UCD Archives' core function is the curatorship of the archives of the university and the significant institutions which predated its foundation; and of those outstanding collections of private papers and institutional archives acquired and preserved to help document the foundation and development of modern Ireland.

The mission of UCD Archives is to achieve the highest standards in the performance of its core functions:

To identify and preserve collections of archives, papers and manuscripts of national significance, safeguarding the interests of depositors and supporting the teaching and research needs of the university and the wider community.

To identify and preserve those records of the university which are evidence of university functions and which have enduring significance, to support administration and research.

Document of the Month
Letter by Harry Boland, HM Lewes Prison June 1917

UCD Archives is delighted to launch our new online exhibition 'The Finest Men Alive': Documents of Imprisonment and Protest. This month's documents feature in this exhibition. One is a letter written in June 1917 by Harry Boland on prison toilet paper while in HM Prison Lewes, the other a printed leaflet of this moving letter.... Read more.

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UCD Archives reading room hours are:

Monday–Thursday: 10.00–17.00
Friday: 10.00–16.00

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Contact UCD Archives:

UCD Archives, University College Dublin
James Joyce Library
Belfield
Dublin 4

Duty Archivist, Telephone +353-1-716 7555 during Reading Room opening hours
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