IACI Gifts Irish Collection to Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University

"Burying the Child." Oil on Canvas. Photo by Frank Poole.

By Matthew Skwiat, Contributing Editor
February / March 2015

The Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University recently received over 4,000 books, historical documents and rare first editions, from the Irish American Cultural Institute. Professor Christine Kinealy, director of the Great Hunger Institute said of the gift, “We are delighted that the Irish American Cultural Institute has chosen the Great Hunger Institute to act as stewards of their wonderful collection…We see this donation as the beginning of a wonderful partnership between the two Institutes.”

Since its founding in 1962, the Irish American Cultural Institute has been a beacon of cultural, educational, and artistic initiatives in both America and Ireland. Dr. Halas, IACI’s chairman, said he, along with his fellow organization members were, “pleased and excited to join Quinnipiac University and the Great Hunger Institute in a mission to promote and appreciate Irish History with the donation of our library.”

The acquisition also includes a complete collection of the academic journal Eire-Ireland and countless collections of historical and anthropological works.

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