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Digital Catholica: Collections H-Q

A Research Guide from Atla's CRRA Program

pray and work

Ade Bethune drawing of a worker holding a piick with a chalice and host in front of his chest

A work from the Ade Bethune Collection at St. Catherine University. Used with the kind permission of the St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections.

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Collections H-Q


Harmon Foundation Collection - Silent Film Documentary

From Xavier University of Louisiana. The Harmon Foundation was established in 1922 by wealthy real-estate developer and philanthropist William E. Harmon (1862-1928) It originally supported a variety of causes, including playgrounds and nursing programs, but is best known for having served as a large-scale patron of African-American Art that helped gain recognition for African-American artists who otherwise would have remained largely unknown.

Holy Card Collection

From the University of Dayton. This is a sampling from our Holy Card Collections.

Holy Rosary Mission – Red Cloud School Collection

From Marquette University. The Holy Rosary — Red Cloud Digital Image Collection features selected photographs primarily from the Red Cloud Indian School of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The images include people, places, and events involving Oglala Indian children, youth, and adults; Jesuits; lay teachers; and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity.



In the Spotlight: Mother Teresa

From Marquette University. During its centennial year (1981), Marquette University invited Mother Teresa to Milwaukee, presenting her with its highest honor, the Pere Marquette Discovery Award. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives preserves a large collection of images and documentary materials related to Mother Teresa's visit to campus.

The Indian Sentinel, 1902 – 1962

From Marquette University. The Indian Sentinel featured articles about Native Americans across the United States and their evangelization by the Catholic Church. Most were first-hand accounts by lifelong missionaries in the field that were often illustrated with photographs they had taken.

Inquisition Collections

From the University of Notre Dame. The Harley L. McDevitt Inquisition Collection consists of several hundred items, from printed volumes to unique manuscripts and images. The project is intended as a resource for students and researchers and thus contains thematic introductory essays to materials and digital facsimiles of documents.



Jesuitica Collection

From Loyola University of Chicago. Items from the Rare Book Collection written by and about the Society of Jesus.



Kelly Library Digitized Books

From University of St. Michael's College. The Kelly Library has digitized over 15,000 volumes of pre-1923 imprints from its collections.



Lourde's Pilgrimage Postcards

From the University of San Diego.



Marian Art

From the University of Dayton. The Marian Library - International Marian Research Institute maintains a collection of thousands of cultural items conceptualizing Mary, the mother of Christ. This is a sampling of three dimensional objects that have been photographed using 360-degree imaging. The process offers viewers a unique chance to rotate and view the pieces from all sides. Click the “View 360” link available on each item to rotate and examine virtually.

Marian Sheet Music

From the University of Dayton. The Marian Library maintains a collection of over 700 pieces of Marian sheet music, including hymns, Mass settings, and even Christmas carols. The collection includes pieces for voice, piano, organ, even full orchestras, and includes songs in twelve languages dating from the sixteenth century to the present.

Marianist Spirit

From the University of Dayton. This series of bas-reliefs of the work of Spanish artist Antonio de Oteiza represents facets of the Marianist vision and spirit These ceramic sculptures were commissioned by Spanish Marianists to commemorate the September 3, 2000, beatification of Father William Joseph Chaminade (1761-1850), founder of the Marianist Family. 

Missionary Cathechist

From Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters. The Missionary Catechist was published by Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters from December, 1924, through October, 1964. It covers their mission to bring the catechism to those who did not have the opportunity.



National Catholic Welfare Conference

From the Catholic University of America. The National Catholic Welfare Council (NCWC), officially defined as the annual meeting of the American hierarchy and its standing secretariat, was established by the bishops in 1919. In 1922, the NCWC was renamed the National Catholic Welfare Conference, not Council, underlining the fact that it was consultative rather than legislative body.


From the University of Dayton. A novena, derived from the Latin "novem" meaning "nine," is a prayer that usually is said on nine successive days or weeks. The prayers are often from devotional prayer books or booklets and sometimes include recitation of the rosary (a rosary novena). While items in the Marian Library collection are dedicated to a specific title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, novenas may also be dedicated to other saints, to Jesus Christ, or to the Holy Spirit.



Official Catholic Directory, 1822, 1834-1842

From the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center.

Online Collections

From Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters. See all online collections describing the ministries of the OLVMS.

Our Lady of Fatima

From the University of Dayton. The Our Lady of Fatima collection contains historical materials related to the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal. The collection includes photographs, holy cards, postcards, stamps, sheet music, and other materials related to popular devotion to Our Lady of Fatima during the twentieth century.



Packard and Butler Church Lithograph Collection

From the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center. This is a collection of Catholic church lithographs by the Philadelphia lithography firm of Packard and Butler (later Packard, Butler and Partridge), There are over 400 prints of interior or exterior views of Catholic churches throughout the United States and parts of Canada.These materials are owned by the American Catholic Historical Society and maintained at the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center, 100 E. Wynnewood Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center Historic Papers

This collection brings together various groupings of historic paper and pamphlet collections owned by the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research. For more information kindly contact the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center, 100 E. Wynnewood Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Premontre Architectural Sites Collection

From the University of Notre Dame. This project provides access to nearly 800 archival photographs gathered over the years by Rt. Rev. Astrik L. Gabriel, O. Praem., that document architectural sites sponsored by the Order of Prémontré. All of these photographs date prior to World War II and are important documents of the many sites that were damaged or destroyed during the War.

Pro Maria Beauraing Committee Collection

From the University of Dayton. This collection, assembled by the Pro Maria Committee of Lowell, Massachusetts in 1965, contains photographs and images relating to the Marian apparitions in Beauraing, Belgium that occurred in 1932 and 1933.

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