he Media History Collection was established by DCU’s School of Communications with support from the University Library and industry partners in 2007 and is a unique national collection dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of media in Ireland. Its objective is to source the papers and records of media practitioners, media institutions and interest groups to ensure their preservation and availability to future generations of researchers.
Since its establishment the Media History Collection Advisory Board has acquired over 40 collections, many of which are of unique national importance. Among the records received to date include records relating to the Interim Radio Commission (1985-87), the Commission on the Newspaper Industry (1995-96), the Forum on Broadcasting (2002), the records of the National Union of Journalists, the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, the Advertising Association of Ireland, Kevin Kenny Advertising Ltd., and the Union of Students in Ireland. It also holds the personal papers of many significant editors and journalists of twentieth-century Ireland. For a list of material deposited with the Collection please click on the Deposited Collections tab.
The Media History Collection Advisory Board continues to actively solicit donations of relevant material and those who may have material that they feel would be of interest to the Collection are encouraged to make contact with a member of the Collection’s Advisory Board.