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Lexica Jesuitica: Catechisms and Prayer in a New World

The Jesuits call themselves men on the move, a religious society committed to reaching far places and pushing the frontiers of knowledge. Over the centuries, the society has embraced many collectors of words, missionaries and scholars dedicated to putting previously … Continue reading

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Lexica Jesuitica: Missioner Dictionaries of Madagascar

The Burns Library owns copies of the three earliest French-Malagasy dictionaries, dating from 1853, 1888, and 1899. These three volumes uniquely document the histories of Madagascans and their changing place in the world during the turbulent decades of the late 19th … Continue reading

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Chummy & Presumptuous: Letters between Isaac Asimov & Father Sweeney

The Lowell Humanities Series, started by Father Francis W. Sweeney as the Steinman Visiting Poets Series with a lecture by poet Robert Frost in 1957, is a longstanding and integral part of Boston College’s literary and cultural traditions. In the … Continue reading

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Getting Real(ia)! Finding Father Linehan at the Burns Library

As a very 21st century science librarian at O’Neill Library, the content I encounter is most often electronic: journals and increasingly, data.  When I was approached to research the collections at the Burns Library to develop a small exhibit on … Continue reading

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