Fonds P0123 - Irish Canadian Heritage Society fonds

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Irish Canadian Heritage Society fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1964-1973 (Creation)
    Irish Canadian Heritage Society

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20 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w prints
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The Irish Canadian Heritage Society was founded in February 1965 in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, by Fred G. Sullivan, following the example of the Irish American Heritage Society, which was established a few years earlier. First president of the organization was Fred G. Sullivan, followed by Rory O’Sullivan. With the change of the presidency, the society’s headquarters moved to Baie-D'Urfé, Quebec.
The mission of the Irish Canadian Heritage Society was to “foster a knowledge of Ireland and its cultural institutions and an appreciation of the Irish contribution to the Canadian way of life.” The society held regular meetings to which they invited guest speakers to present various subjects related to Ireland and the Irish in Quebec.

Custodial history

Fonds transferred from the Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries Special Collections June 22, 2016.

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The fonds document the activities of the Irish Canadian Heritage Society, located in Montreal, from the foundation of the organization in 1965 until 1973. It reflects the needs and interests of Montreal citizens of Irish descent in the culture of their country of origin. It also contains information on other organizations related to Irish communities in North America, especially the Irish American Heritage Society, but also Action for Irish Distress and others.

The fonds consists of copies of the society’s constitution, meeting minutes, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence, invitations, announcements of events, speeches, photographs, membership forms, newspaper clippings, leaflets, newsletters, booklets and a rubber stamp.

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Documents donated to the Concordia University Archives by Kevin O'Donnell in 1995.


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  • English

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Reproduction for research or private study is permitted. Use of material in publications cannot be done without written permission of the copyright holder.

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No further accruals expected.


Contents of two files were moldy. Documents were photocopied and the originals were destroyed.


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