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Mother Mary Hilda Miley papers

Inventory


Series 1. Biographical Information
This series includes an outline and several overviews of Mother Mary Hilda's life and career, letters concerning honorary degrees she received from Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, and programs from the ceremonies at URI and Providence College, where she was also honored.

Box 1, Folder 1 Biographical Sketch and Obituaries
Box 1, Folder 2 Honorary Degrees - Programs and Newspaper Clippings
Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence: Honorary Degrees
1960, 1965
Box 1, Folder 4 Correspondence: Retirement
1964

Series 2. Correspondence and Documents Relating to Salve Regina
This series contains correspondence and reports concerning many different aspects of the college. Of particular note are letters regarding several of the facilities on campus (Vinland, Wayside, etc.) and on efforts to improve Salve's early library through donations from both the community and the Library of Congress. The folder of Cornelius Moore's letters also contains information on his Early American Silver Exhibit from 1964. Also of note are speeches given by Mother Mary Hilda and the annual reports from 1955-1964, which describe the accomplishments and improvements in each department, from both faculty and students, from year to year.

Box 1, Folder 5-20 Reports of the President
1955-1964
Box 2, Folder 1 Reports: Roles and Duties at Salve Regina
Box 2, Folder 2 Financial Papers
1951-1964
Box 2, Folder 3 Report: Meetings Attended by Public Relations Staff
1950-1964
Box 2, Folder 4 National Catholic Welfare Conference Survey
1949-1964
Box 2, Folder 5 Resolutions
1957-1964
Box 2, Folder 6 Speeches
1959-1964
Box 2, Folder 7 Proposal: Goal/A Woman Educated, Cultivated, Dedicated/Today's World
1963
Box 2, Folder 8 Blessing and Dedication of Miley Hall
1965
Box 2, Folder 9 Tribute to Cornelius C. Moore
1964
Box 2, Folder 10 Correspondence: Association of American Colleges
1962
Box 2, Folder 11 Correspondence: Catholic University
1947-1952
Box 2, Folder 12 Correspondence: Catholic University
1956-1964
Box 2, Folder 13 Correspondence: Chinese Students
1954-1963
Box 2, Folder 14 Correspondence: Clagett, Jr., Thomas C., re: Wayside
1961-1966
Box 2, Folder 15 Correspondence: Colleges
1956-1965
Box 2, Folder 16 Correspondence: Employment
1956-1964
Box 2, Folder 17 Correspondence: Extension Lay Volunteers
1961-1964
Box 2, Folder 18 Correspondence: Flannery, Francis X. A.
1961-1964
Box 2, Folder 19 Correspondence: Flannery, Francis X. A., re: Donations
1960-1962
Box 2, Folder 20 Correspondence: General
1950-1960
Box 2, Folder 21 Correspondence: General
1961-1962
Box 2, Folder 22 Correspondence: General
1963-1965
Box 2, Folder 23 Speeches given by others
1950-1963
Box 3, Folder 1 Correspondence: Gifts/Donations to the Library
1951-1969
Box 3, Folder 2 Correspondence: Goelet, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
1957-1965
Box 3, Folder 3 Correspondence: Hungarian Escapee Students
1956-1957
Box 3, Folder 4 Correspondence: LeRoy Avenue
1957-1962
Box 3, Folder 5 Correspondence: Manice, Mr. and Mrs. Haywood F.
1961-1967
Box 3, Folder 6 Correspondence: McMahon, Lillian
1951-1964
Box 3, Folder 7 Correspondence: Moore, Cornelius C.
1948-1964
Box 3, Folder 8 Correspondence: National Catholic Education Association
1952-1962
Box 3, Folder 9 Correspondence: New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
1956-1959
Box 3, Folder 10 Correspondence: New England Board of Higher Education
1959
Box 3, Folder 11 Correspondence: Nursing
1959-1964
Box 3, Folder 12 Correspondence: Nursing Advisory Board
1951
Box 3, Folder 13 Correspondence: O'Connor, Charles, School Superintendent
1963-1964
Box 3, Folder 14 Correspondence: Parents
1955-1964
Box 3, Folder 15 Correspondence: Queen Hall
1959-1963
Box 3, Folder 16 Correspondence and Citations: Regina Medal
1960-1997
Box 3, Folder 17 Correspondence: Vinland
1955-1968
Box 3, Folder 18 Honorary Degree Citations and Correspondence
1960-1964

Series 3. Correspondence With Religious Figures
Another series of correspondence, to and from people involved with Catholicism. The Bishop Keough folder includes a copy of his obituary. The second Bishop McVinney folder contains much correspondence about student housing concerns, especially for nursing students, along with two Christmas cards and a post card from Rome. The Generalate folder has the agenda from the 1960 General Council meeting of Presidents and Deans of Provincial Colleges. The Provincialate folder contains Annual Reports to the Mother Provincial from 1951-1969, detailing numbers of students and faculty, how many enrolled in each major, and other information. Finally, there is a folder regarding Mother McAuley, containing a short report about her, and two other papers.

Box 4, Folder 1 Correspondence: Diocese of Providence - Bishop Russell J. McVinney
1948-1958
Box 4, Folder 2 Correspondence: Diocese of Providence - Bishop Russell J. McVinney
1959-1964
Box 4, Folder 3 Correspondence: Kelly, Auxiliary Bishop Bernard M.
1963-1964
Box 4, Folder 4 Correspondence: Keough, Bishop Francis P.
1959-1972
Box 4, Folder 5 Correspondence: Priests
1952-1961
Box 4, Folder 6 Correspondence: Priests
1962-1964
Box 4, Folder 7 Correspondence: Providence Visitor and Rev. Edward H. Flannery, ed.
1957-1965
Box 4, Folder 8 Correspondence: Religious Sisters
1947-1962
Box 4, Folder 9 Correspondence: Sisters of Mercy - Generalate Level
1960-1965
Box 4, Folder 10 Correspondence: Sisters of Mercy - Provincialate Level
1958-1964
Box 4, Folder 11 Mother Catherine McAuley, RSM

Series 4. Correspondence With Government Officials
This series contains correspondence to and from the government on both local and national levels. Correspondence with the mayor of Providence deals with the housing of nursing students. The Federal file includes letters to and/or from well known figures such as Theodore Francis Greene, John E. Fogarty, and Barry Goldwater. Much correspondence relates to politicians' support of education-related legislation. President Kennedy's folder includes information about the Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, created after his assassination in 1963. There are letters from Senators Pastore and Pell regarding the donation of books from the Library of Congress for Salve Regina's collection (see also: Correspondence: Gifts/Donations to the Library). There are also two examples of reports Claiborne Pell sent to Rhode Islanders concerning actions in Congress, from both 1962 and 1963. State papers include letters from Governors Del Sesto, Notte, and John H. Chafee. Finally, the State of RI Commission for the Study of Higher Education includes a copy of the report that was released on the state's college aged population.

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 12 Correspondence: Eisenhower, President and Mrs. Dwight D.
1957-1963
Box 4, Folder 13 Correspondence: Federal Level
1957-1964
Box 4, Folder 14 Correspondence: Johnson, Vice President Lyndon B.
1962
Box 4, Folder 15 Correspondence: Kennedy, President and Mrs. John F.
1956-1963
Box 4, Folder 16 Correspondence: Pastore, Senator John O.
1951-1964
Box 4, Folder 17 Correspondence: Pell, Senator Claiborne
1960-1964
Box 4, Folder 18 Correspondence: Reynolds, Mayor Walter H.
1959
Box 4, Folder 19 Correspondence: State Level (RI)
1956-1965
Box 4, Folder 20 Correspondence: State of Rhode Island Commission to Study Higher Education
1957-1959