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Henry Joseph Browne papers, 1797-1980

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Series I: Research and Scholarship,1792-1980

The Research and Scholarship Series contains Browne's research material, published articles and drafts, and lecture and reading notes


Subseries 1: John Hughes Biographical Materials, 1792-1956

This Subseries, which forms the bulk of the Research and Scholarship series, contains primary materials relating to Archbishop John Hughes, such as Hughes's original correspondence and topical files, both arranged alphabetically. Hughes's correspondence files include letters from such notable figures as Abraham Lincoln, Popes Leo XII, Gregory XVI, and Pius IX. William Henry Seward was also a regular correspondent. This subseries also contains typescripts and microfilmed copies of Hughes's correspondence, as well as his letterbooks and scrapbooks. Additionally, the subseries contains material collected by other would-be biographers of Hughes, including an unpublished manuscript of a Hughes biography by Peter Guilday.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 17 Correspondence-- A-Z, 1860-1895, (17 Folders)


Correspondence



Box 2 Folder 1 to 18 A-R, 1826-1920, (18 Folders)



Box 3 Folder 1 to 7 S-Y and Unknown, 1840-1880, (7 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 8 to 13 Typescripts and Photocopies, 1827-1863, (6 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 14 Correspondence-- McCloskey-- Typescript, 1835-1836


Correspondence



Box 4 Folder 1 Photostats



Box 5 Folder 1 to 2 Letterbooks, 1841-1854, (2 volumes)


Box 5 Folder 3 Typescript of Letterbooks



Box 6 Folder 1 Photocopies, 1794


Box 6 Folder 2 to 7 Microfilm, 1986-1910 (5 rolls), 1986-1910


Box 6 Folder 8 The Complete Works of John Hughes, vol. 1



Box 7 Correspondence--Father Smith


Box 7 Letterbook, 1857-1859



Box 8 Folder 1 to 3 Scrapbooks, 1844-1861, (3 volumes)


Topical Files


Box 8 Folder 4 to 5 St. John's College-- Fordham, 1841-1846, (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 6 St. Joseph's Seminary, 1845-1855


Box 8 Folder 7 St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1839


Box 8 Folder 8 Statistics on Catholic Population, 1848-1855


Box 8 Folder 9 Varela, Felix (Obituary by Hughes), circa, 1855


Thomas Cassidy's Materials on Hughes



Box 9 Folder 1 General


Box 9 Folder 2 General-- Transferred to Guilday


Box 9 Folder 3 Clippings, 1933-1934


Box 9 Folder 4 to 5 Correspondence, 1933-1934, (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 6 List of Clergy in New York, 1847-1895


Box 9 Folder 7 McCloskey, Cardinal, 1879-1888


Box 9 Folder 8 McGlynn Case Materials


Box 9 Folder 9 Murray, Nicholas-- Memoirs, 1862


Box 9 Folder 10 Notes on Hughes's Meeting with Pope Leo XIII


Peter Guilday's Material on Hughes


Correspondence



Box 10 Folder 1 to 2 Guilday, 1927-1937, (2 Folders)


Box 10 Folder 3 New York Negotiation, 1928-1946


Box 10 Folder 4 Sisters of Charity, 1827-1846


Box 10 Folder 5 M.H. Ward, 1890-1909


Research Notes, 1928-1930s


Box 10 Folder 6 to 7 General, (2 Folders)



Box 11 Folder 1 Church History


Box 11 Folder 2 Clippings (originals and photocopies), 1827-1861


Box 11 Folder 3 DuBois Material


Box 11 Folder 4 Hughes Genealogical Material


Box 11 Folder 5 Letters Referenced in Hassard's John Hughes


Box 11 Folder 6 McKenna Clan History


Box 11 Folder 7 Notre Dame and Baltimore Archives Research


Box 11 Folder 8 Research in Europe, 1929


Box 11 Folder 9 St. Patrick's Cathedral Archives


Box 11 Folder 10 San Francisco


Box 11 Folder 11 Outline of Hughes Biography


Box 11 Folder 12 Register of Documents in Jesuit Archives, Rome Relating to Hughes


Box 11 Folder 13 to 16 Manuscript of Hughes Biography, (4 Folders)



Box 12 Folder 1 to 3 Manuscript of Hughes Biography, (3 Folders)


Henry Joseph Browne's Hughes Biography, circa, 1956


Box 12 Folder 4 to 8 Research Notes, (4 Folders)



Box 13 Folder 1 to 6 Research Notes, (6 Folders)



Box 14 Folder 1 to 5 Drafts and Notes, (5 Folders)



Box 15 Folder 1 to 5 Manuscript, (5 Folders)


Subseries 2: Scholarly Research-- Church and Social History, 1947-1980

This subseries is comprised of Browne's research materials and published articles, including his master's thesis, and extensive notes he used to prepare and present his classroom lectures. These files indicate Browne's interest in church and social history.


Box 15 Folder 6 to 7 Church History Research and Resources, (2 volumes)



Box 16 Folder 1 Browne's Publication List


Box 16 Folder 2 Publications-- General, 1956-1958


Box 16 Folder 3 Publications-- In Typescript


Box 16 Folder 4 Publications and Clippings, 1956


Box 16 Folder 5 Articles, 1952-1957


Box 16 Folder 6 Browne on Jack Egan, 1980


Box 16 Folder 7 to 8 The Catholic Church in American Life, (2 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 9 Catholic University of America-- Research Notes


Box 16 Folder 10 "Catholics Face a New Frontier,", 1960


Box 16 Folder 11 Church History Articles, 1951-1956


Box 16 Folder 12 Church and Labor Research


Box 16 Folder 13 "Diocesan Clergy of New York: An Historical Sketch,", 1950-1951


Box 16 Folder 14 "The Faculty and the Archivist," circa, 1960s


Box 16 Folder 15 "Groping for Relevance in an Urban Parish,", 1971



Box 17 Folder 1 "Housing the Poor: The Confused Catholic Social Apostolate,", 1968


Box 17 Folder 2 "Majority Interests,", 1979


Box 17 Folder 3 "Maxima Vigilantia"


Box 17 Folder 4 Molly Maguires, 1947


Box 17 Folder 5 to 6 "One Stop Above Hell's Kitchen: Sacred Heart Parish in Clinton,", 1976, (2 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 7 Parochial Archives-- Notes, undated


Box 17 Folder 8 "Power and the Institutional Church,", 1967


Box 17 Folder 9 "A Preliminary Survey of the Historical Bibliography of the Archdiocese of New York,", 1946


Box 17 Folder 10 "St. Ann's on East Twelfth Street New York City, 1852-1952,", 1952


Box 17 Folder 11 "Terence Powderley: His Relationship with the Catholic Church,", 1945

(Browne's Master's Thesis)


Box 17 Folder 12 "Toward Symbolic, Theopolitical Ministry"


Box 17 Folder 13 Urban Renewal-- Various., 1966


Teaching Materials



Box 18 Folder 1 American Community, 1976


Box 18 Folder 2 to 3 Church History-- Catholic University of America, (2 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 4 Church History-- St. Joseph's


Box 18 Folder 5 Civil War and the Church


Box 18 Folder 6 Comparative Social Movements, 1975


Box 18 Folder 7 Medieval History, 1967


Box 18 Folder 8 to 10 Notes, 1952-1970s, (3 Folders)

Series II: Personal and Professional

This series relates to Browne's professional duties as a priest, academic, and an archivist, as well as his involvement in community and social justice organizations.


Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1944-1980

The correspondence subseries includes one run of correspondence that is arranged chronologically, and one run of Browne's correspondence that is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. There is no significant difference in the content or research value of these runs.



Box 19 Folder 1 to 7 1944-1953, (7 Folders)



Box 20 Folder 1 to 6 1954-1956, (6 Folders)



Box 21 Folder 1 to 7 1957-1960, (7 Folders)



Box 22 Folder 1 to 7 1961-1968, (7 Folders)



Box 23 Folder 1 to 6 1968-1969, (6 Folders)



Box 24 Folder 1 1970


Box 24 Folder 2 1979


Box 24 Folder 3 1980


Box 24 Folder 4 1980-- Condolence Letters


Box 24 Folder 5 Undated


Box 24 Folder 6 Regarding John Carroll, 1958-1959


Box 24 Folder 7 to 8 Regarding John Hughes Biography, 1949-1956, (2 Folders)


Box 24 Folder 9 Regarding Knights of Labor , 1949-1950



Box 25 Folder 1 to 10 A-Z, 1944-1969, (10 Folders)


Box 25 Folder 11 to 14 Society of American Archivists, 1944-1957, (4 Folders)


Subseries 2: Topical Files, 1949-1980

This subseries contains files relating to Browne's political and professional life, including his work with the New York City Council Against Poverty, and his work with faith-based social justice organizations including the Catholic Committee Urban Ministry. These files are arranged alphabetically.



Box 26 Folder 1 Book Reviews, 1950-1977


Box 26 Folder 2 Cathedral College, 1961


Box 26 Folder 3 Catholic Archives, 1950


Box 26 Folder 4 Catholic Charities, 1959-1960


Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry (CCUM)


Box 26 Folder 5 to 7 General, 1973-1980, (3 Folders)



Box 27 Folder 1 to 4 General, 1973-1980, (4 Folders)


Box 27 Folder 5 Board of Directors' Correspondence, 1976-1980


Box 27 Folder 6 Bulletins, Newsletters, and Printed Material, 1974-1979


Box 27 Folder 7 Correspondence, 1971-1977


Box 27 Folder 8 Liberty and Justice for All Conference, 1976



Box 28 Folder 1 to 2 Memoranda, 1972-1975, (2 Folders)


Box 28 Folder 3 to 5 Clippings, 1949-1980, (3 Folders)


Box 28 Folder 6 Dictionary of American Biograph y Entries, 1956


Box 28 Folder 7 Ethnic Parishes, 1974-1979


Box 28 Folder 8 Fulbright Award, 1957


Box 28 Folder 9 Internal Life of the Church, 1959-1960


Box 28 Folder 10 Italian-Americans



Box 29 Folder 1 Kelleher, Stephen, 1977


Box 29 Folder 2 Life Magazine, 1960


Box 29 Folder 3 Mediating Structures Project, 1977


Box 29 Folder 4 Modernism in Religion, 1963


New York City Council Against Poverty


Box 29 Folder 5 General, 1967


Box 29 Folder 6 to 8 Agendas, 1967-1968, (3 Folders)



Box 30 Folder 1 to 4 Agendas, 1968, (4 Folders)


Box 30 Folder 5 Bulletins, 1967-1968


Box 30 Folder 6 Memoranda, 1967-1968



Box 31 Folder 1 to 2 Memoranda, 1968, (2 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 3 to 5 Minutes, 1967-1968, (3 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 6 New York Times Letters, 1965


Box 31 Folder 7 Parish Schools, Undated


Box 31 Folder 8 Photographs, Undated


Priests' Senate



Box 32 Folder 1 to 6 General, 1966-1969, (6 Folders)


Box 32 Folder 7 Correspondence, 1968


Box 32 Folder 8 Protestant Social Reform, Undated


Box 32 Folder 9 Puck Cartoons-- Church and Labor



Box 33 Folder 1 Religions and the Labor Movement, Undated


Rutgers University


Box 33 Folder 2 to 5 Administrative, 1969-1979, (4 Folders)


Box 33 Folder 6 Sociology Department, 1976-1978



Box 34 Folder 1 St. Gregory's Parish-- Staff Meetings and Notes, 1968


Box 34 Folder 2 Shaw, Richard, 1977


Box 34 Folder 3 Task Force on Social Ministries, 1980


Box 34 Folder 4 Vatican Council


Box 34 Folder 5 West Park Religious Council, 1959

Series III. Urban Planning and Community Organizing

This series chronicles Browne's involvement in urban planning and urban renewal initiatives in New York City and Paterson, New Jersey.


Subseries 1: Paterson, New Jersey, 1972-1979

This subseries contains Browne's files relating to his work with organizations such as the Paterson Coalition, a coalition of local community organizations working together for the general betterment of their community, and local groups committed to historic preservation.



Box 34 Folder 6 to 7 Correspondence, 1972-1979, (2 Folders)


Box 34 Folder 8 Great Falls Development Corporation, 1973-1979



Box 35 Folder 1 History, 1977-1979


Box 35 Folder 2 INCCA Carroll Street Housing, 1977-1979


Box 35 Folder 3 Minutes and Agendas (Various Groups), 1973-1978


Box 35 Folder 4 to 5 Paterson Coalition, 1973-1976, (2 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 6 Save Paterson's Living American Social Heritage (SPLASH), 1975


Subseries 2: West Side Urban Renewal, 1959-1979

This subseries documents Browne's involvement in issues of urban renewal on New York's Upper West Side. Notably, it documents the development and early activities of the Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council and Strycker's Bay Housing Development, including correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, and manuscript and printed material dealing with the development of the Upper West Side of Manhattan.



Box 36 Folder 1 to 3 General, 1964-1979, (3 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 4 City-Wide Squatter's Movement, 1971


Box 36 Folder 5 Clippings, 1973-1974


Box 36 Folder 6 Clippings-- Broadway Local, Undated



Box 37 Folder 1 Joint Parish Committee, 1959-1960


Box 37 Folder 2 New York City Housing Authority, 1974-1976


Box 37 Folder 3 Publications and Manuscripts, 1960s


Box 37 Folder 4 Ratensky, Samuel, 1959


Box 37 Folder 5 Redevelopment Sites, 1971-1974


Box 37 Folder 6 Religious Organizations, 1961-1963


Box 37 Folder 7 Reports and Plans, 1960


Box 37 Folder 8 Sacred Heart Parish Centennial, 1977


Box 37 Folder 9 Statements and Press Releases, 1961-1962



Box 38 Folder 1 to 2 Strycker's Bay Cooperative, 1960-1969, (2 Folders)


Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council


Box 38 Folder 3 to 6 General, 1960-1979, (4 Folders)



Box 39 Folder 1 to 6 General, 1967-1979, (6 Folders)



Box 40 Folder 1 to 2 General, 1980 and Undated, 1980, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 40 Folder 3 General, Microfilm


Box 40 Folder 4 to 8 Correspondence, 1965-1971, (5 Folders)



Box 41 Folder 1 Correspondence-- Schafer, Roger, 1960-1961


Box 41 Folder 2 to 3 Community Action Projects, 1966-1967, (2 Folders)


Box 41 Folder 4 Housing Committee, 1960-1961


Box 41 Folder 5 Legal Documents, 1971


Box 41 Folder 6 New York City Board of Estimate, 1970-1971


Box 41 Folder 7 New York City Housing Authority, 1968-1973



Box 42 Folder 1 Newsletters and Announcement, 1970-1971


Box 42 Folder 2 Project Committee, 1966-1967


Box 42 Folder 3 Relocation Committee, 1960


Box 42 Folder 4 Reports, 1967-1970


Box 42 Folder 5 Statement of the Role of Federal Government in Urban Affairs,, 1966


Box 42 Folder 6 West Side Neighborhood Organizations, 1959-1960