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Guide to the Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Irish Americana Collection AIA.031.004

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Marion R. Casey and Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 27, 2017
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV: Jokebooks, 1883-1928, 1883-1928

Scope and Content Note

Series IV: Jokebooks, 1883-1928 consists of jokebooks and other comedic material concerning Irish-American subject matter, as well as stereotypes about Jewish, African-American, and German immigrants. Examples include Jew Jokes and Job Lots (Box 1, Folder 8)and  The Comical Sayings of Paddy from Cork (Box 1, Folder 15). Of note is  Cooper’s Irish Dialect Readings and Recitations (1891), which contains the text of a scene from Dion Boucicault’s  The Shaughraun, a popular play that debuted in New York City in 1874 and helped perpetuate the figure of the stage Irishman for audiences in the United States;  The Surprising Life and Adventures of the Gentleman-Robber Redmond O’Hanlon (Box 1, Folder 20), about a Robin Hood-type character; and  The Irish Assassin, or the Misfortunes of the Family of O’Donnel (n.d.), a novella set in County Donegal, with an illustration of an Arab on the cover.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Burdett’s Irish Dialect, Recitations and Readings
1883
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Cooper’s Irish Dialect Readings and Recitations
1891
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Irish Jokes, No. 1
1906
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Choice Irish Jokes No. 3
1907
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Irish Yarns No. 1 [ 2 copies]
1907
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Irish Jokes No. 2
1907
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Hebrew Jokes No. 1
1908
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Jew Jokes and Job Lots
1908
Box: 51 Folder : 9 New Book of Monologues
1908
Box: 51 Folder : 10 A Minstrel Guide and Joke Book
1912
Box: 51 Folder : 11 Irish Jokes No. 3 (Wehman)
1914
Box: 51 Folder : 12 Combination Irish Hebrew and Dutch Jokes
1916
Box: 51 Folder : 13 Irish Wit and Humor
1918
Box: 51 Folder : 14 Baker’s Minstrel Joke Book
1928
Box: 51 Folder : 15 Comical Sayings of Paddy from Cork, The
undated
Box: 51 Folder : 16 Irish Assassin, or the Misfortunes of the Family of O’Donnel, The
undated
Box: 51 Folder : 17 Irish Yarns No. 2 Wit and Humor (3 copies)
undated
Box: 51 Folder : 18 Selected Vaudeville Jokes
undated
Box: 51 Folder : 19 Star Series of Irish Yarns Fun Wit and Humor, The
undated
Box: 51 Folder : 20 Surprising Life and Adventures of the Gentlemen-Robber, Redmond O’Hanlon, The
undated
Box: 51 Folder : 21 Witty and Extravagant Exploits of George Buchanan to Which is Added the Comical Sayings of Paddy from Cork, The
undated

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