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Landreth, Helen



  • Existence: 1892 - 1981

Biographical Note

Helen Landreth was born in 1892 in Nashville, Tennessee. After visiting Ireland in 1925, she abandoned a career in journalism and decided to devote her life to the study of Irish history. To further her research, Landreth moved to Ireland in 1938 and formed close ties many individuals prominent in Irish politics. In 1946, she returned to the United States and became the first curator of the Boston College Library's Irish Collection. Landreth worked for the library until retirement in 1979. She died in 1981.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen Landreth papers


Personal papers of librarian and historian Helen Landreth relating to her research on Irish history.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1852-1983 (bulk 1948-1978)