Catholics -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Bishop John Neumann Beatification and Canonization
Identifier: MC 109
This collection contains material covering the cause fo rBishop John Neumann's Beatification and Canonization.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959 - 1977; 1886 - 1980
Catholic Club of Philadelphia records
Identifier: MC 23
Abstract The Catholic Club of Philadelphia, formerly the De Sales Institute of Philadelphia, was founded January 2, 1877. The Club offered wealthy men of a certain socioeconomic background cultural, intellectual, and social opportunities. This collection contains administrative records, including by-laws and reports, as well as general correspondence. Programs, souvenirs, and ephemera related to club-sponsored events and events sponsored by other local Catholic societies are also...
Dates: 1871 - 1923
Patrick Coad family papers
Identifier: MC 37
Abstract Patrick Coad (1783-1872), an Irish immigrant who settled in Philadelphia, was the first patentee of a graduated galvanic battery with insulated poles. Touting his battery among other uses as an instrument that helped cure various diseases, Coad’s invention attracted a good deal of attention within the scientific and medical communities. A teacher whose interests focused on medicine and the sciences, Coad also travelled throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding area as a lecturer on the...
Dates: 1798 - 1888
Father Francis Carbine Papers
Identifier: MC 108
This collection contains material focusing mainly on St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, as well as general history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and writings by Father Carbine.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979; 1832 - 1980
Heuser, Herman Joseph, D.D., Papers. 1872-1933.
Herman Joseph Heuser papers
Identifier: MC 1
Abstract Herman Joseph Heuser, D.D. (1851-1933) was a Catholic intellectual and prolific writer who influenced scholarly circles and clerical life in the United States and abroad through his literary work. Heuser edited the American Ecclesiastical Review (1889-1975) as well as published The Dolphin (1900-1908), a Catholic literary magazine. These publications reflected Heuser's varied interests from clerical subjects to the arts. ...
Dates: 1811 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1925
Kurtz-Fichtel Family Papers
Identifier: MC 96
The collection is comprised of material saved by the Kurtz-Fichtel Family for genealogy. The Kurtz family was Roman Catholic while the Fitchel family was originally Protestant but converted to Catholicism after coming to America. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence and property deeds for land in and around Germantown.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1830 - 1888; 1830 - 1950
Martin, Campbell, and Furlong families papers
Identifier: MC 90
Abstract This collection contains papers that document several generations of the Martin, Campbell, and Furlong families with the Martin family receiving the most coverage. To a lesser extent, the Kennedy and Jenkins families, who had strong personal and mercantile ties to the Martin family, are also represented. These interrelated middle class Irish Catholic families from Philadelphia were involved in several prominent industries in the region, including overseas commerce. Devout in...
Dates: 1795-1963; Majority of material found within 1825 - 1930
The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers
Identifier: MC 91
Abstract Louis Joseph Meyer (1897-1985) attended St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania starting in 1914, was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1923, and served as a parish priest for the next 19 years. He served as an Army chaplain during World War II, and was stationed in the China-Burma-India Theater until 1946. Upon his discharge from the service, Meyer resumed his parish duties in Philadelphia. He was elevated to Monsignor in 1965, retired in 1972, and passed away in 1985....
Dates: 1910 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1985
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
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
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