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Catholic Daughters of the Americas

An inventory of the Catholic Daughters of America 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: Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Title: Records of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Dates: 1905-2003
Extent: 136 linear feet; 109 boxes
Abstract: The Catholic Daughters of Americas Records contain organizational records from the national office, as well as records from individual state records as well. There are also ledgers and files from defunct CDA courts, as well as their financial records. Lastly, there are publications from the organization as well as photographs and memorabilia.
Collection Number: 167
Language: English

Historical Note

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) was founded on June 18, 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in Utica, New York. The organization’s motto is Unity and Charity and its main goal is the preservation of the faith, patriotism, the spiritual and intellectual development of Catholic womanhood, and charity. The national organization consists of a supreme directorate, led by the national regent of a biennial elected council of fourteen. There are also committees on civil defense, education, leadership, legislation, public relations, relief for peace, social welfare, veterans' hospitals, and women for decency. There are also individual units called courts located in forty-four states including Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the Canal Zone.

In 1926 the Catholic Daughters created the Junior Catholic Daughters of America and by 1963 it had grown to 310 junior courts, and was merged with the NCWC Youth Department. The CDA has also given extensively throughout their history, they helped fund the completion of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and also donated to the Society of St. James the Apostle for Church programs in Latin America. Additionally, they have built chapels in Africa and throughout Asia. Throughout the years the CDA has also given scholarships to Catholic women going into religious orders and for teaching the blind and handicapped.

During the Cold War one of the biggest projects for the CDA was funding the Vatican Radio Service to send programming through the Iron Curtin. The other charitable works the CDA are involved in are working with the mentally challenged, handicapped children, veterans, the elderly, orphanages, and adopting children of leper parents from Korea.

The 1970s brought a host of challenges and successes for the CDA. One of the major problems facing the organization was dwindling membership; during Winifred Trabeaux regency she created a major recruitment program. The CDA also refocused on its core values through the Heart Speaks to Heart Program. Also, in 1974 the CDA created the Chair of American Catholic Church History at the Catholic University of America. After 1973, the CDA partnered with the Knights of Columbus and other faith based groups with the pro-life movement and organizing the annual March for Life. During the 1980s and 90s the CDA continued its many charitable works and continue to this day. Some of their most recent accomplishments have been continuing fundraising for the USCCB, Habitat for Humanity, and for Saving our Aging Religious (SOAR). Lastly, the CDA has put a great emphasis on their devotion to Mary and praying the rosary in their local parishes and in 2003 celebrated their 100th anniversary as an organization.

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Scope and Contents

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas records consist of eight series, the first series are of past national board meeting minutes and correspondence. Most of these minutes discuss yearly goals for the CDA and what goals they expect to be accomplished by individual state courts. There are also minutes discussing finances for the organization.

The second series are files from the biennial national conventions. Most of these files are of agendas, minutes, and correspondence concerning the organization and the election of new national officers at the convention.

The third series includes financial and meeting minute ledgers from CDA courts that have been disbanded. Most of these ledgers include the final five years of the courts business meeting minutes as well as their financial ledgers that was sent to the National Treasurers office in New York. Also, there are several ledgers for each court and each court is separated with a small white tag. Lastly, these are the actual ledgers, not typed copies, and are all handwritten.

The fourth series are of national officer and state court correspondence, and is divided into three sub-series. The first sub-series are of national officer and state and individual court correspondence. The second sub-series are of national executive correspondence. This is mainly correspondence with the national regent and her fellow national officers. The third sub-series are financial records from the national office and financial reports submitted by state courts.

The next series is memorabilia from the national court, which includes past awards a national regent's gavel, a medal from Pope Paul VI, a national regent's robe, pins and other CDA jewelry, and a ballot box for the national convention.

The sixth series contains audio visual items, which includes cassette tapes from national conventions from the 1970s and 1980s. Also, there are two boxes of photos from individual state councils and from national conventions, mainly from the 1970s.

The seventh series are an extensive collection of every magazine published by the CDA since 1904, titles includes, The Herald, Woman's Voice, Broadcast Sheets, News and Views, and their current magazine Share.

The final series contains two oversize boxes of past certificates and awards given to CDA. There is also a box with a photo and news clipping scrapbook of Hilarita Dorn who was past state regent for the state of California.

Overall, this collection is a potentially great resource for researching Catholic women laity in America during the twentieth century, especially after the Second Vatican Council. Lastly, some of the correspondence in series four is water damaged and may be faded or more difficult to read.

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Arrangement

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Records consists of 8 Series:









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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Five (5) Years

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired through several deposits from 1998-2003, with the largest deposit made in 1998 by the Catholic Daughters of America. The smaller deposits were made by past national officers as well as Berard L. Marthaler and Carol Dorr Clement who wrote a centennial history of the CDA in 2003.

Processing Information

Processing by Raymond Moore in 2013

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Related Material

Catholic Daughters of the Americas - District of Columbia Court Records

Daughters of Isabella Records

International Federation of Catholic Alumnae Records

National Catholic Community Service Records

National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) Records

National Council of Catholic Laity Records

National Council of Catholic Men Records

National Council of Catholic Women Records

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:
Ballard, Anna
Baxter, Anna
Buckley, Margaret
Cushing, Richard
Hannan, Phillip
Knebel, Loretta, Irma
McLaughlin, Rayola
Trabeaux, Winifred

Organizations:
Catholic Charities
Knights of Columbus
NCWC/USCC/USCCB

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

Subjects:
Activism
Catholic Charity
Women's Groups


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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: National Board Meeting Minutes, 1917-1992 6 Boxes
Includes ledgers of past national board meeting minutes, as well as loose board meeting minutes. Most of these minutes discuss the goals for the upcoming year for the CDA, and the goals for each individual state court. There are also minutes discussing finances for the organization.
Box Folder
1 1 CDA Foundation, 1980-1988
        Minutes from their main fundraising organization
  2 National Board Minutes, 1951-1959
  3 National Board Minutes, 1946-1954
  4 National Board Minutes, 1931-1945
Box Folder
2 1 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  1 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  2 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  3 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  4 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  5 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  6 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  7 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  8 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  9 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  10 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  11 National Board Minutes, 1954-1959
        Loose typed annual reports
  12 National Board Minutes, 1954-1961
        Loose typed annual reports
  13 National Board Minutes, 1954-1961
        Loose typed annual reports
  14 National Board Minutes, 1954-1961
        Loose typed annual reports
  15 National Board Minutes, 1954-1961
        Loose typed annual reports
  16 National Board Minutes, 1954-1961
        Loose typed annual reports
  17 National Board Minutes, 1954-1961
        Loose typed annual reports
  18 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  19 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  20 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  21 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  22 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  23 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  24 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  25 National Board Minutes, 1962-1964
        Loose typed annual reports
  26 National Board Minutes, 1964-1967
        Loose typed annual reports
  27 National Board Minutes, 1964-1967
        Loose typed annual reports
  28 National Board Minutes, 1964-1967
        Loose typed annual reports
  29 National Board Minutes, 1964-1967
        Loose typed annual reports
  30 National Board Minutes, 1964-1967
        Loose typed annual reports
  31 National Board Minutes, 1968-1970
        Loose typed annual reports
  32 National Board Minutes, 1968-1970
        Loose typed annual reports
  33 National Board Minutes, 1968-1970
        Loose typed annual reports
  34 National Board Minutes, 1968-1970
        Loose typed annual reports
  35 National Board Minutes, 1968-1970
        Loose typed annual reports
  36 National Board Minutes, 1971
        Loose typed annual reports
  37 National Board Minutes, 1971
        Loose typed annual reports
  38 National Board Minutes, 1972
        Loose typed annual reports
  39 National Board Minutes, 1972
        Loose typed annual reports
  40 National Board Minutes, 1973
        Loose typed annual reports
  41 National Board Minutes, 1973
        Loose typed annual reports
  42 National Board Minutes, 1974
        Loose typed annual reports
  43 National Board Minutes, 1974
        Loose typed annual reports
  44 National Board Minutes, 1974
        Loose typed annual reports
  45 National Board Minutes, 1975
        Loose typed annual reports
  46 National Board Minutes, 1975
        Loose typed annual reports
  47 National Board Minutes, 1976
        Loose typed annual reports
  48 National Board Minutes, 1976
        Loose typed annual reports
Box Folder
3 1 National Board Minutes, 1981
        Loose typed annual reports
  2 National Board Minutes, 1981
        Loose typed annual reports
  3 National Board Minutes, 1981
        Loose typed annual reports
  4 National Board Minutes, 1980
        Loose typed annual reports
  5 National Board Minutes, 1980
        Loose typed annual reports
  6 National Board Minutes, 1980
        Loose typed annual reports
  7 National Board Minutes, 1977-1978
        Loose typed annual reports
  8 National Board Minutes, 1978
        Loose typed annual reports
  9 National Board Minutes, 1978
        Loose typed annual reports
  10 National Board Minutes, 1978
        Loose typed annual reports
  11 National Board Minutes, 1982
        Loose typed annual reports
  12 National Board Minutes, 1982
        Loose typed annual reports
  13 National Board Minutes, 1982
        Loose typed annual reports
  14 National Board Minutes, 1982
        Loose typed annual reports
  15 National Board Minutes, 1984
        Loose typed annual reports
  16 National Board Minutes, 1984
        Loose typed annual reports
  17 National Board Minutes, 1985
        Loose typed annual reports
  18 National Board Minutes, 1985
        Loose typed annual reports
Box Folder
4 1 National Board Minutes, 1992
        Loose typed annual reports
  2 National Board Minutes, 1992
        Loose typed annual reports
  3 National Board Minutes, 1988-1989
        Loose typed annual reports
  4 National Board Minutes, 1988-1989
        Loose typed annual reports
  5 National Board Minutes, 1988-1989
        Loose typed annual reports
  6 National Board Minutes, 1988-1989
        Loose typed annual reports
  7 National Board Minutes, 1987
        Loose typed annual reports
  8 National Board Minutes, 1987
        Loose typed annual reports
  9 National Board Minutes, 1986-1988
        Loose typed annual reports
  10 National Board Minutes, 1986-1988
        Loose typed annual reports
  11 Membership Booklets, 1927-1976
        Part of Annual Report
  12 International Booklets, 1928-1971
        Part of Annual Report
  13 Officer Booklets, 1924-1957
  14 Leadership Booklets, 1924-1965
  15 Meeting Booklets, 1928-1966
Box Folder
5 1 National Circle, Daughters of Isabella vs. The National Order of the Daughters of Isabella, 1917
        New York State Supreme Court Proceedings
  2 National Circle, Daughters of Isabella vs. The National Order of the Daughters of Isabella, 1917
        New York State Supreme Court Proceedings
  3 National Circle, Daughters of Isabella vs. The National Order of the Daughters of Isabella, 1917
        New York State Supreme Court Proceedings
  4 Legal Cases, 1922
        New York State Supreme Court Proceedings
  5 Legal Files, 1924-1979
  6 National Circle, Daughters of Isabella vs. The National Order of the Daughters of Isabella, 1917
        Depositions
Box Folder
6 1 Scrapbook of Past National Meeting, 1921
        Includes Clippings
  2 Statistical Data For Annual Reports, 1925-1933
  3 National Meeting Correspondence, 1933-1938
  4 Correspondence, 1933-1940
  5 Correspondence, 1960
        For the National Meeting
  6 Correspondence, 1931
  7 Correspondence, 1958
        Includes Clippings
                       
Series 2: National Convention Files, 1927-1994 6 Boxes
Includes minutes, agendas, and correspondence from past biennial conventions. There are also reports released from the convention and correspondence on the planning for the convention as well as the election that is held for new national officers.
Box Folder
7 1 Reports to the National Chairman, 1980
  2 National Convention Correspondence, 1980
  3 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980
  4 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980
  5 Convention Minutes, 1980
  6 Laura McMahon's Correspondence, 1980
  7 Chicago Convention Delegate List, 1982
  8 National Statistics, 1982
  9 Elections, 1982
  10 Resolutions, 1982
  11 Resolutions, 1982
  12 Invitations, 1982
  13 List of Convention Materials, 1982
  14 Convention Attendance Records, 1982
  15 Planning Information, 1982
  16 Planning Information, 1980
  17 State Regent Correspondence, 1980
  18 State Regent Correspondence, 1980
  19 Convention Rules, 1982
Box Folder
8 1 National Convention Speeches, 1982
  2 Convention Materials, 1984
  3 Resolutions, 1984
  4 Delegates Roll Call, 1984
  5 Convention Reports, 1984
  6 Convention Reports, 1984
  7 Convention Minutes, 1984
  8 Miscellaneous Convention Materials, 1984
  9 Houston Publicity, 1984
  10 Financial Correspondence, 1984
  11 Convention Correspondence, 1984
  12 Bishop's Correspondence, 1984
  13 Margaret Buckley Correspondence, 1984
  14 Officers Correspondence, 1984
  15 Convention Finances, 1984
  16 Convention Finances, 1984
  17 Convention Finances, 1984
  18 Convention Finances, 1984
  19 Convention Finances, 1984
  20 Convention Finances, 1984
Box Folder
9 1 Convention Correspondence, 1988
  2 Convention Finances, 1988
  3 Convention Reports, 1988
  4 Convention Resolutions, 1988
  5 Convention Resolutions, 1988
  6 National Convention Letter to State Regents, 1988
  7 National Convention Letter, 1988
  8 Convention Correspondence, 1988
  9 Convention Correspondence, 1988
  10 Convention Correspondence, 1988
  11 Convention Pamphlets, 1927-1988
Box Folder
10 1 National Convention Forms, 1990
  2 Letters of Invitation, 1990
        State Court forms
  3 Convention Planning Correspondence, 1990
  4 Membership Credentials, 1990
  5 Lorraine McMahon Correspondence, 1990
  6 Convention Clippings, 1990
  7 New By-Laws Passed, 1990
  8 Resolutions Passed, 1990
  9 Resolutions Passed, 1990
  10 National Regent Report, 1990
  11 Convention Center Correspondence, 1990
  12 Pre- Convention Report, 1990
  13 Convention Rules, 1990
  14 Post- Convention Correspondence, 1990
  15 Lorraine McMahon Correspondence, 1990
  16 Lorraine McMahon Correspondence, 1990
  17 New York Resolutions, 1990
  18 National Officers Meeting, 1993
        For 1994 Convention
Box Folder
11 1 Delegates Registration, 1992
  2 Non-Delegate Registration, 1992
  3 Hotel Correspondence, 1992
  4 Programs, 1992
  5 Project Handclasp, 1992
        Aid to the Handicapped
  6 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1992
  7 Convention Binders, 1994
        Contains convention programs and agenda
  8 Convention Agenda, 1994
  9 90th Anniversary Preparations, 1994
  10 List of Attendees, 1994
  11 Pre-Convention Meeting, 1992
  12 Pre-Convention Correspondence, 1992
Box Folder
12 1 Delegate Responsibilities, 1994
  2 Membership to Convention, 1994
  3 List of Awards, 1994
  4 Financial Correspondence, 1994
  5 Ballots for Award Nominees, 1994
  6 National Regent Correspondence, 1990
  7 National Officers Correspondence, 1994
  8 Executive Directors Correspondence, 1994
  9 Directors Correspondence, 1995
  10 Board Minutes, 1992-1993
  11 Board Minutes, 1992-1993
  12 Illinois State Convention, 1994
  13 Connecticut State Convention, 1984
  14 Illinois State Convention, 1986
  15 New Mexico State Convention, 1986
  16 North Carolina State Convention, 1986
                       
Series 3: Disbanded Court Ledgers, 1920-1996 48 Boxes
Includes financial and meeting minutes ledgers from CDA courts that have been disbanded. Most of these ledgers include the final five years of the courts business meeting minutes as well as their financial ledgers that was sent to the National Treasurers office in New York. Also, there are several ledgers for each court and each court is separated with a small white tag. Lastly, these are the actual ledgers, not typed copies, and are all handwritten.
Box Folder
13 1 Court Rose de La Salle, 1979-1992
        Berlin, Wisconsin
  2 Court Our Lady of Fatima, 1946-1967
        Remington, Indiana
  3 Court Infant of Prague, 1973-19942
        Hollywood, Florida
Box Folder
14 1 Court Santa Rita, 1986-1992
        Hoboken, NJ
  2 Court Carmel Mission, 1949-1991
        Carmel, CA
  3 Court Glennon 863, 1924-1974
        Belmar, NJ
Box Folder
15 1 Court Glorieux 1349, 1942-1996
        Boise, ID
  2 Court Salesean 1005, 1936-1989
        San Francisco, CA
  3 Court Regina 701, 1921-1989
        Macon, IL
  4 Court St. Agnes 644, 1921-1991
        Towanda, PA
  5 Court Mattapan, 1920-1990
        Mattapan, MA
Box Folder
16 1 Court Blessed Rose Philipine, 1956-1989
        Florissant, MO
  2 Court Holy Rosary, 1927-1994
        Jacksonville, FL
Box Folder
17 1 Court Santa Maria 952, 1925-1990
        St. Petersburg Beach, FL
  2 Court Presentalin 2357, 1991-1992
        Berlin, Wisconsin
  3 Court Joan of Arc, 1974-1990
        Waverly, NY
Box Folder
18 1 Court Holy Spirit, 1963-1989
        St. Augustine FL
  2 Court Colin Cille, 1960-1991
        San Diego, CA
  3 Court St. Benedict 1749, 1957-1989
        Fullerton, CA
  4 Court McGivney 1510, 1949-1992
        Waterbury, CT
Box Folder
19 1 Court East Liberty 905, 1924-1991
        Pittsburgh, PA
  2 Court Columbia 475, 1920-1990
        Parkersburg WV
  3 Court Our Lady Holy of Christians, 1929-1981
        West Concord, MA
  4 Court St. Nicholas 1821, 1959-1992
        Tracy, MN
Box Folder
20 1 Court Queen of Peace, 1971-1992
        Napoleon, ND
  2 Court Star of the Sea 1172, 1931-1989
        Venice, CA
  3 Court Marquette 142, 1986-1988
        Janesville, WI
Box Folder
21 1 Court Prague 1322, 1991-1992
        Ravena, NY
  2 Court St. Regis 1330, 1941-1991
        Corliss, PA
  3 Court St. Theresa 1092, 1928-1994
        Lebanon, NH
  4 Court Madonna 732, 1922-1994
        Varina, IO
Box Folder
22 1 Court Mary Our Queen, 1960-1975
        Catonsville, MD
  2 Court Madonna of the Desert 1889, 1962-1995
        Palm Springs, CA
  3 Court Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal 1225, 1935-1994
        New York, NY
Box Folder
23 1 Court Mater Christi 1066, 1927-1993
        Philadelphia, PA
  2 Court St. Kenneth 1843, 1960-1993
        Claremont, MN
  3 Court St. Anthony 1004, 1926-1991
        Oshkosh, WI
  4 Court Santa Teresta 1874, 1961-1993
        Santa Fe Springs, CA
Box Folder
24 1 Court Mother Seton, 1959-1992
        Tracy, MN
  2 Court Ascension 761, 1922-1991
        Donaldsonville, LA
Box Folder
25 1 Court St. Theresa, 1947-1995
        Creighton, PA
  2 Court Kinston 2263, 1984-1992
        Kinston, NC
  3 Court St. Mary 826, 1990-1994
        Ballston Spa, NY
Box Folder
26 1 Court St. Ann, 1938-1990
        Wilkes-Barre, PA
  2 Court Margaret Mary 710, 1922-1996
        Storm Lake, IA
  3 Court Que Mary, 1929-1993
        Gallup, NM
Box Folder
27 1 Court of the Missionary Servants 2288, 1989-1991
        Tappahannock, VA
  2 Court Our Lady of the Lake 2106, 1974-1996
        Toluca Lake, CA
  3 Court Milton 1198, 1933-1993
        Milton, MA
  4 Court Seton, 1975-1977
        East Orange, NJ
Box Folder
28 1 Court St. Augustine 1936, 1965-1995
        Lakewood, CA, eight ledgers total
Box Folder
29 1 Court Our Lady of the Rosary, 1949-1993
        Dwight, IL
  2 Court Our Lady of Hope, 1954-1992
        Azusa, CA
  3 Court Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1989-1992
        North Las Vegas, NV
  4 Court St. Rose of Lima, 1920-1993
        Tulsa, OK
  5 Court Patricia 357, 1990-1995
        Perry, IA
Box Folder
30 1 Court Fr. William McDonald, 1934-1992
        Manchester, NH
  2 Court St. Pius X, 1959-1992
        Baltimore, MD
  3 Court Our Lady of Peace, 1970-196
        Brooklyn, NY
Box Folder
31 1 Court Annunciation 1140, 1929-1991
        Ludlow, VT
  2 Court St. James, 1970-1989
  3 Court Granada 37, 1980-1986
        Derby, CT
Box Folder
32 1 Court Our Lady of the Island, 1961-1993
        Catalina Island, CA
  2 Court Fr. William Grace 1753, 1957-1993
        Lenox, MA
  3 Court Inama 1145, 1929-1993
        Sauk City, WI
  4 Court Bishop O'Leary, 1928-1993
        Worchester, MA
Box Folder
33 1 Court Ascension 761, 1922-1991
        Donaldsonville, LA
  2 Court Grand Rapids 870, 1924-1996
        Grand Rapids, MI
  3 Court Assumption 407, 1920-1986
        Staten Island, NY
Box Folder
34 1 Court Beaver, 1949-1994
        Beaver, PA
  2 Court St. Margaret, 1946-1995
        Chula Vista, CA
  3 Court Pinta 42, 1989-1994
        Johnstown, NY
Box Folder
35 1 Court St. Catherine of Sienna 1984, 1968-1995
        Shreveport, LA
  2 Court St. Jude 2202, 1979-1992
        Casselberry, FL
  3 Court St. Boniface 1517, 1949-1994
        Elmont, NY
Box Folder
36 1 Court St. Rita 374, 1987-1994
        Hollister, CA
  2 Court Immaculate Conception, 1987-1994
        Jersey City, NJ
  3 Court Regina Rosarie, 1963-1993
        Houma, LA
Box Folder
37 1 Court Irma 318, 1920-1993
        Dorchester, MA, a full box of thirteen ledgers
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38 1 Court St. Paula 741, 1922-1983
        Beckley, WV
  2 Court Our Lady of the Snows 2023, 1970-1996
        Thief River Falls, MN
  3 Court Santa Maria de la Paz 2343, 1990-1991
        Santa Fe, NM
  4 Court Our Lady of the Valley, 1974-1983
        Paonia, CO
Box Folder
39 1 Court Colletta 311, 1923-1984
        Prescott, AZ
  2 Court Fleming, 1985-1990
        Orange, NJ
  3 Court St. Margaret Mary 1277, 1938-1986
        Westward, MA
Box Folder
40 1 Court Dean Hamel, 1920-1993
        Olean, NY
  2 Court Newport 110, 1986-1994
        Newport, RI
Box Folder
41 1 Court Provincetown 851, 1924-1995
        Provincetown, MA
  2 Court Veronica 289, 1987-1994
        Granville, NY
  3 Court Irwin 1170, 1931-1995
        Irwin, PA
  4 Court St. Rita, 1920-1994
        Port Chester, NY
Box Folder
42 1 Court Homestead 343, 1985-1992
        Homestead, PA
  2 Court Notre Dame 926, 1924-1993
        Marsfield, WI
Box Folder
43 1 Court St. Theresa of the Little Flower 2285, 1983-1990
  2 Court St. Jude, 1953-1992
        Washingtonelle, NY
  3 Court Multnomah 270, 1986-1994
        Portland, OR
  4 Court Berkeley 1049, 1927-1991
        Berkeley, CA
Box Folder
44 1 Court Madonna 1703, 1955-1993
        Middletown, RI
  2 Court Pope John XXIII, 1964-1996
        Richmond, VA
  3 Court Madonna 258, 1989-1996
        Englewood, NJ
Box Folder
45 1 Court St Theresa 1316, 1939-1995
        Port Arthur, TX
  2 Court Ellwood City, 1924-1996
        Ellwood City, PA
  3 Court Isabella 2373, 1991-1994
        Statesville, NC
  4 Court Consuelo 1032, 1927-1993
        Pittsburgh, PA
Box Folder
46 1 Court Margaret Mary 441, 1920-1993
        Mitchel, SD
Box Folder
47 1 Court Fr. Arthur Kaler 2219, 1980-1991
        Carrizo Springs, TX
  2 Court Assumption 1637, 1953-1984
        Wood Ridge, NJ
  3 Court St. Clare 1361, 1944-1994
        Claersville, OH
Box Folder
48 1 Court San Juan Batista 1744, 1988-1991
        San Juan, Puerto Rico
Box Folder
49 1 Defunct New York Courts, 1920-1996
Box Folder
50 1 Court Mary, Star of the Sea, 1973-1993
  2 Court Elizabeth Seton, 1976-1994
        Kohler, Wisconsin
Box Folder
51 1 Court Thomas Heyden 1203, 1986-1993
        Bedford, PA
  2 Court Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1975-1994
        Vienna, VA
  3 Court Constantine 201, 1989-1994
        Highland Falls, NY
Box Folder
52 1 Court Our Lady of the Bay, 1990-1995
        Houston, TX
  2 Court St. John the Baptist, 1988-1992
        Silver Spring, MD
Box Folder
53 1 Court Mary Mother of the Church, 1986-1994
        Newport, RI
  2 Court Catherine Marie, 1936-1996
        Cairo, NY
  3 Court Our Lady of Sorrows, 1955-1994
        Hackberry, LA
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54 1 Court Benedict 611, 1921-1982
        Summit, NJ
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55 1 Court Monaca 1662, 1953-1994
        Monaca, PA
  2 Court Carroll, 1964-1982
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56 1 Court Midland 653, 1979-1985
  2 Court California 159, 1985-1995
  3 Court John F. Kennedy 1957, 1972-1992
        Maryland
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57 1 Court Immaculate Conception 597, 1920-1995
        College Point, NY
  2 Court Francis James 1321, 1940-1996
        Plainsville, CT
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58 1 Court Nuestra Senara, 1977-1989
        San Juan, Puerto Rico
  2 Court Our Lady of the Island, 1963-1985
  3 Court Holy Cross, 1980-1989
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59 1 Court Our Lady of the Lakes, 1950-1991
        Carmel, NY
  2 Court John Paul, 1980-1989
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60 1 Court Msgr. Mason 456, 1967-1985
        Allentown, PA
  2 Court St. Cecilia, 1984-1990
                       
Series 4: National and State Court Correspondence, 35 Boxes
Divided into three sub-series, the first sub-series contain correspondence between National Officers and State Court officers. The second sub-series is correspondence between the officers of the National Officers for the CDA, this includes extensive correspondence from past National Regents and letters sent to individual courts from the national office. Lastly, there are financial files from the national office and annual reports from state courts.
Subseries 4.1: National and State Court Officer Correspondence, 1910-1994, 16 boxes
Includes correspondence between national and state officers as well as reports sent to the national CDA office by state and individual courts. There is also correspondence between officers from state conventions
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61 1 National Convention, 1976
  2 National Convention, 1976
  3 National Convention, 1976
  4 National Convention, 1976
        Sample Program
  5 National Convention, 1976
  6 National Convention, 1976
        Correspondence
  7 National Convention, 1976
        Credentials
  8 New Orleans Convention Correspondence, 1976
  9 New Orleans Convention, 1976
  10 Convention Resolutions, 1976
  11 National Convention Correspondence, 1978
  12 Mailings to State Regents, 1978
  13 Mailings to State Regents, 1976
  14 List of Delegates, 1978
  15 Waldorf Astoria Correspondence, 1978
  16 Baltimore Convention Awards, 1978
  17 Baltimore Convention Mailings, 1978
  18 Baltimore Convention Mailings, 1980
  19 Baltimore Convention Mailings, 1980
  20 Constitution and By-Laws Amendments, 1980
  21 Baltimore Publicity, 1980
  22 National Convention Minutes, 1980
  23 National Convention Minutes, 1980
  24 Baltimore Convention Report, 1980
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62 1 Arizona, Arkansas, and Colorado State Files, 1980
  2 Colorado State Files, 1980
  3 Colorado, Connecticut, Dominican Republic, and Florida State Files, 1980
  4 Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois State Files, 1980
  5 Illinois State Files, 1980
  6 Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State Files, 1980
  7 Louisiana State Files, 1980
  8 Maryland-Montana State Files, 1980
  9 Nebraska-New Jersey State Files, 1980
  10 New Mexico-North Carolina State Files, 1980
  11 Oklahoma-Pennsylvania State Files, 1980
  12 Oklahoma-Pennsylvania State Files, 1980
  13 Texas State Files, 1980
  14 Texas State Files, 1980
  15 South Dakota-West Virginia State Files, 1980-1982
  16 Wisconsin State Files, 1982
  17 State Regents Correspondence, 1980-1982
  18 State Regents Correspondence, 1980-1982
  19 Apostolate State Chairman Correspondence, 1982
  20 National State Service Projects, 1980-82
  21 National State Service Project, 1980-1982
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63 1 Edna Nolte Notes, 1991
  2 Edna Nolte Correspondence, 1991
  3 Edna Nolte Correspondence, 1991
  4 National Officers Correspondence, 1990-1992
  5 National Officers Correspondence, 1990-1992
  6 National Officers Correspondence, 1990-1992
  7 Arizona-California State Files, 1992
  8 Colorado-California, 1992
  9 State of Illinois Files, 1991
  10 Illinois State Convention, 1992
  11 Iowa-Louisiana State Files, 1990-1992
  12 Maryland-Michigan State Files, 1992
  13 Montana-New Jersey State Files, 1980-1992
  14 New Mexico-Oregon State Files, 1990-1992
  15 Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico State Files, 1992
  16 South Dakota-Vermont State Files, 1992
  17 Virginia-Wisconsin State Files, 1992
  18 Miscellaneous State Files, 1975-1976
  19 Miscellaneous State Files, 1992
  20 National Officers, 1975-1976
  21 National Office Correspondence, 1975-1976
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64 1 Extension Memos, 1975-1976
  2 Apostleship of the Sea, 1975
  3 Share Correspondence, 1975
        Homeless Women Initiative
  4 State Courts, 1975-1976
  5 Local Court Correspondence, 1975-1976
  6 State Courts, 1975-1976
  7 State Courts, 1975-1976
  8 State Courts, 1975-1976
  9 Miscellaneous Material For Board Members, 1975-1976
  10 Winifred L Trabeaux Correspondence, 1975-1976
  11 National Affairs Office, 1975-1976
  12 Executive Secretary Correspondence, 1974-1975
  13 National Director Correspondence, 1974-1976
  14 National Director Correspondence, 1974-1976
  15 National Director Correspondence, 1975
  16 Bicentennial Committee Correspondence, 1975-1976
  17 Social Involvement Correspondence, 1972-1974
  18 Constitution and Laws, 1976
  19 Share Correspondence, 1974-1976
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65 1 State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  2 State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  3 State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  4 State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  5 Arizona State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  6 Arkansas State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  7 California State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  8 California State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  9 Colorado State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  10 Connecticut State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  11 Delaware State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  12 Washington DC State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  13 Dominican Republic State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  14 Florida State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  15 Hawaii State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  16 Idaho State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  17 Guam State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  18 Illinois State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  19 Iowa State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  20 Kansas State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  21 Louisiana State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  22 Maine State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  23 Maryland State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  24 Massachusetts State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  25 Michigan State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  26 Michigan State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  27 Missouri State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  28 Montana State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  29 Nebraska State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  30 Nevada State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  31 New Hampshire State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  32 New Jersey State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  33 New York State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  34 North Carolina State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  35 North Dakota State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  36 Ohio State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  37 Oklahoma State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  38 Oregon State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  39 Pennsylvania State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  40 Puerto Rico State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  41 Rhode Island State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  42 South Dakota State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  43 Vermont State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  44 Texas State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  45 Texas State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  46 Virginia State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  47 Washington State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  48 West Virginia State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  49 Wisconsin State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  50 Wyoming State Files Bicentennial, 1976
  51 Illinois State Convention, 1974
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66 1 National Regents Correspondence, 1985-1986
  2 Executive Secretary Correspondence, 1985-1986
  3 State Correspondence, 1985-1986
  4 State Correspondence, 1985-1986
  5 State Correspondence, 1985-1986
  6 State Correspondence, 1985-1987
  7 Lorraine McMahon Correspondence, 1988
        Past National Regent
  8 Lorraine McMahon Correspondence, 1988
  9 Edna Nolte Correspondence, 1988
        Past National Regent
  10 National Office Correspondence, 1988
  11 State Correspondence, 1988
  12 State Correspondence, 1987-1988
  13 State Correspondence, 1987-1988
  14 State Correspondence, 1988
  15 State Correspondence, 1988
  16 State Correspondence, 1988
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67 1 Illinois State Court, 1994
  2 Edna Nolte Correspondence, 1994
  3 Grace Rinaldi Correspondence, 1992-1994
  4 Virginia Duffy Correspondence, 1992-1994
  5 State Court Correspondence, 1993
  6 State Court Correspondence, 1992
  7 State Court Correspondence, 1992-1994
  8 State Court Correspondence, 1992-1994
  9 State Court Correspondence, 1994
  10 New York State Court Correspondence, 1992-1994
  11 New York State Court, 1992-1994
  12 North Carolina-Oregon State Court Correspondence, 1992-1994
  13 State Court Puerto Rico-Texas, 1994
  14 Vermont-Wisconsin State Court, 1993-1994
  15 Texas State Court, 1979-1980
  16 Arizona State Court, 1979-1980
  17 New York State Correspondence, 1979
  18 Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado State Courts, 1979
  19 California State Court, 1980
  20 Colorado-Connecticut State Court Correspondence, 1979-1980
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68 1 Hawaii and Idaho State Courts, 1979-1980
  2 Iowa-Maryland State Courts, 1979-1980
  3 Massachusetts-Nebraska State Courts, 1979-1980
  4 Illinois State Courts, 1979-1980
  5 Nevada-New Mexico State Courts, 1979-1980
  6 Texas State Court, 1979-1980
  7 Vermont-Wisconsin State Courts, 1979-1980
  8 New York and North Carolina State Courts, 1979-1980
  9 North Dakota-Ohio State Courts, 1979-1980
  10 Oklahoma-Pennsylvania State Courts, 1979-1980
  11 Puerto Rico-South Dakota State Courts, 1989-1990
  12 Ecumenical Conference, 1979-1980
  13 USCC Correspondence, 1979-1980
  14 Colorado-Idaho State Courts, 1979-1980
  15 State Courts Correspondence, 1979-1980
  16 Rayola McLaughlin Correspondence, 1990
  17 Rayola McLaughlin Correspondence, 1989
  18 Rayola McLaughlin Correspondence, 1989
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69 1 Nevada-New York State Courts, 1990
  2 Puerto Rico-Texas State Courts, 1990
  3 Vermont-Wisconsin State Courts, 1990
  4 Loretta J. Knebel Correspondence, 1984
  5 Loretta J. Knebel State Courts, 1984
  6 Rayola McLaughlin State Courts, 1983-1984
  7 National Officer Correspondence, 1984
  8 Apostleship of the Sea, 1982
  9 Arkansas-Colorado State Courts, 1984
  10 Connecticut-Idaho State Courts, 1983
  11 Illinois State Courts, 1990
  12 Louisiana State Courts, 1984
  13 Iowa-Massachusetts State Courts, 1984
  14 Michigan-Nevada State Courts, 1984
  15 New Jersey-North Dakota State Courts, 1984
  16 Pennsylvania State Courts, 1984
  17 Ohio-South Dakota State Courts, 1990
  18 Texas State Courts, 1990
  19 Vermont-Wisconsin State Courts, 1984
  20 North Carolina-Pennsylvania State Courts, 1990
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70 1 Court Convention Materials, 1948-1990
  2 McLaughlin Correspondence, 1986-2003
  3 McLaughlin National Office Correspondence, 1986
  4 USCC Fundraising, 1986-1993
        Includes correspondence on fundraising for their current headquarters
  5 Texas Court Development, 2001
  6 McLaughlin Booklets and Programs, 1986-1990
  7 Mary F. Murray Publications, 1980-2002
  8 Procedural Manual, 1997
  9 Procedural Manual, 1997
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71 1 State Officers, 1977-1979
  2 State Chairman, 1976-1978
  3 State Chairman, 1977-1979
  4 State Chairman, 1978-1980
  5 District Deputies, 1980-1982
  6 State Directory, 1982-1984
  7 District Deputies, 1980-1982
  8 District Deputies, 1976-1978
  9 District Deputies , 1976-1978
  10 District Deputies, 1978-1980
  11 State Officers, 1982-1984
  12 State Officers, 1980-1982
  13 District Deputies, 1982-1984
  14 District Deputies, 1982-1984
  15 District Deputies, 1982-1984
  16 State Chairman, 1982-1984
  17 State Chairman, 1982-1984
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72 1 National Letters, 1960-1961
        Monthly letters sent to members from the national office
  2 National Letters, 1962
        Monthly letters sent to members from the national office
  3 Official Letters to Defunct Courts, 1963
  4 Official Letters to Defunct Courts, 1960-1963
  5 Official Letters to Defunct Courts, 1962
  6 Quarterly Letters, 1972
  7 Quarterly Letters, 1972
  8 State Convention Minutes, 1960
  9 State Convention Minutes, 1960
  10 State Convention Minutes, 1960
  11 Early State Court Correspondence, 1910
        Fragile
  12 Insurance Correspondence, 1910
        Fragile
  13 Disbanded State Courts Correspondence, 1952
  14 National Letters, 1958
        Monthly letters sent to members from the national office
  15 Convention Agenda, 1958
  16 State Court Correspondence, 1958
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73 1 State Files Oklahoma-Pennsylvania, 1978
  2 State Files Puerto Rico-Vermont, 1978
  3 State Files-Texas, 1978
  4 State Files Virginia-Wisconsin, 1978
  5 Catholic Relief Services, 1978
  6 Catholic Relief Services, 1967-1970
  7 Catholic Relief Services, 1964
  8 Catholic Relief Services, 1970
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74 1 Alaska-Canal Zone, 1973
  2 Colorado-Idaho State Regent, 1973
  3 Illinois-Montana State Regent Files, 1973
  4 Nebraska-Louisiana State Regent Files, 1973
  5 Maine-Minnesota State Regent Files, 1973
  6 New Jersey-Ohio State Regent Files, 1973
  7 Oklahoma-Puerto Rico State Files, 1973-1974
  8 Wisconsin State Files, 1973-1974
  9 Eleanor S. Quinn Correspondence, 1973-1974
  10 Letters to State Regents, 1973-1974
  11 National Directors Correspondence, 1973-1974
  12 Margaret McKearey, 1972
  13 Mary C. Kanane Correspondence, 1973-1974
  14 Mary E. Murray Correspondence, 1973-1974
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75 1 Quarterly Letters, 1997
  2 Quarterly Letters, 1946
  3 Latin American Fund, 1925-1963
  4 Alaska-Arkansas State Files, 1960
  5 California State Files, 1960-1962
  6 Canal Zone, Iowa, Illinois State Files, 1960-1962
  7 Idaho-Maryland State Files, 1959-1962
  8 Massachusetts-Minnesota State Files, 1962
  9 State Files Montana-New York, 1960-1962
  10 Oklahoma-Oregon State Files, 1960-1962
  11 Pennsylvania-Rhode Island, 1960-1962
  12 North Dakota-Ohio State Files, 1960-1962
  13 South Dakota-Wisconsin State Files, 1959-1962
  14 State Scholarship Correspondence, 1959-1962
  15 Bishop Harold W. Henry, 1960-1962
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76 1 Court Anniversaries, 1970-1971
  2 Share Magazine Correspondence, 1972
  3 Disbanded Courts, 1971-1978
  4 Court Memorial, 1971
  5 Court Memorial, 1971
  6 National Convention, 1970
  7 National Convention, 1970
  8 Court Anniversaries, 1970-1971
  9 National Regent Letters, 1969
  10 National Regent Letters, 1970
  11 National Regents Letters, 1971
  12 National Regents Letters, 1972
  13 National Regents Letters, 1972
  14 National Regents Letters, 1973
  15 National Regents Letters, 1973
  16 National Regents Correspondence, 1973
  17 State Regents Correspondence, 1974
Subseries 4.2: National and State Court Officer Correspondence, 1932-1995, 17 boxes
Includes correspondence between national and state officers as well as reports sent to the national CDA office by state and individual courts.
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77 1 National Board Meeting, 1967
  2 National Board Meeting, 1966
  3 News and Views Correspondence, 1969
  4 National Board Meeting, 1965
  5 National Convention Correspondence, 1964
  6 New Membership, 1963-1971
  7 State Directories, 1978-1980
  8 State Officer Directory, 1980-1982
  9 National Regent Correspondence, 1975-1976
  10 National Regent Correspondence, 1975
  11 National Regent Correspondence, 1974
  12 New York CDA Sorority, 1930-1939
  13 New York CDA Sorority, 1930-1939
  14 CDA Broadcasting Letters to Members, 1942-1943
        In support of the War Effort
  15 New York State Court, 1919-1929
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78 1 National Directory of Officers, 1970-1972
  2 National Directory of Officers, 1970-1972
  3 National Directory of Officers, 1970-1972
  4 National Directory of Officers, 1932-1961
  5 National Directory of Officers, 1986
  6 National Directory of Officers, 1972-1978
  7 CDA Broadcasting, 1940-1949
  8 National Newsletter, 1965
  9 National Newsletter, 1968
  10 National Newsletter, 1968
  11 National Newsletter, 1969
  12 National Newsletter, 1970
  13 Pilgrimage to Rome, 1989
        Trip taken by the national officers
  14 State Court Statistics, 1929-1966
  15 Regional Leadership Institute, 1961
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79 1 Membership Files, 1987
  2 Board Report, 1986
  3 Board Meeting, 1986
  4 State Reports, 1986
  5 State Reports, 1986
  6 Board Meeting Notes, 1986
  7 International Office Publicity, 1986
  8 Board of Directors Correspondence, 1988
  9 Board of Directors Reports, 1988
  10 Ecumenical Council, 1986-1990
  11 Ecumenical Council, 1986-1990
  12 Board Reports, 1986
        Summer Report
  13 Board Reports, 1988
        Fall Report
  14 Board Reports, 1988
  15 Catholic Relief Services, 1974-1977
  16 Catholic Relief Services, 1966
  17 Apostleship of the Sea, 1976-1977
  18 Apostleship of the Sea, 1974-1975
  19 Apostleship of the Sea, 1972
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80 1 Mary Murray Correspondence, 1978-1979
  2 Office Correspondence, 1980
  3 National Office Memos, 1980
  4 National Office Memos, 1980
  5 Catholic Communications Foundations, 1980
  6 Catholic Communications Foundations, 1976
  7 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1971-1977
  8 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1971-1977
  9 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1971-1977
  10 Health and Life Association, 1980
  11 Disaster Relief, 1980
  12 Education and Religious Institutions, 1980
  13 Apostolate Chairmanship, 1980
  14 Board Reports, 1975
  15 Rituals Committee, 1978
  16 Rituals Committee, 1978
  17 National News Releases, 1978
  18 Thomas Finney-Public Relations Correspondence, 1978
  19 Disaster Relief, 1979
  20 Youth/Education, 1977-1978
  21 Junior Court Correspondence, 1976-1978
        Organization for CDA girls
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81 1 Board Reports, 1981
  2 Board Reports, 1982
  3 Board Reports, 1981
        July Report
  4 Board Reports, 1982
        July Report
  5 Board Reports, 1982
        November Report
  6 Board Reports, 1983
        February Report
  7 Board Reports, 1983
        July Report
  8 Board Reports, 1984
        February Report
  9 Board Reports, 1984
        July Report
  10 Board Reports, 1985
        July Report
  11 Board Reports, 1985
  12 Pilgrimages, 1967-1969
        To the National Shrine in Washington, DC
  13 Anna K. Ballard Correspondence, 1966-1967
  14 Margaret J. Buckley Correspondence, 1970
        National Regent
  15 Anna M. Baxter Correspondence, 1968-1969
        National Regent
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82 1 Cecilia Plewacki-National Treasurer, 1969-1971
  2 Manila Carpine-Supreme Secretary, 1969-1971
  3 Moran Public Relations, 1968
  4 Mary C. Kanane Correspondence, 1970
  5 Mary C. Kanane Correspondence, 1970
        National Regent
  6 Mary C. Kanane Correspondence, 1965-1967
  7 Mary C. Kanane Correspondence, 1965
        National Regent
  8 National Catholic Council of Women, 1968
  9 Anna M. Baxter, 1968
        National Regent
  10 Cecilia Kernan-Education Chairman, 1970
        National Regent
  11 Cecilia Kernan-Education Chairman, 1967
  12 Supreme Director Cecilia Plewacki, 1963-1970
  13 Women for Decency, 1963-1967
  14 Casilda Bower Correspondence, 1969
  15 Violet J. McCook Correspondence, 1966-1970
  16 Faith Retreats Correspondence, 1962-1967
  17 Supreme Director-Lucille Kennedy, 1963-1970
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83 1 Alaska and Arizona State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  2 Arkansas and California State Regent Correspondence, 1971-1972
  3 California State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  4 Colorado State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  5 Connecticut and DC State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  6 Florida and Hawaii State Regency Files, 1972
  7 Illinois State Regency Files, 1972
  8 Illinois State Regency Files, 1972
  9 Indiana, Idaho, and Iowa State Regency Files, 1970-1973
  10 Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts State Regency Files, 1970-1972
  11 Maryland State Regency Files, 1970-1972
  12 Michigan State Regency Files, 1970-1972
  13 Minnesota State Regency Files, 1971
  14 Montana and Nebraska State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  15 Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  16 New Mexico, New York State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  17 North Carolina, North Dakota State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  18 Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon State Regency Files, 1971-1972
  19 Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island State Regency Files, 1970-1971
  20 South Dakota, Texas, Vermont State Regency Files, 1970-1972
  21 Virginia-Wisconsin State Regency Files, 1970-1972
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84 1 Extension Diagnosis, 1973-1974
  2 Legendary Women, 1973-1974
  3 Winifred L. Trabeaux Correspondence, 1973
        National Regent
  4 Civic Legislation Correspondence, 1963-1973
  5 Apostolate of the Aged, 1973
  6 National Director Correspondence, 1974
  7 National Director Correspondence, 1971-1974
  8 Imelda Nolan Correspondence, 1973-1974
        National Regent
  9 Margaret McKearney, 1972
  10 Awards for Educational Advancement, 1971-1974
  11 National Directors Correspondence, 1973
  12 Food Statistics, 1953-1954
        Donations collected for food banks
  13 Food Packages Correspondence, 1957-1960
  14 Letters to Vietnamese Priests, 1959-1960
  15 The Foreign Policy Association, 1960
        Report on CDA foreign service
  16 Leadership Institute, 1961
  17 Campaigning for Christ, 1932-1933
        Evangelization Project
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85 1 Winifred Trabeaux Correspondence, 1973-1974
  2 Winifred Trabeaux Correspondence, 1973-1974
  3 Winifred Trabeaux Correspondence, 1973-1974
  4 Archbishop Hannon Correspondence, 1973-1974
  5 Mary Parris Correspondence, 1973-1974
  6 Elizabeth Murphy Correspondence, 1973-1974
  7 Arizona-Connecticut State Court, 1977
  8 Dominican Republic-Kansas State Court, 1977
  9 Iowa State Court Correspondence, 1977
  10 Louisiana State Correspondence, 1977
  11 Maryland-Nebraska State Court, 1977
  12 Nevada-New Mexico State Court, 1977
  13 New York State Court, 1977
  14 North Carolina-Ohio State Court, 1977
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86 1 General Cash Fundraisers, 1954
  2 League of Women Voters, 1955
  3 Letters from Courts Enclosing Donations, 1955-1960
  4 Current Health Care Orders, 1953-1955
  5 Inquiries Pending for Shipment, 1953
        Sent to CDA members
  6 Spiritual Banquet for Holy Father, 1957
        For Pope Pius XII
  7 National Convention Resolutions, 1957
  8 Vice Supreme Regent Correspondence, 1949-1960
  9 State Regents Correspondence, 1957-1960
  10 State Regent Correspondence, 1958-1960
        Pennsylvania
  11 July Board Meeting, 1970-1971
  12 February Board Meeting, 1970-1971
  13 National Board Meeting, 1968
        Las Vegas
  14 Cleveland National Convention, 1968
        For all general members
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87 1 Correspondence Concerning By-Laws, 1953-1955
  2 Past State Regents Club, 1953-1955
  3 Correspondence-Civil Rights, 1953-1955
  4 National Secretary Correspondence, 1953-1955
  5 State Convention Attendance Records, 1953-1955
  6 Legal Files, 1955-1956
  7 State and Junior Daughters Financial Records, 1953-1960
  8 Files on New State Courts, 1958-1959
  9 State Regents Report, 1958
  10 National Shrine Correspondence, 1954-1959
        Construction of the Upper Church
  11 Juniors Correspondence, 1959
  12 Resolutions, 1959
  13 Foreign Correspondence, 1956-1960
  14 Standing Committees, 1955-1959
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88 1 National Letters, 1953-1958
  2 National Letters, 1953-1959
  3 National Letters, 1953-1954
  6 Official Correspondence, 1956-1958
  7 Official Letters, 1951-1952
        Sent to members by national regent
  8 National Letters, 1951-1952
        Sent to members by national regent
  9 Official Letters, 1948
  10 National Letters, 1949
  11 Official Letters, 1948
  12 Official Letters, 1947
  13 Official Letters, 1947
  14 Official Letters, 1964
  15 Official Letters, 1964
  16 Official Letters, 1965
  17 Official Letters, 1965
  18 Official Letters, 1966
  19 Official Letters, 1967
  20 National Letters, 1968
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89 1 Junior Daughters Correspondence, 1955
  2 Seminar Agendas, n.d
  3 Seminar Agendas, n.d
  4 National Director Correspondence, 1958-1971
  5 Supreme Regent Messages, 1961
  6 Scholarship Correspondence, 1968-1972
  7 Directory, 1962-1964
  8 Directory, 1962-1964
  9 State Offices Directory, 1970-1972
  10 State Secretary, 1952-1954
  11 Directory, 1964-1966
  12 Directory, 1958-1959
  13 State Officers Addresses, 1972
  14 Directory, 1957-1958
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90 1 Archbishop Henry's Leper Colony, 1964
  2 Archbishop Henry's Leper Colony, 1964
  3 Archbishop Henry's Leper Colony, 1964
  4 Archbishop Henry's Leper Colony, 1964
  5 Archbishop Henry's Leper Colony, 1964
  6 Local Court Correspondence, 1972-1974
  7 Local Court Directory, 1975-1977
  8 Local Court Correspondence, 1975
  9 Directory of State Officers, 1964-1965
  10 Knights of Columbus, 1951-1962
  11 Ghana National College, 1964
  12 New York State Court Correspondence, 1962-1966
  13 National Council of Catholic Women, 1971
  14 National Conference of Catholic Charities, 1964-1970
  15 Sister Charities, 1962-1968
  16 Morality in the Media, 1960-1971
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91 1 Delegates Correspondence, 1964
  2 Catholic Communications, 1965
  3 State Directories, 1968
  4 State Officer Directory, 1964-1967
  5 State Directory, 1959-1960
  6 State Directory, 1962-1964
  7 Cardinal Cushing Correspondence, 1963-1968
  8 Censorship Correspondence, 1964
  9 Clergy Correspondence, 1964-1970
  10 Catholic News Service, 1964-1968
  11 Catholic Relief Services, 1970
  12 Columban Fathers Magazine, 1967-1969
  13 Organizational, Foundational Correspondence, 1968-1969
        Status of State Courts
  14 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1964
  15 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1964
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92 1 National Council Forms, 1970
  2 National Council of Catholic Laity Program Kit, 1970
  3 NCWC Correspondence, 1963-1971
  4 Paulist Evangelization, 1987
  5 Catholic Applied Research for the Apostolate, 1972
        Research on evangelization and outreach
  6 National Rosary Crusade, 1957-1981
        CDA Program encouraging rosary groups
  7 Catholic Charities, 1976-1995
  8 Catholic Relief Services, 1964-1966
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93 1 Board Reports, 1975
  2 Board Reports, 1976
        Fall Report
  3 Board Reports, 1976
        Summer Report
  4 Board Reports, 1977
        Fall Report
  5 Board Reports, 1979
  6 Board Reports, 1980
  7 Board Reports, 1980
  8 Board Reports, 1977
  9 Board Reports, 1978
  10 Board Reports, 1978
  11 Board Reports, 1978
  12 Board Reports, 1979
Subseries 4.3: National and State Court Officer Correspondence, , 4 Boxes
Includes correspondence between national and state officers as well as reports sent to the national CDA office by state and individual courts.
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93 13 Catholic Relief Services, 1964
  14 Catholic Relief Services, 1963
  15 Catholic Relief Services, 1962-1964
  16 Catholic Relief Services, 1962-1967
  17 Vietnam Catholic Correspondence, 1963-1966
  18 Catholic Relief Services, 1968
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94 1 Financial Ledger, 1987
        List of Donations to the National Court
  2 Donation Receipts, 1989
        Donation for the NCCB Relocation Project
  3 Donation Receipts, 1989
        Donation for the NCCB Relocation Project, organized by state
  4 Donation Receipts, 1989
        Donation for the NCCB Relocation Project, organized by state
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95 1 Fundraising, 1988-1990
  2 Fundraising Correspondence, 1989
  3 Court Correspondence, 1986-1988
  4 Court Letters, 1986-1988
  5 Bishops Relocation Fund, 1989
        Relocation of the USCCB
  6 Financial Correspondence, 1989-1990
  7 USCCB Relocation Project, 1985-1987
  8 NCCB/USCC Relocation Project, 1985-1987
  9 Court Financials, 1985
  10 Court Financials, 1985
  11 Court Financials, 1985-1990
  12 Cash Receipts-CDA Relocation Fund Project, 1988-1990
  13 Check Receipt Ledger, 1989
        For the National Court
  14 Mailings for Donations, 1988-1990
  15 Deposit Slips, 1986-1990
        For the National Court
                       
Series 5: Memorabilia, 1979-1988 1 Box
Contains awards, plaques, medals, and CDA jewelry awarded to past National Regents and other national Officers.
Box Folder
96 1 Rayola McLaughlin Gavels, 1986
        A pair
  2 CDA Jewelry, n.d
  3 Rayola McLaughlin Glass Award, 1986
  4 USCCB Silver Calendar, n.d
  5 Rayola McLaughlin Pacific Region Award, 1988
  6 Papal Award, n.d
        A medal
  7 Past National Regent Pin, n.d
  8 USCCB Relocation Building Fund Award, 1989
  9 Cross Medallion, n.d
  10 North American College Medallion, n.d
  11 CUA Presidential Medal to Mary Murray, 1979
  12 Ballot Box, n.d
        with marbles
  13 Court Madonna Banner, n.d
  14 Rayola McLaughlin Award, 1990
                       
Series 6: Audio/Visual Materials, 1970-2003 3 Boxes
Contains photos of events from state courts from the 1970's as well as photos from national CDA conventions. There are also cassette tapes from CDA National Conventions.
Box Folder
97 1 State Court Photos Montana-Wyoming, 1970s
  2 State Court Photos, 1970s
  3 State Court Photos Ohio-New Mexico, 1970s
  4 State Court Photos, 1970s
  5 State Court Photos, 1970s
  6 National Council Photos, 1978
  7 State Court Photos Pennsylvania-Washington DC, 1970s
  8 State Court Photos Texas, 1970s
  9 State Court Photos New Jersey, 1970s
  10 State Court Photos Florida, 1970s
  11 National, 1970s
  12 National Photos, 1978-1979
  13 National Convention Photos, 1976
  14 State Court Photos, 1970s
  15 State Court Photos, 1970s
Box Folder
98 1 Dignitaries, 1975-1995
  2 Convention Photos, 1970s-1980s
  3 Mary Murray Photos, 1962-2003
  4 History of CDA Photos, 1940-1995
  5 CD-Rom of History of CDA Photos, n.d
  6 New York State Convention, 1975-1995
  7 New Jersey-Mary Kanane, n.d
Box Folder
99 1 CDA Promotional Tapes, 1982
        7 Tapes, including two of Mother Angelica
  2 CDA National Convention, 1994
        Twelve tapes from the National Convention
  3 CDA National Convention Tapes, n.d
        Undated Convention Tapes
                       
Series 7: Publications, 8 Boxes
Contains Published materials throughout the history of the CDA. Includes a copy of close to every single publication of CDA magazines/newspapers from its inception until 1995. There are also a few newspapers from The Catholic News Which is a New York Diocesan newspaper.
Box Folder
99 4 Published Convention Minutes, 1922
  5 The New York Catholic, 1979-1989
        Thirty newspapers from the 1980s from the Archdiocese of New York, all of articles on the CDA who are based in New York City.
Box Folder
100 1 The Herald, 1904-1909
  2 The Herald, 1910-1919
  3 The Herald, 1921
  4 The Herald, 1922
  5 The Herald, 1904-1909
  6 The Herald, 1923
  7 The Herald, 1924
  8 The Herald, 1925
  9 The Herald, 1926
  10 The Herald, 1927
  11 The Herald, 1928
  12 The Herald, 1929
  13 The Herald/The Voice, 1930-1935
        The Voice 1931-1935
  14 Women's Voice, 1936-1942
  15 Women's Views, 1943-1946
  16 New and Views, 1955
  17 News and Views, 1954-1957
  18 News and Views, 1958-1962
  19 News and Views, 1963-1964
  20 News and Views, 1965
  21 News and Views, 1966-1967
Box Folder
101 1 Share, 1969-1971
  2 Share, 1971-1972
  3 Share, 1972-1973
  4 Share, 1973-1974
  5 Share, 1974
  6 Share, 1975
  7 Share, 1975
  8 Share, 1976
  9 Share, 1976
  10 Share, 1976
  11 Share, 1977
  12 Share, 1977
  13 Share, 1977
  14 Share, 1977
  15 Share, 1978
  15 Share, 1978
Box Folder
102 1 Share, 1978
  2 Share, 1978
  3 Share, 1979
  4 Share, 1979
  5 Share, 1979-1980
  6 Share, 1980
  7 Share, 1980-1981
  8 Share, 1981
  9 Share, 1981-1982
  10 Share, 1982
  11 Share, 1983
  12 Share, 1983-1984
  13 Share, 1984-1985
  14 Share, 1985-1986
  15 Share, 1986-1987
  16 Share, 1988-1989
  17 Share, 1989-1990
  18 Share, 1990-1991
  19 Share, 1992-1994
  20 Share, 1995
Box Folder
103 1 Share, 1993-1996
  2 Share, 1973
  3 Share, 1997
  4 History of CDA, n.d
  5 History of CDA, 1950
  6 50th Anniversary Booklets, 1953
  7 60th Anniversary/75th Anniversary, 1963-1978
  8 70th Anniversary Booklets, 1973
  9 75th Anniversary Booklets, 1978
  10 National Convention, 1906-1926
  11 Booklets from Past Conventions, 1952-1970
        40 Booklets
Box Folder
104 1 The Herald, 1905
  2 The Herald, 1906
  3 The Herald, 1907
  4 The Herald, 1908
  5 The Herald, 1909
  6 The Herald, 1910
  7 The Herald, 1911
  8 The Herald, 1912
  9 The Herald, 1913
  10 The Herald, 1914
  11 The Herald, 1915
  12 The Herald, 1916
  13 The Herald, 1917
  14 The Herald, 1918
  15 The Herald, 1919
  16 The Herald, 1920
Box Folder
105 1 The Herald, 1921
  2 The Herald, 1922
  3 The Herald, 1923
  4 The Herald, 1924
  5 The Herald, 1925
  6 The Herald, 1926
  7 The Herald, 1927
  8 The Herald, 1928
  9 The Herald, 1929
  10 The Herald, 1930
  11 Woman's Voice, 1930
  12 Woman's Voice, 1931
  13 Woman's Voice, 1932
  14 Woman's Voice, 1933
  15 Woman's Voice, 1937
  16 Woman's Voice, 1941
  17 Woman's Voice, 1945-1946
  18 News and Views, 1955-1967
        Extra Copies
Box Folder
106 1 Biennial Convention Booklets, 1948-1966
        24 copies
  2 Biennial Convention Booklets, 1970-1996
        26 copies
  3 Copies of Published Membership Report, 1948-1951
Box Folder
107 1 Quarterly Letters, 1970-1971
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  2 Quarterly Letters, 1972-1973
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  3 Quarterly Letters, 1974-1975
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  4 Quarterly Letters, 1976-1978
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  5 Quarterly Letters, 1979-1980
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  6 Quarterly Letters, 1982
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  7 Quarterly Letters, 1981-1983
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  8 Quarterly Letters, 1984-1985
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  9 Quarterly Letters, 1986-1988
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  10 Quarterly Letters, 1989
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  11 Quarterly Letters, 1990
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  12 Quarterly Letters, 1991
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  13 Quarterly Letters, 1992
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  14 Quarterly Letters, 1993
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  15 Quarterly Letters, 1993
        Published National Letters sent to Members
  16 Quarterly Letters, 1994
        Published National Letters sent to Members
                       
Series 8: Oversize, 2 Boxes
Contains two oversize boxes of past certificates and awards given to CDA. There is also a box with a photo and news clipping scrapbook of Hilarita Dorn who was past state regent for the state of California.
Box Folder
108 1 Hilarita Dorn Scrapbook, 1963-1970
        A scrapbook of photos and newspaper clippings presented to Hilarita Dorn of her service as California State Regent
Box Folder
109 1 Miscellaneous Awards, Plaques, and Photos, n.d

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: National Board Meeting Minutes, 1917-1992

Series 2: National Convention Files, 1927-1994

Series 3: Disbanded Court Ledgers, 1920-1996

Series 4: National and State Court Correspondence,

Series 5: Memorabilia, 1979-1988

Series 6: Audio/Visual Materials, 1970-2003

Series 7: Publications,

Series 8: Oversize,

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