Digital Repository of Ireland
Public Memorabilia Collection Day

In partnership with 
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University 
As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

New York City, Sunday April 17, 2016
Time: Appointments available from 1pm - 4.30pm (event finishes at 6pm)

Inspiring Ireland 1916
Public Memorabilia Collection Days

On April 17, 2016, the Digital Repository of Ireland will hold a public memorabilia collection day in New York City in partnership with Glucksman Ireland House, New York University as part of the Irish Government’s 1916 Centenary Programme.

Members of the public are invited to share their personal objects (such as letters, diaries, photographs and ephemera) as well as family stories related to 1916. This material will be digitised free of charge on April 17.  

The digitised material will then be preserved and displayed within Inspiring Ireland 1916, a series of online exhibitions that tells the stories of people whose lives were changed by the events of Easter Week (www.inspiring-ireland.ie).

Together with expert interpretation, seven thematic exhibitions will create a dynamic, multi-media reflection on the people and events of 1916 that have inspired Ireland.

Inspiring Ireland
is built on the preservation infrastructure of the Digital Repository of Ireland, which means that digital objects are preserved for long term access and discovery, ensuring Ireland’s digital cultural heritage is available to people worldwide for posterity.  

In New York, original material may be deposited in the Archives of Irish America, Bobst Library, New York University where it can be preserved and made available to scholars.  

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 Collection Day will be held in Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003.

To participate, please complete this pre-appointment object registration form. Capacity at the venue is limited. Appointments will be allocated on a 'first come, first served ' basis. 

For further information, contact:  
Caroline McGee, Digital Repository of Ireland, E: c.mcgee@ria.ie
Digital Repository of Ireland: http://repository.dri.ie; & www.dri.ie

Anne Solari, Glucksman Ireland House NYU E: anne.solari@nyu.edu ·        
Glucksman Ireland House NYU: http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/
Objects that can be digitized: 

Diaries, journals, official and personal letters, photographs, posters, artefacts, clothing and ephemera related to events surrounding the 1916 Easter Rising and contemporary life during that year.

This is a pre-appointment object registration form. Capacity at the venue is limited. Appointments will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

1) We can only digitise original objects i.e. no copies, photocopies or facsimilies
2) In order to have the object digitised you must hold the copyright to the object or be able to provide information about  its provenance and creator.
3) Digitised objects, free from copyright claims, will be preserved and exhibited  within Inspiring Ireland (www.inspiring-ireland.ie) under a Creative Commons licensing agreement (CC-BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) Digitised objects bound by copyright may be published with an attribution to the copyright holder (“All Rights Reserved”)
4) We cannot assess the financial value of your object
5) We cannot store your object(s) prior, during or after the public memorabilia collection day.

MUST be completed for every object being contributed

Full Name:

Contact number:



Describe Your Object(s)

Describe Your Object(s). Max. 3 –eg. size,colour, shape, features (especially if they are unusual), words or emblems. Give an approximate date for when the object was made. Say what material the object is made from. Please list items individually. 
e.g. (1) Easter Week diary, April, 1916, paper.
Outside cover: brown leather cover stamped with a small gold harp.
Inside cover: printed by Maunsel Roberts, Dublin, lined paper pages, entries are written in pencil (faded in parts), some pages contain pencil drawings of soldiers and civilians (unidentified).
Tell Your Story

Tell us how the object(s) you have described are connected to you and to 1916 
e.g. The diary belonged to my grandmother who was a member of Cumann na mBan in 1916.
She fought alongside Countess Markievicz in the College of Surgeons, St. Stephen's Green.
She was awarded a medal of service in recognition of this activity by the President of Ireland in 1942.
She moved to (
precise location) in June 1916 and later married and had a family. She told me many stories about her life during 1916. 
What's Next?

After you complete this form, click to submit it. You will be contacted by a member of the team to arrange an appointment. 

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 Collection Day will be held in Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003 on Sunday April 17, 2016.

*If you are not the copyright-holder of the object (s) being contributed (or their authorised deputy), a member of the team will contact you before arranging an appointment.


Caroline McGee, Digital Repository of Ireland: c.mcgee@ria.ie
Digital Repository of Ireland: http://repository.dri.ie; & www.dri.ie

 Anne Solari, Glucksman Ireland House NYU: anne.solari@nyu.edu
Glucksman Ireland House NYU: http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/
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