Does the library have books on conditions in Northern Ireland, particularly the Derry-Cookstown area, at the beginning of the 20th century?
Villanova University has a sizeable collection of books on Irish studies, too many to list them all here. I would propose that you visit the Library and browse the Irish history section on the second floor of the building (DA910…) During the summer research support librarians are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They will be happy to assist you with the Library’s online catalog and any other questions you may have. Here are a few titles from the Library’s collection that may be of interest to you:
A history of Northern Ireland / Patrick Buckland.
New York : Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1981.
Call Number: DA990.U46B79 1981 (2nd floor)
The history of Ireland / Daniel Webster Hollis III.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Call Number: DA910 .H65 2001 (2nd floor)
Derry in old photographs / Art Byrne and Sean McMahon.
Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, c2003.
Call Number: DA995.L75 B96 2003 (2nd floor)
100 years of Derry / Roy Hamilton.
Belfast : Blackstaff Press, 1999.
Call Number: DA995.L75 H36 1999 (2nd floor)
Counting the people : a survey of the Irish censuses, 1813-1911 / E. Margaret Crawford.
Dublin : Four Courts, c2003.
Call Number: HA1170.3 .C72 2003 (3rd floor)
The Influenza Epidemic of 1889-90 as observed in Dublin / by John William Moore.
Dublin : printed for the author by John Falconer, 53 Upper Sackville-Street, 1890.
Call Number: RC150.6.I65 .M65 1890
Location: Special Collections McGarrity
This book is located in Special Collections and if you would like to consult it, you will have to make prior arrangements with the Special Collections Librarian Bente Polites (610-519-5182)