New Additions for Irish Studies

By Abbey of Kells - Scanned from Treasures of Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 a.D. : From the Collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, & Trinity College, Dublin, Metropolitan Museum of Art & Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1977, ISBN 0394428072, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44527
By Abbey of Kells - Scanned from Treasures of Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 a.D. : From the Collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, & Trinity College, Dublin, Metropolitan Museum of Art & Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1977, ISBN 0394428072, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44527

Check out the wonderful additions to the Library's collections of materials to support Irish Studies.

  1. Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection

    The Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection comprises nearly 500 items representing the historical arc of Celtic literatures, and their influence on the geographic/spatial concerns of Celtic languages across the British and Irish Isles.  This collection, a generous gift from collector and scholar Nicholas B. Scheetz, includes heroic legends of the Finian Cycle and the Ulster Cycle; works of the Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish literary traditions; examples of the 19th century Irish literary revival movement; and works from such important figures as W.B. Yeats, Tim Pat Coogan, Robert Burns, and Brendan Behan.  It also contains works in the major Celtic languages in use today.  This collection is an invaluable resource for all scholars of the Celtic experience.

    The Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection is located in the Graduate Student Study Room on the library's lower level and these books are available to be checked out to all students, staff and faculty.  All items are discoverable through the library catalog. Some of the items in the Celtic Collection are extremely rare and/or fragile; these items are housed in the Special Collections room and are available for in-library use during library hours.  Researchers interested in these rare items are encouraged to contact the University Archivist Elise Bochinski directly to arrange an appointment.

    2. Irish Newspaper Archive

    The Irish Newspaper Archive  contains keyword searchable reproductions of Irish newspapers dating back to 1738 for the oldest titles, through the current editions of modern titles.

    3. JSTOR Ireland Collection

    The Ireland Collection purchased in April 2015 and available through JSTOR is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials. It will contain a minimum of 75 journals, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Over 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages will also be included. Complementing JSTOR's existing collections, the Ireland Collection adds titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology.
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    Stop by and see the Book of Kells on display behind the staircase on the Library's main level. For a closer look, contact Elise Bochinski, University Archivist, to schedule an appointment.

    A facsimile edition of the Book of Kells is on permanent display in the library and available for classroom use.  A replica of the original Book of Kells housed at Trinity College in Dublin, this facsimile mimics the thickness of the original vellum pages, complete with text, illustrations, wormholes, and even "mistakes" made by the scribes who created the original.  To visit Trinity College's online version of the book, click here.

See many more resources for Irish Studies at http://librarybestbets.fairfield.edu/irishstudies.

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