Collections – a description and list

  • Special collections

    A number of special collections of primary source materials, the most significant of which are the Paul Hill Prison Letters (1974-89).

  • Community collection

    The largest and most extensive part of the Archive, divided into three broad categories of culture, politics and welfare.

  • Articles collection

    Articles written about the Irish in Britain over the last 150 years from academic journals, newspapers and other sources.

  • Student collection

    Student projects, dissertations and theses on all aspects of the Irish experience in Britain.

  • Book collection

    Books by and about the Irish in Britain housed in the University's Learning Centre.

  • Newspaper and journal collection

    The primary newspaper collection is the bound collection of The Irish Post dating back to 1971 and housed in the University's Learning Centre.

  • Photograph collection

    The Archive holds a collection of prints by Joanne O'Brien dating from the early 1980s along with a small collection of other photographs dating back to the 1950s.

  • Audio collection

    A collection of oral history interviews, lectures and radio programmes

  • Video collection

    Video recordings of television programmes and films made about the Irish in Britain over the last forty years.

  • Poster collection

    Posters publicising a variety of political, cultural and social events related to the Irish in Britain over the last 30 years.

  • Ephemera collection

    A small collection which includes Irish step dance medals, tee-shirts, sporting shields, rosettes, sashes and banners.