Researchers Needing Assistance
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is a disabled archaeologist and historian
currently writing a screenplay based on her actual ancestors who
survived the Irish Famine in Co. Down. Camille currently has
no income and in need
of funds to support the research involved in this effort. Please
her at: Laurentia@aol.com for more information.
Paul E. Heusinger, a.k.a., the O' Gorman Scanlan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
written a musical play for the stage, about the west of Ireland;
from the Great
Famine up to 1947 - the century of the Irish Diaspora. Paul needs
to help create unique melodies for his lyrics. Irish Gaelic is
used in much of
the dialogue, along with English; a two-language, "spoken twice" technique
captures the essence of rural Erin.
From: pre-famine dances, Famine, famine survival,
emigration, survivors' guilt, evictions, Irish-American family
the first descendant to "return back home"; this is to be a musical
play on the emotional heartstrings of the Irish people, everywhere.
Dia do bheatha!
Racheal Kippen, Jessica Nance, and Elle Clark are
currently researching the
Irish Potato Famine and it's immigration for State (and hopefully
History Day. We need interviews and primary sources. You
can email us click here
We are students at Woodward Middle School and would appreciate
your time and information.
Elizabeth Pasciucco is a freshman at Georgetown University in Washington,
D.C., studying the effects of the Great Famine on the expansion of the
Catholic Church in Ireland. Currently writing a paper on this subject,
she would appreciate it if you had any suggestions of where she could obtain
more specific information and some primary sources. Her e-mail address
at school is: email@example.com.
13 March 1998)
Pat Flannery (PatFlannery@compuserve.com)
has written a screenplay about the "coffin ships" and is seeking funds
to produce the project. Please contact her so this story may be told!
Caitlin Van Horne of Ontario, Canada is a 13 year old seeking Irish Famine
information. Send information to her at Stargirl4@hotmail.com.
12 March 1998)
James Hill is interested in the relationship between the tenants and the
landlords and how their relationship affected the loss of life during the
famine of the 1840s. He needs this information by 1 April 1998. He can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 March 1998)
Matthew Woerman is a 13 year old from Topeka, Kansas, USA. He's doing a
research paper for History Day and needs any primary sources or other information
on the Irish potato famine. His e-mail is email@example.com.
Robert Wang is a 13 year old student researcher of the Irish Potato Famine
for a school Project. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
and would especially appreciate pictures and primary sources. (Posted
5 December 1997)
"Mauriel J" is researching the famine years for a book he is writing. His
subject is the 41st Regiment of Foot, British Army. He would like to know
of any accounts left by soldiers of regiments, or civilians accounts of
the army and its duties during the famine. His subject is a young Irishman
who joined the 41st and served during 1846-49. Any diaries or letters would
be of great value. Any information or other correspondence should be sent
George Dwyer of the US Information Agency (makers of Voice of America,
etc.) is doing a program/series of television shows on the Famine. He is
interested in commemorations as well as input concerning all dimensions
of the famine from an American point of view. He can be reached at email@example.com.
He invites all to write in with their experiences of commemoration and
their point of view.
A high school teacher in Pensacola FL is searching for museums or archives
in America, relating to the Famine. Suspecting there may be museums in
Boston or New York, she would like their names and addresses. She can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Renée Griffin (MGriffin@swri.edu),
a secondary school student, is looking for more information in addition
to what is available here. She is in need of "pictures, interviews, journal
entries, periodical articles, government documents, letters, & speeches
on the Famine, and before and after." She is composing a project for her
school's History Fair, and signs herself "a History lover." Let's help
her out, so all the visitors to her History Fair will come away with a
good idea of what the Famine was like! (All those who have your own opinion
of the Famine, here's your chance to present your data to someone who'll
spread it around!)
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A novelist needs the help of those with
research or family experience of the Famine, especially Reverend Edward
Nangle's Mission on Achill Island, Co Mayo.