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John Cogley Papers

 Fonds
Identifier: COG

Scope and Content

Correspondence and subject files; copies of published articles and columns; drafts of Cogley's memoirs (A Canterbury Tale); bound volumes of Today (1947-1950) and the Chicago Catholic Worker (1938-1941); clippings of his reports on the Second Vatican Council for Religious News Service (1964) and of his columns for the diocesan press (1967-1968); correspondence and clippings relating to his writing for the New York Times (1964-1975); an unpublished manuscript of a collection of his writing for Commonweal; memoranda and publications from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (1956-1978), including papers relating to his two-volume study of Hollywood blacklisting in the 1950s; audio tapes and printed material.

Dates

  • 1938-1978

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Background

Journalist; editor of the Chicago Catholic Worker (1938- 1941); founding editor of Today, published in Chicago for Catholic students (1946-1948); editor (1949-1954) and columnist (1949-1964) for Commonweal; correspondent for Religious News Service at the Second Vatican Council (1964); and religious news editor at the New York Times (1965-1967).

Cogley also served as project director at the Fund for the Republic, later called the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (1955-1964 and 1967-1974); and as an aide to John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960). He converted from Roman Catholicism to the Episcopal Church in 1973.

Extent

6 linear feet 10 audio tapes 1 linear foot of printed material

Title
John Cogley Papers
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

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