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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, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: B-10
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Erin-Go-Bragh
Title: Records of Erin-Go-Bragh, 1894-1953
Date(s): 1894-1953
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 56-73
Received April 1956. Gift of Emily Greene Balch, 17 Roanoke Rd., Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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.

Preferred Citation:

Erin-Go-Bragh. Records, 1894-1953; item description, dates. B-10, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


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.


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.

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Additional Index Terms

Catherine Innes Ireland Traveling Scholarship
Women--Societies and clubs
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961
Gould, Alice Bache, 1868-1953
Ireland, Catherine Innes, 1838-1925
Miss Ireland's School--Alumni and alumnae--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College--Funds and scholarships