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Guide to the Archives of Irish America County Societies Collection AIA.003

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 17, 2019
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record edited by Rachel Searcy to reflect incorporation of 2017 accretion Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017 Updated by Megan O’Shea to reflect the incorporation of items separated for use in the exhibit The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America at Glucksman Ireland House in 2011 Updated by Megan O'Shea to reflect the incorporation of material from accession number 2018.116  , April 2017 , August 2017 , February 2018 , September 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Archives of Irish America
Source - dnr: Kearns, Martin
Source - dnr: Forde, Michael
Source - dnr: Smyth, Treasa Goodwin
Title: Archives of Irish America County Societies Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1902-2010
Dates [bulk]: 1970-2001
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of Irish county societies in New York City. The organizations were first established in the late 1840s as social organizations, although later some groups began to intercede on behalf of evicted Irish tenants and offer benefits for sickness and death. Sports teams, especially hurling and Gaelic football, eventually became an important aspect of the societies. This collection consists of printed materials such as photographs, correspondence, circular letters, dinner journals, program flyers, meeting minutes, financial records, and other printed ephemera related to these societies' activities.
Quantity: 25.5 Linear Feet in 17 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, 6 oversize flat boxes, and 4 artifact boxes.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English. Some materials in Irish.
Call Phrase: AIA.003