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Patricia Burns fonds
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- Burns, Patricia
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16 cm of textual records
66 audio cassettes
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Patricia Burns was born in Montreal. She graduated from St. Joseph Teachers College and Concordia University. She was a teacher for 32 years and is now retired. Patricia Burns has a passion for Irish Heritage. She is the author of The Shamrock and the Shield: an Oral History of the Irish in Montreal (1998) and of They were so young: Montrealers remember World War II (2002), published by Véhicule Press, Montreal. She is also a former director of St. Patrick's Society. She received the Liam Daly Heritage Award from the United Irish Societies of Montreal Inc. in 2006.
The materials were donated to the Concordia University Archives on February 6, 2006 by Patricia Burns. The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections on the following dates: March 16, 2016, April 20, 2016, April 26, 2016, May 5, 2016, and May 10, 2016.
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The fonds documents an oral history project of the Irish of Montreal made by Patricia Burns on behalf of the St. Patrick's Society of Montreal between 1990 and 1992. The materials were used by Patricia Burns for her book The Shamrock and the Shield : an oral history of the Irish in Montreal.
The fonds is mainly composed of sound recordings and transcriptions of 54 interviews conducted by Patricia Burns and some by Kevin O'Donnell, with people of Irish origin living in Montreal, and many having grown up in Griffintown.
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The materials were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Patricia Burns.
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Access copies on optical discs (CD) of all the interviews are available, for consultation only in the Special Collections Reading Room.
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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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