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Marian Library photograph collection

Identifier: ML-049


This collection contains photographs documenting Marian artwork, awards, books, churches and shrines, educational programs, events, groups, individuals, libraries and museums, organizations, and religious objects. The collection is international in scope and materials date from circa 1920 through circa 1990.


  • circa 1920-circa 1990



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.

History of the Marian Library

The Marian Library was founded by the Marianists of the University of Dayton in 1943 to make the Blessed Virgin Mary better known, loved, and served. It is a special library whose presence on campus is a significant expression of the university's Catholic and Marianist identity. Its collections are developed and maintained to preserve and provide access to materials that support its mission of fostering Marian scholarship and sound Marian devotion.

The Marian Library is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the research needs of faculty and students of the International Marian Research Institute and of the broader University of Dayton community, and of visitors throughout the world. It also documents the diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary, and it provides public outreach through its exhibits, tours, and reference services.

For more information on the Marian Library, please see the website of the International Marian Research Institute.


9.25 Linear Feet (7 banker boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 postcard box)

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This collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Artwork
  2. Awards
  3. Books, documents, and manuscripts
  4. Churches and shrines
  5. Educational institutions and programs
  6. Events
  7. Groups
  8. Individuals
  9. Libraries and museums
  10. Organizations
  11. Religious objects
  12. Photograph documentation

This collection includes 2 boxes of unprocessed photographs, located at the end of the collection.

Guide to the Marian Library photograph collection, circa 1920-circa 1990
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Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

300 College Park Dr.
Dayton Ohio 45469-1360