Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Irish

Collection ID:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
circa 1781-1957
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
consisting of .5 box, 1 folder.
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Irish forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This subject category- Irish consists of papers, books and images related to Ireland and Irish people. Items include historical booklets on subjects such as jokes, music and politics, informational papers and pamphlets, and Irish images. The bulk of the religious material is from the mid-19th century and the rest of the material is from a wide range of years. The information is organized according to the type of material. Researchers interested in the history of Ireland, particularly politics and mid-19th century religion, will find this information useful.
General Information consists of a booklet on Irish Chronological History: 2680 B.C. to 1924 A.D. published in 1927, the papers of Irish Organizations, a pamphlet announcing the publication of a book about Irish families, books containing the lyrics to Irish melodies, a book of Irish jokes and witty sayings including "Comic Drawings", and a personal recommendation note from a Minister (1781?). There are also several images of Irish designs such as engravings of St. Patrick and a St. Patrick's Day Procession, greeting cards with shamrock designs and "Erin Go Bragh" on the front, and a postcard portraying the kissing of the Blarney Stone in Co. Cork. Material is arranged according to the type of material-chronological history, organizations, information about Irish families, melodies, jokes and witty sayings, general images, and miscellaneous.
Publications contains papers and books with Irish subjects. The material is divided into two categories.
The first category is publications about the Church and Religion. This includes a paper on the Irish Church (1866), a paper called "Thoughts on the Abolition of the Established Church as a Means of Pacificating Ireland" (1868), a book called "Parliamentary Talk or The Objections to the Late Irish Church Bill Considered in a Letter to a Friend Abroad" (1835), and a booklet called "Jesus the Jews and the Irish" (1903).
The second category is publications about Ireland. This includes "The Speech of Robert Emmet, Esq. on being found guilty of high treason, as leader of the insurrection of 1803" (published in 1836), a book called "Arguments for and Against an Union between Great Britain and Ireland, considered" (1798), an informational paper called "The Foundation of the Republic of Ireland in the Vote of the People – the Results of the General Election of December 1918", and a book called "Report of the Central Committee for Relief of Distress in Ireland, 1862-3" (printed in 1864).

Processing Information
In 2016, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund, the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History implemented the use of minimal level processing standards to increase information about and facilitate access to more of our collections. A large portion of stored material from the original acquisition received minimal level processing, which resulted in additions to this Subject category. This effort included basic arrangement and replacement of non-archival housing for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed. Revisions to the encoded finding aid were made to reflect the added content in context to the previously processed material.
Minimal level processing and enhancement of the machine-readable finding aid completed by Nicole Blechynden, September 2017.
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Nicole Blechynden
Funding for partial processing of the collection was supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF).
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Irish is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Irish, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Materials in the Archives Center
Materials in the Archives Center
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)

Forms Part Of
Forms Part Of

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
An inventory for Box 1 is available. Details for additional collection material can be found in the Contents/Container List.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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