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Richard A. O'Brien, SJ photograph album and other materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection BC-2005-097: Richard A. O'Brien, SJ photograph album and other materials


  • Creation: 1880s-1920s

Scope and Contents

The photograph album contains photographs of Rev. Richard A. O'Brien, family members, priests, Boston College students, and Boston College athletics. The sports materials (all circa 1916-1923) consist mainly of photographs of the football and track teams but also include important hockey and baseball images. The collection also contains a publication entitled Humoresque which was produced by members of the class of 1925 and presented to O'Brien.


Language of Materials

The textual materials are written in English.

Restrictions on access

Photocopying and most other forms of reproduction are restricted because of the fragile condition of the original materials.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical / Historical

Richard A. O'Brien, SJ was a Boston College classics professor and faculty director of the Athletic Association. During World War One, he became a chaplain in the United States Marine Corps. After leaving Boston College in 1925, O'Brien served Ateneo de Manila University in the capacity as both a professor (1925-1927) and president (1927-1933). He died in 1933 in the Philippines.


1 Linear Feet (1 container )


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.

Richard A. O'Brien, SJ Photograph Album and other Materials
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2010 June 2
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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