George Bernard Shaw Collection

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleGeorge Bernard Shaw Collection
Archive ReferenceIE BL/L/GBS
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1933-1974
Extent Medium22 items


Creator(s): H. Douglas Thompson (Editor), “The Daily Herald”.

  • Administrative History ↴

    George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 at 33 Synge Street, Dublin. He was a novelist and playright. Shaw received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 after the success of his play Saint Joan, and the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for Pygmalion in 1938, later made into the musical My Fair Lady (1956). He left a third of his royalties to the National Gallery of Ireland. He died at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England, on November 2, 1950.
  • Archival History ↴

    IE BL/L/GBS is original correspondence by George Bernard Shaw held in the Boole Library, UCC. The collection was acquired at Mealy’s Auctioneers, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny in 2005.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: H. Douglas Thompson (Editor), “The Daily Herald”. ↴

    The correspondence (mss and tss) relate to a proposal by “The Daily Herald” to publish a special edition of George Bernard Shaw’s plays, George Bernard Shaw’s Collected Plays, Oldham Press, London, 1934, regarding the terms of the contract and printing, etc. There is additional information on the subject from a memoir from H. Douglas Thompson (Editor), “The Daily Herald”.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Listed as a single file

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets
Conditions Governing ReproductionBy application to the Archivist only
Creation Dates1933-1974
Extent Medium22 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Collection description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteEmer Twomey
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2005