Landreth, Helen.

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Librarian and historian.

Landreth was born in 1892 in Nashville, Tennessee. After visiting Ireland in 1925, she abandoned a career in journalism and decided to devote her life to the study of Irish history. To further her research, Landreth moved to Ireland in 1938 and formed close ties many individuals prominent in Irish politics. In 1946, she returned to the United States and became the first curator of the Boston College Library's Irish Collection. Landreth worked for the library until retirement in 1979. She died in 1981.

From the description of Helen Landreth Papers, 1924-1983 (bulk 1948-1978). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 46387799

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Landreth, Helen. Helen Landreth Papers, 1924-1983 (bulk 1948-1978). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Erskine and Mary Childers Collection, 1922-1998, (bulk 1948-1961). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Boston College. Library. Scrap-book of an exhibition "Towards an Irish republic," 1948-1949. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Autograph note signed : London, to Helen A. Landreth, 1936 June 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Boston College. Library corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Childers, Erskine Hamilton, 1905-1974. person
associatedWith Childers, Mary Alden Osgood, 1876 or 7-1964. person
associatedWith Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970. person
associatedWith De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975. person
associatedWith Emmet, Robert, 1778-1803. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Keogh, John, 1740-1817. person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith Tone, Theobald Wolfe, 1763-1798. person
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Active 1924

Active 1983



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