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William Bassett

An inventory of William Bassett's 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: William Bassett, 1932-Present
Title: The William Bassett - Vatican Council II Collection
Dates: 1964, 1971
Extent: .5 linear feet; 1 box
Abstract: The William Bassett - Vatican Council II Collection contains three bound volumes of Second Vatican Council material, including a series of press reports and summaries from numerous congregations of the council, as well as a book edited by Bassett on the appointment of bishops.
Collection Number: 318
Language: English, Latin

Biographical Note

William Bassett was born on December 18, 1932. He was eventually ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. Bassett received his A.B. in 1955, his M.A. in 1957, and his S.T.L. degree in 1959 from St. Mary of the Lake College. At the third and fourth sessions of the Second Vatican Council, Basset served served as facilitator for Senior Archbishops in the Basilica under Council Secretariat, Archbishop Pericle Felici. Then, he received his J.C.D. from the Gregorian University, in Rome in 1965. After Vatican II, he was retained as a faculty member of Catholic University's School of Canon Law, 1967-1973. Bassett also obtained his J.D. from the Catholic University of America in 1972, and resigned from Catholic University in May, 1973. Bassett married Jacqueline M. Krueger on June 23, 1973, and together they went to Munich, Germany, to do research at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Bassett then began teaching at the University of San Francisco in August 1974 and retired in June, 2008. He has written numerous books on family law, legal history, and ecclesiastical law, and has served as the editor of The Jurist and Concilium. His book "Religious Organizations and the Law" was supported by a major grant from the Lilly Foundation. In recent years, he served on the Committee for Religious Freedom of the California Catholic Conference. He is also a member of the California Bar Association, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Selden Society, American Society for Legal History, and the Canon Law Society of America. Bassett is currently working on a book on institutional cultures in the Catholic Church.

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Scope and Contents

Bassett was facilitator for Senior Archbishops at the third and fourth sessions of the Council, and this collection contains three bound volumes from his time at the Council, as well as a book that he wrote concerning the appointment of bishops.

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Arrangement

The William Bassett Collection consists of 1 series:

Subject Files, 1964, 1971, Box 1

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Rev. Dr. William Bassett, School of Canon Law on May 26, 1971.

Processing Information

Processing completed in January 2012 by Vanessa Taylor, with assistance from William Bassett. EAD markup completed in January 2012 by Vanessa Taylor.

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Related Material

At the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

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Primeau, Ernesto, Vatican Council II Collection

Sheen, Fulton, Vatican Council II Collection

Vatican Council II - Charles Helmsing

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Vatican Council II - Martin John O'Connor

Vatican Council II - Rocco Caporale

Vatican Council II - Val J. Peter

First Vatican Council Photo Album

Autographes des cardinaux des XVII, XVIII, et XIX siecles

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
William Bassett

Organizations:
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965)

Places:
Rome, Italy

Subjects:
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965)


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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Subject Files, 1964, 1971 Box 1
This series contains three bound volumes of Second Vatican Council material, and one book edited by Bassett.
Box  
1   Press reports and summaries from Opening Second Session of Council to General Congregation No. 127, Sept. 29, 1963-Nov. 20, 1964
        Bound collection in English
    Concilio Vaticano II: Miscellaneous documents, 1964
        Bound collection in Latin
    Concilio Vaticano II: Miscellaneous documents, 1964
        Bound collection in Latin
    The Choosing of Bishops, edited by William Bassett, 1971
        Book in English

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Detailed Description of the Collection

Subject Files, 1964, 1971

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