The William R. Bonniwell, O.P. Collection

Fr. Bonniwell discusses his efforts to purchase Dominican liturgical books in Europe during the final days of the Second Vatican Council.

Today there are some 2,100 books in the William R. Bonniwell, O.P. Collection at Providence College.

From an interview with Fr. William R. Bonniwell, O.P. (1886-1984). Filmed in 1982 at St. Vincent Ferrer Priory, NYC. Fr. Bonniwell, who was 96 at the time, was a noted Dominican preacher and teacher, and is remembered especially for his books on the Dominican liturgy and on the life of Blessed Margaret of Castello (1287-1320).

Video shot by Dr. Gavin Colvert, nephew of the interviewer, Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P., a friar of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, the Western Dominican Province.