Contents and Arrangement

Thornfield Poets; Bray Arts Journal, 1997-2018

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Thornfield Poets materials consists primarily of correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; publicity ephemera, such as flyers, programs, clippings, and brochures; drafts of poems with revisions and editorial annotations; photographs and negatives of reading events; and a few financial accounts. The "Thornfielders" appearing in this box were Ivy Bannister, Mary Rose Callan, Louise C. Callaghan, Colette Connor, Anne Dean, Celia de Fréine, Enda Coyle Green, Cecilia McGovern, Mairide Woods, Maggie O'Dwyer, Susan Connolly, Nessa O'Mahony, Clairr O'Connor, Susan Schreibman, Eileen Casey, Kit Fryatt, Dorothy Molly, and Andrew Carpenter.

Materials regarding the Bray Arts Journal include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, submissions, newsletters, and a few of the earlier issues of the periodical. The box also contains some Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference materials, including correspondence, a grant application, and photographs.


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

Collection History


Four record cartons, two oversized folders, and digital files 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, contact lists containining personally identifiable information; financial and legal documents such as jury summons, applications, insurance documents, bank statements, utility bills, invoices and receipts; empty directories and system files; 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.

In 2022, the USB drives were processed by Kate Mitchell. 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.

Credit this material:

Thornfield Poets; Bray Arts Journal; Anne Fitzgerald Papers, C1695, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Separated Materials

Commercial books, periodicals, and audiovisual media have been separated from the collection.

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