CollectionW.R. Rodgers Papers

Collection of c85 volumes, 135 files and 3000 documents relating to the poet, broadcaster and author, W R Rodgers, 1911-1970 The following is a selection of some of the material which is available:
Letters from Roberta 'Ruby' Hewitt, wife of poet, John Hewitt, 1941-1965.

Letters from Mrs George Yeats, wife of poet W B Yeats, 1944.

Letters from Lady Deena Hanson of Dublin, 1954; 1964.

Letter from Enid Buckley, 1967.

Letter from Marie Cruise O'Brien, 1968.

Letter from Beatrice, Lady Glenavy, 1968.

Letters from Mary Higgins, 1962-1964.

Letters from Maria Jolas and Harriet Weaver relating to publishing, 1944-1950.

A bundle of family letters from Marianne Rodgers to her husband, W R Rodgers, 1964-1971.

A folder and a box of correspondence written to Marianne Rodgers following the death of her husband, 1969-1970.

A box of photographs and photographic negatives mainly of the Rodgers family, c1940s-1969.

Several transcripts for broadcasts by W R Rodgers, which also include interviews with women, such as Sylvia Beach and Kathleen Griffin talking about James Joyce, 1944-1950.

Transcripts of letters from Maud Gonne MacBride, Mrs French, Mrs George Yeats and a recorded conversation with Maud Gonne MacBride and Mrs F R Higgins all relating to W B Yeats, c1949-1965.

Scripts and working papers for W R Rodger's radio broadcasts, entitled 'A Woman's Beauty', 1951 and 'The Countess Cathleen', 1965.

Typescripts relating to a broadcast obituary of Maud Gonne MacBride, 1953.

AccessBy prior appointment.
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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by Public Record Office of Northern Ireland staff and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.