Donald Gordon Collection on Yeats
Donald J. Gordon (died 1977) was Professor of English at the University of Reading.
W B Yeats: Images of a Poet Photographic Collection
Reference: MS 5299 Date: 1961 Extent: 13 boxes
Images used in the, W B Yeats Images of a Poet exhibition, displayed during 1961 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and The Building Centre, Dublin. The collection also includes further images collected, as part of the research that took place in curating the exhibition.
The exhibition built on a previous photographic exhibition, entitled I, The Poet William Yeats, curated by Professor D. J. Gordon at the University of Reading in 1957. Professor Gordon contributed his photographs and along with Ian Fletcher, also of the University of Reading, wrote the greater part of the exhibition catalogue for the 1961 exhibition.
- A full description of the archive collection is available on our online database.
- A handlist for the whole archive collection is available here
- See also the John Todhunter Collection and the Edwin John Ellis Collection
Please note the collection is stored offsite, please contact us at least five working days in advance of your visit.
Reference: DONALD GORDON COLLECTION Date: 1800s-1900s Extent: 500 volumes
The collection consists of about 500 printed volumes by and about W.B. Yeats and other Irish writers of the period, collected by Professor Gordon.
- This collection is being catalogued. Catalogued items are searchable via the catalogue, new items will be added in due course.