University of Notre Dame

Catholic Literature for Children Collection


Origination : University of Notre Dame. Archives.
Extent : 6 linear feet
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Many of the books in this collection came from Martha Holzer, St. Patrick Catholic School, St. Charles, IL.

Preferred Citation

Catholic Literature for Children Collection (CLC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Scope and Content

Chiefly story books written by brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross telling the lives of saints; with some books about priests, sisters, classical composers, sports heroes, and other exemplary Catholics; also books for children by other Catholic authors brought out by other publishers, including standard Catholic readers dating from 1909; and a dozen illustrated pamphlets, most of them by Daniel A. Lord, SJ, teaching children about prayers, liturgy, and sacraments.


Brother Ernest Ryan, CSC, founded Dujarie Press in 1943 to publish book-length lives of the saints that would appeal to contemporary children. He himself wrote many of the books, and others Holy Cross brothers also contributed by writing books. Holy Cross brothers also helped by typing manuscripts and canvassing. In 1968 the brothers closed Dujarie Press.


Ernest, Brother, C.S.C., 1897-1963.
Ryan, Brother, C.S.C., 1897-1963.
Lord, Daniel A. (Daniel Aloysius), 1888-1955.
Congregation of Holy Cross.
Dujarie Press.
Brothers of Holy Cross.
Juvenile literature.
Children's literature.
Saints -- Biography -- Juvenile works.

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