Category Archives: Art at the Burns Library

The Spirit of the Core at Work

Boston College is a liberal arts university. Each undergraduate student is required to take classes in history, science, mathematics, foreign language, theology, social science, philosophy, English and cultural diversity, unless he or she was lucky enough to “AP out” with … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: The Making of the John Boyle O’Reilly Memorial

The Boston College University Libraries have digitized the James Jeffrey Roche Letters.  This Burns Library collection is now available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2345/1119 as part of Boston College University Libraries Digital Collections. Roche (1870 – 1908) was an Irish born journalist who edited The Pilot, starting … Continue reading

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Eva McKee, Irish Artisan

March is the month of Saint Patrick’s Day and it is also Women’s History Month. To celebrate both of these events, this post discusses the Burns Library’s Eva McKee Collection.  Part of the Burns Irish collections,  the McKee Collection contains several beautiful examples of … Continue reading

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Cataloger’s Corner: Thompson Room Makeover

This month, we’re welcoming you back on campus with posts about various projects – from cataloging to sesquicentennial research and collections processing – that we have been working on during the summer.  This post features a new permanent exhibit of … Continue reading

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Exhibitions Update: Irish Interior – Soul, Mind and Heart at the Beginning of a New Century

“The Catholic Book Bulletin which we launch today will be concerned primarily with recommending Catholic literature, and promoting its distribution.  It will not only indicate approved books, but systematically review them as occasion arises; and further it will pioneer a … Continue reading

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Semester in Review: Burns Blog Fall 2011

Dear Burns Library Blog Readers, It’s the end of another great semester here at Boston College and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the John J. Burns Library’s blog this semester and to review the … Continue reading

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Exhibitions Update: Burst the Heart Open

The Boston College Center for Irish Programs and the Boston College Libraries extend a warm invitation to the exhibition of Irish paintings entitled Burst the Heart Open, showing at the John J. Burns Library at Boston College. Sponsored by Culture … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Splendor of Form in Richard King’s Stained Glass Windows

Irish artist Richard J. King (1907-1975) whose works encompassed subjects both secular and ecclesiastical is best known for designing stained-glass windows and for his management of the Dublin studio of world-renowned stained glass artist, Harry Clarke (1889-1931). King was born … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Remembering the Marian Year of 1954

Nestled among the books in the Burns Library’s Irish Room, the Our Lady of Knock statue is a beautiful work of art combining simplicity with elegance.  During a visit to Ireland in 1950 Bapst Library Director Reverend Terence L. Connolly, … Continue reading

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Conservator’s Notebook: Mabel Florence Young, Painter of Irish Landscapes

The conservation lab at the Burns Library is a pleasant workspace with a nice blend of modern equipment, like my arts and crafts style oak work bench which was hand built in 1999 by Paul O’Connell, a graduate of the … Continue reading

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