Service Today for Former Burns Archivist Dennis Scott

Service Today for Former Burns Archivist Dennis Scott

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today in St. Mary's Chapel for Dennis M. Scott, an assistant archivist at Burns Library who died June 30 at his family home in North Carolina after an extended illness. He was 36.

Until taking a leave of absence last year, Mr. Scott worked for seven years at Boston College, where he had special responsibilities for the operation and development of the University Archives, and forged resulting ties with offices and colleagues across campus.

"He helped greatly in the development of the University Archives, and will be greatly missed by those who knew him both professionally and personally," said Ronald D. Patkus, head of archives and manuscripts at Burns Library.

Mr. Scott graduated from Yale in 1988 with a degree in archaeological studies and had held several positions in that field, including as an assistant on an excavation project in Peru and as an archaeological technician for Harper's Ferry National Park. He was interested in classical music and was a member of the Yale Whiffenpoofs and other choral groups.

-Mark Sullivan  

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