Mellon Centre for Migration Studies

The Centre supports the Ulster American Folk Park's main activites by providing reference resources for the study of the history of both the United States and Ireland from the 17th and 20th centuries and the link between the two. The Research Library at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies comprises a specialist collection of printed material and an Emigration Database. The collection reflects the main interests of the museum, namely migration history, history of Ireland and America from the 17th and 20th Centuries, life in both countries, agriculture, industry and crafts, social customs and religion, biographies and autobiographies and Native Americans. Types of material include books, periodicals, maps, micro-forms and audiovisual materials. The Library is managed by Libraries NI.


One particular strength of the collection is the on-going purchase of American publications both old and new.

Physical characteristics

Approximately 10,000 volumes. Irish Emigration Database.


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Added by Ulster American Folk Park | Last updated on: 09 February 2018