ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58282

THOMAS McGRATH PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL#308 (addition)

DATES: 1985-1991

SIZE: .5 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: This addition to the Thomas McGrath Collection was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Lois Vossen, The Loft, St.Paul, Minnesota via Robert Lewis, English Department, University of North Dakota on May 8, 1991 (Acc.#91-7147).

ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This addition to the Thomas McGrath Collection is divided into two series. Series I consists of correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings and other materials related to the Ceili, a three day celebration held in honor of Thomas McGrath's seventieth birthday in 1986. The Ceili was sponsored by the Loft in St. Paul, Minnesota. A special supplement to the View (1986), a literary publication produced by the Loft, is also included.

Series II consists of various mailing lists, correspondence, and copies of Thomas McGrath's obituary related to the "Celebration of Thomas McGrath" held in Chicago in March 1991. Also included is Vol. 13, No. 5 of A View From the Loft, which contains a memorial tribute to Thomas McGrath.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 4
Folder

SERIES I: CEILI

  1. Ceili - announcements and programs
  2. Ceili - original versions of letters sent by the Loft
  3. Ceili - correspondence between Lois Vossen, program coordinator, and members of the discussion panel that was part of the Ceili program
  4. Ceili - correspondence, regrets
  5. Ceili - correspondence, tributes to Thomas McGrath from friends and admirers unable to attend
  6. Ceili - correspondence, acceptance letters
  7. Ceili - recording and photography releases for participants
  8. Ceili - lodging arrangements for out-of-town participants and guests
  9. Ceili - funding, grant applications for funds for the three-day Ceili
  10. Ceili - thank you letters
  11. Ceili - newspaper clippings
  12. Articles submitted to special supplement to The View, published by The Loft, issued in honor of Thomas McGrath's seventieth birthday
  13. Special supplement to The View (1986),a literary publication produced by The Loft, issued in honor of Thomas McGrath's seventieth birthday
  14. Miscellaneous

SERIES II: "A CELEBRATION OF THOMAS McGRATH"

  1. Newspaper clippings - obituaries
  2. "Celebration" - mailing lists
  3. "Celebration" - RSVPs
  4. "Celebration" - Poem written by Lyle Dagget in honor of Thomas McGrath, entitled, "late report from an agent of the worker's revolution temporarily detained behind class enemy lines: longshot says carry on"
  5. A View From the Loft, Volume 13, number 5, December 1990. Contains a memorial tribute to Thomas McGrath.
  6. Miscellaneous announcements for memorials held in honor of Thomas McGrath
 Original Donation: 1940-1975
  Additions:
 1st: 1973-76  2nd: 1973-75  3rd: 1976-1978  4th: 1984-85  5th
 6th: 1953  7th: 1985  8th: 1988  9th: 1985-91  10th: 1949-90
 11th: 1991  12th: 1986-91  13th: 1983  14th: 1975-91  15th: 1972
 16th: 1991  17th  18th: 1956-84  19th: 1992  20th
 21st  22nd: 1975-88  23rd: 1984-91  24th: 1955-89  25th: 1987-95
 26th: 1998  27th  28th: 1999  29th: 1967-99  30th: 1947-81
 31st: 1953-1991  32nd: 1990, 2003      

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