Title Description

Freedmen’s Bureau Records

Collection of Records of the Assistant Commissioners for the states of North Carolina (M843) and South Carolina (M869) between 1865 -1872, along with Records for the Field Offices for the States of North Carolina (M1909) and South Carolina (M1910) between 1865-1872 and the Records of the Commissi...

19th and 20th Century Books

General collection of valuable, limited, fine or rare material from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection relates to a disparate range of subject areas with items selected for their evidential and/or bibliographic value. Included can be found modern reproductions of some of the world’s most ...

Larkin Collection

The library of Professor Patrick Larkin (Education Department, UCG) and his wife Rita Larkin....

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...

Government Publications

Parliamentary legal and other government publications from the UK and Northern Ireland...

Northern Ireland Place Name Project Sound Archive

Collection of sound recordings and associated transcripts compiled by the Northern Ireland Place name Project at Queen's University Belfast. Established in 1987, the Northern Ireland Place Name Project was set up to "research the origin of all names of settlements and physical features in Northern I...

Government Publications

Parliamentary and other government publications from the UK and Northern Ireland...

Youth Link: NI



Youth Link: NI is the inter-church youth service for Northern Ireland. It was established in 1991 b...

Doegen Collection

The Doegen Collection consists of the administrative correspondence of the Doegen Irish dialects project which was carried out between 1928 and 1931. This project entailed the recording of Irish speakers in Ulster, Connacht and Munster. The collections includes correspondence between Gaelic-speaking...

Dublin Unitarian Church Collection

The Dublin Unitarian Church Collection was donated to the Royal Irish Academy by the Dublin Unitarian Church in two separate deposits.

The first deposit is comprised of documents relating to the Unitarian community of Dublin and some of its predecessor congregations, located over time at ...

Eleanor Knott Collection

Papers of Eleanor Marie Knott, 1886-1975, Old-Irish scholar and academic. Including correspondence, notebooks, drafts and printed material.

In 1939 she was appointed Professor of early Irish in Trinity College Dublin and was one of the first women elected to the Royal Irish Academy. From ...

Ulster Museum Photographic Collection

The Ulster Museum maintains and administers a wide range of photographic collections as part of its overall holdings. Together they comprise over 100,000 topographical, portraiture and historical images, mostly black and white, in both print and negative formats. They date mainly from c. 1880 onward...

Nally Collection

Papers of Edward Vincent Nally [Éamonn Mhac Fhailigh], 1907-1992 of Emper, Ballynacargy. Nally was a school-teacher who maintained a life-long interest in both Irish and Hiberno-English. His major work, The Irish of Erris, Co. Mayo: a phonemic study was published in 1968. He was a contributor to É...

Graves Collection

The Graves Collection consists mainly of 19th century antiquarian correspondence. It is an amalgamation of three separate, but related, correspondence collections of three prominent Irish antiquarians:
John O’Donovan (1806-1861)
Rev. James Graves (1815-1886)
Rev. Charles Graves (18...

Upton Collection

Personal papers of Henry A. S. Upton of Coolatore, Moate, Co. Westmeath, 1870-1947, an amateur genealogist and local historian.

The bulk of collection consists of 20th century transcripts of legal and historical documents dating from the 17th century to the 19th century used to trace gene...

A.R. Hogg Photographic Collection

Collection of historic and topographical photographs by the Belfast photographer, Alexander Robert Hogg (1870-1939). Comprising glass plate negatives, lantern slides and prints, the collection relates to a wide range of subject areas typical of a successful local photographer of the early 20th centu...

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...

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 ...

LIRA Library Collection

The collection at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum includes the research library of books and journals, and also memoranda and reports of the scientific and technical research projects undertaken by the Linen Industry Research Association (LIRA) throughout its existence. The Linen Industry ...

St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection

The St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection, numbering c. 280 items, formed part of the library of St. Anthony's Franciscan College which was acquired by UCG in 1992. The collection contains many rare and interesting works on topics ranging in scope from theology and apologetics to bardism and Norse myth...

Government Publications

Various Northern Ireland government publications, including Northern Ireland Parliamentary papers, Northern Ireland Assembly papers, Northern Ireland Departmental publications and Non-Departmental publications (1889-present)

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Cairnes Collection

The library of John Elliott Cairnes (1823-1875), political economist and professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Queen's College, Galway (1859-1870).

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Delargy Collection

Séamus Ó Duilearga (1899-1980), born in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, was a student of Celtic Studies in UCD when a chance meeting in 1921 with Norwegian folklorist Reidar Thorolf Christiansen launched him on what was to become a lifetime of collecting and safeguarding Ireland’s folk heritage. He was ...

Reference Collection

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

Early Economics Collection

Collection of works of early economic theory and philosophy dating from the 17th to the late 19th centuries. A relatively small assemblage of some 234 items, the collection includes a comprehensive range of material by many of the major economists of the period covered, in particular for the late 18...