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James V. Schall, SJ Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS307

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

An extensive collection, The James V. Schall, S.J. Papers consist in large part of the published writings of prolific Georgetown University government professor James V. Schall, S.J. Many of his articles in various publications are preserved, and some of his books are retained. Some unpublished manuscripts and correspondence are also present. Father Schall is an expert on the interplay between Christianity and politics. The James V. Schall, S.J.

SYNOPSIS: SERIES 1 - Manuscripts. SERIES 2 - Correspondence. SERIES 3 - Ann O'Donnell Files. SERIES 4 - Newspaper Clippings. SERIES 5 - Miscellaneous Manuscripts. SERIES 6 - Printed Materials. SERIES 7 - Postcards.


  • 1960 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical note

James V. Schall, S.J. was born on January 20, 1928, in Pocahontas, Iowa. In 1954, he received a B.A. from Gonzaga University, followed by an M.A. from that same institution in 1955. In 1960, he obtained a Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Schall took yet another degree, an M.S.T., in 1964 from the University of Santa Clara. Schall began his career as an instructor in political science at the University of San Francisco in 1955-1956. Next, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1963. Between 1965 and 1977, Father Schall lectured at Gregorian University in Rome. Since 1978, he has been a professor in the government department at Georgetown University. (Source: "Contemporary Authors." Eds. Linda Metzger and Deborah A. Straub. Vol. 20. Detroit: Gale, 1987.)


24.3 Cubic Feet (25 boxes )

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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