Balco, John

These papers were donated to the Irish Foundation and the Ancient Order of Hibernians by the compiler, John Balco.  David Burke, one time president of the AOH, knew that Mr. Balco was writing on an Irish topic and asked Balco to donate the research materials attendant to his thesis to the AOH.

The collection is composed of material collected for John Balco to write his Master’s thesis New Perspectives on the Fenian Movement in America at Fitchburg State College in 2009.  The topics covered are the Irish-American experience in 19th century America, the Fenian movement, and Irish participation in the US Civil War.  The material comes from copies of journal articles, copies of chapters of books, and computer printouts.

One Response

  1. Hi,
    Would be quite interested to hear how the research went on the fenian movement.

    regards
    Kieran

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