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Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

An inventory of Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA Collection 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: Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
Title: Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, Collection
Dates: 1945(1983-2015)n.d.
Extent: 7 linear feet; 5 boxes
Abstract: The Archdiocese for the Military Services USA Collection consists of publications related to the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, including newspapers, magazines, prayer materials, worship aids, Archbishops' travel schedules and destinations, administrative information, books, pamphlets, and video recordings.
Collection Number: 323
Language: English

Historical Note

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is a relatively new institution, but one with a longer history. The current structure was formed by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1985, but its origins go back to 1917, when a Military Vicariate was established within the United States, with then-auxiliary Archbishop of New York Patrick J. Hayes serving as vicar, a position he kept even after becoming Archbishop of New York in 1919.

The current Archbishop, Timothy P. Broglio, J. C. D., assisted by four auxiliary bishops, oversees chaplains serving Catholic stationed at more than 220 military installations in 29 countries, as well as tending to the needs of patients in 153 V. A. Medical Centers and government employees serving abroad in 134 countries, as well as their families. Overall, the Archdioceses tends to the spiritual needs of 1.8 million people, both adults and children.

The Military Archdioceses for Military Services, USA is not a government organization, nor is it funded in any part by the United States government. The Archdiocese is, however, the sole endorser of Roman Catholic chaplains for either the military service or V.A. hospitals. A Catholic priest must receive the endorsement of the Archdiocese in order to serve within the United States Military. The chaplains are not incardinated into the AMS, but rather remain within their home diocese or religious order, and are considered "on loan" to the Archdiocese. The AMS also does not have parishes; all chapels are the property of the US government. Rather than keeping parish registries, then, the Archdiocese keeps a centralized Office of Sacramental Records to record baptisms, first communions, confirmations, and marriages celebrated on military installations. These records currently number more than 2.5 million

This collection is comprised almost entirely in records created for public consumption by the Archdioceses for the Military Services, USA. The AMS produces a number of newsletters and magazines, three of which (AMS News, Chaplain's Newsletter, Salute Magazine) are significantly represented in this collection. Also included are assorted memos, prayer and liturgy aids, public notices, and video records of public addresses and masses.

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Scope and Contents

The first series is Administrative Records, 1997-2014, with assorte official policies, announcements, and worship aids produces by the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA.

The second series is Publications, 1945(1983-2015)2015, which is further divided into two subseries. The first subseries is Publications of the Archdiocese, containing the Archdiocese's News Service, Chaplain's Newsletter, and Magazine, as well as assorted calendars, prayer aids, pamphlets, and more. The second subseries is Miscellaneous Publications, comprised of materials related to military chaplaincy and the religious needs of military service members not produced by the Archdioceses.

The third series is Audio/Visual Records, 2003-2004, and undated, comprising boxes 4-5. It is an assortment of lectures and masses performed under the AMS, as well as a few incidental items produced by the AMS.

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Arrangement

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA Collection consists of three series:




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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

No Restrictions

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Received in several small unofficial deposits from multiple sources, 2005-2015.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2016-2017 by Vishma Bhattarai and Marielle Gage. EAD markup completed in 2017 by Marielle Gage.

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Capodanno, Vincent R.
Eastbook, Joseph W.
Kapaun, Emil
Kenny, Patrick
O'Brien, Thomas

Organizations:
Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
United States Military
WRAMC TV

Places:
Washington, D.C.

Subjects:
Catholicism
Military Chaplains


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Bibliography

 

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Administrative Records, 1997-2014 (Box 1)
This series contains assorted records created by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA relating to official policies, visitations of the Archbishop, worship services, and miscellaneous concerns.
Box Folder
1 1 Personnel Manual: Lay Staff, AMS Directory, 1997
  2 Travel Announcements and Schedule, 2007, 2009
  3 Policy to Address Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, 2003
  4 Memorandum: Military Archdiocese Human Resource Department, 2008
  5 Letters from the Archdiocese
        assorted dates
  6 Dedication of the New Headquarters, 2007
  7 Canonization Cause of Father Vincent Capodanno, 2014
  8 Reverend Patrick Kenny, Correspondence and Records
        assorted dates
  9 Burial of Bishop Joseph W. Estabrook, 2012
  10 Vigial and Burial of Archbishop Joseph Thomas Dimino, 2014
  11 Posters and Invitations for Liturgies
        assorted dates
  12 Annual Benefit Invitations, 2011
  13 Worship Aids, 2007-2014
  14 Miscellaneous
        assorted dates
  15 Press Releases, Newspaper Clippings,
        assorted dates
                       
Series 2: Publications, 1945(1987-2015)2015 Boxes 1-3
This series contains various newsletters, pamphlets, calendars, and booklets produced by the Archdiocese and other organizations.
Subseries 1: Publications of the Archdiocese, 1945(1987-2015) Boxes 1-2
Box Folder
1 16 The Priest Goes to War: A Pictorial Outline of the Work of the Catholic Chaplains in World War II, 1945
  17 Guide to the Rosary, 2003
  18 Monthly Monitor, 2007
  19 Armed with the Faith, edited by Rev. Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J., 2009
  20 Father Emil Kapaun, Servant of God, booklets and cards, n.d.
  21 Pamphlets,
        assorted dates
  22 Prayer Cards, Bishops' Cards, n.d.
  23 AMS Calendar, 2013
  24 AMS Calendar, 2013
  25 AMS Calendar, 2013
  26 AMS Calendar, 2014
  27 AMS Calendar, 2015
  28 Tribute to Bishop John J. Kaising, AMS News Special, 2007
  29 AMS News, June, September, December, 1993
  30 AMS News, March, June, 1994
  31 AMS News, March, October, 1995
  32 AMS News, March, Summer, Fall, 1996
  33 AMS News, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, 1997
  34 AMS News, Spring, Summer/Fall, Winter, Christmas, 1998
  35 AMS News, Spring, Easter, Summer, Christmas, 1999
  36 AMS News, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, 2000
  37 AMS News, Spring, Fall, Winter, Memorial Day special issue, 2001
  38 AMS News, nos. 1-4, Easter, 2002
  39 AMS News, nos. 1-6, 2003
  40 AMS News, nos. 1-6, 2004
  41 AMS News, nos. 1-6, 2005
  42 AMS News, nos. 1-5, 2006
  43 AMS News, nos. 1-3, 2007
Box Folder
2 1 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1988-1989
  2 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1989-1990
  3 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1990-1991
  4 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1992
  5 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1993
  6 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1994
  7 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1995
  8 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1996
  9 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1997
  10 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1998
  11 Chaplain's Newsletter, 1999
  12 Chaplain's Newsletter, 2000
  13 Chaplain's Newsletter, 2001
  14 Chaplain's Update, 2002, 2004-2006
  15 Salute Magazine, 2007
  16 Salute Magazine, 2008
  17 Salute Magazine, 2008
  18 Salute Magazine, 2009
  19 Salute Magazine, 2010
  20 Salute Magazine, 2011
  21 Salute Magazine, 2012
  22 Salute Magazine, 2013
  23 Salute Magazine, 2014
  24 Salute Magazine, 2015
  25 Priest's Manual, 1987
Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Publications, 1969(1983-2015) Box 3
Box Folder
3 1 Index to the Catholic Historical Review, 1969
  2 Armed with Faith: A Catholic Handbook, Knights of Columbus, 2009
  3 Moral Issues in Military Decision Making, by Anthony Hartle 1989
  4 The Grunt Padre: Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, Vietnam, 1966-1967, 2000
  5 Extension: The Magazine of Catholic Extension 2011
  6 Extension: The Magazine of Catholic Extension 2012
  7 Extension: The Magazine of Catholic Extension 2014
  8 "Military Times" Guide, 2002
  9 "Military Times" Guide and Reserve Handbook, 2009
  10 "Military Times" Guide, 2009
  11 The Journal - All Catholic 1947
  12 Handbook for Military Families, 1998
  13 Military Heritage, 1999
  14 Five Chaplains: One Calling, 2003
  15 Stars and Stripes: Heroes, 2009
  16 Columbia, 2009
  17 The Army Chaplaincy, 2010
  18 Military Insignia, n.d.
  19 Vocational Journeys: The Air Force Chaplain Corps., n.d.
  20 Pastoral Care of the Sick, 1983
  21 Blessings from the Battlefield, Our Sunday Visitor, n.d.
  22 Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book, 2003
  23 Newspaper Clippings,
        assorted dates
  24 Miscellaneous Publications,
        assorted dates
  8 World War II Legacy Campaign appeal letter, including 8x10 photo of D-Day landing at Omaha Beach, n.d.
                       
Series 3: Audio/Visual Materials, 2003-2004, n.d. (Boxes 4-5)
This series contains filmed liturgies and talks sponsored by Archdiocese and promotional materials.
Box Folder
4 1 Fight of Faith Trainee: Father, We Need You, n.d.
        DVD
  2 US Naval Academy: 150 Years in Annapolis, n.d.
        DVD
  3 Guest Speaker, Dave Roever, 2003
        VHS
  4 Mass, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick 2003
        VHS
  5 Mass, Bishop Paul S. Loverde, 2004
        VHS
  6 Mass, Father Patrick A. Kenny, 2004
        VHS
  7 Life, Healing, and the Bible: Christian Challenge, 2004
        VHS
  8 Guest Speaker, Dr. Susan Timoney, 2004
        VHS
  9 Father John J. Kaising, 2004
        VHS
  10 Wine bag with Bishop's crest, n.d.
  11 Notepad, "Are you called to be a priest?", n.d.
  12 Notepad with Archdiocese's crest, n.d.
  13 Envelope with medals, pen, and stickers related to military service, n.d.
Box Folder
5 1 Poster, "Father, We Need You" n.d.
        Oversized
  2 Poster, "Are You Called to be a Priest?" n.d.
        Oversized

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1997-2014

Series 2: Publications, 1945(1987-2015)2015

Series 3: Audio/Visual Materials, 2003-2004, n.d.

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