Featured Collections

  • Clemintine Library collection

    Clementine Library

    Named for Pope Clement XI (1700-21), the most distinguished member of the Albani family of Urbino and Rome, this collection has approximately 10,000 printed books and pamphlet, which date from 1473 to the early nineteenth century.

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    Jansenism and its Context

    The term "Jansenist" derives from the name of Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638), Bishop of Ypres and former professor of Scripture at Leuven. His writings contained views deemed hostile to the French government and to the Society of Jesus...

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  • Irish collection

    Irish History Collection

    The Connolly Irish Collection and The Michael Jenkins Collection on the History of Maryland

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  • Henry James

    Richard N. Foley Collection

    A collection of some 1,600 volumes, chief among them American and British first editions of the works of Henry James.

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    Malta Collection

    Works about the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, as well as materials documenting the history of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

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    Pre-Vatican II Pamphlets

    The largest collection of American pre-Vatican II pamphlets in the United States (over 12,000 items) together with an additional 3,700 parish histories from Catholic parishes across the country.

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    Parish Histories

    This collection contains more than 3,700 items, ranging in date from 1791 to the present. 

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