The William Shannon collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, and other items.
Manuscripts in the collection consist of drafts of Shannon's books, as well as book-length manuscripts by other authors.
Correspondence in the collection has been arranged into subject areas by Shannon. Subjects include Ireland (1977-1987); letters from publishers and editors; Boston Globe columns (1982-1987); New York Times reader letters and replies; general 1980s files; alphabetical correspondence files; family correspondence; and invitations.
Subject files, arranged by Shannon, make up the bulk of the collection. They are organized by subject, and partly alphabetized. Topics include: Boston University courses: New York Times editorials: "Irish Notes"; speeches; Presidents; Shannon's Irish Ambassadorship, and New York Post columns, 1958-1960.Other items in the collection include several diaries kept by Shannon; diplomas and other framed documents; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs (early 1950s - early 1980s).
|1. Shannon, William Vincent|
|1. Public Affairs Subject Guide|
|2. Irish Collections Subject Guide|
|3. Diplomacy Subject Guide|
|4. Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Ireland|
|5. Authors, American|
|6. College teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston.|
|7. United States – Politics and government – 20th century|
|8. American literature--20th century|
|9. United States – Foreign relations – 20th century|
|11. Boston University -- Faculty|