Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit, 2006

Abstract

Items from Seamus Heaney's UK Commencement address and reading.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit, 2006
Creator
Heaney, Seamus
Extent
0.28 cubic feet (1 box): six items
Subjects
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-.
Berry, Wendell, 1934-.
University of Kentucky.
Baccalaureate addresses -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Events -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Adam Todd in October 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Encoded by
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Seamus Heaney was born in Northern Ireland in 1939. Heaney is one of the most respected English language poets in the world. He has received numerous awards and honors during his career including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. In May 2006, he visited the University of Kentucky where he delivered that year's University Commencement Address and was presented with an honorary degree.
Scope and Content
The Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit includes an annotated copy of the commencement address given by Seamus Heaney on May 7, 2006 as well as a program, a publicity poster, and photographs from a reading he gave at Margaret I. King Building on May 5, 2006. Also of note is a photograph of Heaney with Kentucky author and poet Wendell Berry.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

"Event Program; Photograph of Heaney reading; Overhead photograph of crowd at reading; Photograph of Seamus Heaney and Wendell Berry"

  • Box 1
  • Folder 1
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Annotated commencement address

  • Box 1
  • Folder 2
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Publicity Poster for reading at M.I. King Building

  • Box 1
  • Folder 3
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If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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