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Bonn, John Louis, 1906-



  • Existence: 1906 - 1975

Biographical note

Jesuit, author and theatrical director. Bonn entered the Society of Jesus in 1923 and was ordained a priest in 1935. He taught classics at Boston College and directed the School of Dramatics. Bonn also taught at several other universities including Fairfield University and was a prodigious writer. He died in 1975.

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John Louis Bonn, SJ papers


The John Louis Bonn, SJ papers document the life of Bonn, a Jesuit priest, writer, and educator who attended Boston College and taught classics, English, and drama there from 1930-1949. It includes correspondence, ephemera, lecture and staging notes, manuscripts, and photographs.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been digitally copied; all original media was retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.

Dates: 1892 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1975