The Easter Rising or Easter Rebellion of April 1916 was an armed insurrection to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic. The British put down the rebellion after a week of bloody street fighting, followed by arrests and the execution of rebellion leaders. The Rebellion inspired a movement that lead to revolution after World War I and the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of this pivotal event in Ireland's history, this exhibit spotlights some of the many threads of Irish Nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that are preserved in the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives collections.
The exhibit starts in the 1860's with items from the Fenian Brotherhood Records and O'Donovan Rossa Personal Papers and ends in the 1920's with items from the Records of the National Catholic War Council and the Thomas J. Shahan Papers.
Start with the Fenian Brotherhood Records and O'Donovan Rossa Personal Papers to begin.