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Anne Burke papers

 Collection
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 of Justice Burke’s speeches she gave about her role as Interim Chair and publications she collected about the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Dates

  • 1985-2013
  • Majority of material found within 2002-2006

Conditions Governing Access

Series 8, Box 19 is closed and unavailable.

Biographical / Historical

Anne M. Burke, Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, is an alumna of DePaul and has served on DePaul University's Board of Trustees. Her interest in and concern for the rights of children in society began in 1965, when she was one of the first to teach physical education for mentally challenged children through the Chicago Park District. She began her judicial career in 1987 on the Illinois Court of Claims. She was appointed Special Counsel for Child Welfare Services in 1994. She continued her advocacy for children's issues in her service on the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People (NRB), appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church to study issues raised in the clergy sex abuse scandal. She served as interim chair of the NRB from 2002 to 2004.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The Anne Burke papers are organized into ten series: 1. John Jay study; 2. NRB files; 3. USCCB files; 4. OCYP files; 5. Correspondence, 6. Publications; 7. Speeches; 8. Confidential Files; 9. August 2012 Addition; 10. December 2018 Addition.

Physical Location

3/28/F

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2005.10; 2006.08; 2006.18; 2007.14; 2012.55; 2019.054

Processing Information

M. Black 2005, 2006; M. Bencur 2013; revised by P. Chavez 2018; J. Ryerson 2019

Title
Guide to Anne Burke papers
Status
Completed
Author
M. Black 2005, 2006; M. Bencur 2013; revised by P. Chavez 2018; J. Ryerson 2019
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
John T. Richardson Library
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Chicago Illinois 60614
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