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Library Course Guide for: COLONIALISM, CULTURE AND CONFLICT IN MODERN IRELAND, 1800 TO PRESENT

Selected Internet Resources for Colonialism, Culture and Conflict in Modern Ireland, 1800 to Present:

    Digital Resources:

  • CELT
    Otherwise known as the Corpus of Electronic Text, CELT comprises a large variety of searchable digitized text from all periods of Irish history.

  • Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence
    Collection of photograpic portraits of Irish men imprisoned in Mountjoy Prison, taken in August 1857 and November 1866. Part of the Thomas A. Larcom Collection at the New York Public Library, and digitized as part of NYPL's Digital Gallery. Note that by following the link for Collection Contents, all of the portraits may be viewed.

  • The Belfast Group
    Collection of selected writings by Irish poets who participated in an informal but ongoing writer's workshop at Queens University in Belfast between 1963 and 1972. Mounted by Emory University from holding in the Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, in collaboration with the Irish Collection of the Queen's University Library. Includes a number of important Irish writers.

  • The Glee-Men Sing: The Stories and Songs of Yeats, Joyce, O’Casey, Behan, and Kavanagh
    Streamed audio and video of a performance by Irish folk revivalist Danny Doyle, featuring songs by five important Irish poets of the 20th century. Mounted by Boston College Magazine; the performance was sponsored by BC's Center for Irish Studies and took place on October 30, 2004.

  • The Great Hunger Archives
    Includes multi-media minute books and a digital collection of e-books contemporary to the famine period of the mid-19th century. Hosted by the Arnold Bernard Library at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

  • Government Sources:

  • Northern Ireland Office
    A list of "Key Issues" pertaining to the governance of contemporary Northern Ireland. Includes background information on the implementation of the 1998 Peace Agreement.

  • Libraries, Archives and Research Centers:

  • Ancient Order of Hibernians Collection
    Located at the South Lawrence branch of the Lawrence Public Library, the AOH Collection includes Irish and Irish-American newspapers, books, pamphlets, films and musical recordings.

  • Boston College Irish Collections
    Housed at the John J. Burns Library, the Irish collection at BC includes books, pamphlets, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and landholding records documenting Irish history and society from the late 1700's to the present day, as well as an extensive collection of Irish music available through BC's Irish Music Center.

  • Stonehill College Collection of Irish Public Documents
    A comprehensive collection of documents produced by the Irish Government from 1922 to the present, compiled by Profs. James Wiles and Richard Finnegan and housed in the MacPhaidin Library at Stonehill College.

  • Virtual Archives:

  • Conflict Archive on Northern Ireland, 1968 to Present
    A key resource for the study of the "troubles" in Northern Ireland. Includes background information on the conflict, including key issues and key events, bibliographic resources, and information on Northern Irish Society. Produced at the University of Ulster.

  • The Ulster Covenant
    Archives of the Ulster Unionist Council held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Includes photographs, ephemera and information on the nearly half million men and women who signed the Ulster Covenant in 1912.