1922-1972.Origination : Liturgical Arts Society.
Acquired by the University of Notre Dame Archives, 8 December 1972, from Maurice Lavanoux.
Liturgical Arts Society Records (LIT), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Correspondence, photographs, slides, negatives, films, postcards, holy cards, financial records, articles, pamphlets, record albums, and lectures and editorials by Maurice Lavanoux.
Correspondents include Jacques Maritain, Archbishop Robert Lucey, Monsignor Reynold Hillenbrand, Francis Cardinal Spellman, Bishop Edwin V. O'Hara, Marc Chagall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ivan Mestrovic, Siegfried Guggenheim, Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, Francis W. Kervick, Monsignor John Tracy Ellis, Harvey Cox and Percival Goodman.
The Liturgical Arts Society was organized in New York in 1928 as a national effort to promote the arts that support Roman Catholic liturgy and culture. It was formed by lay people but also included members of the American hierarchy, foreign prelates, clergy, and women religious. Gerard L. Carroll was its president.
In 1931 it began publication of the journal Liturgical Arts with the secretary of the Society, Maurice Lavanoux, serving as editor. In 1972 Liturgical Arts ceased publication and the society was dissolved due to lack of funds.