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Padraic Colum letter to Mary Ethel McAuley

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0451

Scope and Content Note

This is Colum's response to reporter Mary Ethel McAuley's question, "Is Modern Culture Decadent?" for the "Where We Stand" column of the Pittsburg Dispatch. The document bears autograph pencil corrections by Colum. Colum's response is written on McAuley's letter, which was dated April 27, 1921.


  • Creation: 1921 April-May


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Padraic Colum (1881-1972)

Irish writer Padraic Colum (1881-1972) published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore during his lifetime. Colum developed close relationships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell [AE], James Stephens, and James Joyce. Colum was an original signer of the charter for the Abbey Theatre and wrote several of the Abbey Theatre's earliest plays, but he is primarily remembered for his poetry.

"Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972." Literature Online. (accessed February 6, 2007).

Mary Ethel McAuley

Mary Ethel McAuley was a writer for the Pittsburg Dispatch newspaper in the early 1920s.

Some biographical information derived from the collection.


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Padraic Colum's response to reporter Mary Ethel McAuley's question, "Is modern culture decadent?" for the "Where We Stand" column of the Pittsburg Dispatch.


Purchase, 1994.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

MSS 0147 Padraic Colum papers.

Shelving Summary

Box 27, F0451: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 February 6
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