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ARCHBISHOP EDWIN V. O'HARA PAPERS

Bulk 1920-1956

 

Correspondence and writings by Archbishop O'Hara regarding Bible translations, the Catholic Broadcasters Association, the Chemawa Government Indian School (Salem, Oregon), the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, rural life and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, and Catholic Action or Acción Católica. His concerns regarding rural life and Catholic Action pertained to Latin America and the United States.

Gift of 16 reels (8 mm) microfilm from the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 1989. which the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Archives produced in 1982.

 

Biographical Note/ Scope and Content

Edwin V. O'Hara (1881-1956) was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Oregon City (now Portland, Oregon) in 1905. In 1923, Father O'Hara founded and served as the first director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. In 1930, he was consecrated a bishop and served first as Bishop of Great Falls, Montana, 1930-1939, and then as Bishop of Kansas City, Missouri, 1939-1956. He was named an archbishop in 1954.

 

Related records in repository include the National Catholic Rural Life Conference Records, the Frank Gross Papers, and the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records.


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1 1 Installation as Bishop in Great Falls, Montana
1 2 Great Falls Pastoral Letters, Sermons (not otherwise in "Sermons")
1 3 Diocesan Programs: Great Falls
1 4 Legion of Decency Program
1 5-6 Newspaper Items of O'Hara activities
1 7 Miscellaneous, Great Falls, Montana

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- - Rural Life Issues
1 8
Catholic University course on Parish Sociology
1 9
Correspondence re: Chemawa Government Indian School (Salem, Oregon)
1 10
Correspondence to Agricultural Colleges
1 11
Correspondence to America Magazine
1 12
Correspondence to persons associated with America Country Life Association: Paul Maris, Henry Israel Kenyon Butterfield, W.H. Stacey, Bensen Landis, H.M. Morse
1 13
Correspondence to Central Bureau of Central Verein: F.P. Kenkel
1 14
Correspondence to various colleges
1 15
Correspondence re: Credit Unions: R.A. McGowan, Bruce Mohler, Rolf Nugent, Lee O'Brien, Richard Lagerman
1 16a
Correspondence re: St. Isadore's Plow Magazine, before 1923
1 16b
Correspondence re: St. Isadore's Plow Magazine, after 1923
1 17
Correspondence re: Rural Life Conference in Jefferson City, Missouri, 1941
1 18-25
Correspondence, 1921-1923

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- - Rural Life Issues, continued
2 26-41
Correspondence, 1924-1951
2 42-43
Correspondence: Various Bishops, 1921-1926-1951
2 44-46
Re: Survey on Education and Rural Social Problems
2 47
Talks and Addresses by O'Hara on Rural Life
2 48-49
Speeches and Publications by O'Hara on Rural Life
2 50-51
Publications by others on Rural Life
2 52
Newspaper Articles pertaining to Rural Life
2 53
Rural Life: Conference Materials
2 54
Miscellaneous
2 - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
2 55
History and Formation of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Centers and Programs
2 56
Formation of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Center and Programs
2 57
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Financial Matters, 1941

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- - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, continued
3 59
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Financial Matters: 1943 and on
3 60
Formation of Study Clubs
3 61
Newman Clubs
3 62
Talks and Articles by O'Hara on Study Clubs
3 63
Miscellaneous Data concerning Religious Education, Need for Vacation Religious Education Schools, etc.
3 64-66
Religious Education, 1921-1951
3 67
Released Time for Religious Education in Public Schools
3 68
Parent-Educator Program and Magazine
3 69
"Our Parish Confraternity" Publication
3 70
"Christendom" Publication

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- - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, continued
3 59
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Financial Matters, 1943-
3 60
Formation of Study Clubs
3 61
Newman Clubs
3 62
Talks and Articles by O'Hara on Study Clubs
3 63
Miscellaneous Data concerning Religious Education, Need for Vacation Religious Education Schools, etc.
3 64-66
Religious Education, 1921-1951
3 67
Released Time for Religious Education in Public Schools
3 68
Parent-Educator Program and Magazine
3 69
"Our Parish Confraternity" Publication

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- - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, continued
3 70
"Christendom" Publication
3 71
O'Hara: Talks on Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Oregon
3 72
O'Hara: Talks on Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Kansas City
3 73-77
National Conference, Rochester, New York, 1935
3 78
National Conference, St. Louis, 1937
3 79
National Conference, Hartford, 1938
3 80
National Conference, Cincinnati, 1939
3 81
National Conference, Los Angeles, 1940
3 82
National Conference, Philadelphia, 1941
3 83
National Conference Correspondence, Boston, 1946
3 84
National Conference, Boston, 1946

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- - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, continued
3 85
National Conference, Chicago, 1951
3 86
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Directors' Conferences
3 87
Regional and National Meetings
3 87a
Regional and National Meetings: Correspondence
3 88
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine: Miscellaneous
3 89-90
Baltimore Catechism Revision, Correspondence, 1935-1937
3 91-92
Baltimore Catechism Revision: Miscellaneous
4 93-94
Correspondence with Publishers regarding Confraternity Publications, 1929-1952
4 95-96
Correspondence with Bishops re: Confraternity, 1936-1951
4 97
Correspondence re: International Congress of Religious Instruction
4 98
Materials re: National Center
4 99
Miscellaneous Correspondence re: National Center

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4 100-106 St. Anthony's Guild, Correspondence, 1931-1956
- - Bible Revision (Translation)
4 107
Correspondence re: Revision of Old Testament
4 108
Miscellaneous: Revision of Old Testament
4 109
Materials: Translation of Psalms
4 110
Correspondence re: Revision of New Testament, 1935-1941
5 111
Correspondence re: Revision of New Testament, 1942-1949
5 112-113
Miscellaneous: Revision of New Testament
5 114
Catholic Biblical Association
5 115
Correspondence re: Kleist Manuscript of New Testament
5 116-117
Correspondence re: The Callan Matter, 1935-1948

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- - Bible and Ritual Revision
5 118
Observance of Bible Sunday
5 119
Miscellaneous Correspondence on Biblical Revision
5 120
Benedict XV: "Spiritus Paraclitus" and O'Hara: on the Scriptures
5 121
Newspaper Articles on Biblical Revision
5 122
Materials re: Ritual Revision
5 123
Correspondence re: Rituals Revision
- - National Catholic Welfare Conference
5 124-125
Minutes of National Catholic Welfare Conference
5 127-132
Correspondence, 1922-1952

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Reel Folder Folder Title
- - National Councils
5 133-134
Correspondence re: National Council of Catholic Women, 1924-1956
5 135
Miscellaneous Materials re: National Council of Catholic Women
5 136
Correspondence re: national Council of Catholic Men, 1937-1951
5 137
National Catholic Educational Association: Correspondence
5 138
Apologetics Lectures and Apologetics Conference, 1929
5 139
The Propagation of the Faith
5 140
Holy Childhood Association
5 141
American Catholic Sociological Society (also General Correspondence)
5 142
Lay Apostolate
6 143
Catholic Action: Materials and Talks

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6 - Social Action
6 144
Miscellaneous: Scriptural basis, Theology of Social Action in Italy
6 145
Kansas City
6 146-147
Social Action Issues
6 - Antigosh Movement and Latin America
6 148
Correspondence re: Antigosh Movement in Nova Scotia and the St. Francis Xavier University
6 149
Correspondence re: Alfredo Arteaga Roman Arrieta, Enrico de la Casa
6 150
Correspondence re: Oswald and Arnold Finochietto, Angelica Fuselli
6 151
Correspondence re: Frederick Hall, Alcuin Heibl, Francisco Herrera, Jaime Hincapie, Father Hurtado, S.J.
6 152
Correspondence re: Daniel Keegan, Samuel Ruiz-Luian
6 153
Correspondence re: Alfredo Moreno, Humberto Munoz

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- - Inter-American Education
7 154
Correspondence re: Victor Ribeiro-Nickelsburg, Rafael Obregon, Francis B. O'Grady
7 155
Correspondence re: Mother Rose Elizabeth, Juan Mary Riofrio, Roberto Rocha
7 156
Correspondence re: Antonio Santa Cruz, Elida Sancho, Paulo Seabra, Luis Sendoya
7 157
Correspondence re: Mrs. A.M. Tilney, Raoul Zambrano
7 158-159
Correspondence re: Inter-American Education, 1943-1955
- - Latin America
7 160
Inter-American Institute
7 161
Inter-American Institute: Miscellaneous
7 162
Inter-American Institute: Joseph B. Cole
7 163-166
Latin America Correspondence, 1937-1955
7 167
Correspondence: Various Bishops of Latin America

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- - Mexican Synarchism and Trip to South America
8 168
Joseph B. Cole: Diary of Trip to South America, folder 162
8 169
O'Hara: Trip to South America
8 170
Mexican Synarchism Movement (Unión Nacional Sinarquista or National Synarchist Union)
8 170a
Newspaper Articles re: O'Hara's Trip to South America
8 171-200 Prefaces, Forewords, and Talks
9 201-209 Prefaces, Forewords, Sermons, and Talks
9 210-215
Correspondence: Cause of Pius X, 1943-1951
9 216-217
Correspondence: Overseas Relief, 1942-1952
9 218
Correspondence and Notes: Inter-Faith Education
9 219-224 Catholic Community Services in Kansas City, 1943-1955

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- - Oregon, Washington D.C., Great Falls, Kansas City (Local Correspondence)
9 225-227
Correspondence: Oregon, 1911-1929
9 228
Correspondence: Oregon, Washington, D.C., 1929-1930
9 229
Correspondence: Great Falls, December, 1930-1935
9 230
Correspondence: Great Falls, Kansas City, 1936-1939
9 231
Correspondence: Kansas City, 1943-1956, undated
10 232-248
Correspondence: Kansas City, 1943-1956
10 249-251
Correspondence: re: illness, papal honor, testimonial dinner
10 252-257 Kansas City: National Correspondence, 1939-June 1947

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11 258-274 Kansas City: National Correspondence, July 1947-1956
- - Correspondence
11 275
Catholic University, 1932-1945
11 276
Catholic University, 1946-1955
11 277
Mailing Lists of O'Hara
11 278
Apostolic Delegate and Roman Curia
11 280
Arbez, Rev. Edward, S.S. (Catholic Broadcasters Association)
11 281
Bandas, Rev. Rudolph G. (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, St. Paul, Minnesota)
11 282
Bishop, Rev. Howard, 1922-1931 (Rural Life)
11 283
Bishop, Rev. Howard, 1932-1949 (Rural Life)

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- - Correspondence, continued
12 284
Brady, Bishop Matthew F. (Manchester, New Hampshire)
12 285
Breitung, Charles A. (Bible Publication)
12 286
Bresette, Linna E. (Field Secretary National Catholic Welfare Conference)
12 287
Byrne, Archbishop Edwin V. (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
12 288
Carey, Rev. Thomas R. (Rural Life, Lapier, Michigan)
12 289-291
Connell, Rev. Francis J., C.SS.R. (Catechism)
12 293
Collins, Rev. Cornelius (Director: National Center Confraternity of Christian Doctrine)
12 294
Collins, Rev. Joseph B. (Director: National Center, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, after 1941)
12 295
Day, Monsignor Victor (Supervisor for correspondence, Rural Life Bureau)
12 296-297
Dohn, Leo, 1938-1942 (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Publications)
12 298-299
Fortune, Charlton, 1941-1956
12 300
Ellard, Rev. Gerald, S.J. (author)
12 301
Finnigan, Bishop George J. (Helena, Montana)

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Reel Folder Folder Title
- - Correspondence, continued
12 302
Gaul, Rev. Cyril, O.S.B. (Abbey Press-St. Meinrad's)
12 303
Gilmore, Bishop Joseph M. (Helena, Montana)
12 304
Glennon, Cardinal John J. (St. Louis)
12 305
Graham, Rev. Harry C., O.P. (Holy Name Bible Comm.)
12 306
Hansberry, Rev. Thomas S. (Field Representative, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine)
12 307
Hartman, Rev. Louis, C.SS. R. (Catholic Broadcasters Association)
12 308
Hartdegen, Rev. Stephen, O.F.M. (Catholic Broadcasters Association)
12 309
Hayes, Bishop Ralph F. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
12 310
Heeg, Rev. Aloysius J., S.J. (Queen's Work)
12 311-312
Horan, Ellamay, 1930-1935 (Journal of Religious Instruction, Editor)

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Reel Folder Folder Title
- - Correspondence, continued
12 313
Howard, Archbishop Edward D. (Portland, Oregon)
12 314
Hunkler, Archbishop Edward J. (Kansas City, Kansas)
12 315
Kearney, Bishop James E. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
12 316
Kelly, Rev. John E. (National Center, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine)
12 317
Kolb, J.H. (U. of WI Agricultural College)
13 318-320
Ligutti, Rev. Luigi G., 1940-1951
13 321
Lilly, Rev. Joseph L., C.M. (Catholic Broadcasters Association)
13 322
Lindsay, Dr. Anatole G. (Director, Films Inc.)
13 323
Lucey, Archbishop Robert E. (San Antonio, Texas)
13 324
Luckey, Rev. A.J. (Rural Life)

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Reel Folder Folder Title
- - Correspondence, continued
13 325
Madeleva, Sr. C.S.C. (President, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana)
13 326-331
Marks, Miriam, 1930-1956
13 332
Marley, C.F. (Info Dir., Rural Life Conf.)
13 333
Marling, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M., C.PP.S. (Kansas City, Missouri)
13 334
McConnell, Rev. John F., M.M. (Maryknoll Seminary)
13 335
McDermott, Rev. William P. (Representative for Rural Life)
13 336
McGowan, Rev. Raymond A. (Assistant Director, National Catholic Welfare Conference)
13 337
McLaughlin, Rev. Henry W. (Rural Medical Service)
13 338
McNeil, Rev. Leon A. (School Office, Wichita)
13 339
McNicholas, Archbishop John T., 1922-1950
13 340
McNicholas, Archbishop John T., 1942-1950

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Reel Folder Folder Title
- - Correspondence, continued
14 341
Mitty, Archbishop, John J. (San Francisco, California)
14 342
Monahan, A.C. (Director, Bureau of Education, National Catholic Welfare Conference)
14 343
Muench, Bishop Aloysius J. (Fargo, North Dakota)
14 344
Mooney, Cardinal Edward (Detroit, Chairman, National Catholic Welfare Conference)
14 345
Muldoon, Bishop P.J. (Rockford, Illinois, Chairman, Social Action, National Catholic Welfare Conference)
14 346
Mulloy, Bishop William T. (Covington)
14 347
Murray, Archbishop John G. (St. Paul, Chairman, Press Dept., National Catholic Welfare Conference)
14 348-350
Newton, Msgr William T., 1936-1950
14 351
Noll, Bishop John F. (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

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- - Correspondence, continued
14 352
O'Connell, Rev. John P. (Catholic Press, Inc.)
14 353
O'Hara, Archbishop Gerald P. (Savannah, Georgia)
14 354
O'Hara, Archbishop John F. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
14 355
O'Hara, Linda (National Center, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine)
14 356
Pacelli, Cardinal (Pius XII), Apostolic Delegate
14 357
Patterson, R.M. (Farm Management Programs)
14 358
Pitt, Rev. Felix M. (School Board, Louisville, Kentucky)
14 359
Plassman, Rev. Thomas, O.F.M. (St. Bonaventure's)
14 360
Polci, Monsignor Aristodemo (Rome, Italy)
14 361
Quinn, Rev. Michael J. (Director, Catholic Action Institute, Washington, D.C.)
14 362
Ritter, Cardinal Joseph (St. Louis, Missouri)

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- - Correspondence, continued
14 363
Schlitz, Rev. Michael B. (Editor, Catholic Rural Life magazine)
14 364
Schmidt, Rev. Joseph (Treasurer, Catholic Rural Life Conference)
14 365
Schmiedeler, Rev. Edgar, O.S.B. (Director, Catholic Rural Life Conference)
14 366
Shaughnessy, Bishop Gerald (Seattle, Washington)
14 367
Shea, Dr. Robert S. (Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana)
14 368
Siedenberg, Rev. Frederic, S.J. (Treasurer, National Catholic Welfare Conference)
14 369
Skehan, Rev. Partrick (Catholic Broadcasters Association)
14 370
Smith, Rev. Gregory (Director, Home and Foreign Society)
14 371
Stedman, Rev. Joseph F.
14 372
Steinmueller, Rev. John E. (Bible)
14 373
Stritch, Cardinal Samuel A. (Chicago, Illinois)
14 374
Vehr, Archbishop Urban J. (Denver, Colorado)
14 375
Walsh, Rev. Francis A., O.S.B. (Director, National Catholic Welfare Conference)
14 376
Winkelmann, Bishop Christian H. (Wichita, Kansas)
14 377
White, Bishop Charles D. (Spokane, Washington)
- - General Correspondence
14 379-382
Bishops, 1919-1948
15 383-384
Bishops, 1949-1954

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15 - Kansas City: Activities and Concerns
15 385
Papal Honors Given to Kansas City People
15 386
Requests to O'Hara for Papal Audiences
15 387
Correspondence re: The Bishop Oxnam Controversy
15 388
Materials concerning the 1951 Flood in Kansas
15 389
Ethnic Group Materials: Black (African American)
15 390
Ethnic Group Materials: Jewish
15 391
Materials re: The Kansas City Labor Symposium "The Good Life," 1941
15 392
Correspondence re: St. Vincent's Hospital
15 393
Correspondence re: The Don Bosco Center
15 394
Correspondence re: Our Lady of Mercy Home for the Elderly

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15 - Kansas City: Activities and Concerns, continued
15 395
Correspondence re: Serra Club
15 396
Correspondence re: Sienna Club
15 397
Correspondence re: The Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration
15 398
Correspondence re: The Joyce Kilmer Club
15 399
Materials re: The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in Kansas City
15 400
Correspondence re: The Sun Herald Newspaper
15 401
Correspondence re: Social Work (unwed mothers, Community Chest, etc.)
15 402
Correspondence re: Rockhurst High School and College (other correspondence may be found in specific years)
15 403
Correspondence re: Diocesan Councils of Catholic Men and Women
15 404
Correspondence re: Diocesan Mission Churches
15 405
Correspondence re: Music (possibility of a hymnal)
15 406
Correspondence re: Catholic Community Service

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15 - Biographical Information pertaining to O'Hara
15 408
Installation as Bishop of Kansas City
15 409
Obituary, Will, and Miscellaneous
15 410
Correspondence re: Biography of O'Hara by J.G. Shaw
15 411
Undated Newspaper Articles pertaining to O'Hara
15 412
Dated Newspaper Articles pertaining to O'Hara
16 413
Newspaper Articles kept by O'Hara re: Kansas City et. al.
16 414
Correspondence sent to O'Hara after his death