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Cecilia Moore collection of African-American Catholic materials

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-047

Scope and Contents

Dr. Moore's documents were kept very closely to their original order, with some materials grouped by religious order for the aid of future researchers. There are a wide variety of materials witin the collection. There are many official communications by African American Catholic institutions, split up into folders by religious orders, newsletters and bullitens, and event programs. There are also a number of devotional materials, broadly consisting of prayer cards and memorials for saints and figures within African American Catholicism, with specific folders for Sister Thea Bowman, Augustus Tolton and Pierre Toussaint, and Henriette Delille. Finally, there are a number of personal materials including invitations to African American Catholic events and death notices and obituaries for several prominant figures within African American Catholicim. The collection is arranged into fourteen folders.

Dates

  • 1977 - 2021

Restrictions on Access

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.

Audiovisual equipment including a cassette player and a film projector is needed to access some of the media.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dr. Cecilia Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. Her speciality is in U.S. Catholicism, particuarly in its intersection with African American culture and identity. This collection documents her extensive history with communities of African American Catholics.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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.

Audiovisual equipment including a cassette player and a film projector is needed to access some of the media.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Cecilia Moore.

Materials Specific Details

Letters, printed webpages, flyers, printed bulletins and newsletters, prayer cards, as well as a cassette tape and roll of film within the "What we have seen and heard- Print and Visual/Audio Media," folder.

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.

Title
Guide to the Cecilia Moore collection of African-American Catholic Materials
Status
In Progress
Author
Kevin O'Gorman
Date
2021-02-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

Contact:
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton Ohio 45469-1360