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McNiff, Mary Stack


Biographical Note

Mary Stack McNiff (d. 1976) worked at Brookline Public Library and Harvard, and at St. John's Seminary as Assistant to the Librarian. She wrote book reviews for Catholic publications The Pilot and Commonweal, and for the Boston Globe. She also maintained an extensive correspondence with clergy and with authors and artists.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Philip J. and Mary Stack McNiff papers


The Philip J. and Mary Stack McNiff papers contain materials created and collected by Philip J. McNiff and his wife Mary Stack McNiff. Correspondence and related enclosures make up the bulk of the collection; there are also many printed materials. Correspondents are generally members of the Catholic, library, or literary communities, particularly those affiliated with Boston College, Harvard University, and other Boston-area organizations. Materials date from circa 1880-1991.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Dates: circa 1880-1991; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1988

Boston College collection of Thomas Merton


Intentionally assembled collection comprised of original manuscripts of books, essays, letters, and poems written by the Trappist monk, poet, and writer Thomas Merton.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1940-1986

Stanbrook Abbey Press collection

Abstract The Stanbrook Abbey Press collection contains materials created by the Press and its head printer, Sister Hildelith Cumming. Press materials make up the bulk of the collection and include bookplates, broadsides, greeting and prayer cards, exhibition programs, invitations, pamphlets, poems, prayers, prospectuses, and specimen pages. A small number of these have been hand-illustrated and illuminated. Correspondence is made up of letters from Sister Hildelith to collectors Philip and Mary...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Some items, particularly in Series IX. and X., have been hand-illustrated and illuminated by Margaret and Henry Adams. Please do not directly touch the illustrations; this helps preserve their detail.

Dates: circa 1950-1989