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Richard Joseph Purcell

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Richard Joseph Purcell, December, 17 1887-January, 3 1950
Title: Richard Joseph Purcell Papers
Dates: 1860(1901-1950)1961
Extent: 21 linear feet; 49 boxes
Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Richard Joseph Purcell. The papers are from Purcell's years as a History professor at Catholic University. The research is from the history of religion in America, Irish immigration, and various topics on American history. There are also notes from Purcell's research on the War Production Board from World War II. This collection also contains manuscript drafts on various biographies written by Purcell and other historical articles on Irish immigration and the history of religion in America. Lastly, there are notes on business law and on famous Irish priest "Fr. Theobald Matthew", the latter was a topic connected to Purcell's research on Irish immigration.
Collection Number: 66
Language: English

Biographical Note

Richard Joseph Purcell was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 17, 1887. Purcell was known as a brilliant student from an early age and excelled during his four years at the University of Minnesota. After his four years he completed his masters in History at the age of twenty-two and taught history at the University from 1911-1912. After teaching at the University of Minnesota Purcell went on to earn his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Yale where he wrote in 1916 "Connecticut in Transition", for which he won the Justin Winsor Prize. After earning his Ph.D. he was head of the department of history at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul from 1916-1920. Purcell would also earn a Bachelor of Law in 1939 and a Doctor of Law from Holy Cross in 1949. Lastly, he was a member of the District of Columbia Bar association.

Purcell started teaching American history at Catholic University in 1920, where he became an associate professor two years later and a full professor in 1929. Purcell became head of the history department from 1931 until his death. He also served Secretary of the School of Philosophy from 1922-1929 and Secretary General of the University from 1931-1935. At Catholic Purcell became an acclaimed researcher and author with his many publications. From 1927-1928 Purcell was a Guggenheim fellow on Irish Immigration and in 1929 he published "American Nation". The American Catholic Church also commissioned Purcell to write on Church and State relations in America.

Dr. Purcell also had a great skill in writing biographies, he wrote 175 short biographies for the Dictionary of American Biographies. He also published many articles on American Catholic history for many Catholic magazines and scholarly journals. Purcell's work with Dr. Charles McCarthy, history department chair before him, on American social history prepared Purcell for his work as a historiographer for the Irish-American Society. In 1943, Purcell left Catholic University for three years to work as the historian for the War Production Board. The history of this agency was published by Purcell in 1946. That year Purcell returned to Catholic University where he would remain until his sudden death on January 3, 1950 at the age of 62. Purcell was remembered for his extensive contributions to American immigration history and church and state relations in America.

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Scope and Contents

The Richard Joseph Purcell papers consist of eight series. The first series are hand written and typed notes on historical figures that Purcell wrote biographies for the Dictionary of American Biographies. There are also clippings from newspapers and magazines on these figures. The newspaper clippings are usually book reviews or articles that are related to the topic that Purcell was writing on at the time. For example, notes on Grover Cleveland's administration would have an attached article with it. Most of these notes however are handwritten and can be confusing without the attached articles.

The second series contains historical newspaper clippings from the 1930's and 1940's on different domestic politics and World War II. There are also full magazine articles as well on various topics from the New Deal and World War II. The historical newspaper clippings are mainly from The Washington Star, The Washington Post, and magazine articles are from The Saturday Evening Post. These articles give a great insight on President Roosevelt's New Deal policies as well as his war policy. There are also newspaper editions for the 1933, 1937, 1941, and 1945 inaugurations. Lastly, many of these articles are a critique on corruption within city and state government as well.

The third series are manuscript notes on the history of religion in America and the relationship between church and state in America. These notes are from the Colonial period until the mid-nineteenth century. Most of these notes are typed with annotations made by Purcell. These manuscript notes also include cut-outs from different books and some handwritten notes that are related to the manuscript. The main point that can be found in these manuscripts is a concise Catholic perspective on religion in the American Colonies and the early years of the Republic. For example, there are notes on Catholic involvement in the Revolutionary war.

The fourth series are notes on American history from the colonial period until the 1890's. Most of these notes are handwritten research notes on many American historical events. These historical events include the Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation government. There is also an emphasis on immigration during the Ante bellum years in the north as well as the south. Lastly, many of these notes are accompanied with a book review on the topic or a retrospective article. A good example of this would be the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876 which had notes and a retrospective article.

The next series in the Purcell collection are handwritten and typed notes on the history of Irish Immigration in the United States. These notes on immigration can be quite useful to researchers who want to know more on Irish immigration from state to state. Purcell has notes about immigration from many states, ranging from several periods. For example, the folder of notes on Irish immigration to Maine chronicles immigration from the 1600's with Irish indentured servants until the dawn of the Civil War. The sixth series are notes on Fr. Theobald Matthew a famous Irish priest who visited the United States. This priest visited the United States and the notes on him are mainly about his involvement in the Temperance movement. This series is in direct relation to the Irish Immigration series, there are many notes that are related to both series. This means that most of the notes from this collection are also about other historical events in the history of Irish Immigration to the United States. An example would be the folders of "Various Irish Immigration Notes" contains history on temperance and social issues that Irish immigrants faced in America.

The seventh series are the manuscript notes and reports on the history of the War Production Board from World War II. These notes are typed manuscripts as well as handwritten research done by Purcell for his publication on the history of the War Production Board in 1946 and 1947. These manuscript notes even include reports from the War Production board on issues such as labor policy and manufacturing policy, such as the file on wartime ship building policy. Another interesting point to this series is the collection of reports on demobilization and the conversion of the United States economy from a war-time to peacetime economy.

The eighth series are business law notes taken by Purcell for his work as a lawyer. These notes are mainly handwritten case studies on different Washington DC cases from the 1890's-1910's. The ninth series is a collection of loose manuscripts and notes of biographic sketches that Purcell wrote for the Dictionary of American Biography, as well as Grolier Encyclopedia and American People's Encyclopedia. These biographic sketches are mainly about different Irish-American historical figures and can be helpful to anyone doing research on a rare figure in this field. Lastly, an example would be the folder on Irish Immigrants from New York City in the 1840's. This folder has accounts from Irish immigrants who came to New York City.

The last series is a portion of Purcell's manuscript "The Development of the United States". This manuscript goes through a complete history of the United States from Columbus' discovery of America until the early years of the Truman Administration. Most folders are divided into chapters such as "The US Enters the World Stage" which is a chapter Theodore Roosevelt's administration. The Purcell gives an insight to the variety of historical topics that was covered during his career. This collection has many personal notes and manuscripts on publications made by Purcell. Also, the notes on Immigration and the history of the relationship of church and state in America are a great research tool. The War Production Board history notes are also important for studying the different bureaucracies of the government during World War II. The use of newspaper and magazine clippings for his research is a great study for historiographers. Also, the manuscript notes are important for anyone trying to get a better understanding the lives of early Irish immigrants and how their lives fit into the context of nineteenth century America.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Biographical Notes and Clippings, 1910-1955, Boxes 1-3

Series 2: Historical Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1932-1953, Boxes 4-6

Series 3: Church and State Notes/miscellaneous labor reports, 1915-1960, Boxes 7-11

Series 4: United States History Notes, 1924-1951, Boxes 12-17

Series 5: Irish Immigration History, 1927-1960, Boxes 18-33

Series 6: Fr. Theobald Matthew Notes, 1942-1945, Boxes 34-36

Series 7: War Production Board Notes, 1910-1947, Boxes 37-41

Series 8: Business Law Notes, 1924-1935, Box 42

Series 9: Biography Manuscripts and Notes, 1924-1947, Boxes 43-44

Series 10: Partial Manuscript of "The Development of the United States", 1948-1951, Box 45-49


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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

On October 23, 1950 the National Catholic Welfare Conference donated a box of Dr. Richard Joseph Purcell's manuscripts on "Church and State" to Catholic University. In June of 1969 Purcell's widow Clara Purcell donated the rest of Purcell's personal papers to Catholic University.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2012 by Raymond Moore. EAD markup completed in 2012 by Raymond Moore.

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Related Material

Charles Hallan McCarthy Papers

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Organizations:
War Production Board

Places:
Washington D.C.

Subjects:
World War II


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Bibliography

The Catholic University of America Libraries Staff Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 1 September 1969

Catholic Authors, Hoehn, pg. 632

CUA Bulletin, March 1950 "Richard J. Purcell-Catholic Scholar" by Rt. Rev. Msgr Maurice S. Sheehy, Ph.D.

"A Bio-Bibliography of Richard J. Purcell 1887-1950" A dissertation by Barbara Ann Braun, 1955.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Biographical Notes and Clippings, 1860(1901-1955) (3 Boxes)
This series consists of biographical notes and manuscripts for biographies written for Dictionary of American Biographies, by Purcell. There are also newspaper/magazine clippings accompanying this research as well as research for a tercentennial history of the state of Connecticut. Lastly, there is correspondence with other academics concerning biographical research.
Box Folder
1 1 American History Association, 1942-1944
        General correspondence between Purcell and this organization discussing previous conferences.
  2 Conference of Christians and Jews, 1944-1946
        General correspondence between Purcell and this organization discussing the Zionist cause and Jewish history and education.
  3 Labor Management, 1944-1945
        Correspondence discussing post-war labor issues includes correspondence with the C.I.O. and newspaper clippings.
  4 Education Studies, 1931-1940
        Correspondence with Rev. Dr. P.J. Connolly
  5 Connecticut Tercentenary Correspondence, 1933-1943
  6 Various Research, 1926-1942
        Research notes on the Constitution and an article and manuscript on Chief Justice Edward Douglas White.
  7 History of Connecticut, 1935-1936
        History of the State of Connecticut for Tercentenary Committee
  8 History of Connecticut and Delaware, n.d.
        manuscript
  9 Bill of Rights, Speaker of the House, and Censorship, 1919-1947
        newspaper articles
  10 Biographies , n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  11 Biographies 2, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  12 "A Bio-Biography of Richard J. Purcell", 1955
        Dissertation by Barbara Ann Braun
Box Folder
2 1 Biographies 3, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  2 Biographies 4, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  3 Biographies 5, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  4 Biographies 6, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  5 Biographies 7, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  6 Biographies 8, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  7 1789, 1939
        Constitution Day Article
  8 History of Columbus, n.d.
        Research on Christopher Columbus
  9 Adam's Administration 1798, n.d.
        Research notes on the Alien and Sedition acts
  10 Biographies 9, n.d.
        Catholic historical figures
  11 Patrick Callaghan, 1931
        Research notes and correspondence with Callaghan
  12 Truman's Cabinet, 1946
        newspaper clippings
  13 Jefferson Memorial, 1942-1944
        newspaper clippings from Jefferson Memorial
  14 Pennsylvania State History, n.d.
        Manuscript on colonial Pennsylvania history
Box Folder
3 1 Men of 1848 in America, n.d.
        History of Irish immigrants from the potato famine
  2 Smith O'Brien in the US, 1860
        Article on Smith O'Brien immigration to the US in 1848, and lecture from 1860
  3 1798 Federalists, 1939
        Research on Federalist party in 1798 with newspaper clippings
  4 Irish Migration, 1901-undated
        Irish Immigration statistics and 1901 report on Catholicity in the Northwest
  5 Newspaper Clippings, 1945-1947
        Clippings on war production, the Vanderbilt's, a review of the 1930's, and President Hoover's new retreat in Maryland
  6 1941 Inauguration, 1941-1943
        Articles on the Inauguration, the election of 1940, and an article on the Roosevelt family.
  7 Newspaper Clippings, 1932-1946
        Clippings on Mary Baker Eddy, Nuremburg Trials, Immigration, Foreign Relations, WWII maps, and commodity prices.
  8 Newspaper Clippings, 1941-1945
        Clippings pertaining to World War II and the Roosevelt administration
  9 Newspaper Clippings, 1936-1945
        Clippings on peace movements
  10 Federal Reserve Banks, 1938
        Essay on the history of the Federal Reserve.
  11 World War Preliminaries, n.d.
        notes on pre-war, World War I, policy.
  12 Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1942
        Clippings on Casablanca, King and Queen Visit to US 1939, Peace in Europe, and report on big business.
  13 1933 Inauguration, 1933
        Washington Star edition of inauguration
  14 1937 Inauguration, 1937
        Washington Star edition of inauguration.
  15 The Roosevelt's, 1942
        New York Times book review on history of Roosevelt family.
  16 End of the European War, 1945
        Newsweek article on European Theater
  17 Newspaper Clippings, 1941-1942
        Clippings on sharecroppers, Lend-Lease bill, and Big Bill Thompson's vault.
                       
Series 2: Historical Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1932-1960 (3 Boxes)
This series contains newspaper and magazine clippings from different historical events during the 1940's. In particular most of these clippings focus on World War II and the Roosevelt administration. There are also other political articles from the period as well.
Box Folder
4 1 World War II, 1940-1941
        Full newspaper editions chronicling the war, in particular a review of the first sixth months of the war.
  2 1941 Inauguration, 1941
        Full newspaper edition of The Evening Star.
  3 Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1945
        Clippings about war policy, justice Frank Murphy, and several articles on other Roosevelt administration domestic policies.
  4 Yalta, 1945
        several clippings on Yalta conference
  5 Newspaper Clippings, 1940
        Clippings on Department of Commerce, Raymond Moley, and the 1940 Draft Bill.
  6 Judge Elbert Gray, n.d.
        short biography
  7 1932 Election, 1932
        Clippings on election and Republican Convention.
  8 Orth-Army of Labor, n.d.
        Essay on early labor movement by Samuel P. Orth.
  9 Newspaper Clippings, 1932-1941
        Clippings on Arctic expedition, Austria's Ambassador to the US, Caribbean Naval policy, and obituary of Harding Attorney General.
  10 Cities, 1946
        The Saturday Evening Post's Cities of America series.
  11 Political Campaign Songs, 1932
  12 Military Records, 1946-1953
        Purcell's son's army records
  13 Mexican Trip, 1960
        Trip taken to Mexico by Clara Purcell after Husband's death, includes hotel and airline information.
  14 DC-Alumni-Carlton College, 1954-1955
        List of Alumni who live in Washington D.C. in 1954-1955.
  15 Schoolmasters in Virginia, n.d.
        History of colonial education system in Virginia.
  16 Political Figures, 1940-1941
        Saturday Evening post articles on various Democratic figures during Roosevelt's third term and early into Truman's.
  17 World War II Commentary, 1944-1946
        Commentary articles on the politics of the war.
  18 Politics Clippings, 1940-1946
        Clippings on Senator Murray, Mayor Curley of Boston, and the congressional elections of 1940 and 1942.
Box Folder
5 1 Cities of America Series 1, 1946
        Saturday Evening Post series on the major cities in America.
  2 Cities of America Series 2, 1946
  3 Cities of America Series 3, 1946
  4 Series of America Series 4, 1946
  5 Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1945
        Clippings on Maine lobster production, Monte Carlo, Wake Island, war chronology 139-1940, Washington's war dead 1945, article on Encyclopedia Britannica's history.
  6 Churchill, 1946
        Article and notes on Churchill's Iron Curtin speech.
  7 Saturday Evening Post, 1945
        Articles on tourism in New Mexico, New York, and Paris, and the war's effect on New York City.
  8 Palestine Question, 1946
        Article on commission on how to deal with Palestine and Jewish Free State.
  9 Gov. Alexander R. Sheppard, 1941
        D.C. Mayor 1873-1874, article on his tenure and infrastructure he erected.
  10 American Cities Series, 1946
        Articles on Seattle, Chicago, San Antonio, and Los Angeles.
  11 Newspaper Articles, 1932-1946
        Articles on Puerto Rico's senate, the Ku Klux Klan, and a history of NYC in the 1870's.
  12 Political Figures, 1942-1947
  13 Newspaper Articles, 1943-1946
        Articles on the West Indies under Duke of Windsor, steel industry, and The Tennessee Valley Authority
  14 Eisenhower, 1946
        Saturday Evening Post article.
  15 Senator Joseph Ball, 1946
        Saturday Evening Post article on Minnesota Republican.
  16 Rodger Young, 1945
  17 Modern Air Travel, 1945
Box Folder
6 1 Maps, 1942
        Washington Evening Star and National Geographic maps of the war.
  2 Saturday Evening Post Articles, 1936-1946
        Articles on King George VI coronation, Jewish free state, the war in the pacific, and a highlight on the US Navy
  3 Supreme Court Justices, 1941-1946
        Articles on new Chief Justices
  4 Roosevelt, 1940-1944
        Articles on Roosevelt's foreign policy and election of 1940 and 1944.
  5 Isolationism, 1940-1941
        Saturday Evening Post articles on Isolationist policy.
  6 Saturday Evening Post Articles, 1940-1944
        Articles on Joseph Stalin, Cambridge, England, State Budgets, rights for African-Americans, and Scotland.
  7 FBI Investigates Red Threat, 1945-1947
        Clippings on FBI and congressional investigations on Communist infiltration within the government.
  8 World War II, 1941-1945
        Clippings discussing military strategy.
  9 Saturday Evening Post Articles, 1945-1947
        Articles on industrial strikes in the northeast, merchant marines, labor, Patton, customs court, wounded soldiers after the war, California Redwood preservation, and George Marshall's appointment as secretary of state.
  10 Berryman Cartoons, 1945
        Articles and clippings on political cartoonist.
  11 With Eisenhower, 1946
        Series on soldiers who served under Eisenhower.
  12 John Quincy Adams, 1939
        Dissertation by Sister Margaret Jean Kelly on John Q. Adams' attitude towards Catholics.
  13 Southern Colonies until 1776, n.d.
  14 Church and State Separation, 1941
        Notes on attitudes towards religion during the early republic.
  15 Quebec Act, 1948
        Notes on 1774 Quebec Act and its effect on Catholics.
                       
Series 3: Church and State Notes/Miscellaneous Labor Reports, 1915-1960 (5 Boxes)
This series is a collection of notes and manuscripts on Purcell's research on Church and State relations during the colonial period and the early republic. The last section is miscellaneous labor reports.
Box Folder
7 1 Evolution of the first amendment, n.d.
        manuscript
  2 History of the Anglican Church in Colonial America, n.d.
        manuscript and notes
  3 Catholic Involvement in the Revolution, n.d.
        manuscript and handwritten notes
  4 Catholic Intolerance, n.d.
        manuscript and notes
  5 Religion in Southern States, n.d.
        manuscript on religion in southern states after the ratification of the Constitution.
  6 South Carolina Ratification, n.d.
        manuscript on South Carolina Ratification of the Constitution.
  7 Ratification of the Constitution, n.d.
        manuscript and notes
  8 State Constitutions Concerning Religious Freedom 1775-1787, n.d.
        manuscript
  9 Mid-Atlantic States 1789, n.d.
        manuscript on ratification of Constitution
Box Folder
8 1 History of Virginia Federal Convention, n.d.
        manuscript on 1788 ratification of Constitution
  2 Connecticut Calvinism, n.d.
        handwritten notes
  3 Religious Considerations in Drafting the Constitution, n.d.
        manuscript
  4 Federal Grant 1789, n.d.
        notes on early federal grants concerning religious organizations
  5 History of the First Amendment, n.d.
        manuscript
  6 The Carroll Family, n.d.
        notes
  7 Girard College Case, n.d.
        Manuscript on bill for an orphanage to be run by a Catholic Lay organization.
  8 Connecticut's Ratification of the Constitution and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, 1915-1937
        Booklets of full proceedings
  9 New Jersey: Revolutionary Era, n.d.
        full manuscript
  10 Church-State Relationship in the Colonial Era, n.d.
        full manuscript with annotations, 417 pages
Box Folder
9 1 The Virginia Company, n.d.
        manuscript on religion during the rule of The Virginia Company
  2 New York Ratification of the Constitution, n.d.
        manuscript
  3 Ratifying State Constitutions, n.d.
        complete manuscript
  4 Revolutionary Era in Virginia, n.d.
        full manuscript with notes
  5 Church-State Separation 1787-1815, n.d.
        complete manuscript on individual states religious freedoms
  6 Church-State Relationship in the Revolutionary Period, n.d.
        complete manuscript
  7 Aircraft Labor Reports, 1944
        complete manuscript
  8 Individual States During the Revolution, 1949
        complete manuscript with notes
Box Folder
10 1 Address by John Brophy, 1944
        Full address given to the American Management Association.
  2 Labor Relations, 1942
        Full reports from January-June
  3 Labor Relations, 1943
        Full reports from January-June
  4 Civilian Production Administration, n.d.
        manuscript
  5 War Resources Board, 1939-1944
        Report on War Resources Board from July to December
  6 War Production Board History, 1945
        partial rough draft
  7 Historical Research on Church and State, 1948
        Complete manuscript of research, in carbon paper box
Box Folder
11 1 Church-State Relations in Colonial America 1, n.d.
        full manuscript
  2 Church-State Relations in Colonial America 2, n.d.
        full manuscript
  3 Madison's Memorial, n.d.
        full manuscript
  4 Church-State Relations During Revolutionary Period, n.d.
        full manuscript
  5 Washington's Administration on Religion, n.d.
        full manuscript
                       
Series 4: United States History Notes, 1924-1952 (6 Boxes)
This series contains all of Purcell's notes and newspaper clippings on various major events in US History during the late eighteenth century into the early twentieth century. Also included are various files on Catholic University by-laws collected and researched by Purcell.
Box Folder
12 1 Catholic University Observations, 1935
        Observations made by Purcell on the administration of Catholic University to Rev. Francis Haas, St. Francis Seminary.
  2 Labor Study, 1948-1949
        Clippings and articles on labor issues and politicians in support of labor.
  3 The American Association of University Professors, 1944
        Committee meeting report and correspondence
  4 American History Teaching Methods, 1943-1949
        Articles and clippings about U.S. history courses in high schools
  5 Teaching American History, 1942
        newspaper clippings
  6 Truman Administration, 1949-1950
        Newspaper clippings on the Truman Administration
  7 US History Notes, Typed, n.d.
        Notes on American history from 1928-1935, from the election of Hoover to the mid-term of FDR's first term.
  8 Harvard and Yale Booklets, 1927-1952
        Yale booklet on Doctors of Philosophy from Yale, 1861-1927, and Harvard Law's Class register.(3 booklets)
Box Folder
13 1 Historical Notes, n.d.
        Notes on US history, 1928-1946
  2 Newspaper Clippings on 80th Congress, 1947
  3 Colonial Period, n.d.
        General notes on the Colonial period
  4 Immigration, Civil War, and World War Notes, 1932-1943
        Observations made by Purcell on the administration of Catholic University to Rev. Francis Haas, St. Francis Seminary.
  5 Isaac Welds Travels through North America, 1947
        Account of 1795 travels
  6 1948 Election, 1948
        Election results and articles on election
  7 Immigration Restriction Results, 1931-1932
        Articles and notes on the effects of Immigration restriction to the population.
  8 Articles and notes on Immigration, the Senate, Vice President Wallace, and D.C. Population Statistics, 1944
  9 Immigration until 1870, 1935
        Immigration statistics and report until 1870.
  10 Cities of America Series, 1950-1951
  11 Historical Notes and Clippings, 1935-1949
        Notes and articles on the position of congress, speaker of the house, history of Georgetown neighborhood, Fulton steamboat, and history of L'Enfant neighborhood of D.C.
  12 Historical Notes and Clippings 2, 1932-1940
        Notes and clippings on dueling, servitude in Illinois, and history of Louisiana 1763-1805. Also, bicentennial edition of Washington Star on George Washington.
Box Folder
14 1 Battle of Washington, War of 1812, 1941
        Newspaper Article
  2 Washington Bicentennial, 1932
        Newspaper articles, clippings, and state commissions to celebrate bicentennial
  3 The Presidency and other Articles and Notes, 1932-1941
        Also notes and articles on Jefferson's presidency, land speculation, the cabinet, early Washington D.C., Tammany Hall comeback, Vice President George Clinton, and the power of the Supreme court.
  4 Early American History Articles and Notes, 1925-1941
        Articles and notes on Presidents Jackson and Van Buren, history of the Virginia Burgess, New York Canals, Merchant Marines, railroads, Near East, and letter by Edward Livingston
  5 American History 1830's-1840's, 1935-1945
        Newspaper articles and typed essays on prominent events and figures from this time.
  6 American History Essays, 1936-1941
        Essays on President Taylor, Polish Immigration, Oxford Movement, and election of 1800. Also, article on David Glasgow Farragut.
  7 Book Review on Anti-Masonic Party, 1827-1840, n.d.
  8 Lord Acton's American , n.d.
  9 Historical Book Reviews, 1933-1945
  10 President Pierce Article and Notes, 1933
  11 President Lincoln Articles and Notes, 1940-1943
  12 Schlesinger's "New View Points in American History, n.d.
        concerning immigration
Box Folder
15 1 History of Know-Nothing Movement, 1925
  2 Historical Essays and Articles, 1932-1942
        Essays and articles about 1828 election, the Confederacy, nullification crisis, cotton kingdom, Robert E. Lee, and the slavery question.
  3 Election of 1824 Essay, n.d.
  4 Articles on Transportation, 1941
        Articles on Erie Canal, John Marshall, and Lincoln
  5 Mexican War Lecture Notes, n.d.
  6 Pre-Civil War Notes and Articles, 1931-1941
  7 Biographical Articles, 1933-1935
        Articles on Salmon Chase, Alex H. Stephens, J.P. Morgan, and General Sheridan
  8 Mormons, n.d.
        Lecture notes and essay
  9 Irish Immigration, n.d.
  10 Post Civil War Notes and Articles, 1931-1941
        Essays and Articles
  11 Fenian Movement Essay for History 272, n.d.
  12 1868 Election Article and Statistics, 1941
  13 Frederick Douglas Narrative, 1947
  14 Lewis and Clark Essay, n.d.
  15 Hone-Diary, n.d.
        Phillip Hone diary, originally published 1889
  16 Late Nineteenth Century Articles and Notes, 1941-1942
        Articles and notes on 1865 Railroads, early feminists, Chicago in 1870's, 1890 Convention, Utopian Settlements, Habsburgs in Mexico, and Nativism Lectures.
  17 Summary of the United States Since 1865, n.d.
        by Hacker and Kendrick
  18 Tilden Election of 1876, 1939
        Essay and newspaper retrospective
  19 Grover Cleveland, 1932
        Essay and article on his two terms as president.
Box Folder
16 1 Various Historical Articles and Lecture Notes, 1932-1947
        Articles and notes on slavery, US population, Chester A. Arthur, Henry Adams, Oregon Question, Carl Schurz, the far west, Lord Charles Russell, McKinley Assassination 40 years later.
  2 Reconstruction, 1931
  3 Notes on Coolidge's Autobiography, n.d.
  4 T.V. Powderly Notes, n.d.
        Notes and Articles
  5 Noah Webster, n.d.
        Lecture notes on his life
  6 Taft and Theodore Roosevelt, 1931
        Articles and Essay on their relationship.
  7 Various historical notes, 1934-1941
   8 Historical Notes, 1933-1942  

Notes on Blaine, Concentration of Wealth, labor, Catholic Church 1821-1861, Anniversary of the invention of the telephone, Industrialists, Civil Service Reform, General Custer, and Israelites House of David.168Historical Notes, 1933-1942Articles and essays on the Chautauqua Movement, Hayes Administration, Virgin Islands, Powers of the Presidency, Department of Agriculture, American Spirit in Education, World War I retrospective 1933, Agrarian Crusade, and John L. Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  9 Marcus Hanna, n.d.
        Complete Biographical Essay
  10 Notes on "War with Spain-World War II", 1931-1945
  11 World War I Anniversary Newspaper Editions, 1934-1939
  12 Post World War I Articles and Notes, 1931-1941
Box Folder
17 1 Historical Articles, 1933-1941
        Newspaper articles on Civil War, US Army 1917-1919, Chaplains, American Neutrality 1914-1917, War in Europe 1939, Labor, Supreme Court under Hughes, Moody-Masters of Capital.
  2 American Foreign Policy 1931-1941, 1943
        Article chronicling American foreign policy leading up to World War II.
  3 Biographical Essays and Notes, 1934-1946
        Essays and clippings on Population growth, Panama Canal, Arctic Exploration, Henry Adams biography, Unemployment Statistics 1920-1934, and Election Voters Statistics.
  4 Articles and Notes, 1928-1944
        Articles and notes on President's Harding and Wilson, Nash-Kelley political machine, 1928 Election, British Slum Clearance, Public Schools Statistics, New York University Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Waterway, Philippines, and CIO,
  5 1945 Inauguration, 1945
        FDR's Final Inauguration Washington Star Edition, January 20, 1945.
  6 Articles on Merchant Marines, Lyman Beecher, and Trade in 1933, 1924-1934
  7 1932 GOP Platform, 1932
        Washington Star articles on GOP Convention
  8 Reviews and Notes on Racial and Religious Questions, 1944
        Notes, an Article, and essays on topic
  9 History of Church Social Policy, 1938
        Notes and essays on social policy work such as labor, immigration, and poverty in the early twentieth century.
  10 Reconstruction Notes, n.d.
                       
Series 5: Irish Immigration History, 1927-1960 (15 Boxes)
This series contains American History notes, essays, lecture notes, and newspaper articles on Irish Immigration in the United States. This series also chronicles the history of religion in 19th century America as well as the revolutionary period.
Box Folder
18 1 Biographical Notes on the Framers, n.d.
        Typed notes on the framers of the Constitution
  2 Religious History in America until the Civil War, n.d.
        notes
  3 Irish Immigration and Religion, n.d.
        Notes on Irish immigration to Missouri until 1860, Religious tolerance during the Revolution, biography on Everts Greene, and religion and the Constitution.
  4 History of Catholics and Know-Nothings State by State, 1948
        Notes on index cards, half sheets of paper, and typed on history of Irish-Catholics and the Know-Nothing Movement in the early 19th century.
  5 Maryland, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire history until the Civil War, n.d.
        Handwritten and typed notes on the general history of these three states as well as Irish Immigration during the first half of the 19th century and their contribution during the Civil War.
  6 Irish American History in the States of New York, Georgia, Alabama, and Illinois until the Civil War, n.d.
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19 1 Irish History 1783-1789, n.d.
        Notes on issues in Ireland that led to early immigration during the 1790's.
  2 Irish American History during the 1860's, n.d.
        Focus on Irish Immigrants in New York and Mayor Fernando Wood, Irish Protestant and animosity towards him from Irish Catholics.
  3 French-Irish Immigration late 18th Century, 1941
        General notes and newspaper clipping
  4 Biographies on John Fitzgerald and John Bines, n.d.
  5 Pennsylvania Involvement in the Revolution, n.d.
        written notes and statistics
  6 Massachusetts Irish Immigration 1783-1865, n.d.
        Written notes and statistics
  7 Irish in England, n.d.
  8 Maine History 1783-1865, n.d.
        Notes, typed and handwritten, on Irish Immigration and Know-Nothing movement.
  9 Vermont Irish Immigration history 1800-1840, n.d.
  10 Tennessee and Kentucky and Know Nothing Movement, n.d.
        Notes on Know-Nothings from 1840's-1860.
  11 New York and South Carolina Catholics, n.d.
        History of Irish Catholics in NY and SC during the early 19th century.
  12 Maryland History 1763-1783 and Pennsylvania history of Know-Nothings, n.d.
  13 Pennsylvania History 1763-1860, n.d.
Box Folder
20 1 History of Irish Americans, 1930
        Notes on Irish Americans in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Irish Leaders, and Irish Methodists.
  2 Massachusetts 1820-1865, n.d.
        History of Irish immigration in Massachusetts
  3 Irish Immigration History, n.d.
        History of Irish immigrants in Maryland, Latin America, Irishman in the British Army, and early Polish immigration.
  4 Wild Geese Migration, n.d.
  5 Early Italian Immigrants, 1934
        Notes and newspaper article
  6 Irish Immigrants and the Theatre, n.d.
        notes
  7 Irish Company Histories, n.d.
        History of Irish immigrants businesses in America
  8 Irish Immigrant History, 1933
        Notes on lists of books on Irish Immigration, Washington DC 1840, Westward Movement, Report from Immigration Commission, Irish vote between Whigs and Democrats, and biographical note on James Hoban.
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21 1 Irish Immigration History in NYC, n.d.
        Notes on Irish Immigration to NYC during the 1860's and 1870's
  2 Irish Immigration Notes 1, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
  3 Irish Immigration Notes 2, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
  4 Irish Immigration Notes 3, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
  5 Irish Immigration Notes 4, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
  6 Irish Immigration Notes 5, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
  7 Irish Immigration Notes 6, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
  8 Irish Immigration Notes 7, n.d.
        Various half page notes on Irish Immigrants in the United States.
Box Folder
22 1 Grolier Articles and Irish Immigration, n.d.
  2 Irish Immigration to US, n.d.
        Notes on Irish Immigrants and a photo of T.V. Powderly's family
  3 Irish Immigrant Biographies, n.d.
        Short biographies on various Irish Immigrants
  4 Irish Immigrants in New Hampshire, n.d.
        Early immigration to New Hampshire
  5 Book Reviews 1, 1946
        Book reviews on Irish immigrant history
  6 Bibliography Notes, 1927-1935
        Bibliography notes for articles and books written by Purcell
  7 Midwest Farming, 1957-1959
        Notes, Correspondence, and pamphlets on midwest farming.
  8 Steel Industry, 1943
        Articles on industry during World War II.
  9 John F. Kennedy Inauguration, 1961
        Newspaper articles covering Inauguration
  10 U.S. History-Colonization, n.d.
        History of American Colonization
  11 Colonial Virginia, n.d.
        Notes on the history of colonial history.
  12 Roosevelt's, 1943-1945
        Chronicling Roosevelt cabinet members
  13 Irish In America, n.d.
        Irish immigrants in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Box Folder
23 1 Irish Immigration Pennsylvania, n.d.
        Notes on Irish Immigration to Pennsylvania.
  2 Irish and German Immigration 1820-1870, n.d.
        Manuscript and notes on Irish and German immigration.
  3 Biographical Notes , 1939
  4 Irish Immigration to New England, n.d.
        Notes and statistics
  5 Irish Immigration, n.d.
        Notes on Irish Immigration post War of 1812, 1815-1820.
  6 Tests from DC Schools, n.d.
  7 Hugh Graham, 1946
        Articles by Hugh Graham on prominent Irish-Americans
  8 Reconstruction Era, n.d.
        Notes on religion and Politics during the Reconstruction era.
  9 Irish in Maine, 1943
        History of Irish immigration to Maine during the Colonial era, including Scotch-Irish.
  10 Irish Catholic History, 1949
Box Folder
24 1 Notes on Matthew Carey, 1946
        This is a collection of notes and written manuscript on Carey by Purcell and some of his students.
  2 Irish American US Senators, 1949
        Articles and notes on past US Senators of Irish decent and immigrants.
  3 Fr. Matthew Notes, 1941-1943
  4 WWII Chronologies, 1945
        Newspaper article giving a chronology of the entire war.
  5 Immigration 1815-1865, 1936-1940
        Notes on Immigration during this period.
  6 Peter Guilday Notes, 1947
  7 Notes on Fine Education, n.d.
        Half sheet notes on education in the northeast during the early republic.
  8 Catholic History of Colonial New England, n.d.
  9 Matthew Carey Notes, n.d.
        Bibliography for notes included
  10 Catholic Literature in America, 1942
        Listings and reviews for Catholic literature
  11 Matthew Carey Notes, 1945
  12 Matthew Carey Notes, n.d.
        Publishing house information
  13 Matthew Carey Notes, n.d.
        Notes on Carey's published work
  14 Matthew Carey Manuscript, n.d.
        Manuscript of Matthew Carey's early life
  15 Matthew Carey's Last Years in Ireland, 1942
  17 Matthew Carey Notes, 1940
        Book review on "A Short Account of the Malignant Fever".
  18 Matthew Carey Notes, n.d.
        Research work done by students
Box Folder
25 1 Supreme Court Justices, 1946
        Notes and clippings on the Supreme Court
  2 General Immigration Notes and Statistics for 1870, n.d.
  3 General Immigration Notes and Statistics for 1870, n.d.
  4 Death of Supreme Court Justice Murphy, 1949
        Newspaper Clippings
  5 Book Reviews on the Supreme Court, 1947-1948
        Clippings of reviews done by Irish-Americans.
  6 Notes on the American Museum, 1942
  7 Color Maps of the World, 1951
  8 Notes on the American Church, 1947
        Notes on the Catholic Church in America during the early 19th century.
  9 Matthew Carey Notes, n.d.
        Manuscript notes on his early life in Dublin.
  10 Penn Herald notes on Matthew Carey, n.d.
  11 General Notes on Carey and various WWII clippings, 1942-1945
  12 Conference on the US Constitution, n.d.
        Program for United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission.
  13 Matthew Carey Bibliography Notes, n.d.
Box Folder
26 1 Reviews and Contributions for Encyclopedia, 1932-1949
        Manuscript notes and book Reviews on various Irish-American and US History notes.
  2 The Constitution and Immigration Policy, n.d.
        Complete essay
  3 Dissertation Approval Forms, 1941-1943
  4 Misc. Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1945
        Clippings on various US political news
  5 Early Catholic Schools, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on early Catholic Schools in the US.
  6 Ginn and Company Publishers, 1930-1945
        Publishing royalty forms for "American Nation" and correspondence with publisher on other works.
  7 Notes on Pope Leo XIII letter on History, n.d.
  8 Correspondence, 1927-1933
        Correspondence with WWI veteran groups and other historians on Irish Immigration research.
  9 American Catholic History in the West, 1929
        Handwritten notes on Catholics in the West.
  10 Irish Newspapers, n.d.
        A list of Irish newspapers before 1800 and notes.
Box Folder
27 1 Notes on Irish History 1798-1801, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on Ireland
  2 Liberal Arts Movement, n.d.
        History of a Liberal Arts education
  3 Letters and Irish Congressional Record 1790, 1813, n.d.
        Notes on the record, typed
  4 Important Irishmen, n.d.
        Half sheet notes on important Irish historical figures.
  5 Notes on the Fenian Brotherhood, n.d.
  6 Notes on Irish Historical Figures, n.d.
  7 Various State History 1840-1865, n.d.
        Notes on states such as Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Oregon, Colorado, and Kansas.
  8 Irish History 1787-1790, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on Irish history during the 1790's.
  9 Irish-New York Newspaper Listings, n.d.
Box Folder
28 1 Irish Emigration Notes 1770-1775, n.d.
  2 Boston Gazette Notes, 1790-1794, n.d.
        Typed up notes on the later years of the Boston Gazette.
  3 Notes on Immigrants from 1791-1803, n.d.
  4 Irish Immigration in NYC 1800-1809, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on half sheets and typed notes on "Columbian Centinel" Boston newspaper.
  5 Sarah P. Smith, n.d.
        Notes on Smith and the Boston Press
  6 Newspaper Ads for Irish Events 1803-1806, n.d.
        Typed out notes from Newspaper Ads for Irish events, on half sheets.
  7 Irish Population in the US 1802-1808, n.d.
  7 Irish Population in the US 1802-1808, n.d.
  8 Notes on New York Press 1810-1812, n.d.
        Half sheet handwritten notes
  9 Notes on Immigration to Boston 1810-1812, n.d.
  10 Notes on Poor Laws 1812-1816, n.d.
Box Folder
29 1 Notes on Emigration Part I, 1850's, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on Irish immigration during the 1850's.
  2 Notes on Emigration Part II, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on Irish Immigration during the 1850's
  3 Table of Potato Famine immigrants, n.d.
  4 Westward Migration 1810-1822, n.d.
  5 Binder of Notes from Richard F. Purcell, 1949-1950
        Purcell son's notes and forms from Harvard University in a binder.
  6 Binder of Notes from Richard F. Purcell, 1953-1954
        Notes for Purcell's government course
Box Folder
30 1 Catholics during the Colonial and Revolutionary Era, n.d.
        Typed manuscript on Catholics in America during this period.
  2 Notes on Irish Immigrants and Know Nothings, 1928
  3 Know Nothings 1851-1856, n.d.
        Notes on Know-Nothings and Mayoral Administrations
  4 Col. Richard Fenwick Notes, 1930
        Notes on Civil War Colonel
  5 Byrne and Maguire Families, n.d.
        Notes on two immigrant families from the 1870's.
  6 Irish Political Crisis, 1880-1911, n.d.
        Notes on Irish political crisis over Home Rule and resulting immigration.
  7 Immigration from Irish Free State, 1934
        Notes on Immigration after "free state" policy were implemented.
  8 Notes on the Fenian Movement, 1870's, n.d.
Box Folder
31 1 Know-Nothings in New York, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on Know-Nothings during early 1850's.
  2 Irish Immigrants from the 1860's, 1935
        Notes on various immigrants and their life in America.
  3 Irish Immigrants in the Civil War, n.d.
        Handwritten half page notes
  4 Irish American Newspapers, 1863, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on Know-Nothings during early 1850's.
  5 Matthew Carey Notes, n.d.
        Biographical Material through 1849.
  6 Philadelphia Riots 1844, n.d.
        notes
  7 Irish Immigrants in the Mexican War, n.d.
  8 Irish Immigration 1813-1820, 1930
        Handwritten notes
  9 1848 Election Notes, n.d.
        Notes from "The Eagle" on the Whig's strategy to get the Irish vote.
  10 Essays on Catholicism in America 1820-1822, n.d.
        Typed out essays
Box Folder
32 1 Irish Immigrant Accounts 1, n.d.
        1818-1824
  2 Irish Immigrant Accounts 2, n.d.
        1825-1828
  3 Irish Immigrant Accounts 3, n.d.
        1829-1833
  4 Irish Apprentices 1840, n.d.
  5 Irish Immigrant Accounts 4, n.d.
        1841-1844
  6 Irish Immigrant Accounts 5, n.d.
        1844-1846
  7 Irish Relief 1847, n.d.
        Relief for poor Irish Immigrants in Boston, due to low paying wages.
  8 Irish Immigration 1848, n.d.
  9 Irish Immigration 1852, n.d.
Box Folder
33 1 Irish Immigrant Accounts 6, n.d.
        1829-1830's
  2 Catholics in North Carolina, n.d.
        1831-1832
  3 Notes on South Boston Irish Population 1833, n.d.
  4 Irish Immigrant Accounts 7, n.d.
        1833-1835
  5 Irish Immigrant Accounts 7, n.d.
        1837
  6 Immigration Statistics for 1838-1839, n.d.
        Handwritten notes
  7 Irish Repeal Movement in America, n.d.
        Notes on anti-immigrant organization 1842-1843.
  8 Housing for Immigrants 1840's, n.d.
        Accounts on poor housing for Irish immigrants.
  9 Reproduction and notes on Immigrant Letters, 1930
        Handwritten copies, by Purcell of immigrant letters
                       
Series 6: Fr. Theobald Matthew Notes, 1942-1945 (3 Boxes)
There is one box of manuscript notes on misc. church and state notes as well as a box of notes on misc. Irish Immigration and Fr. Theobald Matthew notes, famous Irish priest. These notes are handwritten and typed.
Box Folder
34 1 Various Church and State Notes 1, n.d.
  2 Various Church and State Notes 2, n.d.
  3 Various Church and State Notes 3, n.d.
        Maryland Catholic Notes
  4 Various Church and State Notes, n.d.
  5 Various Church and State Notes, n.d.
Box Folder
35 1 Various Irish Immigration Notes 1, n.d.
        Misc. Irish Immigration manuscript notes
  2 Various Immigration Notes 2, n.d.
  3 Various Immigration Notes 3, n.d.
  4 Various Immigration Notes 4, n.d.
        Notes on history of Irish Protestants in America.
  5 Various Immigration Notes 5, n.d.
        Notes on Irish Priests and Bishops in the United States.
Box Folder
36 1 Fr. Matthew Material Notes, 1948
        History of Father Matthew as well as Irish-American in the Temperance Movement.
  2 Fr. Matthew Material Notes, n.d.
  3 Various Catholic History Notes, n.d.
        Handwritten notes on early Catholic History
  4 Irish-American Priest History, 1944
        Notes and clippings on Irish Immigrants who are priests
  5 More Fr. Matthew Notes, 1944-1946
        More notes on Fr. Matthew's career
  6 Fr. Matthew Notes, n.d.
  7 Labor Requirement Report, 1946
        Full manuscript of War Production Board labor relations.
  8 Labor Production Board, 1943
        Full production board manuscripts
                       
Series 7: War Production Notes, 1910-1947 (5 Boxes)
This series contains five boxes on historical manuscripts of the War Production Board from World War II. These proceedings would be used by Purcell to publish a history of the War Production Board in 1946 for the US Government. These are all of his notes and his manuscripts for the 1946 publication.
Box Folder
37 1 War Production Board Notes, 1943-1945
        Correspondence and forms on the War Production Board, labor division.
  2 Civilian Production Administration, 1946
        Bureau of demobilization to a postwar economy report.
  3 War Production Board Telephone Directories, 1946
        Old Telephone Directories for the Agency.
  4 War Production Board Correspondence, 1945
        Report for President Truman.
  5 Policy Analysis and Records Branch, 1944
        Complete manuscript of Policy Analysis.
Box Folder
38 1 Labor Relations Manuscripts, 1943-1945
        Excerpts of labor relation board statistics.
  2 Labor Study, 1940-1948
        Complete labor study of the 1940's including notes and newspaper clippings.
  3 Labor Policies, 1940-1942
        Labor Policies of the National Defense Advisory Commission.
  4 Industry and Labor Advisory Committees, 1940-1942
        National Defense Advisory Commission and The Office of Production Management.
  5 Field Organization and Administration, 1940-1942
        War Production Board and Predecessor Agencies manuscript.
  6 Electrical Union Complaint to WPB, 1942
        Labor Union complaint from Louisiana.
Box Folder
39 1 Shipbuilding Stabilization Committee, 1943-1946
        Committee Meeting Minutes
  2 Building Trades Stabilization, 1943-1946
        Committee Meeting Minutes.
  3 Labor Policies and Defense Production, 1946
        Manuscript and annotations.
  4 West Coast Manpower Problem, 1946
        manuscript
  5 Labor Relations Report, 1947
        Full 1947 report on post-war labor relations.
  6 Labor Policy Committee Minutes, 1942
  7 Wage and Hour Stabilization, 1946
        Report with notes
  8 War Production Drive, 1946
        report
  9 Collective Bargaining Report, 1946
        Report on Union relations during the war.
Box Folder
40 1 Labor Policies Under Advisory, 1946
        Overview of labor policies during the war.
  2 Labor in the Development of Priorities and Conservation Policies, 1946
  3 Discrimination, 1946
        Discrimination in the workplace during the war.
  4 Training and Labor Supply within Industry, 1946
        Overview of labor policies during the war.
  5 Labor Principles, 1946
        Minutes from committee meeting.
  6 Vocational Training Defense, 1946
        Vocational training for returning GIs.
  7 Defense Advisory Committee, 1946
  8 Displaced Labor , 1946
        Reemployment after the war
Box Folder
41 1 Shipbuilding Policies, 1947
        Complete historical report from the War Production Board.
  2 Rubber and Labor Policies, 1947
        Historical reports on war administration.
  3 Strikes, 1946
        Report on strikes around the US.
  4 Improved Utilization Facilities, 1946
        complete report
  5 Policies Governing Private Financing, Emergency Facilities, 1946
        Two complete reports
  6 Key Personal of the War Production Board, 1945
        Biographies of the personal of the WPB.
  7 Labor-Management Policies, 1946
                       
Series 8: Business Law Notes, 1935 (1 Box)
This series is a collection of Purcell's notes on business law before he was admitted to the DC bar. All of these notes are handwritten and typed out notes.
Box Folder
42 1 Business Law Notes, 1935
        These notes are a typed out manuscript with a green booklet from the Institute of International Education.
  2 Business Law Notes 2, 1935
        These notes are handwritten and deal with law cases from the mid-nineteenth century until 1910.
  3 Business Law Notes 3, 1935
        These notes are handwritten and deal with business ethics.
                       
Series 9: Biography Manuscripts and Notes, 1924-1947 (2 Boxes)
This series contains manuscripts and notes on various American historical figures from the 17th-19th century. Most of these notes are typed drafts, as well as handwritten notes, for biography entries that Purcell published over the years. are lastly the first sections of Purcell's typed manuscript of "The Development of the United States".
Box Folder
43 1 Sir George Calvert and History of Early Maryland, 1935
        Typed out notes and handwritten notes.
  2 Irish Biographies 1815-1820, n.d.
        Biographies of Irish immigrants and their reasons for immigrating to the US.
  3 Irish Migrants, 1939
        Manuscript on Irish migration to the West Indies during the Cromwell era.
  4 Baltimore Papers 1790-1794, 1931
        Newspaper articles, retyped in a report, on Irish Immigrants in Maryland.
  5 Irish Factional Fighting, n.d.
        Laborers divided on how to address their poor treatment installing public works.
  6 1798 Irish Rebels, n.d.
        Immigrants who came after 1797-1798 Irish Rebellion.
  7 Irish Immigrants in NYC During the 1840's, n.d.
  8 Democratic-Republican Irish Vote, n.d.
        Explanation of the 1798-1800 elections and why the Irish supported the party of Jefferson.
  9 Ireland's Involvement in the American Revolution, n.d.
        Notes on Irish enlistments in the British army and France's 1780 plan to invade Ireland.
  10 List of Publishers, 1934
        List of publishers and Irish history books.
  11 History of Irish Immigration 1790-1829, 1935
        Typed out manuscript.
  12 Biographies of John Ireland, Levi Silliman Ives, and Rt. Rev. William Kerby, 1936-1938
        CUA Bulletin on Kerby following his death.
Box Folder
44 1 History of Protestant Chaplains in Penal Reform, 1939-1947
        Also correspondence with senate chaplain Peter Marshall concerning the history of senate and house chaplains.
  2 List of Irish American Journalists, n.d.
        A brief description is included
  3 Irish Emigration 1800-1816, n.d.
        Brief history of causes of emigration
  4 Notes on the Irish in Virginia, n.d.
        Handwritten notes
  5 Outline of US History 1920-1947, 1948
        typed manuscript
  6 History of Irish Schoolmasters in the US, n.d.
  7 Irish Participation in the War of 1812, n.d.
        Irish immigrant support for the War of 1812.
  8 Biography of Thomas Fitzsimons, 1937
        A brief description is included
  9 Development of the United States Manuscript (1), n.d.
         
  10 Development of the United States Manuscript (2), n.d.
 

 

 

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Development of the United States Manuscripts (3), n.d.    
                       
Series 10: Partial Manuscript of "The Development of the United States", 1948-1951 (4 Boxes)
This series contains a portion of Purcell's manuscript of "The Development of the United States" This is divided into four boxes and covers America's history for the Colonial Period until the early twentieth century. This is not the complete draft but it does include revisions and editor's critiques.
Box Folder
45 1 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        The colonial period until 1829.
  2 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        1829-1920.
  3 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        Between World Wars
  4 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        World War I
  5 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        World War II
  6 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        The Civil War-Theodore Roosevelt's Foreign Policy
  7 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        Landing of Columbus-1689
  8 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        Glorious Revolution-The Federalist Regime
Box Folder
46 1 Development of the United States Manuscript, 1948
        Introduction
  2 Development of the United States Manuscript 2, 1948
  3 Development of the United States Manuscript 3, 1948
  4 Development of the United States Manuscript 4, 1948
        FDR's Administration during World War II
  5 Development of the United States Manuscript 5, 1948
        American Industrial Revolution
  6 Development of the United States Manuscript 6, 1948
        "The US as a World Power", Theodore Roosevelt's Administration
Box Folder
47 1 Development of the United States Manuscript 7, 1948
        History of all thirteen colonies and the Louisiana Purchase and Florida acquisition.
  2 Development of the United States Manuscript 8, 1948
        Colonial expansion
  3 Development of the United States Manuscript 9, 1948
  4 Development of the United States Manuscript 10, 1948
        Religious freedom in colonial America and the development of the first Amendment.
  5 Development of the United States Manuscript 11, 1948
        Colonies participation during the Revolutionary War.
  6 Development of the United States Manuscript 12, 1948
        Colonies participation during the Revolutionary War.
Box Folder
48 1 Development of the United States Manuscript 13, 1948
  2 Development of the United States Manuscript 14, 1948
        State history during the Articles of Confederation.
  3 Development of the United States Manuscript 15, 1948
        State history during the Articles of Confederation.
  4 Development of the United States Manuscript 16, 1948
        State history during the Articles of Confederation.
  5 Development of the United States Manuscript 17, 1948
        Growing tension between the Colonies and England 1763-1775.
  6 Development of the United States Manuscript 18, 1948
        Publishers first two chapters
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49 1 Development of the United States Manuscript 19, 1951
        Duplicate of the publishers first two chapters of Development of the US.
  2 Development of the United States Manuscript 20, 1948
        Articles of Confederation
  3 Development of the United States Manuscript 21, 1948
        Jefferson's Administration
  4 Development of the United States Manuscript 22, 1948
        Andrew Jackson
  5 Development of the United States Manuscript 23, 1948
        Reconstruction, 1865-1877
  6 Development of the United States Manuscript 24, 1948
        Business and Politics, 1889-1901.
  7 Development of the United States Manuscript 25, 1948
        Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal
  8 Development of the United States Manuscript 26, 1948
        World War II
  9 Development of the United States Manuscript 27, 1948
        "A Troubled World" The US 1945-1948
  10 Development of the United States Manuscript 28, 1948
        Introduction
  11 Development of the United States Manuscript 29, 1948

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: Biographical Notes and Clippings, 1860(1901-1955)

Series 2: Historical Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1932-1960

Series 3: Church and State Notes/Miscellaneous Labor Reports, 1915-1960

Series 4: United States History Notes, 1924-1952

Series 5: Irish Immigration History, 1927-1960

Series 6: Fr. Theobald Matthew Notes, 1942-1945

Series 7: War Production Notes, 1910-1947

Series 8: Business Law Notes, 1935

Series 9: Biography Manuscripts and Notes, 1924-1947

Series 10: Partial Manuscript of "The Development of the United States", 1948-1951

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