Posting the other day about the manuscripts available at the National Library of Ireland that might be of interest to students of Yeats's poetry made me think that it might be helpful to mention a few of the other resources that I've come across on the internet that have helped in research. Readers may have encountered or used them already, but I hope that they may be of interest—I'm always delighted to hear about hitherto-unknown resources myself!
|The Abbey Theatre Minute Books|
This manuscript resource is relatively specialized, but very useful if you need to pin down some details about the Abbey Theatre in the early twentieth century or just to explore the business of the theatre. It's the minutes of the Irish National Theatre Society, more recognizably called the Abbey Theatre minute books.
|A proposal by W. B. Yeats|
This is only a fraction of the Abbey material that is available onsite at the University, but these books are definitely worth consulting.
|The fuller archive at NUI Galway|
There are, however, other items available online and, as
always, it pays to explore what's available. It's surprising what you
realize you might want to consult again later—or, more often, what you
later on remember having seen, and then have to dredge your memory and
search history to find. But at least you get there in the end!
|Digital Collections at the University of Galway|