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Guide to the Sean Prendiville Papers AIA.005

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Alice Naughton and Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 22, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

  Edited by Rachel Searcy for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description  , August 2012

Container List

Series III: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests and Correspondence, 1920-1992

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of administrative papers, government forms, and other documents related to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and appeals made by Prendiville from 1986 to 1994. The files contains photocopies of memoranda, letters, and reports generated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the course of their surveillance of Irish Republican activities in the United States between 1930 and 1979. Also included are newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and other literature distributed by Irish American organizations under investigation. Many files contain collections of clippings from Irish publications, especially newspapers produced by support groups, that no longer exist and for which there may be no surviving copies. Organizations present in this series include the Irish Republican Clubs, Clan na Gael, James Connolly Clubs, the Irish American Labor League, the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Irish Republican Clubs (IRC), National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF), the National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ), and The Citizens for Irish Justice (CIJ). Specific individuals such as James Gralton and James Larkin also appear. Much of the material is heavily redacted.

Arrangement

Files in this series are arranged according to the FBI’s original identification and sequence numbers. The FBI assigned each organization a sequence number. For example, the Irish Republican Clubs are identified by the number 97-5329. Each specific document relating to that organization was then numbered sequentially; for example, 97-5329-25 identifies the twenty-fifth document in approximately chronological order. The FBI files also contain records that were filed under more than one organization; when cross-referenced like this, the documents do not have a sequence number. The order in which documents were supplied by the FBI has been maintained except when unknown; then they are filed chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence re: FOIA requests
1986-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Government Materials - non-FBI
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Clan na Gael c. 97-4883-1-97-4883-17
Mar 1964-Oct 1964
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Clan na Gael c. 97-4883-18-97-4883-40
Oct 1964-Sep 1965
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Gralton, James 65-35485-1;65-35485-5
Jun 1943-Oct 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Irish American Labor League c. 61-179-1-61-179-32
Oct 1921-Feb 1922
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Irish American Labor League : Case 75, 75A, Doc. C. 127-152pages c. 14160-14213 (reports of agents, summary memos)
Apr 1921-May 1921
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Irish American Labor League: Case 75, 75A, Doc. C. 153-201pages c. 14215 - 14295
May 1921-Jun 1921
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Irish American Labor League: Reports, memos related to Case 75pages c. 14298-14333 (illegible)
Mar 1921 , 1922
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Irish Radio Shows
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-1-61-7606-50
Sep 1939-Jul 1940
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-51-61-7606-83
Jul 1940-Feb 1942 (bulk 1920-1997)
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-84-61-7606-144
Jan 1942-Jan 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-145-61-7606-209
Feb 1943-May 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-210-61-7606-260 I
May 1943-Oct 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-145-61-7606-260 II
May 1943-Oct 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-261-61-7606-342 I
Sep 1943-Dec 1944
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-261-61-7606-342 II
Sep 1943-Dec 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-343-61-7606-393
Feb 1945-May 1950
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-394-61-7606-451
Sep 1951-Oct 1957
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-452-61-7606-501
Oct 1957-Nov 1963
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-502-61-7606- c. 520s(some documents not numbered, cross-referenced)
Nov 1963-Nov 1969
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-?-61-7606-575(Some documents not completely numbered)
Dec 1969-Oct 1972
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-576-61-7606-653
Oct 1972-Feb 1974
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-654-61-7606-721
Feb 1974-Feb 1975
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-722-61-7606-831 I
Feb 1975-May 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-722-61-7606-831 II
Feb 1975-May 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Irish Republican Army c. 61-7606-A: news clippings, wire services - U.S , Ireland, U.K. events
1939-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Irish Republican Brotherhood Veterans Association (FOIA #270, 640)
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Irish Republican Clubs c. 97-5329-1-97-5329-16
Mar 1971-Sep 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Irish Republican Clubs c. 97-5329-17-97-5329-31
Sep 1971-Jun 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Irish Republican Clubs c. 97-5329-32-97-5329-52
Feb 1972-Nov 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Irish Republican Clubs c. 97-5329-53-97-5329-81 I
Nov 1972-Jun 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Irish Republican Clubs c. 97-5329-53-97-5329-81 II
Nov 1972-Jun 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Irish Republican Clubs c. 97-5329-82-97-5329-112
Jul 1975-Aug 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Irish Workers Clubs
1940-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 10 James Connolly Clubs 62-17493-0
1920-1924 , 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 11 James Gralton Defense Committee 9 FOIA #270, 234)
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 12 James Larkin Defense Committee ( FOIA #270, 233)
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 13 National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF) c. 105-212344-1 (Numbers not visible)
Apr 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 14 National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF) c. 105-212344-2-1053212344-19 I
Jun 1971-Nov 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 15 National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF) c. 105-212344-2-1053212344-19 II
Jun 1971-Nov 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 16 National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF) c. 105-212344-21-105-212344-46 ( 20, 28 missing) I
Nov 1971-Jan 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 17 National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF) c. 105-212344-21-105-212344-46 ( 20, 28 missing) II
Nov 1971-Jan 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 18 National Association for Irish Freedom (NAIF) c. 105-212344-47-105-212344-64 ( missing # 52 encl.)
Jan 1973-Apr 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 19 National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ) c. 97-5275 -xl- 97-5275-9
Aug 1969-Dec 1969
Box: 3 Folder : 20 National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ) c. 97-5275-10-97-5275-25
Dec 1969-Mar 1970
Box: 3 Folder : 21 National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ) c. 97-5275-28-97-5275-35
Mar 1970-Jun 1970
Box: 4 Folder : 1 National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ) c. 97-5275-36-97-5275-59 I
Jul 1970-Nov 1970
Box: 4 Folder : 2 National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ) c. 97-5275-36-97-5275-59 II
Jul 197-Nov 1970
Box: 4 Folder : 3 National Association for Irish Justice (NAIJ) c. 97-5275-60-97-5275-88
Nov 1970-Apr 1972
Box: 4 Folder : 4 United Irish Republicans (FOIA #297, 643)
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Women's Irish Educational League (FOAI #297, 646; Appeal #89-1-11)
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Reference: Index to organization of material (SP)
1986-1994

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