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"Jesuit History in Stamps" Collection

Identifier: GTM-000017

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, article drafts, research notes, and newspaper clippings for a National Jesuit News series entitled "Jesuit History in Stamps," written predominantly by Fr. Paul J. Gibbons.


  • 1976 - 1982


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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.

Historical Note

The "Jesuit History in Stamps" series, published in the National Jesuit News beginning in 1976, was created in part by Fr. Paul J. Gibbons (1908-1978) and was based primarily on stamps held in a collection established by Fr. George T. Zorn. This collection was kept in the Maryland Province Archives under the care of Frs. Hugh A. Kennedy and Richard J. Colgan before being transferred to Fr. C. Frederick Koehler at St. Joseph's College in 1975.

Fr. Gibbons wrote 13 of the articles that were published between 1976 and 1979, after which Fr. James J. Gormley took over the effort and produced ten further pieces. The articles within this collection end in 1982, but it is unclear when the series ceased to be published in the NJ News.


0.1 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Fr. Richard J. Colgan, 1986.

"Jesuit History in Stamps" Collection
Aleksandra Kinlen
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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