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Vatican II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSE/MD 3828

Scope and Content Note

The Vatican II Collection contains more than 1,400 documents divided into two major sections. The first section, Conciliar Documents, consists of working drafts, voting summaries, news service reports, and other documents that were circulated during the four sessions that comprised the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). The second section, Post-Conciliar Liturgical Documents, contains copies of 354 of the 439 schemata generated by the post-conciliar commissions responsible for implementing liturgical reforms.

The collection of conciliar documents contains materials pertaining to the development of the sixteen official texts promulgated by the Second Vatican Council and three other schemas which were discussed at the Council but were not officially accepted: "De cura animarum" (1963), "De indulgentiis recognoscendis" (1965), and "De matrimonii sacramento" (1963).

The post-conciliar collection details liturgical material, which consists mainly of photocopies of drafts of the schemas and miscellaneous reference materials.

Dates

  • 1948-1986, bulk 1962-1965

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Language of Materials

Collection material in Latin and English

Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Extent

11.42 Linear Feet (27 containers)

Overview

Includes copies of materials pertaining to the development of the sixteen official texts promulgated by the Second Vatican Council, three schemas discussed but not officially accepted by the Council, assorted materials pertaining to the nineteen conciliar documents discussed, items relevant to the period of the Council that include booklets, directories, notices, schedules, summaries, and other items. Post-conciliar liturgical documents are also included.

Arrangement Note

The Vatican II Collection is arranged in two sections: Conciliar and Post-Conciliar Liturgical Documents.

Material is grouped according to the pertinent topic and document development, e.g., Breviary, Liturgical Year. Other compilations of Vatican II materials, such as the Acta and the Council Daybook, are arranged according to the overall chronology of the council.

Acquisition and Processing Note

The bulk of the Vatican II Collection was acquired by Hesburgh Libraries from John Rotelle, O.S.A., Director of the Augustinian Provincialate in Villanova, PA in 1984. Draft schemata of the conciliar documents were donated to Hesburgh Libraries by Rev. Mark G. McGrath, C.S.C., and Rev. Redward L. Heston, C.S.C., from their personal collections. Finding lists prepared by Marie Conn and Christian Dupont. Finding aid 2016, by Hanah Herbst and Julie Tanaka.
Title
Vatican II Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Herbst
Date
April 2016
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556
574-631-0290