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Franciscan National Marian Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: ML-002

Scope and Contents

The records include by-laws, annual reports, meeting minutes, agendas, papers, brochures, ephemera, posters, and photographs. The collection also contains records of related groups including the minutes of the Provincial Council of the Franciscan Marian Commission, Province of Saint Barbara, minutes of the United States Committee for the International Mariological Congress, and reports on the Franciscan National Marian Congress.

Dates

  • 1947-1979

Creator

Access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library 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 form the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of Franciscan National Marian Commission

The Franciscan National Marian Commission was established in 1947 in the United States and it constitutes an organized movement within the Order of Friars Minor. It is a branch of the Franciscan Marian Commissions which include the Central Franciscan Marian Commission based in Rome, National Commissions, and Provincial Commissions.

The objectives of the Franciscan National Marian Commission were to promote Marian congresses, institutes, studies, and centers, and to sponsor the publication of The Marian Era from 1960-1976. Members were urged to promote activities on a national level and in their own provinces including, programs of scholarly papers, Marian Days, forums, study groups, and publication of articles.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 document cases)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains by-laws, meeting minutes, reports, papers, and ephemera which document the history and activities of the Franciscan National Marian Commission, an organized movement within the Order of Friars Minor. The organization’s purpose was to promote Marian congresses, institutes, studies, and centers, and to sponsor the publication of The Marian Era from 1960-1976.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically by date.

Custodial History

The records in this collection were assembled and maintained by Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, O.F.M., who was a member of the Commission since its inception in 1947, and President from 1955-1974. After Fr. Boeddeker's death in 1994, the records were in the custody of the St. Anthony Foundation before being donated to the Marian Library in 2010.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Marian Library by the St. Anthony Foundation of San Francisco, California in 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jillian Slater in 2011.
Title
Guide to the Franciscan National Marian Commission records, 1947-1979
Status
Completed
Author
Jillian Slater
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Marian Library

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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