Manhattanville College/CNR, Social Action and the NFCCS

This collaborative collection of 250 objects brings together archival materials from Manhattanville College and The College of New Rochelle documenting the history of the National Federation of Catholic College Students (NFCCS).

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"Manhattanville" newsletter, Volume X, No. 3
Includes photo of students and parcels prepared for Appalachia project on fifth page.
"Participation in Pluralism," Fifteenth Regional Congress keynote address by Rev. Gustave Weigel, S.J.
Weigel takes the concept of pluralism back to the beginnings of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world, through the Council of Nicea and into modern times. Weigel was an early advocate of interfaith dialogue - influential in decisions of Vatican II
13th National Congress August 28 - September 2, 1961. Working Papers
Movement towards interracial justice actions. Includes Purpose, Activities, Mailings, Problem areas and recommendations. Conference held at the Penn Sheraton Hotel, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
17th National Council
Second Session, Sheraton Towers, Chicago, Illinois, Section VI, Report of the Social Action Affairs Vice President James T. Conneen.
1948 New York - New Jersey Region conference
Program for the 1948 Regional Conference of the NFCCS at the College of New Rochelle, May 6, 1948. Includes an agenda and a list of program committee members.
Advisory Board announces representatives to NFCCS
Tatler newspaper, October 8, 1943, Vol. XXII, No. 2. Mary Rita Madden '44, Jeanne Lawson '45, and Kay Wallace '46 were chosen to act as delegates to NFCCS meetings. Helen Brophy attended the eastern district convention last spring.
Alcoholism: Inquire, Judge, Act
"A Study-Action Program prepared by College Students for NFCCS Circulation"
Appalachia Project: Preliminary Report of the Saint Peter's - Warfield, Kentucky Project and Group
Exhaustive account of the Appalachia project activities and background.
Appalachia project photo 01/10
"In Bus — Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 02/10
"At Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 03/10
"Manhattanville Students arriving at Lancaster, KY. Spring vacation — To help plant seeds — + open Summer camps for Appalachian children" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 04/10
"Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 05/10
"Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 06/10
"Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 07/10
"Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 08/10
"Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 09/10
"Jill Hanson" written on reverse.
Appalachia project photo 10/10
"Appalachia Project" written on reverse.
CNR Students taking a trip to a council meeting
Kay Frances Schepp, Lillian Mehltretter, Phyllis Van De Car and Elizabeth McGowan boarding the "H" Pelham Manor bus.
Calligraphic tribute created for College of New Rochelle
Testimonial of gratitude given to CNR for its "Faithful support given to the NFCCS National Commission on Family Life"
Catholic Student Leaders respond to Vital Issues
Tatler Newspaper, October 5, 1960, Vol. XL, No. 2, Delegates to the 17th national congress of the NFCCS took the responsibility of passing six resolutions of national and international concern, such as the Communist threat, prayers for Hungary and the shortage of clergy in Latin America.
College Corps Exploratory Committee
Minutes of the Committee meeting of September 22, 1966.
College Corps October 10, 1966 Minutes
Minutes of the Commission on Human Rights meeting of October 10, 1966.
College of St. Rose NFCCS Day, November 3, 1954 "Inside NFCCS" agenda
Speakers include Pat McGovern, College of New Rochelle Treasurer of Sodality
Commission Chairman's Handbook, Proposed
"Prepared by the Seton Hall University Delegation, South Orange, New Jersey, in association with the President, New York-New Jersey Region"
Community Power, Racism, and the Church
Essay by Lorenzo D. Jones from the twentieth World Plenary Assembly of the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs.
Concerning "Sit-In" Demonstrations
Resolution passed by the 17th congress of the NFCCS endorsing nonviolent demonstrations in the form of sit-ins
Contemporary Issues: Examination and Evaluation Phase Two
Introduction, Areas of Concern - Nature of the pluralistic society, Relations of private belief to publicv philosophy, Higher Education. Method - Working papers, Campus discussions, Minutes, Regional seminars; Clarifications
Correspondence between Eugene W. Dehner OSB and Mother Mary Alice Gallin, Director os Students, College of New Rochelle
Dehner was outgoing National Chaplain of the NFCCS in 1964. Discussion concerned national conference set for August 26, 1964, and whether the NFCCS should be "liquidated."
Correspondence between Mother Mary Alice Gallin and Reverend Eugene W. Dehner, OSB
July 24, 1964 letter from NFCCS Chaplain Reverend Dehner to Mother Gallin. He emphasized the importance of her attendance at the Moderator's Board meetings during the XXI meeting of the NFCCS, to be held in late August. He requested her input on the matter of financing campus participation in Federation activities. Gallin wrote back that she was unable to attend due to a prior commitment. She described efforts at New Rochelle to create a new governance structure that included students and faculty.
Council okays Disaffiliation
Tatler Newspaper, December 2, 1966, Vol. XLVI, No. 9, P. 3, Article about how the college will no longer be associated with NSA or NFCCS. This was said by school officials to be part of a growing trend among Catholic campuses, and that the organizations no long truly spoke for this campus. Tatler editors were asked to seek further input from students on these matters.
Cross and Color Volume 2, No. 4
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including news of a visit to the Manhattanville Interracial Club by the Very Reverend Mother Therese de Lescure, Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart; responses by members of the Manhattanville Interracial Club to the question of why they joined the club, trends in college fraternities against discriminatory policies, election of first African-American Borough President of Manhattan and the first African-American City Commissioner of Xenia, OH.
Cross and Color Volume I, No. 2
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including news of interacial symposia sponsored by Fordham Political Society and Manhattan College, formation of an Interracial Club at Ladycliff College, election of first African-American to New York State Senate, withdrawal of Wesleyan fraternities from their national organization in order to permit African-American membership, and riots in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cross and Color Volume I, No. 2 December-January '54
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including news of efforts of Tennessee-based Fisk University to eliminate prejudice via community self-surveys of human relations, credited with the elimination of segregation in Iowa movie theaters and bowling alleys; discussion of an article on perception of Jewish factory workers by fellow laborers, and news of a plea put before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of segregation in public schools in the United States.
Cross and Color Volume I, No. 3
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including account of NFCCS Interracial Workshop on the theme of "The Mystical Body in Race Relations" at Manhattanville College, and a description of a lecture on "Communism's Appeal to the Negro".
Cross and Color Volume I, No. 4
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including news of interacial hearing on "The Papal Encyclicals and the American Negro.", granting of Papal Awards for outstanding service to the Church in connection to work in the interracial field, planned activities of Manhattan College and Manhattanville, and suggested meeting topics for the upcoming school year.
Cross and Color Volume I, No. I
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including news of interracial panel at NFCCS Regional Congress of 11/1/1952, and conferral of 1952 James J. Hoey Awards of contributions to interracial justice.
Cross and Color Volume II, No. 3 February - March, '54
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including news of the year's first regional meeting of Interracial Clubs, the issue facing the Supreme Court of whether to abolish segregation in public schools, review of Helen Caldwell Day's autobiography "Color Ebony", the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people, appointment of J. Ernest Wilkins to the sub-cabinet position of Assistant Secretary of Labor, an account of a lecture on Puerto Ricans in New York, and issues around the education of Native Americans.
Cross and Color Volume III, N. 1 February-March 1955
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including articles on integration in the south, a course on integration at Fordham University sponsored by the Alumni Race Relations Council of Vesey Street, an interracial discussion at Manhattanville, a communion breakfast held by the Catholic Interracial Council, an open meeting on Youth in Race Relations, Interracial Week at Fordham University, Helen Caldwell Day's autobiography "Color Ebony", a poll of Manhattanville freshmen, the first meeting of the IRJ at Manhattan College, news from the College of New Rochelle and Manhattanville, and a crossword puzzle.
Cross and Color Volume IV, Number 1
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including articles on "Why Jews Are Persectuted", a workshop held by the Interracial Justice Commission on "The Puerto Rican Problem in New York" at Manhattan College, Friendship House, the need for an Interracial Justice Commission in the N.F.C.C.S., and results of a poll on Anti-Semitism.
Cross and Color Volume IV, Number 3
Bulletin of the Interracial Justice Commission, including articles on "Progress in Desegregation", "The Role of the Catholic College Graduate in his Community", a communion breakfast held by the Catholic Interracial Council, the N.F.C.C.S. Orientation Meeting, a symposium on "The Puerto Rican In N.Y." to be held by St. Peter's College, and the "Aim of the Interracial Justice Commission".
Excerpt from the Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the NFCCS
Commission reports including the Commission on Inter-Racial Relations.
Excerpt from the Minutes of the 1944 Annual Meeting of the NFCCS
Including a successful motion to offer the national chairmanship of the Commission on Inter-Racial Relations to Manhattanville College.
Excerpt from the Minutes of the Eighth National Congress of the NFCCS
Including a report of the National Commission on Interracial Justice.
Excerpt from the Minutes of the NFCCS National Council
Commission reports including the Commission on Interracial Justice.
Excerpt from the Minutes of the Ninth National Congress of the NFCCS
A report on the Interracial Justice Commission activities.
Excerpt from the Reports of the Third Session of the XIX National Council of the NFCCS
A report by the Social Action Affairs Vice President. Page is mis-printed, some text cut off from edge of paper.

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