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Guide to the Gaelic Society of New York Collection AIA.025

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Marion Casey and Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 23, 2015
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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

Scope and Contents note

The Gaelic Society of New York Records consists of meeting minutes, legal documents, correspondence, event programs, and financial records. The materials document the Society’s efforts to promote Irish as a spoken language and support the dissemination of knowledge about Irish art, music, history, literature, and industries. The majority of the collection dates from a period of renewed organizational activity in response to the Gaelic Revival of the late 19th century. Of note is receipt number one for the 1919 Bond Drive promoted in the United States by Éamon De Valera (1882-1975) to support the Provisional Irish Government. The Gaelic Society of New York contributed $1,000, raised by $0.25 admission fees to regular ceili dances. The Society preserved the receipt by pasting it into a minute book.


Collection is organized into one series, arranged alphabetically.