Monthly Archives: November 2012

Archives Diary: Word Art Comes to the Burns Library

Typography art is all the rage these days. Hoodies, posters, cards, and other letterpress or digital typography art: Etsy overflows with it. And did you know there’s a National Stationery Show, featuring all kinds of paper-made goodness? At the Burns … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: “Sunday Night at Bette’s”

It’s 1975, and Bette’s Rolls Royce, a restaurant/nightclub on Union Street near Faneuil Hall, is the place to spend an evening sipping $1.25 Champagne cocktails for two. Settling in to your supper of Bette’s famous chopped sirloin or soused shrimp, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Irish Studies: Peter Fallon, Visiting Scholar 2012 – 2013

Peter Fallon, poet and publisher, is the John J. Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Fallon lives in Loughcrew, County Meath, Ireland.  He is an Honors Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.  The Center for Irish … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Danish Illustrator Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen (pronounced Kye), was a Danish illustrator and artist, who was born in Copenhagen on March 12, 1886. The images in this post are taken from the book East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales From … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Connolly Book of Hours Now Online

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

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