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Browse our Instagram!Letterhead from the correspondence in the William J. Leonard SJ papers. Leonard (1908-2000) graduated from BC in 1931 and was a faculty member from 1939-1973. He served as a chaplain during WWII and corresponded with many service members.A pictorial work about St. Francis Xavier was published in 1600. It illustrates the story of a crab, St. Francis, and a crucifix. (This one looks more like a lobster to us, but why quibble?)Detail of the illustration facing section three, The Euthanasia of Autumn, from Edward Hitchcock's Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons ... Delivered to the Students in Amherst College, in 1845, 1847, 1848 and 1849. Amherst: J.S. & C. Adams, 1850.We've added our Eleanor Early exhibit - originally displayed in the library in 2009 - to Burns Online Exhibits. Burns' holdings include her papers and copies of her published works. https://library.bc.edu/burns-exhibits/eleanor-early/
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The Chestnut Hill campus of Boston College (BC) has beautiful architecture, views, greenspaces, and recreation areas. Construction projects occasionally add less peaceful notes to the scene, but the resulting disruption is a sign of growth. As the university develops, new … Continue reading
My first visit to Boston College was made when a mere child. I wandered into the ground bordering on James Street and found someone exhuming dead bodies before the building of the Church of the Immaculate Conception…. It was not … Continue reading
For more than four decades, the Chestnut Hill grounds of Boston College remained an astoundingly beautiful, Gothic-inspired campus. Critics noted Gasson Hall’s national influence among Gothic revivalism at universities, and, in 1926, Devlin Hall was recognized as “the most beautiful … Continue reading
The music cut off abruptly in the dining hall. Students and faculty crowded around radios to hear the reports from Dallas. In Bapst Library’s auditorium, President Michael Walsh, S.J., led the campus in the rosary. He announced the news before … Continue reading
“A Rededication to the Sacred Things we Call the Humanities.”: The Success of the First Five Years of Father Sweeney’s Humanities Series
When critically acclaimed poet T.S. Eliot left his second lecture at Boston College, he declared, “I want to be invited back. Even when I am unable to go elsewhere, I shall return to Boston College.” And invited back he was, … Continue reading
Boston College has not always been a sprawling campus divided between lower, middle, and upper campuses. In fact, the entirety of lower campus was underwater in 1948 when the college purchased the “Lawrence Basin” Reservoir from the City of Boston. … Continue reading
In this Veterans Day blog post, Frederick J. Gillis (1893-1988) of the class of 1916 represents all of the Boston College men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much for their country. Frederick J. Gillis of Dorchester … Continue reading
From the inception of Boston College, elocution and oratory skill were among the most important assets that the school actively cultivated in its students. The Prefect of Studies–or Dean–Robert Fulton, S.J., profoundly fostered the student interest in oratorical aptitude. Under … Continue reading