LIRA Library Collection

The collection at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum includes the research library of books and journals, and also memoranda and reports of the scientific and technical research projects undertaken by the Linen Industry Research Association (LIRA) throughout its existence. The Linen Industry Research Association, Lambeg, Lisburn was a government research centre founded in 1921 for the study of textiles, especially linen. LIRA closed in 1993. Its collection was the outcome of specialist collecting and research documentation over the lifetime of the institution.

Strengths

The specificity of the collection is its principal strength. In addition, there are significant quantities of nineteenth century and twentieth century (mainly unbroken) textile journal runs. There are also rare eighteenth and nineteenth century pamphlets and books on linen production and agriculture in the British Isles and Europe.

Physical characteristics

There are approximately 5,000 books, journals, reports and memoranda in the LIRA Collection.

Description or Catalogue

An on-line catalogue is due to be completed in 2002.

Created

0
0

Collected

0
0

Coverage

1800
1993
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by Irish Linen Centre | Last updated on: 09 February 2018