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From the Archives: New Finding Aids Published

The University Archives is excited to announce our Spring release of new finding aids. Finding aids are inventories of our archival holdings and having them published allows researchers to review our holdings before they visit or able request a item to be digitized.

This would not have been possible without the tremendous help, during the pandemic, from our Access Services team members Gerald Dierkes and Mike Sgier. And additional thanks to our Student Assistants Jacob Artz ’23, Thomas Dorrance ’21, Ali Stinchfield ’23, and Emma Poley, ’21 for helping with link digital objects to the finding aids and doing major migration clean-up. A special shout out to our Student Assistant, Kamryn Dow ’22, who has spent over a year working on our database clean-up.

Sherman Thackara collection (OM E467.S53) finding aid now has links to digitized images in the digital library.
Finding Aid webpage

Image of finding aid webpage


Newly Published University Archives finding aids:

Centers records

The collection is consists early records of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Center for Peace and Justice, and Center for Alcohol and Drugs.

Occasional Outside Groups records

The collection is comprised of programs, planning and research materials, and ephemera related to non-Villanova organizations or people who conducted events and activities on campus. Of particular note, the collection includes research material from Kyle Keiderling’s work on The Perfect Game.

Campus Ministry records

This is a small collection of records of the Campus Ministry. The collection includes letters and announcements sent by the Campus Ministry to students; summaries of the religious affiliation of students (1947-1952); mass and novena cards; posters and flyers; printed prayers; hymn, and remembrance cards; copies of the illustrated weekly bulletin the Mirror (1926-1931); copies of the weekly bulletin ‘Neath the Spires (1939-1941); printed letters to Villanova Students from Father Edward V. Stanford (1931); and retreat brochures. The collection also includes a volume of notes on religious life at Villanova between 1926 and 1943.

And more Presidents’ records:

James A. Donnellon, O.S.A. records, 1955-1959

Laurence Augustine Delurey O.S.A. records, 1903

John M. Driscoll, O.S.A. records, 1964-1988



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Last Modified: March 29, 2021

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