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Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann | The National Folklore Collection (Dublin, Ireland)

    Sample collection on women migrants at the Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann below

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    Collection: Questionnaire on Emigration to America (Ireland: 1955)

    Description: The Questionnaire on Emigration to America is a set of hand-written books that contain interviews with questions about the emigration process from Ireland to America. It was conducted in 1955, and ordinary women and men explain their first-hand experiences of emigration. It has not been digitalised. Consultation onsite.

    Archive address: National Folklore Collection, John Henry Newman Building (Ground Floor, Block F), University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

    Reference number: Ref no., shelf mark or other id. of the collection

    Links: Visit the archive’s website here and  the collection online here.

    Publications: Barros-del Río, María Amor (2020). “Trauma and Irish Female Migration through Literature and Ethnography.” In Trauma and Identity in Contemporary Irish Culture. Edited by Melania Terrazas Gallego. Peter Lang: 37–57.

    Contributor: María Amor Barros del Río