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Finding Aid for the Irish Independence Movement Scrapbooks, 1914-1929
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irish Independence Movement Scrapbooks
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1929
    Collection number: 836
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of eleven scrapbooks containing articles regarding the Irish Independence Movement, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the establishment of the Irish Free State, the Irish Civil War, and the historical figures associated with these events, such as Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins, and Winston Churchhill. The scrapbooks also contain photographs, prints, and postcards of scenes of Ireland, sometimes accompanied by a hand-written description of the scene, as well as one item of personal correspondence.
    Language: Materials in this collection are in English and Irish Gaelic.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Pace, Jr., 1963.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Sara Torres in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Irish Independence Movement Scrapbooks (Collection 836). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233751 

    Biography

    The Anglo-Irish Treaty (The Articles of Agreement for a Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland) concluded the Irish War of Independence by establishing the Irish Free State. The Treaty was signed in London on December 6, 1921; however, it was opposed at the time by many members of the Irish Sinn Fein political party, including President of the Republic Eamon de Valera. The internal disagreement over the Treaty lead to the Irish Civil War (1922-3), as well as the long-term civil and political instability that accompanied it. Within Ireland, several newspapers of various political persuasions closely covered the events, as did newspapers in the United States, especially in cities with a large Irish-American population, such as Chicago and New York.

    Scope and Content

    This collection is comprised of eleven scrapbooks containing articles regarding the Irish Independence Movement, including the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the establishment of the Irish Free State, the Irish Civil War, and the many assassinations and executions of historical figures associated with these events (such as Michael Collins and Erskine Childers). The scrapbooks also contain photographs, prints, and postcards of scenes of Ireland, sometimes accompanied by a hand-written description of the scene. This collection also contains one piece of personal correspondence, to Mrs. Edmund Andrews in Chicago in 1922 from an address in Ireland (Scrapbook 3). Some of the important figures, organizations and events mentioned in the collection include: The Dail Eireann, David Lloyd George, Irish Republican Army (IRA), Sinn Fein, William T. Cosgrave, Eamon de Valéra, Kevin Barry, Lord Salisbury's Committee on the Rent Restriction Acts, Lord Edmund Talbot, Cardinal Logue, Father O'Flanagan, Irish Home Rule Bill, Mrs. Muriel MacSwiney, Mary and Terrence MacSwiney, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins, Sir James Craig, Erskine Childers, William Hard (journalist), Amos Pinchot, Cathal Brugha, Mrs. Mary O' Callaghan, Sean T. Etchingham, Senator Robert La Follette, Prof. John Mac Neill, Viscout Morley, Earl of Dunraven, Liam Mellowes, George Gavan Duffy, Eamon J. Duggan, Sir Dawson Bates, Desmond Fitzgerald, John Steele (journalist), Count and Countess Plunkett, Eoin O'Duffy, Gen. Richard Mulcahy, Lord Birkenhead, Kitty Kiernan, Sir Henry Wilson, Winston Churchhill, Austin Chamberlain, Countess Constance Markievicz, Sean McKeown, Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, Rory O'Connor, Oscar Traynor, Harry Boland, Red Cross, Royal Hibernian Military School, Exhibition of Old Irish Art, Irish Historical Theater, Daniel Shinnock, Sir William Orpen, R. A., Aonach Tailtean Athletic Competition, Railway Bill, Lord Curzon, Christie Bryns, Alick McCabe, Dr. McCartan, Philip Cosgrove, Kevin O'Higgins, Maude Gonne-McBride and son Sean McBride, P. O'Maille, Lord Glenavy, Lord Londonderry, Lord Birkenhead, Stanley Baldwin, General O'Duffy, Lord Abbot of Mountmellary, Prof. Timothy A. Smiddy, John Redmond, Maj. General Liam Tobin, Rev. Dr. Dignan, Bishop of Clonfert, and others. The periodicals represented in this collection include both American and Irish newspapers: The Chicago Tribune, Freeman, The Daily News, The Sinn Feiner, The Weekly Irish Times, B oston Transcript, Irish Independent, The Globe, New York Evening Post, Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Journal, "Saturday Night Women's Section" from a press in Toronto, Canada, The Chicago Daily News, The Chicago American, The Free Press, and An T'Oglac, the newspaper of the Irish Republican Army.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Periodical clippings, photographs, postcards and correspondence are arranged into scrapbooks.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Ireland--History, 1910-21.
    Ireland--History--Civil War, 1922-23.
    Ireland--History, 1922- .

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Scrapbooks.