Miraculous Medal collection
This collection currently contains Miraculous Medals and objects associated with this devotion.
Scope and Contents The Miraculous Medal collection contains nearly 400 devotional items related to the Miraculous Medal. Some are the medals with inscriptions in different languages, while others are objects with the Miraculous Medal affixed to them. Materials in the collection date from circa 1900 through the present day.
- circa 1900-present
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
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. The Miraculous Medal collection was started by members of the Marian Library staff circa 1960.
2.5 Linear Feet (2 Paige RECORD-tainer boxes, 1 three-ring binder) ; 9.25"x24"x4.25", 3" wide 8.5"x11" 3-ring binder
Language of Materials
The Miraculous Medal collection contains nearly 400 devotional items related to the Miraculous Medal. Some are the medals with inscriptions in different languages, while others are objects with the Miraculous Medal affixed to them. Materials in the collection date from circa 1900 through the present day.
This collection has has 1 three-ring binder (sub-divided by language of the inscription) which contains the devotional medals and 2 boxes which contain objects related to the Miraculous Medal. Generally, contents are in accession order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The materials in this collection were acquired by Marian Library staff from a variety of sources.
The repository continues to selectively add materials to this collection.
More information about each item may be found in the EmbARK database.
- Guide to the Miraculous Medal collection, circa 1900 - present
- Brother Andrew Kosmowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Marian Library