University of Notre Dame

Donald J. Thorman Papers


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

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Donald J Thorman Papers (DJT), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence; manuscripts of articles and his book The Emerging Layman (1962); research files of clippings, newsletters, and articles; copies of articles by and about Thorman; copies of his speeches; and family and business documents.

Records relating to Thorman's tenure with NCR are in the NCR collection (CNCR). His work with Ave Maria, Act, and Voice of St. Jude is documented only by bound volumes of the publications for some of the years of his employment.


Writer, editor of ACT (Christian Family Movement), 1955- 1964; managing editor of Voice of St. Jude, 1952-1956, and Ave Maria, 1956-1962; and publisher of The National Catholic Reporter (NCR), 1965-1977.


Thorman, Donald J.
National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company.
Emerging layman Manuscript.
Journalism, Religious -- United States.
Religion and the Press.
Press, Catholic -- United States.

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