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: 1983

SIZE: 2 video tapes

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: This addition to the Thomas McGrath Collection was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Robert Edwards, St. Paul, Minnesota on July 30, 1991 and was transferred to the department's Audio-Visual Collections (Acc.#92-1819).

ACCESS: This addition is open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections. Video tapes #420 and #421 are restricted. Robert Edwards, the video filmer, holds literary rights and copyright protection on these videos.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Video Tape #420 begins with a poetry reading by Thomas McGrath at the Loft in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is then interviewed in his Moorhead, Minnesota home. present are Dale Jacobson and Robert Edwards (interviewer). Topics discussed include McGrath's experiences during the 1930s and 1940s, his exposure to the class struggle, striking workers, and the Communist Party. Recorded in the summer of 1983. Video tape #421 is a continuation of #420. It includes interviews of McGrath in several locations with varying groups of people. Topics discussed include McGrath's work writing documentaries, U.S. poets and how they compare to each other, and various types of political poetry, Welsh mining, Mexican history, and Hopi, Mayan and Aztec mythology. Recorded in the summer of 1983.

 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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