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Projects, 1957-1991

Identifier: CLCW VI-A

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, membership applications, newsletters, questionnaires, reports, and other documents relating to an archival survey; a study of women in the ministry; a law suit resulting from the ERA boycott; an extensive health study of women religious, conducted with LCWR support; tax information for members of religious orders; a White House conference on aging; and other activities of interest to LCWR. There are records relating to the Archival Study Project (ASP), which resulted in a published guide to the records of religious orders of women in the U.S. (Women Religious History Sources, New York, 1983), Constitution Task Force, fund development, retirement survey of religious, he Contemplative Theology project, survey of membership skills, and religious life study or "Quinn Commission". The bulk of the project series are records from studies conducted for LCWR by Sister Marie Augusta Neal, a well-known sociologist. These studies include the Contemplative Orders Survey and the Sisters' Surveys of 1967, 1980, and 1989. Code sheets and other explanatory material regarding these studies can be found in the finding aid cabinet.


  • Creation: 1957-1991

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Restricted by contract.



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Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

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