Looking after your letters

Looking after your letters A guest blog post by Charlotte Anstis, a Conservation Intern at the National Archives of Ireland Through the centuries paper has shown itself to be an incredibly robust and flexible material in many ways, illustrated by its sheer survival alone. Its longevity and condition are, however, greatly determined by the care and … Read more

A visit to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

On the 3rd and 4th September 2014 the letters of 1916 project visited the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) to collect and photograph letters held in its archives. PRONI was established in 1923 and operates as the archival home for millions of documents ranging from official correspondence to privately deposited archives. Among the … Read more

Letters of 1916 welcomes the Public Record Office of Ireland as a new contributor

Letters of 1916 is delighted to announce its latest collaboration with a national institution, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) PRONI was founded in 1923 shortly after the official foundation of Northern Ireland as the official archive for the new state. PRONI’s aim is to identify and preserve records of historical significance, make … Read more

New! Featured Profile – Military Archives

  We have just added the Military Archives’ profile to our ‘Featured Profiles’ section.   There are a number of letters belonging to the Military Archives in the Letters of 1916 collection, including letters written by Padraic Mac Piarais and Harry Boland  and James Connolly. In this featured institution profile, the archivists, Pádraic and Claire, told us about the Military … Read more

Featured Institution: The Military Archives

There are a number of letters belonging to the Military Archives in the Letters of 1916 collection. In this featured institution profile, the Officers of the Military Archives, Commandant Pádraic Kennedy and Captain Claire Mortimer, told us about the Military Archives’ involvement with the Letters of 1916 project. The Military Archives is the place of … Read more

Featured Institution: National Archives of Ireland

The process of creating a digital collection such as The letters of 1916, takes many people with many skills and expertise. This is the first blog post that describes one piece of the workflow from sourcing an analogue document to creating a digital surrogate. The letters of 1916 has been blessed with the National Archives … Read more

Featured Institution: Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives

The major functions of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives are to collect, preserve, arrange, describe, and make available for use the records and materials that document the Capuchin Order’s heritage in Ireland. The Capuchin Order has a very long history in Ireland with the first Friar arriving in the country in 1615. The primary task … Read more