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Browse our Instagram!#Commencement2022Boston College Commencement, 1965, Alumni Stadium. The event hasn't changed too much.Thomas Craven, class of 1917, kept a diary during his senior year, noted that June 4 was the “Harbor Trip” and a “Beautiful Day,” and included a brief account: "With 68 aboard we sailed down to Peddock’s Island where two ball games were held. After much delay we, hungry as bears, landed at Bass Point and had dinner at the Relay House. Some of the fellows had a “glorious” time with the kegs which were on board. After dinner we adjourned to the roller skating pavilion where a very rough party ensued. Our white overhalls were very needful here. We landed at City Point about 8 o’clock." This is a photo of Craven and friends on their class outing - wearing their “overhalls” and an interesting assortment of hats.Celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating nursing students of 1965, Dean Rita P. Kelleher (1908-2009) with students at the pinning ceremony at St. Ignatius.
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Category Archives: Irish Music Archives
Kindly write to me, my dear Jane, describe for me the scenery and the people. Let it be a poem and a picture. Jane MacNeven (New York City) to her daughter, Jane Mary MacNeven (Georgetown), 10 May 1840 Within Burns … Continue reading
We’re a bit late to it, but March was Women’s History Month and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. As a graduating senior in the history and women’s studies department, this March felt like my month. With the help of a … Continue reading
One of the things that the Burns Library is known for is our extensive Irish collection and Anglo-Irish author, Jonathan Swift is no exception. Though known widely for his satirical essay, “A Modest Proposal,” undoubtedly his most famous work is … Continue reading
Walking through the stacks that contain the Williams Ethnological Collection, it is quite easy for one to be distracted by the sheer amount of titles that deal with folklore of different nations and peoples. Yet knowing that often the material … Continue reading
For far too long, researchers have faced difficulties in locating women in the historical record. While that was often the result of research decisions and collection development that deliberately and/or incidentally privileged men as historical actors. It is important to … Continue reading
For readers who have been enjoying our Irish music blog posts, we are happy to announce the launch of a new blog and website dedicated to Burns Library’s Irish Music Archives. The new blog at bcirishmusic.wordpress.com will feature content that reflects the vibrant tradition of Irish music and dance at BC. Continue reading
As frequent readers of our blog may know, Burns Library holds the most comprehensive collections pertaining to modern Irish history, literature and culture outside the island of Ireland, and we enjoy working with Irish Studies scholars from around the world. … 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
Audio in reel 112 includes Owen Frain on flute; Jimmy Kelly on piano; and Paddy Cronin on fiddle/flute. Continue reading
Audio in reel 2, side 1 includes Hugh Gillespie, Patrick Cawley, Tim Fitzpatrick, and more. Continue reading