University of Notre Dame Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana

Chartered January 15, 1844

Father Edward Sorin and seven other Holy Cross fathers established Notre Dame on land donated by the bishop of Vincennes.

Photo courtesy of Anna Franzonello. ©


Notre Dame history * Catholic Encyclopedia


 A Brief History Of The University Of Notre Dame Du Lac, Indiana, From 1842 To 1892

 T. Schlereth, The University of Notre Dame: A Portrait of Its History and Campus