Guide to the 1916 Easter Rising Ephemera Collection

EPH 5027


Collection Summary

Title: 1916 Easter Rising Ephemera Collection
Dates: 1916-2006
Collection No.: EPH 5027
Extent: 11 folders; 1 container; .5 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English, French, and Irish
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: An ephemera collection containing reports, speeches, and commemorative materials relating to the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland.

Selected Search Terms

Easter Rising, Ireland, 1916.
Irish Volunteers.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], 1916 Easter Rising Ephemera Collection, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: Materials in the 1916 Easter Rising Ephemera Collection were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries during the period 2009-2015. Arranged and described 2015, by Hannah Herbst. Finding aid 2015, by Hannah Herbst and Aedin Clements.

Biographical Note

In the Easter Rising, Irish rebel forces mounted a military action against the British from April 24, 1916, Easter Monday, until they were defeated by the British. After surrendering to the British at the end of the week, the leaders of the rebellion were arrested and sixteen people were executed.The "Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic" was read at the center of the action, Dublin's General Post Office. The seven signatories of the Proclamation were among those executed afterwards. The 1916 Easter Rising is generally seen as a pivotal event in Irish history and in the history of the British Empire as it marks the beginning of the movement which led to the Treaty of 1921 and the formation of an independent Irish state.

Scope and Content Note

This ephemera collection contains descriptions of the Easter Rising including contemporary accounts of the rebellion, commemorative postcards, the texts of speeches, and later commemorative publications. There are two commemorative postcards, two booklets containing photographs of the Rebellion and its aftermath, items relating to commemorations, the text of the last speeches of Thomas MacDonagh and Roger Casement, a verbatim report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the treatment of three prisoners, and a contemporary French news magazine.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged by format, typically one item per folder.

Container List