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University Archives & Special Collections

Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection

Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection

About the Collection

The Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection currently comprises approximately 300 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.  A generous gift from collector and scholar Nicholas B. Scheetz, the collection 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.

Using the Collection

The majority of the materials included in the Nicholas B. Scheetz Celtic Collection are currently located in Room 115 on the library's lower level.  These books are available to be checked out to all students, staff, and faculty.  Items that are considered rare and/or fragile are housed in the Special Collections Room.  To use the artifacts located in Special Collections, please visit the Library Services & Information Desk during staffed hours or contact the University Archivist.  All items are discoverable through the library catalog.  (Tip: use the main search box on the library home page, type in Scheetz Collection in quotes, and then refine by book/ebook in the left-hand margin for a complete list of items.)