Maurice Harmon Papers
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- Seán Ó Riordáin
- Return of the Native
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UCD Library holds the archive and library of academic critic and poet Maurice Harmon.
Reference code IE/UCD/SC/MH
Maurice Harmon Archive
Level of Description
50 boxes of archival material and 4000 books
Maurice Harmon (1930 - ).
BA and MA (1955) from UCD under Jeremiah Hogan
Teaching Fellowship at Harvard
Assistant Professor of English at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Associate Professor in Notre Dame
Joined UCD Staff in 1965 firstly as a Lecturer in English and Anglo Irish Literature and then as Professor of Anglo Irish Literature and Drama.
He retired in 1990
Founding editor of the Irish University Review which was established in 1970
Author and editor of numerous books including: Sean O'Faolain: A Critical Introduction, University of Notre Dame Press, 1967; The Poetry of Thomas Kinsella, Wolfhound Press, 1974; Irish Poetry after Yeats: Seven Poets, Little, Brown 1979; No Author Better Served: The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1998.
Harmon is also a poet and has published several collections including: The Last Regatta and Other Poems, Salmon Press 2000; Tales of Death and Other Poems, Lapwing 2001; The Doll with Two Backs and Other Poems, Salmon Press, 2005; The Mischievous Boy and Other Poems, Salmon Press, 2008; and When Love Is Not Enough: New and Selected Poems, Salmon Press, 2010
A selection of Harmon’s poems is available in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
Source of Acquisition
Transferred to UCD in 2016.
Scope and Content
The archival collection reflects all aspects of Harmon’s professional life, as academic, critic, journal editor and poet. It includes correspondence with Seamus Heaney, Mary Lavin, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Kinsella and many other luminaries of 20th and 21st century Irish literature.
Access and Use
The materials in this collection are available by appointment only to research students, teaching staff and scholars. Research students should have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.
Photocopying or digital photographing of the archival material is not permitted.
Box list available
Booklet accompanying the occasion of the transfer of the Harmon archives to UCD Special Collections, October 5, 2017.