John Paul II Library - Franciscan University of Steubenville
- Dawson
- Franciscan
- Hildebrand
- John Paul II
- Kirk
- Lawler
- Maritain
- Mulloy
- Newman
- Phenomenology
- Herbert Ratner Files


Dawson - This collection contains the papers of John J. Mulloy, including his working papers from the Dawson Newsletter and his private correspondence with noted theologian Christopher Dawson. Access to this collection is very limited.
Franciscan - A unique collection focused on history and accomplishments of the Franciscan Order. It includes  a copy of the Source Book, a history of the Franciscan Order in America.
Hildebrand - Very limited access. This collection includes original documents, articles and correspondence of  Dietrich von Hildebrand and his wife, Alice Jourdain von Hildebrand. Von Hildebrand was an Austrian philosopher and theologian most famous for his anti-Nazi writings.
John Paul II - This collection focuses on the writings, accomplishments and life of Pope John Paul II. It is housed in the JPII room of the library and is part of the circulating collection.
Kirk - Donation of books focused on American Civil War donated by  Robert Hall Kirk. Part of the general circulating collection.
Lawler - The personal and professional papers of the Rev. Ronald Lawler, Franciscan Capuchin friar (1926-2003). Fr. Lawler was president of two major U.S. seminaries and served as the only American on the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy, advisors to the Pope. He was on the philosophy faculty of several universities and produced the first major philosophical study of Pope John Paul II in English. In 1976, he was co-editor of The Teaching of Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults, which served as the standard catechism until the publication in 1993 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church. This bequest was arranged by Michael Aquilina. For more information, please visit
Maritain - Collection of  books on the life and writings of the famous French theologian Jacques Maritain. Donated by Rev. Fr. William J. Witt, M.A., M. Div. in memory of his parents Francis J. and Helen May Bixler Witt. Part of circulating collection.
Mulloy - Donated by John J. Mulloy, colleague and friend of Christopher Dawson, this collection of books reflects the scholarship and interests of a lifetime. Part of circulating collection.
Newman - Life and writings of renowned English cardinal John Henry Newman. Part of the circulating collection.
Phenomenology - Collection focuses on the branch of philosophy called "phenomenology". Part of the circulating collection.
Herbert Ratner Files- Fascinating collection of papers, writings, and musings from pro-life pioneer Dr. Herbert Ratner.  Includes a lifetime of monitoring abortion and euthanasia in the national and international public press. Publisher of Child & Family.  Limited access.


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