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Guide to the Irish Echo Photographs AIA.045

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Marion Casey, Mary Corcoran, John Ridge, and Rachel Searcy

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 10, 2014
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Bonnie Gordon to reflect updated administrative information  , June 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Irish echo.
Title: Irish Echo Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1919-2004
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1971-2004
Abstract: The Irish Echo is a nationally circulated ethnic newspaper published weekly in New York City since 1928. The paper covers political, social, entertainment, and sporting news from both Ireland and Irish America, in addition to national and international content from the perspective of the Irish American community. This collection consists of the photographic prints, transparencies, and photographic slides used to produce  The Irish Echo. Common subjects documented include Irish and Irish American politicians, society events, sporting events, musical groups, arts and cultural events, and visiting celebrities and dignitaries. The files provide visual documentation of Irish American communities and American assimilation processes in the late 20th century. Particularly rich are the images portraying the ways in which these populations negotiated their dual identities and transmuted cultural traditions.
Quantity: 19.0 linear feet in 13 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize flat boxes, and 6 photograph boxes.
Language of Materials Note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: AIA.045
Sponsor: Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Emigrant Support Programme.