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Northern Ireland: A Divided Community 1921-1972. Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administrationfrom the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
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Context

'Cabinet Conclusion' (CAB4) files from all the debates and transactions for the entire duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland, 1921-1972.

These documents are key to any study of the turbulent history of Britain and Ireland over much of the 20th Century.

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Content
  • Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972 makes available to researchers the working details of every aspect of local administration in peace and war, as well as covering the re-emergence of the civil strife that was to last for more than thirty years.
  • Themes
        • Policing
        • Arms and explosives
        • Social needs
        • Prevention of incitement to religious hatred
        • Army occupation of factories
        • Routing of Orange Day parades
        • Dock strikes
        • Law and order and rioting
        • The roles of the Ulster Defense Force and the Royal Ulster Constabulary
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A key resource for:
          • Irish History
          • Irish Studies
          • British History
          • Conflict Studies
          • Peace Studies
          • Politics
          • Religious Studies
  • "a terrific resource for scholars working on modern Irish history. There
  • is a growing interest in scholarly analysis of this period, reflected in
  • books and university courses"
  • Professor Roy Foster, Professor of Irish History, University of
  • Oxford
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General Editors:
  • Dr Senia Paseta, St Hugh's College, Oxford Dr Marc Mulholland, St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • Thematic essays with links through to files in the archive:
  • Introduction, Dr. Grace McGrath, Education, Learning and Outreach Officer, Public
  • Record Office of Northern Ireland
  • The Foundation of the State of Ulster, Dr Paseta
  • Northern Ireland and the Second World War, Dr Paseta
  • Sectarianism in Northern Ireland, Dr Mulholland
  • The IRA, Dr Mulholland
  • Civil Rights, Dr Mulholland
  • The End of Stormont and imposition of direct rule in 1972, Dr Mulholland
northern ireland a divided community 1921 1972 cabinet papers of the stormont administration
Northern Ireland: A Divided Community 1921-1972Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration

A pioneering Thomson Gale Digital Research Collection,

created in partnership with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

The Cabinet Conclusion (CAB4) files containing all the debates and transactions for the entire duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland, 1921-1972.

An online, fully searchable full text and image resource for historical research

introduction and essays
Introduction and essays
  • Read an introduction to the collection, and view

thematic essays

  • Essays give search tips & links to individual illustrative document images
  • Intended to guide users as they begin to explore the archive along key themes:
    • Civil rights
    • Sectarianism
    • the IRA
    • World War Two
resources
Resources
  • Posters of the Northern Ireland ConflictFrom The Linen Hall Library
  • Photographic Gallery
  • Links to other selected Northern Ireland resources
searching the collection
Searching the collection
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  • Advanced Search
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    • Date
    • Document Number
    • Subject
    • Titles and Headings
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browse indexes
Browse Indexes

Indexes of:

  • Politicians
  • Cabinet Members
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • Senior Police officers
  • Organisations
  • Places
  • Subjects
  • Personal Names
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Results – View documents
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full citation
Full citation
  • For each work a full citation is available, details include:
    • Section: The Section to which the item is assigned in the original Imperial War Museum catalogue
    • Heading: The Heading assigned in the original Imperial War Museum catalogue
    • Detail: Full title or description of the individual item
    • Date: The date on which the item was created, when recorded in the citation
    • Document Reference: The reference number the item is assigned in the Imperial War Museum
basic search
Basic search
  • Perform a full text search across the entire collection
  • Searches the catalogue and the text of the document
  • View results and documents containing your words/phrases
  • Use InfoMarks to save search results and embed into other applications
advanced search
Advanced search
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    • Document Reference
    • Heading & Title
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    • Full Text
  • Boolean searching to pinpoint specific results
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Advanced search
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  • Use words ‘near to’ other words
  • Search for specific types of document
features
Features
  • Print and Email
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  • Marked Items
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  • Search tips
    • View search tips and help pages specific to this database
further information
Further Information
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questions
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