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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence-"B" (1915-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1915]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists mainly of the "B" Correspondence (1915-1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although there are some America Correspondence items which pre-date his tenure. Of particular interest is are letters (June 1, 1918 and c. 1918) which pertain

to the alleged anti-Catholic activities of the Society of American Patriots.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence-"B" (1932-1933)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1932]? - [12/31/1933]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains "B" Correspondence (1932-1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Of interest is a letter (Jan. 19, 1932) from a nun condemning the publication of a particular nun's diary. There are a couple of letters (Oct. 6/ Oct. 12, 1933) which provide information about New York based Communist publications, literature and alleged Communist organizations. Another letter (Nov. 9, 1933) alludes to an attached newspaper article concerning the report of a speech made by (NRA) National Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson in Minneapolis in efforts to weaken opposition to the NRA in the Northwest. A letter (Nov. 14, 1933) from a St. Francis Seminary (Wisconsin) English professor renders comments upon his eyewitness account of Europe's preparedness for war.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence-"B" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1934 - 12/11/1934

DESCRIPTION: The material in this folder consists of the "B" correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Of interest is a letter (Feb. 2) which contains statistics on Jesuit missions; a letter (August 31) critical of the policies of Roosevelt's NRA Administrator Hugh S. Johnson; a letter (Sept. 18) from Father Parsons concerning the American Civil Liberties Union; another letter (Sept. 26) criticizes President Franklin Roosevelt.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence-"B" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Of interest is a letter (Mar. 29, 1935) concerning the political situation in Mexico; letter of (July 25, 1935) concerning articles published on AAA [Agricultural Adjustment Act];letter (Oct. 1, 1935) from a religious superior (nun) providing a negative commentary on an article written by an ex-nun of her convent; letter (1935) concerning the dearth of Catholic literature in the Brooklyn Public Libraries; two letters (Jan. 1936) concerning attacks against late President Woodrow Wilson; letter (Mar. 4, 1936) deals with current problems within the Catholic Church.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence-"C" (1917-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1917]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder is comprised primarily of the "C" Correspondence of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine, although there are a few items which pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (May 26, 1925) protesting Protestant influence in Catholic spheres; letter (Feb. 10/ Feb. 24, 1927) regarding the position of the Catholic Church pertaining to spiritual/political matters and conflict; letter (Nov. 15/Oct. 4, 1929) speaks of the delicate state of affairs in Italy; letter (June 5/May 20, 1931) relays events during a priest's trip to Italy including attendence of the Pope's Mass.



Box: 1 Fold: 6 Winfrid Parsons Correspondence "C" (1932-1933)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1932]? - [12/31/1933]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder is comprised of the "C" Correspondence (1932-1933) of Winfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: A letter (Mar. 12, 1932) in defense of Alfred Smith's candidacy for President of the United States, touching upon pro and con issues and its impact upon U.S. Catholics; autographed letter (August 10, 1932) from Cardinal Pacelli (the future Pius XII) regarding a new edition of Catholic Encyclopedia; a letter (Nov. 18, 1932) describing adverse conditions for Catholics in Mexico.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "C" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1934 - 12/21/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "C" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 7) concerns writer's thoughts of different aspects of Roosevelt and the New Deal; letter (May 4) of an author addresses the pros and cons of fascism; letter (Sept. 6) deals with Communists' reaction to NRA; Attached to letter (Sept. 20) is a typescript describing the current political situation in Austria; two letters (Dec. 3) discuss the anti-religious/anti-Catholic sentiment in Mexico.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "C" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder is comprised of "C" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: attached to a letter (Jan. 23, 1935) is a "Tentative Plan for Organization of the League of Christian Tolerance," a ecumenical group designed to combat the communistic forces of atheism.



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "D" (1923-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1923]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists essentially of the "D" Correspondence (1923-1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although a few items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: a letter (Oct. 19, 1925) from a Jesuit addressing problems within the church which may attribute to religious bias.



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "D" (1932)
DATE SPAN: 04/07/1932 - 12/29/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letters (Aug. 1932) from the General Secretary of the AFL (American Federation of Labor) to Father Parsons in defense of AFL alleged racketeering and concerning its position on various issues.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "D" (1033)
DATE SPAN: 01/12/1933 - 12/28/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "D" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine. Items of interest include: letters (Jan. 12/Jan. 10) from a woman protests use of the mails for immoral purposes and charges the Council of Churches with Communism; letter (Feb. 16) from Father Parsons responding to a letter regarding the Church's views on sex education; letters (April 11/Dec. 7) from a reader criticizing America Magazine's lack of support for Herbert Hoover and charging America and other Catholic journals of fomenting a plan to split from the Democratic Party in order to start a Catholic Party; letters (July, 1933) from the AFL (American Federation of Labor) General Secretary to Father Parsons addressing charges of racketeering; letter (Aug. 14) indicates America Magazine publication requirements.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "D" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/12/1934 - 12/27/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 2) discussing labor conditions and the role of labor unions in Weirton, West Virginia the preceding year; letter (Feb. 14) refutes statements from America article regarding Catholic voting patterns; letter (Mar. 1934) from a non-Negro reader who criticizes America's decision to publish a article he perceives as derisive regarding a Negro lynching and stresses the publication's obligations to the Negro. It also makes brief reference to the effects of a notorious San Jose, California. lynching; attached to a letter (Apr. 26) is a copy of the Surgical Code for Catholic Hospitals; in letter (Nov. 15) Fordham University dean laments the lack of Catholic College graduates keeping up their intellectual life through reading and membership in educational societies.



Box: 1 Fold: 13 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "D" (1935)
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1935 - 12/31/1935

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "D" Correspondence (1935) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 2) to Father Parsons relaying opinions of a Mexican resident concerning conditions there.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "D" (1936)
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1936 - 05/07/1936

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936).

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Wilfred Parsons Correspondence "E" (1925-1932)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1925]? - [12/31/1932]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "E" Correspondence (1925-1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: a State Department press release (Dec. 5, 1932) stating that the Woman's Patriot Corporation alleged that Albert Einstein was affiliated with organizations claimed to be connected with the Communist Internationale and, consequently, should not be allowed admission (i.e., a visa) into the United States.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "E" (1933-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1933]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "E" Correspondence (1933-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Dec. 5, 1934) speaks of a Haitian who converses about conditions in Mexico and in Haiti.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "F" (1921-1932)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1921]? - [12/31/1932]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains "F" Correspondence (1921-1932) essentially of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although there are some items which pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: a recriminatory letter (Nov. 14, 1927) to Father Parsons from another priest concerning for the appearance of an article on birth control in America Magazine; letter (Mar. 4, 1930) from the Peace Society of Central Queens [New York] to America Press speaks of potential interference of the federal government into the Catholic school system; letter (July 13, 1932) complains of southern Democratic Party bigots and provides an Al Smith campaign slogan; letter (Nov. 22, 1932) speaks of anti-vivisection activities.



Box: 1 Fold: 18 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "F" (1933)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1933 - 12/13/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "F" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Oct.13) refers to some of the aims of the Concordat between Hitler's Germany and the Vatican written the same year. It also mentions the rumor of a potential Concordat between the Soviets and the Vatican. Mentioned are activities of French President Herriot.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "F" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1934 - 12/27/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "F" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Nov. 26) includes comments on former National Recovery Administrator Hugh Johnson.



Box: 1 Fold: 19 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "F" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "F" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936).

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "G" (1903-1930)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "G" Correspondence (1903-1930) essentially of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although there are a few items which pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (c. March, 1929) from a Catholic expressing her views regarding the Church in Mexico and the conditions therein; letter (June 25, 1930) to Father Parsons from another priest expresses an interest in Colored [Negro] missions as well as Colored Catholics.



Box: 1 Fold: 22 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "G" (1931-1932)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1931]? - [12/31/1932]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "G" Correspondence (1931-1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 10, 1932) concerning the repeal of the 18th [Prohibition] Amendment; letter (Oct. 29, 1932) to Father Parsons from a reader who requests a response in reference to an enclosed clipping from the NAACP's "Crisis" Magazine charging the Catholic Church with Negro discrimination.



Box: 1 Fold: 23 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "G" (1933)
DATE SPAN: 01/11/1933 - 12/21/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "G" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letters (June-Oct.) from and concerning Dr. Mordecai Johnson, President of Howard University (1926-1960) in Washington, D.C. regarding his alleged statements and position on communism; letter (August 31) to Father Parsons from another priest speaks addresses communist attempts to prosyletize Negroes; letter (Oct. 20) mentions "reddish" [i.e., communist] tinge to a speech made by Mordecai Johnson.



Box: 1 Fold: 23 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "G" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/19/1934 - 12/19/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "G" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 1) from Editor of "The Nation" Magazine to Father Parsons accuses him of religious bias in an "America" editorial; letter (Aug. 9) addresses how James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, showed his interest in the Negro; letter (Sept. 12) speaks of communist information sources and the dangers to Catholic women; letter (Dec. 19) from a native of India writes about Christianity in India; letter (no date) speaks of Negro mission priests.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "G" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "G" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Aug. 24, 1935) complaining about Father Charles Coughlin's statements and their deleterious effects upon relations with Negroes.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1903-1929)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1929]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "H" Correspondence (1903-1929) of essentially of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although some items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (June 1, 1915) proposes the establishment of a Catholic daily newspaper in order to give American Catholics a voice in the world around them; letter (Mar. 12, 1926) voices the complaint of a priest who objects to the posthumous publication of the play "Upper Room" written by another priest on the grounds that the newly altered form of the play is heretical; letter (Mar. 4, 1927) describes voting procedures of Alaskan Indians [Eskimos]; letter (Aug. 16, 1928) discusses need for converting Chinese students in America; letter (Dec. 11, 1928) from the American Tobacco Company states rationale for cigarette smoking and advertisement; letter (Jan. 5/Jan. 3, 1929) from a Catholic makes a rather biased comparison between Catholics and Jews; letter (Apr. 3, 1929) addresses the role of World War I Allied Commander Marshal Foch both as a soldier and Catholic.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1930-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1930]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "H" Correspondence (1930-1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 18/Mar. 20, 1930) addresses the interference of Congress regarding the alcohol content of sacramental wines as well as the affects of the Volstead Act and its provisions upon the clergy.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1932)
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1932 - 12/21/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "H" Correspondence (1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 30) addresses the plight of the farmer during the depression; letter (May 6) suggests active role of American Catholics in Spanish affairs and potential role of the Eucharistic Congress; letter (May 26) briefly discusses Canon 1374 which forbids Catholics to attend secular institutions of learning without permission of the bishop; letter (Nov. 22) from Father Parsons addresses the Church's position on astrology providing a brief history.



Box: 2 Fold: 4 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1933)
DATE SPAN: 02/07/1933 - 12/15/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "H" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (July 25/July 17) concerning the salvaging of "The Catholic Hour" which at the time was the nation's largest regular religious radio broadcast program; letter (Oct. 24) speculates on the reasons for Alfred Smith's defeat in his bid for the presidency;

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1934 - 12/07/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "H" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (July 8) from a Jesuit advocating the study of the four Gospels during the four years of Catholic high school religious instruction; letter (Sept. 25) from a member of the Catholic Interests Committee of Thomas Dungan Council-Knights of Columbus, desiring a nation-wide drive to exert pressure on Mexican forces responsible for Catholic persecution in that country; letter (Nov. 4) to Father Parsons suggesting a mass meeting of American Catholics, Jews and Protestants whereby pressure is exerted upon Mexico; it also suggests the expulsion of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Josephus Daniels; letter (Nov. 27) mentions Catholic college students picketing the Mexican Embassy.



Box: 2 Fold: 6 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1935)
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1935 - 12/31/1935

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "H" Correspondence (1935) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 17) suggests a plan to formulate public opinion and awareness regarding the Mexican situation; letter (Apr. 15) addresses Father Charles Coughlin and the need of good rebuttals to his arguments; letter (May 31) speaks of the difficulties and religious bigotry Catholics suffer in Edinburgh, Scotland; letter (June 11) from Father Parsons to a reader expresses the "impossibility" of a war with Japan; letter (Aug. 5) questions the utility of bell-ringing for religious services and suggests the noise factor as a reason for Protestant antipathy towards Catholics; letter (Aug. 8) concerns religious bias (i.e., anti-Catholic) in Edinburgh, Scotland; letters (Aug. 20/Aug. 3/June 19) concern the alleged publication of "The Journal of Commerce" that all Jesuit properties were being insured by Lloyd's of London. The attached letter of a Philadelphia insurance agent (June 19) addresses, at length, the differences between U.S. and English regulatory practices; letters (Sept. 4/Aug. 22) speak of religious tension in Edinburgh and comments upon the Protestant Reformation Society, the Protestant Action Society and the Protestant Defense League; letter (no date) is attached to an article entitled: "Obscene Literature and the New York Penal Law."



Box: 2 Fold: 7 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "H" (1936)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1936 - 05/14/1936

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "H" Correspondence (1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter and memo (Jan. 31) from the Knights of Columbus initiating the Study Club a phase of Catholic Action. The attached memo states the purpose and composition of the Study Club.



Box: 2 Fold: 8 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "I" (1914-1935)
DATE SPAN: 07/20/1914 - 11/30/1935

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists essentially of the "I" Correspondence (1914-1935) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although some items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (Sept. 5, 1928) pertains to Mexican affairs and alleges YMCA and the Methodists role in Mexican persecution; typescript (Sept. 18, 1933) announces the advent of "The Irish Players," an ethnic theatre group dedicated to performing Irish plays depicting Irish Catholic culture; letter (Nov. 9, 1934) from a New Orleans photographer who describes activities of Negroes and whites outside the Cathedral during the funeral of an archbishop; letter (Dec. 24, 1934) announcing a newly published pamphlet on Catholic Mexico produced by the ICTS (International Catholic Truth Society) in an attempt to inform the American public regarding events in Mexico; letter (Nov. 30, 1935) lists several America articles on Communism published between Sept.-Dec., 1935.



Box: 2 Fold: 9 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "J" (1903-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists essentially of the "J" Correspondence (1903-1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although a few items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 26, 1929) from a Jesuit makes biased comments regarding Protestants, accusing them of "baiting" Catholics through venal methods of proselytism; letters (Mar. 20/Mar. 15 & 16, 1929) address the U.S. role in Mexican affairs; letter (July 3, 1929) expresses opinion concerning the increase of the U.S. duty on sugar; letter (Apr. 25, 1930) and pamphlet from Anna Jarvis, founder of Mothers Day who addresses the crass commercialism connected with Mothers day. She also speaks of the attempt of an "anti-mother" group from New York to change the name of Mothers Day; letter (Mar. 15, 1931) charges the non-Catholic press with religious bias regarding Catholic news items.



Box: 2 Fold: 10 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "J" (1932-1935)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1932]? - [12/31/1935]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "J" Correspondence (1932-1935) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 28, 1933) has an attached listing of articles printed in America Magazine dealing with state and federal education (1915-1920); letter (May 16, 1933) announces the plans for the establishment of "The Catholic Digest"; letter (Aug. 24, 1933) from Father Parsons to the Editor of the "Jewish Daily Bulletin" briefly addresses the subject of National Socialism in Hitler's Germany and the Catholic concept of medievalism in response to a cartoon published in the aforementioned publication. The letter also renders comment concerning the cartoon's depiction of a medieval monk with hood-the latter expressing somewhat derisive "Catholic" connotations; letter (Aug. 29, 1933) replies to Fr. Parsons' letter of Aug. 24 providing a different Jewish concept of medievalism. It also expresses the wish of the editor not to deride another creed; letter (Feb. 15, 1934) provides individually cited examples where some Jesuits have raised money through private efforts to support the Jesuit Seminary Fund and the Jesuit Phillipine Bureau; attached letters (July 10, 1935) and a NCWC News Service release tells of an inquiry made by a St. Louis woman who alleges that she gave money to a man who was (fraudulently) posing as a subscription agent for "Jesuit Missions" Magazine; letter (Nov. 14, 1935) severely criticizes President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his administration, making various allegations.



Box: 2 Fold: 11 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "K" (1925-1928)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1925]? - [12/31/1928]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "K" Correspondence (1925-1928) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 27, 1928) addresses Father Parson's request for a suggestion on how to remove the term "jesuitical" from standard dictionaries; letter (July 10, 1928) has an attached article on Alfred Smith published in the Paris edition of the "Chicago Tribune." According to the aforementioned letter, the article gave rise to commentary by other American papers which proved unfavorable to U.S. Jesuits; letter (July 16, 1928) from a Jesuit appealing for financial aid to transport and relocate 42 Mexican nuns, emigrating them from Mexico to San Francisco; letter (Sept.4, 1928) discusses conditions in Mexico and cites positive affects which the Mexican Church might experience as a result of the persecution.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "K" (1929-1930)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1929]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "K" Correspondence (1929-1930) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 21, 1929) has attached material which concerns the discussions of a special committee of the Church Extension Society making plans to organize on a national level. The organization was to be dedicated to the extirpation of anti-Catholic bias based upon misinformation; letter (Feb. 28, 1929) has attached article concerning America's publication of Rev. M.V. Kelly's series: "The Suicide of the Irish Race." The article discusses points made by Kelly; letters (Jan. 13/Jan. 11, 1930) discuss the pros and cons of Prohibition.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "K" (1931-1932)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1931]? - [12/31/1932]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "K" Correspondence (1931-1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 17. 1931) from the National Catholic Alumni Federation addressing the issues behind the closing of St. Mary's College in St. Mary's, Kansas, and admonishing that the same issues might affect other Catholic colleges; letter (Apr. 30, 1931) alludes to an announcment made in the public press that the Pope Pius XI invited a Jew to the Vatican to teach Hebrew and that he was to be provided with his own chapel for Jewish services; letter (Jan. 16, 1932) briefly discusses the litury of the Mass; letter (Feb. 24, 1932) and its attachments address the issue of birth control; letter (Mar. 2/Mar. 1, 1932) from the President of Loyola University-Chicago provides some current statistics on the Spanish Jesuits; letter (July 21, 1932) also addresses the birth control issue; letter (July 24, 1932) defends Mussolini and cites the benefits of his rule; letter (Aug. 23, 1932) to Father Parsons discusses the defeat of Alfred Smith presidential bid in relation to those Catholics who helped cause it; letter (Nov. 18, 1932) from the English Provincial in London regarding the demonstration of the "Communist-oriented" group "Hunger Marchers" who appeared in London causing a civil disturbance.



Box: 2 Fold: 14 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "K" (1933)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1933 - 12/28/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "K" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 16) starts the attachment of several letters involving a controversy with "Atlantic" Magazine involving the publication of a letter which was considered insulting to the Catholic priesthood; letter (Mar. 20) alludes to the writer's position on birth-control; letter (May 11) displays the concern of the Knights of Columbus-Texas State Council for the use of objectionable (by Catholic standards) library texts by Catholic students; letter (May 23) provides information on the Vatican's decree concerning mixed marriages; letter (Oct. 25) addresses the racketeering and other "evils" associated with labor unions such as the A.F.L. (American Federation of Labor) and the harm it does the ideal of organized labor; letter (Nov. 22) makes a brief reference to an enemy of the Jesuits; letter (Dec. 14) cites some suggested preambles to be used in a proposed resolution against offensive films; letter (no date) concerns the establishment of a monthly newspaper in response to the Pope's plea for Catholic Action.



Box: 2 Fold: 15 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "K" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1934 - 12/15/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "K" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items include: letter (Jan. 27) contains statistics on Jesuit missions: letter (Apr. 2) makes derisive passing comments on the Jesuits. It is essentially a rebuttal to an article concerning racketeering in labor unions.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "K" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "K" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 29, 1935) addresses attacks upon Catholics; letter (July 13. 1935) discusses public opinion of Father Charles Coughlin; letter (Nov. 23, 1935) relates nature of negative statements concerning Jesuits made during a public lecture; letter (?-1935) and dated attachments provide a lengthly commentary on Catholics in various phases of politics, current events and history; letter (Jan. 12, 1936) doubts the effectiveness of the League of Nations.



Box: 2 Fold: 17 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "L" (1903-1927)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1927]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "L" Correspondence (1903-1927) essentially of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although a few items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (Dec. 21, 1925) from a Colorado Judge relates personal events pertaining to Ku Klux Klan opposition; letter (Dec. 3, 1927) has an attached list (i.e. with names and home addresses) of Catholic Students enrolled at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa in 1927.



Box: 2 Fold: 18 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "L" (1928-1929)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1928]? - [12/31/1929]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "L" Correspondence (1928-1929) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 6, 1929) includes information about the CIL (Catholic Instruction League), Catholic Sodality and Catholic students receiving public school education; letter (July 6/July 4) concerns mixed marriages;

letter (Dec. 20/Dec. 27, 1929) concerns Mexican affairs and the position of the Church.



Box: 2 Fold: 19 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "L" (1930-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1930]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "L" Correspondence (1930-1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine. Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 5, 1930) concerns the formation of the Liturgical Arts Society and a statement of its precepts; letter (Mar. 27/Mar. 13, 1931) from a priest in Rome to Father Parsons criticizes American newspapers asserting bias as the reason for neglecting Catholic pulpit oratory [i.e., sermons/homilies] in their publications; Father Parsons responds, transferring blame from the publishers to the priests themselves; letter (Nov. 27/Nov. 17, 1931) speaks of the establishment of the Catholic Evidence Guild and its plans; letter (Dec. 18, 1931) provides partial bibliography of published books and America Magazine articles on Pope Benedict XV; letter (Dec. 26, 1931) and attachments pertain to political affairs in Mexico; letter (no date) provides descriptive information concerning Catholics in California.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "L" (1932)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1932 - 12/28/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "L" Correspondence (1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 2) relates events in Mexico and the governmental attempt to limit number of priests; letter (Jan. 27) concerns treatment of Jesuits in Spain; letter (Mar. 16) speaks of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum and addresses briefly the matter of censorship; letter (Apr. 7) from a Protestant makes biased statements against Catholics; letter (May 24) speaks of the American Party as the answer to the Depression; letter (Oct. 14) has attachments which address the Catholic in American politics.



Box: 2 Fold: 20 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "L" (1933-1934)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1933]? - [12/31/1934]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "L" Correspondence (1933-1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine. Items of interest include: post card (June 8, 1933) from a Jewish convert has envelope attached containing a printed item entitled: "Convert Appeals to Other Hebrews to Follow Christ"; letter (June 15, 1933) from Father Parsons to a reader states the Church's position on capital punishment; letter (Oct. 4, 1933) contains a list of books on Socialism and Communism written by Catholic [or those expounding the view] and non-Catholic writers; letter (Mar. 31, 1934) defends Father Charles Coughlin; letter (Oct. 14) addresses persecution in Mexico; letter (Nov. 24, 1934) from a priest denounces absence of religious freedom and presence of religious bias in a school for orphan boys.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "L" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "L" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 17, 1936) relates various views on the practice of euthanasia.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1903-1925)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1925]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1903-1925) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), but most of the items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (May 6, 1914) addresses the theory of evolution; letter (Sept. 19, 1917) alludes to religious bias in the military; letter (Jun. 21, 1918) speaks of a Detroit city ordinance prohibiting the sale or cost-free distribution of materials defaming any religion, sect or cult.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1926-1927)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1926]? - [12/31/1927]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1926-1926) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (June 11, 1926) has an attachment which addresses the recent Eucharistic Congress and the history and meaning of the Jubilee; letter (July 6, 1926) relates details concerning England's Anglo-Catholic controversy; letter (Sept. 9, 1926) addresses the attempt of the Church in Mexico to amend the Mexican Constitution; letter (June 5, 1927) from a Catholic lay school teacher alleges bias of Catholic clergy against lay Catholic teachers; letter (Dec. 16, 1927) concerns the charges of alleged bribery of four U.S. senators and some newspapers pertaining to relations with Mexico.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1928)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1928 - 12/04/1928

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1928) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 10) concerns Mexican affairs and alleges public indifference on the matter due to a conspiracy of silence by the secular press; letter (Aug. 16) from a priest who complains of the worldliness of Catholics and alludes to the unseemly past of the Society of Jesus; letter (Oct. 6) discusses Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum Novarum" as stressing some of the same values as expressed by Karl Marx.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1929)
DATE SPAN: 01/08/1929 - 12/07/1929

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1929) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 29) concerns Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic and the percentage of Catholic women who patronize it; letter (Dec.?) from a Jesuit in response to a book review charges that Catholics are becoming more Protestant every day.

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