Record Number : 93719 of 13452

Title : Linen Hall library, Belfast

Description :
The Linen Hall Library was founded in 1788 and is the oldest library in Belfast. The website provides details of the collections held in the library. The library holds a major collection on Irish and local studies, with a particular emphasis on items relating to Belfast, Antrim and Down. This collection includes manuscripts, periodicals and newspapers and rare maps as well as books. Other collections include an Irish Language Collection, Ulster Scots Language and Dialects of Ulster Collection, Northern Ireland Political Collection and a Theatre and Performing Arts Archive. The genealogy and heraldry collection is particularly impressive. An online catalogue is available on the website. It is possible to search by keyword, author, title etc. and to limit the search to specific collections. The website also provides general information on the library including news, events and visitor information. There is also information about the current artists-in-residence. The site maintains a list of links to libraries, archives and museums and genealogy links.


Uncontrolled Keywords : Northern Ireland peace process; Northern Ireland troubles; research; IRA; ulster volunteer force; british army; royal ulster constabulary

Controlled Keywords : history (discipline); histories; historians; archives (repositories); archives (rooms); archives (buildings); libraries (buildings); academic libraries; research libraries; Belfast; Northern Ireland; United Kingdom; British Isles; Linen Hall Library (Belfast, Northern Ireland); civil rights; international relations; paramilitary organizations; sinn fein; civil and political rights; political parties;

Language : eng;

Geographic Name : British Isles; Ireland; Northern Ireland; United Kingdom

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