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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 October 12, 2022
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Container List

Series IV: Joke Books, 1883-1928

Scope and Content Note

Series IV: Joke Books, 1883-1928 includes books that record racial and ethnic stereotyples of Irish, Jewish, and Black people that were commonly used in Vaudeville performances and minstrel shows in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Irish were a popular subject of mockery in the vaudville shows of the mid 19th century in response to the arrival of the first large wave of Irish immigrants in the United States. As the decades passed and large immigrant groups from other places in the world arrived in the US, Irish Americans often performed in vaudeville acts that mocked people of other ethnicities and performed in black-face at minstrel shows.

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: 58 Folder : 1 Harrigan & Hart's New York Boys Joker
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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