Caption: "Notre Dame College. South Bend, Indiana. Sept. 14, 1734 [sic], Sept. 14, 1934." Founded in 1842 and officially chartered in 1844, the University of Notre Dame is a Catholic research university famous world-wide for the quality of the education it provides. This photograph shows the Main Building's domed tower, (just to the right of center), and the steeple of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (center), the university's on-site Catholic Church.