We are delighted to announce that Oxford researchers now have access to the Radical (Irish) Newspaper Archive, via the Irish Newspaper Archive subscription. The archive will allow researchers to study the political, social and industrial unrest of the modern Irish nation through the prism some of the country’s most revolutionary publications.
The resource includes 100+ titles covering a broad sweep of polical and feminist newspapers, journals, pamphlets and bulletins with a particular interest on the revolutionary period 1913–23. Most are in English language with a few Gaelic titles.
The publications report on events such as the beginning of the First World War, the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War. This collection will also be useful to researchers of post-independent Ireland.
Many newspapers were only very short-lived but provide a fascinating insight into the revolutionary period following 1916, when radical newspapers were clamped down by the Military Authority.
Examples of nationalist, republican, feminist and socialist newspapers include:
- An Claidheamh Soluis (1899-1918)
- Irish Freedom (1910-1937)
- Nationality (1915-1932)
- Notes from Ireland (1886-1918)
- Sinn Fein Weekly (1906-1914)
- The Irish Citizen (1919-1920)
- The Irish Worker (1911-1932)
- The United Irishman (1899-1933)
- Young Ireland (1917-1923)
Through this special collection of journals historians will also gain access to Irish army bulletins from 1922.
- The Irish Times (1859-2015) / Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958) [subscription resource]
- Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 [subscription resource]
- Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972 Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration [subscription resource]
- JSTOR Ireland Collection [subscription resource]
- Dictionary of Irish Biography [subscription resource]
- Bibliography of British and Irish History [subscription resource]