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1916 Easter Rising Ephemera Collection

Identifier: EPH 5027

Scope and Contents

This ephemera collection contains descriptions of the Easter Rising including contemporary accounts of the rebellion, commemorative postcards, the texts of speeches, and later commemorative publications. There are two commemorative postcards, two booklets containing photographs of the Rebellion and its aftermath, items relating to commemorations, the text of the last speeches of Thomas MacDonagh and Roger Casement, a verbatim report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the treatment of three prisoners, and a contemporary French news magazine.


  • Creation: 1916-2006

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Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

In the Easter Rising, Irish rebel forces mounted a military action against the British from April 24, 1916, Easter Monday, until they were defeated by the British. After surrendering to the British at the end of the week, the leaders of the rebellion were arrested and sixteen people were executed.The "Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic" was read at the center of the action, Dublin's General Post Office. The seven signatories of the Proclamation were among those executed afterwards. The 1916 Easter Rising is generally seen as a pivotal event in Irish history and in the history of the British Empire as it marks the beginning of the movement which led to the Treaty of 1921 and the formation of an independent Irish state.


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An ephemera collection containing reports, speeches, and commemorative materials relating to the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland.


Materials are arranged by format, typically one item per folder.


1916 Easter Rising Ephemera Collection
Hannah Herbst and Aedin Clements
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556