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BC History Resources

Browse through these pages to learn more about the rich history and traditions at Boston College.

Brief BC History

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  A brief summary of the history of Boston College, from its origins in 1863 to its current status as a major Catholic university.


BC Chronology

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  A year-by-year account of some of the significant changes, events, and developments in the course of BC鈥檚 evolution as a major Catholic university.


Burns Library

Burns Library
  The John J. Burns Library contains rare books and special collections about Boston College. The Office of the University Historian works closely with the members of the Burns Library and its valuable resources.

Occasional Papers

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  These brief episodes in the history of Boston College, initiated by Rev. Charles F. Donovan, SJ, the first University Historian, are not contained in the official history of the University. More....

Campus Guide

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  The Campus Guide provides historical background and information for every major building on each of the Boston College campuses.

Jesuit History at BC

  A brief account of the members of the Society of Jesus who founded Boston College in 1863 and continued on for more than a century as presidents, administrators, teachers, counselors, and chaplains.