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Mrs. Frank Whitrock scrapbooks on the Second Vatican Council

 Collection
Identifier: ADN 0065
The Mrs. Frank Whitrock scrapbooks on the Second Vatican Council consists of ten volumes of scrapbooks containing documents and newspaper articles about the Council. The scrapbooks are divided by session and sometimes by topic, and include both a typed summary of the discussion and events of the sessions as well as extensive newspaper clippings on the topics or session. The newspapers are apparently from the New York City and New Jersey area, and many are dated.

Dates

  • 1958 - 1965

Conditions Governing Access

Temporarily closed to research.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (, 10 volumes.)

Overview

The Second Vatican Council took place from 11 October 1962 to 8 December 1965 in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City and is seen to mark a great change in the history of the Church, as the effects of its documents were wide-ranging and far-reaching. The Mrs. Frank Whitrock scrapbooks on the Second Vatican Council consists of ten volumes of scrapbooks containing documents and newspaper articles about the Council.

Biographical / Historical

The Second Vatican Council took place from 11 October 1962 to 8 December 1965 in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It was the 21st Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church and produced a number of documents, decrees, and declarations that addressed the renewal of the Church and its place in the modern world and in relation to other religions. The Council was announced and opened by Pope John XXIII, who died 3 June 1963, and continued and closed by Pope Paul VI, both of whom stressed the pastoral nature and role of the Church. The Council met in four session between 1962-1965 and while only Roman Catholic bishops participated in the sessions, lay Catholics and observers from other religions were present. The Council is seen to mark a great change in the history of the Church, as the effects of its documents were wide-ranging and far-reaching. At the time of the Council, its sessions were well-covered by news media in the United States, particularly Catholic news media.

Mrs. Frank Whitrock was a member of St. Luke's Church in Hohokus, N.J., where she lived.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Archives and Special Collections Center by Rev. James J. Weiner of St. Luke's Church, Hohokus, N.J. in 2007. Accession number 2007.05.17.FRS.

Related Materials

Walter W. Curtis papers, 1963-1965, ADN 0003.006, in the in the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center.
Title
Mrs. Frank Whitrock scrapbooks on the Second Vatican Council, 1958-1965
Status
completed
Date
, 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
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South Orange NJ 07079 US
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