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...ary with both reference and research materials, including Archdiocesan and National Catholic directories, Philadelphia City directories, and encyclopedias. Secondary sources include scholarship relating to the history of Catholicism in the United States as well as social and cultural histories of the various ethnicities that shaped the American Catholic Church. CHRC

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Collections

...ns of Catholic newspapers and periodicals in the United States.   Parish Histories and Calendars Consists of published parish histories as well as other printed material and ephemera relating to a particular parish. About the Collections The Catholic Historical Research Center collects printed materials, manuscript collections, and audiovisual materials relating

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Walter George Smith papers, 1836-1933 (MC 47)

.... A significant portion of the materials concern Smith’s resignation as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania- a position he had held for 18 years- which made national headlines. Smith left in 1909 due to his opposition of the appointment of Dr. J.P. Lichtenberger as an associate professor at

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Catholic Interracial Council

...reation of the CIIC, McGarry cofounded the West Philadelphia Interracial Forum (WPIF) at St. Ignatius parish in 1937.[7] The organization had roundtable forums as well as operated a recreation and education center.[8] McGarry and the WPIF also had a focus on fighting for fair-hiring practices, such as pressuring the Philadelphia

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