Notre Dame of Maryland University artwork collection
Scope and Contents
The Notre Dame of Maryland University artwork collection, 1850-2018, contains photographs, works on paper, paintings, and mixed media. Works in the collection were created by School Sisters of Notre Dame, lay faculty, and local and internationally renowned artists. Some works in the collection have also been presented as gifts to individuals associated with Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Photographs include color and black and white portraits of Cardinal James Gibbons and Flannery O'Connor.
Works on paper include ink, graphite, and oil pastel drawings, sketches for larger works, and prints. Many illustrate scenes of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, landscapes, and Notre Dame of Maryland University buildings. Religious themes are present throughout.
Paintings include acrylic, water color, and oil paintings of similar subjects. Still lives are also prevalent. Notable works include Sister John de Matha's and Sister M. Noreen Gormley's paintings of religious scenes in a variety of styles akin to Fauvism and Expressionism.
Mixed media includes one stitched fabric work. There are matted, unmatted, and framed works in the collection.
- Creation: 1904-1989, undated
- Sorrell, Elsie May Wall, 1894-1993 (Artist, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Notre Dame of Maryland University artwork collection is the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
Biographical / Historical
This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.
2.85 Cubic Feet (5 flat boxes, 1 half legal box, 1 tall legal box 27 framed items, not included in extent calculation )
Language of Materials
The Notre Dame of Maryland University artwork collection, 1850-2018, contains photographs, works on paper, paintings, and mixed media created by School Sisters of Notre Dame, lay faculty, and local, national, and international artists.
This collection has been arranged into series by media type: Works on paper, Photographs, Paintings, Mixed media and sister John de Matha, and Sister Mary Noreen Gromley.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Artworks were transferred to the archives from various university offices and individuals affiliated with the university.
This collection was processed in 2020 by Amanda Acosta and Christiana McClain in 2022.
- The following items have been deaccessioned from this collection: -Portrait of James Cardinal Gibbons in wood frame painted gold.
- Guide to the Notre Dame Maryland University artwork collection
- Amanda Acosta
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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