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William James Onahan Papers

 Fonds
Identifier: ONA

Scope and Content

Correspondence, speeches, papers, programs, and newspaper clippings that pertain almost exclusively to the American Catholic Congress in Baltimore and the Columbian Catholic Congress in Chicago; microfilm of newspapers dealing with Catholic institutions of higher learning and Catholic popular history, the Columbian Catholic Congress, and a large Catholic parade in Baltimore in September of 1889.

Calendared

Dates

  • 1862-1899.

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Background

Chicago banker, civic leader and prominent Catholic layman. He was chosen to organize the Catholic Lay Congress in Baltimore in 1889 and proposed an international lay congress to be held in Chicago in conjunction with the Columbian World's Fair Exposition in 1893. He served as the organizing chairman of the Columbian Catholic Congress that met with the Parliament of Religions at the Fair.

Extent

4.75 linear feet. 1 reel of microfilm.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Notre Dame Archives.

Processing Information

Microfilm duplicates the delicate portion of Onahan papers, which the archives filmed in order to preserve it.
Title
William James Onahan Papers
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2005
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