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Archbishop James Alipius Goold and Mannix Library

Burn, Kerrie (2018) Archbishop James Alipius Goold and Mannix Library. Footprints, 33 (2). pp. 34-40. ISSN 0015-9115

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Abstract

Creatio ex nihilo, or the “creation out of nothing” of the Archbishop Goold special collection at Mannix Library, is one of the unanticipated but very welcome benefits of the library’s involvement with the “Goold Project”. This Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project aims to explore the cultural contributions of James Alipius Goold to colonial Melbourne. Prior to 2016, staff at Mannix Library had no way of knowing whether any item in its collection had previously belonged to the former Archbishop of Melbourne. No information indicating Goold provenance had ever been included in library catalogue records. Goold had amassed a significant personal library during the course of his lifetime and on his death his books were left to the diocesan library. Over the years this collection of books was variously dispersed and largely forgotten. However, when staff at Mannix Library became involved with the Goold Project, many items with Goold provenance were re-discovered. Over 1000 discrete volumes with Goold provenance have been identified.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Archbishop James Alipius Goold Mannix Library
Fields of Research: 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210299 Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Ms Kerrie Burn
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 04:56
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 06:26
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3667

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