University of Notre Dame

Arthur Harvey Papers


Origination : Arthur Harvey, CSC
Extent : 1.25 linear feet. 1.5 linear feet of photographs. 99 audio tapes.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, essays, talks, bibliographies, term papers, critiques, scripts, and other material, dating from 1947 to 1999, documenting Father Harvey's career as a priest, teacher of speech and drama, and producer and director of plays at the University of Notre Dame; photographs, 1954-1991, and audio tapes, 1950-1969, most of them from Notre Dame theatrical productions.


Arthur S. Harvey was born in Washington, D.C., 11 May 1911. He attended the University of Notre Dame (A.B. 1947), Holy Cross College in Washington, D.C., and the Catholic University of America (M.A. 1953). He belonged to the National Catholic Theatre Conference, Alpha Gamma Omega, the National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity, and the American Educational Theatre Association. He served as National Moderator of Alpha Gamma Omega.

After his theological studies at Holy Cross College, he was ordained a priest, 5 June 1951, by Bishop McNamara. In 1953 he joined the Notre Dame faculty and began his many years of service as director of the university theatre. Beginning in 1969, he served as an assistant to executive vice-president Edmund Joyce, CSC.

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