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Conference of Major Superiors of Men records

Identifier: CSC-035

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents and prints from the Conference of Major Superiors of Men from the years 1967 to 1975. The collection consists of seven folders: Folder 1: "Who's Who, 1967-1973"; Folder 2: "Annual Reports and Conference, 1971-1972"; Folder 3: "Newsletters, 1971-1973"; Folder 4: "Annual Assembly Program, 1975"; Folder 5: "Annual Assembly, 1974"; Folder 6: "Newsletters, Who's Who, 1967-1970"; Folder 7: "Newsletters, 1973."

The first folder contains numerous prints of pictures and biographies of the priests and brothers in alphabetical order over the entire span of the eight years the collection holds. The second folder contains annual reports that outline the discussions of the Conference throughout the years. Specifically, the annual reports speak on the youth of America challenging the Church, region, area and committee reports, business session reports, and liturgical and prayer service reports. The third folder contains newsletters from the Conference from 1971 to 1973. The newsletters' topics range from months in the years to liturgical seasons to letters of correspondence detailing works of the Conference. The fourth folder contains the program from the Conference's 1975 Annual Assembly. The program, from the assembly in June in New Orleans contains pages from the program, reports, business, daily prayers, and liturgies of the Conference. The fifth folder contains the annual assembly theme, the annual reports, the business reports, and biographies of new members from the 1974 conference assembly. The sixth folder contains newsletters and biographies from the 1967-1970 conferences. The seventh folder contains newsletters specifically from the 1973 conference assemblies.


  • Creation: 1967-1975

Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men is an association of the leaders of male religious orders and apostolic institutes in the United States. The organization of the Conference came about in 1956 when Pope Pius XII called for national associations of religious organizations around the world to be established. The main objectives of the conference are: to provide support to leaders of religious groups and orders to be effective leaders; to engage in dialogue and collaborate with leaders both in the Church and in society at large; and, to provide a voice and influence for male religious leaders through the national and regional structures of the conference. (


0.375 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection of documents relating to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) from 1967-1975. The collection includes biographies of priests and brothers in attendance at the Conference of Major Superiors of Men during this time period, annual reports from the conferences, the annual assemblies, and newsletters from the conferences.


This collection is arranged in seven separate folders. The original order of the folders was maintained.


U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library, University of Dayton

Acquisition Information

Received from the Marianist Archives of the University of Dayton in September 2014.

Guide to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men records
Stephanie Soule and Kevin Poynton
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Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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Dayton Ohio 45469-1360