The papers of John B. Collins, 1913-1976, (bulk 1918-1935).


Collins, John B. The papers of John B. Collins, 1913-1976, (bulk 1918-1935).

The papers of John B. Collins, 1913-1976, (bulk 1918-1935).

This collection reflects John B. Collin's participation in the Irish Independence movement and various Catholic organizations in Pittsburgh from 1913 to 1976. It consists of five series. The first contains material related to the organizations with which Collins was affiliated or interested. The second includes material dealing with Eamon de Valera. The third series contains material regarding the 1935 controversy over the showing of motion pictures on Sundays. The fourth series consists of various correspondence. The fifth series contains miscellaneous materials and memorabilia.

2 cubic ft. (2 boxes)

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