University of Notre Dame

John Francis Noll Papers


Origination : Noll, John F. (John Francis), 1875-1956.
Extent : 24.5 linear feet. 1 record album. 7 linear feet of printed material.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

John Francis Noll Papers (NOL), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to Noll's personal affairs, 1920-1955, the construction of the national shrine, 1936, and his work with the National Legion of Decency, 1930s, the National Organization for Decent Literature, 1930s-1950s, Our Sunday Visitor, 1925-1955, and the National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1948-1953; manuscripts of Catholic radio broadcasts, 1940s-1950s, articles for Our Sunday Visitor, and articles by Noll; personal papers such as sermon notes and occasional papers relating to the celebration of Noll's jubilee and eightieth birthday; a record album; photographs; and extensive subject files of clippings and printed material on such topics as anti-communism, national socialism, protestantism, the Spanish Civil War, sexual ethics, and minorities.


Bishop of Fort Wayne diocese (1925-1956), leading anti- communist, and founder of Our Sunday Visitor (1912), Family Digest (1908), and Acolyte (1925) which became The Priest in 1945.


Noll, John F. (John Francis), 1875-1956.
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.).
National Legion of Decency.
National Organization for Decent Literature.
National Catholic Welfare Conference.
Catholic Church. Diocese of Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Our Sunday Visitor.
Communism and Christianity -- Catholic Church.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.
Sexual ethics.
Trade unions -- United States.
Church work with minorities.
Propaganda, Anti-communist.

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