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Guide to the Irish Immigration Reform Movement, New York Chapter Records AIA.016

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 15, 2019
Description is in English.

 Edited by Nic Caldwell to update rights information.  , October 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Irish Immigration Reform Movement
Title: Irish Immigration Reform Movement, New York Chapter Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1984-2007
Dates [bulk]: 1987-1991
Abstract: The Irish Immigration Reform Movement (IIRM) was a grassroots organization established in 1987 whose primary objective was to legalize the status of undocumented immigrants from Ireland and 34 other countries adversely affected by America's 1965 Immigration Act. Working for legislative reform, the IIRM grew from a small New York-based group to a national organization with branches from Boston to San Francisco. The Irish Immigration Reform Movement (IIRM) records chronicle its activities on behalf of undocumented Irish immigrants between 1987 and 1990. The collection also includes materials related to the 1988 establishment of its sister organization, the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC), and to that organization's work meeting the day-to-day needs of immigrants through 2007.
Quantity: 17 Linear Feet in 16 record cartons and 2 manuscript boxes.
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 the materials are in English. Some items are in Gaelic and Spanish.
Call Phrase: AIA.016

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Irish Immigration Reform Movement (IIRM) was a grassroots organization established in 1987 whose primary objective was to legalize the status of undocumented immigrants from Ireland and 34 other countries adversely affected by America's 1965 Immigration Act. The IIRM ceased activities in 1992.

Working for legislative reform, the IIRM grew from a small New York-based group to a national organization with branches in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington, Kansas City, San Francisco and San Jose. Combining traditional grassroots activism with inside-the-beltway lobbying, the IIRM leveraged Irish-American political influence to help shape U.S. immigration policy in the late 1980s and in the process energized the Irish-American political presence in Washington.

The Immigration Act of 1990 (H.R. 4300) stands as the primary legislative legacy of the IIRM. This legislation provided a three-year transitional visa program through which 48,000 visas were granted to Ireland, as well as the annual diversity visa lottery program which continued into the twenty-first century.

Reflecting the IIRM's "all-Ireland" perspective, the transitional visa program contained a provision defining Northern Ireland as a separate state. This unique element, secured through intensive lobbying by the IIRM, enabled thousands from Northern Ireland to participate in the visa lottery who, prior to this, had been ineligible because the United States' immigration system classified them as English.

The IIRM was also instrumental in securing 25,000 visas for Ireland through several extensions of the Donnelly Visa program from 1988 up to the implementation of the Immigration Act of 1990.

In order to address the day-to-day problems of documented as well as undocumented Irish at that time, IIRM members established the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC), which since 1988 has served as a model for similar advice and advocacy agencies in the United States. It operates New York City offices in Woodside, Queens and in Woodlawn, the Bronx.

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Scope and Content Note

The Irish Immigration Reform Movement (IIRM) records chronicle its activities on behalf of undocumented Irish immigrants between 1987 and 1990. The collection also includes materials related to the 1988 establishment of its sister organization, the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC), and to that organization's work meeting the day-to-day needs of immigrants through 2007. The IIRM story unfolds through minutes, correspondence, petitions, flyers, legislative and lobbying materials, membership and financial records, publications, posters, photographs, clippings, and ephemera generated by the New York office and by branches across the country.

While its constituency was primarily "New Irish" who had emigrated in the 1980s, the IIRM papers document relationships with the previous generation of Irish immigrants as well as with the Irish-American community; see, for example, files on the Immigration Subcommittee of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Irish Immigration Working Committee as well as many of the organizations represented in Series II: Fundraising. Among the correspondents are top Irish government officials like Charles J. Haughey (1925-2006) and Brian Lenihan (1930-1995); and members of the U.S. Congress, including Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Bruce A. Morrision (D-CT), and Charles Schumer (D-NY).

In 1988 the IIRM hired the lobbying firm of Holt, Miller and Associates to assist them to plan and organize to bring their message before the United States Congress. They worked closely with its principal, Harris N. Miller, a veteran of the Immigration and Refugees Subcommittee staff of Ron Mazzoli (D-KY), who had given his name to the bill that created the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. A significant portion of this collection documents Miller's work on behalf of the IIRM in 1988 and 1989. In addition, there are extensive papers (including reference materials) relating to various House and Senate bills on immigration reform between 1986 and 1990, especially H.R. 4300 (Immigration Act of 1990). Of particular interest is Don Martin's testimony on Legal Immigration Reform to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law in September 1989 (Box 7, Folder 14); and the IIRM's "Case for Immigration Reform" presented to Joe Moakley (D-MA), Chairman on Rules, U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 (Box 12, Folder 22).

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center's work in the late 1980s – particularly its efforts to obtain bank accounts, driver's licenses, housing, medical insurance, education, and legal protection for undocumented immigrants – constitutes another large segment of the IIRM papers. EIIC records from 1990-2007 which were accessioned with the IIRM papers have remained integrated in Series I. Administration; the later years reflect services that include job-training and placement as well as citizenship and voter registration drives as a means to empowerment. In 1998 the EIIC presented President Bill Clinton with the Paul O'Dwyer Peace and Justice Award at a White House ceremony on September 11, 1998 (Box 13, Folder 9).

The efforts of key individuals on behalf of the IIRM and the EIIC are documented in Series I. in the files of Sean Minihane, Pat Hurley, Sean Benson, and Brian O'Dwyer as well as in the minutes of the Steering Committee and National Council which can be found in Series IV.

Among the historic publications included in this collection is "Tarnishing the Golden Door," the 1989 report of the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Series VI. Nonprint Materials includes an IIRM public-service announcement made in September 1987 by entertainer Tommy Makem; a 24-minute video, "The New Irish in America: Living in the Shadows" made in 1987 by the IIRM; and two mini-DV cassettes recording the IIRM's 20th anniversary reunion event held at New York University in October 2007.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically. Collection is arranged into six series:

I. Administration II. Fundraising III. Legislation IV. Lobbying V. Publications VI. Nonprint materials

Folders are arranged alphabetically. Collection is arranged into six series:

Missing Title

  1. I. Administration, 1985-2003
  2. II. Fundraising, 1987-1993
  3. III. Legislation, 1986-1990
  4. IV. Lobbying, 1984-1997
  5. V. Publications, 1978-2000
  6. VI. Nonprint materials, 1986-2007

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Minihane, Sean
  • Miller, Harris N., 1954-
  • O'Dwyer, Brian
  • Haughey, Charles J.
  • Schumer, Charles E.
  • Lenihan, Brian P., 1930-
  • Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
  • Benson, Sean
  • Morrison, Bruce A.

Subject Organizations

  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center

Subject Topics

  • Immigrants -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century.
  • Immigrants -- United States
  • Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Political activity.
  • Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -x Politics and government.
  • Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Emigration and immigration law -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of the Irish Immigration Reform Movement, 1997. The papers of the IIRM were housed in the offices of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) in the Woodside section of Queens, NY. They were surveyed there by Marion R. Casey and Katie Senft in June 2001. In December 2006 they were transferred by deed of gift to the Archives of Irish America at the Tamiment Library, New York University.

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Irish Immigration Reform Movement were transferred to New York University in 2007 by donor. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library. Please contact:
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2630
Fax: (212) 995-4225
E-mail: tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Irish Immigration Reform Movement Records; AIA 016; box number; folder number;
Archives of Irish America, Tamiment Library
New York University

Related Archival Materials

The Ireland House Oral History Collection (AIA 030) includes interviews with Irish Immigration Reform leaders Sean Minihane, Patrick Hurley, Mae O'Driscoll, Sean Benson and Lisa Johnston, as well as with Fr. Colm Campbell, Patricia O'Callaghan, Adrian Flannelly, and Donald A. Kelly, who worked with the undocumented Irish during the 1980s.

Irish Immigration Reform Movement, Boston Chapter Records (AIA 073)

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Container List

I: Administration, 1985-2002

A: General Files, 1985-2002

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians
1988-1989, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Ancient Order of Hibernians: Immigration Subcommittee - Divisions
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Background: Irish Immigration Reform Movement (IIRM) - Information Booklet
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Background: Irish Immigration Reform Movement; Immigration Reform
1988-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Background, Minutes, Correspondence
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Benson, Sean
1990-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Benson, Sean: Correspondence I
1989-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Benson, Sean: Correspondence II
1989-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Benson, Sean: Correspondence
1990-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Benson, Sean: Reports, Clippings
1990-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 10a Constitution (IIRM)
Nov 1987
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Contacts: General, Media
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Contacts: Ethnic Groups
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Honorary Advisory Council
1987
Box: 1 Drawer : 17 Correspondence: Inquiries
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Dissolution: National Executive Committee of the IIRM
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Driver's Licenses
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Education
1988-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC)
1997-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Board of Directors, Correspondence
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Board of Directors, Report to
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Briscoe Awards
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Business Report
2001-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Correspondence
1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Correspondence
1990-1992
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Emerald Isle Immigration Center: Financial
1988, 2000-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Emerald Isle Immigration Research Center: Fundraising
1990-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Employment
1987, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Fitzgerald, Matthew, Rev.
1987-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Forms; Logo: Originals
1988-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Forms; Stationery
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 3 General Meetings: Minutes
1987-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 4 General Meetings: Minutes
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Health Insurance
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Hotline Call Reports
1988-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Hurley, Pat
1988-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Incorporation Papers, Documentation
1987-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Information Kits
1987
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Lease (EIIC Offices)
1988-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Legal Advice
1987-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Mail Issued
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Mail Issued
Jan 1989-Jul 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Mail Issued
Oct 1989-Dec 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Mail Issued
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Mailing Lists; Phone numbers
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Mailing: Postcard
circa 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Minihane, Sean
1987-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Minihane, Sean (includes report on Delegation to Ireland)
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Minihane, Sean: Correspondence
1988-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Minihane, Sean: Correspondence
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Minihane, Sean: Files I
1989-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Minihane, Sean: Files II
1989-1990
Box: 2 Drawer : 24 New Ireland Association: Formation, By-Laws
1990-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 25 New Irish: Guidelines, Rights of Immigrants; Handbook for New Irish I
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 26 New Irish: Guidelines, Right of Immigrants, Handbook for New Irish II
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 27 O'Dywer, Brian
1988-1991
Box: 2 Drawer : 28 O'Dwyer, Brian: Clippings on Immigration
1988-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 1 O'Dwyer, Brian: Correspondence
1988-1995
Box: 3 Folder : 2 O'Dwyer, Brian: Correspondence, Center for Immigration Reform
1989-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 3 O'Dwyer, Brian: Correspondence, Catholic Charities
1988-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 4 O'Dwyer, Brian: Collins v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
1991-1992
Box: 3 Drawer : 5 O'Dwyer, Brian: Education Issues
1985, 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 6 O'Dwyer, Brian: Immigration Law and Procedures
1987-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 7 O'Dwyer, Brian: Kennedy/Simpson/Simon Bill
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 8 O'Dwyer, Brian: Research
1988-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 9 O'Dwyer, Brian: Research Materials I
1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 10 O'Dwyer, Brian: Research Materials II
1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 11 O'Dwyer, Brian: Report City of New York Commission on Human Rights, "Tarnishing the Golden Door"
Aug 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 12 O'Dwyer, Brian: Speeches
1990-1992, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 O'Dwyer, Paul
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of City Planning, City of New York
1989-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Petitions, Signed (see also Box 14 for remainder of signed petitions)
circa 1988
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Police Departments
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Requests for Information (students)
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Research
1991-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Solidarity Day
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Steering Committee
1989-1990
Box: 3 Drawer : 21 Steering Committee: Constitution; Members; Correspondence
1990, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Steering Committee: Minutes
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Steering Committee: Minutes
Jan 1989-Jun 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Surveys and Questionnaires
1988-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Tax Seminars
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 26 U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Untitled Play Script
undated

B: Financial Records, 1987-1991

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Advertising
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Check Registers
Aug 1987-Oct 1987
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Check Registers
Nov 1987-Jan 1988
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Corporate; Franchise Tax
1988-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Deposits
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Deposits
Jan 1989-Mar 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Deposits
May 1989-Jun 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Deposits
Jul 1989-Sep 1989
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Deposits
Oct 1989-Dec 1989
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Deposits
Jan 1990-Mar 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Deposits
Apr 1990-Jun 1990
Box: 4 Drawer : 4 Deposits
Jul 1990-Sep 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Deposits
Oct 1990-Dec 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Deposits
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Expenses I
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Expenses II
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Expenses: Staff, General I
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Expenses: Staff, General II
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Expenses: Martin, Don
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Expenses: Minihane, Sean
1988-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Expenses: Minihane, Sean
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Expenses: O'Donnell, Sean
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Financial Statement as of December 31, 1990
Dec 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Invoices: Paid
Jan 1990-Mar 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Invoices: Paid
Apr 1990-Jun 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 18 National Account
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Taxes
1990-1991

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II: Fundraising, 1987-1993

A. Funding Sources, 1987-1993

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Allied Irish Bank
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 21 American Ireland Fund
1988-1911
Box: 4 Folder : 22 American Ireland Fund
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Apple Bank Grants Applications
1991-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Chase Bank
1993
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Chemical Bank
1993
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Citigrant (Citibank)
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Correspondence; Solicitations
1987-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 1 East New York Savings Bank
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Emerald Society
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Emigrant Savings Bank
1988-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Equitable Life
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Fleet Bank
1993
Box: 5 Drawer : 6 Football Clubs
1988
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
1990-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Friends of Irish Immigration
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Grants Application Correspondence
1990-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Grants: General
1987-1990
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Ideas
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Irish American Cultural Institute
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Irish Government
1989
Box: 5 Drawer : 14 Irish Institute
1990-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 17 J. P. Morgan
1991-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 15 John McEnroe Foundation
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Kelleher, Denis
1992-1993
Box: 5 Drawer : 19 Letter/Direct Mail Campaign
1988
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Manufacturer's Hanover Trust
1988-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 21 MCI Supports the Irish
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Mutual of New York
1993
Box: 5 Drawer : 23 New York Community Trust
1988-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 24 New York Foundation
1987-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 25 New York State
1989-1990
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Norstar Bank
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Opportunities; Applications
1990-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 28 St. Patrick's Day Activities
1989-1990
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Smith Barney Employee Fund
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 30 United Irish Counties: Correspondence
1987

B. Events, 1987-1993

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Bar/Restaurant Lists
1989-1990
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Contacts-Local
1988-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Dinner Dance I
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Dinner Dance II
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Dinner Dance I
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Dinner Dance II
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Dinner Dance
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Fun Run
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Fun Run
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 40 General Fundraising
1993
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Mass of Hope
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 42 St. Patrick's Dance Committee Fundraising Proposal
1989-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 43 St. Patrick's Day Parade
1988-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Town Hall Foundation: Wolf Tones Concert
1988
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Various
1989-1991

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III: Legislation, 1986-1990

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 101st Congress: Committees
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 2 101st Congress: Members
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Ad Hoc Committee for Irish Affairs
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Members of Congress
1988-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Hearings: General
1988-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 6 House: Immigration Subcommittee
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Immigration Reform and Control Act - Amnesty
1982-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
1986
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
1986-1987
Box: 6 Folder : 10 INS Legal Immigration Reform Bill
1988-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Legislation: Various
1987, 1998
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Senate: Immigration Subcommittee
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 13 H.R. 1306: Gilman Bill [Representative Benjamin A. Gilman (NY)]
1987-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 14 H.R. 1306: Gilman Bill Hearing
Sep 1989
Box: 6 Folder : 15 H.R. 1306: Gilman Bill-Military Enlistment
1989-1991
Box: 6 Folder : 16 H.R. 2448: Correspondence; Rep. Hamilton Fish (NY)
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 17 H.R. 2478: Donnelly Amendments
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 18 H.R. 2646: Rep. Lamar Smith (TX)
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 19 H.R. 3374: Rep. Bruce Morrison (CT) I
1989-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 20 H.R. 3374: Rep. Bruce Morrison (CT) II
1989-1990
Box: 6 Drawer : 21 H.R. 3511: Donnelly Bill 10st Congress, Rep. Brian Donnelly (D-Mass)
1989
Box: 6 Folder : 22 H.R. 3916: Schumer Bill, Rep. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 23 H.R. 4165: Schumer Bill
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 24 H.R. 4230: Engel Legislation, Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY)
1988-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 25 H.R. 4293: Rep. James Walsh (NY)
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 26 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill: Draft; Rep. Bruce Morrison (CT) Draft, Section by Section I
Feb 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 27 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill: Draft; Rep. Bruce Morrison (CT) Draft, Section by Section II
1990
Box: 6 Drawer : 28 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill: Draft, Final
March 14, 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 29 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill "Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Reform Act of 1990" (final version) I
Mar 19, 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 30 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill "Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Reform Act of 1990" (final version) II
Mar 19, 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 31 H.R. 4300: Morrsion, Bruce, Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
1990
Box: 6 Drawer : 32 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill, Analysis
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 33 H.R. 4300: Morrison Bill: Rep. Jack Brooks (TX), Chair Judiciary Committee, Phone Calls to
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 1 H.R. 4300: Committee Print
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 2 H.R. 4300: Comparison to S. 358
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 3 H.R. 4300: Correspondence
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 4 H.R. 4300: Diversity Amendment
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 5 H.R. 4300: Immigration Task Force Hearing and Testimonies I
Mar 1, 1990
Box: 7 Folder : 6 H.R. 4300: Immigration Task Force Hearing and Testimonies II
Mar 1, 1990
Box: 7 Folder : 7 H.R. 4300: Lobbying Plan
1990
Box: 7 Folder : 8 H.R. 4341: Kennedy, Sen. Edward, (MA) "Legalization Extension Act of 1988"
1988
Box: 7 Folder : 9 H.R. 5115: Donnelly, Rep. Brain (MA), Comments "Legal Immigration Amendments of 1988"
1988
Box: 7 Folder : 10 H.R. 5115: "Immigration and Nationality Act", Revision
1987
Box: 7 Folder : 11 H.R. 5115: "Immigration and Nationality Act", Markup, Notes
Sep 30, 1988
Box: 7 Folder : 12 H.R. 5115/S. 2104: Comparison
1988
Box: 7 Folder : 13 H.R. 5115/S. 2104: IIRM Testimony
Sep 16, 1988
Box: 7 Folder : 14 H.R. 5115: Testimony, Don Martin (IIRM)
Sep 1989
Box: 7 Folder : 15 H.R. 5115: Testimony Hearing Notes, Don Martin (IIRM)
Sep 1989
Box: 7 Folder : 16 H.R. 5229/H.R. 672: Berman Bill (Rep. Howard Berman, CA)-"Legal Immigration Reform Act of 1989"
Box: 7 Folder : 17 P.L.100-658 Berman/Donnelly:
1989
Box: 7 Folder : 18 S. 358:Kennedy/Simpson Bill, "Immigration Act of 1989" (Senator Alan Simpson, R-WY)
1989
Box: 7 Folder : 19 S. 358: Kennedy/Simpson/Berman/Gilman
1988-1989
Box: 7 Folder : 20 S. 358/H.R. 672/H.R. 2448/H.R. 2646: Hearing; Testimony I
Sep 27, 1989
Box: 7 Folder : 21 S. 358/H.R. 672/H.R. 2448/H.R. 2646: Hearing; Testimony II
Sep 27, 1989
Box: 7 Folder : 22 S. 358: Testimony by IRRM, Sean Minihane (Simpson Bill)
Mar 2, 1989
Box: 8 Folder : 1 S. 358: Hearing
Mar 3, 1989
Box: 8 Folder : 2 S. 358/H.R. 4165 (Morrison)/H.R. 672/H.R. 2448: Hearings
Mar 13, 1990-Mar 14, 1990
Box: 8 Folder : 3 S. 448: Simon Bill (Sen. Paul Simon, IL) "Legal Immigration Reform Act of 1989"
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 4 S. 1611/H.R. 3143: Kennedy/Donnelly Bill "Immigration Act of 1987"
1987
Box: 8 Folder : 5 S. 1611/H.R. 3143: Kennedy/Donnelly Bill-Survey
1987
Box: 8 Folder : 6 S. 1611: Hearing;Testimony
Oct 23, 1987
Box: 8 Folder : 7 S. 1611: Hearing; Testimony
Dec 11, 1987
Box: 8 Folder : 8 S. 1611: "Immigration Act of 1988"; Kennedy/Simpson
1987-1989
Box: 8 Folder : 9 S. 1206: Helms Bill-"Immigration Reform Act of 1989" (Sen. Jesse Helms, R-NC)
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 10 S. 2104/S. 358: Kennedy/Simpson Bill "Immigration Act of 1989" I
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 11 S. 2104/S. 358: Kennedy/Simpson Bill "Immigration Act of 1989" II
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 12 S. 2104/S. 358: Kennedy/Simpson Bill "Immigration Act of 1989" III
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 13 S. 2104/H.R. 5115: Hearing; Testimony
Sept 7, 1988
Box: 8 Folder : 14 S. 2132/H.R. 4801: D'Amato/DioGuardi Bill (Rep. Alfonse D'Amato, NY; Rep. Joseph DioGuardi CT)
1986-1988

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IV: Lobbying, 1984-1997

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Advertising: Irish Voice
1990
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Aer Lingus
1988
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Alerts; Daily Faxes
1990
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Alerts, Daily Faxes, General
1997
Box: 8 Folder : 19 American Immigration Institute
1990
Box: 8 Folder : 20 American Irish Legislators Association
1988
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Amnesty
1987-1988
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Area Intelligence (missing persons)
1988
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Brennan, Philomena (Irish Voice)
1986-1987
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Brooklyn Breakfast
Mar 4, 1990
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Catholic Charities
1987
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Catholic Church: Migration and Refugee Services, National Office
1988-1989
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Center for Immigration Rights
1989-1992
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Center for Irish Immigration Studies
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Coalition of Irish Immigrant Centers-USA
1997
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Correspondence I
1989-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence II
1989-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Irish Government
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Correspondence: New York State Government
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Outgoing
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Response to Letter Writing Campaign
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Thank-yous
1990
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Dail Debates: Transcripts I
1987-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Dail Debates: Transcripts II
1987-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Delegation to Ireland
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Discrimination Cases
1988-1989
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Endorsement Letters
1987
Box: 9 Folder : 14 European Contacts
1987
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Executive Office (President of the United States)
1988-1989
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Fianna Fail (Republican Party of Ireland)
1987-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Fine Gael Emigration Committee
1987-1989
Box: 9 Folder : 17a Fine Gael: Dukes, Alan, TD
1988-1989
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Flatley, Thomas: Correspondence
1989-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Flynn, Padraig: Minister for the Environment
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Friends of Ireland Ad Hoc Committee
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Gaelic Athletic Assocation
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Green Card Column
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Guinness: Correspondence
1990
Box: 9 Folder : 24 H.R. 4300
1989-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Harris Miller: Testimony, Drafts, Don Martin
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Haughey, Charles J. (Taoiseach): Correspondence; Speeches
1987-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Holt Miller: Morrison Hearings
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Holt Miller I
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 29 Holt Miller II
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Holt Miller
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 31 Holt Miller
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 32 Holt Miller I
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 33 Holt Miler II
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Holt Miller: Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East Testimony
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 35 Immigration Law Reform: General
1988
Box: 9 Folder : 36 Immigration Reform and Control Act: Hispanic Organizations
1988, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Immigration Service Associates: Request for Lobbying Services
1995-1996
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Irish Immigration Working Committee (IIWC)
1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Irish American Unity Conference
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Irish Government
1988-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Irish Government Action Group: Correspondence; Meetings
1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Irish Publications List
circa 1988
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Koch, Edward (Mayor of New York City)
1988-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Legal Associations
1987-1997
Box: 10 Folder : 9 "Legalize the Irish" Lyrics, Kevin Molloy
1989
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Lenihan, Brian (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ireland): Correspondence
1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Letter-Writing Campaigns
1988-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Letters to the Editor
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Media
1987-1997
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Media Packet "Equality and Justice for All"
1988
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Membership: No Zip
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Membership #1-100
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Membership #101-200
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Membership #201-300
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Membership #301-400
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Membership #401-500
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Membership #501-600
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Membership #601-700
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Membership #701-800
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Membership #801-900
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Membership #901-1000
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Membership #1001-1100
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Membership #1101-1200
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Membership #1201-1300
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Membership #1301-1400
circa 1987-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Membership Forms and cards (see also Box 14, folders 17, 18)
circa 1987-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Memberships I
1987
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Memberships II
1987
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Mercier Press, Dublin: Publication Materials
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 2 National Lobbying Plan
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 3 National Lobbying Plan Mailout: Responses New York State
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 4 National Lobbying Plan Mailout: Responses-Other States
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 5 National Mailing
1990
Box: 11 Folder : 6 National Organization: Council Meetings
1987-1988
Box: 11 Folder : 7 National Organization: Council Meetings
1989
Box: 11 Folder : 8 National Organization: Branches
1989-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 9 National Organization: Branches, Memos to
1989-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 10 National Organization: Branches: Media and Communication
1989
Box: 11 Folder : 11 National Organization: California
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 12 National Organization: Chicago Chapter
1989-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 13 National Organization: Connecticut I
1989
Box: 11 Folder : 14 National Organization: Connecticut II
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 15 National Organization: Connecticut III
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 16 National Organization: D.C.
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 17 National Organization: Delaware Valley Chapter
1989-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 18 National Organization: Dublin Office
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 19 National Organization: Hudson Valley Chapter
1989-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 20 National Organization: Kansas
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 21 National Organization: Maryland
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 22 National Organization: Massachusetts
1987-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 23 National Organization (National Network)
1990
Box: 11 Folder : 24 National Organization: National Network Correspondence
1990
Box: 11 Folder : 25 National Organization: New Jersey
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 26 National Organization: Ohio (Cleveland)
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 27 National Organization: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
1990
Box: 11 Folder : 28 National Organization: Rhode Island Chapter
1989
Box: 11 Folder : 29 National Organization: Suffolk County
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 30 National Organization: Texas
1989
Box: 11 Folder : 31 New Irish Action Group
1987-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 32 New York City Council Hearing: IIRM Testimony
Feb 8, 1989
Box: 11 Folder : 33 New York City Government: Office of Immigration Affairs
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 34 New York City and New York State Government
1988-1990
Box: 11 Folder : 35 News/Alerts
1984, 1987-1988
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Newsletter
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Newsletter
1990
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Newsletter: Correspondence, Drafts of Articles I
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Newsletter: Correspondence, Drafts of Articles II
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Newsletter: Drafts, Enclosures
1990
Box: 12 Folder : 6 O'Neill, Fr. John: Direct Lobbying Efforts
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Other Organizations: Immigration
1988-1990
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Petitions (see also Box 15 for bulk of Petitions)
1988
Box: 15 Folder : 3-18 Petitions (see also Box 12)
1988
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Plan C: Australian Emigration
1984-1986
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Political Action Committees: General
1985-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Press
1988-1990
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Press Kit Materials
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Press Releases
1989, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Press Releases
1992
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Press Releases, Announcements
1987-1988
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Press Releases: Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC)
1991, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Press Releases: Issued to Irish Papers
1988-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Press Releases, News
1988-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Progressive Democrats
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Public Relations: Grassroots, Startup
circa 1987
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Refugees: General
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Report: "Case for Immigration Reform" by IRRM; presented to Honorable Joseph A. Moakley Chairman, Committee on Rules, U.S. House of Representatives
Aug 1990
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Reports: New Irish in America
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Research: Articles
1987-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Research: Reports, Statistics
1987-1990
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Schumer Bill (Rep. Charles Schumer D-NY)
1988-1990
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Selective Service: National Guard; Military
1986-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Speeches: Unidentified
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 29 Statistics: Visas, Immigrants by Country
1987-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 30 "Undocumented Irish" Interim Paper by March B. Corcoran, Columbia University
Apr 1988
Box: 12 Folder : 31 Union of Students in Ireland
1988
Box: 12 Folder : 32 U.S. Immigration: General
1988-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 33 Video Project
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 34 Visas: Berman Visa Lottery, OP-1 Program
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 35 Visas: Donnelly Visa Program NP-5
1987-1990
Box: 12 Folder : 36 Visas: Donnelly Visa [Program] NP-5, Procedures
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 37 Visas: Morrison Visa: Regulations
1990-1991
Box: 12 Folder : 38 Visas: Morrison Visa AA-1 Visa
1991
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Visas: Morrison Visa AA-1 Visa
1991-1993
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Visas: Morrison Visa Winners [Lottery]
1984
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Visas: Transition-Walsh
1998
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Visas: Visa Bulletin
1988-1990
Box: 13 Folder : 4A Washington, DC Congressional Office Visits: Lobby Reports
Sep 1988
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Washington, DC Congressional Office Visits
Jun 21, 1989
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Washingtion, DC Lobbying Day
Sep 18, 1990
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Washington, DC Trip
Mar 1990
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Washington, DC Trips
1989-1990, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 9 White House Conference
Sep 11, 1998
Box: 13 Folder : 10 White Lung Association
1989
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Workers Party
1988

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V: Publications, 1978-2000

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Australia: A Handbook for Living and Working Down Under (Mercier Press)
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Federal Statistics I
1978, 1986-1987
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Federal Statistics II
1978, 1986-1987
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Guidelines for Irish Immigrants
1989
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Immigration and Nationality Act with Amendments and Notes on Related Laws--Committee Print Committee on the Judiciary (House) 7th ed. rev. Sep 1, 1980
1980
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
1986-1988
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Immigration Profiles: A Directory of Who's Who in Immigration (Washington Service Bureau Inc.)
1989
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Irish America Magazine
1987-1988
Box: 13 Folder : 20 "Irish and American Independence"
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Irish American Organizations, Various
1987-1990
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Labor and Immigration Studies: Journals and Reports
1988-1993
Box: 13 Folder : 23 News Magazines, Various
1988-1990
Box: 13 Folder : 24 "Report of the Visa Office," U.S. Department of State
1996
Box: 13 Folder : 25 "Workforce 2000: Work and Workers for the 21st Century," U.S. Department of Labor
1987
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1985-1986
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1987
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1988
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
Jan 1989-Apr 1989
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
May 1989-Dec 1989
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1990
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1991-1993
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1994-2007
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
2000
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Newspaper Clippings and Articles
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Newspapers: Irish Echo
Mar 1988
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Newspapers: Irish Voice
Oct 1990-Dec 1990

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VI: Nonprint materials, 1987-2007

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Artwork :"Advisory Pamphlet for Irish Immigrants" Mylar Seal
1987
Box: 17 Computer Disk Indexes (includes documents)
1988
Box: 19 "Legalize the Irish" Stickers
1987-1989
Box: 18 Office Materials
1987-2007
Box: 18 NY #1 Opening of EIIC Center
undated
Box: 18 "The New Irish in America: Living in the Shadows"
undated
Box: 18 IIRM TV Programs Aerlingus Edits; New Irish Clips
Feb 17, 1939
Box: 18 IIRM New York Tape 4; RTE show Nick Murphy AOH
Jan 1987
Box: 18 IIRM Chicago Tape 1 Angela Buckley; from Boston Immigration Reform Movement television show
undated
Box: 18 CBS News Nightwatch
Oct 11, 1991
Box: 18 3 dictaphone tapes
April 23
Box: 18 "Tommy Mackem PSA for IIRM; Various Artists: Bringing it all Back (from the BBC TV series)
undated
Box: 18 Tommy Makem PSA with transcript
Sep 30, 1987
Box: 18 "IIRM 20th Anniversary Parts I and II"
Oct 25, 2007
Box: 18 Plaque: "The Irish Organization of the Year award" presented by the Irish American Heritage Committee, March 9, 1990
1990
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Photographs: Hurley, Patrick
1980s
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Photographs: Morrison, Bruce
1980s
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Photographs: Various, including Brian O'Dwyer, Charles Schumer, Joseph Kennedy
1989-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Photographs: Various, including IIRM and EIIC staff, members of Congress
1989-1991
Box: 19 T-shirt (1), Sweatshirts (2): "Irish Immigration Reform Movement" screenprint
1987-1989

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