Reading Room Log: Father Raymond Schroth’s Upcoming Book on Father Robert Drinan

Robert Frederick Drinan, S.J. (November 15, 1920 – January 28, 2007) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, lawyer, human rights activist, and Democratic U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was also a law professor at Georgetown University Law Center for the last twenty-six years of his life.

Robert Frederick Drinan, S.J. (November 15, 1920 – January 28, 2007) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, lawyer, human rights activist, and Democratic U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was also a law professor at Georgetown University Law Center for the last twenty-six years of his life.

The Burns Library would like to congratulate Father Raymond Schroth on his upcoming (November 2010) book titled, Bob Drinan:  The Controversial Life of the First Priest Elected to Congress, published by Fordham University Press.  While writing this book, Father Schroth visited the Burns Reading Room to look at Drinan’s papers and get that “behind the scenes” look at Drinan’s life and work.  Whether you are writing a book or a research paper, primary sources can provide valuable information and insights that aren’t available elsewhere.

If you are interested in taking a look at Father Drinan’s papers, please call or e-mail the Burns Library Reading Room – 617-552-4861 or burnsref@bc.edu.  Finding aids for these papers are also available online via Quest if you search for Drinan, Robert as an author.  Contact the Reading Room if you need help and we look forward to hearing from you!

  • Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Burns Library

About John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College

The University’s special collections, including the University’s Archives, are housed in the Honorable John J. Burns Library, located in the Bapst Library Building, north entrance. Burns Library staff work with students and faculty to support learning and teaching at Boston College, offering access to unique primary sources through instruction sessions, exhibits, and programming. The Burns Library also serves the research needs of external scholars, hosting researchers from around the globe interested in using the collections. The Burns Library is home to more than 200,000 volumes and over 700 manuscript collections, including holdings of music, photographic materials, art and artifacts, and ephemera. Though its collections cover virtually the entire spectrum of human knowledge, the Burns Library has achieved international recognition in several specific areas of research, most notably: Irish studies; British Catholic authors; Jesuitica; Fine printing; Catholic liturgy and life in America, 1925-1975; Boston history; the Caribbean, especially Jamaica; Nursing; and Congressional archives.
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