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Box 17


Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

ID-25: Diaries of Prefects of Studies and Faculty Secretaries, 1937-1961

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Near daily diaries of events related to teaching and faculty at Woodstock College (e.g. faculty illness, exam schedules, thesis defenses, holidays, class changes, etc.).

ID-27a: Methods of Marking Oral Examinations., 1876-1935

 File — Box: 17, Folder: 299
Scope and Contents Notes on conducting oral examinations.

ID-27b: Criticisms of Oral Examinations, Submitted by faculty members, 1935-1936

 File — Box: 17, Folder: 300
Scope and Contents Collection of criticisms on the method of oral examinations.

ID-27e: Ad Auds (Audiendam Confessionem) Exams, 1919-1948., 1919 - 1948

 File — Box: 17, Folder: 303-305
Scope and Contents Oral examination questions, laid out as scenarios faced in the confession booth, for Woodstock College seminarians. These exams shed light on how priest's approached and categorized sins, how they understood sexuality and women, the church's relationship to protestantism, and the ways they were to handle issues of the times. This sheds particular light on the clergy sexual abuse as one question from 1933 directs confessors to take a priest's reputation into account when handling cases of...