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Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna


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Irish playwright Margaretta D'Arcy (1934- ) is known for addressing Irish nationalism, civil liberties, and women's rights in her politically charged work. She frequently collaborates with her husband, playwright John Arden.

"Margaretta (Ruth) D'Arcy." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). (accessed August 17, 2007)

Handmade autograph postcard from Margaretta D'Arcy to Bernard McKenna. D'Arcy notes that she is on her way to "Beijing for Human Rights for Women," believed to be the Beijing Conference for Human Rights. The postcard is made of a piece of thick red paper with a photograph attached to the front. In addition to her handwritten message, D'Arcy has glued a typed description of the photo: "Cairnpapple Hill, West Lothian -- originally an important site of matriarchal spirituality, whose structures trace the emergence, in stages, of patriarchal forms of worship. The tomb was raided in the 1940's."

Box 53, F0805: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Gift of Bernard McKenna, July 2007.

Processed and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, August 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 August 14
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Collection Inventory

Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna, 1995 August 23.
Box 53 Folder F0805
Scope and Contents

Autograph card signed. Handmade with attached color photograph.

Physical Description

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