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Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

An inventory of Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Records at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Title: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Records
Dates: 1939-2011
Extent: 40 linear feet; 32 boxes
Abstract: The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) was founded independently in 1899 and shortly thereafter became a constitutive member of the Catholic Education Association (now known as the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). On July 1, 2000 the ACCU became an independently incorporated 501(c3) organization though remaining an affiliate of the NCEA. Records include correspondence and membership forms as well as general information about member colleges and universities. Additionally, there is correspondence between college/university presidents and the ACCU and files from the board of directors meetings.
Collection Number: 204
Language: English

Historical Note

The history of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) began in 1898 with a letter from Thomas Conaty, the rector of The Catholic University of America (CUA). In this letter he addressed the ninety-five Catholic Colleges in the United States to organize a conference to discuss the future of Catholic higher education in America. In April of 1899 fifty-three representatives met in Chicago to discuss these issues as well as to form a new association. The association would be known as "The Association of Catholic Colleges in the United States. The goal of the association, in Conaty's view, was to organize Catholic Colleges and Universities like other Colleges have already done in America in organizations like The National Education Association and the National Teachers Association. His other goal was to create a sort of uniformity among Catholic Colleges, which at the time was considered highly dis-organized because of the many different religious orders and traditions. Conaty's vision however would grow into an even larger organization.

In 1904 Conaty helped organize the Catholic Education Association, in 1927 it would become the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). This new organization extended the goals for Catholic higher education to elementary and secondary Catholic schools as well. The original ACCUS became a department in 1918 known as the department of Colleges and Secondary schools. The department changed its title again in 1935 into the College and University Department. The early years of the organization was mainly concerned with the growth of Catholic Colleges and the theological discussions on curriculum. By the 1930's however the College and University Department began to focus more on more modern issues such as funding and financial survival during the Great Depression and cooperation with the federal government during World War II.

The department changed greatly in the 1950's when the primary focus of the organization, as well as the NCEA, began to focus on Gender and Race relations within Catholic colleges. The shift towards co-education caused a major decline in women colleges and forced many closures. The most important issue of the period was integration of African-American students and the actual enrollment of African-American students at Catholic Colleges. The NCEA convention in 1950 condemned segregation in all Catholic education and called for increased enrollment and integration. During the 1960's the issue shifted again to coping with the changes in education in the Vatican II era. The main issue that arose came from John Tracy Ellis' statement in 1955 that claimed that American Catholics have failed to make major contributions to the intellectual life of the United States. In 1967 a report titled "The Catholic University in the Modern World" dealt with these issues and made it the mission of Catholic higher education in America. The 1970's however saw another major shift within the organization.

By the late 1970's the NCEA consisted of two major units: the Division of Fundamental Education and the Division of Higher Education, where all higher education was located including seminaries and College/Universities. The growth of Catholic higher education in America led to the development of a new department in 1978 the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, ACCU. The new department would remain a part of the NCEA but would operate with its own board of directors and executive director. This development led to a greater focus on federal regulations on Catholic colleges/universities as well as major religious issues. The association developed a new journal as well that dealt with these new issues, Current issues in Catholic Higher Education.

Under the leadership of Sr. Alice Gallin, OSU from 1980-1992 ACCU dealt with the issue of federal regulation, major religious issues, and the most important issue in post Vatican II higher education, Catholic Identity. The organization also established the Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Award to recognize leadership within Catholic Colleges and Universities. The ACCU was led by Monika Hellwig from 1992-2005 and was instrumental in the separation of ACCU from NCEA in 1997. The ACCU's main focus expanded from serving college and university President's and Administrators but Professors and professional staff at Catholic institutions as well. This culminated in 1995 with the conference titled "Catholic Higher Education: Practice and Promise"; which dealt with collaborating with every component of a Catholic college/university. Monika Hellwig died in 2005 and was replaced with Michael James who was president from 2005-2011. The president since 2011 is Michael Galligan-Stierle. On July 1, 2000 the ACCU became an independently incorporated 501(c3) organization though remaining an affiliate of the NCEA.

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Scope and Contents

The ACCU records are divided into three series. There is university correspondence as well as records from meetings of the board of directors. There are also materials from the ACCU main office which includes files from the past and current presidents. The first series is various correspondence and meeting records; which includes Board of Director meeting minutes, annual meeting minutes and reports, and different committee records. There are also two boxes of correspondence that includes inter-organizational correspondence as well as that with other organizations, such as dioceses and different religious. There is also a box of reports the ACCU made on Ex Corde Ecclesiae during the early nineties. This is followed by two boxes on the Neylan Commission, which includes reports on the commission as well as correspondence. The last item of this series is a complete history of the NCEA. This box has the manuscript of the history of the NCEA as well correspondence.

The next series is membership correspondence and records from member colleges and universities. This includes university brochures and university monthly magazines. There is also correspondence between ACCU and the college/university presidents. There is also a record of each inauguration of each new president with an invitation and a letter of congratulations. Also, there are membership forms and due payment forms, as well as records from colleges/universities that closed over the years. Lastly, there are files on prospective members and members that left the ACCU and the correspondence concerning that.

The final nine boxes consist of a series of ACCU office files. These files include two boxes of minutes from board of director meetings and reports from each year. There is also a box of audio visual items; which consists of floppy discs and CD-ROMS of different reports from the president's office, as well as VHS tapes from meetings and different ACCU events. There are also three boxes of personal correspondence and reports from Michael James who was the previous serving ACCU president, 2005-2009. There is then a box of correspondence and reports from ACCU president Monika Hellwig who served from 1992 until her death in 2005. The next box contains reports on Catholic Education and its future in America, as well as politics within Catholic Education. The last box has miscellaneous articles on different Catholic college practices and miscellaneous correspondence. Overall, the ACCU records give important insight into Catholic educational history during the second half of the twentieth century.

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Arrangement

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities records consists of three series:




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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Material dated under 25 years can only be accessed with permission from the current ACCU president received in writing by the CUA Archivist or Associate Archivist.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to CUA Archives in two sets. The first set of nine boxes was received in 2005. The other twenty-three boxes were received in 2012.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2012 by Raymond Moore. EAD markup completed in 2012 by Raymond Moore.

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Related Material

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Education Department

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Office of the General Secretary Records

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Hellwig, Monika
Michael James
Sr. Alice Gallin

Organizations:
Association of American Colleges and Universities
National Catholic Education Association
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Places:
New York City, New York
Washington, D.C.

Subjects:
Catholic Education
College Enrollment
Higher Education
University Administration


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Bibliography

Kathleen Mahoney. "One Hundred Years: The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities", 1998. ACCU Main Website: http://www.accunet.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Correspondence and Meeting Records, 1974-2005 Boxes 1-9
This series contains correspondence with different religious organizations as well as with other educational organizations. There are also minutes and reports from the Board of Directors meetings and reports from the Neylan Commission.
Box Folder
1 1 Board of Directors Meetings and Materials, 1996
  2 Board of Directors Meetings and Materials, 1997
        Correspondence for February, June, and October
  3 Board of Directors Meetings and Materials, 1998
        Correspondence for February, June, and October
  4 Board of Directors Meetings and Materials, 1999
        Correspondence for February, June, and October
  5 Board of Directors Meetings and Materials, 2000
        Correspondence for February, June, and November
  6 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1978-2000
Box Folder
2 1 First Time President's Meeting, 1999
  2 Annual Meeting-Program Recipients, 1999
  2 Annual Meeting-Program Recipients, 1999
  3 Annual Meeting-Hesburgh Award, 1999
  3 Annual Meeting-Keynote, 1999
  4 Annual Meeting-Liturgy, 1999
  5 Annual Meeting-Correspondence, 1999
  6 Annual Meeting-Hyatt Regency Washington, 1999
  7 Annual Meeting-Hesburgh, 1998
  8 Annual Meeting-Keynote, 1998
  9 Annual Meeting-Panelists, 1998
  10 Annual Meeting-Sponsors, 1998
  11 Annual Meeting-Correspondence, 1997
  12 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1997
  13 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1996
  13 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1995
  14 Annual Meeting-Photographs, 1994
  15 Annual Meeting-Invitations, 1994
  16 Annual Meeting-Correspondence, 1994
  17 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1994
  18 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1993
  19 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1991
  20 Annual Meeting-President's Folder, 1990
  21 List of Hesburgh Award Recipients, 2005
  22 Hesburgh Award, 1991
  23 Hesburgh Award, 1993
  24 Hesburgh Award, 1994
  25 Hesburgh Award, 1995
  26 Hesburgh Award, 1996
  27 Hesburgh Award, 1997
  28 Hesburgh Award, 1998
  29 Hesburgh Award, 1999
  30 Hesburgh Award, 2000
Box Folder
3 1 History of the Bishops and President's Committee, 1988
  2 Bishops and President's Committee, 1998-1999
  3 Bishops and President's Committee, 1996-1997
  4 Bishops and President's Committee, 1995
  4 Bishops and President's Committee, 1993-1994
  5 Bishops and President's Committee, 1992
  6 Bishops and President's Committee, 1990-1991
  7 Bishops and President's Committee, 1974-1992
  8 Bishops and President's Committee, 1995-1998
        minutes from the meeting
  9 Bishops and President's Committee, 1988
        basic documents from the meetings
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence, 1997
        General correspondence in a binder, September-November
  2 Correspondence, 1998
        General correspondence in a binder, January-March
  3 Correspondence, 1998
        General correspondence in a binder, April-October
  4 Correspondence, 1998
        General correspondence in a binder, October-December
  5 Correspondence, 1999
        General Correspondence in a binder, January-August
  6 Correspondence, 1999
        General correspondence in a binder, August-November
  7 Correspondence, 1999-2000
        General correspondence in a binder, November-January
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence, 2000
        General correspondence in a binder, January-April
  2 Correspondence, 2000
        General correspondence in a binder, April-August
  3 Correspondence, 2000
        General correspondence in a binder, August-December
  4 Correspondence, 2001
        General correspondence in a binder, January
  5 Correspondence, 2001
        General correspondence in a binder, February-June
  6 Correspondence, 2001
        General correspondence in a binder, July-December
Box Folder
6 1 Miscellaneous Documents, 1991
  2 Ex Corde Ecclesiae Theologians, 1993-1995
        correspondence
  3 ECE Implementation Committee Meetings, and Documents, 1991
  4 ECE Correspondence, 1991
  5 ECE Implementation Committee, 1992
        Committee meeting documents
  6 ECE Correspondence, 1992
  7 ECE Implementation Committee, 1993
        correspondence with minutes
  8 ECE Correspondence, 1993
  9 ECE Implementation Committee, 1994
        correspondence with minutes
  10 ECE Implementation Committee, 1995
        documents and correspondence
  11 ECE Implementation Committee, 1996
        documents and correspondence
  12 ECE Responses from Bishops and Colleges, 1993
  13 ECE Responses from Bishops and Colleges, 1994
  14 ECE Response from Bishops and Colleges, 1995
Box Folder
7 1 Neylan Commission Archives Contents, 2004
  2 Neylan Commission Financial Reports, 1998-2005
  3 Neylan Commission Financial Reports, 1978-1996
  4 Financial Reports Bequest Genevieve and Edith Neylan, 1997
  5 Neylan Commission By-Laws, 1999
  6 Annual Meetings-Business Meeting Minutes, 1998-2004
  8 Neylan Commission Annual Meetings, 2002-2004
  9 Neylan Commission Annual Meetings, 1998-2001
  10 Neylan Commission Annual Meetings, 1995-1997
  11 Neylan Commission Triennial Meetings, 1983-1992
  12 Neylan Commission Annual Meeting Minutes, 1998-2004
  13 Neylan Commission Annual Meeting Minutes, 1989-1997
  14 Neylan Commission Annual Meeting Minutes, 1978-1988
  15 Neylan Commission Board of Directors, 2000-2003
  16 Neylan Commission Membership Lists, 2003
  17 Neylan Commission Recent Correspondence, 1997-2004
  18 Neylan Commission Correspondence, 1978-1981
  19 Neylan Commission Coordinators Reports, 1978-2004
  20 Neylan Commission History, 1989-1999
  21 Neylan Commission History, 1978-1987
  22 Neylan Commission Special Reports-Sisters Trustees Workshop, 1981
  23 Neylan Commission Special Projects, Six Task Forces, 1989-1992
  24 Neylan Commission Special Projects, Six Task Forces, 1989-1992
  25 Neylan Commission Special Projects, Outreach Programs, 1998-2000
  26 Neylan Commission Reports to ACCU, 1998
  27 Neylan Commission Relationship with LCWR, 1997
Box Folder
8 1 Neylan Commission Photos at Different Universities, 1986
  2 Neylan Commission Slides from Manchester NH, 1986
  3 Neylan Commission Membership Directory, 1986
  4 Neylan Commission The Apostolate of Higher Education Tapes, 1986
Box Folder
9 1 ACCU Board of Directors Handbook, 1980-1981
  2 A History of the ACCU, 1998
  3 ACCU Annual Meeting Programs, 1988-2005
  4 Membership Information Brochures, 1993-2005
  5 Committee on Directors, 1995
        These particular committee reports are on electing the board of directors.
  6 Committee on Directors, 1996-1997
  7 Committee on Directors, 1997
  8 Committee on Directors, 1998
  9 Committee on Directors, 1999
  10 Committee on Directors, 2000
                       
Series 2: Membership Correspondence and Records, 1939-2011 Boxes 10-22
This series contains correspondence and publications with member universities. This includes correspondence with university/college officials, university publications, and inauguration materials. This series also has membership forms and financial records of due payments. There are also photos that was sent to ACCU of incoming university/college presidents. Lastly, there are defunct universities and an explanation for their closure within this series as well.
Box Folder
10 1 Sacred Heart College (Kansas), 1943-1971
  2 Sacred Heart College (North Carolina), 1946-1987
  3 Sacred Heart Junior College, 1960-1971
  4 St. Ambrose College (Iowa), 1973-1986
  5 St. Anselm's College (New Hampshire), 1991-1999
  6 St. Bede Jr. College (Illinois), 1947-1957
  7 St. Benedict College (Indiana), 1958-1961
  8 St. Benedict College (Kansas), 1970
  9 St. Bonaventure University (New York), 1956-1969
  10 St. Catherine College (Kentucky), 1939-1997
  11 St. Dominic College (Illinois), 1970
  12 St. Edward University (Texas), 1962-1988
  13 St. Francis College (New York), 1957-1977
  14 St. St. Francis College (Maine), 1972-1974
  15 St. Francis University (Pennsylvania), 1975-1977
  16 St. Fidelis College (Pennsylvania), 1972
  17 St. Genevieve of the Pines Junior College (North Carolina), 1946-1953
  18 St. Gregory's College (Oklahoma), 1970-1987
  19 St. John Fisher College (New York), 1959-1980
  20 St. John's University (Minnesota), 1956-1970
  21 St. John's University (New York), 1945-1982
  22 St. John of Cleveland (Ohio), 1940-1970
  23 St. Joseph College (Connecticut), 1969-1997
  24 St. Joseph Seminary College, (Louisiana, 2004
  25 St. Joseph's College (Maine), 1948-2002
  26 St. Joseph's College (Indiana), 1946-2003
Box Folder
11 1 Nazareth College (Michigan), 1948-1972
  2 Nazareth College (new York), 1947-1987
  3 Newman College (Pennsylvania), 1960-2009
  4 Newman University (Kansas), 1982-2004
  5 Newton College (Boston), 1946-1974
  6 Niagara University (New York), 1947-1997
  7 Notre Dame College (Missouri), 1941-1976
  8 Notre Dame College (New Hampshire), 1968-2002
  9 Notre Dame College (Ohio), 1948-2003
  10 College of Notre Dame (California), 1958-1961
  12 Notre Dame University (Lebanon), 1990
  13 Ohio Dominican College, 1948-2001
  14 Our Lady of Cincinnati College, 1943-1968
  15 Our Lady of Holy Cross College (Louisiana), 1973-2006
  16 St. Benedict College (Indiana), 1958-1961
  17 Our Lady of Lake University (Texas), 1948-1980
  18 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Junior College (Texas), 1962-1965
  19 Our Lady of Victory College (Texas), 1946-1957
  20 Ottumwa Heights College (Iowa), 1948-1977
  21 Providence University (Taiwan), 2007
  22 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1992
  23 Presentation College (South Dakota), 1953-1998
  24 Providence College (Rhode Island), 1970-2005
  25 Queen of the Holy Rosary College (California), 1943-1980
  26 Quincy University (Illinois), 1940-1997
  27 Regis College (Massachusetts), 1987-2004
  28 St. Benedict College (Indiana), 1958-1961
  29 Regis University (Colorado), 1968-1976
  30 River College New Hampshire, 1980-1997
  31 Rockhurst University (Missouri), 1988-1997
  32 Four small Colleges, 1950-1987
        Rogers College (NY), Rosary College (IL), Rosary Hill College (NY), Russell College(CA)
  33 Rosemont College (Pennsylvania), 1984-1988
  34 Sacred Heart University (Connecticut), 1967-2000
Box Folder
12 1 Edgewood College (Wisconsin), 1951-2000
  2 Emmanuel College (Massachusetts), 1952-1993
  3 Emmanuel College (Massachusetts), 1990
        A folder of statistics on College attendance, as well as general college statistics.
  4 Fairfield University (Connecticut), 1952-1967
  5 Felician College (New Jersey), 1967-2000
  6 Fontbonne University (Missouri), 1957-2002
  7 Fordham University (New York), 1978-1990
  8 Fort Wright College (Washington), 1977
  9 Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio), 1957-2000
  10 The Franciscan University (Iowa), 1989-2000
  11 Gannon University (Pennsylvania), 1947-2005
  12 Georgetown University (Washington, DC), 1940-2002
  13 Georgetown Visitation College (Washington, DC), 1947-1961
  14 Georgian Court College (New Jersey), 1974-2000
  15 Gonzaga University (Washington), 1948-1986
  16 Gwynedd Mercy College (Pennsylvania), 1984-1987
  17 7 Smaller Colleges, 1952-2011
        Holy Family College (PA), Holy Cross College (IN, Hilbert College(NY), Harriman College (NY), Heritage College (WA),
  18 Holy Names College (Washington), 1953-1957
  19 Holy Names College (California), 1968-1998
  20 Immaculata College (Chicago), 1957-1986
  21 Immaculate Junior College (DC), 1957-1978
  22 Immaculata College (Pennsylvania), 1948-1992
  23 Iona College (New York), 1977-1998
  24 Iona College (New York), 1981-1998
        Peace and Justice workshop
Box Folder
13 1 Albertus Magnus College (Connecticut), 1961-1985
  2 Allentown College of St. Francis De Sales (Pennsylvania), 1964-1978
  3 Alvernia College (Pennsylvania), 1982-1997
  4 Alverno College (Wisconsin), 1987-1990
  5 Ancilla College (Indiana), 1955-1980
  6 Anna Maria College (Massachusetts), 1947-2000
  7 Amherst College (Connecticut), 1945-1980
        Closed in 1980 due to lack of attendance and bankruptcy
  8 Annunciation College (Texas), 1960-1971
  9 Aquinas College (Massachusetts), 1977-2000
  10 Aquinas College (Michigan), 1950-1986
  11 Aquinas College (Tennessee), 1961-2003
  12 Assumption College (Massachusetts), 1947-1987
  13 Assumption College for Sisters (New Jersey), 1965
  14 Australian Catholic University, 1995
  15 Ave Maria College (Michigan), 2004
  16 Avila College (Missouri), 1985-1987
  17 Barry University (Florida), 1942-1990
  18 Bellarmine College (Kentucky), 1950-1995
  19 Belmont Abbey College (North Carolina), 1946-1966
  20 Benedictine College (Kansas), 1970-2005
  21 Benedictine University (Illinois), 1992
  22 Bethlehem University (Israel), 1983-2003
Box Folder
14 1 Blessed Sacrament Junior College (Pennsylvania), 1960
  2 Boston College (Massachusetts), 1957-1986
  3 Brescia College (Kentucky), 1950-1986
  4 Briar Cliff College (Iowa), 1957-2001
  5 Cabrini College (Pennsylvania), 1966-2003
  6 Caldwell College (New Jersey), 1943-1987
  7 Calumet College (Indiana), 1960-2000
  8 Canisius College (New York), 1947-1992
  9 Cardinal Cushing College (Massachusetts), 1954-1986
  10 Cardinal Newman College (Missouri), 1978
  11 Cardinal Stritch College, 1978
  12 Carlow College (Pennsylvania), 1952-2000
  13 Carroll College (Michigan), 1940-2001
  14 Catherine McAuley College (New York), 1961-1968
  15 Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1954-1988
  16 Chaminade University (Hawaii), 1954-1998
  17 The Catholic University of America (D.C.), 1982-1993
  18 Chatfield College (Ohio), 1976-1998
  19 Chestnut Hill College (Pennsylvania), 1947-2001
  20 Christian Brothers College (Tennessee), 1957-1999
  21 Christopher College of Corpus Christi (Texas), 1968
  22 Clarke College (Iowa), 1957-2006
  23 College Misericordia (Pennsylvania), 1952-1988
  24 College of Great Falls (Montana), 1940-1998
  25 College of Mt. St. Vincent (New York), 1944-1993
  26 College of Notre Dame Wilton, 1972
  27 College of Our Savior, 1963
  28 College of St. Benedict (Minnesota), 1968-2004
Box Folder
15 1 John Carroll University (Ohio), 1948-2005
  2 Kings College (Canada), 1971-1991
  3 La Roche College (Pennsylvania), 1963-2005
  4 La Salle College (Pennsylvania), 1948-2005
  5 Ladycliff College (New York), 1947-1980
  6 La Moyne College (New York), 2000
  7 Lewis College (Illinois), 1949-2002
  8 Loras College (Iowa), 1946-2004
  9 Loretto Height College (Colorado), 1948-1972
  10 Lone Mountain College, 1948-1977
  11 Lourdes College (Ohio), 1960-2000
  12 Loyola College (Maryland), 1948-2005
  13 Loyola University (Louisiana), 1952-1991
  14 Loyola University (Illinois), 1970-2005
  15 Mundalein College (Illinois), 1962-1991
  16 Madonna College (Michigan), 1954-2001
  17 Malinchrodt College (New York), 1989-2005
  18 Manhattan College (New York), 1989-2005
  19 Manor Jesuit College (Pennsylvania), 1956-1999
  20 Maria College (New York), 1973-1990
  21 Maria Jesuit College (Illinois), 1955-1990
  22 Marian College (Indiana), 1940-2000
  23 Marian College (Wisconsin), 1947-1997
  24 Marist College (New York), 1959-2003
Box Folder
16 1 Marquette University (Wisconsin), 1957-1988
  2 Marygrove College (Michigan), 1948-1998
  3 Marquette University (Wisconsin), 1957-1988
  4 Marylhurst College (New York), 1948-1974
  5 Marymount College (California), 1952-1992
  6 Marymount College (Florida), 1979-1990
  7 Marymount Manhattan College, 1968-2003
  8 Marymount College (New York), 1940-2002
  9 Marymount University (Virginia), 1956-2001
  10 Marywood University (Pennsylvania), 1968-1997
  11 Mater Dei College (New York), 1961-1999
  12 Mercy College (New York), 1994-2005
  13 Mercyhurst College (Pennsylvania), 1947-2000
  14 Merrimack College (Massachusetts), 1952-1997
  15 Molloy College , 1957-1999
  16 Montay College (Illinois), 1955-1995
  17 Mount Holy Sacrament Teacher training School (Louisiana), 2006
  18 Mount Aloysius Jesuit College (Pennsylvania), 1961-1998
  19 Mount Angel College (Oregon), 1939-1971
  20 Mount Mary College (South Dakota), 1947-2003
  21 Mount Mercy College (Iowa), 1947-2000
  22 Mount Mercy College (Pennsylvania), 1966
  23 Mount St. Mercy College (New York), 1957-1987
  24 Mt. St. Mercy College (California), 1944-2000
  25 Mount St. Mary's College (Maryland), 1947-2003
  26 Mount St. Scholastica College (Kansas), 1957
Box Folder
17 1 St. Catherine College (Minnesota), 1981-2004
  2 College of St. Joseph (Vermont), 1975-1983
  3 College of New Rochelle (New York), 1970-1997
  4 College of Notre Dame (North Dakota), 1947-1997
  5 College of Our Lady of the Elms (Massachusetts), 1947-2007
  6 College of St. Elizabeth (New York), 1962-2000
  7 College of St. Joseph (Vermont), 1957-1997
  8 College of St. Mary (Maine), 1947-1994
  9 College of Santa Fe (New Mexico), 1949-2009
  10 College of St. Rose, 1947-2004
  11 College of St. Scholastica (Minnesota), 1948-2001
  12 College of St. Teresa (Minnesota), 1948-2001
  13 College of Holy Cross (Massachusetts), 1940-2000
  14 College of Holy Names (New York), 1961
  15 College of the Sacred Heart (Louisiana), 1941-1952
  16 College of White Plains, 1947-1977
  17 Creighton University of Nevada, 1948-2004
  18 De Lourdes College (Illinois), 1953-1986
  19 Diocesan Sisters College (Connecticut), 1955-1969
  20 De Paul University (Illinois), 1957-1988
  21 Divine Word College (Iowa), 1976-1990
  22 Rosary College/Dominican University (Illinois), 1995-2002
  23 Dominican College (Texas), 1949-1975
  24 Dominican College (New York), 1968-2001
  25 The College of the Racine (Wisconsin), 1961-1974
  26 Dominican College of San Rafael (California), 1949-2000
  27 Donnelly College (Kansas), 1952-1988
  28 D'Youville College (New York), 1948-1998
  29 Duquesne University (Pennsylvania), 1948-2001
Box Folder
18 1 Australian Catholic University, 1976-1991
  2 Canadian Colleges-International Status, 1943-1993
  3 College of Sacred Heart (Puerto Rico), 1943-1973
  4 Miscellaneous and Defunct Schools, 1947-1997
        Includes: St. Joseph College (NY), Webster College (MO), St. Hyacinth College, St. Basil's College and Seminary, Holy Cross Junior College, Mercy Junior College, Medaville College, and Mt. St. Joseph Teachers College.
Box Folder
19 1 Seattle University (Washington), 1948-1997
  2 Seton Hall University (New York), 1986-2003
  3 Seton Hall College (Pennsylvania), 1957-1997
  4 Siena Heights College (Michigan), 1948-1998
  5 Siena College (Tennessee), 1946-1972
  6 Siena College (New York), 1939-1997
  7 Silver Lave College (Wisconsin), 1949-2004
  8 St. Bernard College, 1955-1979
  9 Spalding College (Kentucky), 1985-1997
  10 Springfield College (Illinois), 1947-2003
  11 Spring Hill College (Alabama), 1952-2009
  12 Stonehill College (Massachusetts), 1956-2000
  13 Tacoma Jr. College (Washington), 1946-1957
  14 Tontbrook College (New York), 1970
  15 Thomas More College (Kentucky), 1957-2004
  16 Trinity College (D.C.), 1948-1988
  17 Trinity College (Iowa), 1940-1947
  18 Trinity University (D.C.), 1989-2010
  19 Trinity College (Vermont), 1985-2000
  20 Trocaire College (New York), 1963-2001
  21 Ukrainian Catholic University, 2004
  22 University of Albuquerque, 1953-1985
  23 Universidad Central De Bayamon (Puerto Rico), 1978-1991
  24 University of Dallas, 1957-2004
Box Folder
20 1 St. Joseph University (Pennsylvania), 1948-2004
  2 St. Joseph College (Maryland), 1947-1973
  3 St. Leo College (Florida), 1967-1997
  4 St. Louis University (Missouri), 1948-1987
  5 St. Mary's College (Canada), 1999-2010
  6 St. Martin's College (Wisconsin), 1941-2005
  7 St. Mary's College (California), 1955-2005
  8 St. Mary of the Woods (Indiana), 1986-2006
  9 St. Mary's College (Indiana), 1948-2005
  10 St. Mary's Junior College (Michigan), 1948-1978
  11 St. Mary's University (Texas), 1948-2005
  12 St. Mary's College (Kansas), 1957-1992
  13 St. Mary's of Utah, Missouri, and Louisiana, 1947-1988
  14 St. Mary's University (Utah), 2008
  15 St. Mary's College (Minnesota), 1957-2005
  16 St. Michaels College (Vermont), 1940-2001
  17 St. Norbert College (Wisconsin), 1983-2003
  18 St. Paul's College (Ontario), 1985-1992
  19 St. Peter's College (New York), 1952-1999
  21 St. Thomas Aquinas College (New York), 1972-2001
  22 St. Thomas More Chapel (Yale), 2003
  23 St. Thomas More College (Canada), 2003
  24 St. Thomas University (Florida), 1957-1997
  25 St. Thomas More University (New Brunswick), 2003
  26 St. Vincent College (Pennsylvania), 1948-2000
  27 St. Xavier University (Illinois), 1963-2008
  28 Salesian College (New Jersey), 1973
  29 Salve Regina (Rhode Island) , 1970-1992
  30 St. Clara University (1952-1999), 1957-1997
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21 1 University of Dayton (Ohio), 1985-2000
  2 University of Detroit, 1957-1988
  3 University of Mary (North Dakota), 1963-1986
  4 University of Notre Dame Press, 2000
  5 Notre Dame University (Indiana), 1948-2005
  6 University of Portland (Oregon), 1998-2003
  7 University of San Diego (California), 1952-2003
  8 University of San Francisco, 1952-2003
  9 University of St. Jerome (Ontario), 1983-1999
  10 University of St. Francis (Indiana), 1991-1998
  11 College of St. Francis (Illinois), 1978-2001
  12 University of St. Mary, 1989-1997
  13 University of Scranton, 1985-2003
  14 University of Sudbury (Ontario), 1999
  15 University of St. Thomas (Texas), 1948-2004
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22 1 College of St. Thomas (Minnesota), 1963-2005
  2 Incarnate Word College (Texas), 1948-2001
  3 Ursuline College (Ohio), 1957-1996
  4 Villanova University (Pennsylvania), 1951-2005
  5 Villa Maria College (Pennsylvania), 1951-2005
  6 Viterbo College (Wisconsin), 1940-2005
  7 Walsh University (Ohio), 1961-2004
  8 Wheeling College (West Virginia), 1959-2004
  9 Xavier University (Ohio), 1949-2000
  10 Christendom College (Virginia), 1986-2002
  11 Deamen College (New York), 1983
  12 Donnelly College (Kansas), 1990-1991
  13 Maryville College of St. Louis (Missouri), 1978-1982
  14 Marist College (New York), 1986-2000
  15 Southern Catholic (Georgia), 2003
  16 St. Francis Xavier University, 1990-2000
  17 St. John's College (California), 1982-1995
  18 St. Joseph College (Maine), 1990-1995
  19 St. Vincent's College (Connecticut), 1997
  20 Notre Dame (Australia), 1993-2001
  21 Universidad Catolica de Minas Geras (Brazil), 1983
  22 Universidad Pontifica de Mexico, 1983
  23 University of Holy Spirit (Lebanon), 1983
  24 University of the Sacred Heart (Puerto Rico), 1961-2000
  25 University of Notre Dame (Haiti), 1997
  26 Vila Julia College (Maryland), 1954-2000
  27 Weston School of Theology, 1983-1991
  28 Ave Maria College (Michigan), 2000
  29 Pontifical College Josephinum, 1992
  30 Miscellaneous Colleges, 1989-1998
        Correspondence of various foreign universities, with booklets on universities. Also there is correspondence with other secular organizations.
                       
Series 3: ACCU Office Files, 1972-2010 Boxes 23-32
This series contains the personal correspondence of past ACCU president's Monika Hellwig and Michael James. This series also has A/V materials from ACCU promotions and seminars. There are also floppy discs and CD-ROMs of personal papers. Also, within Monika Hellwig's Personal Papers are reprints of the first ACCU Annual meetings from 1899-1906. Lastly, there are minutes and reports from the board of director meetings; as well as a box of reports on the future of Catholic higher education in America.
Box Folder
23 1 Report to the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, 1999
        This is a full report from President Monika Hellwig, in binder, as well as reports from regional presidents.
  2 Papal Visit report of all Catholic Colleges, 1987
        Published by ACCU, includes mission statement and statistical forms on all Catholic Colleges and Universities, in a binder.
  3 ACCU College Survey, 1992
        Each college survey is accompanied with a letter from ACCU, Binder 1 colleges A-N.
  4 ACCU College Survey, 1992
        Each college survey is accompanied with a letter from ACCU, Binder 2 colleges N-Z.
  5 Sister Alice Gallin Papers, 1976-1986
        Former president of ACCU includes personal correspondence, reports, and an essay on Multiculturalism in Catholic higher education.
Box Folder
24 1 Board of Directors Meetings, 2002
        October 26
  2 Board of Directors Meeting, October, 2002
  3 Board of Directors Meeting, February, 2002
  4 Board of Directors Meeting, June, 2002
  5 Board of Directors Meeting, October, 2003
  6 Board of Directors Meeting, October, 2003
        Budget Committee
  6 Board of Directors Meeting, October, 2003
        October 10th Meeting minutes
  7 Board of Directors Meeting, 2003
        June 10-12 meeting minutes
  8 Board of Directors Meetings, 2003
        Summary of all of the years meeting minutes
  9 Board of Directors Meetings Minutes 2, 2003
        Second part of previous folder
Box Folder
25 1 Board of Directors Meetings, 2001
        October and November meetings, includes report
  2 Board of Directors Meeting, 2001
        October 26th meeting with minutes and report
  3 Board of Directors Meeting, 2001
        15-16 meeting with minutes and report
  4 Board of Directors Meeting, 2000
        October and November meeting with minutes and report
  5 Board of Directors Meeting, 2000
  6 Board of Directors Meeting, 1999
  7 Board of Directors Meeting, 1999
  8 Board of Directors Meeting, 1999
  9 Board of Directors Meeting, 1999
Box Folder
26 1 A/V Materials, 1987-1999
        2 VHS Tapes containing footage of Pope John Paul II visit to New Orleans and another tape of a seminar on Catholic Higher Education. There is also a box of 81 floppy discs of ACCU policy reports from 1998-1999. Lastly there are two CD-ROMs of reports.
Box Folder
27 1 Michael James Papers, 2000-2005
  2 Michael James Papers, 2000-2005
  3 Michael James Papers, 2000-2005
  4 Michael James Papers: Graduate Programs in Student Affairs, 2000-2005
  5 Michael James Papers: National Catholic College Week report and summary, 2000-2005
  6 Michael James Papers: ACCU Board Notes, 2000
  7 Michael James Papers: Diocesan and ACCU President Meeting, June, 2000
  8 Michael James Papers: Coalition on Religious Freedom report and seminar, 2000-2005
  9 Michael James Papers: Villanova Institute Research Conferences, 2000-2005
  10 Michael James Papers: Board of Trustees meeting minutes, in binder and folder, 2000-2005
  11 Michael James Papers: ACCU Members Questionnaire, 2000
  12 Michael James Papers: World Meeting of Catholic College Professors, 2000
Box Folder
28 1 Michael James Papers: National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management , 2007
  2 Michael James Papers: Binder on ACCU Seminar on Catholic Higher Education, 1995
  3 NCEA History 100th Anniversary, 2004
  4 Report: "Sponsoring Religious Bodies and Boards of Trustees in Retrospect, 1988
  5 IFCU 18th General Assembly Meeting Minutes, 1994
  6 Formation in Faith Proceedings, 1997
  7 Report on Saint Anselm's College, New Hampshire, 1973
  8 Alice Gallin Report, 1990
  9 The President's Institute on the Catholic Character of Loyola Marymount University, 2002
  10 Commission on Catholic Scholarship, 1998
  11 Notre Dame Report to ACCU: from President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, 1981
  12 Catholic Women in Education, 1989
  13 Dissertation by Edward Michael O'Keefe, 1968
  14 Philosophy Dissertation, 1997
  15 Peer Questionnaires, 2008
  16 10 Publications on the Future of Catholic Higher Education, 1975-2003
  17 Seminar Programs on Defining the Goals of Catholic Universities, 1994-1998
  18 Bibliography of Jesuit Higher Education in the US, 1983
  19 Religion and Intellectual Life: "The Bellah Lectures" by Robert N. Bellah, 1977
  20 Budget Reports for ACCU, 2000-2005
Box Folder
29 1 College Is Possible Report, 1998
  2-26 A-Z Personal Correspondence, 1995-2005
  27 Current Issues Articles, 2000
  28 American Catholic Network, 2000
  29 American Rivers Conference-St. Louis, 2000
  30 Scholarship Study in Catholic Colleges, 2000
  31 St. Thomas Aquinas Seminar, 1957-1978
  32 Press Contacts, 2000-2005
  33 Michael James Publications, 2000-2005
Box Folder
30 1 ACCU Correspondence, Monika Hellwig, 2002-2003
  2 ACCU Correspondence, Monika Hellwig, 2002
  3 Monika Hellwig Personal Papers, 2005
  4 1899 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  5 1900 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  6 1901 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  7 1902 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  8 1903 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  9 1904 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  10 1905 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
  11 1906 ACCU Annual Meeting, n.d
Box Folder
31 1 USCCB Misc. Articles, 2003
  2 Campus Speakers at Member Colleges and Universities, 2007
  3 12 Publications on "The American College President , 1972-2007
  4 The Book of Professional Standards in Higher Education, 2003
  5 Georgetown University Campus Ministry Report, 2003
  6 Sustaining Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 2009
  7 Chairman's Role for ACCU Board of Directors, 1995
  8 College Environment Report, 1987
        Statistical report of student life on Catholic college campuses.
  9 Annual IRS Report, 2010
  10 Service Experiences during College Report, 2007
  11 Financial Crisis Reports, 2010-2011
  12 Daniel Suhr Essay: Lessons for Law School Deans regarding Catholics in Political Life, 2009
  13 Catholics in Political Life, 2009
        A hundred page statistical report on American Catholic political positions
  14 Political Life of Catholics, 2009
        Concise report on Catholic political positions
Box Folder
32 1 ACCU Follow Up Correspondence, 2001
  2 ACCU Follow Up Correspondence, 2002
  3 ACCU Follow Up Correspondence, 2003
  4 ACCU Tampa Conference, 2005
        General Correspondence
  5 Alice Gallin Correspondence, 2001
  6 Correspondence on "Current Issues" Magazine, 2000
        Michael James correspondence
  7 The Becket Fund, 2002
  8 Ministering Together Program, 2004
        Statistical report and notes on Catholic college campus ministry programs
  9 Our Sunday Visitor Program, 2004
  10 Current Issues in Catholic Colleges: Correspondence, 2001
  11 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 1999
        Concise report on Catholic political positions
  12 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2001
  13 Horatio Alger Scholarship Program 1, 2003
        Correspondence with Monika Hellwig
  14 Horatio Alger Scholarship Program 2, 2003
        Correspondence with Monika Hellwig
  15 Horatio Alger Scholarship Program 3, 2003
        Correspondence with Monika Hellwig
  16 Catholic Studies Seminar Correspondence, 2000-2002
  17 Notes and Statistics on Catholic Higher Education, 2002
        Includes correspondence
  18 Report on Church and Campus Collaboration, 2005
  19 Report on Electronic Publications, 2002-2005
  20 G.E. Erikson Biographical Information, 2000
  21 Erasmus Institute Correspondence, 2000
  22 Executive Search, 2002
  23 ACCU Newsletters, 2000
  24 Government Funding for Social Service Summit, 2002
        General correspondence
  25 ACCU Position Articles, 2000-2001
        Articles on stem cell research and memos on the survival of the organization
  26 Lumina Foundation Report, 2002
  27 Religious Leaders Dialogue, 2001
        A general report from ACCU, including correspondence
  28 Reference Articles, 2001
        Article on the trend towards laity in administration in Catholic higher education.
  29 Publications Committee, 2002
        ACCU committee on Catholic Education publications
  30 Conference on Faith and Order, 1999-2001
        Conference correspondence and publications

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence and Meeting Records, 1974-2005

Series 2: Membership Correspondence and Records, 1939-2011

Series 3: ACCU Office Files, 1972-2010

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