1886-1953Origination : Catholic Church. Diocese of Peoria (Illinois).
Diocese of Peoria Collection (DPE), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Manuscript of an oration by Bishop Spalding delivered at the University of Notre Dame in 1886; and material concerning Peoria collected by Sister M. Annella, OP, most of it in the form of letters in reply to Sr. Annella's requests for information, 1949-1953.
Established in 1875 with John Lancaster Spalding as its first bishop until his retirement in 1908.