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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 : 13 Vajrathan-Childers, Monica

Historical/Biographical Note

Monica Vajrathan-Childers (b. Bangkok, Thailand, 1936) has ancestry from County Cork. She is the daughter of a Thai mother and a father with Irish and Swiss ancestry. Her grandfather was Joseph Culfield James (1860-1925), principal tutor to the Thai Royal Family. After attending university in Bangkok, Paris, and Illinois she worked for the United Nations in Asia and New York. She married Erskine Childers III, the journalist and son of Irish President Erskine Hamilton Childers (1905-1974). In New York they both held positions at the United Nations and developed relationships with key Irish diplomats and civil servants, including Sean MacBride and Garret Fitzgerald. She has contributed to international dialogue on women's rights and also works as a visual artist.


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