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Vatican Council II Print and Photo Collection

An inventory of The Vatican Council II Print and Photo 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: Vatican Council II
Title: Vatican Council II
Dates: 1958-2003
Extent: 4 linear feet; 2 boxes
Abstract: This is a collection of printed materials and a few photographs from the Vatican Council. This includes booklets that were printed by the council, as well as leaflets and correspondence. There are also newspaper clippings and magazines from the period of the council. There are also full newspaper from the time period in English and Italian. Lastly, there are two books of English translations of selected Vatican II documents.
Collection Number: 355
Language: English

Historical Note

The Second Vatican Council was held in Rome from October 11, 1962 through December 8, 1965. The Council was called by Pope John XXIII in response for the calls for reform within the Church. The main goals of the Council were to unite Catholics, to clearly define the role between the bishops and the pope, to renew the Church, and lastly reach out to the modern world. The Council dealt with reaffirming Church doctrine and to make an importance of scripture again. There was also a deep focus on reaching out and involving the laity within the Church. In particular there was a greater focus on the mass and revising the liturgy to emphasize the use of the "mother tongue". This meant that the liturgy would be translated into the native language of the laity. Overall, the Council consisted of 2625 members and had representatives from around the world, including the new independent nations of Africa and Asia. The Council was closed by Pope Paul VI on December 8, 1965. The outcome of the Council remains a matter of debate for scholars.

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Scope and Contents

This is a two box collection that is divided into six series. The first series contains printed leaflets and correspondence concerning documents from the council. The second series includes booklets, only in Latin, of documents released from the council. The third series includes newspaper clippings from the Council as well as American Bishops involved in the council. There are also copies of the newspaper clippings, due to the fact that they are fragile. and a few photographs. The fourth series are periodicals and books; the three books are outlines and English translations of selected Vatican II documents. The periodicals include several copies of Life magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Newsweek, Time, and Church related magazines. These magazines are not solely on the Second Vatican Council, there are magazines on the reigns of John XXIII and Paul VI. There are also retrospectives of the Council from 1978 and 1990. The fifth series are a collection of American newspapers relating to the council as well as the death of Pope Pius XII, and the reigns of Pope John XXIII and Paul VI. The final series are a collection of Italian newspapers concerning the reigns of Pope John XXIII and Paul VI. Overall, this collection is a great research tool for information on the Council through an American viewpoint as well as from documents from the Council itself.

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Arrangement

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities consists of three series:







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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was probably given to CUA Archives in 1966 by Rev. William Leahy and Msgr. Paul Marcinkus.

Processing Information

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

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Related Material

At the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

Bassett, William, Vatican Council II Collection

Binz, Leo, Vatican Council II Collection

Hallinan, Paul J., Vatican Council II Collection

Ligutti, Luigi, Vatican Council II Collection

Norris, James J., Vatican Council II Collection

North American College in Rome

Primeau, Ernest, Vatican Council II Collection

Sheen, Fulton, Vatican Council II Collection

Vatican Council II - Charles Helmsing

Vatican Council II - Documentary Project

Vatican Council II - Patrick O'Boyle

Vatican Council II - Martin John O'Connor

Vatican Council II - Rocco Caporale

Vatican Council II - Val J. Peter

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Index Terms

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


Persons:
Pope John XXIII
Pope Paul VI

Organizations:
Vatican II Council

Places:
Rome, Italy

Subjects:
Latin
Roman Catholic Church
Vatican II Council


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Bibliography

Vatican website with Vatican II Council documents http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Printed Leaflets and Correspondence, 1962-2003 Box 1
This series contains correspondence and leaflets that was released by the Council. The later correspondence is in reference to the council as well as a pamphlet from a lecture on the Council in 2003.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1963-2003
        English correspondence concerning the council and its aftermath
  2 Five Leaflets from the Council, 1963-1964
        Five editions, in Latin, titled "Sacrosanctum Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum"
                       
Series 2: Vatican II Document Booklets, 1962-1965 Box 1
This series contains booklets from the Vatican II council of documents released from the Council. Most of these booklets were released at the time of the Council.
Box Folder
1 3 De Eccleasiae Habitudine Ad Religiones Non-Christianas, 1964
  4 De Ecclesiis Orientalibus, 1964
  5 Schema Decreti De Oecumenismo, 1964
        Four encyclicals
  6 Schema Decreti De Oecumenismo, 1964
        Declaratio Altera De Judaeis ET De Non Christianis
  7 Decretum De Pastorali Episcoporum Munere in Ecclesia, 1961-1965
        Contains a collection of bound pamphlets on this, note this bounded edition is very fragile (the binding is falling apart)
  8 Schema Decreti De Pastorali Episcoporum Munere In Ecclesia, 1964
  9 Schema Propositionum De Religiosis, 1964
  10 Schema Propositonum De Sacerdotibus, 1964
  11 Methodus Servanda et Preces Recitandae, 1962
  12 Modi-Schema Decreti De Oecumenismo, 1964
  13 Modi-Chapter I, 1964
  14 Modi-Chapter II, 1965
  15 Modi-Chapter II De Oecumenismo Exercitio, 1965
        Series I, Volume II
  16 Modi-Chapter III, 1964
        De Constitutione Hierarchica Ecclesiae
  17 Modi-Chapter V, 1964
  18 Modi-Chapter VII, 1964
        De Indole Eschatologica
  19 Modi-Chapter VIII, 1961
  20 Modi-A Patribus Concilaribus Propositi, 1964
  21 Modi-Chapter IV De Laicis-De Universali Vocatuione, 1964
  22 Textus Emendatus Et Modi, 1965
  23 Textus Recognitus Et Modi, 1965
  24 Textus Recognitus Et Modi, 1965
        A Commissione Conciliari De Episcopis Et Dioecesium Regimine Examinati
  25 Positio De Sacrarum Indulgentiarum Recognitione, 1965
  26 Quaesitum Circa Modum Suffragandi Schema Constitutiones De Ecclesia, 1964
  27 Relatio Super Caput III Textus Emendati Schematis Constitutiones De Ecclesia, 1964
  28 Relatio-De Sacerdotibus, 1964
  29 Relatio-Super Schema Emendatum Propositionum, 1964
        Textus Prior ET Emendatus
  30 Schemata Constitutionum ET Decretorum, 1962
  31 Schemata Constitutionum ET Decretorum, 1962
        De Quibus Disceptabitur in Concilli Sessionibus, also with handwritten notes throughout the pamphlet
  32 Textus Emendatus Capitis VII Schematis Constitutionis, 1964
        De Ecclesia Et Relatio
  33 Textus Emendatus-ET Relationes, 1964
                       
Series 3: Newspaper Clippings and Photos, 1958-1972 Box 2
This series contains copies of newspaper articles and clippings from American newspapers on the Second Vatican Council as well as the death of Pope Pius XII. There are also clippings of Pope John XXIII and Paul VI and photos of American Bishops from the Council. Lastly, there is a folder on the death of Bishop Edward Daly, O.P of Des Moines.
Box Folder
2 1 Newspaper clippings and Copies, 1958-1972
        Clippings on the Council and its aftermath, as well as Popes Pius XII, John XXIII, and Paul VI
  2 New York Times Vatican II Edition, 1965
        Special edition on the Council after its ending, there is an original copy and two photocopies.
  3 Photos from the Council, 1962
        Photos of American Bishops who went to Council, color and black and white photos
  4 Clippings From Bishop Daly's Death, 1964
        Clippings from Des Moines newspapers
                       
Series 4: Books and Periodicals, 1958-1990 Box 2
This series contains books and magazines related to the Second Vatican Council. These magazines are about the Council as well as Popes John XXIII and Paul VI. There are also three books of English translations of selected Council documents.
Box Folder
2 5 Vatican Council II-The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, 1975
        Two volumes written by Austin Flannery, O.P.
  6 Outlines of the Sixteen Documents from Vatican II, 1965
        Booklet prepared by Virginia Mary Heffernan
  7 Time Magazine, 1962
        October 5th edition on Pope John XXIII and "The Condition of Catholicism"
  8 Time Magazine, 1963
        Special Edition from Pope John XXIII's death
  9 The Saturday Evening Post, 1964
        November 28th edition, "Momentous Changes Sweep the Catholic Church in America
  10 Newsweek, 1963
        October 14th Edition, "Catholicism in America"
  11 Columbia Magazine, 1990
        Knights of Columbus take on Vatican II, twenty-five years later
  12 L'Osservatore della domenica, 1966
        Eleven by seventeen book on the Vatican Council II, in Italian
  13 Peace on Earth, 1964
        "Pope John XXIII's great tribute to the dignity of men of all faiths is here illuminated by the world's finest photographers." Book of photos with quotes from John XXIII.
  14 The Tablet Magazine, 1978
        August 12th edition upon the death of Pope Paul VI
  15 The Tablet Magazine, 1978
        September 2nd edition upon the election of Pope John Paul I
  16 The Tablet Magazine, 1968
        October 7th edition upon the death of Pope John Paul I
  17 The Tablet Magazine, 1978
        October 14th edition
  18 The Tablet Magazine, 1978
        October 21st edition upon the election of Pope John Paul II
  19 Life Magazine, 1958
        October 27th edition of coverage of Pope Pius XII's funeral
  20 Life Magazine, 1962
        October 12th edition on the Council and a photo-biography of Pope John XXIII
  21 Life Magazine, 1962
        November 2nd edition, two copies, on the Cuban Missile Crisis a color expose of the Council
  22 Life Magazine, 1963
        June 7th edition on the death of Pope John XXIII
  23 Life Magazine, 1963
        June 14th edition speculating the election of the next pope following John XXIII's death
  24 Life Magazine, 1963
        July 5th edition, expose on the election of Pope Paul VI
  25 Life Magazine, 1964
        January 17th edition, Pope Paul VI's pilgrimage to Israel
  26 Life Magazine, 1965
        October 15th edition, Pope Paul VI's visit to America, first Pope to visit the United States
  27 Life Magazine, 1964
        December 17th edition, on the ending of the Second Vatican Council, two copies
                       
Series 5: American Newspapers, 1958-1963 Box 2
American newspapers on the death of Pope Pius XII and the reigns of Pope's John XXIII and Paul VI. All of these newspapers are in black and white and are fairly fragile.
Box Folder
2 28 New York Daily News, 1958
        October 9th edition upon the death of Pope Pius XII
  29 New York Daily News, 1958
        October 10th edition, Pope Pius XII lies in state
  30 New York Daily News, 1958
        October 29th edition, Pope John XXIII elected pope
  31 New York Daily News, 1958
        October 30th edition, John XXIII's coronation
  32 New York Daily News, 1958
        November 5th edition, coverage of John XXIII's coronation
  33 Daily Rome-American, 1963
        June 21st edition, Pope Paul VI's election
  34 The New York Times, 1958
        October 9th edition upon the death of Pope Pius XII
  35 The New York Times, 1958
        October 29th edition election of Pope John XXIII
  36 The New York Times, 1963
        June 4th edition upon the death of Pope John XXIII
  37 The New York Times, 1963
        June 5th edition upon the election of Pope Paul VI
  38 The New York Times, 1963
        June 22nd edition, coronation of Pope Paul VI
                       
Series 6: Italian Newspapers, 1962-1963 Box 2
A collection of Italian newspapers, titled L'Osservatore Romano. Most of the newspapers are about Papal politics concerning the Second Vatican Council and the death of Pope John XXIII and the election of Pope Paul VI.
Box Folder
2 39 L'Osservatore Romano, 1962
        October 11th edition on the opening of the Council
  40 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        On John XXIII's diplomatic skills
  41 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        On Roman memorial built in honor of John XXIII
  42 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Dedication of John XXIII's tomb
  43 L'Osservatore Romano, 1962
        Coverage of John XXIII's funeral
  44 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        John XXIII receiving the head of the Knights of Malta
  45 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Address to the College of Cardinals
  46 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        John XXIII's meeting with the Italian Government
  47 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        First year anniversary of the Council
  48 L'Osservatore Romano, 1962
        October 11th edition on the opening of the Council
  49 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Final tribute to John XXIII
  50 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Two copies, Pope Paul VI's elevation to the Papacy
  51 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Coverage of the conclave that elected Paul VI
  52 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        More coverage of the conclave
  53 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Pope Paul VI's first address
  54 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        More coverage of the Council under John XXIII
  55 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Coverage on John XXIII's declining health
  56 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Bulletin that John XXIII's condition is terminal, two copies
  57 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Continuing coverage on John XXIII's condition
  58 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Address to the Council from John XXIII
  59 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        John XXIII's funeral coverage
  60 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        More coverage on John XXIII's funeral
  61 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Bulletin that John XXIII's condition is terminal, two copies
  62 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Paul VI meets with various heads of state, including Kennedy, the President of Brazil, and the Queen of Belgium
  63 L'Osservatore Romano, 1963
        Coronation of Pope Paul VI
  64 Il Messaggero, 1963
        Bulletin on Pope John XXIII's death
  65 Il Messaggero, 1963
        Pope John XXIII's funeral
  66 Il Popolo, 1963
        Bulletin on Pope John XXIII's death
  67 Paese Sera, 1963
        Bulletin on Pope John XXIII's death
  68 Il Tempo, 1963
 

 

 

Addemdum:

Box 1

   

Bulletin on Pope John XXIII's death

 

Print copy and dvd of Council Digest, Sessions II, III, and IV, 1963-1965

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Printed Leaflets and Correspondence, 1962-2003

Series 2: Vatican II Document Booklets, 1962-1965

Series 3: Newspaper Clippings and Photos, 1958-1972

Series 4: Books and Periodicals, 1958-1990

Series 5: American Newspapers, 1958-1963

Series 6: Italian Newspapers, 1962-1963

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