Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Burns Library

Seamus Heaney at home in Dublin, bh002368, MS.2001.039, <a href="http://www.bc.edu/sites/libraries/hanvey/index.html">Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives</a>, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Seamus Heaney at home in Dublin, bh002368, Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, MS.2001.039, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a review of selected Burns Library exhibits, blog posts and Flickr sets that showcase materials from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection.  If you missed the post about the Burns Library’s Seamus Heaney exhibit while you were away on Spring Break, you can read it here.  Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney is one of four Irish arts exhibits drawn from Burns Library collections on display this month.  In addition, you can also view a video glimpse of the Heaney exhibit, set to a reading by English Associate Professor Joseph Nugent. Recently on the Burns blog, Burns student employee Eliscia Kinder wrote about Lady Gregory, and Irish Studies Librarian Kathleen Williams wrote posts about the books of Irish writer Padraic Colum in the Burns Library’s Irish Collection, John Boyle O’Reilly and Spring 2014 Visiting Irish Scholar, Professor Terence Brown.

Various editions of <i> Gulliver's Travels </i> from the Burns Library's Irish Collection.

Various editions of Gulliver’s Travels from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection.

The Burns Library’s Flickr site has some wonderful images of the Irish Collection – including a Walk through the Stacks, Building an Irish Domestic Library, along with images from the Loyal National Repeal Association of Ireland Collection, the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives and photos of the many editions of Gullliver’s Travels available at the Burns Library.  If you have any questions or would like more information about the collections featured in this post, please contact the Burns Library at 617-552-4861 or burnsref@bc.edu.


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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