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Guide to the John T. Ridge Collection
||Ridge, John T.
||John T. Ridge Collection
||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.
||4.25 linear feet in 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes, 3 media boxes, and 3 oversize folders
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English.