Maria O’Shea

by Nora-Jane Thornton, National Photographic Archive When asked if I would like to relocate from our Manuscript Department to the National Photographic Archive in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, I was excited by the prospect, and when I heard that the work would involve a thorough stock check of our photographic collections, I was [...]

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by Catherine Ryan, Digital Collections Student & Maria O’Shea, Manuscript Student Here at the National Library we try to collect as much as we can that might not otherwise be collected and available to researchers of the future. So, when it came to the 2011 General Election, we not only collected posters, flyers etc. as [...]

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by Maria O’Shea, Manuscripts Student One of the wonderful things about working in our Department of Manuscripts is that, as well as working with political and official documents, you come across material that makes you remember that history is made up of real people. One example is a collection of heartbreaking correspondence between Seán T. [...]

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