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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

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One Story Draws Another: Irish American History in Boston

  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

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Archives Diary: A New Campus, Clifton Church Photographs of Boston College

Materials recently added to the Flickr site for the Burns Library 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, … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Culture Shock with The Heights

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

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Reading Room Log: Featured Sources for Boston College History

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

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The Burns Library Welcomes You Back to Campus!

Dear Boston College Faculty & Students, I hope you have had a wonderful summer.  I look forward to working with you during the upcoming academic year! I know that you’ll be very busy this semester, but you can now keep … Continue reading

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