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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: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_51 Alcock, Leslie

Alcock, Leslie: 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

Leslie Alcock was born in 1984 in Dublin, Ireland. She attended St. Leo's Mercy Convent in Carlow, County Carlow, Ireland and graduated from Maynooth University in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland in 2005. Alcock immigrated to the United States in 2012 to work at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on April 16, 2015. The interview contains Leslie Alcock's family and career history. Alcock recounts her memories of her leadership training in youth groups during her teens, which inspired her to gain her degree in social work. She describes the process of gaining a position as a social worker at the Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia. Alcock elaborates on her work with the senior citizens of Philadelphia in her social work at the Irish Immigration Center. Alcock describes her responsibilities of planning and hosting public programming at the Irish Immigration Center for senior citizens.

2015
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Allen, Sandie

Historical/Biographical Note

Sandie Allen (b. London, England, 1966) is an accomplished photographer who has documented events in Boston's Irish community for almost three decades.

May 2, 2013
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_61 Anderson, Anne

Anderson, Anne: 2016-   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

Anne Anderson was born in 1952 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.  She received her bachelor's degree from University College Dublin in 1972 and her legal degree from the Honourable Society of King's Inns in Dublin.  In 1972 she joined Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs. Throughout her career she served in various positions in the European Union, the United Nations, and the United States.  Anderson was Ireland's first female ambassador to the United States in 2013 and was in that position at the time of the 2016 interview.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll at the Consulate-General of Ireland in Boston, Massachusetts on December 1, 2016.  The interview focuses Anne Anderson's education and career in Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs. Anderson discusses her parents, her extended family, and her early education.  She discusses her decision to attend University College Dublin (UCD) rather than Trinity College Dublin and recounts her experience studying at UCD. She recounts her decision to join Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in 1972 and her early experiences in the DFA.  She describes the role of women in the DFA, from her early experiences as one of two women in her department to her groundbreaking role as Ireland's first female ambassador to the United States (US). She also discusses emigration from Ireland to Australia in the 2000s and the difference in perception between emigration to Australia and to the US.

2016

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