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Patricia Donohue papers, 1983 -- 2001

Summary Information

Abstract

Patricia Donohue was a singer-actor in Binghamton, New York, who was involved in numerous community opera and theater productions. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, and other publicity material related to Patricia Donohue Day [1999] and Donohue's performances of three one-woman plays (The Belle of Amherst, Dorothy Day, and Solo Flight), as well as videotaped performances of these plays and an oral history.

At a Glance

Bib ID 5547910 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Donohue, Patricia, 1926-2018
Title Patricia Donohue papers, 1983 -- 2001
Physical Description 0.40 linear feet (0.40 linear feet; 1 box); 4 videocassettes (VHS) (4 video cassettes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, and other publicity material related to Patricia Donohue Day [1999] and Donohue's three plays: The Belle of Amherst, Dorothy Day, and Solo Flight, as well as videotaped performances of these plays and an oral history of Donohue conducted by Letitia Campbell.

  • Patricia Donohue papers, 1983 -- 2001

    This series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, and other publicity material related to Patricia Donohue Day [1999] and Donohue's three plays: The Belle of Amherst, Dorothy Day, and Solo Flight, as well as videotaped performances of these plays and an oral history of Donohue conducted by Letitia Campbell.

Burke Library record group:

Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship (AWTS)

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, AWTS: Patricia Donohue papers, 1983-2001, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Folded materials were flattened. Newspaper clippings were photocopied on acid free paper. Staples, rubber bands, and metal clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Elizabeth Russey in 2003, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.

Revision Description

2021-04-28 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Video recordings (physical artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Donohue, Patricia, 1926-2018 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Patricia Donohue was a singer-actor in Binghamton, New York, who was involved in numerous community opera and theater productions. In her early years, she performed as an alto in roles for the Tri-Cities Opera and as an actor in productions of the Valley Players of the Southern Tier, Binghamton Civic Theater, Susquehanna Players, and other companies. She performed three one-woman shows: William Luce's The Belle of Amherst, a play based on the life of Emily Dickinson; Phyllis Paulette's Solo Flight, the story of Rev. Jeannette Piccard, the first woman in space and one of the first women ordained to the Episcopal priesthood; and A Celebration of Dorothy Day (co-founder of The Catholic Worker). Donohue was honored in 1999 with a star in the downtown Binghamton Hall of Fame in Binghamton, New York.