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Guide to the John T. Ridge Collection AIA.068

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ridge, John T.
Title: John T. Ridge Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1854-1981
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 booklets, buttons, ribbons, 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: 5.75 linear feet in 1 manuscript box, 1 record carton, 3 oversize flat boxes, 3 media boxes, and 3 oversize folders
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: AIA.068