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 Record Group
Identifier: CATH

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Anne Burke papers

Identifier: MSS0049
Scope and Contents The Anne Burke papers document Justice Burke’s term as the Interim Chair of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People (NRB). The collection includes files documenting the John Jay Study and its final report, “Nature and Scope of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002,” notes from NRB meetings, biographical information about NRB board members, and subject files maintained by Justice Burke. Also included are copies...
Dates: 1985-2013; Majority of material found within 2002-2006

Call To Action records

Identifier: MSS0076
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history and activities of Call To Action (CTA), an organization of Catholics established in 1978 in response to the 1976 U.S. Bishops Call To Action Conference in Detroit, Michigan. The records include publications created or collected by the organization and ready reference files documenting issues such as peace and justice, celibacy for priests, birth control, ordination for women, clergy sex abuse, and the nuclear disarmament movement. It also contains files...
Dates: 1947-2017; Majority of material found within 1980-2009

Daniel Berrigan papers

Identifier: MSS0098
Scope and Contents The Daniel Berrigan papers document the work of Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit priest, social activist, poet, author, and playwright, from the 1980s through 2016. Dan’s writings and materials highlight his activities, commitment to peace and social justice issues, and show how his Catholic faith guided his response to these issues. Materials in this collection have been created and collected by Dan. Biographical materials include newspaper and magazine articles, interviews, and awards. The majority...
Dates: 1941-2016; Majority of material found within 1997-2016

Elmer Maas Plowshares collection

Identifier: MSS0094
Scope and Contents

The Elmer Maas Plowshares collection dates from the 1940s to 2005, with the majority of materials starting in the 1970s. The collection is separated into two series: Plowshares and Legal Research Files. The Plowshares series includes files about specific actions, general information about Plowshares, writings by Maas, photographs, and videos. The Legal Research Files include various files Elmer Maas maintained about legal topics such as justification and jury nullification.

Dates: 1940s-2005; Majority of material found within 1970s-2005

Jerome C. Berrigan papers

Identifier: MSS0005
Scope and Contents The Jerome C. Berrigan Papers documents the life and career of Jerome “Jerry” Berrigan as well as the materials he collected as the Berrigan family historian. Biographical materials about Jerry include newspaper articles, academic records, speeches and essays, personal bibles, correspondence and documents about his career as an educator, and articles and writings by and about his wife and children. Jerry’s speeches span the dates 1957 to 2008 and address educational, civil rights,...
Dates: 1886-2011; Majority of material found in 1970-2003

Ladies of Charity of the United States of America (LCUSA) records

Identifier: MSS0010
Scope and Contents This collection documents the administration and charitable programs of the national and regional Ladies of Charity organizations with records from a small number of local associations. These records mainly detail the communication between LCUSA and the local associations through correspondence, publication, and presidential visits. Instructions and rules for governing associations, constitutions, manuals, and Board of Directors meetings, also weigh heavily in this collection. Each magnitude...
Dates: 1857-2014; Majority of material found within 1957-1994

Little Brothers of the Poor records

Identifier: MSS0092
Scope and Contents

The Little Brothers of the Poor records include materials produced or collected by staff members of the Chicago Chapter. The bulk of the collection includes newspaper clippings, annual reports, and photographs that span the 1950s to the early 1980s.

Dates: 1950-2000; Majority of material found within 1956-1984

Murray Polner papers

Identifier: MSS0073
Scope and Contents

The Murray Polner papers reflect the research of Polner as he wrote Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Life and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan. Research materials for the book included in this collection were primarily gathered by Polner in 1993-1996 from publications, archives, the Berrigan family, those who knew them, and Polner's collection of materials on the peace and anti-nuclear movements. Reactions to the release of Disarmed and Dangerous are also included.

Dates: 1959-2013; Majority of material found within 1968-1995

Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister papers

Identifier: MSS0097
Scope and Contents The Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister papers document the work of social activists, peace protestors, and authors Phil Berrigan and Liz McAlister, spanning the 1960s to 2000s. Materials in this collection have been created or collected by Phil and Liz. Biographical materials include newspaper and magazine articles about Phil, Liz, and Daniel Berrigan, awards, Bibles, photographs, and files about their children Frida, Jerry, and Kate. Most of these materials are from the 1990s to 2000s....
Dates: 1930-2012; Majority of material found within 1970-2008

Rev. Edward J. McKenna papers

Identifier: MSS0099
Scope and Contents This collection documents the work of Reverend Edward Joseph McKenna as a diocesan priest, social activist, musician and composer, poet, and scholar of liturgical music. Fr. McKenna's papers illustrate three areas of focus in his life: 1. his devotion to community activism in the Chicago neighborhood of Austin from 1965 to 1974 with groups such as the Organization for a Better Austin and the Austin Clergy Council; 2. Fr. McKenna’s commitment to the modern Catholic church and post Vatican II...
Dates: 1905-2013; Majority of material found within 1953-1984

Rev. James Brockman, S.J. papers

Identifier: MSS0055
Scope and Contents

The Rev. James Brockman, S.J. papers document Fr. Brockman’s work in Central and South America. The bulk of his papers include research files about Archbishop Oscar Romero. The collection contains materials created or gathered by Fr. Brockman such as correspondence, personal notes, publications, newspaper clippings and articles, research materials, photographs, and posters.

Dates: 1961-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1989

Rev. John P. McNamee papers

Identifier: MSS0072
Scope and Contents The Rev. John P. McNamee papers are arranged into eleven series that chronicle his community work, speaking engagements, correspondence, parish work, research and writing. Included are photographs and other biographical documents. The documents range in date from the 1940s to 2016. However, the bulk of the documents date from the 1970s to 2011 and most relate to his experiences as a Catholic parish priest at the inner city parish of St. Malachy Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Deeply...
Dates: circa 1940-2016; Majority of material found within 1970-2011

Sr. Helen Prejean papers

Identifier: MSS0064
Scope and Contents This collection contains material detailing Sr. Helen’s work with death row inmates and her campaign against the death penalty. There is correspondence with three of the prisoners for whom she has been spiritual advisor: Pat Sonnier, Robert Lee Willie, and Dobie Gillis Williams. There is also information about two of the other men she has accompanied to execution: Joseph O’Dell and James Allridge. Willie Celestine is not represented in this collection. The death row inmates with whom Sr....
Dates: 1902-2014; Majority of material found within 1985-2014