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Browse our Instagram!Our copy of A description of the Island of Jamaica with the Other Isles and Territories in America to which the English are Related (1678) was very well loved. Almost every blank page or half-blank page is filled with writings from prior owners. #handwriting #marginalia #WriteInBooksYouOwn #WeAdmireTheDoodles300YearsLaterLovely inscription in a copy of Graham Green’s Our Man in Havana which was read in outer space, given to Greene by Soviet cosmonaut Georgy GrechkoSpotted on our hold shelves: Philosophia magnetica in qua magnetis natura (QC751 .C32 1629 Jesuitica) which includes this early map of the world #maps #EarlyMapsOfEarth #AustraliaMeetsAntarticaBreaking out our beloved Book of Kells facsimile for Nancy Netzer’s Early Medieval Art in Ireland and Britain seminar today. The students take an intensive dive through our Irish manuscript facsimiles over multiple class sessions. #bookofkells #irishmanuscript #arthistory #facsimiles
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The Magnificent Site on Commonwealth Avenue: Father Gasson’s Bell Tower Brings Boston College to New Heights
When Thomas Gasson, S.J., assumed the role of president at Boston College in January 1907, the community soon became aware of his desire to transform the small school into a university. That June, Gasson began petitioning his Jesuit superiors in … Continue reading
These selections from the Irish American manuscript collections at the Burns Library are loosely bound together by common threads of shared affiliation with the University and with the City of Boston – its business and its politics. To each of us working on … Continue reading
Materials recently added to the BC Digitized Collections include a set of striking photographs taken by Clifton Church from about 1917 to 1934. Clifton Church was a landscape photographer who worked in Jackson, New Hampshire, and Dallas, Texas, as well as … Continue reading
Some ninety years ago, the students of Boston College began publishing the newspaper The Heights. Out of its meager beginnings in November of 1919, the student newspaper has become a massive source of information about not only the campus and … Continue reading
At the beginning of February, Dean Joseph Burns’ capstone class on the history of Boston College visited the Burns Library for a brief introduction to the resources available for doing research about the fascinating history of Boston College. Since the … Continue reading