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COLLECTION Identifier: B-10

Records of Erin-Go-Bragh, 1894-1953


Correspondence, minutes, photographs, etc., of Erin-Go-Bragh, a club founded in 1889 by women who had studied at Miss Ireland's School in Boston.


  • 1894-1953

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by Erin-Go-Bragh as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)
The records consist of the minutes of the annual meeting, 1915-1952 (1 v.), letters from various members of the club, 1914-1953, letters, etc. re the Catherine Innes Ireland Fund, 1914-1953, material about Emily Greene Balch, Alice Bache Gould, and several early photographs of the group. Includes letters from Miss Ireland, and Emily Greene Balch's article on Catherine Innes Ireland.

Correspondents include: Emily Greene Balch, Cornelia Bowditch, Helen Cheever, Alice Bache Gould, Margaret Herrick, and Catherine Innes Ireland.


A group of girls who studied at Miss Ireland's School at 9 Louisburg Square, Boston, formed themselves into a club named ERIN-GO-BRAGH (Ireland for ever) in 1889. They met frequently for lunch for many years thereafter. In 1914 a fund was begun which later was presented to Radcliffe College as the Catherine Innes Ireland Traveling Scholarship, 1927.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 56-73

Received April 1956. Gift of Emily Greene Balch, 17 Roanoke Rd., Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Erin-Go-Bragh. Records of Erin-Go-Bragh, 1894-1953: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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