Finding Aid Date
RG 10.9 ICC
Immaculate Conception Church, 761 Harrison Avenue, in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts, was the collegiate church for Boston College, and then Boston College High School, from 1863 until the 1960s. During this time, although not a parish church, Immaculate Conception also served the pastoral needs of the surrounding neighborhoods. The collection contains Church Announcement Books (1880-1929), bound Church Calendars (1893-1961) and some other loose issues, Church Diaries (1898-1966), other record books, such as, the Vow book for Boston College and the other Boston residences: Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Church (1848-1948), financial record book (1922-1931), the records of the Liturgical Choir (1934-1939) and a menu binder of the Jesuit Residence (1962-1968). Several scrapbooks of newspaper clippings are included, covering most of the history of the church from 1883-1991. Two of the clippings scrapbooks document the dispute over landmark designation of the interior of the church (1986-1991). There are several folders related to the history of the church. Office files include information about the building, the organ, and the stained glass windows of the lower church, some historical financial information, and some information about the Jesuit Community. The collection also includes the records of two related organizations: the Catholic Alumni Sodality of Boston, founded 1899, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. There are histories and newsletters from the Catholic Alumni Sodality. Bound volumes of newsletters from 1949 to 1961 are complete runs. There are also audio recordings of Catholic Alumni Sodality programs in RG 12 Audiovisual. The Conference Records of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are the recording secretaries meeting reports for the years 1866-1929. There is also a ledger book from 1866-1867. Both organizations engaged in devotions, charitable work and fund raising activities.
New England Jesuit Province Archives; New England Province of the Society of Jesus; and Immaculate Conception Church, Boston, Mass., "RG 10.09 Immaculate Conception Church, Boston, Mass., Finding Aid" (2015). Finding Aids, Record Groups. Paper 16.