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Collection Overview

Anne Fitzgerald Papers
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1982-2021 (mostly 2000-2021)
9.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7


Consists of correspondence, drafts of poems, ephemera, and photographs documenting the working career of the Irish poet, Anne Fitzgerald.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection is correspondence with ephemera and a small amount of photographic prints and a few photographic negatives. The ephemera are largely promotional and publicity materials for launches, readings, and other publication-related events. Of note in the collection are drafts of Anne Fitzgerald's work; materials regarding her various publications and work; some correspondence and planning and promotional materials from Fitzgerald's publishing house, Forty Foot Press; and materials documenting the Thornfield Poets, including correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, and ephemera.


Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Collection Creator Biography:


Anne Fitzgerald is a poet, editor, and publisher from Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland. She studied law at Trinity College and received her MA in Creative Writing from Queen's University, Belfast. Fitzgerald founded Forty Foot Press in 2006, as well as two educational publishing houses for schools, MET Press and Loreto Abbey Dalkey Press. She has edited, produced, and designed anthologies of young adult poetry, and has facilitated creative writing workshops with children and adults in schools and universities across the world, including in Iceland, Taos, Idaho, and Beara Island. Fitzgerald was a member of the Thornfield poets, and was a recipient of the Ireland Fund of Monaco Writer-in-Residence.

Collection History


Purchased from Kenny's Bookshop and Art Galleries in 2021 (AM 2022-096).


Four record cartons and two oversized folders of out-of-scope materials were removed from the collection. Deaccessioned materials include newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals; unannotated programs, brochures, posters, handouts, pamphlets, order catalogs, and other ephemera from conferences, events, and organizations; travel tickets, documents, and ephemera; duplicate materials, handouts, and printouts of webpages; financial and legal documents such as jury summons, applications, insurance documents, bank statements, utility bills; and a large amount of personal documents and objects such as grade school uniforms and correspondence, autographs, locks of hair, medical prescriptions, jewelry, and other materials.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2022. Where appropriate, materials were rehoused in archival folders and boxes with any creator-supplied titles transcribed. Materials were also rehoused in archival folders and boxes in instances where materials were loose in containers, or binders were damaged.

Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in 2022.

The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, except for a journal in box 7 which will be open after Anne Fitzgerald's death.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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.

This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.

This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.

Credit this material:

Anne Fitzgerald Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7