New Burns Exhibit Looks at BC During World War II Era

New Burns Exhibit Looks at BC During World War II Era

A new exhibit at the Burns Library examines the history of Boston College during World War II.

The exhibit, on display in the Irish Room and Fine Print Room, notes the effects of the war on the campus and curriculum, including the adoption of a wartime curriculum and the arrival the Army Specialized Training Program. Some BC students and alumni who served in the military also are profiled, along with Jesuit faculty members who became chaplains during the war.

The postwar expansion of BC under the administration of University President William L. Keleher, SJ, also is described in the exhibit.

Another part of the exhibit offers a look at the life and legacy of Commander John J. Shea, author of the famous "Letter to Jackie."

For more information, visit the Burns Library Web site.

 

Return to May 8 menu

Return to Chronicle home page