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Scrapbooks: Reverend Brian A. McGrath, S.J.

Identifier: GTA-000095-DS

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and other printed material relating to the career of Fr. McGrath and to events at and people associated with Georgetown University, 1952-1962.

Scrapbook, 1952-1957. Among topics covered: start of construction work on Gorman Diagnostic Center; award of honorary degrees to Beltie Shah Gilani (special representative of India at the United Nations), Carlos Castillo Armas (President of Guatemala), Walter Hallstein (German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs), Jeremiah F. Minihan (Auxiliary Bishop of Boston), and Nobusuke Kishi (Prime Minister of Japan); visit of Giovanni Gronchi (President of Italy) and John A. Costello (Prime Minister of Ireland); Class of 1954 senior class gift for new front gates, Class of 1955 senior class gift for laboratory in proposed Science Building, and Class of 1957 senior class gift for scholarship in memory of Dave Morton, Sam Moran and Mike Nee; inauguration of Division of Business Administration; establishment and operation of Georgetown-at-Fribourg program; ground breaking for St. Mary's Hall; merging of Riggs Library and School of Foreign Service Library; reopening of English Department by Graduate School; separation of History Department and Government Department; establishment of the Greater Georgetown Campaign; opening of University Development Office in New York; appointments of Fr. McGrath as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., as Regent Emeritus of the Foreign Service School, Lawrence R. McHugh, S.J., as President of Wheeling College, Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, John L. Ryan, S.J., as Dean of Men, and Thomas J. O'Donnell, S.J., as Regent of the Nursing School; and death of Lawrence J. Hart, S.J. Also present, text of speech given by Fr. McGrath at 1957 John Carroll Awards Dinner and lists of members of the Jesuit Community for 1952, 1954, 1955 and 1956.

Scrapbook, 1958-1962. Among topics covered: establishment of Georgetown-at-Fribourg Summer School; purchase of Halcyon House; appointments of William F. A. Erdozain, S.J., as visiting professor of French Language and Literature, Robert Hoggson, S.J., as Athletic Moderator, William F. Maloney, S.J., as Regent of the Medical and Dental Schools, Neil J. Gargan, S.J., as moderator of the Washington Club, and T. Byron Collins, S.J., as Vice President for Business Management; visit of Sean T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland; death of Arthur A. O'Leary, S.J.; leasing of Windsor Apartments (1220 N. Scott St., Arlington), to house Georgetown students; ground breaking ceremonies for new Science Building; neighborhood opposition to opening of 1789 restaurant; appointment of John M. Daly, S.J., as Maryland Provincial; award of honorary degrees to Rudolf Allers, Laurian Cardinal Rugambwa of Tanganyika, and Leo G. A. Schlicting (Dutch professor and Nazi opponent); change by the College of Arts and Sciences from Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences degree to Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) non-classical degree; awards to President Edmund B. Bunn, S.J., by the Embassy of Peru for contributions to the betterment of Latin American Relations and from the German Ambassador for the promotion of student exchange programs; dedication of the Gorman Diagnostic Building; Golden Jubilee of and testimonial dinner for Francis E. Lucy, S.J.; and Greater Georgetown Fund. Also present, color slides showing Fr. McGrath in his office and in front of White-Gravenor in academic dress. Issues of The Hoya, Georgetown Record, and Foreign Service School Courier, and commencement programs are also included.


  • 1952-1962


2 Linear Feet

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April 2010
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Part of the Georgetown University Archives Repository

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