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REV. WILLIAM COLEMAN NEVILS, SJ PAPERS

William Coleman Nevils was born in Philadelphia in 1878 and was educated in Philadelphia, Frederick, MD, and Woodstock College. He entered society of Jesus in 1896 at Frederick, and before ordination in 1911,Nevils taught at Boston College and at Loyola H.S. in New York City.He later taught at Holy Cross and Georgetown College, becoming dean of the latter in 1918. From 1924-1928 he was dean of Shadowbrook House of Jesuit Studies, and from 1928 until 1935 he was president of Georgetown College.After leaving that post he was pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, rector of two high schools in New York, and then briefly returned to Georgetown.From 1942 until 1947 Nevils was president of the University of Scranton,after which he returned to New York City. In 1935, he published a lengthy book on the history of G.U., called "Miniatures of Georgetown." Rev.William Coleman Nevils, S.J. died in 1955.

ACCESSION DATA: Acquired in 1955 by Georgetown University.

BULK DATES: 1928 - 1955
SPAN DATES: 1889 - 1955

EXTENT: 14 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Personal Materials & Memorabilia Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Personally-related material on WCN's early life, his years at Georgetown,personal correspondence, speeches, public-relations material, travels,poetry, later years, and death.

SERIES: 2. World Travel Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Eight folders of miscellaneous material (correspondence, programs,memorabilia) as well as drafts and final versions of MSS describingNevils's trip from Washington to California, to Tokyo for the 15thInternational Red Cross Conference, then through Suez to Italy, throughwestern Europe and ship travel from Great Britain to New York, 1934-1935.

SERIES: 3. Special Projects Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Papers concerning Washington, DC, celebrations of George Washington'sbirthday, from mid-1920s with culmination in 1932; papers concerningNevils's work with Polish Relief in the period between the dismemberment ofPoland in 1939 and U.S. entry into the war in 1942.

SERIES: 4. "Miniatures of Georgetown" Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: MS of book published by Georgetown University Press, n.d. [1934]; title: "Miniatures of Georgetown, 1634 to 1934: Tercentennial Causeries". Includes drafts, galleys, and some research materials .

SERIES: 5. "Jesuits in the New World" Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: MS and research materials for a book that was never published.

SERIES: 6. Clippings Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Originals of newspaper clippings.

SERIES: 7. Oversize Materials Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Oversize materials in Rev. W. Coleman Nevils, SJ Papers.

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