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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
Audio in reel 2, side 1 includes Hugh Gillespie, Patrick Cawley, Tim Fitzpatrick, and more. 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
In early October, Burns Library hosted our first hybrid class, Prof. Lisa Kessler’s Introduction to Digital Art, which normally meets synchronously online. Some local students volunteered to come in person and work with original format materials, and we paired them … Continue reading
One of the most important parts of historical research is looking at primary sources, which scholars use to interpret the past and draw conclusions. Primary source research has never been easy, especially for medieval studies. There are often few sources, … Continue reading
It’s the start of a new semester here at Boston College. And while this semester will certainly be different then past fall semesters, we’re still excited to work with students, faculty, and the wider public in our reading room and … Continue reading
In light of the tragic deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans, and amidst ongoing national conversations about systemic racism, Burns Library staff grieves with the families of those who have died and all those who are affected by … Continue reading
In the current age of seemingly endless blockbuster superhero franchises, it’s always fun to look back on some of our favorite superheroes’ retro looks. However, for those interested in American Studies, using comic books and their contents as cultural artifacts … Continue reading
Maria Monk, one of the most infamous names in American anti-Catholicism, was the author of Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (1836), “probably the most widely read contemporary book in the United States before Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” (Hofstadter, 77) Burns Library … Continue reading
Burns Library is saying farewell to paper–paper forms, that is! Researchers who visit John J. Burns Library and other special collections libraries are accustomed to filling out forms by hand to request rare books and archival materials they would like … Continue reading