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Box: 3 Fold: 5 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1930)
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1930 - 12/16/1930

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1930) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (May 15) with an attached transcript of legal proceedings against a school principal who practiced employment discrimination against a Catholic; letter (Oct. 9) from a reader in Kansas who defends prohibition and criticizes the silence of the Catholic press on such issues.



Box: 3 Fold: 6 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1931)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1931 - 07/24/1903

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "M" Correspondence (Jan.-July, 1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 6) and its attachments contains a letter from Benjamin Masse, S.J. requesting editorial feedback on two articles that he submitted for publication; letter (Mar. 18) concerning Pius IX and the Brazilian Freemasonry Controversy; letter (May 12) blames the masons as a force behind the revolution in Spain and the destruction of Jesuit churches; letter (May 15) addresses prohibition; letter (July 2) speaks of anti-Catholicism exhibited by the press.

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1931)
DATE SPAN: 08/01/1931 - 12/30/1931

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (Aug.-Dec., 1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Aug. 26) concerns the establishment of a Catholic daily paper; letter (Nov. 20/Nov. 5) speaks of job discrimination on the basis of denomination; letter (Nov. 28/Dec. 2) has a short bibliographical listing of books and articles on the history of the Jesuits in colonial Pennsylvania; letter (Dec. 10) has attached a draft of a petition to Rome requesting a moderation of the fasting laws applied to clergy before mass and children before holy communion.



Box: 3 Fold: 8 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1932)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1932 - 05/31/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "M" Correspondence (Jan.-May, 1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 12) addresses Franklin Roosevelt's position on prohibition and birth control. It also makes some interesting observations concerning Eleanor Roosevelt; letter (Feb. 15) has attachments which address Alfred Smith's candidacy against Franklin Roosvelt for president in 1932.



Box: 3 Fold: 9 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (Jun.-Dec.1932)
DATE SPAN: 06/08/1932 - 12/28/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "M" Correspondence (Jun.-Dec.1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Aug. 1) from a newspaper publisher alleging bias on the part of the Associated Press; letter (Aug. 26) and attachments concern birth control legislation. Included are two letters from Margaret Sanger; letter (Sept. 29) provide U.S. presidential election statistics for 1928 involving Alfred Smith; letter (Oct. 26) and its attachments concerns Mexican affairs; letter (Nov. 20) relates activities of white urban parish priest working among Negroes; letter (no date) from Father John LaFarge comments upon Negroes' self-image and refers to work done with Negroes at the Cardinal Gibbons Institute in Maryland.

Box: 3 Fold: 10 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1933)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1933 - 12/29/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (May 5) from a priest member of the Knights of Columbus who advocated non-support of a Catholic Chaplain at a secular college; letter (June 21) from the Editor of "The Living Church" inquires about allegations made by "America" that an Episcopal missionary intentionally misrepresented himself as a Catholic priest; letter (Aug. 2/Aug.1) criticizes President Franklin Roosevelt, the NRA and administrative politices; letter (Dec. 29) has an attached letter (Dec. 19) which makes various and sundry allegations against the Catholic Church.

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1934)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1934 - 12/31/1934

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 17) has attached a typescript of an interview with Father Parsons where he expresses his views regarding the Catholic press.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "M" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "M" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 7, 1935) and attachments dealing with Mexican affairs; letter

(Apr. 7, 1936) expresses hostility towards communism.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "N" (1929-1934)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1929]? - [12/31/1934]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "N" Correspondence (1929-1934) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Nov. 13/Nov. 9, 1931) address the allegation of substantial Jesuit stock holdings in industrial enterprises in Spain; letter (Nov. 2, 1934) addresses conditions in Serbia after the Jesuit house there had been mobbed.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "O" (1903-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "O" Correspondence (1903-1931) essentially of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although several items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (Oct. 7, 1926) addresses reversed discrimination between Catholics and Protestants; letter (Jan. 1, 1930) urges opposition to the Robsion-Copper Bill on the proposed Department of Education; letter (May 28, 1930) Jesuit who expresses concern over the discovery that he opposed the General of the Dominicans by refuting comments of the latter made in a speech; letter (Nov. 24, 1931) provides information on Pius IX's Bull Ineffabilis Deus.

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "O" (1932)
DATE SPAN: 01/20/1932 - 12/29/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "O" Correspondence (1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (July 4) has attached a typescript concerning the Catholic Church of Greater New York. Included are statistics on the archdiocese.

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "O" (1935-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1935]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "O" Correspondence (1935-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 20, 1935) gives advice on how to behave around individuals influenced by communism; letter (May 13, 1935) and attachments speak positively about company labor unions; typewritten list (?-1935) for official Catholic Directory cites names of editorial staff for America Magazine (1935).



Box: 3 Fold: 17 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "P" (1903-1929)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - [12/31/1929]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "P" Correspondence (1903-1929) essentially of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936), although several items pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (Oct. 12, 1917) from a Jesuit in Ontario, Canada complains of the shortage of brothers in the province, many of whose duties have been taken over by seculars (or laity); letter (July 2, 1928) and attachments deal with the conditions in Mexico, blaming many of the problems of the populace on the Church; letter (July 26, 1927) answers an inquiry concerning allegations made in Andrew Dickson White's book "History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" which refute the miracles of St. Francis Xavier; letter (June 17, 1928) and attachments address the contributions of the Jesuits in the area of astronomy and science; letter (Oct. 18, 1929) concerns labor issues.

Box: 3 Fold: 18 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "P" (1930-1931)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1930]? - [12/31/1931]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "P" Correspondence (1930-1931) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (June 15, 1931) addresses conditions in Spain and provides statistics on the number of religious.



Box: 3 Fold: 19 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "P" (1932-1933)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1932]? - [12/31/1933]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "P" Correspondence (1932-1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 22, 1933) which addresses [in French] Catholic persecution in Yugoslavia.



Box: 3 Fold: 20 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "P" (1934-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1934]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "P" Correspondence (1934-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 9, 1934) concerns Communist propaganda and its affect upon the U.S.; letter (Mar. 19, 1934) contains material concerning the proposed Child-labor Amendment; letter (Mar. 30, 1934) concerns the neglect of the teaching of Plainchant; letter (Nov. 19, 1934) addresses the expulsion of the Jews from Mexico by the Mexican government.

Box: 3 Fold: 21 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "Q" (1927-1936)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1927]? - [12/31/1936]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "Q" Correspondence (1927-1936) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine. Items of interest include: letter (Aug. 29, 1931) makes allegations of oppressive activities on the part of the Catholic Church with regard to the people of Spain; letter (May 16, 1933) provides list of articles on Mexican conditions that appeared in America Magazine between 1930-1933.



Box: 3 Fold: 22 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "R" (1933)
DATE SPAN: 01/06/1933 - 12/29/1933

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "R" Correspondence (1933) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Jan 14) from a white man advocating brotherhood with the Negro; letter (Jan. 16) lists America articles giving the Catholic viewpoint on Psychotherapeutics; letter (Aug. 14) and attachment speaks of Aurora University in Shanghai-China's first Catholic institution of higher learning; letter (Oct. 9) addresses Benito Mussolini's Catholicism.

Box: 3 Fold: 23 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "R" (1934-1935)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1934]? - [12/31/1935]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "R" Correspondence (1934-1935) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 20, 1934) and attachments address birth control; letter (Apr. 6, 1934) cites several examples of poor or lax practices during the liturgy; letter (Dec. 3, 1934) concerns the issue of birth control.



Box: 3 Fold: 24 Wilfrid Parsons Correspondence "R" (1932)
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1932 - 12/27/1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "R" Correspondence (1932) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1925-1936). Items of interest include: letter (May 10) briefly discusses Eleanor Roosevelt and her role regarding the birth control issue; letter (May 26) discusses the Church's position on Catholics attending secular institutions of higher learning; copy of a published letter (Jun. 6) from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in support of the 18th Amendment; letter (Oct. 26) from Jesuit criticizes Vol. 8 of The Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences for negative viewpoints about the Society of Jesus; letter (no date) concerns Eleanor Roosevelt and her stance on birth control.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "A" (1923-1930)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1923]? - [12/31/1937]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "A" Correspondence (1923-1930) formally of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944), although there are several items which pre-date his tenure. Items of interest include: letter (Aug. 19, 1927) comments on the New York art exhibition on the Spanish Inquisition.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "A" (1936-1937)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1936]? - [12/31/1937]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "A" Correspondence (1936-1937) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944).

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "A" (1938-1939)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1938]? - [12/31/1939]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "A" Correspondence (1938-1939) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (July 24, 1939) from an anti-communist who describes his efforts to fight communism.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "A" (1940-1941)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1940]? - [12/31/1941]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "A" Correspondence (1940-1941) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Feb. 24, 1940) speaks of the activities of the Harvard University based anti-Catholic organization "Yankee-American Action"; letter (Mar. 21, 1940) concerns Catholics and conscription; letter (Oct. 30, 1940) addresses the color problem involving the Negro in the United States.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (1929-1930)
DATE SPAN: 01/21/1929 - 12/30/1930

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (1929-1930) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944).

Box: 4 Fold: 6 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (1936)
DATE SPAN: 01/11/1936 - 12/29/1936

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (1936) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Oct. 19) addresses the concern that Catholic clergy spend more time criticizing Communism than Fascism or Nazism; letter (Oct. 21) from Father Talbot responds to the aforementioned letter stating the clergy's position on Communism, Fascism and Nazism; letter (Dec. 16) and attachment concern Communism and the popularity of lectures against it.



Box: 4 Fold: 7 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (1937)
DATE SPAN: 01/08/1937 - 12/29/1936

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (1937) of Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 30) provides statistics on "Red" [i.e., communist] school bombings in Spain for the Districts of Madrid, Barcelona, Beziers and Valladolid; press bulletin (Aug. 26) of the Central Bureau of the Central Verein of America addresses Catholic attitudes on "Momentous Problems Lucidly Stated in the Central Verein Resolutions." Among the topics discussed are Communism and Fascism; letters (Dec. 9/Dec. 19) suggest the proposal of a ban on obscene literature.



Box: 4 Fold: 8 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (1938)
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1938 - 12/17/1938

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "B" Correspondence (1938) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine. Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 24) addresses Communism and also makes critical statements about Franklin D. Roosevelt as well as positive statements about Henry Ford as an employer; letter (Jul. 6) from Father Talbot expresses the one-time danger of supporting a pro-Franco/Nationalist position in the United States, a position which, according to the letter, America Magazine held "from the beginning"; second letter (Jul. 6) has attachment which speaks of the Auxillo Social and its role in Spanish relief efforts; letter (Aug. 25) describes Catholic reactions in Canada to the Spanish conflict; letter (Oct. 26) has attachment which addresses Franco's anti-Communist efforts in Spain. It also asserts the presence of Communism in the United States and mentions the labor unions in particular; letter (Nov. 22) concerns Franco and the Spanish Civil War.

Box: 4 Fold: 9 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (Jan.-May, 1939)
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1939 - 05/31/1939

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (1939) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Apr. 4) concerns the Wagner-Gavagan Anti-lynching Bill; letter (Apr. 20) has attached a speech made by James A. Farley, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Junior Jackson Day Dinner in Washington. The speech addresses President Franklin Roosevelt and his administration; letter (May 13) from Father Talbot proposes the idea of stopping distribution of America Magazine in high schools; letter (May 25) makes mention of the installation of Francis [the future Cardinal] Spellman as Archbishop of New York; letter (May 31) addresses Father Charles Coughlin and his right to speak in public.



Box: 4 Fold: 10 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (June-Dec. 1939)
DATE SPAN: 06/01/1939 - 12/29/1939

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "B" Correspondence (June-Dec. 1939) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Sept. 29) and attachment concerns the silencing of Father Charles Coughlin on the radio; letter (Nov. 28) and attachment refer to Coughlin Smear Campaign in efforts to discredit him and cease his public utterances; letter (Dec. 26) concerns the establishment of the Social Action Institute.

Box: 4 Fold: 11 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (1940)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1940 - 05/25/1940

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (1940) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944).

Box: 4 Fold: 12 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (Jun.-Dec. 1940)
DATE SPAN: 01/04/1940 - 12/30/1940

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "B" Correspondence (Jun.-Dec. 1940) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Aug. 10) has attached a letter to the Archbishop of Cincinnati concerning three matters: the Archbishop's effort to prevent the spread of totalitarianism, a warning (1935) on religious liberty by Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of War in the War Cabinet of Woodrow Wilson, and the progress of Catholic institutions in the U.S. as the result of the war activity of Archbishop Mooney in 1917. Copies of the aforementioned letter were mailed to the Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops of the United States.

Box: 4 Fold: 13 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (Jan.-May, 1941)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1941 - 05/26/1941

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "B" Correspondence (Jan.-May, 1941) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 11) has attached another letter from author John Bunker concerning the nominatiion of his book "Revolt" for a Pulitzer Prize; Letter (Jan. 12) from a Catholic reader cites criticism of the Church and comments on various assertions; letter (Jan. 31) relates concerns that Congressman James Byrnes of South Carolina, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, may be appointed to the Supreme Court seat recently vacated by Justice McReynolds. It also expresses comments on Roosevelt's relationship with Catholics; letter (Feb. 4) and attachment addresses allegations that Franco caused the death of 300,000 people. The letter also addresses the matter of Theodor [Cardinal] Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna, and his attitude regarding Hitler's Germany; letter (Apr. 11) from the writer John Bunker concerns his book "Revolt"; letter (Apr. 17) concerns the subject of sterilization for the "feeble-minded"; letter (May 2) refers to a controversy which developed involving America's publication of an open letter on Inter-Faith Meetings which resulted in protests from the National Conference of Christians and Jews as well as the ire of former editor Father Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., whose right to collaborate with non-Catholic organization activities was called into question; letter (May 7) and attachments concerns the topic of birth control.

Box: 4 Fold: 14 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "B" (June-Dec. 1941)
DATE SPAN: 06/02/1941 - 12/29/1941

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "B" Correspondence (June-Dec. 1941) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (June 4) has attached a letter from writer John Bunker which discusses, among other matters, his book "Revolt"; letter (June 17) and attachment deals with the controversy which ensued between Father Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., and Father Brophy over the open letter printed concerning the Inter-Faith program; letter (July 15) has attached a questionnaire which every religious in the United States who entered a seminary or novitiate after Jan. 1, 1919 was asked to fill out in order assist in a study of vocations; letter (July 18) from John Bunker concerns more details regarding his book "Revolt"; letter (Aug. 26) has an attached letter which accuses the Catholic Central Verein of pro-Nazi/un-American sentiments; letter (Sept. 2) has attachment which addresses religious bias against Catholics.



Box: 4 Fold: 15 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (1930)
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1926]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "C" Correspondence (1930) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944); however, these items date from his tenure as Literary Editor. Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 21, 1930) from writer Father Will W. Whalen makes comments regarding Jesuits.



Box: 4 Fold: 16 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (1936)
DATE SPAN: 03/01/1936 - 12/31/1936

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (1936) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (July 17) has attached a copy of "A Novena to the Jesuit Martyrs of North America" by John J. McGrath, S.J.; letter (Sept. 19) mentions the appeal made by the International Council of Women to the warring factions in Spain.



Box: 4 Fold: 17 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (Jan.-Jun. 1937)
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1937 - 06/29/1937

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the "C" Correspondence (Jan.-Jun. 1937) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1937). Items of interest include: letter (May 20) concerns Spanish Relief; letter (June 7) concerns the Spanish Civil War.

Box: 4 Fold: 18 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (Jul.-Dec. 1937)
DATE SPAN: 07/08/1937 - 12/27/1937

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (Jul.-Dec. 1937) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: news bulletin (July 19) from the N.C.W.C. News Service tells of Spanish church burnings and the murder of a priest; letter (Oct. 29) expresses unique insight into race relations with the Negro.

Box: 4 Fold: 19 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (1938)
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1938 - 12/29/1938

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (1938) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 26) has attached a letter from the Archbishop of New York, Patrick [Cardinal] Hayes; letter (July 10) to the Editor of the Louisville, Kentucky "Courier-Journal" discusses the bias of the Jesuits in the Spanish Civil War; letter (July 12) concerns Communists and Communism; letter (Oct. 25) and attachments deal with the vivisection controversy as does the letter of (Nov. 5); letter (Nov. 21) has attachment which addresses, among other things, birth control.

Box: 4 Fold: 20 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (1939)
DATE SPAN: 01/04/1939 - 12/26/1939

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (1939) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 10) addresses America Magazine's position towards the World Youth Conference; a special bulletin (Feb. 1) of the Jesuit Educational Association provides information surrounding the case involving the dismissal of St. Louis University's Dr. Meyer S. Fleisher, head of the Department of Bacteriology; letter (Mar. 17) and attachments concern efforts of the Teacher Union and their propaganda efforts on behalf of the Loyalist Government in Spain; letter (Mar. 29) and attachments provide information on the derivation of the term "Roman" used before the name of the Catholic Church; letter (Apr. 7) concerns the topics of Communism and Fascism; letter (June 21) and attachment address anti-semitism and what attitudes Catholics should display towards Jews; letter (July 22) addressed to President Franklin Roosevelt serves as an interesting and unique indicator of the psychology of the period.

Box: 4 Fold: 21 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (Jan.-Jun. 1940)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1940 - 06/28/1940

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (Jan.-Jun. 1940) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 4) has attached the bylaws of the Catholic Voters League; letter (Apr. 23) has attachments which deal with the topic of intolerance between Catholics and Protestants. Also attached is a typescript copies of the article "President Roosevelt's Vatican Appointment" by Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of the Methodist Church.



Box: 4 Fold: 21 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (Jul.-Dec. 1940)
DATE SPAN: 07/05/1940 - 12/16/1940

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (Jul.-Dec. 1940) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Oct. 30) from a woman who claims she heard from a priest that America Magazine had been taken over by the Jews; letter (Nov. 26) and attachments concern allegations of material offensive to the Irish used in a radio broadcast of the National Conference of Jews and Christians; attachment of letter (Dec. 5) provides statistics from a survey of Catholic marriages in a parish; (no date) copy of a typescript concerns the formation of the Catholic Voters League.

Box: 4 Fold: 22 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (Jan.-May 1941)
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1941 - 05/31/1941

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (Jan.-May 1941) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 2) from the Council for Democracy concerns a memorandum on freedom of assembly prepared by them; letter (Feb. 21) refers to the organization of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union; letter (Mar. 31) has attachment which relates the living conditions in France during World War II; letter (Apr. 4) provides information on the board of director for America Magazine as well as material regarding the property owned by America Press; pamphlet of the Chaplains' Aid Association which functioned as a supply source for priests. Listed on the pamphlet are prices for vestments, altar linens and other paraphernalia for the mass.



Box: 4 Fold: 23 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "C" (Jun.-Dec. 1941)
DATE SPAN: 06/02/1941 - 12/23/1941

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "C" Correspondence (Jun.-Dec. 1941) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1941). Items of interest include: letter (Jun. 7) speaks of the entrance of Yugoslavia into World War II. It also speaks of Eleanor Roosevelt; letter (Jun. 9) concerns the effects of "Hilterism" on scholarship. It also speaks of Alvin Johnson and the New School for Social Research; letter (Jul. 14) has attachments which concern the Indian problems in the United States as well as providing a few demographical statistics concerning the Indian population; letter (Aug. 26) has a typescript summary of a conversation with a priest describing how priests were driven from Alsace by the Nazis. Also given commentary is the topic of German Imperialism and its effect on Bolshevism; letter (Sept. 10) has attached the first bulletin of the Pro Deo Movement; letter (Dec. 2) concerns Mexico and the Church.

Box: 4 Fold: 24 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (1930)
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1930 - 12/05/1930

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1930) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). The items in this folder date from his days as Literary Editor at America.

Box: 4 Fold: 25 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (1936)
DATE SPAN: 02/16/1936 - 12/29/1936

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1936) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Oct. 8) has attachment which addresses Spanish affairs.



Box: 4 Fold: 26 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (1937)
DATE SPAN: 01/07/1937 - 12/15/1937

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1937) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Mar. 22) has attached a clipping concerning Father Teilhard de Chardin and his lecture at international gathering of scientists in Philadelphia; letter (Apr. 2) from future America Magazine Editor Thurston N. Davis, S.J. to Father Talbot concerning disagreement as to editorial policy; letter (Apr. 6) from Dennis [Cardinal] Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia; letter (Apr. 6) cites parts of Pius XI's encyclical on education; letter (Apr. 10) from Father Talbot to Fathers Castango and Father Thurston N. Davis, S.J., indicates America Magazine's position with regard to President Franklin Roosevelt; letter (Apr. 20) answers questions about allegations made about the Spanish Jesuits by the American Friends of Spanish Democracy; letter (Apr. 27) addresses questions about Father Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.; letter (Jun. 7) emphasizes conflict between America Magazine and Commonweal Magazine on the Spanish issue; letter (June 21) tells of attempts to disseminate information regarding the affairs in Spain; letter (Aug. 3) and attachment indicate attempts to raise funds for the Spanish Loyalists.



Box: 5 Fold: 1 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (1938)
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1938 - 12/28/1938

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (1938) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letters (Jan. 20) from a Parisian correspondent depict political events in Paris; letter (Feb. 24) accuses America Magazine of running a contest for the worst and most biased reporting on the Spanish situation; letter (Aug. 8) explains America Magazine's position on President Franklin Roosevelt and his policies; letter (Nov. 12) makes brief reference to the Negro problem; letter (Nov. 22) from a priest makes anti-semitic comments.



Box: 5 Fold: 2 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (Jan.-Jul. 1939)
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1939 - 07/21/1939

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (Jan.-Jul. 1939) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 10) from priest complains of sexually oriented advertisements which were being sent to the clergy. Attached are samples of such ads; a second letter (Jan. 10) has attachment which expresses appreciation for Father Charles Coughlin and his work; letter (Jan. 24) has an attachment which concerns the potential for Communism in the CCC [i.e., Civilian Conservation Corps]; letter (May 27) is from Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 5 Fold: 3 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (Aug.-Dec.1939)
DATE SPAN: 08/08/1939 - 12/19/1939

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (Aug.-Dec.1939) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Sept. 29) concerns England's declaration of war upon Germany; letter (Oct. 13) has attachment [i,e., letter] from Francis [Cardinal] Spellman, Archbishop of New York; letter (Oct. 23) has attachment which concerns the AAAA [i.e., American Association for the Advancement of Atheism]; letter (Nov. 2) relates anti-semitic comments.

Box: 5 Fold: 4 Francis X. Talbot Correspondence "D" (Jan.-Jun.1940)
DATE SPAN: 01/08/1940 - 06/28/1940

DESCRIPTION: This folder consists of the "D" Correspondence (Jan.-Jun. 1940) of Francis X. Talbot, S.J., Editor of America Magazine (1936-1944). Items of interest include: letter (Jan. 8) concerns the fate of Spanish Loyalists; Dated (Feb. 22) is a blank copy of a petition to the Bishop of Detroit requesting that Father Charles Coughlin be silenced; letter (Mar. 1) is from Thomas E. Dewey who was then the District Attorney of New York.

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