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St. Joseph's Catholic Church collection

Identifier: MS-533

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the St. Josephs Catholic church including meeting minutes, pamphlets, flyers, teaching materials, church administrative records. The collection also contains newspapers and AV materials that have not been digitized.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1800-2016


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Biographical / Historical

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church opened its doors in 1877. In 1881, Reverend Patrick M. Cushnahan became the first pastor of the church. Father Cushnahan started the process of building a new building for the parish. In 1902 St. Josephs Catholic church was officially dedicated and is still the home of the church. In 1981 the church celebrated its Centennial.


17 Linear Feet (22 Hollinger boxes, 3 flat boxes, 4 custom boxes, 2 cassette boxes, 1 framed object)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


This collection is divided up into nine series. Series 1 contains 5 subseries, Series 5 contains 3 subseries: Series 1: Committees, 1959-1986; Series 1 Subseries 1: Historical committee, 1800-2012; Series 1 subseries 2: League of the Sacred Heart Committee materials, 1966-2016; Series 1 Subseries 3: Church Communication Committee, 1958-2000; Series 1 Subseries 4: Council of Catholic Women Committee materials, 1953-2005; Series 1 Subseries 5: ARC Board Committee, 1986-1987; Series 2: Ecumenical community, 1977-2008; Series 3: Centennial Celebration materials, 1971-1999; Series 4: Community Organizations, 1972-2009; Series 5: Business materials, 1928-2015; Series 5 Subseries 1: Programs, pamphlets, and flyers, 1962-2008; Series 5 Subseries 2: St. Benedicts Hospital and St. Mary Home, 1928-2009; Series 5 Subseries 3: Teaching materials, 1976-2002; Series 6: Music, 1942-1984; Series 7: Personal Items, 1972-2011; Series 8: Newspapers, c. 1920-2016; Series 9: Oversized and AV materials: c. 1920-2016.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some materials are in a VHS

Custodial History

Materials were acquired from Allie Lawler and Joyce Hawkins (2009-0014, 2022-001, 2022-057, 2022-060)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials received from Allie Lawler


No accruals are expected

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

Processed by Marina Kenner
Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408