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Irish Collections

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McCaffrey Irish History CollectionA gift from Dr. Lawrence J. McCaffrey to St. Ambrose University

The St. Ambrose University Library's collection of books and materials on Ireland, the Irish peoples and the Irish in America has been significantly enhanced by the generous gift of Dr. Lawrence J. McCaffrey, class of '49. The following pages list the titles, authors, and call numbers of the books placed in our collection, as well as the many unusual and interesting article reprints which are kept in our Special Collections area.

BOOKS List of books added to St. Ambrose University Library's circulating collection.

ADDITIONAL BOOKS added in 2009

ARTICLE REPRINTS List of items placed in St. Ambrose University Library Special Collections.



timothy walch book plateThe Timothy Walch Collection of Irish and Catholic Americana

A gift from Dr. Timothy Walch to St. Ambrose University

Dr. Timothy Walch, retired Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, has donated his private collection of Irish and Catholic Americana books to the Library at St. Ambrose University. The collection includes books on Irish artists, biographies of Irish figures, novels, and Irish American culture. The donation is being provided over a three year span beginning in 2005, with approximately 600 books being received each year.

The books join the Lawrence McCaffrey Irish History collection at the Library to comprise one of the largest Irish Studies collections in the region. The following documents list the titles, authors, and call numbers of the books added to our collection.

2005 Books      2006 Books      2007 Books

2008 Books      2009 Books