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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Consultors and Trustees

Jesuitica

Prefect Diaries

Post-Graduate Course

Medical-Dental Schools

Library

Museum

Gonzaga Hall

St. Francis Xavier (College) Church

Student Compositions

Literary Exercises and Commencement

Organizations

Dramatics

Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair)

Meteorological Records

National Defense (World War II)

Student Records

Alumni Records

Financial Records

Real Estate

Legal Documents

Certificates

Correspondence

Diaries

Ephemera

Historical Accounts

Letter Books

Lists

Notes

Publications

Reports

Speeches and Sermons

Non-Saint Louis University Records



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Title: Saint Louis University Historical Records  [DOC REC 1], 1639-1966Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Saint Louis University. (1818-)

Extent: 38.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The series arrangement begins hierarchically, with material relating to the administration of the University and to its departments taking precedence over that chronicling student activities and University "housekeeping."  The final few series are arranged alphabetically by record format while the last series consists of non-Saint Louis University records that were discovered to be part of the same cache of records that had been in the St. Louis Room of Pius Library.  The arrangement of and within subseries is alphabetical and/or chronological.

The 33 series are:  1. Consultors and Trustees; 2. Jesuitica; 3. Prefect Diaries; 4. Post-Graduate Course; 5. Medical-Dental Schools; 6. Library; 7. Museum; 8. Gonzaga Hall; 9. St. Francis Xavier (College) Church; 10. Student Compositions; 11. Commencement and Literary Exercises; 12. Organizations; 13. Dramatics; 14. Lousiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair); 15. Meteorological Records; 16. National Defense (World War II); 17. Student Records; 18. Alumni Records; 19. Financial Records; 20. Real Estate; 21. Legal Documents; 22. Certificates; 23. Correspondence; 24. Diaries; 25. Ephemera; 26. Historical Accounts; 27. Letter Books; 28. Lists; 29. Notes; 30. Publications; 31. Reports; 32. Speeches; and 33. Non-Saint Louis University Historical Records.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Saint Louis University Historical Records provide glimpses into the inner workings of the early University rather than a seamless history of its development and administration.  Over the years much has apparently been lost, and the contents of this collection, sketchy though they may be, serves as our closest link to the past of Saint Louis University.

The collection contains items dating from as early as 1639 to as late as 1966, with the earliest material being nineteenth-century copies of rare originals and the most recent transmittal letters accompanying gifts from donors.  The bulk of the material spans the mid-nineteenth to very early twentieth centuries.

The fragmented nature of the collection, as well as the difficulty in imposing modern bureaucratic constructs on laissez-faire nineteenth-century University officers, whose duties often overlapped and who were as involved in mundane housekeeping tasks as in long-range policy planning, necessitated arranging series  into a hierarchy of University administration functions and divisions, followed by the activities of the University community, by housekeeping records, and finally by record format.  These format series are arranged alphabetically.  The collection concludes with a series of non-University historical records that were for some reason mixed in with University records of a similar timeframe.  These pertain to other Catholic educational institutions both in St. Louis and elsewhere.

It should be remembered that during the early period covered by these records the distinctions among the University as an educational institution, St. Francis Xavier (College) Church as a parish, and the Jesuits as a religious community were not at all clear-cut.  Two examples of this are encountered in the Jesuitica and Financial Records Series.  The Jesuitica Series is composed mainly of records that document the Jesuits' lives in religion and in community, yet a subseries on teaching, made up of lecture notes and bibliographies prepared by Jesuits, illuminates not only the content and method of classroom instruction but also the way that Jesuits filtered this teaching through their particular world view.  The Financial Records Series, too, contains many volumes that appear to cover indiscriminately the financial affairs of the school, the church, the Missouri Province, individual Jesuit residences, and the Jesuit fathers and brothers themselves.  A similar situation exists in the case of the financial records subseries of the Jesuitica and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church Series.

The largest and one of the most interesting of the series is that entitled Organizations, which encompasses everything from student clubs and church sodalities to the Alumni Association, thus chronicling the extracurricular social, religious, and academic activities of students and other members of the University community.

The second largest series, Jesuitica, and the third largest, Financial Records, have been touched upon above.  Among the remaining series, the Student Records Series gives the names and addresses of students, the classes to which they were assigned, information on their families and courses of study, and their grades for both academic work and conduct.  It also includes lists of absentees and of those leaving school, with sometimes pithy comments about the circumstances of these occurrences.

Other series of particular interest include Prefect Diaries, which consists of journals kept by the University prefects of discipline, studies, and small boys.  They detail daily life at the school among students, the chief focus, as well as their Jesuit mentors.  The Student Compositions Series, supplemented by similar items in the two series entitled Commencement and Literary Exercises, and Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair), demonstrates the differing levels of proficiency of students in various fields of study.  The Letter Books Series, made up of correspondence from parents and guardians, University agents, and fellow Jesuits to University officials, is a gold mine of gleanings in the sociocultural and political history that serves as the background for the financial, academic, and religious matters under discussion.

Biographical Note

The latest history of the University is William B. Faherty's Better the Dream; Saint Louis: University and Community, 1818-1968, published by Saint Louis University in 1968.  Faherty's bibliography is helpful and mentions two other lengthy histories of the school: Walter H. Hill's Historical Sketch of the St. Louis University; The Celebration of Its Fiftieth Anniversary or Golden Jubilee, on June 24, 1879 (St. Louis: Fox, 1879); and Memorial Volume of the Diamond Jubilee of St. Louis University, 1829-1904, published in 1904.  The latter contains fascinating sketches of University presidents and alumni as well as accounts of student organizations such as the Philalethic Society and of the University departments.

A shorter history of the University was compiled by William H.W. Fanning and published as "Historical Sketch of the St. Louis University" in Vol. 4, No. 5 (mistakenly numbered No. 4) of the University Bulletin (December 1908).  A brief history of the early Medical Department is contained in the Centennial Volume of the Saint Louis Medical Society under the title "Historical Sketch of the First Medical Department of St. Louis University, 1835-1856" by Louis C. Boisliniere Jr. (pages 63-66+).

A pictorial history of the University is Saint Louis University: 150 Years by Rita G. Adams, William C. Einspanier, and B.T. Lukaszewski, published around the same time as Faherty's book.

The University Catalogues and Bulletins also contain much contemporary information on courses of study, student organizations, and the lives of boarders and day students.  These volumes include period photographs of the campus.

There appears to be no published chronology offering a thumbnail sketch of University history.  Following is a list of significant dates in the University story.

1818--Louis William DuBourg, Bishop of Louisiana, founds St. Louis College, in reality an academy, or high school, of the day.  The College of Arts and Sciences dates from this year.

1829--the Society of Jesus establishes a new Saint Louis College at 9th and Washington, subsuming the old academy.

1832--Saint Louis University is chartered, becoming the first university to be established west of the Mississippi River.  The Graduate School dates from this year.  The first student organization on campus, the speech club or Philalethic Society, is also set up.

1836--the first Medical Department is established, but lapses in 1840.  It is revived in 1842 but severs its connection with the University in 1855.

1840--Bishop Rosati lays the cornerstone for the first St. Francis Xavier (College) Church at 9th and Christy.

1842--the Law School is founded, but classes end in 1847.

1884--Archbishop Ryan of Philadelphia lays the cornerstone for the new St. Francis Xavier (College) Church at Grand and Lindell.

1888--the University moves from its old location at 9th and Washington to its present quarters at Grand and Lindell.

1889--the College of Philosophy and Letters is founded to prepare students for the Catholic priesthood.

1903--the University takes over Marion-Sims-Beaumont Medical College and forms the Saint Louis technology is founded.  This year, too, Black students are admitted to the University, making it the first White school in the city at any level to allow Blacks to matriculate.

1946--Parks College affiliates with the University.  The college opened in 1927.

1979--the School of Allied Health Professions is established.

1991--the School of Public Health is founded.

Administrative Information

Repository: Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections:  Archives and Manuscripts

Alternate Extent Statement: 3,083 items

Acquisition Method:

The Saint Louis University Historical Records contain the bulk of the general historical University material that was housed in the St. Louis Room of the Saint Louis University Archives since the 1950s.  Aside from notations on the identity of the donors of several items, information on provenance is sketchy.  These records were probably maintained by the Jesuit librarians in a room near the old library in DuBourg Hall until Pius XII Memorial Library was completed in 1959, at which time they were transferred to the Saint Louis Room.

This collection comprises records, manuscripts, ephemera, etc. produced during roughly the first century of the University community, which includes the school itself, St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, and the Jesuits responsible for them both.  Along with the University Scrapbooks, this collection represents the preponderance of primary sources relating to the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history of Saint Louis University.

Preferred Citation: Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections. Saint Louis University Historical Records (DOC REC 1)


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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Consultors and Trustees],
[Series 2: Jesuitica, 1639-1940],
[Series 3: Prefect Diaries, 1851-1894],
[Series 4: Post-Graduate Course, 1879-1886],
[Series 5: Medical-Dental Schools, 1836-1927],
[Series 6: Library, 1836-1940],
[Series 7: Museum, 1837-1929],
[Series 8: Gonzaga Hall, 1910-1926],
[Series 9: St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, 1840-1941],
[Series 10: Student Compositions, 1863-1955],
[Series 11: Literary Exercises and Commencement, 1838-1951],
[Series 12: Organizations],
[Series 13: Dramatics, 1843-1938],
[Series 14: Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair), 1820-1904],
[Series 15: Meteorological Records],
[Series 16: National Defense (World War II), 1940-1941],
[Series 17: Student Records, 1851-1944],
[Series 18: Alumni Records, 1828-1916],
[Series 19: Financial Records, 1839-1938],
[Series 20: Real Estate, 1772-1913],
[Series 21: Legal Documents, 1838-1943],
[Series 22: Certificates, 1871-1952],
[Series 23: Correspondence, 1845-1965],
[Series 24: Diaries, 1833-1882],
[Series 25: Ephemera, 1829-1947],
[Series 26: Historical Accounts, 1832-1966],
[Series 27: Letter Books, 1834-1885],
[Series 28: Lists, 1878-1879],
[Series 29: Notes, 1828-1914],
[Series 30: Publications, 1923-1941],
[Series 31: Reports, c.1861],
[Series 32: Speeches and Sermons, 1882-c.1930],
[Series 33: Non-Saint Louis University Records, 1827-1881],
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Series 2: Jesuitica, 1639-1940Add to your cart.
This series, arranged alphabetically into subseries and chronologically or alphabetically within subseries, showcases Jesuit religious, academic, and community life, all inextricably intertwined with their administration of the University. Subseries are: I. Archivii, listing rules for Jesuit living and Jesuit activities; II. Bulls; III. Chronology; IV. Correspondence; V. Devotional Literature; VI. Diaries; VII. Ephemera; VIII. Financial Records; IX. Forms for recordkeeping; X. Historia Domus, brief yearly notes of happenings in the Jesuit community; XI. Library; XII. Lists; XIII. Memorials left by the Visitor in 1832 to be read during consultations; XIV. Menology, a calendar of noted Jesuits who died on specific dates; XV. Notes, mainly for projected books by J.J. Conway, S.J.; XVI. Pamphlets; XVII. Quadricentennial; XVIII. St. Stanislaus Novitiate; XIX. Scrapbooks; XX. Speeches; XXI. Teaching, consisting of lecture notes and bibliographies; XXII. Verses by Jesuits on various subjects; and XXIII. Westphalia Mission.
Physical Description: 382 items 93 folders/bound volumes Most items are in English or Latin. Items are mostly originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002
Sub-Series 1: Archivii, 1639-1867Add to your cart.
This subseries is a conflation of volumes entitled Archivii Liber and Archivii Universitatis, consisting of rules for Jesuit living, lists of Jesuits and their activities, inventories of the contents of buildings, etc.  This volume is entitled Primus Archivii Liber--Ordinationes majoris momenti et perpetuae.  It contains copies of decrees and explanatory letters from Jesuit Generals and Visitors such as Aloysius Fortis, John Roothaan, and Peter Beckx.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0001
Sub-Series 2: Archivii, 1824Add to your cart.
This volume is entitled 4tus Liber Archivii Universitatis--Epistolae Praepositorum Generalium adhortatoriae....  It contains letters from Jesuit Generals including instructions on the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus from John Roothaan.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0002
Sub-Series 3: Archivii, 1826-1860Add to your cart.
This volume is entitled 7mus Liber Archivii Universitatis--Consuetudines receptae...Facultates & Gratiae concessae....  It contains notes and instructions for Jesuit religious and community life; an 1834 chart of worldwide Jesuit activities; an 1835 necrology; 1839 regulations and order of exercises for SLU Jesuits; 1860 Rules of the St. Louis University; rules, a description of the courses of study, and a list of University personnel, c.1835; and a clipping from 1831 describing the erection of a new building to better meet institutional needs.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0003
Sub-Series 4: Archivii, 1826-1919Add to your cart.
This volume is entitled 6tus Liber Archivii Universitatis--...Vota solemnia & Vota simplicia...Examen ad Gradum....  It contains lists of Jesuits taking simple and solemn vows, renouncing goods, taking holy orders, being examined, having died, and leaving the Society.  Also here are lists of University presidents and Missouri Jesuit officials as well as the first 1836 catalogue of the University detailing its personnel.  Included, too, is the General Examen, an overview of the aims of and qualifications for membership in the Society.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0004
Sub-Series 5: Archivii, 1829-1897Add to your cart.
This volume is entitled 9nus Liber Archivii Universitatis--Album Baptizatorum,primum Communicantium, Confirmatorum...Confraternitatis Scapularis...Catalogus Ministeriorum Spiritualium....  It contains registers of baptism, first communion, confirmation, and lists of members of the Confraternity of the Holy Scapular.  Also here are charts of the activities of SLU Jesuits, such as number of baptisms performed, visits to the sick, etc.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0005
Sub-Series 6: Archivii, C.1830Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled 2dus Liber Archivii Universitatis . . . Responsa Generalium, contains replies from Jesuit generals to local procurators, or treasurers, regarding financial matters.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin English
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0006
Sub-Series 7: Archivii, 1833-1836Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled 3ius Liber Archivii Universitatis . . . 1.  Resolutiones Casuum difficiliorum . . . 2.  Ordinationes Temporanea . . ., apparently includes decisions on such questions as the boundary between the Missouri and Maryland Provinces.  Also here is a list of suitable topics for conversation during recreation, compiled by Father Natalis.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0007
Sub-Series 8: Archivii, 1833-1836Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled Quartus Archivii liber Sti. Ludovici Collegii--Societatis Jesu.  Resolutiones Casuum difficiliorum . . ., apparently records decisions on such questions as the education of orphans, rural schools, sick students, etc.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0008
Sub-Series 9: Archivii, 1835-1837Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled 8vus Liber Archivii Universitatis . . . Generale inventarium mobilium domus, contains an inventory, including values, of furnishings and supplies for the chapel, library, infirmary, clothes room, dormitory, parlor, school rooms, wash house, stables, carpenter's shop, refectories, kitchen, Fathers' and strangers' rooms, etc. dating from 1835, along with a similar inventory of 1837.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0009
Sub-Series 10: Archivii, 1837Add to your cart.
This is a list of the books to be kept by Jesuits recording their life and the running of the University.  Included are sample forms for recordkeeping.The numbers on the covers of the volumes correspond to the index numbers with the exception of: Archivii Universitatis volumes 8 and 9, which are not reflected in the index; Archivii Universitatis volume 3, which appears to contain the information listed for index volume 5; and Archivii Liber volume 4, which seems to hold the information of index volume 3.  Some index volumes have not been found.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0010
Sub-Series 11: Bulls, 1824-1836Add to your cart.
This volume contains copies of Papal bulls and other decrees concerning the Society of Jesus.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0011
Sub-Series 12: Chronology, 1833-1892Add to your cart.
This is a chronology of events in the history of the Jesuits of Missouri, particularly, it seems, of St. Joseph's Church.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder Latin and English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0011A
Sub-Series 13: Correspondence, 1831-1909Add to your cart.
This subseries consists mainly of circular letters to SLU Jesuits from Provincials and Generals, including: Peter Beckx on the importance of renewing the founder's spirit on his 300th anniversary in 1856; Anthony Anderledy in 1886 on the distress felt by Jesuits at the elevation of one of their number to the cardinalate; and Anderledy in 1887 on Jesuit martyrdom in imitation of Edmund Campion.  Also here is an anonymous letter to a Jesuit brother that may have been written as a literary exercise, since it was found among verses written by Jesuits.
Physical Description: 27 items 1 folder 15 are in English, 12 in Latin. 26 are originals, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0012
Sub-Series 14: Devotional Literature, 1809-1871Add to your cart.
These are handwritten and commercially printed pamphlets bearing information and reflections on religious questions.  Included are: an 1809 illustrated manuscript prayerbook in Dutch or Flemish; and an 1871 translation of the book _Pasos a el Cielo_ (_Steps to Heaven_) in an unknown language that may be that of a group in the Philippines.
Physical Description: 9 items 1 folder 4 are Lat., 1 Fr., 1 Eng., 1 Ital... All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0013
Sub-Series 15: Devotional Literature, 1817-1880Add to your cart.
This is a handwritten copy of some 1817 revelations concerning reparation, followed by several chapters of the book _L'Ame Reparatrice_ for which the revelations served as the basis.  It was translated from the French and presented to Rev. Patrick J. Ward, S.J. in 1880 by an anonymous benefactor.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0014
Sub-Series 16: Diaries, 1854-1858Add to your cart.
This volume contains daily entries detailing life in the Jesuit Scholasticate at the University.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English and Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0015
Sub-Series 17: Diaries, 1869-1875Add to your cart.
This volume contains daily entries detailing the lives of the Jesuit community at the University.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0016
Sub-Series 18: Diaries, 1876-1884Add to your cart.
This volume chronicles daily happenings in the life of the Jesuit community at the University.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0017
Sub-Series 19: Diaries, 1884-1891Add to your cart.
This is a daily record of life in the Jesuit community at the University.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0018
Sub-Series 20: Diaries, 1894-1896Add to your cart.
This is a record of daily life in the University Jesuit community.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0019
Sub-Series 21: Diaries, 1897-1900Add to your cart.
This is a record of daily events in the life of the University Jesuit community.  Included are: a menu for and souvenir of the celebration on August 6, 1897 of the golden jubilee of Rev. Francis H. Stuntebeck, S.J. (facing page 58); and a program for the dedication of St. Francis Xavier (College) Church on January 16, 1898 (facing page 98).
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0020
Sub-Series 22: Diaries, 1900-1906Add to your cart.
This is a record of daily life among the Jesuit community at the University.  Included are: a program for the Order of Divine Service, Holy Week, 1901, St. Francis Xavier (College) Church (facing page 58); a program for the Order of Exercises at the church during the Triduum of December 8 to December 10, 1905 in honor of the beatification of the Hungarian martyrs Mark Cusino, Stephen Pongracz, S.J., and Melchior Grodecki, S.J. (facing page 274); and a program for the Order of Divine Service at the church during Holy Week of 1906 (facing page 288).
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0021
Sub-Series 23: Diaries, 1906-1913Add to your cart.
This is a chronicle of the daily life of the Jesuit community at the University.  Included are: a program for the Order of Divine Service at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church for Holy Week of 1908 (facing page 88); and a program for the Order of Divine Service at the church for Holy Week of 1911 (facing page 224).
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0022
Sub-Series 24: Diaries, 1913-1921Add to your cart.
This is a record of the daily events in the lives of the Jesuit community at the University.  Included is a program for Holy Week of 1917 at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church (facing page 144).
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0023
Sub-Series 25: Diaries, 1921-1934Add to your cart.
This volume chronicles the daily life of the Jesuit community at the University.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0024
Sub-Series 26: Ephemera, 1870-1904Add to your cart.
This subseries includes: pamphlets advertising books by Jesuits; a ticket to a concert given January 26, 1887 at University Hall in honor of Rev. H.A. Schapman, S.J.,; many engravings of Jesuit saints; congratulatory cards to William H. Stanton, S.J. on the occasion of his first vows; and congratulatory cards to Father Joaquin Vilallonga, S.J., Rector of the Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines, on the occasion of his saint's day and on the anniversary of his profession.
Physical Description: 32 items 1 folder 12 are Lat., 10 Eng., 4 Span., 4 It. 31 are originals, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0025
Sub-Series 27: Financial Records, 1889-1908Add to your cart.
This volume belonging to the Jesuit Scholasticate covers accounts of the Missouri Province and of individual priests, as well as the needs of various missions.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0026
Sub-Series 28: Financial Records, 1890-1905Add to your cart.
This volume contains accounts for the Missouri Province as well as the College.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0027
Sub-Series 29: Financial Records, 1890-1907Add to your cart.
This volume contains the receipts and expenses of the Missouri Province with entries for individual priests, Jesuit and other religious institutions, Jesuit missions, and various kinds of expenses.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English and Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0028
Sub-Series 30: Financial Records, 1891-1899Add to your cart.
This volume contains accounts of the Missouri Province.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0029
Sub-Series 31: Financial Records, 1892-1909Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled Province Personalia, contains accounts for individual Jesuits, other Jesuit Provinces, and Jesuit missions including Rocky Mountain, New Orleans, California, and Buffalo.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0030
Sub-Series 32: Financial Records, 1896-1900Add to your cart.
This volume contains accounts of the Missouri Province.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0031
Sub-Series 33: Financial Records, 1901-1906Add to your cart.
This volume contains the accounts of individual priests from other missions who apparently stayed less than a year between 1901 and 1902, as well as bank transactions for 1904 to 1906.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0032
Sub-Series 34: Financial Records, 1904-1906Add to your cart.
This volume contains the accounts of individual priests, mainly of the Missouri Province, who apparently stayed in St. Louis only a short time.  There are notations of 75 cent admission fees to the 1904 World's Fair.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0033
Sub-Series 35: Financial Records, 1905-1906Add to your cart.
This volume contains accounts of individual Jesuits, mainly of the Missouri Province, who were apparently in St. Louis for only a short time.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0034
Sub-Series 36: Financial Records, 1906-1907Add to your cart.
This volume contains the accounts of individual Jesuits who apparently were in St. Louis for only a short time.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0035
Sub-Series 37: Financial Records, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled Personal Expenses--Fathers--Brothers--Scholastics, contains the accounts of personal expenses for Jesuits.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0035A
Sub-Series 38: Financial Records, 1923-1929Add to your cart.
This volume, entitled General Expenses--Fathers--Brothers--Workmen--House, is a record of general expenses divided into categories such as kitchen and refectory repairs, common good, sundries, laundry, altar, etc.  Also here are loose summary papers.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0035B
Sub-Series 39: Financial Records, 1927-1928Add to your cart.
This volume entitled Habitualia apparently contains accounts of the University, the Missouri Province, and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, with subdivisions such as tuition, alms, Law, Scholasticate Board, etc.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0036
Sub-Series 40: Financial Records, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
This volume entitled Habitualia apparently contains accounts of the University, the Missouri Province, and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, with such subdivisions as investments, new buildings, professors' salaries, etc.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0037
Sub-Series 41: Financial Records, 1931-1932Add to your cart.
This volume entitled Habitualia apparently contains accounts of the University, the Missouri Province, and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, with sections such as furniture and repairs, altar and music, Masses, Medical School, etc.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0038
Sub-Series 42: Financial Records, 1933-1934Add to your cart.
This volume entitled Habitualia apparently contains accounts of the University, the Missouri Province, and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, with such subdivisions as stole fees, clothing, real estate, School of Dentistry, etc.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0039
Sub-Series 43: Financial Records, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
This volume entitled University Habitualia apparently contains accounts of the University, the Missouri Province, and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, with such subject headings as library, altar and music, summer school, etc.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0040
Sub-Series 44: Financial Records, 1937Add to your cart.
This volume entitled Habitualia apparently contains accounts of the University, the Missouri Province, and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, with such sections as fuel-light-water, School of Commerce and Finance, pastors' salaries, etc.  An index is included.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0041
Sub-Series 45: Forms, 1868-1897Add to your cart.
This subseries consists mainly of blank sample forms to guide Jesuits in filing their yearly reports of activities.  Included are forms for the following reports: Catalogus Secundus; Status Temporalis; and Fructus Ministerii outlining pastoral efforts.
Physical Description: 9 items 1 folder 5 are in Lat. and Eng., 4 in Eng. 8 are originals, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0041A
Sub-Series 46: Historia Domus, 1894-1939Add to your cart.
The Historia Domus, or history of the house, is a journal made up of brief yearly accounts of noteworthy events in the life of the University community.  Included are clippings, programs, newsletters, and instructions to local Jesuit superiors.  Also here is a list of books written by University Jesuits between 1905 and 1915.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0042
Sub-Series 47: Library. Financial Records, 1847-1849Add to your cart.
This volume from the Provincial Library contains a cash book, ledger, bill book, sales book, and expense books.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0043
Sub-Series 48: Library. Register of Patrons, 1836-1849Add to your cart.
This is the patron register of the Provincial Library, showing the names of books and their readers.  It also records the location of some of the books: community refectory, scholastics' room, etc.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0044
Sub-Series 49: Library. Register of Patrons, 1872-1881Add to your cart.
This patron register for the Provincial Library records the books taken out by  priests and scholastics.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0045
Sub-Series 50: Library. Register of Patrons, 1887-1891Add to your cart.
This patron register of the Provincial Library records books checked out by Jesuits.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0046
Sub-Series 51: Lists, 1846Add to your cart.
These lists include an 1846 necrology as well as an undated list of celebrants of a novena in honor of Blessed Peter Claver.
Physical Description: 3 items 1 folder 2 are in Latin, one in English. 2 are originals, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0047
Sub-Series 52: Memorials, 1832Add to your cart.
This memorial was left with the Superior of the Jesuit Mission in Missouri by Reverend Peter Kenney, Visitor of the Missions of the Society of Jesus in the United States, in 1832.  It was ordered to be read during the monthly consultations for a total of 2 complete readings that year.  This copy was brought to the Saint Louis University Archives from Father Vollmar's room on June 1, 1959.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0048
Sub-Series 53: Memorials, 1832-1833Add to your cart.
This is another copy of the 1832 memorial left by Visitor Peter Kenney with instructions that it be read during the monthly consultations.  Also here is a copy of a letter of 1833 in Latin from John Roothaan, 21st General of the Society.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English and Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0049
Sub-Series 54: Menology, c.1850Add to your cart.
This is a daily calendar of the lives of pious and eminent Jesuits, chiefly of the 16th and 17th centuries, who died on those dates.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0050
Sub-Series 55: Notes, c.1890Add to your cart.
These are scribbled notes and diagrams.
Physical Description: 9 items 1 folder 4 are in Eng., 2 in Ger., 3 in Grk. 7 are originals, 2 are copies.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0051
Sub-Series 56: Notes, c.1895Add to your cart.
These are notes by James Joseph Conway, S.J. (1855-1909) for projected literary works.  The volume begins with a portion of a biography of Father Isidore Boudreaux (1817-1885), consisting of only two chapters on the Boudreaux family and on Isidore's youth.  Following this are notes for Conway's textbook on ethics.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0052
Sub-Series 57: Notes, 1898Add to your cart.
These are mainly notes by James Joseph Conway, S.J. (1855-1909) for a projected work on the history of the Church in St. Louis.  They include what appear to be lecture notes for a course given by Professor Johann Kuhlmann, as well as directions for religious exercises.  Also here are clippings, correspondence, and a picture of Bishop Rosati.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English and Latin Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0053
Sub-Series 58: Notes, N.D.Add to your cart.
This volume is blank save for half a page of notes on Pawnee Indian customs.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume French Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0054
Sub-Series 59: Pamphlets, 1867-1886Add to your cart.
These are handwritten and commercially printed pamphlets, including: handwritten copies of the ceremony of baptism and the Divine Office; instructions for Jesuit recordkeeping; and information on Sodalities of the Blessed Virgin Mary and how to establish them.
Physical Description: 8 items 1 folder 4 are in Eng., 3 in Lat., 1 in Ger. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0055
Sub-Series 60: Quadricentennial. Clippings, 1940Add to your cart.
These clippings from St. Louis newspapers cover the events of the Jesuit Quadricentennial.
Physical Description: 14 items 1 folder All are in English. All are copies.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0056
Sub-Series 61: Quadricentennial. Correspondence, 1940Add to your cart.
This correspondence documents the search for speakers at the symposium, arrangements for ushers, tea pourers, and faculty hosts, and requests for radio time to advertise Quadricentennial events.  Also here are memos explaining the order and conduct of events for students, faculty, and invited guests.  The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Physical Description: 125 items 1 folder All are in English. 108 are originals, 17 are copies.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0057
Sub-Series 62: Quadricentennial. Faculty Hosts, 1940Add to your cart.
This is a list of faculty members and corresponding delegates to the celebration for whom they were asked to serve as hosts.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0058
Sub-Series 63: Quadricentennial. Financial Records, 1940Add to your cart.
These records consist of requisitions and purchase orders for tickets, invitations, programs, postage stamps, musicians' salaries, etc. for the celebration.
Physical Description: 11 items 1 folder All are in English. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0059
Sub-Series 64: Quadricentennial. Invitations, 1940Add to your cart.
These are invitations, response cards, and programs for Quadricentennial events.
Physical Description: 35 items 1 folder All are in English. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0060
Sub-Series 65: Quadricentennial. Names and Addresses, 1940Add to your cart.
These are names and addresses of members of the University community.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0061
Sub-Series 66: Quadricentennial. Plan, 1940Add to your cart.
This is the plan for the organization of and types of celebrations for the Quadricentennial.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0062
Sub-Series 67: Quadricentennial. Press Releases, 1940Add to your cart.
This press release lists women of the University Faculty Women's Club and from the general public who organized and assisted at the reception marking the close of the Quadricentennial celebration.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0063
Sub-Series 68: Quadricentennial. Programs, 1940Add to your cart.
These are programs for events held during the Quadricentennial.  Also here are programs for events at Loyola University, Chicago; Fordham University, New York; and for the University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Conference where a symposium on education and democracy was offered.
Physical Description: 13 items 1 folder All are in English. 12 are originals, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0064
Sub-Series 69: Quadricentennial. Register of Visitors, 1940Add to your cart.
This is a visitor register for and list of women assisting at the closing reception of the Quadricentennial.  The volume was presented to the Society of Jesus by the University Faculty Women's Club.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0065
Sub-Series 70: Quadricentennial. Reservations, 1940Add to your cart.
These are reservations for, and responses to invitations to, Quadricentennial events, including a list of women unavailable to pour at the closing reception as well as reservations for faculty dinner tables.
Physical Description: 12 items 1 folder All are in English. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0066
Sub-Series 71: Quadricentennial. Scrapbook, 1940Add to your cart.
This scrapbook includes invitations and programs, response cards, clippings, correspondence expressing regret at being unable to attend and conveying congratulatory messages, and congratulatory greeting cards.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0067
Sub-Series 72: Quadricentennial. Speeches and Sermons, 1940Add to your cart.
This is a typescript of a sermon delivered by Reverend Francis C. Kelley, D.D., at the opening services for the celebration.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0067A
Sub-Series 73: St. Stanislaus Novitiate, 1870-1884Add to your cart.
This subseries includes a program of literary exercises by the Juniorate as well as receipts for work done on the altar.  Also here is a brochure advertising Notes on the Historical Geography of the Middle Ages as set out by M.M. Harts, S.J.
Physical Description: 4 items 1 folder All are in English. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0067B
Sub-Series 74: Scrapbooks, 1891-1892Add to your cart.
This scrapbook of clippings records the course of lectures on religious matters offered by Henry Calmer, S.J. at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church.  Subjects include: Protestantism; drunkenness; the sacraments; the Christian character; Columbus; freedom of religion; revelation; and the primacy and infallibility of the Pope.  Most clippings appear to be from the _Western Watchman_.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0068
Sub-Series 75: Scrapbooks, c.1904Add to your cart.
This scrapbook, mainly of clippings but also including pamphlets, correspondence, and 1904 World's Fair passes, was kept by James Joseph Conway, S.J.  It includes articles on: Christian education by E.A. Higgins, S.J. and M.M. Harts, S.J.; the feud between Archbishop John Ireland and Conde Pallen, editor of _Church Progress_; the 50-year Jesuit anniversary of F.P. Garesche; University Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations; the Irish in America; socialism; Archbishop Kenrick of St. Louis; and N.O. Nelson's idea of free cooperative business.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0069
Sub-Series 76: Speeches and Sermons, 1873Add to your cart.
This is a published pamphlet of sermons and lectures delivered by Reverend F.P. Garesche, S.J. in Charleston, South Carolina.  The preface notes that these sermons were delivered during the course of a mission, and are entirely extemporaneous productions of the Reverend Father.
Physical Description: 2 items 1 folder Both are in English. 1 is an original, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0069A
Sub-Series 77: Speeches and Sermons, N.D.Add to your cart.
This is a collection of handwritten sermons on subjects such as the Assumption of the Virgin, the Annunciation, and the Gift of God.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume French and English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0070
Sub-Series 78: Teaching. Bibliographies, c.1894Add to your cart.
This is a research bibliography apparently compiled by a teaching Jesuit.  It includes lecture notes and essays on beauty and poetry.  It may have belonged to William Stanton, S.J.; a congratulatory card made for him was found inside.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0071
Sub-Series 79: Teaching. Bibliographies, c.1900Add to your cart.
This is a research bibliography apparently compiled by a teaching Jesuit.  It covers the subject areas of theology and sacred writings, controversy and ascetics, philosophy and mathematics, and literature.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0072
Sub-Series 80: Teaching. Bibliographies, c.1900Add to your cart.
This is a research bibliography apparently compiled by a teaching Jesuit.  It is composed of synopses of books and articles.  It also includes clippings and notes on geometry, mathematics, and algebra.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0073
Sub-Series 81: Teaching. Lecture Notes, 1847-1848Add to your cart.
This is a copy of and lecture notes for a work of Lucian, as well as notes on Cicero's Oration for Milo.
Physical Description: 2 items 1 folder Both are in Latin. Both are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0074
Sub-Series 82: Teaching. Lecture Notes, 1851-1894Add to your cart.
This is a copy of and lecture notes for Homer's _Iliad_.  Also here are notes on temptation and an outline for a lecture on entomology.
Physical Description: 3 items 1 folder 2 are in Eng., 1 in Grk. and Latin. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0075
Sub-Series 83: Teaching. Lecture Notes, 1856Add to your cart.
These are lecture notes by John H. Lunemann, S.J. on the application of analysis to astronomy.  At this time Lunemann was an assistant professor at the University.  His notes are based mainly on Louis Benjamin Francoeur's _Uranographie_ of 1828.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0076
Sub-Series 84: Teaching. Lecture Notes, 1879Add to your cart.
These lecture notes were written for the 1879 Rhetoric Class in the Juniorate.  Subjects include poetry, eloquence, causes and effects, arguments, etc.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0077
Sub-Series 85: Teaching. Lecture Notes, N.D.Add to your cart.
These are various lecture notes and essays as well as scribbled notes.  Subjects include drawing, the Inquisition, the art of discourse and writing, Latin and Greek grammar, Cicero's Oration for Milo, and Cicero's Oration for the Poet Archias.  Also here are a geology exam and what appear to be fragments of literature copied to be used in class.
Physical Description: 14 items 1 folder 13 are in English, 1 is in Latin. 12 are originals, 2 are copies.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0078
Sub-Series 86: Teaching. Tips, N.D.Add to your cart.
These are tips on how best to teach various subjects, keep order, get up an exhibition of students' work, conduct debating societies, and on general preparation.  Included are notes on Latin and Greek grammar, trigonometry, and classical literature.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0079
Sub-Series 87: Verses, 1849-1852Add to your cart.
This subseries includes a collection of poems apparently written by University Jesuits.  The poem initialled J.E.K. may be by Joseph E. Keller, S.J., President of the University from 1877 to 1881.  Also here is a booklet of French poetry inscribed to C. Nogues from J.D. Johnston, S.J. in Cincinnati.
Physical Description: 4 items 1 folder 2 are in Lat., 1 in Fr., 1 in Eng. 3 are originals, 1 is a copy.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0080
Sub-Series 88: Verses, 1877-1881Add to your cart.
These are original verses written in the Juniorate.  Subjects include congratulations to Jesuits on the day of their vows, God's saving grace, friendship, etc.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume English and German Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0081
Sub-Series 89: Verses, c.1877-1890Add to your cart.
These are verses written by Jesuits.  Subjects include nature, Irish politics, the night before ordination, the priesthood, the end of the academic session, a martyred virgin, the birth of Christ, etc.
Physical Description: 33 items 1 folder 30 are Eng., 2 Lat., 1 German. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0082
Sub-Series 90: Verses, 1889-1893Add to your cart.
These are verses by the Scholasticate in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Pentecost.  The poems are signed by the authors.  The Latin title of the volume is Carmina Renovationis in Scholasticatu  and in English Renovation Verses.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and Greek Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0083
Sub-Series 91: Verses, 1894-1897Add to your cart.
These verses were written and signed by their Scholastic authors in honor of Pentecost, the Ascension of the Virgin, and the Immaculate Conception.  The Latin title of the volume is Carmina Renovationis in Scholasticatu Vol. II.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and Greek Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0084
Sub-Series 92: Verses, 1905-1906Add to your cart.
These verses by University Scholastics in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception are signed by the authors.  The Latin title of the volume is Carmina Renovationis in Scholasticatu Vol. V.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 bound volume Latin and Greek Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0085
Sub-Series 93: Verses, N.D.Add to your cart.
These verses apparently written by Jesuits cover such subjects as congratulations to a superior on a day of celebration and traveling far from home to do God's work.
Physical Description: 8 items 1 folder 5 are Lat., 1 each Eng., Fr., Ger. All are originals.
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0086
Sub-Series 94: Westphalia Mission, 1858Add to your cart.
This is an agreement for the building of a house in Westphalia.  The details of construction are given.
Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder English and German Original
UnitID: DOC REC 0001 0002 0087

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