Priest, educator, and public servant, Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, is internationally recognized as one of the most influential leaders of the American Catholic Church not only because of his commitment to Catholic education but also because of his passion for ensuring the protection and preservation of human rights everywhere. The present volume consists of a biography of Father Hesburgh; a detailed and comprehensive description of archival and manuscript materials held in The Archives of the University of Notre Dame, the official repository of Father Hesburgh's papers, prepared by William Kevin Cawley; and a bibliography of major published and unpublished works by Father Hesburgh, as well as selected works about him. Making a selection from the wealth of material contained in The Archives and other sources, compiler Charlotte A. Ames has created an invaluable bridge to Father Hesburgh's life and work. Much of this work was written as a response to the various challenges posed by national and global crises: the civil rights movement, starving millions worldwide, refugees in need of resettlement, the specter of nuclear war, the need to find peaceful uses for nuclear power, the most productive use of science and technology for Third World development, and the need for quality and equality in higher education.
The bibliographical section includes works issued from 1940 through February 1989. Published works include books, articles and essays, forewords, prefaces and introductions, newspaper articles, interviews, selected U.S. government documents, and non-print media. Among the unpublished works are addresses, papers, speeches, and diaries. Works about Father Hesburgh consist not only of books, articles, and newspaper articles, both biographical and reportorial, but also of theses and dissertations relating to him. The volume is arranged to provide easy access, with citations for selected works to be found in three distinct locations at the University of Notre Dame. Three appendices cite awards and honors, honorary degrees, and current and past board and committee memberships held by Father Hesburgh. A useful resource for students and scholars of Education, American Studies, and American Religious History.
About the Author
CHARLOTTE AMES is Bibliographer of Catholic Americana at the Theodore M. Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame. In 1989, with Thomas J. Mueller, she compiled Commitment, Compassion, Consecration: Inspirational Quotes of Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.. She has also compiled other works relevant to the study of American Catholic History.
THOMAS STRITCH is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is former editor, and currently associate editor of The Review of Politics, was coeditor of The New Corporatism (1974) and author of The Catholic Church in Tennessee: The Sesquicentennial Story (1987).
Table of Contents
Foreword by Theodore M. Hesburgh
A Short Biography of Theodore M. Hesburgh by Thomas Stritch
Chronological Table, 1917-1989
Archives and Manuscripts by Wm Kevin Cawley
Published Works: Books by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Articles, Addresses, and Essays by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Forewords, Prefaces, and Introductions by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Newspaper Articles by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Interviews With Theodore M. Hesburgh
Unpublished Works: Addresses, Papers, Speeches
Diaries by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Books About Theodore M. Hesburgh
Articles About Theodore M. Hesburgh
Newspaper Articles About Theodore M. Hesburgh
Appendix I: Special Awards and Honors Won by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Appendix II: Honorary Degrees Bestowed Upon Theodore M. Hesburgh
Appendix III: Current and Past Memberships on Boards and Committees held by Theodore M. Hesburgh