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Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit, 2006

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Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit




University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2006ua063:[Identification of item], Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit, University of Kentucky Archives


0.28 cubic feet (1 box): six items


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


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.


  • Heaney, Seamus, 1939-.
  • Berry, Wendell, 1934-.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • Baccalaureate addresses -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Events -- Kentucky -- Lexington.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

"Event Program; Photograph of Heaney reading; Overhead photograph of crowd at reading; Photograph of Seamus Heaney and Wendell Berry"
[box: 1, folder: 1]
Annotated commencement address
[box: 1, folder: 2]
Publicity Poster for reading at M.I. King Building
[box: 1, folder: 3]

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