RCB Library Archive of the Month – Keeping the Records Safe – edition of Irish Archives journal attests to RCB Library’s Role

By Lynn Glanville

Irish Archives Cover

By popular demand, and to encourage followers of Archive of the Month
to consider buying this high–quality colour publication, the RCB Library opens 2015
on the theme of “keeping the records safe” (which is what they do at the RCB
Library) by providing some visual insight to the content of the annual
publication of the Irish Society for Archives which devotes its current
edition (vol. 21) to the records of the Church of Ireland.

The journal Irish Archives reflects the vast array of
materials that are kept safe in the RCB Library. It was launched in the
Deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, in November 2014 by the
Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, who said great
credit was due to the Church of Ireland for gathering its records and
keeping them safe.

Referring to the journal’s cover photograph which features American
First Lady, Michelle Obama and her daughters viewing the parish
registers of Templeharry, County Offaly, the Minister stressed the
importance of record–keeping:

“We are all aware that there are parish records. But it is
important that they are gathered together and made available to the
public. Looking at the cover photo, we wouldn’t have had President
Obama’s visit …read more

Read the full article here: http://dublin.anglican.org/news/2015/01/RCB-Library-Archive-of-the-Month–Keeping-the-Records-Safe-edition-of-Irish-Archives-journal-attests-to-RCB-Librarys-Role

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