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Walsh, Michael P.



  • Existence: 1912 - 1982

Biographical Note

Michael P. Walsh, Boston College president. Born in South Boston in 1912, Walsh graduated from Boston College High School in 1929 and studied at Boston College for his bachelor's degree, before receiving his master's degree (1938) and doctorate (1948) in biology from Fordham University. Walsh entered the Society of Jesus in 1929 and was ordained in 1941. Between 1943 and 1946 Walsh taught biology at Boston College, serving as chairman of the department from 1948 to 1959. In 1958, he was appointed twenty-second president of Boston College. Walsh oversaw the construction of a number of large-scale building projects. Boston College celebrated its centennial anniversary in 1963. As president, Walsh organized masses, convocations, dinners, drama programs, fundraising events, and the publication of a history of the University as part of the festivities. After leaving Boston College in 1968, Walsh became president of Fordham University. He died in 1982

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Michael P. Walsh, SJ, President's Office records

Abstract The Michael P. Walsh, SJ, President’s Office Records document Walsh’s tenure as twenty-second president of Boston College, 1958-1968. This collection consists largely of administrative records and contains committee, departmental, and faculty files as well as admission records, building plans, correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the University's centennial celebrations in 1963. Subject files contain biographical information in addition to other topics of interest to...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Series I. Admissions is closed in its entirety due to privacy restrictions, and is stored off-site. A small amount of material in other series is also closed due to privacy restrictions.

Dates: 1933 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968