Linen Hall Library

Linen Hall Library Map Collection

Linen Hall Library

The Linen Hall Library has an extensive collection of maps. This collection consists of Six-inch Ordnance Survey maps published in the 1830's, these are in bound volumes and cover the nine counties of Ulster and also Leitrim; the 19th century geological maps of Ireland; a collection of old Belfast maps; town and county maps ansd manuscript maps of estates and demesnes. Included in the Map Collecti ...

Burns & Burnsiana

Linen Hall Library

The Burns & Burnsiana Collection at the Linen Hall Library is one of the largest collections of Burns material outside Scotland. The collection contains 782 distinct Scottish, English, Irish, American and continental editions of the works of the Ayrshire ploughman, representing more than 1,000 volumes. In addition the collection contains Johnson's "Scots musical museum", Thomson's "Select Scottish ...

MS21/15/C - Photo of Thomas Carnduff Taken at the Ashleigh Studios, Belfast, c. 1940s

Carnduff Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Personal, literary and collected papers of and/or relating to Thomas Carnduff (1886-1956), the Belfast essayist, playwright and poet. An important figure in cultural circles during the early 20th century, Thomas Carnduff, the so-called 'Shipyard Poet,' was a profilic writer and acute observer of Belfast life. The Thomas Carnduff Archive consists of draft and annotated manuscripts of Carnduff's pri ...

UFTM Sound Archive

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The brief of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is to record and preserve the way of life, past and present, of the people of Northern Ireland. The contents of the Museum’s Sound Archive reflects this brief, comprising mainly oral history recordings made by curatorial members of staff and other interested persons, traditional Irish music, folk tunes and songs, recitals recorded by and at UFTM, c ...

Linen Hall Library Archive

Linen Hall Library

The Linen Hall Library Archives Collection comprises the minutes and other records of the Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge since its foundation in 1788. The books contain the history of the society and record its development from a small reading society into a resource for the study of Irish history known worldwide. There are minutes of meetings (handwritten) and published annua ...

Northern Ireland Political Collection

Linen Hall Library

The Northern Ireland Political Collection is recognised internationally as a unique and important resource comprising a wide range of published and unpublished materials relating to the conflict or “Troubles” in Northern Ireland from 1966 onwards. Containing books, pamphlets, reports, manifestos, photographs, press-cuttings, audio-visual material, stickers, leaflets, Christmas cards and posters, e ...

Manuscripts Collection

Linen Hall Library

The manuscripts collection consists of the archives of the Linen Hall Library, including minutes of the Society since its foundation in 1788; minute books of other local societies including Belfast Literary Society (1801- ); the Belfast Total Abstinence Society (1837-58); the Belfast Rhetoric Society (1842-54); the Institute of Journalists (Ulster District) (1890-1939); the Belfast Burns Society ( ...

Irish & Reference Collection

Linen Hall Library

This collection is the centrepiece of the Linen Hall Library, and has been referred to as "the jewel in the crown" of local studies librarianship in Northern Ireland. Although founded in 1788 with the purpose of collecting "such materials as will illustrate the antiquities, the natural, civil, commercial and ecclesiastical history of this country" the Linen Hall Library did not start to collect Ir ...