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THE MARTIN J. QUIGLEY PAPERS

BULK DATES: 1917 - 1970
SPAN DATES: 1917 - 1970

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Individual Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Individual Correspondence Series consists of files of correspondence from specific individuals, arranged alphabetically, as they appeared in Martin Quigley's original archives. The series includes noted correspondents such as Barney Balaban, Howard Hughes, Spyros Skouras and Joseph Kennedy. Also, there are many letters from Joseph Breen, Will Hays, and Eric Johnston, regarding the Production Code. It should be noted that letters by these and others that appear in the Individual Correspondence Series can also be found throughout other series within the collection. In addition, the Individual Correspondence series includes much correspondence from members of the Catholic hierarchy, regarding the Legion of Decency. There are several letters to and from Rev. Daniel A. Lord, who at Quigley's request wrote the Production Code, as well as letters from Rev. Paul Facey, Rev. Patrick Masterson, Rev. Thomas Little and Rev. John McClafferty. Also, there are numerous letters from the Archbishop of Cincinnati, John T. McNicholas, William Scully, Bishop of Albany, Francis Spellman, Archbishop of New York and Samuel Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago.

SERIES: 2. Subject Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Subject Correspondence Series comprises correspondence and related material regarding the Legion of Decency, the Production Code, Selected Projects, Quigley Publications and Testimonials. The correspondence regarding the Legion of Decency is organized alphabetically according to localities. There is correspondence from the Legion of Decency in Buffalo, Chicago, Massachusetts, Mexico, Philadelphia and most of all, New York. This series contains letters from noted figures such as Rev. Wilfrid Parsons, Will Hays, Mary Looram and Archbishop Amleto Cicognani, et alia. The Subject Correspondence Series also contains correspondence and related material regarding the Production Code. It includes a document identified as the original copy of the Production Code. In addition, the Subject Correspondence Series includes a section on material on specific projects, organized alphabetically. Included in this series is correspondence regarding "The Cardinal," "La Dolce Vita," "Lolita" and "Of Love and Desire," among others.

SERIES: 3. Manuscripts


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Manuscripts Series consists of a collection of Martin Quigley's own writings and addresses, organized chronologically by the year.

SERIES: 4. Personal


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Personal Series includes personal correspondence, regarding his many honorary degrees and merits, photographs and related ephemera.

SERIES: 5. Newspaper Clippings


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Newspaper Clippings Series contains a vast array of articles and clippings regarding Quigley Publications, the Production Code and the Legion of Decency.

SERIES: 6. Miscellaneous


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Miscellaneous Series contains such items as unidentified articles, scrap paper, etc.

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