Special Collections

The Shannon Library highlights the following collections:

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, Recussant Literature, Fathers of the Church.

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

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

Nin Literary Collection:  Anaïs Nin, D.H. Lawrence, Dr. Evelyn Hinz and Dr. John Teunissen.

St. Thomas More Music: From St. Thomas More performers.

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

Community Service Learning

Judaic Studies

Moreana: Materials by and about St. Thomas More

Utopia Manuscript

*This is a compressed document. If you are interested in the high quality version please contact the Libray Office.

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 is a collection of Catholic church history, primarily of Western Canada. Records for it can be found in the catalogue.

Nin Literary Collection

St. Thomas More Music

The Shannon Library Special Collections contains music made by St. Thomas More students, 'friends', and associates of the College.

Here is an example audio file from St. Thomas More Choir's 1986 record "Rejoice in Hope".