The McGarrity Collection consists of around 3,000 monographs
focusing on Irish history, literature, folklore, description and travel, music,
and Irish - American history. Among the many pamphlets in the collection are
historical ones relating to the Eighteenth Century, particular to the 1798 Rebellion
and the Act of Union. The collection also contains runs of Irish and Irish -
American journals such as Hibernian Magazine, Walker's Hibernian Magazine,
Dublin University Magazine, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy
and many others. Among the newspapers is a complete run of
The Irish Press (Philadelphia: 1918-1922),
which for some time was owned and edited by Joseph McGarrity.
McGarrity Papers at Villanova (Group I) consists of eight archival boxes
with personal papers, photographs, and other records relating to the McGarrity
McGarrity Papers at Villanova (Group II) consists of seven archival boxes
of personal papers, memorial material, correspondence, and photographs. This
collection was assembled by Joseph McGarrity's eldest daughter, Mary Joseph
McGarrity Shore (1912-2000).
- A larger collection, The McGarrity Papers, are in the National Library
in Ireland. A microfilm copy (25 reels) of these papers are available in Falvey
This collection was donated to Villanova University in 1940 by
McGarrity. Items, published before 1940, have since been added.