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Notre Dame: Laetare Medalists Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: LAE

Scope and Contents

Chiefly black-and-white prints of Laetare Medal recipients, with a few photographs of medals and associated paperwork. Also a scrapbook, primarily of newspaper and Notre Dame Alumnus clippings, concerning Laetare Medal recipients, 1898-1951.

Dates

  • Creation: 1880s-1978.

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to university records in any format (paper, digital, photographic, or audiovisual) is governed by state and federal laws, University of Notre Dame policy, and the University of Notre Dame Archives Access Guidelines and is subject to review under the supervision of the Head of the University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or publicly disseminate reproductions of any material obtained from the University Archives must be secured from the University Archives and any additional copyright owners prior to such use. Please see Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use of Material for additional information.

Biographical / Historical

'Established at Notre Dame in 1883, the Laetare Medal was conceived as an American counterpart of the Golden Rose, a papal honor that antedates the 11th century. The medal has been awarded annually at Notre Dame to a Catholic "whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church and enriched the heritage of humanity."' (Source: Laetare Medal web page).

Extent

6 linear inches

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photograph collection assembled by archivists; scrapbook donated in December of 2014 by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, (Alice Quinlan) Rooney Library, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Legal Status

Private

Title
Notre Dame: Laetare Medalists Collection
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

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