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Series I: "As Seen From Here" Newspaper Column, 116 1975-1986

Scope and Content

This series contains newspaper clippings of Father Markey's weekly column, "As Seen from Here." The series includes single copies of the 1975-1977 columns that appeared in the Aptos, California publication Cabrillo Times, as well as multiple copies of 1980-1983 columns that appeared in the Capitola, California publication Green Sheet. The series also contains columns published in the Green Sheet from 1980-1986. Most of the clippings have a printed or handwritten date on them, although there are some without a date. In addition, the series includes a few newsletters and programs, a bookmark, and a copy of an article written about Father Markey on his 90th birthday, among other materials. The subject matter of "As Seen from Here" varies each week, and the articles are usually written in the style of a devotional. Popular subjects include politics, elections, family life, relationships, holidays, science, religion, popular culture, homosexuality, current events, and California history. Father Markey's columns regularly include literary and biblical references.

Box 1: "As Seen from Here" Newspaper Column, 121 1975-1983


Folder 1: Miscellaneous Materials about Fr. Markey and Resurrection Church, 1982-1986


Folder 2: Fr. Markey Obituary, 1999


Folder 3: News Column, 1975-1976


Folder 4: News Column, 1977


Folder 5: News Column, 1975-1977


Folder 6: News Column, 1980


Folder 7: News Column, 1981


Folder 8: News Column, 1982


Folder 9: News Column, 1982


Folder 10: News Column, 1983


Folder 11: News Column, 1983


Box 2: "As Seen from Here" Newspaper Column, 122 1984-1986


Folder 12: News Column, 1984


Folder 13: News Column, 1984


Folder 14: News Column, 1985


Folder 15: News Column, 1985


Folder 16: News Column, 1986


Folder 17: News Column, 1986


Series II: Homilies, 117 (1961-1998) 1962-1974

Scope and Content

This series consists of working drafts of Father Markey's homilies. The homilies are typewritten, composed using an outline format, and often include Markey's handwritten notes in the margins. Each homily is about one to two pages in length and includes the date that Markey gave the homily. The materials are organized into folders according to the liturgical calendar. Most of the homilies were written for Sunday services. The series includes homilies given on the beginning of Advent, Christmas, Easter, Lent, Pentecost, the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, the fifth Sunday of the year, the 15th Sunday of the year, the 16th Sunday of the year, the Sunday of the Feast of Christ the King, Trinity Sunday, and homilies given on various feast days. The series also contains a bibliography of Markey's private book collection and a folder of receipts from various book sellers.

Box 3: Homilies, 123 (1961-1998) 1962-1974


Folder 18: Feast Days and Miscellaneous, 1964-1968


Folder 19: 16th Sunday of Year through 23rd Sundays (folder 1 of 2), 1961-1972


Folder 20: 16th Sunday of Year through 23rd Sunday (folder 2 or 2), 1961-1974


Folder 21: 24th Sunday of Year through Feast of Christ the King (folder 1 of 3), 1961-1974


Folder 22: 24th Sunday of Year through Feast of Christ the King (folder 2 of 3), 1961-1974


Folder 23: 24th Sunday of Year through Feast of Christ the King (folder 3 of 3), 1961-1973


Folder 24: Miscellaneous Correspondence, Notes and Homilies, 1998, & undated


Box 4: Homilies, 124 1961-1974


Folder 25: 5th Sunday of Year through Sunday before Lent, 1962-1974


Folder 26: Sundays of Lent (folder 1 of 2), 1961-1974


Folder 27: Sundays of Lent (folder 2 of 2), 1961-1974


Folder 28: Easter to Pentecost (folder 1 of 2), 1961-1974


Folder 29: Easter to Pentecost (folder 2 of 2), 1961-1974


Folder 30: Trinity Sunday through 15th Sunday of Year (folder 1 of 2), 1961-1974


Folder 31: Trinity Sunday through 15th Sunday of Year (folder 2 of 2), 1961-1973


Box 5: Homilies, 125 1961-1974


Folder 32: January 1 through 4th Sunday after Epiphany, 1962-1974


Folder 33: Sundays of Advent and Christmas, 1961-1974


Folder 34: The Private Book Collection of Francis L. Markey, undated


Folder 35: "Issues Concerning Prolongation of Life, Ethical and Medical Norms", Gerald D. Coleman, S.J., 1984


Folder 36: Project Homiletics, 1974


Folder 37: Books Inventory, 1960-1967


Folder 38: GTU, 2001


Series III: Personal Materials, Photographs & Ephemera, 118 (1906-1990) 1930-1947

Scope and Content

This series consists of various personal materials, photographs, and ephemera of Fr. Markey, including letters written by Markey to his mother, letters written to Markey, a bound notebook, an ivory cincture, a pair of spectacles, souvenirs from South America, an engraved pocket watch, and a small sewing kit. The photographs are primarily black and white and include Markey and his mother, among other individuals. In addition, this series contains a framed, photographed portrait of a young, perhaps teenage, Father Markey. An official photograph of a dinner hosted by the U.S. Army Catholic Chaplains' Association for His Excellency Bishop John F. O'Hara, at the Hotel Commodore on May 21, 1940, is also included (Father Markey is pictured in the front row, left of center).

Box 6: Personal Materials, Photographs & Ephemera, 126 1934-1964


Box 7: Personal Materials, Photographs & Ephemera, 128 (1932-2009) 1967-1974


Folder 39: Army Air Force Chaplain Papers, Forms, and Letters, 1942-1946


Folder 40: Misc. Letters, Postcards, and Clippings, 1906-1944


Folder 41: Misc. Papers, 1932-1950


Folder 42: Misc. Booklets, 1926, & undated


Folder 43: Misc. Papers and Booklets, 1933-1987


Folder 44: Misc. Papers/Booklets, 1943-1969


Series IV: U.S. Army Airforces Materials, 119 (1906-1990) 1930-1947

Scope and Content

This series consists of papers and materials chronicling Father Markey's service as a U.S. Army Airforces chaplain during WWII, including Markey's medical forms and records, chaplain correspondence and military orders. The series also contains materials collected by Markey's mother, including letters he wrote while in school and while in the service, birthday cards, photographs of Markey at St. Paul's college, and photographs of Markey administering Mass to soldiers while stationed in the Galapagos Islands.

Box 8: U.S. Army Airforces Materials, 127 (1906-1990) 1930-1947


Folder 45: Handkerchiefs, Resurrection Church, undated


Folder 46: Sunday Bulletins, Resurrection Church, St. Joseph's Church, 1960-1973


Folder 47: Misc. Photos, "St. Ignatius in Manresa", "Pilgrim's Guide", 2006, & undated


Folder 48: Misc. Photos/Newspaper Clippings, 1932-1999


Folder 49: Santa Clara Football Guide, 1992


Folder 50: Santa Clara Magazine, Fall, 2009


Folder 51: Santa Clara Magazine, Winter, 2009


Series V: Resurrection Church Materials, 120 (1932-2009) 1967-1974

Scope and Content

This series consists primarily of materials related to Father Markey's service at Resurrection Church in Aptos, California which he helped establish in 1968. The series contains church newsletters, photographs of Markey and his mother at various church activities as well as photographs from Markey's time as Army Airforces chaplain.

Box 9: Resurrection Church Materials, 129 (1932-2009) 1967-1974