Villanova Digital Library

Villanova University's Digital Library initiative assembles, presents, and preserves digital collections that support the teaching and research of the campus and the global community of scholars. We work with faculty, staff and regional partners to select and develop resources that enhance access for a wide range of disciplines and audiences.

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As a dimension of the Augustinian dimension of the mission of Villanova University, the Saint Augustine Reference Library is a resource for the current scholarship on Saint Augustine, one of the most important figures of Late Antiquity and of the Christian tradition. Currently featuring the work Augustine through the Ages: an Encyclopedia, this library will be amplified with guides for the study of Augustine (methodology, bibliographical orientation and thematic aspects). An already-existing and expanding bibliography for the study of St. Augustine can be found at http://www.findingaugustine.org.

Access to some materials is currently limited to the Villanova University Community.


The correspondence in this collection contains courtship letters exchanged between Eleanor Sherman and Alexander M. Thackara, letters from Eleanor to her father, General William Tecumseh Sherman, frequently referencing public events and personalities. Another feature of the correspondence that calls for special attention is the local color and references to many individuals, events, and institutions of Philadelphia and the Main Line in the 1880's and 1890's. A unique part of the collection is A. M. Thackara's correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia relating to his years at Annapolis up until his marriage. Here can be found an unusual first-hand picture of Navy life in the post-Civil War period. Click here for a Guide and Finding Aid to most materials in this collection.  Digitization Status: Completed.  See also: the William T. Sherman Correspondence Collection
 
 
Since its inception in Philadelphia in 1771, the Society of The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Saint Patrick has been an active, vibrant organization within the Irish community. Members meet quarterly in the Philadelphia area to conduct Society business, share fellowship and experiences of common heritage. The Society has always been non-denominational, welcoming members from all religious backgrounds.
 
The Society exists to promote Irish culture, education and provide aid. It performs these duties in the form of scholarships and benevolence, as well as through events and activities. Digitized materials include: correspondence, programs, benevolence documentation, and publications. http://www.friendlysons.com/ Digitization status: ongoing.
The Villanova Digital Collection houses works directly related to the University campus  includes materials drawn from University Archives collections.  Digitization Status: Ongoing.
This collection contains scholarly articles published by Villanova faculty members and includes the Faculty Fulltext and Scholarship Open Access Reserve Fund (SOAR) Collections.  Status:  updated when materials are deposited by faculty. 
Collection includes: older graduate and undergraduate theses, and Falvey Student Scholars and One Book Villanova essays.   Digitization Status: Ongoing.
This collection contains materials that were published outside the United States and that do not fit in other existing collections as well as non-domestic personal paper collections not collected elsewhere.  Included are books of heraldry from England and Japan, and genealogy and family papers.