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Kennys Bookshop & Art Galleries

 Organization

General Context

Vendor. Established in 1940. Operated from Galway, Ireland.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Arbour Hill Prison autograph album

 Collection
Abstract

Autograph album containing containing verse, quotations, and drawings by Irish republican prisoners at Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin. Entries are dated February-March 1940, and are signed by James O'Neill, Frank Quinn, Seán Dunne, Patrick Reynolds, and others.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Dates: 1940 February 14-March 10

Crumlin Road Gaol autograph album, 1921: manuscript

 Collection
Scope and Contents

Autograph album containing containing verse, drawings, and humor by Irish Republican prisoners held at Crumlin Road Gaol. Entries are dated May-June 1921, and are signed by Thomas Sherry, Felix Devlin, Daniel F. Sheridan, Stephen Raferty, Malachy Doddy, and others.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Dates: 1921

Gerald Dawe papers

 Collection
Abstract

The papers document the career of twentieth and twenty-first century Irish author Gerald Dawe as a poet, essayist, and academic, and consist of clippings, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts and typescripts, notebooks, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Restrictions on Access

Some materials are closed at the request of Gerald Dawe.

Audiovisual recordings and digital content in this collection has been migrated from source media; all original media was retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.

Dates: 1952 - 2022; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2022

Boston College collection of Éamon and Sinéad De Valera

 Collection
Abstract

Composed of published speeches of Sinn Fein leader and Irish president Éamon De Valera, some of which date from the World War II era. There are also images of him, including photographs taken during his visit to Boston in 1947. In addition, the collection includes obituaries of De Valera from Irish newspapers, and two letters of De Valera's wife, Sinéad.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1918 - 1975

Lesley Doyle photographic archives

 Collection
Abstract Photographic archives of freelance photographer Lesley Doyle document Northern Ireland in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Collection comprises negatives, contact sheets, photographic prints, and positive transparencies, as well as a small number of paper-based records of her work and its publication. Topics covered include Northern Ireland community development following the Good Friday agreement; prominent artists, politicians, and religious leaders in the Northern...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Digital photographs on optical disc are not available for playback due to format impermanence and have not yet been reformatted. Negatives are not an access medium and are not available for use; print photographs are available for access. Color positive transparencies require use of a light box provided by the Burns Library Reading Room.

Dates: 1975, 1985-2003

Boston College collection of Emmet Dalton

 Collection
Abstract

Collection consists of correspondence commending Irish revolutionary, soldier, and film producer Emmet Dalton, as well as accounts written by Dalton and others regarding Irish revolutionaries Michael Collins and Sean McKeon (Seán Mac Eoin). Newspaper editorials and official reports concerning nationalist politics in Ireland and the Irish Republican Army are also included.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

The materials in Folder 10 are closed pending conservation review.

Dates: 1916-1953; Majority of material found within 1916-1922

Boston College collection of Thomas Kinsella

 Collection
Abstract

Correspondence and works by Irish poet Thomas Kinsella, relating to the publication of Selected Poems 1962-1989 (1989), Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (1992), and "Glenmacnass," with illustrations by John Behan (2001).

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1984-2001

Molly Flannery Woods papers

 Collection
Abstract

The collection documents the political and personal activities of Irish journalist and nationalist Molly Flannery Woods. It includes correspondence, manuscripts, and scrapbooks. Much of the material relates to Irish nationalism in the early twentieth-century and Woods' time with Cumann na mBan.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1897-1952; Majority of material found within 1918-1952

Boston College collection of Yeats family papers

 Collection
Abstract

The Boston College collection of Yeats family papers includes artwork, correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, and photographs by and about siblings W. B., Elizabeth Corbet, Lily, and Jack B. Yeats; their father, John Butler Yeats; and the wife of W. B., Georgie Yeats. It also documents the running of Cuala Press, a Yeats family business.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research; a portion is available digitally.

Dates: 1884-1974, undated; Majority of material found within 1900-1940