|| The David R. Clark Papers reflects the academic and publishing interests of the noted American Irish literary scholar, David
R., Clark, and comprises one linear foot of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, publishers' announcements, photographs
and ephemera. The collection includes correspondence with and reference material about many of Ireland's foremost poets, writers,
and publishers, as well as many scholars of Irish literature and theater. Among those represented in this collection are Seamus
Heaney, Denis Johnston, Thomas MacGreevy, Liam Miller, Frank O'Connor, and Mary O'Malley. Materials related to Nigerian author
Chinua Achebe and his visiting professorship at the University of Massachusetts are also found in the collection. Scholars
of Irish literature will find this collection particularly interesting, as it details the early careers of many of Ireland's
now-established writers, including Richard Murphy, Richard Weber, and Alexander Hutchison.