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Guide to the Archives of Irish America Collection on the Emerald Societies of New York AIA.057

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 10, 2014
Description is in English.

 Edited by Bonnie Gordon  , June 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Archives of Irish America.
Title: Archives of Irish America Collection on the Emerald Societies of New York
Dates [inclusive]: 1977-2004
Abstract: The collection contains primarily printed materials such as circular letters, dinner journals and flyers related to the activities of Emerald Societies in New York City.
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet in 1 record carton
Location Note: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: AIA.057

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Historical/Biographical Note

Emerald Societies are fraternal and family organizations whose members are of Irish American ancestry. The societies exist to promote and foster an appreciation and cultivation of the heritage and culture of the Irish American community as well as provide a common meeting place for activities and events, often charitable in nature. Societies are often found within organizations, as this collection illustrates, including the Fire Department, Departments of Police and Correctional Officers, and the Board of Education, among others. Emerald Societies exist all over the United States. This collection represents a portion of the societies in New York City and State.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of programs, announcements and dinner-dance journals from social events of the Emerald Societies in the New York metropolitan area. Also of note is a photograph of the NYPD Emerald Society marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade down 5th Avenue (Box 1, folder 18A).

Arrangement

Files organized alphabetically by section of society.

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Access Points

Subject Topics

  • Irish Americans -- Social life and customs.
  • Irish Americans -- Societies, etc.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Materials were collected from inviduals and staff of the Archives.

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The Tamiment Library does not have information about who owns copyright to this collection. Materials in this collection are expected to enter the public domain in 2124. The Tamiment Library is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Archives of Irish America, Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
New York University.

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

  1. County Societies, AIA 003
  2. United Irish Counties Association, AIA 056

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Consolidated Edison Emerald Society 30th Annual Dinner Dance
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Emerald Society Board of Education, City of New York Annual Dinner Dance
1986, 1988
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Emerald Society Board of Education, City of New York Annual Dinner Dance
1991-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Emerald Society Department of Correction Annual Dinner Dance
1995-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Emerald Society Department of Correction Annual Dinner Dance
1997-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Emerald Society Fire Department City of New York Silver Jubilee 1956-1981
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Emerald Golf Society of Greater New York
1982-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Emerald Golf Society of Greater New York
1986-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Emerald Golf Society of Greater New York 17th Annual Banquet
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Emerald Golf Society of Greater New York 21st Annual Banquet
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Annual Dinner Dance
1977, 1982-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Annual Dinner Dance
1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Annual Dinner Dance
1986-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Annual Dinner Dance
1993-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Grand Council of United Emerald Societies 21st Annual Dinner Dance
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operation Authority Emerald Society Annual Dinner Dance
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operation Authority Emerald Society Annual Dinner Dance
1978, 1994
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Emerald Society Inc. New York City Transit Authority Annual Dinner Dance
1982-1983, 2004
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Emerald Society New York State Courts Annual Dinner Dance
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 18A Emerald Society New York Police Department (NYPD): St. Patrick's Day Parade (photograph)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Emerald Society Telephone and Communications Worker Annual Dinner Dance
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Emerald Society Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority
1996

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