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Monsignor William J. Lallou records

Identifier: MC 55
Abstract Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of St. Charles Seminary (Overbrook, Philadelphia, PA), William J. Lallou (1880-1973) served as an assistant pastor and pastor of several parishes within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, including Our Lady of Lourdes, where he served as pastor for 17 years. He served as Director of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and was a professor at St. Charles Seminary and at the Catholic University of America. He authored the book The fifty...
Dates: 1885 - 1975

Mother Katharine Drexel Beatification and Canonization

Identifier: MC 110
Scope and Contents This collection contains material covering the Beatification and Canonization of Mother Katharine Drexel. Dating from the opening of the cause in the 1960s through her Canonization. The collection also includes writings and correspondence of Katharine Drexel, which was collected to examine her life.Series I contains material pertaining to the celebrations of Drexel's Beatification as well as pamphlets on her life.Series II contains Vatican documents relating to Drexel...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2000; 1890 - 2003

Msgr. Thomas Falls Papers

Identifier: MC 107

This collection contains material covering the Legion of Mary, reports from Vatican II, and writings by Msgr. Falls.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1962 - 1965; 1938 - 1978

National Conference of Vicars for Religious

Identifier: MC 104

This collection contains letters, programs, and minutes of the National Conference of Vicars for Religious (NCVR). Most material appears to be from the files of Father Joseph Galante, a member of the Executive Board for the NCVR.

Dates: 1967 - 1987

Nativist Riots

Identifier: MC 97

This collection contains materials related to the Nativist Riots (also known as the Anti-Catholic Philadelphia Riots, the Philadelphia Prayer Riots, and the Bible Riots) in 1844. The bulk of the collection is contemporary pamphlets published about the riots as well as correspondence from Morton McMichael the sheriff of Philadelphia at the time of the riots.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1843 - 1845; 1843 - 1970

Robert M. O'Reilly papers

Identifier: MC 34
Abstract Robert Maitland O'Reilly (1845-1912) was the 20th Surgeon General of the United States Army serving from September 7, 1902 to January 14, 1909. O'Reilly served a long military medical career beginning as a medical cadet in August 1862 during the Civil War. Other notable appointments include physician at the White House during both of President Grover Cleveland's administrations, attending surgeon in Washington, D. C., and chief surgeon for several units during the Spanish-American War. He...
Dates: 1862 - 1925

Rev. Patrick Reilly Papers

Identifier: MC 42
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is correspondence, most of it covering the years 1841-1866 when Reilly ran St. Mary’s College. Most of this correspondence concerns matters at the school. Some of the letters from students document their experiences during the Civil War. The collection also includes business and legal records of the school.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1841-1866

Rodrigue family papers

Identifier: MC 46
Abstract Marie Jacques Dominique D’Orlic (1748-1825) was a French colonist and a wealthy planter in St. Domingue, a French colony on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (now modern-day Haiti). D’Orlic and his wife and daughter were forced to flee the island during the slave uprisings of the 1790s, and lost their wealth. The D’Orlics eventually landed in Philadelphia by 1795, where D’Orlic served as a trusted advisor to other white refugees from St. Domingue. Jacques Andre Rodrigue...
Dates: 1770 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1770 - 1875

Serra Club of Philadelphia

Identifier: MC 112
Scope and Contents

The collection covers Serra club material from the 1950s to the mid- 1980s. It is subdivided into many different categories, from correspondence to pamphlets from various Serra International Conventions. 

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1983

Elizabeth Ann Seton letters

Identifier: MC 44
Abstract This small collection includes letters from Elizabeth Ann Seton to Matthias and Joseph O’Conway. Matthias, a prominent Philadelphian especially within the Catholic community, was the father of Cecilia O’Conway, Philadelphia’s first nun and the first women to join Seton’s order, the Sisters of Charity. The correspondence is personal in nature and relates to several members of the O’Conway family, particularly Cecilia. Also included is a letter from Elizabeth to her sister-in-law Rebecca Seton...
Dates: 1799 - 1818

The Catholic Standard and Times Records

Identifier: MC 27
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence documenting the business activities and development of the newspaper.

Dates: 1909-1941

Transcripts from the Irish College in Rome

Identifier: MC 53
Abstract In the late 19th century, the archivist of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia H. T. Henry began collecting transcripts to be used in a series that would be published in the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. The series was titled, "Papers Relating to the Church in America". A total of six series were produced; the first series appeared in 1896 and the final series appeared in 1898.The Transcripts from the Irish College in...
Dates: 1832-1848

Walter George Smith papers

Identifier: MC 47
Abstract Walter George Smith (1854-1924) was a prominent Philadelphia attorney. A devout Catholic, Smith worked and lectured extensively for the anti-divorce cause. Among other activities, he was involved in advancing the causes of uniform state laws, was an appointed member of the Board of Indian Commissioners, a Manager of the Drexel Institute, and President of the American Bar Association.The collection contains correspondence, including family correspondence; diaries, journals and...
Dates: 1836 - 1933

William C. White letters

Identifier: MC 17

William C. White (dates of birth and death are unknown) was an Irish Catholic Union soldier from Philadelphia. White began his Civil War service as a volunteer with the 69th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers on August 19, 1861 and served in some of the bloodiest and most important battles of the War – Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. This collection contains letters from White to his parents in Philadelphia, recounting his experiences during the war.

Dates: September 27, 1861 - July 13, 1869; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Mary Brackett Willcox papers

Identifier: MC 10
Abstract This collection contains mostly incoming correspondence to Mary Brackett Willcox (1796-1866), wife of James M. Willcox (1791-1854) whose family owned one of the most significant paper mills in the country in Ivy Mills, now Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania. Along with their status in industry, the Willcox family was also one of the most prominent families within the Catholic community in the Philadelphia area. The family’s mansion became the center of Catholicity in Delaware County, and served as...
Dates: 1807 - 1864; Majority of material found within 1842 - 1854