relating to all aspects of Mr de Valeras life and career including his birth,
early childhood and schooldays in Bruree (188289), his association with
Charleville Christian Brothers School, Blackrock and Rockwell Colleges (18891972);
with the Royal University of Ireland (190104) and with the National University
of Ireland in his role as Chancellor (192171).
papers concerning his de Valera, Coll and Carroll ancestry, his marriage to Sinéad
Flanagan and their children and grandchildren. Biographical material (191682)
including the commissioning and writing of the official biography (195371).
concerning all phases of Mr de Valeras national career including his membership
of the Irish Volunteers and Sinn Féin, his participation in the Easter
Rising, his imprisonment, the 1917 and 1918 elections, his mission to the United
States (191920) including papers relating to Harry Bolands activities
in the U.S. (191922) and developments there after de Valeras return
Decrees, Cabinet minutes, ministerial communications
and departmental reports from the First and Second Dáil Éireann.
Material relating to the negotiation and signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the
debates on the Treaty and the Civil War (1920-23); the functioning of the Republican
Government (192225); the reorganisation of Sinn Féin and the end
of the Civil War (192223); de Valeras arrest and imprisonment (192324).
foundation of Fianna Fáil and its entry into Dáil Éireann
(192627); Ard Fheiseanna (192659) and the history of the Party (193657).
Mr de Valeras positions
as President of the Executive Council (193237) and Taoiseach (193848,
195154 and 195759) including negotiations with the UK, the question
of the land annuities (192838), the drafting and enactment of the 1937 Constitution
and Irelands neutrality during the Emergency (193973)
contribution to international organisations, the League of Nations (192440),
the United Nations Organisation (194568) and the Council of Europe (194951).
Material relating to Church-State relations (191674). Mr de Valeras
two terms as President (195973). Commemorative and reference material.