Collection Descriptions:
Peter F. Dolan Collection (AIA 27)

Photographs taken at various Irish social and political events in the New York City area, primarily between 1975 and 1985.,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Dermot C. Gately Collection (AIA 26)

1 Box (0.25 linear feet). A digital collection of 64 images (scanned from the originals at 600 dpi) that document family life in the New York City area spanning the period 1880s to 1960s. The Gately family descends from Thomas Gately, a native of Dublin, who emigrated to New York in 1847.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Grimes Collection (AIA 40)

1 Box (2 linear feet). Home movie footage, circa 1960s, taken by the editor of the Irish Echo newspaper. ,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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James A. Hayden Collection (AIA 33)

2 Boxes (2 linear foot). Many photographs, including unidentified portraits and sports photos, collected by James Hayden in his capacity as a columnist for the Irish Echo in the 1930s and early 1940s. ,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Elizabeth Mulvey Scrapbook (AIA 43)

1 Box. Photographs taken by an Irish-American teacher on a trip to Ireland in the 1920s.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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The Quiet Man Collection (AIA 42)

1 Box (1 linear foot). An original 35mm print and oversize theatre poster of John Ford's 1952 film The Quiet Man.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Marie Walsh Papers (AIA 34)

1 Box (0.5 linear feet). A small collection of original and color photocopies of Walsh family photographs.,
Partially processed, no finding aid.

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Aisling Irish Community Center Oral History Collection (AIA 35)

1 Box (1 linear foot). Interviews conducted with Irish immigrants by Frances Browner in 2006 for the book "When Mem'ry Brings Us Back Again.",
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Ireland House Oral History Collection (AIA 30)

25 Boxes (6.5 linear feet). Multi-generational interviews conducted since 2005 as part of an undergraduate oral history course for the Irish Studies program at New York University, under the auspices of Glucksman Ireland House.,
Excerpts on the web at http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/aia/collections/ihoral/oral01.htm
Finding aids with logs available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Jane Conlon Muller Oral History Collection (AIA 12)

1 Box (1 linear foot). Interviews conducted in 1990 and 1991 with civil rights lawyer and politician Paul O’Dwyer (29 tapes), Irish Northern Aid founder Michael Flannery (4 tapes), and Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes (1 tape). ,
Finding aid with log available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Miriam Nyhan Oral History Collection (AIA 36)

1 Box. Interviews conducted with Irish immigrants since 2006 as part of research for a Ph.D. in History at the European University Institute, Florence.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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American Irish Citizens Committee for the Re-election of Mayor William O'Dwyer Papers (AIA 2)

2 Boxes (0.5 linear feet). The American Irish Citizens Committee for the Re-Election of Mayor William O’Dwyer was formed in 1949 and grew out of a previous entity, the Mayo Men’s Committee for the Election of O’Dwyer, Joseph & Impelletteri. O’Dwyer, a native of Bohola, County Mayo, had been elected Mayor of New York in 1945.

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Consulate General of Ireland Collection (AIA 44)

1 Box (0.5 linear feet). Mainly printed material generated by the Consulate General of Ireland's New York office, such as invitations to various events, press releases, and reports of the proceedings from the New Ireland Forum (1983-1984) and the Anglo-Irish Agreement (1985). ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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County Societies Collection (AIA 3)

23 Boxes (18.75 linear feet). Primarily printed materials such as circular letters, dinner journals and flyers related to the activities of Ireland's county societies based in New York City since the early twentieth century. There is some material on the United Irish Counties Association as well as local Emerald Societies. ,
Inventories available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Gaelic Athletic Association Papers (AIA 28)

4 Boxes (1.75 linear feet). Programs, fliers, clippings, and publications regarding the GAA and the playing of hurling and football at the three fields in the New York area in the middle of the twentieth century. It also includes match reports written by John Cudahy during the 1940s while he was a correspondent for the Irish Echo newspaper. ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Gaelic Society of New York Papers (AIA 25)

2 Boxes (0.75 linear feet). The Gaelic Society of New York, founded in 1875, was one of the earliest American organizations established to promote Irish as a spoken language. The bulk of this collection dates from a period of renewed organizational activity in response to the Gaelic Revival at the turn-of-the-twentieth century,including meeting minutes, legal papers, correspondence, programs, and some financial material. ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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C.C. Gately Company Records (AIA 39)

2 Oversized Boxes. Includes cash books, a ledger and miscellaneous papers from the Williamsburg, Brooklyn contracting firm operated by Joseph T. Gately (1856-1905).,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Glucksman Ireland House Papers (AIA 38)

6 Boxes (6 linear feet). Includes information on the 1995 International Conference on Hunger sponsored by one of New York University's international houses. ,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Irish Immigration Reform Movement Papers (AIA 16)

21 Boxes (22 linear feet). Founded in 1987 at a sub-committee meeting of the County Cork Association in New York, the Irish Immigration Reform Movement became a powerful force, lobbying both the U.S. and Irish governments to secure an amnesty for all illegal aliens then in the United States; to establish a large annual non-preference quota of immigrant visas for Ireland and 35 other countries; and to address the problems of new Irish immigrants, both documented and undocumented. The IIRM networked with existing Irish American organizations and lobbied on Capitol Hill until the achieving the passage of the Immigration Act of 1990, which granted an unprecedented 48,000 visas to undocumented Irish in America. ,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Irish Center Club of New York Papers (AIA 23)

1 Box (0.5 linear feet). Correspondence, printed materials and membership information related to an effort to build an Irish Center in New York City in the 1940s.,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Irish Film Association Papers (AIA 17)

1 Box (1 linear foot). In the early 1990s the Irish Film Association (and Doran Film Distribution) imported and screened independent Irish films in New York City, as well as organizing the first Scannán Festival in 1992.,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Irish Institute of New York Papers (AIA 20)

6 Boxes (4.75 linear feet). Established by County Mayo native Paul O’Dwyer in 1950, the Institute’s building on West 48th Street was the best known address in New York City from 1952 until 1982, serving as the headquarters for scores of Irish organizations.  Since 1960 the Institute has also distributed more than one million dollars to non-profit organizations in the United States and in Ireland.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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New York Irish History Roundtable Papers (AIA 18)

10 Boxes (10 linear feet). Since 1984 the New York Irish History Roundtable has encouraged research and provided a forum for historians and genealogists sharing an interest in the history of the Irish in New York City. The collection includes extensive documentation on the Gaelic Gotham controversy at the Museum of the City of New York in the mid 1990s, as well as administrative files for The New York Irish, edited by Ronald H. Bayor and Timorthy J. Meagher (1996).,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Tracy Tugboat Papers (AIA 21)

4 Boxes (4 linear feet). Minute books of the various Tracy family tugboat companies operating in New York harbor between 1917 and 1983.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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James J. Comerford Papers (AIA 10)

7 Boxes (5 linear feet). James J. Comerford,a native of Co. Kilkenny who emigrated to New York City in 1925, retired as a Judge of the Magistrates Court. He was active in many Irish organizations, including nineteen years as chairman of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade; and fifty-two years as a member and National Historian of the Ancient Order of Hibernians for whom he also edited the Hibernian Digest.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Dorothy Hayden Cudahy Irish Memories Collection (AIA 1)

38 Boxes (33.5 linear feet). This collection reflects at least forty years of radio broadcasting for the Irish community in New York City. In addition to playlists, local advertisements, and other documentation of the weekly programme Irish Memories, this collection includes more the 1,200 commercially produced LPs, several hundred 78s, and dozens of tapes, including some interviews.,
Inventories available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Kathleen Walsh D'Arcy Collection (AIA 29)

1 Oversized Box. Most of the materials in this collection relate to the Patrick Walsh Orchestra, the Tipperary Association, the Offaly Social & Athletic Club, the United Irish Counties Association (including its Feis and Ladies' Association), the Irish Ladies' Hospital Cheer Committee, and the East Hampton Irish-American Club.,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Frank Durkan Papers (AIA 8)

43 Boxes (33.5 linear feet). Frank Durkan, a native of Co. Mayo, was an attorney with the New York law firm of O'Dwyer and Bernstien. His papers document important American efforts on behalf of Northern Ireland and the peace process, as well as extradition/deportation cases and historical commemorations of the Famine and the 1798 United Irish Rebellion.,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Rosaleen Cahill FitzGibbon Papers (AIA 7)

7 Boxes (6.75 linear feet). Correspondence, printed materials and photographs related to the Irish Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair and to the Irish Pavilion on East 57th Street from 1968, as well as personal photographs and other items about Ahascragh, County Galway native Rosaleen Cahill FitzGibbon. ,
Some inventories available; bulk unprocessed. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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John T. Gilroy Papers (AIA 11)

4 Boxes (4 linear feet). John T. Gilroy was a member and officer of the County Fermanagh Social and Benevolent Association of New York, and of Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 3 (William B. Burke), New York County.,
Partially processed, no finding aid.

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George Harrison Papers (AIA 9)

30 Boxes (17.75 linear feet). This collection spans the 1970s to the 1990s and reflects Co. Mayo native George Harrison's lifetime of political activism in the United States on behalf of Irish nationalism and other freedom movements around the world. In addition to biographical material, the collection includes papers related to the National Graves Association, to Republican Sinn Fein Poblachtach, to the legal case U.S. vs. Harrison, Falvey, Mullen, Gormley and Flannery, as well as to liberation movements in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Cuba and South Africa.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Brian McGinn Collection (AIA 15)

18 Boxes (18 linear feet). The bulk of this collection consists of the working papers of Brian McGinn, a writer and scholar of the Irish Diaspora, whose particular interests were the Irish in Latin America, the West Indies, early colonial America and Canada, as well as those Irish who served with American forces during the Korean and Vietnam wars. ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Susan McKeown Papers (AIA 32)

16 Boxes (16 linear feet). Susan McKeown, a singer songwriter based in New York City’s East Village, has produced nine albums since emigrating from Ireland in 1990.  Her papers include correspondence, photographs, contracts, promotional items, recordings and other materials reflecting the evolution of her career as a solo artist as well as her collaborations with the band Chanting House and the late Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham. ,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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John McLaughlin Papers (AIA 24)

4 Boxes (2 linear feet). Memorabilia related to the Hunger Strikes of 1981 and to Irish Northern Aid, including posters, magazines and newspaper clippings.,
Partially processed, no finding aid.

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Mick Moloney Collection of Irish-American Music and Popular Culture (AIA 31)

144 Boxes. Documents nearly two centuries of Irish American popular culture and music, particularly between 1860 and 1940. In addition to significant collections of sheetmusic, postcards, music recorded on commercial labels and field recordings with Irish and Irish-American musicians, the Moloney Collection includes ephemera that reflects popular perceptions of the Irish, including positive and negative stereotypes. Among these latter are cartoons, joke books, songsters, playbills, cigar and fruit box labels, tobacco cards and print advertisements.,
Some inventories available; bulk unprocessed. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Cormac K. H. O'Malley Papers (AIA 19)

23 Boxes (9 linear feet). Cormac K. H. O’Malley, an corporate attorney, was active in the New York Irish community, joining various organizations like the American Committee for Ulster Justice, the Irish American Cultural Institute, and the Irish American National Bicentennial Committee. During the 1970s O'Malley assembled an impressive research file about the political and military crisis in Northern Ireland as well as documentation used for the 1972 U.S. Congressional Hearings on Northern Ireland.

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Sean Prendiville Collection (AIA 5)

7 Boxes (3.5 linear feet). This collection consists of photocopies of FBI records on seventeen Irish American organizations and individuals suspected of Irish Republican activity circa 1920 through 1979. They were requested and acquired under the Freedom of Information Act by Sean Prendiville between 1986 to 1994. Among the organizations represented in the Prendiville Collection are the National Association for Irish Freedom, the National Association for Irish Justice, the Irish American Labor League, the Irish Republican Club, and the Irish Republican Army.

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Gina Tlamsa Papers (AIA 37)

2 Boxes (1 linear foot). Audio tapes, printed material, ephemera, correspondence, posters, and government documents related to local New York support for the Republican movement in Northern Ireland, circa 1980-1985.,
Unprocessed, no finding aid.

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Newspaper Collection (AIA 4)

161 Oversized Boxes. Includes significant runs in hard copy of Irish newspapers published in the United States, especially the nationally circulated Irish Echo, the Irish People, and the Irish Voice, but also samples of smaller community papers . There are also some copies of The Shamrock (1811), The Green Banner (1836), The Irish Citizen (1867-1871), The Celtic Weekly (1872-1873) and, on microfilm, The Phoenix (1859-1861). ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Publications Collection (AIA 14)

7 Boxes (5.5 linear feet). This collection includes information on magazines and journals published for the Irish American community since the 1970s. In some instances, there are good runs of the actual magazine, for example An Gael (published by the Irish Arts Center) and World of Hibernia.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Vertical Files (AIA 13)

29 Boxes (25.25 linear feet). The bulk of this collection represents the type of literature commonly circulating within the New York Irish community since 1970. It contains information on more than 100 non-profit Irish American political and cultural organizations, as well as on ethnic business ventures, the Irish language, and on one-time events such as demonstrations and poetry readings. ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Irish Republicanism Collection (AIA 22)

3 Boxes (2.25 linear feet). The bulk of this collection begins with the Hunger Strikes in 1981. The collection contains printed material from various Irish American organizations, such as flyers, announcements, newsletters, brochures, newspaper clippings, reports, and pamphlets, relating to Irish American support of civil rights and Republican activities in Northern Ireland, including anti-British demonstrations in the United States and activities in support of Irish Republicans subject to deportation proceedings in the United States.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Material Culture Collection (AIA 41)

6 Boxes (4 linear feet). A variety of items such as buttons, bumper stickers, hats, tickets, membership cards, pens, pins, and t-shirts -- many of them related to Irish organizations -- as well as the football used at the 1947 All Ireland Championship played in New York's Polo Grounds.,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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Special Collections (AIA 6)

6 Boxes (4 linear feet). Includes rare pamphlets, such as India and Ireland by Eamon de Valera (published in New York City in 1920), and magazines, like Brennan's: A Weekly Journal Advocating Justice, Equality and the Preservation of American Independence (Chicago, 1924), as well as the constitution and by-laws of the Hibernian Benevolent Association of the City of Troy (1841) and memorabilia from the Irish American Athletic Club. ,
Inventory available in repository. For information, contact irishamerica.archives@nyu.edu.

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