RTÉ Archives holds thousands of documents, programme files and scripts from the earliest days of 2RN in the 1920s to the present day. The records contain core documents, correspondence, memoranda, contracts, scripts and many publications.
This exhibition offers a flavour of the type of materials held, from handwritten news reports to letters from viewers.
The selection includes documents as diverse as a booklet published in conjunction with the agricultural series 'Telefís Feirme' to a sample page from a radio drama written in Gaelic script.
A graph shows the number of wireless licences issued in 1927 while another document gives the results of a survey of audience reaction to Irish dancing and music on television.
There are also interview notes from 'The Late Late Show' files and correspondence relating to the popular soap opera 'The Riordans'.
RTÉ Archives continues to collect, catalogue and digitise its collections and our aim is to make more material accessible as time goes on.
A brochure produced for the Eurovision Song Contest held in Dublin in 1971.
Congratulations and condemnation following the appearance of lesbian nuns on 'The Late Late Show'.
Radio Éireann Yearbook cover, advice for radio writers and a satirical cartoon.
A letter of complaint from twenty Clonmel parents about Benjy's antics.
Script of a radio talk by Brian Boydell on 'The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony'.
Interview notes and a cue card from Gerry Adams interview on 'The Late Late Show'.
Leathnaigh ón dráma raidió 'An Cnota Glas,' leagan Gaeilge den úrscéal 'The Green Cockade, a Tale of Ulster in '98', a scríobh Margaret T. Pender.
Students at a boarding school in the West of Ireland, are not happy with a change in the broadcast time for 'The Riordans' in 1977
Telegraphs of congratulations on the opening night of Telefís Éireann.
Information booklet on 'High Quality Milk' from Telefís Feirme.
Audience research survey on Irish Dancing and Music on TV.
Interview Guide for Bob Hope's appearance on 'The Late Late Show'.
A handwritten news report by Gary Honeyford about the killing of a RUC officer in Co. Down.
A graph showing the number of wireless licences issued from January 1926 to August 1927.
A sample of messages from the Book of Condolences for Gerry Ryan following his death in 2010.