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Thomas Joseph Shahan

An inventory of the Thomas J. Shahan Papers at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The Catholic University of America, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Thomas J. Shahan, 1857-1932
Title: The Thomas J. Shahan Papers
Dates: ca. 1813-1950
Extent: 28 linear feet; 50 boxes
Abstract: The Thomas J. Shahan Papers consist of correspondence, memos, notes taken by Shahan as a student; bibliographical notes created by Shahan during his scholarly research, writings (both unpublished and published); financial papers (both personal and related to the University), materials that relate to the National Shrine; clippings, memos, and publications on the subject of Irish Nationalism; and photographs of Shahan and others.
Collection Number: ACUA 069
Language: English

Biographical Note

Thomas Joseph Shahan, fourth rector of The Catholic University of America, was born on September 11, 1857, the son of Maurice and Mary Anne (Carmody), in Manchester, New Hampshire. He received his education in the Millbury, Massachusetts public schools, followed by studies at the Sulpician College, Montreal (1872-1878) and the North American College, in Rome (1878-82). He was ordained in 1882. Before he joined the Catholic University faculty in 1891 as a teacher of church law and patrology, he served as curate of St. John's (New Haven, Connecticut) and as Bishop Lawrence McMahon's secretary and the chancellor of the Hartford diocese. From 1889-1891, Shahan studied at the University of Berlin and at the Sorbonne and Institut Catholique (Paris), in preparation for his new teaching assignment. From 1909 until 1928 Shahan served as rector of the Catholic University of America. During this time, the faculty was expanded, student enrollment increased, and several buildings were raised or begun. The most significant of these buildings was the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, dedicated to the Mother of God, for whom Shahan was noted to have a special personal devotion.

Shahan worked not only as an administrator but also as a scholar, writing and publishing numerous essays and sermons, many of which were published. His interests were not confined to academics or religion per se, but also included the cause of Irish nationalism, a heartfelt concern that he supported by writing against the alleged atrocities of the British and by supporting Ireland's independence. His parents had emigrated from Ireland, and so his bond with Ireland was a most immediate one.

Shahan's time as rector was not without controversy. The case of Rev. Henry Poels, an associate professor of Sacred Scripture, and his disagreement with a decree issued by the Pontifical Biblical Commission in 1909 (stating that Moses was for the most part the Pentateuch's author), went so far that Shahan was advised, at an audience with Pope Pius X in Rome, that if Poels continued to disagree with the decree and his teaching reflected this, Poels would have to be dismissed. Rev. Blase Dixon, in his doctoral dissertation on Shahan's rectorship, considered this a crucial point in Shahan's career. Another crucial point was the exclusion of African American students from the University. In 1914, Charles H. Wesley, a student at Howard University, was denied permission to pursue graduate studies at Catholic University. Complete exclusion of African Americans was in effect by 1919, and Dixon lays the blame for this policy squarely on Shahan (unlike the Poels case, where action was taken from above). In addition to problems with the faculty and students, questions arose about financial concerns; at a time when the University was in need of funds for its daily functions, the National Shrine received the lion's share of donations. But Shahan's legacy, beyond the immediate controversies of his time, is that of a man dedicated to the expansion of the University as a light of Catholic education, reflecting the tradition of Europe's great universities both in character, and in the development of its students.

Shahan was instrumental in the creation of the Catholic Sisters College and of the National Catholic War Council (and its successor, the National Catholic Welfare Conference); he was a founder of the Catholic Education Association (later the National Catholic Educational Association) as well as its president for a time concurrent with his rectorship at the Catholic University. He was also a founder and the president of the National Conference of Catholic Charities (now Catholic Charities U.S.A.). During his time as rector, as World War I affected both teachers and students, Shahan vigorously maintained the importance of The Catholic University of America as a resource for the needs of the nation, and this is evident in his writings, particularly in a statement addressed to "Students! Alumni! Parents!" (dated May 26, 1917). After the war, the needs of wounded soldiers were attended to at the Wounded Soldiers Rehabilitation School. While he maintained strict discipline for teachers and students alike, he was also a man sympathetic to human need, writing condolence notes to the families of those students who died in the war, and championing the needs of students requesting scholarships in order to study at the University. The importance of a Catholic education, the role of religion in the lives of those who were a part of the University's life, the role of Catholic University itself as a leader amongst universities and an example of both scholastic excellence and religious devotion- these were the hallmarks of Shahan's life and his life's work. He served the Catholic University from 1891 through 1928, about half his life. In the years after leaving the rectorship, Shahan kept writing and maintained contact with the University and the Shrine. Over the course of his lifetime, he had been honored with such titles as titular bishop of Germanicopolos, and being named fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. He died on March 9, 1932, and was buried in the crypt of the National Shrine.

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Scope and Contents

The Thomas J. Shahan Papers consist of correspondence, memos, notes taken by Shahan as a student; bibliographical notes created by Shahan during his scholarly research, writings (both unpublished and published); financial papers (both personal and related to the University), materials that relate to the National Shrine; clippings, memos, and publications on the subject of Irish Nationalism; and photographs of Shahan and others.

The series, "Personal Papers Relative to Family and Estate," includes four subseries. The notes Shahan took as a student, in a small, careful hand, are in English and other languages, often on lined paper bound into booklet form, and seem to be verbatim lecture notes. The "Personal Papers Relative to Family and Estate" include such items as condolence notes to Shahan on the death of his mother and of his father, a medal (the Grand Cross of the Order of the Paladins), given "in recognition of distinguished and outstanding service rendered the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade (June 1, 1927), Shahan's passport, dated 1923; and a certificate in Latin, dated August 25[?], 1813, which may have something to do with one of Shahan's ancestors. Tributes to Shahan, made upon his retirement and at his death, are in two folders, a statement of the high regard in which he was held. Because the tributes made after Shahan's death would have been gathered by another person and included with this collection, it is an example of tampering with provenance. The "Financial and Business Dealings" subseries includes receipts for everything from property rentals and poll taxes to groceries, plus checks (both canceled and blank), bank books, stocks, correspondence relating to payments and investments, etc. This series indicates Shahan's care in keeping track of details, great and small, pertaining to business transactions and matters that regard his family.

The "Correspondence" series, with three subseries, is the largest series in the collection (both in terms of items and in linear feet). The subseries "Correspondence up to 1909" actually spans the period from circa 1897 to 1919. Some items of interest include a letter from Col. Buell(?) to "Lou" concerning Jack Berry; this includes a passing mention of Buell's anti-Irish feelings. There are letters from John Quinn (in the general "Q" folder), concerning William Butler Yeats, expressing an interest in having Yeats speak at the Catholic University of America. In the W.B. Yeats folder, there is a TNs (typed note, signed) from Yeats to Shahan, with the signature smeared yet still recognizable. Yeats thanks Shahan for information on symbols (which Shahan presumably supplied), and praises the Catholic University of America: "You have surely a great University and I wish we had its like in Ireland." Letters in this subseries (as in "Correspondence 1909 through 1932") are both personal and business-oriented in content; an interesting example is from S.L. Zink, of Gillette Sales Col. (in the general "G" folder), that accompanied a safety razor sent to Shahan, and provided instruction for its use. Even before taking on the rectorship, Shahan kept his correspondence, perhaps with an eye toward posterity.

In the subseries "Correspondence 1909 through 1932", not all the items are either from or to Shahan, although the majority are addressed to him. Shahan's correspondence with Ella F. Lynch, who had founded the International League of Teacher-Mothers (home-schooling for children ages 2-14), fills two folders (ca. 1929-1931). Another extensive collection of communications is with Anna Frances Levins (ca. 1917-1924), a photographer with her own studio, with whom Shahan had a long-term friendship of a paternal, religious nature. Not all the communications have a positive tone; a brief note from P.J. O'Flynn, of St. Pius Rectory (dated Oct. 28, 1932) has twofold importance: it conveys O'Flynn's anger at the Catholic University of America because of then-rector Rev. James Hugh Ryan's perceived anti-Irish articles in an allegedly pro-British publication, and because it is dated months after Shahan's death. It is addressed to "Gentlemen," not to Shahan, and was included in the collection by someone other than Shahan. This is yet another notable instance of outside interference with the collection's contents.

In the subseries "University Affairs," materials are not restricted to correspondence per se, but also include financial information about the University (e.g., balance sheets), minutes of meetings, various reports, etc. The memoranda frequently are not personalized to Shahan; the impression is that the items dated from 1928-1932 were sent to him as they were to other faculty members and administrators. Some of the communications are personalized to individuals other than Shahan. It is not clear if these were sent to Shahan from the addressees, or if another person added these to the collection after Shahan's death. It may be yet another indication of tampering with the collection's contents. Box number 21 is the only restricted box in the entire collection, with documents pertaining to professors and students, and a significant number on disciplinary matters. They prove interesting not only because frequently they are from parents requesting that Shahan be lenient with their sons who have been disciplined by the University, but also because of the various reasons for suspension or dismissal. The items in this box are the only ones in the collection deemed sensitive enough to restrict, as descendants of those involved at the time may still have ties to the University.

"Writings and Essays," organized into three subseries, includes writings by Shahan in unpublished and published forms. Usually the unpublished works are in typescript form; the published works include pamphlets, magazines, one set of page proofs, etc. Some works are in both forms and while the majority of works are in English, some writings are not: e.g., "Bobbio" and "St. Columbanus," are in Italian. The unpublished works sometimes have a few notations; among the published works, there are a few interesting items: one copy of "The Catholic University of America, 1889-1916" (a pamphlet) has a folded, typed letter to Shahan. A few of the published items have been signed by him. Among the published works are some that are not by Shahan, but which sometimes pertain to him or are not related to Shahan at all; these include "Extraits D'Auteurs Catholiques Francais" (by Andre Beneteau) and a bound copy of "The Little Flower," presented by its author, Rev. Daniel L. Healy, Shahan. Box 34 contains clippings (another subseries), usually of published articles that have been torn out of the original magazines in which they appeared. The entire series reflects Shahan's range of scholarly interests, including church history, religious practices (e.g., the Eucharist, prayer, etc.), and biographies of several saints, as well as responses to events, such as an essay on the burning of Cork. These writings indicate Shahan's awareness of his role as the leader of a Catholic University, and the regard for him as a religious leader (as evinced by the number of his sermons published in newspapers).

The "Reference and Research" series has a varied set of subseries. The "Misc. Notes, Mostly Bibliographical" are for the most part handwritten notes on small pieces of paper that are somewhat delicate, though not particularly brittle. Materials relating to the Shrine, in the next subseries, include correspondence about the Shrine as it was being designed and built, financial matters, etc. The two subseries relating to participation or interest in Irish-American concerns contain not only materials that support Irish independence, but also those against it; in particular there are a number of writings by George Fox. Much of the material in the Irish-related subseries is propaganda, but here also are items of correspondence, membership information for the Friends of Irish Freedom, publications relating to India's fight for freedom, etc. A number of the items pertaining to Irish Nationalism are correspondence that involve or are addressed to Joseph Dunne, though it is unclear how they came to be included in the collection. Overall, the series reflects Shahan's scholarly interests as they progressed (in the first subseries), some aspects of the National Shrine as a project in progress (in the second subseries), and Irish concerns not only as a source of personal interest, but also because religious matters were inextricably bound into the struggle for freedom and recognition for Ireland (in the last two subseries). While this series certainly cannot reflect all of Shahan's work as he researched, collected, and maintained files that would serve both present and future scholarly needs, it reaffirms Shahan's eye for details and how he (and also perhaps McKenna, Nolan, and Dixon) perceived these materials as work that served well to represent this scholar's unsung labors.

The photos date from approximately the 1860's to the 1920's. One photo may be a tintype; the other photos are from unidentified processes, and there are no negatives. The photos include studio portraits and photos taken at events, as well as images of the College de Montreal and the interior of an unidentified office. The portraits of Shahan range from his boyhood to a time during or around the time of his rectorship; there is also a photo of two nuns, both identified as cousins of Shahan. The four photos from 1921 are of grave markers; it seems Shahan was part of the process of deciding which would be appropriate, but it is not clear for whom the markers were intended. These few photos, while mostly portraits, offer a useful accompaniment to the time line of Shahan's life.

The so-called Nolan-Dixon Deposit contains materials that were alienated from the Shahan collection, moved to Philadelphia, and kept at the residence of the Msgr McKenna, at Holy Angels Rectory. Efforts to return these materials to the Catholic University of America are documented in the reference folder for the collection (kept in the Catholic University Archives office). The remaining folders in the series comprise McKenna's typed notes created in the process of preparing a biography of Shahan, as well as correspondence addressed to McKenna, and reports by researcher Bernard Popesh on his work to support the Shahan biography. From the evidence, McKenna never completed his biography of Shahan. His approach was more reverential than objective, yet it would still merit the attention of researchers to see not only an early biography of Shahan, albeit incomplete, but a more contemporaneous approach than Dixon's work.

Finally, the oversize series, housed in two oversize boxes, contains several large documents and awards, many framed, which reflect Shahan's professional accomplishments. There are also newspaper clippings and publications relating to Irish nationalism and independence.

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Arrangement

The Thomas J. Shahan Papers consists of seven series:








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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are access restrictions on box 21.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Shahan papers came to The Catholic University of America (CUA) Archives in several accessions. There appears to have been an original accession from Shahan, his estate, or his family but there is no accession record. There is also a provenance issue relating to the CUA Rectors' (later known as the President) records since there is extant Shahan material there, some 6.25 feet, but no clear delineation between what went to the Shahan papers and what remained in the Rector's records. Thus, for a more complete account of Shahan's life and actions one must examine his personal papers, the CUA Rector's records, and material in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia which appears to have been alienated from CUA by Shahan's secretary Monsignor Bernard McKenna. Apparently some of the materials were taken by Father Blase Dixon through the permission of Monsignor Hugh Nolan while Dixon completed research for his doctoral dissertation on Shahan (CUA, 1972). These and other materials from various sources were returned to the Archives during the period 1960-1994. There are also the odd accessions from unexpected sources; an outstanding example is a letter from Shahan to John Marron of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (dated Dec. 27, 1912), which was received at Catholic University on February 16, 1978. The letter came from Monsignor John Tracy Ellis, who received it from a priest at "Georgetown" (presumably Georgetown University), who received it from someone who picked it up at a flea market. Most accessions were not so circuitous.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives 1949-1994, 2015 by various donors.

Processing Information

Processing completed in April 2001 by Marcia K. Segal. EAD markup completed in November 2005 by Patrick Cullom, with minor revisions by William John Shepherd in 2011-2012, 2015.

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Related Material

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

Catholic Charities USA Records

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Records

National Catholic War Council Records

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Collection

United States Catholic Conference Executive Department/Office of the General Secretary Records

Rectors/Presidents of The Catholic University of America (CUA) Records

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Shahan, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1857-1932

Organizations:
Catholic University of America
The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.)

Places:
Washington (D.C.)

Subjects:
Education, Higher
Ireland--Politics and government


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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Personal Papers, ca.1813-1950 (7 boxes)
Consists of notes taken by Shahan while he was a student (ca. 1889-1890), personal papers related to his family and estate (e.g., condolence notes to Shahan on the death of his mother and of his father, and financial paperwork stocks, checkbooks, correspondence relating to payments and investments, etc.) In boxes 4-7, the processor wrapped materials in acid-free white paper; the groupings of materials only represent a general order, as original order had been lost before processing began.
Subseries 1.1: Student Notes Subseries, 1887-1890 (1 box)
Box Folder
1 1 Ancient Church History, n.d.
  2 Compendium of Church History, 1887
  3 Constitutional History of the Middle Ages, n.d.
  4 Excerpta, n.d.
  5 History of France, n.d.
  6 History of the Popes, 1890
  7 Middle Ages, 1889
  8 Politische Geschichte des Zeitalters der Reformation, 1890
  9 Reformation, 1889
  10 Roman Emperors, 1889-1890
  11 Roman Empire, 1889
Subseries 1.2: Family and Estate Subseries, ca.1813-1950 (2 boxes)
Box Folder
2 1 Travel Document (In Latin), 8/25/1813
  2 Estate Papers - Thomas Shahan, 1933-1948
  3 Estate Papers - Thomas Shahan, 1933-1948
  4 Father McKenna’s Scrapbook Pertaining to Shahan, 1910-1932
  5 Grand Cross of the Order of Paladins Medal and Certificate, 1927
  6 Letters of Condolences on the Death of Thomas Shahan, 1932
Box Folder
3 1 Mary Shahan (Mother of Thomas Shahan), 1878
  2 Maurice Shahan (Father of Thomas Shahan), 1902-1912
  3 Maurice Shahan (Father of Thomas Shahan), 1902-1912
  4 Miscellaneous Tributes to Thomas Shahan, 1927-1950
  5 Miscellaneous Tributes to Thomas Shahan, 1927-1950
  6 Payments and Donations, ca.1929
  7 Personal Documents Including Passport, ca.1876-1932
  8 Peter Shahan’s Will (Uncle to Thomas Shahan), 4/14/1904
  9 Rome and Berlin Universities, 1886-1899
Subseries 1.3: Financial and Business, 1886-1932 (4 boxes)
Box Folder
4 1 Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks, Etc., ca.1894-1932
  2 Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks, Etc., ca.1894-1932
  3 Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks, Etc., ca.1894-1932
  4 Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks, Etc., ca.1894-1932
  5 Benziger Brothers, Memoranda of Agreement, 1904-1906
Box Folder
5 1 Certificates, Bonds, Etc., ca. 1905 - 1933
  2 Chester, Nova Scotia - Montebello, Etc., ca. 1898 - 1921
  3 Chester, Nova Scotia - Montebello, Etc., ca. 1898 - 1921
  4 Chester, Nova Scotia - Montebello, Etc., ca. 1898 - 1921
  5 Commercial National Bank, ca. 1926 - 1930
  6 Correspondence, ca. 1914 - 1930
Box Folder
6 1 Deeds, Wills, Etc., ca. 1858 - 1928
  2 Estate, 1921
  3 Insurance, ca. 1897 - 1928
  4 Knights of Columbus - Dues Cards, 1929, 1932
  5 Receipts - Miscellaneous, ca. 1901 - 1932
  6 Receipts - Miscellaneous, ca. 1901 - 1932
  7 Receipts - Miscellaneous, ca. 1901 - 1932
Box Folder
7 1 Stocks and Bonds - Miscellaneous Certificates, 1928
  2 Taxes, ca. 1907 - 1929
  3 Washington House - Deeds, Etc., ca. 1890 - 1901
                       
Series 2:Correspondence, 1897-1933 (14 boxes)
Letters and notes from individuals and organizations, both manuscript and typewritten, the majority from Shahan's time as rector and divided into three sections: Pre 1909,1909-1928, and University Affairs. Not all the items are either from or to Shahan, although the majority are addressed to him. Not all activities in which Shahan participated were associated with CUA. The CUA memoranda are for the most part not personalized to Shahan, although his handwriting may be on the verso of one document. The actual date range for this series is approximately 1897-1933.
Subseries 2.1: Correspondence up to 1909, ca.1897-1919 (4 boxes)
Box Folder
8 1 A, 1899 - 1910
  2 Alumni Association of the American College in Rome, ca. 1902 - 1903
  3 American Catholic Quarterly Review (Philadelphia), 1901 - 1904
  4 American Historical Association and Review , 1899 - 1902
  5 Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), 1894, 1904 - 1905
  6 Archaeological Institute of America, ca. 1896 - 1898
  7 Austin Baldwin and Company, 1896 - 1898
  8 B, 1890, 1900 - 1908
  9 Baltz, Harry R., 1902 - 1904
  10 Barry, H. J., 1903
  11 Bealin, John J., 1904
  12 Benziger Brothers, 1903 - 1904
  13 Blackwell, E.J., 1903
  14 Bolling, George Melville, 1903 - 1905
  15 Brick, A.L., 1902 - 1903
  16 C, 1893, 1899 - 1905
  17 Campbell, Richard, 3/16/1904
  18 Carroll, John J., 1902
  19 Carruth, H.S., 1905
  20 Cathedral Library Association of New York, 1903 - 1904
  21 Catholic Encyclopedia, 1905 - 1910
  22 Catholic Standard and Times (Philadelphia), 1900 - 1904
  23 Century Company, 1903-1904
  24 Chidwick, John P., 1903
  25 Clark, Arthur, 1902-1904
  26 Coglan, Gerard P., 1902-1905
  27 Crowne, J. Vincent, 1902
  28 Currier, Charles W., 1903-1904
Box Folder
9 1 D, 1895 - 1905
  2 Dodd, Mead and Company, New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1902 - 1903
  3 Dunn, Joseph J., 1902 - 1904
  4 E, 1897 - 1908
  5 Egan, Maurice Francis, 1903
  6 Ellison, Anna Biddle, 1903 - 1904
  7 F, 1900 - 1920
  8 Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1902 - 1904
  9 G, 1900 - 1905
  10 Gallagher, S.S.P., 1901 - 1903
  11 Garrigan, Philip J., 1902 - 1904
  12 Gibbons, James Cardinal, 1897 - 1906
  13 Goggin, William H., 1904
  14 H, 1899 - 1905
  15 Hall, Edwin Buckner, 1901 - 1904
  16 Hassett, Maurice M., 1902 - 1903
  17 Hayes, Patrick J. Cardinal, 1903 - 1920
  18 Healy, Patrick, 1903
  19 Herbermann, Charles G., 1902 - 1903
  20 Herder, B., 1898 - 1904
  21 History of North America, 1904 - 1905
  22 Holland, Cornelius J., 1902 - 1903
  23 Hyland and Company, J.S., 1905
  24 I - J, 1901 - 1919
  25 International Catholic Truth Society (William F. McGinnis), 1902 - 1910
  26 Ireland, John, 1900 - 1908
  27 Jameson, J. Franklin, 1905
  28 Johnston, Lucian, 1902 - 1903
  29 K, 1899 - 1904
  30 Keane, John J., 1899 - 1904
Box Folder
10 1 L, 1900 - 1905
  2 Lecor, C., 1884 - 1903
  3 Longman, Green, and Company, 1903 - 1904
  4 Lynch, John J., 1902 - 1903
  5 Lynch, Patrick, 1902 - 1903
  6 M, 1899 - 1908
  7 McCarthy, Charles H., 1902 - 1905
  8 McCarthy, E.J., 1901 - 1904
  9 McElroy, Mary A., 1902 - 1904
  10 McGlinn, John, 1902 - 1905
  11 McGolrick, Edward, 1898 - 1906
  12 McKinnon, Donald J., 1898 - 1905
  13 McMahon, D.J., 1904
  14 McMahon, Joseph H., 1900 - 1904
  15 Maes, Camillus P., 1902 - 1905
  16 Mallet, Edmund, 1900 - 1903
  17 Middleton, Thomas C., 1900 - 1904
  18 Mosher, A.M., n.d.
  19 Moynihan, H., 1902 - 1903
  20 Mulvey, F. J., 1903 - 1904
  21 Murphy, Joseph J. - New Century, 1903
  22 Muser, Elizabeth, 1902 - 1904
  23 N, 1899 - 1906
  24 Nardecchia, Attilio, 1902 - 1903
  25 National Hibernian - P.J. Haltigan, 1902 - 1903
  26 New Era Printing Company, 1902 - 1905
  27 O, 1888 - 1905
  28 O’Connell, Denis J., 1888 - 1905
  29 O’Connell, J.D., 1902 - 1904
  30 O’Growney, Eoghan, n.d.
  31 O’Hanlon, John Canon, July - November 1903
Box Folder
11 1 P, 1898 - 1904
  2 Picard, Alphonse et Fils, 1901 - 1904
  3 Pittsburgh College of the Holy Ghost, n.d.
  4 Poole, T.H., and Company, 1902 - 1904
  5 Public Opinion - Hazlitt Alva Cuppy, 1902 - 1904
  6 Pustet, Fr. and Company, 1903 - 1904
  7 Putnam’s Sons, G.P., 1900 - 1904
  8 Q, 1898 - 1905
  9 Quinn, John (re: W.B. Yeats visit to CUA), 1903 - 1904
  10 R, 1900 - 1904
  11 Reid, George J., 1902 - 1903
  12 Riordan, P.J., 1902 - 1903
  13 Robinson, Fred W., 1903 - 1904
  14 Rousseau, T., 1889 - 1902
  15 Russell, William J., 1901 - 1904
  16 S, 1896 - 1908
  17 Scanlan, Charles M., January - February 1904
  18 Scholastica, Sister M., 1902 - 1903
  19 Scott, Frank J., June - November 1903
  20 Semmes, Ralphael T., January - February 1904
  21 Shahan, Maurice P., 1894 - 1905
  22 Shahan, Peter, 1902 - 1904
  23 Slattery, J.R., 1902 - 1903
  24 Stafford, S.J., 1903 - 1905
  25 Stanford, John, 1901 - 1907
  26 Stanley, Walter J., 1904 - 1905
  27 T, 1900 - 1905
  28 Teton, Robert, September - December, 1894
  29 Tierney, M., 1901 - 1905
  30 Trinity College, 1902 - 1904
  31 Unidentified, 1889 - 1908
  32 University of Chicago, 1902 - 1904
  33 V, 1898 - 1905
  34 Von Domarus, Max, 1894 - 1900
  35 W, 1899 - 1908
  36 Wagner, Joseph F., 1902 - 1904
  37 Walsh, P.J., 1899 - 1904
  38 Whelan, Fannie, n.d.
  39 Wilcox, Helen M.C., 1903 - 1905
  40 Wynne, John J., 1902 - 1905
  41 Yeats, William Butler, 3/8/2004
  42 Z, 1895 - 1904
Subseries 2.2: Correspondence 1909 to 1932, ca.1909 - 1932 (5 boxes)
Box Folder
12 2 A, 1909 - 1930
  2 Ahern, Katherine C., 1897, 1914 - 1932
  3 Ahern Family - Miscellaneous Members, 1909 - 1931
  4 Associated Arts Corporation, 1927
  5 B, 1910 - 1930
  6 Berehmans, Sister M. (Shahan’s cousin), 1921 - 1922
  7 Benziger Brothers, 1924 - 1928
  8 Bloss, Helen L. , ca. 1923-1931
  9 C, ca. 1910-1930
  10 Church in Philippines, 1918
  11 Coeln, Franz J., 1931
  12 Collection for 1910, 1911
  13 Constance, Sister M., 1923
  14 D, ca. 1910-1930
  15 Dougherty, D. Cardinal, 1927 - 1930
  16 Dowling, T.J., 1921
  17 E, ca. 1919-1927
  18 Egan, Maurice Francis, 1922
  19 Esmonde, Anna Frances Levins and Thomas H. Grattan Esmonde (Lord and Lady Esmonde), 1927 - 1930
  20 F, 1910-1930
  21 Frederick, J. Alphonse, 1920
  22 G, ca. 1910-1928
  23 Gendron, Hannah M. (Shahan’s Cousin), 1919- 1931
  24 Genevieve, Sister M. (Shahan’s Cousin), 1919 - 1930
  25 Gibbons, James Cardinal, ca. 1916-1919
  26 H, ca. 1910-1932
  27 I, ca. 1926-1927
  28 J, 1922-1926
  29 Jameson, J. Franklin, 1919
  30 Jolley, Ellen Ryan, 1927 - 1928
Box Folder
13 1 K, 1910-1932
  2 Knights of Columbus, 1909 - 1919
  3 L, 1910-1930
  4 Letters from Shahan, 1912 - 1915
  5 Levins, Anna Frances, 1917 - 1924
  6 Lynch, Ella F. [No. 1], ca. 1927-1931
  7 Lynch, Ella F. [No. 2], ca. 1929-1931
  8 M, ca. 1904-1931
  9 McGolrick, Edward J. (St. Cecilia’s Rectory), 1911 - 1930
  10 McKenna, Fr. Bernard, 1915
  11 Mullen, John K., 1918
  12 Mullen Library, 1924 - 1925
  13 N, ca. 1912-1931
  14 National Catholic War Council (Signed by John J. Burke), Nov. 18, 1918
  15 National Council of Catholic Charities, 1910
Box Folder
14 1 National Shrine, ca. 1919-1932
  2 New York University - Hall of Fame, 4/30/1929
  3 Noll, J. F., 1918
  4 O, ca. 1910-1932
  5 O’Connell, Cardinal, to Archbishop Glennon, Jan. 28, 1919
  6 O’Meara, Joseph, 1918
  7 Ordinations, 1919 - 1926
  8 P, 1910-1928
  9 Pastor fund (for Dr. Pastor), 1925-1928
  10 Penfield, Mrs. Frederic Courtland, ca. 1922-1923
  11 Pictorial History of Catholicism, 1930
  12 R, ca. 1910-1932
  13 Raskob, John, 1923 - 1926
  14 Reynolds, Graham D.L. (St. Charles House), ca. 1918-1921
  15 Riggs, T. Lawrason, ca. 1919
  16 Robinson, Father Paschal, 1911-1923
  17 Rolbiecki, John J. , 1930-1931
  18 S, ca. 1913-1932
  19 Sadler, Frank, 1920
  20 St. Mary’s Seminary, ca. 1918
Box Folder
15 1 Salesian Fathers, 1924
  2 Schedules, Maps, etc., ca. 1924-1925
  3 Schwembs, Joseph, Bishop of Cleveland, 1925
  4 Smith, Thomas Kilby, 1922
  5 Smith, Walter George and Family, 1924
  6 Smith-Towner Bill and Other Legislation, ca. 1919-1922
  7 Smith-Towner Bill and Other Legislation, ca. 1919-1921
  8 Societies, 1897-1914
  9 Sternbergh, Harriet H., 1927
Box Folder
16 1 T, ca. 1921-1931
  2 Trinity College, 1921 - 1922
  3 U, 1932
  4 Unidentified, ca. 1904-1931
  5 Universal Knowledge Foundation, ca. 1923-1927
  6 Universal Knowledge Foundation , ca. 1924-1928
  7 University of Louvain, 1909-1918
  8 V, ca. 1927
  9 W, ca. 1911-1930
  10 Wartime Activities, ca. 1914-1919
  11 Wilson, Woodrow, December 3, 1918
  12 Wood, Charles D., 1922 - 1927
  13 Wooten, Dudley G., 1921
  14 Wynne, Fr. John J., ca. 1918-1931
  15 X-Y-Z, 1911-1932
Subseries 2.3: University Affairs, 1900-1934 (5 boxes)
Box Folder
17 1 Academic Senate, Catholic University of America, ca. 1904-1927
  2 American Ecclesiastical Review (Formerly The Ecclesiastical Review), 1928 - 1930
  3 Annual Report of the Rector, Catholic University of America, 1923
  4 Beatissimo Patri Leoni Papae XIII Catholicae Universitatis Americae Cancellarius, n.d.
  5 Board of Trustees, Catholic University of America-By-Laws, 1900 - 1931
  6 Board of Trustees, Catholic University of America- Information for Members, 1922
  7 Board of Trustees, Catholic University of America- Meeting Minutes, 1921 - 1930
  8 Board of Trustees, Catholic University of America- Misc., ca. 1920-1932
  9 Board of Trustees, Catholic University of America- Regulations, Misc., ca. 1911
  10 Buildings and Libraries, ca. 1910-1931
  11 Catholic University Bulletin, ca. 1898-1907
  12 Catholic University of America- Incorporation Amendment, 1927-1928
  13 Catholic University of America- Miscellaneous Publications and a Sermon, ca. 1917-1932
  14 Catholic University of America- Miscellaneous Regulations, 1926
  15 Catholic University of America- Minutes, 1931
Box Folder
18 1 Correspondence, ca. 1911-1932
  2 Correspondence, ca. 1890-1927
  3 Cosgrave, William Thomas, 1928
  4 Department of English (1924 Report), 1924
  5 Department Of Theology- Minutes of Faculty Meeting, 1931
  6 Diocesan Conference at Pittsburgh, 1931
  7 Education Work, ca. 1908-1925
  8 Executive Committee, Catholic University of America- Report, 1928
  9 Faculty and Employees- Memoranda and Notices, 1928-1933
  10 Finances, Donations, etc., ca. 1903-1931
  11 Financial Summary, Catholic University of America- Report of the Rector, 1919-1923
Box Folder
19 1 Sulpician Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary , ca. 1918-1927
  2 Trustees Committee, Catholic University of America- Report on Basselin College, n.d.
  3 General Balance Sheets, Catholic University of America, 1915-1919
  4 General Balance Sheets, Catholic University of America, 1929-1930
  5 General Balance Sheets, Catholic University of America, 1931-1934
  6 General Balance Sheets, Catholic University of America, 1930-1933
  7 Graduate Hall, Catholic University of America- Annual Report, 1924-1925
  8 Guilday, Peter and Ellen, 1912-1929
  9 Junior Plattsburg Military Training Camp, 1918
  10 N.C.W.C.- Annual Meeting of the Hierarchy, 1928
  11 N.C.W.C.- Miscellaneous, ca. 1921-1928
  12 Olmsted Brothers (Landscape Architects), 1917-1922
Box Folder
20 1 Rector’s Report, Catholic University of America, 1925 - 1926
  2 Rehabilitation School (for Wounded Soldiers), 1919 -1920
  3 Religious Course and Religious Life, ca. 1917-1921
  4 Reports (Miscellaneous), ca. 1917-1920
  5 Scholarships, ca. 1918-1929
  6 School of the Sacred Sciences, Catholic University of America- Pro Memoria, 1931
  7 Shahan’s Appointment as Rector, 1909
  8 Shahan’s Consecration as Bishop of Germanicopolis, 1914
  9 Sheen, Fulton J., September 16, 1926
  10 Sisters College, 1909-1931
  11 Sisters College and Catholic Summer School [Folder 1], ca. 1914-1927
  12 Sisters College and Catholic Summer School [Folder 2], ca. 1917-1928
  13 Sisters College Library- Misc., ca. 1922-1932
  14 Statement of Income, Surplus, and Capital, Catholic University of America, 1916 - 1931
  15 Sulpician Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary, 1916
Box Folder
21 1 Professors, ca. 1903-1923
  2 Professors- New Appointments, Applications, etc. , ca. 1909-1924
  3 Professors- New Appointments, Applications, etc. , ca. 1908-1924
  4 Student Army Training Corps, ca. 1918
  5 Students- Disciplinary Matters , ca. 1917-1924
  6 Students- Disciplinary Matters, ca. 1917-1924
  7 Students- Enrollment Inquiries, ca. 1910-1923
  8 Students- Misc., ca. 1917-1926
  9 Tuition Inquiries and Information (for Colleges and Universities Other than CUA), 1920-1922
                       
Series 3: Writings and Essays, 1880 - 1933 (13 boxes)
Unpublished writings, lectures, and sermons in typewritten and manuscript forms, published writings (primarily as booklets and pamphlets, but also in newspaper articles). Most are by Shahan; some are reviews of his writings. Some items may have been in possession for the purpose of reference or research; they are not by him or about him.
Subseries 3.1: Unpublished Writings, Lectures, and Sermons, 1888 - 1927 (8 boxes)
Box Folder
22 1 Acadia The Heart of Acadie, n.d.
  2 Ancient Church History, n.d.
  3 Ancient Church History, n.d.
  4 The Apostolic Twelve and the Graeco Roman World, n.d.
  5 Art, Criticism, n.d.
  6 Beginnings of Protestantism, n.d.
  7 Bible- Reading, n.d.
  8 Bobbio, ca. 1923-1924
  9 Book Reviews, n.d.
  10 “The Burning of Cork...”, n.d.
  11 Canon Law, History of- to Gratian, n.d.
Box Folder
23 1 The Catholic University of America, ca. 1916
  2 Charity, n.d.
  3 Charity, n.d.
  4 Chicago, n.d.
  5 The Church and Education, n.d.
  6 The Church and the Prisoner, n.d.
  7 Church History, n.d.
  8 Il Collegio della SSMA.Trinita, 1909
  9 Court of Avignon, n.d.
  10 Cormac’s Chapel, n.d.
  11 Dante (Includes Newspaper Clippings), ca. 1921
Box Folder
24 1 Daughters of Isabella, 1925
  2 Divinity of Christ, 1894
  3 Education, ca. 1903-1923
  4 England, History of, ca. 1896
  5 Eucharist, n.d
  6 Eucharistic Congress, n.d.
  7 Eunodius, n.d.
  8 Extraits d’Auteurs Catholiques Francais, ca. 1921
  9 Future of American Democracy, ca. 1921
  10 Gibbons, James, Cardinal, ca. 1921
  11 God, the Idea of, n.d.
  12 Great Naval Battles of History, 1927
  13 Gregory the Great, n.d.
  14 Harty, William A., n.d.
  15 Healy, Rev. Daniel, 1925
  16 Healy, Rev. Daniel, 1925
Box Folder
25 1 Historical Sources and Bibliography, n.d.
  2 History of the Jews, n.d.
  3 History, Philosophy of, n.d.
  4 History, Study of (in general), n.d.
  5 If the French Nation Became Catholic, 1899
  6 Illuminated Manuscripts, n.d.
  7 Ireland, n.d.
  8 Joan of Arc, n.d.
  9 Julia, Sister, Life of, n.d.
  10 Leo XIII, Pope, n.d.
  11 Literature and Catholicism, ca. 1926
  12 Little Flower, The, 1923
  13 Liturgical Feasts, n.d
  14 Liturgy [p1-100], n.d.
  15 Liturgy [p101-172], n.d.
Box Folder
26 1 Liturgy, n.d.
  2 Lives of the Saints, n.d.
  3 McAuliffe, Bishop- Sermon at Consecration, n.d.
  4 Mary, Blessed Virgin, ca. 1915-1931
  5 Mass, Holy Sacrifice of the, ca. 1888
  6 Medieval Education (700-900), n.d.
  7 Medieval History, 1897
  8 Memorial Exercises- Speech (At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), 1921
  9 Miscellaneous, n.d.
  10 Modern Church History, n.d.
  11 National Conference of Catholic Charities- Discourse at the Conference Opening, 1925
Box Folder
27 1 Newman, John Henry, Cardinal, n.d.
  2 Oriental Churches, n.d.
  3 Papacy, ca. 1922-1929
  4 Patrology, n.d
  5 Political Geography Syria, n.d.
  6 Prayer, n.d.
  7 Priesthood, ca. 1909-1921
  8 Primitive Christianity, n.d.
  9 Primitive Church, Inner Life of the, n.d.
  10 Roman Catacombs: Their History, Architecture and Art, The, n.d.
  11 Roman Law, n.d.
  12 Rome, City of, n.d.
  13 Sacraments, n.d.
Box Folder
28 1 St. Catherine of Siena, n.d.
  2 St. Catherine’s- Centennial, 1922
  3 St. Columbanus, ca. 1923
  4 St. Dominic, ca. 1915-1916
  5 St. Francis of Assisi, ca. 1927
  6 St. Francis of Assisi: The Third Order, ca. 1921-1923
  7 St. Gregory the Great, n.d.
  8 St. Mary’s High School, ca. 1925
  9 St. Patrick, n.d.
  10 St. Therese of Lisieux, 1924
  11 St. Thomas Aquinas, 1919
  12 Sanctity of the Church, n.d.
  13 Sermons, Various, ca. 1883-1888
  14 Sermons, Various, ca. 1883-1888
Box Folder
29 1 Sermons for Sundays, etc., 1920
  2 Slovakia, 1882-1916
  3 South Africa, n.d.
  4 Syria, n.d.
  5 Trinity College- Sermon Preached at Dedication of New Church, 1924
  6 Trinity College, Washington, D.C.- Christian Art (Lectures), 1904 - 1905
  7 Trinity College, Washington, D.C.- Church History, History of Reformation [Folder 1], 1904 - 1905
  8 Trinity College, Washington, D.C.- Church History, History of Reformation [Folder 2], ca. 1904
  9 Woman, Christianity and, ca. 1893-1900
Subseries 3.2: Published Writings, Lectures and Sermons, 1892 - 1932 (4 boxes)
Box Folder
30 1 America, ca. 1898
  2 Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)-Let Us Save the Irish Language, 1894
  3 Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)-The Spirit of Hibernianism, 1904
  4 Apostolic See, 1908
  5 Archbishop Spalding and the Catholic University, 1914
  6 Benedict XV (Pope), 1922
  7 Bishops Speak: An Appreciation and a Pledge, n.d.
  8 Blessed Virgin...., n.d.
        Various leaflets
  9 Cardinal Newman in Our Catholic Schools, 1929
  10 Cathedral Builders of Medieval Europe, 1902
  11 Catholic Higher Education, 1917
  12 Catholic Hospitals, 1922
  13 Catholic Reformation and the Council of Trent, 1931
  14 Catholic University Bulletin, 1915
        Multiple issues with multiple Shahan contributions
  15 Catholic University Bulletin, 1916-1917
        Multiple issues with multiple Shahan contributions
  16 Catholic University Bulletin, 1918-1920
        Multiple issues with multiple Shahan contributions
  17 Catholic University of America, 1916, 1919
  18 Catholicism in New England, 1928
  19 Catholicism in the Middle Ages, 1901, 1902
  20 Catholicity in France, 1924
  21 Century of Catholicism, 1902
Box Folder
31 1 Christian Brothers, 1931
  2 Church in Charity, 1912
  3 Civil Law of Rome, 1896
  4 Civilization: Pagan or Christian?, 1919
  5 Consecration of Bishop Gercke, ca. 1923
  6 Crusades: How Medieval Europe Expanded, 1903
  7 Dom Butler's 'Vatican Council,' 1930
  8 Discipline and Opportunity, 1907
  9 Dougherty, George A.-In Memorium, 1929
  10 Eulogy on Father Charles H. McKenna, 1932
  11 Golden Jubilee Saint Bernard's Church, New York City, 1921
  12 Hidden God, ca. 1927
  13 Higher Education of the Catholic Clergy, ca. 1927
  14 House of God, n.d.
  15 How America Was Placed Under Mary's Protection, n.d.
  16 Ireland's Record of Civilization, 1931
  17 Irish Studies (1), ca. 1897-1905
  18 Irish Studies (2), ca. 1902
  19 Irish Studies (3), ca. 1895
Box Folder
32 1 James Cardinal Gibbons, 1921
  2 John Baptiste De Rossi, 1895
  3 Knights of Columbus and the Educational Ideal, 1909
  4 Lateran Treaty and Italian Concordat, 1929
  5 L'Histoire de L'Eeglise Catholique, 1900
  6 Medieval American Church, n.d.
  7 Medieval Teacher, 1897
  8 Miscellaneous, ca. 1903-1929
        English
  9 Miscellaneous, 1918-1923
        French
  10 Miscellaneous Magazines, 1932
  11 Missal and Pontifical, 1930
  12 Missionary, The, 1929-1931
        Magazine
  13 Missionary, The, 1931-1932
        Magazine
  14 Most Rev. Pietro Fiumasoni-Biondi, 1924
  15 National Citizens’ Conference on Education, 1920
  16 Noble Mortuary Crypt, 1931
  17 Office of the Bishop, n.d.
  18 Office of the Priesthood, 1900
Box Folder
33 1 On the Great Need of a Catholic University, 1901
  2 On the Unity of the Church, ca. 1924
  3 Our Country, 1917
  4 Outline of Church History, n.d.
  5 Pastor and Education, 1910
  6 Pii Papae XI, 1921
  7 Pius the Eleventh, 1922
  8 Priestly Office, 1907
  9 Pro and Con of Conventions, The, 1918
  10 Saint Augustine, 1930
  11 Saint Brigid of Kildare, 1928
  12 Saint Catherine of Sienna, 1930
  13 Saint John the Evangelist, 1924
  14 Saint Paul: Teacher of the Nations, 1899
  15 Saint Thomas of Aquino, 1919
  16 Shaping the World's Ideals, 1918
  17 Sisters of Mercy, 1931
  18 Some Thoughts on the Holy Rosary, 1932
  19 'Students! Alumni! Parents!', 5/26/1917
  20 Study of Church History, 1902
  21 Teaching Office of the Church, n.d.
  22 Ultimate Conflict, 1919
  23 Very Reverend Charles Lecoq, S.S., 1926
  24 Whence Comes Catholic Education?, 1927
  25 Why We Build Beautiful Churches, n.d.
  26 Work of Hippolytus, 1900
Subseries 3.3: Clippings, 1896 - 1933 (1 boxes)
Box Folder
34 1 Catholic Union and Times, 8/7/1919
  2 Catholic University , ca. 1896-1933
  3 Education, ca. 1919-1927
  4 Faculty, 1897-1928
  5 Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1922-1932
  6 Miscellaneous Clippings- Book Reviews, ca. 1904-1905
  7 Miscellaneous Clippings from Newspapers (Shahan’s Writings, Reports on his Activities, etc.) [Folder 1], ca. 1914-1931
  8 Miscellaneous Clippings from Newspapers (Shahan’s Writings, Reports on his Activities, etc.) [Folder 2], ca. 1914-1926
  9 Miscellaneous Clippings of Published Works (from magazines and journals), ca. 1905-1932
                       
Series 4: Reference/Research, 1894 - 1957 (11 boxes)
Handwritten and typed notes, probably created by Shahan in the preparation of his writings; materials relating to the Shrine, including typed manuscripts with uncertain connections to Shahan; numerous items on the matter of Irish Nationalism (publications and propaganda, as well as handwritten notes). The items are now in boxes 35 through 38 were transferred by the processor to new folders approximating the order in which they were grouped in the old folders. A number of the items pertaining to Irish Nationalism are correspondence that involve or are addressed to Joseph Dunne.
Subseries 4.1: Miscellaneous Notes, Mostly Bibliographical, 1877 - 1931 (5 boxes)
Box Folder
35 1 Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1900
  2 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  3 Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1877-1927
  4 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  5 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
Box Folder
36 1 Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1915
  2 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  3 Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1900
  4 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  5 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  6 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
Box Folder
37 1 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d
  2 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  3 Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1903-1931
  4 Miscellaneous Notes (from the Nolan-Dixon Deposit), ca. 1894-1931
  5 Miscellaneous Notes (from the Nolan-Dixon Deposit), n.d.
Box Folder
38 1 Miscellaneous Notes (from the Nolan-Dixon Deposit), n.d
  2 Miscellaneous Notes (from the Nolan-Dixon Deposit), n.d.
  3 Ancient Celtic Literature, n.d.
  4 Ancient Churches (Syria), n.d.
  5 Birth of Christ, The, n.d.
  6 Church History/Auxiliary Sciences, n.d.
  7 O’Connell, Daniel- Photostats, 1957
Box Folder
39 1 Blessed Sacrament Parish, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 6, 1907
  2 “The Catholic School System in the United States” (by J.A. Burns), n.d.
  3 Hughes, John, Archbishop of New York, n.d.
  4 “Maxima Cura”- Decree with Commentary, ca. 1911
  5 National Shrine- Finances, 1927-1929
  6 Shrine, ca. 1910-1931
  7 Shrine, ca. 1919-1930
  8 Shrine, ca. 1912-1929
  9 United States History, n.d.
  10 United States History, n.d.
Subseries 4.2: “Friends of Irish Freedom” and other related material, 1916 - 1924 (2 boxes)
Box Folder
40 1 Friends of Irish Freedom- Constitution and By-Laws, ca. 1916-1921
  2 Friends of Irish Freedom- Miscellaneous Mailings, ca. 1919-1924
  3 Friends of Irish Freedom- Miscellaneous Mailings, ca. 1919-1924
  4 Friends of Irish Freedom- Miscellaneous Printed Matter, ca. 1918-1922
  5 Friends of Irish Freedom- Miscellaneous Printed Matter, ca. 1918-1922
Box Folder
41 1 Friends of Irish Freedom- News Bulletins, ca. 1920
  2 Friends of Irish Freedom- News Letters, ca. 1921
  3 Friends of Irish Freedom- News Releases, ca. 1919-1920
  4 Friends of Irish Freedom- Policy, 1919 - 1921
  5 Friends of Irish Freedom- Weekly News Bulletin, ca. 1919-1921
  6 Friends of Irish Freedom- Weekly News Bulletin, ca. 1919-1921
  7 India News Service (of the Friends of Freedom for India), 1920
  8 N.C.W.C. News Sheet, 1921-1922
Subseries 4.3: Irish American Culture and Nationalism, 1898 - 1923 (4 boxes)
Box Folder
42 1 Addresses, Statements, Petitions, ca. 1920
  2 American Commission on Conditions in Ireland- Memoranda, 1921
  3 Anti-Orangemen Document, ca. 1920
  4 Bibliography (on Irish National Bureau Letterhead), 1919
  5 Celtic Cross Press Sheet, 1921
  6 Celtic Varia, n.d.
  7 Celtic Varia, n.d.
  8 Clippings, ca. 1898-1922
  9 Clippings, ca. 1898-1922
  10 Clippings, ca. 1898-1922
Box Folder
43 1 Committee on Foreign Relations, House of Representatives- Speech of Mr. Lindsay Crawford, 1919
  2 Committee on Foreign Relations, House of Representatives- Statement of Hon. Daniel F. Colahan, ca. 1919
  3 Committee on Foreign Relations, House of Representatives- Statement of Hon. Frank P. Walsh, ca. 1919
  4 Correspondence, ca. 1894 - 1923
  5 De Valera, Eamon- Address at Liberty Hut, Washington, D.C. [Copy], n.d.
  6 Dunn, Joseph, ca. 1916 - 1923
  7 Ireland’s Case for Independence, n.d.
  8 Irish Bulletin, 1920 - 1921
  9 Irish Language Revival, Value of- Clippings, ca. 1902 - 1916
  10 Irish Language Revival, Value of- Clippings, ca. 1902 - 1916
  11 Irish Nationalism and Independence, n.d.
  12 Knights of Columbus- “History in the Making”, 1921
  13 Mailings- Miscellaneous, ca. 1916 - 1923
  14 Miscellaneous, ca. 1916 - 1921
  15 Notes- Miscellaneous, n.d.
Box Folder
44 1 Obituaries- Clippings, n.d.
  2 Obituaries- Clippings, n.d.
  3 Obituaries- Clippings, n.d.
  4 Programs, Poetry, etc., ca. 1917 - 1920
  5 Publications, ca. 1908 - 1922
  6 Publications, ca. 1908 - 1922
  1 Publications, ca. 1908-1922
  2 Publications, ca. 1908-1922
  3 Publications -with Index, ca. 1918-1920
  4 Publications -with Index, ca. 1918-1920
  5 Self-determination League for Ireland of Canada and Newfoundland, ca. 1921
Box Folder
45 1 U.S. Congress and Senate- Hearings, Reports, and Resolutions, 1918-1921
                       
Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1880's - 1920's (1 box)
Primarily of Shahan, dating from his boyhood to his later years. Includes both studio portraits and events.
Box Folder
46 1 AL’s, 1921
  2 College de Montr’eal, n.d.
  3 Office, n.d.
  4 Shahan and Other Priests, n.d.
  5 Shahan During Different Times of his Life, n.d.
  6 Studio Portrait of an Unidentified Priest, n.d.
  7 Two Nuns, Both Cousins of Shahan, n.d.
                       
Series 6: Nolan-Dixon Deposit, 1881 - 1950 (2 boxes)
Materials alienated from the Shahan papers by various individuals, and returned through the agency of Frs. Nolan and Dixon, and through the ongoing intervention and determination of CUA archivists, particularly Fr. Henry Browne, as early as 1949. The bulk of this series, for the most part distributed through the other series, was in the possession of Fr. Bernard McKenna, Shahan's Secretary during the time he was rector. The remaining folders, which comprise in significant quantity Fr. McKenna's typed notes created in the process of preparing a biography of Shahan, will remain as part of the Nolan-Dixon papers. Provenance and original order have been utterly lost.
Box Folder
47 1 Bibliographic Notes and Portion of a Chapter (Covering 1923), n.d.
  2 Claxton, the Honorable- Copy of Letter to Same, n.d.
  3 Clippings, ca. 1921-1927
  4 Gibbons, J. Cardinal- Two Copies of a Letter to Rev. John J. Burke, Oct. 10, 1917
  5 Gibbons, John J. - Correspondence from J. M. Connelly, 1881
  6 McKenna, Bernard A.- Correspondence Addressed to Same, 1932-1947
  7 Miscellaneous, ca. 1909-1950
  8 Nolan, Rev. Hugh J.- Correspondence Addressed to Same, 1949-1950
  9 Popesh, Bernard- Research Reports Done on Shahan’s Life, 1948
  10 Quotations from, and Anecdotal Information on Shahan, ca. 1889-1943
  11 Quotations from, and Anecdotal Information on Shahan, ca. 1889-1943
  12 Quotations from, and Anecdotal Information on Shahan, ca. 1889-1943
  13 Quotations from, and Anecdotal Information on Shahan, ca. 1889-1943
Box Folder
48 1 Quotations from, and Anecdotal Information on Shahan , ca. 1889-1943
  2 Quotations from, and Anecdotal Information on Shahan , ca. 1889-1943
  3 Shahan Biography- Chapter 1, n.d.
  4 Shahan Biography- Chapter 1, n.d.
  5 Shahan Biography- Introduction, n.d.
  6 Shahan Biography- Tentative Outline, n.d.
  7 Shahan Biography- Tentative Outline, ca. 1932
                       
Series 7: Oversized Items, 1882-1922, n.d. (2 boxes)
Various large sized personal documents, awards and miscellaneous items.
Oversize  
49   S.T.D. from Propaganda College, Rome, 6/23/1882
        Framed and wrapped
    Ordre National de la legion d'honneurS.T.D. from Propaganda College, Rome, 1/1919
        Framed and wrapped
    Honorary Degree - Doctor of Canon and Civil Law, Georgetown University, 1928
        Framed and wrapped
   

Honorary Degree (S.T.D.) from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 1928

Photograph: Portrait of Bishop Shahan, n.d.

Oversize  
50   Appointment as Rector of The Catholic University of American by Pope St. Pius X, 1909
        Framed and wrapped
    Appointment as Rector of The Catholic University of American by Pope St. Pius X, 1909
        Un-framed and loose
    Certificate Conferring Pro Exxlesia et Pontifice Medal, 1913
    Decree of Pope Pius XI, 1928
        Framed and wrapped
    Booklet: The Lincoln Farm Become The Property Of The Nation, 1916
    Framed Flag: United States Navy, Bureau of Ordnance, World War I Era, n.d.
    News clippings - Hierarchy, n.d.
    News clippings - Miscellaneous, n.d.
        3 packets
    News clippings - Irish Nationalism and Independence, ca. 1905-1922
    News clippings - Irish Nationalism and Independence, ca. 1903-1920
    News clippings - Irish Nationalism and Independence, ca. 1890-1915
    News clippings - Irish Nationalism and Independence, ca. 1904-1906
    News Bulletin - Friends of Irish Freedom, ca. 1919
        Loose
    News Bulletin - Friends of Irish Freedom, 1920-1921
        Loose

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Papers, ca.1813-1950

Series 2:Correspondence, 1897-1933

Series 3: Writings and Essays, 1880 - 1933

Series 4: Reference/Research, 1894 - 1957

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1880's - 1920's

Series 6: Nolan-Dixon Deposit, 1881 - 1950

Series 7: Oversized Items, 1882-1922, n.d.

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