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Browse our Instagram!Letterhead from the correspondence in the William J. Leonard SJ papers. Leonard (1908-2000) graduated from BC in 1931 and was a faculty member from 1939-1973. He served as a chaplain during WWII and corresponded with many service members.A pictorial work about St. Francis Xavier was published in 1600. It illustrates the story of a crab, St. Francis, and a crucifix. (This one looks more like a lobster to us, but why quibble?)Detail of the illustration facing section three, The Euthanasia of Autumn, from Edward Hitchcock's Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons ... Delivered to the Students in Amherst College, in 1845, 1847, 1848 and 1849. Amherst: J.S. & C. Adams, 1850.We've added our Eleanor Early exhibit - originally displayed in the library in 2009 - to Burns Online Exhibits. Burns' holdings include her papers and copies of her published works. https://library.bc.edu/burns-exhibits/eleanor-early/
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The Williams Ethnological Collection is one of our more diverse collections of published materials, assembled by the Jesuit missionary and ethnologist Joseph J. Williams, SJ and largely focused on Africa & the Caribbean. Many of the volumes are White European … Continue reading
It’s a near universal rule that you should never write in any library book. However, you can nevertheless find notes in many of our books, remnants of their pasts before being acquired by Burns Library. These marks provide hints about … Continue reading
Long may Matrix continue to excite mind, fingertips, and eye, for it is the unique ability of printing to be able to appeal to and satisfy these three senses … Continue reading
Irish traditional music followers worldwide can now access hundreds of music tracks in The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, a digital collection produced and published by the Boston College Libraries. This collection of tunes and songs was compiled over fifteen … 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
One of the lucky privileges of being a conservation unit student assistant is the ability to walk through the Burns Library stacks containing over four hundred years of literary and scholastic history, ranging from the history of the Jesuits to … 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
The legacy of Sligo-reared archaeologist William Gregory Wood-Martin is defined by its complexity – a complexity reflected in his own homeland’s nature. In several ways, the Anglo-Irishman was an exemplary Briton. Born into the Ascendancy in 1847, Wood-Martin would serve … Continue reading