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Look for resources at Boston College by searching Holmes, the Libraries discovery tool.
You may need to approach the subject from several directions:
for example, try a keyword search like "memor* to find information on memorials or memory or memories
Search for books about the architect or architectural firm or designer.
Frederick Law Olmsted or McKim, Mead & White
Search for books with the subject headings:
Boston ( Mass .) Buildings , structures , etc or Architecture Massachusetts Boston History
This may seem obvious, but do not forget to use the bibliographies found in your text books and the books on reserve for your course.
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And you can view summaries, Tables of Contents and a critical review from Choice magazine.