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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 March 31, 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  , September 2018 , March 2022

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Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 87 Tahaney, Sr. Anne and Sr. Margaret

Historical/Biographical Note

Sr. Anne Tahaney and Sr. Margaret Tahaney (b. Long Island City, New York, 1931; b. New York, New York, 1929) of the Dominican Order are both children of Irish immigrants. They traveled to Pakistan in 1957 and taught at a Dominican school there while also living and working in the local community.

Jan 23, 2013, Feb 7, 2012
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Tatty, Matthew
Mar 7, 2009
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Tanner, Peggy

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PCM660. The interview is approximately 40 minutes long, on 1 CD. The interview took place in Bayville, New Jersey, on November 24, 2008, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Biographical Note

Peggy Tanner was born in the Bronx in 1929, but moved with her family back to Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, Ireland, as a young child during the Depression. Her father, Denis Hegarty, was a commandant in the IRA who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising. Peggy trained as a nurse in England in 1947 and immigrated to America in 1953, where she continued her work in nursing. She became involved in local politics in New York and served on the Advisory Committee on Parks and Landscapes.

Nov 24, 2008
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Taylor, Joe

Biographical Note

Joe Taylor was born in 1937 in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. He settled in New York in the early 1960s and became a member of the Leitrim Association of New York, where he served as president from 1994-1996. His daughter Margaret is also in the organization and was president from 2001-2003. Joe worked as a bartender for thirty years at the Liffey Bar in Queens.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PCM660. The interview is approximately 1 hour long, on 1 CD. The interview took place in Elmhurts, New York, on January 29, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Jan 29, 2009
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Tierney, Kenneth
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Box: 4 Folder : 12 Thomas, Mary
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Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_63 Tolle, Brian

Tolle, Brian: 2015-   https://aeon.library.nyu.edu/remoteauth/aeon.dll?Logon&Action=10&Form=31&Value=http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/ead/tamwag/aia_030.xml&view=xml

Biographical Note

Brian Tolle was born in Queens, New York. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from the States University of New York at Albany and a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. He was awarded the commision of the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City in 2000.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Miriam Nyhan at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House in Manhattan, New York on August 13, 2015. The interview contains Brian Tolle's family history, education, and his design of the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City between 2000 and 2002. He describes his anxiety of framing the historical events of the past for a contemporary audience. He recounts the way in which he wanted to create an environment where the half acre of land would let viewers interpret their own opinion about the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s. He describes his memories of witnessing the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11th, 2001.

September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Personal narratives.
2015
Box: 4 Folder : 88 Tracey, Patrick

Historical/Biographical Note

Patrick Tracey (b. Boston, Massachusetts, 1958) is the son of Irish-American parents and can trace his family?s roots to Famine-era Co. Roscommon. He is the author of Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia.

Apr 2, 2012
Box: 4 Folder : 89 Tubridy, Dan

Historical/Biographical Note

Dan Tubridy (b. Rockaway, New York, 1948) is the grandchild of Irish immigrants from Counties Kerry and Clare and can trace his family?s Irish lineage back to the eighteenth century. He is the owner of the Bungalow Bar in Far Rockaway, which was featured on Spike TV's Bar Rescue.

Dec 2, 2011
Box: 4 Folder : 90 Tunney, Jay R.

Historical/Biographical Note

Jay R. Tunney (b. New York, New York, 1936) grew up in Stanford, CT, and is the son of Irish-American world heavyweight-boxing champion Gene Tunney. He is the author of The Prizefighter and the Playwright, in which he chronicles his father's relationship with the renowned playwright George Bernard Shaw.

Mar 29, 2012

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