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Subject: IVRLA presents...Folklore Photograph Collection and the Papers of
Michael Collins


The Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA), in association with
the Humanities Institute of Ireland (HII), UCD Library, National Folklore
Collection and UCD Archives, are proud and delighted to present two exciting
new collections. The "Folklore
bDef/getLayout/>  Photograph Collection" and the "Papers
bDef/getLayout/>  of Michael Collins (1890-1922)" are now available online.

The Folklore
bDef/getLayout/>  Photograph Collection contains 402 photographs which form
a representative selection of the photographic element of the National
Folklore Collection. The entire collection consists of some 80,000 images,
chiefly the work of staff of the Irish Folklore Commission and its
successors.  In 1985 the Department of Irish Folklore at UCD curated an
exhibition of some 170 photographs entitled I gCuimhne na nDaoine (In Memory
of the People) to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the
Irish Folklore Commission. This exhibition was intended to illustrate the
scope and achievement of the Irish Folklore Commission's collecting and
archiving activities, from its foundation in 1935 to the establishment of
its successor the Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin,
in 1971. In addition to this particular exhibition, researchers are invited
to browse a further sample of images of Irish life and the cultural
landscape from the National Folklore Collection. These photographs are
mostly nitrate negatives dating from the 1930s, '40s and '50s which have
been digitized in recent years.  To view this collection, click National
bDef/getLayout/>  Folklore Collection. The original collection is in the
National Folklore Collection in UCD. 

In its totality the Papers
bDef/getLayout/>  of Michael Collins (1890-1922) give a glimpse of Collins'
life in London and of his continuous involvement in the Irish social scene -
the Gaelic League and Gaelic Athletic Association - and his close links with
family and friends in Ireland. The collection also indicates his political
awareness and willingness to address and question political matters and
politicians. Although a small collection, it gives a unique and rare insight
into this enigmatic of Irish political figures. To view this collection,
click Papers
bDef/getLayout/>  of Michael Collins (1890-19922). The original collection
is in the UCD Archives.

Access to the collections and detailed information can be found on the IVRLA
Repository website.

These collections are the first in a series of new collections being
launched throughout October.




Joseph Greene

Institutional Repository Project Manager

325 James Joyce Library

University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin 4


353 (0)1 716 7398

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