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David Heisser papers, 1827-2010, undated | Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: David Heisser papers, 1827-2010, undatedAdd to your cart.

ID: A/03/1024

Primary Creator: Heisser, David C. R.

Extent: 14.15 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 07/13/2010

Subjects: Bishops -- South Carolina -- Charleston, Bishops -- United States -- Biography, Cardinals -- United States -- Biography, Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Correspondence, Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Correspondence, Catholic Church -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century, Catholic Church -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) -- History, Ireland -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., Irish Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century, Lynch, Patrick Niesen, 1817-1882, Slavery and the church -- Catholic Church, Theology, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Doctoral dissertations, Masters theses, Pamphlets, Photocopies, Photographs, Publications, Research (document genres), storage devices (computer)

Languages: English, German, Italian, French, Hebrew, Latin

Abstract

Personal and professional papers, including publications, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, dissertations, and photographs, compiled by David Heisser, author and historian.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the research compiled by David Heisser, who was an author, historian, and librarian, during his career from the 1960s until 2010.  It also contains some of Heisser’s personal materials, including records of his education, family, and death.

Papers throughout the collection mainly relate to Patrick N. Lynch, third bishop of Charleston, South Carolina. They include photocopies of Lynch’s correspondence, family and genealogical material, and writings and lectures given by Lynch, such as his pamphlet on slavery written in German, French, and Italian. The material regarding Lynch extends from his hometown in Ireland to South Carolina and spans from the 1820s until Lynch’s death in 1882.  It also includes writings about Lynch authored by other historians.  Other topics in which Heisser conducted research include Irish Catholics; black Catholics; Bishop John England; biographies of various bishops and clergy during Lynch’s lifetime; Civil War; writings about councils in which Lynch was a participant; slavery; religion; and science.  Additional materials include articles written by Heisser on seals and emblems and topics related to library and information science.  The collection records are largely textual, comprising correspondence, clippings, publications, and related printed matter.  Other formats include photographs and some negatives.

Collection Historical Note

David Calvin Reynolds Heisser, author, historian, and librarian, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1942 to Manning Reynolds Heisser and English Riley Heisser.  He graduated from Bishop England High School in Charleston, South Carolina.  He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Charleston, a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master of science degree from Columbia University in New York.

During his life, Heisser worked as a professor of history, researcher, lecturer, and librarian. He was the reference and documents librarian at The Citadel when he retired in 2007.

Heisser authored several articles on the life of Patrick N. Lynch and gave numerous lectures.  He also published in the field of library and information science as well as seals and emblems.  Heisser was working on a full biography of Patrick N. Lynch at the time of his death in 2010.

Subject/Index Terms

Bishops -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Bishops -- United States -- Biography
Cardinals -- United States -- Biography
Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Correspondence
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Correspondence
Catholic Church -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) -- History
Ireland -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Irish Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Lynch, Patrick Niesen, 1817-1882
Slavery and the church -- Catholic Church
Theology
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 34 document boxes

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 the estate of David Heisser in July 2010.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Separated Materials: Books have been cataloged and added to Diocese of Charleston library.

Original/Copies Note: Originals are located in various repositories.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], David Heisser papers, The Diocese of Charleston Archives, Charleston, SC.

Processing Information: Processed by Melissa Bronheim, May 2013.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Personal, 1972-2010, undated],
[Series II: Organizations and societies, 2003-2010],
[Series III: Professional work, 1993-2010, undated],
[Series IV: Research, 1827-2010, undated],
[Series V: Research notes, 1993-1996, undated],
[Series VI: Publications and writings, 1967-1972, undated],
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Series V: Research notes, 1993-1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bibliographies, 1993-1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Buchanan, Scott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Cathedral vestry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Charleston Library Society members and collections, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: College of Charleston trustees, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Croghan, Charles J., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: England, Bishop John: Letters to John Forsythe, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: the Gazette, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Haiti, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Hibernian Society, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Hospital, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Keitt, Ellison, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Ludwigs-verein, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Lynch, Baptista letters, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Lynch, Bishop Patrick N., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Lynch papers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Census, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters, 1845-1849, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters, 1850-1858, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters, 1859-1867, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters, 1867-1870, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Pastoral letters, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Slaves, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Mission to Rome, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Society of St. John the Baptist, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: St. Patrick Benevolent Society, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Tax records, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: United States Catholic Miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Virginia history (Fogarty, Gerald P., S.J.), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Williams, Don lecture, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16-21: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1-16: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1-10: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1-12: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1-5: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal, 1972-2010, undated],
[Series II: Organizations and societies, 2003-2010],
[Series III: Professional work, 1993-2010, undated],
[Series IV: Research, 1827-2010, undated],
[Series V: Research notes, 1993-1996, undated],
[Series VI: Publications and writings, 1967-1972, undated],
[All]


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