Catholic Americana Collection
A collection of Catholic Americana consisting of North American Catholic biographies, histories, directories, and copies of the Ordo for American dioceses. The collection also contains significant subcategories, including Diocesan Synod documents and Custom and Rule books for religious orders in the United States.
The more than 8,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals are a valuable resource for faculty, students and scholars interested in the history of the Church in North America, from individuals and groups comprising that history to Catholic spirituality, Ecclesiastical Law, Genealogy of the Hierarchy, and other areas. Many volumes also contain information related to the history of the United States, including presidential politics, education, and social justice. A number of volumes also detail the history of anti-Catholicism in America.
Natural Family Planning Archive
Ave Maria University has acquired a comprehensive library archive on the history and international development of natural methods of family planning. Assembled by teachers, scientists and theologians who have collaborated since the publication of Humanae Vitae in 1968, the collection includes books and publications in over 30 languages.
Along with books, the Archive includes periodicals, organizational records, research papers, conference reports, teaching materials, promotional media, government publications, commentaries, international correspondence between scientific investigators, and documentation of the development of natural methods of family planning throughout the world, written or published since the 1920s. These include text and bibliographic references to earlier discoveries in human fertility research reported in the 1800s. The Archive also includes related secular and religious materials on marriage, child bearing, contraception, abortion, adoption, migration and demography.