Print Collection 10: James Joyce Ephemera CollectionThe Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941) published only five literary works in his lifetime--Dubliners, Exiles, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegan's Wake--but his intellectual and cultural influence has been enormous. The articles and pamphlets here chronicle his presence in academic life, popular media, and the arts during the second half of the 20th century.
The collection consists of pamphlets, booklets, broadsides, posters, photographs, periodicals, newspaper clippings, cards, handwritten correspondence, and multiple-sheet transcripts and monographs, most of which celebrate Joyce, discuss Joyce's work, advertise performances related to Joyce, or describe academic programs on Joyce. The ephemera are split among British, American, and Irish publications. Some are undated, but all appear to be from the 1960s or later. The collection was purchased from Christopher Rolfe, who teaches at the University of North London.
Organization and arrangement:
- Two boxes of materials organized into 11 folders, plus several oversize posters in a mapcase.
- 1) Publications of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation
- 2) Publications of the James Joyce Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 3) Material on films about James Joyce
- 4) Material on drama by and about James Joyce
- 5) Material on visual art inspired by Joyce
- 6) Material on Dublin and Ireland
- 7) Catalogues and advertisements for Joycean scholarship and source materials
- 8) Material on Joyce-related exhibitions
- 9) Newspaper clippings on Joyce
- 10) Periodicals on Joyce
- 11) Miscellaneous items