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Archives of the Society of Jesus of New England

 Organization

Administrative history

The New England Province Archive was kept in the New England Provincial’s office in Boston until the early 1980s when it was relocated to Campion Center in Weston, MA. In 1997 the Archives were moved to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a project archivist was hired. The New England Province Archive were relocated to their current home at the Jesuit Archives and Research Center in St. Louis, Missouri in November 2017.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ papers

 Collection
Abstract

Personal and professional materials created by twentieth century Jesuit and scholar of Marxist philosophy Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, including correspondence, essays, lecture notes, and photographs.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. The videocassette is not available for playback due to format impermanence and has not been reformatted. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; if possible, reformatting will be scheduled.

Dates: 1944-1992

Boston College collection of John Bapst, SJ

 Collection
Abstract

This collection documents the first president of Boston College, John Bapst, SJ, from his time as a missionary in Maine in the mid-1800s through the early history of Boston College. It is composed of correspondence, ephemera, publications, and other typescripts. The missionary materials also document the establishment of Catholic churches in Maine, the anti-Catholic Know-Nothing movement, and Jesuit work with the Penobscot Nation.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1851 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1887

Boston College artifacts collection

 Collection
Abstract

This collection documents the history of the American Jesuit university Boston College in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries through its material culture. The collection includes banners, flags, football memorabilia, groundbreaking shovels, medals, pins, plaques, seals, and signs from Boston College administrators, faculty, and, to a lesser degree, students.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1847 - 2018

William J. Devlin, SJ, President's Office records

 Collection
Abstract William J. Devlin, SJ, President’s Office records contain materials from the administration of William J. Devlin, the fifteenth president of Boston College. The collection spans 1915-1935 with the bulk dating from 1919-1925, and documents Devlin’s attempts to improve the Chestnut Hill campus, particularly through the construction of new buildings and the establishment of new programs. The records are composed of correspondence, subject files, and scrapbooks, and also include some material...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research; portions are available digitally.

"Father Rector's Office and President of Boston College" scrapbook in Series II is closed due to fragility. A photocopied duplicate of the scrapbook can be accessed in Box 4.

Dates: 1915 - 1935; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1925

Charles W. Lyons, SJ, President's Office records

 Collection
Abstract

The President's office records of Charles W. Lyons, SJ, fourteenth president of Boston College, are composed of correspondence, memos, and writings that reflect his five year presidency as well as the wartime and post-World War I student military groups on campus during that period.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research; portions available digitally.

Dates: 1914 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1919

Joseph E. Shea, SJ papers

 Collection
Abstract

Academic and personal papers of twentieth century Boston College professor of psychology and theology Joseph E. Shea, SJ, including correspondence, course notes, diaries, retreat notes, and sermons.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: approximately 1913-1973

Richard G. Shea, SJ papers

 Collection
Abstract

These papers consist of the correspondence, military records, teaching materials, and personal materials of twentieth-century military chaplain and Boston College professor Richard G. Shea, SJ.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1928-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1959

Young Men's Catholic Association of Boston College records

 Collection
Abstract

The records contain meeting minutes, scrapbooks, publications, and ephemera produced by the Young Men’s Catholic Association of Boston College between 1875 and 1941.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research; portions of the collection are available digitally.

Dates: 1874 - 1941