Cork Newsboys’ Club

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleCork Newsboys’ Club
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/U612
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1942-1957
Level of DescriptionFonds
Extent Medium6 items


Creator(s): Cork Newsboys’ Club

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Newsboys’ club was set up in c.1942 to provide a social outlet for those boys who sold newspapers on the streets of Cork. Club met at No.2 Frenchchurch Street, Lavitts Quay, Cork. Activities/ facilities included table tennis, miniature billiards, rings, bagatelle, draughts, soccer, boxing, outings, library, wireless. Club house also at Ringabella. Club was funded partly by the Christian Brothers past pupils union. Director was John K. Coakley. Senior Club opened 1950.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated by Mr. Ted Crosbie in 2003.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Cork Newsboys’ Club ↴

    Records include minutes of the Club openings and of the meetings of the Executive Committee, 1942-1957, registers of members 1954-1955. Photograph album including photo of Chistrmas party, 1949, St. Patricks Day float, boys at Ringabella centre, and opening of senior club by Minister TF O’Higgins on 10 Nov. 1950, with various dignitaries including Philip Monahan in attendance. The registers of members contain notes about each member. Of interest to the study of the social history of Cork in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Limited items – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation Dates1942-1957
Level of DescriptionFonds
Extent Medium6 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of DescriptionsAug-08