|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, and other publicity material related to Patricia Donohue Day  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.
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Patricia Donohue donated her papers to the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship in 2001.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
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.
2021-04-28 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
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.