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The Politics of Division: Northern Ireland, 1921 - Present   Tags: conflict, ireland, irish, northern ireland, politics and government  

This aim of this guide is to support the research needs of students in this class.
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Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives

  • Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives  
    Bobbie Hanvey is a photographer living and working in Northern Ireland. The Burns Library has more than 50,000 negatives in the Hanvey Archives. This website provides access to the digitized photographs, which comprise a comprehensive documentation of people and life in the North of Ireland from the 1970’s through circa 2007.

Research on Northern Ireland

The Boston College Libraries offer a very wide array of sources to use for research associated with "The Politics of Division: Northern Ireland, 1921-Present" class.  The aim of this guide is to pull together the most relevant resources and to provide straightforward access to them.  As with any other research please do not hesitate to consult a librarian for assistance.

As with all historical research, the study of politics in Northern Ireland calls for the use of both primary and secondary sources. See the "Sources for Historical Research" tab above for more information on types of sources. 

John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections:

The Irish Collection at Burns is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind outside Ireland.  The Irish Collection and the Burns Library's manuscript collections offer valuable primary source material for those doing research in Irish history. See the Burns Library Research Guide for specific information on how to use the Burns Library and other helpful information.


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