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Jack Gamble Collection of Liam Miller and Dolmen Press

Identifier: EPH 5010

Content Description

The collection contains chapbooks, pamphlets, catalogues, and specimen pages, letters and other material related to the Dolmen Press. The collection was assembled by Jack Gamble of Belfast, and is largely composed of personal copies belonging to Liam Miller, founder and owner of the Dolmen Press. The collection includes finely-printed chapbooks and pamphlets published by the Dolmen Press as well as many catalogs and informational printed papers on the books of Dolmen Press and Cuala Press. There are also a number of publications printed by the Dolmen Press for other entities.


  • Creation: 1950-1986


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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 Dolmen Press was a private printing press set up by Liam Miller and his wife Josephine Miller, originally in their Dublin home, in 1951. Their ambition was to print the work of contemporary poets, and by 1958 a Dolmen Press printing shop was established in Dublin. Printing was done on their own printing presses for the first twenty years, and the Press supplemented its book publishing with printing posters, programs and other short print-run items theatres, galleries and individual clients. The Press ended with Liam Miller's death in 1987.

Thomas Kinsella, Austin Clarke and John Montague are among the poets whose work was published by Dolmen Press.


.5 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes)

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Separated Materials

Collection as received included over 300 books. The books are individually cataloged within Hesburgh Libraries' catalog. NB: for retrieval, each record includes the following note: 'The Jack Gamble Collection of Liam Miller and Dolmen Press, purchased from Fonsie Mealy, March 2013.'


Jack Gamble Collection of Liam Miller and Dolmen Press
Aedín Clements
March 8, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556