Burns Exhibit Honors Fr. Donovan's Life

(8-28-98) -- An exhibit honoring the life of late University Historian Charles F. Donovan, SJ, is on display at the Burns Library through mid-November.

Fr. Donovan, who died in July at 86, served Boston College for more than a half-century as a teacher, pioneering administrator and devoted chronicler of its past.

"The exhibition is a remembrance of the voice and eyes of Boston College," said Assistant Archivist Dennis Scott, who assembled the display in the Burns main entry area.

Included are photos and letters from Fr. Donovan's years at the University he entered as a student in 1929, and went on to serve as founding dean of the School of Education (1952-65), academic vice president (1961-68), senior vice president and dean of faculties (1968-79), and University historian from 1979 until his death.

"Fr. Donovan's life went along with the growth of the University," said Scott. "He was the most qualified person to be University historian, to have lived through such a grand part of the University's life."

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