Records, 1916-1936.


Friends of Irish Freedom. Records, 1916-1936.

Records, 1916-1936.

Collection contains material emanating from the National Secretary consisting of records book and statements of the Secretary discussing the role Irish Americans should play in Ireland's fight for freedom, correspondence and telegrams dealing with the organization's business matters, printed letters and publicity campaign newsletters, pamphlets, printed forms, mailing lists, and minutes. Records of the National Executive contain information and minutes of the National Council and correspondence about the John Devoy Fund. The majority of the National Treasurer's records comprise documentation of three legal cases involving the organization's financial management. Michael B. McGreal, the treasurer, was named as a primary party in two of the cases. In McGreal vs. Ford, the Friends of Irish Freedom was charged with withholding funds promised to a school in Ireland. In McGreal vs. Maloney, management of the Irish Bond Certificates was questioned by some New Jersey members of the society. The complex case of Montague vs. Cooney involved the management and legality of the Irish Bond Certificates. Documentation reveals many facets of the Friends' activities, opinions, and inner workings. In addition to the legal documentation, the treasurer's records contain the organization's correspondence, bills, receipts, account books and bank statements.

12 cubic ft.

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