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Murray, Loretta Clarke (Died 2017 April 10)



  • Existence: Died 2017 April 10

Biographical Note

Loretta Clarke Murray was born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. She went to boarding school in Dublin at the age of eight. Many of her teachers had participated in the Irish War of Independence, some of them as members of Cumann na mBan. Thus began Murray's lifelong interest in Irish history. Murray went on to become a noted collector of Irish history, art, books, and jewellery. Her brother, Jackie Clarke, was also a collector of Irish history. Murray died April 10, 2017.

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Loretta Clarke Murray collection of women in revolutionary Ireland


This collection includes papers and artifacts of women and organizations involved in the fight for Irish independence. A majority belonged to Máire Gill and relate to her work with Cumann na mBan, a women’s Irish republican organization, as well as her work with Cuala Press and the women’s sport of camogie. Additionally, there are materials relating to women’s suffrage. Of note are a banner made by Maud Gonne and a journal of Margaret Skinnider’s involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Restrictions on Access

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

Dates: 1893 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1950