This month we would like to introduce the Boston College newspaper archive
. Boston College is celebrating its 150th
anniversary this year and the archive collection features prominently in their sesquicentennial
celebrations. The Boston College collection presents three publications including two student newspapers, The Heights
, and a Catholic newspaper, The Sacred Heart Review
. To mark the occasion, Reeves Wiedeman, class of 2008 and 2006 Heights
editor-in-chief, wrote an article for the Boston College Magazine. In the article, Mr. Wiedeman provides an insightful history of the student newspaper, capturing the purpose and essence of the publication through cleverly recounted articles and anecdotes from the paper’s illustrious past. In addition, Boston College created a website dedicated to the 150th anniversary
. The website lists celebration happenings and includes a daily history feature illustrating important events in the rich history of the college. As Head of the Digital Library at Boston College, Betsy Post McKelvey was instrumental in the creation and launch of the digital newspaper archive. Ms. McKelvey is pleased to have these collections available to the public and had this to say about the project, “Working with Digital Divide Data, Brechin Imaging, and DL Consulting on this project has been terrific. A significant portion of our history has become unlocked. Researchers and casual users alike appreciate the article level indexing and the user friendly interface.” So, to all the Bostonians, Boston College alumni, and history enthusiasts out there, make sure you visit the collection and the sesquicentennial website for a very interesting look through the history of Boston College.