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Archives Diary: Meet G. William Patten

Parents everywhere can be found lecturing their children about the value of hard work and working your way up through an organization starting at the bottom. Now those parents have more ammo: local artist G. William Patten (1907-1986), whose success … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: B.C. Track in the Early 20th Century

Boston College has long been known for its athletic teams and their accomplishments.  Be it the football team’s success over the years in Bowl games, the men’s NCAA hockey championships or the baseball team’s participation in the longest NCAA baseball … Continue reading

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“A Terrible Beauty is Born”: The Easter Rising

The Easter Rising, the armed rebellion pitting the nationalist Irish Volunteers against the British military in the city streets of Dublin from 24 April – 30 April 1916, can rarely be discussed in public discourse without reference to W.B. Yeats’s … Continue reading

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Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series: Recordings at the Burns Library

The fall season of Boston College’s Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series will showcase musical traditions from various regions of Ireland. Under the direction of ten-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Séamus Connolly (Sullivan Family Artist-in-Residence, Center for Irish … Continue reading

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