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Walter J. Feeney, SJ papers

Collection BC-2005-112: Walter J. Feeney, SJ papers


  • Creation: 1957-1973

Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, reports, course materials, papers and notes, and a few photographs. Most of the material concerns the Jesuit Community at Boston College and the Weston College School of Philosophy Self-Study. Boston College-related items primarily document the Program for Jesuit Studies, Mathematics Seminars, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the University Academic Senate. In addition, there are many papers of the Association for Symbolic Logic and the American Jesuit Assistancy Conference on the Total Development of the Jesuit Priest.


Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Many folders in Series II. Faculty and college administrator work are closed due to privacy restrictions per university policy. The majority of folders in Series III. Jesuit materials are closed at the request of the Boston College Jesuit Community.

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

Walter James Feeney, SJ was born on January 20, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Marie T. and Walter J. Feeney. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Boston College and several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in mathematics from Catholic University of America in 1954. Feeney was ordained in 1956, and received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Weston College in 1958. He became a professor of mathematics and philosophy at Boston College in 1958, served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1966 to 1969, and went on to direct the Program for Jesuit Studies. Feeney was also a member of numerous scholarly organizations, including the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society of Sigma Xi, and he was the Treasurer of the Association for Symbolic Logic. Feeney died on February 12, 1977.


"Rev Fr Gualterus/Walter James Feeney", Find a Grave (

Timeline of life with portrait of Walter J. Feeney, SJ, Box 1, Folder 4, Walter J. Feeney, SJ papers, BC.2005.112, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

"United States Census, 1930", FamilySearch (, Entry for Walter J Feeney and Marie T Feeney, 1930.


8.75 Linear Feet (8 containers)

Language of Materials



Papers documenting twentieth-century Jesuit mathematician and college administrator Walter J. Feeney, SJ through his Boston College course materials and academic papers, administrative records, Jesuit Community materials, and professional committee and conference papers.


Arranged in four series: I. Biographical; II. Faculty and college administrator work; III. Jesuit materials; and IV. Professional committees and conferences. Each series is arranged alphabetically.


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.

Related Materials

Louis O. Kattsoff papers, BC.2005.117, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Separated Materials

Published works associated with this collection have been transferred within the Burns Library and can be found in the Boston College Library catalog.

Walter J. Feeney, SJ Papers
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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