Guide to a collection of Irish broadside ballads

BPP 1001


Collection Summary

Title: Irish broadside ballads
Dates: 1840-1890 (bulk: 1860-1876)
Collection No.: BPP 1001
Extent: 4 boxes plus one oversize box
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A collection of 559 broadsides, most measuring 28 x 11 1/2 cm. Broadsides were printed and sold in streets and at fairs and markets from the early days of printing, often by ballad singers. These broadsides were mostly printed in Dublin, probably between 1860 and 1876, by the printer P. Brereton.

Selected Search Terms

Songs, Irish

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Collection number (i.e. BPP 1001), Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: Acquisition funded by the John and Dessa Campbell Library Endowment.

Arrangement Note

Individual broadsides are grouped and arranged by title. For each item you will find:
the title as printed on the broadside;
publisher information, if known;
date, if known;
a normalized version of the title;
a transcription of the first line;
and a link to a digital image.

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