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Series 5
Printed material, 1985-2007
Boxes 26-34; OP1-2

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of printed material by Joan McBreen, about Joan McBreen, and general printed items from 1985-2007. Although poems published between 1987 and 1999 make up the largest part of the printed material by McBreen, she did publish one letter to the editor of an unidentified newspaper concerning the value of modern poetry. In contrast to the narrow focus of the printed material by McBreen, the printed material about McBreen consists of a variety of published resources pertaining to the author, including articles, programs, announcements, promotional material, and reviews of many of her published poetry collections. Lastly, the general printed material, spanning from 1978-2007, is comprised of magazine articles, brochures, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, poetry inserts, programs, travel materials, and numerous periodicals. Of note to researchers is McBreen's extensive collection of articles and clippings, which demonstrate an acute concern with the success of fellow Irish poets, Irish history, and with various papal scandals in Ireland.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Printed material by McBreen, Poems, 1986-1999
Box Folder Content
26 1 "Girl with Umbrella," and "The Wind Beyond the Wall," unidentified newspaper, undated
26 1 "The Green Quilt," unidentified newspaper, undated
26 1 "Silent Night," unidentified newspaper, undated
26 1 "A Song of Kilmovee," unidentified magazine, undated
26 1 "On Hearing My Daughter Play the Swan," unidentified journal, undated
26 1 "My Father," "There are Indians in Ireland," and "Classibawn," Tribune, December 5, 1986
26 1 "The Broken Swing," The Tuam Herald, 1987
26 1 "Another Woman," Outlet, 1987
26 1 "My Father," "The Peace-Keeper," and "Christmas in Tuam," Maryland Poetry Review, Spring/Summer 1987
26 1 "Classibawn," The Web: New Writing by Women, June 1987
26 2 "The Left Hand," Tribune, February 5, 1988
26 2 "The Caves," "River Music," and "The Saints," Tidings, Summer 1988
26 2 "Christmas," and "Winter Jasmine," The Herald, December 31, 1988
26 2 "Flying on the Back of a Seagull," Gown, Autumn/Winter 1989
26 2 "'Have you Checked the Woods for Indians?'," and "Letter to a Friend from an Adopted Town," The Great Tuam Annual, 1990
26 2 "Snow in September," stet, Spring 1990
26 2 "The Broken Swing," and "The Stones," Irish America, April 1990
26 2 "Postcards and a Photograph on my Bedroom Mirror," unidentified newspaper, November 19, 1990
26 3 "Letter to a Friend from an Adopted Town," City Tribune, January 25, 1991
26 3 "The Photograph of My Aunt," and "Eanach Cuain," Force 10, Autumn 1991
26 3 "Snow in September," "After Osip Mandelstam," and "This Light, This Silence," Maryland Poetry Review, Spring/Summer 1992
26 3 "Ben Bulben," Ms.chief, Summer 1992
OP2 "Inis Meain," flyer for "A Poetry Reading to Celebrate International Women's Day," March 7, 1993 [flyer is signed by other poets participating in reading]
26 4 "The Mountain Ash," Windows, Summer 1993
26 4 "The Little Street," Althone Observer, August 12, 1993
26 4 "A Walled Garden in Moylough," and "Veronica," Westerly, Winter 1993
26 4 "Bog-Cotton," "Watches," The Clean Slice," "In the Brief Time Given," and "One for Sorrow," The Great Tuam Annual, 1994
26 4 "The Lost Brooch," "The Clean Slice, and "In the Brief Time Given," Tribune, March 18, 1994
26 4 "The Mountain Ash," Tuam Herald, October 1, 1994
26 4 "In the Brief Time Given," Tuam Herald, October 6, 1994
26 4 "Girl," unidentified newspaper, January 16, 1995
26 4 "Only when the two rise," Ropes, 1999
Letter to the editors
26 5 "Modern Poetry," unidentified newspaper, February 18, 1988
Printed material about McBreen, 1987-2004
27 1 General: Articles, 1988-2002
27 2 General: Programs and Announcements, 1987-2003
27 3 General: Promotional Material, 1990-2004
27 4 Reviews: The Wind Beyond the Wall (1990), June 1990-September 1991
27 5 Reviews: A Walled Garden in Moylough (1995), April-October 1995
27 6 Reviews: The White Page (1999), December 1999
27 7 Reviews: Winter in the Eye: New and Selected Poems (2003), May 2003
27 8 Reviews: The Long Light on the Land (2004), November 2004
General printed material, 1985-2007
28 1 Articles, undated
28 2 Articles, 1985-2005
28 3 Brochures, undated and 1988-1993
28 4 Brochures, 1994-2000
28 5 Flyers, undated and 1987-2006
28 6 Newsletters, 1988-1999
28 7 Newspaper clippings, undated
29 1 Newspaper clippings, 1983-1986
29 2 Newspaper clippings, 1987-1989
29 3 Newspaper clippings, February 1990-May 1991
29 4 Newspaper clippings, June 1991-December 1992
29 5 Newspaper clippings, 1993-1994
30 1 Newspaper clippings, 1995
30 2 Newspaper clippings, 1996-1997
30 3 Newspaper clippings, 1998-1999
30 4 Newspaper clippings, 2000-2005
30 5 Newspaper clippings, 2006-2007
30 6 Other printed material, 1990-1997 [includes business cards, various organization's calendars, fact sheets and notes, invite and press lists, and calls for papers]
30 7 Poetry, inserts and photocopies, undated and 1988-2005
30 8 Postcards, blank, undated
OP1 Posters, 1991-2000
31 1 Press releases and catalogues, undated and 1989-1995
31 2 Programs, undated [1 of 2]
31 3 Programs, undated [2 of 2]
31 4 Programs, 1978-1985
31 5 Programs, 1986-1987
31 6 Programs, 1988-1989
31 7 Programs, 1990
32 1 Programs, 1991
32 2 Programs, 1992-June 1993
32 3 Programs, July 1993-1994
32 4 Programs, 1995-1996
32 5 Programs, 1997
32 6 Programs, 1998-2000
32 7 Travel material, undated
33 1 Travel material, 1989-1991
33 2 Travel material, 1992-1995
33 3 Travel material, 1996-1999
General printed material: periodicals
33 4 Carn: A Link Between the Celtic Nations, Number 10, Winter 1997-1998
33 5 Clochadóir, undated
33 6 Cois Coirbe, 1994
33 7 The Corran Herald, Number 28, 1995; Number 36, 2003-04
33 8 Lines and Rhymes, Volume 1, undated
33 9 Maryland Poetry Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 1986; Volume 2, Number 2, Fall 1987
33 10 Ms. Chief, Number 4, 1993; Number 8, 1994
33 11 Over the Bridge: The Bilingual Journal from Ireland, Summer 1987
33 12 P.N. Review, Volume 28, Number 2, November-December, 2001
33 13 The Ratpit: Donegal Literary Magazine, Number 2, August 1984
34 1 Review of Postgraduate Studies: ROPES, Number 4, Spring 1995-96; Number 5, 1997; Number 6, 1998
34 2 Tiger's Eye: Regional Craft Workshops, 1994
34 3 Westerly, Number 1, March 1991
34 4 Womanspirit: The Irish Journal of Feminist Spirituality, Volume 5, Number 2, October 1991
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