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William Kustes photograph collection, 1953-1958 | Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

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Title: William Kustes photograph collection, 1953-1958Add to your cart.

ID: A/03/9030

Primary Creator: Kustes, William R.

Extent: 2.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 00/00/2003

Subjects: Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Portraits, Church camps -- South Carolina -- Beaufort -- Pinckney Colony

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English


Photographs of William Kustes, priests, and Camp St. Mary.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Black and white photographs of William Kustes as a seminarian at St. Bernard College and Seminary in Cullman, Alabama; with Father Patrick T. Quinlan in Kingstree, South Carolina; and with Bishop John Russell and others at Camp St. Mary in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Collection Historical Note

William Robert Kustes, a former Roman Catholic priest, was born in 1927 to Frank and Kathryn Kustes in Fulton, Illinois.  Kustes attended St. Philip Neri School in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and St. Bernard College and Seminary in Cullman, Alabama. He was ordained in 1958.

His assignments in South Carolina included assistant supervisor at Camp St. Mary, Beaufort; assistant pastor at St. Mary the Virgin Mother, Hartsville; deanery director of the Catholic Youth Organization, Florence; teacher at Bishop England High School, Charleston; and assistant pastor at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston. Kustes left the priesthood in 1960.

Subject/Index Terms

Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Portraits
Church camps -- South Carolina -- Beaufort -- Pinckney Colony

Administrative Information

Repository: Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Acquisition Source: Received from William Kustes in 2003.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item] William Kustes photograph collection, The Diocese of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

Processing Information: Processed by Melissa Bronheim, December 2012.

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[Series I: Photographs, 1953-1958],

Series I: Photographs, 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Small Collection Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Camp St. Mary, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Includes images of Bishop John Russell.
Folder 2: Priests, 1953-1958Add to your cart.
Includes images of Father Patrick T. Quinlan and of Charleston seminarians.

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