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 of Republican Prisoners

Among the material concerning the Irish Free State and the Civil War held in the Papers of Eoin MacNeill, are reports outlining the conditions and the treatment of prisoners by the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State.... Read more

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James Joyce Library, Belfield, Dublin 4

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