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Guide to the Paul O'Dwyer Papers AIA.069

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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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 18, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998
Title: Paul O'Dwyer Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1957-1998
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1980-1995
Abstract: Paul O’Dwyer (1907-1998) was an Irish politician and lawyer based in New York City active in numerous Irish American organizations who frequently worked cases concerning human rights and progressive causes. He was one of the founders of the O’Dwyer & Bernstein law firm in Manhattan, often working workers’ rights, human rights, and civil rights cases. Although his interest in progressive causes was broad, he was especially involved and committed to conflict in Northern Ireland in the late 20th century. The collection documents his personal, political, and professional activities, including personal correspondence, in which personal matters and relationships are inextricably intertwined with political activism and professional activities; subject files, which cover topics concerning civil rights, human rights, Irish American organizations, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the United Nations, with specific emphasis on immigration and human rights issues; and the records of the Charles L. Keith and Clara Miller Foundation, displaying the interconnected nature of human rights and philanthropy in the city.
Quantity: 5.0 linear feet in 5 record cartons
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 in English.
Call Phrase: AIA.069