University of Notre Dame

John Ireland Papers


Origination : Minnesota Historical Society.
Extent : 23 reels of microfilm representing 14.5 linear feet of papers.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Original material held chiefly by the Catholic Historical Society of St. Paul, with some material from the Archives of the Diocese of Duluth, St. John's Abbey Archives, the Archives of the College of St. Thomas, and the Archives of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Preferred Citation

John Ireland Papers (IRE), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence and related papers of John Ireland; scrapbooks; and supplementary papers including Denis O'Connell letters. For a more detailed description, see Guide to a Microfilm Edition of The John Ireland Papers by Scott Jessee (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1984).


John Ireland (1838-1918) served as the first archbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota (1888-1918). He was involved in the Americanism controversy. See John Ireland and the American Catholic Church by Marvin R. O'Connell (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988.)


Ireland, John, 1838-1918.
O'Connell, Denis Joseph, 1849-1927.
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of St. Paul (Minn.)
Catholic Church -- bishops.
Americanism (Catholic controversy).
Catholic Church -- Minnesota.

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