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Guide to the John Byrne Collection
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Series 1 Personal Correspondence 1886-1962

Physical Description: 1 Box, 14 Folders.

Scope and Content Note

This box consists of the personal correspondence of John Byrne and reflects his lifelong commitment to the Irish nationalist cause. Included are letters to and from prominent Irish leaders, including Eamon De Valera and Sean O'Kelly.

Series 2 Organizations 1919-1959

Physical Description:

2 Boxes; Box 2 has 18 folders, Box 3 has 14 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Box 2 contains national, regional, and Californian AARIR documents. Also, documents from the AOH. However, the majority of the documents reflect the activities of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AARIR, and its role in the Irish Republican cause. Box 3 consists of documents from national, regional, and Californian Irish American organizations. It includes financial records, correspondence, and Irish bonds. This series is arranged alphabetically and is deliniated by organizational name.

Series 3 Printed Matter 1890-1987

Physical Description: 6 Boxes. Box 4 has 15 folders; Box 5 has 14 folders; Box 6 has 30 newspapers; Box 7 has 30 newspapers; Box 8 has 8 folders; Box 9 has 8 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Box 4 consists of pamphlets, bulletins, speeches, press releases and event documents relating to Irish Americans in the United States. This series reflects the activities of the Irish nationalist movement in the United States and in some cases specifically California. Box 5 contains a variety of general newspaper clippings both cultural and political in nature. Box 6 contains AARIR correspondence and picnic and reunion programs. Also, in this box are American reports on conditions in Ireland and pamphlets about Irish groups and organizations. Box 7 contains Irish American and Irish newspapers such as The Irish American Review, The Republic, The Irish Nation, The Irish World, The Leader , National Hibernian, The Wicklow People, Sinn Fein, and the Irish Press. Box 8 contains newspapers from the Irish World and The Irish Republic in addition to some unidentified photographs. Box 9 contains newspapers from The Irish Republic, The Irish Press, The Los Angeles Examiner, National Hibernian, Sinn Fein, and The Wicklow People.

Series 4 Miscellaneous Related Material 1890-1987

Physical Description: 4 boxes. Box 10 has 8 folders; Box 11 contains 3 reel-to-reel audio tapes and 1 cassette tape; Boxes 12 and 13 contain index cards.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains miscellaneous materials associated with John Byrne and Mary Condon. One box contains the personal correspondence of John Byrne, letters to Mary Condon from Dennis Clark, the death certificate and personal effects documents of IRA member Tom Fay, and materials gathered by Timothy Sarbaugh for personal research purposes. Two of the boxes contain index cards used to organize the collection at an earlier date. One box contains oral history tapes believed to be of Joseph Wehrly, the Murray Family, Margaret White, and John Bryne, Jr.