Through Oct. 25: 'Seamus Heaney'

University Library exhibits 'Seamus Heaney: In Memoriam'


9 a.m., Sept. 30, 2013--The University of Delaware Library has announced a new exhibition case on “Seamus Heaney: In Memoriam” drawn from the circulating collection of the Morris Library and located in the entrance to the library. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, Oct. 25.

Heaney (1939-2013), one of the world’s leading poets and playwrights, received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. He lived in Dublin, Ireland, from 1972 until his death on Aug. 30, 2013.

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Dec. 1: 'Alice' manuscript

A talk by August A. Imholtz Jr. marking the 150th anniversary of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Dec. 2: UD Night at Winterthur

University of Delaware students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join in the winter festivities at UD Night at Yuletide at Winterthur from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The University of Delaware Library holds a strong collection of Irish literature, including materials by Heaney.

The curators of “Seamus Heaney: In Memoriam” are Maureen Cech, senior assistant librarian, Manuscripts and Archives Department, and Timothy Murray, head, Special Collections Department.

About Special Collections

Holdings of the Special Collections of the University of Delaware Library include books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, broadsides, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera and realia from the 15th to the 21st century. The collections complement the library's general collections with particular strengths in the subject areas of the arts; English, Irish and American literature; history and Delawareana; horticulture; and history of science and technology.

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