The Christophers ephemera collection
Scope and Contents
The first series contains prayer cards printed and distributed by the Christophers. The rest of the collection is made up of pamphlets from the Christopher News Notes series. It is not a complete set of the pamphlets.
- Christophers (Organization) (Publisher, Organization)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
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 Christophers
The Christophers were founded in 1945 by Father James Keller, M.M. The group's mission is "to put hope into action," and advocates that every person has a "God-given mission" to make a positive difference in the world. Although founded by a Maryknoll priest, the group is not limited to Catholics and argues for religious tolerance. The name "The Christophers" comes from the Greek word "christophoros," meaning "Christ-bearer."
The Christophers are most widely known for their series of Christopher News Notes pamphlets, published on a variety of spiritual and social topics. They also produce a weekly radio show and podcast, offer leadership courses, and honor books and visual media with the annual Christopher Awards.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Pamphlets and prayer cards published by the Christophers, including issues from the Christopher News Notes series.
Statement of Arrangement
Issues of Christopher News Notes are arranged chronologically by their publication date.
U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library
The U.S. Catholic Special Collection continues to add materials to this collection.
- Guide to the Christophers ephemera collection, 1960-2010
- Colleen Mahoney
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Edition statement
- 4th edition