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Léon Clugnet Marian image collection

 Collection
Identifier: ML-048

Scope and Contents

The Léon Clugnet Marian image collection documents Catholic and Marian devotion in France during the late 19th century. Mr. Clugnet's personal collection contains Catholic devotional images associated with French Marian shrines and titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The images include graphical representations of Mary, Madonna and Child, Marian statues, Catholic churches, and other Catholic holy sites. Materials in this collection are primarily related to France, however, several images represent Mary in other European countries including Belgium, Spain, and Italy. The collection contains several image formats dating from circa 1850-circa 1910 including photographs, carte-de-visites, holy cards, pilgrimage souvenirs, as well as color and black-and-white prints.

Dates

  • circa 1850-circa 1910

Creator

Access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Biography of Léon Clugnet

Léon Clugnet was born in France in 1848. He served as a librarian at the University of Paris and University of Lyon. He is the author of several works including the Bibliographie de Culte Local de la Vierge Marie and was the editor of Bibliotheque hagiographique orientale. He passed away in 1920.

Extent

399 items (6 oversized flat boxes)

Language of Materials

French

Abstract

The Léon Clugnet Marian image collection documents Catholic and Marian devotion in France during the late 19th century. Mr. Clugnet's personal collection contains Catholic devotional images associated with French Marian shrines and titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The images include graphical representations of Mary, Madonna and Child, Marian statues, Catholic churches, and other Catholic holy sites. Materials in this collection are primarily related to France, however, several images represent Mary in other European countries including Belgium, Spain, and Italy. The collection contains several image formats dating from circa 1850-circa 1910 including photographs, carte-de-visites, holy cards, pilgrimage souvenirs, as well as color and black-and-white prints.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series: France andother countries and unidentified.

Related Materials

The Marian Library also holds the extensive book collection of Mr. Leon Clugnet. The Clugnet collection contains approximately 8,500 books and pamphlets on Marian shrines and sites of Marian devotion throughout all countries in the Catholic world with a focus on France. The collection includes many rare items from the 17th through late 19th century. Items in the Clugnet collection can be located in the University of Dayton library catalog.

Creator

Title
Léon Clugnet Marian image collection, circa 1850-circa 1910
Status
Completed
Author
Jillian Slater
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Sponsor
Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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