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The Burns Library hosted forty-one class sessions this past semester, including two that met weekly. Burns Scholar, Colman O’Clabaigh, taught the course, Religion and Community in Ireland, 1215–1526 every Thursday in The Irish Room while Professor Robert Savage of History … Continue reading
After numerous struggles, the nursing students finally established their presence on campus. In 1958, Archbishop Cushing generously donated funds to allow the Nursing School a building of its own on the Boston College Main Campus. This building, still in existence … 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
Cornelis de Bruyn’s Russia Often, the images brought back by famous travelers like Cornelis de Bruyn and published in their travel accounts would be the only exposure the average person would have to vast expanses of the globe. While not … Continue reading
The Burns Library owns a handful of books published by Charles Knight (1791-1873), a 19th century publisher, author, and educator whose crusade to bring cheap educational literature to the working class played an influential role in changing the face of … Continue reading
As the processing team at the Burns Library worked with the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing records, we caught a glimpse of life as a nursing student from the turn of the 19th century through 1989, when the … Continue reading
There used to be a time when you could tell a nurse’s history by her cap. Here at the Burns Library, the recently processed New England Deaconess School of Nursing collection (NEDH SON) can tell you a lot about the history … Continue reading