Boston College's John J. Burns Library

New Manuscript Collection

The Raymond G. Helmick, SJ papers relate to the professional life of Raymond Helmick, a Jesuit and Boston College professor, who dedicated his career to conflict resolution around the world. He focused primarily on conflicts involving Northern Ireland; Israel and Palestine; the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey; and Lebanon, while keeping in contact with many world leaders during times of crisis. Of note is his correspondence with Gerry Adams, Yasser Arafat, Raymond Edde, and multiple United States presidents. Manuscript drafts, articles, and reports document his efforts, as do photographs from Helmick's trips to conflict areas. Helmick’s course lectures and other teaching materials about conflict resolution also highlight his involvement in world affairs and approach to sharing that experience with others. The papers provide a unique insight into his efforts in fostering peace throughout the world.



BC2016-047-finding-aid (pdf)