Simon Dalby

Reference Code: IE 2135 P28
Title: Simon Dalby Papers
Dates of Creation: 1956-1993 (predominant 1978-1982)
Extent and Medium: 15 boxes (535 files)

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Name of Creator: Dalby, Simon.

Biographical History: Material created and collected by Simon Dalby during the preparation of his MA Geography thesis, Political Ecology: A Study of the Irish Anti-Nuclear Movement, written for the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1982.

Archival History: Donated by Simon Dalby to Luke Ashworth for the University of Limerick in 1996.  Held by Luke Ashworth until 2003, when the material was given to the University of Limerick.  A small number of additional items were received from Simon Dalby in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Luke Ashworth (2003) and Simon Dalby (2010).


Content and Structure

Scope and Content: The fonds comprises published and unpublished material collected by Simon Dalby for the preparation of his MA thesis.  Published material includes articles; books, booklets and pamphlets; conference proceedings, speeches and public lectures; EEC communiqués; newsletters; periodicals; press cuttings; reports; and treaties and acts.  Unpublished material comprises correspondence, minutes, reports, fact sheets, posters and other items created by Irish anti-nuclear groups including Alliance for Safety and Health (ASH), An Taisce, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, CONSERVE, Donegal Uranium Committee, The Ecology Party, Friends of the Earth, Noxious Industry Action Group, Nuclear Opposition Wexford, Nuclear Safety Association, Socialist Labour Party, Trade Union Anti-Nuclear Campaign and UCC Nuclear Opposition Group.  There are also notes created by Simon Dalby during the preparation of his thesis, including extracts from published material; notes taken during interviews, conferences and seminars; and notes on minutes and correspondence.

System of Arrangement: The fonds has been arranged into three series: published material, unpublished material and notes by Simon Dalby.  Within the series, items have been arranged alphabetically by type or creator.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction of the material is permitted, except for items dated after 1980 containing personal information.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English, French.


Allied Materials

Related Units of Description: A set of maps and holiday brochures found among the papers were transferred to the Ciaran McAnally Travel Collection, where they are available for consultation.


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