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Browse our Instagram!Sir Gawain & The Green Knight got a lot of likes in 2021. Did you see the movie??Are you as obsessed as we are? #wordle #librarianlifeTomorrow is the anniversary of Boston’s North End #MolassesDisaster of 1919. While the event itself had more to do with manufacturing munitions than cooking, we prefer cooking, and offer these suggestions for observing the day. Make some:Detail of a drawing of the proposed table design for the new library at Boston College by architectural firm Maginnis & Walsh, June, 1927. Visit these tables today in Gargan Hall, #BapstLibrary.
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Some of the more popular collections we bring out for class use– comics and Boston College athletic programs— engage students’ curiosity not just because of their content but also due to the presence of advertisements. While in our present day, … Continue reading
Audio in reel 112 includes Owen Frain on flute; Jimmy Kelly on piano; and Paddy Cronin on fiddle/flute. Continue reading
Streaming audio: reel 4 from the James W. Smith Irish Music Recordings includes Paddy Cronin, Frank Neylon, Gene Preston, and probably Mike McDonough. Continue reading
Audio in reel 47 of the Smith collection features the New State Ceili Band of Boston. Continue reading
The YMCA of Boston College was not “the” YMCA, nor was it an official part of Boston College. It organized in 1875 when Boston’s Catholic newspaper, the Pilot, published a letter from Boston College President, Robert Fulton, SJ, proposing the … Continue reading
Funeral practices in the United States moved from personal residences to funeral homes in the late 19th century. Until that period, families laid out their own dead, wakes were held in houses, and burials — by necessity — swiftly followed … Continue reading
Two collections of open-reel tapes of Irish traditional music in Boston and New York (1950s-1960s) have been digitized by Boston College Libraries. 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
A January 27, 1953 Western Union Telegram invited the newly elected, Senator John F. Kennedy (D. Massachusetts), to respond to the traditional toast to the United States at the 216th anniversary dinner for the Charitable Irish Society of America. Senator … Continue reading