Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna


Creator: D'Arcy, Margaretta
Date(s): 1995 August 23
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0805
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Handmade autograph postcard sent from Irish playwright Margaretta D'Arcy to Bernard McKenna addressing the Beijing Conference for Human Rights.
Physical Description: 1 item (2 pages)
Source: Gift of Bernard McKenna, July 2007.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, August 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Margaretta D'Arcy (1934- )

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)

Scope and Content Note

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."

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Shelving Summary

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

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Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0805, Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

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Container List

Margaretta D'Arcy postcard to Bernard McKenna, 1995 August 23 1 item Box 53, F0805

Autograph card signed. Handmade with attached color photograph.

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