University of Notre Dame

William Thomas Hamilton Papers


Origination : Hamilton, William Thomas
Extent : 8 linear feet
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


William Thomas Hamilton.

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Preferred Citation

William Thomas Hamilton Papers (HAM), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Books, pamphlets, leaflets, periodicals, cassettes, manuscripts of homilies, notes, and other manuscript material having to do with Hamilton's work as a permanent deacon, his training for the deaconate, prison reform and visitation, and his career at WNDU; personal files consisting chiefly of correspondence (1960-1965 and 1969-1981) relating to WNDU, with scrapbook material from 1955 on, alcoholism material from 1983, and an Irish Football Network booklet from 1954 (pre-WNDU).


Born 20 May 1914 in Evanston, Illinois, William Thomas Hamilton lived in South Bend, Indiana, from 1955 until his death 16 July 1989. He served as executive vice-president and general manager of the WNDU stations; vice-president of the board of directors of Dismas House of Michiana, a half-way house for ex-prisoners; president of Junior Achievement and the Alcohol Council of St. Joseph County; board member of the Indiana Heart Association and the Right ot Life Educational Trust; and volunteer in a Notre Dame program to help students who abuse alcohol. Ordained as a permanent deacon in 1975, he served at St. Patrick's Parish in South Bend and as a member of the United Religious Community prison program.


Hamilton, William Thomas.
University of Notre Dame. Television Station WNDU-TV.

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