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Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013



  • Existence: 1939-04-13 - 2013-08-30

Biographical Note

Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in 1939 and attended St. Columb's College and Queens University, Belfast. He has lectured at several universities, including Harvard and Oxford. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John F. Deane papers


Personal and literary archives of Irish poet and editor John Deane from 1971-2000.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1927-2000, undated

Heaney, Seamus, 1975

 File — Shared_box 22430: Series III [Barcode: C0129644], Folder: 19
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Consists of correspondence to John Cumming, literary editor of The Tablet, from various English and Scottish writers. Manuscripts of poems, essays, and reviews by these authors are also included.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1975

Boston College collection of Seamus Heaney


This collection documents the work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney through a selection of his original correspondence and manuscripts. It also includes a limited number of photographs, a recorded interview, newspaper clippings, and ephemera from events in which Heaney participated. A bust of Heaney and two artistic representations of the character Sweeney inspired by his translation of Sweeney Astray complete the collection.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. One audiocassette is not available for playback due to format impermanence and have not been reformatted. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest, if possible, reformatting will be scheduled.

Dates: 1966 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1986

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