2016 Conference on the History of Women Religious; Pauline A. Money Collection at University of Dayton

Conference on the History of Women Religious (CHWR) has announced that its tenth triennial conference will take place June 26-29, 2016 at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.

The theme of the meeting is “Whither Women Religious: Analysing the Past, Studying the Present, Imagining the Future,” and a draft of the program can be found on the CHWR website. Registration will be available in early 2016.
For those interested in the fashions of women religious, the website of the Pauline A. Money Collection at University of Dayton is worth a visit. 

The Pauline A. Money Collection displays dolls dressed as nuns from religious orders around the world. Ms. Money, a UD alumna, spent many years building the collection as a way to preserve an important and visual aspect of Catholic history. Some reproductions were created by the orders' sisters, some show changes in an order's habit over time, and some carry the name of the sister who dressed them. This unique collection began with 108 dolls donated by Ms. Money. The collection continues to grow with donations from private individuals or religious orders and is an important part of the University of Dayton Libraries' US Catholic Collection.
Doll wearing habit worn by Eucharistic Missionaries of 
Saint Dominic. Photo courtesy of Roesch Library at the University of Dayton.
Thanks to Malachy McCarthy and Patricia Carroll for sharing these news items.