Boston College. Woods College of Advancing Studies
The Evening College was founded in 1929; however, evening courses had been offered through Boston College at Boston College High School since 1926. The Intown College, or "evening college" as it was known, prospered in the 1950's, offering many of the same collegiate programs that the university offered during the day in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration.
In the early 1960's, despite concerns that enrollment would suffer, Intown College officially became the Evening College of Arts, Sciences, and Business Administration and moved to the Chestnut Hill campus. Over time, the scope of the offerings grew, and in 1996, the school's name was changed from Evening College to the College of Advancing Studies, to reflect its evolving mission and expanded academic program, which by then included both bachelor's and master's degrees. The name was changed yet again in May 2002, when Katharine B. and Robert M. Devlin contributed a generous gift in honor of long-time dean Fr. James A. Woods, SJ.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Contains scrapbooks, correspondence, reports, publications, newspaper clippings, and yearbooks. The scrapbook provides an overview of the school between 1937 and 1961. The collection also contains material on the curriculum including correspodence from Dean Charles M. Crowley, S.J. regarding business courses. It also includes files on programs affliated with the Evening College such as the Mater Christi Institute which taught young women childrearing skills.
Collection is closed until processed.
Collection is closed. Access with permission of office. Departmental records and faculty files containing student records, faculty tenure and promotion files, and other records containing personally identifiable information are closed due to privacy restrictions.
Collection is open for research. Series I. Admissions is closed in its entirety due to privacy restrictions, and is stored off-site. A small amount of material in other series is also closed due to privacy restrictions.