Brian Farrell Papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleBrian Farrell Papers
Archive ReferenceIE DuNL MS/ 49,517
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1959-1995
Extent Medium1 box


Creator(s): Farrell, Brian, 1929-

  • Administrative History ↴

    Brian Farrell, author, journalist, academic and RTÉ broadcaster.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Farrell, Brian, 1929- ↴

    The Brian Farrell Papers is a collection that relates primarily to the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Ireland in June 1963 and consists of original documentation relating to the visit, including event schedules, press releases and information bulletins issued to staff at RTÉ and others. It also includes some commemorative printings published in the period immediately after the visit. In addition, there is published material relating to the 1960 US Presidential campaign and the death of President Kennedy in November 1963, alongside some typescript drafts of articles and radio scripts written by Farrell on American politics in the 1960s and Irish politics in the 1970s. The collection also includes printed items published in the 1960s, relating to Irish tourism and economic conditions.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permament Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows: I. Papers relating to President John F. Kennedy II. Other Papers

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland Readers Ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopyright owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Creation Dates1959-1995
Extent Medium1 box
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level catalogue is available online. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteFiona Hughes
Rules/ConventionsNLI guidelines based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Date of Descriptions41944