Collection ID: NPkMC-222-215

Collection context


Louis Zuccarello (Marist Heritage Professor)
The Catholic Studies Collection consists of both local materials pertaining to the state of New York and Dutchess County, as well as general materials on Catholicism throughout the United States and abroad. The collection contains parish histories, the papers and preparation notes of Louis Zuccarello, videos, photographs of local churches, audio tapes, materials on education, essays, and various newspapers and newspaper clippings on issues pertaining to Catholicism.
7.5 Linear Feet
Preferred citation:

[Description of item, date, location of item in order of series, box number, folder number ], in the Catholic Studies Collection, James A. Cannavino Library, Marist College.


Scope and Content:

The Catholic Studies Collection contains various documents, photographs, books, essays, pamphlets, newspapers, and audio and video tapes all having to do with Catholicism and/ or topics which touched on Catholicism and the lives of Catholics in the years from 1870 through 2003.

Biographical / Historical:

Catholicism has played an important role in Dutchess County as Louis Zuccarello set out to show by compiling this collection. With parishes springing up all over Dutchess County to serve the needs of the various ethnic groups, Catholicism was a vital element of the community and in America in general. American bishops in New York and the Dutchess area, like Nilan and Burtsell were getting involved in trying to reform the religion and align it more closely with people’s lifestyles and values in America, as the Americanism school of thought sprung up and climaxed in the late 1800s. Catholicism also played an important role in the education of the local populace as different parishes opened up their own schools, colleges, and seminaries.

Acquisition information:
The Catholic Studies Collection was given to the Marist Library by Louis Zuccarello.

Materials are arranged into two series: 1) Catholic Studies, general, with seven subseries, and 2) The Catholic Church in New York, with seven subseries.

Physical location:
Please contact the Marist College Archives and Special Collections for information regarding use and access of this collection.
Rules or conventions:
DACS Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2013.



There are no restrictions on this collection


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[Description of item, date, location of item in order of series, box number, folder number ], in the Catholic Studies Collection, James A. Cannavino Library, Marist College.

3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, United States