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Guide to the Daniel Cassidy Papers AIA.049

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

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Descriptive Summary

Creator - Creator: Cassidy, Daniel
Title: Daniel Cassidy Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1844-2008
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 2000-2008
Abstract: Daniel Cassidy (1943-2008), Irish-American writer, singer, filmmaker, and professor. Beginning his career as a musician and screenwriter, Cassidy later turned his interests towards research and academia, focusing on storytelling, newspaper writing, and broadcast history. A prolific writer, Cassidy’s works include numerous newspaper and journal articles, as well as the book How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads. Materials in this collection include notes, manuscript drafts, annotated newspapers, play scripts, census documents, and annotated research files. The material primarily documents Cassidy’s research interests and film work, with smaller portions concerning his personal life and his time with both the New College of California and the Crossroads Irish American Festival.
Quantity: 4.0 linear feet in 3 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 half manuscript box.
Location note: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials Note: Materials are in English and Irish.
Call Phrase: AIA.049