Collections

Collections

Catholic Americana Collection

A collection of Catholic Americana consisting of North American Catholic biographies, histories, directories, and copies of the Ordo for American dioceses. The collection also contains significant subcategories, including Diocesan Synod documents and Custom and Rule books for religious orders in the United States.To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.
Catholic Americana Folio
Catholic Americana Oversize

Eric Gill & St. Dominic's Press:

The Gill Collection contains limited-printing editions from St. Dominic's Press, Ditchling, dating from 1919 to 1947.  These books feature wood-engravings by Eric Gill (1882-1940), a sculptor, stonecutter, printmaker, and the typeface designer of Perpetua, Gill Sans, and several other fonts.  To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Father Robert A. Graham, S.J. Collection

Titles concerning church/state relations and related questions such as international law, diplomacy, war and peace, human rights, the temporal power of the papacy, religious freedom, concordats, freedom of conscience, and Vatican relations with sovereign states. To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Romano Guardini Collection

Romano Guardini’s own typescripts and also copies of virtually all of his separate publications in German from 1907 to his death in 1968. To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Sheila Kaye-Smith Collection

The complete works of Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887-1956) including signed correspondence and photographs. To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Finding Aid

LP Collection

The LP vinyl record collection features a variety of genres, including Shakespearean drama, Broadway musicals, Classical works by great composers, popular and liturgical music, language lessons, and recordings of speeches by such notables as John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill.  To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Microform Collection

The microform collection contains various journals and foreign works, dating from 1514 to 1993. Among other items, it includes works by Eusebius Hieronymus, St. John Climacus, and various German scholars, as well as the personal papers of Benito Mussolini.  To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search. 

Natural Family Planning Archive

Ave Maria University has acquired a comprehensive library archive on the history and international development of natural methods of family planning. Assembled by teachers, scientists and theologians who have collaborated since the publication of Humanae Vitae in 1968, the collection includes books and publications in over 30 languages. To locate items in this collection, add your own keywords to this search.
Natural Family Planning Media
Natural Family Planning Oversize

John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement Collection

Books pertaining to the Oxford Movement including manuscript letters by John Henry Newman. To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.
Oxford Oversize

Michael Novak Collection

George Frederick Jewett Chair Emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C, is a world renowned author, philosopher and theologian.  The collection includes books, manuscripts, correspondence, journal articles and awards. To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Professor John C. Olin's Renaissance & Reformation Library and Papers

The Olin Collection contains more than 450 books and other materials from Prof. John C. Olin's Renaissance & Reformation Library and Papers. Besides Olin's on writings, featured authors include Erasmus, Calvin, Luther, Ignatius Loyola, Thomas More, Zwingli, Wosley, Reginald Pole, and Thomas Fisher, as well as modern works on Humanism, the Jesuits, and general works on the Renaissance and Reformation. To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Pavel Chichikov Poetry Collection

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov," http://pavelspoetry.com.

Finding Aid

Rare Books Collection

The Rare Books Collection contains over a thousand rare books, manuscripts, and items, including the Ave Maria Chronicles, a Manuscript Hebrew Sefer Torah Scroll, a Jewish Star worn during World War II,  a large Graduale Romanum ad Usum Augustinianum (1671), historical Bibles dating from 1599 through the 20th Century, the Kassel limited printing of Mozart's works, and many other items.  To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Rare Books Oversize

William F. Talbot Papers

Playbills from 1960-2000 donated by former Editor-in-Chief, William Talbot, of Samuel French, Inc., a publishing company that pioneered the concept of providing published plays and musical plays to theatrical producing groups throughout the world.

Finding Aid

Thesis Collection

This collection contains Masters' Theses and Doctoral Dissertations from Ave Maria University's graduate program in Theology.  Undergraduate Senior Theses from the History, Literature, Philosophy, and Theology Departments are also located here.  To locate items within this collection, add your own keywords to this search.

Original Leaves from Famous Bibles. Nine Centuries 1121-1935 A.D.

Sixty leaves from famous and rare Bibles and Testaments, dating from the twelfth to the twentieth century, have been selected to illustrate important changes in content and format. View more information about this collection here. 

Finding Aid