Title: Father Alan Deck, S.J., letter collection
Collection number: MS115
Deck, Father Alan, S.J.
.25 linear feet
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: This collection consists chiefly of letters of political personages that Father Alan Deck, S.J., received from 1959 to 1963.
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Box and Folder number, Father Alan Deck, S.J., Letter Collection, MS115, Department of Archives
and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Gift of Father Alan Deck, S.J. Accession number: 2014.11
Father Alan Deck, S.J., holds the Charles S. Casassa Chair of Catholic Social Values at Loyola Marymount University. His Ph.D.
is from St. Louis University and his
S.T.D. from the Pontifical Gregorian University. The author of many articles and two books, his work concentrates on, among
other things, Hispanic ministry and Roman Catholic social doctrine.
This collection contains fifteen letters, many from political personages, that Father Alan Deck, S.J. received in the late
1950s and early 1960s. The authors range from national poliitcal figures, eg, John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey, to California
state politicians, eg, Governor Edmund G. Brown. Most of the letters were responding to Father Deck's contact with the politicians
regarding political issues, especially the run of John F. Kennedy for the presidency in 1960.
Some letters are personal; three touch on Father Deck's scholarship awards for college.
Other names of note in this series include Eleanor Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, Bishop James A. Pike, and Jessie Unruh.
The letters in this collection are stored in fifteen folders in one archival document box, which are arranged chronologically,
from the earliest date to the most recent.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Kennedy, John F., 1917-1963
Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Pike, James A. (James Albert), 1913-1969
Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Engle, Clair, 1911-1964
Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Unruh, Jessie M.