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Archives of Irish America Irish Republicanism Collection AIA.022

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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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 September 16, 2019
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2019 accretion  , September 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Archives of Irish America
Title: Archives of Irish America Irish Republicanism Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1937-2003
Dates [bulk]: 1970-1995
Abstract: The collection documents Irish American support of civil rights and Republican activities in Northern Ireland, including anti-British demonstrations in the United States and activities in support of Irish Republicans subject to deportation proceedings in the United States. Materials relating to Hunger Strikes and political prisoners in Ireland and the United States are also included.
Quantity: 4.5 Linear Feet in 4 record cartons, 1 half manuscript box, and 4 oversize folders
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: The majority of materials are in English; some items are in Irish.
Call Phrase: AIA.022

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Historical Note

The materials in this collection were collected and assembled by the staff of the Archives of Irish America and various donors in an attempt to document the variety of materials produced by and for the Irish American community in support of and reaction to Republican activities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed material from various Irish American organizations, including fliers, announcements, newsletters, brochures, newspaper clippings, reports, and pamphlets, relating to Irish American support of civil rights and Republican activities in Northern Ireland. Files on anti-British demonstrations in the United States and activities in support of Irish Republicans subject to deportation proceedings in the United States are found in the collection. Documentation, including a memorial publication, on the 1981 Hunger Strikes can also be found in the collection.

Of interest are files containing letters from Irish prisoners as well as fliers and pamphlets about specific individuals and activities in support of Republican activists. Two organizations of note are the American Irish Unity Committee and the Irish American Unity Conference. Two periodicals are included in the collection: Irish Republican News Service and  Common Appeal. The latter consists of photocopies of newspaper stories and is described as "a periodical publication designed to inform the friends of Ireland as fully and expeditiously as possible of Irish news and matters" and goes on to note that the editorial viewpoint should be clear from the choice of articles selected for inclusion. The  Irish Republican News Service files are photocopies and/or faxes of originals. Several posters depicting Hunger Strikers are found with other oversize material.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 2 series, both arranged chronologically. I. Subject Files, 1937-1995; II. Publications, 1972-1982.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • McAliskey, Bernadette Devlin, 1947-
  • Mackin, Sean
  • McAliskey, Roisin.
  • Doherty, Joseph Patrick, 1955-
  • Gralton, Jimmy, 1886-1945
  • Quinn, Bill
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997.
  • Adams, Gerry, 1948-

Document Type

  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Pamphlets.

Subject Organizations

  • Irish American Unity Conference
  • American Irish Unity Committee
  • Sinn Fein
  • Irish Northern Aid
  • Irish Republican Information Service
  • Irish Republican Army

Subject Topics

  • Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Political activity.
  • Hunger strikes -- Northern Ireland.
  • Human rights -- Ireland.
  • Human rights.
  • Prisoners' writings, Irish.
  • Political prisoners -- Ireland.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History Note

The materials in this collection were collected and assembled by the staff of the Archives of Irish America and various donors. Common Appeal and Irish Republican Information Service materials were acquired with the Cormac O'Malley Papers collection (AIA 019). Other items came from the George Harrison Papers (AIA 009) and the Vertical File collection (AIA 013).

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass in to the public domain 120 years after their creation. The Tamiment Library is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Irish Republicanism Collection; AIA 022; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

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

  1. George Harrison Papers AIA 009
  2. Irish Immigration Reform Movement AIA 016
  3. Cormac O'Malley Papers AIA 019
  4. Patrick Daughton Collection AIA 055

Accruals Note

Further accruals are expected.

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Container List

I. Subject Files, 1937-2000

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Adams, Gerry
1983-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 1A Ad Hoc Committee to Support Irish Political Prisoners
Sep 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 2 American Aid to Ulster (Phildelphia)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 American Committee for Ulster Justice
1971-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Irish Ad Hoc Committee
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 5 American Irish Congress
1986-1993
Box: 1 Folder : 6 American Irish Unity Committee
1981-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 7 American Irish Unity Committee: Queens Division
1981-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 8 American Irish Unity Committee: Symposium July 22
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 9 American Protestants for Truth about Ireland
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Amnesty International Reports on Northern Ireland
1978-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Articles on Northern Ireland: Time;  St. Anthony Messenger
1981-1982
Box: AIAOS001 Folder : 1 Articles on Northern Ireland: Life /  The New York Times Magazine
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Associated Irish Societies of New York
1979-1980, 1986
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Barr, Jim
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Birmingham Six Committee Newsletter
Dec 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 15 The Black and the Green
1983, 1989
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Boston Three
circa 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Boycott British Goods Committee
1981-1982, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Children
1978-2000
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Clippings: General / Peace Efforts
1937-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Connolly Association (includes isues of Irish Democrat)
1993-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Devenny, Ann: Deportation Case
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Doherty, Joseph
1989-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Doherty, Joseph, National Committee for
1988-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Doirse Dochais (Doors of Hope)
1988-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 25 (Mixed Materials [31142054614543]) Eire Nua
1973, 1991-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials)
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Extradition/Deportation
1985-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Fliers and Pamphlets
1980-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 27A Fort Worth Five
1973-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Francis Gildernew Defense Fund
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Free Nicky Kelly Coalition
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Friends of Irish Freedom
1991-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Good Friday Peace Agreement and Follow-up
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Gralton, James
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Gunrunning: United States to Ireland, Clippings
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 34 H-Block/Long Kesh
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Harrison-Falvey Defense Committee
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Human Rights/Civil Liberties/Civil Rights
1973-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Report to the Association of Bar of the City of New York
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Hunger Strikes / Remembrances
1981-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 39 "The IRA and Sinn Fein" Frontline; "Ireland Film, MacNeil/Lehrer Report: Transcripts
1980, 1997
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Irish American Defense Fund
1984-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Irish American Defense Fund: "Britain's War Machine in Ireland" by Maurice Burke
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Irish American Information Service
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Irish American Labor Coalition
1988-1990
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Irish American Student Coalition
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Irish American Unity Conference
1983-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Irish American Unity Conference
1990-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Irish American Unity Conference
1994-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Irish American Unity Conference: Newsletter
1984, 1989, 1992-1994
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Irish American Unity Conference: Newsletter
1996-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Irish American Unity Conference: New Jersey Region
1990-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Irish Government: Statements; Address to United Nations
1971, 1983
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Irish National Caucus
1974-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Irish National Caucus: Testimonial Dinner
1983
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Irish National Caucus: Testimonial Dinner
1985
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Irish National Congress
1992, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Irish Northern Aid
1980-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Irish Northern Aid: Pamphlet - A Decade of Deceit: A Detailed Look at  The New York Times and  The War in Ireland. INA: Irish Prisoners of War Committee (New York)
1981
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Irish Northern Aid: Regional Chapters
1982-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Irish Northern Aid: Testimonial Dinner Programs
1978-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Irish Northern Aid: Testimonial Dinner Program
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Irish Northern Aid: Testimonial Dinner Program
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Irish Republican Activities: United States and Canada
1982-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Irish Solidarity Day
1984-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Justice for Sean Mackin Committee
1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Legal/Political Groups
1959-1985
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Letrim Republican Monuments
1991, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Linen Hall Library, Belfast: Northern Ireland Political Collection
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 24 MacBride Principles
1984-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 25 McAliskey, Bernadette Devlin
1982-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 26 McAliskey, Roslin
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 27 John McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts, Boston: "Religion and Conflict: The Case of Northern Ireland" by Padraig O'Malley
1991, 1995
Box: 2 Folder : 28 McCrees, Raymond: Memorial Fund
1991
Box: 2 Folder : 29 McGeough, Gerry: Gerry McGeough Defense Fund
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 30 McNamee, Eoin: Memorial Service
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Memorials and Funeral Notices: Irish Republican Activitists
1982-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 32 National Association for Irish Freedom
1971-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 1 National Council of Churches of Christ, New York City: Information Bulletins on Northern Ireland
1975-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 2 New York City and State Legislative Action
1985-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 3 New York City Office of the Comptroller
1986-1994
Box: 3 Folder : 4 New York City Office of the Comptroller: Report on Northern Ireland Investment
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 5 New York Irish Political Prisoners Amnesty Coalition
1995-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Northern Ireland News Service
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Political Education Committee: American Ireland Education Foundation Inc.
1984-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Princess of Wales Dinner Protest, New York City
Feb 2, 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Prisoners: Cabhair (Irish Republican Prisoners Dependents Fund)
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Prisoners: Cabhair (Irish Republican Prisoners Dependents Fund): Testimonial Dinner Programs
1988-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Prisoners: Cabhair (Irish Republican Prisoners Dependents Fund) Testimonial Dinner Programs
1998-2000, 2003
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Prisoners / Defendents in United States and Ireland
1981-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Prisoners: Letters; Statements
1983-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Prisoners: Women
1983
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Bill Quinn Defense Committee
1985-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Republican Links with Black Civil Rights
1981-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Republican Movement
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Saoraoh: Ireland Solidarity Committee
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Saoirse na h'Eireann
1985-1995
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Shanley, Michael
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Sinn Fein
1980-1994
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Strip Searches
1987, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Tucson Six Defense Fund
1993
Box: 3 Folder : 25 White House Conference for Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland: "Northern Ireland: The Magnified Mirror," by Tom Hayden
May 1995
Box: 3 Folder : 26 United Ireland Coalition (Washington, DC and Baltimore)
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 27 United States Politicians: Correspondence, Documents
1975-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 28 U.S. v. Bernard McKeown
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 29 U.S. v. Brian Fleming and Charles Malone
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 30 U.S. v. Megahy, Duggan, Meehan and Meeker
1982-1983
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Women's Groups
1986, undated

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II. Publications and Ephemera, 1972-1997

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Common Appeal - An T'ean
Jul 1972-Sep 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Common Appeal - An T'ean
Oct 1972-Dec 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Common Appeal - An T'ean
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Common Appeal - An T'ean
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Common Appeal - An T'ean
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Common Appeal - An T'ean
1976, Jan 1977-Apr 1977
Box: AIAOS001 Folder : 4 Control Zone
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Irish Nation, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2
Oct 1984-Nov 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 2 IRIS Quarterly, Vol 1, No. 2
Nov 1981
Box: 4 Folder : 3 IRIS: The Republican Magazine, No. 5, 7
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Irish Republican Information Service
Nov 29 - Dec 20, 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Irish Republican Information Service
Jan 1976 - Feb 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Irish Republican Information Service
Mar 1976-Apr 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Irish Republican Information Service
May 1976-Jul 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Irish Republican Information Service
Aug 1976-Oct 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Irish Republican Information Service
Nov 1976-Dec 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Irish Republican Information Service
Jan 1977-Mar 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Irish Republican Information Service
Apr 1977-Jul 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Irish Republican Information Service
Aug 1977-Sep 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Irish Republican Information Service
1995-1997
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Calendar: Hunger Strike 1982 [Commemoration] (2 copies)
1982
Box: AIAOS001 Folder : 3 Posters: Irish Northern Aid - Hunger Strikers, Prisoners
circa 1980s
Flat-File-Folder: 4 Posters: Irish Republicanism - General
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Republican Diary. Sinn Fein Publicity Department. Dublin.
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Ulster Unionist Yearbook
1959
Box: AIAOS001 Folder : 2 Year of the Irish Hunger Strike: An American Tribute. Published by Irish Northern Aid Committee of New York

Provenance

From Accession 2003-0004 Gina Tlamsa

circa 1982

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