Trinity College Dublin appeals to the public for help in expanding its collection of Samuel Beckett memorabilia.

Trinity College Dublin is hosting a celebration of the work of Samuel Beckett to mark what would have been his 90th birthday on 13 April. The writer died on 22 December 1989 but his memory is kept alive at his alma mater Trinity College where he studied modern languages and lectured for a time.

Trinity College named its drama school after the Nobel Prize winning writer and has one of the three largest collections of Samuel Beckett memorabilia in the world. The collection includes many first editions. TCD is now appealing to the public to donate or sell other Samuel Beckett items and is specifically interested in letters which may still be in private hands.

Appealing for the public’s help and contributions, Dr Thomas Mitchell of Trinity College said,

We want them to recognise how important the Centre for Beckett Studies in Trinity is and to appreciate our determination that this was Beckett’s city, this was Beckett’s university.

Trinity College Dublin is marking the celebrations with 'Beckett 90’ a series of plays, films and lectures. The week long celebration sees leading Beckett interpreter Barry McGovern add Krapp's Last Tape to a long list of Beckett performances.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 April 1996. The reporter is Cathy Milner.