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Christ Child Society

An inventory of the Records of the Christ Child Society at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The Catholic University of America, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
Creator: National Christ Child Society (U.S.)
Title: Records of the Christ Child Society
Dates: 1880(1900-1984)1999
Extent: 45 linear feet; 76 boxes
Abstract: The Records of the Christ Child Society document the activities of a Catholic welfare organization founded in Washington in 1887 by Mary Virginia Merrick. It began with Merrick sewing clothes for poor children and grew into an organization that established fresh air farms for children and settlement houses in Washington. These records shed light upon the role of women in the history of philanthropy and provide rich materials for the examination of not only charity work but also aspects of Washington society, including the administration of relief, the Italian community and its Americanization, segregation, and the activities of youth. The collection consists of the personal papers of Mary Virginia Merrick 1880(1900-1955)1964; the records of the Washington chapter 1884(1905-1979)1999; and the records of the national organization 1908(1948-1984)1988. Merrick's personal papers consist of correspondence and her writings on Catholic spirituality for children and adults as well as her autobiography and diary. The organizational papers of the Washington chapter include correspondence, writings, minutes, financial publications, scrapbooks, and photographs for the chapter's Board of Directors, departments, and committees. The papers of the National Christ Child Society include records of its conventions, the correspondence of its presidents, and reports of the chapters.
Collection Number: ACUA 042
Language: English

Historical Note

In 1886, Mary Virginia Merrick (1866-1955), who lived much of her life confined in bed because of a back injury suffered as a child, founded the Christ Child Society in the Washington area. This society provided a formal structure to Merrick's philanthropic activities; for several years, Merrick and her friends sewed children's clothes and made toys for poor families, particularly at Christmas. Within ten years, the scope of the Society's activities expanded to administering settlement houses which provided poor relief, health care, and educational services to poor Catholics. In addition, the Christ Child Society developed a Fresh Air Program and established a visiting committee to identify deserving families. But, the appeal of the Christ Child Society was firmly grounded in the imagery of the Christ Child and the inspirational life of Mary Merrick.

With the encouragement of Cardinal James Gibbons, Mary Merrick organized the National Christ Child Society in 1905. A national board defined the mission of the national organization, but each chapter developed its own rules of governance and programs for carrying out that mission. Until the mid-1940s, Merrick led the national organization both spiritually and materially, writing much of its publications, raising funds to carry on its work, and acting as the chief spokesperson of the Society to other Catholic organizations. In 1953, the National Christ Child Society incorporated separately. Thereafter, the NCCS organized conventions and other meetings wherein representatives of local chapters reviewed their activities and authorized national officers to represent their views on national issues and to other Catholic organizations such as the National Council of Catholic Women.

The Washington chapter has reached more children than any branch of NCCS. Between 1908 and 1925, this chapter consolidated its activities by acquiring a Fresh Air Farm in Rockville and Settlement House (bringing eight different houses under one roof), established a Colored Auxiliary to accommodate black children, and effectively raised money in its Opportunity Shop (first known as the Rummage Shop). For the next twenty years, the chapter invested the capital to strengthen these activities and separated the camps for healthy children from the care of the sick with the establishment of summer camps and a convalescent home. Following Merrick's death in 1955, the Washington chapter began a period of retrenchment. The organization lost more than Merrick's ability to attract support. Changes in the standing of charitable organizations within the District and the composition of its neighborhoods led the Washington chapter to close the Settlement House in 1977. As other non-profit health care providers in the early 1980s, the Christ Child Institute for Children (formerly called the Convalescent Home) closed. The Washington chapter still maintains its Opportunity Shop in Georgetown, a fresh air camp and a school counseling program. Despite these cutbacks, the Washington chapter maintained the largest membership of any of the 35 chapters within NCCS.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, photos, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, as well as organizational records such as minutes of meetings and financial ledgers. There are also several publications on the history of these organizations included in this collection. A more pointed discussion of the contents of these collections appears below, as introductions to the box listings for each record group.

During Merrick's lifetime, the Christ Child Society was a leader among Catholic welfare organizations with an especially strong relationship with the National Catholic Welfare Council, the National Conference of Catholic Women, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and U.S. Catholic Charities. Merrick and thereby the Society maintained friendships with many of the most prominent Catholics of her day, including Mary Graham Hawks (a president of NCCW), John Burke (General-Secretary of NCWC), and Mother Helen Lynch (a leader of the retreat movement). As a Catholic organization, the Christ Child Society used devotional imagery to attract support, maintain loyalty and teach children the basic tenets of Catholicism. As such, devotional materials, for example, memorial cards and Christmas seals, are interspersed throughout this collection.

Merrick's aims were similar to the leaders of the settlement house movement. As such, these records shed light upon the history of philanthropy in general and the role of women within it. Because of the extent of the Washington records, they provide rich materials for the examination of not only charity work but also aspects of Washington society, including the administration of relief, the Italian community and its Americanization, segregation, and the activities of youth.

THE PERSONAL PAPERS OF MARY VIRGINIA MERRICK 1880 (1900-1955) 1965

The letters within this record group are primarily personal and thereby refer to her family and household affairs as well as her illnesses. Throughout her life, Mary Merrick spent most of her summers at her family's estate "Linwood" near Ellicott City and her winters in Washington, DC. At the age of fourteen, Mary Merrick fell out of a window, broke her back, and subsequently never walked again. Her parents died in 1885, about five years after her accident. Mary Merrick became the head of her household and assumed care for the youngest of her brothers and sisters. Accordingly, she maintained contact with all of her siblings. Their parents' estate provided them a comfortable lifestyle, which included a full-time nurse for Mary. During the 1920s, circumstances changed somewhat forcing Mary to release household staff. Mildred Merrick, whom Mary raised, replaced Mary's nurse. Nonetheless, Mary Merrick retained Linwood and used the estate for gatherings to support the Christ Child Society until the time of her death. After that time, Mildred Merrick represented the interests of her sister. Mildred's correspondence relating to the memorialization of Mary Merrick appears within this collection. Permission to publish anything from this series is required from the Christ Child Society.

Mary Merrick maintained close friendships with some of the leading Catholics of her day. Mary Graham Hawks, president of NCCW, and John Burke, General Secretary of NCWC, were among the frequent visitors to Linwood who regularly corresponded with Mary Merrick. Her letters addressed her spiritual concerns, her health and household affairs, and the activities of the Christ Child Society. Between 1909 and 1953, Mary Merrick wrote in French to Father J.B. Pinson about an autobiography which he encouraged her to write. She never published such an autobiography, although she completed a draft. (Researchers must have permission from NCCS to see this autobiography).

Mary Merrick published essays for Catholic children and books regarding spiritual affairs. Her "Aunt Kate Letters," written for young children, appeared in the Leader between 1911 and 1921. Other publications: The Life of Christ (1909), Come Unto Me (1915), and The Altar of God (1935), are included herein. Manuscript copies of "Margery Stories"(1915) written for children and other essays are also included in this record group.

This record group also includes a number of photos, clippings, memorials and scrapbooks. Merrick as president of the Christ Child Society is the dominant subject of this series. While Mary Merrick maintained the scrapbooks, it is unclear whether Merrick collected and organized the loose materials the photos, clips, and memorials.

THE CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. 1884 (1905-1979) 1999

This record group includes papers generated by the Christ Child Society of Washington, D.C. In the years before Mary Merrick's death, the Washington chapter dominated the national organization. These papers, therefore, often contain information related to the national organization, although any papers produced for the national organization are included in that record group. Researchers interested in the Washington chapter should also consult the papers of the national organization, especially publications such as The Voice of the Christ Child.

Records of the general activities of the Washington chapter constitute a major portion of this record group (9 feet). The chapter published annual reports (1890-1976 are included herein), by-laws, invitations and programs for events, and histories of the Christ Child Society including one written by Mildred Merrick. In addition, the Washington chapter retained a scrapbook history of his activities. Other records of the chapter are extensive. This record groups includes minutes taken during the meetings of the Board of Directors between 1902 and 1980. Financial records include auditors' reports (1927-1969), Community Chest correspondence and income reports (1929-1930), ledgers from the administrative fund (1971-1981), legacies (1931-1986), and cash books (1940-1961).

In its early days, the Christ Child Society of Washington consisted of committees which oversaw its activities, but by 1960 it established four departments, the Christ Child Institute for Children, the Settlement House, the Opportunity Shop, and Girls' Camp, with their own Board of Directors whose representatives reported to the chapter's Board. The records of each department constitute a series and include the records of the committees that preceded them. Records of the Christmas, Layette, Finance, Visiting, Benefit, Retreat, and Volunteer Committees are included in the Committee series.

The Christ Child Society devoted considerable resources to the care of sick children in the Washington area. The Christ Child Institute for Children series includes records of all such activities, including the Board Minutes (1929-1980), correspondence (1929-1982) and financial records of Fresh Air Work (1891-1931), the Convalescent Home (1929-1953), the Christ Child Convalescent Hospital (1953-1963). In 1963, the Christ Child Convalescent Hospital changed its name to the Christ Child Institute for Children. The files also detail the financing of several new buildings: the 1914 purchase of a Silver Spring Farm for Fresh Air Work, which moved to Norbeck Pike in Rockville in 1922 (where the Convalescent Home opened in 1929); in 1951, the Convalescent Home moved to Edson Lane in Bethesda. Because of changes in Medicare and rising costs, the Christ Child Institute for Children closed in 1982.

Between 1898 and 1977, the Christ Child Society maintained a Settlement House to provide relief and education to the poor living in several Washington neighborhoods. Before 1920, the Christ Child Society operated as many as eight settlement houses at one time. In 1920, the Christ Child Society consolidated their efforts and purchased a Settlement House on Indiana Avenue which in 1929 moved to 608 Massachusetts Avenue. This series includes minutes of the Settlement House committee (1939-1960) and, after the organization of the Settlement House as a department, Board Minutes (1962-1974). These records include files on the Boys' Club (1929-1947), Sewing School (1899-1938), Dental Clinic (1929-1942), the building of a gym (1933-1948), the remodeling of the Settlement House on Massachusetts Avenue (1965-1966), and the decision to close the Settlement House. There are also several reports, including masters' theses, on the its work.

In 1932, the Christ Child Society of Washington established an Opportunity Shop, a second-hand shop, to raise funds for their activities. Its records include Committee Minutes (1932-1961) and Board Minutes (1962-1979). Financial records include reports (1932-1958), ledgers (1951-1954, 1974-1981), and cashbooks (1958-1983). The Christ Child Society still maintains an Opportunity Shop in Georgetown.

The Christ Child Society began its Girls' Camp in 1932 under the name Camp Kateri located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Poor girls who applied to the program attended this camp. This camp moved two to times, first to Wild Rose Shores and then Island Creek, both located on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis. Records include applications and recommendations for campers, reports (1943-1963), financial reports (1951-1966), and ledgers (1974-1981).

From the time Mary Merrick began the Christ Child Society by making layettes for poor children, black children received relief from the society. Washington was a segregated city, however, so that the Christ Child Society formed a Colored Auxiliary to allow black women to organize activities for black children. The records here include Minutes (1919-1937), correspondence (1925-1945), Financial Reports (1926-1950), and records of the Bel Alton Camp. By the early 1950s, the Christ Child Society integrated its records. Researchers interested in the Christ Child Society's work among black children should also check the records of the Settlement House, particularly during its early years, and scrapbooks.

The Christ Child Society maintained several other committees. The records of the Christmas Committee (1921-1972) include minutes, record books, and correspondence that document the special relief efforts and fundraising drives sponsored by the Christ Child Society during the holiday season. The Visiting Committee recommended who should receive relief in the Christ Child Camps and Settlement House. Its minutes (1920-1970) illuminate how the Christ Child Society determined who should receive assistance. The Layette Committee minutes (1929-1971) document the volunteer activities of several Catholic women who made clothing for poor infants. The records of other committees, including the Finance (1965-1980), Benefit (1962), Retreat (1909-1947) and Volunteer (1942-1966) Committees, are sparse.

The remainder of the Washington chapter's records include the attempts of the Christ Child Society to document their own activities by keeping newsclippings, photos, and scrapbooks. Anyone interested in the aforementioned departments should also consult these records, as they include separate folders for the various departments. Newsclippings (1922-1979), filed loosely in folders, document the Christ Child Institute for Children, Settlement House (including the Boys' Club), Opportunity Shop, and Mary Merrick's involvement with the Washington chapter. Most of the photos cover the same topics and are contained within albums rather than individual albums. These photos cover special events, especially within the Christ Child Institute for Children and Settlement House. Scrapbooks often represented a conscious effort to document the chapter's history and officers wrote notes within these, identifying photographs and explaining their importance.

THE NATIONAL CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY 1908 (1948-1984) 1984

The central office of the National Christ Child Society coordinated the meetings of the individual chapters of the Christ Child Society and maintained the records of its officers, especially its president who often acted as the NCCS spokesperson on national issues. In addition, NCCS published newsletters for the individual chapters and tried to record their histories. This record group consists of four series: Publications and Printed Materials; Constitution and History; Executive Committee and Conventions; Correspondence and Other Papers; and Oversized Scrapbooks and Historians' Reports.

Between the 1930s and 1980s, the Christ Child Society operated in more than 20 cities in every region of the country. In addition to the Washington chapter, the Omaha and Cleveland chapters were especially active. These records contain information regarding their entry (and withdrawal when applicable) into the Christ Child Society. Information about each chapter is interspersed throughout the collection.

The NCCS published the Voice of the Christ Child (1923-1934) and newsletters (1943-1988) to report the activities of individual chapters to the NCCS as a whole. Both publications were published quarterly, as funds permitted. This series includes correspondence about these publications in subject files, miscellaneous pamphlets, and memorials to Mary Merrick. In the years before her death and particularly in Voice of the Christ Child, these publications concentrated upon the activities in the Washington chapter.

The Constitution and History series (1934-1980) consists of official handbooks and chapter histories, compiled by an elected officer, an historian, who collected photographs and statistics from the individual chapters.

The Executive Committee and Convention files (1932-1982) include the records generated during the biannual conventions of NCCS as a whole. These includes records of the planning of each convention, for which the chapter that hosted the convention led. In addition, there are transcripts of many of the proceedings of these conventions and minutes of the meetings of the executive committee, the officers of NCCS, and its Board. In addition, NCCS chapters often held separate regional meetings. The records for some of these conventions are held here as well.

The arrangement of the correspondence (1928-1982) varies according to the organization of the NCCS central offices. Before 1972, the NCCS correspondence was not organized by any single officer of staff person. Before 1960, the correspondence is arranged in three ways, chronologically, by the officer who generated the correspondence, by subject, and by chapter. During the 1960s, correspondence is only arranged by subject. After 1972, the presidents of NCCS maintained their own correspondence and organized their own files. Each of these presidents, Rasmussen (1972-1976), Myrtle Walsh (1976-1980), and Kay Walsh (1980-1982, arranged their correspondence by subject, correspondence, and chapter. There are newsclips interspersed throughout this series.

The Oversized Scrapbooks and Histories represent a continuation of the Constitution and History series. In addition, there are some large rolled documents, mostly awards.

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Arrangement

The Records of the Christ Child Society consists of three subgroups:




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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Permission to pubilsh from Subgroup 1, Personal Papers of Mary Virginia Merrick must be received from the Christ Child Society.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Christ Child Society Collection consists of three separate groups of records: the personal papers of Mary Virginia Merrick; the Christ Child Society of Washington; and the National Christ Child Society. The Christ Child Society of Washington and the National Christ Child Society transferred the papers of their own organizations. Both were involved in the transfer of the personal papers of Mary Virginia Merrick.

During the late 1950s, officers of national and local societies assembled the personal papers of Mary Virginia Merrick as a collection to be used for a biography. Mildred Merrick, Mary's younger sister, and Mary Hawks, a former president of the National Council of Catholic Women and Mary Merrick's close friend, assembled a collection of correspondence, consisting generally of letters written by Mary Merrick. Hawks and Mildred Merrick included only a few letters received by Mary Merrick to protect the privacy of Merrick's correspondents. These letters address more than the affairs of the national and local organizations of the Christ Child Society. Mary Merrick wrote extensively of her illnesses and their treatment, religious beliefs, household affairs, and much more. The Christ Child Society of Washington deposited these papers at CUA in 1978.

A large portion of the organizational papers of the Christ Child Society of Washington were recorded by Mary Virginia Merrick. Over the years, these records have become part of the papers of the Washington chapter. After Merrick's death, several officers, sometimes with short tenure, were involved in creating the records. The records of the Society's activities, both before and after Merrick's death, generally reflect the organization of the Society as a whole. The records include minutes of Board of Directors, the financial records of the treasurer, papers of each committee and department compiled by their respective officers.

The National Christ Child Society consists of records held in its national headquarters in Washington, in addition to some records submitted by each president. The records include NCCS publications, most notably the Voice of the Christ Child (1923-1934) edited by Mary Virginia Merrick, the records of the convention of NCCS, the historical record submitted by each chapter, and the correspondence of national presidents (after 1950) who often acted as NCCS' representative or liaison to national Catholic organizations.

Initially, the records from these organizations were maintained in two separate manuscript collections (Ms. No. 42: The Christ Child Society of Washington, including the personal papers of Mary Virginia Merrick; Ms. No. 103: The National Christ Child Society). Primarily because of Mary Merrick's important role in these organizations until 1955,the subject matter of these organizations overlap. As a result, the Archives staff combined these collections into a single collection with three discrete record groups so that researchers could easily consult the pertinent records in all three groups: The Personal Papers of Mary Virginia Merrick; the Christ Child Society of Washington; and the National Christ Child Society. Permission to publish from the records of Subgroup 1, Personal Papers of Mary Virginia Merrick, boxes 1-10, must be obtained from the Christ Child Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the National Christ Child Society and the Washington Chapter of the Christ Child Society 1978-1994.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 1996 by Mary Beth Corrigan. EAD markup completed in February 2007 by Jordan Patty.

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Related Material

The Christ Child Society worked with several organizations, whose records are kept here. Several leading Catholics maintained friendships to Mary Merrick and officers of Christ Child. In addition, many members of the Catholic University faculty were friends of the Christ Child Society which was active in Brookland and other neighborhoods throughout the city.

Related Papers at ACUA:

Records of Catholic Charities USA

John Montgomery Cooper Papers

Paul Hanly Furfey Papers

Henry Hyvernat Papers

William J. Kerby Papers

Records of NCWC (especially NCCW)

Antoinette Margot Papers

Mary Elizabeth Walsh Papers

Non-CUA Collections include:

John Burke Papers at the Paulist Archives in Washington, DC.

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Burke, John J. (John Joseph), 1875-1936
Hawks, Mary Graham
Lynch, Mother Helen
Merrick, Mary Virginia

Organizations:
Christ Child Society (Washington, D.C.)
National Catholic Welfare Conference
National Catholic Welfare Council (U.S.)
National Conference of Catholic Charities (U.S.)
National Council of Catholic Women (U.S.)
St. Vincent de Paul Society

Places:
Maryland
Washington (D.C.)

Subjects:
Charity
Church work with the poor--Catholic Church
Race relations
Urban poor


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Bibliography

Carlton, Mary Regina. Miss Mary Virginia Merrick, Foundress of the Christ Child Society and Pioneer in Social Work. Washington, DC: Catholic University of American Master Thesis, 1943.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Subgroup 1: Personal Papers Of Mary Virginia Merrick, 1880 (1900-1955) 1965 (10 boxes)
The letters within this subgroup are primarily personal and thereby refer to her family and household affairs as well as her illnesses. This subgroup also includes a number of photos, clippings, memorials and scrapbooks. Merrick as president of the Christ Child Society is the dominant subject of this subgroup.
Series 1: Autobiography (ms.), 1920-1940, 1952-1965 (1 box)
 
Box Folder
1 1 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 1-2 n.d.
         
  2 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 3-4 n.d.
         
  3 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 5-6 n.d.
         
  4 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 7-9 n.d.
         
  5 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 10-12 n.d.
         
  6 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 13-14 n.d.
         
  7 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 15-16 n.d.
         
  8 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 17-20 n.d.
         
  9 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 21-24 n.d.
         
  10 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 24-26 n.d.
         
  11 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 27-28 n.d.
         
  12 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 29-32 n.d.
         
  13 Autobiography (mss) Ch. 33-34 n.d.
         
  14 Spiritual Diary and Retreat Notes, n.d.
         
  15 Autobiography and Spiritual Diary, ca. 1961
         
  16 Autobiography and Spiritual Diary, ca. 1961
         
  17 Autobiography and Spiritual Diary ch 1-10 ca. 1961
         
  18 Autobiography and Spiritual Diary ch 11-26 ca. 1961
         
  19 Autobiography and Spiritual Diary ch 27-33, diary and retreat notes, ca. 1961
         
  20 Correspondence and Notes on MVM Biography, 1955-1965
         
  21 Certificates of NCCS incorporation and copyright registration, 1952-1964
         
Series 2: Writings and Biographical Material, ca. 1880-1958 (2 boxes)
 
Box Folder
2 1 Composition Book, 1880s
         
  2 Diaries, 1885-1892
  3 Diaries, Books Read, 1886-1905
  4 Biographical Materials, 1955 and n.d.
  5 Genealogical Material, 1958 and n.d.
  6 Margery Stories (ms.), 1915
  7 Margery Stories (ms.), 1915
  8 Margery Stories (ms.), 1915
  9 Aunt Kate Letters, 1911-1912
        published in The Leader
  10 Aunt Kate Letters, 1913-1915
        published in The Leader
  11 Aunt Kate Letters, 1916-1917
        published in The Leader
  12 Aunt Kate Letters, 1918-1919
        published in The Leader
  13 Aunt Kate Letters, 1920-1921
        published in The Leader
  14 Aunt Kate Letters, 1922 and undated
        published in The Leader
  15 Leader Publications, 1913
  16 Leader Publications, 1914
  17 Leader Publications, 1915-1916
  18 Leader Publications, 1917-1919
  19 Leader Publications, 1921
  20 Leader Publications, 1921 and fragments
Box Folder
3 1 Volunteer Service, 1942
  2 Come Unto Me: Prayers Before and After Communion, 1915
  3 Mildred Merrick, undated manuscripts
  4 The Life of Christ, 1909
  5 The Altar of God, 1935
  6 Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1915-1920, n.d.
Series 3: Correspondence, 1884 (1900-1954) 1964 (7 boxes)
 
Box Folder
3 7 Mary G. Hawks, June 1900-Sept. 1908
  8 Mary G. Hawks, Oct. 1909-April 1911
  9 Mary G. Hawks, May 1911-July 1912
  10 Mary G. Hawks, July 1912-July 1913
  11 Mary G. Hawks, July 1913-June 1914
  12 Mary G. Hawks, June 1914-February 1915
  13 Mary G. Hawks, March 1915-March 1916
  14 Mary G. Hawks, Dec.1916-Sept. 1917
  15 Mary G. Hawks, Jan.-Dec. 1918
  16 Mary G. Hawks, Jan. 1919-June 1919
  17 Mary G. Hawks, July 1919-Aug. 1920
  18 Mary G. Hawks, Aug. 1920-Aug. 1921
Box Folder
4 1 Mary G. Hawks, April 1921-April 1923
  2 Mary G. Hawks, June 1923-Dec. 1924
  3 Mary G. Hawks, March 1925-Sept. 1926
  4 Mary G. Hawks, Feb. 1927-Dec. 1929
  5 Mary G. Hawks, April 1930-Dec. 1933
  6 Mary G. Hawks, March 1934-July 1937
  7 Mary G. Hawks, June 1937-Aug. 1938
  8 Mary G. Hawks, Oct. 1938-Dec. 1939
  9 Mary G. Hawks, Jan. 1940-March 1941
  10 Mary G. Hawks, July 1941-Nov. 1943
  11 Mary G. Hawks, Jan. 1944-Aug. 1945
  12 Mary G. Hawks, Sept. 1945-Aug. 1946
  13 Mary G. Hawks, Jan. 1947-Oct. 1949
  14 Mary G. Hawks, April 1950-Sept. 1952
  15 Mary G. Hawks, Jan. 1953-Dec. 1954
  16 Mary G. Hawks, 1906-1908?
  17 Mary G. Hawks, 1909?
  18 Mary G. Hawks, 1909-1910?
  19 Mary G. Hawks, 1910?
Box Folder
5 1 Mary G. Hawks, 1911-1913?
  2 Mary G. Hawks, 1913-1915?
  3 Mary G. Hawks, 1915-1916?
  4 Mary G. Hawks, 1916-1917?
  5 Mary G. Hawks, 1918?
  6 Mary G. Hawks, 1919?
  7 Mary G. Hawks, 1910-1920?
  8 Mary G. Hawks, 1920?
  9 Mary G. Hawks, 1920-1921?
  10 Mary G. Hawks, 1921-1922?
  11 Mary G. Hawks, 1922?
  12 Mary G. Hawks, 1923-1924?
  13 Mary G. Hawks, 1924-1925?
  14 Mary G. Hawks, 1925-1926?
  15 Mary G. Hawks, 1927-1928?
  16 Mary G. Hawks, 1928?
  17 Mary G. Hawks, 1929-1932?
  18 Mary G. Hawks, 1932-1935?
Box Folder
6 1 Mary G. Hawks, 1936-1939?
  2 Mary G. Hawks, 1939-1940?
  3 Mary G. Hawks, 1940-1944?
  4 Mary G. Hawks, 1944-1947?
  5 Mary G. Hawks, 1948-1949?
  6 Mary G. Hawks, 1949-1951?
  7 Mary G. Hawks, 1951?
  8 Mary G. Hawks, 1952-1953?
  9 Mary G. Hawks, 1954? and fragments
  10 Mary G. Hawks (not authored by MVM), 1913-1935
  11 Father John Burke, Nov. 1909-Feb. 1910
  12 Father John Burke, Feb.-June 1910
  13 Father John Burke, July 1910-March 11
  14 Father John Burke, Sept. 1911-June 1912
  15 Father John Burke, June 1912-Feb. 1915
  16 Father John Burke, March-Nov. 1915
  17 Father John Burke, Dec. 1915-July 1916
  18 Father John Burke, July 1916-Feb. 1917
Box Folder
7 1 Father John Burke, Feb. 1917-Nov. 1918
  2 Father John Burke, Sept. 1919-Dec. 1920
  3 Father John Burke, Sept. 1921-Dec. 1922
  4 Father John Burke, March 1923-June 1924
  5 Father John Burke, Aug. 1924-Dec. 1925
  6 Father John Burke, Jan. 1926-Dec. 1927
  7 Father John Burke, Feb. 1928-April 1929
  8 Father John Burke, April 1929-Dec. 1929
  9 Father John Burke, Jan. 1930-Dec. 1931
  10 Father John Burke, Jan. 1932-Aug. 1936
  11 Father John Burke, Aug.-Sept. 1936
  12 Father John Burke, n.d.
  13 Father John Burke, n.d.
  14 Father John Burke, n.d.
  15 Father John Burke, n.d.
  16 Father John Burke, fragments, n.d.
  17 Father J.B. Pinson, 1909-1910
  18 Father J.B. Pinson, 1910-1911
  19 Father J.B. Pinson, 1911
Box Folder
8 1 Father J.B. Pinson, 1912-1913
  2 Father J.B. Pinson, 1913-1916
  3 Father J.B. Pinson, fragments and translations 1918-1953, n.d.
  4 Isabel Haggerty, 1933-1944
  5 Isabel Haggerty, 1926-1930
  6 Isabel Haggerty, 1945-1946
  7 Isabel Haggerty, 1947-1950
  8 Isabel Haggerty, 1950-1953
  9 Isabel Haggerty, 1953-1954, n.d.
  10 Father Lynahan, 1929-1935
  11 Father Lynahan, 1935-1938
  12 Father Lynahan, 1938-43
  13 Father Lynahan, 1943-1948
  14 Father Lynahan, 1930s-1940s?
  15 Father Lynahan, 1930s-1940s?
  16 Mary Elizabeth Barney, 1927-1930
  17 Mary Elizabeth Barney, 1930-1953
  18 Mary Elizabeth Barney, and misc. n.d.
  19 Leonide Delarue, 1884-1910
  20 Leonide Delarue, and fragments n.d.
  21 Miss Murray, Catholic World, 1910-1920?
Box Folder
9 1 Miss Murray, Catholic World, 1910-1920?
  2 Helen M. Lynch, 1924-1943
  3 Helen M. Lynch, 1943
  4 Father Dumont, 1913-1915
  5 Adele Knobloch, 1927-1936
  6 Adele Knobloch, 1937-1941
  7 Adele Knobloch, 1942-1958
  8 Adele Knobloch, n.d.
  9 Mrs. Hopkins, 1945-1955
  10 Other Correspondence, 1884-1919
  11 Other Correspondence, 1920-1934
  12 Other Correspondence, 1935-1939
  13 Other Correspondence, 1942-1946
  14 Other Correspondence, 1946-1957, n.d.
  15 Other Correspondence and fragments n.d.
  16 Mildred Merrick-Helen Lynch, 1944-1961
  17 Mildred Merrick-Helen Lynch,and fragments 1962-1964, n.d.
  18 Mildred Merrick-other, 1922-1959
  19 Mildred Merrick-other, 1960-1963
Series 4: Photos, Clippings, Scrapbooks, and Memorials, 1891-1955 (1 box)
 
Box Folder
10 1 Group 1891-1951, n.d.
  2 Photos 1891-1955, n.d.
  3 Photos 1891-1951, n.d.
  4 Photos 1891-1951, n.d.
  5 Photos 1891-1951, n.d.
  6 Personal photos of Mary Merrick, 1891-1951, n.d.
  7 Honors and Awards 1915-1938
  8 Misc. 1924-1953
  9 Obituaries 1955
  10 Laetere Medal, 1915
  11 Mary Merrick, 1955
        Register of guests with lists of priests officiating wakes
                       
Subgroup 2: Organizational Papers of the Christ Child Society of Washington, D.C., 1884 (1905-1979) 1999 (53 boxes)
This subgroup includes papers generated by the Christ Child Society of Washington, D.C. In the years before Mary Merrick's death, the Washington chapter dominated the national organization. These papers, therefore, often contain information related to the national organization, although any papers produced for the national organization are included in that subgroup.
Series 5: Publications, 1891-1999 (3 boxes)
 
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11 1 Annual Reports, 1890-1929
        Bound
  2 Annual Reports, 1929
  3 Annual Reports, 1933-1948
  4 Annual Reports, 1951-1953, 1956
  5 Annual Reports, 1958, 1959, 1960
  6 Annual Reports, 1957-1959
  7 Annual Reports, 1961-1962
  8 Annual Reports, 1967-1972
  9 Annual Report, 1958
  10 Annual Report, 1959
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12 1 Annual Report, 1960
  2 Annual Report, 1961
  3 Annual Report, 1962
  4 Annual Report, 1964
  5 Annual Meeting, 1976
  6 Voice of Christ Child and other information, 1940, n.d.
  7 Charter Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws 1905?, 1948, 1953
  8 Rules and Regulations: Merrick Girls' Camp, 1954
  9 Invitations and Programs, 1933-1962, n.d.
  10 Benefit Programs, 1959-1975
  11 Miscellaneous, ca. 1938-1953
  12 National Newsletter, 1950-1952
  13 National Newsletter, misc., 1943-1944
  14 Newsletter, 1980, 1986
  15 Newsletters, 1994-1999
  16 Plays by Mildred Merrick, n.d.
Box Folder
13 1 Annual Reports, 1906-1938
        Duplicate Copy
  2 Annual Reports, 1902-1929
        Duplicate Copy
  3 "Mother Goose" by Mildred Merrick, n.d.
  4 "Our Lady" by Mildred Merrick, n.d.
  5 Come Unto Me by Mary Merrick , 1915
Series 6: History and Objectives, 1905-1960 (2 boxes)
 
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14 1 The History and Development of the Christ Child Society in America, Regina M. Weston, 1942
  2 Report on the History, Objectives, Administration and Operation of the Christ Child Society by Mary Virginia Merrick, Aug. 1950
  3 Unsigned Thesis by Rev. John Curry, 1937
  4 A Study of Children's Agencies in the Archdiocese of Washington by Teresa Farrell, 1960
  5 Dissertation on Christ Child Society by Bill Curlin, 1953
  6 Early Years of the Christ Child Society by Mildred Merrick, 1960
  7 Early Years of the Christ Child Society by Mildred Merrick, 1960
  8 "Early Years of the Christ Child Society," pt 1, ms. copy, 1960
  9 "Early Years of the Christ Child Society," pt 2, ms. copy, 1960
  10 The Development of the Christ Child Society by Ruth Heany, 1938
  11 The Christ Child Society , a Work of Catholic Action by Catherine Knobloch, 1953
  12 Scrapbook History, A, pt. 1, 1905-1940
  13 Scrapbook History, A, pt. 2, 1905-1940
  14 Scrapbook History, A, pt. 3, 1905-1940
  15 Scrapbook History, A, pt. 4, 1905-1940
  16 Scrapbook History, B, pt. 1, 1905-1940
  17 Scrapbook History, B, pt. 2, 1905-1940
  18 Scrapbook History, B, pt. 3, 1905-1940
Box Folder
15 1 Scrapbook History, C, pt. 1, 1905-1940
  2 Scrapbook History, C, pt. 2, 1905-1940
  3 Scrapbook History, D, pt. 1, 1905-1940
Series 7: General Correspondence, 1934-1962 (9 folders)
 
Box Folder
15 4 Correspondence, May 1923-June 1934
  5 Correspondence, October 1936-December 1949
  6 Correspondence, Jan 1950-Dec 1951
  7 Correspondence, Dec. 1952-Sept. 1953
  8 Correspondence, Jan. 1954-April 1969, n.d.
  9 re: M.V.M., Aug. 1955-May 1960
  10 Approvals and Recommendations, pp 1-67, 1950
  11 Approvals and Recommendations, pp 69-123, 163-185, 1950
  12 Approvals and Recommendations, pp187-237, 1950
Series 8: Board Minutes, 1902-1980 (11 boxes)
 
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15 13 Board Minutes, April 1902-March 1906
  14 Board Minutes, March 1906-March 1909
  15 Board Minutes, March 1909-March 1911
  16 Board Minutes, April 1903, May 1911-March 1914
  17 Board Minutes, April 1914-March 1915
Box Folder
16 1 Board Minutes, April 1915-March 1916
  2 Board Minutes, April 1916-March 1917
  3 Board Minutes, April 1917-March 1918
  4 Board Minutes, April 1918-March 1919
  5 Board Minutes, April 1919-March 1920
  6 Board Minutes, April 1920-March 1921
  7 Board Minutes, April 1921-March 1922
  8 Board Minutes, April 1922-March 1923
  9 Board Minutes, April 1923-March 1924
  10 Board Minutes, April 1924-March 1925
  11 Board Minutes, April 1925-Jan. 1926
  12 Board Minutes, Jan.- March 1926
  13 Board Minutes, April 1926-March 1927
  14 Board Minutes, April 1927-March 1928
  15 Board Minutes, May 1928-March 1929
  16 Board Minutes, March-Oct. 1929
  17 Board Minutes, Nov. 1929-March 1930
  18 Board Minutes, April 1930-March 1931
Box Folder
17 1 Board Minutes, April -Oct. 1931
  2 Board Minutes, Nov. 1931-March 1932
  3 Board Minutes, April 1932-June 1932
  4 Board Minutes, July 1932-Jan. 1933
  5 Board Minutes, Jan. -March 1933
  6 Board Minutes, April-June 1933
  7 Board Minutes, July-December 1933
  8 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1934
  9 Board Minutes, March-May 1935
  10 Board Minutes, June-Oct. 1935
  11 Board Minutes, Dec. 1935-March 1936
  12 Board Minutes, April-June 1936
  13 Board Minutes, July-Dec. 1936
  14 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1937
  15 Board Minutes, April-June 1937
  16 Board Minutes, July-Dec. 1937
  17 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1938
  18 Board Minutes, April-Dec.1938
  19 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1939
Box Folder
18 1 Board Minutes, April-Nov. 1939
  2 Board Minutes, Dec. 1939-March 1940
  3 Board Minutes, April-June 1940
  4 Board Minutes, Oct.-Dec. 1940
  5 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1941
  6 Board Minutes, April 1941-June 1941
  7 Board Minutes, June-Dec. 1941
  8 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1942
  9 Board Minutes, April-May 1942
  10 Board Minutes, May-Sept. 1942
  11 Board Minutes, Oct.-Dec. 1942
  12 Board Minutes, Jan.-Feb. 1943
  13 Board Minutes, March 1943
  14 Board Minutes, April-Nov. 1943
  15 Board Minutes, Nov. 1943-March 1944
  16 Board Minutes, April-Oct. 1944
  17 Board Minutes, Oct. 1944-March 1945
Box Folder
19 1 Board Minutes, April 1945-March 1946
  2 Board Minutes, April 1946 - Nov. 1946
  2 Board Minutes, Dec. 1946 - March 1947
  3 Board Minutes, May-Dec. 1947
  4 Board Minutes, Jan.-Dec. 1948
  5 Board Minutes, April-Oct. 1948
  6 Board Minutes, Nov. 1948-Feb. 1949
  7 Board Minutes, March-July 1949
  8 Board Minutes, Oct. 1949-Jan.1950
  9 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1950
  10 Board Minutes, March - June 1950
  11 Board Minutes, July - Oct. 1950
  12 Board Minutes, Oct. 1950-Feb. 1951
  13 Board Minutes, March-May 1951
  14 Board Minutes, June-Nov. 1951
  15 Board Minutes, Nov. 1951-Feb. 1952
  16 Board Minutes, March-May 1952
  17 Board Minutes, May-Dec. 1952
  18 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1953
  19 Board Minutes, April 1953-Sept. 1953
Box Folder
20 1 Board Minutes, Sept. 1953-Jan. 1954
  2 Board Minutes, Jan. - March 1954
  3 Board Minutes, April-Oct. 1954
  4 Board Minutes, Oct. 1954-March 1955
  5 Board Minutes, April 1955
  6 Board Minutes, May-Oct. 1955
  7 Board Minutes, Dec. 1955-March 1956
  8 Board Minutes, April-May 1956
  9 Board Minutes, June-Oct. 1956
  10 Board Minutes, Nov. 1956-March 1957
  11 Board Minutes, April-May 1957
  12 Board Minutes, May-Dec. 1957
  13 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1958
  14 Board Minutes, April-Dec. 1958
  15 Board Minutes, Jan. 1957
  16 Board Minutes, Jan.-Sept. 1959
  17 Board Minutes, Oct.-Dec. 1959
  18 Board Minutes, Jan.-Dec. 1960
  19 Board Minutes, Jan.-Dec. 1961
Box Folder
21 1 Board Minutes, Feb. 1962-Dec. 1963
  2 Board Minutes, Feb. 1964-Dec. 1965
  3 Board Minutes, Feb. 1966-Dec. 1967
  4 Board Minutes, Feb. 1968-Dec. 1969, n.d.
  5 Board Minutes, 1970
  6 Board Minutes, 1971
  7 Board Minutes, 1972
  8 Board Minutes, 1973
  9 Board Minutes, 1974
  10 Board Minutes, 1975
  11 Board Minutes, 1976
  12 Board Minutes, 1977
  13 Board Minutes, 1978
  14 Board Minutes, 1979-1980
Box Folder
22 1 Board Minutes, Jan. 1923-March 1924
        Duplicate Copy
  2 Board Minutes, April 1924-March 1925
        Duplicate Copy
  3 Board Minutes, April 1925-March 1926
        Duplicate Copy
  4 Board Minutes, April 1926
        Duplicate Copy
  5 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1927
        Duplicate Copy
  6 Board Minutes, April-March 1928
        Duplicate Copy
  7 Board Minutes, April 1928-March 1929
        Duplicate Copy
  8 Board Minutes, April 1929-Oct. 1929
        Duplicate Copy
  9 Board Minutes, Jan. 1929-March 1930
        Duplicate Copy
  10 Board Minutes, April-June1930
        Duplicate Copy
  11 Board Minutes, Aug. 1930-March 1931
        Duplicate Copy
  12 Board Minutes, April-June 1931
        Duplicate Copy
  13 Board Minutes, Sept.-Dec. 1931
        Duplicate Copy
  14 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1932
        Duplicate Copy
Box Folder
23 1 Board Minutes, April-May 1932
        Duplicate Copy
  2 Board Minutes, June 1932-Jan. 1933
        Duplicate Copy
  3 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1933
        Duplicate Copy
  4 Board Minutes, April-May 1933
        Duplicate Copy
  5 Board Minutes, June-Dec. 1933
        Duplicate Copy
  6 Board Minutes, 1933
        Duplicate Copy
  7 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1934
        Duplicate Copy
  8 Board Minutes, April-Sept. 1934
        Duplicate Copy
  9 Board Minutes, Sept.-Dec. 1934
        Duplicate Copy
  10 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1935
        Duplicate Copy
  11 Board Minutes, March 1935
        Duplicate Copy
  12 Board Minutes, April-June 1935
        Duplicate Copy
  13 Board Minutes, Oct. 1935-Jan. 1936
        Duplicate Copy
  14 Board Minutes, Feb. - March 1936
        Duplicate Copy
  15 Board Minutes, April-May 1936
        Duplicate Copy
  16 Board Minutes, May-Oct. 1936
        Duplicate Copy
  17 Board Minutes, Nov. 1936-Jan. 1937
        Duplicate Copy
  18 Board Minutes, Feb.-March 1937
        Duplicate Copy
  19 Board Minutes, April-May 1937
        Duplicate Copy
Box Folder
24 1 Board Minutes, June-Dec. 1937
        Duplicate Copy
  2 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1938
        Duplicate Copy
  3 Board Minutes, April-Dec. 1938
        Duplicate Copy
  4 Board Minutes, Dec. 1938-Feb. 1939
        Duplicate Copy
  5 Board Minutes, March 1939
        Duplicate Copy
  6 Board Minutes, April-June 1939
        Duplicate Copy
  7 Board Minutes, Oct.-Dec. 1939, March 1940, April 1941
        Duplicate Copy
  8 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1942
        Duplicate Copy
  9 Board Minutes, April-May 1942
        Duplicate Copy
  10 Board Minutes, June-Dec. 1942
        Duplicate Copy
  11 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1943
        Duplicate Copy
  12 Board Minutes, April-June 1943
        Duplicate Copy
  13 Board Minutes, Oct.-Dec. 1943
        Duplicate Copy
  14 Board Minutes, April 1946-Dec. 1947
        Duplicate Copy
  15 Board Minutes, March-Dec. 1948
        Duplicate Copy
  16 Board Minutes, Jan.-March 1949
        Duplicate Copy
  17 Board Minutes, April-Dec. 1949
        Duplicate Copy
  18 Board Minutes, March 1950
        Duplicate Copy
  19 Board Minutes, April-Dec. 1950
        Duplicate Copy
Box Folder
25 1 Board Minutes, Jan. - June 1951
        Duplicate Copy
  2 Board Minutes, Aug. 1951-March 1952
        Duplicate Copy
  3 Board Minutes, April 1952-March 1953
        Duplicate Copy
  4 Board Minutes, April 1953-March 1954
        Duplicate Copy
  5 Board Minutes, April 1954-March 1955
        Duplicate Copy
  6 Board Minutes, April 1956-Dec. 1959
        Duplicate Copy
  7 Board Minutes, Jan. 1960-Oct. 1961
        Duplicate Copy
  8 Board Minutes, Dec. 1962-Feb. 1969, n.d.
        Duplicate Copy
Series 9: Records and Reports, 1950-1955 (9 folders)
 
Box Folder
25 9 Records and Reports, Oct. 1950-Nov. 1951
        Duplicate Copy
  10 Records and Reports, 1951
        Duplicate Copy
  11 Records and Reports, Jan.-Nov. 1952
        Duplicate Copy
  12 Records and Reports, 1952
        Duplicate Copy
  13 Records and Reports, Jan.-Dec. 1953
  14 Records and Reports, 1953
  15 Records and Reports, Jan.-March 1954
  16 Records and Reports, April-Dec. 1954
  17 Records and Reports, 1954, Jan-March 1955
Series 10: Executive Committee, 1959-1973 (3 folders)
 
Box Folder
25 18 Minutes, 1959-64
  19 Minutes, 1965-69
  20 Minutes, 1970-73
Series 11: Finances, 1884-1986 (6 boxes)
 
Box Folder
26 1 MVM First Account Book, 1884-1902
  2 Bank Book, 1926-1929
  3 Misc. -- 1929 Ledger
  4 Finance Committee, 1968-71
  5 Finance Committee, 1972-73
  6 Finance Committee, 1974-75
  7 Finance Committee, 1976-77
  8 Capital Funds, 1922-1947
  9 Capital Funds, 1922-1947
  10 Capital Funds, 1922-1947
  11 Audits, 1927-1931
  12 Audits, 1932-1936
  13 Audits, 1937-1941
  14 Audits, 1942-1945
  15 Audits, 1946-1949
  16 Audits, 1950-1953
  17 Audits, 1954-59
Box Folder
27 1 Audits, 1959
  2 Audits, 1960
  3 Audits, 1961
  4 Audits, 1962
  5 Audits, 1963
  6 Audits, 1964
  7 Audits, 1965
  8 Audits, 1966
  9 Audits, 1967
  10 Audits, 1968
  11 Audits, 1969
  12 Community Chest, Correspondence, Nov. 1928-June 1929
  13 Community Chest, Correspondence, June 1929-April 1930
  14 Community Chest, Income Reports, 1929
  15 Community Chest, Income Reports, 1929
  16 Community Chest, Income Reports, 1930
  17 Community Chest, Income Reports, 1930
  18 Auditor's Report -- Family and Child Services, 1965
  19 Auditor's Report -- Family and Child Services, 1966
  20 Auditor's Report -- Family and Child Services, 1969
Box Folder
28 1 General Ledger, 1972
  2 General Ledger, 1972
  3 General Journal, 1974
  4 General Cash Receipts Journal, 1974
  5 Administrative Ledger, 1974
  6 Administrative Account -- Cash Disbursements Journal, 1974
  7 Administrative Account -- Cash Receipts, 1974
  8 Administrative Fund -- Cash Disbursements, 1975
  9 Administrative Fund -- Cash Received, 1975
  10 Administrative Fund -- Cash Received, 1975
  11 Administrative Fund -- General Ledger, 1975
  12 Administrative Fund -- Cash Receipts Journal, 1975-1978
  13 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1975-1976
  14 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1976-1977
  15 Ledgers, 1978
  16 Ledgers, 1977-1978
  17 Ledgers, 1977-1978
  18 Ledgers, 1977-1978
  19 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1978-1979
  20 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1979-1980
  21 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1979-1980
Box Folder
29 1 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1980-1981
  2 Administrative Fund -- Ledger, 1980-1981
  3 Misc., General and Financial Info, 1929-1931
  4 Misc., General and Financial Info, 1929-1931
  5 Misc., Fundraising, 1955-1971
  6 Misc., 1929-1945
  7 Budgets and Related Corr., 1930-1932
  8 Budgets and Related Corr., 1933
  9 Budgets and Related Corr., 1934-1935
  10 Budgets and Related Corr., 1936
  11 Budgets and Related Corr., 1972-1973
  12 United Comm. Serv. Allocations, 1948-1958
  13 Bank Loans, Correspondence, 1949-1955
  14 Legacies, 1931-1949
  15 Legacies, 1950-1959
  16 Legacies, 1960-1965
  17 Legacies, 1966-1970
  18 Legacies, 1971-1974
  19 Legacies, 1975-1979
  20 Legacies, 1980-1986, n.d.
Box Folder
30 1 Special Funds Journal, 1933-1939
  2 Cash Books, 1940-1942
  3 Cash Books, 1943-1945
  4 Cash Books, 1946-1949
  5 Cash Books, 1949-1952
  6 Cash Books, 1953
  7 Cash Books, 1954-1955
  8 Cash Books, 1956-1963
  9 Cash Books, 1956-1961
Series 12: Handbooks and Miscellaneous, 1935-1981 (1 box)
 
Box Folder
31 1 Self-Survey by Frank Rooney, 1954
  2 Self-Survey by Frank Rooney, 1954
  3 Self-Survey by Frank Rooney, 1954
  4 Manual for Chairmen - Duties, 1950-1951
  5 Manual for Chairmen, 1950-1952
  6 Manual for Chairmen, 1953-1954
  7 Manual for Volunteers, 1950s
  8 Manual for Board of Directors, Rough Notes, 1955-1962
  9 Chapters, 1962-1973
  10 Chapter Lists, 1970-1973
  11 Organizational Structure, 1961
  12 Executive Director -- Correspondence, 1970-1980
  13 Public Relations, 1954-1959
  14 Studies and Surveys, 1949-1977
  15 Letters of Appreciation, 1935-1981
  16 Report of Executive Coordinator, 1957-1961
  17 Memorabilia, n.d.
  18 Religious Memorabilia, n.d.
  19 Membership, 1948
        found in binder labeled MVM
  20 Membership Index Cards, n.d.
Series 13: Annual Meetings, 1910-1979 (11 folders)
 
Box Folder
32 1 Annual Meetings, 1910-1929
  2 Annual Meetings, 1930-1938
  3 Annual Meetings, 1939-1944
  4 Annual Meetings, 1921-1970
  5 Annual Meetings, 1972
  6 Annual Meetings, 1973
  7 Annual Meetings, 1974
  8 Annual Meetings, 1975
  9 Annual Meetings, 1977
  10 Annual Meetings, 1978
  11 Annual Meetings, 1979
Series 14: Christ Child Institute for Children, 1891-1982 (6 boxes)
 
Box Folder
32 12 History and Descriptions, 1930-1950, 1969
  13 Fresh Air Applications, 1929
        for Bel Alton Camp
  14 Record of Fresh Air Work, 1891-1922
Box Folder
33 1 Record of Fresh Air Work, 1922-1931
  2 Correspondence, 1929-1953
  3 Correspondence, 1954-1955
  4 Correspondence, 1955
  5 Correspondence, Jan. 1956
  6 Board Minutes and Reports, 1928-1929
  7 Board Minutes and Reports, 1930-1935
  8 Board Minutes and Reports, 1936-1939
  9 Board Minutes and Reports, 1940-1947
  10 Board Minutes and Reports, 1949-1950
  11 Board Minutes and Reports, 1951-1953
  12 Board Minutes and Reports, 1954
  13 Board Minutes and Reports, 1955
  14 Board Minutes and Reports, 1955-1956
  15 Board Minutes and Reports, 1956
Box Folder
34 1 Board Minutes and Reports, 1956-1957
  2 Board Minutes and Reports, 1957-1958
  3 Board Minutes and Reports, 1958-1959
  4 Board Minutes and Reports, 1959-1960
  5 Board Minutes and Reports, 1960
  6 Board Minutes and Reports, 1960-1961
  7 Board Minutes and Reports, 1961
  8 Board Minutes and Reports, 1961-1962
  9 Board Minutes and Reports, 1962
  10 Board Minutes and Reports, 1962-1963
  11 Board Minutes and Reports, 1963
  12 Board Minutes and Reports, 1963-1964
  13 Board Minutes and Reports, 1964-1965
  14 Board Minutes and Reports, 1965-1966
  15 Board Minutes and Reports, 1967
  16 Board Minutes and Reports, 1968-1969
  17 Board Minutes and Reports, 1971-1972
  18 Board Minutes and Reports, 1970-1972
  19 Board Minutes and Reports, 1973-1976
Box Folder
35 1 Board Minutes and Reports, 1977-1978
  2 Board Minutes and Reports, 1979-1980
  3 Auxiliary Minutes, 1958-1959
  4 Auxiliary Minutes, 1960-1962
  5 Auxiliary Minutes, 1963-1964
  6 Auxiliary Minutes, 1965-1969
  7 Corr. (A/S) Accreditation, 1980
  8 Corr. (A/S) Closing, 1982
  9 Corr. (A/S) Finances, 1972-1983
  10 Corr. (A/S) 40th Anniversary, 1969
  11 Corr. (A/S) Merrick House, 1976-1981
  12 Corr. (A/S) United Way, 1979-1982
  13 Corr., 1957-1969
  14 Corr., 1970-1971
  15 Corr., 1971
  16 Corr., 1972
  17 Corr., 1973
  18 Corr., 1975-1976
Box Folder
36 1 Corr., 1977-1978
  2 Corr., 1979-1982
  3 Ad Hoc Search Committee, 1980
  4 Administrative Committee, 1953-1954
  5 Executive Committee -- Minutes, 1972-1974
  6 Executive Committee -- Minutes, Jan.-June 1975
  7 Executive Committee -- Minutes, July-Dec. 1975
  8 Executive Committee -- Minutes, 1976
  9 Executive Committee -- Minutes, 1977
  10 Joint Committee on Institutional Support, 1976
  11 Joint Committee on Institutional Support, 1976-1977
  12 Joint Committee on Institutional Support, Minutes 1976-1977
  13 Study Committee, 1963-1969
  14 Study Committee, 1970
  15 New Building, 1947-1950
  16 New Building, 1950
  17 New Building, 1951
  18 New Building, 1952-1953
  19 Building Fund, 1942-1951
  20 Produce Accounts, 1930-1946
  21 Produce Accounts, 1947-1950
Box Folder
37 1 Misc. Accounts, 1928-1951
  2 Receipts Journal, 1936-1938
  3 Receipts Journal, 1936-1938
  4 Regulations, 1969-1981
  5 Invitations and Programs, 1950-1970, n.d.
  6 Publications, 1945-1969, n.d.
  7 Publications, 1963, n.d.
  8 Publications, 1982
  9 Regulations and Agreement, 1945-1954
  10 Personnel -- Regulations and Agreements, 1931, n.d.
  11 Personnel -- Regulations and Agreements, 1972-1977
  12 Personnel -- Regulations and Agreements, 1978-1980
  13 Lists -- Staff, Board, Volunteers, 1953-1957
  14 Misc. -- Surveys, Stats and Forms, 1930-1957
  15 Misc. -- Reports, Studies and Fact Sheets, 1950-1980
  16 Misc. -- Reports, Studies and Fact Sheets, 1950-1980
  17 Misc. -- Reports, Studies and Fact Sheets, 1965-1979
  18 Misc. -- Reports, Studies and Fact Sheets, 1966-1978
Series 15: Settlement House, 1899-1977 (4 boxes)
 
Box Folder
38 1 Committee Minutes, 1939, 1947, 1949-1950
  2 Committee Minutes, 1951
  3 Committee Minutes, 1952-1953
  4 Committee Minutes, 1954-1956
  5 Committee Minutes, 1957, Jan.-April 1960
  6 Board Minutes, 1962-1964
  7 Board Minutes, 1964-1965
  8 Board Minutes, 1965
  9 Board Minutes, 1965
  10 Board Minutes, 1966-1967
  11 Board Minutes, 1968
  12 Board Minutes, 1969
  13 Board Minutes, 1970
  14 Board Minutes, 1971
  15 Board Minutes, Jan. - April 1972
  16 Board Minutes, May-Dec. 1972
  17 Board Minutes, 1973
  18 Board Minutes, Jan. - April 1974
  19 Board Minutes, May-Sept. 1974
Box Folder
39 1 Lists, Board of Directors, 1967-1971, n.d.
  2 Correspondence and Reports, 1913, 1915-1931
  3 Correspondence and Reports, 1933-1938
  4 Correspondence and Reports, 1941-1947
  5 Correspondence and Reports, 1947-60
  6 Correspondence and Reports, n.d.
  7 Staff Minutes, Oct.-Dec. 1955
  8 Staff Minutes, 1956
  9 Staff Minutes, Jan.-May 1957, Jan. 1962
  10 Budget Committee, April-Sept. 1965
  11 Budget Committee, Oct. 1965
  12 Budget Committee, 1965-1966
  13 Budget Appeal, pt. 1, 1966
  14 Budget Appeal, pt. 2, 1966
  15 Ledger, 1966
  16 Ledger, 1976-77
  17 New Building 324 Indiana Avenue Correspondence, 1920, n.d.
  19 New Building 608 Mass Ave. Correspondence, 1929-1931
  20 New Building 608 Mass Ave. Correspondence, 1931
Box Folder
40 1 New Building 608 Mass Ave. Correspondence, 1931
  2 New Building 608 Mass Ave. Correspondence, 1931-1932
  3 New Building 608 Mass Ave. Correspondence, 1932
  4 New Building 608 Mass Ave. Correspondence, 1933-1934
  5 New Building - 608 Mass Ave Specifications 1931
  6 New Building - Gym Correspondence, 1934-1935
  7 New Building - Gym Correspondence, 1935-1941
  8 New Building - Gym Board Minutes, 1934
  9 New Building - Fund Reports, 1933-1948
  10 New Building - Gym Fund Ledger, 1933-1948
  11 Remodeling Correspondence, 1965
  12 Remodeling Correspondence, 1965-1966
  13 Appraisal, 1967
  14 Boys Club - Corr., 1929-1935
  15 Boys Club - Corr., 1936-1941
  16 Boys Club - Corr., 1942-1947
  17 Sewing School Reports, 1899-1938
  18 Dental Clinic: Correspondence and Reports, 1929-1942
  19 Dental Clinic: Study, 1942
  20 Ad Hoc Committee, 1967-1970
  21 Ad Hoc Committee, 1972-1973
  22 Ad Hoc Committee, 1974
  23 Ad Hoc Committee, 1975
  24 Ad Hoc Committee, 1975-1977
Box Folder
41 1 Personnel, 1958
  2 Personnel, 1965
  3 Statistics and Reports, 1973-1974
  4 Statistics and Reports, 1973-1974
  5 Slide Lists for Instruction, n.d.
  6 Surveys and Studies - 1946 Community Chest Survey
  7 Surveys and Studies: Future of the Christ Child Settlement, 1970
  8 Surveys and Studies, 1951 Self-Study
  9 Surveys and Studies, 1952-1953 Eight Settlement Self-Study
  10 Surveys and Studies: A Six Month Study of Behavior Changes in Ten Girls Belonging to a Club at Christ Child Settlement House, Washington, D.C. by Ramona Marie Myers, 1940
  11 Surveys and Studies: A Study of the Influence of Games on the Social Adjustment of a Group of Children at Christ Child Settlement House, Washington, D.C. by Helen Mary Maymar, 1941
  12 Surveys and Studies: A Study of the Attendance During 1949 of 371 Children at the Program of Activities of the Christ Child Settlement House, Washington, D.C., by Elenore Kleczka, 1950
  13 Miscellaneous, n.d.
  14 Publications: Newsletters, 1932-1954
  15 Publications - The Chatterbox, 1935
  16 Publications - Catholic Action, 1933-1934
  17 Publications - A Way Out, 1970s
  18 Publications - 40th Anniversary, 1972
  19 Publications - flyer, 1973
Series 16: Opportunity Shop, 1932-1983 (4 boxes)
 
Box Folder
42 1 Committee Minutes, 1932-1938
  2 Committee Minutes, 1939-1951
  3 Committee Minutes, 1952-1957
  4 Committee Minutes, 1957-1961
  5 Board Minutes, 1962-1964
  6 Board Minutes, 1965-1966
  7 Board Minutes, 1967-1968
  8 Board Minutes, 1968-1969
  9 Board Minutes, 1970, n.d.
  10 Board Minutes, 1971-1973
  11 Board Minutes, 1974-1976
  12 Board Minutes, 1977-1979
  13 Correspondence, 1974-1981
  14 Financial Reports, 1932-1935
  15 Financial Reports, 1935-1938
  16 Financial Reports, 1938-1941
  17 Financial Reports, 1941-1944
Box Folder
43 1 Financial Reports, 1944-1947
  2 Financial Reports, 1947-1950
  3 Financial Reports, 1950-1953
  4 Financial Reports, 1954-1958
  5 Financial: Ledgers, 1951-1954
  6 Financial: Ledgers, 1974-1975
  7 Financial: Ledgers, 1974-1975
  8 Financial: Ledgers, 1974-1975
  9 Financial: Ledgers, 1974-1975
  10 Financial: Ledgers, Cash Receipts, 1974
  11 Financial: Ledgers, Cash Disbursements, 1974
  12 Financial: Ledgers, 1975-1976
  13 Financial: Ledgers, 1975-1976
Box Folder
44 1 Financial: Ledgers, 1976-1977
  2 Financial: Ledgers, 1976-1977
  3 Financial: Ledgers, 1976-1977
  4 Financial: Ledgers, 1976-1977
  5 Financial: Ledgers, 1977-1978
  6 Financial: Ledgers, 1978-1979
  7 Financial: Ledgers, 1978-1979
  8 Financial: Ledgers, 1979-1980
  9 Financial: Ledgers, 1979-1980
  10 Financial: Ledgers, 1979-1980
  11 Financial: Ledgers, 1979-1980
  12 Financial: Ledgers, 1980-1981
  13 Financial: Ledgers, 1980-1981
  14 Financial: Ledgers, 1980-1981
  15 Publications, 1953-1958
Box Folder
45 1 Financial: Cash Books, 1958
  2 Financial: Cash Books, 1959
  3 Financial: Cash Books, 1960
  4 Financial: Cash Books, 1961
  5 Financial: Cash Books, 1962
  6 Financial: Cash Books, 1963
  7 Financial: Cash Books, 1964
  8 Financial: Cash Books, 1965
  9 Financial: Cash Books, 1966
  10 Financial: Cash Books, 1975
  11 Financial: Cash Books, 1976
  12 Financial: Cash Books, 1977
  13 Financial: Cash Books, 1978
  14 Financial: Cash Books, 1979
  15 Financial: Cash Books, 1980
  16 Financial: Cash Books, 1981
  17 Financial: Cash Books, 1982
  18 Financial: Cash Books, 1983
Series 17: Girls' Camp, 1929-1981 (3 boxes)
 
Box Folder
46 1 Committee Minutes, 1947-1949
  2 Committee Minutes, 1950-1953
  3 Committee Minutes, 1954-1955
  4 Committee Minutes, 1956-1958
  5 Committee Minutes, 1959-1964
  6 Board Minutes, 1961-1962
  7 Board Minutes, 1962
  8 Board Minutes, 1962-1963
  9 Board Minutes, 1964-1966
  10 Board Minutes, 1967-1971, n.d.
  11 Executive Committee Minutes, 1943-1957
  12 Executive Committee Minutes, 1964-1967
  13 Auxiliary Minutes, 1968-1969
  14 Committee Membership Lists, 1947-1953
  15 Camp Kateri - Correspondence, 1937-1938
  16 Camp Kateri - Reports, 1929-1938
  17 Camp Kateri - Reports, 1939-1941
  18 Camp Kateri - Attendance Lists, 1937
  19 Camp Kateri - Attendance Lists, 1938
  20 Camp Kateri - Recommendations, 1936-1938
  21 Camp Kateri - Recommendations, 1938, n.d.
Box Folder
47 1 Wild Rose Shores - Correspondence, 1943
  2 Wild Rose Shores - Reports, 1943-1947
  3 Wild Rose Shores - Reports, 1948-1949
  4 Wild Rose Shores - Reports, 1950
  5 Wild Rose Shores - Reports, 1950
  6 Wild Rose Shores - Financial Reports, 1943-1950
  7 Island Creek - 1954-74
  8 Island Creek - Rules, Regulations and Procedures, 1973
  9 Island Creek - Applications, 1977-1979
  10 Island Creek - Reports, 1951-1952
  11 Island Creek - Reports, 1953
  12 Island Creek - Reports, 1954-1955
  13 Island Creek - Reports, 1956-1957
  14 Island Creek - Reports, 1956-1957
  15 Island Creek - Reports, 1958-1959
  16 Island Creek - Reports, 1960-1963
  17 Island Creek - Reports, n.d.
  18 Island Creek - Financial Reports, 1951-1954
Box Folder
48 1 Island Creek - Financial Reports, 1955-1959
  2 Island Creek - Financial Reports, 1961-1966
  3 Island Creek - Food Service, 1977
  4 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1974-1975
  5 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1974-1975
  6 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1974-1975
  7 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1975-1976
  8 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1976-1977
  9 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1977-1978
  10 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1978-1979
  11 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1978-1979
  12 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1980-1981
  13 Island Creek - Ledgers, 1980-1981
  14 Island Creek - Publications, n.d.
Series 18: Colored Auxiliary, 1919-1950 (1 box)
 
Box Folder
49 1 Minutes and Financial Records, 1919-26
        Ledger entitled “Colored Auxiliary Holy Name Guild”
  2 Minutes, 1933-1945
        Ledger entitled “Colored Auxiliary Holy Name Guild”
  3 Minutes, 1929-1937
  4 Correspondence, 1925-1929
  5 Correspondence, 1929-1938, n.d.
  6 Correspondence, 1941-1945, n.d.
  7 Camp Reports, 1930-1942
  8 Financial Reports, 1926-1933
  9 Financial Reports, 1935-1950
Series 19: Committees, 1909-1980 (3 boxes)
 
Box Folder
50 1 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1921-1932
  2 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1933
  3 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1934-1936
  4 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1936-1939
  5 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1940-1942
  6 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1943-1946
  7 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1947-1949
  8 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1950-1951
  9 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1952-1953
  10 Christmas Committee Minutes and Reports, 1954, 1957
  11 Christmas Committee Correspondence, 1960-1961
  12 Christmas Committee Correspondence, 1962-1964
  13 Christmas Committee Correspondence, 1965-1967
  14 Christmas Committee Correspondence, 1968-1969
  15 Christmas Committee Correspondence, 1970-1971, n.d.
  16 Christmas Committee Record Book, 1907-1920
Box Folder
51 1 Christmas Committee Record Book, 1920-1932
  2 Christmas Committee Record Book, 1968-1970
  3 Christmas Committee Record Book, 1971-1972
  4 Christmas Committee Misc. Publications, 1919?-1934?
  5 Christmas Committee Misc. Publications, 1935?-1945?
  6 Christmas Committee Misc. Publications, 1947?-1969?
  7 Visiting Committee Minutes, 1920-1956
  8 Visiting Committee Minutes, 1957-1958
  9 Visiting Committee Minutes, 1959-1969
  10 Visiting Committee Manual, Rough Material, 1956, n.d.
  11 Visiting Committee 1953-1956
  12 Visiting Committee 1958-1962
  13 Visiting Committee 1963-1970
Box Folder
52 1 Layettes Committee Minutes and Reports, 1929-1936
  2 Layettes Committee Minutes and Reports, 1938-1944
  3 Layettes Committee Minutes and Reports, 1945-1957
  4 Layettes Committee Minutes and Reports, 1958-1971
  5 Layettes Committee Minutes and Reports, n.d.
  6 Layettes Committee Account Book, 1924-1932
  7 Benefit Committee Minutes, 1962
  8 Membership Committee Correspondence, 1954-1963
  9 Finance Committee Correspondence, 1965-1975
  10 Finance Committee Correspondence, 1976-1980
  11 Finance Committee Handcraft Shop, 1980s
  12 Finance Committee Investment Subcommittee, 1969-1980
  13 Retreat Committee Scrapbooks with Reports, 1909-1922
  14 Retreat Committee Scrapbooks and Reports, 1923-1929
  15 Retreat Committee Scrapbooks and Reports, 1939-1945
  16 Retreat Committee Scrapbooks and Reports, 1946-1947
  17 Volunteers Committee 1942-1966
Series 20: Newsclippings, 1922-1979 (13 folders)
 
Box Folder
53 1 General, 1920-1952
  2 General, 1953-1963
  3 General, n.d.
  4 Christ Child Institute for Children, 1932-1939
  5 Christ Child Institute for Children, 1940-1957
  6 Christ Child Institute for Children, 1958-1971
  7 Settlement House, 1921-1964
  9 Merrick Boys’ Club, 1931-1938
  10 Settlement House - New Building, 1932
  11 Girls’ Camp, 1944-1959
  12 Opportunity Shop, 1935-1969
  13 Christmas Committee, 1934-1962
  14 Misc., 1936-1962
Series 21: Photos, 1920-1972 (3 boxes)
 
Box Folder
53 15 Christ Child Institute - Flag Pole Dedication, 1950s?
  16 Christ Child Institute - Benefits, 1958-1973
  17 Christ Child Institute - Arbor Day, May 1972
  18 Christ Child Institute - Girls’ Camp, 1930s-1940s?
  19 Christ Child Institute - Girls’ Camp, 1930s-1940s?
  20 Christ Child Institute - Bel Alton, 1920-1941
  21 Christ Child Institute - Committee Work, n.d.
Box Folder
54 1 General, n.d.
  2 Settlement House, 1920s?-1930s?
  3 Settlement House, 1930s
  4 Settlement House, 1930s
  5 Settlement House, 1930s
  6 Settlement House, n.d.
  7 Settlement House, n.d.
  8 Album, n.d.
        Photographs of children. Source of album is unknown but includes photos from several departments including Bel Alton, Settlement House, and Christ Child Institute for Children.
Box Folder
55 1 Album: Settlement House -- Boys’ Club, 1920s?
  2 Album: Settlement House -- Boys’ Club, 1960s?
  3 Album: Settlement House -- Boys’ Club, 1960s?
  4 Album: Settlement House -- Boys’ Club, 1960s?
  5 Album: Settlement House -- Boys’ Club, 1960s?
  6 Album: Christ Child Institute for Children, 1950s?
  7 Christ Child Institute for Children, 1973
  8 Christ Child Institute for Children, 1950s?
        color photos with negatives, housed in their own sleeves.
  9 Christ Child Institute for Children, n.d.
  10 Christ Child Institute for Children, n.d.
  11 Christ Child Institute for Children, n.d.
  12 Christ Child Institute for Children, n.d.
  13 Christ Child Institute for Children, n.d.
  14 Christ Child Institute for Children, n.d.
Series 22: Film and Radio Appearances, 1950s, 1969 (1 box)
 
Box Folder
56 1 Film of Washington Chapter, 1950s?
        label included inside reel
  2 Film of Washington Chapter, 1950s?
        label included inside reel
  3 Film of Washington Chapter, 1950s?
        no label
  4 Film of Washington Chapter, 1950s?
        label included inside reel
  5 Film of Washington Chapter, 1950s?
        no label
  6 Film of Washington Chapter, 1950s?
        no label
  7 Audiotape: “Charity: Whose Responsibility?” GU Radio Forum, 30 September 1969
        panel discussion including William J. McSorley, executive director of CCS Washington chapter; Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, Director of Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor; Mrs. B. Bernei Burgunder, Member of the Executive Committee, United Givers Fund.
Series 23: Lantern Slides, 1925-1930 (1 box)
 
Box  
57   Lantern slides, 1925-1930
Series 24: Scrapbooks/Photos Oversized, 1894-1974 (1 box)
 
Box Folder
58 1 General, 1932-1933
  2 General, 1930s
  3 Settlement House: Sewing Schools, 1910s
  4 Settlement House, 1920s
  5 General, 1930s
  6 General, n.d.
Box Folder
59 1 General, 1894-ca. 1910
  2 General, History of CCS, 1890-1915
  3 General, 1900-ca. 1925
  4 General, 1900-ca. 1925
  5 General, 1900-ca. 1925
Box Folder
60 1 General, n.d.
        Models used by Christ Child -- models of forms sent to other branches upon application
  2 General, Diamond Jubilee, November 15, 1962
  3 General, Benefit pt. 1, May 18, 1963
  4 General, Benefit pt. 2, May 18, 1963
  5 Scrapbook pt. 1, n.d.
  6 Scrapbook pt. 2, n.d.
  7 Convalescent Farm, pt. 3, n.d.
  8 Christmas Work and Opportunity Shop, pt. 4, n.d.
  9 Convalescent Home, 1951
  10 Convalescent Home, 1951
  11 Convalescent Home, 1951
Box Folder
61 1 Convalescent Home, 1951
  2 Christ Child Institute, 1960s-1970s
  3 Christ Child Institute, 1970-1974
  4 Christ Child Institute, 1970-1974
  5 Christ Child Institute, 1970-1974
Oversize  
62   Oversized Photos, 1940s-1970s
    General, 1958
    General, 1959
    General, 1965
Oversize  
63   Christ Child Convalescent Home for Children, 1937-1943
    Christ Child Institute for Children, 1946-1949
    Christ Child Institute for Children, 1953-1954
                       
Subgroup 3: Organizational Papers of the National Christ Child Society, 1908 (1948-1984) 1988 (53 boxes)
The central office of the National Christ Child Society coordinated the meetings of the individual chapters of the Christ Child Society and maintained the records of its officers, especially its president who often acted as the NCCS spokesperson on national issues. In addition, NCCS published newsletters for the individual chapters and tried to record their histories. This subgroup consists of four series: Publications and Printed Materials; Constitution and History; Executive Committee and Conventions; Correspondence and Other Papers; and Oversized Scrapbooks and Historians' Reports.
Series 25: Publications, 1923-1988 (17 folders)
 
Box Folder
64 1 Voice of the Christ Child, 1923-1934 (1-31), 1940, copy 1
  2 Voice of the Christ Child, 1923-1934 (1-31), 1940, copy 2
        missing March 1929 (no. 22)
  3 Voice of the Christ Child, 1923-1934 (1-31), copy 3
        missing Sept. 1927 (no. 16), Sept. 1928 (no. 20), March 1929 (no. 22), Sept. 1929 (no. 23), March 1930 (no. 25), December 1940
  4 Newsletters, 1943-1961, copy 1
  5 Newsletters, 1962-1988, copy 1
  6 Newsletters, 1943-1978, 2nd copy
  7 Newsletters, 1943-1976, 3rd copy
  8 Newsletters, 1965, 1980-1981, n.d.
        includes promotional button for a national convention
  9 Newsletters (subj. file), 1947-1955, pt. 1
  10 Newsletters (subj. file), 1947-1955, pt. 2
  11 Newsletters (subj.), 1952-1955
  12 Newsletters (subj.), 1971-1974
  13 Newsletters (subj.), 1971-1978
  14 Newsletters - Finances, 1966-1974
  15 Pamphlets, n.d.
  16 Memorials to Mary Merrick , ca. 1955
  17 Ephemera, n.d.
Series 26: Constitution and History, 1934-1980 (15 folders)
 
Box Folder
64 18 Handbook, 1965, copy 1
  19 Handbook, 1965, copy 2
  20 History, 1934
  21 Chapter Histories, 1938
  22 Chapter Histories, ca. 1940
  23 History, 1950, n.d.
  24 History, Founding to 1960, 1960
  25 History, Founding to 1960, 1960
  26 History of Cleveland Chapter, 1960
  27 Chapter Histories, 1960-1972
  28 Chapter Histories, 1960-1972
  29 Chapter Histories, 1960-1972
  30 Chapter Histories, 1970-1980
  31 Chapter Histories, 1970-1980
  32 Scrapbook, 1907-1940
Series 27: Conventions: Executive Minutes and Proceedings, 1932-1982 (3 boxes)
 
Box Folder
64 33 National Meetings, 1932, 1934, 1936
  34 National Meeting, 1938
  35 Convention Meeting, 1940
  36 Convention Meeting, 1940
  37 Convention Meeting, 1940
  38 Convention Meeting, 1940
  39 Convention Meeting, 1946
  40 Convention Meeting, 1946
  41 Convention Meeting, 1946
  42 Convention Meeting, 1946-1948, pt. 1
  43 Convention Meeting, 1946-1948, pt. 2
  44 Convention Meeting, 1946-1948, pt. 3
  45 Convention Meeting, 1948
Box Folder
65 1 Convention Meeting, 1950
  2 Convention Meeting, 1950
  3 Convention Meeting, pt. 1, 1950
  4 Convention Meeting, pt. 2, 1950
  5 Convention Meeting, pt. 3 1950
  6 Convention Meeting, 1952
  7 Convention Meeting, 1952
  8 Convention Meeting, 1954
  9 Convention Meeting, 1956
  10 Convention Meeting, 1956
  11 National Executive Board Meetings, 1956-1958
  12 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, 1959
  13 Convention Meeting, 1959
  14 Convention Meeting, 1960
  15 Convention Meeting, 1960
  16 Convention Minutes, 1962-1968
  17 Convention Meeting, 1962
  18 Convention Meeting, 1962
  19 Convention Meeting, 1962
  20 Convention Meeting, 1964
  21 Convention Meeting, 1966
  22 Convention Meeting, 1966
  23 Convention Meeting, 1968
  24 Convention Meeting, 1968
  25 Convention Meeting, 1970
  26 Convention Meeting, pt.1, 1970
  27 Convention Meeting, chapter reports, pt. 2, 1970
  28 Convention Meeting, publicity, pt. 3, 1970
  29 Convention Meeting, board reports, pt. 4, 1970
  30 Convention Meeting, correspondence, pt. 5, 1970
  31 Convention Meeting, Akron president, pt. 6, 1970
  32 Convention Meeting, 1972
  33 Convention Meeting, 1974
  34 Convention Meeting, 1974
  35 Convention Meeting, 1974
  36 Convention Meeting, Board and Chapter Reports, 1974
  37 Convention Meeting, Board and Chapter Reports, 1974
  38 Convention Meeting, Convention expenses, Publicity, Messages Received, Presidential Addresses, 1974
  39 Convention Meeting, Requisitions, Rules and Credentials, Registration, Correspondence, Program Exhibits, Hotel Arrangements, 1974
  40 Convention Meeting, Program, 1974
  41 Convention Meeting, 1976
  42 Convention Meeting, 1978
  43 Convention Meeting, 1978
Box Folder
66 1 Convention, 1980
  2 Convention, 1980
  3 Convention, 1980
  4 Convention, 1980
  5 Convention, 1980
  6 Convention, 1980
  7 Convention - Chapter Reports, 1980
  8 Convention - Chapter Reports, 1980
  9 Convention - National Board Membership, 1980
  10 Convention, 1982
  11 Convention, 1982
  12 Convention, 1982
  13 Convention, 1982
Series 28: Correspondence and Other Papers, undated and pre-1960 (2 boxes)
 
Box Folder
66 14 Correspondence, pre-1950
  15 Correspondence - Mullen, Mary T. (1st v.p.), pre-1950
  16 Correspondence - Mullen, Mary T. (1st v.p.), pre-1950
  17 Correspondence - Harmon, Mary C. , 1948-1954
  18 Correspondence, pt. 1, 1936-1953
  19 Correspondence, pt. 2, 1936-1953
  20 Correspondence - Christmas Seals, pt. 1, 1928-1956
  21 Correspondence - Christmas Seals, pt. 2, 1928-1956
  22 Correspondence - Christmas Seals, pt. 3, 1928-1956
  23 Correspondence - Christmas Seals, 1958-1959
  24 Correspondence, 1947-1956
  25 Correspondence, 1947-1956
  26 Correspondence, 1950-1952
  27 Reports, 1950-1960
  28 Correspondence - Hopkins, 1952-1958
  29 Correspondence - Merrick, Mildred, 1956-1958
  30 Correspondence - Merrick, Mildred, 1956-1958
  31 Correspondence - Weyand, 1952-1956
  32 Correspondence - Weyand, 1952-1956
  33 Correspondence, 1957
  34 Correspondence, 1953-1957
  35 Correspondence, pt. 1, 1958-1965
  36 Correspondence, pt. 2, 1958-1965
  37 Correspondence, 1959
  38 Correspondence - Public Relations, 1957-1959
  39 Correspondence - Public Relations, 1958
  40 Correspondence - Public Relations, 1959-1960
  41 Correspondence - Public Relations, 1959
  42 Correspondence - Pins for Volunteers, 1956-1958
  43 Correspondence - Nominating, 1959
  44 Chapter Reports, 1956-1958, 1960
  45 Circulars to Chapter Presidents, 1958-1972
Box Folder
67 1 Correspondence and Newsclippings (Chapters), 1915-1921
  2 Correspondence and Newsclippings (Chapters), 1916-1948
  3 Correspondence and Newsclippings (Chapters), 1948-1950
  4 Correspondence, 1915-1957
  5 Correspondence - Akron, OH, n.d.
  6 Correspondence - Annapolis, MD, n.d.
  7 Correspondence - Appleton, WI, n.d.
  8 Correspondence - Baltimore, MD, n.d.
  9 Correspondence - Boston, MA, n.d.
  10 Correspondence - Brooklyn, NY, n.d.
  11 Correspondence - Chicago, IL, n.d.
  12 Correspondence - Council Bluffs, IA, n.d.
  13 Correspondence - Cleveland, OH, n.d.
  14 Correspondence - Dayton, OH, n.d.
  15 Correspondence - Detroit, MI, n.d.
  16 Correspondence - Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, n.d.
  17 Correspondence - El Paso, TX, n.d.
  18 Correspondence - Lewiston, ID, n.d.
  19 Correspondence - Milwaukee, WI, n.d.
  20 Correspondence - Omaha, NE, n.d.
  21 Correspondence - Pasadena, CA, n.d.
  22 Correspondence - Philadelphia, PA, n.d.
  23 Correspondence - Portland, OR, n.d.
  24 Correspondence - Portsmouth/Richmond, VA, n.d.
  25 Correspondence - Rome, NY, n.d.
  26 Correspondence - St. Paul, Minn., n.d.
  27 Correspondence - San Antonio, TX, , n.d.
        disbanded 1959
  28 Correspondence - Sharon Hill, PA, n.d.
  29 Correspondence - South Bend, IN, n.d.
  30 Correspondence - Springfield, MA, n.d.
  31 Correspondence - Summit, NJ, n.d.
  32 Correspondence - Utica, NY, n.d.
  33 Correspondence - Washington, DC, pt. 1, n.d.
  34 Correspondence - Washington, DC, pt. 2, n.d.
Series 29: Correspondence and other Papers, 1960s (2 boxes)
 
Box Folder
67 35 A/S: Convention, 1964
  36 A/S: Convention, 1966
  37 A/S: Interim Board Meeting, 1969
  38 A/S: Interim Board Meeting, 1970-1971
  39 A/S: Layette Survey, 1938
  40 A/S: Membership Survey, pt. 1, 1968
  41 A/S: Membership Survey, pt. 2, 1968
  42 A/S: Memorial Window, 1966
  42 A/S: National Catholic Charities, 1964-1971
  42 A/S: National Catholic Charities, 1967-1969
Box Folder
68 1 A/S: National Council of Catholic Women, 1960-1964
  2 A/S: National Council of Catholic Women, 1965-1971
  3 A/S: Expansion and Inquiries, 1957-1971
  4 A/S: Regional Conferences, Portland, 1969
  5 A/S: Regional Conferences, Portland, 1969
  6 A/S: Publications, 1961-1968
  7 A/S: Seals, 1956-1972
Series 30: Correspondence and Other Papers: Rasmussen, 1972-1976 (2 boxes)
 
Box Folder
68 8 A/S: Abortion Issue -- Maude, 1972
  9 A/S: Chapter Surveys and Withdrawals, 1972-1976
  10 A/S: Conventions, 1972-1974
  11 A/S: Historian and Handbook, 1974-1975
  12 A/S: Inquiries, 1972-1976
  13 A/S: Ladies of Charity, 1972-1976
  14 A/S: Layettes, 1972-1976
  15 A/S: Memorial Cards, 1969-1972
  16 A/S: Miscellaneous, 1972-1976
  17 A/S: National Board, 1973-1976
  18 A/S: National Council of Catholic Charities, Minutes, 1973-1975
  19 A/S: National Council of Catholic Women, 1972-1976
  20 A/S: National Council of Catholic Women, 1972-1976
  21 A/S: Nominating Committee, 1972-1976
  22 A/S: Pins and Medals, 1972-1975
  23 A/S: Proceedings, 1972-1975
  24 A/S: Resolutions, 1972-1976
  25 A/S: Recording Secretary, 1972-1976
  26 A/S: Seals, 1972-1976
  27 A/S: WICS, 1976
  28 Akron, OH, n.d.
  29 Albany, NY, n.d.
  30 Annapolis, MD, n.d.
  31 Appleton, WI, n.d.
  32 Austin, TX, 1973-1974
  33 Boston, MA, n.d.
  34 Brooklyn, NY, n.d.
  35 Chicago, n.d.
  36 Cleveland, n.d.
  37 Dayton, OH, n.d.
  38 Detroit, MI, n.d.
  39 Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, n.d.
  40 El Paso, TX, n.d.
  41 Mansfield, OH, n.d.
  42 Milwaukee, WI, n.d.
  43 Norfolk, VA, n.d.
  44 Omaha, NE, n.d.
  45 Palm Springs, CA, n.d.
  46 Pasadena, CA, n.d.
  47 Philadelphia, PA, n.d.
  48 Portland, ME, n.d.
  49 Portsmouth, VA, n.d.
  50 Richmond, VA, n.d.
  51 Rome, NY, n.d.
  52 Saint Paul, Minn., n.d.
  53 San Mateo-Burlingame, CA, n.d.
  54 Seagirt, NJ, n.d.
  55 Sharon Hill, PA, n.d.
  56 South Bend, IN, n.d.
Box Folder
69 1 Summit, NJ, n.d.
  2 Tuscon, AZ, n.d.
  3 Utica, NY, n.d.
  4 Washington, DC, n.d.
  5 Baltimore, 1969-1972
        disbanded
  6 Chicago, n.d.
        disbanded 1978
  7 New York, 1959-1961
        disbanded
  8 Palm Springs, CA, n.d.
        disbanded 1977
  9 Chapters: Richmond, VA, n.d.
        withdrawn 1979
  10 San Mateo, CA, n.d.
        disbanded 1977
  11 Sharon Hill, PA, n.d.
        merged with Philadelphia, 1977
Series 31: Correspondence and Other Papers: Myrtle Walsh, 1976-1980 (2 boxes)
 
Box Folder
69 12 Board Minutes, 1965-1980
  13 Financial Records, 1976-1980
  14 Reports, 1976-1980
  15 Chapter Presidents, 1970-1978
  16 Board Members’ Reports, 1979-1980
  17 National President and Board, 1979-1980
  18 Correspondence, 1976-1980
  19 A/S Abortion Issue -- Maude, 1977-1979
  20 A/S Bishop’s Committee on the Laity, 1979-1980
  21 A/S Chapter Withdrawal, 1977-1978
  22 A/S Chapter Survey, 1976-1980
  23 A/S Convention, 1972
  24 A/S Convention, 1978
  25 A/S Convention, folder 1, 1978
  26 A/S Convention, folder 2 1978
  27 A/S Convention, 1980
  28 A/S Convention, 1980
  29 A/S Convention Minutes, 1972-1980
  30 A/S Inquiries and New Chapters, 1976-1980
  31 A/S Material for Washington Chapters, 1976-1980
  32 A/S National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1976-1980
  33 A/S National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1976-1980
  34 A/S Parliamentary Procedure, 1982
  35 A/S Interim Board Meeting, 1977, 1979
  36 A/S Recording Secretary, 1976-1980
  37 A/S Regional Meetings, South Bend, 1979
  38 A/S Regional Meetings, South Bend, 1979
  39 A/S Regional Meetings, South Bend, 1980
  40 A/S Rental Film on Mary V. Merrick, 1976-1979
  41 A/S Resolutions, 1976-1978
  42 A/S Seals, 1976-1979
  43 A/S Tape Recordings, 1976-79
        includes cassette audiotape of 1976 message of the NCCS
  44 Chapters: Akron, OH, n.d.
  45 Chapters: Annapolis, MD, n.d.
  46 Chapters: Appleton, WI, n.d.
  47 Chapters: Austin, TX, n.d.
  48 Chapters: Boston, MA, n.d.
  49 Chapters: Brooklyn, NY, n.d.
Box Folder
70 1 Chapters: Cleveland, OH, n.d.
  2 Chapters: Dayton, OH, n.d.
  3 Chapters: Detroit, MI, n.d.
  4 Chapters: Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, n.d.
  5 Chapters: El Paso, TX, n.d.
  6 Chapters: Lake Geauga, OH, n.d.
  7 Chapters: Mansfield, OH, n.d.
  8 Chapters: Milwaukee, WI, n.d.
  9 Chapters: New York, n.d.
  10 Chapters: Omaha, NE, n.d.
  11 Chapters: Pasadena, CA, n.d.
  12 Chapters: Philadelphia, PA, n.d.
  13 Chapters: Portland, OR, n.d.
  14 Chapters: Portsmouth, VA, n.d.
  15 Chapters: Rome, NY, n.d.
  16 Chapters: St. Paul, Minn., n.d.
  17 Chapters: Sea Girt, NJ, n.d.
  18 Chapters: South Bend, IN, n.d.
  19 Chapters: Summit, NJ, n.d.
  20 Chapters: Tuscon, AZ, n.d.
  21 Chapters: Utica, NY, n.d.
  22 Chapters: Washington, DC, 1896-1976
Series 32: Correspondence and Other Papers: Kay Walsh, 1980-1982 (2 boxes)
 
Box Folder
70 23 Board Meeting Minutes, 1982
  24 Spiritual Advisor, 1980-1982
  25 Spiritual Advisor (Pilla), 1980-1982
  26 President (K. Walsh), 1980-1982
  27 1st Vice-President (Wilson), 1980-1982
  28 Recording Secretary (Schneider), 1980-1982
  29 Corresponding Secretary (Dannemiller), 1980-1982
  30 2nd Vice President, Chapter Expansion (Stern), 1980-1982
  31 3rd Vice-President, Newsletter-Historian (Rowley), 1980-1982
  32 4th Vice-President, Pins and Medals (Flanagan), 1980-1982
  33 5th Vice-President, Christ Child Seals (Neroni), 1980-1982
  34 Treasurer (Headley), 1980-1982
  35 Assistant Treasurer (Van Evera), 1980-1982
  36 Advisory Committee (Rasmussen), 1980-1982
  37 Advisory Committee (MacDonnell), 1980-1982
  38 Advisory Committee (Walsh, M.), 1980-1982
  39 A/S Alternatives to Abortion, 1980-1981
  40 A/S Convention/Rules, n.d.
  41 A/S Honorary Advisors (Brown), 1980
  42 A/S Honorary Advisors (Mackin), 1981-1982
  43 A/S Honorary Advisors (Knobloch), 1981
  44 A/S Honorary Advisors (Krola), 1980-1982
  45 A/S Board Correspondence, 1980-1982
  46 A/S The Catholic Woman, 1982
  47 A/S Chapter Inquiries, 1981
  48 A/S Convention Reports, 1980-1982
  49 A/S Convention, 1981
  50 A/S Convention, 1982
  51 A/S Convention, 1982
  52 A/S Convention, 1982
  53 A/S Convention, 1984
  54 A/S Corcoran, 1980-1982
  55 A/S Evaluation Committee, 1978, n.d.
  56 A/S Family, 1980
  57 A/S Finances, 1980-1982
  58 A/S Foundations, 1981
  59 A/S Historian, n.d.
  60 A/S Interim Board Meeting, 1981
  61 A/S Interim Board Meeting, 1981
Box Folder
71 1 A/S Interim Board Meeting, 1981
  2 A/S Installation/Bishop, n.d.
  3 A/S Interim Board Meeting, 1981
  4 A/S Ladies of Charity, 1980-1981
  5 A/S Ladies of Charity, 1983-1984
  6 A/S Laux, Mary Catherine, 1982
  7 A/S Letters from President, 1980-1981
  8 A/S Misc., 1980-1982
  9 A/S National President and Board, 1980-1982
  10 A/S NCCC - McDaniel, Helen, 1981-1982
  11 A/S NCCC - Bishop Sullivan, 1981
  12 A/S NCCW, 1981-1982
  13 A/S NCCW Executive Directors, 1978-1980, n.d.
  14 A/S Newsletter, 1976-1982
  15 A/S Parish Outreach, 1980-1982
  16 A/S Pins and Medals, 1976-1980
  17 A/S Publicity, 1980-1982
  18 A/S Regional Meeting - Albany, 1983
  19 A/S Shrine, 1979-1980
  20 A/S Summit Council (NCCW), 1982
  21 A/S Survey Results, 1982
  22 A/S White House Conference on Family, folder 1, 1979-1982
  23 A/S White House Conference on Family, folder 2, 1979-1982
  24 A/S White House Conference on Family, folder 3, 1979-1982
  25 Chapters: Akron, OH n.d.
  26 Chapters: Albany, NY n.d.
  27 Chapters: Annapolis, MD n.d.
  28 Chapters: Appleton, WI n.d.
  29 Chapters: Austin, TX n.d.
  30 Chapters: Boston, MA n.d.
  31 Chapters: Brooklyn, NY n.d.
  32 Chapters: Cleveland, OH n.d.
  33 Chapters: Dayton, OH n.d.
  34 Chapters: Detroit, MI n.d.
  35 Chapters: Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY n.d.
  36 Chapters: El Paso, TX n.d.
  37 Chapters: Lake Geauga, OH n.d.
  38 Chapters: Milwaukee, WI n.d.
  39 Chapters: Norfolk, VA n.d.
  40 Chapters: Omaha, NE n.d.
  41 Chapters: Pasadena, CA n.d.
  42 Chapters: Philadelphia-Sharon Hill, PA n.d.
  43 Chapters: Portland, OR n.d.
  44 Chapters: Portsmouth, VA n.d.
  45 Chapters: Utica/Rome, NY n.d.
  46 Chapters: Saint Paul, Minn. n.d.
  47 Chapters: Sea Girt, NJ n.d.
  48 Chapters: South Bend, IN n.d.
  49 Chapters: Stuart, FL n.d.
  50 Chapters: Summit, NJ n.d.
  51 Chapters: Tucson, AZ n.d.
  52 Chapters: Utica, NY n.d.
  53 Chapters: Washington, DC n.d.
Series 33: Correspondence and Other Papers: Kay Walsh, 1908-1982 (6 boxes)
 
Box Folder
71 54 Historian, 1966-1972
  55 Historian, 1966-1972
  56 Historian, 1966-1972
  57 Historian’s Report, 1908-1958
  58 Historian’s Report, 1929-1955
  59 Historian’s Report, 1972-1978
Box  
72   Scrapbook, ca. 1920-1941
    Scrapbook - Supplementary Report, St. Paul Convention (Miss Sweeney), 1948
    Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1908 (1956-1958) 1958
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73   Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1929 (1948-1955) 1955
    Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1958-1960
    Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1960-1964
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74   Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1964-1971
    Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1972-1978
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75   Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1978-1980
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76   Scrapbook - Historian’s Report, 1981-1984
    Document - Plea to the Holy Father for benediction and plenary indulgence for the CCS children, 1922
    Document - Cosmopolitan Club service award to Miss Merrick, 1932
    Document - Plea to Holy Father for apostolic blessing for the CCS, 1950
    Document - Merrick Pro Ecclesia from Pope John 23rd, February 10, 1959
        in Latin

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Subgroup 1: Personal Papers Of Mary Virginia Merrick (RESTRICTED), 1880 (1900-1955) 1965

Subgroup 2: Organizational Papers of the Christ Child Society of Washington, D.C., 1884 (1905-1979) 1999

Subgroup 3: Organizational Papers of the National Christ Child Society, 1908 (1948-1984) 1988

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