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Flynn, William J. (William James), 1915-1997



  • Existence: 1915 - 1997

Biographical Note

Atheletic director. William Flynn was born in 1915. He was a student athlete at Lawrence Academy and Boston English High School. Flynn earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in education from Boston College; he was also captain of the Boston College Football team (1938). Flynn was Boston College's assistant football coach (1948-1951), director of the Alumni Association (1952-1957), and director of Boston College's Athletic Association (1957-1991). The William J. Flynn Student Recreation Complex at Boston College was named in his honor 1979. Flynn died in 1997.

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William J. Flynn papers

Abstract The papers document Boston College Athletic Association Director William J. Flynn as a student athlete and in his role as director. Materials include correspondence, printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork. Of note are correspondence with the Daniel F. Tully Associates, designers of the Flynn Student Recreational Complex at Boston College, and photographs of Flynn with prominent individuals, including Jack Bicknell, Ed Chlebek, J. Donald Monan, SJ, Tip O'Neill, and Ronald...
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Dates: 1933 - 1997