Archives and Archivists

Ailsa C. Holland & Kate Manning, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-016-8
May 2011. 230pp.

‘This beautifully produced volume marks the thirtieth anniversary of the beginning of the formal training of archivists in Ireland. In particular, it celebrates the achievements of the Archives Department of University College Dublin (UCD) from its inception in 1971 to its merger with the School of History in 2005, now forming the School of History and Archives', Catholic Archives.

‘It is not possible in this short review to address each of the essays in turn, save to say that without exception they are clearly written, interesting and valuable’, Eunan O’Halpin, Irish Archives.

'The editors of this well-designed and eminently readable collection of essays have brought it into being to celebrate some three-and-a-half decades of archival training and activity in Ireland, to acknowledge the achievement of individuals who were part of that experience, and to create a forum for further and future debate amongst Irish archivists … all essays display an impressive consistency of quality, which is becoming rare in such volumes', Gerard O’Brien, Irish Historical Studies (May 2009).