Childhood and Early Life


The material gathered under this theme documents the childhood and early life of the autobiographers. This material records the memories of childhood in the 1940s and 50s. The street games, friendships, school days and family life are recollected with vivid detail and illustrated with fascinating photographs and documents.


  • Dr Kathleen McTiernan (Principal Investigator)

  • Dr Deirdre O'Donnell (Senior Research Associate)