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Category Archives: Conservation
In my position as a Bookbuilders of Boston Intern, during the spring semester of 2013, I feel very lucky to have worked directly with the Burns Library staff learning more about the history of the book. One of my projects … Continue reading
Acting as a “bookbuilder” brings to mind, for me, an attempt to understand the fundamentals of book publishing – the building blocks of a physical book, albeit – that form the timeless basis for the industry today. Undergoing this internship … Continue reading
“My Dear Thomas… I have sent fifteen pair of stockings to you by John Quirk who left this Town in this present month namely four pair of light grey two of the pairs plainly knitted and two ribbed two pair … Continue reading
I, like many of my fellow undergraduate students, am attending Boston College in hopes of a career in medicine. Unlike the rest of my premedical peers, though, I am a book conservation assistant to Barbara Adams Hebard at the Burns Library … Continue reading
Dear Burns Library Blog Readers, The Spring 2012 semester is drawing to a close and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the John J. Burns Library’s blog this semester and to remind you of the great posts … Continue reading
Dear Burns Library Blog Readers, It’s the end of another great semester here at Boston College and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the John J. Burns Library’s blog this semester and to review the … Continue reading
As the Bookbuilders of Boston intern for the 2011-2012 academic year, I have the privilege to work with the Burns Library staff learning the ins and outs of a special collections library and the book trade. This semester, my time … Continue reading
For Boston College students, November always seems to arrive sooner than expected—oftentimes causing some seasonal disorientation. With half-discarded Halloween decor lingering in the dorms, the wintry remnants of a Nor’ Easter briefly blanketing the campus in white, and local radio … Continue reading
On a rainy April day last spring, a large wild turkey was observed strutting around the labyrinth on the lawn of the John J. Burns Library. When attracted by the light, he came and boldly peered in through the window … Continue reading