University of Notre Dame

John Francis O'Hara Papers


Origination : O'Hara, John F. (John Francis), 1888-1960.
Extent : 14 linear feet. 7 linear inches of photographs. 2 reels of microfilm.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Source of Roosevelt correspondence and speeches: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY.

Preferred Citation

John Francis O'Hara Papers (OHA), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1908-1960; sermons, lectures and editorials by O'Hara; clippings about him; notes taken by him; class records, 1917-1931; excerpts from the diary of his sister Elizabeth O'Hara, 1940-1951; correspondence, press releases, and clippings concerning his role as military delegate of the armed forces of the United States, 1940-1945; photographs, pamphlets, and medals.

Also microfilm of clippings concerning Theodore Roosevelt's trip to South America with John A. Zahm, CSC, in 1913; and microfilm of correspondence and speeches concerning Franklin Delano Roosevelt's visit to Notre Dame for the conferral of an honorary degree in 1935.


Professor of religion, 1917-1934, vice-president, 1933-1934, and president, 1934-1940, University of Notre Dame; bishop serving as military delegate during World War II, 1939-1945; Bishop of Buffalo, 1945-1951; Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1951-1960; Cardinal in 1958.


O'Hara, John F. (John Francis), 1888-1960
Zahm, John Augustine, 1851-1921.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
O'Hara, Elizabeth, 1940-1951.
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Pa.).
Catholic Church. Diocese of Buffalo (N.Y.).
University of Notre Dame -- Presidents.
Catholic Church -- Bishops.
Cardinals -- United States -- Biography.

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