Sighle Kennedy papers, circa 1920s-1996 (bulk dates 1963-1996).


Kennedy, Sighle. Sighle Kennedy papers, circa 1920s-1996 (bulk dates 1963-1996).

Sighle Kennedy papers, circa 1920s-1996 (bulk dates 1963-1996).

The Papers contain scholarly research-related materials gathered and/or produced by Sighle Kennedy during her years as a graduate student in Columbia University's English department (1963-1969) and as a professor at Hunter College (1968-1985). These materials consist of handwritten notes, note cards, drafts (autograph and typed), photocopies, photographs and annotated scholarly journals and books related to Kennedy's work on Samuel Beckett, with lesser amounts on Joyce, Dante, and other writers in whom Kennedy was interested. The collection also includes correspondence between Kennedy and Beckett; letters to and from and other Beckett scholars, academic and trade publishers, and special collections librarians; copies of several articles published by Kennedy, and her book, "Murphy's Bed". The Papers are completed by a small collection of audio materials used by Kennedy in her teaching; by a number of prints, including several by the Irish artist Jack Butler Yeats; and by four boxes of books annotated by Kennedy.

13.91 linear ft. (21 document boxes, 2 note card boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 4 record boxes)





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