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Barth, J. Robert


Biographical Note

J. Robert Barth was born in Buffalo, New York, became a Jesuit of the New York Province, and was educated at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky, Fordham University, and Harvard University. A scholar of the British Romantic poets, Barth came to Boston College as Professor in 1985. Later he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In this role, he established the music and theater departments, oversaw the opening of the McMullen Museum of Art, and was the first chair of the Boston College Arts Council, which, among other things, organizes BC’s annual Arts Festival. Barth died of cancer in 2005.

Source: "In Memoriam: J. Robert Barth, SJ," October 2005.

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Theater programs collection

Abstract This collection contains theater playbills, programs, and scrapbooks, primarily for theaters in Boston and New England but also for other regions of the United States, Europe, and Asia. Programs make up the bulk of the collection. Also included are scrapbooks, bound volumes of handbills, clippings and writings, photographs, ticket stubs, movie programs, correspondence, and postcards. A small number of items have been annotated, or signed by performers. Scrapbooks often include information...
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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1850 - 2005