Collection Scope and Content Summary
Title: June O'Connor papers
Date (inclusive): 1967-2007, undated
Date (bulk): 1975-2007
Collection Number: UA 080
5.75 linear feet
(3 record storage boxes; on-shelf)
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
The June O'Connor papers consist of correspondence,
press clippings, fliers, newsletters, programs, typescripts, and documents. The
collection outlines Dr. O'Connor's career as an educator of religious studies at the
University of California, Riverside (UCR) from 1973 through 2007, in addition to
personal accomplishments preceding her arrival in Riverside, California. Her active
participation in the academic field of religious studies and religious organizations
is also documented.
Languages: The collection is in English.
The papers are open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries,
Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections
& Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the
University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by
[identification of item]. June O'Connor papers, UA 080. University of
California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of
The June O'Connor papers were acquired as a gift in 2007.
Processed by Sara Seltzer, 2008.
Dr. June O'Connor came to the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in 1973.
Since arriving at UCR, she served as Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies
program and subsequent department. Dr. O'Connor completed a Bachelor of Arts degree
in English at Mundelein College (1964), a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology at
Marquette University (1966), an M.A. in Religion at Temple University (1972), and a
Ph.D. in Religious Ethics at Temple University (1973). Her research in comparative
religious ethics focuses on selected issues such as violence and nonviolence,
abortion, feminist perspectives, third world theologies and testimonial writings,
and methods of ethical inquiry and analysis. Dr. O'Connor has published over 35
articles and two books: "The Moral Vision of Dorothy Day" (1991) and "The Quest for
Political and Spiritual Liberation: A Study in the Thought of Sri Aurobindo Ghose"
(1977). She received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Public Service
Award at UCR. She has served as a research fellow at the UCR Center for Ideas and
Society, acting as the principal organizer of the conference "Religion and Ethnic
Conflict", held at the Riverside campus on April 28-30, 1995. In addition to being a
noted professor, she also regularly takes on the persona of advice columnist for
"Dear June", a column featured in Catholic Digest.
||June O'Connor graduated from Temple University with a Ph.D. in
||O'Connor was appointed assistant professor at UCR.
||O'Connor was promoted to associate professor at UCR.
||O'Connor received the UCR Distinguished Teaching Award.
||O'Connor was appointed Chair of the Religious Studies program at
||O'Connor was promoted to full professor at UCR.
||O'Connor received the UCR Faculty Public Service Award.
||O'Connor organized “Religion and Ethnic Conflict”, a conference held at
||O'Connor began writing the column "Dear June" for Catholic
||O'Connor was named Professor of the Year by the UCR University Honors
||O'Connor was appointed Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at
||June O'Connor received the UCR Faculty Distinguished Service
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The June O'Connor papers include correspondence, press clippings, fliers,
newsletters, programs, typescripts, and other material collected and organized by
Dr. O'Connor. Materials pertain to O'Connor's professional involvement with the
academic study of religion, religious organizations and other scholarly bodies, as
well as the Department of Religious Studies at UCR and activities associated with
the campus and UC system. The papers are contained within the University
A portion of this collection remains unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections
& Archives for additional information regarding this material.
This collection is arranged into four series:
- Series 1. Department of Religious Studies, University of California,
Riverside, 1985-2007, undated.
- Series 2. Personal Correspondence, 1975-2007.
- Series 3. Professional Commitments, 1969-2007, undated.
- Series 4. Publicity, 1967-2007, undated.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Society of Christian Ethics (U.S.).
University of California Riverside. Dept. of Religious
Genres and Forms of Materials
Clippings (information artifacts).
Fliers (printed matter).