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John L. Sullivan Collection: Item Descriptions

John L. Sullivan Collection: Item Descriptions

The John L. Sullivan Collection has been fully catalogued and is listed below.

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1.        26  Sept 1986                 Cassette ‘Tape 1’ (currently not available for researcher access)

2.        26 Sept 1986                  Cassette ‘Tape 2’ (currently not available for researcher access)

3.        26 Sept 1986                  Cassette ‘Tape 3’ (currently not available for researcher access)

4.    [1986]
Two copies of a tss transcript of ‘Tape 1’ above. (Both sides). Deals with Sullivan’s early involvement with the Volunteer movement, his imprisonment as a Republican activist and his activities in the Civil War on behalf of the Pro Treaty side. Includes an account of his meeting with Michael Collins in Bandon, Co. Cork the day before Collins’ assassination. The second copy has mss corrections.
2 items.  29pp

5.   [1986]
Tss transcript of ‘Tape 2’ above. (Both sides). He describes his activities in the 1920’s as a member of the Army Comrades Association and subsequently the Blueshirt movement under Eoin O’Duffy. He became active in politics, being elected in 1950 to Cork County Council and he details the role he feels local authorities have played in the development of Irish society. 


6.    [1986]

Tss transcript of ‘Tape 3’ above. (Both sides). He discusses his involvement with the Cooperative movement, of which he first became a member in 1924 and various employment initiatives in the West Cork region. 


7.    [1986]

Mss notes in pencil of the main themes of the interview.