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The Dubliner records

Call Number: MS 56


Correspondence involving editor Bruce Arnold, manuscripts, and proofs concerning the literary magazine The Dubliner, specifically related to volume 1, numbers 1-6 and volume 2 numbers 1-2 (November 1961-Summer 1963). The magazine was published by Bruce Arnold and Douglas Sealy of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


  • Creation: 1956-1966 (bulk 1962-1963)


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Bruce Arnold (1936-)

Bruce Arnold was born in 1936 in London, England. After service in the British Army, he studied at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Remaining in Ireland, Arnold became a sub-editor for The Irish Times in 1961 and then worked at The Guardian from 1962-1968. Also during this time he served as editor of The Dubliner, an Irish literary magazine including poetry, fiction, criticism, book reviews, articles on art, etc. The journal later changed titles to The Dublin Magazine.

Arnold has written extensively on Irish art and literature, as well as serving as a political commentator and parliamentary correspondent. In 1959 he married Ysabel Mavis Cleave, who has also had a career in journalism.

[Information retrieved from Antoinette Doran, "Papers of Bruce Arnold" finding aid, National Library of Ireland,]


1 linear foot (2 document cases + 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into two series: Correspondence and Manuscripts, proofs, and other records. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent; and Manuscripts, proofs, and other records is mostly arranged by issue number.

Physical Location

MS 56

Physical Location

MS Qa33

Physical Location

MS R26

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, L.A. Wallrich, 1966.

Separated Materials

The Dubliner. Volume 1, nos. 1-6 and vol. 2 nos. 1-2. Dublin, Eire: Dubliner, 1961-1963. Available at Spencer Research Library at D1406.

Guide to The Dubliner Collection
The Dubliner records
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1968. Finding aid encoded by mwh, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
<emph render="italic">The Dubliner</emph> records, MS 56, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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