Benevolent Irish Society - Oral History Interviews Collection

SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE: CATALOGUING INFORMATION FOR THE RECORDINGS IS CURRENTLY BEING EDITED AND ENHANCED IN PREPARATION FOR A PUBLIC LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 4, 2020. *
* The launch is a free public event, but attendance will be limited, due to COVID-19 precautions: please RSVP to the BIS online, using "RSVP October launch" as the subject line, or call Paula Kenny (902-629-0340).

The collection is comprised of field recordings of oral history interviews conducted by BIS student researchers in 1982 and 1983 with elderly Irish residents of PEI.

Project Background
These recordings were digitized and provided with metadata records at the UPEI Robertson Library during the Spring and Summer of 2018, with further editing and enhancement of metadata in 2020. Financial support for this project, facilitated by the Benevolent Irish Society, was generously provided through the Government of Ireland's Emigrant Support Programme. Special acknowledgment is also due to the late Mr. George O'Connor, Past-President of the Benevolent Irish Society, whose patient-but-persistent advocacy helped bring this project to fruition. Go raibh maith agat!