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VIRGINIA M. KEELER PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Thesis
April 29, 1989

DESCRIPTION: "The Search for Freedom, and Freedom Found: The Life and Art of Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J." A Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies by Virginia M. Keeler. School for Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Date for Final Seminar Presentation April 29, 1989.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Thesis (copy two)
April 29, 1989

DESCRIPTION: "The Search for Freedom, and Freedom Found: The Life and Art of Brother

Francis C. Schroen, S.J." A Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the

requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies by

Virginia M. Keeler. School for Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown

University, Washington, D.C. Date for Final Seminar Presentation April 29, 1989.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Project Proposal
not dated

DESCRIPTION: Project proposal titled "Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J." gives a brief biographical sketch of Brother Schroen and description of Keeler's project. She writes, "It would be the focus of my project to endeavor to collect on slides what survives of his work, and to explore his life."

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Abstract
Spring 1989

DESCRIPTION: Abstract for The Life and Work of Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J., "A Modern Michelangelo"
not dated

DESCRIPTION: Typed Manuscript titled "Brother Francis C. Schroen, S.J., A Modern Michelangelo: Identifying his work in Church of Holy Name of Jesus, New Orleans" by Virginia M. Keeler. With reference to Father Patrick Cormican, S.J.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Outgoing Correspondence
1990-1994

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence written by Virginia M. Keeler. 1 TLS (copy) to Father Paul Zilonka regarding Schroen's paintings in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kingston, Jamaica. 1 ALS (copy) to Mr. Stromberg. 1 TLS (copy) to Henry Woods at the Culinary Institute of America regarding the videotape and photographs from the CIA. 1 TLS (copy) to Ms. Wolanin regarding St. Aloysius Church, Washington, DC.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Letter from Maurie Feres, S.J.
September 27, 1987

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 9/27/1987 (with envelope) from Maurie Feres, S.J. to Virginia M. Keeler regarding references to Brother Schroen's work in Jamaica. References made to Brother Edward O'Brien and Brother Schroen. 1 Post-it note included.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Letters from Cornelius Stromberg and family
1989

DESCRIPTION: 6 ALS dated 1/14/1989 to 4/12/1989 (with envelopes) from Cornelius Stromberg to Virginia Keeler regarding her thesis research, giving her more biographical information on Brother Schroen, and sending his congratulations. Reference made to John P. Leary, S.J. and his writing "Better a Day." Cornelius Stromberg is the nephew of Brother Schroen. 1 TLS dated 10/13/1990 from Catherine E. Clark writing on behalf of her uncle, Cornelius Stromberg, to Virginia Keeler regarding the preservation of some of Brother Schroen's paintings. 1 AL, not dated, to Virginia Keeler regarding the death of Cornelius Stromberg. 3 newspaper clippings from the Baltimore Sun dated 4/12/1989 regarding Keeler's brother, Bishop William Henry Keeler, and his being named Archbishop of Baltimore.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Letter from Barbara Wolanin
May 2, 1994

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 5/2/1994 (with envelope) from Barbara Wolanin, Curator at the Office of the Architect of the Capitol to Virginia Keeler regarding paintings at St. Aloysius Church that were supposed to have been painted by Constantino Brumidi, possibly painted by Brother Schroen. Includes 3 photocopied pages on St. Aloysius and 2 photographs of the painting of the vow of virginity of St. Aloyius.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Letters from Paul Zilonka
April 21, 1994

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 4/21/1994 (with envelope) from Paul Zilonka to Virginia Keeler regarding Brother Schroen's paintings in Kingston, Jamaica. 1 TLS dated 4/21/1994 to Father Thomas Schneider, S.J. from Paul Zilonka regarding the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston. 1 note containing contact information for Paul Zilonka.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Cards written to Virginia M. Keeler
1989-1991

DESCRIPTION: Thank you cards written to Virginia M. Keeler for tours of Healy Hall, mostly from descendants of Schroen. 1 ALS dated 5/1/1989 from Mary Kavanash. 1 ACS dated 11/24/1990 from Mark and Cathy Clark. 1 ACS dated 11/24/1990 from Bernadette Mannone. 1 ACS dated 11/24/1990 from Flo and Nealy Stromberg. 1 ACS dated 11/26/1990 from Ann Dwayer. Also includes a Christmas and an Easter card to Keeler.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Printed articles on Brother Schroen
1913-1980?

DESCRIPTION: Photocopies of printed articles on Brother Schroen including articles from Boston, Baltimore and Washington, DC newspapers. Also photocopies from the book "A Brand Snatched from the Burning" and an article written by Jon Reynolds titled "The Lore and Lure of Gaston Hall" which references Schroen.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Handwritten Notes
not dated

DESCRIPTION: Handwritten notes containing addresses and dates.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Notes for Slide Show Presentation
not dated

DESCRIPTION: Notes for presentation on Brother Schroen to accompany a slide show. The notes give a chronological account of Schroen's life.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Photographs taken of Schroen's work at Georgetown University
1985-1989

DESCRIPTION: 46 color photographs of the paintings done by Brother Schroen decorating the interior of the Healy Building on the campus of Georgetown University. The photographs were taken between 1985 and 1989. Including 4 photographs of the reception hall, 4 photographs of the painting of the reception hall, 12 photographs of Carroll Parlor, 1 photograph of the ceiling of office #206, 4 photographs of the second floor reception hall, 3 photographs of the Philodemic Room, 6 photographs of Gaston Hall, 12 photographs of Hirst Reading Room and Library and photocopies of photographs of Gaston Hall. Also includes 4 unidentified photographs.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Photographs taken of Schroen's work at Boston College
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 56 color photographs of the interior paintings by Brother Schroen decorating Boston College. Including 28 photographs of the Rotunda in Gasson Hall, 15 photographs of the Fulton Debating Room, 9 photographs of the Assembly Room, and 4 photographs of the Dean's Office. Also includes 5 photographs of the Golden Eagle sculpture.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Photographs taken of The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, New Orleans
October 1987

DESCRIPTION: 5 color photographs of the interior of the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in New Orleans, LA. The photographs are dated October 1987.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Photographs taken at the Culinary Institute of America
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 2 photographs (1 black/white and 1 color) of the dining hall at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. The interior paintings were done by Brother Schroen while the building was part of a Jesuit Institution. Includes a photocopy of each photograph.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Photos taken of the Holy Trinity Church in Kingston, Jamaica
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 4 color photographs of paintings by Brother Schroen in the interior of the Holy Trinity Church of Kingston, Jamaica.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Unidentified Negatives
not dated

DESCRIPTION: Unidentified negatives, mostly of people.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Video: "For the Greater Glory of God"
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 1 VHS tape titled "For the Greater Glory of God" telling the story of St. Andrews on the Hudson, a Jesuit Novitiate which opened in 1902. The building and grounds were purchased by the Culinary Institute of America in 1969.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Slides
not dated

DESCRIPTION: 151 slides of Brother Schroen's paintings at Georgetown University, Boston College, the Culinary Institute and churches in Jamaica and New Orleans. The collection includes 24 slides of the Healy reception hall, 6 slides of Carroll Parlor, 15 slides of Healy second floor reception hall, 4 slides of the Healy Philodemic Room, 3 slides of Gaston Hall, 15 slides of the Hirst Library and reading room, 4 slides from the Holy Trinity Church in Kingston, Jamaica, 7 slides of the Gasson Hall Rotunda, 7 slides of the Gasson Assembly Room, 14 slides of the Fulton Debating Room, 7 slides of the Boston College Dean's Office, 31 slides of the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in New Orleans, LA, 2 slides from the Culinary Institute of America, and 12 unidentified or miscellaneous slides.

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