Changed Utterly: Ireland and the Easter Rising

Title: Changed Utterly: Ireland and the Easter Rising

Author: Ireland, Trinity College Dublin :Library

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The Internet, Online, 14/3/2016

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Welcome to Changed Utterly – Ireland and the Easter Rising. Over the next year we will explore the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s research collections relating to the 1916 Easter Rising, through a regular series of blog posts.

Posts will focus on one extraordinary item or collection each week and will include diaries, letters, pamphlets, photographs, objects and even items of clothing. Click on any image below to read a weekly post.

The project draws on the rich and diverse collections of 1916 material held in the Research Collections Division of Trinity College Library – the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library (M&ARL), the Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections, the Glucksman Map Library and the Music Library.

Over the course of the coming year the aim is to showcase the breadth of the 1916 collections and to act as a catalyst for research ahead of the anniversary in April 2016.

The title of the blog is inspired by the W.B. Yeats poem Easter 1916, the full quote being All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. The poem first appeared in September 1916 privately printed in an edition of 25 copies. 2015 also marks the 150 anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats.

Blog posts are written mostly by Library staff, with contributions from Trinity College academics and other experts in the period. Each blog post will contain further links to entries in Trinity College Library catalogues, and to digitised items on TCD Digital Collections, as applicable.

The posts on this site will explore the Library’s collections of 1916-related material originating from before, during and after the Rising, from all sides of the political spectrum. The site will also function as an online exhibition comprising all 52 blog posts.

This site does not provide an exhaustive list of all 1916-related items within the Research Collections departments. To access further information on the holdings contact the relevant departments concerned.

All content and images on this blog, unless otherwise stated, are the copyright of Trinity College Library. The banner image is reproduced by kind permission of the estate of T.W. Murphy.

The project would not have been possible without the support of colleagues throughout the Library, especially Gill Whelan of Digital Resources and Imaging Services; and Greg Sheaf and Arlene Healy of Digital Systems and Services. The site is hosted by Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing.

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