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Castle, Norman


Biographical Note

Norman Castle was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1908. Castle earned his bachelor's degree in history from Boston College in 1930. As an undergraduate student, he worked in the college library. In 1931, Castle joined the cataloging department at Boston College's Bapst Library and held the position of Head Cataloger. He gained certification in librarianship from the Massachusetts Library Association and from the Massachusetts State Department of Education, both in 1945. In 1967, Castle became the Boston College Planning Librarian, a position he held until his retirement in 1974. He was President of the Stow Historical Society, served as Quartermaster of the Stow Minutemen Company, and as Chairman of the Historical Committee of Minutemen Companies. As historian of the Minutemen Council, Castle played a crucial role in the publication of The Minutemen, 1775-1975 (1977). Castle died in 1984.

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Norman Castle collection of holy cards


This collection includes Catholic holy cards produced in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These cards cover a variety of devotional subjects including Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Saints, sacraments, angels, and the Holy Spirit. These cards were collected by Boston College librarian Norman Castle.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1867-1950, undated; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1914