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The American Catholic Church Censors The Movies, William Doherty Ph.D. Jun 2019

The American Catholic Church Censors The Movies, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

"Traces the rise of the movie industry from its raffish nickelodeon roots in the late nineteenth century to enormous popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. Self-censorship by the movie industry to satisfy its moralist critics having failed, Hollywood found it in its interests to use Catholics to censor those motion pictures the Church judged dangerous to souls. That effort was a double-barreled one: Faced with having to comply with expensive and diverse demands from city and state censorship boards to delete scenes, in 1930 the movie industry accepted an elaborate prescriptive film code, written by a Jesuit ...


Texas Indian Holocaust And Survival: Mcallen Grace Brethren Church V. Salazar, Milo Colton Jun 2019

Texas Indian Holocaust And Survival: Mcallen Grace Brethren Church V. Salazar, Milo Colton

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

When the first Europeans entered the land that would one day be called Texas, they found a place that contained more Indian tribes than any other would-be American state at the time. At the turn of the twentieth century, the federal government documented that American Indians in Texas were nearly extinct, decreasing in number from 708 people in 1890 to 470 in 1900. A century later, the U.S. census recorded an explosion in the American Indian population living in Texas at 215,599 people. By 2010, that population jumped to 315,264 people.

Part One of this Article chronicles ...


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2046. Interview with Mary Julia Neal conducted by Sheryl D. Reed on 5 November 1991 in which Neal discusses her family and early life in Auburn, Kentucky, her education, and her early teaching career


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2045. Interview with Deedy Hall conducted by Sheryl D. Reed in November 1991 in which Hall discusses Shakers in general, her work with the Shaker Museum at Auburn, Kentucky and her life-long relationship with Mary Julia Neal.


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Cassette Tape 2044. Interview with Mary Julia Neal conducted by Sheryl D. Reed on 28 April 1992 in which Neal discusses her work at the Kentucky Building at WKU and her Shaker research and publications.


Interview Of Fred J. Foley, Jr., Ph.D., Fred J. Foley Ph.D., Jeanmarie Turner May 2019

Interview Of Fred J. Foley, Jr., Ph.D., Fred J. Foley Ph.D., Jeanmarie Turner

All Oral Histories

Dr. Fred Foley, Jr. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in December of 1946. His parents were Fred Joseph Foley and Doris Nelson Foley. He moved to the Philadelphia area with his family when he was four years old. He is married, has three children and four grandchildren. He lived in Delaware County growing up. Dr. Foley attended St. Andrew's Grade School and Monsignor Bonner High School for Boys. He attended St. Joseph’s College as an undergrad majoring in Politics. He graduated with a B.A. in Politics in 1968. He attended Princeton University for his Master’s and ...


Kelsay, Terence Eugene, 1932-2013 (Sc 3373), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kelsay, Terence Eugene, 1932-2013 (Sc 3373), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3373. Letter, 24 September 1960, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from former student Terry Kelsay, Lexington, Kentucky. He encloses a copy of the October, 1960 issue of The Episcopal Church Advocate of the Diocese of Lexington and draws her attention to its contents, particularly an article about the publication’s founder, John Esten Cooke, and a portrait of him by artist Matthew Jouett. Kelsay expresses pride in the revival of the publication after more than one hundred years, and in the greater numbers of Kentucky Episcopalians since 1950 due to “vigorous evangelism.”


Interview Of Margaret Mcguinness, Ph.D., Margaret Mcguinness Ph.D., Stephen Pierce Apr 2019

Interview Of Margaret Mcguinness, Ph.D., Margaret Mcguinness Ph.D., Stephen Pierce

All Oral Histories

Dr. Margaret McGuinness was born in 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island. She went to an all-girls Catholic high school called St. Mary’s Academy Bayview in Providence where she graduated in 1971. McGuinness went on to major in American Studies and Civilization as an undergraduate at Boston University graduating with a B.A in 1975. She continued her work at Boston University where McGuinness earned a master’s of theological studies (M.T.S) focusing on Biblical and Historical Studies in 1979. She would move to New York to work on her dissertation at Union Theological Seminary finishing with her ...


Interview Of Richard Kestler, F.S.C., M.A., Richard Kestler Fsc, Alexandria Moraschi Apr 2019

Interview Of Richard Kestler, F.S.C., M.A., Richard Kestler Fsc, Alexandria Moraschi

All Oral Histories

Brother Richard Kestler, FSC. was born John Kestler on January 8, 1942 to John and Alice Kestler. He grew up in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brother Richard attended elementary school at his parish of St. Martin of Tours and went on to La Salle College High School, graduating in 1960. By this time, he made the decision to join the Christian Brothers and began this process for about a year before attending La Salle College. He graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and gained a Master’s in Theology soon after. Brother Richard also ...


Lists Of Oral History Interviews, Barbara C. Allen Apr 2019

Lists Of Oral History Interviews, Barbara C. Allen

All Oral Histories

The main document is a simple list of interviews conducted by History 650 and Honors 122 students of La Salle University faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, neighbors, and Christian Brothers. The supplementary file is a spreadsheet with more details.


Severns Valley Baptist Church - Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Sc 3342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Severns Valley Baptist Church - Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Sc 3342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3342. Compensation study committee report for Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, created to determine the question of “a fair salary for our church staff.” Includes details of current salaries by position and recommendations for future salaries and benefits.


Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3339. Letter, 19 August 1968, of Frances (Hoover) Loving, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to the editor of the Park City Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The former resident of Bowling Green deplores the recent bombing of a rural African-American church near the city and expresses the hope that law enforcement will solve the crime, stated in an attached clipping to be the sixth in the county in the past eighteen months. Copied to several state and national politicians, pastors, and Western Kentucky University faculty, the letter was published in the Daily News on 21 ...


Poems By William K. Floyd, William K. Floyd Mar 2019

Poems By William K. Floyd, William K. Floyd

John Allen Chalk: Personal Correspondence

No abstract provided.


Collection 0180: Berlin Fellowship Collection, 1952-2015, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Mar 2019

Collection 0180: Berlin Fellowship Collection, 1952-2015, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Berlin Fellowship Collection, 1952-2015 consists of physical and digital materials received from the Berlin Fellowship U.S.A. and Berlin Fellowship, Germany. The records document the activities of an informal group of Presbyterian laypeople and pastors who maintained an ecumenical visitation ministry with Christians in the German Democratic Republic, 1961-1996.

Formats include subject files, correspondence, photographs, reports, minutes, financial records, clippings, scrapbooks, publications, audio cassettes, and digital files. Materials were created from 1952-1996.


Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr. Feb 2019

Divided By The Sermon On The Mount, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Essay, written for a festschrift for Bob Cochran, argues that the much-discussed friction between evangelical supporters of President Trump and evangelical critics is a symptom of a much deeper theological divide over the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus told his disciples to turn the other cheek when struck, love their neighbor as themselves, and pray that their debts will be forgiven as they forgive their debtors. Divergent interpretations of these teachings have given rise to competing evangelical visions of justice.

The historical context dates back to the 1880s, a period when the influence of the Sermon on the ...


The Purple Book, Office Of Mission Feb 2019

The Purple Book, Office Of Mission

Holy Cross Books

This untitled volume, commonly referred to as "The Purple Book" was first produced in 2011 by the College Committee on Mission and Identity to provide informative essays on Jesuit education, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and the history of the College of the Holy Cross. It was intended that the book might also offer a rich sampling of sacred texts and poems submitted by students, faculty, and members of the staff.


Traitors In The Service Of The Lord: The Role Of Church And Clergy In Appalachia's Civil War, Sheilah Elwardani Feb 2019

Traitors In The Service Of The Lord: The Role Of Church And Clergy In Appalachia's Civil War, Sheilah Elwardani

Masters Theses

Studies of the guerrilla war in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains reveal repeated instances of violence and threats directed at the pastors of mountain churches. Instances of churches being burned, pastors and laymen beaten and at times murdered are sprinkled throughout the primary source materials. The question raised here is why were pastors and specific churches being targeted for violence? The church was the center of the life for secluded Appalachian communities, church leadership carried tremendous weight in influencing loyalties. Research focused solely on the Dunkard Church in Floyd County, Virginia revealed that amidst a particularly violent guerrilla war ...


Friends Of Sbc Cooperative Missions, Inc. (Sc 3326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Friends Of Sbc Cooperative Missions, Inc. (Sc 3326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3326. Mimeographed letter of Henry B. Huff, Louisville, Kentucky and William P. Thurman, Lexington, Kentucky, on behalf of Friends of SBC Cooperative Missions, Inc., a Kentucky non-profit created to work with similar organizations in other states “to represent the mainstream, cooperative Southern Baptist Churches.” The letter expresses concern over increasing control of the Southern Baptist Convention by political conservatives and fundamentalists, and asks for donations to support the organization’s representation at the upcoming national convention in San Antonio, Texas.


Ervin Family Papers, (1875-2015), Ervin Family Jan 2019

Ervin Family Papers, (1875-2015), Ervin Family

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Finding Aid For Ervin Family Papers, (1875-2015), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Ervin Family Papers, (1875-2015), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Ervin Family Papers

No abstract provided.


Mitchell, Samuel Williamson, 1833-1902 (Sc 3324), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Mitchell, Samuel Williamson, 1833-1902 (Sc 3324), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3324. Letter, 24 December, 1856?, of Samuel W. Mitchell, Danville, Kentucky (where he graduated from Centre College in 1857 and from the theological seminary in 1860) to H. B. Craig, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Mitchell tells of his profitable resale to area Presbyterians of books purchased from an agent, and of meeting a “very fine” young lady. Describing Christmas in Danville, he notes the noisy firecrackers and the visibility of local African Americans, who uncharacteristically venture into the cold under the “impulse” of the liberty granted them during the holidays. He inquires about the state ...


Three Reasons Martin Luther King Jr. Disliked Being Labeled "Civil Rights Leader", Theodore Walker Jan 2019

Three Reasons Martin Luther King Jr. Disliked Being Labeled "Civil Rights Leader", Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

Three reasons King disliked being labeled "civil rights leader:"

(1) He was a religious leader, a preacher (not a secular politician).

(2) He advanced "economic rights" ("civil rights" do not include "economic rights").

(3) He opposed war in Vietnam (not a civil rights issue).


Finding Aid For George Douglas Papers, (1830-1939), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For George Douglas Papers, (1830-1939), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

George Douglas Papers

Finding aid for the George Douglas Papers, (1830-1939).


Molloy, John Calhoun, 1855-1923 (Sc 3321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Molloy, John Calhoun, 1855-1923 (Sc 3321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3321. Letter, 14 December 1891, of John C. Molloy, Pastor of Fourth Street Presbyterian Church, Owensboro, Kentucky, to Reverend E. W. Bedinger, Anchorage, Kentucky. He encloses his church’s donation to the Synod’s Evangelistic Fund and hopes to add to it during the coming winter. Includes envelope bearing the postmark “Owensborough Ky.”


Finding Aid For Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records, (1924-1961), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records, (1924-1961), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records

Finding aid for the Abilene Christian College Faculty Wives Records.


Holsapple, John Wright, 1854-1947 (Sc 3313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Holsapple, John Wright, 1854-1947 (Sc 3313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3313. Letter, 4 April 1885, of J. W. Holsapple, Fairdealing, Kentucky, to J. F. McCartney, Metropolis, Illinois, on letterhead of the South Kentucky Christian Missionary and Sunday School Association. An evangelist for the Association, Holsapple advises that he is free to take engagements after the organization’s coming meeting in Henderson, Kentucky. While preferring a southern location, he encourages McCartney to make a proposal for them to discuss at the meeting.


Spanish California Missions: An Economic Success, Lynne Doti Jan 2019

Spanish California Missions: An Economic Success, Lynne Doti

Economics Faculty Articles and Research

Starting in 1769, the Spanish established missions in Alta California. A small band of soldiers, Franciscan priests and volunteers walked from Baja California to San Francisco Bay through semi-arid, scarcely populated land stopping occasionally to establish a location for a religious community. Usually two priests, a few soldiers and a few Indians from Baja California settled at the spot. Their only resources for starting an economy were themselves, a few animals and a nearby source of water. They attracted the local Indians to join the community and perform the work necessary to create a strong economy. After only a few ...


South Union Messenger (Winter 2019), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jan 2019

South Union Messenger (Winter 2019), Kentucky Library Research Collections

South Union Messenger

No abstract provided.


Consumer Capitalist Christmas: How Participation In Christmas Frames Us As Religious Subjects, Shelby Burroughs Jan 2019

Consumer Capitalist Christmas: How Participation In Christmas Frames Us As Religious Subjects, Shelby Burroughs

Religion: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year. It starts with the music that plays on the radio, then retail stores begin to drape their shelves with red and green streamers, followed by Christmas movies running on every other channel. Every December, Christmas feels almost inescapable. The holiday manages to find its way into every facet of public life in the United States. Christians and non-Christians alike find themselves exchanging gifts with friends and loved ones on the 25th of December every year. Christmas is able to be so pervasive because of how unassuming it is. You participate in ...


Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3301. Letters of Reverend Learner Blackman Davison to his brother Dr. David Davison, Hawesville, Kentucky. The Methodist preacher writes cheerfully from Henderson and Hopkinsville of his travels as a circuit rider in Kentucky: his hosts along the way, including a family he found living “in the dirt”; his overworked horses; his popularity with African Americans, old women, and children; and the split of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He tells David of his intention to remain unmarried for a few more years, and to leave his papers in David’s ...