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John and Ann Garvey Papers,

Identifier: AIA.088


Ann and her late husband John Garvey were educators and active members of the New York City Irish American community. The couple were past presidents and founding members of the American Irish Teachers Association (AITA), and focused much of their organizing on educational initiatives to increase and improve the teaching of Irish and Irish American culture and history. The John and Ann Garvey Papers (dated 1935-2019) document the Garveys teaching through organizational newsletters (the majority of which are from the AITA), and conference programs, as well as agendas, meeting notes, and correspondence from various committee meetings. The collection also documents the Garveys engagement with Irish American organizations through photographs, newspaper articles, and programs for conventions and other annual events. Organizations such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the United Irish Counties Association of New York, and various County Mayo-centered social organizations (especially the Mayo Society of New York) are particularly well represented.


  • Creation: 1935-2020
  • Creation: Majority of material found in ( 1980-2019).


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s)..


18.5 Linear Feet (18.5 (linear feet (in 33 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 oversize flat box, and 2 oversize folders in shared housing)))

1 Linear Feet (1 (audiocassette))


This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Education; Series II. County Mayo; Series III. Irish American Organizations; and Series IV. 2021 Accretion. Folders arranged alphabetically, with the exception of Series IV, which has not been arranged by an archivist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Donated by Ann Garvey in March 2020, with a further accretion donated in October 2021; the accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2020.024 and 2021.063..

General Note

Location of resource: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.

General Note

Processing Information: At the time of accessioning, materials were rehoused in archival boxes and folders, maintaining their original order. The collection's existing series structure is original to the creator.

General Note

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements: Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,, 212-998-2596] with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

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Repository Details

Part of the CEPT Archives Repository

City on a Hill MA 03210 United States