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Reproducta Company devotional materials collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-020

Scope and Contents

This collection of devotional materials depicts a wide range of subjects, including scenes from Jesus' life, images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and various saints. The first folder contains six holy cards and one larger image. These items are printed with Reproducta's early "AR" logo, and are labeled as having been printed in Italy. The second folder contains three traditional holy cards and one larger, stand-up image. These cards were printed in the United States between 1948 and 1958, and all have inscriptions on the verso. The third folder contains two bookmarks, three holy cards, and one memorial mass card printed in the United States between 1987 and 2000. The last folder contains full uncut sheets of holy cards that were printed in Italy. These cards do not have any publisher information, but based on the style and origin are believed to be early products of Reproducta.

Dates

  • 1948-2000

Creator

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

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

History of Reproducta Company

Reproducta Company began producing devotional materials in Italy in the 1930s. In the 1940s, they shifted their operations to the United States, continuing to print holy cards, bookmarks, greeting cards, and other print materials for Catholics. Early items are printed with the logo "AR," and later items are labeled as beign by the "Reproducta Co." Today, Reproducta is owned by Quadriga Art, Inc. of New York City, and continues to print devotional materials.

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (4 folders in Small Collections box 3)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Devotional materials printed by Reproducta Company in Italy and the United States.

Statement of Arrangement

Items are arranged in approximate chronological order, with the exception of the uncut holy cards in folder 4 with uncertain provenance.

Location:

U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library

Separated Material

The Holy Cards Collection (CSC9) contains six holy cards printed by Reproducta between 1956 and 1999.

General Physical Description note

1 boxes

Title
Guide to the Reproducta Company devotional materials collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Colleen Mahoney
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

Contact:
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