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
Conditions in HM Prison Dartmoor, 1916

UCD Archives curates significant material across several collections concerning the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. Much of this material includes letters, diaries, secret communications, propaganda and other material concerning those who were imprisoned in Irish and British jails from May 1916 until the general amnesty of June 1917.... Read more.

Opening Hours:

UCD Archives reading room hours are:

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

* Reading room closed Friday 7th July *

Confirmed Appointment Essential

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
Email archives@ucd.ie | Find us on campus

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