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REV. JOHN LAFARGE, SJ PAPERS (FIRST AND SECOND ACCESSIONS)
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Alabama: Clippings on Racial Issues, 1949-1953
1949-53

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings on racial issues in Alabama, as reported in the New York Times and elsewhere.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 America (Campion House)
1944-45

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1944 statement of disordered condition of "America" archives in Campion House, plus 1945 letter on numbering error in volume 23.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 America: Jesuit General's Directive
1909-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 complete copies Latin plus 1 later English translation Jesuit General's "Ordinatio" founding "America".

Box: 1 Fold: 4 America: General Material (1 of 3)
1909-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains material on "America" circulation, staff, and editorial matters, including statement of purpose for immediate postwar period. Includes 4 PRN reprints Pius XII's 1946 message to JLF.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 America: General Material (2 of 3)
1948-55

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings, internal staff memos, editorial guidelines. Includes clippings on JLF.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 America: General Material (3 of 3)
1958-63

DESCRIPTION: Includes PRN program 1961 Campion Award to JLF, "Inside America" newsletter on JLF, plus TLS and TL [carbon] correspondence re: Catholic Book Club - Farrar Straus controversy.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 America Magazine: Jesuit Manpower
1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs lists and descriptions of potential Jesuit writers for "America".

Box: 1 Fold: 8 America: American Interracial Seminar
1930-31

DESCRIPTION: Contains several TLS from Hubert C. Herring re: American Interracial Seminar meetings of 1930 and 1931, plus programs, itineraries, etc. Includes PRN program to 1931 dinner at which JLF was speaker.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 America Press: Library Funding
1949-57

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence re: funding of Campion House Library.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 America: Personal File of JLF
1910-63

DESCRIPTION: Contains LaFarge's personal clippings and misc. file prefaced by two TN cards listing contents of file. Material spans JLF's career. Includes telegram from JFK to JLF re civil rights (6/1963).

Box: 1 Fold: 11 America: Retirement of JLF
1948-49

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS congratulations to JLF on retirement as Ed. in Chief of "America" plus TL [carbons] JLF's replies.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 America: Libel Suit
1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs [carbon] copy of the action by Conde McGinley, publisher of "Common Sense," against "America", its editors, and a number of other defendants, including Walter Winchell. Includes copy of offending article.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 America: Library Management
1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains blueprints, correspondence, contract regarding construction of library bookstacks. Includes TN card listing folder contents.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 America: McCarthy-Army Hearings
1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL [carbon] memo with cover letter from provincials re: "America" coverage of McCarthy-Army hearings.



Box: 2 Fold: 1 America: Permissions
1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains copyright contract re: JLF article "Religion Speaks to the Statesmen" to be used as chapter in book "American Thought".

Box: 2 Fold: 2 America: Policy (1 of 2)
1939-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs topic lists, statements on terminology and distinctions re: socio-political systems and positions taken on same; includes TMs JLF's 1943 statement of "America" policy.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 America: Policies (2 of 2)
1948-59

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL concerning policies at America Magazine, plus PRN article by Robt. C. Hartnett, SJ, on policies 1948-1955.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 America: Provinces Correspondence
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbons] JLF correspondence with provinces.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 America: Provincials' meetings
1941-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbons] correspondence re: "America"; plus TMs criticisms of magazine.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 America: 50th Anniversary
1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains PRN articles from fiftieth anniversary issue "America", includes JLF's "Views of a Country Pastor", reflections on work as priest.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 America: Monthly Reports 1943-48
1943-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs and TMs [carbons] monthly reports detailing all aspects of activities at "America".

Box: 2 Fold: 8 America: Annual Reports 1944-1948
1944-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains annual reports of Executive Editor or Editor-in-Chief, sent to provincials each year for 1943-1948.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 America: Ltrs from Rome
1938-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, TL [carbon], and ALS misc. correspondence plus TMs JLF's notes on economic justice.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 America: 50th anniversary article
1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 PRN "What Is 'America [Magazine]'" (article), from 50th anniversary issue.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 American Academy of Arts & Sciences
1950-55

DESCRIPTION: Contains material relating to JLF's membership in Academy (membership appraisal list, statutes, etc.).

Box: 2 Fold: 12 "American Amen" (JLF Book), Correspondence About
1956-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to JLF re: his book "An American Amen". Also includes royalty statement, outline (under original title "Priesthood of the Intellect"), author's contract for book. Prefaced by 2 TN cards listing contents of folder.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 "American Amen" Reviews
1958-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence and press releases re:, plus PRN tearsheets and clippings reviews of JLF's "An American Amen". Also includes PRN excerpt from book for "Catholic Digest". (Prefaced by 2 TN cards listing contents of folder.)

Box: 2 Fold: 14 American Jewish Committee
1950-62

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence on interfaith matters to and from JLF (mostly through his affiliation with Catholic Interracial Council).

Box: 2 Fold: 15 American Council on Germany
1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to JLF from the American Council on Germany (JLF was member of Board of Directors) re: Wallenberg report on state of German democracy in 1956.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 American Women's Unit For War Relief
1956-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS correspondence from the American Women's Unit for War Relief plus PRN annual reports for 1955, 1957, and 1958.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Angola, 1962
1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbon] re: attempt of ad hoc group, of which JLF was member, to meet with President Kennedy to discuss situation in Angola.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Anti-Defamation League
1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains TL and TL [photocopies] correspondence to and from George Hunton of Catholic Interracial Council.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Austin, Kate & Julia
1915-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs [carbons] poems by Julia and Kate Austin, benefactors of JLF in Southern Maryland. Includes TMs JLF's reminiscence about the Austins.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Awards, clippings of
1949-62

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings re: awards to JLF and others, mostly in the field of interracial relations.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 B Mixed Correspondence
1958-62

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbons] misc. correspondence. Includes TN card listing contents of folder.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Benedictines, 1946-1961
1946-61

DESCRIPTION: Contains two separate groups of letters, one from 1946 concerning the foundation of an interracial monastery, and one from 1961 concerning a piece that LaFarge would submit to "St. Joseph Magazine."

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Beta Correspondence
1955-63

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and ALS various correspondence to JLF. (File is labeled "Beta" as it was in LaFarge's time.) Includes TN card listing contents of folder.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Bibliographies
1926-63

DESCRIPTION: Contains various bibliographies on topics of interest to JLF: race, communism, feminism, and modernism.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Bishops Correspondence
1942-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbons] JLF correspondence to and from bishops on various matters. (Many are in regard to JLF's capacity as editor of "America".)

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Bishops Correspondence 2
1954-63

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbons] JLF correspondence to and from bishops on various matters.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Bishops & Race Issues
1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains PRN pastoral letter of Bishop Walter Kellenberg, PRN interview with same, plus clippings on Catholic involvement with race issue in 1963.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Britain (Foreign Interracial Issues)
1951-61

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings and letters pertaining to racial issues in Britain and Canada. Also includes TN card listing contents of folder.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains PRN press release and article from "Interracial Review" on the Sleeping Car Porters' union 25th anniversary. Includes TN card listing contents of folder.

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Catholic Action Council
1930-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMS Columbus Council suggestions for Catholic Action programs; TMS Brooklyn Catholic Action Council call for interracial solidarity among students.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Catholic Assn for Int'l Peace
1946-55

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS and TL [carbon] correspondence; TMs script of JLF radio talk in "The Life We Prize" series for USIA.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Catholic Center, NYU
1956-57

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to JLF from the Catholic Center of New York University.

Box: 3 Fold: 10 Cath. Comm. on Intellectual & Cultural Affairs
1948-64

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence, membership directories, memos, and meeting minutes of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (CCICA).

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Catholic Sociology
1928-29

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings and AMs and TMs notes of JLF's on various aspects of Catholic sociology.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Christian Cooperatives
1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains 8 page TMS "Part 3 -- the Christian Cooperative" by JLF.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Peter Claver
1930-35

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs and AMs JLF's notes and outlines of story of St. Peter Claver. Includes various PRN material on same, plus TN card listing contents of folder.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 U.S. Congress & Racial Issues
1949-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings concerning Congress and race relations, plus 2 PRN press releases from UAW.

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