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Boston College Nursing: Cushing Hall

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

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Spotlight on Irish Studies: John Boyle O’Reilly in the Hub

John Boyle O’Reilly was born in 1844 in Dowth, County Meath, Ireland.  He apprenticed in newspaper writing, publishing and printing before immigrating to England at age fifteen to work at an uncle’s paper in Preston.  At the request of his … Continue reading

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Information Wanted: Missing Persons and Missing Pieces

In my time as a research assistant for the Information Wanted Database, I have encountered hundreds of advertisements for missing persons that offer a tantalizing but frustratingly brief snapshot of a potentially compelling back story. The searchable online database contains … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Irish Studies: Stories of the Missing

The Information Wanted Database contains information taken from missing persons advertisements posted between 1831 and 1921 in the Boston Pilot, a newspaper for many years geared toward Irish and Irish-American readers. The searchable online database contains detailed information taken from … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Irish Studies: A Story from the Information Wanted Database

To date, the Information Wanted Database contains over 36,000 stories.  This database is made up of records the reflect information from advertisements in the Boston Pilot newspaper between 1831 and 1921. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, there was … Continue reading

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