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Last year, we celebrated the tradition of humanities at Boston College with an exploration of the history of the Humanities Series under the direction of Francis W. Sweeney, SJ, and its contribution to the burgeoning cultural and intellectual vitality of the university. … 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
After acquiring the Chestnut Hill land in 1907, Boston College faced several years of difficult fundraising to pay for the construction of buildings on the new campus. Although enthusiasm for the college’s expansion was prevalent among Boston Catholics, this section … Continue reading
On December 12, 1907, Father Thomas I. Gasson, SJ, and the Trustees of Boston College completed the paperwork that brought four parcels of land into the institution’s possession. The acquisition of these Chestnut Hill properties allowed for the expansion Father … 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
Boston College has long been known for its athletic teams and their accomplishments. Be it the football team’s success over the years in Bowl games, the men’s NCAA hockey championships or the baseball team’s participation in the longest NCAA baseball … 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
Last month witnessed the sad passing of Frans Jozef van Beeck, SJ, an influential and beloved member of the Boston College community during his tenure here as professor of theology from 1968 until 1986. Father van Beeck hailed from the Netherlands, … Continue reading
Some ninety years ago, the students of Boston College began publishing the newspaper The Heights. Out of its meager beginnings in November of 1919, the student newspaper has become a massive source of information about not only the campus and … Continue reading
This summer the conservation lab, despite its location in the basement of the John J. Burns Library, rose to the heights. You may recall from the Conservator’s Notebook entry posted on July 5th that my assistant, Robert Williams, and I were about … Continue reading