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Frances Nevins (Sr. Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD) Collection

An inventory of the Frances Nevins (Sr. Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD) Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Joan Ward Mullaney
Title: Frances Nevins (Sr. Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD) Collection
Dates: 1926-2018
Extent: 17 linear feet; 33 boxes
Abstract: This is a collection of material highlighting the life and career of Frances Nevins (Sr. Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD). Compiled by Joan Ward Mullaney, author of the biography, Frances Nevins: Mid-20th Century Carmelite Friend, Scholar, Wife, Nun and Mystic (2013), it includes testimonials on Nevins's life, as well many of the nun's personal writings and effects.
Collection Number: ACUA 369
Language: English

Biographical Note

Sister Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD, nee Francis Nevins, (1930-1980) was a Carmelite nun, scholar, and mystic. Born on August 17, 1930 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Nevins spent the first few decades of her life engrossed in academic pursuits. Having finished at the Master's School in 1947, she enrolled at Connecticut College. Graduating with honors from Connecticut in 1951 - her thesis being on Nicholas of Cusa - she eventually earned a Masters in history from Radcliffe College.

The 1950s was a formative decade for Nevins. Not only did she excel academically and work as a school teacher, but she also married and divorced the man she loved and acted on her baptism as a Catholic. Following in a pilgrimage to Europe in 1957, and her close correspondence with Charles Reardon, a Jesuit theologian, she would enter a community of cloistered religious women in 1960. Nevins would remain in the Carmelite Monastery in Schenectady the remainder of her life.

In her two decades in the convent, she continued to remain active in her academic and spiritual pursuits. Despite failing health in her later years, she remained active in teaching new postulants to the community and in writing. She passed away in December 1980.

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Scope and Contents

The Frances Nevins (Sister Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD) Collection spans the years 1930-2014 and reflects much of the life, work, and personal connections of Frances Nevins. Initially assembled as research material for Dr. Mullaney's biography on Teresa, it primarily includes Nevins's personal writings and effects, testimonials, correspondence, and photographic materials. The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1, Carmelite Writings, 1969-1980, is arranged chronologically in Boxes 1-2. It primarily consists of a retreat notes and journal entries written by Frances Nevins during her second decade as a Carmelite sister.

Series 2, Beatification/Canonization Process, 1958-2014, is arranged chronologically and topically in Boxes 3-5. This series consists exclusively of written testimonials, correspondence, and documents attesting to the spiritual life of Frances Nevins from those who were close to her.

Series 3, Personal Correspondence, 1947-1982, arranged alphabetically and chronologically, is located in Boxes 6-8. It includes correspondence to and from Frances Nevins, including Joan Ward Mullaney.

Series 4, Documents/Books, 1931-2012, is located in Boxes 9-10. This series includes a variety of materials related to Nevins's family history, her academic career, and the publication of Dr. Mullaney's biography. Of particular note are copies of Nevins's undergraduate thesis, photographs from her school years, as well as copies of her biography. Also included are copies of her academic transcripts and applications. Due to the sensitive nature of these documents, access is restricted.

Series 5, Photographs, 1930-2013, is housed in Box 11. The Photograph series, organized alphabetically, includes a variety of images utilized in Dr. Mullaney's biography of Frances Nevins. It includes images and negatives of Nevins, friends and family, and locations prominent in her life.

Series 6, Personal Effects, 1957-1980, is located in Boxes 11-12. It is a collection of some of Nevins's personal possessions, including books, memorabilia, and her personal copies of the Liturgy of the Hours.

The seventh series is a large addendum, 1926-2018, in boxes 12-33. There is also a packet of unboxed materials.

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Arrangement

Frances Nevins (Sister Christine Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD) Collection consists of 6 series:








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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions are in place for the Box 10, Folder 1, "Transcript [RESTRICTED], 1945-1982." Access is subject to the approval of the Archivist or Associate Archivist.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Joan Ward Mullaney donated the assembled collection to the American Catholic History Research Center in 2013-2015, 2018.

Processing Information

The collection was originally organized and boxed by Joan Ward Mullaney before its deposit at the Archives. Upon an initial survey, the collection consisted of processed materials contained within labeled envelopes.

The series headings and folder titles were generally maintained, except to place the folders in chronological or alphabetical order, as applicable. All the materials were removed from the original envelopes and placed in acid-free ones. The original envelopes were placed into a final assemblage at the end of the collection. The collection was also condensed from an initial 18 boxes to 12 new letter-size document boxes.

All photographs and negatives were also sleeved for protection.

Processing completed in 2013 by Joan Ward Mullaney and in 2014 by Shane T. MacDonald. EAD markup completed in 2014 by Shane T. MacDonald. Minor revison in 2017. Additional work by Jon Dell Isola and W. J. Shepherd in 2018.

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Related Material

American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

Co-Workers of Mother Teresa in America

Eileen Egan's Mother Teresa Collection

National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Records

Other Institutions:

Francesnevins.com

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Mullaney, Joan Ward
Nevins, Francis

Organizations:
Connecticut College
Discalced Carmelites
National Council of Catholic Women

Places:
Connecticut
Schenectady (NY)
Washington (DC)

Subjects:
Catholic Education
Catholic Women
Connecticut
Discalced Carmelites
Mysticism, Catholic
New York


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Bibliography

Mullaney, Joan Ward. Frances Nevins: Mid 20th Century Carmelite Friend, Scholar, Wife, Nun and Mystic, 2013.

 

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Subject Files, 1956-2000 (11 Boxes) 1956-2000 (2 Boxes)
The first series contains retreat notes and journal entries written by Frances Nevins during her time as a Carmelite nun.
Box Folder
1 1 Retreat Notes August 6-13, 1969
  2 Retreat Notes June 6-13, 1970
  3 Retreat Notes October 6-14, 1970
  4 Retreat Notes June 3-12, 1971
  5 Retreat Notes September 10-18, 1971
  6 Retreat Notes June 7-12, 1972
  7 Retreat Notes September 28-October 6, 1972
  8 Retreat Notes June 1-9, 1973
  9 Retreat Notes September 18-27, 1973
  10 Retreat Notes June 10-19, 1974
  11 Retreat Notes October 1-9, 1974
  12 Retreat Notes February 14-22, 1975
  13 Retreat Notes June 11-20, 1975
  14 Retreat Notes June 17-26, 1976
  15 Retreat Notes September 28-October 7, 1976
  16 Retreat Notes June 16-25, 1977
  17 Retreat Notes October 5-14, 1977
  18 Retreat Notes May 5-13, 1978
  19 Retreat Notes June 12-23, 1978
  20 Retreat Notes October 3-12, 1978
  21 Retreat Notes September 21-30, 1979
  22 Retreat Notes March 2-12, 1980
  23 Retreat Notes August 28-September 6, 1980
  24 Recollection Days 1961-1980
  25 Notes on "The Hidden Face" ca. 1972
  26 Citations from "The Sanctifier" 1960-1980
  27 Notes n.d.
  28 Notes and Quotes n.d.
Box Folder
2 1 Journal December 31, 1974
  2 Journal August 3-31, 1979
  3 Journal September 1-21, 1979
  4 Journal October 1-22, 1979
  5 Journal November 1-30, 1979
  6 Journal December 1-31, 1979
  7 Journal January 1-April 30, 1980
  8 Journal May 2-31, 1980
  9 Journal June 2-30, 1980
  10 Journal July 1-31, 1980
  11 Journal September 7-29, 1980
  12 Journal October 1-21, 1980
  13 Journal November 1-30, 1980
  14 Journal December 1-4, 1980
  15 Journal n.d.
                       
Series 2: Beatification/Canonization Process 1958-2014 (2 Boxes)
Series Two consists of witness statements, correspondence, and documents about and from Frances Nevins, attesting to her spiritual merits and personal connections.
Box Folder
3 1 Witness Statements - Index n.d.
  2 Witness Statements - Nevins to Fr. Charles Reardon, S.J. 1958
  3 Witness Statements - Sisters of the Good Shepherd and Frances Nevins 1959-1960, 1994
  4 Witness Statements - Sr. Mary Agnes of Jesus, RGS 1960
  5 Witness Statements - Fr. Owen Bennett, OFM 1965
  6 Witness Statements - Fr. Owen Bennett, OFM 1968, 1981
  7 Witness Statements - Nevins to Fr. Henry Tansey, MHM (Last Writing) 1980
  8 Witness Statements - Theresa Lagoy 1980-2005
  9 Witness Statements - Theresa Lagoy 1980's, 2000
  10 Witness Statements - Fr. Henry Tansey, MHM 1981
  11 Witness Statements - Sr. Alberta, OCD 1981
  12 Witness Statements - Sr. Mary of Jesus and Joseph, H.O. Carm. 1981
  13 Witness Statements - Fr. Charles Reardon, SJ (1) 1981-1988
  14 Witness Statements - Fr. Charles Reardon, SJ (2) 1981-1988
  15 Witness Statements - Mother Michael Kennedy, RGS 1981, 1993
  16 Witness Statements - Sr. Mary of Good Counsel, SP 1982
  17 Witness Statements - Ermina Miller 1982
  18 Witness Statements - Connecticut College Classmates 1982-2011
  19 Witness Statements - Rev. R.J. Kulwicki 1984
Box Folder
4 1 Witness Statements - Paul Cawein 1990
  2 Witness Statements - Schenectady Carmel Staff 1991-1995
  3 Witness Statements - Charles Donovan, SJ 1993
  4 Witness Statements - William J. Leonard, SJ 1993
  5 Witness Statements - Prof. Edward Cranz 1993
  6 Witness Statements - M. J. Drain 1999
  7 Witness Statements - Jack Potts 1999
  8 Witness Statements - St. Therese, OCD 2008
  9 Witness Statements - Sr. Therese, OCD and Sr. Paul, OCD 2008
  10 Witness Statements - Sr. Nola Brunner, CSJ 2010
  11 Witness Statements - Elizabeth M. Plionis, PhD 2010
  12 Witness Statements - Msgr. William P. Ward 2010
  13 Witness Statements - Prof. David O'Brien, PhD 2010
  14 Witness Statements - Howard J. Hubbard, D.D. 2010
  15 Witness Statements - Margaret Malarkey 2011
  16 Witness Statements - Prioress Mary Ruth, VHM 2012
  17 Witness Statements - Mamie Collins 2013
  18 Witness Statements - Connie Johnson 2013
  19 Witness Statements - Bishop Howard Hubbard, DD, and Joan Ward Mullaney, PhD 1999-2012
  20 Witness Statements - Bishop Howard Hubbard, DD, and Joan Ward Mullaney, PhD 2013
  21 Witness Statements - Sisters of Good Shepherd and Discalced Carmelite Nuns 1958-2010
  22 Witness Statements - Sr. Rosalyn Menard, RGS 2010
  23 Witness Statements - Catechism of the Vows 1958
  24 Letter of Acceptance, Prayer Cards, and Clothing List 1960, 1962
  25 Ceremonial of Giving of the Veil 1965
  26 Prayer Cards 2014
Box Folder
5 1 Index 2013-2014
  2 Introduction and Research Process 2014
  3 Witness Statements - Paul Emile Cawein 2014
  4 Witness Statements - Nancy Callahan Strycharz 2010-2013
  5 Witness Statements - Joseph Dowd, Jr. 2013
  6 Witness Statements - Sr. Mary Michael Kennedy, RGS 2013
  7 Witness Statements - Annamarie Pluhar 2013
  8 Witness Statements - Diana Waters Lyman 2011-2013
  9 Witness Statements - Joan Ward Mullaney 2014
  10 Witness Statements - Nancy Waters Russell 2013
  11 Witness Statements - Sr. Mary Amirault, RGS 2014
  12 Witness Statements - Sr. Mary Sawiczyk 2014
  13 Witness Statements - Sr. Eileen Foley, RGS 2010
  14 Witness Statements - Constance (Conny) Johnson 2014
  15 Witness Statements - Theresa Ann Lagoy 2013-2014
  16 Witness Statements - Sr. Elish McPortland, RGS 2014
  17 Witness Statements - Sr. Rosalyn Menard, RGS 2010-2013
  18 Witness Statements - Michelle Plantier Szumiloski 2013
  19 Witness Statements - Calvin Drake Waters 2014
  20 Witness Statements - Mother Therese, OCD and Pittsford Carmelites 2012-2014
  21 Witness Statements - Joy Anderson Nicholson 2014
  22 Correspondence with Enclosures from Joan Ward Mullaney to Jane Morissey, etc. 2012-2013
  23 Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Diocese of Albany, NY 2013-2014
  24 Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Diocese of Springfield, MA 2013
  25 Materials Sent to those to be Interviewed 2013
  26 Information Provided by Discalced Carmelites 2014
  27 Transmittal Letter from Sr. J. Morrissey, SSJ to Albany Diocese 2014
  28 Transmittal Letter from Sr. Janer Morrissey, SSJ. Interviewer, to Springfield Diocese Archives, Att. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski 2014
  29 Letter to Carmelite Prioress, Pittsford, NY, from Witness Interviewer St. Jane Morrissey, SSJ 2014
  30 Video Witness Statement - Petitioner Joan Ward Mullaney, Complete Interview 2014
  31 Video Witness Statement - God Child Annamarie Pluhar 2014
  32 Photograph - Sr. Jane Morrissey, SSJ, Witness Interviewer 2014
  33 Photograph - Petitioner Joan Ward Mullaney, PhD 1986
                       
Series 3: Personal Correspondence 1947-1982 (3 Boxes)
Series three holds personal correspondence to and from Frances Nevins.
Box Folder
6 1 Gloria Jones Borden 1947-1948
  2 Helen "Mike" McNabb Bunn 1980
  3 Joan A. DeMino 1950, 1960
  4 Lynn Fraleigh ca. 1970
  5 Janis 1945
  6 Sr. M. of Good Counsel, SP 1980-1981
  7 Joan Ward Mullaney 1957-1958
  8 Joan Ward Mullaney 1959-1960
  9 Joan Ward Mullaney 1960-1961
  10 Joan Ward Mullaney 1963-1965
  11 Joan Ward Mullaney 1970-1972
Box Folder
7 1 Joan Ward Mullaney 1973-1974
  2 Joan Ward Mullaney 1975
  3 Joan Ward Mullaney 1976-1977
  4 Joan Ward Mullaney 1978-1979
  5 Joan Ward Mullaney 1979-1980
Box Folder
8 1 Joy Anderson Nicholson 1950-1954
  2 Joy Anderson Nicholson 1965, 1974-1980
  3 Anna Pluhar 1980-1987
  4 Lorraine Stewart 1973-1976
  5 Lorraine Stewart 1977-1982
  6 Barbara Ford Thompson 1980-1981
                       
Series 4: Documents/Books 1931-2012 (2 Boxes)
The fourth series contains documents and books recording the family history, academic career, and publication of Dr. Mullaney's biography of Frances Nevins.
Box Folder
9 1 Family Genealogy n.d.
  2 Confirmation and Baptism 1982
  3 Non-Academic Documents 1931-1980
  4 Commencement Program 1951
  5 Connecticut College - Alumni Magazine 1982
  6 Connecticut College - Bulletin 1950
  7 Connecticut College - Chapel Talk 1951
  8 Connecticut College - Photo 1947
  9 Connecticut College - 1950 1950
  10 Evaluations 2012
  11 Grade School - Photo 1941
  12 Honors Work 1951
  13 The Masters School - Bulletin 2011
  14 The Masters School - A Retrospective Portrait 1977
  15 "Nicolas of Cusa: An Analysis" ca. 1951
  16 Research Paper 1951
  17 Thesis 1951
Box Folder
10 1 Transcripts [RESTRICTED] 1945-1982
  2 "A History of Connecticut College" Book 1981
  3 High School Yearbook 1947
  4 College Yearbook 1951
  5 "Frances Nevins: Mid 20th Century Carmelite Friend Scholar, Wife, Nun and Mystic" by Joan Ward Mullaney (Hardcover) 2009
  6 "Frances Nevins: Mid 20th Century Carmelite Friend Scholar, Wife, Nun and Mystic" by Joan Ward Mullaney (Paperback) 2009
  7 PDF of Flyer for Frances Nevins Book Text and Cover 2013
                       
Series 5: Photographs 1930-2013 (1 Box)
Series five holds photographs documenting the events, family, friends, and prominent places in Nevins's life.
Box Folder
11 1 Book Photos (1) 1960-1980
  2 Book Photos (2) 1960-1980
  3 Joseph R. Dowd, Jr. 2013
  4 Diane Waters Lymon and Nancy Waters Russell n.d.
  5 Miscellaneous 1960-2012
  6 Frances Nevins and Family 1930-1947
  7 Pre-Carmel Life 1957-1960
  8 Pre-Carmel Living Situations 1955-1959
  9 Anna Pluhar 1940's-1950's
  10 St. Michael's Cathedral, Springfield, Massachussetts n.d.
  11 U.S.S. United States 1957
                       
Series 6: Personal Effects 1957-1980 (2 Boxes)
The sixth series holds some of the personal possessions of Frances Nevins, including a few books, memorabilia, and her copies of the Liturgy of the Hours.
Box Folder
11 12 Passport 1957
  13 Passenger List: U.S.S. United States 1957
  14 Shroud of Turin Photo n.d.
  15 Collins' French-English/English-French Dictionary n.d.
  16 Langenscheidt Dizionario Universale delle lingue italiana ed inglese n.d.
  17 Miscellaneous Notes n.d.
  18 "Paradise Lost" with Handwritten Notes n.d.
Box Folder
12 1 Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. 1 n.d.
  2 Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. 2 n.d.
  3 Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. 3 n.d.
  4 Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. 4 n.d.
  5 "General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours" Pamphlet 1975
                       
Series 7: Miscellaneous and Unprocessed, 1926-2018 (21 BOXES)
An addendum of miscellaneous and unprocessed material received in 2018.
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13   JWM Material 1 File 1: Testimonials, 2016 File 2: Nevins Website Photos, 2013 File 3: Nevins Website Mockups, 2016 File 4: Nevins Website Mockups, Layout, Content, 2016-2017 File 5: Nevins Website Correspondence and Contact Numbers, 2016 File 6: Prospectus for: Frances Nevins: Mid 20th Century Carmelite, 2009 and 2011 File 7: Mid 20c Carmelite Book Reviews, 2012 File 8: 20th Century Carmelite Copyright, 2013 File 9: 20c Carmelite Nun Ads, n.d. File 10: "Schenectady's Carmelite Sisters are More than Memories" Newspaper Article File 11: Article in Connecticut College Alumni Magazine, Fall 1982 Written by J.W.M File 12: "An Unusual View of Capital Punishment", 2009 Written by J.W.M File 13: "True Authenticity: Teresa of Avila and Frances Nevins, OCD with a Nod to L.L. Bean", 2013 Written by J.W.M File 14: Book Preparation Materials, vol. 1, n.d.,
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14   F.N. Journal Entries, Aug. 1979 to Dec. 1979 File 1: Scanned Copies of Nevins' Journal Entries, May-July, 1980 File 2: Scanned Copies of Nevins' Journal Entries, Jan.-April, 1980,
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15   F.N. Journal Entries (All Scanned Copies), Jan. 1980 to Dec. 1980 File 1: Journal Notes, Jan. 1980 to Mar. 31, 1980 File 2: Journal Notes, April 1980 to July 1980 File 3: Journal Notes, Sept. 1980 File 4: Journal Notes, Oct. 1980 to Dec. 4, 1980,
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16   Books and Journals File 1: "One and Holy", 1951 By Karl Adam, trans. Cecily Hastings File 2: "A Beginning Greek Book: Based on the Gospel According to Mark", 1946 By John Merle Rife File 3: "Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation", 1973 By Mary Daly File 4: "The Hidden Face: A Study of St. Thérèse of Lisieux", 1959 By Ida Friederike Görres, trans. By Richard and Clara Winston File 5: Travel Journal (France(?)), 1957,
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17   Mid 20th Century Carmelite Copies (1 Hardcover, 3 Paperback),
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18   MPhotos File 1: Frances Nevins' Mother, 1955 File 2: DVD, "SS United States: Lady in Waiting", 2008 File 3: "Photos of Pre-Carmel Living Situations/Locations", 1955-1959 File 4: "Connecticut College", 1947 File 5: Photos of Carmelite Nun Frances Nevins, 1965 File 6: "Shipboard to Europe, U.S. United States", 1957 Frances Nevin and Joan Ward Mullaney, and clippings File 7: "Schenectady Carmel", n.d. File 8: "Office Book Opened to Dec. 4, day F.N. was stricken", n.d. File 9: "Sister Christine Burial Site, Holy Cross Cemetery, Rotterdam, NY", 1980 File 10: "Rotterdam Cemetery Head Stones plus Prioress, Mother Mary of St. John of the Cross", 1980? File 11: "Sister Christine, Day of Funeral", 1980 File 12: "Funeral of Frances Nevins, OCD", 1980 File 13: "Pictures of: Frances Nevins, Godchild, Friends", 1957-1982 File 14: "Pictures (in Color) Used in Website", 2017 Artist: Ann Martens File 15: Photographs, 1940-2011 File 16: Photographs - Paul Cawein, 1954-1980,
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19   Retreat Notes (All Scanned), Dec. 1, 1961 to Nov/Dec. 1980 File 1: Retreat Notes, 1975, 1980 File 2: Retreat Notes, 1961-1974,
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20   Miscellaneous Items related to F.N. File 1: Documents about Schenectady Carmel, 2005,n.d. File 2: Citations from Readings, 1963-1980 File 3: F.N. Genealogy, n.d. File 4: Miscellanea from Lourdes, Rome, Assisi, n.d. Souvenir Cards, Travel Books, Postcards File 5: Prayer Cards, Booklets, Prints, n.d. File 6: Holy Cards, c. 1980 Found in an Office Book at F.N.'s death. File 7: Prints from F.N.'s Office, n.d.,
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21   F.N. Towels, n.d.,
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22   Objects I File 1: Mittens File 2: Fox Paperweight/Sculpture File 3: Cross File 4: Small Statuette File 5: Silverware,
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23   Objects II File 1: Jewelry File 2: Brown Pouch with Prayer Cards File 3: Jewelry File 4: Crucifix File 5: Box with FDN Embossed on It Includes metal object inside File 6: Wood Plaque Potentially from Assisi,
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24   Witness Statements File 1: Rev. Owen Bennett, 1981 File 2: Fr. Albert Burke File 3: Fr. Albert Burke, 1982 File 4: Gloria Jones Borden, 1982 File 5: Natalie Bowen, 1982, 1998 File 6: Sr. Ruth Burrows, n.d. File 7: Nola Brunner, 2010 File 8: Sr. Alberta, 1981 Schenectady File 9: Sr. Ann of Jesus, 2010 File 10: Mother Mary of St. John of the Cross, 2008 File 11: Sr. Mary Joseph, 1981 File 12: Sr. Mary of Jesus and St. Joseph, 1981 File 13: Sr. Paul, 1981 File 14: Mother Therese, 2012, 2018 File 15: Sr. Therese, Sr. Mary Joseph, Sr. Mary Paul, 1981 File 16: F.N. Biography/Testimonies File 17: Letter from Paul Cawein to Joy A. Nicholson/Letter from Paul Cawein to J.W.M., 1954, 2004 File 18: Rennie Christenson File 19: Mamie Collins, 2001 File 20: Connecticut College Classmates Recollections File 21: Dr. F. Edward Cranz, 1982, 1993 File 22: Dr. F. Edward Cranz, 1993 File 23: Sr. Mary Dawiczyk, 2014 File 24: Sr. Eleanor Dooley, 2010 File 25: Sr. Jeannette Doran, 2017 File 26: Joseph Dowd Jr., 2012 File 27: Maire Drain, 1998 File 28: Letter from Sr. Mary Agnes Ertel to Frances Nevins, 1960 File 29: Sr. Mary Eileen Foley, 2010 File 30: Barbara Ford, 1975 File 31: Sr. Ann Miriam Gallagher, 2010 File 32: Rev. Henry Tansey, 1994 Given for him by Jerrie Gowey. Tansey was Nevins' confessor. File 33: Kathy Gomes File 34: Howard Hubbard, 2010 File 35: Bishop Hubbard Re Canonization, 2013 Correspondence with J.W.M. File 36: Mother Michael Kennedy, 1960 File 37: Sr. Kateri Maureen Koverman, 1999 File 38: Theresa Lagoy, 1981, 1993 File 39: Letters from Nevins to Therese Lagoy, 1980 File 40: Dina Lyman/Nacy Russell, 2012 File 41: Harriet MacGregor, 2010 File 42: Sr. Rosalyn Menard, 2010 File 43: Visitation Prioress, M. Ruth, 2012 File 44: Joan Ward Mullaney, Ph.D., 1999 File 45: Joy Anderson Nicholson, 2000 File 46: Elizabeth Plionis, 2010 File 47: Jack Potts, 1999 Death row prisoner File 48: Charles Reardon, 1981 File 49: Fr. Charles Reardon, 1981 Also includes "related documents" File 50: Vilma Seelaus, 2010 File 51: Good Shepherd Postulants, 2011 File 52: Sr. Joanne St. Hilare, 2010 File 53: Michelle Palntier Szumiloski, 2011 File 54: Rev. Henry Tansey, 1980 File 55: Lederlie Stearns Tenney, 1982 File 56: Pamela D. Vose, 1982 File 57: Lynn Ward, 1982 File 58: MSGR. William Ward, 2011,
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25   Frances Nevins Canonization Witness Material File 1: Index Note this is missing pages File 2: A) Introduction and Research Process, 2014 File 3: Paul Emile Cawein (Includes multiple files bound with a rubber band) File 4: Sr. Jaen Amirault (Multiple files) File 5: Mother Therese/Sr. Mary of St. John of the Cross/Sr. St. Paul/Sr. Ella File 6: Joy Anderson Nicholson File 7: Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Dicoese of Albany, NY, 2013-2014 Bishop Howard Hubbard and Rev. Jones Donlon File 8: Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Diocese of Springfield, MA, 2013 Bishop Timothy McDonnell File 9: Correspondence w. Enclosures from Joan Mullaney to Jane Morrissey, etc., 2013-2014 File 10: Fr. Frederick McManus Annulment Statement, 1994 Canon Lawyer File 11: Materials Sent to Those to be Interviewed, 2013 File 12: Frances Nevins Intercessory Materials, 1999, 1982,
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26   Frances Nevins Canonization Witness Material (Duplicate) File 1: Index File 2: A) Introduction and Research Process, 2014 File 3: Paul Emile Cawein (Includes multiple files bound with a rubber band) File 4: Sr. Jaen Amirault (Multiple files) File 5: Mother Therese/Sr. Mary of St. John of the Cross/Sr. St. Paul/Sr. Ella File 6: Joy Anderson Nicholson File 7: Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Dicoese of Albany, NY, 2013-2014 Bishop Howard Hubbard and Rev. Jones Donlon File 8: Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Diocese of Springfield, MA, 2013 Bishop Timothy McDonnell File 9: Correspondence w. Enclosures from Joan Mullaney to Jane Morrissey, etc., 2013-2014 File 10: Materials Sent to Those to be Interviewed, 2013 File 11: Frances Nevins Intercessory Materials, 1999, 1982 File 12: Fr. Frederick McManus Annulment Statement, 1994 Canon Lawyer (This folder is empty),
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27   Frances Nevins Canonization Witness Material File 1: Index File 2: A) Introduction and Research Process, 2014 File 3: Paul Emile Cawein File 4: Nancy Callahan Strycharz, 2013 File 5: Joseph Dowd, Jr., 2014 File 6: Sr. Mary Michael Kennedy, 2013 File 7: Anna Marie Pluhar, 2014 File 8: Diana Waters Lyman, 2013 File 9: Joan Ward Mullaney, 2014 File 10: Nancy Waters Russell, 2013 File 11: Sr. Jane Amirault, 2014 File 12: Sr. Mary Dawiczyk, 2014 File 13: Sr. Eileen Foley, 2010 File 14: Constance (Connie) Johnson, 2014 File 15: Theresa Ann Lagoy, 2014 File 16: Sr. Elish McPortland, 2014 File 17: Sr. Rosalyn Menard, 2010-2013 File 18: Michelle Plantier Szumiloski, 2013 File 19: Calvin Drake Waters, 2014 File 20: Mother Therese/Sr. Mary of St. John of the Cross/Sr. St. Paul/Sr. Ella File 21: Joy Anderson Nicholson File 22: Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Dicoese of Albany, NY, 2013-2014 Bishop Howard Hubbard and Rev. Jones Donlon File 23: : Correspondence (Copies) between Joan Mullaney and Diocese of Springfield, MA, 2013 Bishop Timothy McDonnell File 24: Correspondence w. Enclosures from Joan Mullaney to Jane Morrissey, etc., 2013-2014 File 25: Materials Sent to Those to be Interviewed, 2013 File 26: Frances Nevins Intercessory Materials, 1999, 1982 File 27: Fr. Frederick McManus Annulment Statement, 1994 Canon Lawyer File 28: Complete Set of Witness Interview Guide, 2013-2014 File 29: JWM Final, Completed Interview Guide,
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28   FN Journal, Nov-Dec 1980 File 1: FN Journal Notes, Dec. 1, 1979 to Dec. 31, 1979 (Scanned) File 2: FN Journal Notes, Aug. 1979 to Nov. 1979 (Scanned) File 3: FN Journal Nov-Dec 1980 (Scanned) File 4: FN Journal Final Jrnl Notes, 11/20-12/4, 1980 (Transcriptions/Scans),
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29   FN and Other Correspondence File 1: Frances Nevins Correspondence to Joan Ward Mullaney, Helen McNab, and Joy Anderson Nicholson, 1950-1980 Transcriptions File 2: Frances Nevins Correspondence to Joy Anderson Nicholson, 1950-1980 Transcriptions File 3: Frances Nevins Correspondence to Lorraine Stewart, 1969-1980 Transcriptions File 4: Frances Nevins Correspondence to Lorraine Stewart, 1969-1980 Transcriptions File 5: Misc. Correspondence, 1960 File 6: FN to JWM, 1960 File 7: FN Letter to Fr. Owen Bennet, 1965 Scan File 8: Barbara Ford to FN, Christmas, 1979-1980 Originals and scans File 9: FN to Anna Marie Pluhar (Godchild), n.d. File 10: FN's Graphologist Report, 1946 File 11: Mrs. Nora Dowd and Joseph Dowd from FN/JWM to Mrs. Nora Dowd, 1961, 1966 Originals and Scans File 12: FN to Sr. Mary Good Counsel, 1977, 1980 Scans File 13: FN's letter to Fr. Reardon, 1958 Scans File 14: Diana Lyman to JWM, 2018 Scans File 15: Paul Cawein to Joan Mullaney, 2009-2010 File 16: JWM to Bishop Hubbard, 1999 Scans File 17: Mullaney to Bishop Hubbard, 1999 File 18: Mullaney to Bishop Hubbard, 2001 File 19: Mullaney to Bishop Hubbard, 2012 File 20: Mullaney to Bishop Hubbard, 2013 File 21: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2010 File 22: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2012 File 23: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2013 Marked as "Key Letter" File 24: Mullaney to Hubbard, 2013 File 25: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2013 File 26: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2013 Concerning Canonization File 27: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2014 Approval of Prayer card File 28: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2015 File 29: Hubbard to Mullaney, 2017 File 30: JWM to Bishop Timothy McDonnell, 2013 File 31: JWM to Bishop McDonnell, 2013 File 32: JWM to Bishop McDonnell, 2014 File 33: JWM to Bishop McDonnell, 2014 File 34: Bishop McDonnell to JWM, 2014 File 35: Bishop McDonnell to JWM, 2017 Copy of handwritten note File 36: Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to JWM, 2015 File 37: Bishop Sharfenberger from JWM, 2018 Re Servant of God Petition File 38: Bishop Edward B. Sharfenberger Article, 2014 File 39: JWM to J. Donlon, 2012 File 40: JWM to J. Donlon, 2014 File 41: JWM to J. Donlon, 2017 File 42: J. Donlon to JWM, 2013 File 43: J. Donlon to JWM, 2014 File 44: J. Donlon Directive to Petitioner JWM, 2014 File 45: J. Donlon to JWM, 2017,
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30   Copies of FN Letters to JWM, 1957-1980 File 1: FN Letters to JWM, 1957-1973 File 2: FN Letters to JWM, 1974-1975 File 3: FN Letters to JWM, 1976-1980,
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31   Jack Potts Death Row Letters File 1: Letters to JWM, 1988 File 2: Letters to JWM, 1989 File 3: Letters to JWM, 1990 File 4: Letters to JWM, 1991 File 5: Letters to JWM, 1992 File 6: Letters to JWM, 1993 File 7: Letters to JWM, 1994 File 8: Letters to JWM, 1996 File 9: Letters to JWM, 1998 File 10: Letters to JWM, 1999 File 11: "An Unusual View of Capital Punishment" Essay, 2009 By JWM File 12: Jack Potts Material, 1989-1990 File 13: Jack Potts Biographical Information, 1989-1990 File 14: Atlanta Dicoese/Archbishop Donoghue Correspondence, 2012, n.d. Regarding Jack Potts File 15: Newspaper Articles about Jack Potts, 1980 File 16: Ireland Connection with Jack Potts and Sr. Christine, 1999 File 17: JWM Letter to Jack Potts, 1990,
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32   FN Persona Documents File 1: Copy of Connecticut College Commencement Program, 1951 File 2: Frances Nevins Indenture of Trust, 1959 File 3: Frances Nevins Death Certificate, (2013) File 4: Copy of Marriage License for Nevins and Paul Cawein/Essay about Phil Porter, 1954 Phil Porter officiated the wedding File 5: Baptism, Divorce, College Commencement, Parents' Marriage Documents, 1926-1957 File 6: Application to Carmel, 1960 File 7: Letters of Application to Srs. of Good Shepherd, 1958-1960 File 8: FN Application to Good Shepherd, 1958-1959 File 9: The Middle Ages, I-II Notes File 10: FN Paper on Nicholas of Cusa, 1957 File 11: Scanned Material (Transcripts, Academic Papers, Evaluations) File 12: FN Notes on the Hidden Face, c. 1972 File 13: List of Passengers S.S. United States File 14: Travel Journal, 1957 Copy,
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33   Book Preparation Materials File 1: Vol. II Book Preparation Binder with letters and photos File 2: Vol. III Book Preparation Binder with letters and photos File 3: Vol. IV Book Preparation Binder with letters and photos; Binder titled 'Complete Set of Documents Sent to Bishops.'
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Loose   Picture of Sculpture of Nicholas of Cusa which was in FN's apartment, n.d.,

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: Subject Files, 1956-2000 (11 Boxes) 1956-2000

Series 2: Beatification/Canonization Process 1958-2014

Series 3: Personal Correspondence 1947-1982

Series 4: Documents/Books 1931-2012

Series 5: Photographs 1930-2013

Series 6: Personal Effects 1957-1980

Series 7: Miscellaneous and Unprocessed, 1926-2018

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