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As we enter the season when cozy indoor activities beckon, the appeal of board games endures despite, or perhaps because of, digital distractions. Burns Library collections include several games, intended to teach, make social commentary, or pass companionable time. Abbasso … Continue reading
You don’t see many books on the Azores in Burns Library, so having traveled to the volcanic islands myself, once in 1995 and once in 2010, this particular book immediately caught my eye. I found it was a fascinating look … Continue reading
This is the last in a series of seven blog posts highlighting and summarizing important events in Irish history, and Burns Library resources which aid in further study of the topic. Burns Library holds many Irish history resources and is … Continue reading
To Answer for What They Stand Charged With: An Accusation of Fornication Against Elizabeth and Nathaniel Ramsdell, 1699.
Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin, You’ll never come out the way you went in, What looks like gold is really tin, Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin –A popular, 20th-century rhyme about the city Archival records provide evidence … Continue reading
This is the fourth in a series of seven blog posts highlighting and summarizing important events in Irish history and Burns Library resources which aid in further study of the topic. Burns Library holds many Irish history resources and is … Continue reading
Maria Monk, one of the most infamous names in American anti-Catholicism, was the author of Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (1836), “probably the most widely read contemporary book in the United States before Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” (Hofstadter, 77) Burns Library … 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
Programs, Reactions, and Outcomes to the Irish Women Rising: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Ireland, 1900-1923 Exhibit at Burns Library
The acquisition of the Loretta Clarke Murray collection, a collection that provides a unique perspective on the Irish nationalist movement through the eyes and words of female activists, lent significant impetus to create an exhibit based on women’s involvement in … Continue reading
Mollie (or Máire, in Irish) Gill is the first woman featured in our Irish Women Rising blog series who did not come from the well-to-do, Anglo-Irish class. Hailing from an Irish family, Mollie Gill’s life is representative of thousands of young … Continue reading