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Eastern Church art and ephemera collection

Identifier: ML-025

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection depict Marian icons, titles of the Blessed Virgin, Madonna and Child, events in the life of Jesus and Mary, and other themes in Byzantine and Eastern Church art. Materials include greeting cards, postcards, commemorative cards, clippings, pamphlets, and printed ephemera. The primary countries represented include Russia, Ukraine, and Greece.


  • Creation: circa 1950-circa 2011



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.


2 Linear Feet (4 card boxes)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


This collection contains greeting cards, postcards, commemorative cards, clippings, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary, Maddonna and Child, the life of Jesus and Mary, and other religious themes in the style of Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox art.


Missing Title

  1. Marian icons
  2. Marian titles
  3. Artist representations
  4. Life of Jesus and Mary
  5. Themes in Byzantine and Eastern Church art
Guide to the Eastern Church art and ephemera collection, circa 1950-circa 2011
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Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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Dayton Ohio 45469-1360