Collection SC034 - Dolmen Press collection

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Dolmen Press collection

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CA UVICARCH SC034

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  • 1951 - 1964 (Creation)

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70 cm of textual records and other material

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The Dolmen Press was founded by Liam Miller at Drumcondra in 1951. It started as a small private press, using a handpress, with the intention of issuing works by Irish poets. In the early days of the press, some poets such as Thomas Kinsella, set up the type themselves. In 1954, the press was moved to Glenageary. In 1958, the printing shop was established in Dublin, due to their increased sources of work. The press moved to Portlaoise about 1980, and ceased in 1988, Liam Miller having died shortly beforehand.

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The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, page proofs, galley proofs, correspondence and original illustrations of early books published by the Dolmen Press, comprising some of the work of about 25 writers. Included among these authors are Austin Clarke, Padraic Colum, Thomas Kinsella, and Richard Murphy. Also included are translations of earlier works in Irish and an edition of one of W. B. Yeats' works.

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Includes 1 audio reel.

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dolmen-press-collection

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Revised by JF, June 26, 2013.

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  • English

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