Category Archives: Catholic University of America
American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives.
Catholic Charities USA – Collection Number: 76
This expansive and diverse assemblage of records displays nearly a century of national Catholic commitment to social thought and activism and consists of correspondence, minutes of the board of directors, committee and legislative files, surveys and studies, photographs and publications. In addition, the personal papers of Monsignor John O’Grady, heart and soul of the organization for over four decades, are included as they were virtually inseparable from the administrative body of records.
The records of Catholic Charities USA, known as the National Conference of Catholic Charities prior to 1986, is a large and diverse assemblage of materials ranging from correspondence and meeting minutes to photographs and other audiovisual materials.
This record group is in effect currently divided into three subgroups with eighteen series of records. The first encompasses series 1-10 and is focused on the tenures of the first two secretaries, William J. Kerby (1910-1920) and John J. O’Grady (1920-1961), although the vast majority of the records are from the O’Grady era. The second is a nearly parallel set of series, numbers 11-17, of records from the tenures of the third through fifth secretaries: Raymond Gallagher (1961-1965), Lawrence J. Corcoran (1965-1982), and Thomas Harvey (1982-1992). The third consists of one loose series, number 18, of unsorted and unprocessed materials received since 2002, with some dating back to 1920 but with a greater focus on the 1960s to 2007.
Records of the National Council of Catholic Women – Collection Number: 10
The National Council of Catholic Women Records span the years 1918-2000, and consists of administrative records and minutes, correspondence, national and international project notes, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks. The collection was acquired in multiple deposits from the years 1972-2001 through donations by the National Council of Catholic Women and the National Catholic Welfare Conference, now known as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Sister Marla del Ray, Maryknoll Motherhouse
Brooklyn Catholic Charities First American Congress of Social Concern
Nun with Mother and Child
Nun with mother and child (Item 693C). Accompanying text reads: “Through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Holy Father begs, collects and distributes the sacrifices of the faithful on MISSION SUNDAY to help provide the yearly support of the Church in those areas most needful of outside help. “Christ Lives Among Us!” …