Using the Collection

Here are a few ideas on how you can use the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives in your teaching, coursework, or just for personal interest.

This page is a work in progress. Please check back to see what else we think of. If you have ideas you'd like to suggest that we add to help others use the collection, please let us know!

View complete thematic groupings through the Libraries digital repository

The Boston College Libraries digital repository enables you explore Bobbie Hanvey's photographs in context by showing all the images in a given photoshoot.

  • Click on "more" to read a description of thematic groupings, called "series"
  • Click on a series name to view descriptions and a thumbnail of the first photo in a photoshoot
  • Click on the thumbnail to jump to the viewer and see all the images in a photoshoot
  • Click on the description to see a more complete description and to get a permanent URL for citation or to jump back at a later time

Download images

Boston College owns the copyright of all the photographs in the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States licensing is in place. With this licensing, you're allowed (and encouraged!) to:

  • Use photos in unpublished papers and class assignments
  • Incorporate photos in presentations
  • Share photos online in blogs, FaceBook, Twitter, or elsewhere

To download from the Libraries digital repository, click on the jpg icon in the Libraries image viewer. On a Mac, drag the image to the desktop. On a PC, right click and select "save as."

To download from Flickr, click "all sizes", then download what you need.

Browse a selection of the archives through Flickr

Flickr provides easy, quick viewing of selections of the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives.

  • Use the "Flickr sets" to see photos in a given thematic grouping
  • View the "Flickr photostream" to see the most recently added

Play a slideshow on a computer monitor or projected on a screen

Slideshows are one of the features of Flickr. You can run a slideshow of a particular set or of the photostream. The slideshow can include titles, captions, or no information as you view. You can set your own pace and pause as needed.

Participate, ponder, and explore

We hope that you'll explore these photos and share them with others, comment on them, add your own tags, and push them into your own workspace. Flickr is one forum for some of these functions, but you can also take advantage of the download capabilities of the Libraries digital repository and repost images elsewhere. You could…

  • Comment and add notes to photos in Flickr
  • Add your own tags in Flickr to group photos together. Teachers, think of adding your course number as a tag and then assigning your students to comment on only those images. Or assign group discussion in class based on at home review of a tagged subset.
  • Download multiple images and comparing them in a paper on as part of a blog post
  • Forward or embed slideshows by picking up the link or code in Flickr (click "share this")
  • Collect images in a Flickr gallery

Conduct Further Research

The following bibliographies are to assist in further research in areas related to each of the series digitized so far. Check back as this area continues to grow. All files are Adobe PDF PDF. (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader)

History of the Troubles in Northern Ireland
Culture and Arts in Northern Ireland
Irish Travellers
Seamus Heaney