The John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens Collection

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Stephanie L. Soule Jillian Ewalt


The John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens Collection documents the research of John S. Stokes, Jr. and the history and activities of the Mary’s Gardens movement, a popular Catholic movement related to planting devotional gardens dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This article provides an overview of this unique collection and a discussion on archival management, preservation, and outreach. 


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Stephanie L. Soule, University of Dayton

Collections Librarian and Archivist for the U.S. Catholic Special Collection in the University Libraries


Jillian Ewalt, California State University, Sacramento

Metadata Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives