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The Boston College University Libraries have digitized the James Jeffrey Roche Letters. This Burns Library collection is now available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2345/1119 as part of Boston College University Libraries Digital Collections. Roche (1870 – 1908) was an Irish born journalist who edited The Pilot, starting … Continue reading
The Connolly Book of Hours, a fifteenth century illuminated manuscript held by the John J. Burns Library, is now available online to scholars, students and admirers everywhere. Digital imaging of illuminated manuscripts requires advanced photographic techniques in order to maintain … Continue reading
The 2012-2013 academic year will be celebrated as the 150th year since the chartering of Boston College, but the university has another milestone to commemorate this year as well: 100 years on the Heights. Planning for the move from Boston … Continue reading
In my previous post I gave an overview of medieval liturgical and musical books. One of these is the antiphonale or antiphoner, which contains the proper antiphons for the Divine Office. The Burns Library owns a beautiful (and now digitized) … Continue reading
In my time as a research assistant for the Information Wanted Database, I have encountered hundreds of advertisements for missing persons that offer a tantalizing but frustratingly brief snapshot of a potentially compelling back story. The searchable online database contains … 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
In the Boston College Course Bulletin for 1894, President Father Timothy Brosnahan somewhat grudgingly affirmed a role for scientific education in the Jesuit system of learning: “While recognizing, then, in education the necessity and importance of Mathematics and the Natural … Continue reading
Materials recently added to the Flickr site for the Burns Library include a set of striking photographs taken by Clifton Church from about 1917 to 1934. Clifton Church was a landscape photographer who worked in Jackson, New Hampshire, and Dallas, … Continue reading
The Burns Library’s earliest printed book, Jean Gerson’s De Spiritualib[us] Nupciis (On Spiritual Marriage), is a book of superlatives, of firsts. The topic of this short, 80 page quarto-sized book is a commentary on one of the shortest books of … Continue reading
We have had a very productive and exciting summer in the conservation lab. My assistant Robert Williams and I stabilized two important collections in preparation for digitization: the Heights, a Boston College student publication, and the Michael H. Leary Letters, … Continue reading