Finding Aid for the Irish Independence Movement Scrapbooks, 1914-1929

Processed by Sara Torres in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2008; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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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 Number 836). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

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.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Scrapbook 1

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: the Dail Eirann, Lloyd George, IRA (Irish Republican Army), Sinn Fein, Sir John Lavery (painter), William T. Cosgrave, Eamon de Valera, Kevin Barry, the report of Lord Salisbury's Committee on te Rent Restrictions Acts, Lord Edmund Talbot, Cardinal Logue, Father O'Flanagan, the Irish Home Rule Bill, Mrs. Muriel MacSwiney, Arthur Griffith, Sir James Craig, Home Rule Parliament, Erskine Childers, Lloyd George, journalist William Hard, Amos Pinchot, Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State, Cathal Brugha, Mrs. Mary O'Callaghan, Sean T. Etchingham. The scrapboook also contains a map of Cook's Tours in Ireland and "Congressional Record Sixty- Seventh Congress, First Session / Proposed Recognition of the Irish Republic / Speech of Hon. Robert M. La Follette, of Wisconsin, in the Senate of the United States, Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26, 1921" (12 pages, Washington: Government Printing Office) as well as "Manifesto of leaders of the Intellectual Life of Great Britain and Ireland and Report of the British Labor Commission to Ireland" (46 pages).
Box 1, Folder 2

Scrapbook 2

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: R.C. Barton; Arthur Griffith; E.J. Duggan; G. Gavan Duffy; Lord and Viscountess Fitzlan; Prof. John MacNeill, Eamon de Valera; Viscount Morley; David Lloyd George; Earl of Dunraven; Mary MacSwiney; Liam Mellowes; Sean Etcihngham; E.J. Duggan; Sir Dawson Bates; Desmond Fitzgerald; Count and Countess Plunkett; Eoin O'Duffy; Richard Mulcahy; Lord Birkenhead; Kitty Kiernan; Sir Henry Wilson; Cathal Brughal; Michael Collins; Anglo-Irish Treaty; Dail Eireann; Irish language; John Keating (artist); Bryan O'Higgins; Sir James Craig; Sir Dawson Bates; Winston Churchhill; Lord Birkenhead; Sir Hamar Greenwood; Sir Gordon Heward; Joseph Devlin; Liam Mellowes; John Steele (Chicago Tribune Correspondent).
Box 1, Folder 3

Scrapbook 3

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains a letter to "Mrs. Edmund Andrews / 4935 Blackstone Ave / Chicago, IL USA" with the postal stamp "Baile Atha Cliath, Ireland, July 13, 1922" regarding travel plans and "news from the front". This scrapbook also contains printed photographs of Ireland and articles relating to: Sinn Fein; Border Wars; Winston Churchhill; Irish Civil War; Anglo-Irish Treaty; Countess Constance Markievicz; Sean McKeown; Sir Henry Hughes Wilson; Rory O'Connor; Oscar Traynor; Eamon de Valera; Michael Collins; Arthur Griffith; Winston Churchhill; Arthur Griffith; Irish Hussar horses; Robert Barton; Roderic O'Connor; IRA; Michael Collins; Kitty Kiernan; Sir James Craig; Dail Eierann; David Lloyd George; Lord Robert Cecil; religious warfare; Cathal Bruhga (Charles Burgess); Archbishop Bryne; Stephen O'Mara; Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson; Gen. Rory O'Connor; Tom Johnson, secretary of the Irish Labor party; Brig. Gen. Adamson; Edward O'Duffy; Erskine Childers; Kevin O'Higgins; Harry C. Boland; Sir Phillip Gibbs; Irish Constitution, including Women's Suffrage; Sean O'Ceallaigh; as well as a monograph entitled "The Foundation of the Republic of Ireland In the Vote of the People / Results of the General Election of December, 1918 - a National Plebiscite held under British Law and British Supervision -- Eamon de Valera" as well as a printing of the periodical "The Sinn Feiner" dated Saturday, November 27, 1920.
Box 1, Folder 4

Scrapbook 4

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: the Irish Civil War, including the fighting from June to July 1922 on Sackville Street (now named O'Connell Street) in Dublin; Harry Boland, the death of Arthur Griffith; the assassination of Michael Collins; Red Cross activity; Royal Hibernian Military School; an exhibition of Old Irish Art; historical Irish theater; Sir William Orpen, R.A.; Daniel Shinnock; Tailtean Athletic Competition; Railway Bill; Lord Curzon; Gen. Liam Lynch; Anglo-Irish Treaty; Eamon de Valera; Dail Eireann; Sinn Fein; Arthur Griffith; Erskine Childers; David Lloyd George; Archbishop Bryne; Gen. Mulcahy; Mr. Cosgrove; Countess Markievicz; George Bernard Shaw; Sir Hamar Greenwood; Ernest Blythe; George Gavan Duffy; Michael Hayes; P.J. Hogan; Desmond Fitzgerald; William T. Cosgrave; Finian Lynch; Josephy McGrath; Eamon J. Duggan; Kevin O'Higgins; J.J. Walsh; Art O'Brian; Sean To. O'Ceallaigh; I.R.A.; the death of Cathal Brugha (Charles Burgess); Winston Churchhill; Rory O'Connor; Mr. O'Malley "leader of the Irregulars"; Patrick Collins (brother of Michael Collins); Major-general Sean McKeon; Kitty Kiernan; Brigadier-General Daly; Sean Moylan; General Eoin O'Duffy; Major-General Gerald O'Sullivan; Liam Mellowes; Mahee Island, Strangford Lough; bombardment of the Four Courts; Daniel Shinnock; Sir James Craig; Lord Londonderry;
Box 2, Folder 1

Scrapbook 5

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains print images of Irish landscapes and ruins accompanied by hand-written descriptions and histories, including those of the following places: Clonmacnoise; Bannow Church, Co. Wexford; Ballina; Leap Castle; Kilmalloch; Tintern Abbey in Co. Wexford; Donegal Sligo Bog; Lynch House, Galway; monument on the Battlefield of the Boyne; Treaty- Stone, Limerick; Rock of Cashel; Carrig-a-pooka Castle. Scrapbook also contains articles relating to: Arthur Griffith; Michael Collins; Eamon de Valera; Kevin O'Higgins; General Richard Mulcahy; Dail Eireann; Sinn Fein; Archbishop Curley; Eamon J. Duggan; Christie Bryns; Alick McCabe; Dr. McCartan; Philip Cosgrove; Desmond Fitzgerald; Wiliam T. Cosgrave; Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson; Maud Gonne McBride; Mrs. Charlotte Despard; Prof. John MacNeil and son Brian McNeil; Irish Civil War; Irish Constitution; Kitty Keirnan; David Lloyd George; Andrew Bonar Law; Austen Chamberlain; King George; Lord Balfour; Lord Curzon; Michael McDumphy; Joseph McGrath; Hugh Kennedy; Ernest Blythe; Dublin Drama League. Scrapbook contains monograph entitled: "Parliament's Vote of Thanks to the Forces / Speeches Delivered in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, on October 29, 1917".
Box 2, Folder 2

Scrapbook 6

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains print images of Irish landscapes and ruins accompanied by hand-written descriptions and histories, including those of the following places: Galway, Scrapbook also contains articles relating to: Terence, Mary, and Annie MacSwiney; William T. Cosgrave; American Association for Recognition of the Irish Republic; Arthur Griffith; Michael Collins; Gen. Richard Mulcahy; Erskine Childers; Eamon de Valera; Muriel MacSwiney; Irish Music; William Butler Yeats; George W. Russell; Lord Decies; Earl of Dunraven; Dail Eireann; Gen. Sean MacKeown; Tim Healy; Patrick O'maille; Maud Gonne McBride; Liam Mellowes; Rory O'Connor; Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson; Rory O'Connor; Brig. Gen. Adamson; Deputy Sean Hales; Gen. Ennis; Harry Boland; Charles Burgess; Kevin O'Higgins; Countess Plunkett; Mrs. Despard; Gen. Nevil MacReady; James O'Dwyer; Gen. Breen; Pope Pius, Cardinal Gasparri, and Cardinal Logue; Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles; Lady Esmonde and Sir Thomas Esmonde; Lord Carson; Prof. MacNeill; Ernest Blythe; Joseph M'Grath; Desmond Fitzgerald; Sir Horace Plunkett; Sir Nugent Everard; John Bagwell; H.G. Burgess; Countess Dowager of Desart; J.C. Dowdall; Earl of Mayo; E.W. Eyre; Martin Fitzgerald; Dr. Oliver St. John Gogarty; J. Perry Goodbody; Henry Guinness; Lord Granard; Lord Glenavy; Capt. Greer; Benjamin Haughton; Marquis of Headfort; Andrew Jameson; Arthur Jackson; Sir John Keane; Lord Kerry; Sir Bryan Mahon; Lord Mayo; James Moran; Mrs. Wyse-Power; Dr. Sigerson; Earl of Wicklow; Col. Sir Hutcheson Poe; E.J. Duggan; R.C. Barton; Lord Birkenhead; Gavan Duffy; Lloyd George; Winston Churchhill; Austen Chamberlain; Irish Constitution; Anglo-Irish Treaty; John Bagwell; J. Devlin; Colonel Sanderson; Dr. George Sigerson; Liam Deasy; Liam Lynch; Old Irish harp; Sean Fitzpatrick; Irish Parliament; as well as a monograph entitled "Irish Backgrounds" by C.H. Bretherton and a "Supplement to The Weekly Freeman for December 3rd, 1922 / The Weekly Freeman Almanac for 1923 / Irish Free State Ministers and Officers" measuring 57cm by 34.5cm.
Box 2, Folder 3

Scrapbook 7

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: Irish Parliament; Cumann Na nGaedheal Political Party; Sinn Fein; Friends of the Irish Free State in America; Eamon de Valera; Annie MacSwiney; Dail Eireann; Irish Republican Army; R.A. Butler; J. Mkean; Joseph McLoughlin; W.B. Yeats; Lord Northcliffe; hunting; William T. Cosgrave; Tim Healy; Bonar Law; Gen. Smuts; J. Bagwell, H.G. Burgess, Sir T.H. Grattan, Sir Nugent Everard, Sir Horace Plunkett, James Moran, Lord Genavy and other Irish Senators; Lord Massereene and Ferrard; Duke of Abercorn; Harry Boland; Arthur Griffith; Bishop Phelan; Earl and Countess of Mayo; F.J. Lowe; customs laws; Gen. Richard Mulcahy; Ernest Blythe; Irish fisheries; Liam Lynch; Prof. Abercrombie; Kevin O'Higgins and father Dr. Thomas F. Higgins; Tim Healy; rugby competitions; Zane O'Mahoney; Dail Eireann; Darrell Figgis; Archbishop Mundelein; Irish Civil War; Dan Breen; Irish Railways; Michael Collins; Liam Deasy; Rev. Dr. Fogarty; Liam Lynch; Count Markiewicz; Austen Stack; Desmond Fitzgerald; Gov. Al Smith of New York; Dr. Patrick Macartan; Sir Arthur Conon Doyle; Tom Johnson; as well as a "Supplement to the 'Belfast Weekly News' of January 1914 / The Belfast Weekly News Almanac for 1914" measuring 21cm by 76 cm.
Box 2, Folder 4

Scrapbook 8

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: An T'Oglac, the newspaper of the Irish Republican Army; Aonach Tailteann (Irish Athletic Competition/Festival); Dail Eirann, Maude Gonne-McBride, Gavan Duffy, IRA, Professor Magennis, W.T. Cosgrave, Eamon de Valera, Count Plunkett, Boyne monument, Irish Poplin Industry, Cutlery Industry, Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, Mary MacSwiney, P. O'Maille, Lord Glenavy, General Mulcahy, Desmond Fitzgerald, Lloyd George, Kevin O'Higgins, Ernest Blythe, Joseph McGrath, Countess Markievicz, Marchioness of Defferin, Lord Londonderry, Prime Minister MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Lord Birkenhead, Austen Chamberlain
Box 3, Folder 1

Scrapbook 9

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: the assassination of Kevin O'Higgins; Irish coinage, tourism, athletics, langauge, crafts, industry, economics; Desmond Fitzgerald; Dr. Thomas O'Higgins; Liam Burke; Count Gerald O'Kelly; Eamon de Valera; William T. Cosgrave; Sean T. O'Kelly; Labor Party, Fianna Fail; Tim Johnson; Patrick McMilligan; Timothy A. Smiddy; Michael MacWhite; Oscar Traynor; Lady Mary Heath, Irish aviator; W.B. Yeats; George Russell; Princess Mary and Lord Lascalles; Sean McBride; Timothy Healy, Capt. William Redmond; John Dillon; Frank Aiken; John Jinko; Ernest Blythe; Cardinal O'Donnell.
Box 3, Folder 2

Scrapbook 10

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains postcards, photographs, and prints of scenes from Ireland, including: Mount Melleray Abbey, Co. Waterford; Queenstown; Myrtle Grove, Youghal, Co. Cork (Residence of Sir Walter Raleigh); Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford; Queens College, Cork; Round Tower, Ardmore, Co. Waterford; Garinish Island; Parknasilla Hotel Demesne; Gengariff and Glengariff Eccles Hotel, Co. Cork; Kate Kearney's Cottage, Killarney, Co. Kerry; Gap of Dunloe, Kinnarney, Co. Kerry.
Box 3, Folder 3

Scrapbook 11

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains articles relating to: William T. Cosgrave's visit to the U.S. and Canada in 1928; the Tailteann Athletic Contest; opera; General Timothy Healy; Desmond Fitzgerald; Eamon de Valera; Frederick A. Sterling, U.S. Minister to Ireland; Sinn Fein; Stanley Baldwin; Sir L. Worthingham-Evans; J. Butler Wright; Erskine Childers; Lieut. Gen. D. O'Hegarty; Joseph P. Walshe; Col. Joseph O'Reilly; David Lloyd George; Ramsey MacDonald; Sir James Craig; Mrs. Darrel Figgis; Cardinal Michael Logue; Anglo-Irish Treaty; League of Nations; The Freeman's Journal; Lady Beatrice Pole-Carew; Mr. John Dillon; Mary and Terrence MacSwiney; Dail Eirann; Kevin O'Higgins; James Burke; Countess Constance Markievicz; Fianna Fail; Abbey Theater; An Comhar Dramiochta (dramatic society); Joseph "Wee Joe" Devlin; Louvain University (Belgium); Peter Joseph MacSwiney; Gen. Richard Mulcahy; use of the Gaelic language in Ireland; Dr. Douglas Hyde; Ernest Blythe; Hon. Baron Glenavy; Winston Churchhill; Hugh Kennedy.