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National Council of Catholic Women records

Identifier: GTM-840321

Content Description

Transcripts and published material such as conference proceedings, newsletters, and broadcast (radio and television) programs sponsored by the NCCW, including “Catholic Hour”.

Box 1. Catholic Hour transcripts 1965-1968 (radio) 4 ring binders.

Box 2. 4 ring binders “Catholic Hour” transcripts 1965-1966 (television) “Catholic Hour” newsletter 1960-1961 “Directions ‘64” (ABC TV) transcripts 1964-1964; including “Catholic Hour” 1966

Box 3 10 open reel audio tapes relating to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, 1965; presentations. Bound volumes of published proceedings of NCCW annual conventions (1935, 1936, 1937,1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1960, 1962).

Box 4 National Council of Catholic Men 3 ring binders Parish Program files Newsletter “Program and Training” 1959-1960 Committee reports (published) 1957-1958 Miscellaneous publications


  • 1932-1968

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Biographical / Historical

The National Council of Catholic Women was founded in March 1920, under the auspices of the U.S. Catholic bishops in recognition of the accomplishments of Catholic women’s organizations during World War I. NCCW provided U.S. Catholic women a unified voice, a national service program, and the ability to reach out to each other through a national organization. Emphasis was given to the education of Catholic women so they could exercise their new found civic duties granted by their right to suffrage, in 1920, under the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

For more information about the history and activities of the NCCW, go to the website


3.42 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger Record Storage boxes + 1 Hollinger document case (oversize legal))

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Condition Description

Includes media: 10 open reel audio tapes in good condition.

National Council of Catholic Women records
Lisette C. Matano, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057