Identity Statement for Revd Timothy Corcoran SJ
- Reference code: IE UCDA LA20
- Title: Papers of Revd Timothy Corcoran SJ (1872–1943)
- Dates: 1919–23
- Level of description: Fonds
- Extent: 1 box
Born at Honeymount, Roscrea, County Tipperary, son of Thomas Corcoran, first Chairman of North Tipperary County Council, and educated at Clongowes Wood, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1890. He subsequently taught at Clongowes, 1894–1901, studied philosophy at Louvain, 1901–4, and graduated from the Royal University of Ireland, 1903. Appointed the first Professor of the Theory and Practice of Education in University College Dublin in 1909, he held the Chair until 1942. He was awarded the degree of DLitt by the National University in 1911.
This collection was deposited in UCD Archives.
Material relating to unsuccessful attempts to have Eoin MacNeill re-elected to the Royal Irish Academy following his expulsion after the 1916 Rising.
Material relating to the establishment of the National Academy for Ireland, of which Corcoran was honorary secretary, including correspondence, agendas and minutes of meetings of the drafting committee; agendas and minutes of the foundation meeting; constitution; agendas and minutes of meetings of council and the provisional committee; secretary’s correspondence; lists of members; statements of accounts.