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Getting started using the institutional records and publications of Boston College, as well as Faculty and Alumni papers.

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The Boston College University Libraries Digital Program works to accurately reproduce, make available, and preserve published and unpublished material from the Libraries' holdings. The program follows professional best practices with regard to copyright and authenticity. Although printed materials often contain typographical or factual errors, our endeavor is to document material as created, not to correct the historical record. 

Yearbooks

Boston College yearbook

Sub Turri was first published in 1913. The title, Sub Turri, is Latin for "under the tower" and reflects a sense of pride in the Chestnut Hill campus in general and Gasson Hall in particular.

Newton College of the Sacred Heart yearbook

Newton College of the Sacred Heart was a women's college that opened in 1946 and graduated its first class in 1950. In 1971, the college founded the Institute of Open Education, which later became Cambridge College. Due to the coeducation of many formerly all-male colleges in universities, Newton College of the Sacred Heart struggled financially, and, in June of 1974, merged with Boston College. The last graduating class from Newton College of the Sacred Heart was the class of 1975. Boston College recognizes the alumna of Newton College of the Sacred Heart and considers these graduates part of the legacy that is the Boston College Alumni. 

Boston College Periodicals

Alumni Magazine

Boston College has had a magazine for alumni since 1933. It is now called "Boston College Magazine," but it has had a number of previous titles. Names for this publication have been: Alumnus (1933-1935); Alumni Review (1935-1936); Alumni News (1937-1970); Bridge (1970-1978); and, now, Boston College Magazine (1978- ).

Boston College Magazine (1978-)

Bridge: a magazine for the Boston College community (1970-1977)

Alumni news (1937-1970)

Alumni review (1935-1936)

Alumnus (1933-1935)

Library newsletter:

Librarium: for Friends of Boston College Library (1951-1962)

Photographs

While Boston College images are available through the Boston College Libraries catalog and through Special Collections Online, browsing through Flickr allows you to add your comments (and corrections!) about images of people and places you recognize. Please help us by adding your feedback!

The Fact Book

The Boston College Fact Book is released annually by the Office of Institutional Research. The Office provides four ways to view the information published in the Fact Book:

  • PDF versions of all the Fact Books most suitable if you wish to view a comprehensive and detailed publication of Boston College facts.
  • Interactive Trend Tables provide historical information on featured data, which are appropriate for online viewing or downloaded into Excel for further analysis.
  • Interactive Maps display geographic and building information in a dynamic online environment.
  • Facts at a Glance is a concise set of facts and figures that provides an easy-to-read overview of Boston College.

Student Newspapers

The early issues of the Stylus college newspaper, as well as The Heights student newspaper of Boston College and the 885 student newspaper of Newton College of the Sacred Heart, are now available online through newspapers.bc.edu.

Stylus was founded by students in 1883. It featured literary contributions, as well as alumni, athletics, and other college news. By 1933, the Stylus had become an undergraduate literary magazine; it continues as such today. Issues of Stylus, from January 1883 through December 1922, are available online through newspapers.bc.edu.

The Heights began publication in 1919. Issues from November 1919-June 2010 are online through newspapers.bc.edu. For current news, see the paper's website: http://www.bcheights.com

885 was the student newspaper of Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic women’s college in operation from 1946 through 1975 when it merged with Boston College. The full run is available on newspapers.bc.edu.

The newspapers are browse-able, searchable, printable, save-able, and email-able. Each is useful for the same reason other newspapers are: it provides a local, contemporary perspective of issues of local, regional, national, or international import. However, these are written in the voices of Boston College and Newton College students, a voice often difficult to find even in the archival record.

Course Catalogues

Boston College Bulletin and its predecessors are comprehensive documents for graduate and undergraduate students, and include academic, administrative, and service-related information. The Bulletin is available through the Internet Archive or though the dropdown list below.

Boston College Bulletin (1868-present) listed in reverse chronological order

To use the Bulletin, select the appropriate volume from this list, then select the reading method you prefer from the lefthand side of the screen. Often the choice to "read online" is the easiest.

Newton College of the Sacred Heart Bulletin of Information is the comprehensive document for undergraduate students and includes academic, administrative, and service-related information. The Bulletin of Information is available through the Internet Archive or through the dropdown list below.

Newton College of the Sacred Heart Bulletin of Information (1947-1974) listed in reverse chronological order

To use the Bulletin of Information, select the appropriate volume from this list, then select the reading method you prefer from the left hand side of the screen. Often the choice to "read online" is the easiest.

Books about Boston College

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