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Chaplet collection

Identifier: ML-R-C

Content Description

This collection houses different types of chaplets and printed materials related to them.


  • Creation: circa 1800-present
  • Creation: Majority of material found in circa 1960-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.

Biographical / Historical

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


2.5 Linear Feet (2 Paige Record-tainer boxes, 1 small binder) ; 9.25"x24"x4.25"

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


The chaplet collection contains nearly 100 chaplets and instructions on how to pray the particular chaplet. Materials in the collection date from circa 1800 through the present day, with the bulk from circa 1960 to the present day.


This collection has 1 small three-ring binder which contains the directions to pray some of the chaplets and 2 boxes which contain the chaplets. 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.

Condition Description

More information about each item may be found in the EmbARK database.

Guide to the Chaplet collection, circa 1800 - present
Brother Andrew Kosmowski
February 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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Dayton Ohio 45469-1360