Thursday, August 25, 2011

University of Notre Dame Archives

The home page of the University of Notre Dame Archives is:

While I am not of the Catholic faith, many of my ancestors were. And when you visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, every moment is a "Kodak moment." The architecture is beautiful! You can even see the Golden Dome of the Administration Building from the Indiana turnpike.

In the About Our Collections, are links to:

Click here to search the collections of the Archives. A search for my hometown of Sandusky retrieves over thirty hits, including GATH 25/10, which is a reference to a newspaper clipping about Notre Dame Students working at Sandusky's Cedar Point over the summer months of 1909. Individuals mentioned are: John McLaughlin, Elmer Brengartner, Edmund Savord, James J. Hinde, George Philbrook, and William Schmitt. The item GATH 4/08 features an image of Knute Rockne with the Miller Brothers at Cedar Point. The World War One draft registration card of Sandusky resident John Lawrence McCann is found in the Archives Miscellaneous University Records with the identifer UNDR 5/ Document. Numerous photographs and documents from Catholic churches in Sandusky, Ohio are also found in the Archives.

If you have Midwestern ancestors who were Catholic, enter a name or place in the search feature of the University of Notre Dame Archives! Happy hunting!


Lisa Swanson Ellam said...

I'm lucky enough to come to campus everyday! I work in the business school and agree.....every day is a kodak moment here!

Dorene from Ohio said...

How wonderful!! I have Notre Dame Victory March on my "mom mix" cd for the car :)