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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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New York, NY 10012
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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: 1 Folder : 13 Cagney, Bridget

Biographical Note

Bridget Cagney (b. Cork, Co. Cork, 1937), is a retired program analyst for the Institute of International Education and member of "Point Thank You," a post-9/11 support group in New York City.

Nov 8, 2006
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Caine, Rosemary

Historical/Biographical Note

Rosemary Caine (b. Ardee, Co. Louth, Ireland, 1945) is a Bunratty Castle banquet singer. She performs and directs her own theatrical productions in the United States and Ireland based on themes from Irish history.

Apr 29, 2013
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Callaghan, Margaret

Historical/Biographical Note

Margaret Callaghan (b. New York, New York, 1934, d. Queens, New York, 2012), the daughter of immigrants from County Armagh, was raised in Manhattan and later resided in Queens, New York. She worked as a dental assistant and was a longtime member and leader in the Armagh Association of New York.

Related Archival Materials

Margaret Callaghan Papers (AIA 059)

Aug 2, 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Campbell, Colm

Biographical Note

Colm Campbell (b. 1935), is Executive Director of the New York Irish Center in Long Island City, former Director of the Irish Apostolate USA, and former Director of Youth Services for the Diocese of Down and Connor in Northern Ireland.

Nov 13, 2006
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_65 Cardosi, Mark

Cardosi, Mark: 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

Mark Cardosi was born in 1957 at Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland.  He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Miriam Nyhan at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House in Manhattan, New York on June 12, 2015.  The interview focuses Mark Cardosi's identity as an adopted child born in Sean Ross Abbey in County Tipperary, Ireland in the 1950s. Cardosi describes the situation of his birth in Ireland in 1957, his adoption by an American family in 1958, and his knowledge about these events.  He relates his knowledge about the Sean Ross Abbey, his experiences as an adopted child, and the fact that his background was something that was openly discussed in his family. He describes his parents and their backgrounds. He describes a trip to Sean Ross Abbey with his wife in the 1980s, in which they toured the facility, met some of the staff, and conducted research on the circumstances of his birth.  He discusses the movie Philomena, the discussion started by the movie in 2013 about mother and baby homes in Ireland, and his decision to engage in the discussion.  

Adoption -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Adoptees -- Personal narratives.
2015
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Carey, Governor Hugh

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview took place on June 25, 2009, and the interviewer was Peter Quinn.

Other Finding Aid Note

A partial transcript of this interview has been created, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Historical/Biographical Note

Hugh Carey (April 11, 1919-August 7, 2011) was an Irish American attorney, a seven-term United States Representative (1961-1974), and the 51st Governor of New York (1975-1982).

Jun 25, 2009
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Carey, Meghan

Historical/Biographical Note

Meghan Carey (b. Southfield, Michigan, 1989) was raised in Michigan by an Irish American father and a mother of Bermudian heritage. She moved to New York to attend New York University.

Apr 6, 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Carr, Darrah

Historical/Biographical Note

Darrah Carr (b. Toledo, Ohio, 1974) is a dance professional who received her MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2005 she founded ModERIN, a dance company that combines traditional Irish step with contemporary modern dance. She is also the North American Editor of Dance Insider.

Apr 13, 2011
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_31 Carroll, Liz

Carroll, Liz: 2014-   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

Liz Carroll was born in 1956 in Chicago, Illinois.  Carroll is a musician and composer of traditional Irish music.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll in Chicago, Illinois on November 21, 2014.  The interview covers Liz Carroll's family and her working life as a musician. Carroll describes her parents, their early lives in Ireland, and their immigration experiences.  She describes her introduction to music and her choice of the fiddle over the accordion. She discusses the influence of music in her life and her realization that she could create her own music.  She also discusses other traditional Irish musicians in Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s including Martin Hayes, Larry Nugent, Pauline Conneely, Seamus Cooley, and Gerry Carey.

2014
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Carroll, Martina

Biographical Note

Martina Carroll (b. Doolough, Geesala, Co. Mayo, c. 1920), the youngest of 11 children, emigrated to New York in the late 1940s. She married Bernard Carroll, who was the sexton of St. Patrick's Cathedral for fifty-six years, and raised three children (including Patrick Carroll and Mary Carroll French) in Stuyvesant Town on the east side of Manhattan.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview, Carroll discusses contact had been lost with eldest sister and when Martina came she met her for the first time (Track 2, at 7 mins she talks of meeting her sister for first time); her husband, who worked in St. Patrick's Cathedral for 56 years; about being delighted that the Irish do not HAVE to emigrate from Ireland; and how she found leaving home very difficult.

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 80 minutes long, on 1 CD. The interview took place on February 20, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Other Finding Aid Note

Subject notes have been created by track number, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Feb 20, 2009
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_36 Carroll, Megan

Carroll, Megan: 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

Megan Carroll was born in 1967 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  She received her bachelor's degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in 1989 and her law degree from Boston College Law School in 1992.  In 1993 she founded Carroll Associates, Counsel for the Arts. At the time of the 2015 interview, she was the Executive Director of the Irish Pastoral Centre in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll in Boston, Massachusetts on February 11, 2015.  The interview covers Megan Carroll's family and her working life. Carroll describes her family and her education.  She relates numerous anecdotes about her experiences during college and law school between 1985 and 1992 and discusses her establishment of an arts law firm in Boston in 1993.  She discusses her involvement with the Irish International Immigrant Center and the Irish Pastoral Centre (IPC) in Boston in the 2000s and describes programs provided by the IPC.

2015
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_87 Carroll, Mike

Carroll, Mike: 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

Mike Carroll was born in 1959 in Manhattan, New York and was raised in the Bronx.  He married in 1989 and has three children.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll at Mike Carroll's office in New York, New York on May 4, 2016.  The interview covers Carroll's family and working life. Carroll describes his family and their immigration and work experiences.  He recounts his experiences in the real estate industry and his decision to enter law school. He discusses his work connecting since the 1990s with nationalists in Northern Ireland and in the government of the Republic of Ireland, and his work leading delegations of New York politicians to Northern Ireland in aid of the Peace Process.  He discusses the establishment of the Council for American Ireland Relations at O'Dwyer & Bernstein and its work to sponsor activities and projects that promote education and understanding of Ireland and Northern Ireland amongst elected officials in New York City.

2016
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Carroll, Patrick

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes long, on 3 CDs. The interview took place on April 7, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Biographical Note

Patrick Carroll (b. New York, New York, 1965) is 2nd generation Irish through his mother, Martina Carroll, and 3rd generation Irish through his father. He was raised in Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town. He is a Special Agent for the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Apr 7, 2009
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Casey, Sr. Noreen

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 90 minutes long, on 1 CD. The interview took place on April 16, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Biographical Note

Sr. Noreen Casey (b. Knocknagree, County Cork, Ireland, 1920) is a Missionary Franciscan Sister, who spent her career in education and retired as a school principal in Savannah, Georgia.

Apr 16, 2009
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Cassidy, Daniel

Historical/Biographical Note

Daniel Cassidy (b. Brooklyn, New York, 1943, d. San Francisco, California, 2008) was a musician, author, labor activist, and teacher. He was the founder and co-director of the Irish Studies Program at the New College of California in San Francisco, CA. His book How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads won the American Book Award in 2007.

Scope and Content Note

In this oral history Cassidy, author and scholar, traces the link between his family history his involvement in Irish Studies, and the origins of his research which culminated in How the Irish Invented Slang. In a largely chronological manner, Cassidy starts by discussing his Brooklyn roots; his parents; his education; Vietnam; his battle with drugs and twenty-three month stay at Phoenix House; friendships with comedian George Carlin and musician Kenny Rankin; and the meaning of Irish identity. After starting off with a clear New York/East Coast focus, the narrative then shifts geographically to Cassidy's life in California and most particularly in San Francisco. Topics like his writing (his screenplay, The Volunteer, was sold to Francis Ford Coppola), labor organizing, and his move into teaching are covered. Cassidy engages in a detailed discussion of language and slang, in the context of Irish American culture, with his long-time friend Peter Quinn, author of  Banished Children of Eve. Cassidy provides an insider's perspective on the day JFK was assassinated as a rookie journalist in the newsroom of the  New York Times. The interview concludes with Cassidy emphasizing the extent to which Irish American scholarship awaits thorough excavation, by contending that immense research potential sits like 'gold nuggets' on the ground.

Danny Cassidy was interviewed in his home in San Francisco on July 20, 2008 by Peter Quinn. This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. It is 148 minutes and 49 seconds long, on three CDs, and has been logged at five minute intervals.

Other Finding Aid Note

This interview has been logged at five-minute intervals, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Jun 20, 2008
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Clancy, Cummin

Biographical Note

Cummin Clancy (b. Oughterard, County Galway, Ireland, 1922) is an insurance broker with the firm of Clancy and Clancy Brokerage Ltd. in Garden City, New York. A former Olympic athlete (1948 Games in London), he is the founder of the Long Island Chapter of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 80 minutes long, on 2 CDs. The interview took place on April 29, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Other Finding Aid Note

Subject notes have been created by track number, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Apr 29, 2009
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Clancy, Liam

Biographical Note

Liam Clancy (b. Carrick-On-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland, 1935, d. Cork, County Cork, Ireland, 2009), musician, vocalist, and youngest member of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, a folk supergroup which revolutionized Irish traditional music in the United States. He published his memoir The Mountain of the Women in 2001.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 90 minutes long, on 2 CDs. The interview took place on March 29, 2009, at the Washington Square Hotel, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Other Finding Aids Note

Subject notes have been created by track number, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Mar 29, 2009
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_2 Clinton Stables

Clinton Stables: 2014-   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

Historical Note

Clinton Stables was created in 2003 when 15 carriage drivers bought and renovated a 19th century stable on 52nd Street in Manhattan, New York.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Linda Dowling Almeida at Clinton Stables on March 25th 2014. The interview includes Conor McHugh, the manager of Clinton Stables and a former carriage driver; Christina Hanson, a carriage driver in 2014; and Eddie Hayes, the stable's farrier. McHugh describes his early memories of farm horses in Ireland, his immigration to the United States (US) in 1986, and his opinions on the legislation needed to protect the carriage trade. McHugh recounts the founding of Clinton Stables in 2003 and the history of the stable building. Hanson explains the history of carriage rides in New York City and the carriage driver licensing held by the New York City Department of Health. Hayes recounts his father's farrier business in Jersey City, New Jersey and New York City and his personal tips on horse management and horse husbandry.

2014
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Cody, Rena

Historical/Biographical Note

Rena Cody (b. Templemore, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, 1952), co-founder of the Irish Immigration Center in Boston, she worked at Neponset Health Center. She returned to Ireland in 1993 and works as a local government Social Exclusion Officer.

Jul 26, 2013
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_95 Cole, Williams Rossa

Cole, Williams Rossa: 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

Williams Rossa Cole was born in 1968 in New York, New York.  He is a filmmaker.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Miriam Nyhan at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House in New York, New York on June 3, 2015.  The interview covers Williams Rossa Cole's family and the life of his great-grandfather Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. Cole discusses his family, including his father, WIlliam Rossa Cole, and their ancestor O'Donovan Rossa.  He recounts stories told in his family about O'Donovan Rossa and his own relationship to this history. He discusses Rebel Rossa, a documentary about O'Donovan Rossa, which Cole was filming at the time of the interview.  He describes the impetus for  Rebel Rossa, citing his learning more about O'Donovan Rossa's dynamite campaign and his work for Irish freedom, and the approaching centenary of O'Donovan Rossa's death in 2015.  

2015
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Collins, John

Historical/Biographical Note

John P. Collins (b. Manhattan, New York, 1939), the son of immigrants from Co. Limerick, has been a judge for the New York City Criminal Court since 1978. He received his B.S. from Fordham University and his J.D. from New York University. In the 1960s he was active in the movement to counter restrictions on emigration from Ireland.

Apr 5, 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Conlon, Ray
Aug 24, 2010
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Connolly, Marie

Biographical Note

Marie Connolly (b. New York, 1935), raised in County Longford, Ireland, from the age of two, she returned to Astoria, NY as a teenager in 1949. She later worked in admissions for the Berkeley School and the Wood School in Manhattan before raising three children on Long Island.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 100 minutes long, on 2 CDs. The interview took place in Wantagh, NY, on February 26, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Jun 23, 2009
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Conway, Kevin

Historical/Biographical Note

Kevin Conway (b. Manchester, England, 1966) grew up near Manchester, UK, where his parents had emigrated in the 1950s. The family returned to Finny, Co. Galway in 1981. He came to the United States in 1988, and again in 1990, married an American wife in 1991, and heads the imaging Research Laboratory at Massachussetts General Hospital.

May 25, 2013
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Cook, Terri Connolly

Other Finding Aids Note

Subject headings have been created by track number, and the Excel file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Scope and Content Note

The interview with Terri Connolly Cook touches on several themes, including: being an Irish Catholic woman in corporate America; 9/11 and Irish terrorism; claddagh rings found after 9/11; Irish America and being Democrat-('we were all raised to be democrats') and the move to Republican party; Obama and the younger generation; and JFK.

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PCM660. The interview is approximately 110 minutes long. The interview took place in New York on October 20, 2008, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Biographical Note

Terri Connolly Cook (b. New York, New York, 1942), retired fashion industry executive, grew up in the Mott Haven and Bedford Park sections of the Bronx, New York. The daughter of 1920s immigrants, she curated the 2008 photo exhibition "The Monaghan Society in New York" at the Monaghan County Museum in Ireland.

Oct 30, 2009
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Cooke, Caitriona

Historical/Biographical Note

Caitriona Cooke (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1951) was a schoolteacher in Ireland who re-trained as a conservation consultant in Boston, specializing in energy efficiency systems for buildings.

May 25, 2013
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Corcoran, Sr. Eileen

Historical/Biographical Note

Eileen Corcoran of the Sisters of St. Dominic (b. Bronx, New York, 1941), the daughter of Irish immigrants from Counties Donegal and Cork, was raised in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. Through her vocation with the Dominican sisters, she has worked on creating art retreats, fundraising, and teaching religious and physical education, most recently at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Centerport, New York.

Jul 14, 2011
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_80 Corrigan, Louise

Corrigan, Louise: 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

Louise Corrigan was born in 1982 in Dublin, Ireland and was raised in Kilmeade, County Kildare.  She received her Bachelor's degree from University College Dublin in 2005 and received her legal training at the Law Society of Ireland in Dublin.  She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007 and worked for the New York County Defender's Office between 2008 and 2014. She returned to Ireland in 2014 and established a legal practice offering immigration advice to Irish and American citizens.  In 2015, Corrigan co-founded the the Dublin chapter of Irish Network USA.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll at Louise Corrigan's home in Dublin, Ireland on August 5, 2015.  The interview covers Corrigan's education and working life. Corrigan discusses her education at University College Dublin and her legal training at the Law Society of Ireland in Dublin.  She discusses her decision to study for the New York State Bar exam and her work in the New York County Defender's Office between 2008 and 2014. She describes her connections in New York with other Irish immigrants, particularly her association with Irish Network USA and a community of Irish dancers.  She explains the support she received from these communities during her time in the United States. She recounts meeting her husband in New York in 2012 and deciding to return to Ireland in 2014. She describes her legal practice advising Irish and American citizens on immigration issues and her work co-founding the Dublin chapter of Irish Network USA.

2015
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_67 Costello, Anne O'Connor

Costello, Anne O'Connor: 2014-   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 O'Connor Costello was born in 1958 in Tubber, County Clare, Ireland.  She graduated from nursing school in 1979. She immigrated to the United States in 1985 and settled in Boston, Massachusetts.  She moved to Northern Ireland in 1999 with her husband and their four sons.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Miriam Nyhan at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House in Manhattan, New York on October 23, 2014.  The interview covers Anne O'Connor Costello's early life in Ireland and her life in the United States (US). Costello describes her family members, her childhood, and her education.  She discusses the importance of Irish sports to her, in particular hurling and camogie, and describes the schools she attended nursing school. She describes her experiences in nursing school and working as a nurse in Galway after graduation in 1979.  She discusses her first visits to Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1980s; her first impressions of the city; and her decision to immigrate to the US in 1985. She also discusses the importance of traveling frequently between Ireland and the US to her decision to settle in the US.  She discusses her and her husband's decision to move to Northern Ireland in the 1999, citing her sons's interest in Irish sports and the difference in values between Ireland and the US. She recounts their decision to settle in Belfast, the differences in the city between 1999 and the time of the interview, and her happiness with her life in Belfast.  Throughout the interview, Costello discusses the importance of camogie in her life, in both Ireland and the US.

2014
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Costello, Frank

Biographical Note

Frank Costello (b. Newark, New Jersey, 1955) is Director of Costello Associates in Belfast, a firm that promotes community development investment in Ireland and the U.S. Born in Newark, NJ, he attended boarding school at St. Mary's College, Galway, while a teenager, later earning a Ph.D. from Boston College in 1992. He is the author of The Irish Revolution and its Aftermath 1916–1923: Years of Revolt (2002).

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 3 hours long, on 2 CDs. The interview took place in Newark, NJ, on April 9, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Apr 9, 2009
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Cronacher, Lola Lee

Historical/Biographical Note

Lola Lee Cronacher (b. Floral Park, New York, 1934) is a retired school teacher. Raised in Hollis, Queens, her mother was from Tralee, Co. Kerry and her father was an Irish American from Brooklyn.

Feb 15, 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Crotty, Paul

Scope and Content Note

Some of the topics this interview covers include: Buffalo Irish; Crotty's grandparents, who were immigrants from Clare, his dad, a lawyer, and he is a judge; Irishness, Catholicism, Democrats; worldview of Irish Catholics when he was coming up; how all Irish Catholic communities had a similar make-up (which he noticed when he went to Notre Dame); and Ireland and poverty.

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 120 minutes long, on 2 CDs. The interview took place in New York City on March 10, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Historical/Biographical Note

Paul Crotty (b. Buffalo, New York, 1941), US District Court Justice for the Southern District of New York, was raised in Buffalo, New York. He is the grandson of immigrants from Co. Clare and a former partner in the law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine.

Mar 10, 2009
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_68 Crotty, Vincent

Crotty, Vincent: 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

Vincent Crotty was born in 1964 in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland. He grew up in Kanturk, County Cork. He immigrated to the United States in 1990 as an undocumented immigrant and attended the Cambridge School of Adult Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He married in 2003.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted  by Íde B. O'Carroll on October 28, 2016 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The interview contains Vincent Crotty's family history and his early interest in art. He describes how he traveled to the United States and started selling his artwork in Aisling Gallery in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1990. He recounts his mentor John Kilroy's advice to relearn his rendering skills at the Cambridge School of Adult Education in Cambridge,. Crotty recounts how Father Dan Finn and Father Tim Sullivan of St. Mark's Parish in Dorchester helped him with employment, housing, and his status as an undocumented immigrant.  

2016
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Culhane, Noreen M.

Other Finding Aids Note

This interview has been logged at ten-minute intervals, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Scope and Content Note

The interview is approximately 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 40 seconds long. The interview took place on December 7, 2006, and the interviewers were Lorraine Saxton and Marion R. Casey.

Historical/Biographical Note

Noreen M. Culhane (b. Bronx, New York, 1950) is an Executive Vice President at the New York Stock Exchange and the 1970 New York Rose of Tralee.

Dec 7, 2006
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Cullen, Fr. Daniel

Biographical Note

Father Daniel Cullen (b. Larne, County Antrim, Ireland, 1920) served in the Society of African Missions (SMA) for more than sixty years. He worked in Liberia and then, for nineteen years, as a fundraiser for the SMA in the United States.

Other Finding Aids Note

Subject notes have been created by track number, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is on 2 CDs. The interview took place in Tenafly, NJ, on May 6, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

May 6, 2009
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Cullen, James

Historical/Biographical Note

James Cullen (b. Astoria, New York, 1945) was born in New York but stayed with relatives in Co. Offaly for some time as a child. The son of Irish immigrants from Cos. Offaly and Roscommon, he has had a long career in law and was elected as the first President of the Brehon Law Society n 1978. He is a retired brigadier general in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps, and was involved in the movement to ban the use of torture by the United States after the Abu Ghraib abuses were brought to light.

Dec 9, 2011
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Cullen, Kevin

Historical/Biographical Note

Kevin Cullen (b. Malden, MA, 1958) is a Pulitzer Prize- winning Boston Globe journalist who has reported on immigration, Northern Ireland, and the Whitey Bulger case. He also contributes to Irish radio NewsTalkFM.

Oct 18, 2013
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Cullimore, John

Historical/Biographical Note

John Cullimore (b. Wexford Town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, 1959) established a successful painting/renovation company specializing in the rehabilitation of Victorian homes in Cambridge, MA; returned to Ireland in 1996.

Jul 27, 2013
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_56 Cullinane, John

Cullinane, John: 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

John Cullinane was born in 1934 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1952 from Arlington High School in Arlington and attended Northeastern University in Boston. In 1968 he founded the software company Cullinet.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Íde B. O'Carroll on April 27, 2015 in Dedham, Massachusetts. The interview covers John Cullinane's family history and early career. He recounts his founding of the database management software company Cullinet and its early success in the software industry. He describes orchestrating the merger of the Ireland Fund and the American Ireland Foundation in 1983. Cullinane recounts connecting Irish programmers to American investors by hosting C.E.O. seminars in Boston in 1993. He describes his involvement with Barack Obama's political campaign in 2008 as the head of outreach for Irish Americans.

2015
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_23 Cummings, Michael

Cummings, Michael: 2014-   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

Michael Cummings was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1946. He attended St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire from 1964 to 1967 and received his master's degree in public administration from New York University.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Danielle Zach in New York, New York on September 8, 2014. The interview covers Michael Cummings's family's history of immigration to the United States and his early childhood. He recounts the beginning of his Irish republican  activism in the 1970s, describing the events of Bloody Sunday in 1972 as his inspiration. He describes his involvement with having the MacBride Principles be accepted as US foreign policy in 1984 and his associations with Irish Northern Aid Committee (NORAID), the Irish American Unity Conference, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

2014
Box: Electronic records E-records : TW_AIA_30_ER_69 Cunningham, Annette

Cunningham, Annette: 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

Annette Cunningham was born in Manhattan, Illinois. She was a member of the Irish Government's Export Board, Córas Tráchtála, as the communications director for North America.

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Neeve Kelly at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House in Manhattan, New York on July 25, 2016. The interview contains Annette Cunningham's mother's immigration story and Cunningham's marketing career. She describes her duties as the communications director for North America for the Irish Government's Export Board, Córas Tráchtála. She recalls how her marketing skills helped to create an identity for Ireland as a source for high quality luxury products.

2016
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Cunningham, Joseph

Historical/Biographical Note

Joseph Cunningham (b. Crusheen, Co. Clare, Ireland, 1912) emigrated to New York in 1929 and played accordion for sixty years with the Joe Cunningham Band. He raised five children in Yonkers.

Mar 28, 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Curran, Sean

Other Finding Aids Note

Subject notes have been created by track number, and the Word file is available upon request at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Scope and Content Note

This oral history was digitally recorded on a Marantz PMD660. The interview is approximately 150 minutes long, on 3 CDs. The interview took place in New York on March 18, 2009, and the interviewer was Myriam Nyhan.

Historical/Biographical Note

Sean Curran (b. Boston, Massachusetts, 1961) a modern dancer and choreographer, is the son of immigrants from Counties Cork and Roscommon. A former Irish step dancer, lead dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and cast member of Stomp!, he founded the Sean Curran Company in New York in 1997.

Mar 28, 2009

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