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Browse our Instagram!Don’t forget to sign up for Unit 2 of Primary Source Boot Camp: Using Primary Sources Effectively! Learn how to figure out what box of papers you want to see, how to read handwriting, how to cite what you found, and more! Link to sign up is in our bio #bc2020 #bc2021 #bc2022 #bc2023I’m supposed to be prepping for a great class on colonialism next week .... but look, squirrel! #distractedeasily #butitsaflyingsquirrell #burnsbestiary #libraryinstructionA peek #BehindTheScenes, where we assembled our new exhibit prep storage/transfer solution today, just in time! #ExhibitionPrep #LibraryExhibit #LibrariesOfInstagram #LibraryToolkitsAreTERRIBLE #BunRack #CreativeStorageSolutionsToday is the birthday of English poet and author Alfred Noyes (1880-1958). Although his papers held by Burns Library (MS2006-054) contain mainly his personal and professional correspondence, as well as manuscripts and typescripts of his poetry and prose, we are highlighting undated designs for his potential bookplates. #ArchivesOfInstagram #AlfredNoyes #BookPlates #BritishCatholicAuthors
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The legacy of Sligo-reared archaeologist William Gregory Wood-Martin is defined by its complexity – a complexity reflected in his own homeland’s nature. In several ways, the Anglo-Irishman was an exemplary Briton. Born into the Ascendancy in 1847, Wood-Martin would serve … Continue reading
“The question…is this, whether we are to have books which are beautiful as books; books in which type, paper, woodcuts, and the due arrangement of all these are to be considered, and which are so treated as to produce a … 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
In 1452, the Italian polymath Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) completed his De re aedificatoria, the first theoretical treatment of architecture since Vitruvius wrote his De architectura in 15 BC. This classical text served as the main inspiration for Alberti’s treatise, … Continue reading
Being called upon to help decipher bad handwriting is an occupational hazard for the staff of the Burns Library, home to hundreds of linear feet of correspondence written by thousands of individuals – political and religious leaders, literary figures, bank … Continue reading
Plenty of people don’t like big cities and cannot understand why anyone would choose the urban life. I, on the other hand, love that cities are dynamic and ever-changing. We never know who we’ll meet up with out on the … Continue reading