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Guide to the Sean Cronin Papers TAM 460

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sean Cronin Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1932-1996
Dates [bulk]: 1983-1986
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 460

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Historical/Biographical Note

Sean Cronin is best known among labor historians as the author of Young Connolly (1978) and  Frank Ryan: The Search for the Republic (1980).

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Scope and Content Note

Included is a copy of Cronin's book Frank Ryan: The Search for the Republic. Materials include a variety of pamphlets, including  No Pasaran! which is a pamphlet of the story of the Irish volunteers who served with the International Brigades in defending the Spanish Republic against International Fascism (1936-1938). Other materials relate to Irish patriot James Connolly (1868-1916) who was once the head of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union and played a key role in the  Easter Rising, a rebellion to free Ireland from domination by England. There is also material relating to Gerald O'Reilly, a veteran of the Irish Republican Army and Transport Workers Union organizer.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • O'Reilly, Gerald, 1903-1990
  • Cronin, Sean
  • Connolly, James, 1868-1916
  • Cronin, Reva Rubenstein.

Subject Topics

  • Labor unions -- Ireland.
  • Labor movement -- Ireland.

Subject Places

  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |x Participation, Irish.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Sean Cronin, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A portion of the collectin was donated by Reva Rubenstein Cronin in 2008; provenance of the remainder of the collection is unknown. The accession number associated with this collection is 2008.049.

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