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Guide to the Ernie O'Malley Papers AIA 060

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

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Title: Ernie O'Malley Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1643-2010
Dates [bulk]: 1920-1957
Abstract: Ernie O'Malley was an Irish Republican Army officer during the Irish War of Independence of 1919-1921 and a senior commander of the anti-treaty IRA during the Irish Civil War, 1922-1923. During the course of the war he was wounded, captured, and participated in a hunger strike. After the war he traveled in Europe and in the United States to raise funds for the Irish Press. O'Malley was a man of diverse intellectual and artistic interests, which led him to live in New Mexico and New York and travel in Mexico. He was married to American artist Helen Hooker in 1935, the two moved to Ireland, divorcing in 1952. O'Malley died in 1957. The collection contains manuscript works of Ernie O'Malley and other individuals; correspondence, both personal and business-related; finacial and legal records; materials concerning art and art-collecting; and nationalist material including military training manuals, diaries, clippings, and financial and legal material. Of special interest are drafts and publicity related to several of O'Malley's works including On Another Man's Wound,  The Singing Flame (published in the United States as  Army without Banners),  Raids and Rallies, and several poems. Of note is correspondence between O'Malley and the artist Jack B. Yeats. Additional series contain materials collected by O'Malley and his son Cormac O'Malley.
Quantity: 40.75 Linear Feet in 29 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 13 oversize flat boxes.
Language: Materials are in English, Irish, German, and Spanish.
Call Phrase: AIA 060