Catalogue and Resources

Library Catalogue

The STM Shannon Library Catalogue is a part of the University of Saskatchewan Library Catalogue.
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STM Library Catalogue

To view the holdings within STM Library:

1. Click on the library catalogue 
2. Click on Advanced Search under the catalogue tab
3. Limit your location to "St. Thomas More Library"
4. Conduct your search 
5. Click on "Go"
6. The resulting items will be held at St. Thomas More College. 

Course Reserve Collections

To view the holding in Course reserve:
1. Follow the course reserves link
2. Search by course title or professor's name

Journal Databases

STM students and faculty have access to the resources of the University of Saskatchewan Libraries. 
Search the Articles, Journals or Databases tabs on the University Library homepage or go to the A-Z Databases list.

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index:

Catholic Periodical Literature Index (CPLI) records lie within the ATLA Religion Database which indexes journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with the full text of the ATLA's online collection of more than 100 major religion and theology journals.


The Shannon Library highlights the following collections:

STM Historical Photographs: Archives include historical photographs of faculty and student activities.

Moreana: Materials by and about St. Thomas More, including the Utopia manuscript, 1518, 2nd. ed. 

Catholic Scholarship Cardinal John Henry Newman, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Recusant Literature, Fathers of the Church.

Catholic Fiction: G. K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, Graham Greene, Michael O'Brien, Muriel Spark, C.S. Lewis

Anglin Collection:  Materials relating to Catholic Church History, primarily of Western Canada.

Hinz Teunissen Collection in 20th Century Literature:  Specializing in Anaïs Nin.

Collection Strengths

Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Including material from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies: Studies and Texts Series, Sources in Translation Series, Papers in Mediaeval Studies Series.

Ukrainian Studies

Social Justice and the Common Good

Judaic Studies


Materials by and about St. Thomas More

 Utopia Manuscript

Catholic Scholarship

  • Fathers of the Church
  • Recusant Literature
  • Illuminated Manuscripts
  • Catholic Encyclopedias
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Bonaventure
  • Anglin Collection
  • Corpus Christianorum

Catholic Fiction

Anglin Collection

The Anglin Collection, named to honour Basilian instructor, Fr. Gerald Anglin, is a collection of Canadian Catholic Church history. The collection includes materials of historical interest within books and pamphlets, periodicals and newspapers as well as archival material primarily of Western Canada. Records for materials in the Anglin collection can be found in the catalogue.

Hinz/Teunissen Collection in 20th Century Literature

The Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies is an annual journal dedicated to analyzing the affinities and interactions between Indic and Judaic civilizations from ancient through contemporary times. This journal was published by the Religious Studies Department at the University of Saskatchewan.

Volume 1 1998

Volume 2 1999

Volume 3 2000

Volume 4 2001

Volume 5 2002

Volume 6 2003

Volume 7 & 8 2004-2005

Volume 9 2007

Volume 10 2009

Volume 12 2012

Volume 14 2014


The main holdings of the St. Thomas More College Archives are the administrative and operational records of the College, records of the Newman Center and photographs of faculty and student activities. In addition, records from some other individuals and organizations have been donated to the STM archives.

For further information, please contact Amanda Gieni, Library Technician and Records Manager at

See historical photos!

St. Thomas More College fonds

1926-1983. -- 7.4 m of textual records. -- ca. 300 photographs

Historical note

St. Thomas More College, commonly called "STM," was established as a federated college of the University of Saskatchewan in 1936. The pre-history of the college goes back to 1913, with the public announcement by a group of Saskatoon Catholics that they hoped to establish a Catholic college at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1926, the Newman Society was formed and permission was granted for Fr. Basil Markle to come from Toronto to begin the Scholastic Philosophy Foundation at the university. In 1927 a house was constructed adjacent to the campus to provide a residence for Fr. Markle and a chapel and Newman clubrooms for the Catholic students at the university. In 1936, the bishops of Saskatchewan agreed to the establishment of a Catholic college "sometime in the future," but stated that, in view of the Depression economy, "it was absolutely impossible at this time." Still, the Saskatoon laymen went ahead and called in Fr. Henry Carr of the Basilian Fathers of Toronto to meet with University President Walter Murray and see whether something could be done. As a result of the meetings of Carr and Murray and further negotiations with the bishops of Saskatchewan, St. Thomas More College was established by the Basilians and began operating as an Arts college affiliated with the University, with 39 students enrolled that first year (1936-37). The federated status of the college was formally acknowledged by the university in 1953. In 1943 an addition was added to the original white house to accommodate the larger numbers of students. A stone building was constructed and opened in 1956/57, with additional wings added in 1963 and 1969

Scope and content note

This fonds includes material related to the pre-history of the college, and in particular the activities of the Newman Society, which was formed by a group of Catholic laymen, with its major work to be the establishment of a Catholic college at the University of Saskatchewan. Other records are: minutes, reports and correspondence of the Principals/Presidents, the Corporation, the Faculty/Administration Forum, and the student organizations: Newman Club/Centre and St. Thomas More Students Association. Some of the records, including photocopies of relevant documents from other archives, were acquired by then college archivist Fr. Alphonse de Valk during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In cases where de Valk is clearly the compiler, it has been so noted in the file list. Photographs consist of views of the white house (original and expanded), the construction of the stone building in its three phases (1953-1969), interiors, student activities and special events in the college over the years. In most cases the creators of the photographs are unknown


Finding aids: File lists are available.

Restrictions on access: Access to some series is restricted.

Arrangement note: The original order of each series has been retained where possible.

Accruals: Further accruals expected in some series.