Emory To Extend Irish Collection

Included in Emory's Irish Literature Collection are works by W.B. Yeats (pictured here in a painting by his father John Butler Yeats).

By Colm Murphy, Contributor
April / May 2006

Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library has received a $34,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support the second phase of the Access to Major Irish Literary Archives Project. Working in conjunction with the University of Delaware; the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at University of Texas, Austin; Washington University in St. Louis; and Wake Forest University, Emory will use the grant to expand the Irish Literary Collections Portal, which will link widespread collections of Irish materials and allow researchers to perform precise searches.

Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has one of the largest collections of contemporary Irish literature. Included in its collection are works and related materials by W.B. Yeats, and the literary archives of Thomas Kinsella, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon, and Edna O’Brien. The collection also includes the correspondence of Seamus Heaney. The first phase of the project was completed working in conjunction with Boston College. The Irish Literary Collections Portal can be found online here. ♦

Leave a Reply




Share



More Articles

News: Sinn Féin Surge
in Irish Election

The Irish people went to the polls on February 8 to elect a new government. Almost a month later, that government has...

More

News: Ireland’s Best
Vacation Destinations

The best hotel and tourism operators in Ireland were recently recognized at the 30th CIE Tours International Awards of...

More

News: Museum of
Literature Opens in Dublin

Ireland has a new landmark cultural institution. The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St. Stephen’s Green in...

More

News: Irish Hotels
Scoop Forbes Awards

Eight Irish hotels have been recognized as ranking among the world’s best hotels, restaurants, and spas, according...

More