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Photo: "Official Group Photo of 1983 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal and his Aides", 1983


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is a collection of personal papers belonging to John Concannon, a New York City-area journalist and member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and other Irish-American organizations. These papers document both his personal and professional activities and his involvement with a variety of Irish-American organizations, especially the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The nature of these materials is related to Concannon's role as a member or officer of these organizations, or as research done in the service of his writing projects.

The collection includes a significant number of papers related to the Ancient Order of Hibernians at the national, state, county, and division level, with an emphasis on the St. Patrick's Day Parade, National Board, and New York divisions. Note that these are not necessarily official records kept by the AOH, but rather documents created or received by John Concannon in his various member and officer roles. The collection also includes many papers belonging to James Comerford, who served as AOH National President from 1962-1964, New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chairman from 1965-1984, and Editor of the National Hibernian Digest from 1958-1962, 1970-1972.

A wide range of Irish-American organizations are represented in the collection, with an emphasis on the Galway Men's Social and Benevolent Association, United Irish Counties Association, and the Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Materials are largely textual, comprising correspondence, clippings, publications, internal reports, event programs, articles, press releases, and notes. A smaller number of materials are in the format of photographs, videocassettes, and audio recordings.


  • 1983


Conditions Governing Access

Some materials in this collection may be restricted from public research for ethical or legal reasons. Advance appointments are required for the use of archival materials.

This collection includes audio-visual materials. Access copies of audiotapes, audio cassette tapes, video cassette tapes, film reels, or other audio-visual materials may need to be ordered prior to on-site research. Please contact us to inquire about access to audio-visual materials.


From the Collection: 43.25 Linear Feet (55 containers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Caption reads:

FRONT ROW, SEATED, LEFT TO RIGHT: Thomas J. Murray, New York County (Manhattan), Ancient Order of Hibernians; Joseph Hayes, Bronx County A.O.H.; Cornelius Buckley, Kings (Brooklyn) County; Grand Marshal Michael Flannery; Parade Committee Chairman, Judge James J. Comerford; Francis J. Corrigan, Queens; and Timothy O'Sullivan, Richmond (Staten Island).

BACK ROW, STANDING: Father Sean Hourigan; David J. Henshaw, Nassau; Peter McKenna, Westchester; Edward J. Reynolds, Suffolk; Francis Beirne, Parade Committee Vice Chairman; Robert McCrudden, stand-in for Andrew Duggan, Rockland; William P. Kelly, United Irish Counties; Jerome W. Kruger, Emerald Societies.


Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US