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DescriptionFiel of letters between Kevin Boyle and various others, dating from Boyle's time as a Scholar in Residence at University of Maine, Law School. Items include press cutting from Portland Maine Press Herald, giving a description of Boyle's lecture in Maine on the topic of the current conflict in Northern Ireland. Other letters are from and by Prof. Rolando Delogu, Law School, University of Southern Maine, a friend of Kevin Boyle and a visiting academic at U.C.G.. Delogu deposited such letters and include Rev Theodore M. Hesburgh, President, University of Notre Dame; James F. Carroll - Aileen Carroll; Letter from Boyle to Delogu, discussing in detail the 'H-Block affair' and the ongoing hunger strikes and thier perception in the press and public (item 9); Letters also detail arrangements for Boyle's lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at University of Maine at Orono; John c. Tronto of Bowdoin College, Dept. of Government and Legal Studies, Miaine, discussing Boyle's lecture on Northern Ireland and 'the Troubles; Letter from Boyle to Delogu (14 Oct 1981) mentioning Delogu's contribution of donation of Law reports to the Library at U.C.G. and also mentioning the H-Block hunger strike (item 22); Argine Dalton of the Ireland Fund, New York; Letter from Yvonne Scannell, Law School, Trinity College, Dublin, to Delogu, outlining, among other things, that Boyle has "now got the Atorney General to provide informal link-ups between academics and government departments..." (item 24); Letter from Boyle to Delogu, discussing research and teaching, a smurfitt Professorship at U.C.G., Boyle's proposed trip to the Gambia with Amnesty International and other matters. (item 25) Letter from Boyle to Delogu, Dec 1981, discussing a proposed law text discussion with Jim Casey and also confirming Boyle will be travelling to the Gambia, without his family, for a period in 1982 with Amnesty International (item 26) Letter from Delogu, detailing a shipment of assorted law books and journals being shipped and donated to the Hardiman Library at U.C.G.; details of a lecture given by Boyle at University of Detroit on "Irish Problem: New Solutions"; documents from symposium on Northern Ireland at the John F.Kennedy Centre, Mar 1982, with a talk by Boyle on Historical Background on Northern Ireland; Letters also present between Boyle, Robert Woodbury, President of University of Maine, Kinvin Wroth and Orlando Delogu concfirming Boyle's appointment as Scholar in Residence at Maine Law School in Sep 1982.
Extent1 file, 42 items
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/32Boyle; Kevin (1943-2010); Human Rights activist, barrister, lecturer.1943-2010
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