Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 23-08

Accession Number: 88-04

Item(s): Invitation to a Washington Irving birthday celebration, 1988; invitation to a showing of The Irving Story, a 1953 film, made in conjunction with the city's 50th anniversary celebration (this showing was in 1987); photocopies of information on Washington Irving and his 205th birthday; an agenda of events for the Washington Irving celebration in Irving; a list of sponsoring organizations; application for a grant to promote a city-wide celebration of Washington Irving’s 205th birthday; a photocopy of two pages of Stanley Brown’s description of Irving’s founding day.     


Donor: Jan Hart

Date Received: April 22, 1988 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


     The file contains an invitation to and an agenda for the celebration of Washington Irving’s 205th birthday in Irving.  The event was conducted by the Irving Heritage Society on April 17, 1988. The file also contains photocopies of biographical material on Washington Irving and his home at Sunnyside, New York; an application for a grant of $2,100 to the City of Irving's Arts Board toward funding the celebration; an invitation to a showing of a short promotional film about Irving made in 1953; and a photocopy of two pages from Stanley Brown’s memoirs regarding the founding of Irving.