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Guide to the John T. Ridge Collection AIA.068
||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 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.
||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
||Materials primarily in English, with some publications in Irish.