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W.B. Yeats Collection
Queen's University, Douglas Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library

Yeats, W.B.; Irish literature

The collection was established in the 1950s. Intensive collecting began with the appointment of two professors with an interest in Anglo-Irish literature to the Department of English. A grant has helped build the collection.

The collection is complemented by the Yeats' family set of Dun Emer and Cuala Press imprints; scarce first editions; the Darwin Yarish Collection of George William Russell (AE), and strong holdings in Anglo-Irish literature [Monk Gibbon, Katharine Tynan and others]. The present acquisition policy is to acquire any Cuala Press imprints not already in the collection. Secondary material and reference works are added regularly when available.


516 monographs; 3 serials currently received. Supplementary material to support this collection will be found in the mainstacks collection.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on-line. LC subject headings and classification are used. Items catalogued before June 1980 and after February 1990 are recorded in the National Library Union Catalogue. Special bibliographies and/or data bases include "imprint" files.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public. Pour de plus amples renseignements visitez:

Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the curator.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.