Rare Books organized on shelf


The Archives contains over 2,500 linear feet of records reflecting the institutional histories of Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Loyola Notre Dame Library. Records include: 

  • Universities’ records including but not limited to governance, departmental, and committee records such as correspondence, drafts, reports, and policies. 
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Publicity
  • Architectural drawings
  • Ephemera
  • Memorabilia
  • Scrapbooks

Access Policy: Materials created for public dissemination are open and available to all researchers. All other materials are currently restricted.

Rare Books

Rare Books contains over 2,000 volumes dating from the 14th century to the 20th century. Strengths in the collection include: 

  • 19th-20th century British and American literature (Gerard Manley Hopkins, Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell, Flannery O'Connor, Henry James, and William Faulkner)
  • Philosophy, theology, and religion
  • European and American History 

Titles may not be found in the LNDL catalog. Currently the Rare Books collection is undergoing preservation and arrangement work and remains largely uncatalogued. 

Special Collections 

The Archives contains a small but rich collection of manuscript materials and special collections in selected areas. 

Access policy: Contact Archives and Special Collections for a consultation. You may view the items in the collection in the Reading Room.

Contact Archives and Special Collections at or 410-617-6870.