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Daly, William M.


Biographical Note

Boston College professor. William M. Daly was born in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1920. He attended Boston College, graduating in 1942. After completing his undergraduate education, Daly served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. In October 1944, his plane was shot down over Germany. Having been taken prisoner-of-war he spent the winter in the Stalag Luft III camp. Daly returned to Boston College to teach in 1947 where he remained until his retirement in 1986.He was a member of the Americans for Democratic Action in the 1950s and served as a member of the Natick Fair Housing Committee in the early 1960s. Daly was also a choral singer and amateur pianist. He died in October 2005.

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William M. Daly papers


This collection documents the scholarship of Boston College professor of history William M. Daly. Daly's work focused on the medieval period and Christianity. His papers consist of research notes and drafts for articles, lectures, and two unpublished books.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1940s-2000