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Nathaniel Hawthorne & Frederick Douglass

Two seminal 19th-century works – both significant in the evolution of American thought and writing, but rarely considered in relation to one another – are the focus of a Burns Library exhibition, “Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts.” … Continue reading

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Conservation lab as classroom

Last month, Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard gave a presentation at the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England chapter annual meeting. The conference was focused on the evolution of the academic library as a place where students and faculty are … Continue reading

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Book art by Barbara Adams Hebard

Two book bindings by Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard are on display at 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Hebard’s work is part of Showcase 16, an exhibition of members of the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of … Continue reading

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Discovering Fr. Sweeney

John J. Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard has created a new cover for It Will Take a Lifetime by Francis W. Sweeney, S.J., a Boston College alumnus, professor, poet and founder of the Humanities Series (now Lowell Humanities Series) who passed … Continue reading

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

In celebration of the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, Boston College is hosting “The Jesuit Victorian Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) 125th Anniversary,” a special exhibition of items from its collection related to Fr. Hopkins and his family. On display now until Sept. 30 are … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism & Ulster literature

Boston College Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Terence Brown will present “Amazing Grace: Evangelicalism & Ulster Literature” on Apr. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Brown will talk about some significant conversion narratives, such as … Continue reading

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Art of the book

Books hand-decorated and sewn by Bookbuilders of Boston scholarship recipients Juliette San Fillipo ’13 and Jennifer O’Brien ’13 and Burns Library conservation lab assistants Anna Whitham ’15 and Josh Rosenfeld ’13, under the direction of Burns Conservator Barbara Hebard, are … Continue reading

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