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Digital Collections

USMC Manuscripts

The Archival and Manuscript Collections

Includes the papers of individuals and organizations collected by the Kelly Library for primary source research with particular emphasis on supporting the research and teaching mission of the College programs (Celtic studies, Christianity and Culture, Mediaeval Studies and the Book and Media Studies) and the Faculty of Theology.

The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection

The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection

The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection (Archives) consists of more than 50 linear metres of material created and accumulated by Henri Nouwen in his lifetime.


Exhibit: 50 Years of L’Arche

This exhibit, which marks the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of L’Arche, features material from the special collections of the Kelly Library including the Henri Nouwen Archives and the L’Arche Daybreak fonds.

Sheila Watson fonds

Sheila Watson fonds

Fonds consists of the manuscripts, journals, correspondence, teaching and student materials of the author and professor of English, Sheila Martin Watson (nee Doherty). Also consists of collections of correspondence purchased and preserved by Watson for the purpose of her doctoral thesis and personal interest in Wyndham Lewis.

About the John M. Kelly Library

The University of St. Michael's College is home to the John M. Kelly Library. The Kelly Library Collection is particularly strong in the areas of philosophy, the history of Ireland, Celtic languages and literature, British and Canadian history, book history, English literature, and the history of the Middle Ages. The Catholic theological collection, perhaps the strongest such collection in Canada, emphasizes patristics, early and medieval church history, Thomism, the Bible (especially Canon, Johannine literature, and the history of criticism), liturgical renewal, religious education, and ecotheology. Additionally, the Kelly Library maintains and develops a number of Rare Book Collections and Archival and Manuscript Collections for primary source research.