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About this collection

This is a finding aid.  It is a description of archival material held in the Canizaro Library at Ave Maria University.  Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally through the World Wide Web.

Overview of the Collection

Title John A. Griffin Collection
Dates: 1561-2003
Quantity: 54 linear ft.
Summary: This collection contains fine bindings and first editions in the area of modern English, Irish, and American literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, acquired from John A. Griffin. Currently shelved with the collection are rare and antiquarian books, from the 15th Century onwards. Authors in the collection include Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, C.S. Lewis, Seamus Heaney, J. R. R. Tolkien, and many others.
Repository: Ave Maria University – Canizaro Library Rare Books and Special Collections
5152 Donahue Street
Ave Maria, FL 34142
Phone (239) 280-2557
Fax (239) 280-1639
https://www.avemaria.edu/library/special-collections/
Director of Library Services
jennifer.nodes@avemaria.edu
Languages: Collection materials are in English, Latin, French, German, etc.

Information for Users

Restrictions on Access

Ave Maria University Special Collections serves as the repository for unique and valuable materials requiring special protection. Materials are non-circulating and may be consulted only in the reading room. Patrons are required to register and present photo identification before using materials.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the John A. Griffin Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, Canizaro Library, Ave Maria University.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased, 2005.

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected by federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations.  Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Ave Maria University assumes no responsibility.

Content Description

This collection contains fine bindings and first editions in the area of modern English, Irish, and American literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, acquired from John A. Griffin.  Currently shelved with the collection are rare and antiquarian books, from the 15th Century onwards.  Authors in the collection include Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, C.S. Lewis, Seamus Heaney, J. R. R. Tolkien, and many others.

Detailed Description of the Collection 

Books

Subjects

Family Names:

            Griffin, John A.

            Heaney, Seamus

            Tolkien, J. R. R.

            Hobbes, Thomas

            Aquinas, Thomas

            Lewis, C. S.           

Subject Terms:

            American literature—19th century

            American literature—20th century

            English literature—19th century

            English literature—20th century

            Irish literature—19th century

            Irish literature—20th century

Form or Genre Terms:

            Rare books

 
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