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Cuala Press Archive

The surviving part of the Press archive includes some minute books of directors' meetings, cash books, letters, business papers, some original drawings for prints and sample books. It also the printing press, type and some hundreds of printer's blocks.

The archive is fragmentary and most material relating to W.B and Jack B. Yeats had been removed before accession. Material is richer for the revival period of the Press, beginning in 1968. This includes minutes of board meetings, correspondence, financial papers and papers relating to each publication. The archive has been fully catalogued and the descriptive catalogue is available online.

The Cuala Press archive (MS 11535) was presented by Michael and Anne Yeats, 1986. Additional material relating to work done for the Cuala Press by Eileen Peet was presented by Mrs Jane Williams in 2002, and amalgamated into the archive.

The Cuala Press Print Collection (MS 11574), amassed and presented by Vin Ryan in 2017, consists of 112 photoengraved prints and cards produced by the original Cuala Press. The descriptive list is available online.

A further collection of almost 90 prints, from the revival period of the Press, was also presented by the Yeats family (MS 11567).