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Samuel Beckett Materials

Manuscript Collection 2224

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017.

Materials are in English.

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Descriptive Summary

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989
Samuel Beckett Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 2224
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Samuel Beckett Materials were donated by Robert Cochran of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on July 3, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in July 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Samuel Beckett Materials (MC 2224), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Samuel Barclay Beckett was born April 13, 1906, in Dublin, Ireland; he later moved to Paris, France. The author of noted works such as Waiting for Godot and Endgame, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. Beckett passed away December 22, 1989.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two handwritten thank-you notes from Beckett to Robert Cochran (a writer and a professor in the University of Arkansas Department of English), as well as a copy of a book review. Cochran is the author of Samuel Beckett: A Study of the Short Fiction (1991), and also wrote his doctoral thesis, "'Unmakable Love': A Study of the Plays of Samuel Beckett" (1973) on Beckett's work.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in a single folder, and stored within a box with other smaller manuscript collections.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

Box 1

Box 1 Folder MC 2224 Item 1

Personal note from Samuel Beckett to Robert Cochran, March 15, 1971

Box 1 Folder MC 2224 Item 2

Personal note from Samuel Beckett to Robert Cochran, July 24, 1982

Box 1 Folder MC 2224 Item 3

"Got It at Last, My Legend: Homage to Samuel Beckett" by Parrish Dice Henry (book review of Samuel Beckett's Company)., 1982