Decisions of the Board of Special Inquiry: The Story of Irish Immigrant Bridget Donaghy

Today's post comes to us from Griffin Godoy, history education undergraduate student at Temple University. Griffin interned with the National Archives at Philadelphia virtually last fall as a part of the Cultural Fieldwork Initiative (CFI), a partnership with the Temple University College of Education Social Studies faculty and more than 30 regional cultural institutions. The … Continue reading Decisions of the Board of Special Inquiry: The Story of Irish Immigrant Bridget Donaghy

Ireland: The Easter Rising, 1916

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park. The Easter Rising of April 24-29, 1916 is one of the most momentous events in modern Ireland's history. The Rising, which took place in Dublin, was an effort by the Irish to throw off the yoke of British rule and … Continue reading Ireland: The Easter Rising, 1916

Irish American Heroes

By Alfie Paul Tomorrow we are all Irish.  So, to celebrate St. Patirck's Day I had a look around our holdings to see how The Text Message could celebrate Eire.  As always I used our Online Public Access (OPA) system and found some expected things: Consular records in RG 84 (Records of the Foreign Service Posts … Continue reading Irish American Heroes