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Browse our Instagram!The 7th stanza of Irish poet John Boyle O'Reilly's "The Exile of the Gael," written in 1887, and O'Reilly's calling card, from the Boston College collection of John Boyle O'Reilly.We are enjoying the details in this cover decoration of American writer Alice Cary's "A Lover's Diary," published in 1868. Cary (1820-1871) and her sister Phoebe (1824-1871) were both well-known poets.G is for Garden, from "A Poet's Alphabet" by Welsh writer W.H. Davies (1871-1940). Davies was also the author of "The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp."The cover of London Lyrics by English poet Frederick Locker-Lampson, published in NY in 1891.
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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
Prison hunger strikes became an integral part of protesting in the struggle for Irish independence over the course of a century. Two recently opened collections at Burns Library, both newly processed, include materials that reflect how hunger strikes were used … Continue reading
Joachim Bouvet was born in Le Mans, France, on July 18, 1656. In 1673, he entered the Society of Jesus in hopes going on a China mission. His wish was granted when King Louis XIV sent him and five other … 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
The John J. Burns Library is home to the formerly named Nicholas M. Williams Ethnological Collection, now known at the library simply as the Williams Ethnological Collection. A large and important amount of material with especial strengths in Carribeana and … Continue reading
In 1942, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 41,300 spectators packed into a Fenway Park that was nearly 8,000 over capacity. It was the 40th annual Jesuit Classic, the storied rivalry between Boston College and Holy Cross football. Near hysteria gripped … Continue reading
In 1599, the Society of Jesus published the Ratio Studiorum and sent copies to their eight schools throughout Europe. The Ratio was essentially a rulebook for all the colleges operated by the Jesuits. The daily course schedule was outlined. Each … Continue reading