The O'Neill Collection consists of the personal library of Francis O'Neill (1848-1936), described by O'Neill as a music library and a Hibernicana library. The music library consists of printed books from 1733 to 1930, and two bound music manuscripts. The Hibernicana collection includes literature, history, Irish language and antiquities.
The O'Neill Collection reflects Francis O'Neill's work of studying, collecting and preserving Irish traditional music, particularly dance music. Books and articles on Irish music include occasional pencil annotations in margins, often checkmarks or notes on an alternative name for a tune.
The Library was given by Captain O'Neill to the University of Notre Dame in 1931.
Collections of Irish music; two bound manuscript collections of Irish music.
1,500 volumes, printed books and journals; 2 bound manuscripts.
The University of Notre Dame has legal ownership of the materials in this collection.