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Tip in Charge: Photos of Speaker O’Neill from a not so distant era of bipartisanship in Washington

Take one glance at any of the programs on cable news networks and you’ll conclude that we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. The Pew Research Center confirms that this has been a growing trend for over two … Continue reading

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Exhibitions Update: One Story Draws Another

Scéal a tharraingíonn scéal.  Just as the Burns Library’s iconic Ford Tower evokes the tower of Ballylee Castle, which Irish poet W. B. Yeats purchased, restored, and celebrated in the popular anthology of his verse depicted in our exhibit poster, … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Tip O’Neill and the “Refuseniks”

A visit to Brighton Beach in New York City, to Brookline in Boston, or to Mayfield Heights near Cleveland reveals the preponderance of Russian immigrants in the United States. Fleeing persecution in the Soviet Union, Russian Jews were occasionally granted … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Tip O’Neill and Bipartisan Friendships “After 6 p.m.”

As election day closes in on us and the antagonism of the campaign trail intensifies, it is hard to imagine a time of bipartisan cooperation in either personal or political life. Yet the congressional papers of Cambridge politician and Speaker … Continue reading

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