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Congregation of Holy Cross Indiana Province Records

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Scope and Content

Records and papers from the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC); representing the careers of Fr. Edward Sorin 1830-1896; Fr. Alexis Granger 1832-1893; Fr. William Corby 1858-1897; Fr. John A. Zahm 1873-1922; and the provincial administrations of Fr. Andrew Morrissey 1906-1920; Fr. Charles O'Donnell 1920-1926; Fr. George Finnigan 1926-1927; Fr. James Burns 1927-1938; and Fr. Thomas Steiner 1938-1950. Also 1841-1926 records of the Notre Dame CSC Community; 1840-1982 records of the CSC Steward's Office; and interrogatories and chronicles.


  • Creation: 1828-1973.


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Blessed Basil Moreau, head of the Auxiliary Priests of Holy Cross and the Brothers of Saint Joseph, sent seven missionaries led by Rev. Edward Sorin to southern Indiana in 1841. In 1842 they moved north to found the University of Notre Dame and to serve the people of the region on both sides of the Michigan / Indiana border. Even in the early years Father Sorin willingly responded to appeals for help from other parts of the United States, with early foundations as far east as Brooklyn, New York, and as far south as New Orleans. In the twentieth century the Indiana Province still extended far beyond the borders of the state. Father Sorin served as the first president of the University of Notre Dame (1844-1865), as the first Provincial Superior (1865-1868), and as the Superior General (1868-1893) of the Congregation of Holy Cross.


62 linear feet


The Fr. Edward Sorin Microfilm Collection, 1842-1893 (MUIP) is presented in two different arrangements. First, all microfilm entries are listed straight through in order of identifier number. After that, the same microfilm entries are presented as arranged into topical groupings: Undated Correspondence, Letters Received by Fr. Sorin, and Subject Files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Historical records transferred to the University of Notre Dame Archives from the Province Archives Center of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Congregation of Holy Cross, 26 September 2018. Microfilm donated in the twentieth century.

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Congregation of Holy Cross Indiana Province Records
University of Notre Dame Archives
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Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

607 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame Indiana 46556 United States
(574) 631-6448