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Joseph McGarrity Collection

The McGarrity Collection consists of around Joseph McGarrity Portrait3,000 monographs focusing on Irish history, literature, folklore, description and travel, music, and Irish-American history. Among the many pamphlets in the collection are historical ones relating to the Eighteenth Century, particular to the 1798 Rebellion and the Act of Union. The collection also contains runs of Irish and Irish-American journals such as Hibernian Magazine, Walker's Hibernian Magazine, Dublin University Magazine, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy and many others. Among the newspapers is a complete run of The Irish Press (Philadelphia: 1918-1922), which for some time was owned and edited by Joseph McGarrity. The McGarrity Papers at Villanova (Group I) consists of eight archival boxes with personal papers, photographs, and other records relating to the McGarrity family; the McGarrity Papers at Villanova (Group II) consists of seven archival boxes of personal papers, memorial material, correspondence, and photographs. The entire collection was assembled by Joseph McGarrity's eldest daughter, Mary Joseph McGarrity Shore (1912-2000). and was donated to Villanova University in 1940 by Joseph McGarrity. Items, published before 1940, have since been added. McGarrity Collection Special Collections Falvey Memorial Library Starting 2006, ongoing efforts to digitalize this collection are planned.

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