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John C. Cort

An inventory of the John C. Cort Papers 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: John C. Cort, 1913-2006
Title: John C. Cort Papers
Dates: 1913-2004
Extent: 18.5 linear feet; 37 boxes
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, writings, book drafts, publications, and photographs reflecting John Cort's career as a labor leader, writer, activist, and Catholic Socialist
Collection Number: 197
Language: English

Biographical Note

John C. Cort was born in 1913 to parents Ambrose and Lydia Cort. After being raised as an Episcopalian he became interested in Catholicism while attending Harvard, judiciously delaying his conversion until after graduation after his father threatened to withdraw him from the University.

Cort made his way to New York after graduating in 1935 where he was introduced to Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in the Catholic Worker Movement. He became quite involved with the cause, living in Catholic Worker's New York City Hospitality House for the homeless, and writing articles for the Catholic Worker publication. Cort went on to become more active with the labor movement in the late 1930s and 1940s, helping create and working for the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), and as a business agent for the Boston local of the Newspaper Guild Union, all while suffering from recurring episodes of life threatening tuberculosis he contracted while living at the Catholic Worker house. These intermittent bouts of tuberculosis left him bedridden for five and a half of the next twelve years, but didn't prevent him from staying active in the movement. During this time he was reading, writing, and working with The Labor Leader, The International Ladies Garment Union, Commonweal, the Tablet, and the ACTU. While volunteering for the ACTU in 1943 he met a fellow volunteer, Helen Haye, whom he began dating. She would stick with him throughout his illness and they married in 1946. He continued to work for the Newspaper Guild Union and was active with the ACTU for much of the 1950s.

In 1961, he administered a Peace Corps program in the Philippines, moving there for three and a half years with his wife Helen and their nine children Barbara, Nicholas, Rebecca, Paul, Lydia, Mary Elizabeth, Alice, David, and Susan. Julia, their tenth and final child, was born overseas. After returning to the United States in the mid 1960s he began to put his efforts into administering volunteer programs domestically. Cort was appointed the first ever director of an experimental state sponsored Service Corps nicknamed the "Baby Peace Corps". During this time period he also administered a number of Great Society social programs in Massachusetts, including the Lynn Model Cities Program. He moved his family into a house in Roxbury, a rough section of Boston, during this time period out of solidarity with the poor and disenfranchised blacks in the area. He felt that in order to avoid hypocrisy, and fully devout himself to the cause, he needed to be a member of the community. Needless to say, this caused some strain on the family. He left the Model Cities program in 1973 to focus more on writing and public speaking. Eventually Cort's family moved away from Roxbury, and for a time he visited them on weekends.

Cort became a committed socialist in the early 1970s and was active in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for over thirty years, particularly in its Religion and Socialism Commission. He also played an important role as the DSA's liaison to The International League of Religious Socialists (ILRS), travelling to Europe several times and meeting with prominent members of the movement. He is well known for editing the DSA's newsletter, Religious Socialism, for much of its 27 year existence. In addition to writing scores of articles for catholic magazines and journals, he authored Christian Socialism in 1988, a book compiling a history of the philosophy, and an autobiography, Dreadful Conversions, in 2003. When he passed away in 2006 he had just finished an anthology about justice and the right to work entitled "Tigers of Wrath". He is remembered as one of the more notable and prolific laymen in U.S. Catholic history.

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Scope and Contents

The John C. Cort papers, 1913-2004, contain correspondence, subject files, clippings, publications, photographs, and articles written by Cort. These 18 linear feet document his adult life as a Catholic social activist and Catholic socialist. The material from the 1930s through the 1950s, when he was active with the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU) and the Boston Newspaper Guild is somewhat sparse. The material from the 1960s to the present takes up the majority of the collection. A large percentage of the collection covers his time with the Peace Corps in the Philippines during the 1960s and his work in the Great Society programs in the 1960s and 1970s.

Series 1 in boxes 1 to 14 contains his correspondence with other Catholic activists, clergy, intellectuals, and colleagues from the numerous organizations he was involved with. Some of the more prominent names that appear in the correspondence series are: clergy, such as the labor priest George Higgins, Father Ed Boyle, and Richard Cardinal Cushing; intellectuals like William F. Buckley and theologians Harvey Cox and Michael Novak; political figures such as, John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Father Robert F. Drinan, and Michael Harrington; and other Catholic activists, such as Dorothy Day.

An interesting letter in the collection has former governor of New York Governor Mario Cuomo almost gushing in response to the flattery he received from Cort in response to the suggestion he make a run at the presidency. There is a sizable file of correspondence between Cort and John F. Kennedy, mostly from his time as Senator of Massachusetts, that consists of a handwritten letter from the future president and several other typed letters pertaining to labor legislation. There is one letter sent from Kennedy during his time in the White House in 1961, in which the President echoes Cort's opinion on how to move ahead economically and socially in Latin America, and specifically Cuba, in handling the threat of communism.

A letter from Edward (Ted) Kennedy, sent during the Clinton administration, stands out from their sizable amount of correspondence due to Kennedy's lengthy defense of the North American Trade Agreement in response to a critical letter sent by Cort. One of the more fascinating folders in the series, due to its friendly yet adversarial tone, contains extensive correspondence between John Cort and Catholic philosopher Michael Novak. The relationship that emerges from this folder is of a complexity produced by two people balancing their different points of view with a mutual respect for one another.

There is also a good deal of correspondence related to his work with numerous organizations such as the Democratic Socialists of America, the Catholic Worker publication, Commonweal magazine, the Service Corps of Massachusetts, and the International League of Religious Socialists to name a few. There is some correspondence with the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, but the amount doesn't accurately portray the depth of his involvement with the organization. There is also much correspondence about articles he authored, and letters dealing with the books he was getting published. Finally, there is a large portion of family and personal material included in the collection, including many letters to his children, which strongly illuminates the strength of his convictions.

Series 2, the subject files containted in boxes 15 to 27, document Cort's role in the Democratic Socialists of America from the 1970s to the present. Highlighted in this series is his involvement in the Religion and Socialism Commission Section, and his editorship of its newsletter Religious Socialism in the 1980s and 1990s. Other large portions of the collection reflect the work he did with the Boston Newspaper Guild in the 1950s, and his positions in the Peace Corps and in the anti-poverty programs in Massachusetts in the 1960's and early 1970s. The subject files also contain topically arranged material that relates to the Industrial Council Plan, Economic Security, The National Catholic Social Action conference, the Jobs for all Coalition, and Christian Socialism. There is only a small amount of material relating to his early activities in the Catholic Worker movement of the 1930s and in the Association of the Catholic Trade Unionists in the 1940s and 1950s.

Series 3 in boxes 28 and 29 consists of two boxes of publications he collected throughout his life. The first half of the series is brochures, pamphlets, and miscellaneous ephemera representing myriad political, educational, economic, and religious subjects. There are also many newsletters and bulletins posted by various groups. The most important piece of this series is a nearly complete run of Religious Socialism, the newsletter put out by the Religion and Socialism Commission which Cort edited, beginning in 1977.

Series 4 in boxes 30 to 36, the writings and speeches series, fully encompasses the nuances of Cort's character and the foundations of his philosophies as a religious socialist in his own words. This series begins with an alphabetical subject listing of numerous essays, speeches, and talks he gave throughout his life on an assortment of topics. Many of these are drafts of articles he wrote for publications from The Catholic Worker and Commonweal , to editorials written in the Boston Globe. This series also includes an alternate draft of his autobiography Dreadful Conversions, which is an earlier version with more details than the published version. Also included are drafts of Christian Socialism and pieces of an unpublished anthology entitled "Tigers of Wrath". There is also material related to other publications, including articles, speeches, and reference materials.

The last series, Series 5 in box 37 is the photo series, which consists of numerous pictures of Cort throughout his life. There are also pictures of family graves, and an old sepia photograph of his grandfather Cyrus Cort mounted on card stock. There are group pictures of the Democratic Socialists of America at a sweatshop protest, and the International League of Religious Socialists at an unnamed function. There are a large number of publicity shots of John Cort to be used in promotion of Dreadful Conversions, and numerous photographs of him with unidentified individuals. The most notable photographs in the collection are three excellent black and white photographs of him interviewing John F. Kennedy during his time as Senator of Massachusetts, and an 8x10 photo of John, Helen, and nine of the ten children taken in the early 1960s.

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Arrangement

The John C. Cort papers consists of 5 series:






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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this collection

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

John Cort and his wife Helen donated his papers to the American Catholic History Research Center in 2004, 2005, and 2007

Processing Information

Initial processing by Joe Turrini in 2004. Processing completed, including EAD Markup, in 2009 by Eben Dennis. EAD revisions in 2013 by Michael J. Dobbs.

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Related Material

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives also contains:

George G. Higgins Papers

Office of the General Secretary (OGS)/Executive Dept., United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Records

At Marquette University Archives:

Day, Dorothy- Catholic Worker Collection

at The Archives for the University of Notre Dame:

Commonweal Records

In The Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University :

Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit Records

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008
Cort, John C. , 1913-2006
Higgins, George, 1916-2002

Organizations:
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists
Boston Newspaper Guild
Catholic Worker Movement.
Democratic Socialists of America
International League of Religious Socialists
Massachusetts Service Corps Commission
Peace Corps/Philippines

Places:
Boston ,Massachusetts
Manila, Philippines
Nahant, Massachusetts
Rome, Italy
Roxbury (Boston, Massachusetts)

Subjects:
Catholic Worker Movement.
Day, Dorothy, 1897-1980.
Labor unions.
Liberation theology.
Maurin, Peter
Socialism, Christian.


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Bibliography

Cort, John C.. Dreadful Conversions: The Making of a Catholic Socialist, New York: Fordham University Press, 2003.

Higgins, George. A Labor Priest's Tribute to John Cort, Religious Socialism, 2001, pp. 6-7, 14-15

Hammer, Andrew. John C. Cort 1913-2006, Religious Socialism, 2006, vol. 30, no. 2, pp.2-3

O'Brien, David. A Life of Contagious Enthusiasm, Religious Socialism, 2003, pp. 13-14

Stickgold, Emma. John Cort, at 92; Worked for Social Justice, Union Rights, The Boston Globe, Aug. 6, 2006

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Correspondence, 1930s-2004, Boxes 1-14
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically and contains letters representing different groups and individuals that Cort worked with. Large portions of the material relates to Cort's activities in the Democratic Socialists of America, the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Peace Corps, and in the anti-poverty programs in Massachusetts. There are also letters to publishers, clergy, politicians, and family correspondence.
Box Folder
1 1 AAA Cesspool-Aller, 1956-2000
  2 Alvez-Ayrer, 1958-2003
  3 Adams, James L., 1958-1989
  4 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, August 22, 1960
  5 America, 1978-2001
  6 American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives (The Catholic University of America), 2004
  7 American Newspaper Guild, 1950-1967
  8 Arsenault, Rose, 1958
  9 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, 1955-1970
  10 Association for Union Democracy, 1981
  11 Babic-Baybranch, 1958-2004
  12 Becker-Bock, 1956-2003
  13 Bole-Boyan, 1960-2002
  14 Boyle-Buckley, 1955-1990
  15 Buena Vista-Byrne, 1970-2002
  16 Barends, Bert, 1983-1988
  17 Beacon Press, 1984, 2000
  18 Beam, David, 1986-1989
  19 Benson, Connie, 1988-1993
  20 Benson, Herman, 1958-2004
  21 Berlin, Gerald A., 1958-1959
  22 Bobo, Kim, August 23, 1996
  23 Bock, Paul, 1984-1987
  24 Bok, Derek, 1985, 1988
  25 Bolanos, Sylvia, 1971-1986
  26 Boston Globe, 1969-2004
  27 Bonsignore, Robert, 1981-1990
  28 Boyle, Ed, 1971-2001
  29 Boyte, Harry, 1978-1983
  30 Bringewatt, Arnold, 1985-1988
  31 Brown, Tom, 1987
  32 Brown, William, 1956-1973
  33 Brubaker, Otis, 1950, 1976
  34 Buckley, William F., 1957-1959, 1980
Box Folder
2 1 Buhle, Paul, 1986-2004
  2 Burns, Jim, 1957-1961
  3 Caffrey-Cardullo, 1957-1997
  4 Carey-Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, 1955-2001
  5 Cattell-Chatagner, 1959-2003
  6 Charles-Clark, 1962-2003
  7 Clark-Coffman, 1961-1995
  8 Colaianni-Conniff, 1957-2004
  9 Connors-Coyne, 1954-1999
  10 Crimson, The-Czuchlewski, 1956-2003
  11 Cantwell, Daniel M., 1957-1988
  12 Carey, James B., 1957-1960
  13 Cartwright, Perry 1993, 1994,1997
  14 Catholic Council on Working Life, 1960-1961
  15 Catholic Relief Services, 1962, 1965, 1983
  16 Catholic Worker, 1947-1981
  17 Chathaparampil, Rev. Vaarghese, 1953-1983
  18 Christian Family Movement, 1957-1959
  19 Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, 1977-1999
  20 Clinton, Bill, 1997, 2000
  21 Cogen, Charles, March 30, 1962
  22 Cogley, John, 1959-1973
  23 Cohen, Mel, 1977-1983
  24 Collins, John, 1957-1961
  25 Commonweal, 1973-2004
  26 Conlon, Phil, 1964, 1988, 1991
  27 Connor, Gerald J., 1956-1964
  28 Connor, John S., 1955-1957
  29 Cornell, Tom, 1993-2004
  30 Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori, 1988
  31 Cort, Alice, 1971, 1980, 1992
  32 Cort, Ambrose, 1954-1966
  33 Cort, Barbara, 1958-2004
Box Folder
3 1 Cort, Becky, 1968-2000
  2 Cort, Bob, 1959-1986
  3 Cort, David, 1951-1982
  4 Cort, David, 1980, 2001
  5 Cort, Eddie, 1988, 2001
  6 Cort Family, 1963-2004
  7 Cort, Helen, 1945-1999
  8 Cort, Hugh, 1962-2004
  9 Cort, Julia, 1982-1988
  10 Cort, Lydia, 1961-1988
  11 Cort, Mary Elizabeth, 1984-2001
  12 Cort (Jackson), Nellie, 1936-1972
  13 Cort, Nick, 1984, 1999
  14 Cort, Paul, 1960-2001
  15 Cort, Paul, 1960-2001
  16 Cort, Philip, February 24, 1957
  17 Cort, Robert P., 1959-1986
  18 Cort, Robin, February-March 1986
  19 Cort, Susie, 1976-1999
  20 Coste, Rene, 1978-1989
  21 Cox, Harvey, 1973-2004
  22 Crisis, 1988-1989
  23 Crone, Harry, 1960
  24 Cronin, John F., 1956, 1962
  25 Crosby, Donald F. 1971, 1976
  26 Cunnane, Mary and Joe, 1974-1998
  27 Cuomo, Mario, 1990-1998
  28 Curry, Michael S., 1983-1990
  29 Cushing, Richard Cardinal, 1955-1970
  30 Dado-Dawson, 1960-2004
  31 Deary-Dewey, 1956-2001
  32 Diekmann-Drury, 1956-1999
Box Folder
4 1 Duff-Dyson, 1960-2004
  2 Day, Dorothy, 1936-1979
  3 Democratic Socialists of America, 1992-2001
  4 Deutsch, Judy, 1982-1998
  5 Dever, Joe, 1961, 1968
  6 Deverall, Richard, 1955, 1961, 1962
  7 Dine, Thomas, 1968-1998
  8 Dissent, 1981, 1989
  9 Donahue, George R., 1959, 1962
  10 Donnelly, Msgr. Joseph, 1955, 1957
  11 Dorrien, Gary, 1981-2004
  12 Drinan, Robert F., 1957-2003
  13 Drogin, Eve, 1987
  14 Drolet, Jerome, July, November 1955
  15 Duff, Edward, 1957-1978
  16 Dutron, Ruth P., 1958-1988
  17 Edner-Endler, 1956-2003
  18 Engle-Exeter, 1959-1993
  19 Eagleson, John, 1962-1999
  20 Easton, Lloyd, 1977,1980, 1984
  21 Eby, Kermit, September 13, 1957
  22 Egan, Eileen, 1980-1999
  23 Egan, John J., 1955, 1976
  24 Elliot, Stuart, 1979, 1982
  25 Ellsberg, Robert, 1987-2000
  26 Evans, Tom, 1965-2001
  27 Faherty-Fay, 1960-2001
  28 Feingold-Fleming, 1958-2004
  29 Foley-Fulton, 1956-2004
  30 Ficjtner, Joseph H., 1985-1991
  31 Fiester, Kenneth, May 23, 1956
  32 Fletcher, Joseph, 1981
  33 Fogarty, Joseph, 1954-1957
  34 Fordham University Press, 2001-2003
  35 Fornero, Fr. Gianni, 1995-2004
  36 Francis, Barbara, 1987
  37 Fraser, Douglas A., 1982
  38 Freeman, Josh, 1980
Box Folder
5 1 Fuchs, Lawrence, 1960-2001
  2 Furcolo, Foster, 1957-1958
  3 Gaerlan-Geoghagen, 1955-2004
  4 Giacobe-Gleason, 1956-2000
  5 Golding-Gregory, 1965-2000
  6 Griffin-Gustafson, 1955-2000
  7 Galarza, Ernesto, 1957-1958
  8 Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1980-1997
  9 Gavin, Mortimer H., 1961-1979
  10 Gil, David G., 1985-1996
  11 Glendon, Mary Ann, 1995-2001
  12 Glynn, Sylvia Weiss, 1962-1970
  13 Goedvny, Arthur, March 29, 1961
  14 Goldfinger, Nat, August 3, 1955
  15 Gorman, Jim, 1977-1983
  16 Gorman, Ralph, 1955-1960
  17 Gormley, Robert J., 1987-1993
  18 Grail, The, 1955-1957
  19 Grasberg, Gabriel, 1977-1993
  20 Gundacker, Franz, 1983-1986
  21 Hagel-Hartt, 1957-2001
  22 Hartung-Heffron, 1956-2004
  23 Hegy-Hirsch, 1956-2004
  24 Hocking-Houghton, 1961-1986
  25 Howard-Hyman, 1959-1990
  26 Haddad, William, 1961
  27 Hagan, John, 1960-1961
  28 Halbeisen, Robert, 1980-1998
  29 Hammer, Andrew, 1989-2004
  30 Hammond, Rev. Joseph F., 1959-1960
Box Folder
6 1 Hanink, James, 1990-1991
  2 Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959
  3 Harlow, John, 1967-1992
  4 Harmon, Kenneth, 1971-1972
  5 Harrington, Michael (Congressman), 1972
  6 Harrington, Michael (DSA), 1977-1980, 1989
  7 Hart, Phillip, 1960
  8 Harvard University Hockey Coach, 1984-2002
  9 Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Center, 1986-1993
  10 Heany Family, 1983-2003
  11 Heath, Father Tom, 1993-2003
  12 Hennacy, Ammon, 1956-1965
  13 Hennessy, Martha, 2004
  14 Hickey, Jim, 1987-1991
  15 Higgins, George G., 1954-2001
        * see the George G. Higgins Papers for more correspondence
  16 Holland, Joe 1977-1989
  17 Hollenbach, David, 1986, 1991
  18 Holmes, Dunbar, 1966-1995
  19 Howe, Irving 1976-1994
  20 Hoyt, Robert G., 1960-1999
  21 Hunton, George K., March 17, 1956
  22 Imaizvmi-Irish Revolution Army, 1958-2004
  23 Information, 1958
  24 Ingram, Ozzie, 1965, 1996-1999
  25 Intengan, Romeo, 1978-1988
  26 International League of Religious Socialists, 1995-2002
  27 Isserman, Maurice, 2001-2002
  28 Jacobs-Judson, 1955-2003
  29 James, Harry, 1993-2004
  30 Jantzen, Blanche, 1978-1989
  31 Jordan, Patrick, 1971-2002
Box Folder
7 1 Kalke-Klerheshenes, 1960-2003
  2 Klose-Kuttner, 1957-1998
  3 Kaddu, Teo, 1989-2004
  4 Karipurath, Paul 1956-1997
  5 Katzenbach, Edward 1959
  6 Kauffman, Chris J., October 19, 1987
  7 Kelly, William F., 1957-1960
  8 Kennedy, Edward M., 1969-1998
  9 Kennedy, John F., 1957-1961
        Includes handwritten and typed letters from John F. Kennedy as a Senator and then from the White House
  10 Kennedy, John H., January 17, 1971
  11 Kenny, Herbert, 1956-2000
  12 Kenney, Philip, 1955-1993
  13 Kirian, Michael, 1960s
  14 Kerper, Michael, 1988-1998
  15 Kerry, John, 1985-1997
  16 Kiley, Esther F., 1960
  17 King, Mel, 1961, 1983
  18 Kissinger, C. Clark, 1989
  19 Knowlton, F.W., 1959-1996
  20 Koponen, Niilo, 1981-2004
  21 Kuriakose, T.V. (Kris), 1956-1988
  22 Kuttiankal, Abraham, 1961-1981
  23 Labor's Daily- Leen, 1956-1999
  24 Leheax- Leytem, 1959-1990
  25 Liason- Llewellyn, 1957-1991
  26 Locke-Lynton, 1964-2003
  27 Lally, Rev. Francis, 1955-1978
  28 Larson, Claudia, 1995-2002
  29 Lathrop, Mary, 1988
  30 Law, Cardinal Bernard, 1984-2002
  31 Lawler, George, 1961-1983
  32 Lennon, Bill, 1957
  33 Leonard, William J., 1956-1977
Box Folder
8 1 Letters to the Editor, 1977-2005
  2 Lewis, W. Deming, 1962
  3 Lichenstein, Nelson, 1979-1980
  4 Liturgical Press, 1994-2001
  5 Loesch, Juli, 1981-1989
  6 Lorentz, Joan, 1969-1995
  7 Luciani, Alfredo, 1979-1985
  8 Lukas, Anthony, June 18, 1980
  9 Lumala, C.B., 1969
  10 Lydon, Alice, 1967-1990
  11 Lydon, Chris, 1984-1999
  12 Lynch, Kevin, 1959-1961, 1991
  13 Macdonald- Mallare, 1957-1999
  14 Manney- Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1973-1990
  15 Massa- McAndrews, 1967-2002
  16 McCabe- Meier, 1942-2002
  17 Melady- Milton Academy, 1958-1989
  18 Monan- Mulligan, 1955-1983
  19 Munzel-Myette, 1955-1987
  20 MacCarthy, Cathy, 1955-1959
  21 Machoko, Langton, 1997-2004
  22 MacKenzie, Eric F., 1965-1966
  23 Maher, Anne C., 1982-1989
Box Folder
9 1 Maloney, Megan, 1989
  2 Maloney, Megan, 1990-1991
  3 Maloney, Megan, 1992-1996
  4 Maloney, Megan, 1996-2003
  5 Marciniak, Edward, 1954-1991
  6 Marcos, Ferdinand, 1984
  7 Marquette University, 1997-2001
  8 Martin, Joe, 2002-2003
  9 Masse, Benjamin, 1959, 1961
  10 Mavroules, Nicholas, 1985, 1990
  11 McCarthy, Betty, 1956
  12 McCarthy, Eugene J., 1960-1961
  13 McCarthy, Jack, 1959-1961
  14 McCloskey, Stephen E., 1958-1959
  15 McKay, Bob, 1957
  16 McWilliams, Carey, 1957-1958
  17 Mealey, Margaret, 1967-1968
  18 Medeiros, Humberto Cardinal, 1974-1975
  19 Mikulich, Alexander, 1990-2003
  20 Miller, Bill, 1982, 1989
  21 Miller, Paul, 1995-1997
  22 Monaghan, John P., 1941, 1955, 1959
  23 Mondale, Walter, February 24, 1983
  24 Moore, Eugene, 1956-2004
  25 Morris, Charles, 1994-2003
  26 Moynihan, Daniel P., April 1, 1969
  27 Murphy, Evelyn, 1982-1983
  28 Murphy, William F., 1987-2000
  29 Murray, John A., 1961
  30 Musmanno, Michael, 1959
  31 Nahant-Nugent, 1968-2004
  32 National Catholic Reporter, 1975-1998
Box Folder
10 1 National Catholic Social Action Conference, 1956-1966
  2 Newbrough, Bob, 1998-1999
  3 Nixon, Richard, 1959
  4 Nolan, Joe, 1987-2003
  5 Nolasco, Edward, 1965-2002
  6 Novak, Michael, 1974-1993
  7 Nsimbe, P., 1965-1972
  8 Nugent, J. Edward, 1958-1960
  9 O'Neil-Our Sunday Visitor, 1956-2003
  10 O'Bey-Olmstead, 1954-1995
  11 O'Brien, Dave, 1983-2004
  12 O'Brien, James M., 1960-1997
  13 O'Donnell, F.M., 1950, 1957
  14 O'Gara, James, 1957-1984
  15 Ogren, Quentin, 1960-2002
  16 O'Neil, Dan, 1986-1988
  17 Orbis Books, 1979-2001
  18 Oubre, Sinclair, 1998-2004
  19 Padberg-Payne, 1956-2004
  20 Pearlstein-Pizzano, 1957-2000
  21 Poething-Progressive The, 1956-1999
  22 Pronovost-Putnam, 1961-1990
  23 Pagnucco, Ron, 1981-1989
  24 Peabody, Endicott, 1962-1964
  25 Peace Corps, 1961-1973
  26 Peer, Mary, 1980-1988
  27 Perkins, Anne, 1983
  28 Pesce, John B., 1988-2004
  29 Phillips, Maxine, 1979-2004
  30 Piehl, Mel, 1975-2003
  31 Quartell, Bob, 1983
Box Folder
11 1 Queen, Anne, 1959, 1983
  2 Quigley, Robert, 1980-1983
  3 Radcliffe College-Reid, 1954-2004
  4 Reidy-Rivers, 1956-2002
  5 Robinson-Ryan, 1959-2004
  6 Reich, May 22, 1987
  7 Reynolds, Cathy, 1961-1988
  8 Rice, Charles O., 1960-1989
  9 Rini, Suzanne M., 1984-1985
  10 Roddy, Tom, 1958
  11 Rooney, Gerard, 1956-1961
  12 Rooney, William J., 1956, 1962
  13 Ross-Doggan, John, 1956-1957
  14 Rosswurm, Steve, 1992, 1997
  15 Ruether, Rosemary, 1982-1998
  16 Rummel, Archbishop, 1956
  17 Ruttenberg, Harold J., 1950-1976
  18 Saint Aloysius Church- Savage, 1959-2001
  19 Scannel-Senier, 1959-2004
  20 Scanlan-Simmons, 1944-2004
  21 Singe-Sisson, 1991-2001
  22 Small-Spitzer, 1958-2004
  23 Sprague-Sullivan, 1958-2004
  24 Summer-Syracuse, 1956-2004
  25 Saltonstall, John L., 1956-1960
  26 Sanborn, Lee, 1976-1988
  27 Sanders, Curt, 1988-1999
  28 Schlesinger, Arthur 1961
  29 Scott, David, 1998-2000
  30 Seamless Garment Network, 1989-1993
  31 Seldes, Tim, 1998-2001
  32 Sennott, Robert J., January 24, 1955
  33 Senser, Bob, 1955-1964
Box Folder
12 1 Sharma, Arvind, 1998-2001
  2 Sheehy, Thomas J., 1956-1959
  3 Shier, Carl, 1981-1991
  4 Shriver, Sargent, 1966
  5 Shultz, George Tanum, 1985
  6 Skillin, Ed, 1956-1980
  7 Smith, Margaret Chase, July 27, 1954
  8 Smith, William J., 1955-1960
  9 Sojourner House, 1988
  10 Spooner, Jack, 1980-2004
  11 Stackhouse, Max L., 1978-1982
  12 Steger, Gerhard, 1983-1985
  13 Steinfels, Peggy, 1981-1999
  14 Steinfels, Peter, 1977-1995
  15 Svennson, Evert, 1985-1997
  16 Sweeney, Edward Chalmers, 1958, 1997-1999
  17 Sylvester, Harry, 1981-1988
  18 Tadoi-Terzi, 1957-2003
  19 Thacker-Tinney, 1957-1991
  20 Tobin-Tynet, 1956-2004
  21 Tabak, Rabbi Robert, 1979-1980
  22 Taylor, Tom, 1985
  23 Temple, Kassie, 1986-1995
  24 Thompson, James J., 1986-1988
  25 Thorman, Donald J., 1956-1960
  26 Thurow, Lester, 1994, 2002
  27 Tierney, John F., 1997-2002
  28 Toner, Jerry, April 30, 1955
Box Folder
13 1 Unger-Unsworth, 1970, 1984, 1987
  2 United Farm Workers, 1969, 1980
  3 Vakili-Vaugh, 1959-1993
  4 Velasquez-Vittilow, 1959-2000
  5 Volf-Vosseler, 1973-1981
  6 Vanauken, Sheldon, 1987-1991
  7 Vinciguerra, Thomas, 1988-1999
  8 Vree, Dale, 1978-2001
  9 Wadlow-Ward, 1957-2004
  10 Warren-Wheeler, 1962-2004
  11 Whelan-Winter, 1956-2001
  12 Wolford-Wright State, 1959-2001
  13 Wakely, Thomas, 1985-1989
  14 Wallace, Kyle, 1987-1988
  15 Walsh, Jim, 1994
  16 Watkins, Thomas B., 1988,1993
  17 Watson, Harry W., 1990-2004
  18 Weakland, Archbishop, 1984-1987
  19 Webb, Ted, 1979-2004
  20 Weber, Paul W., May 10, 1976
  21 Webster, Ted, 1983-1988
  22 Weinstein, Irving, 1979-2002
  23 Welch, Edward, 1956-1970
  24 West, Cornel, 1984-1999
  25 Weston, Hugh W., 1984-1989
  26 White, Kevin, 1969
  27 Whitehead, Barbara, 1988-1989
  28 Winpisinger, William, October 12, 1977
  29 Wright, Cardinal John, 1957-1976
  30 Yale-Young Christian Workers, 1959-2000
  31 Zablotny-Zizzimia, 1960-1996
Box Folder
14 1 Unidentified and first name only, clergy, 1955-2002
  2 Unidentified and first name only, 1940s
  3 Unidentified and first name only, 1950s
  4 Unidentified and first name only, 1960s
  5 Unidentified and first name only, 1970s
  6 Unidentified and first name only, 1980s
  7 Unidentified and first name only, 1990s
  8 Unidentified and first name only, 1990s
  9 Unidentified and first name only, 2000-2003
  10 Unidentified and first name only, no date
  11 Unidentified and first name only, no date
                       
Series 2: Subject Files, 1914-2004 Boxes 15-27
The subject files are arranged alphabetically, consisting of clippings, reports, articles, reference files, family history and genealogy. Much of the research used for his writings can be found in this section. Some of the subjects include the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, the Religion and Socialism Commission of the DSA, the National Catholic Social Action conference, the Jobs for all Coalition, and the International League of Religious Socialists. It also contains topically arranged material that relate to the Industrial Council Plan, Economic Security, and Christian Socialism.
Box Folder
15 1 Alliance for Jewish Renewal (ALEPH), 1994
  2 American Christians towards Socialism, 1976-1981
  3 American Federation of Labor- Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 1957-1958, 1994-1998
  4 Americans for Democratic Action, 1999
  5 Anti-Poverty Staff, 1969-1973
  6 Arrupe, Father Pedro, 1977,1980
  7 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), 1940
  8 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), 1946-1952
  9 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), 1954-1959
  10 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), 1960-1970
  11 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), n.d. (1 of 2)
  12 Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU), n.d. (2 of 2)
  13 Belgium Socialist Press, 1950s
  14 Bernard, Elaine, 1996, 1999
  15 Birds, 1990s
  16 Birth Control, 1968
  17 Bishops, 1976, 1995
  18 Book Reviews, 1980s and 1990s
  19 Boston Layman's Caucus, 1970
  20 Boston Red Sox, 2004
  21 Burgmann, Ernest, n.d.
Box Folder
16 1 "Call to Action", 1999
  2 Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century, 2000
  3 Catholic Labor Network, 2002
  4 Center for Christianity and the Common Good, 1990s
  5 Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, 2001
  6 Choir, 1994-2002
  7 Christ and Economics, 1980-1987
  8 Christian Coalition, 1995
  9 Christian Industrialism, 1948-1949
  10 Christian Socialism, 1985-1994
  11 Christian Socialist Movement, 1994
  12 Clippings, 1940s-1970s
  13 Clippings, 1980s
  14 Clippings, 1990s
  15 Clippings, 2000s
  16 Clippings, n.d.
  17 Committees of Correspondence, 1993-1994
  18 Committee of Economic Insecurity, 1997
  19 Commonweal, 1984
  20 Commonwealth Service Corps, 1964-1966
  21 Commonwealth Service Corps, 1967-1969
  22 Commonwealth Service Corps, 1970-1971, and n.d.
  23 Commonitarian, The, 1993
  24 Conference of European Churches, 1989
  25 Congress of the Socialist International, 1986
Box Folder
17 1 Convocation, Archdiocese of Boston 2002
  2 Corporate Welfare, 1996
  3 Cort, Ambrose, 1900s-1970s
  4 Cort, Ambrose Jr., 1970s-1980s
  5 Cort, Cyrus, n.d.
  6 Cort, David, 1920s-1980s
  7 Cort Family, composition books, 1973-1978
  8 Cort Family, History and Geneology, 1800s-1900s (1 of 4)
  9 Cort Family, History and Geneology, 1800s-1900s (2 of 4)
  10 Cort Family, History and Geneology, 1800s-1900s (3 of 4)
  11 Cort Family, History and Geneology, 1800s-1900s (4 of 4)
  12 Cort Family, Grave Rubbings and Headstones, no date
  13 Cort Family, Miscellaneous, 1970s-1990s
  14 Cort Family, Sale of House, 1960s
  15 Cort Family, Peace Corps Articles, 1960s
  16 Cort, John C., Biographical, 1913-2003
  17 Cort, John C., Biographical Articles, 1950s (1 of 2)
  18 Cort, John C., Biographical Articles, 1950s (2 of 2)
Box Folder
18 1 Cort, John C., Biographical Articles, 1960s (1 of 2)
  2 Cort, John C., Biographical Articles, 1960s (2 of 2)
  3 Cort, John C., Biographical Articles, 1970s-1990s
  4 Cort, John C., Funeral Arrangements, 2003-2004
  5 Cort, John C., Health and Medical Files, 1990s-2000s
  6 Cox, Harvey, 1976-1996
  7 Cuomo, Mario M., 1984-1999
  8 Day, Dorothy, 1990-2003, no date
  9 Decatur, 1964
  10 Deedy, John, Book Contributions, 1998-1999
  11 Democratic Party, 1996
  12 Democratic Socialism, no date
  13 Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), 1970s-1980s
  14 Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), 1990s
  15 Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), 2000s, no date
  16 Democratic Town Committee, Nahant 1996-1998
  17 Dreadful Conversions, 2003
Box Folder
19 1 Economic Security, 1995-1997 (1 of 3)
  2 Economic Security, 1995-1997 (2 of 3)
  3 Economic Security, 1995-1997 (3 of 3)
  4 Election Law Committee, 1960-1961
  5 Election Materials (Not Cort), 1997 no date
  6 Election Materials, Ward 22 Representative, 1958-1960
  7 The Employment Project Library, 1999
  8 European Conference of Christian Social Democrats, 1991
  9 European Trip, 1990 (1 of 2)
  10 European Trip, 1990 (2 of 2)
  11 Female-Male Relations, 1998
  12 Fishing, 1969
  13 Full Employment, 1987-1995
  14 Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1993
  15 Gay Marriage, 2001-2004
  16 Harrington, Michael, 1947-1988
  17 Harrington, Michael, 1988-1989
  18 Harrington, Michael, Michael Harrington Award, 1996
  19 Harris, Fred, 1976
  20 Harvard University, 1968-1994
  21 Harvard University, 1995-2000
Box Folder
20 1 Hell, no date
  2 Hockey, 1935, 1989
  3 Holy Name Society, 2000-2004
  4 Homosexuality, 1987-1998
  5 Howe, Irving, no date
  6 Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act, 1979
  7 India, 1993
  8 Industrial Cooperative Association, no date
  9 Industrial Cooperative Association (ICA), 1990-1994
  10 Industrial Democracy, 1951-1978
  11 Industry Council Plan, 1948-1983
  12 Institute for Democratic Socialism, 1986-1996
  13 Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues, 1997-1999
  14 International League of Religious Socialists, 1983 (1 of 2)
  15 International League of Religious Socialists, 1983 (2 of 2)
  16 International League of Religious Socialists, 1984-1985
  17 International League of Religious Socialists, 1986 (1 of 2)
  18 International League of Religious Socialists, 1986 (2 of 2)
  19 International League of Religious Socialists, 1987-1989
Box Folder
21 1 International League of Religious Socialists, 1990-1991
  2 International League of Religious Socialists, 1992-2000
  3 International League of Religious Socialists, no date
  4 International League of Religious Socialists, European Trip 1990-1991 (1 of 2)
  5 International League of Religious Socialists, European Trip 1990-1991 (2 of 2)
  6 International League of Religious Socialists, Managua 1986
  7 International League of Religious Socialists, Stockholm, Sweden 1983
  8 Israel/Palestine Trip, 1989
  9 Japan, 1993-1999
  10 Jewish Labor Committee, 1993
  11 Jobs, 1982, no date
Box Folder
22 1 Jobs for All Coalition, 1992-1996
  2 Jobs for All Coalition, 1997-2004
  3 Jobs for All Coalition, no date
  4 Jobs with Justice, 1993-1998
  5 Kemmy, Jim, 1990
  6 Kennedy, John F., 1958
        *John Cort interviews Senator Kennedy about his Presidential aspirations among other things
  7 Kennedy, Robert, 1968
  8 King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther , 1963-1993
  9 Kung, Father Hans, 1979-1998
  10 Labor Clippings, 1940s-1990s
  11 Labor Guild, 1989-1998
  12 Labor Management Conference, 1992
  13 Labor Party, 1990s
  14 Labor Priests, 1946
  15 Lay Apostolate, 1957-1967
  16 Lay Apostolate, 1967-1968
  17 Liberation Theology, 1977-1988
  18 Living Wage, 1999
  19 Lutheran Social Services, 1992
Box Folder
23 1 Maloney, Megan, "Adam Smith: The Theology of the Invisible Hand" no date
  2 Mangan, Rev. Martin, 2001
  3 Marxism, 1986, no date
  4 Marxist-Christian Dialogue Conference, 1982
  5 Massachusetts, 1970s-1980s
  6 Massachusetts Council of Churches, 1995-1996
  7 Maurin, Peter, 1960s
  8 McCarthy, Senator Eugene J., 1967
  9 Metropolitan Citizen's Committee, 1968
  10 Minimum Wage, 1974, 1996
  11 Miscellaneous, 1940s-2000s (1 of 4)
  12 Miscellaneous, 1940s-2000s (2 of 4)
  13 Miscellaneous, 1940s-2000s (3 of 4)
  14 Miscellaneous, 1940s-2000s (4 of 4)
  15 Missionhurst, 1989
  16 Model Cities, 1970-1971
  17 Model Cities, 1972
  18 Model Cities, 1973
  19 Model Cities, 1973-1974, no date
  20 Mondragon, 1980s
  21 Moynihan, Daniel, 1996
  22 Murray, John Courtney, 1960
Box Folder
24 1 Nahant, Massachusetts, 1976-2000
  2 Nahant, Massachusetts, Voter List 1992
  3 National Catholic Social Action Conference, 1951-1968
  4 National Catholic Social Action Conference, 1968-1969
  5 National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1955
  6 National Cnter for Economic Alternatives, 1978
  7 National Political Committee, 1992
  8 National Socialist German Worker's Party, no date
  9 New Capitalism, 1991
  10 Newspaper Guild, 1950-1974
  11 New York Labor Relations, 1990s
  12 Nicaragua, 1980s
  13 Northeastern University Course Materials, 1974-1975
  14 Novak, Michael, 1985-1994
  15 Orbis Books, 1997-2000
  16 Our Lady of Perpetual Help House, 1930s-1940s
  17 Parish Councils, Father Stocklosa, 1976
  18 Parish Council, 2002
  19 Peace Corps, "Who's Who?", 1960s
  20 Peoples Bicentennial Commission Common Sense Campaign, no date
  21 People for Self-Management, 1975
  22 Phillipines, 1961-1980 (1 of 2)
Box Folder
25 1 Phillipines, 1961-1980 (2 of 2)
  2 Pittsburgh Convention, 1951
  3 Political Clippings, 1950s, 1990s
  4 Pope John Paul II, 1979-1981
  5 Public Housing, 1990s
  6 Reading, St. Joseph's College, 2003
  7 Receipts, 1990s
  8 Re-elect Tom Atkins, 1969
  9 Religion and the Economy Conference, 1980 (1 of 2)
  10 Religion and the Economy Conference, 1980 (2 of 2)
  11 Religion and Labor, 1991-1999
  12 Religion and Socialism Commission, 1970s-1980s
  13 Religion and Socialism Commission, 1991-1992
  14 Religion and Socialism Commission, 1993-1995
  15 Religion and Socialism Commission, 1996-1997
  16 Religion and Socialism Commission, 1998
  17 Religion and Socialism Commission, 1999-2000, no date
  18 Religion and Socialism Commission, DSA Announcements, 1979-1982
  19 Religion and Socialism Commission, DSA Announcements, 1983-1985
  20 Religion and Socialism Commission, DSA Announcements, 1986-1987
  21 Religion and Socialism Commission, DSA Announcements, 1990-1996, no date
Box Folder
26 1 Religion and Socialism Poll Papers, 1998
  2 Renner Institut, 1991
  3 Rerum Novarum Revisited, 1991
  4 "Rich and Poor in Christian Tradition" Class, 1979 (1 of 3)
  5 "Rich and Poor in Christian Tradition" Class, 1979 (2 of 3)
  6 "Rich and Poor in Christian Tradition" Class, 1979 (3 of 3)
  7 Right to Work, 1950s, 1990s, no date
  8 Rivers, Eugene, no date
  9 Rome Trips, 1960s (1 of 2)
  10 Rome Trips, 1960s (2 of 2)
  11 Roosevelt, President Franklin D., 1944 State of the Union Address 1944
  12 Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1966-1975
  13 St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1989
  14 St. Thomas Aquinas Paris Council, no date
  15 Seamless Garment Network, 1990, no date
  16 Service Corps, 1960s
  17 Socialism, 1968-1983
  18 Socialist Scholars Conference, 1989-2002
  19 Socialist Scholars Conference, 2004
  20 Songs and Poems, no date
Box Folder
27 1 Sweatshops, 1997-1999
  2 Sweden, 1983-1993
  3 Taft School 50th Reunion, 1980-1981
  4 Teaching Materials, Metropolitan College, 1969
  5 "Tigers of Wrath", Reference Folder, 1995-1997
  6 Townies, 1970s
  7 Transport Workers Union, no date
  8 Welfare Reform, 1992
  9 Uganda, 1998
  10 Unemployment, 1950s, 1980s, 1990s
  11 Union Democracy, 1959-1972
  12 United Parcel Service (UPS), 1997
  13 United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral, no date
  14 Ward 22 Election, 1950s
  15 Welfare, 1997-1999
  16 West, Cornell, 1991-1999
  17 Weston Scool of Theology, 1977-1979
  18 Worker's Rights Board, 1994-1996
  19 World Movement of Christian Workers, 1966-1968
  20 Young Adult Council of the National Social Welfare Assembly, 1959
  21 Zimbabwe, 1990s (1 of 3)
  22 Zimbabwe, 1990s (2 of 3)
  23 Zimbabwe, 1990s (3 of 3)
                       
Series 3: Publications, 1940s-2000s Boxes 28-29
The publications series is arranged chronologically. It consists of brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters, as well as a long run of the Religious Socialism put out by the Democratic Socialists of America.
Box Folder
28 1 Brochures, 1960s-1990s
  2 "Faith Works", National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, 1996-2004
  3 Labor Life, 1953-1961, 1982, 1998
  4 Miscellaneous, 1940s-1950s
  5 Miscellaneous, 1960s
  6 Miscellaneous, 1970s
  7 Miscellaneous, 1980s (1 of 2)
  8 Miscellaneous, 1980s (2 of 2)
  9 Miscellaneous, 1990s (1 of 3)
  10 Miscellaneous, 1990s (2 of 3)
  11 Miscellaneous, 1990s (3 of 3)
  12 Miscellaneous, 2000s
  13 Newsletters and Bulletins, 1970s-2000s
Box Folder
29 1 Religious Socialism, 1977-1979
  2 Religious Socialism, 1980-1981
  3 Religious Socialism, 1982-1983
  4 Religious Socialism, 1984-1986
  5 Religious Socialism, 1987-1990
  6 Religious Socialism, 1991-1992
  7 Religious Socialism, 1993-1994
  8 Religious Socialism, 1995-1997
  9 Religious Socialism, 1998-1999
  10 Religious Socialism, 2000-2001
  11 Religious Socialism, 2002-2004
  12 Religious Socialism, 2004-2007
                       
Series 4: Writings and Speeches, 1930-2004 Boxes 30-36
This series of Cort's articles, book, reviews, speeches, and book drafts with their accompanying notes, is arranged alphabetically by subject within the appropriate subdivision. Two separate versions of Cort's autobiography Dreadful Conversions, including an earlier version with more details, are also included, as drafts of Christian Socialism, and pieces of an unpublished anthology entitled "Tigers of Wrath".
Box Folder
30 1 Articles, Abortion- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, 1950s-1990s
  2 Articles, Automation- Capitalism, 1950s-1990s
  3 Articles, Catholic Worker- Community, 1940s-1980s
  4 Articles, Day, Dorothy- Democrats, 1930s-2000s
  5 Articles, Economics- Homosexuality, 1950s-1980s
  6 Articles, Japan- Labor, 1940s-2000s
  7 Articles, Liberals- Nahant, 1940s-2000s
  8 Articles, Nicaragua- Presidents, 1960s-2000s
  9 Articles, Religious Socialism- Rice, Father, 1980s-2000s
  10 Articles, Saints- Socialism, 1960s-2000s
  11 Articles, Sweatshops- Unemployment, 1950s-1990s
  12 Articles, Proposed Anthology Materials, 1940s-1990s
  13 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (1 of 8)
  14 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (2 of 8)
  15 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (3 of 8)
  16 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (4 of 8)
Box Folder
31 1 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (5 of 8)
  2 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (6 of 8)
  3 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (7 of 8)
  4 Autobiography, book draft, "The Worst Possible Form: The Memories of a Catholic Socialist", 1970s (8 of 8)
  5 Autobiography, book draft, "Two Conversions", 1990s (1 of 6)
  6 Autobiography, book draft, "Two Conversions", 1990s (2 of 6)
  7 Autobiography, book draft, "Two Conversions", 1990s (3 of 6)
  8 Autobiography, book draft, "Two Conversions", 1990s (4 of 6)
  9 Autobiography, book draft, "Two Conversions", 1990s (5 of 6)
  10 Autobiography, book draft, "Two Conversions", 1990s (6 of 6)
  11 Autobiography, book notes, 1970-1990 (1 of 2)
  12 Autobiography, book notes, 1970-1990 (2 of 2)
  13 Autobiography, proposed anthology articles, 1940s-1990s
Box Folder
32 1 Book Reviews, 1980s, 1990s, no date
  2 Christ and Neighbor, 1970s- 1980s (1 of 2)
  3 Christ and Neighbor, 1970s- 1980s (2 of 2)
  4 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (1 of 10)
  5 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (2 of 10)
  6 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (3 of 10)
  7 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (4 of 10)
  8 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (5 of 10)
  9 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (6 of 10)
  10 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (7 of 10)
  11 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (8 of 10)
  12 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (9 of 10)
  13 "Christian Socialism", draft, 1985 (10 of 10)
Box Folder
33 1 "Christian Socialism", Notes, 1980s
Box Folder
34 1 "Christian Socialism", Reference Materials, 1980s-1990s (1 of 2)
  2 "Christian Socialism", Reference Materials, 1980s-1990s (2 of 2)
  3 Drafts, Abortion- Aquino, Benigno 1980s, no date
  4 Drafts, Bishops- Brown, Ray 1990s, no date
  5 Drafts, Catholic Worker- Christian Socialism 1970s-1990s, no date
  6 Drafts, Christian/Marxist Dialogue- Cox, Harvey 1980s-1990s, no date
  7 Drafts, Day, Dorothy no date
  8 Drafts, Democracy- Economics 1990s, no date
  9 Drafts, Israel- Kruschev, Nikita 1980s, no date
  10 Drafts, Labor 1990s- 2000s, no date
  11 Drafts, Lay Apostolate- Literature 1950s, no date
  12 Drafts, Marxism- Model Cities no date
  13 Drafts, Nahant- Niebuhr, Richard 1970s-1990s, no date
  14 Drafts, Organization of Work- Public Ownership 1980s, no date
Box Folder
35 1 Drafts, Rawls, John- Rice, Father 1980s-1990s, no date
  2 Drafts, Schools- Shriver, Sgt. 2000s, no date
  3 Drafts, Socialism- Suicide 1980s, no date
  4 Drafts, Trade Unions- Zimbabwe 1960s-1990s, no date
  5 "Dreadful Conversions", Reference folder 1976-1984
  6 Letters to the Editor 1930s-2000s
  7 Notes 1960s-1990s
  8 Speeches, Abortion- Activism 1960s-1980s
  9 Speeches, Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU) 1956
  10 Speeches, Bishops- Classical Liberalism 1990-1993
  11 Speeches, Day, Dorothy 1995-1998
  12 Speeches, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)- Gospels 1967-1990
  13 Speeches, Hell- Jesus Christ 1989-1996
  14 Speeches, Labor 1990-1997
  15 Speeches, Marriage- Poverty 1968-1996
  16 Speeches, Right to Work 1994-1995
  17 Speeches, Statements- Writing (on writing) 1973-1990
Box Folder
36 1 "Tigers of Wrath", notes 1990s-2000s
  2 "Tigers of Wrath", incomplete draft 1990 (1 of 2)
  3 "Tigers of Wrath", incomplete draft 1990 (2 of 2)
                       
Series 5: Photographs, 1936-2004 Box 37
The photograph series consists of numerous pictures of Cort throughout his life and a few photographs of organizational activities in which he participated. Many of the photographs are large black and whites of Cort with colleagues in the 1950s and 1960s. Most notably are three excellent black and white photographs of him interviewing John F. Kennedy during his time as Senator of Massachusetts.
Box Folder
37 1 Catholic Worker *photocopy of original, 1936
        This is a copy of a photo made available by Phil Runkel, the Dorothy Day archivist at Marquette University. This picture shows Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, John Cort, Mary and Steve Johnson, and John Curran.
  2 Cort Family, Ancestors and Gravestones no date
        Photos of several gravestones, and an old sepia photo of Cyrus Cort
  3 Cort Family , portrait early 1960s
        A family photo including Helen, John, and all the children except for Julia.
  4 Democratic Socialists of America , sweatshop protest portrait early 1990s(?)
  5 Dwyer, George, President of Newspaper Guild of Boston 1950s
        With George Dwyer are: Robert B. Choate; Edward Allen- International Representative; John Cort; Leo McCusker- Unit Chairman; Lawrence O'Connell- Assistant Business Manager.
  6 International Leage of Religious Socialists, 1989, 1991
  7 John Cort pictures, 1950s- 2004
  8 John Cort with John F. Kennedy, 1950s
        Photographs of John Cort interviewing JFK when he was serving as Senator of Massachusetts.
  9 John Cort photo portraits, 2000s
  10 John Cort with William Kircher, 1969
        John Cort when he was with the Commonwealth Service Corps with Willima Kircher of the AFL-CIO
  11 John Cort with unidentified persons, 1950s and 1960s
        Oversized black and white photos from the 1950s and 1960s
  12 Newspaper Guild Educational Institute, Boston 1952
  13 Signing of R-A Contract, 1952(?)
  14 Unidentified Photographs, 1950s- 2004

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1930s-2004,

Series 2: Subject Files, 1914-2004

Series 3: Publications, 1940s-2000s

Series 4: Writings and Speeches, 1930-2004

Series 5: Photographs, 1936-2004

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