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Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. (7)
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. (7)
Irish Americans -- Archives. (7)
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. (5)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century (4)
Dance -- Ireland. (4)
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century (4)
Irish Americans -- Archives (4)
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century (4)
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (3)
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. (3)
Burke School of Irish Dance. (2)
Ireland -- Poetry (2)
Irish American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland (2)
Irish American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs (2)
Irish Americans -- Societies, etc. (2)
Mayo (Ireland : County) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. (2)
Ohio -- Emigration and Immigration -- History -- 20th century. (2)
Patton, Peggy, 1937- (2)
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. (2)
Achill Island (Ireland) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century (1)
Achill Island (Ireland) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. (1)
Art, Celtic. (1)
Baltic II (Steamship). (1)
Boland, Sean A., 1943-2000. (1)
Burke School of Irish Dance (1)
Calvey family -- History -- Sources (1)
Calvey family -- History -- Sources. (1)
Calvey, Bridget, 1894-1987. (1)
Calvey, Martin, 1901-1980. (1)
Campbell, Margaret. 1922- (1)
Campbell, Patrick Joe 1930-1995 (1)
Campbell, Thomas P. 1921- (1)
Campbell, Thomas. 1857-1940 (1)
Carmania I (Steamship). (1)
Claddagh rings (1)
Clan-na-Gael. (1)
Clothing and dress -- Ireland (1)
Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Costume design -- Ireland. (1)
Dance -- Ireland (1)
Dance schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- 20th century -- Photographs. (1)
Emeralds Unlimited, Inc (1)
Fenians. (1)
Flynn family -- History -- Sources. (1)
Flynn, Edward (1)
Flynn, Joan Dillon (1)
Flynn, John (1)
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1Title:  Michael and Mary Walsh O'Neill Family Papers     
 Creator:  O'Neill, Michael and Mary Walsh Family 
 Dates:  1901-2001 
 Abstract:  Michael O'Neill (d. 1961) was born in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, and his wife, Mary Walsh (1905-2001) came from the same county. They immigrated to the United States independently of each other in the 1920s. Mary made Chicago, Illinois, her home, and Michael settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Mary met Michael while on a visit to Chicago. In the late 1930s, they relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, for employment purposes. The O'Neills raised their family in the Irish tradition, instilling in them a love of the Irish culture. The collection consists of certificates of birth, marriage, and naturalization, an essay on the life of Mary O'Neill, memorial cards, photographs, and two poems. 
 Call #:  MS 4896 
 Extent:  0.21 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  O'Neill, Michael, 1901-1961. | O'Neill, Mary Walsh, 1905-2001. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Ireland -- Poetry. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
 
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2Title:  Burke School of Irish Dance Records     
 Creator:  Burke School of Irish Dance 
 Dates:  1960-2002 
 Abstract:  The Burke School of Irish Dance (f. 1958) was founded by an Irish American, Theresa Burke, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Thomas Scott, (b.1906) immigrated from County Sligo in the 1920s to the United States, and initially settled in New York. Her mother was born in County Clare and came to the U.S. a few years after Thomas. Scott was a musician and dance teacher in Cleveland. According to Theresa, he was the first person in Cleveland to teach traditional Irish dancing to a competitive standard. Sharing her father's love for Irish dance, Burke followed in his footsteps as the founder and owner of two Irish dance schools in Ohio, one in Cleveland, the other in Youngstown (f. 1965), and one out of state in Pennsylvania, (f.1971). The collection consists of an honorary achievement award, certificate of appreciation from President Ronald Reagan, certificate of appreciation from Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society, a directory of registered newspaper clippings, programs, a resolution and a scrapbook. 
 Call #:  MS 4901 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (4 containers) 
 Subjects:  Burke School of Irish Dance. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. | Dance -- Ireland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
 
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3Title:  Kevin Shanahan Photographs     
 Creator:  Shanahan, Kevin 
 Dates:  1947-1964 
 Abstract:  Kevin Shanahan immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, from Dublin, Ireland, in the 1950s. While living in Cleveland, he worked in refrigeration and taught Irish dancing at the West Side Irish American Club on Madison Avenue and West 98th Street. He was one of the main organizers of the first Cleveland Feis (competition) in the late 1950s. He taught several teachers at the Masterson School of Irish Dance, including the owner, Bobby Masterson. Shanahan and his wife Sally, have three children, Dennis, Colleen, and Erin. The family moved to New York in the 1960s. Living in New York, Shanahan concentrated on Irish drama, and performed in many Irish productions in New York. He and his family returned to Dublin, Ireland ca. 1980. The collection consists of images of Kevin Shanahan and native Clevelanders, in addition to out of state dancers participating at a number of Irish Dance competitions in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, there is an image of John F. Kennedy with Irish dancers from Cleveland. 
 Call #:  PG 531 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Shanahan, Kevin. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. | Dance -- Ireland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ohio -- Emigration and Immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
 
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4Title:  Thomas P. and Margaret Campbell Family Papers     
 Creator:  Campbell, Thomas P. and Margaret, Family 
 Dates:  1837-2003 
 Abstract:  The Thomas P. and Margaret Campbell family originated in Doona, County Mayo, Ireland. All members of this family who immigrated the United States had settled in Cleveland, Ohio, by 1928. The first member of this to immigrate to Cleveland was Patrick, who came to this country in the early 1900s. He was soon followed by five siblings, all of which took typical careers such as domestic work, railroad conductor, painter, and the priesthood. The Campbell genealogy dates back to Thomas Campbell (1857-1940) and Bridget Leneghan (1857-1951), who lived in Doona, East Ballcroy, Wesport, County Mayo. The collection consists of the Campbell and Conway battle hymns which describe the history of these two families, correspondence, a crest, an examination paper, genealogies, handwritten notes on eight family members, a land record, map, medals, newspaper clippings, obituaries, pedigree chart, photographs, a poem, and typescripts. 
 Call #:  MS 4922 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Campbell, Patrick Joe 1930-1995 | Campbell, Thomas. 1857-1940 | Campbell, Thomas P. 1921- | Campbell, Margaret. 1922- | Leneghan, Bridget 1857-1951 | Irish Americans -- Archives | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century | Ireland -- Poetry | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
 
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5Title:  Burke School of Irish Dance Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Burke School of Irish Dance 
 Dates:  1980-1985 
 Abstract:  The Burke School of Irish Dance (f. 1958) was founded by an Irish American, Theresa Burke, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Thomas Scott, (b.1906) immigrated from County Sligo in the 1920s to the United States, and initially settled in New York. According to Theresa, he was the first person in Cleveland to teach traditional Irish dancing to a competitive standard. Sharing her father's love for Irish dance, Burke followed in his footsteps as the founder and owner of two Irish dance schools in Ohio, one in Cleveland, the other in Youngstown (f. 1965), and one out of state in Pennsylvania, (f.1971). The collection consists of a poem, newsletters, notes on the history of Irish dancing and a journal article. 
 Call #:  MS 4917 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Burke School of Irish Dance | Irish Americans -- Archives | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Irish American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs | Dance -- Ireland | Ireland -- Poetry | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
 
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6Title:  Sean A. Boland Papers     
 Creator:  Boland, Sean A. 
 Dates:  1995-2000 
 Abstract:  Sean A. Boland (1943-2000) was born in Manchester, England. At two years of age, his family moved to Gurteen, County Sligo, Ireland. After his mother Margaret Boland died, he was adopted by his uncle and his wife, James, and Bridie Boland. This family immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, when Sean was twelve years old. Sean graduated from St. Joseph High School and married Bridget Ginty, and together they had three children. Sean joined the Ohio Lottery Commission in 1974, working as an investigator, marketing director, and lastly as a fiscal officer in the purchasing department. Sean was involved in the Irish community during his short life. His uncle, Gus Boland, introduced him to Irish dancing, and together they organized an annual Cleveland Feis. In later years, Sean was president of the Greater Cleveland Feis Society, and he is credited with making it the largest such society in North America. Sean led the Cleveland Feis for seventeen years, and also served on the North American Feis Commission as President and board member. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the Irish Music Academy of Cleveland in 1993 and was an avid supporter of the Cleveland Branch of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Music, Language and Dance of Ireland). Sean was a member of the Irish American Archives Society, the Irish Northern Aid Society, the Irish American East Side, Inc., the West Side Irish American Club, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Comhaltas Ceoltiori Eireann, Cleveland Branch, and the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival Committee. In 1994, he was named Irish Person of the Year. During the last ten years of his life, he made annual trips to Gurteen and became involved in establishing the Michael Coleman Heritage Center. In Cleveland, Sean was instrumental in planning the Cleveland Memorial in the Flats, in memory of those who died in the Great Famine. The collection consists of correspondence, a biographical sketch, a Liturgy, a memorial, an obituary, a souvenir program and a tribute. 
 Call #:  MS 4880 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Boland, Sean A., 1943-2000. | Folk music -- Ireland. | Irish Americans -- Societies, etc. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- East Cleveland -- History -- Sources. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Dance -- Ireland. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. | Music -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
 
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7Title:  Larry Flynn Family Genealogical Papers     
 Creator:  Flynn, Larry Family 
 Dates:  1921-2002 
 Abstract:  Larry Flynn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. His parents immigrated to the United States. His father, Patrick W. Flynn (b. 1888) came from Ballina County Mayo, and his mother, Theresa (christened Bridget) Ruane (b. 1900) grew up in the nearby town of Carantrila. They met for the first time in the United States, despite the fact that they came from neighboring towns in Ireland. Upon naturalization, Bridget officially changed her name to Theresa, as she disliked the fact that the name Bridget can refer to Irish house maids who were known as the "Irish Biddies". Patrick and Theresa were married on September 22, 1926 at St. Agnes Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick worked as a polisher, and Theresa worked in a beauty parlor. Larry was born February 17, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, and married Judy Patton in 1961. He worked as a firefighter for twenty-seven years in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights. He also owned his own company, Flynn Electric. Larry was a councilman in Mayfield Village for twenty years. The collection consists of copies of certificates of naturalization, genealogies, passenger lists, and ship information. 
 Call #:  MS 4883 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Flynn, Larry, 1930- | Flynn, Patrick W., 1888- | Flynn, Theresa, 1900- | Flynn family -- History -- Sources. | Ruane family -- History -- Sources. | Baltic II (Steamship). | Carmania I (Steamship). | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Mayo (Ireland : County) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
 
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8Title:  Burke School of Irish Dance Photographs     
 Creator:  Burke School of Irish Dance 
 Dates:  1966-1984 
 Abstract:  The Burke School of Irish Dance was founded by an Irish American, Theresa Burke, in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1958. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of students from the Burke School of Irish Dance at a variety of Irish dance competitions. 
 Call #:  PG 532 
 Extent:  0.21 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Burke School of Irish Dance. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs. | Dance -- Ireland. | Costume design -- Ireland. | Art, Celtic. | Dance schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- 20th century -- Photographs. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ohio -- Emigration and Immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
 
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9Title:  Peggy Patton Family Papers Series II     
 Creator:  Patton, Peggy Family 
 Dates:  1860-1999 
 Abstract:  Peggy Patton (nee Calvey) (b. 1937) is from Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. Her parents Martin Calvey (1901-1980) and Bridget Moran (1894-1987) were both born in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland, in different villages, located approximately six miles from each other. The Moran family came from the Deserted Village, in Dooagh, and the Calvey family came from Dookinella. One of Patton's uncles, Michael Moran (1896-1921), was a Lieutenant in the Irish Republican Army. After participating in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland, Michael was arrested and imprisoned in Darmunt in England. Patton is the last living child of the Calveys. The collection consists of a draft from a chapter about the Moran family, a map of Achill Island, a newspaper clipping, photographs, a program, and information regarding surnames associated with Achill Island. 
 Call #:  MS 4911 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Patton, Peggy, 1937- | Patton family -- History -- Sources | Calvey family -- History -- Sources | West Side Irish American Club | Irish Americans -- Archives | Irish Americans -- Societies, etc | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century | Mayo (Ireland : County) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century | Achill Island (Ireland) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
 
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10Title:  Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. Records     
 Creator:  Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. 
 Dates:  1979-1993 
 Abstract:  Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. (1973-1995) was established to provide imported goods from Ireland to promote Irish culture and support Irish American events in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The owners, Joan Dillon Flynn and Dee Keating, who served as vice president, opened the first Irish import store in Ohio on October 13, 1973 on Old River Road in the Flats called Emerald in the Flats. The company was the first import business to participate in the Irish Cultural Festival at the Berea Fairgrounds in Ohio. A second store was opened in Akron by Flynn's son, John Flynn. It ceased operations one year later, when John Flynn moved out of sate. Emeralds Unlimited Inc. imported Irish stone and turf jewelry, sweaters, woolens, crystal, and art work. Bernadette O'Brien, native of Dublin and costume designer for the Cleveland Playhouse handmade "bainin" skirts and purses for the store. Natives of Brooklyn, New York, of Irish parents, Joan Dillon Flynn and her husband Ed moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1958. The company consisted of eight stores, including one in Lakewood and Euclid. The operation ceased in 1995. The collection consists of a catalog, history of the company, and newspaper clippings. 
 Call #:  MS 4915 
 Extent:  0.03 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Flynn, Edward | Flynn, Joan Dillon | Flynn, John | O'Brien, Bernadette | Keating, Dee | Emeralds Unlimited, Inc | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs | Irish Americans -- Archives | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Irish American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jewelry -- Ireland | Clothing and dress -- Ireland | Claddagh rings | Clothing trade -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
 
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11Title:  Peggy Patton Family Papers     
 Creator:  Patton, Peggy Family 
 Dates:  1872-2001 
 Abstract:  Peggy Patton (nee Calvey) (b. 1937) is from Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. Her parents Martin Calvey (1901-1980) and Bridget Moran (1894-1987) were both born in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland, in different villages, located approximately six miles from each other. The Moran family came from the Deserted Village, in Dooagh, and the Calvey family came from Dookinella. They came from large families, ten siblings each. Both parents chose Cleveland as a place to settle, as both had relatives in this area, and because employment was ample. Martin Calvey worked at the Jones and Laughlin Steel mill, while Bridget worked as a housemaid at The Union Club, located on East 12th and Euclic Avenue. It was in Cleveland that Martin and Bridget met and were married on December 10, 1929, in St. Malachi's Church. One of Patton's uncles, Michael Moran (1896-1921) was a Lieutenant in the Irish Republican Army. After participating in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland, Michael was arrested in imprisoned in Darmunt in England. His last meal in the prison was a bowl of porridge (oatmeal) loaded with arsenic, provided by one of the guards. He died subsequently. Patton is the last living child of the Calveys. The collection consists of photocopies of the Moran family genealogy, a map of Achill Island outlining historic events, a Memorial at Dooagh in honor of Michael Moran, necrology files, newspaper clippings, obituary, passenger records, passport, pedigree chart, photographs, a postcard, and ship manifests. 
 Call #:  MS 4885 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Patton, Peggy, 1937- | Calvey, Martin, 1901-1980. | Calvey, Bridget, 1894-1987. | Moran, Michael, 1896-1921. | Patton family -- History -- Sources. | Calvey family -- History -- Sources. | Clan-na-Gael. | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. | Irish Americans -- Archives. | Fenians. | Irish Americans -- Societies, etc. | Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916. | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century. | Mayo (Ireland : County) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | Achill Island (Ireland) -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century. | Ohio -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
 
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