MacSweeney (Barry) Archive

Scope and Content

The personal papers of local poet Barry MacSweeney (1948-2000), who was an important figure in the Modern Poetry Revival, include manuscripts and published works, correspondence, literature reviews, poetry publications, photographs and newspapers articles.

The correspondence includes a range of MacSweeney's friends, fellow poets and family including material from Clive Bush, Pete Bland, Tim Fletcher, Nicholas Johnson, Jackie Litherland, Maggie O'Sullivan, Eric Mottram, Elaine Randall, Jeremy Prynne and Chris Torrence.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted (unprocessed collection - access facilitated where possible). Please follow this link for further information about how to access items from this collection: .

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the library by the family of Barry MacSweeney in May 2001.An accrual to the archive was gifted to Newcastle University Special Collections by Rose Gibson in 2017.

Archivist's Note

This EAD description created 10/12/2018.

Conditions Governing Use

UK copyright law applies


No further material is expected to be added to the collection