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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Father Allan Deck, S.J., Letter Collection
    Dates: 1959-1963
    Collection number: MS115
    Collector: Deck, Father Allan, 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 Allan Deck, S.J., received from 1959 to 1963.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    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 Allan Deck, S.J., Letter Collection, MS115, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

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


    Father Allan 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 Allan 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.


    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.