Happy Birthday to the John J. Burns Library’s Blog!

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About a year ago, we introduced the John J. Burns Library’s Blog to the world with our first post.  Since July 2010, this blog has published weekly posts about the Burns Library’s collections, services, events and exhibits.   In addition to our loyal friends and colleagues,  the John J. Burns Library’s Blog now has readers from all over the world.  So on our blog’s first “birthday”, I sincerely thank all those of you who contributed to the ongoing efforts of this blog and, of course, our faithful readers. Some of my favorite posts during this past year include the Belloc-Hogan Love Letters, the changing of the tapestry in the Ford Tower and the Stephen Fuller Letterbooks.  If you missed any of our posts from the past year and would like to check them out, then you can catch up by reading the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 review posts.   These two posts list and link to the posts from the prior semester.  Keep reading to learn more about the John J. Burns Library’s collections, events and exhibitions.  Enjoy the slideshow of images above from our blog and help us spread the word about the wonderful collections here at the John J. Burns Library by linking and/or subscribing to this blog.  You can also find links to our weekly posts every Monday on the John J. Burns Library’s Facebook page.  If you have an idea for a post, then please contact me at 617-552-4861 or justine.sundaram@bc.edu.  Thanks again for all of your support and I look forward to hearing from you!

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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