Evelyn O'Neill Collection
Named for the founder of Avila University, Evelyn O'Neill, CSJ, this collection
consists of books about women religious currently owned by the
Hooley-Bundschu Library. It will expand as additional volumes and other
reference materials are acquired. The holdings now include over 300 books
on a variety of topics concerning individual sisters as well as their
institutions, activities and achievements in the U.S. and Europe.
George C. Stewart Collection
Donation of the books and papers of George C. Stewart, Jr., augmented the
colleciton in 1997. Stewart's 1994 book, Marvels of Charity: History of
American Sisters and Nuns, traces the history of American sisterhoods
and is considered the most complete compilation of statistics on Catholic women's
orders and their institutions currently available. His gift added over 500
books plus assorted pamphlets, materials, papers and photographs on a wide variety
of religious orders.
Mary Austin Carroll Collection
In 1998, the library received the personal collection of Sister Hermenia Muldrey, RSM,
author of Abounding in Mercy: Mother Austin Carroll. Acquired over many years,
Sister Hermenia's collection includes over 200 books plus vocation pamphlets, inspirational
literature, anniversary booklets and more than 300 manuscripts. The gift has been
named The Mary Austin Carroll Collection in honor of a prominent member of the
Mercy congregation. Many items concern the Sisters of Mercy in the United States,
Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.