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Browse our Instagram!Program from the Boston College collection of Abbey Theater, which has had an addition of more programs and revamped description! The programs reflect the Theater’s history, including many dramas written by Abbey ci-directors W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and J.M. Synge. #AbbeyTheater #IrishPlaywright #WeLoveNewDescriptionOne of our catalogers is attending @rarebookschool this week, and their cat has taken an interest as well! Maybe we’ll soon have a furry cataloger ? #CatsWhoCatalog #CreatingPurrrrfectRecords #LibraryPetsGuide to the Boston Water Works,1848 #BostonWaterWorks #CivilEngineering #StayCoolOutThere #DrinkSomeWaterToy birch bark canoe from the Robert F. Pollock collection of Normbega Park (MS2007-004) bit.ly/NorumbegaFindingAid
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John Louis Bonn, SJ, who taught theater at Boston College between 1930-1949 and directed the School of Dramatic Arts from 1937-1943, made a lasting impression on Boston College’s theater culture. Bonn directed many student plays and documented … Continue reading
The John J. Burns Library’s Boston collection houses approximately 4,500 works about the city and its neighboring municipalities. While the majority of this collection encompasses material from the 19th and 20th centuries, as a result of the remarkable growth in … Continue reading
In Part One I looked at the change of heart Congressman Tip O’Neill experienced in 1967 regarding the Vietnam War. Formerly a supporter of the Executive branch’s military policy, O’Neill, encouraged by a stream of constituents’ anti-war letters, shifted to … Continue reading
In a letter to her suitor, William Butler Yeats, who complained that he was unhappy without her, Maud Gonne wrote “Oh yes, you are, because you make beautiful poetry out of what you call your unhappiness and you are happy … Continue reading
Mary Boyle O’Reilly was born on May 18, 1873 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Her father, John Boyle O’Reilly, was a noted poet and Irish nationalist, and her mother, Mary Smiley (Murphy) O’Reilly, was a journalist. In 1913, O’Reilly accepted a position … Continue reading
The postcard below depicts Verdun, France following the Battle of Verdun fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916. The Battle of Verdun was one of the largest battles on the western front between the German and French armies. A … Continue reading
This year, the Movable Book Society holds its eleventh biennial conference here in Boston, and the John J. Burns Library is providing a display of three items from our collection starting Wednesday, September 14th. The Hagadah li-yeladim – the … Continue reading