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Catholic Literature for Children Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: CLC

Scope and Content

Chiefly story books written by brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross telling the lives of saints; with some books about priests, sisters, classical composers, sports heroes, and other exemplary Catholics; also books for children by other Catholic authors brought out by other publishers, including standard Catholic readers dating from 1909; and a dozen illustrated pamphlets, most of them by Daniel A. Lord, SJ, teaching children about prayers, liturgy, and sacraments.

Dates

  • Creation: 1909-1966

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Background

Brother Ernest Ryan, CSC, founded Dujarie Press in 1943 to publish book-length lives of the saints that would appeal to contemporary children. He himself wrote many of the books, and others Holy Cross brothers also contributed by writing books. Holy Cross brothers also helped by typing manuscripts and canvassing. In 1968 the brothers closed Dujarie Press.

Extent

6 linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Many of the books in this collection came from Martha Holzer, St. Patrick Catholic School, St. Charles, IL.

Title
Catholic Literature for Children Collection
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2015
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