To mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the American Friends of Irish Neutrality, the St. John’s University archives will exhibit some of the records and materials of the World War II era organization at a special academic lecture on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at its Manhattan Campus.
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These records document Paul O’Dwyer’s efforts to solicit funds on behalf of the Bernadette Devlin Defense Fund. Bernadette Devlin [McAliskey], born in 1947, was an activist in Northern Ireland. The records include news clippings, correspondence, financial records, and publications.
Finding aid (PDF) Records of the Bernadette Devlin_Defense_Fund
These records document the activities of the American League for an Undivided Ireland, founded in 1947. The aim of the organization was to make every possible effort to abolish the partition of Ireland. The members of the organization tried to influence U.S. foreign policy in relation to the desired unification of Ireland. Primarily correspondence, but also includes a certificate of incorporation, Irish and U.S. publications, speakers’ notes, news clippings, membership lists, printed Congressional papers, press releases, and mailing lists. Correspondents include Frank Aiken, Tom Barry, Emmanuel Celler, John A. Costello, Eamon de Valera, Everett Dirksen, Jacob Javits, Paul O’Dwyer, Henry Cabot Lodge, Charles Rice and Joseph Scott.
Finding aid (PDF) Records of the American League for an Undivided Ireland