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Local Studies Collection, Ballymena

The Local Studies Collection held at Ballymena Library consists of a broad range of materials on or about the history and development of the towns, villages and communities of the North East, extending over most of County Antrim and part of County Londonderry. The collection aspires to include compr...

McSkimin Room Collection

The McSkimin Room in Carrickfergus Library contains a local studies collection containing materials on or about the history and development of Carrickfergus and its environs. Named after Samuel McSkimin (1775-1843), author of the definitive history of the town, “The history and antiquities of the ...

Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies Collection, formerly located in Library Headquarters, Ballynahinch contains books, maps, newspapers and illustrations on the history, topography, industry, transport, literature and culture of County Down and South Antrim, the area served by the former SEELB Library Service. Inform...

Photograph & Postcard Collections, Libraries NI

The Photograph and Postcard Collections held by Libraries NI consist primarily of photographs from the Lawrence and Welch collections, along with some contemporary views from private collections. The postcards include views of all villages and towns, mountains and rivers in the area from late Victor...

Local History Collection, Derry Central Library

The Local History Collection at Derry Central Library consists of a large collection of books on both local and Irish history. The Library is particularly interested in preserving the local history of the city and all aspects of its social and economic development. It is the Library's policy to coll...

Omagh Library Local Studies Collection

The Local Studies collection held at Omagh Library is extensive and specialises in the history of Tyrone, its towns and villages from the earliest times. Material is available in a variety of formats - books, journals, microfilm, fiche and maps. The Library has a collection of over 1,000 photographs...

F.J. Bigger Archive

The F.J. Bigger Archive held at Belfast Central Library reflects the interests of F. J. Bigger (1863-1926), and consists of his private library of three thousand volumes, which includes books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets and maps from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. These relate t...

Fine Book Room Collection

Belfast Central Library, since its foundation in 1888, has built up an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts and archives, which now constitute the Special Collections. The majority of these resources are housed in the Fine Book Room. The collections include landmark examples of printing...

Photograph & Postcard Collection, Armagh

The Photograph & Postcard Collection at Armagh City Library gives an insight into life, politics and personalities in Ireland and more particularly Northern Ireland over the course of the 20th century. Life and landscape throughout Ireland at the turn of the century is covered particularly in th...

R.J. Welch Collection

Extensive collection of photographs by the Belfast photographer, R.J. Welch (1870-1939). With a career spanning some 53 years, Robert John Welch was the leading photographer of his generation operating in the north of Ireland. Setting up business on his own in 1883, Welch built up a high reputation ...

F.J. Bigger Photographic Collection

Photographic collection of the Belfast solicitor and antiquarian, F.J. Bigger (1863-1926). The collection comprises approx. 4000 prints and negatives reflecting Bigger's lifelong interest in Irish antiquities and folk life. It includes images of antiquarian ruins, Round Towers, churches, traditional...

Armachiana

Armachiana (also known as Armagh Miscellanea) is a collection of 24 bound volumes which comprise some of the typed notes and lectures of Mr TGF Paterson, the first Curator of Armagh County Museum. The collection deals with all aspects of life in County Armagh including such things as dialect in the ...

18th Century Books and Pamphlets

General collection of 18th century books and pamphlets. The collection relates to a wide variety of subject areas representative of the interests and pre-occupations of writers of this period and the collecting concerns of QUB library. History, politics, religion, language and literature are all wel...

Hibernica Collection

The Hibernica Collection, or Henry Collection as it was previously known, is a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals and pamphlets of general Irish interest and/or origin, being strongest in history and literature, and also including works of Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton. Officially...

Special Collections & Archives

Established in 1849, the Library of Queen's University Belfast comprises one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and pamphlets held in Northern Ireland. One of the Library's great strengths lies in its department of Special Collections & Archives, containing approximately 100,000 vo...

Reference Collection

The Reference Library holds books and periodicals relating to the Chester Beatty Library collections....

Rare book collection

Formerly the private library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968)...

Caldwell Collection

The Caldwell Collection is a broad and varied collection spanning almost three centuries. Its core is made up of the private and business correspondence of members of the Caldwell family and to a lesser extent their wives, siblings, near relatives and business partners.

The following male...

Reside Collection

The Reside Collection contains documents which are of great importance to the study of local history and geneaology in the Newry and Mourne area. The Collection is the product of the professional lives of Major G.W. Reside, an architect and engineer based in Newry and his wife Margaret (neé Fisher)...

Ringling North Collection

A very fine collection of c. 1200 items on subjects such as travel literature and the history of art, this was the personal library of Henry Ringling North (1909-1993), former owner and manager of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Items are largely in pristine condition....