Peter Heathwood built a personal archive of television news stories and documentaries on the Northern Ireland Conflict, over a 30-year period. His work in indexing the programs is the basis for a large database on the CAIN website.
The Database on the CAIN website contains the following:
- Most of the major British and Irish documentaries (479), history programmes (51) and current affairs programmes (693) about Northern Ireland networked between 1981 and November 2008.
- Details of news programmes (4,348) broadcast between May 1981 and January 2005.
- A few documentaries broadcast between 1969 and 1980, and also some independent videos during the same period.
The Hesburgh Library has a collection of DVD copies of the Heathwood Collection. These DVDs may be used for research in the library.
For more information, please contact the Irish Studies Librarian.