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Catholic Left Ephemera collection, 1933-1965 (Bulk: 1933-1937)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0109
This small collection of ephemera contains materials dating from 1933 to 1937 and comprises booklets, pamphlets, and leaflets that document liberal Catholic ideology. The majority of the material relates to social justice, including several pamphlets published by the Social Action Department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. This collection will be of interest to researchers studying the Catholic left, social justice, and Catholic social teaching.

Dates

  • 1933-1965 and undated
  • Majority of material found in 1933-1937

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William NoƩ 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

.125 Linear Feet (1 half document case)

Overview

This small collection of ephemera contains materials dating from 1933 to 1937. The collection comprises booklets, pamphlets, and leaflets that document liberal Catholic ideology. It includes material relating to social justice and Catholic social teaching.

Biographical / Historical

The Catholic left represents liberal ideology within the Catholic church. It is often associated with Liberation Theology, which is an interpretation of Christan theology which emphasizes liberating the oppressed. Catholic left movements are frequently concerned with social justice and spreading principles of Catholic social teaching such as human dignity, charity, the common good, and issues relating to the distribution of wealth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by the Archives and Special Collections Center in 2017.

Certain items in the collection were the gift of Fr. Michael Barone to the Archives and Special Collections Center in 2017.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476