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Browse our Instagram!Here's what happens to our Ford Tower entrance when we combine a "no backpack' rule with a BIG class. We were happy to welcome the students from Prof. Morello's Intro to Latin American Societies yesterday.A page from Elma Ehrlich Levinger's, Holyday Stories; Modern Tales of the American Jewish Youth. New York: Bloch, 1925, with wishes for a meaningful and easy fast for those who observe Yom Kippur.A few items from Burns' Williams Collection to highlight the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth!Burns Library is the place to begin researching the history of #BostonCollege. This week's blog post highlights our BC Archives collections. https://bit.ly/2YWCa0t
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Monthly Archives: February 2015
Black Literature as American History: The Works of Phillis Wheatley, Countee Cullen, and Richard Wright
Black History Month has been celebrated during the month of February since its precursor—Carter G. Woodson’s Negro History Week—was first observed in 1926. Black History Month provides an opportunity to commemorate the various contributions of black Americans to the history … Continue reading
Crossroads of Culture: Cristobál de Morales’ Missarum Liber Primus and Early Music Printing in Europe
A book of polyphony written by a Spanish composer who worked in Rome, printed by an Italian living in France, inscribed with the ownership markings of a Portuguese monastery, sits in an American university library. The Missarum liber primus (First … Continue reading
The seventeenth century was a crucial turning point for chemistry; it marked the beginning of the transition from alchemy to modern chemistry and the scientific method. Robert Boyle (1627–1691) is widely considered to be one of the period’s most influential … Continue reading
During the Fall 2014 semester, Professor Virginia Reinburg’s history class “Early Printed Books: History and Craft” was enhanced by integrating books from the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections into the curriculum, and by incorporating hands-on … Continue reading
Scéal a tharraingíonn scéal. Just as the Burns Library’s iconic Ford Tower evokes the tower of Ballylee Castle, which Irish poet W. B. Yeats purchased, restored, and celebrated in the popular anthology of his verse depicted in our exhibit poster, … Continue reading