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ALPHA SIGMA NU RECORDS, 1925-[ongoing], 2.4 feet.

Records of the national Jesuit honor society, founded at Marquette University as Alpha Sigma Tau in 1915-16, including constitutions and bylaws, correspondence of officers, membership lists, publications, and records of meetings and conventions. Included are records of Gamma Pi Epsilon, a national Jesuit honor society for women (also founded at Marquette), which merged with Alpha Sigma Nu in 1973.
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AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONS CURRICULA COLLECTION, 2000, 0.15 foot (unprocessed).

Color photographs and two video recordings collected by the America’s First Nations Summer Institute for K-12 social studies teachers hosted by Marquette University in 2000 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Most materials were subsequently incorporated in the corresponding America's First Nations website. The photographs pertain to institute field trips in Wisconsin and American Indian celebrations in Virginia and Oneida, Wisconsin. One video recording features an interview of Alan Caldwell, a Menominee Indian educator regarding the warrior tradition of the Menominee Indians, past and present.


BLUM, REV. VIRGIL C., S.J., PAPERS, 1947-1990, 26.3 feet

Papers of a professor of political science at Marquette University who was a leading proponent of educational vouchers for private school students, documenting his role in the founding and leadership of Citizens for Educational Freedom and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, of which he was the first president.
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BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS RECORDS, 1848-[ongoing], 609.7 feet [421 reels microfilm] (25.0 feet unprocessed).

This collection comprises the records of the Black and Indian Mission Office, which houses three related Catholic Church agencies -- the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (established 1874), the Black and Indian Mission Collection (established 1884; formally known as the Commission for Catholic Missions Among the Colored People and the Indians), and The Catholic Negro-American Mission Board (established 1907; formerly the Catholic Board for Mission Work Among the Colored People). The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions promotes Catholic evangelization among Native Americans in the United States; the Black and Indian Mission Collection raises funds for African American and Native American evangelization in the United States; and The Catholic Negro-American Mission Board also raises funds for and supports African American evangelization. Correspondence, reports, photographs, publications, and government documents comprise the bulk of the collection.
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The online Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions and The Indian Sentinel digital collections include selected images and articles.
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BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTION

Selected images of Native Americans and associated Catholic clergy and religious from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, Sacred Heart Province Franciscan Records, and the Walter Bernard Hunt Collection.
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CATHOLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1929-[ongoing], 21.6 feet.

Correspondence, minutes, photographs, press clippings, publications, reports, and other materials documenting the educational and promotional activities of the national association of Catholic libraries, such as Catholic Book Week and the Regina Medal for children's literature. Included are records of officers, committees, sections, and chapters and units. The Presidents and Executive Directors correspondence series contains letters and articles concerning the CLA's refusal to include The Wanderer in its Catholic Periodical and Literature Index.
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CITIZENS FOR EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM (WISCONSIN FEDERATION) RECORDS, 1961-1978, 7.8 feet.

Records of an organization that lobbied for equal treatment of private and public school children in government aid programs, including correspondence, financial records, minutes, publications and reports.
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CONCEPTION ABBEY RECORDS, 1876-1980, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].

Conception Abbey Benedictine (Conception, Missouri) records pertaining to Catholic missions and schools in North and South Dakota among the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan, Hunkpapa, Santee, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Indians.
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CONRAD N. HILTON FUND FOR SISTERS RECORDS, 1986-[ongoing], 77.2 feet (48.6 feet unprocessed).

Records of a fund established by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in 1986 to support humanitarian projects directed by Catholic sisters in impoverished and underdeveloped areas worldwide. Most projects pertain to health care, education, economic development, and welfare. Among them are projects that have served indigenous Native Americans in the United States and elsewhere in the Americas.
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COUNCIL FOR OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION RECORDS, 1974-1994, 6.9 feet

Records of a non-profit organization that works to further expand college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. Includes board of directors’ meeting minutes; executive directors’ files; records documenting the organization’s contacts with Congressional committees considering the appropriation federal funds for higher education; in addition to news clippings, newsletters, and the records of some state and regional affiliates. [Connect to Inventory]


DANNER, PETER L., PAPERS, 1961-2002, 3.7 feet.

Papers of a professor of economics at Marquette University who actively supported parochial schooling and parental choice in education. The collection documents his involvement with several educational reform organizations, including Citizens for Economic Freedom (CEF), the Governor's Commission on Education (a.k.a. Kellett Commission), the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Education Foundation, and Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE).
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GESU PARISH AND SCHOOL RECORDS, 1850-2013, undated, 48.3 feet.

Records of the parish church on Marquette University's campus (and of St. Gall's and Holy Name parishes which preceded it), including correspondence, financial records, photographs, publications, and reports, but not sacramental records.
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HOLY ROSARY MISSION - RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL RECORDS, 1868- [ongoing], 162.1 feet [35 reels microfilm] (92 feet unprocessed).

Records of Red Cloud Indian School (formerly Holy Rosary Mission), which pertain to the Catholic Church, Oglala Indians, Jesuits, and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
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HOLY ROSARY MISSION - RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTION

Selected online images from the Holy Rosary Mission-Red Cloud Indian School Records.
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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JESUIT BUSINESS SCHOOLS, 1993-present (11.0 cubic feet unprocessed)

Records of a Jesuit based educational organization composed primarily of faculty from business colleges.  Records relate, for the most part, to their International World Forums.  Records include documents for planning and presenting the academic conferences, correspondence and financial records.


KANOTI, GEORGE A., COLLECTION, 1966-1969, 1986, 0.3 foot.

A collection of documents and tape recordings pertaining to the controversy over contraception in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, including the attempt by The Catholic University of America's administration to fire Fr. Charles Curran and the subsequent conflict between Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle and members of the Association of Washington Priests. Included is a videotape of Curran's appearance on Meet the Press (1986).

NATIONAL INTERFAITH COALITION ON AGING RECORDS, 1971-2010, 6.1 feet.

Correspondence, minutes, publications, reports, audio recordings, and related records documenting the programs and services of the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging (NICA). Included are project files for its Survey on Programs for the Aging Under Religious Auspices and for Project-GIST (Gerontology in Seminary Training), Project-GIST (Gerontology in Seminary Training), which sought to enhance the ability of the religious community to serve the needs of the aging by improving the knowledge and skills of seminary educators. Also documented is NICA's involvement with the White House Conference on Aging, which included sponsorship of the National Intra-decade Conference on the Spiritual Well-being of the Elderly (1977) and an official mini-conference of the 1981 WHCOA, the National Symposium on Spiritual & Ethical Value Systems Concerns, which NICA convened in 1980. NICA dissolved as a corporation at the end of 1990 and reorganized as a constituent unit of the National Council on the Aging. It affiliated with the American Society on Aging in 2010, as a subcommittee of the Forum on Religion, Spirituality, and Aging.  
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OSAGE MISSION SCHOOL RECORDS, 1847-1881, 0.4 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Records pertaining to the Osage Mission and the Osage Manual Labor School for Osage Indian students, including a students' attendance and account book, 1847-1866; a students' account book/English-Osage dictionary, ca. 1885; and a students' attendance, accounts and reports, and correspondence book, 1855-1881. The principal correspondent is John Schoenmakers, S.J.
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PARENTS ACQUIRING CHOICE IN EDUCATION (P.A.C.E.) RECORDS, 1993-1995, 0.2 feet.

Records of a school choice advocacy organization founded in 1993 by Dr. Quentin L. Quade, who was director of the Virgil C. Blum, S.J., Center for Parental Freedom in Education on Marquette University's campus. Attorney Michael D. Dean served as executive director of P.A.C.E. and donated the records in this small collection. The collection includes Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, newsletters, and planning documents. Additional P.A.C.E. materials can be found in the Blum Center records.

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PARTNERS ADVANCING VALUES IN EDUCATION (PAVE) RECORDS, 1991-2010, 6.9 feet.

Records of a private, non-profit organization that provided scholarship aid to low-income students attending private and parochial schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The collection documents this scholarship program as well as PAVE's later programs designed to directly support educators and schools participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). The collection also contains information on PAVE's role in the struggle to expand MPCP to religious schools in the 1990s.
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RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL RECORDS

See -- Holy Rosary Mission -- Red Cloud Indian School Records.
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RYAN, BROTHER LEO V., C.S.V., PAPERS, 1945-present, 61.8 feet (34.2 feet unprocessed).

Papers of a Catholic educator active in business and adult education who has served as a Peace Corps administrator and consultant to numerous schools and religious communities.


ST. FRANCIS MISSION RECORDS, 1878-[ongoing], 47.9 feet [22 reels microfilm] (20.0 feet unprocessed).

Records from St. Francis Mission and School and KINI Radio in South Dakota, pertaining to Brulé Indian evangelization by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity.
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ST. FRANCIS MISSION DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTION

Selected online images from the St. Francis Mission Records.
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ST. JOSEPH'S INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, 1991-1995, n.d., 0.5 feet.

Recordings regarding St. Joseph's Indian Industrial School, a Catholic mission school in Wisconsin. Respondents were former students--Menominee and Potawatomi Indians--and teachers--Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
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ST. MARY'S MISSION RECORDS, 1851-1871, 0.03 foot [1 reel microfilm].

Baptismal records of St. Mary's Mission and school for Potawatomi Indians, which was administered by Jesuits.
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ST. PAUL'S MISSION COLLECTION, 1867-1989, 0.7 foot.

Primarily photographs pertaining to Yankton Indians and Benedictines in South Dakota.
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ST. STEPHEN'S MISSION RECORDS, 1865, 1886-[ongoing], 7.8 feet [10 reels microfilm] (3.2 feet unprocessed).

Records regarding evangelization of Arapaho and Shoshoni Indians by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in Wyoming.
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SISTER FORMATION CONFERENCE/RELIGIOUS FORMATION CONFERENCE RECORDS, 1936-[ongoing], 40.3 feet.

Records of an organization, founded in 1954 as the Sister Formation Conference (the name changed in 1976 when men formation personnel were added to its membership), which helped bring about a dramatic change in the status of women religious within the Catholic Church and within American society as a whole, including general correspondence and subject files, minutes of meetings of the national leadership, records of conferences and workshops, and publications issued by the Conference. Personal papers of Ritamary Bradley and Annette Walters concerning their involvement in the Sister Formation movement are also included. The conflict in the early 1960s between the Sister Formation Conference officers and the leadership of the Conference of Major Superiors of women over the restructuring of the SFC to more directly subordinate it to the CMSW is especially well documented in correspondence, memoranda, and reports. Notable correspondents include Ritamary Bradley, Michael Novak, Mary Emil Penet, David Riesman, and Annette Walters.
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TAVARD, REV. GEORGE H., PAPERS, 1948-1999, 7.2 feet.

Papers of a theologian and Assumptionist priest known for his work on ecumenism. Includes manuscripts for published and unpublished works; professional and personal correspondence; printed and audio recordings of lectures and speeches; published articles and book reviews. Also includes records from his assignment as a "peritus" (expert advisor to the bishops) during the Second Vatican Council, including his involvement in the Pontifical Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity and subsequent bilateral dialogues.
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THOMPSON, TOMMY G., PAPERS, 1957-[ongoing], bulk 1986-2001, 305 feet.

Papers documenting the political career of the Wisconsin Republican who served as State Assemblyman from 1967 to 1986, Governor from 1987 to 2001, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2001 to 2005. The collection includes speeches, photographs, audio & video cassette recordings, personal correspondence, and memorabilia. The collection includes documentation of Thompson’s role in education and welfare reform, including school choice and Wisconsin Works (W2).
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VIRGIL C. BLUM, S.J. CENTER FOR PARENTAL FREEDOM IN EDUCATION, 1991-1999, 33.0 feet

Records of a privately funded center, located on the Marquette campus, that served as a clearinghouse of information and advice for educational reform advocates trying to implement school choice programs in the United States. Dr. Quentin L. Quade founded the center in honor of Rev. Virgil C. Blum, S.J. (1913-1990), a longtime proponent of school choice. The collection includes correspondence between the Blum Center and choice advocates across the country. The largest component of the collection is an Information Library, assembled gradually over the years, containing an impressive array of articles, reports, surveys, legislative models, and newspaper editorials pertaining to parental choice in education.
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WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PERSONNEL RECORDS, 1982-1994, 0.3 foot

Records of a chapter of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Program Personnel.


WISCONSIN CATHOLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1936-[ongoing], 3.1 feet.

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, press clippings, and other records of the Wisconsin Catholic Library Association, including its sections and committees.
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WISCONSIN DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FEDERATION RECORDS, 1978-[ongoing], 0.6 foot.

Records of a federation of the five diocesan religious education leadership organizations in the state of Wisconsin.


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