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Finding Aid for the Irish Independence Movement Scrapbooks, 1914-1929
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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.
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.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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.
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.