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Guide to the Ernie O'Malley Papers AIA.060

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Rebecca Altermatt

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 20, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid was updated by Aki Snyder to include page counts for digitized materials.   , December 2022

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the personal, intellectual, and artistic interests and activities of the Ernie O'Malley. Materials documenting his participating in the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War include manuscript material, collected military manuals, and interviews conducted with other veterans. Art catalogs, clippings, research files, correspondence with other artists, and poetry appear throughout the collection, illustrating O'Malley's keen interest in art and literature. Essays, articles, poetry, short stories, drawings, and manuscripts of his major works comprise a large portion of the collection. Correspondence with colleagues, friends, and family also make up a significant part of the collection. Further records document the personal, legal, and financial aspects of O'Malley's life. Also included are materials collected by O'Malley and his son, Cormac O'Malley, related to Irish literature and history.


Collection is arranged into 15 series. Files are arranged alphabetically except where noted.

Collection is arranged into 15 series, some of which are further arranged into subseries. Series are arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.

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  1. Series I. Works, 1924-1956, undated
  2. Series II. Correspondence: Incoming, 1922-1956
  3. Series III. Correspondence: Outgoing, 1922-1956
  4. Series IV. Correspondence: Family, 1914-1957
  5. Series V. Personal, 1912-2006
  6. Series VI. Legal, 1921-1957
  7. Series VII. Financial, 1935-1957
  8. Series VIII. Nationalist Materials, 1643-1966, undated
  9. Series IX. Jack B. Yeats, 1904-1980
  10. Series X. Diaries, Notes and Research, 1922-1963
  11. Series XI. Clippings and Publicity, 1895-2002
  12. Series XII. Arts Material, 1918-1955
  13. Series XIII. Chronology Files, 1920-1957
  14. Series XIV. Subject Files, 1922-2008
  15. Series XV. Printed Ephemera, 1789-1950