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David R. Dunigan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection BC-2005-111: David R. Dunigan papers


  • Creation: 1850-1947

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of copies of correspondence, diaries and newspaper clippings related to the history of Boston College from the first proposals for its founding to the end of World War II. Much of the material was created by Boston College presidents and other Jesuits. Also includes edited manuscripts of A History of Boston College, and some Boston College programs and publications.


Restrictions on access

Collection is closed until processed.

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 note

Jesuit educator and historian, David R. Dunigan was a graduate of Boston College who earned a Ph.D. in Education from Fordham University in 1945. He was chairman of the Department of Education at Boston College from 1939 to 1948 and director of counseling and professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross from 1950 until his death in 1961. Dunigan wrote the first book-length history of Boston College.


4.5 Linear Feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials



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.

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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