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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 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

Container List


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Naughton, Frank

Historical/Biographical Note

Frank Naughton (b. Manhattan, New York, 1939), a Professor and former Chairperson of Sociology at Kean University in New Jersey, was President of the New York Irish History Roundtable. His father was raised in Cahir, Co. Tipperary from age 6 to 19.

Mar 18, 2011
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_94 Neal, Richard E.

Neal, Richard E.: 2016-

Biographical Note

Richard E. Neal was born in 1949 in Worcester, Massachusetts and was raised in Springfield.  He received his bachelor's degree from International American College in Springfield in 1972 and his master's degree from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut in 1976.  He was elected mayor of Springfield in 1984, serving until his election to the House of Representatives in 1988. At the time of the 2016 interview he was the ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, a co-chairman of the New England Congressional Caucus, and the Democratic Leader of the Friends of Ireland Caucus.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll at Richard E. Neal's office in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 2, 2016.  The interview covers Neal's early life and his political career. Neal describes his family and his difficult home life. He discusses his entry into politics, his election as mayor of Springfield in 1984, and his election to the House of Representatives in 1988.  He discusses his involvement in peace negotiations in Northern Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s and his work with Representative Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill and Senator Edward M. Kennedy in this work. He also discusses his involvement in immigration reform in the United States, particularly on behalf of Irish immigrants and the history of the Irish in Massachusetts.

Box: 4 Folder : 71 Nolan, Mary B.

Historical/Biographical Note

Mary B. Nolan (b. Kilfinny, Co. Limerick, Ireland, 1937) is a long-time resident of Brooklyn who became involved in many Irish organizations after emigrating to New York City in 1953.

Mar 8, 2012

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