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JOHN G. DEEDY, JR. PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Allen, Steve
12/08/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Steve Allen, December 8, 1976. Contains 1 TLS from Steve Allen to John Deedy, thanking him for sending a copy of John Cogley's book and for the "kind words about 'Meeting of Minds.'"

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Andrews, James
12/17/1976-12/31/1984

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of James Andrews, 1976-1984. Contents include 2 TCS Christmas cards from James Andrews (of Universal Press Syndicate) and his family to John Deedy; 1 TCS Christmas card from James Andrews and John P. McMeel; 1 TLS from Betty Fitzpatrick with an enclosure of an In Memoriam for James Andrews delivered by Garry Trudean, creator of the comic strip "Doonesbury;" and one cover of Newsweek dated December 31, 1984 drawn by Gary Trudean with the heading "The Year of the Yuppie."



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Andrews, Wayne
05/10/1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Wayne Andrews, May 10, 1939. Contains 1 TLS from Wayne Andrews, the surrealist writer to Mr. Pierce. References a manuscript Andrews had submitted to Pierce, a Mr. Harcourt, and Governor Vanderbilt.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Bentley, Eric
08/28/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Eric Bentley, August 28, 1976. Contains 1 TLS from Eric Bentley to Tom Fitzgerald, suggesting that he re-hire drama critic Richard Hayes and have him review recent books on Oscar Wilde such as one by Louis Kronenberger. Includes a photocopied blurb on Bentley's play "The Recantation of Galileo Galilei," with a remark by Daniel Berrigan.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Bergonzi, Bernard
08/16/1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Bernard Bergonzi, August 16, 1972. Contains 1 TLS from Bernard Bergonzi to Rev. Raymond Schroth, S. J. Regards Bergonzi's submission of a piece on certain unnamed novels. The piece was tentatively titled "Fiction about Vietnam."

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Berrigan, Daniel 1972-1980
05/23/1972-09/05/1980

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Daniel Berrigan, S. J., May 23, 1972-September 5, 1980. Contains 1 ACS from Berrigan to John Deedy from France noting his travels; 1 executed check from Deedy paying Berrigan $25.00; 3 TLS Berrigan wrote to his friends from prison with an autograph portion written specifically to Deedy; 1 TLS to Berrigan regarding Deedy's Critic Lecture "Elegy for the Catholic Left;" 1 ALS from Berrigan with a newsclip commenting on the "four most effective Jesuits;" 2 TLS from Berrigan to his friends again with a personal section to Deedy, 1 of which includes Berrigan's business card and a card with a quote of Berrigan's.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Berrigan, Daniel 1982-1987
03/22/1982-11/30/1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Daniel Berrigan, S. J., March 22, 1982-November 30, 1987. Contains correspondence of Daniel Berrigan, S. J. 22 March 1982-30 November 1987. Contents include 1 TLS to John Deedy regarding Jerry Berrigan; 1 ACS from Berrigan written from Budapest; 1 ALS from Berrigan praising Chief Justice Spaeth of the Pennsylvania Superior Court with a copy of his opinion on the imminent danger of nuclear arms; 1 ACS from Berrigan from Cartagena, Colombia; 1 invitation to a celebration for Berrigan's autobiography "To Dwell in Peace."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Berrigan, Daniel 1989-1998
07/03/1989-09/11/1998

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Daniel Berrigan, S. J., July 3, 1989-September 11, 1998. Contents include 1 invitation to celebrate Berrigan's 50 year anniversary as a Jesuit; 1 ALS with a poem and crayon design entitled "Root;" 1 TLS with autograph postscript; 1 ALS with poem and crayon design; 1 TL to Berrigan from Deedy referencing Murray Polner, "Whereon to Stand," and "Catholic Anecdotes;" 1 TLS to Deedy with autograph postscript, relating his brother Tom's funeral and legal trials he had been involved in: includes a poem entitled "The Poem" on the back, an obituary on Tony Walsh, and an invitation to Berrigan's 75th birthday party; 1 TLS to Deedy from Patrick Samway, S. J., inviting him to the 1998 presentation of the Campion Award to Berrigan.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Berrigan, Jerry
08/25/1980-06/01/1981

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Jerry Berrigan. Contents include 1 ACS thanking Deedy

for sending a copy of an article; 1 TLS from Jerry Berrigan from

Allenwood Prison, sent to Deedy by Carol [Berrigan?]; 1 ACS from Jerry

Berrigan noting his situation in Allenwood Prison.



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Berrigan, Philip
11/04/1968-05/15/1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Philip Berrigan, 11/04/1968-05/15/1972. Contents include 5 ALS from Philip Berrigan to John Deedy.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Betjeman, John
08/15/1975-08/20/1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence related to John Betjeman. Contents include 1 TLS from Professor J. V. Luce, explaining that the "reference to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn is to oneof Betjeman's poems entitled 'The Subaltern's Love Song'" and enclosing a copy of her July Commencement speech; 1 newspaper clipping mentioning John Betjeman's honorary D. Litt. from Trinity College, Dublin and the demise of the Latin newspaper Acta Diurna.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Brown, Heywood Hale
12/22/1975-01/23/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Heywood Hale Brown, December 22, 1975-January 23, 1976. Contents include 1 ACS to John Deedy referencing Dick O'Connell's book; 1 TL to Heywood Hale Brown from Deedy presenting an item on Brown's father, Heywood Brown; 1 ACS to Deedy thanking him for the item.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Buchwald, Art
11/12/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Art Buchwald, November 12, 1973. Contents include 1 TLS from Art Buchwald thanking John Deedy for calling his attention to a column in "The Daily Times."

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Buckley, James L.
06/01/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of James L. Buckley, June 1, 1976. Contents include 1 TLS from Senator James L. Buckley of New York, presenting Deedy with a copy of S3144, a bill Buckley had introduced to permit the private carriage of mails. Includes copy of this bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Califano, Joseph A.
03/10/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Joseph A. Califano, March 3, 1977. Contents include 1 TLS thanking John Deedy for his "note of March 3."

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Callahan, Daniel
09/28/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Daniel Callahan, September 28, 1977. Contains 1 TLS praising John Deedy's article in "The Critic."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Cameron, J. M.
09/02/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of J. M. Cameron, September 2, 1976. Contains 1 TLS to John Deedy, declining to participate in an unnamed offer of Deedy's.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Carroll, James
02/02/1987-01/21/1992

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of James Carroll, February 2, 1987-January 21, 1992. Contents include 2 ALS from Carroll to Deedy and 1 TL from Deedy to Carroll. Also includes a draft of an interview conducted between the two and some biographical information on Carroll.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Coles, Robert
06/24/1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Robert Coles, June 24, 1970. Contains 1 TLS from Robert Coles to John Deity discussing a submission he was making to "Commonweal."

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Cooke, Terence Cardinal
05/01/1973-05/08/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Deedy and Terence Cardinal Cooke. Contains 1 TL from John Deedy to Terence Cardinal Cooke regarding Father Daly; 1 TL form letter from Thomas P. Leonard, the Vice Chancellor explaining that Cardinal Cooke had received many letters similar to Deedy's.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Coolidge, Grace
08/07/1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Grace Coolidge, August 7, 1937. Contains 1 opened envelop addressed to Miss Aurora Pierce, The Coolidge Homestead, Plymouth, Vermont from Grace Coolidge.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Davis, John
09/07/1840

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Davis, September 7, 1840. Contains 1 ALS from John Davis, addressed simply: "gentlemen." In it Davis declines to meet with the gentleman.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Donohue, Harold D.
04/11/1958-04/23/1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Harold D. Donohue, April 1958. Contents include 2 TLS from Donohue to John Deedy, noting that he was following up on a request Deedy had made to the Library of Congress. Includes a "self-explanatory report" on Willie Grout from the Library of Congress.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Dos Passos, John
08/21/1936

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Dos Passos, August 21, 1936. Contains 1 ACS from John Dos Passos to C. A. Peirce of Harcourt, Brace, and Co.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Drinan, Robert F., S. J.
09/06/1973-05/14/1985

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Robert F. Drinan, S. J, September 6, 1973-May 14, 1985. Contents include 1 TLS to Deedy with a copy of Drinan's statement on the impeachment of Richard Nixon and two newsletters; 1 ALS to Edward Skillin; 1 TLS to Deedy promising to have Tricia Feeney send copy of a report by Amnesty International sent to him; 1 TLS to Deedy offering a requested article [not included] 1 TLS to Deedy thanking him for his kind words in the "London Tablet;" 1 ALS to Deedy offering a submission [not included]; 1 ALS to Deedy with a copy of a Homily given by Drinan at the Funeral Mass of Philip J. Scharper; 1 TLS to Deedy thanking him for two letters.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Eisele, Albert A.
08/08/1991

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Albert A. Eisele, August 8, 1991. Contains 1 TLS thanking John Deedy for talking with him about Cardinal Cushing and Cardinal Wright. Also includes photocopies of 2 articles by Deedy and Eisele and some biographical information on Eisele.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Ellis, John Tracy
03/29/1977-09/26/1983

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Tracy Ellis, March 29, 1977-September 26, 1983. Contents include 1 TLS to John Deedy agreeing to speak with him about "certain matters in which [he] finds an inadequacy in the episcopal leadership in this country;" 1 TLS from Deedy to Ellis asking to publish a paper of his in "Commonweal;" 1 TLS to Deedy granting permission to publish the paper; 1 TLS from Deedy to Ellis thanking him for permission to publish the paper; 1 TLS to Deedy referencing his "Words to the Unwise" in "New & Views" and "The American Catholic Church and the Negro Problem in the XVIII-XIX Centuries" by Maria G. Caravaglios; 4 ACS and 1 TCS to John Deedy.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Fandel, John 1971-1976
09/04/1971-06/15/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Fandel, 1971-1976. Contents include 6 ALS and 1 ACS with inclosed newspaper clippings.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Fandel, John 1978-1983
08/05/1978-12/14/1983

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Fandel, 1978-1983.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Fandel, John 1984-1993
07/04/1984-12/01/1989

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Fandel 1984-1993.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Fandel, John 1990-1992
07/04/1990-12/05/1992

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Fandel, 1990-1992.



Box: 1 Fold: 32 Fandel, John 1993
07/13/1993-12/07/1993

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Fandel, 1993.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Fandel, John 1994-1997
03/11/1994-12/11/1997

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Fandel, 1994-1997.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Franck, Frederick
07/11/1969-06/09/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Frederick Franck, 1970-1969. Contents include 1 TLS from Franck to James O'Gara providing a list of drawings he could reproduce for "Commonweal;" 1 ACS to John Deedy referencing John Cogley and Japanese material that he suggest may be of interest to Deedy; 1 ALS to Deedy sent together with his submission "Letter from Holland" (not included); 1 ALS to Deedy regarding a check from "Commonweal;" 1 ACS to Deedy thanking him for a letter and advising he send a copy to Nico Verluis and Dr. Leo Alting von Geusau; 1 TLS to Deedy revealing his opinions on the mixing of religions in such journals as the "East West Journal."

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Fremantle, Anne
11/04/1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Anne Fremantle, November 4, 1975. Contains 1 TLS to Anne [?} from Anne Fremantle saying that she liked "the article" and wondering if she would like her to translate it for "Commonweal."



Box: 1 Fold: 36 Frost, Jack
07/26/1974-08/27/1974

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Jack Frost, 1974-1977. Contents include 3 TLS from Frost to John Deedy. Also includes a signed calender "Literary Landmarks of New England" with drawings by Jack Frost for 1978.



Box: 1 Fold: 37 Garland, Joseph
06/26/1970-05/05/1986

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Joseph Garland, 1970-1986. Contains 1 ALS from Joeseph Garland mentioning an article on Cape Ann in the Times and "Every Man;" 1 TLS from ? Sigal referencing the election of Enoch Powell.



Box: 1 Fold: 38 Ginsberg, Allen
06/07/1996-06/20/1996

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence regarding Allen Ginsberg, June 1996. Contains 1 xerox of a TL to Allen Ginsberg by John Deedy requesting permission to quote his new verses for "Amazing Grace" in "The Critic," noting that he had heard Ginsberg recite them at Daniel Berrigan's birthday party; 1 TLS from Peter Hale, Allen Ginsberg's assistant, granting Deedy permission to use Ginsberg's verses and including a typed copy of the new verses to "Amazing Grace."



Box: 1 Fold: 39 Gray, Francine
01/01/1971?-01/01/1981?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Francine Gray, ca. 1971-1981. Contents include 1 ALS to John Deedy including a typed description of anti-war protests at the University of Hawaii; 1 ALS to Deedy regarding her writing and the National Catholic Book Awards; 1 ALS to Deedy with enclosure [not included] of "a very important anti-war statement by South-Vietnamese Cathoics;" 1 AC invitation to a home-coming party for Jim Forest.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Greeley, Andrew M.
04/09/1971-08/26/1991

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Andrew M. Greeley, S. J., April 9, 1971-August 26, 1991. Contents include 1 newspaper clipping of an article by Greeley referencing John Deedy; 1 TLS from Greeley to Deedy thanking him for mentioning his book in the "New York Times" and encloses a copy of a letter he wrote to James O'Gara; 1 TLS to Deedy referencing "The American Catholic;" 1 short printed item titled "Christmas Carols: After the O Antiphons;" 1 ALS and 1 TLS from Charles A. McAdam to Greeley with a newspaper clipping of Greeley's column in "Commonweal" which gave rise to the letters, 1 TLS to Greeley from Deedy requesting an interview about the future of Catholic schools; 1 TLS from Greeley to Deedy offering some references and decling to be interviewed; 1 TLS from Greeley to Deedy thanking him for "the nice words" about his article in "The Critic;" various printed items on Greeley.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Greenhouse, Linda
06/25/1973-07/03/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Linda Greenhouse, June-July 1973. Contains 1 TL carbon from Edward S. Skillin to Linda Greenhouse calling her attention to an editorial in the "Commonweal's" forthcoming issue; 1 TLS from Greenhouse to Skillin thanking him for the editorial.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Griffin, Arthur
09/11/1979-11/08/1979

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Arthur Griffin, September-November 1979. Contains 1 TLS from Griffin reminding John Deedy of an essay he wanted written on his Chistleville Bridge picture; 1 ACS from Griffin to Deedy praising the essay he had written on the covered bridge; 1 ALS from Griffin to Deedy asking him to cut 6 lines from his essay and suggesting a new title.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Grumbach, Doris
04/21/1973-05/01/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Doris Grumbach, April-May 1973. Contains 1 ALS from Grumbach to James O'Gara offering to interview Abigail McCarthy for "Commonweal;" 1 carbon TL from O'Gara to Grumbach thanking her for her review of "The Lady Was a Bishop," and declining the interview with Abigail McCarthy; 1 ALS to John Deedy acknowledging receipt of Deedy's "Irish reviews;" 1 ALS to Deedy noting that his "Irish piece" was in galleys; 1 TLS to John Deedy referencing Gary MacEoin; 1 TLS to Deedy expressing her reasons for leaving her post as Literary Editor of "The New Republic."



Box: 1 Fold: 44 Harris, Julie
05/08/1976-06/02/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Julie Harris, June 2, 1976. Contains 1 carbon TL to Julie Harris from John Deedy regarding an incident that happened when she visited Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst, Massachusetts; 1 ACS from Harris to Deedy confirming that she had crept into Emily Dickinson's bedroom and been asked to leave because of a misunderstanding.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Haughton, Rosemary
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Rosemary Haughton, undated. Contains 2 ALS from Rosemary Haughton to James O'Gara.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Heaney, Seamus
01/01/1983-04/18/1991

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Seamus Heaney, April 18, 1991. Contains 1 ALS from Seamus Heaney to John Deedy declining to be interviewed. Also contains a copy of Heaney's "Verses for a Fordham Commencement" and several articles on Heaney.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Hebblethwaite, Peter
03/19/1974-01/20/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Peter Hebblethwaite, 1974-1977. Contains 1 TLS from Hebblethwaite to James O'Gara referencing Gremillion, the Vatican's Ostpolitik, and Brian Wicker; 1 TLS from Hebblethwaite to O'Gara referencing "The Runaway Church;" 1 ALS from Hebblethwaite to O'Gara referencing Herbert J. Ryan, S. J., and the Anglican Roman-Catholic International Commission, ARCIC.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Herr, Daniel
06/15/1975-05/23/1983

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Daniel Herr, 1975-1983. Contains 2 ACS from Herr to John Deedy; 1 TLS to Deedy referencing Andrew M. Greeley, Cardinal John P. Cody including a copy of the Chicago Tribune's editorial on Cardinal Cody and an article on Andrew M. Greeley; 1 TLS to Deedy thanking him for a gift; 1 ALS with a xerox of a few pages of "Connolly's Life," by Ralph McInery which refer to Deedy.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Higgins, George V.
04/25/1993-05/20/1994

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to John Deedy from George V. Higgins. Contents include 1 TMs of John Deedy's interview with Higgins; 1 ALS from George V. Higgins including his "Press Bio;" 1 ACS from George V. Higgins.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Hoover, J. Edgar
12/04/1953

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of J. Edgar Hoover, December 4, 1953. Contains 1 TLS from Hoover to John Deedy praising the editorial "F. B. I. Chief" in the "Catholic Free Press on November 27, 1953. A note by John Deedy at the bottom remarks that he didn't write the editorial, conjecturing B.W. as the author.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Hottelet, Richard C.
12/20/1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Richard C. Hottelet, December 20, 1972. Contains 1 TLS from Hottelet to James O'Gara offering a submission and suggesting a possible cut.

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Javits, Jacob K.
04/05/1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Jacob K. Javits, April 5, 1972. Contains 1 TLS from Javits to Edward S. Skillin thanking him for a "Commonweal" article.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Johnson, Lyndon B.
05/11/1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Lyndon B. Johnson, May 11, 1960. Contains 1 TLS from then Senator Johnson to John Deedy and 1 cut-out photograph of Johnson.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Kennedy, Edward M.
06/19/1973-10/05/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward M. Kennedy, 1973. Contents includes 1 TLS to Edward S. Skillin inclosing copies of letters sent by Barry Goldwater and himself to the Cost of Living Council and the Postmaster General; 1 carbon TL from Skillin to Kennedy thanking him for the letter; 1 TLS from Kennedy to Skillin; 1 TLS from Kennedy to Skillin regarding the postal rates with an enclusure containing the senator's remarks on postal rate increases; 1 carbon TL from Skillin to Kennedy thanking him for his letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Kennedy, Eugene C.
09/04/1976-10/29/1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Rev. Eugene C. Kennedy, 1976-1987. Contents include 1 TLS to John Deedy thanking him for his letter of August 2 and wishing him well regarding his back injury; 1 ALS from Kennedy to Deedy referencing his play John XXIII; 1 ALS referencing a strike Deedy was involved in; 1 article clipped from the New York Times on Kennedy.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Kirk, Russell
09/11/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Russell Kirk, September 9, 1976. Contains 1 TLS from Kirk to Reverend Ray Schroth as a cover letter to Kirk's piece on President Gerald Ford; 1 lecture agent's brochure on Kirk.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Kohak, Erazim
03/03/1973-04/01/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Erazim Kohak, 1973. Contains 1 TLS from Kohak to "Carisimi" submitting an article for consideration in "Commonweal;" 1 TLS to James O'Gara regarding cuts made his article "Progress & Good Lord" to be printed in "Commonweal."

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Kolko, Gabriel
02/22/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Gabriel Kolko, February 22, 1973. Contains 1 TLS from Kolko to James O'Gara offering an article on a "multilateral aid plan for Vietnam;" 1 short TLS to O'Gara offering material of interest.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Kung, Hans
02/23/1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Hans Kung, February 23, 1971. Contains 1 TLS from Kung to John Deedy praising his article in the "New York Times."

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Langland, Joseph
undated letter

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Joseph Langland, undated ca. 1983. Contains 1 TLS to John Deedy praising his article on Charles Olson and Gloucester.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Lax, Robert
03/28/1978

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Robert Lax, March 28, 1978. Contains 1 ACS to John Deedy written from a Greek island, thanking him for one of his columns in "Commonweal" and noting that Sheed, A. & M. were about to publish a collection of letters exchanged between Merton and himself. Also thanks Anne Robertson.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Law, Bernard Cardinal
12/20/1984

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to John Deedy from Bernard Cardinal Law. Contents include 1 TC invitation to the Christmas Midnight Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Longford, Edward A. H. Pakenham, the Earl of
04/11/1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward Arthur Henry Pakenham, the 6th Earl of Longford, April 11, 1958. Contains 1 TLS from Longford to John Deedy regarding the play "The Drunkard" and songs associated with it.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 MacEoin, Gary
11/08/1976-12/25/1998

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Gary MacEoin, November 8, 1976-December 25, 1998. Contains 1 TLS to John Deedy regarding a deal with "Commonweal" about his book "Northern Ireland: Captive of History" with copied reviews of the book; 1 TLS to Deedy (folded inside a blank Christmas card); 1 TLS to Deedy mentioning the troubles the southwest was having due to weather.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Maloff, Saul
06/03/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Saul Maloff, June 3, 1976. Contains 1 TLS to John Deedy with a corrected manuscript by Maloff titled "Homage to Flannery O'Connor" which reviews "Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose," by Flannery O'Connor.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 McCarthy, Abigail
02/21/1978-08/01/1978

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Abigail McCarthy, February 21-August 8, 1978. Contains 1 ALS apologizing for the typing of a submission to "Commonweal;" 1 ALS to John Deedy requesting a list of deadlines for columns in "Commonweal."

Box: 2 Fold: 8 McCarthy, Eugene J.
01/24/1972-12/04/1974

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Eugene J. McCarthy, January 24, 1972-December 4, 1974.

Contents include 1 TLS 1 TLS to John Deedy apologizing for not being able

to write a requested article; 1 TLS to Deedy with enclosed article for

submission to "Commonweal" titled "Whither Economic Policy?;" 1 TLS to

James O'Gara enclosing a biographical sketch.



Box: 2 Fold: 9 McGovern, George
09/29/1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of George McGovern, September 29, 1972. Contents include 1 TLS to Edward S. Skillin thanking him for sending a copy of "Commonweal" of September 29 with an article by Charles Henderson. Also refers to "The Social Gospel" and the campaign of 1972.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 McReynolds, David
05/28/1974

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of David McReynolds, May 28, 1974. Contains 1 TLS to James O'Gara offering a reply [not included] to Michael Novak's article on gay liberation.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 McWilliams, Carey
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Carey McWilliams, undated. Contains 1 TLS to Reverend Raymond Schroth offering editorial suggestions on a piece he had submitted.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Mendelson, Edward 1973-1975
11/09/1973-09/05/1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward Mendelson, 1973-1975. Contents include letters to the editor of "Commonweal" conjecturing on the meaning of the pseudonym "Didymus" which W. H. Auden used in his "Lecture Notes" column in "Commonweal" and the existence of unpublished material by Auden. Letters are from Edward Mendelson, literary executor of W. H. Auden, Harry Schwartz, and Richard T. Bray. Also includes letters from Mendelson answering questions regarding Auden's wish that his correspondence be destroyed after his death and that no biography be written about him and a copy of a letter Stephen Spender sent to Mendelson.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Mendelson, Edward December 1990-February 1991
12/01/1990-02/20/1991

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward Mendelson, December 1, 1990-February 20, 1991. Contents include 1 xerox TL from John Deedy to Edward Mendelson requesting permission from the W. H. Auden estate to use his "Lecture Notes" columns in a book; 1 TLS to Deedy granting permission to use the columns on a not-for-profit basis; 1 xerox TL from Deedy to Mendelson regarding the first contact between "Commonweal" and Auden including a copy of a reminiscence by Philip Burnham; 1 TLS to Deedy thanking him for the information; 1 TLS to Deedy about the use of the pseudonym "Didymus" in the British journal "Breakthrough;" 1 xerox TL from Deedy to Mendelson outlining the "Didymus/Commonweal history of the 1970s;" 1 TLS to Deedy regarding Auden's pseudonym and Michael Newman, a man claiming to possess Auden manuscripts; 1 xerox TL from Deedy to Mendelson concerning the publication of his book of Auden's "Lecture Notes" columns.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Mendelson, Edward March 1991-October 1992
03/02/1991-10/04/1992

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward Mendelson, March 2, 1991-October 2, 1992. Contents include 1 TLS from Mendelson to John Deedy suggesting he try the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library for photographs of W. H. Auden; 1 xerox TL to Mendelson from Deedy regarding publication of his edition of Auden's works; 1 TLS to Deedy replying that his edition of Auden would not appear for another 4 or 5 years; 1 TLS to Mendelson from Deedy updating him on his search for a publisher for "Auden as Didymus;" 9 more TLS exchanged between Mendelson and Deedy regarding the publication of "Auden as Didymus."

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Mendelson, Edward 1993-1994
01/24/1993-02/11/1994

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward Mendelson, January 24, 1993-February 11, 1994. Contents include 1 xerox TL to Mendelson from John Deedy announcing that his book "Auden as Didymus" would be published by Paul P. Appel; 1 TLS to Deedy formally granting him permission to use the "Lecture Notes" columns in his book and establishing the conditions of such use; 5 TLS all regarding the final details of getting "Auden as Didymus" published and making references to Katherine Bucknell's dissertation on recently discovered W. H. Auden juvenilia; Kierkegaard as an influence on Auden's pseudonym "Didymus," and reviews of "Auden as Didymus." Also include a news clipping of an article on Mendelson from the Wall Street Journal.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Mitchell, G. F.
11/10/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of G. F. Mitchell, November 11, 1977. Contains 1 TLS from

Mitchell to John Deedy, lamenting that he had not seen Deedy when he was in New York.



Box: 2 Fold: 17 Moltmann, Jurgen
10/25/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Jurgen Moltmann, October 25, 1976. Contains 1 TLS from Moltmann to John Deedy thanking him for his interest in his lecture on "The American Dream" which he gave at the Moravian Theological Seminary. Also includes Moltmann's business card and the pamphlet "Evangelische Theologie: Theologie in der burgerlichen Gesellschaft."



Box: 2 Fold: 18 Morgan, Frederick
03/30/1976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Frederick Morgan, March 30, 1976. Contains 1 TLS from Frederick Morgan to John Fandel, offering two poems for submission to Commonweal" [not included].

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Murphy, Francis X.
02/25/1978

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Francis X. Murphy, February 25, 1978. Contains 1 ALS from Murphy to James O'Gara, offering an "unweildy" submission [not included].

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Murphy, Owen 1984-1994
11/20/1984-10/31/1994

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Owen Murphy, November 20, 1984-October 31, 1994. Contents include 5 TLS from Owen Murphy of the "Catholic Free Press" regarding the press's new board of governors, articles and letters written by John Deedy, and Leonard Feeney. Also contains a news clipping of a letter to the editor of the Catholic Free Press regarding their new board of directors and a retrospective article on the paper titled "Life at 40" by John Deedy.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Murphy, Owen 1995-1996
12/20/1995-10/02/1996

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Owen Murphy, December 20, 1995-October 2, 1996. Contents include 1 TLS asking John Deedy to offer an oral history of the "Catholic Free Press" for its golden jubilee; 1 TLS confirming a get-together and referencing Monsignor Haddad and Brother Paschal Shea; 1 TLS thanking Deedy for their meeting and for doing the oral history with him; 1 TLS regarding corrections to the oral history; 1 TLS referencing Bishop John J. Wright and Fredy Shrady and including a transcript of an interview with Owen Murphy; 1 TLS discussing the health of his baby and other leads for the oral history: Mildred Fleming and Mary Donlan; 1 TLS thanking Deedy for information on Jack Barry and Babe Ruth and including some reflections of his own on baseball's Worcester connections; 1 TLS on baseball, Deedy's 1976 "Telegram" article and Catholic Cemetaries including some xeroxed articles on early baseball; 1 TLS regarding Peter Rabbit, Catholic Cemetaries, and Bishop Reilly; 1 TLS referencing Deedy's baseball memoir in the Worcester Magazine and the health of his baby; 1 TLS regarding his speech on Catholic Cemetaries for Bishop Reilly; 1 TLS mentioning the Catholic Cemetaries speech.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Murphy, Owen 1997-1999
04/29/1997-01/30/1999

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Owen Murphy, April 29, 1997-January 30, 1999. Contents include 1 ALS to John Deedy regarding an opening in Rochester, NY; 1 copy of an article on Owen Murphy and his history of the Worcester Diocese; 1 ALS referencing "Resonare Christum" and Deedy's papers at the Holy Cross Archives; 1 faxed ALS thanking Deedy for additional information; 1 TLS from Deedy offering additional anecdotes on Bishop John J. Wright and the tornado of 1953, with references to Assumption College; 1 TLS to Deedy referencing Sister Ann Marie Marshall and the possible publication of her brother, John Marshall's papers; 1 TLS from Deedy explaining the difficulties of such a publishing venture and comparing it to similar difficulties experienced in the publication of the papers of Bishop John J. Wright; 1 faxed TLS to Deedy referencing Monsignor Edmund G. Haddad, Clare Leighton, Bishop John J. Wright, the stained glass windows of St. Paul's, Maurice Adelman, Leonard Feeney, S. J., Anne Freemantle, and Dorothy Day; 1 TLS discussing how Bishop John J. Wright's had acquired French marquetries and donated them to the Christ the King Church ca. 1957 with copies of letters exchanged between the Bishop and Father Francis M. Lahey; 1 TLS containing a draft of a note by Murphy on St. Bridget's parish in Millbury, MA.; 1 TLS asking Deedy for a copy of an article he had written on a church in West Boyston for the "Ford Times;" 1 faxed TLS from Deedy noting the location of the requested article and referencing Jack Frost; 1 faxed TLS to Deedy referencing Claire and Chris Condon.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Nobile, Philip 1979
01/12/1979

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Philip Nobile, January 12, 1979. Contains 1 AL to John Deedy noting stories on cigarette smuggling and drug dealing that he was working on in New York.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Nobile, Philip 1984
03/26/1984

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Philip Nobile, March 26, 1984. Contents include 1 TLS to John Deedy referencing the $15,000,000 law suit brought against him by Shere Hite for libel. Includes copies of articles by Philip Nobile on Shere Hite's "The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality" and "The Hite Report on Male Sexuality" and a copy of the lawsuit brought against Nobile. Also includes a Penthouse magazine inter-office memo from Nobile to Bob Guccione, Kathy Keeton, and David Myerson regarding the libel suit.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Nobile, Philip 1985
03/13/1985-12/21/1985

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of John Deedy and Philip Nobile, 1985. Contents include 1 TLS, 8 ALS from Philip Nobile.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Nobile, Philip 1988-1992
03/22/1988-05/04/1992

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Philip Nobile, 1988-1992. Contents include 1 xeroxed TLS letter to the editor of the "New York Post" sent to John Deedy regarding John Cardinal O'Connor regarding his views on homosexuality with a copy of the "New York Post" editorial that inspired it; 1 article Nobile sent to Deedy titled "Would Christ Bomb Baghdad?;" 1 ALS to Deedy with an article by Nobile titled "Cardinal O'Connor's Last Sermon;" 1 ALS to Deedy with an essay on abortion and religion by Nobile titled "The Fate of Dead Fetuses."

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Nobile, Philip March 1997
03/10/1997-04/09/1997

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Philip Nobile, March 20, 1997-April 9, 1997. Contents include correspondence regarding Jack Heidenry that Nobile sent to John Deedy. Concerns Nobile's claim that Heidenry had plagiarized him and others in his book, "What Wild Ecstasy."

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Nobile, Philip April 15, 1997-1998
04/15/1997-03/16/1998

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Philip Nobile, April 15, 1997-March 16, 1998. Contents include 1 TLS to Janny Scott criticizing her article on Nobile's plagiarism complaint against Jack Heidenry and including an annotated copy of her article; 1 typescript "Plagiarism and the Literary Conscience," by Philip Nobile; 1 faxed article by Nobile regarding Reverend Al Sharpton; 1 typescript of an article by Nobile, "Springtime for Anti-Catholicism."



Box: 2 Fold: 29 O'Faolain, Sean
08/13/1966-03/28/1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Sean O'Faolain, 1966-1972. Contains 1 ALS to John Deedy; 1 TLS to the Editor of Commonweal, complaining about its editorial policies; 1 TLS to John Deedy offering more advice on editing the "Commonweal" and referencing "The New Statesman" and "The Daily Herald;" 1 photograph of Sean O'Faolain and John Deedy.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Percy, Walker
08/03/1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Walker Percy, 1970-1974. Contains 1 TLS to the Editors of "Commonweal" condemning the Berrigan brothers; 1 ALS to Edward Skillin thanking him regarding Lewis Jerome Taylor, Jr.'s article in Commonweal on May 10, 1974.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Pfaff, Bill
12/13/1976-10/03/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Bill Pfaff, 1976-1977. Contains 1 TLS wishing a happy Christmas to Ed [Skillin], Jim [O'Gara], John [?], and Jack [Deedy]; 1 ACS to John Deedy.

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Polner, Murray
06/06/1990-04/21/1997

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Murray Polner, 1990-1997. Contains 1 ALS to John Deedy requesting a copy of "Apologies Good Friends" and relating that he was writing a larger biography of Daniel Berrigan; 1 ALS thanking Deedy for the book and praising it; 1 ACS to Deedy noting that he had found a publisher for his biography of Daniel Berrigan; 1 TL from Deedy to Polner listing resources he had on Berrigan; 1 TL from Deedy to Daniel Berrigan concerning Polner's book; 1 ALS from Polner to Deedy thanking him for his offer to help; 1 ACS to Deedy regarding his Berrigan file; 1 ALS to Deedy offering thanks; 1 TLS from Polner to Deedy thanking him for his article on Babe Ruth in Worcester and mentioning the Berrigans's response to his book.

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Powers, J. F.
05/06/1975-09/28/1988

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of J. F. Powers, 1975-1988. Contains a 1 page "Manuscript Report" for a short story by Powers; 1 TL to Powers from James O'Gara offering to publish Powers's "Pharisees;" 1 TL to Powers from Edward Skillin offering an honorarium for his short story; 1 TLS from Powers to James O'Gara regarding the copyright of "Pharisees;" 1 page of printer's instructions for Powers's short story; 1 TLS from Powers to John Deedy asking for a copy of Commonweal with his story; 1 TLS from Powers to Deedy thanking him for his review in "The Pilot" and making a small correction.

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Powers, Thomas
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Thomas Powers, undated. Contains 1 ALS to John Deedy informing him how to contact him while he is in Washington.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Quigley, Martin
12/22/1981-04/15/1993

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Martin Quigley, 1981-1991. Contains 1 copy of a TLS to Terence Cardinal Cooke from Martin Quigley, sent to to John Deedy by Quigley which discussed the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and U.S.-Japanese relations since; 1 TL to Quigley from Deedy thanking him for his book "Peace Without Hiroshima;" 1 TLS to Deedy from Quigley asking Deedy to write a review of "Peace Without Hiroshima;" 1 TLS to Deedy from Quigley reporting the Japanese translation of "Peace Without Hiroshima;" 1 TLS to Deedy from Quigley discussing the "Ne Temere" decree of the Vatican.

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Ramsey, Paul
03/27/1974-06/17/1974

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Paul Ramsey, 1974. Contains 1 ALS to the Editor of "Commonweal" suggesting that "Commonweal" print extracts of his testimony to the Sub-Committe of the Senate Judiciary Committee on abortion; 1 ALS to James O'Gara; 3 more ALS to James O'Gara regarding corrections to this manuscript.

Box: 2 Fold: 37 Rather, Dan
01/20/1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Dan Rather, 1975. Contains 1 ALS to Edward Skillin, declining an offer made to him and noting the respect he has for "Commonweal."

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Ruether, Rosemary
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Rosemary Ruether, undated. Contains 1 ALS to John Deedy offering an article titled "Is Celibacy Escatological" for publication.

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Rice, Charles O.
03/19/1990-04/16/1997

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to John Deedy from Monsignor Charles Owen Rice, 1991-1997.

Contents include 8 TLS from Monsignor Charles Owen Rice.



Box: 2 Fold: 40 Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr.
04/16/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1973. Contains 1 TLS to Reverend Raymond A. Schroth, S. J. offering an article for publication in "Commonweal."

Box: 2 Fold: 41 Schroth, Raymond A, S. J.
10/22/1972-12/10/1999

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Raymond A. Schroth, S. J., 1972-1999. Contents include 1 ACS to John Deedy, Larry, and Paul; 1 ACS to Deedy regarding the death of Schroth's father; 1 TLS to Deedy regarding his mistaken punctuation of "Finnegans Wake;" 1 ALS to Deedy thanking him for "a perfect Rockport vacation;" 1 ALS to Deedy written on a copy of his article on Will Durant; 1 ALS to Deedy written on a copy of Schroth's article "Africa in the Shock of Dawn" for the "National Catholic Reporter;" 1 ALS to Deedy written on Schroth's 1989 Easter letter; 1 ACS to Deedy with an article on free speech; 1 ALS to Deedy written on a 1993 group letter; 1 ACS to Deedy noting his project on Eric Sevareid; 1 ACS to Deedy discussing Eric Sevareid; 1 ACS to Deedy noting the review of his book in "Columbia Journalism Review;" 1 TLS to Deedy referencing Deedy's heart operation and Schroth's plans for the next year; 1 ALS to Deedy written on a copy of a letter Schroth wrote to Tom Riley, editor of "Crossroads;" 1 ALS to Deedy on a group letter; 1 ALS to Deedy written on a group letter and noting his return to Fordham University; 1 ALS to Deedy written on a group letter and noting his new address; 1 ACS to Deedy thanking him for a visit; 1 ACS to John and Mary Deedy wishing Mary well after her stroke and relating a "Commonweal" dinner.



Box: 2 Fold: 42 Sheehan, Edward 1971-1990
04/14/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence of Edward Sheehan, April 14, 1977-May 21, 1990. Contents include 1 TLS to John Deedy regarding reviews of his new book and his work on the Dutch Church; 1 ALS to John Deedy discussing the health of John Cardinal Wright and asking that Deedy write the Cardinal; 6 newspaper clippings on Sheehan's Broadway play "Kingdoms;" 1 TLS to Deedy with his address and phone number for 1979; 1 TM with Sheehan's address for 27 April 1982; 1 TLS to Deedy with a postcard from Puerto Rico and his address change; 1 TLS to Deedy inviting himself for a visit in Rockport; 1 TLS thanking Deedy for having him over and announcing his departure for Puerto Rico; 1 TLS to Deedy discussing his novel; 1 TLS to Deedy expressing concern for Mary Deedy's health problems; 1 TLS inviting John and Mary Deedy to his adopted son's baptism with attached invitation; 1 publisher's notice for Sheehan's book "Agony in the Garden: A Stranger in Central America."

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