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Guide to the Ireland House Oral History Collection AIA.030

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, Rachel Searcy

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 10, 2022
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate material from accession number 2018.100 Updated by Lyric Evans-Hunter to reflect the digitization of electronic records Updated by Aki Snyder to include unprocessed microcassettes, miniDVs, and an audio cassette  , September 2018 , March 2022 , October 2022

Container List


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Petters, Mary and Hale, Marie
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_92 Powell, Phyllis

Powell, Phyllis: 2014-

Biographical Note

Phyllis Powell was born Phyliss Igoe in 1938 in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. She worked as a nurse and a midwife. She married Timothy Powell in 1968. They have two children. She was a founding member of the Tara Association in New Jersey in 1971.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Miriam Nyhan at Phyllis Powell's home in North Brunswick, New Jersey on November 2, 2014. The interview covers Powell's childhood in Ireland and her working life in Ireland and the United States (US). Powell discusses her family, her parents's working lives, and her education. She discusses her training as a nurse and midwife in England and Scotland in the 1950s and 1960s. She describes her work as a nurse in a hospital in County Galway and her decision to immigrate to the US in the early 1960s. She discusses meeting her husband and deciding to remain in the US. She recounts the fact that she and her husband always intended to return to Ireland, the reasons why they remained in the US, and the fact that they visited Ireland every year with their sons. She discusses her work to establish the Tara Association in New Jersey in 1971, her work as the first treasurer, and the work of the organization.

Box: 3 Folder : 42 Prendiville, Sean

Related Archival Materials

Sean Prendiville Papers (AIA 005)

Biographical Note

Sean Prendiville was born in San Francisco in 1951, the son of Irish immigrants from Kerry and Roscommon. He attended Catholic high school at St. Ignatius, in the Haight-Ashbury district, and graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1973. Sean worked at the Plough and the Stars, an Irish bar in San Francisco, where he met his wife Eileen, before establishing a career in the computer business.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes long, on 3 CDs. The interview took place in San Francisco on May 31, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

May 31, 2009

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