Preorder Your Signed Copy of The University of Notre Dame: A History by Thomas E. Blantz. C.S.C.

Author: Kelli Brown

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During this time of necessary distance, the University of Notre Dame Press and Father Thomas Blantz are pleased to offer the Notre Dame family a personalized piece of campus history.

Preorder The University of Notre Dame: A History at the link below to receive a signed or personalized copy from Father Blantz. DON'T WAIT—a limited number of copies are available. This special offer will end on July 31, 2020, or when supplies are exhausted.

The price per book is $49, plus sales tax and shipping. (Our shipping fees are $6 for the first book and $1 for each additional book.) After you submit the form, a staff member will confirm your information and will email your total and instructions to pay by check. Payment must be received within two weeks of your order.

Only orders placed through our form will be signed—orders placed on our website are not eligible for this promotion. If you would like books to be shipped to multiple addresses, please submit the form multiple times. If you have any difficulty completing the form, please contact Michelle Sybert at for assistance.


Thomas Blantz’s monumental The University of Notre Dame: A History tells the story of the renowned Catholic university’s growth and development from a primitive grade school and high school founded in 1842 by the Congregation of Holy Cross in the wilds of northern Indiana to the acclaimed undergraduate and research institution it became by the early twenty-first century. Simultaneously detailed and documented yet lively and interesting, The University of Notre Dame: A History is the most complete and up-to-date history of the university available.