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Guide to the Ernie O'Malley Papers AIA.060

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 20, 2022
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 Finding aid was updated by Aki Snyder to include page counts for digitized materials.   , December 2022

Container List

Series VIII. Nationalistic Material, 1643-1966, undated


Materials in this series are in two groups: military training manuals, arranged chronologically, and printed material, arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains newspaper clippings, booklets, notes, pamphlets, military training manuals, reports, memorandums, photographs and other printed matter relating to the nationalist movement in Ireland. Drawn to the nationalist cause in midst of the Easter Rising in 1916, O'Malley later joined the Irish Republican Army and became a key figure in the War of Independence and Irish Civil War. Items in this series provide details of O'Malley's military career, as well as, insight into the publications and propaganda that powered the nationalist movement throughout Ireland. Also included in this series are official reports and memoranda issued by Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise known as the Irish Republican Army. Of special interest in this series are a few items relating to O'Malley's interviews with veterans of the War of Independence and Civil War. Beginning in the early 1940s, O'Malley embarked on an ambitious effort to document first-hand accounts of both wars and as a result, hand-recorded approximately 450 interviews with his former military comrades. Most items relating to his military interviews were placed in the archives of University College Dublin in 1974, however, a limited amount of materials pertaining to the interviews remain in this series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Index to Nationalistic material
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Military Training Manual: Field Service Pocketbook,1914 with 1916 amendments (signed)
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Military Training Manual: Musketry Consisting of Theory of Rifle Fire 1. Elementary; 2. Advance (Forster Groom and Co., Ltd., London)
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Military Training Manual: Notes on Elementary Field Training Part II (publisher: Hugh Rees Ltd., London)
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Military Training Manual: Musketry Consisting of Aiming Instruction and Firing Instruction by Simplex (Forster, Groom and Co., Ltd., London)
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Military Training Manual: Musketry Consisting of Visual Training and Judging Distance (Forster Groom and Co., Ltd., London)
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Military Training Manual: Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Military Training Manual: Artillery Map Reading and Elementary Gunnery Made Easy by "Gunlayer" and "Contour" (Gale and Polden, Ltd., London)
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Military Training Manual: Lewis Gun Training
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Military Training Manual: Musketry '303 and '22 Cartridges, Elementary Training, Visual Training, etc. (John Murray, London)
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Military Training Manual: Bayonet Fighting for War by Captain Leopold McLaglen (Harrison and Sons, London)
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Military Training Manual: Oglaig na hEireann "Cyclist Training Manual, Handbook No. 7" (IRA Official Publications)
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Photographs: Liam Lynch, IRA Chief of Staff; Dublin Castle
circa 1936, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 25 An tOglac: Offical organ of the Irish Volunteers Vol. 1, nos. 2 and 3
Sep 1918
Box: 7 Folder : 26 The Constitution of the Free State of Ireland 1921 English translation (Stationery Office of Dublin)
Box: 7 Folder : 27 "The Countermanding Orders of Holy Week, 1916" by Diarmuid Lynch in An Cosantoir, Dublin
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Dial Eireann: Official correspondence relating to the peace negotiations, June-September 1921
Oct 1921
Box: 7 Folder : 29 "The Drama of Eight Days June 22-29, 1922: How War Was Waged on Ireland with an Economy of English Lives," American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic
Box: 7 Folder : 30 "The Duty of the Hour" by Darrell Figgis from The Sinn Fein Cathecism (Messrs. Whelan and Son, Ormond Quay)
circa 1920
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Eire: The Irish Nation partial issues - April 7, April 21, July 7, 1923; September 6, 1924
Box: 7 Folder : 31 "Erskine Childers" booklet by Frank Gallagher (Leslie Smith and Co., London)
Box: 7 Folder : 32 "Heads Up" flier (Ernie O'Malley writing on verso)
Jun 28, 1922
Box: 7 Folder : 33 "Irish Leaders of our time" pamphlet series (An Cosantoir, Dublin), nos. 10-14
Box: 7 Folder : 33 The Irish Review Vol. 1, No. 5 (signed by Ernie O'Malley in jail)
Dec 23, 1922
Box: 7 Folder : 35 "Is Ireland a Danger to England?: The Strategic Question Examined" (reprinted from The Irish Bulletin, London, July 21, 1929)
Box: 7 Folder : 36 "A Letter from the Earl of Westmoreland British Viceroy to Ireland to William Pitt, Prime Minister of England" (published byBen Franklin Bureau, Chicago; issued by American Association for the Recognition of the Republic of Ireland)
Jan 18, 1792
Box: 8 Folder : 1 "Letter of the Supreme Council of the Confederate Catholics to the Mayor of Kilkenny, 22 Sept 1643" lithographed reprint
Box: 7 Folder : 37 "Local Security Force: Organisation, Function and Duties of the Local Security Force" pamphlet
Box: 7 Folder : 38 "National Assocation of Old I.R.A." appeal for funds
circa 1930s
Box: 7 Folder : 39 "The National Situation" inaugural Sinn Fein address by J.J. O'Kelly(Sinn Fein Standing Committee)
Oct 1936
Box: 7 Folder : 40 "The Orange Card" booklet (All-Party Anti-Partition Conference, Dublin)
circa 1949
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Poblacht na hEireann War News No. 106 [Dublin?]
Dec 2, 1922
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Poblacht na hEireann The Republic of Ireland Vol 1. nos 22-27
May 25, 1922-Jun 29, 1922
Box: 7 Folder : 41 "Postscript" by Philip Noel-Baker, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of War Transport
Box: 8 Folder : 7 "Proclamation: Offer of Amnesty" (Gen. Richard Mulcahy)
Feb 8, 1923
Box: 7 Folder : 42 "Saorstat Eireann: Censorship of Publications Act, 1929; Register of Prohibited Publications as on the 30th Sept 1935" booklet (Stationery Office, Dublin)
circa 1935
Box: 7 Folder : 43 "The Republic of Ireland Addresses His Holiness the Pope (Sinn Fein Standing Committee)
Dec 16, 1929
Box: 7 Folder : 44 "Republicans Stop Talking! Neutrals Shut Up! Spies and Informers Beware!" (flier during Irish Civil War)
circa 1922-1923
Box: 7 Folder : 45 "Robert Emmet's Speech from the Dock, 1803" booklet (Irish Book Bureau, Dublin)
Box: 7 Folder : 46 "Sean McCaughey - The Truth" pamphlet (Republican Prisoners' Release Association, Dublin)
circa 1940-1950
Box: 7 Folder : 47 "Sinn Fein Courts in Operation" article by W.H. Brayden, in Journal of the American Bar Association
Sep 1920
Box: 7 Folder : 48 Saoirse na hEireann, Irish Freedom: clippings
Box: 8 Folder : 8 War News No. 5 Jul 1, 19__
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Weekly News Bulletin: clippings (from Friends of Irish Freedom, New York)
Oct 1921
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Newspaper Clippings: "Dublin Castle Secrets," Weekly Freeman
Nov 22, 1924
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Newspaper Clippings: The Evening Telegraph (Dublin)
Apr 1, 1922
Box: 7 Folder : 50 Newspaper Clippings: fragments

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