Cuala Press Ephemera Collection
Identifier: EPH 5002
Scope and Contents
The collection includes printed greeting and Christmas cards, prints, and broadsides printed by the Cuala Press, featuring illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, Beatrice Moss (Elvery) Campbell (Lady Glenavy), and other artists of the Irish Revival. Short pieces of verse are also included, some in Irish. The collection also includes peripheral material related to the Cuala Press and the Dun Emer Press, including price lists and advertisements.
- 1902 - 1940
- Cuala Press (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Biographical / Historical
The Cuala Press was founded in 1908 by Elizabeth (Lolly) Yeats, sister of the poet W. B. Yeats and the artist Jack B. Yeats. It was operated in Dublin by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats, and later by George Yeats through the mid-1940s. The Cuala Press continued the work that had begun with the Dun Emer Press from 1902 until 1907 which published books in English by writers of the Irish Revival. The Cuala Press also published broadsides which featured poems and hand-colored illustrations. They additionally published greeting cards, mostly Christmas cards.
1.5 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
A collection of cards and prints published by Cuala Press along with catalogs and related ephemera.
Individual items are arranged in the order provided by a print catalog list, filed as EPH 5002-125. This list appears to have been used by the original owner, John Bennett Shaw as a guide for collecting. Where possible, the list below refers to the "Shaw Bibliography" number.
- Broadsides (notices) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Christmas cards Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dun Emer Press
- Ephemera (general object genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Glenavy, Beatrice Moss Campbell, Baroness, 1883-1970
- Private presses -- Ireland -- 20th century Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940
- Yeats, Jack B. (Jack Butler), 1871-1957
- Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949
- Cuala Press Ephemera Collection
- Aedin Clements
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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