The fifth and final section of the Burns Library exhibit One Story Draws Another, featuring publications that draw on one or more Burns Library Irish collections, is now on display in the Ford Tower. This Researcher Stories section joins the four main sections of this exhibit, which focus on Irish American Fine Press Books, Irish Traditional Music, Irish American History in Boston, and Irish Literature as seen through the materials in the Burns Library’s Irish collections. The entire exhibit is on display at the Burns Library through June 8th, 2015.
Researchers are at the core of the work of the Burns Library. Scholars and writers spend many hours in the Burns Reading Room studying books, manuscripts, and archival holdings in the Burns Library’s Irish collections. They then use this research to write books and articles on a variety of Irish subjects and topics.The stories these researchers tell explore the history, relationships, and accomplishments of Irish and Irish American subjects. Whether they tell stories of peace or imprisonment, politics or physical space, these publications ask us to engage with the shared lineage of Ireland and how it informs and connects these various works to each other. We hope you enjoy these books and articles from researchers who have worked with our Irish collections and the stories they tell.
To learn more about these publications researched in the Burns Library’s Irish collections, click on the images below for a slideshow with commentary from the researchers themselves. The One Story Draws Another exhibit is on display at the Burns Library through June 8th, 2015 and is open during regular library hours. You can also view a selection of images from the other sections of the exhibit in this slideshow. If you have further questions, please contact the Burns Library Reading Room at 617-552-4861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.