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    Knights of Columbus Archives

    The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives preserves the history of the Knights of Columbus. The documents of the supreme knights and other officers, the proceedings of the Supreme Council and the organization's official publications form the core of the collection. Items produced by its Catholic Information Service are included, as well as data about the Catholic Church and the papacy, especially in relation to the Knights of Columbus.

    Its collection includes correspondence, pamphlets, publications, programs, newspaper clippings and books relating to the history of the Order. While centered on Supreme Council history and activities, it contains limited materials relating to state and local councils.

    The Columbus Library includes more than 400 volumes about Christopher Columbus and related topics such as the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the 1992 Quincentennial.

    Access to the Archives is available to members of the Knights of Columbus and to those with scholarly intent by appointment and with the permission of the archivist. Some materials are restricted. Contact the archivist for more information.