University of Notre Dame

Ralph M. McInerny Papers


Origination : McInerny, Ralph M.
Extent : 65 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ralph M McInerny Papers (MCN), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of literary and philosophical essays, articles, lectures, and books; notebooks and diaries (1947-1986), correspondence (1954-1987), and alphabetical files; involving Jacques Maritain, Soren Kierkegaard, Thomas Aquinas, Boethius, G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Walker Percy, and other philosophers and writers; concerning contemporary Thomism, analogy, natural law, Humanae Vitae, the Second Vatican Council, and changes in the Catholic Church; with drafts and some galleys of his fiction, including early magazine stories, novels, and detective series.


Philosopher, novelist, co-founder (with Michael Novak) of Crisis magazine; director of the Jacques Maritain Center and Michael P. Grace Professor of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Notre Dame.


McInerny, Ralph.
Maritain, Jacques.
Kierkegaard, Soren.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Chesterton, G.K. (Gilbert Keith).
Greene, Graham.
Waugh, Evelyn.
Percy, Walker.
Natural law.
Humanae Vitae.
Vatican Council (2d : 1962-1965).
Catholic Church--United States--20th century.

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