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Correspondence, reports, constitutions, directories, publications, documentation of meetings, records of activities and institutions, representing the general adminstration of the congregation as it interacted with its provinces, institutions, and members, and with bishops and the Vatican.
Correspondence concerning the foundation of the Fathers of Mercy in the United States. Includes 34 transcribed and xeroxed letters written between Bach and Fathers Jean Baptiste Rauzan, SPM, and Jacques Le Vassuer, SPM, both of whom were at the Fathers of Mercy House in Paris. Also includes a xerox of a 1932 letter to Thomas McAvoy, CSC, concerning Bach.
Correspondence, 1970-1978; manuscripts of talks and articles by Davis; subject files, 1970-1977; an oral history interview with Davis, 21 January 1972; and printed material collected by Davis, 1970s.
Correspondence, 1959-1974; Owens' writings, including a manuscript of "Maryland Emigration to Kentucky, 1785-1812," 1968; clippings and reviews of Owens' works, 1960s-1970s; research material and printed matter on the origins and history of the Sisters of Loretto; and a tape of an interview of Sister Owens by Roy J. McCarthy on KMOX radio, St. Louis, 1964 concerning her booklet "The St. Louis Hospital, 1828," 1964.
Papers (1974-2010) consisting of notes, agenda, reports, correspondence, speeches, articles, writings, and presentations; with files on family issues, adolescents and sex, abortion, in vitro fertilization, birth control, Catholic education, women religious, the role of the laity, the Hastings Center, the National Pastoral Life Center, and the Catholic Common Ground Project and the years of meetings leading up to it.
Executive Director's files, historical data, research files, development files, and copies of Ministry Bulletin; with information on the Midwest Project (diocesan surveys, 1982-1987); documentation of meetings of the board of directors; financial papers; reports and publications of the Center; slide shows, photographs, video tapes, a film, and a cassette audio tape.
Records of the Board, of the Chairpersons, of the Executive Secretaries or Executive Directors (Sister Paschaline Coff, OSB, Father Edward McCorkell, OCSO, Sister Katherine Howard, OSB, and Sister Mary Margaret Funk, OSB); financial records, publications, photographs, and audio-visual material; with documentation of the Gethsemani Encounter in 1996 and the Nuns in the West Conference in 2003.
Correspondence, organizational records, budgets, newsletters, surveys, memoranda, printed matter, clippings, cassettes, films, and photographs; concerning justice, the role of women in the church, economic and racial inequality, nuclear disarmament, and U.S. policy in Central America. Correspondents include Sisters Ethne Kennedy, SSJ, Marjorie Tuite, OP, Merle Nolde, OSB, Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ, Mary O'Keefe, OP, and Kathleen Keating, SSJ.