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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., 1859-
Title: Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Dates: 1888 (1947-1965) 1972
Extent: 7.5 linear feet; 15 boxes
Abstract: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was established to attend to the spiritual and material wants of the poor. This majority of this collection consists of administrative documents covering the charitable activity and organization of the Society in Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas from 1947, when the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. became independent from the archdiocese of Baltimore, through the mid-1960s after a permanent office for the Central Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Washington, D.C. had been established, although there are some documents from both before and after these dates. The collection also includes printed material produced by the world-wide Society, memorabilia, and audio-visual material.
Collection Number: 39
Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Historical Note

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international charitable lay organization of the Catholic Church. It was founded on April 23, 1833 by Frédéric Ozanam, a student at the Sorbonne, along with five fellow students. They named their society after St. Vincent de Paul, d. 1660, the founder of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, who was instrumental in training priests and ministering to the poor in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. Ozanam's purpose in founding the society was to assist the poor. The society quickly spread throughout Europe and to America. In 1845, the first conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France in St. Louis, Missouri, after the rule of the society had been brought there from Ireland by a Vincentian priest. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was first established in Washington D.C. at St. Matthew's Parish, in June 1859. The D.C. Society celebrates Union Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Julius P. Garesche, who had been raised and educated in St. Louis, as its founder. Garesche was born in Cuba and immigrated with his parents to St. Louis at a young age, where he began his Catholic education. He continued at Georgetown before he began attending West Point in 1837. He graduated four years later, the only Catholic in his class, with high honors. After performing admirably in the Mexican War, he lived in Washington, D.C. as a staff member for the Adjutant General until the Civil War began. He died in battle at Stones River, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. His funeral mass was held in Washington, D.C. at St. Aloysius Church and he was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The basic unit of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, both from an organizational and mission standpoint, begins at the parish level with a parish conference. The society mimics the organization of the Catholic Church in general, as the next level of organization is the district councils, followed by the archdiocesan or diocesan councils, then the national council, and finally the Council General, located in Paris where the original society was founded. When the St. Vincent de Paul Society was initially founded in the nation's capital, the city was still part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and it remained so until 1939. Until 1962, the four district councils in the archdiocese of Washington, the Washington Council, the Prince George's County Council, the Council of Southern Maryland, and the Montgomery County Council, were loosely organized under the direction of the President of the Society in Washington D.C. After 1962, a Central Council with a permanent office was organized to more effectively manage the affairs of the Society in the archdiocese of Washington.

The society was organized at the parish level so that its ideals of charitable assistance could be realized more effectively. The members of the society, men known as Vincentians, traveled in pairs to visit the materially and spiritually poor of their own parish, as well as work on special projects that might assist a larger group of people or a special cause, such as Christmas funds or orphanage relief. The Vincentians were never supposed to take care of someone's physical needs only without attempting to assuage their spiritual ones as well - their hope being that they would help the poor, as well as themselves, attain eternal salvation. They would offer food and clothing to families, as well as rectifying Catholic marriages and ensuring that children were baptized and received religious education. This method, while very effective in the early and mid-nineteenth century, was challenged in that century's closing years and the early decades of the twentieth as charitable work became institutionalized and professionalized as social work. The lay-volunteers and their institutions - including Vincentians and men and women who volunteered in other Catholic groups - found their leadership roles taken over by clerics, and the heavier oversight of their organizations by the ecclesiastical hierarchy. This was not done specifically to take away lay control but to make the organizations more effective and bring them up to the welfare standards of the day. By the beginning of World War II, many lay Catholic charitable organizations were functioning more effectively, but with two unforeseen effects: lay volunteers often abandoned traditional organizations and activities, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, because their roles were diminished, and many organizations had to change their way of operating so that they could continue to function in the new environment. The St. Vincent de Paul Society could not abandon their ideal of home visits, as this was necessitated by Frédéric Ozanam's rule for the society, but they could adapt in other areas, such as working in tandem with secular welfare societies.

Despite these changes, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul continued to maintain its importance to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Cardinal O'Boyle, the first resident archbishop, took an active interest in their mission, and they worked closely with the growing organization, Catholic Charities of Washington, D.C., and the government of Washington, D.C. As reflected in the papers, throughout the middle decades of the twentieth century, the Washington, D.C. Vincentians strove to help all areas of the society, through small acts of charity towards needy families, to large, organized efforts at Christmas and in different group homes. These documented efforts, while in many ways traditional, reflect the changes the twentieth century had wrought in the realm of charity and welfare.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul remains active in the archdiocese of Washington D.C. into the twenty-first century.

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Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into four series. The documents found in the first series cover all aspects of the administration and charitable activities of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Washington D.C. It includes information about its early history, and contains annual reports, treasurer's reports, and directories. The documents cover the research and decision to limit terms of office in the Central Council of the Society in the early 1950s, as well as the formation of a permanent office for the Central Council in 1962. There are also annual reports from individual parish conferences, as well as aggregation applications. (Aggregation is the term used to indicate whether the Superior Council in Paris deemed a parish conference fully active and that they had satisfied the requirements to receive the full blessings and indulgences granted by the Pope.) Finally, there are many files that cover the charity efforts members and conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul undertook in the middle decades of the twentieth century, including visits to orphanages, schools, work with disadvantaged and disabled men and women, fundraising, and some records of their traditional work - home visits within the parishes. The majority of documents are from the years 1947, when Archbishop and later Cardinal O'Boyle took residence in Washington, D.C., until the mid-1960's, after the Central Council was formed, although there are some documents that fall outside this range on either side.

The second series is a printed material series, and consists of annual reports from councils throughout the United States, and the rest of the world, as well as some histories of the Society from its founding in these areas, and some other related publications. These materials stretch from the late nineteenth-century until the mid-twentieth.

The third series is a memorabilia series, and consists of one medal commemorating the centennial of the death of Frédéric Ozanam, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The fourth series, an audio-visual series, consists of seven reels of microfilm which documents meeting minutes from October and November 1970

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Arrangement

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. consists of 4 Series:





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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was received by The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives in the mid-1970s.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2010 by Mary Zito. EAD markup completed in 2010 by Mary Zito.

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Related Material

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives also contains the records of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP), National Council of the United States (1853-2006. n.d., 120 feet; 95 boxes) and of the National Committee of Catholic Men under the:

National Council of Catholic Men (NCCM)

National Catholic War Council

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of the General Secretary

and more on Catholic social action under:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Social Action Department

National Conference of Catholic Charities/Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC

 

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
De Paul, Vincent, 1581-1660.

 
Ozanam, Frédéric, 1813-1853.

Organizations:
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

 
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Places:
Washington, DC


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Bibliography

Brown, Dorothy M. and Elizabeth McKeown. The Poor Belong to Us: Catholic Charities and American Welfare, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

 

Casey, Michael. A River of Love: Frédéric Ozanam and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Dublin: Columba Press, 1997.

 

McColgan, Daniel. A Century of Charity: The First One Hundred Years of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States, Milwaukee, WI: Bruce, 1951

 

Melito, Jack M., ed. Society of St. Vincent de Paul: 150 Years of Service in the United States, St. Louis, MO: The Society, Metropolitan Central Council of St. Louis, 1995.

 

Rules of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Indulgences Granted by the Sovereign Pontiffs to the Members ... With explanatory notes, St. Louis, MO: Superior Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1924.

 

The Manual of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Translated from the French 21st ed., Dublin, Superior Council of Ireland, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1962.

 

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Washington, D.C. Administrative and Charity Records, 1912 (1947-1965) 1970, n.d. (10 boxes)
The administrative series contains documents that cover all aspects of the administration and charitable activities of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Washington D.C. It includes information about its early history, annual reports, treasurer's reports, and directories. There are also annual reports from individual parish conferences, as well as aggregation applications. Finally, there are many files that cover the charity efforts members and conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul undertook in the middle decades of the twentieth century.
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1 1 Some history of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the SSVDP of Washington, D.C., as documented by the D.C. Vincentians, 1953; 1957; 1959.
  2 Operations of Particular Council of Washington, D.C. - Correspondence and other documentation, 1933; 1948-1950; 1953-1959; 1963-1964; n.d.
  3 Directories for St. Vincent de Paul Society of Washington, D.C., 1942; 1947; 1950-1951; 1959; 1960; n.d.
  4 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1947.
  5 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1950.
  6 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1951.
  7 Budget Committee Correspondence and Memo, 1952.
  8 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1953.
  9 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1954.
  10 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1955.
  11 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1956.
  12 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1957.
  13 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1958.
  14 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1959.
  15 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1960.
  16 Annual Report of Treasurer - Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1963.
  17 Annual Reports of the Particular Council of the District of Columbia, 1912, 1913, 1917; Annual Report of the St. Vincent de Paul Auxiliary, Cumberland, MD, 1913-14.
  18 Annual Report of the Central Office, Society of St. Vincent De Paul, District of Columbia, October 21, 1921.
  19 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1947.
  20 Annual Reports for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1948, 1949.
  21 Annual Reports for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1949, 1950.
  22 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1951.
  23 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1952.
  24 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1953.
  25 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1955.
  26 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1956.
  27 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1957.
  28 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1958.
  29 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1959.
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2 1 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1960.
  2 Annual Report for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1961.
  3 Annual Report for Central Council, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., 1962.
  4 Particular Council of Prince George's County, MD - Correspondence, Fiscal and Annual Reports, 1951-1961.
  5 Particular Council of Montgomery County, MD - Meeting Agenda, 1951; Financial Data and Correspondence, 1953-1955.
  6 Institution of the Particular Council of Southern Maryland, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., February 21, 1956-February 8, 1957.
  7 Annual Report for the Particular Council of Southern Maryland, October 1, 1957-September 30, 1958.
  8 Particular Council of Southern Maryland - Correspondence and Activities, April 12, 1958-February 16, 1959, n.d.
  9 Preparations to complete and print annual report, 1953; 1957; 1962, n.d.
  10 Limiting term of office for President of Particular Council - Research, memorandum, correspondence, 1948-54; 1957-1957; 1959.
  11 Elections for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1953.
  12 Elections for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1956.
  13 Elections for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1959.
  14 Elections for Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1962.
  15 Elections for the Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1965.
  16 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1934.
  17 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meetings, 1940; 1942; 1944.
  18 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meetings, 1946; 1947.
  19 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1948.
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3 1 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1949.
  2 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meetings, 1950, 1951.
  3 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1952.
  4 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1953.
  5 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1954.
  6 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1955.
  7 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1956, 1957.
  8 St. Vincent de Paul Society Particular Council of Washington, D.C. Meeting, 1959-1966, 1970.
  9 Centenary Celebration of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Washington, D.C., 1955-57.
  10 Archdiocesan Central Council - Research on its formation and operation in other dioceses, 1949-1950.
        The officers of the particular council sent questionaires, among other things, to the central councils of other diocese to inquire about the formation of their councils in order to determine the feasibility of forming a central council in Washington, D.C.
  11 Archdiocesan Central Council - Background information on formation, 1951-1961.
  12 Transition to Central Council - Correspondence from Andrew Kress on taking his appointment as President, September 25, 1961.
  13 Archdiocesan Central Council - Documents produced immediately after formation, 1962..
  14 Archdiocesan Central Council - Annual Report and Directory, 1967-1969.
  15 Archdiocesan Central Council - Evaluation Report prepared by the Josephite Pastoral Center, May 31, 1971.
  16 Archdiocesan Central Council - Annual Report, 1971; Directory, 1972.
  17 Correspondence with suggestions for the Archdiocesan Study Committee of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, February 16, 1966.
  18 "Today and Tomorrow"; Report of an Archdiocesan Study Committee set up by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, September 15, 1966.
  19 Annual Convention, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, September 27-30, 1963.
  20 Report of First East Region Meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1968.
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4 1 Maps of Parish Boundaries - Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., n.d.
  2 Materials on operation of parish conferences, visitation of conferences by the particular council, the work of the parish conference, and on recruitment of new Vincentians, 1947-1958, n.d.
  3 Blank Treasurer's Weekly Report Book - Parish conference level, n.d.
  4 Correspondence discussing information requested for and proper form of Parish Annual Reports, September 1950; February 21, 1957; April 15, 1960; September 16, 1963.
  5 Annual Reports for Parish Conferences, October 1, 1947-September 30, 1948.
  6 Annual Reports for Parish Conferences, October 1, 1948-September 30, 1949.
  7 Ranking of St. Benedict the Moor Parish Conference based on Reports of the Parish Conferences for the year October 1, 1948-September 30, 1949.
  8 Ranking of Holy Trinity Conference based on reports of Parish Conferences for the year October 1, 1948-September 30, 1949.
  9 Annual Reports for Parish Conferences, October 1, 1950-September 1, 1951.
  10 Annual Reports for Parish Conferences, October 1, 1951-September 30, 1952.
  11 Annual Reports for Parish Conferences, October 1, 1952-September 30, 1953.
  12 Annual Reports for Parish Conferences, October 1, 1960-September 30, 1961.
  13 Annual Reports of the Conference of the Church of the Nativity, 1963, 1964, 1965.
  14 Invitations to apply for Aggregation, unknown parish conferences, January 11, 1950.
  15 General records and information on aggregation in the Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1948-50; 1952-1954; n.d.
  16 Aggregation Anniversary for St. Peter's Parish - Letter, 1949.
  17 Request for copy of Aggregation letter for St. Anthony's Parish, 1949.
  18 Aggregation for St. Augustine's Parish - Application and correspondence, 1949.
  19 Aggregation for St. Vincent de Paul Parish - Application and correspondence, 1950.
  20 Aggregation for St. Teresa's Parish - Correspondence, 1950.
  21 Aggregation for St. Dominic's Parish - Application, 1950.
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5 1 Aggregation for St. Benedict the Moor - Application, correspondence, memos, 1950.
  2 Aggregation for Our Lady, Queen of Peace - Application, correspondence, memos, 1950.
  3 Aggregation for Our Lady of Sorrows - Application, correspondence, and memos, 1950.
  4 Aggregation for the Church of the Nativity - Application and correspondence, 1951.
  5 Aggregation for Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Application, correspondence, and memos, 1952, n.d.
  6 Aggregation for St. Francis Xavier Parish - Application, correspondence, and memos, March and December, 1953.
  7 Applications for Aggregation (blank), n.d.
  8 Conference weekly reports (blank); Reminder for monthly reports (blank); Membership data form for conferences (blank); Annual reports for conference (blank), n.d.
  9 Bulletin #7 and #9 from the Committee on Extension of the Superior Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, n.d.
  10 Formation and Reactivation of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences, 1948-1951.
  11 Membership forms and invitations for individuals, n.d.
  12 Correspondence and information regarding activities of individual conferences, 1949-1959; n.d.
  13 Organization of Junior Conference at St. Augustine's, October 22 and November 6, 1952.
  14 Correspondence regarding student participation in St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1960-1961.
  15 Correspondence regarding honors for St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1941; 1958.
  16 Correspondence regarding activity of Holy Trinity Parish, 1948.
  17 Correspondence with and regarding Brother Vincentians in Japan, 1955-1956.
  18 Correspondence with Spiritual Director, 1950-1959.
  19 Correspondence with Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., 1948-1949.
  20 Correspondence with Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., 1950-1957.
  21 Correspondence with Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., 1961-1965.
  22 Correspondence with Superior Council of the United States, 1952; 1955; 1960; n.d.
  23 Particular Councils of Other Diocese - Materials gathered, visits to, 1937; 1952; 1955; 1960; 1964; n.d.
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6 1 Rule of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for 1968-1973, from Council General to Superior Councils; The Society of St. Vincent de Paul as related to Canon Law and Catholic Action, from Council General, December, 1961.
  2 Wills with bequests to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1933; 1934.
  3 Letters regarding donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1954; 1957-58.
  4 Report of the St. Vincent de Paul Society presented at the Annual Meeting of Catholic Charities, March 27, 1947 and March 31, 1948; Information for Catholic Institutions from Catholic Charities, 1950; List of future meetings between St. VdP and NCCC, 1964-1970.
  5 Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, March 25, 1963.
  6 Vincentian Training Program, 1956; n.d.
  7 The Ozanam School of Charity, 1957-1962; 1972.
        The Ozanam School of Charity was designed to educate and refresh Vincentians on the basic goals and spirituality of the organization.
  8 Ozanam School of Charity - Revised Teaching Manual by Central Council, 1963.
  9 Proposed 'Worker-to-Worker' program, July 1961-October 1961.
  10 Miscellaneous addresses on work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and problems facing the society in the twentieth century, 1948; 1950; 1952; 1957; 1960.
        1952 address given by Fulton J. Sheen.
  11 Miscellaneous documents on charitable works and possible charitable works for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1947; 1949; 1950; 1953; 1960; 1970; n.d.
  12 St. Vincent de Paul Society relationship with Catholic Charities, 1933; 1935; 1948; 1950; 1953-57; 1959; n.d.
  13 St. Vincent de Paul relationships with other Catholic Groups, 1948; 1956; 1963.
  14 Charity work with secular associations and government, 1948; 1955; 1958-1963; n.d.
  15 St. Vincent de Paul Society work with Guild for the Blind, 1949; 1952.
  16 St. Vincent de Paul Society Prison Ministry, 1954-1955.
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7 1 St. Vincent de Paul Society work at D.C. General Hospital, 1955.
        File consists of one article.
  2 St. Vincent de Paul Society work with the Glendale Sanitarium, 1955-1956.
  3 Information on funerals arranged and assisted by the Particular Council, 1947; 1950; 1956.
  4 St. Vincent de Paul Society work with St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 1955-1957; n.d.
  5 Charitable donations from Particular Council of Washington, D.C., 1952; 1956; 1958.
        Includes picture of Harry Kirk, president, and Fred Thuee, treasurer presenting check to Archbishop O'Boyle in 1952.
  6 St. Vincent de Paul Society work with Blue Plains Home for Aged and Infirm and Boys' Industrial Home, 1947-1949; 1951.
        Documents contain information on work of African-American conferences; the Boys' Industrial Home was meant for African-American boys.
  7 St. Vincent de Paul Society work with Junior Village at Loughboro Road, 1955-1956.
  8 St. Vincent de Paul Society cooperation in charitable work with school-age men, 1952; 1955; 1961.
  9 St. Vincent de Paul Society cooperation in charitable work with Georgetown Preparatory School, 1963.
  10 Request for film 'Monsieur Vincent' to be shown at Dupont Theatre, March 22, 1949; Quotes and accompanying materials from 'Monsieur Vincent' for use by Society, 1949, 1951, n.d.; 'Father of Charity: The Life and Works of St. Vincent de Paul,' comic book, n.d.
        The letter is particularly interesting as it addresses segregation in the theatres and the mixed nature of the D.C. conferences.
  11 Printed materials to aid in charitable work - prayers, pamphlets, talks, etc., n.d.
  12 Funeral Address for Frank M. Bruce, Vincentian, February 25, 1953.
  13 Prayer cards for the beatification of Frédéric Ozanam, founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society; Postcard with image of tomb of Frédéric Ozanam, n.d.
  14 Missionary Vincentians - Informatation and application (national), n.d.
  15 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Handbook on Budgetary Guidance for Families, 1965.
  16 St. Vincent de Paul Charity Work - Individual Cases, 1950; 1956; 1959; 1961; 1966.
  17 Blank case report forms, n.d.
  18 St. Vincent de Paul Summer Camps, 1948; 1949; 1951-1957; n.d.
  19 Annual Christmas Project - Correspondence, Financial Records, Preparation, 1932; 1959-1961; 1963-1965.
  20 St. Vincent de Paul Society and spiritual and material support of orphans, 1935-1936; 1952; 1958-1959.
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8 1 Requests for information on running a salvage store in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1947, July 10, 1949; Information on Salvage Bureaus of other Diocesan Central Councils, 1951-1953.
  2 Formation of Salvage Bureau in Washington, D.C. - Correspondence, Memos, September 1951-March 1952.
  3 Slavage Stores sollicitation for goods, n.d.
  4 Correspondence re: Salvage store operations, October 7, 1959; July 5, 1960; April 23, 1963.
  5 St. Vincent de Paul Society Salvage Stores of Washington, D.C. Administrative Documents, November 1956; May 21, 1970; June 25, 1970.
  6 Financial Records for St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Stores of the Washington, D.C. Archdiocese, 1954-1958; 1965-1966; 1969-1970.
  7 Correspondence to cancel subscription to Progress, 1951.
  8 St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Bulletin, "Salvage Bureau Progress," June 1951; September-October 1953; September-October 1957; October-November 1958; January 1961; August 1962; February 1963.
  9 Salvage Stores - National St. Vincent de Paul Information, 1961; n.d.
  10 Proposed Salvage Bureau Manual from National Committee, n.d.
  11 Bulletin #11 published at Annual National Meeting, November 3, 1954; Ozanam News Bulletin published by Superior Coundil of the United States, vol. 1 no. 2-4, 6, 8; vol. 2 no. 4,7; vol. 3 no. 3-4, 6-10; vol. 4 no. 1, 10; vol. 5 no. 1-3, 5-10, 1955-1960.
  14 Ozanam News Bulletin, published by Superior Council of the United States, vol. 6 no. 1, 4-5, 7-10; vol. 7 no. 1-9; vol. 8 no. 1-10, 1961-1963.
  13 Ozanam News Bulletin, published by Superior Council of the United States, vol. 9 no. 1-4, 6-10; vol. 10 no. 1-6, 9; vol. 11 no. 1, 1964-1966.
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9 1 St. Vincent de Paul Articles, 1952; 1963; 1964; n.d.
  2 "Institutional Visiting as a Special Work of the Parish Council," by Gregory Deck, Particular Council, Diocese of Buffalo, 1949.
  3 "A Guide to Family Living Costs in the District of Columbia," produced by United Community Services, 1956.
  4 "Dependent Children in the Nation's Capital," United Community Services Publication no. 15, June 1956.
  5 "Agency Intake Manual," United Community Services, with Catholic Charities, Travelers Aid Society, and The Salvation Army inserts, 1957.
  6 "Children Living Away from Home: Part I, A Staff Report," by the Health and Welfare Council of the National Capital Area," December 1959.
  7 "People are Coming," Health and Welfare Council of the National Capital Area Annual Report, 1960-1961; "What Price Dependency? A Report on a Washington Problem," by the Junior Village Committee, D.C. Health and Welfare Council, 1959.
  8 Diocese of Columbus, "Ten Years of Charity," 1955.
  9 "I was a stranger and you took me in..." Ozanam Inn, Diocese of New Orleans, 1960.
  10 Ladies of Charity Annual Reports, Baltimore 1946-1948; Washington 1963.
  11 Catholic Charities Publications, 1961, n.d.; Catholic Charities Annual Meeting Programs, 1958, 1960.
  12 'Charity' Organization - publication from National Center in Poland, 1946.
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10 1 Miscellaneous St. Vincent de Paul Society Materials - Prayers, guides for charitable activity, addresses, manuals, 1946; 1951; 1958; n.d.
  2 Miscellaneous St. Vincent de Paul Society Materials - Prayers, guides for charitable activity, addresses, manuals, 1925; 1927-1928; 1931-1932; 1946; 1948; n.d.
                       
Printed Material, 1888-1972 (5 boxes)
The printed material series consists of annual reports from councils throughout the United States and the rest of the world, as well as some histories of the Society from its founding in these areas, and some other related publications.
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10 3 Annual Reports from the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO, 1890-1891; 1905; 1935; 1960.
  4 Annual Reports for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 1890; 1892; 1894; 1898; 1907; 1910-1911; 1913-1914.
  5 Annual Report of the Central Council of Springfield, MA, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1902.
  6 St. Vincent de Paul Guide for the Archdiocese of New York, December 2, 1950.
  7 Annual Reports for the Central Council of New York, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1916; 1939.
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11 1 St. Vincent de Paul Quarterly, published by the Superior Council of New York, February, May 1899; February, May, November 1902; November 1914.
  2 Annual Reports for the Central Council of Boston, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1891-1894; 1897.
  3 Annual Reports for the Central Council of Boston, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1908; 1912-1914.
  4 Annual Reports for the Central Council of Philadelphia, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1934; 1936-1937; 1939-1941.
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12 1 Annual Reports for the Central Council of Newark, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1906; 1907; 1909-1914.
  2 'The Bulletin,' Monthly publication of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Milwaukee, WI, May 1959; June, August, October-December 1960; May 1961; January 1962; "Doings at Ozanam Home," n.d.; Directory of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, January 1961; Recruiting and Information pamphlet from Milwaukee St. Vincent de Paul Society, n.d.
  3 St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee Report of Conferences, Child Welfare and Catholic Charities,1918; Annual Reports of the Central Council of Milwaukee, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1942; 1960; 1961.
  4 Bulletin of the Brooklyn Particular Council, June, July, September-November, 1960; February, April 1961.
  5 Annual Reports for the Central Council of Brooklyn, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1891; 1893; 1906; 1909; 1912; 1914; 1916; 1934.
  6 Annual Report for Particular Council of Baltimore, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1961.
  7 "The Bulletin," Monthly publication of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Detroit, MI, 1951, 1955, 1956; Annual Report of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Detroit and its Child Caring Department, 1919.
  8 Annual Reports of the Superior Council of New Orleans to the Council General in Paris, 1909; 1912-1913.
  9 Report of the Superior Council of New York to the Council General in Paris, 1901.
  10 Corporate Records of the Superior Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Inc., n.d.
  11 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Superior Council of the United States, November 7-11, 1954.
  12 Annual National Report, Superior Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1960-1964.
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13 1 General Report of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Paris, 1889; 1890; 1894.
        Documents in French.
  2 Annual Reports for Superior Council of Edinburgh, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1888-1889; 1891.
  3 Annual Report, Council of Ireland, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1948.
  4 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bulletin, Dublin, Ireland, April 1961.
  5 Annual Report of the Superior Council of Rome, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1957.
        Document in Italian.
  6 "A Vincentian Reports from the Far East..." Catholic Bishops' Relief Fund, 1959 Appeal.
  7 "Frederic Ozanam Accepted the Challenge of 1833, Society of St. Vincent de Paul United States 1933," History produced for the centenial of the Society's founding, October 1, 1933.
  8 "Ten Decades of Charity, 1845-1945," History of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in America, September 7, 1943.
  9 "Commemoration of Ninety Years of Life: Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Bogota, 1857-1947," 1947.
        Document in Spanish.
  10 "Humble Harvest: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, 1849-1949," 1949.
  11 Centenary Edition 1851-1951, St Vincent de Paul Society, Philadelphia, PA, 1951.
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14 1 "The Bretheren of Ozanam: The First One Hundred Years of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in New Orleans, 1852-1952," 1952.
  2 "Vincentians in Brooklyn, 1855-1955," 1955.
  3 "St. Vincent de Paul: A tercentenary commemeration of his death, 1660-1960," 1960.
                       
Memorabilia, 1953 (1 box)
This series contains one medal commemorating the centennial of the death of Frédéric Ozanam, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
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14 4 Medal commemorating the centennial of the death of Frédéric Ozanam, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1953.
                       
Audio-Visual Material, 1970 (1 box)
This series consists of seven reels of microfilm which documents meeting minutes from 1970.
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15 1 Meeting Minutes, October 30-November 2, 1970.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Washington, D.C. Administrative and Charity Records, 1912 (1947-1965) 1970, n.d.

Printed Material, 1888-1972

Memorabilia, 1953

Audio-Visual Material, 1970

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