Tagged: manuscripts

News – Spring and Summer 2006

News – Spring and Summer 2006

In our efforts to document the history of the Catholic Church in the United States, we need to remind ourselves sometimes that Notre Dame itself is part of that history.  Several new collections related to Notre Dame show that we do not treat the local denizens as prophets without honor...

News – Fall 2005

News – Fall 2005

Last September we received from Judge Paul V. Niemeyer the papers of his father, conservative political philosopher Gerhart Niemeyer.  Physically the collection amounts to 23 linear feet, or enough to occupy three four-drawer filing cabinets.  Gerhart Niemeyer was born in 1907 and left his native Germany when the Nazis came...

News – Spring 2005

News – Spring 2005

In March of 2005 we received from Peggy Roach five linear inches of material she collected having to do with the career of Msgr. Philip J. Murnion (1938-2003).  A sociologist with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Msgr. Murnion is well known as the founder and director of the National Pastoral...

News – 2005

News – 2005

In his article “The Founding of the Notre Dame Archives” (American Catholic Studies Newsletter, Spring 2005), Fr. Thomas Blantz, CSC, described the collecting efforts of our first archivist, James Farnham Edwards, quoting in his conclusion the judgment of Philip Gleason and Charlotte Ames that Edwards was more a collector than...