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Honoring St. Teresa of Kolcata

On September 4, 2016 the Blessed Mother Teresa will be officially canonized, thus becoming St. Teresa of Kolcata.  Known throughout her life for ministeringto the poor and sick of India, Mother Teresa received an honorary degree from Holy Cross during the 1976 Commencement exercises.  Following her death in September of 1997, she was beatified almost immediately by Pope John Paul II  and 2015 Pope Francis recognized the second of the necessary miracles for canonization. 

Honoring St. Teresa commemorates the 1976 commencement with photographs and documents drawn from the College Archives.  It can be viewed in the foyer of Dinand Library during normal hours.

The Williams Family Autograph Collection


The Williams Autograph Collection was recently donated to Holy Cross by the Williams Family.  Collected by Edward Bennett Williams, Class of 1941 this collection includes framed autographs of the presidents of the United States as well as autographed documents of historical and literary figures. The letters and documents signed by the most recent presidents are addressed to Edward Bennett Williams.  This exhibit is on display in the College of the Holy Cross Archives on the third floor of Dinand Library and can be viewed during open hours.


Wanted: Guest Curators
Do you have a book collection or an interest in a subject which you find fascinating? Would you be willing to share your interest with others through an exhibit in the Library's Main Reading Room? If so, please contact Mark Savolis, the College Archivist at