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Single-decade rosary collection

Identifier: ML-R-D

Content Description

This collection houses nearly 100 single-decade rosaries.


  • circa 1960-present

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Conditions Governing Use

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 form the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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. The Single-Decade rosary collection was started by members of the Marian Library staff circa 1960.


2.5 Linear Feet (1 Paige Record-tainer box) ; 9.25"x24"x4.25"


The single-decade rosary collection contains nearly 100 single-decade rosaries. Materials in the collection date from circa 1960 to the present day.


This collection has 1 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 rosary may be found in the EmbARK database.

Processing Information

This collection was processed under the supervision of Jean Frisk, completed in May 2016. It has been rehoused by Andrew J. Kosmowski in December 2016.

Guide to the Single-decade rosary collection, circa 1960 - present
Brother Andrew Kosmowski
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Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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Dayton Ohio 45469-1360