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Digital resources

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

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Tell Us Your Story: The Boston College University Archives invites all members of the BC community to contribute their stories documenting life in a time of pandemic. Help us preserve your unique records of the COVID-19 experience for future use in research and teaching.

Digital Collections

Browse BC Digitized Collections pertaining to Boston College History. Included are newspapers, yearbooks, photographs, course catalogs and other publications about Boston College and the Newton College of the Sacred Heart, which merged with BC in 1974

HathiTrust

HathiTrust (pronounced 'hah-tee') is a partnership of libraries and research institutions that have come together to build and share a digital repository of millions of print works. Explore digitized works about Boston College.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit, public digital library founded in 1996. Their stated mission is to provide "universal access to all knowledge." In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating for a free and open Internet. Explore digitized works about Boston College. 

Bulletins and course catalogs

College catalogs are a college publication describing academic programs, student services, general regulations, requirements, and procedures.

Charter and amendments

Original Boston College charter and amendments available online through the BC Digitized Collections portal. 

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 are 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.

Newspapers and periodicals

Boston College Alumni magazines
Boston College has had a magazine for alumni since 1933. Currently called Boston College Magazine (1978- )," it has previously been known as the Alumnus (1933-1935); Alumni Review (1935-1936); Alumni News (1937-1970); and Bridge (1970-1978). 

Boston and Newton College faculty and student newspapers
Full-text searchable newsletters and newspapers published by the faculty, students, and administration of Boston College and Newton College. Digitized collections include:

  • 885
  • AHANA Collage
  • Boston College Biweekly
  • Boston College Chronicle
  • Boston College Colleague
  • Boston College Stylus
  • C21 Resources
  • Collage
  • The Heights
  • Librarium
  • Newton Newsnotes

Pamphlets

This collection contains pamphlets, called "occasional papers" prepared by University Historian Charles F. Donovan on topics having to do with Boston College history. 

Photographs

This collection contains selected photographs by Boston College and outside photographers that document students, campus life, athletics, building and campus, commencement, faculty, staff, guests, and events.

Yearbooks

Boston College’s 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 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.