UCD Archives is a component of the UCD School of History and Archives formed in September 2005 by merging the former School of History and Department of Archives as part of a fundamental restructuring of university units. 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
1916 ‘Half-Proclamation’

The literary composition of the Proclamation of the Republic is generally attributed to Pádraic Pearse with amendments by James Connolly and Thomas MacDonagh. It was composed and printed in Liberty Hall, the headquarters of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union and the location of the Military Council’s meetings to plan the Rising.

It was printed on an antiquated Wharfdale Double Crown printing press by printer Christopher Brady and compositors Liam O’Brien and Michael Molloy. Read more.

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

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