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Music director's diary

 Collection — Object: MS.2006.008
Collection MS-2006-008: Music director's diary


  • Creation: 1958 - 1966

Scope and Contents

Bound diary kept by the Music Director of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart that records the hymns sung on a daily basis. It documents the transition from the exclusive use of Latin hymns in the earlier years to the more frequent use English hymns in the later years. Also notes the frequency of Benediction immediately after Mass in the earlier entries. Also includes several loose items found in the volume.


Language of Materials

Text is in English but certain hymn titles are in Latin.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

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

Private Catholic school for girls. Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1880 by the Society of the Sacred Heart as the Boston Academy of the Sacred Heart. It was first located in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. In 1926, the school moved to Newton, Massachusetts. The boarding program was ended in 1964, and the enrollment of the elementary school grades discontinued in 1965. The School continues to educate girls in grades 5-12.


1 Volumes (unpaged) ; 20 cm


Transfered from the Burns Library Cataloging Department in 2004. Originally given to Rev. William J. Leonard, S.J., curator of the Boston College Library's Liturgy and Life Collection by an unknown donor.

Materials Specific Details

An explanatory note by Rev. William J. Leonard, S.J. is attached to the volume.

The document is written on a blank daily engagement (for the year 1958) produced by the John C. Paige & Co. (an insurance company of Boston, Mass.)

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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