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Edward George Dohan, O.S.A., records

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: VUA-2-17

Scope and Contents note

The Edward G. Dohan Papers consist of correspondence and press mentions. The Correspondence deals with academic accreditation and free scholarship competition. The newspaper articles deal with articles on Fr. Edward G. Dohan being installed as the President of the College. There is one article on the Villanova Association.


  • Creation: 1910-1917


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The collection is open for research.

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Biographical/Historical note

Father Edward George Dohan ws born in Troy, New York, in 1870. He entered the Augustinian novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1895, and was ordained by Archbishop Patrick John Ryan in 1899.

He was stationed on Staten Island, New York, until 1906. Having from there, in 1905, established a mission in the Bronx, New York, he in the following year became pastor there of the newly established church of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine. The Edward G. Dohan Papers consist of correspondence and press mentions. Father Dohan was appointed President of Villanova College in 1910 and held that position until 1918, after which he became Rector of Saint Joseph’s in Greenwich, New York. From 1920 to 1926, he was in charge of Our Mother of Good Counsel parish, and of the Augustinian Academy, on Staten Island, New York. Father Dohan thus became the first Rector of the Academy, (school for Augustinian Postulants) when it was moved from Villanova to Staten Island. He also remained its first Rector when it ws moved from Austin Place to Grimes Hill on Staten Island. Later he served at Greenwich and Troy, New York.

Father Dohan died in Troy on 16 January 1936 at the age of 66. He is buried there in Saint Augustine’s (Saint John’s) Cemetery.

Works consulted: *Necrology of the Augustinian Provinces of the United States of America (revised, May 2000)


0.25 Linear feet (3 folders)


The Edward G. Dohan Papers consist of correspondence and press mentions.

Physical Location

Villanova University Archives

Guide to Edward George Dohan, O.S.A. records
Finding aid prepared by Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA and revised by Beaudry Rae Allen
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Repository Details

Part of the Villanova University Archives Repository

Falvey Library
800 E Lancaster Ave
Villanova PA