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Marian travel and tourism collection

 Collection
Identifier: ML-023

Scope and Contents

The Marian travel and tourism collection contains printed ephemera, primarily pamphlets, but also brochures, maps, and guides to Marian destinations in the United States and internationally. The collection includes travel and visitor information for Marian shrines, sanctuaries, churches, and cathedrals, as well as visitor information for towns or regions with travel destinations related to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Some materials in the collection were created for the purpose of Marian pilgrimages, primarily to the Holy Land or Europe. This collection of printed materials documents Marian travel destinations in the United States and internationally.

Dates

  • 1926-2012 inclusive, 1950-1970 bulk
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Creator

Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library 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 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.

For more information on the Marian Library, please see the website of the International Marian Research Institute.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 document cases)

Abstract

The Marian travel and tourism collection contains printed ephemera, primarily pamphlets, but also brochures, maps, and guides to Marian destinations in the United States and internationally. The collection includes travel and visitor information for Marian shrines, sanctuaries, churches, and cathedrals, as well as visitor information for towns or regions with travel destinations related to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some materials in the collection were created for the purpose of Marian pilgrimages, primarily to the Holy Land or Europe.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged alphabetically by geographic location. Additionally, there is a file for materials relating to multiple destinations.

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired and assembled by members of the Marian Library staff. Some materials were acquired during personal travel and some materials were acquired through donations.

Accruals

The Marian Library continues to selectively add materials to this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jillian Slater in 2011.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Marian travel and tourism collection, 1926-2012
Status
Completed
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the Roesch Library Repository

Contact:
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton Ohio 45469-1360