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The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers

MC 91

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Summary Information

Repository:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
Creator:
Meyer, Louis Joseph, 1897-1985
Title:
The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers
Date [bulk]:
1918-1985
Date [inclusive]:
1910-2007
Call Number:
MC 91
Extent:
7.5 Linear feet (; 18 document boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Louis Joseph Meyer (1897-1985) attended St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania starting in 1914, was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1923, and served as a parish priest for the next 19 years. He served as an Army chaplain during World War II, and was stationed in the China-Burma-India Theater until 1946. Upon his discharge from the service, Meyer resumed his parish duties in Philadelphia. He was elevated to Monsignor in 1965, retired in 1972, and passed away in 1985. The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers document the writings, travels, and service of Monsignor Louis Joseph Meyer (1897-1985). This collection dates from 1910 to 2007 and consists of Meyer?s theater work, short stories and writings, speeches and sermons, academic materials relating to St. Charles Seminary and the University of Pennsylvania, travel documents and ephemera, correspondence, notes, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and subject files containing clippings and other printed materials.
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[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers, 1910-2007 (MC 3), Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center.
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Biography/History

Louis Joseph Meyer was born in Philadelphia in 1897. He attended St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania starting in 1914, and was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1923. He would serve as a parish priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese for the next 19 years, including at the St. Mary in St. Clair, St. Francis in Norristown, St. Bartholomew in Northeast Philadelphia, Immaculate Conception in Fishtown, St. Cyril in East Lansdowne, St. Margaret in Narberth, and Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary in Kensington. He also attended classes at the University of Pennsylvania in 1934.

Meyer joined the Army Reserve as a chaplain upon the United States? entry into World War II and was assigned to the 20th General Hospital, a division organized by a medical faculty committee from the University of Pennsylvania. He was trained at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana in June 1942, and his unit was sent to India in early 1943. Meyer served as a chaplain in the China-Burma-India Theater until 1946, when he was discharged.

Upon his discharge from military service, Meyer resumed his parish duties in the Philadelphia-area, serving first as assistant pastor of Our Lady of Mercy church in North Philadelphia and then as founding pastor of the Holy Cross Parish in Springfield from 1948 until his retirement in 1972. He was elevated to Monsignor in 1965 and passed away in 1985.

Scope and Contents

The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers document the writings, travels, and service of Monsignor Louis Joseph Meyer (1897-1985), a military chaplain in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II and parish priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese until 1972. This collection dates from 1910 to 2007 (with bulk dates of 1918 to 1985) and consists of Meyer?s theater work, short stories and writings, speeches and sermons, academic materials relating to St. Charles Seminary and the University of Pennsylvania, travel documents and ephemera, correspondence, notes, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and subject files containing clippings and other printed materials.

This collection is divided into four series: ?I: Theater work, 1925-1960,? ?II: Writings and academic papers, 1916-1966,? ?III: Personal papers, 1900-1985,? and ?IV: Subject files, 1924-1980.?

Series ?I: Theater work? dates from 1925 to 1960 and richly documents Meyer?s abilities as a playwright. This series contains playscripts authored by Meyer; playscripts authored by other playwrights; theater ephemera such as playbills, programs, and tickets; assorted notes on plays and playwriting; and secondary materials pertaining to playwriting. Playscripts authored by Meyer are arranged alphabetically by title, and are followed by playscripts authored by other playwrights that are arranged alphabetically by author's last name. All other material within this series follows and is arranged by document type, and then chronologically within each document type.

Series ?II: Writings and academic papers? dates from 1916 to 1966 and contains short stories, poems, sermons, speeches, and academic compositions authored by Meyer. Short stories, speeches, and sermons are arranged first by document type and then alphabetically by title, with the exception of the speeches, which are arranged chronologically. Academic compositions and related materials follow and are arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that additional writings authored by Meyer can be found in series ?I: Theater work? or with the materials related to travel found in series ?III: Personal papers.?

Series ?III: Personal papers? dates from 1900 to 1985 and contains travel documents, writings, and ephemera; correspondence; records pertaining to Meyer?s work as a military chaplain; records pertaining to Meyer?s service as a parish priest; educational ephemera; notebooks; diaries; journals; photographs; scrapbooks; keepsakes; and other personal records. The travel documents mostly document the Anno Santo pilgrimage in 1925, which is also referred to in the collection as "Holy Year" or "Jubilee Year." There is also significant documentation of International Eucharistic Congresses, especially the 34th congress held in Budapest in 1938. Of note amongst these materials are notes and clippings regarding the state of Europe in the period preceding World War II. The photographs in this series largely pertain to Meyer?s time at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana in June of 1942 and to Meyer?s time in India as military chaplain with the 20th General Hospital in 1943. Additionally, the role of St. Charles Seminary during the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, during which time Meyer was a seminarian, is particularly well-documented by several notebooks and diaries in this series. The travel documents in this series are arranged chronologically by trip, with each trip arranged roughly chronologically. Following the travel documents, this series is arranged by document type, and then chronologically within each type.

Series ?IV: Subject files? dates from 1924 to 1980 and contains clippings, articles, and assorted printed materials pertaining to various topics of interest to Meyer. Of particular interest in this series are records pertaining to the Holy Cross Parish in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where Meyer served as founding pastor from 1948 until 1972. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Meyer?s theater work, writings, and travels are particularly well represented in this collection. Therefore, this collection will prove especially valuable for researchers interested in 20th century Catholic theater and pilgrimage. Additionally, this collection will prove useful for researchers interested in the history of Holy Cross Parish, or the Spanish Influenza epidemic as it occurred at St. Charles Seminary.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center,  2014 March 6

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda Mita and Evan Peugh

Sponsor

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? ?Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives? Project.

Revision Description

Changed finding aid status to "Completed"; updated collection dates in notes; changed Resource ID to MC 3; added Custodial History and Other Finding Aids notes; updated subjects. 1/16: Changed MC # to 91 (was incorrectly numbered).  2016 January

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Custodial History note

Accession number 2010.003

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? ?Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives? Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2013-2014, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article "More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections," the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages in 16 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 4 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections or complete any preservation work.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Research notes
Subject(s)
  • Catholics--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Influenza epidemic (1918-1919)
  • Military chaplains--Catholic Church
  • Playwriting--Drama

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Other Finding Aids note

This is a revision of an older finding aid available on the PAHRC website:

http://www.pahrc.net/faids/Meyer_Louis_legacy-finding-aid.pdf

The arrangement of the collection has been altered from this finding aid.

Collection Inventory

Series I. Theater work, 1925-1960.

Box Folder

Play: "Before the cock crows", undated.

1 1

Play: "Colliding collegians", undated.

1 2

Play: "Compromise", undated.

1 3

Play: "Court news", undated.

1 4

Play: "Herodias," a playscript and parish advertisement, 1935.

1 5

Play: "How 'bout yourself", 1930.

1 6

Play: "Man in the bowler hat", undated.

1 7

Play: "Mary," a musical comedy, undated.

1 8

Play: "Moth, rust, and time", 1932.

1 9

Play: "Moth, rust, and time," related papers, circa 1930s.

1 10

Play: "New comedy", undated.

1 11

Play: "Sample house", circa 1928.

1 12

Play: "Suppose nobody cared", undated.

1 13

Play: "Twin-six", undated.

1 14

Play: "Unity prevails", undated.

1 15

Play: "What's wrong with our dramatic", undated.

2 1

Play: "Your telling me", undated.

2 2

Assorted playscripts, undated.

2 3

Assorted playscripts, undated.

2 4

Assorted playscripts, undated.

2 5

Assorted playscripts, undated.

2 6

Assorted untitled playscripts, undated.

2 7

Untitled playscript, undated.

2 8

Sketch of an untitled play, undated.

2 9

Play: "Speaking to father," by George Ade, undated.

2 10

Letters regarding "A family portrait," a play by L. Coffee and William J. Cohen, 1941.

2 11

Hellebranth, Elena: Playscipt and letters, undated.

2 12

Play: "Shame the devil," by Moore, Henrietta, undated.

2 13

Play: "In this sign: A drama of missions and life in India," by O'hara, Charles M., 1925.

2 14

Play: "April showers," by an unidentified author, 1930.

2 15

St. Louis Bertrand Retreat League for Women: Playbill and thank you letters, 1930-1931.

2 16

Playbill: "You can't take it with you", 1937.

2 17

Catholic Theatre Conference Bulletin with play service, 1937 November.

2 18

Holy Cross High School Pupils Dramatic Society program for "A Christmas Carol", 1960.

2 19

Programs for various Catholic plays, circa 1920s.

2 20

Musical and theatrical programs, 1927, 1938.

2 21

Programs for various theater productions, circa 1930s.

2 22

Assorted papers relating to plays, circa 1930s.

2 23

Assorted notes on plays, undated.

2 24

Assorted notes on plays, undated.

2 25

Notepad on writing plays, undated.

3 1

Book: Principles of playmaking, by Matthews, Brander, undated.

3 2

Book: Twelve cardinal elements of short story writing, by Reeve, Agnes M., 1929.

3 3

Publications: Drama, playwriting, stagework, 1931-1939.

3 4

The Illustrated Stage Magazine, 1938 November.

3 5

The Catholic stage during Lent: Practical stage work booklet series, booklet no. 1, by the Catholic Dramatic Movement, undated.

3 6

Series II. Writings and academic papers, 1916-1966.

Box Folder

Writings: "Forty hours", circa 1948.

3 7

Writings: "Little Betty Lee," a short story, undated.

3 8

Writings: "Little black diary of June to Oct. 13, 1919," typescript, undated.

3 9

Writings: "Lost in the catacombs of Rome", undated.

3 10

Writings: "The nation and the times", undated.

3 11

Writings: St. Bartholomew's Calendar, writings on various subjects (typescript and published calendars), circa 1920s-1930s.

3 12

Writings: "Traffic moves on: First chapter of novel and synopsis," by Meyer, Louis J., 1929 March 25.

3 13

Writings: "Treatise on parish dramatic societies", 1936.

3 14

Writings: "A young man's problem," a short story, undated.

3 15

Writings: Army life, undated.

3 16

Writings: On being a chaplain, undated.

3 17

Writings: The history of drama in America, undated.

3 18

Writings: Dramatic societies, undated.

4 1

Writings: A paper on Catholic education, undated.

4 2

Writings: Funeral, undated.

4 3

Writings: Holy Hour, undated.

4 4

Writings: Humor, undated.

4 5

Writings: India, circa 1940s.

4 6

Writings: Religious philosophy, undated.

4 7

Writings: Retreat of 1916, spiritual topics, 1916.

4 8

Writings: Sacred Heart, undated.

4 9

Writings: St. John's Doctrine and "give me to drink", undated.

4 10

Writings: St. Margaret's Rectory, 1937 April 10.

4 11

Writings: "The pain of loss," a poem by Chaplain Louis J. Meyer, undated.

4 12

Writings: Assorted writings, circa 1930s.

4 13

Writings: Compilation of writings, 1926-1928.

4 14

Writings: Poems by Louis J. Meyer, circa 1928.

4 15

Writings: Untitled short story, undated.

4 16

Speeches: Day of Recollection, sermon outlines, 1946.

4 17

Speeches: Sierra Club of Central Delaware County directory and speech, undated.

4 18

Speeches: Sermons, typescripts, circa 1920s.

4 19

Speeches: Sermons, speeches, and notes, circa 1920s-1930s.

4 20

Speeches: Sermons, speeches, and notes, circa 1930s.

4 21

Speeches: Sermons, speeches, and notes, circa 1930s.

4 22

Speeches, 1955.

4 23

Speeches: Sermons, circa 1965.

4 24

Speeches: Public speeches and related correspondence regarding religion and World War II, 1966.

4 25

Speeches: Sermons and related material, undated.

4 26

Speeches: Sermon plans, 1930.

4 27

Speeches: "Sermon aid", undated.

4 28

Speeches: Sermon notebook, 1922.

5 1

Speeches: Sermon notebook, circa 1930s-1940s.

5 2

Assorted notes, undated.

5 3

Assorted notes, undated.

5 4

University of Pennsylvania: Playwriting class, including a play entitled "How 'bout yourself", circa 1920s.

5 5

University of Pennsylvania: Composition class, short stories, 1926.

5 6

University of Pennsylvania: Composition notebook, 1926-1927.

5 7

University of Pennsylvania: Annotated binder used for class, empty, circa 1927.

5 8

University of Pennsylvania: Composition book, materials removed, 1927-1928.

5 9

University of Pennsylvania: Composition class (1 of 2), 1927-1929.

5 10

University of Pennsylvania: Composition class (2 of 2), 1927-1929.

6 1

University of Pennsylvania: Lecture on the art of playwriting, with Meyer's notes, 1928.

6 2

University of Pennsylvania: Composition class, "The ring," a short story, undated.

6 3

University of Pennsylvania: Composition class, papers regarding Venice, undated.

6 4

University of Pennsylvania: Writing class notebook containing notes and "Jolly Polly" clippings, 1928-1929.

6 5

University of Pennsylvania: Class notes, undated.

6 6

Series III. Personal papers, 1910-2007 (Bulk, 1918-1985) .

Box Folder

Anno Santo: "Ohio" boat blueprint, 1924.

6 7

Anno Santo: Permission from Dougherty to attend pilgrimage, 1925.

6 8

Anno Santo: Satchel with itinerary, hotel cards, and maps, 1925.

6 9

Anno Santo: Itineraries, pamphlets, correspondence, and other papers, circa 1925.

6 10

Anno Santo: Envelope from travel agent sans correspondence, 1925.

6 11

Anno Santo: Pamphlets regarding trip destinations, fares, and itinerary, 1925.

6 12

Anno Santo: Letter to Meyer, 1925.

6 13

Anno Santo: Correspondence regarding trip, circa 1925.

6 14

Anno Santo: Marconigram to Meyers, circa 1925.

6 15

Anno Santo: 1925 datebook, including diary April 27-May 4, pamphlets, and clippings related to Holy Year and Mussolini, 1925.

6 16

Anno Santo: Catholic Standard and Times, regarding Dougherty and trip, 1925 May 30.

6 17

Anno Santo: Ticket stubs from travels, circa 1920s.

6 18

Anno Santo: Photographs of St. Peter's Basilica, circa 1925.

6 19

Anno Santo: Photograph of Rock of Gibraltar, 1925.

6 20

Anno Santo: Blank postcards from Lourdes, 1925.

6 21

Anno Santo: Booklets, 1925.

7 1

Anno Santo: Booklets, circa 1925.

7 2

Anno Santo: Assorted pamphlets and other papers from Italy, circa 1920s.

7 3

Anno Santo: European tourist map and other papers, circa 1925.

7 4

Anno Santo: Reflective passages regarding Lourdes, undated.

7 5

Anno Santo: Notebook containing notes on trip for book, 1925, 1928.

7 6

Anno Santo: Notebook, circa 1925.

7 7

Anno Santo: Chapter 1, regarding "Ohio", circa 1925.

7 8

Anno Santo: Chapters 3 and 8, undated.

7 9

Anno Santo: Chapter 9, undated.

7 10

Anno Santo: "Florence to Venice," a chapter in Anno Santo, undated.

7 11

Anno Santo: 3 copies of Anno Santo chapter; 2 typed, 1 handwritten, undated.

7 12

Anno Santo: "To-day," a chapter in Anno Santo, circa 1925.

7 13

Anno Santo: Advertisement for book, undated.

7 14

Anno Santo: Order list for Anno Santo book, undated.

7 15

Anno Santo: Letter to Meyer regarding book, 1927 May 23.

7 16

Anno Santo: Correspondence regarding book, circa 1920s.

7 17

The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Notes and related materials, 1929.

7 18

The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Letters and postcards from abroad, 1929.

7 19

The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Correspondence, 1929.

7 20

The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Clippings related to Jubilee, 1929.

7 21

The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: "Holy Mass at sea," Hamburg-American Line booklet, circa 1920s.

7 22

Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: Correspondence and notes regarding trip, 1931-1932.

8 1

Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: List of pilgrims, 1932.

8 2

Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: Clippings, 1932.

8 3

34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: Brochures, circa 1930s.

8 4

34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: Booklet, 1938.

8 5

34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: Scrapbook, materials removed, including clippings related to Budapest, Hungary, and the state of Europe, 1938.

8 6

34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: "Budapest or bust," typescript, 1938.

8 7

34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: "Budapest or bust", undated.

8 8

Annotated folder relating to the 1960 Eucharistic Pilgrimage in Munich, 1960.

8 9

38th International Eucharistic Congress in Bombay: Emmanuel booklet regarding the trip, 1964.

8 10

38th International Eucharistic Congress in Bombay: Clipping regarding Meyer's trip in 1964, 1965.

8 11

Middle East trip: Receipts, correspondence, and other papers from Middle East and Japan, 1964-1965.

8 12

Middle East trip: Receipts from Jerusalem and Jordan, circa 1960s.

8 13

Middle East trip: Christmas cards from Holy Land, undated.

8 14

Middle East trip: Page of notes on Palestine, including hand drawn map, undated.

8 15

Middle East trip: Japan Airlines international route map, undated.

8 16

Alaska trip: Trip notebook, circa 1965-1975.

8 17

Alaska trip: Hotel information, 1967.

8 18

Alaska trip: Ferry and train information, 1967, undated.

8 19

Alaska trip: Keepsakes, 1967, undated.

8 20

Alaska trip: Clippings, circa 1960s-1970s.

8 21

Article regarding 39th Eucharistic Congress of Bogota, circa 1968.

8 22

Itinerary for pilgrimage to Lourdes, 1970 July 3.

8 23

Holy Year 1974, printed materials, 1974.

8 24

Cruise brochure, circa 1975.

8 25

Cruise brochure, 1976.

8 26

French tourism booklets, circa 1920s.

9 1

Book with illustrations of Italy, undated.

9 2

Booklet on Croaghpatrick pilgrimage in Ireland, undated.

9 3

Notes regarding travel, undated.

9 4

Notes regarding missing luggage, undated.

9 5

Correspondence: Postcards from Meyer to his aunt, Eleanor Rudolphi, 1900-1910.

9 6

Correspondence: Ordination invitation and "The Ceremonies of Ordination to the Priesthood" booklet, 1923.

9 7

Correspondence: To Meyer, from Helene, 1928 June 11.

9 8

Correspondence: Letter from Meyer to his parents, circa 1928.

9 9

Correspondence: Assorted, 1920s-1930s, 1980s, undated.

9 10

Correspondence: Assorted, circa 1920s-1970s.

9 11

Correspondence: Letter regarding mother/daughter Schenck dispute, 1932 December 12.

9 12

Correspondence: Friends of the Grand Pre fundraising letter, 1932.

9 13

Correspondence: 3 letters from Richard Ward, 1932-1933.

9 14

Correspondence: Letter from Meyer to parents, Budapest, 1938.

9 15

Correspondence: Thank you cards and related correspondence, circa 1942-1984.

9 16

Correspondence: Wartime letter from Meyer requesting supplies, 1943.

9 17

Correspondence: Assorted letters to Meyer, 1946-1947.

9 18

Correspondence: Assorted correspondents regarding various topics, including "reaching out", circa 1949-1983.

9 19

Correspondence: Assorted, circa 1940s, circa 1950s, circa 1970s, undated.

9 20

Correspondence: Letters from Meyer to his mother, Germany, 1960.

9 21

Correspondence: Regarding hunting, 1962, 1969.

9 22

Correspondence: Regarding investiture, including certificate, 1965.

9 23

Correspondence: Regarding and involving Bishop Ferrando, including clippings, 1965-1970.

9 24

Correspondence: To Meyer regarding retirement and ordination, 1965-1969, 1983.

9 25

Correspondence: Assorted correspondence from Meyer, 1967-1981.

9 26

Correspondence: Thank you cards, 1969-1972.

9 27

Correspondence: Solicitation letter from Convent of Mercy, 1972 August 5.

9 28

Correspondence: Retirement, including articles and other records, 1972.

9 29

Correspondence: Birthday invitation from Holy Cross Women's Club, 1972.

9 30

Correspondence: "Memo for Priests," official memorandum from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia regarding various religious and community matters, 1974.

9 31

Correspondence: Letter regarding the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, 1974.

9 32

Correspondence: Cards and letters related to birthday, retirement, and Christmas, circa 1970s.

10 1

Correspondence: Christmas letter from Anne and Frank McBride, 1983.

10 2

Correspondence: Wartime letter and hand drawn map of India trek, undated.

10 3

Correspondence: Envelopes without letters from Italy, undated.

10 4

Church and Drama Association newsletter, 1928.

10 5

Association of Catholic Dramatic Societies notebook, circa 1920s-1930s.

10 6

Association of Catholic Dramatic Societies member cards and admissions tickets for various productions, 1930s.

10 7

China-Burma-Indian Veterans Association newsletters, 1967, 1976.

10 8

China-Burma-India Veterans Association booklet, 1978.

10 9

Advertisement for St. Mary's orphanage benefit, sketched by Meyer, 1923.

10 10

Regulations for Lent, 1927, 1935-1938.

10 11

Photocopy of Meyer's appointment certificate to Immaculate Conception Parish (1928), undated.

10 12

Instructions from Church hierarchy, circa 1920s.

10 13

Calendar pages, 1930.

10 14

"Constitutiones Apostolicae Recentiores", 1959.

10 15

Mass booklets, 1972.

10 16

Monthly council meeting minutes, 1974.

10 17

Photocopy of informational booklet regarding St. Mary's Church (1989), undated.

10 18

Organizational chart, undated.

10 19

"Eastern Welfare News-Sheet" (wartime publication), 1944 April.

10 20

"The H.U.P. Bulletin" (wartime publication), 1944.

10 21

"Priests New Ritual," a sacramental book used by Meyer in Assam, India, circa 1940s.

10 22

Army business file, circa 1940s.

10 23

Index cards with India contacts, 1967.

10 24

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Holy Name Souvenir program, 1930.

10 25

"Lucky Hope Chest Key" church fundraiser, raffle tickets, 1939.

10 26

Springfield Symphony Society spring concert, featuring Meyer on piano, 1972 May 13.

10 27

Scheie Eye Institute dedication ceremony, letters and clippings, 1972.

10 28

University of Pennsylvania matriculation cards and letter, 1926, 1928-1932.

10 29

"University of Pennsylvania Bulletin," volume 33, number 14, 1933 March 25.

10 30

Students' retreat, collected lectures and papers, 1927.

11 1

Bible study notebook, undated.

11 2

Diary of Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918 (typescript), undated.

11 3

"Notes on the Spanish Flu Epidemic", 1918.

11 4

Notebook relating to the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, circa 1920s.

11 5

Diaries, 1918-1919.

11 6

Diary, 1919.

11 7

Diaries, 1919-1920.

11 8

Diaries, 1921.

11 9

"Curate's Diary from Immaculate Conception Parish", 1920s-1930s.

12 1

Journal relating to Immaculate Conception Parish, including Meyer's original appointment certificate, circa 1920s-1930s.

12 2

Journal containing notes regarding daily accomplishments, 1975.

12 3

Notebook on assorted subjects, circa 1930s.

12 4

Notebook regarding services, 1958, 1960, undated.

12 5

Scrapbook of clippings, theater ephemera, seminary photographs, and assorted photographs (annotated), undated.

12 6

Photographs: St. Charles Seminary, 1910, 1931, 1955, 1962, undated.

13 1

Photographs: Assorted images of Meyer, especially relating to passage on the "Ohio" and service as an altar boy, 1912, 1925, circa 1930, undated.

13 2

Photographs: Album relating to St. Charles Seminary, circa 1920s.

13 3

Photographs: Family, circa 1930s.

13 4

Photographs: India, circa 1940s.

13 5

Photographs: India and Louisiana, 1940s.

13 6

Photographs: Wartime, circa 1940s.

13 7

Photographs: Wartime (duplicates), undated.

13 8

Photographs: Hunting, 1962.

13 9

Photographs: Reprints of assorted images from circa 1920s, 1975.

13 10

Photographs: Assorted images, especially of Meyer's mother and service as priest, 1970s, undated.

13 11

Photographs: Headshots, undated.

13 12

Photographs: Meyer with Archbishops Vagnozzi and Krol at the Dedication of the Holy Cross Church, undated.

13 13

Photographs: Cardinal Dougherty, undated.

13 14

Photographs: Shore house at Brighton Beach, undated.

13 15

Photographs: Assorted images, undated.

13 16

Photographs: Army (duplicates), undated.

13 17

MacDonald & Campbell Christmas catalog for men, 1929.

13 18

Hunting licenses, tags, and regulations, 1969.

13 19

Notes on hunting trip, circa 1969.

14 1

Hunting brochures, undated.

14 2

Stock exchange information, 1967-1968.

14 3

Papers, photographs, clippings, and correspondence relating to Harold G. Scheie, 1972-1973.

14 4

"Harold G. Scheie: A biographical sketch and selected papers", 1972.

14 5

Assorted brochures and catalogs relating to charities, politics, technology, and consumer products, circa 1970s.

14 6

Collected wartime poetry, circa 1940s.

14 7

Book of quotations, 1919.

14 8

Drawings, undated.

14 9

Keepsakes, 1925, undated.

14 10

"Mio Dio, Mio Signore", 1943.

14 11

"The Condemnation of Galileo," by Bertrand L. Conway, undated.

14 12

Prayer cards in commemoration of Meyer's mother, Marcelline Rudolph Meyer, 1962.

14 13

Obituary of Marcelline Rudolph Meyer, 1962.

14 14

Biographic clippings and obituary of Louis Joseph Meyer, 1965, 1973, 1984-1985.

14 15

Biography of Louis J. Meyer, Sr., undated.

14 16

Addresses and notes, 1932, 1963.

14 17

Address book, circa 1940.

14 18

Address lists, circa 1965.

14 19

Addresses, undated.

14 20

Address book, undated.

14 21

Inventory of Christmas gifts, with list of addresses, 1971.

14 22

Photocopies of property deeds, undated.

14 23

Annotated envelope, undated.

15 1

Paper bag labeled "Newspaper clippings about Louis...", undated.

15 2

Report folder (empty), undated.

15 3

Assorted notes, undated.

15 4

Grocery list, undated.

15 5

Holy Cross cemetery lot inquiry, 2007.

15 6

Series IV. Subject files, 1924-1980.

Box Folder

Subject file: Abortion, pro-life, undated.

15 7

Subject file: Anti-Communist activity, 1950s.

15 8

Subject file: Archaeology and other topics, 1937, 1946.

15 9

Subject file: Bandbox, undated.

15 10

Subject file: Britain, 1931, undated.

15 11

Subject file: Business, 1939.

15 12

Subject file: Catholic Church, undated.

15 13

Subject file: Catholic Church, administration (domestic), undated.

15 14

Subject file: Catholic Association for Catholic Youth, circa 1920s.

15 15

Subject file: Catholic Church, assorted groups, undated.

15 16

Subject file: Catholic Information League, circa 1930s.

15 17

Subject file: Catholic Information Society of Narberth, circa 1930s-1940s.

15 18

Subject file: Catholic Near East Welfare Association, 1928.

15 19

Subject file: Catholic Standard Times, 1924.

15 20

Subject file: Catholic Theater Conference, 1937.

15 21

Subject file: China-Burma-India Veterans Association, 1972.

15 22

Subject file: Christmas, 1930s.

15 23

Subject file: Comics, undated.

15 24

Subject file: Communism, undated.

15 25

Subject file: Court trials, circa 1930s.

15 26

Subject file: Crime, circa 1920s-1930s.

15 27

Subject file: Domestic and family issues, circa 1920s-1930s.

15 28

Subject file: Education, 1947, undated.

15 29

Subject file: English language, undated.

15 30

Subject file: Entertainment, 1930s.

15 31

Subject file: Europe, undated.

15 32

Subject file: Far East, 1976, 1977.

15 33

Subject file: Fatima, Portugal, 1975.

15 34

Subject file: France, undated.

15 35

Subject file: Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), undated.

15 36

Subject file: Great Depression and poverty, circa 1920s-1930s.

15 37

Subject file: Health and wellness, undated.

15 38

Subject file: Heroism, undated.

15 39

Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, history, undated.

16 1

Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, history by Louis L. Keeler, M.D., with research files, notes, and clippings, undated.

16 2

Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, correspondence and clippings regarding opening of Holy Cross library, 1972.

16 3

Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, library dedication, 1972.

16 4

Subject file: Hoover, Herbert, undated.

16 5

Subject file: India, circa 1940s.

16 6

Subject file: India, circa 1970s.

16 7

Subject file: Indian Catholic Church, 1966, 1969.

16 8

Subject file: Italy, especially Mussolini, circa 1920s.

16 9

Subject file: Israel, circa 1960s-1970s.

16 10

Subject file: Knights of Columbus, 1930.

16 11

Subject file: Krol, John (Archbishop), 1965.

16 12

Subject file: Kung, Hans, 1980.

16 13

Subject file: Leprosy, undated.

16 14

Subject file: "The Lettuce Story", 1972.

16 15

Subject file: Lighthearted subjects, undated.

16 16

Subject file: Lindberg, Charles, 1929.

16 17

Subject file: Louis J. Meyer, Inc., undated.

16 18

Subject file: Mainz Cathedral, 1926.

16 19

Subject file: Maps, undated.

16 20

Subject file: Marriage, undated.

16 21

Subject file: Martin, Therese (The Little Flower), 1974.

16 22

Subject file: The Maryknoll Fathers, 1968.

16 23

Subject file: Merrill's Marauders Association, 1971.

16 24

Subject file: Middle East, 1970s.

16 25

Subject file: Missions, undated.

16 26

Subject file: Modern man and other topics, 1931.

16 27

Subject file: Mother Katharine Drexel Guild Charity, 1968, 1982.

16 28

Subject file: National Conference of Catholic Bishops, circa 1976.

16 29

Subject file: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, undated.

16 30

Subject file: Nuns and other topics, undated.

16 31

Subject file: Pilgrims, 1929.

16 32

Subject file: Politics, undated.

16 33

Subject file: Pope Paul VI, undated.

16 34

Subject file: Pope Pius XII, 1939, 1953.

16 35

Subject file: Religion and politics (1 of 2), circa 1970s, undated.

16 36

Subject file: Religion and politics (2 of 2), circa 1970s, undated.

16 37

Subject file: Religious institutions and events, circa 1920s-1970s.

16 38

Subject file: Religious leaders, 1970-1980.

16 39

Subject file: Assorted religious topics, circa 1925-1935.

17 1

Subject file: Assorted religious topics, 1930s-1970s.

17 2

Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, circa 1920s.

17 3

Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, circa 1920s-1930s.

17 4

Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, circa 1920s-1940s.

17 5

Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, undated.

17 6

Subject file: Retreats for women, 1932.

17 7

Subject file: Rosenbach Museum, undated.

17 8

Subject file: The Scheie Institute, circa 1970s.

17 9

Subject file: Science, undated.

17 10

Subject file: Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, undated.

17 11

Subject file: Society of the Little Flower, undated.

17 12

Subject file: Spain, undated.

17 13

Subject file: St. Bartholomew's Church, 1927.

17 14

Subject file: St. Elizabeth's Convent, 1930.

17 15

Subject file: St. Philomena's Church, 1943.

17 16

Subject file: Stedd Farm Corporation, 1929.

18 1

Subject file: Superstition, circa 1930s.

18 2

Subject file: Theater, undated.

18 3

Subject file: Theology, undated.

18 4

Subject file: Tragedies, undated.

18 5

Subject file: Women's groups and children's charities, circa 1930s.

18 6

Subject file: Wartime, 1942-1945.

18 7

Subject file: Wartime, especially chaplains and local soldiers, circa 1940s.

18 8

Subject file: Wildlife organizations, 1972.

18 9

Subject file: World politics and affairs, 1940s-1950s.

18 10

Subject file: World War II, circa 1930s.

18 11

Subject file: Assorted clippings, 1920s-1940s.

18 12

Subject file: Assorted clippings, 1938, 1946, 1970s, undated.

18 13

Subject file: Assorted clippings, circa 1930s.

18 14

Subject file: Assorted clippings and printed materials, 1930s.

18 15

Subject file: Assorted clippings, circa 1950s-1960s.

18 16

Subject file: Assorted clippings, undated.

18 17

Subject file: Assorted brochures, circa 1920s, undated.

18 18

Subject file: Assorted church bulletins, 1928, 1947.

18 19

Subject file: Assorted magazine articles, circa 1920s-1930s.

18 20

Subject file: Assorted newletters, circa 1920s-1970s.

18 21

Subject file: Assorted publications, circa 1970s.

18 22