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Reminiscences of Francis X. Murphy : oral history, 1982.

Creator: Murphy, Francis X., 1914-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 447 leaves. Tape: 9 reels.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Roman Catholic priest.

Scope and Contents

Childhood; education, Reiner Seminary, 1928-1931; doctorate in medieval history, Catholic University, 1941-1944; contract chaplain, U.S. Naval Academy, 1949; Army service, 1951-1958, at Fort Riley, Kansas, in Korea, at Fort Dix, service in Berlin and Paris at Eucom Headquarters, at Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY; participation in Vatican Council II, 1962-1965; professor, Academia Alphonsiana, Lateran University, 1959-1975; staff editor, Catholic Encyclopedia; various books and publications; interest in archaelogical search for St. Peter's remains; involvement in policies and politics of Catholic Church, population and birth control, Jesuit order and relation with Vatican, historical perspective and opportunities for change; discussion of Xavier Rynne.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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