Comintern Papers (Irish Labour Movement Papers)

Letter accepting CPI to COMINTERN 23/5/1922 (MS57/2/2/495/89/12,13)

Letter accepting CPI to COMINTERN 23/5/1922 (MS57/2/2/495/89/12,13)

Letter from George McLay to COMINTERN 1922 (MS57/2/2/495/89/12,33)

Letter from George McLay to COMINTERN 1922 (MS57/2/2/495/89/12,33)

Letter from COMINTERN to Jim Larkin 11/12/1924 (MS57/2/5/495/89/27,5)

Letter from COMINTERN to Jim Larkin 11/12/1924 (MS57/2/5/495/89/27,5)

Letter from the IRA to Sean Murray 9/10/1932 (MS57/4/1/495/89/83,44)

Letter from the IRA to Sean Murray 9/10/1932 (MS57/4/1/495/89/83,44)

This collection comprises copies of files held in the Russian Archive for Social and Political History (RGASPI), Moscow. The files pertain to the Irish labour movement and the history of Communism in Ireland, comprising documents from the departments and standing committees of the Executive Committee Communist International (ECCI) including speeches, reports, letters, agendas, fliers, handwritten notes, lists, telegrams, minutes and posters. The papers provide considerable insight into the personalities, organisation and policy development of Irish Communism during the 1920s/1930s. Included in the collection are ten microfilms (representing approximately 4,000 documents) detailing contacts between the Communist International and Irish groups between 1919 and 1943. All materials in the collection were selected and copied in 1995.

Strengths

This collection has a particular emphasis on Ireland and contains copies of a variety of material; speeches, reports, letters, agendas, fliers, handwritten notes, lists, telegrams, minutes and posters; these provide insight into Irish Communism in Ireland in the 1920s/1930s. These materials are unique outside Russia.

Physical characteristics

8 archive boxes

Description or Catalogue

Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society; number 21, 1996
Sources on Ireland and the Communist International, 1920-1943 by Dr Barry McLoughlin and Dr Emmet O’Connor; p.101-107

Comintern Papers listing

Further background information is available from: 
http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/comintern/comintern-project.html
 

Created

1920
1943

Collected

1993
1995

Coverage

1920
1943
Custodial History

The materials in the Comintern Papers Collection at Queen’s were selected by two academics, Dr Emmet O’Connor (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland) and Dr Finbarr McLoughlin (University of Vienna, Austria). The microfilms were deposited with Special Collections & Archives in December 2011, the paper copies were deposited in July 2012.

Accrual
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Closed
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Donation
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Closed
Added by Queen's University Belfast | Last updated on: 26 June 2018