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Guide to the Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Commercial Recordings Collection AIA.031.001

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 Brendan Dolan

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 07, 2022
Description is in English

 Updated by Aki Snyder to include unprocessed audiocassettes  , March 2022

Administrative Information

Custodial History

New York University's Division of Libraries, in conjunction with Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, purchased the Mick Moloney Collection for the Archives of Irish America in 2006. Until the Collection was transferred to New York University, under the supervision of Dr. Michael Nash, Head of the Tamiment Library, the materials were stored in Dr. Moloney's house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 2006.071, 2010.019, and 2010.073.

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright of the items in the collection are either held by their creators or in the public domain, depending on publication date, publication country, and whether or not the work was registered with a copyright notice. Users need not secure permission from the Tamiment library to publish or reproduce materials in this collection in the public domain; permission to publish or reproduce materials to which original creators hold copyright must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Tamiment Library for assistance with contacting donor.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date; Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Collection, Part I: Commercial Recordings; box number; folder number; Archives of Irish America; Tamiment Library New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Mick Moloney Irish American Music and Popular Culture Collection, Part II: Field Recordings. (AIA.031.002)

Mick Moloney Irish American Music and Popular Culture Collection, Part III: Mick Moloney Papers. (AIA.031.003)

Mick Moloney Irish American Music and Popular Culture Collection, Part IV: Irish Americana. (AIA.031.004)

Dorothy Hayden Cudahy Irish Memories Collection. (AIA.001)

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact [Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive,, 212-998-2596] with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Processing Information

In February 2022, the two record cartons containing 200+ audiocassette tapes were processed by an archivist. The tapes were rehoused into archival flatboxes, cassette cases were replaced when needed, unique AV identifiers were assigned to each tape, and the cassettes were arranged in alphabetical order by artist. It should be noted that at the time of processing, some audiocassette tapes were sent to preservation for mold and rust treatment. In March 2022, the finding aid was updated to reflect the addition of these processed audiocassette tapes.

63 audio cassette tapes, which are now housed in Box 5 (31142067195050) and Box 6 (31142067164718), were identified as moldy February 2022. These items are currently isolated from other items by housing them in a polyethylene bag with a desiccated board and RH monitor strip. If this strip indicates an RH greater than 50%, the Preservation Department should be contacted ASAP. Do not open this packaging without contacting the Preservation Department.