Father Alan Deck, S.J., Letter Collection

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Loyola Marymount University
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Father Alan Deck, S.J., Letter Collection

Collection number: MS115

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Clay Stalls
Date Completed:
March 2014
Encoded by:
Clay Stalls
© 2014 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Father Alan Deck, S.J., letter collection
Dates: 1959-1963
Collection number: MS115
Collector: Deck, Father Alan, S.J.
Collection Size: 15 items .25 linear feet
Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation

[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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Father Alan Deck, S.J. Accession number: 2014.11

Biography

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.

Collection Description

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.

Arrangement

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.

Indexing Terms

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.


Box and Folder List

Box-folder 1:1

Letter from John F. Kennedy re Alan Deck support for candidacy for presidency and "vote getting capacities of a Catholic candidate." 1959

Box-folder 1:2

Letter from Governor Edmund G. Brown re John F. Kennedy candidacy for presidency. 1959

Box-folder 1:3

Letter of thanks from Harry S. Truman. 1960

Box-folder 1:4

Letter of acknowledgement from Governor Edmund G. Brown. 1960

Box-folder 1:5

Letter from Bishop James A. Pike in response to Alan Deck letter on the unity of churches. 1960

Box-folder 1:6

Letter from Congressman James Roosevelt re candidacy of John F. Kennedy for presidency and California delegation. 1960

Box-folder 1:7

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey letter on support for Democratic presidential candidate. 1960

Box-folder 1:8

Letter from John F. Kennedy thanking Alan Deck for supporting his presidency. 1960

Box-folder 1:9

Senator Clair Engle letter re extension of Social Security Act to cover medical care for retired persons. 1960

Box-folder 1:10

Senator Stuart Symington letter of acknowledgement. 1961

Box-folder 1:11

Eleanor Roosevelt letter of acknowledgement. 1961

Box-folder 1:12

California State Treasurer Bert A. Betts letter re support for his election. 1963

Box-folder 1:13

Hugh M. Duce, S.J., letter re refusal of scholarship to Loyola University by Alan Deck. 1963

Box-folder 1:14

California Speaker of the Assembly Jessie M. Unruh letter of congratulations to Alan Deck on award of "State Scholarship Award." 1963

Box-folder 1:15

California State Senator Thomas M. Rees letter of congratulations to Alan Deck on award of "State Scholarship Award." 1963