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James Joyce ephemera collection


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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The collection consists of pamphlets, booklets, broadsides, posters, photographs, periodicals, newspaper clippings, cards, handwritten correspondence, and multiple-sheet transcripts and monographs, most of which celebrate Joyce, discuss Joyce's work, advertise performances related to Joyce, or describe academic programs on Joyce. The ephemera are split among British, American, and Irish publications. Some are undated, but all appear to be from the 1960s or later.

Purchased from Christopher Rolfe, who teaches at the University of North London.

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Kristine McGee
Finding Aid Date
2020 September 2
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Publications of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, circa 1980s-2002.
Box 1 Folder 1
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Zurich James Joyce Foundation: booklet describing the organization. Consultants' Report: 3 stapled sheets. Brief Report: single info sheet. Regular Activities flier advertising the organization's Joyce activities. The Research Centre of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation information sheet describing the holdings, hours, and policies of the Research Centre. August Workshop: "Joycean Synaesthesia" flier for 5-day workshop. An Occasional: "Bulletin of the Friends of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation," No. 1. Newsletter (not issued regularly).

Publications of the James Joyce Foundation (Tulsa, Oklahoma), 1998-2000.
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The James Joyce Foundation: description of the organization and membership form. 16th International James Joyce Symposium, Rome: information booklet and academic program. 17th International James Joyce Symposium, Joyce 2000: "The Right to Write" conference program, 2 copies.

Films about James Joyce, undated, 1995.
Box 1 Folder 3
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"Passages from James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake:" small leaflet describing the film. "Faithful Departed: The Dublin of James Joyce's Ulysses in the photographs of William Lawrence:" small leaflet describing the film. "Faithful Departed:" large leaflet describing the film. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:" large leaflet describing the film. James Joyce: Films and Television programmes in the NFTVA list. James Joyce's Cinema: booklet that lists a series of 1995 Joyce screenings, and related correspondence.

Drama by and about James Joyce, 1977-1996.
Box 1 Folder 4
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"Exiles:" Bloomsday Theatre advertisement for performance. "Ulysses Blooms:" Cracked Mirror Theater Company advertisement for performance, press release, and associated correspondence. "James and Nora: The love story of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle:" Irish Heritage advertisement and press release for performance. "A Lifetime of Feastdays:" typescript for play by Noreen Howard about James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, and 3 items of associated corresponence (including a letter from the playwright to Chris Rolfe). Kate Somerville as "Molly Bloom:" Waterside Theater advertisement for performance. Kate Somerville as "Molly Bloom:" The Irish Centre advertisement and 1 item of associated correspondence. "Joycemen" by Eamon Morissey, program/ advertisement for performance. "Shems Progress: A Celebration of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake:" The Sugarn Theatre Club performance program. "The Songs of the Sirens in Ulysses and " "The Songs in Finnegan's Wake:" Ars Nova performance program. "Riverrun:" performance program. "Ivy Day at the Molly Bloom:" performance program.

Visual Art inspired by Joyce, 1982-2002.
Box 1 Folder 5
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Albert, Julien: "A Bouquet of Blooms: Ten Woodcuts on the Nighttown Section of Joyce's Ulysses" order form. , Diz: "We of the Dreamtime" description of artist and of the exhibition of her Ulysses inspired paintings; invitational postcard to the exhibit; 7.2 in. X 5.25 in. b&w photographs of 13 separate paintings, with many duplicate photos; 3 pieces of associated correspondence, including 2 from artist Diz Harford. Hamilton, Richard: "Imaging Ulysses: Richard Hamilton's Illustrations to James Joyce" pamphlet from the British Museum that has a booking form and a short description of the exhibit.

Joyce, Dublin, and Ireland, 1987-1992.
Box 1 Folder 6
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"Old Dublin:" newspaper special supplement. "Ulysses Map of Dublin:" magazine pullout pamphlet—a map of Dublin that records the locations of events from Ulysses. Wild, Heinke: Joyce's Mother Ireland an unpublished monograph, informally bound. "Mother Ireland" by Derry Film & Video Workshop and Channel 4: transcript of film about the women's movement in Ireland. This is included as an appendix to Wild's monograph. "My Head is Opening: an introduction to Irish Women Writers:" pamphlet. "The Armorial Ensigns of the Fourteen Ancient Families of Galway:" single sheet photocopy.

Catalogues and advertisements for Joycean scholarship and source material, 1982-1983.
Box 1 Folder 7
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The James Joyce Archive: Unpublished notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, corrected proof, etc. catalogue, Garland Publishing, 13 pages. Gabler, Hans Walter: Ulysses by James Joyce: A Critical and Synoptic Edition pamphlet catalogue, Garland Publishing. Still Available—The James Joyce Songbook: single-sheet flier; songbook published by Garland Publishing. The Freeman's Journal of Ulysses: 2 advertisements for a facsimile of the June 16, 1904 issue.

Joyce-related exhibitions, 1977-2001.
Box 1 Folder 8
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"Joyce and the Joyceans:" exhibition catalogue and related description of the James Joyce Collection in the University College London library. "My Impossible Health, or the case of James Joyce:" exhibition catalogue and program of events for the James Joyce Centre in London. "Strauhof Zurich Literatur Ausstellungen:" pamphlet with loose leaves, describing the exhibition as well as a series of readings, performances, and screenings of Joyce-related work held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Newspaper Clippings on Joyce, 1982-1998.
Box 1 Folder 9
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"Daily Poem: She weeps over Rahoon." The Independent (British), 16 June 1995, p. 4. Lynch, Brendan. "Sunny Jim: man of the people." The Irish Post, 20 June 1992, p. 11. "The Tenner of Joyce." The Irish Post, 25 Sept. 1993, p. 9. Tallant, Nicola. "Fury as Joyce Pub Wrecked." McMinn, Joseph. "Obsessive Symbol Hunt." Book review of Donald T. Torchiana's Backgrounds for Joyce's Dubliners. Maddox, Brenda. "Could Nora Cook? Portrait of the Wife of the Artist." 16 June 1985, p. 28. Vanderham, Paul. "James Joyce and Censorship: The Trials of Ulysses." The Sunday Times, Books, 1 Feb. 1998, p. 1. Travis, Alan. "Secret Files expose Joyce fiasco." The Guardian, 15 May 1998, pp. 1 and 3. Lebrecht, Norman. "At last, it's the totally unexpurgated Ulysses." The Sunday Times, 13 April 1986, p. 9. Goldman, Arnold. "Joyce's Dublin, Dublin's Joyce." The Times Higher Education Supplement, 5 Feb. 1982, pp. 10-11. "A portrait of the writer as a permanent avant-gardist." The Times Higher Education Supplement, 5 Feb. 1982, pp. 10-11. Grieg, Geordie. "War of words rages over Joyce, but who gives a pprrpffrrppfff?" The Sunday Times, 5 Jan. 1992, p. 1. "Obituaries: Anthony Burgess." Norris, David. "Bloom's Dublin is alive and well." Lodge, David. "Deliberate mistakes." The Times Higher Education Supplement, 20 June 1986, p. 15. Hart, Clive. "Citizen, chronicler, builder." The Times Higher Education Supplement, 20 June 1986, p. 15. Arnold, Bruce. "Now it is open season on James Joyce" Irish Independent, 4 Jan. 1992. "What he wrote is what I feel." Eartha Kitt plays Molly Bloom in Yes, a play based on Ulysses. Farrell, Eamonn. Photo caption: "Esther O'Hanlon, assistant curator of the James Joyce Museum, dressed as Gertie MacDowell at the Bloomsbury celebration..." The Independent. "James Joyce: Fifty years after his death." Irish Independent, 12 Jan. 1991, pp. 1-8. Al-Mutamar, 4 Feb. 1994. Arabic newspaper with article on Joyce.

Periodicals on Joyce, 1982-1995.
Box 1 Folder 10
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Etudes Irlandiases, June 1982. Ireland, Vol. 31 No. 3, May-June 1982. The Rag: Akiko Literary Quarterly, #11, Winter 1992-1993. "Dublin. Die Dubliner. Joyce in Dublin lesen." du, March 1995. Odyssey: Journal of the James Joyce Society of London, Nos. 1-7 (Autumn 1990- Spring 1995).

Miscellaneous, 1995, undated.
Box 1 Folder 11
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James Joyce PubCard for the James Joyce Pub in Paris, France. James Joyce Zum 100. Geburtstag. Memorial booklet for Joyce in German. Info sheet for a university course on James Joyce taught by Chris Rolfe. Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the James Joyce Broadsheet, a publication of the James Joyce Centre in London. Milton Keynes Medical Society: "Saint Patrick's Day '95: An Irish Evening celebrating the life and times of James Joyce," pamphlet on the Joyce celebration, dinner menu, advertisements, handouts, and related correspondence.

Posters for James Joyce Schools and Conferences, 1992-1998.
Map Case ? Folder ?
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The Baileys James Joyce Annual Summer School. Newman House, University College Dublin, St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland. July 19- July 31, 1992. The Baileys James Joyce Annual Summer School. University College Dublin, at Newman House, St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland. July 16-July 28, 1995. The Baileys James Joyce Annual Summer School. University College Dublin, at Newman House, St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland. July 14- July 26, 1996. 15th International James Joyce Symposium. Zurich, Switzerland. June 1996. The Trieste Joyce School. University of Trieste, Italy. 21st-27th June 1998. Pamphlet for "The Trieste Joyce School" also included behind poster. "A Bouquet of Blooms: Ten Woodcuts on the Nighttown Section of Joyce's Ulysses"

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