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Guide to the John T. Ridge Collection AIA.068

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 17, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea and Andrea Kutsenkow to include additional materials treated for mold by the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation & Conservation Department  , February 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ridge, John T.
Title: John T. Ridge Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1735-2002
Dates [bulk]: 1860-1989
Abstract: John T. Ridge is a founding member and current president of the New York Irish History Roundtable. The son of Irish immigrants, Ridge is a Brooklyn-based historian whose work focuses on the influence of social events and organizations such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and Gaelic language clubs, with particular emphasis on the greater New York City area. Materials in this collection include books, booklets, buttons, ribbons, periodicals, ledgers, postcards, broadsides, photographs, advertisements, correspondence, event programs, sheet music, and newspaper and magazine clippings related to Irish and Irish American history in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. The majority of the collection documents fraternal and social Irish American organizations in the New York area, as well as numerous nationalist and republican organizations or initiatives.
Quantity: 10.25 Linear Feet in 2 manuscript boxes, 3 record cartons, 3 oversize flat boxes, 3 media boxes, 12 custom boxes, and 5 oversize folders
Language: Materials primarily in English, with some publications in Irish.
Call Phrase: AIA.068