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Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities collection

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Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities



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Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities collection, 1917-1920 | Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

By Daniel C. Mackin

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Title: Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities collection, 1917-1920Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1919

ID: A/02/2010.003

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folders 1-4 pertain to the Committee on War Activities work.  Folders 5-8 pertain to the administration of the Committee on War Activities.

Date Acquired: 01/25/2010

Subjects: Knights of Columbus, World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Administrative reports, Correspondence, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

Administrative records, financial records, and publications of the Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of original documents dating to the period of the First World War (1917-1920) concerning the activities of the Knights of Columbus both on the Western Front in France and Belgium as well as immediately following the armistice in the United States.  It appears that this collection was compiled and gifted to the Diocese of Charleston by one Walter Kernan.  Materials in this collection include official correspondence with the Committee on War Activities, as well as meeting minutes and financial records of the administration of the Committee on War Activities.  In addition, this collection includes published materials dating from the period meant to instruct Catholic chaplains stationed in Europe how as to best attend to the needs of their soldiers.

The Diocese of Charleston did contribute young men to the war effort in Europe.  In turn, the Diocese received assistance from the Committee on War Activities in placing young men in jobs within the state of South Carolina.  In addition, there are several mentions of Charleston in the reports to the Committee on War Activities as to what job openings were available to returning Catholic soldiers.

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Knights of Columbus
World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 slim box

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 Walter Kernan in January 2010.

Acquisition Method: Found in the collection.

Preferred Citation: 2010.003 Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities, 1917-1920

Processing Information: Processed by Daniel C. Mackin.


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Series I: Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities, 1917-1920Add to your cart.
The Committee on War Activities directed the support structure of the Knights of Columbus and their chaplains in their ministry to the needs of the Catholic soldiers of World War I.  After the war, the Committee on War Activities helped place Catholic World War I veterans in jobs that matched their skills.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter concering war activities, 2/19/1918Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Synopsis of correspondence, 2/19/1918Add to your cart.
Walter Kernan submitted this synopsis to the letter in order to prove to the committee the benefit of the work of the Knights of Columbus in Europe.
Folder 3: Post-war employment opportunities, Dec. 1918-Jun. 1919Add to your cart.
A report pertaining the various employment opportunities in different parts of the United States.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous records, 1919Add to your cart.
Published materials for chaplains about the execution of their office, as well as excerpts from newspapers and a sermon about the Knights of Columbus' activities.
Folder 5: Financial Statement, Jan. 1919; Apr.-Oct, 1919; Feb. 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Reports, July-June, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Meeting Minutes, Dec. 1919-Mar. 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Weekly Financial Record, Jan. 3, 1919 - Sept. 5, 1920Add to your cart.
An item by item list of every expense of the Committee on War Activities for almost a two year period.


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