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Sacred Heart of Jesus devotional materials

 Collection
Identifier: ML-024

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of devotional materials on the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) including holy cards, in memorium cards, prayer leaflets and novenas, foreign language prayer leaflets, promises of the Sacred Heart, badges, handmade devotional objects, pamphlets, membership cards, and printed ephemera. The collection contains a variety of artistic representations of the Sacred Heart.

The artistic styles span from unique or handmade representations to images from popular culture. Most of the materials are printed, but other mediums, such as hand-painted items are included. The collection contains portraits and icons of Jesus with the Sacred Heart, the Heart alone, as well as the Heart depicted with an individual or in a setting.

The textual materials in the collection include prayers in English, French, German, Italian, and a small selection of other Indo-European languages. The text materials also include novenas and Promises of the Sacred Heart. The collection primarily represents materials used for personal or private devotions.

Dates

  • circa 1880-circa 2000

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

0.5 Linear Feet (1 card box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains devotional materials on the Sacred Heart of Jesus including holy cards, prayer leaflets and novenas, foreign language prayers, badges, handmade devotional objects, pamphlets, membership cards, and printed ephemera.

Arrangement

Missing Title

  1. Holy cards
  2. Prayers and novenas
  3. Promises of the Sacred Heart
  4. Prayers-French
  5. Prayers-German
  6. Prayers-Italian
  7. Prayers-Various languages
  8. Badges and devotional ephemera
  9. Pamphlets and printed ephemera

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were donated to the Marian Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jillian Slater in 2011.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Sacred Heart of Jesus devotional materials, circa 1880-circa 2000
Status
Completed
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
Sponsor
Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the Roesch Library Repository

Contact:
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Dayton Ohio 45469-1360