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Writings by Others, 1981-2008

4 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of drafts of writings by others that John Ennis accumulated throughout his career. These include drafts of the work of known poets such as Eavan Boland, Thomas Kinsella, and Medbh McGuckian, mostly collected through Ennis's involvement in the selection of poetry collections for Poetry Ireland's book club, Poetry Ireland Choice (PIC); as well as writings by poets and authors, such as Chris Agee and Stephanie McKenzie, whom Ennis mentored informally or through his work as a creative writing workshop facilitator. In addition, there are some book-length drafts of poetry collections and longer works submitted for Ennis's Irish-Canadian anthologies. Drafts are occasionally annotated or accompanied by related letters, clippings, and other printed materials.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the name of the author.

Collection History

Appraisal

No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in Spring-Summer 2017, with assistance from Kathryn Antonelli, Julia English '19, Fiona Bell '18, Sophia Alvarez '18, and Rachel Dubin '17. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in Spring-Summer 2017, with assistance from Julia English '19.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Writings by Others; John Ennis Papers, C1563, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-000943 to B-000946