Skip to main content

Harney, Martin P. (Martin Patrick), 1896-1976


Biographical Note

A Jesuit, historian, and author, Martin P. Harney entered the Society of Jesus in 1916 and was ordained a priest in 1929. He taught European and Irish history at Boston College for 48 years. Harney was a prodigious writer and lecturer, an active member in various Irish-American organizations, and the recipient of both the Eire Society and St. Brendan Society Gold Medal Awards.

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Identifier

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Martin P. Harney, SJ papers

Abstract These papers document the scholarly work and personal life of twentieth-century Jesuit, Boston College history professor, and author, Martin P. Harney, SJ. The collection is composed of correspondence, typescripts and research, photographs and slides, sermons and lectures, a postcard collection, and several diaries and Harney family records. The bulk of the material relates to Harney's work as an author, with a focus on the history of the Jesuits and Catholicism, and the history of...
Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Negatives, in Shared box 1715, are not an access medium and are not available for use. The photographs in Box 26 are closed pending conservation review.

Audio recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.

Dates: 1819-1976; Majority of material found within 1915-1976