Society of America from 1938 to 1939 and as president of the James Joyce Society in the 1960s.

Scope and Contents

This collections consists of typescript manuscripts of three plays by Padraic Colum: Balloon(circa 1929),  Moytura: a play for dancers (circa 1962), and  Timbuktu (1957).

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2018 August 15

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Sam Allingham

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bob Dworkoski, 2017

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At the University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts:

Padraic and Mary Colum papers, 1912-1984 (bulk: 1933-1972), Ms. Coll. 989

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Plays (performed works)
  • Typescripts
Subject(s)
  • Authors
  • Authors, Irish--20th century
  • Playwriting--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Balloon, circa 1929.

1 1

Moytura: a play for dancers, circa 1963.

1 2

Timbuktu, 1957.

1 3