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Linen Hall Library Digitized Collections

The Divided Society project digitised a significant section of the Linen Hall’s Northern Ireland Political Collection, concentrating on periodicals and posters from the 1990s. The decade that saw Nelson Mandela freed and elected President of South Africa, the break out of the first Gulf War, Harry Potter exploding onto bookshelves, and the appearance of the Euro was also the fourth decade of the ‘troubles’. A historically significant period of momentous change, the resource covers peace talks, the Downing Street Agreement, ceasefires, all party talks, and negotiations which led to the Good Friday Agreement, and subsequent referendum. The full text of hundreds of journals published by government, political parties, community groups, pressure groups, charities, and paramilitary organisations, comprising thousands of individual issues are digitised and searchable, along with posters illustrating the key themes of the period. Freely available in the UK and Ireland (and by subscription to the rest of the world), the resource includes audio and video galleries, essays by leading academics, and educational toolkits.

Digitised Collections

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