Shannon, William V. (1927-1988)

NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.

The William Shannon collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, and other items.

Manuscripts in the collection consist of drafts of Shannon's books, as well as book-length manuscripts by other authors.

Correspondence in the collection has been arranged into subject areas by Shannon. Subjects include Ireland (1977-1987); letters from publishers and editors; Boston Globe columns (1982-1987); New York Times reader letters and replies; general 1980s files; alphabetical correspondence files; family correspondence; and invitations.

Subject files, arranged by Shannon, make up the bulk of the collection. They are organized by subject, and partly alphabetized. Topics include: Boston University courses: New York Times editorials: "Irish Notes"; speeches; Presidents; Shannon's Irish Ambassadorship, and New York Post columns, 1958-1960.

Other items in the collection include several diaries kept by Shannon; diplomas and other framed documents; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs (early 1950s - early 1980s).
Notable Figures
1. Shannon, William Vincent
Associated Subjects
1. Public Affairs Subject Guide
2. Irish Collections Subject Guide
3. Diplomacy Subject Guide
4. Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Ireland
5. Authors, American
6. College teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
7. United States – Politics and government – 20th century
8. American literature--20th century
9. United States – Foreign relations – 20th century
10. Scrapbooks
11. Boston University -- Faculty
12. Journalists
13. Photographs