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1Title:  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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2Title:  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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3Title:  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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