This is an artificially arranged collection consisting of materials provided to the archives by the Office of University Publications.
It contains correspondence and memos to and from Sister Sally Furay, former Vice President and Provost, expressing disappointment
in the lack of women in student leadership roles as well as Bishop Leo Maher's "Women in the New World" Pastoral Letter regarding
women's changing place in the Catholic Church and society.
Sister Sally Furay was born Sally Marguerite Furay on June 12, 1926 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was one of eight children born
to parents Guy and Marguerite Whyte Furay. In 1944, Sister Furay entered the Society of the Sacred Heart taking her first
vows in 1947 and her final vows in Rome in 1952. She began her long career in education at her alma mater, Duchesne Academy,
while earning a bachelor's degree in English. After completing her degree in 1949, Sister Furay went on to earn a master's
degree in English from the San Francisco College for Women and a doctorate in English American Literature from Stanford University.
Bishop Leo T. Maher was born Leo Thomas Maher on July 1, 1915 in Mount Union, Iowa. He was the fifth of nine children born
to Thomas Joseph Maher and Mary Agnes Teberg. Bishop Maher moved to California to live with his uncle, Reverend Edward J.
Maher, the pastor of St. Patrick Church in Oakland, when he was a child. In 1929, he finished his elementary school education
at St. Patrick Elementary School, then began his priesthood studies at St. Joseph High School and St. Joseph College. Bishop
Maher started seminary school in 1938 and completed his theological studies at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California
in 1943. He was ordained a priest at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco on December 18, 1943. From 1943-1962, Bishop Maher
served at several San Francisco churches as a curate, a secretary to Archbishop John Joseph Mitty, a domestic prelate, and
a chancellor for the Archdiocese.
The University of San Diego Women in Leadership collection is the physical property of the University of San Diego, Archives
and Special Collections. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors
or their legal heirs and assigns.