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

©2003
Physical Description:
217 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1999.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781851827787

9781851827794
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


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Choice Review

The first edition of this directory (1988), based on replies to questionnaires, described 155 Irish repositories. It proved sufficiently useful to go out of print quickly and make necessary this edition, which has a 40% increase in the number of repositories. A typical entry includes repository address and telephone, title of the person to whom inquiries should be addressed, hours, facilities, and major collections. Appendix 1 lists 16 organizations that own archives which have not been arranged or described and can therefore not respond to inquiries; Appendix 2 lists six organizations from the first edition that no longer have custody of records; and Appendix 3 lists seven related organizations. Graduate; faculty; professional. H. Q. Schroyer; Purdue University