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Browse our Instagram!This clipping of MLK Jr. speaking is part of a folder of material about to the reaction of the Newton College of the Sacred Heart to his assassination, posted with related material on a campus bulletin board in Apr 1968.Sir Gawain & The Green Knight got a lot of likes in 2021. Did you see the movie??Are you as obsessed as we are? #wordle #librarianlifeTomorrow is the anniversary of Boston’s North End #MolassesDisaster of 1919. While the event itself had more to do with manufacturing munitions than cooking, we prefer cooking, and offer these suggestions for observing the day. Make some:
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Category Archives: Art at the Burns Library
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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