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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
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

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

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Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Zurell, Eileen

Biographical Note

Eileen Houlihan Zurrell was born in New York in 1942 and grew up in Woodside, Queens. The daughter of 1920s immigrants from Co. Limerick, Ireland, her father was a member of Limerick Men's Association in New York. She held a career in administration. Eileen married her husband John in 1970 and began studying the Irish language after giving birth to her son and daughter in the early 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

Some of the key themes discussed in this interview include: different generations of Irish; 9/11 and loss of life in her parish; the 2008 election of Obama and comparisons with JFK; and her mother preparing the American parcel.

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PCM660. The interview is approximately 90 minutes long, on 2 CDs. The interview took place in New York City on November 6, 2008, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Nov 6, 2008

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