Friday, 13 April 2018

The Bancroft Library’s Irish American holdings, public lecture by Theresa Salazar

John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway, is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by:
 
Theresa Salazar, Curator of the Western Americana Collection at The Bancroft Library, at the University of California, Berkeley
 
Title: The Bancroft Library’s Irish American holdings
Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 16:00 - 16:45, followed by an informal reception
Venue:  Room G010 Hardiman Research Building, NUIG
 
 
Theresa Salazar lecture will be about the Michael O’Shaughnessy archive and other collections of Irish interest at the Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. The Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy Papers represent one of the most heavily used collections at The Bancroft Library. The Library also has small, but rich, clutches of material related to Ireland's great writers, along with documentation of the contributions of many Irish Americans to the history of California. Ms. Salazar will touch on these holdings along with a more focused presentation on O'Shaughnessy, San Francisco's renowned City Engineer.
 
Biography: Theresa Salazar is Curator of the Western Americana Collection at The Bancroft Library, at the University of California, Berkeley, a position she has held for the last 19 years. She oversees one of the largest collections documenting the American West from the colonial period to the present. The documentation of the history of California is the most extensive, including many important archival collections on San Francisco and the Bay Area and the Environmental Movement

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