2013 is Boston College’s sesquicentennial anniversary as an institution and centennial on the Chestnut Hill campus. This exhibit, which presents lesser-known aspects of Boston College history, was prepared in collaboration with James O’Toole, Boston College Professor and Clough Millennium Chair in History. Dr. O’Toole, who is writing a history of Boston College, recently presented a talk to alumni entitled “10 Things You Don’t Know about Boston College History”; the exhibit is drawn from his talk and illustrated by material from the Boston College University Archives held by the John J. Burns Library.
Are you certain you know who all the Boston College presidents were? Interested in learning about the woman behind the men of Boston College? Curious about which came first, the colors or the mascot? Visit this exhibit in the O’Neill Library lobby; discover these and other details about Boston College history.
For more information about Boston College history, the Sesquicentennial celebration, University Archives, or the John J. Burns Library, please consult these resources:
- Boston College history
- Boston College Sesquicentennial website
- University Archives guide
- John J. Burns Library guide
- John J. Burns Library blog
- John J. Burns Library Flickr
- John J. Burns Library Facebook
Highlights from some Sesquicentennial exhibits: