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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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The Chestnut Hill campus of Boston College (BC) has beautiful architecture, views, greenspaces, and recreation areas. Construction projects occasionally add less peaceful notes to the scene, but the resulting disruption is a sign of growth. As the university develops, new … Continue reading
As we begin this new academic year, we are saddened by the recent loss of our primary benefactor, Brian P. Burns, and fondly recall his warm friendship and the vital roles he played in establishing Burns Library and providing ongoing … Continue reading
Welcome back, Boston College! While we saw many of you (masked!) last year, we’re excited to see even more students, faculty, staff and members of the wider community in our classrooms and Reading Room. As we embrace BC Forward, here’s … Continue reading
Last summer we shared some of the internal conversations Burns staff have been having regarding our roles as special collections librarians and archivists in responding to ongoing, systemic racism. Part of this discussion centered around our roles as instructors who … Continue reading
Audio in reel 112 includes Owen Frain on flute; Jimmy Kelly on piano; and Paddy Cronin on fiddle/flute. Continue reading
In February, Prof. Lisa Kessler’s Introduction to Digital Art class once again visited Burns Library – 13 in person, and 2 via Zoom – to prepare for a new assignment that the Burns Instruction Team could really get behind: Design … Continue reading
Audio in reel 2, side 1 includes Hugh Gillespie, Patrick Cawley, Tim Fitzpatrick, and more. Continue reading
Everyone is suddenly talking about sea shanties. With COVID-19, work from home has become the reality for many people; isolation and disconnection from the outside world resulting. Perhaps that is why sea shanties, songs meant to be sung in groups … Continue reading
Streaming audio: reel 4 from the James W. Smith Irish Music Recordings includes Paddy Cronin, Frank Neylon, Gene Preston, and probably Mike McDonough. Continue reading