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Series 5
Printed material, circa 1965-2005
Box 30 - 34 and 42 - 45; OP 1 - 2

Scope and Content Note

Published material that has been collected by Ormsby is represented in this printed material series, which contains texts by Ormsby, texts about Ormsby's work, and texts by others about various issues of interest to Ormsby. In most cases, descriptions of individually catalogued items refer to the date and source of publication.

Published works by Ormsby are collected under one subseries divided into subsections for poetry and prose. These documents by Ormsby are arranged alphabetically. Printed material about Ormsby is gathered in a distinct subseries that is further divided into four subsections: one for articles, essays, or other biographical documents about Ormsby as a literary or public figure; one for reviews and clippings about Ormsby's books of poetry; another for reviews and clippings about the books that he has edited; and a fourth for promotional material for his work, including documents relating to readings and lectures.

Other printed material kept by Ormsby is collected in a third subseries that is also divided into various groups of related materials. This subseries collects a large number of poems, articles, reviews, essays, and stories written by many well-known writers and critics. Apart from the cut-outs, Ormsby also kept various magazines and newspapers in their entirety. An avid theater-goer, Ormsby preserved the playbills of numerous plays performed in Dublin and Belfast theaters from the early 1970's until the 1990's. Most of these programs, however, are from the 1970's. They are largely arranged by theater. Event programs and catalogues from artistic or literary occasions are arranged in yet another subsection.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (5.1) Printed material by Frank Ormsby, (5.2) Printed material about Frank Ormsby, and (5.3) Other printed material.

Description of Subseries