Contents and Arrangement

The Big House: Typescript Fragment, circa 1957

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

One page lightly annotated.


As no original order was discernible, materials were arranged by type/genre.

Collection History

Custodial History

According to the auction house at which the collection was purchased, the papers are comprised of everything that passed into the possession of Brendan Behan's widow, Beatrice Behan, upon his death.


No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

Some manuscript items were repaired by Conservation staff during 2018 processing.

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton with assistance from Julia English '19 in 2018. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton with assistance from Julia English '19 in 2018.

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:

The Big House: Typescript Fragment; Brendan Behan Papers, C1596, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001194

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