The Cork Municipal Art Gallery Library contains incomplete sets of 19th century Minute Books, together with newspaper clippings, 19th century-mid twentieth century.

This material includes:

Register of Students giving names, ages, date of entrance and date of departure, the latter not filled in, trade or occupation of father, address and signature of the father and a record of 'success in art' and 'successes in science', the latter not filled in. Includes male and female names.

Minute Book of the Art Committee, October 1883-June 1889, includes references to cheques passed for men and women, includes, for example:Meeting, 17 December 1896, it was resolved to advertise for students for an embroidery class
Meeting, 5 July 1887, a letter was read from a student, Miss Webster, complaining that a shawl she had lent to drape a model had been returned to her torn, Miss Webster was granted the price of the shawl and the torn one became the property of the school.

AccessClick Repository
Century19th, 20th

For a guide to this repository see, Peter Murray, 'The Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Cork Municipal Art Gallery' (Gandon Press, 1991). This contains a history of art education in 19th century Cork and lists in the index the names of c.100 women who attended the art school with relevant dates, 1819-1900.

Repository NameCrawford Art Gallery
AddressEmmet Place Cork City
EircodeT12 TNE6
Telephone(021) 480-5042
Repository Web Address
CommentDue to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.