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The Archive of the

Irish in Britain

The Archive of the Irish in Britain, compiled by the London Metropolitan University, consists of materials donated in a number of different media for over thirty years.

Founded in 1984, this unique collection of documents, audio and video recordings, books, photographs and ephemera catalogues the history of the Irish in Britain from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The Archive is regularly consulted by researchers, students, academics and journalists from Britain, Ireland and further afield.

The Irish Studies Centre at the Polytechnic of North London (a predecessor institution to London Metropolitan University) acquired the Archive in 1989 and expanded the collections in the wake of subsequent funding, exhibitions and other outreach initiatives.

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