The Francis L. Markey papers, 1975-2009 (bulk 1975-1986), consist of materials spanning approximately sixty years of Fr. Markey's
service as a pastor and chaplain. The collection includes newspaper clippings of Markey's weekly column, "As Seen From Here,"
which was published in the
Cabrillo Times in Aptos, California and the
Green Sheet in Capitola, California for 10 years, nearly 600 working drafts of his typewritten homilies, materials detailing Resurrection
Church in Aptos, which he helped establish in 1968, and a variety of photographs and empheral items relating to his time as
an Army Airforces chaplain during WWII. The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1: "As Seen From Here" Newspaper
Column, 1975-1986; Series II: Homilies, 1961-1998 (bulk 1962-1974); Series III: Personal Materials, Photographs & Ephemera,
1906-1999 (bulk 1930-1947); Series IV: U.S. Army Airforces Materials, 1906-1990 (bulk 1930-1947); and Series V: Resurrection
Church Materials, 1932-2009 (bulk 1967-1974).
Francis L. Markey was born in Decatur, Illinois, on October 6, 1908, and grew up in Stockton, California. He was ordained
a priest in 1937, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and spent his first several years as a priest in parishes in Albuquerque and Las
Vegas, then joined the U.S. Army Airforces at the outbreak of World War II, serving as the only chaplain in the Galapagos
Islands during the Pacific campaign.
5 linear feet
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