Film, Video Belfast's Linen Hall Library
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- Belfast's Linen Hall Library
- John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite a spirit of general enquiry; the society intends to collect such materials as will illustrate the antiquities, the natural, civil, commercial and ecclesiastical history of this country [Ireland] - provision has been made to render the institution as permanent as the vicissitudes of human affairs permit by making the Library...a general and hereditary property...." According to Killen, "the collections in the Linen Hall tell the story of Ireland, the divisions in its society, its trials and tribulations, its successes and failures; and, throughout, they tell of the spirit of a people. All books tell a story; but the story behind each book can be equally (or more) important. They show the inter-connectivity of human experience in communities that are different in many ways, but similar in that the human spirit is shared by all."
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2011-11-29.
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Literature
- - Classification: Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General).
- - Classification: Language and Literature.
- - John Killen.
- - Recorded on 2011-11-29.
- - Librarians, Archivists.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Chicago citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Belfast's Linen Hall Library. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-29, 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687538/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2011) Belfast's Linen Hall Library. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-29. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687538/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Belfast's Linen Hall Library. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-29, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687538/>.