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Casey, William Van Etten, 1914-



  • Existence: 1914 - 1990

Biographical Note

William Van Etten Casey graduated from Boston Latin School in 1931, and entered the Society of Jesus. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1944. He taught theology at Boston College, beginning in 1946. In 1956 he became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and in 1958 he became the school's first Academic Vice President. From 1960-1979 he taught theology at Holy Cross College. From 1969 he edited Holy cross quarterly. Casey is known especially for his work on the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Beckett collection


The Samuel Beckett collection at the John J. Burns Library is composed of seven distinct collections of Beckett-related material including manuscripts and typescripts by Beckett, correspondence with Beckett, ephemera, photographs, and publications by and about Beckett.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1932-1996

Boston College Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties' Office records

Abstract The records of the Office of the Academic Vice President (also known as the Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculties and the Provost) document the administration of University academic and institutional activities from 1937-2007. Records include academic calendars, accreditation reports, admissions files, annual reports, budgets, committee files, correspondence, departmental records, faculty records, memos, minutes, speeches and addresses, and subject files, including biographical...
Restrictions on access

Administrative files, committee records, correspondence, and departmental records prior to 1968 are open except files containing personally identifiable information, financial records, or student records. All budget files, faculty files, and records dating after 1968 are closed. Access with permission of office.

Dates: 1937 - 2007

William Van Etten Casey, SJ papers


Papers documenting the work and life of William Van Etten Casey, SJ, a twentieth-century Jesuit author, academic, and faculty member at Boston College. Materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, manuscript and printed materials, artifacts, and personal materials.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. One folder containing student works is closed.

Dates: 1943 - 1992