University of Notre Dame

David J. O'Brien Papers


Origination : O'Brien, David J.
Extent : 35 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with colleagues, students, college administrators, and publishers; grade lists, syllabi, student evaluations, and records from college committees and departmental activities; class notebooks from his Notre Dame courses (he received a B.A. from Notre Dame in 1960); manuscripts of books, articles, papers, and book reviews by O'Brien; and correspondence, minutes, reports, and other meeting material from his tenure on the board of The National Catholic Reporter.

Files regarding Call to Action (1976) conference or meetings; research, essays and manuscripts by others; grants; teaching; workshops; writings; drafts of Isaac Hecker: An American Catholic and of From the Heart of the American Church ; and miscellaneous files representing O'Brien's activities outside of the College of the Holy Cross, 1991-1996.


Historian on the faculty of Loyola College, Montreal, 1964-1969, and College of the Holy Cross, 1969- ; post doctoral student at Harvard Divinity School, 1970-1971; and member of the board of directors for The National Catholic Reporter , 1980-1987.


O'Brien, David J.
National Catholic reporter
University of Notre Dame
College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass.)
Call to action
United States--Intellectual life--History.
Catholic Church--Education--United States--History.
Catholic universities and colleges--United States--History.
Isaac Hecker : an American Catholic
From the heart of the American church : Catholic higher education and American culture
The renewal of American Catholicism

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