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New Subiaco Abbey postcard and prayer card collection

Identifier: CSC-018

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed primarily of postcards picturing scenes in and around Subiaco Abbey. The first folder contains a postcard booklet containing nine postcards, with evidence that a tenth postcard was removed, published by Harmann Post Card Company of Chicago, Illinois around 1920. The folder also contains a single loose postcard from the same publisher. The second folder contains a real photo postcard published by EKC, and an undated postcard from an unknown publisher. The third folder contains postcards published by Artvue Post Card Co. of New York City, printed around 1960. The fourth folder contains postcards by "Doc" Miller, Inc. of Fort Smith, Arkansas, circa 1970. The last folder contains a prayer card from the New Subiaco Abbey, printed with Latin prayers on both sides.


  • 1920-1970


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Latin.

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.

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 New Subiaco Abbey

Subiaco Abbey, a community of Benedictine monks, is located in Subiaco, Arkansas. It was founded in 1878 as St. Benedict's Priory by a group of Benedictine monks from St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. The name was changed to New Subiaco Abbey in 1891. The Abbey is also the site of a Subiaco Academy, an all-male preparatory school. The Abbey was known as "New Subiaco Abbey" to distinguish it from Subiaco Abbey in Italy up through the 1970s, when the "New" fell into disuse.


0.05 Linear Feet (5 folders in Small Collections box 3)


Collection of postcards depicting New Subiaco Abbey and one prayer card published by the Abbey.

Statement of Arrangement

Although all are undated, the postcards are arranged in approximate chronological order.


U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library

Related Material

The U.S. Catholic Collection also holds several other works published by the Abbey. These can be found by searching the library catalog for the subject heading "New Subiaco Abbey (Subiaco, Ark.)".

Guide to the New Subiaco Abbey postcard and prayer card collection
Colleen Mahoney
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Repository Details

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