Information about Irish immigration and the Irish American experience through primary sources, articles, and lessons plans from other libraries and cultural institutions.
American Irish Historical Society Library
The Society’s library houses more than 10,000 volumes, the most complete private collection of Irish and American Irish history and literature in the United States.
Immigration and Americanization, 1880-1930
Primary Source Set By Ella Howard, Wentworth
Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts through the Digital Public Library of America.
Irish American Cultural Institute
Founded in 1962, the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) promotes an intelligent appreciation of Ireland and the role and contributions of the Irish in America. The IACI is strictly apolitical and nonsectarian, and is the only Irish American organization that has as its patron, The President of Ireland.
Irish American Heritage Museum
The Irish American Heritage Museum is committed to the basic tenet that preserving one’s heritage is vital to providing a cultural and historical foundation to future generations of Americans. Its mission is to preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American cultural mosaic.
Irish American Journey: Irish Immigration to America
Irish American Journey advances Irish American culture, Irish American heritage, and greater understanding of the Irish American experience through the lens of Irish immigration and Irish American history.
Irish History (Irish Studies): Primary Sources from Boston College Libraries
A guide to primary sources available in the Burns Library and online.
Irish Immigrant Letters Home, from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Digital images and transcription of The Curtis Family Letters, in which students can explore the reasons for Irish emigration from Ireland and the impact that immigration had on the family.
The Irish in America (1867) by John Francis Maguire – an excerpt
From W. W. Norton.
Lesson plan from American Social History Project
Several primary source documents as project materials from the Center for Media and Learning .
New York Times: Irish-Americans
Selected current and historical news articles from the New York Times.
New York University: Archives of Irish America
The Archives of Irish America is a repository of primary research materials at New York University that aims to transform our understanding of the Irish migration experience and the distillation of American Irish ethnicity over the past century.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
"Molly Maguires" Records - The actual existence of the Molly Maguires as a coordinated secret society or terrorist organization is still debated by historians. Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives concerning the Molly Maguires fall under two main categories. The Record Groups contain government records relating to the incident, while Manuscript Groups contain primarily personal papers and photos that were acquired from private donors.
Search for Irish Ancestors with the most extensive and easily searchable database of Catholic Church records anywhere online or commission research from one of their Genealogy Centres.
U.S. History in Context: Irish Immigration
An online history, with images, of Irish immigration to America.