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Father Patrick T. Quinlan papers

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Personal papers

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Church administration and ministry

Correspondence

National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC)

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Father Patrick T. Quinlan papers, 1894-2004, undated | Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Father Patrick T. Quinlan papers, 1894-2004, undatedAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1921-1971

ID: A/03/1036

Primary Creator: Quinlan, Patrick T., 1894-1971

Extent: 2.6 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

1. Personal papers, 1920-2004, undated

2. Publications and writings, 1912-1968, undated

3. Church administration and ministry, 1933-1970, undated

4. Correspondence, 1921-1970, undated

5. National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC), 1938-1949, undated

6. Symbols of preisthood, undated

Date Acquired: 10/01/2004

Subjects: Catechetics -- Catholic Church, Oral history, Quinlan, Patrick T., 1894-1971, Rural churches -- South Carolina

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Pamphlets, Publications, Stoles (vestments), Transcripts

Languages: English, Italian

Abstract

Correspondence, minutes, photographs, articles, news clippings, biographical material, and writings of Reverend Patrick T. Quinlan.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes correspondence, minutes, photographs, articles, news clippings, biographical material, and writings of Patrick T. Quinlan regarding his ministry with the Diocese of Hartford and the Diocese of Charleston.  The material also reflects Quinlan’s work with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) and catechesis.

Collection Historical Note

Patrick Thomas Quinlan, a Roman Catholic priest and author, was born in 1894 in New Straitsville, Ohio, to Patrick Quinlan of Ireland and Nettie Blackwood of Ohio. Patrick T. Quinlan attended primary school in Glouster and Athens, Ohio; secondary school in Notre Dame, Indiana, and St. John University, Ohio; and collegiate school at St. Thomas in Hartford, Connecticut, and St. John University.  He also attended the seminaries of St. Bernard in Rochester, New York, and American College in Louvain, Belgium. 

Bishop Theophile Meerscheart ordained Quinlan to the priesthood for the Diocese of Hartford in Connecticut in 1922 at Louvain, Belgium.

Pastoral appointments with the Diocese of Hartford include the following:  Holy Rosary and St. Raphael parishes, Bridgeport, 1922-1930, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, 1930-1939, Sacred Heart Parish, Wethersfield, 1939, St. Joseph Parish, Bookfield, 1940-1942. Quinlan was also the Rural Life Director of the Diocese of Hartford and served as treasurer and vice president of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. He also worked with the Home Missioners of America in Glendale, Ohio, from 1945-1947. Much of his writing is on the subject of rural life, farms and farmers, and Catholicism in rural areas.

Quinlan was incardinated to the Diocese of Charleston in 1947.  His pastoral assignments included St. Ann Mission Parish in Kingstree, South Carolina, from 1947-1953 and Our Lady of Fatima Catechumenate in Kingstree, South Carolina, from 1953-1971.

Father Quinlan was largely responsible for the establishment of Catholicism in Williamsburg County, a rural area of South Carolina, after the Second World War.  He wrote a number of texts used for teaching catechism.

Patrick Quinlan died in 1971. He’s buried at St. Stanislaus Chapel in Williamsburg, South Carolina.

Subject/Index Terms

Catechetics -- Catholic Church
Oral history
Quinlan, Patrick T., 1894-1971
Rural churches -- South Carolina

Administrative Information

Repository: Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 document box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder

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 Florence Kaster in October 2004.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Appraisal Information:

Weeding of the collection was very conservative because of Bishop Robert J. Baker's stated intent of investigating cause for canonization of Father Quinlan.  The collection also includes an interview of Florence Kaster as part of initial investigation for cause.

Items removed from collection include the following sound recordings: St. John Catechism in Sound Filmstrip Series; St. John's University, The Life of Christ Sound Filmstrip Series; The Boy Saviour: My First Model; The Wonder Worker; The Life of Saint Anthony of Padua; Prayer Time with Right Reverend Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen; Sex Education of Children; Miraculous Medla Story; Saints and Sanctity; Come Follow Me: The Glory of the Priesthood; Mother Seton; and The Story of Fatima.

Separated Materials:

Audiocassettes Box 1: Oral history

Flat file 1, drawer 6: Census maps

Related Materials: The New Catholic Miscellany, November 1-15, 2001.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], Father Patrick T. Quinlan papers, Diocese of Charleston Archives, Charleston, SC.

Processing Information: Processed by Brian P. Fahey, 2004; and Melissa Bronheim May 2014.


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[Series I: Personal papers, 1894-2004, undated],
[Series II: Publications and writings, 1920-1964, undated],
[Series III: Church administration and ministry, 1933-1970, undated],
[Series IV: Correspondence, 1921-1970, undated],
[Series V: National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC), 1938-1949, undated],
[Series VI: Symbols of priesthood, undated],
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Series IV: Correspondence, 1921-1970, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes personal and professional correspondence.  Written in English and Italian.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1921-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1950-1956, 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1967-1970, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal papers, 1894-2004, undated],
[Series II: Publications and writings, 1920-1964, undated],
[Series III: Church administration and ministry, 1933-1970, undated],
[Series IV: Correspondence, 1921-1970, undated],
[Series V: National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC), 1938-1949, undated],
[Series VI: Symbols of priesthood, undated],
[All]


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