Collections pertaining to writings on the Catholic Church, by or about Catholic individuals, and the work of Catholic organizations.
Broderick was the author of more than 25 works on topics related to the Catholic Church. He is best known for the Catholic Encyclopedia published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, which he edited while his wife, Virginia Gaertner Broderick, provided the illustrations.
Decorme wrote a history of the Jesuits in Mexico - La Obra de Los Jesuitas en Mexico durante la Epoca Colonial 1572-1767 - which was published in 1941. These papers consist of a 2 volume manuscript, in Spanish, of that work.
Dunne was an educator, lecturer, and prolific writer. For sixteen years she was the principal of the Alfred Nobel Public School in Chicago. Besides her work as an educator, she is most remembered for her contributions to the New World, Rosary Magazine, and Magnificat, and for her translation of the Life of Pierre Olivaint, by Charles Clair, S.J.
Catholic Church Extension Society Records
The Catholic Church Extension Society was established October 18, 1905, to serve the home missions, areas that lacked personnel, organization, and finances. The Extension Society has helped to build churches, educate and support clergy and seminarians, and has provided financial assistance for dioceses in the western and southern states as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and other areas
Record Group: Catholic Church Extension Society
Subgroup 1: History
- Series 1: Historical Letters and Documents
- Series 2: Rev. Francis C. Kelley recordsRev. Francis C. Kelley, records, 1887-1936
- Series 3: Rev. Richard St. John records
Subgroup 2: Administration
- Series 1: Presidents records
- Series 2: American Board of Catholic Missions
- Series 3: Russian Apostolate, St. Procopius Abbey
- Series 4: Montezuma Seminary
- Series 5: Financial
- Series 6: Legal
- Series 7: General Administration records
Subgroup 3: Diocesan Correspondence
- Series 1 to 5: United States, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, and Pacific
Subgroup 4: Chapel Cars
Subgroup 5: Chapels and Buildings
Subgroup 6: Wills and Estates
Subgroup 7: Publications
- Series 1: Extension Magazine
- Series 1.1: Extension Magazine Teen Contest
- Series 2: Publications Collection
Subgroup 8: Photographs
Chicago Interstudent Catholic Action (CISCA) Collection
CISCA was founded as CISCORA (Chicago Catholic Student Conference on Religious Activities) in 1927 by Joseph Reiner, S.J., at Loyola University Chicago, to interest and educate high school and college students in Catholic Action.
Illinois Catholic Historical Society
Inspired by the Illinois centennial in 1918, Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., established the Illinois Catholic Historical Society at the School of Sociology, Loyola University. The goal of the ICHS was to study and survey the Catholic history of Illinois; collect historical works, documents, records, relics and mementoes; create a Catholic library and museum; and disseminate knowledge about Catholic history through lectures and publications. ICHS published a quarterly journal, the Illinois Catholic Historical Review, from 1918 to 1929, which was renamed Mid-America in 1930. In 1933 the ICHS participated in the Century of Progress World's Fair with an exhibit of the Marquette cabin, and in 1934 the society ceased to exist after transferring control of Mid-America to Loyola.
National Catholic Aids network (NCAN)
NCAN was founded in 1989 by a group of clergy and lay people in the Catholic Church and was devoted to helping the Catholic Church respond with compassion and understanding to the HIV/AIDS crisis. NCAN provided educational resources to Catholic agencies, communities, and individuals. It ceased operations August 1, 2007.
Nevett fund of America recordsThe Nevett fund of America was conceptualized in 1965 after Rita Anton learned of the work of Albert Nevett, S.J., in India. The Nevett fund was first established in England, Nevett's native country. The America chapter of the charitable organization, with Rita Santon as its president, was based in Chicago from 1965-1997.
Holy Family Parish