Category Archives: Flickr Sets

Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints

As the Bookbuilders of Boston intern at the Burns Library this year, I’ve spent most of my time working with and learning about the Japanese Prints Collection. While the collection has a large number of prints that were produced during the Tokugawa … Continue reading

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Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney is a Burns Library Exhibit, now on display in the Margaret Ford Tower. This exhibit is available for viewing whenever the Burns Library is open from February 14 – March … Continue reading

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“the sacred things we call the humanities.”: E. E. Cummings and the Humanities Series

The renowned poet, E. E. Cummings, gave readings at Boston College on November 19th, 1959 and October 26th, 1961 as a guest of the Humanities Series. Second only to Robert Frost as the most requested American poet to speak on … Continue reading

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Chummy & Presumptuous: Letters between Isaac Asimov & Father Sweeney

The Lowell Humanities Series, started by Father Francis W. Sweeney as the Steinman Visiting Poets Series with a lecture by poet Robert Frost in 1957, is a longstanding and integral part of Boston College’s literary and cultural traditions. In the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney

On Friday, August 30th, 2013, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Irish poet Seamus Heaney.  Heaney was the eldest child of nine born to a farming family in County Derry, Northern Ireland. He won a scholarship to … Continue reading

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Exhibitions Update: Recusant Books at the Burns Library

The printing of books, as an art and industry, has been documented from any number of perspectives. The arduous setting of type, the business of publication and distribution, the craft of binding — these are some of the many things … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Hotel Stationery from the Goldstein-Avery Papers

This Flickr set features examples of letterhead on hotel stationery from the correspondence of David Goldstein. These letters were sent to Martha Moore Avery from lecture tour stops, ca. 1911-1916. The Goldstein-Avery Papers include writings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs … Continue reading

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