Skip to main content

Guest Books and Scrapbooks

Sub-Series F: Guest Books and Scrapbooks


  • Creation: 1936 - 1994
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1953 - 1986

Scope and Contents

Guest books (1964-1995) recorded visitors received by O'Neill and his staff in the House Office Building and the Speaker's Office in the Capitol. Guest Books from the Speaker's recreated office at Boston College are also included in this subseries. The Scrapbooks (1947-1986) contain additional newspaper and magazine clippings. Despite some missing volumes, they provide valuable information on O'Neill's years in the Massachusetts State Legislature.


Restrictions on Access

A few scrapbooks are too fragile for use. Closures are noted on the individual scrapbooks, below.


23.75 Linear Feet (14 containers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English



Processing Information

Scrapbooks were originally deemed too fragile for use, disbound, and microfilmed. After review in 2023, most were determined to be able to withstand use and were reopened. There are microfilm backup copies available for all scrapbooks.

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States