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Guide to the Bruce Boling Irish Language Papers AIA.062

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New York, NY, 10012
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Creator: Boling, Bruce D., (Bruce Dwight)
Title: Bruce Boling Irish Language Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1905-2001
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1970-2000
Abstract: Bruce D. Boling is a linguist, historian, and librarian whose research focused on the Irish language with specific emphasis on the English dialects spoken in Ulster. He also collaborated with historian Kerby A. Miller on several projects related to Irish immigration history, including Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815. This collection documents Bruce Boling's research on the Irish language. Materials include maps, memoranda, correspondence, transcriptions and annotations of research material, journal articles on various aspects of linguistics, and original writing concerning aspects of English and Irish language dialects in Ulster. The collection provides resource materials not only on the history of Irish immigration and the changing nature of regional linguistic patterns, but also the way in which social scientists interrogate the intersection between linguistics and social history. The collection also documents developments in the field of Irish American historiography, including Boling's interdisciplinary focus and methodology.
Quantity: 10.0 linear feet in 9 record cartons and 2 photograph boxes
Location Note: Materials are stored off-site and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials Note: Materials are primarily in English, Irish, and German. Other languages present include French, Navajo, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Call Phrase: AIA.062