Notre Dame: Laetare Medalists Collection
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.
- Creation: 1880s-1978.
- University of Notre Dame Archives (Organization)
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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).
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.
- Notre Dame: Laetare Medalists Collection
- University of Notre Dame Archives
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