Reference Code: IE 2135 N55

Title: The Dr Ruth Fleischmann Collection

Dates of Creation: 1998, 2004, 2010

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 3 items (3 files)



Name of Creator(s): Fleischmann, Dr Ruth (b. 1942).

Biographical History: Dr Ruth Fleischmann was born in Cork in 1942 as the eldest of five children of the composer and conductor Aloys Fleischmann and his wife Anne née Madden.  She graduated from University College Cork in 1963 and continued her studies at the German University of Tübingen.  She was awarded a PhD by University College Cork in 1983.  From 1981 until her retirement in 2007, Fleischmann held a lectureship in the English Department of the University of Bielefeld in Germany.  She lives in Germany, has written extensively on Irish literature, and is the editor and author of several books on Joan Denise Moriarty and members of the Fleischmann family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Dr Ruth Fleischmann to the National Dance Archive of Ireland in two instalments on 23 May and 5 December 2012.




Scope and Content: Three books donated by Dr Ruth Fleischmann to the National Dance Archive of Ireland as a mark of friendship.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Further accruals are possible.

System of Arrangement: The material has been arranged chronologically by date of publication.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Books in good condition.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: February 2013.  Revised November 2020.


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