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Christine Mathieu Marian holy card collection

 Collection
Identifier: ML-014
The Christine Mathieu Marian holy card collection contains approximately 1,700 Catholic holy cards, primarily depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary. The collection includes French Marian holy cards from circa 1853 through 2001. Holy cards in the collection document Marian devotional themes, iconography, titles, pilgrimage sites, and prayers. Themes in the collection include the Immaculate Conception, the life of Mary, Heart of Mary, Lourdes, Marian shrines in France, and others.

The collection is composed primarily of holy cards including cards for private devotion, souvenir cards from Marian shrines, cards distributed to commemorate a special occasion or Catholic sacrament, and prayer cards. The collection includes a small number of additional devotional and ephemera materials including postcards, brochures, and scapulars.

Most materials are French, but the collection includes several items from other western European countries including Belgium, Germany, and Italy. Many holy cards contain handwritten text or a prayer on the verso.

A large number of the cards represent the 'Sulpicien' style and were published in the Saint-Sulpice neighborhood of Paris by Maison Bouasse-Lebel and its successor, Bouasse-Jeune.

Dates

  • circa 1853-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1880 - 1950

Creator

Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission form the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Extent

5.25 Linear Feet (18 binders)

Abstract

The Christine Mathieu Marian holy card collection contains approximately 1,700 Catholic holy cards, primarily depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary. The collection includes French Marian holy cards from circa 1853 through 2001. Holy cards in the collection document Marian devotional themes, iconography, titles, pilgrimage sites, and prayers.

Biography of Christine Mathieu

Based in Bordeaux, France, Christine Mathieu visited the Marian Library in 1994 and in circa 2002 donated her extensive collection of Marian holy cards.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 9 series:

Series 1, Immaculee Conception (Immaculate Conception)

Series 2, Enfants de Marie (Children of Mary)

Series 3, Coeur de Marie (Heart of Mary)

Series 4, Lourdes

Series 5, La Vie de la Vierge (Life of the Virgin)

Series 6, Marie-Ses Titres (Mary's Titles)

Series 7, Marie et Nous (Mary and Us)

Series 8, Pelerinages Mariaux (Marian Pilgrimages)

Series 9, Priere a Marie (Prayers to Mary)
This collection is arranged into 9 series:
Missing Title
  1. Series 1: Immaculee Conception (Immaculate Conception)
  2. Series 2: Enfants de Marie (Children of Mary)
  3. Series 3: Coeur de Marie (Heart of Mary)
  4. Series 4: Lourdes
  5. Series 5: La Vie de la Vierge (The Life of the Virgin)
  6. Series 6: Marie-Ses Titres (Titles of Mary)
  7. Series 7: Marie et Nous (Mary and Us)
  8. Series 8: Pelerinages Mariaux (Marian Pilgrimages)
  9. Series 9: Prieres a Marie (Marian Prayers)

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Marian Library by Christine Mathieu circa 2002.

Related Material

The Marian Library also houses related materials including the Marian holy card collection (ML.031) and the August Martin collection (ML.028).

Creator

Title
Guide to the Christine Mathieu Marian holy card collection, circa 1853-2001
Status
Completed
Author
Jillian Slater
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the Roesch Library Repository

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