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John Lawrence Sullivan (1858-1918) started his career as an outlaw engaged in illegal prizefighting, became a popular hero and the first American heavyweight champion, went on to the vaudeville stage, and ended his life on a quiet farm. Best known … Continue reading
The Fall 2012 semester at the Burns Library has been a busy time of research and study for many scholars, students and professors. The most popular collections in the Reading Room this semester have included the Jane Jacobs Papers, the … 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
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
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
The Information Wanted Database contains information taken from missing persons advertisements posted between 1831 and 1921 in the Boston Pilot, a newspaper for many years geared toward Irish and Irish-American readers. The searchable online database contains detailed information taken from … Continue reading
At the Burns Library, we’re looking forward to another semester filled with fun classes and interesting questions about the wonderfully unique collections housed here. Did you know that over 300 students participated in sessions taught by Burns Library staff members … Continue reading