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Rev. Francis J. Dolan, S.J. Papers

 Record Group — Box: RG12-19-001
Identifier: RG12-19

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to Francis J. Dolan, S.J., including biographical information and correspondence.


  • 1893-1984


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Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical Note

Francis J. Dolan was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts on July 14, 1893. He studied at both Boston College High School and Boston College before entering the Jesuit order on September 8, 1912. He studied philosophy at Woodstock College and continued on to teach classics at Loyola College from 1919-1920. He then began teaching at Holy Cross until 1923. He went back to serve at Boston College as Dean of Freshman until he transferred back to Holy Cross in 1930 as Dean of Studies. He was appointed as president in 1933. He died suddenly on September 6, 1939 and was buried in the College cemetery.


.51 Cubic Feet (1 document box, 1 oversize folders)

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Beneath the Cross: A Historical Tour of the Cemetery at the College of the Holy Cross by Sarah Campbell (Call no. LD2281.H32 C36 2019)

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