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Collection processed by Alice Naughton, Mary Kriock, Marion Casey, Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 24, 2019
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Rachel Searcy for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description, edited by Bonnie Gordon to reflect updated administrative information,  edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect the incorporation of 2017 accession, and edited by Amy C. Vo to reflect rehousing changes.  , September 2012 , June 2014 , March 2017 , July 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harrison, George, 1915-2004
Source - dnr: Durkan, Frank, 1930-2006
Source: O'Dwyer & Bernstien
Title: George Harrison Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1925-2003
Dates [bulk]: 1970-2000
Abstract: George Harrison (1915-2004) was a socialist and revolutionary Irish Republican who spent his life supporting the causes of oppressed peoples around the globe. The collection consists of correspondence, legal files, memoranda, publications, ephemera, financial records, photographs, and material objects. The materials document his family history, Harrison's gunrunning trial, and political affiliations and involvements. This collection includes materials from many organizations in which Harrison was active during the period 1970-1995, especially the Irish American Defense Fund, the Irish Republican Socialist Committee of North America, the National Graves Association, and Republican Sinn Fein. The materials also reflect his interests in liberation movements in South Africa, Cuba, Latin America, Palestine and the Philippines, particularly through a collection of political buttons.
Quantity: 21.75 Linear Feet in 17 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize flat boxes, and 5 oversize folders.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Majority of materials are in English; some in Spanish, French.
Call Phrase: AIA.009

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Biographical Note

George Harrison (1915-2004) was a socialist and revolutionary Irish Republican who spent his life supporting the causes of oppressed peoples. Harrison was born in Shammer, Kilkelly, County Mayo, Ireland on May 2, 1915. As a youth he served in the East Mayo Brigade of the Irish Republican Army during the Irish Civil War (1922-1923). He immigrated to the United States in 1938 and served as an infantryman in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater of World War II. In 1948 Harrison began working as an armored car guard with Brinks, Inc. but was suspended in 1981 because of criminal charges filed against him.

Harrison was arrested on June 23, 1981 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for violations of federal firearms laws. He, along with four others, was charged with running guns to the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the high-profile U.S. vs. Harrison, Falvey, Mullen, Gormley, and Flannery case argued in the Eastern District of New York Federal Court. Frank Durkan, also from County Mayo and a nephew of New York City lawyer and politician Paul O'Dwyer, represented Harrison, acknowledging that Harrison had shipped guns to Republicans in Ireland but arguing that American's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was complicit in the act. He was acquitted in 1982 and subsequently reinstated by Brinks with back pay in accordance with the order of a federal labor arbitrator (see folder  Local 807 IBT vs. Brinks).

He retired from the company in the mid-1980s, but remained active in political causes, including opposition to racism and apartheid, as well as providing aid to Palestinians, Chileans, and other victims of poverty or injustices. Through his life, Harrison was active in many charitable endeavors, like providing funds to build a new parish church in his native town during the 1950s. He supported Irish American organizations that advocated the union of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, and came to the aid of Irish Republican prisoners held in the United States, Ireland, or Great Britain. He supported socialist political causes, but was also active in the New York City mayoral campaign of David Dinkins and the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton.

George Harrison died at his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn on October 6, 2004.

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Scope and Contents

The George Harrison Papers consist of correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, photographs, buttons, legal documents, memoranda, publications, research files, and material objects documenting Harrison's political activities and affiliations. The collection includes materials from numerous organizations in which Harrison was active during the 1970s through the mid-1990s, especially the Irish American Defense Fund, the Irish Republican Socialist Committee of North America, the National Graves Association, and Republican Sinn Fein. The materials, especially his collection of political buttons, also reflect his interest in liberation movements in South Africa, Cuba, Latin America, Palestine, and the Philippines. The papers also document Harrison's 1981-1982 defense against charges of gunrunning to the Provisional Irish Republican Army tried in the Eastern District of New York Federal Court case U.S. vs. Harrison, Falvey, Mullen, Gormley, and Flannery.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series, each of which is arranged alphabetically by subject or title.

  1. Personal, 1964-2001
  2. Organizations and Memberships, 1925-2000
  3. Pamphlets and Publications, 1937-2003
  4. Oversize Materials: Publications and Fliers, 1963-1995
  5. Photographs, 1982-1998
  6. Ephemera, 1970-2000

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • McAliskey, Bernadette Devlin, 1947-
  • Durkan, Frank, 1930-2006
  • O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998
  • Cox, Thomas J., 1906-
  • Clinton, Bill, 1946-

Document Type

  • Color photographs.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Correspondence.
  • Black-and-white photographs.
  • Newsletters.
  • T-shirts.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Buttons (information artifacts).
  • Political posters.

Subject Organizations

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 807 (New York, N.Y.)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Irish Northern Aid Committee
  • Republican Sinn Féin
  • Sinn Fein
  • Irish Republican Army
  • O'Dwyer & Bernstien

Subject Topics

  • Human rights.
  • Hunger strikes -- Northern Ireland.
  • Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Political activity.
  • Political campaigns -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.
  • Political campaigns.
  • Human rights workers
  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

George Harrison contacted the Archives of Irish America in 1997 through Angela M. Carter, at that time proprietor of Irish Books and Graphics. Ten boxes of material were accessioned from Harrison's apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn by Marion Casey in November 1997 and an additional eleven boxes of books and testimonials were donated by O'Dwyer & Bernstien in April 2005, acting as the executors of Harrison's estate. The accession number associated with this collection is 1997.069. Posters and framed memorabilia found in repository were added to this collection in 2015. The accession number associated with these materials is 2015.043. George Harrison sent an additional box of posters and memorabilia related to his involvement in human rights activism in 1999. The accession number associated with this gift is 2017.006.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by George Harrison, the creator of this collection, were transferred to New York University in 1997 and 2005. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; George Harrison Papers; AIA 009; box number; folder number; Archives of Irish America/Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York University Libraries, New York, NY 10012.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Frank Durkan Papers AIA 008

Sean Prendiville Papers AIA 005

Jane Conlon Muller Oral History Collection AIA 012

Brian McGinn Papers AIA 015

Irish Republicanism Collection AIA 022

Sean Cronin Papers TAM 460

Printed Ephemera Collection of Organizational Files PE 036

Separated Materials

Six boxes of books were removed from the manuscript collection to be cataloged as part of the Tamiment Library book collection. Issues of The Irish People,  The Sovereign Nation,  Irish Democrat, and  Saoirse were separated to the Archives of Irish America Newspapers and Periodicals Collection (AIA 004)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1999 and 1997 by George Harrison, and in 2005 by Franck Durkel of O'Dwyer & Bernstien, executor of George Harrison's will.

Processing Information

Information about processing decisions made prior to 2017 has not been recorded. In 2017, one small box and three oversize folders containing memorabilia and posters were added to the collection. These materials were described in the file-list and integrated into Series VI: Ephemera and Materials Objects.

Appraisal

In 2017, several t-shirts and a hat related to political rallies and campaigns were assessed as having minimal research value and were removed from the collection. These items had been included as part of a 1999 accretion added to the collection in 2017.

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Container List

Series I. Personal, 1964-2001

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, concerning Harrison's personal life, family history, and his defense against gunrunning charges in the U.S. vs. Harrison, Falvey, Mullen, Gormley, and Flannery case. Of note are speeches made by Harrison, a July 1983 application for a pistol permit, correspondence from Harrison's co-workers at Brinks, a book about the trial by Thomas Cox, and the October 1982 testimony of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, a character witness at the trial.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Black and Tan Massacre
Mar 4, 1985
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Certificates, Honorariums, Awards and Recognitions, Tribute
1964-1994, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1960s-1970s
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence I
1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence II
1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1990-1992
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1993-1998
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence A-C
May 1996, 1997
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence D-F
1992-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Family
1964-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Family
1980-1995, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence M-R
1964-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Snee, John
1971-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Greene, Michael - Ordination
Nov 10, 1979
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Invitations
1984-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Kennedy Memorial at Roscommon Park
circa 1984
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Local 807 International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Brinks)
1983-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Memory Cards
1960s-1990s
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Newspaper Clippings: Family and Personal History
circa 1982, 2000
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Newspaper Clippings/Articles: Ireland, North Ireland
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 O'Dwyer, Paul: Political Campaigns
1965, 1977
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Pistol Permit Application
Jul 1983
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Poetry
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Protest Chants
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Republican Sinn Fein (Sinn Fein Poblachtach)
1980-2000
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Republic Sinn Fein: Correspondence
1990-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Republican Sinn Fein: Correspondence - O'Connell, Daith
1987-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Republican Sinn Fein: Irish Freedom Movement (Sinn Fein Poblachtach)
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Republican Sinn Fein: Republican Bulletin
1986-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Republican Sinn Fein: Victoria Branch (Australia)
1989-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Sheey, John Joe: Funeral
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Speeches and Statements by Harrison
circa 1982, 1999, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Speeches and Sponsorships by Harrison
1982-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Trial: Bail Release
Nov 19, 1982
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Trial: Briefing Note re: Noraid and Trial
Aug 4, 1983
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Trial: Correspondence
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Trial: Cox, Thomas - Statement and book "The Trial of the IRA Five" Riverside Books, 1992.
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Trial: Freedom of Information Request
Mar 28, 1988
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Trial: Harrison-Falvey Defense Committee
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Trial: Harrison Statement on Arrest
Jun 19, 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Trial: Judgment of Acquital
Nov 5, 1982
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Trial: Letters of Support
Jul 11, 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Trial: Local 807 IBT v. Brinks Inc.
1982-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Trial: Local 807 and Brinks Inc.
1983-1984
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Trial: McAliskey, Bernadette Devlin - Testimony
Oct 20, 1982
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Trial Newspaper Clippings
1981-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Trial: Search Warrant and Objects Seized
Jun 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Tributes (Given by George Harrison)
1996-2001, undated

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Series II. Organizations and Memberships, 1925-2000

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this series include minutes, financial records, correspondence, and memoranda concerning a variety of domestic, Irish, and international political organizations Harrison belonged to, including Hands Off Cuba Coalition, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, and the Committee in Solidarity with Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Although international in scope, much of the material documents Harrison's involvement with Irish and Irish American organizations, including his speech at a New York H-Block Armagh Committee rally; his work with the National Graves Association to provide memorials for Irish Republicans; his association with Republican Sinn Fein (also known as Sinn Fein Poblachtach), including letters from organizer Daithi O'Connell; his affiliation with the Irish American Defense Fund, which raised money during the 1980s for the legal defense of Irish Republican sympathizers facing criminal trial and deportation proceedings in American courts.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Ad Hoc Committee to Commemorate Sabra and Shatila
Sep 1983
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Ad Hoc Committee to Preserve Palestinian National Culture
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Ad Hoc Committee for a July Emergency Mobilization
Jun 1983, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Ad Hoc Committee to Stop the Grand Jury/Resistant Task Force
1984, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Africa Fund
1983-1997, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Africa: General
1983-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 26 African National Congress (ANC)
1982-1987, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 All Peoples Congress
1982, 1984-1988, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 American Connection
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Anti-Apartheid
1982-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Anti-Apartheid
1990s
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Anti-Apartheid
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Anti-Apartheid: Brooklyn Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Committee
1986, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Anti-Racism
Jan 1987, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 34 April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice
1985-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Argentina
1982, 1984, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Casa De Las Americas
1983-1995, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Casa El Salvador
1983-1987, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Casa Nicaragua
1983-1992, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Center for Cuban Studies
1985-1997, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Donations: Acknowledgements
1968, 1983-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Central America and the Caribbean
1983-1991, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Chile
1982-1990, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Civilian Complaint Review Board in the City of New York
Sep 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Clinton-Gore Campaigns
1992-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Coalition for a Free Central America
1983
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Coalition for a Nuclear Free Harbor
1985
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Columbia
1984, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal
Jan 1992-Feb 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Committee for Chilean Inquiry
1983-1991, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Committees of Correspondence: Corresponder
1992-1999
Box: 3 Folder : 2A Committees of Correspondence - donation receipts
1992-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Committees of Correspondence - Fliers and Meeting Notices
1992-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 3A Committees of Correspondence: New York Mobilizer: Newsletter of the New York Committees of Correspondence
1993-1994
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Committee for David Dinkins
1989, 1993-1994
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Committee for a Free Chile
1983-1984, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Committee for an Irish Forum
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
1984-1997
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Committee in Solidarity with Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
1990-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Committee in Solidarity with Vietnam, Kampuchea and Laos
1985-1990, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Committee for a United Labor and People's May Day
1984, 1989, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Cuba Information Project
1991-1997
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Cuba
1986-1997, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Daily News - Boycott the Daily News
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Democratic Campaign Committee
1992-1997, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Donations (by Harrison)
1973-1994, 1997
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Eire Nua Building Fund
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 El Salvador
1983-1994, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Free the Ohio 5
1985, 1988
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Friends of Jim Brennan (Campaign)
1982-1994
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Frontline (Line of March Publication)
1984-1987, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Grand Jury and Repression Position Papers (in Spanish)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Grenada
1983-1984, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Guatemala
1983-1990, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Haiti
1984-1993, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Honduras
1985-1986, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Housing and Homelessness Causes
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility/Immobilize Apartheid Coalition
1987-1993, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 29 International Peace for Cuba Appeal
1991-1997
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization - U.S.-Cuba Friendship Committee
1991-1997
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization: Pastors for Peace
1990-1995, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Iranian Student Association Organization of Iranian Peoples Fedaii Guerrillas
1982, 1986, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 32A Ireland: Newspaper clippings and articles
1950-1990, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Irish American Defense Fund
1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Irish American Defense Fund: Ancient Order of Hibernians
1983
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Irish American Defense Fund: Burke, Maurice, Rev.
1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Irish American Defense Fund: Correspondence/Donations
1983
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Irish American Defense Fund: Financial Statements
1983-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Irish American Defense Fund: Fundraising Appeals and Brochures
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Irish American Defense Fund: Fundraising, Social Events
1982-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Irish American Defense Fund: Lists of Potential Donors
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Irish American Defense Fund: Minutes and Agendas
1983-Jun 1984
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Irish American Defense Fund: Minutes and Agendas
Jul 1984-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Irish American Defense Fund: Minutes - Pledge Fund Committee
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Irish American Defense Fund: Organizational/Ad Campaigns
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 2A Irish Brigade Association Newsletter: The Irish Volunteer
2000
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Irish Northern Aid Committee ( NORAID )
1990, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Irish Republican Army
1956-1957
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Irish Republican Clubs - US and Canada
1956-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Irish Republican Socialist Party (Saorse)
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Jesse Jackson Campaign
1984, 1987-1992, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Jewish Affairs
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 John Brown Anti-Klan Committee
Mar 1985, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Korea
1983, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Liam Cotter Memorial
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (see also Series IV)
1985-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Madre/Women's Peace Network Inc.
1985-1993, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Nelson Mandela Reception Committee
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Marxist Studies
1983, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Mayo Foundation for the Handicapped (Paul O'Dwyer)
1967-1987
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Medical Aid for Central America - MEDICA
1985-1990, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 La Misa Campesina Nicaraguense: Program
Oct 21, 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Middle East
1979-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Middle East
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Militant Labor Forum
1984-1987, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Mission of Cuba to the United Nations
1992-1996
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Na Fianna Eireann (Irish Republican Youth Movement)
1985-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Na Fianna Eireann (Irish Republican Youth Movement)
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 25 National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
1989-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 25A National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression: Organizer
1992-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 26 National Association for Irish Justice
1969, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 National Campaign for Peace in the Middle East
1990-1991, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 28 National Central America Health Rights Network
1987-1992, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29 National Committee to Free Puerto Rican Prisoners of War
1984-1987, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 National Committee for Independent Political Action
1988-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 31 National Graves Association
1980-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 32 National Graves Association: Correspondence of Sean Fitzpatrick
1972-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 33 National Graves Association: Correspondence of Joe and Mary Stagg
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 34 National Graves Association: Memorials
1970-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 35 National Hormel Strike Support Committee
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 36 National Labor Committee: Education Fund
Oct 1995
Box: 4 Folder : 37 National Mobilization for Survival
May 19, 1987
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Native Americans
1982-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Rosemary Nelson Memorial Service
Apr 15, 1999
Box: 4 Folder : 40 New Movement in Solidarity with Puerto Rican Independence and Socialism
1987, 1989, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 New York 8 and Defense Committee
1984-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 42 New York Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council
1985-1988, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 43 New York H-Block Armagh Committee: General
1980-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 1 New York H-Block Armagh Committee Rally Harrison Speech
Dec 12, 1982
Box: 5 Folder : 2 New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid
1985-1991, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 New York Socialist Workers Campaign
1984-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Nicaragua
1983-1994, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Nicaragua Construction Brigade
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Nicaragua Solidarity Network
1988-1991, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Nicaragua Support Project
1984, 1986, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Nicaragua-United States Friendship Office
1992-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Northern Ireland
1964, 1978, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 10 November 29 Coalition: Correspondence and Clippings
1982-1987, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 November 29 Coalition: Fliers
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 12 November 29 Coalition for Palestine: Meeting Minutes
1986-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 12A November 29 Coalition: Newsletter (incomplete run)
1983-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 13 November 29 Committee for Palestine: Proposed Bylaws
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Organizations: Various I
1981-1995, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Organizations: Various II
1981-1995, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Palestine Solidarity Committee
1987-1993, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 16A Palestine Solidarity Committee: Members Update
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Paralyzed Veterans of America
1993
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Peoples Anti-War Mobilization
1982-1986, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Philippines
1984-1991, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Philippines: Campaign to End U.S. Intervention in the Philippines
1988-1989, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Political Campaigns: Various
1984-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Political Prisoners
1984-1997, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Political Rights Defense Fund
1984, 1987-1988
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Puerto Rican Committee Against Repression
1985-1989, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Puerto Rico: General
1983-1994, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Rainbow Coalition
1984-1993, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Secretaria de la Solidaridad con Chile
1983-1987, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Sinn Fein
1925-1990s
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Socialist Organizations
1983-1986, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations
1986-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Socialists Workers Party
1984-1988, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 4 South America
1985-1988, 1994, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Stop the Witch Hunts
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Taller Latinoamericano
1983-1986, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Turkey Solidarity Committee
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Unidad Latino Americana Malvinas Argentinas
1982-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Unions: Labor and Workers Rights, General
1980-1996, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Unions: Shell Boycott Campaign Brochures; United Mine Workers of America
1987-1988
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Unions: United Farm Workers of America
1985, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 12 United Nations Association of the U.S.
1995
Box: 6 Folder : 13 United Nations Special Committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Aug 1986
Box: 6 Folder : 14 U.S. and Cuba Medical Project
1994-1995
Box: 6 Folder : 15 U.S. Anti-Imperialist League
1982-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 16 U.S. Friends of Ruben Zamora (Salvador)
1993-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 17 U.S. Hands Off Cuba Coalition
1990-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 18 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
1991-1992
Box: 6 Folder : 19 U.S. Invasion of Panama
1990, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 20 U.S. Peace Council
1986-1993, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 22 U.S. Tour of Nicaraguan Trade Unionists
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 21 U.S. Politicians
1972-1973
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
1985-1997, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Vietnam
1982-1988
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Vietnam Tenth Anniversary Committee
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Westchester People's Action Coalition, Inc. (WESPAC)
1985-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Women's Rights Organizations
1983-1993, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Workers World Party
1984-1987

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Series III. Pamphlets and Publications, 1937-2003

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this series include pamphlets and other publications produced by a variety of domestic, Irish, and international political organizations Harrison belonged to. Major topics concern Irish Republicanism, the treatment of prisoners, and international liberation movements.

Subseries A. Irish , 1937-2003

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 31 1798 Rebellion publications
1982-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 32 1916 as History: The Myth of the Blood Sacrifice. C. Desmond Greaves. (Fulcrum Press, Dublin)
1991
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Against Violence In Ireland. Desmond Wilson. (Andersontown News, Belfast)
1983
Box: 6 Folder : 33 The Birmingham Framework:  Six Innocent Men Framed for the Birmingham Bombings. Fr. Denis Faul and Fr. Raymond Murray.
circa 1976
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Breaking the Deadlock: A Way out of the Northern Impasse. Robert Heatley. (Fulcrum Press, Dublin)
1991
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Cabhair (Irish Republican Prisoners Defendants Fund): Dinner Journals
1998-1999, 2003
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Casement: The Transatlantic Theatre Company Presents. Charlie Dunne.
1995
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Clan na Gael Seventieth Annual Dinner: Easter 1916-1986
Apr 25, 1986
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Corruption of Law: Memorandum to the Gardiner Committee on the working of Emergency Legislation in Northern Ireland. Frs. Brian J. Brady, Denis Faul, Raymond Murray. (Abbey Printers, Cavan)
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 35 An Cumann Cabhrach: The Republican Aid Committee (For the Relief of Republican Prisoners and their Dependents) Testimonial Dinner
1983
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Cumann na Saoirse/National Irish Freedom Committee: Annual Michael Flannery Memorial Dinner Dance, 2nd and 10th programs
1996, 2005
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Michael Davitt Remembered. Bernard O'Hara. (Michael Davitt National Memorial Association. Straide, Co. Mayo)
1984
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Declaration on the Struggle again[st] Colonialism in Western Europe. Irish Republican Movement.
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Unveiling of the Michael Doheny Monument. Calvary Cemetery. October 7, 1989. Michael Doheny Memorial Committee: Michael Flannery, Patrick Doheny, James Grogan.
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Deported: Jimmy Gralton 1886-1945. The story of Jimmy Gralton, Effernagh, Gowel, Co. Leitrim. Des Guckian. (Westmeath Examiner Ltd., Mullingar)
1996
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Fermanagh Facts. Fermanagh Civil Rights Association.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 37 The First Dail
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 37 The Flames of Long Kesh: The Murder of Hugh Gerard Coney, Internee, 15-16 October, 1974. Fr. Denis Faul and Fr. Raymond Murray. (Abbey Printers, Cavan)
Nov 6, 1974
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Glimpses of an Irish Felon's Prison Life. Thomas J. Clarke. (National Publications Committee, Cork)
1970
Box: 6 Folder : 38 "Ireland's History of Repression." James Walker. Socialist Worker (reprint). International Socialists. London.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 38 "Ireland's Right to Unity: The Case stated by the All-Party Anti-Partition Conference, Mansion House, Dublin." Cahill & Co. Ltd. Dublin.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Irish-American Fenian Society: 14th Annual Awards Dinner
Oct 25, 1996
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Irish Northern Aid Testimonial Dinner Journal
1986
Box: 7 Folder : 1 James Connolly Wrote for Today.... Nora Connolly O'Brien and Eibhlin Ni Sheidhir. (Irish Freedom Press, Dublin)
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Just Be. Eddie McKenna. (I.R. Publishing. Enterprise, AL)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Charlie Kerins: The 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Execution of Charlie Kerins 1944-1994.
1994
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Labor and the Republican Movement. George Gilmore. (Repsol Pamphlet, Dublin.) (First published in 1966.)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Laochra Luimnigh: Ui Dhalaigh Luimnigh agus Eiri Amach na Casca 1916. Nora de hOir. (Clo Saoirse-Irish Freedom Press, Dublin)
2001
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Let the Fight Go On. Saorise Go Deao: Songs and Poems of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement. (Printing Press, Enterprise, AL) (inscribed to GH and signed by Ray Collins)
1985
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Martyrs for Ireland: The Story of Mac Cormick and Barnes. Brian O'Higgons. (Irish Book Bureau, Dublin)
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Maurice O'Neill 1917-1942. [County Kerry]
1992
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Memoirs of Irish Volunteer Activity 1917-1924. Peter O'Farrell. (West End Printing Corporation)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Omos Do Tony D'Arcy, Galway agus Sean MacNeela, Mayo [Commemoration]. (Herald Quick Print. Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland)
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Open the Window. Let in the Light. (St. John's and Corpus Christie Parish Council Steering Committee)
1975
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Pairc an Phiarsaigh, Oscailt Oifisiul 16 Meitream. Galway [Patrick Pearce; Padraic Pearse]
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 4 George Plant and the Rule of Law: The Devereux Affair 1940-1942. Michael Moroney. (Tipperary Historical Society)
1989
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Prelude to Freedom 1916-1966: 50th Anniversary Review. (Irish Art Publications, Ltd., Dublin)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Saoirse. Maria Kane. (I.R. Publishing, Enterprise, AL)
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 5 The Slaying of John Downs. (Republican Publications, Dublin)
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 5 The Spirit of Freedom: Prize winning entries in the Bobby Sands commemoration school essay competition. (Bobby Sands Commemoration Committee, Dublin)
1983
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Stormont: An Assessment. (United Ireland Association [Britain]) (2 copies)
1971
Box: 7 Folder : 6 They Kept Faith: In this tribute to two soldiers of Ireland the full story of the Brookeborough attack in which they lost their lives is now told by their comrades. (Roinn Eolais Na Poblacta)
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Tragedies of Kerry. Dorothy Macardle. (Irish Freedom Press, Dublin)
1988
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Ulster: The Future. Frank McManus, M.P. (Jan Press, The Bronx, NY)
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 7 United States, Britain, Ireland: A Special Special Relationship. Leonard Brenner.
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Wolfe Tone Annual
1937, 1951, 1956, 1959, 1961
Box: 7 Folder : 9 The Workhouse Ward: A Farce. Lady Gregory, 1909. (Samuel French, London)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Workshop Talks. James Connolly. (Repsol Ltd., Dublin)
1993
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Young Connolly. Sean Cronin. (Repsol Ltd., Dublin)
1983

Subseries B. Non-Irish, 1980-1995

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Africa: various
1985-1990, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 11 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Background Paper
1983-1984, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Center for Cuban Studies Newsletter
1992-1994
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Labor: Labor Against Apartheid; Phildalephia Labor Comm. on Central America; Workers Tribune; United Labor Action
1983-1987, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Brooklyn Chapter CIPES Bulletin: A Newsletter of the Brooklyn Chapter of Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
1984-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Central America - various publications
1982-1987, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Chelsea / El Jicaral Sister City Project Newsletter
1989
Box: 7 Folder : 17 The Citizen: Newsletter for the Central Brooklyn Independent Democratic Club
1988-1989, 1994
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Cuba Action
1992-1993, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Cuba Update
1992-1993
Box: 7 Folder : 20 The 807 Teamster
1981-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Free Puerto Rico! New Movement in Solidarity with Puerto Rican Independence and Socialism
1985-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 22 The Insurgent: Newsletter of the Committee to Fight Repression
1985-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Many Races Cultural Foundation Newsletters: The Garry Press; The   Freedom Press
1982-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Middle East: Pamphlets
1980-1983, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 25 The New State Repression. Ken Lawrence. International Network Against New State Repression. Chicago.
1985
Box: 7 Folder : 26 New York Mobilizer: People's Anti-War
1983-1987
Box: 7 Folder : 27 New York NICA News: Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York
1988-1989
Box: 7 Folder : 28 People's Anti-War Mobilization/All People's Congress Bulletin
1982-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Por la Paz y la Solidaridad
May 1986-Jun 1986
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Puerto Rico: various publications
1982-1992, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 31 The Rainbow Organizer: Official Publication of the National Rainbow Coalition Inc.
1988
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Salud y Paz: Quarterly Publication of the National Central America Health Rights Network
1990-1992
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Taliba: Philippine Solidarity Network Publication
1986-1987
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Unidad Latinoamericana Malvinas Argentinas Bulletin (U.L.M.A.)
1983-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Update on Guatemala: Committee in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
1985-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Various newsletters, single issues
1984-1995

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Series IV. Oversize Materials: Publications and Fliers, 1963-1995

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this series include flyers, posters, and publications concerning American political campaigns, Irish Republicanism, and international liberation movements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Commemoration Posters: John Joseph Martin, Thomas Clarke, Pronisias Stagg, Thomas Ashe Banner Memorial Committee
1972, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 2 East Mayo Commemoration Committee
1963, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Fliers: South and Central America
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Fliers: Various
1984, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Harrison: Father of the Year Award
1982
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Harrison Speech on British Atrocities Flier (unidentified university)
1986
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign
1988
Box: 17 Political Posters and Bumper stickers: Clinton-Gore; Dinkins for Mayor [NYC]
1990-1996
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Pro-Republican Irish Solidarity Movement
1985
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Puerto Rican Committee against Repression (flier)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Publications: Ang Kasma /   Ang Katipunan (Phillipines)
1986-1987
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Publications: April Action for Peace and Justice
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Publications: Central America
1983-1995
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Publications: Fighting Back - All Peoples Congress and People's Anti-War Mobilization (2 issues)
1986
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Publications: For People and Solidarity - Bulletin of the Peace and Solidarity Project
1986, 1987
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Publications: The Guardian vol 42, no. 17 (South Africa)
1990
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Publications: International Women's Day
1988
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Publications: Inter-Religous Foundation for Community -IFCO News
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Publications: Leonard Peltier Defense Committee - Crazy Horse Spirit
1984
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Publications: National Anti-Racist Organization Committee
1982
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Publications: Palestine Focus: National Newsletter of the November 29th Coalition (various issues)
1983-1989
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Publications: Peace Courier Supplement
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Publications: Prisons: Fortresses of Repression
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Publications: The Socialist Campaign in '84
1984
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Publications: United States Anti-Imperialist League
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Publications: Unions - American Workers Party, 1985; Movement for the Unity of Trade Unions and Professional Association of El Salvador, 1984; 1199US Union Slate; Workers World, 1990
1983-1990, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Publications: Unity (various issues)
1990

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Series V. Photographs, 1982-1998

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs of George Harrison's family and friends, in addition to politicians like Paul O'Dwyer and President Bill Clinton. Of note is a photograph of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, a character witness at Harrison's trial.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Castro, Fidel and Angela (photoprint)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Character Witneses: Trial (includes Bernadette Devlin)
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Clinton, Bill and Hillary
1996
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Family
1980s-1990s
Box: 10 Free Joe Doherty (signed by Mary Pike; photograph includes Paul O'Dwyer) (oversize)
Apr 25, 1987
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Harrison, George
1990, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Montjuic (Montjuich) Cemetery, Barcelona Spain: Mick O'Riordan, Moe Fishman, Bill Van Felix, Bob Doyle
1998
Box: 9 Folder : 6 O'Dwyer, Paul
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 7 St. Celsus Church, Kilkenny, Ireland
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Snee, John; Barry, Tom; Colgan, Frank
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Unidentified
1998, undated

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Series VI. Ephemera and Material Objects, 1970-2000

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of t-shirts, approximately 200 buttons, and other material objects acquired by Harrison beginning in the 1970s documenting anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa; anti-war and disarmament; and liberation movements in Ireland, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Namibia, Palestine, Korea, and Cuba. The buttons also reflect Harrison's support for organized labor and union strikes, notably that against Eastern Airlines, and American political campaigns, including Jesse Jackson and David Dinkins.

Items added to this series in 2017 date from 1988 to 1992 and include posters related to liberation movements in South Africa, Cuba, Latin America, and Palestine, and anti-nuclear disarmament. They also include pieces of memorabilia including a ticket-stub from a 1991 Nelson Mandela rally in New York City.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Buttons: Irish, Paul O'Dwyer Campaign, Political Campaigs, USA, 1991 Teamsters Campaign R.V. Duram/Dan Kane
circa 1970-2000
Box: 14 Buttons: South Africa Anti-Apartheid; Freedom and Human Rights: Cuba, El Salvador, Korea, Namibia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Palestine, Peru
Box: 7 Folder : 37 Business Cards
undated
Box: 10 Certificate (framed): Irish Wolfhounds Memorial Sculpture certficate
1996
Box: 12 Certificates: In Memoriam Paul O'Dwyer - given by George Harrison Jun 26, 1998; Inaugural Committee invitation to President Clinton's inauguration 1997
1997-1998
Box: 7 Folder : 38 Commemorations (certificates and fliers): Irish Patriots (John Joseph Martin, Fr. Dominic O'Connor, Fr. Albert Bibby, Frank Stagg, Michael Gaughen, 1957 New Year's Day heroes: Sean South, Fergal O'Hanlon; Padraic Pearse, John Mitchell
undated
Box: 11 Commendation - Irish Republican Army - International Brigade, Spain. Signed by Owen Poren;
Dec 1, 1984
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Cuba Information Project: Pamphlet and Cuba Libre Cocktail Recipe
1992
Box: AIAXOS001 Folder : 3 Cuba Information Project: Posters
1992
Box: 25 Framed Drawings and Memorabilia
undated
Box: 26
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Falkland Islands Belong to Argentina: Bumper Sticker
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 3 March for Peace: Event Tag
1988 June
Box: 11 Michael Flannery Freedom Medal
1990
Box: 28 Folder : 4 New York Welcomes Nelson and Winnie Mandela: Ticket Stub
1990 June
Box: 12 Plaques: Salue y Paz; Brinks 25 Years; personal; mirror Commemorating Easter Rising of 1916
1978, 1991, undated
Box: 17 Puertan Rican Flag (small version for use in parade or festival)
undated
Box: AIAXOS001 Folder : 1 Poster: Wolfe Tone Commemoration
undated
Box: AIAXOS001 Folder : 2 (Mixed Materials [31142062754992]) Posters: Liberation Movements in South Africa, Cuba, Latin America, and Palestine, and Nuclear Disarmament
1988-1992
Flat-File-Folder: 4
Box: Shared Tamiment 057 Posters related to Irish-American Performing Arts
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Save our Cities! Save our Children! March on Washington: Stationery
1992 September
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Stop Apartheid-Boycott Shell: Bumper Sticker
undated
Box: 15 T-shirts: Long Kesh Hunger Strike Commemoration; God Bless Union People; Committees of Correspondence (2); Mi Guevera; England out of Ireland.
Box: 16 T-shirts: Nydia Velasquez for Congress; Tom Duane for Congress; Free Jim Barr; AfricanNational Congress 1992 NYC; Remember/Revisit 25 years; They May Kill the Revolutionary but not the Revolution; Irish Republican Army
Box: 11 Textile-painted handkerchief "Trocsardh ar La" with quote from Patrick (Padraic) Pearse
undated

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