Simon Dalby Papers

Repository: Glucksman Library University of Limerick

Identity Statement

TitleSimon Dalby Papers
Archive ReferenceIE 2135 P28
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1956-1993
Extent Medium15 boxes (535 files)


Creator(s): Dalby, Simon

  • Administrative History ↴

    Material created and collected by Simon Dalby during the preparation of his MA Geography thesis, Political Ecology: A Study of the Irish Anti-Nuclear Movement, written for the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1982.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated by Simon Dalby to Luke Ashworth for the University of Limerick in 1996. Held by Luke Ashworth until 2003, when the material was given to the University of Limerick. A small number of additional items were received from Simon Dalby in 2010.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Dalby, Simon ↴

    The fonds comprises published and unpublished material collected by Simon Dalby for the preparation of his MA thesis. Published material includes articles; books, booklets and pamphlets; conference proceedings, speeches and public lectures; EEC communiqués; newsletters; periodicals; press cuttings; reports; and treaties and acts. Unpublished material comprises correspondence, minutes, reports, fact sheets, posters and other items created by Irish anti-nuclear groups including Alliance for Safety and Health (ASH), An Taisce, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, CONSERVE, Donegal Uranium Committee, The Ecology Party, Friends of the Earth, Noxious Industry Action Group, Nuclear Opposition Wexford, Nuclear Safety Association, Socialist Labour Party, Trade Union Anti-Nuclear Campaign and UCC Nuclear Opposition Group. There are also notes created by Simon Dalby during the preparation of his thesis, including extracts from published material; notes taken during interviews, conferences and seminars; and notes on minutes and correspondence.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    All records have been retained except for some duplicates, which have been destroyed.
  • Accruals ↴

    Further accruals are unlikely.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The fonds has been arranged into three series: published material; unpublished material and notes by Simon Dalby. Within the series, items have been arranged alphabetically by type or creator.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Unrestricted access to all items.
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction of the material is permitted, except for items dated after 1980 containing personal information.
Creation Dates1956-1993
Extent Medium15 boxes (535 files)
Material Language ScriptEnglish, French.
Characteristics Tech ReqPaper documents in good condition.
Finding Aids A searchable online catalogue is available online at A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the University of Limerick Special Collections. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialA set of maps and holiday brochures found among the papers were transferred to the Ciaran McAnally Travel Collection at the University of Limerick Special Collections, where they are available for consultation.
Publication NoteEmail correspondence with Simon Dalby, together with his article, ‘The Nuclear Syndrome. Victory for the Irish Anti-Nuclear Movement’ (first published in Dawn Train No. 3 Winter 1984-85; was used in the compilation of the finding aid.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteAnna-Maria Hajba, July 2010
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of DescriptionsApril-May 2010, revised July 2010