Cork City & County Archives

Cork City CouncilCork County CouncilUniversity College Cork
Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council & UCC
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The archives of clubs, non-governmental organisations, societies and trade unions often include members registers, minutes, financial accounts and correspondence..

Major collections include:

Ancient Order of Hibernians 1920-1979 (U389; Crosshaven AOH minutes 1910-15: SM52 List)
Cork Catholic Young Mens’ Society 1882-1960
Cork Chamber of Commerce 1819-1860
Cork Community Development Institute 1972-1996
Cork Coopers’ Society 1870-1965
Cork Council of Trade Unions,  1915 - 1988   U216 List
Cork County Club 1837-1989
Cork Grafton Club 1888-1939
Cork Industrial Development Association 1909-1919
Cork Newsboys' Club  1942 - 1957 U612 List
Cork Preservation Society  1962-1991  U683 List
Cork Shakespearian Society  1894 - 1901   SM675 List 
Cork Typographical Society Records 1806-1968
Irish Guild of St.Luke and SS. Cosmas and Damian (Cork Branch) 1934-1968 U689 List

Irish Volunteers Membership 1913-14

Mallow Club 1896-1908 SM755 List
Munster Dairy School and Agricultural Society 1809-1843
Old I.R.A. Men's Association (Cork County) (1923) 1935-1937  U342 List
Sick Poor Society, Cork (North Parish) 1820-2000 U600 List
Sinn Fein Meeting Macroom, Royal Irish Constabulary File 1919  U104 List
Skiddy’s Alms House 5 July 1809-31 October 1843

Various personal papers, such as those of Richard Dowden or Seamus Fitzgerald, also contain material relating to societies and organisations.