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Directory of Irish archives
Helferty, Seamus.
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Dublin : Four Courts, [2003]

Physical Description:
217 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1999.

Includes index.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
CD1101 .D57 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Ethnic Collection

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Since its first appearance the Directory of Irish Archives has become the standard work for those who need introductory information on archival and manuscript collections in Irish repositories. This expanded new edition includes entries for over 250 institutions and organizations, both public and private, which hold archives and are willing to make them available for research. Contact details, including e-mail and website addresses, opening hours, information on published guides and synopses of collections are provided in each entry. Appendices provide information on organizations that hold archives but which cannot make them accessible and on a variety of related organizations and institutions that can provide expert advice.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

This fourth edition of a work first published in 1988 describes 262 Irish repositories, updating entries from earlier editions (usually by adding Web and e-mail addresses, with some added collection description) and adding 38 new entries--mostly local authority archives--gathered via questionnaire. Entries consist of address, telephone, fax, e-mail, Web site, contact name, hours of operation, available services, and a brief description of major holdings. The first appendix lists archives that do not provide access or services of any sort for their holdings; the second lists archives that have transferred custody or responsibility for their holdings to another repository; the third supplies a list of related Irish institutions, such as professional organizations or university archives. The thorough index allows excellent access to all personal and institutional names. The type, amount, and quality of information supplied in entries varies, depending on the care taken in completing the questionnaire. The volume is easy to use, straightforward, and attractive--a valuable reference source. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, professionals. K. Proffitt American Jewish Archives