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Leo Francis Stock

An inventory of Leo Francis Stock Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Leo Francis Stock, 1878-1954
Title: Leo Francis Stock Papers
Dates: 1896-1954
Extent: 2 linear feet; 5 boxes
Abstract: Leo Francis Stock (1878-1954)was a researcher at the Carnegie Institution and a professor at The Catholic University of America, both in Washington, D.C. He wrote and edited works on American History and was an editor and contributor to the Catholic Historical Review. His collection contains personal and professional papers including his correspondence, addresses and speeches, academic notes and lectures, articles and reviews, the John Franklin Jameson Pictorial Scrapbook of Historians, newspaper clippings, and student research papers.
Collection Number: 073
Language: English

Biographical Note

Leo Francis Stock was born in 1878 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmittsburg, Maryland, where he earned his A.B. degree in 1896. He taught at Pittsburgh College, now Duquesne University, and McGill Institute in Moblie, Alabama. In World War I he was Recorder for the National Board of Historical Service.

In 1910, Stock joined the Historical Research Division of the Carnegie Institution in Washington and remained as part of the staff until he retired in 1945. Stock received his Ph.D at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in 1920, where he became an instructor and associate professor of American History. He taught at CUA from 1919 to 1941 when he resigned in protest to a cut in his salary. He also taught at Trinity College in D.C. until 1949.

Stock also served as president of the American Catholic Historical Society in 1928. He wrote and edited numerous works on American History and served as an editor and contributor to the Catholic Historical Review from 1921 to 1939. He received the Benemerenti Medal from Pope Pius XII for meritorious service in the field of letters.

He died on March 8, 1954, at Georgetown Hospital, and was survived by his wife, Agnes, four daughters, and three sons.

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Scope and Contents

The Stock Papers contain the personal and professional papers of Dr. Leo Stock including his correspondence, addresses and speeches, academic notes and lectures, articles and reviews, the John Franklin Jameson Pictorial Scrapbook of Historians, newspaper clippings, and student papers.

The first series contains primarily his correspondence, divided into two parts. The first is chronological, covering 1901-1951, and undated. The second is by subject, and spans 1896-1952, and undated. The focus is on organizations such as the American Catholic Historical Assocation (ACHA) and American Historical Association (AHA) in which he had membership as well as institutions he worked for or was otherwise affiliated with like the Carnegie Institution of Washington or Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmittsburg, Maryland.

The second series has his numerous addresses and speeches, both handwritten and in typescript, and organized chronologically, 1896-1949, and undated.

The third series, which is the largest, consists primarily of mostly undated academic notes and lectures about American and American Catholic history. There is also a folder of examinations dated 1923-1941. The materials are a mix of handwritten, typescript, and printed formats ranging from 4" x 6" and 5.5" x 8" cards to traditional 'blue books,' as well as normal letter sized items.

The fourth series has his articles and reviews, 1913-1952, and undated, filed chronologically. These include original and photocopies of tear sheets as well as published versions.

The fifth series is an undated scrapbook of photographs and clippings of noted historians compiled by John Franklin Jameson, who died in 1937, and donated to CUA by Stock (who is one of those pictured) in 1941.

The sixth series is a brief collection of miscellaneous clippings, mostly about American Catholic history, but also some from Stock's hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The material is filed chronologically.

The seventh series contains miscellaneous printed material, such as newspapers and newsletters, from various places associated with Stock. These include the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Saint Mary's in Emmittsburg, and the D.C. Knights of Columbus.

The eighth series is made up of numerous research papers from his students at Catholic University, including one by Dr. John K. Zeender who became a CUA professor himself several years later. Many of the papers are undated but the date range is about 1931 to 1941.

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Arrangement

The Leo Francis Stock Papers consists of eight series:









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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by his widow, Agnes Stock, in 1954-1955.

Processing Information

Initial processing by Ann Marie Crowley, with assistance from Anthony Zito, in 1988. Revised and completed, with EAD markup language, by William John Shepherd, in 2009

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Related Material

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Jameson, John Franklin, 1859-1937

Organizations:
American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA)
American Historical Association (AHA)
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Catholic University of America (CUA)
Mount Saint Mary's College

Places:
Emmittsburg, Maryland
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Washington, D.C.

Subjects:
American Catholic History


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Select Bibliography

Stock, Leo Francis. A List of American Periodicals and Serial Publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Washington, D.C.: American Council of Learned Societies, 1934.

Stock, Leo Francis, 'American Consuls to the Papal States, 1797-1870,' Catholic Historical Review (XV: 3), October 1929, pp. 233-251.

Stock, Leo Francis. Consular relations between the United States and the Papal States: Instructions and Despatches. Washington, D.C.: American Catholic Historical Association, 1945.

Stock, Leo Francis. Proceedings and Debates of the British Parliaments Respecting North America. Washington, D.C.: The Carnegie institution of Washington, 1924.

Stock, Leo Francis, 'The United States at the Court of Pius IX, Catholic Historical Review, (n.s. III: 1), April 1923, pp. 103-122.

Stock, Leo Francis. United States Ministers to the Papal States: Instructions and Despatches, 1848-1868. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 1933.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Correspondence and Other Papers, 1896-1952, n.d. (2 Boxes)
Primarily correspondence, both chronological and by subject.
Box Folder
1 1 Chronological, 9/29/1901-1/25/1932
  2 Chronological, 1/7/1932-5/17/1934
  3 Chronological, 6/1934-2/4/1938
  4 Chronological, 7/15/1938-10/28/1940
  5 Chronological, 2/20/1941-11/28/1951
  6 Chronological, n.d.
  7 Subject: American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA), 3/6/1929-2/8/1946, n.d.
  8 Subject: American Council of Learned Societies, 1/19/1929-11/27/1939
  9 Subject: American Historical Association (AHA), 3/29/1929-12/17/1932
  10 Subject: American Historical Association (AHA), 1/3/1933-12/6/1937
  11 Subject: Brennan, W.P., 12/1949-1/30/1950, n.d.
  12 Subject: Carnegie Institute, 5/22/1919-12/14/1936
  13 Subject: Carnegie Institute, 1/4/1937-12/8/1938
  14 Subject: Carnegie Institute, 1/14/1939-3/14/1949, n.d.
  15 Subject: Carroll (Charles) Forum, 10/7/1942-6/6/1950
Box Folder
2 1 Subject: Curley, Leo J., 9/29/1942-5/15/1952, n.d.
  2 Subject: Farr Fellowship, 1937-1943
  3 Subject: Gerow, Bishop Richard O., 2/8/1939-2/5/1940
  4 Subject: Jameson, J. Franklin, Estate, 10/30/1937-4/5/1941, n.d.
  5 Subject: Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Maryland, 5/6/1896-11/2/1946
  6 Subject: Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Maryland, 9/28/1949-3/5/1952
                       
Series 2: Addresses and Speeches, 1896-1949, n.d. (1 Box)
Filed chronologically and consisting of both handwritten and typescript copies.
Box Folder
2 7 Addresses and Speeches, ca. 1896-1928
  8 Addresses and Speeches, 1931-1939
  9 Addresses and Speeches, 1940-1949, n.d.
                       
Series 3: Academic Notes and Lectures, 1923-1941, n.d. (3 Boxes)
A variety of notes and lectures, mostly undated, in a mix of handwritten, typescript, and printed formats. The materials range from 4" x 6" cards to normal letter size.
Box Folder
2 10 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  11 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  12 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
Box Folder
3 1 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  2 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  3 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  4 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  5 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  6 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  7 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  8 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  9 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  10 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  11 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  12 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
Box Folder
4 1 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  2 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  3 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  4 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  5 Academic Notes and Lectures, n.d.
  6 Academic Notes and Lectures: Examinations, 1923-1941
                       
Series 4: Articles and Reviews, 1913-1952, n.d. (1 Box)
Articles and reviews written by Stock and filed chronologically.
Box Folder
4 7 Articles and Reviews, 1913-1925
  8 Articles and Reviews, 1927-1929
  9 Articles and Reviews, 1930-1938
  10 Articles and Reviews, 1942-1946
  11 Articles and Reviews, 1950-1952, n.d.
  12 Articles and Reviews, n.d.
                       
Series 5: John Franklin Jameson Pictoral Scrapbook of Historians, n.d. (1 Box)
Scrapbook with photographs and clippings compiled by Jameson and donated by Stock in 1941.
Box Folder
5 1 Scrapbook, n.d.
                       
Series 6: Miscellaneous Clippings, 1912-1952, n.d. (1 Box)
Miscellaneous clippings filed chronologically.
Box Folder
5 2 Clippings, 1912-1929
  3 Clippings, 1931-1939
  4 Clippings, 1941-1952
  5 Clippings, n.d.
                       
Series 7: Printed Material, 1933-1951 (1 Box)
Miscellaneous printed materials filed chronologically.
Box Folder
5 6 Printed Materials, 1933-1937
  7 Printed Materials, 1940-1951
                       
Series 8: Student Research Papers, 1931-1941, n.d. (1 Box)
Research papers, mostly undated, from his CUA students.
Box Folder
5 8 Student Reserch Papers, 1931-1941, n.d.
  9 Student Reserch Papers, 1931-1941, n.d.
  10 Student Reserch Papers, 1931-1941, n.d.
  11 Student Reserch Papers, 1931-1941, n.d.
  12 Student Reserch Papers, 1931-1941, n.d.

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Select Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence and Other Papers, 1896-1952, n.d.

Series 2: Addresses and Speeches, 1896-1949, n.d.

Series 3: Academic Notes and Lectures, 1923-1941, n.d.

Series 4: Articles and Reviews, 1913-1952, n.d.

Series 5: John Franklin Jameson Pictoral Scrapbook of Historians, n.d.

Series 6: Miscellaneous Clippings, 1912-1952, n.d.

Series 7: Printed Material, 1933-1951

Series 8: Student Research Papers, 1931-1941, n.d.

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