News – Fall 2006

In the Fall of 2006, the Archives of the University of Notre Dame received two significant new collections.  At the end of October Timothy P. Schilling sent us seven scrapbooks of clippings and a box of newspapers documenting the crisis in the ecclesiastical career of Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen.  Schilling also sent copies of his doctoral dissertation, “Conflict in the Catholic Hierarchy: Coping Strategies in the Hunthausen Affair” (University of Utrecht, 2003).  A few month later, he sent three cassette audio tapes containing an interview that he conducted with the Very Rev. Michael G. Ryan, who was closely associated with Archbishop Hunthausen, and a comprehensive summary of this interview.

Early in November John and Kathleen Ferrone donated 115 reel-to-reel audio tapes, 74 cassette audio tapes, and 2 video tapes having to do with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the South Bend area, 1972-1980s, along with related documentation consisting of correspondence, mimeographed and ditto material, printed ephemera on the People of Praise and Charismatics, some material on cults, and an anthropological study of True House by Fr. Ken McGuire, CSP: “People Prayer and Promise” (Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1976).