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Guide to the Edwin P. Kilroe Papers
1832-1950 (bulk, 1890s-1948)
 MS 3125

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kilroe, Edwin P.
Title: Edwin P. Kilroe papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1832-1950 (bulk, 1890s-1948)
Abstract: The collection holds the papers of Edwin P. Kilroe (1882-1953) representing his academic career (especially at Columbia University); athletics (especially wrestling at Columbia); family history and connections to Wayne County, Pennsylvania; involvement with a broad range of organizations, such as the Catholic Writers Guild, New York City Democratic Party clubs (i.e., Tammany Hall), historical societies, lawyer bar associations, and others; cattle breeding at the Kilroe Farm in Tanners Falls, Pennsylvania; and work in the Office of New York County District Attorney Edward Swann from 1916-24; and more. There are a small number of documents related to Kilroe's work as an attorney for Twentieth Century-Fox Films in the 1930s-40s, but with a rich set of scripts, photographs, posters, and publicity material for four of the studio's films: "Greenwich Village," "Sweet Rosie O'Grady," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," and "Wilson."
Quantity: 66 Linear feet in 56 boxes of various sizes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact reference@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English, with a small number of published works in French.
Call Phrase: MS 3125