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CPHS 141/01 Speeches - Father Hesburgh 1947-1952


CPHS 141/01.01 The Christian Family, December 28, 1947, #431 1947/1228
3 pages

"At the end of each year comes the tender heart-warming message of Christmas."


CPHS 141/01.01 Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chaplain of the Veterans Club at Notre Dame, to Father Bussard 1948/0121
1 page

Dated 21 January 1948, but encloses speech from December 1947.


CPHS 141/01.02 [Reflections on the Previous Football Season], December 1951, 1951/12
7 pages

"By now, the last whistle has sounded. The cleats are cleaned and stored away."


CPHS 141/01.03 [Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, on the Occasion of the Inauguration of John VanWovlear as the new Minister of St. Francis Parish]
5 pages

"Today is a happy and blessed day for St. Francis Parish."


CPHS 141/01.04 The Function of Theology in the University
15 pages

"Our subject this evening is very broad. Perhaps its breadth is more understandable if we consider the position of this lecture as introductory to those which are to follow."


CPHS 141/01.05 The True Meaning of Peace, November 18, 1951 1951/1118
18 pages

"For better or for worse, I have elected to speak to you this evening on The True Meaning of Peace."

Sermon delivered at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on Sunday, November 18, 1951.

3 copies: 1st an annotated draft, 2nd a ribbon copy, 3rd a carbon copy.

With the sermon a printed program: "The University Sermon under the sponsorship of the young women's Christian association." 3 pages


CPHS 141/01.06 Peace of God, March 1951 #434 1951/03
19 pages

"I would like to say from the outset, at the risk of shocking you, that I am not particularly in favor of Religious Emphasis Week."

Address delivered at Tulane University for Religious Emphasis Week.


CPHS 141/01.07 The Catholic Law School
2 pages

"The Catholic law school, like other Catholic professional schools, faces a double danger."


CPHS 141/01.08 The Catholic Spirit of Christmas
2 pages

"To arrive at the Catholic spirit of Christmas, one must first move patiently and prayerfully through Advent, meditating on the great wonder that will come to pass."


CPHS 141/01.09 [Statement on the Non-Partisan Position of the University of Notre Dame during the Presidential Campaign] 1952
1 page. 2 copies.

"The University of Notre Dame strenously objects to the paid political advertisements which have been placed by the Volunteers for Stevenson Organization in several metropolitan newspapers in an attempt to identify the University of Notre Dame with one side of the presidential political campaign."


CPHS 141/01.10 [Pronouncement on the University of Notre Dame's Non-Partisanship in Political Campaigns] 1952
1 page. 2 copies.

"The Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh ... reiterated this morning the fact that the University is non-partisan in this and other campaigns."


CPHS 141/01.11 [Football Reinforces the Spirit of Success at Notre Dame]
1 page

"The Spirit of Notre Dame is legend. Strange to say, it was born before the first game of football was played."


CPHS 141/01.12 [Family Values and Christian Ethics in the Modern World]
14 pages

"All over the U.S. today, Notre Dame men are gathering in the Notre Dame way - at the Communion Rail."

1 handwritten copy


CPHS 141/01.13 [WSBT-TV Interview - Brief Message to the Notre Dame Glee Club]
5 pages

"The University of Notre Dame Television Service Presents the Notre Dame Glee Club."


CPHS 141/02 Speeches - Father Hesburgh 1947-1952


CPHS 141/02.01 The Character of a Christian 1951/0713
7 pages

"This problem of what is the mission of a layman in the Church will certainly have to depend on a layman's status in the Church."

4th and concluding speech given by Father Hesburgh in the series titled "The Mission of the Laity in the Church". The series consists of 3 earlier speeches. The 1st "Lay Apostle is the Church's Answer to Secularism" given by Thomas McDonough on March 16, 1951; the 2nd "The Promotion of the Lay Apostle" given by Michael Putman on April 6, 1951; and the 3rd "The Mission of the Laity in the Church" given by Thomas Wainwright on April 20, 1951.


CPHS 141/02.02 [Meaning of Freedom in America]
4 pages

"I was very happy to learn that the local 364 of the Transfers Union is sponsoring this new + significant program ... I was a communist for the FBI."

1 handwritten copy


CPHS 141/02.03 [A Brief Message to the Institute of Spirituality]
1 page

"The best advice I could offer to the Sister Superiors and Novice Mistresses at this Institute of Spirituality is to ponder the lessons we have, by the Grace of God and the abiding providence of Our Lady, been incarnated in the life of Notre Dame."


CPHS 141/02.04 Success of the Pangborn Corporation

This speech, which actually dates from 1954, has moved to CPHS 141/05.06.


CPHS 141/02.05 An Act of Consecration to Mary
2 pages

"Hail holy Queen, our life, our sweetness, and our hope: On this feast of your Immaculate Conception, which brings to a close this year dedicated to you, we kneel about the altar of your Son, to dedicate anew in all solemnity this University to your patronage."

2 copies: 1st a ribbon copy, 2nd a carbon copy.

Same as in (CPHS 143/01.01)


CPHS 141/02.06 Where To Get Help 1952
6 pages

"How many times in life do you feel the problems piling up, solutions hard to find, and you wonder: now where am I going to get help?"

2 copies


CPHS 141/02.07 [The Spirit of Notre Dame and Future Educational Philosphies and Standards that Best Describe this Spirit]
14 pages

"One of the greatest thrills that comes to a new president of Notre Dame is the opportunity to present the story of the University to many people across the length and breadth of America."


CPHS 141/02.08 [Formative versus Educative Role of a Catholic University]
5 pages

"My intention this morning is to develop one aspect of the Catholic university process, the formative, as distinguished from the purely educative."

Father Hesburgh examines three main qualities of formative education at Notre Dame: 1st professional competence, 2nd personal excellence, 3rd social resposibility.


CPHS 141/02.09 A College Official Views Catholic Youth
6 pages

"After what happened at Notre Dame last Saturday, it has been suggested that I would be more welcome at the Methodist Congress presently being held in Chicago."

Address given at the Third National Catholic Youth Conference on Tuesday, October 16, 1952.

With the speech a program of the session.


CPHS 141/02.10 Notre Dame Commencement ... 1951
3 pages

"What concerns us most is that this fanatical philosophy daily becomes more and more threatening as the huge rearmament program of the Soviet orbit continues to grow."

Encloses 3 annotated pages drawing from Bishop Pursley's Baccalaureate Sermon.


CPHS 141/02.11 [Preserving God and Family: A Successful Counter Offensive by Former Notre Dame Graduates Against Secularism]
6 handwritten pages

"For many of you, the past few days at Notre Dame have been like a retreat."

Sermon given at the Alumni Reunion Mass


CPHS 141/02.12 [Prayer]
1 page

"As well count the sand, as try to fathom them; and, were that skill mine, thy own being still confronts me."


CPHS 141/02.13 The Theology of Original Sin
6 pages

"Introduction: The Drama of Mankind - Theologically."

Handwritten and annotated lecture outline including five headlines: Introduction, Original State of Man, Fall of Man (and Woman), the Theological Nature of Original Sin, Modern Reaction to Doctrine of Original Sin.


CPHS 141/02.14 The Theology of Catholic Action
11 pages

"It is more than somewhat presumptuous to attempt to cover the Theology of Catholic Action in a few moments."

Manuscript written by Father Hesburgh; not clear if it was delivered as a speech.


CPHS 141/02.15 Teaching Theology to the Layman
13 pages

"Several weeks ago, when mentioning to a fellow priest that I was having trouble with this paper, he said: "Well, it shouldn't be too difficult. You know what theology is, and what a layman is.""

Paper written by Father Hesburgh; not clear if he delivered a speech based on this text.

Also encloses "Observations on Religion and Religious Training received from Notre Dame Alumni and Undergraduate GIs" 2 pages.


CPHS 141/02.15 Memo ~ Bernard I. Mullahy, C.S.C., Asst. Provincial, Provincial House, to Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.


CPHS 141/03 Speeches 1952


CPHS 141/03.01 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, Executive Vice President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises of Saint Mary's Academy, South Bend, Indiana, May 29, 1952 1952/0529
6 pages

"If we were to cast about this morning for one word that could adequately describe this occasion, I would chose the word happy."

Saint Mary's Academy Commencement


CPHS 141/03.02 Address of Welcome given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of Notre Dame, at the Opening Session of the National Congress for Religious, Notre Dame, Indiana, August 9, 1952 1952/0809
2 pages

"As a member of a religious community and a University already abundantly blessed, we consider it a singular blessing to be able to welcome here this evening the first National Congress for Religious in the United States."

Parallel drawn between devotion to Mary at Notre Dame and in the United States at large


CPHS 141/03.03 Invocation delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Centennial of Engineering Luncheon, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Wednesday, September 10, 1952 1952/0910
1 page

"Bless us, O Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, whose physics is the rainbow by day and the flash of lightning etched against the blackness of the night, whose mathematics are the stars, whose canvas is the bended heavens upon which Thou dost paint the glory of the morning and of the evening sun."


CPHS 141/04 Speeches 1953


CPHS 141/04.01 Address of Welcome given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the 1953 Institute of Spirituality, Notre Dame, Indiana
3 pages

"... it is a particular pleasure to welcome you for the Institute of Spirituality, since in God's Providence this is the best that we have to offer you."

Father Hesburgh notes that Notre Dame has always been a blessed spot in America.


CPHS 141/04.02 The Fighting Irish: Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Irish Fellowship Club Banquet, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Tuesday, March 17, 1953 1953/0317
9 pages

"I am happy this evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, to bring to the members of the Irish Fellowship Club hearty festal greetings from the home of the 'Fighting Irish'".

3 copies: 1 ribbon copy, 2 annotated carbon copies with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.

Similar to the 1981 "Fighting Irish" speech in (CPHS 142/18.02): although they have the same title, the two addresses are different.


CPHS 141/04.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the conference banquet of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Morris Inn, Notre Dame, Indiana, April 7, 1953 #435 1953/0407
8 pages

"It has been a distinct pleasure to have the annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association at the University of Notre Dame this year."

Philosophy: Mediator between Science and Theology

Same as (UDIS H1/35.06)

2 copies


CPHS 141/04.04 [Statement calling for more religious education and the importance of spiritual values in the lives of young Americans to challenge the widespread secular education of recent years] 1953/0812
1 page

"An ever-increasing number of educators in America are becoming more concerned with the place and adequacy of religious education of our times."


CPHS 141/04.05 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Noter Dame, at the Solemn Red Mass of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, November 1, 1953 #436 1953/1101
11 pages

"These brief words of Saint Paul are the key to sanctity."

"I live, now not I, but Christ liveth in me." - Gal.2:20

Father Hesburgh describes in detail the life of St. Thomas More. Included with the sermon a poem written by Phyllis McGinley, "Pater Familias", on More's family life, 1 page.

Same as (UDIS H1/35.09). Ribbon filed in UDIS.

2 copies: 1st copy with Father Hesburgh handwritten annotations, 2nd carbon copy


CPHS 141/04.06 [Commencement Speech Delivered at Georgetown Law Graduation on May 29, 1977]
4 pages

"What does one say to young lawyers, just graduated, that they might remember the next day, maybe even the next year? I give you only three words to remember: compassion, competence, and integrity."

This is an early draft of the speech with handwritten annotations and several missing pages in the middle. It is filed together with the 1 November 1953 speech regarding the life of St. Thomas More in (CPHS 141/04.05). Father Hesburgh combined these two speeches when delivering his Georgetown Law Center Graduation address, dated 29 May 1977, which is filed in (CPHS 142/11.04).


CPHS 141/04.07 Epilogue 1953
17 pages

"During the first four years of its existence, the Natural Law Institute concerned itself with various aspects and applications of the natural law as understood by eminent jurists of the Western World, particularly America."

Manuscript. Conclusion written for the Natural Law Institute Proceedings, Volume 5, published in 1953. Not a speech.


CPHS 141/05 Speeches 1954


CPHS 141/05.01 Brotherhood
3 pages

"Everyone recognizes and appreciates brotherhood in action."

cc in (CPHS 141/06)


CPHS 141/05.02 Man of the Future 1954/0526
6 pages

DuMont Television Network, Chicago, Man of the Future, a tribute to the Class of '54, Father Hesburgh presenting Leadership Message, Butler Story, with ROTC Award winners presented at close of message.

Total time 6 minutes


CPHS 141/05.03 Commencement Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at Trinity Collage Commencement, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1954 1954/0531
15 pages

"Anyone speaking today to the fiftieth graduating class of Trinity College would be remiss if he did not mention the significance of this present anniversary."

"I would like to speak to you today about Christian womanhood."

The place of Woman in the Modern World Today

Same as "The Place of Catholic Alumnae in the World Today" in (CPHS 141/10.02). Also same as "The Divine Idea of Womanhood in (CPHS 141/15.04)."

2 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 2nd mimeograph


CPHS 141/05.04 Commencement Address given by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York, Sunday, June 13, 1954 1954/0613
17 pages

"Twenty years ago this month, I wrote a graduation talk to be delivered to another graduating class in this fair city of Syracuse, it happened to be my own graduating class, the class of 1934 from Most Holy Rosary High School."

On the Occasion of The Fourth Annual Commencement Exercises of Le Moyne College held in the Onondaga War Memorial Building at 3 P.M.

cc in (CPHS 141/06)

2 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 2nd mimeograph


CPHS 141/05.05 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Formal Opening of the School-year, Sacred Heart Church, Sunday, September 26, 1954 1954/0926
14 pages

"We begin the schoolyear today, as a faculty and student body, in prayer."

With the sermon a printed copy of a prayer invoking two graces: wisdom and courage.

cc in (CPHS 141/06)

2 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 2nd mimeograph


CPHS 141/05.06 [The Success of Pangborn Corporation under the Leadership of Thomas and John Pangborn] 1954
6 pages

"... I would like to speak for all those who, while not being members of the Pangborn family or of the Pangborn Corporation, have felt the blessings of the advice, and the counsel, and the material assistance that has flowed from your hands and hearts."

Closing speech given at the Golden Anniversary Ceremony of the Pangborn Corporation, Hagerstown, Maryland. Company was founded in 1904.


CPHS 141/06 Speeches - Carbons 1954


CPHS 141/07 Speeches 1955


CPHS 141/07.01 [Special volume about Notre Dame presenting a new vision, that of introducing Mary to fellow Americans, University of Notre Dame being a special American University dedicated to Mary for a long time]
4 pages

"When Pius XII proclaimed 1954 as a Marian Year, all Catholic institutions dreamed of making some special contribution to the honor of Mary."

Father Hesburgh details the three doctrines of Immaculate Conception.

cc in (CPHS 141/08)

2 copies: 1st handwritten original copy, 2nd carbon copy


CPHS 141/07.02 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges, on January 12, 1955 in Washington, D.C. #437 1955/0112
11 pages

"An educator may take several lines of approach to the subject of liberal education in the world today."

Liberal Education In The World Today

Same as (UDIS H1/36.02).

cc in (CPHS 141/08)


CPHS 141/07.03 Sermon given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on CBS Radio Network, 10:30 AM EST, "Church of the Air" Sunday, January 30, 1955 #438 1955/0130
9 pages

"I would like to speak to you this morning about two Notre Dame men: the one, a graduate of more than twenty-five years; and the other, his son who was this past year a junior in the College of Liberal Arts at the University. Neither of them is living today."

Notre Dame Men - Father and Son

Both Fred Miller, Sr., all-American tackle, and his son, Fred Miller, Jr. were killed on 17 December 1955 in an airplane crash in Milwaukee.

Same as (UDIS H1/36.03).


CPHS 141/07.04 Invocation delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the YPO Annual Convention, School of the Young President's Organization, of which he is a member, at Phoenix, Arizona, March 31, 1955 1955/0331
10 pages

"... If I might particularize the specific blessings that we young presidents seek, I would ask that we be granted an abundance of those special virtues that characterize good administrators - that by God's grace and the consecrated use of our talents, we may be equal to the opportunity that is ours in these times."

A standing ovation by 250 industrial young presidents followed this invocation.

cc in (CPHS 141/08)

7 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 6 mimeographs


CPHS 141/07.05 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the formal dedication of the Science Building at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, Saturday afternoon, April 23, 1955 1955/0423
11 pages

"The surest path to fame and prestige in the world today lies in cultivating science."

Science and Modern Man

cc in (CPHS 141/08)


CPHS 141/07.06 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral of Mr. Arch Ward, Chicago, Illinois, July 12, 1955 1955/0712

5 pages

"Every minute of every day, someone is born and someone dies on earth."


CPHS 141/07.07 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at General Sarnoff's honorary degree convocation
4 pages

"I should like to make three observations this evening. Surely, all three have occured to all of you who have participated in this evening's convocation to bestow the doctorate of science upon General Sarnoff."

cc in (CPHS 141/08)


CPHS 141/07.08 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the formal opening of the school year, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday, September 25, 1955 1955/0925
14 pages

"At the beginning of each schoolyear, we pause for a solemn moment of prayer: that God may bless our common endeavor of the months to come, and that He may also confirm each of us in our dedication to this lofty endeavor that demands the best that is in each of us."


CPHS 141/08 Speeches - Carbons 1955


CPHS 141/09 Speeches 1956


CPHS 141/09.01 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Conference of Business, Education, and Government for Junior Achievement, Statler Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 1, 1956 1956/0201
7 pages

"I once heard a young man in Junior Achievement say that he was looking for a product that cost ten cents, sold for a dollar, and was habit forming."

There was probably another address given by Father Hesburgh at this conference, in Washington, titled: The Price and Promise of Junior Achievement.


CPHS 141/09.02 The Price and Promise of Junior Achievement 1956/0201

"Youth is a time of fancy and dreams."

There was probably another address given by Father Hesburgh at this conference, in Washington, on the procedure of education for business.


CPHS 141/09.03 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Opening of the Schoolyear, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, September 23, 1956 1956/0923
9 pages

"This morning, as we begin a new schoolyear with the Solemn Mass of the Holy Spirit, I would like to ponder with you some of the implications of the inspired words of St. Paul which we have just read."


CPHS 141/09.04 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the luncheon of the Board of Trustees of the Nutrition Foundation, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, New York, on October 3, 1956 1956/1003
11 pages

"You may wonder why I have chosen to speak today not about science in the modern world, not about science and progress, not about science and the future, but about science and man."

2 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 2nd carbon copy

Included with the address "Science and Man" is an anonymus note: "Comments on Science and Man", 3 pages


CPHS 141/10 Speeches 1957


CPHS 141/10.01 Sex Education and Moral Values
12 pages

"Nothing in this article will be intelligible unless we are agreed upon a general approach to a very special problem."

Writing by Father Hesburgh on sex education from the Catholic point of view. Not a speech. Father Hesburgh possibly used part of this text when he wrote "The Place of Catholic Woman in the World Today" and "The Divine Idea of Womanhood" speeches.


CPHS 141/10.02 Address by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, to the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, Albany, New York, January 31, 1957 1957/0131
17 pages

"I would like to speak to you alumnae this evening about Christian womanhood."

The Place of Catholic Alumnae in the World Today

Same as "The Place of Catholic Woman in the World Today" in (CPHS 141/05.03). Also same as "The Divine Idea of Womanhood" in (CPHS 141/15.04).

cc in (CPHS 141/11).


CPHS 141/10.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, at the Air Force Staff Chaplains Conference, Washington, D.C., February 14, 1957 1957/0214
22 pages

"It is a great honor for me this evening to be here with the Staff Chaplains of the United States Air Force."

cc in (CPHS 141/11)


CPHS 141/10.04 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the banquet of the American Physical Society, Friday evening, June 21, 1957, at Notre Dame, Indiana 1957/0621
14 pages

"For a man who has to talk frequently on a wide variety of subjects, I have approached my task this evening with an unusual degree of trepidation."

Given his first-hand experience with scientists, especially physicists, Father Hesburgh speculates on building a peaceful and constructive future to close the gap between science and theology, a bridge linking knowledge gained by scientific pursuits and ultimate religious truths.

cc in (CPHS 141/11)


CPHS 141/10.05 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the formal opening of the schoolyear, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday morning, September 22, 1957 1957/0922
17 pages

"... If one would seek a common theme in my sermons of other years, it would be this: that we are all committed here at Notre Dame to a common task of uncommon importance; that this task must somehow be doubly related, first, to the modern world in which we live, with all its tensions, its agonies, its new developments, and its vivid opportunities."

Father Hesburgh describes the difficult task of the University of Notre Dame, and of liberal education, to teach students in a scientifically oriented, secular world.

cc in (CPHS 141/11)

2 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 2nd mimeograph


CPHS 141/11 Speeches - Carbons 1957


CPHS 141/12 Speeches 1958


CPHS 141/12.01 Patterns for Educational Growth - Introduction to Six Inaugural Discourses at the University of Notre Dame by Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, 1952-1958, 4 pages

"It has often seemed to me during these past six years that a university President is always, and perhaps ex officio, in danger of becoming illiterate."

Dedicated to the Faculty of the University of Notre Dame.


CPHS 141/12.02 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the dedication of Saint John Church and Catholic Student Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Sunday morning, January 12, 1958 #440 1958/0112
12 pages

"At hundreds of state and secular universities throughout this land there are Catholic chapels and student associations called Newman Clubs."

cc in (CPHS 141/13)

Same as (UDIS H1/37.03).


CPHS 141/12.03 Theology in the University #445 1958/0319
12 pages

"There are many ways in which one might approach the subject of theology in the university."

Address delivered at Johns Hopkins University on March 19, 1958. Another address delivered on the same day at Johns Hopkins University: "The Spiritual and Moral Foundations of Democracy". Possibly Father Hesburgh was invited to deliver two addresses on this day at Johns Hopkins. Handwritten date and place by Father Hesburgh.

Same as (UDIS H1/37.05)

Also corrected cc in (CPHS 141/13)


CPHS 141/12.04 The Spiritual and Moral Foundations of Democracy 1958/0319
23 pages

"What I really propose to discuss here today is the necessity of faith in a living democracy."

Address delivered at Johns Hopkins University on March 19, 1958. Another address delivered on the same day at Johns Hopkins: "Theology in the University". Possibly Father Hesburgh was invited to deliver two address on this day at Johns Hopkins. Handwritten date and place by Father Hesburgh.

Hesburgh describes in detail the necessity of religious faith, as opposed to secular faith, in a living democracy; reflects on the American democratic ideal versus Communism as two opposing political orders.

cc in (CPHS 141/13)


CPHS 141/12.05 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Commencement Exercises, St. Benedict's College, Atchison, Kansas, Wednesday, May 28, 1958 #444 1958/0528
15 pages

"The history of the Catholic Church and of Catholic education in America is a story of giants."

That God May Be Glorified in All Things - Motto of the Order of St. Benedict

Same as in (UDIS H1/37.04)

cc in (CPHS 141/13)


CPHS 141/12.06 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Commencement Exercises, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 2, 1958 #442 1958/0602
15 pages

"If there is any single topic that has captured the attention of our times, it is education."

The Divine Romance of Catholic Education

Same as (UDIS H1/37.06).


CPHS 141/12.07 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Darmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Sunday, June 8, 1958 1958/0608
15 pages

"Many weeks ago, one of the editors of your student paper called me to ask what I was going to talk about today."

The Examined Life

cc in (CPHS 141/13)

Same as (UDIS H1/37.07).


CPHS 141/13 Speeches - Carbons 1958


CPHS 141/14 Speeches 1959


CPHS 141/14.01 Invocation for the Dedication of the Toll Road
1 page

"Almighty God ... make us ever mindful that this highway is also a gift of Thy heavenly bounty."


CPHS 141/14.02 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Midyear Commencement Exercises, University of Michigan, January 24, 1959 1959/0124
10 pages

"... When, in the fashion of all commencement speakers, I remind you that you are about to go out into a cold, cold, world, I am sure that this admonition is not only figuratively, but literally true."

Preparation For Tomorrow


CPHS 141/14.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Catholic Interracial Council Communion Breakfast, October 25, 1959, Chicago, Illinois 1959/1025
15 pages

"I would like to talk today about things that are close to my heart and relating to the general problem of Catholics and civil rights."

2 edited copies of the original talk.


CPHS 141/14.03 Matthew Ahmann, Field Representative at Catholic Interracial Council to Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame 1959/1130
1 page

Dated 30 November 1959, but encloses transcription from the tape of Father Hesburgh's original talk at communion breakfast from October 1959. Includes Father Hesburgh's corrections.


CPHS 141/15 Speeches 1960


CPHS 141/15.01 Invocation
5 pages

"O Lord God, Father, Guide, and Guardian of us all, we ask Thee this day to send Thy Holy Spirit upon us, to grant us the virtues that our profession demands and that our times require."


CPHS 141/15.02 Education in the Age of Science
2 pages

"My function here today is to introduce a distinguished American scientist and educator, not to give a speech."


CPHS 141/15.03 Luncheon Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Civil Rights Conference sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School, February 14, 1960 1960/0214
16 pages

"I like to approach the subject of Civil Rights by going back to the first day the United State Commission on Civil Rights walked into the President's office to get sworn in."


CPHS 141/15.04 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises of Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Sunday, May 29, 1960 1960/0529
15 pages

"You and I today have something in common. We have been educated by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - you for at least four years, and I for twelve."

Father Hesburgh delivered same speech at Saint Mary's College Commencement in 1960, but exact date is unclear.

The Divine Idea of Womanhood

Same as "The Place of Woman in the Modern World Today" (CPHS 141/05.03) except introductory remarks on 1st page. Also same as "The Place of Catholic Alumnae in the World Today" (CPHS 141/10.02).


CPHS 141/15.05 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, at Commencement Exercises, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, Monday, June 13, 1960 #448 1960/0613
13 pages

"One of the most popular endeavors today is the quest for goals, personal, national, international, and, even to some extent, interplanetary."

With the address a printed program: "The Seventy-Fourth Commencement, University of Rhode Island, on the Quadrangle." 4 pages


CPHS 141/16 Speeches 1961


CPHS 141/16.01 Change and the Changeless
9 pages

"There have been many claims in our day that philosophy and theology are no longer really relevant."

cc in (CPHS 141/17)

Same as "Change and the Changeless" (CPHS 141/16.08) except first and last paragraphs.


CPHS 141/16.02 Newman Revisited
7 pages

"When anyone writes about the idea of a Catholic university today, or any other day in the last century, there is always the temptation to repeat in substance what Cardinal Newman said in his incomparable classic on the subject."

Father Hesburgh discusses in detail Cardinal Newman's idea of a Catholic university where philosophy and theology are of ultimate importance, but adds that the problems and challenges that face modern Catholic universities today are different than a century ago.

cc in (CPHS 141/17)

Unclear if Father Hesburgh gave a speech with the title "Newman Revisited".

"Newman Revisited" is the same as a published paper: "Looking Back at Newman." Published in America, on March 3, 1962. 3 pages. A printed version of paper attached.


CPHS 141/16.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, February 23, 1961 1961/0223
17 pages

"My remarks today concern about one-half of the institutions of higher learning in America."

The Concerns of Private Colleges


CPHS 141/16.04 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the 58th Annual Convention of the National Catholic Education Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4, 1961 1961/0404
16 pages

"There is a theme to what I have to say today ... I am attempting to discuss the objectives of Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth Century America."

Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth Century America

1 ribbon copy and 2 mimeographs

cc in (CPHS 141/17)

Enclosed with the address is a copy of printed paper: "The Work of Mediation", by Theodore M. Hesburgh, published in 'The Commonweal', dated October 6, 1961, 3 pages.

Father Hesburgh discusses the important task of Catholic universities being mediators between the true theological wisdom and the incomplete, natural truths often revealed at secular or state universities.

(CPHS 143/01.04). and (UDIS H1/39.01).

Same as (UDIS H1/38.02) except the first 2 introductory pages


CPHS 141/16.05 [Father Hesburgh's Thoughts on Notre Dame's Unique Place among American Universities] 1961/0424
4 pages

"Every university, worthy of note, has its own proper spirit, tradition, potentialities, and accomplishments."


CPHS 141/16.05 James W. Egan, Jr., to Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. 1961/0424
1 page

Note includes remarks on Father Hesburgh's original text. Unclear if Father Hesburgh delivered a speech based this text, but filed with speeches.


CPHS 141/16.06 Address given by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the 24th Annual Dinner of the Massachusetts Committee Catholics, Protestants and Jews, Boston, Massachusetts, May 11, 1961 1961/0511
5 pages

"May I begin this evening by thanking The Massachusetts Committee Catholics, Protestants, and Jews for your generosity in making this award ... One is constantly hearing these days about brotherhood."


CPHS 141/16.07 Address given by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Alumni Federation of Columbia University Commencement Luncheon, Tuesday, June 6, 1961 #449 1961/0606
12 pages

"The alumni are the butt of an inordinate number of academic jokes, and fare no better in the rather sparse literature that depicts life in the groves of academe."

The Modern Alumnus

Same as (UDIS H1/38.03).

2 mimeograph copies


CPHS 141/16.08 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Winter Convocation, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, December 15, 1961 1961/1215
13 pages

"I come to you today as an erstwhile philosopher and an erstwhile theologian."

"Change and the Changeless"

cc in (CPHS 141/17)

Same as "Change and the Changeless" (CPHS 141/16.01) except the first and last paragraphs.

Same as (UDIS H1/38.04)


CPHS 141/17 Speeches - Carbons 1961


CPHS 141/18 Speeches 1962


CPHS 141/18.01 Baccalaureate Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Saint Mary's College Commencement, Notre Dame, Indiana, Saturday, June 2, 1962 #451 1962/0602
16 pages

"If there is any single topic that has captured the attention of our times, it is education."

The Divine Romance of Catholic Education

cc in (CPHS 141/19)

Same as "The Divine Romance of Catholic Education", (CPHS 141/12.06).


CPHS 141/18.02 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Friday, June 8, 1962 1962/0608
19 pages

"The greatest temptation facing a commencement speaker at M.I.T. is to tell you what you want to hear and probably believe: that in a world deeply committed to science and technology you have completed an education that assures you of great success."

Science and Technology in Modern Perspective

cc in (CPHS 141/19)

Same as (UDIS H1/39.02) except the first 2 pages.


CPHS 141/18.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the National Science Foundation Board dinner, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, on Friday, November 16, 1962 1962/1116
19 pages

"I wish to address you this evening on the subject of science and man. It is a fair assumption that the majority of this audience knows much more about science and technology than I do."

cc in (CPHS 141/19)

Science and Man

With the address a printed program: "Dinner in honor of the National Science Board tendered by the Board of Trustees and the Associates of the California Institute of Technology," 2 pages


CPHS 141/19 Speeches - Carbons 1962


CPHS 141/20 Speeches 1963


CPHS 141/20.01 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Rosary College Commencement, River Forest, Illinois, Friday, May 31,1963 #456 1963/0531
15 pages

"If there is any single topic that has captured the attention of our times, it is education."

Same as (UDIS H1/40.01) except the first page.

The Theology of Catholic Education

4 copies. Pages 2-12 are missing from the original copy.

With the address a printed program "Commencement, Rosary College." 2 pages.


CPHS 141/20.02 Remarks made by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Luncheon, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Saturday, June 15, 1963 1963/0615
6 pages

"President Miller asked me to make some brief remarks in a light vein."

4 copies: 1st ribbon copy, 3 carbon copies.


CPHS 141/20.03 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 29, 1963 #454 1963/0629
9 pages

"Our ceremony began this morning with the blessing of a new plaque attached to the old statue of Father William Corby, one of Notre Dame's distinguished Presidents, standing on a rock raising his hand in eternal absolution on a battlefield now empty of the troops who once stood before him on that fateful July 2nd morning, one hundred years ago, except for those who rest forever beneath this hallowed soil."

Same as (UDIS H1/40.02).

Gettysburg - Yesterday and Today

Address delivered at the Battle of Gettysburg Centennial Observance

With the address a printed program: "Gettysburg Centennial" by Rev. Thomas J. O'Donnell, C.S.C., General Chairman, 1 page. Also enclosed a pamphlet "Notre Dame at Gettysburg, 1863-1963, Centennial Field Mass" printed by Ave Maria Press.

Event sponsored by The Alumni Association of the University of Notre Dame and in the program referred to as "Notre Dame Remembers Gettysburg."

2nd copy corrected and annotated by Father Hesburgh


CPHS 141/20.04 Invocation delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the National Academy of Sciences Centennial, Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., October 22, 1963
3 pages

"Lord God, Creator of all that is, and has been and will be, we thank Thee this day for the blessings that have prospered the first hundred years of the National Academy of Sciences."


CPHS 141/21 Speeches 1964


CPHS 141/21.01 [Equal Opportunity and Dedication to the Dignity of Man in America Ten Years After the Brown Decision]
6 pages

"We are celebrating today the tenth anniversary of the famous Brown decision of the Supreme Court - a decision that reversed for all time the immoral and fallacious compromise of "separate but equal" opportunity for education.


CPHS 141/21.02 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Commencement Exercises, The University of Wyoming, June 1, 1964 #459 1964/0601
15 pages

"The greatest shock of this past academic year was the assassination of President Kennedy."

Our Stake in America

Same as (UDIS H1/41.01).


CPHS 141/21.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights, Soldier Field, Sunday, June 21, 1964 #458 1964/0621
7 pages

"For the past six and a half years, the United States Commission on Civil Rights has made extensive studies on the matter of equal opportunity all across the United States, North and South, East and West."

Same as (UDIS H1/41.02).

cc in (CPHS 141/21)


CPHS 141/21.04 Invocation delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the dinner of the Civil Rights State Advisory Committees, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1964 1964/0627
1 page

"Lord God, Father of all our people, grant us, we pray, the special virtues we need in this hour of decision."

Speech "What do you want from life?", given probably after this invocation, in the (UDIS H1/45.01) file.


CPHS 141/21.05 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Interfederal Assembly of Pax Romana, Washington, D.C., July 21, 1964 1964/0721
34 pages

"The one recurring theme in today's world is development. This is understandable when one considers that more new nations have into being since the last war then existed prior to 1945."

The Cultural and Educational Aspects of Development

Address delivered at the Biennial Interfederal Assembly of Pax Romana, Georgetown University. Published in a pamphlet by the International Federation of Catholic Universities, France: "The cultural and educational aspects of development." July 21, 1964. 23 pages

With the address a clipping "UN Report on Science for Underdeveloped Countries," published in Federation of American Scientists Newsletter, Volume 17, No.7, dated September 1964.


CPHS 141/21.06 General Counsel, United States Government, to Acting Staff Director 1964/1012
1 page

Memorandum with the subject heading "Father Hesburgh's Speech." Few remarks on Father's Hesburgh speech, but speech is not included. Also encloses a list of church bombings and burnings in Mississippi, Summer 1964, dated 8 October 1964.


CPHS 141/21.07 [Short Summary of Report on Desegregation] 1964/1101
3 pages

304 page report to be released on Sunday, 1 November 1964, by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, D.C., titled "Public Education: 1964 Staff Report."

Unclear if Father Hesburgh delivered a speech based on the summary.


CPHS 141/21.08 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, before the meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, November 11, 1964 1964/1111
39 pages

"Several years ago I attended a lecture by a distinguished South African scholar at Capetown University on the subject: 'The Moral Justification of Apartheid'."

The Moral Dimensions of the Civil Rights Movement

With the address a newspaper clipping: "Non-Violence Re-Affrimed." 1 page

cc in (CPHS 141/22)


CPHS 141/21.09 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1964 1964/1210
23 pages

"The theme of your conference is new answers to old and new questions."

The University in the World of Change

Same as (UDIS H1/41.03).


CPHS 141/22 Speeches - Carbons 1964


CPHS 141/23 Speeches 1965


CPHS 141/23.01 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, May 23, 1965 #463 1965/0523
18 pages

"One afternoon several weeks ago, I was flying at 35,000 feet above the Atlantic, about half way along a line that would curve between the middle of France and the Northern part of Labrador."

Also UDIS Files.


CPHS 141/23.02 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Baccalaureate Ceremonies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Sunday, June 13, 1965 #462 1965/0613
18 pages

"This is the time of year when graduates all over the country are treated to an enormous, and often unwelcome, load of free advice."

Same as (UDIS H1/42.01).

Father Hesburgh outlines three revolutionary changes of our modern era. He states that a meaningful life is a compassionate, committed, and consecrated life.

With the address a printed program: "Indiana University Baccalaureate." 2 pages

(CPHS 141/24.04). and "Our Revolutionary Age" (CPHS 141/24.05).


CPHS 141/23.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the 79th Annual Commencement, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 17, 1965 #464 1965/0617
8 pages

"Every life has its peaks and valleys."

With the address a printed program: "Seventy-Ninth Annual Commencement." Thursday, June 17, 1965, in Philadelphia's Convention Hall. 63 pages


CPHS 141/23.04 Remarks by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the dinner following the Installation of Dr. Roger Gaudry as Rector of the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, December 11, 1965 1965/1211
4 pages

"First of all, I would like to associate myself with my companions in honor today to express my personal gratitude and joy at becoming an honorary alumnus of this great University."


CPHS 141/24 Speeches 1966


CPHS 141/24.01 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the dedication of the Kellogg Center for Continuing Education, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday, March 20, 1966 1966/0320
10 pages

"I have a triple task this afternoon: to dedicate this new Kellogg Center for Continuing Education; to open a spectacular international and ecumenical Theological Conference; and to announce two very important new academic programs at the University of Notre Dame."


CPHS 141/24.01 A. G. Cardinal Cicognani, Secretariat of State of His Holiness, The Vatican, to Father Hesburgh 1966/0308
3 pages

Dated 8 March 1966, but encloses speech from 20 March 1966.


CPHS 141/24.02 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Dedication Banquet of the Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wednesday evening, March 30, 1966 1966/0330
20 pages

"A popular cultural history of the great ages of Western civilization characterizes the early and late Middle Ages as the Age of Faith, followed by the Romantic Rennaissance, the Reformation, the Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, the Age of Political Revolution, and, for better part of the last century, increasingly in this century, we have the Age of Social Revolution."

The Social Sciences in an Age of Social Revolution

With the address a printed program: "Institute for Social Research Dedication Conference Banquet" 2 pages

Same as (UDIS H1/43.01) except 2 more introductory pages added to the address.


CPHS 141/24.03 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the 16th Annual "University for Presidents" of the Young Presidents' Organization, Phoenix, Arizona, April 25, 1966 1966/0425
17 pages

"I come to you today as one having great longevity in your society of the young."

The Forefront of Tomorrow's Knowledge

cc in (CPHS 141/25)

Copy of speech printed in booklet "Still more Thoughts for Our Times," (UDIS H1/43.01), pp. 12.


CPHS 141/24.04 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, Monday, May 30, 1966 1966/0530
18 pages

"This is the time of year when graduates all over the country are treated to an enormous, and often unwelcome, load of free advice."

(CPHS 141/23.02)., "Our Revolutionary Age" in (CPHS 141/24.05), and (UDIS H1/42.01)

cc in (CPHS 141/25)


CPHS 141/24.05 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Saturday, June 18, 1966 1966/0618
19 pages

"This is the time of year when graduates all over the country are treated to an enormous, and often unwelcome, load of free advice."

Our Revolutionary Age

cc in (CPHS 141/25)

(CPHS 141/23.02)., (CPHS 141/24.04), and (UDIS H1/42.01)

With the printed address a printed Honorary Degree Citation presented by the University of Illinois conferring the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., in the Assembly Hall on the Urbana-Champaign Campus, June 18, 1966. 1 page


CPHS 141/24.06 Remarks of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Testimonial Dinner honoring Dr. John A. Hannah, President, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 18, 1966 1966/1118
3 pages

"About nine years ago, I stood in the White House with your distinguished President, Dr. John Hannah, and took the oath of office as a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, under his Chairmanship."

With the remarks a printed program "John A. Hannah Recognition Dinner November 18, 1966." 6 pages

cc in (CPHS 141/25)


CPHS 141/24.07 Invocation delivered by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Inauguration of Dr. Paul Cook as President of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Saturday, December 3, 1966 1966/1203
2 pages

"Heavenly Father, Lord of Wisdom and Might, we pray You for a blessing upon this assembly and upon the purposes it represents."


CPHS 141/25 Speeches - Carbons 1966


CPHS 141/26 Speeches 1967


CPHS 141/26.01 Address delivered by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Dinner Session of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Council of Protestant Colleges and Universities, Statler Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 1967 1967/0116
19 pages

The Challenge Ahead

"Everyone is likely to agree that the 817 Church-related colleges and universities in the United States face a future challenge."

With the address a printed program "The Theme: The Christian College Confronts Alienation." 4 pages. Also enclosed a printed pamphlet with foreword to Father Hesburgh's address written by A. Blair Helman.

Same as (UDIS H1/44.02) except the first 2 introductory pages.


CPHS 141/26.02 Address given by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana, Monday, June 12, 1967 1967/0612
11 pages

"I would like to begin this morning by quoting to you something that may sound familiar: 'What is happening to our young people?' - Plato."

Service: The Great Modern Prayer


CPHS 141/26.03 Address given by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Valparaiso University Convocation, Valparaiso, Indiana, November 1, 1967 1967/1101
20 pages

"My remarks today will have as their theme a historical review of the attitude of Catholics towards Martin Luther."

The Historical Evolution of the Catholic View of Luther

Same as (UDIS H1/44.03).

Speech was written in Guatemala City on 9 August 1967, but delivered on 1 November 1967. Encloses references.

With the address an annotated, printed program "A Meditation for the Festival of the Reformation" 4 pages. All Saints' Eve, October 31, 1967, Memorial Chapel, Valparaiso University. Also with the address are 4 copies of articles titled "Luther Material": the 1st paper "Ecumenism in Development: Germany up to Vatican II" by Erwin Iserloh, the 2nd paper "A Protestant's View of the Vatican Council" by Peter Meinhold, the 3rd paper "The Significance of Patristic Study for the Present Situation within Roman Catholicism and beyond" by Jaroslav Pelikan, and the 4th paper "Ecumenism and Ecumenical Theology in Germany" by Heinrich Fries.


CPHS 141/26.04 Sermon delivered by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, in Sacred Heart Church, University of Notre Dame, on Sunday, November 5, 1967, to inaugurate a series of sermons on the Year of Faith, proclaimed by Pope Paul VI 1967/1105
12 pages

"I am very happy to have the opportunity of speaking to the University community this afternoon on the Year of Faith, recently proclaimed by our Holy Father, Pope Paul VI."


CPHS 141/26.05 Address given by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Special Convocation commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the University, Saturday, December 9, 1967 1967/1209
27 pages

"One hundred and twenty-five years are not considered a very long time as the lives of great world universities are reckoned."

The Vision of a Great Catholic University in the World of Today

With the address a handwritten note about the 125th anniversary.

Same as (UDIS H1/44.04) except the first 2 pages and the last sentence. Printed version of the talk in pamphlet "Thoughts IV" group of papers, in (CPHS 143/09.01). Most important talk Father Hesburgh has ever written, according to Father Hesburgh.


CPHS 141/26.06 Edna Steinman, Director of News Bureau, Univerity of Redlands, Los Angeles, to Father Hesburgh
1 page

Elmer Peterson, from NBC television, will attempt to reach Father Hesburgh to interview him.


CPHS 142/01 Speeches 1968


CPHS 142/01.01 [Foreword: presented by Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, for the book Prejudice, U.S.A.]
13 pages

"I am grateful to the Editors of this important book, Prejudice, U.S.A., for their kindness in requesting me to present a Foreword."

Father Hesburgh delivered speeches on Prejudice, but it is unclear if he gave a speech based on the actual text of this Foreword, published in Prejudice, U.S.A., dated 1968.


CPHS 142/01.02 George N. Shuster, Asssitant to the President, University of Notre Dame, to Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame 1968/0117
1 page

Dated 17 January 1968. Suggests sources about churches being against prejudice for Father Hesburgh's speech delivered March 1968.


CPHS 142/01.03 Albert L. Schlitzer, C.S.C., Department Head, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame 1968/0118
1 page

Lists documentation for Father Hesburgh's speech: "The Churches and the Struggle Against Prejudice", planning to be delivered in March 1968.


CPHS 142/01.04 George N. Shuster, Asssitant to the President, University of Notre Dame, to Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame 1968/0119
1 page

Encloses References for Father Hesburgh for his speech in March 1968 on Prejudice.


CPHS 142/01.05 Samuel H. Elfert, Director, TV-Film-Radio Department, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame 1968/0315
1 page

After delivering his speech at Berkeley, Father Hesburgh will be featured on a half-hour television program with Dore Schary in San Francisco, on 24 March 1968.


CPHS 142/01.06 Charles Y. Glock, Chairman, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame 1968/0318
1 page

Encloses a rough draft of Glock's paper: "Religion and Prejudice." 31 pages


CPHS 142/01.07 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Conference on Patterns of American Prejudice, University of California, Berkeley, March 25, 1968 1968/0325
15 pages

"My task today is one of prescription rather than analysis, although within a single personal point of view and presentation it is difficult to prescribe a remedy without some indication of one's own analytical judgement of the malady."

With the address two printed programs: "Patterns of American Prejudice, a Centennial Symposium." March 24, 25, 26, 1968, University of California, Berkeley. 6 pages

The Churches and the Struggle against Prejudice.


CPHS 142/01.08 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, June 6, 1968 1968/0606
14 pages

"On the way across town to the University of Southern California this morning, I stopped at the Good Samaritan Hospital, where Senator Kennedy died a few hours ago, to sympathize for a moment with his brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, and the widows of John and Bob."

In Defense of the Younger Generation

Same as "In Defense of the Younger Generation" in (CPHS 142/01.13) except different introduction, 1 page.

Same as (UDIS H2/01.03) except 3 different introductions to the 3 copies filed in UDIS.


CPHS 142/01.09 [Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Eighth General Conference Opening, International Federation of Catholic Universities, Catholic University of Lovanium in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa] 1968/0910
15 pages

"I was faced with some real difficulty in preparing this presidential address for our Eighth General Conference opening today at this amazingly splendid Catholic University of Lovanium in Kinshasa, Congo, our first Federation Conference on this Continent of Africa."

Same as (UDIS H1/44.01) except the last 2 pages. These at the end of address, in (UDIS H1/44.01), summarize the work of the International Federation of Catholic Universities.


CPHS 142/01.10 Invocation delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Installation Luncheon for Dr. Frederick Seitz, President, Rockefeller University, New York, New York, October 8, 1968 1968/1008
2 pages

"Lord God, Father of us all, we thank you for this new day and we ask your blessing upon this University and upon all of us who are gathered here to greet a new President and to pay tribute to his predecessor."


CPHS 142/01.11 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Fall Forum of the Chief Executives Forum, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11, 1968 1968/1111
13 pages

"Several weeks ago at Notre Dame, an alumnus asked me: What will the world be like in the year 2000?"


CPHS 142/01.12 [Remarks delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Newcomen Society Dinner honoring Associates Investment Company, Center for Continuing Education, Notre Dame, October 18, 1968] 1968/1018
5 pages

"... I need not remind all of our local citizens, although some of the others who come from afar may not know it, that for some eight years the Chairman of our Board of Trustees was the founder of Associates Investment Company, Mr. Ernest Morris."


CPHS 142/01.12 Frank X. Drury, Director, Associates Corporate Service Company, South Bend, Indiana, to James Murphy, Director of Public Information , University of Notre Dame, Indiana 1968/1120
1 page

Dated 20 November 1968, but encloses speech from 18 October 1968.


CPHS 142/01.13 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Fall Term Commencement, Michigan State University, East Lansing, December 7, 1968 #477 1968/1207
14 pages

"I am grateful to President John Hannah, the faculty, students, administration, and Trustees of Michigan State University for the wonderful opportunity of being with you today and of becoming an alumnus of this great institution."

In Defense of the Younger Generation

Same as "In Defense of the Younger Generation" in (CPHS 142/01.08) except the first page. Also same as in (UDIS H2/01.03) except the 3 various introductions attached to the 3 different copies of the USC talk.


CPHS 142/02 Speeches 1969


CPHS 142/02.01 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the final banquet celebrating the Centennial of the Notre Dame Law School, February 8, 1969 1969/0208
12 pages

"It is with great gratitude, and some relief, that one comes to the end of one hundred years of legal education at Notre Dame, and to the end of a sprightly weekend celebrating this happy occasion."

Father Hesburgh describes in detail the life of St. Thomas More.

With the address a handwritten note with instructions: "Please clip on to Thomas More talk." 3 pages


CPHS 142/02.02 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 66th Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Detroit, Michigan, April 8, 1969 1969/0408
23 pages

"Change has often been described as a condition of life - what does not change, dies."

The Changing Face of Catholic Higher Education

Same as (UDIS H2/02.04) except a 1 page introduction, written by Father Hesburgh, is filed with the UDIS copy.


CPHS 142/02.03 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Conference on The Task of Universities in a Changing World, Notre Dame, Indiana, April 17, 1969 1969/0417
16 pages

"The university is among the most traditional of all the institutions of our society and, at the same time, it is the institution most responsible for the changes that make our society the most changing in the history man."

The Nature of the Challenge: Traditional Organization and Attitudes of Universities towards Contemporary Realities


CPHS 142/02.04 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, May 31, 1969 1969/0531
11 pages

"Today's Commencement brings to a close the brilliant year-long Sesquicentennial observances of this University."

"Your young men see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. (Joel, 3,1)"

Same as (UDIS H2/02.03) except the first paragraph.


CPHS 142/02.05 Commencement Address Rhode Island Junior College, June 1, 1969 1969/0601
6 pages

"... First, I want to congratulate you, the graduates, for your achievements and for the contributions you have made to the excellence of this young institution which in a short five years has acquired both stature and status."

Father Hesburgh explores three typical responses to social change: denial, anarchism / nihilism, and simplism. He explaines is detail why all these responses are inadequate and unrealistic solutions to the phenomenon of change.


CPHS 142/02.06 Benediction given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Brandeis University Dinner, Hotel Pierre, New York City, October 23, 1969 1969/1023
1 page

"In the beginning, the Lord God created the heavens and the earth. We have these opening words of the Bible across a great span of time, and recently we heard them again across a great span of space from astronauts circling our moon."


CPHS 142/02.07 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, December 7, 1969 #480 1969/1207
15 pages

"When Saint Mary's College reached its centenary year in 1944, the United States - in fact all the world - was at war."

Same as (UDIS H2/02.05).


CPHS 142/03 Speeches 1970


CPHS 142/03.01 Sermon delivered at the funeral of Mr. Frank M. Folsom, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, January 16, 1970, by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame 1970/0116
8 pages

"I appreciate more than I can say the generosity and sensitivity of Terence Cardinal Cooke, the Archbishop of New York, in inviting me to say these few words at the Funeral Mass we are celebrating for our dear friend, Francis Marion Folsom."


CPHS 142/03.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Loyola University, Chicago, Centennial Symposium, "Higher Education: Unity or Diversity", Tuesday, April 7, 1970 1970/0407
14 pages

"So much has been written lately about students that, by now, everyone must be tired of the subject, especially the students."

The Student Today

With the address a printed program: "The Fifth Centennial Symposium - Higher Education: Unity or Diversity." 5 pages. Also a Memorandum from the Special Assistant to the President, University of Notre Dame, to Father Hesburgh, dated 6 April 1970, 1 page

Same as in (UDIS H2/03.01).


CPHS 142/03.03 Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, in response to the presentation of the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom by the American Association of University Professors, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 1970 1970/0425
9 pages

"I find it difficult to express adequately how very pleased, honored, and grateful I am to receive the Alexander Meiklejohn Award."

Same as (UDIS H2/03.02) except the first page introduction files with the UDIS copy.


CPHS 142/03.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Anderson College, Anderson, Indiana, Monday, June 15, 1970 #484 1970/0615
12 pages

"In 1917, the year I was born four days before John Kennedy, Joseph T. Wilson, a Church of God minister, became President of the Gospel Trumpet Company, founded by Daniel Sidney Warner, here in Anderson."

Same as (UDIS H2/03.04).

With the address a printed program: "Anderson College Fifty-Second Annual Commencement." 5 pages


CPHS 142/03.05 [Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, in The Anchorage News interview] July 23, 1970 1970/0723
3 pages

"... If I were answering [student unrest] a year ago I'd have said it was a great minority, maybe one-tenth of one percent, going up to one percent on occasion or two percent on occasion, depending on the individual cause; I think this past year, under the influence of the Cambodian invasion and Kent State and Jackson State, the number just leaped tremendously to what might be - at least on an individual campus - 70 or 80 percent of the students."

Father Hesburgh Talks About Youth

Enclosed is a photocopy of the interview, given in Alaska, dated 23 July 1970. Not a speech.

Same as (UDIS H2/03.05).


CPHS 142/03.06 Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Inauguration of Harris L. Wofford, Jr., as President of Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 17, 1970 1970/1017
5 pages

"At the risk of being confused with Ernest Hemingway, may I begin by saying that there is a well-known resort in Acapulco called Las Tres Vidas. That is as good a title as any for my brief remarks: the three lives of Harris Wofford as I have known him and followed his career over the past dozen years."


CPHS 142/03.07 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Stevens Institute of Technology Centennial Convocation, Hoboken, New Jersey, November 14, 1970 1970/1114
6 pages

"Thank you, Mr. Chairman, I think the problem that faces every participant in these symposiums is that the further down the list you are put you find that many, many, of your points have been taken by those who preceded you; and that the only secret is somehow to wangle yourself on to the first place on the program - it's a little late for that."

Symposium called "Man and the Twenty-First Century".


CPHS 142/03.07 James H. Duchine, Convocation Director, Stevens Institute of Technology, to Father Hesburgh 1968/0314
1 page

Dated 14 March 1968, encloses speech from 14 November 1970.


CPHS 142/03.08 Eulogy delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the funeral of Mr. Charles S. Jones, Los Angeles, California, Saturday, December 12, 1970 1970/1202
7 pages

"We are gathered here this morning to pay a final and well-deserved tribute to Charles Stone Jones ... It might seem strange to you that this tribute is being delivered for a Texas Baptist by a Catholic priest from Notre Dame." Or "My dear friends, before beginning the service this morning, I would like to read for you a telegram, which just arrived from the President of the United States ... Those of you who know President Nixon can read between the lines of this telegram and see that it was certainly done by his hand."

Eulogy delivered at the Memorial Service for Charles S. Jones at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, December 12, 1970. Enclosed are 2 different revisions of the same speech: unclear which one was actually delivered at the memorial service.


CPHS 142/04 Speeches 1971


CPHS 142/04.01 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Conference on Continuing Education and the University, Center for Continuing Education, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, Friday, January 8, 1971 #491 1971/0108
16 pages

"Social responsibility is a concept as old as Plato and as new as the latest student protest regarding local or national priorities."

Social Responsibility and Continuing Education

With the address a printed program: "Continuing Education and the University." 15 pages

Same as (UDIS H2/04.01).


CPHS 142/04.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Convention of the National Federation of Priests' Councils, Baltimore, Maryland, March 15, 1971 #488 1971/0315
20 pages

"I come to you today with a minimum of official credentials."

Same as (UDIS H2/04.02).

With the address a published article: "Celibacy Vote Seen As Serious Mistake" published in A.D. Correspondence, Vol.2, Number 7, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, April 3, 1971. Editorial comment on the NFPC vote, 3 pages.


CPHS 142/04.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 68th Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Monday, April 12, 1971 1971/0412
16 pages

"Catholic education on all levels enters the seventies in better and in worse shape than ever in any previous age."

Father Hesburgh presents a detailed picture of student political involvement, the meaning, direction, and lessons we can learn from it in the context of human dignity.


CPHS 142/04.04 [Transcript of an unedited discussion taking place between the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, and newsman Frank Reynolds from Directions, American Broadcasting Company, May 19, 1971] 1971/0519
33 pages

"Yes, I'm really maybe more optimistic than I should be, but I'm generally very optimistic [about young men who are leaving Notre Dame now.]"

Not an actual speech. Unedited interview on 4 rolls.

Same as (UDIS H2/04.03) except UDIS file contains a shorter, edited version of interview.


CPHS 142/04.04 Gary Herman, Producer, Directions, to Mr. Richard Conklin, Director of Information Services, University of Notre Dame 1971/0607
1 page

Dated 7 June 1971, but encloses transcript of discussion from 19 May 1971.


CPHS 142/04.05 Sermon delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Baccalaureate Mass, Notre Dame, Indiana, Saturday, May 22, 1971 1971/0522
6 pages

"The Epistle today reminds us that, while this day is a special point in history for each of you, a completion of what is past and a commencement of what is yet to come, God for each of us extends across the whole spectrum of our lives as the Alpha and Omega (A to Z for those who never studied Greek), the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

With the sermon a draft of speech: "Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises." 2 pages


CPHS 142/04.06 [Draft of speech by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, for the Baccalaureate Services, Utah State University, Friday, June 4, 1971] 1971/0604
11 pages

"... with its telling diagnosis of human behavior have left us more uncertain."

Early draft encloses some random, seemingly disconnected, pages and ideas. Includes annotated pages with notes from other speeches, but actual speech missing. Draft consists of: 4 pages of handwritten notes "Looking out window - at bank office", 1 printed page titled "Service: The Great Modern Prayer", and 6 typed numbered pages, not in order. Also includes a printed program of the Baccalaureate Services at Utah State University: "The Spectrum," and its Academic Procession, 4 pages.


CPHS 142/04.07 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 54th Annual Meeting of the of the American Council on Education, Washington, D.C., October 7, 1971 1971/1007
17 pages

"During the past few years higher education in this country - and indeed throughout the world - has undergone a baptism of fire."

Resurrection for Higher Education

Remarks prepared for delivery 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 7, 1971, Opening General Session, in Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Same as (UDIS H2/04.05). Also reprint of the text of the


CPHS 142/04.08 [Whitney Young's Fight for the Civil Rights Movement: Proposed Topics and Possible Ideas to be Used in the Equal Opportunity Day Address] 1971
10 pages

"Equal Opportunity Day has special meaning for those of us who possesses the capacity to assist in the creation of opportunities."

Draft of speech to be given at the at the Equal Opportunity Day. Exact date unknown. With the draft a United States Mission to the United Nations Press Release: "Statement by Mr. Roy Wilkins, Chairman of the United States Delegation, at the International Conference on Human Rights, Teheran, Iran, April 24, 1968." 6 pages. Father Hesburgh's actual talk, titled 'On Human Rights,' was written in Teheran, Iran, and delivered there to a United Nations Conference. It is filed in (CPHS 143/09.03). This talk was possibly used by Father Hesburgh when giving the Equal Opportunity Day Address.

'Whitney Young's Contribution to the Civil Rights Movement,' and 'Whitney Young's Contribution to Civil Rights Negotiation,' also 'Civil Rights Battles are Unfinished, not Completely Won' are different titles of the draft.


CPHS 142/04.08 John A. Buggs, Acting Staff Director, United States Commission on Civil Rights, to Father Hesburgh 1971/1111
1 page


CPHS 142/04.09 [Urban Polarization: the City-Suburban Schism Causes Economic Inequality and Racism in Ameica]
14 pages

"All it takes to find America's most serious problem nowadays is to get under the wheel and drive around one of our big metropolitan areas."


CPHS 142/05 Speeches 1972


CPHS 142/05.01 [Confidence, Compassion, and Committment Are Needed to Change the World] 1972/05
1 page

"Change: greatest reality in your lives."

Handwritten notes Father Hesburgh used for Commencement speech he gave at Stonehill College. Correspondence about the actual address is filed under "Hesburgh's Stonehill Commencement Ceremonies" in subseries (CPHS 144/29). He urged graduates to practice commitment, confidence, and compassion in order to solve societal problems.


CPHS 142/05.02 The price is very high; the price of delay is vastly higher: Father Hesburgh's Program for Racial Justice 1972/1029
8 pages

"America's national psyche is troubled today, although we hide it in multiple ways."

Not a speech, but an article by Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame and chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, published in Sunday New York Times Magazine, dated October 29, 1972. This article is based on a speech he made at Union Theological Seminary upon receiving the Reinhold Niebuhr Award.

Same as "America's Unfinished Human Agenda" filed in (UDIS H2/05.04). Also same as (CPHS 143/09.04).


CPHS 142/05.03 [Invocation delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Inaugural Convocation, the Antioch School of Law, Washington, November 13, 1972 1972/1113
2 pages

"Lord God of Justice, we pause for a moment in our busy lives, to ask Your blessing on this bright new institution - the Antioch School of Law - and upon the whole new endeavor and the deans and their helpers who gave birth to this new approach to legal education."

Ceremony took place in the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Home in the City of Washington. With the speech a printed program: "Inaugural Convocation" 5 pages.


CPHS 142/05.04 Resurrection for Higher Education 1972
7 pages

"During the past few years higher education in this country - and indeed throughout the world - has undergone a baptism of fire."

Reprint of talk by Theodore M. Hesburgh originally published in the Winter 1972 issue of the Educational Record, published by the American Council on Education. This text is based on a speech he made at the 54th Annual Meeting of the of the American Council on Education, Washington, D.C., October 7, 1971, pp. 5-11

Same as (UDIS H2/04.05) and (CPHS 142/04.07).


CPHS 142/06 Speeches 1973


CPHS 142/06.01 Sermon delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Sunday, January 28, 1973 1973/0128
12 pages

"I greet fellow priests and all of you members of the Notre Dame family who are here together to offer this holy sacrifice of the Mass with us, and to share what I hope will be a Christian reflection on our times."


CPHS 142/06.02 [Carnegie Commission on Higher Education] 1973/0518(?)
2 pages

"Higher Education - Carnegie Commission"

Handwritten notes. Not clear if Father Hesburgh gave a speech based on the notes.

Enclosed is a Memorandum "Toward A Learning Society" from Clark Kerr, Chairman of Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, Berkeley, California, to the Members of the Commission, including Father Hesburgh, dated May 18, 1973. 1 page


CPHS 142/06.03 [Baccalaureate Mass at Marymount College, Class of 1973, Church of the Transfiguration, Tarrytown, New York, May 26, 1973] 1973/0526
16 pages

Not clear if Father Hesburgh delivered a speech at this ceremony. Enclosed a printed program, 16 pages.


CPHS 142/06.04 Charles D. Thompson, Harvard University, Office of Development, to Father Hesburgh 1973/0529
1 page

Father Hesburgh visited Harvard University to give a commencement address at the Alumni Exercises on June 13, 1973. Actual address, titled "A New Vision for Spaceship Earth," is filed in (CPHS 143/10.01) with Terry Lectures. Also included is a partial program of the Alumni Meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 1973, where Father Hesburgh delivered the 20 to 30 minutes long main speech.

With the letter a confidential memorandum from the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, dated 8 June 1973, including the honorary degree candidates' guest list attending dinner. Father Hesburgh also received an honorary degree from Harvard.


CPHS 142/06.05 [Sermon delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral Mass of Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C., Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, September 17, 1973] 1973/0917
4 pages

"It was 52 years ago this month that Howard Kenna first walked onto this campus and into this church."

"Ite, Missa Est." Sermon printed in the program of the funeral mass, pp. 3-6

Same as (UDIS H2/06.01).


CPHS 142/06.06 [Speech delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, Washington, D.C., Friday, October 12, 1973] 1973/1012
10 pages

"Higher Education came into the 1970s with a certain number of built-in inequities."

With the speech an essay: "Legislating Attitudes", which will form a portion of a book to be published early in 1974. Essay same as the ACE speech, 8 pages. Also enclosed is Father Hesburgh's handwritten outline and notes, used for the speech, on the "Basic question: to promote justice."


CPHS 142/06.07 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the International Development Conference, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 24, 1973 1973/1024
14 pages

"Historians of the next century may well regard the decade of the seventies, and perhaps the entire final quarter-century of this, the second millenium, as a unique period, rich in the recasting of old international systems and the creation of new ones."

International Fair Play

With the IDC speech an addendum by James W. Howe, Overseas Development Council, 2 pages.

Also enclosed: "Conflict and Interdependence," address delivered by John H. Knowles, M.D., President of The Rockefeller Foundation, on the Occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Wien International Scholarship Program at Brandeis University, dated April 28, 1973, 15 pages.


CPHS 142/06.08 Eulogy delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral Mass for Mr. I.A. O'Shaughnessy, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 26, 1973 1973/1126
7 pages

"We are all here today to pay a last tribute to Ignatius Aloysius O'Shaughnessy and to pray for the repose of his soul."

Same as (UDIS H2/06.05).


CPHS 142/06.09 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Pacem in Terris III Conference, Washington, D.C., Tuedsay, October 9, 1973 1973/1009
13 pages

"Pacem in Terris - peace on earth - may now seem more likely than it did eleven years ago when Pope John XXIII began his far-sighted encyclical with these words."


CPHS 142/07 Speeches 1974


CPHS 142/07.01 [Summary of an Interview given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, and Professor Kenneth Keniston, Yale Psychologist, Yale University, at Yale University, on Sunday, January 13, 1974] 1974/0114
2 pages

The theme of the conversation: "Yale/Student Moods", was about the spirit among the nation's college students

Father Hesburgh spoke on the "Yale Reports" radio program. He was interviewed at Yale in December 1973, but the recording for broadcast was released on Sunday 13 January 1974.

Actual transcript of the whole interview: "Reality and the Inner World" filed in (UDIS H2/07.02).


CPHS 142/07.02 [Presentation Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, on the occasion of the Gantt Medal Luncheon honoring John T. Connor, 1973 Medalist, Thursday, February 14, 1974] 1974/0214
4 pages

"It is with a very special kind of pleasure that I introduce your Gantt Medal awardee here today."

With the speech a printed brochure: "The Henry Laurence Gantt Memorial Medal." 12 pages. Also enclosed a schedule of activities and the Gantt luncheon schedule. Father Hesburgh presented brief biography and personal comments about Mr. Connor. Also delivered Invocation.


CPHS 142/07.02 Robert G. Butler, Vice President, American Management Associations, to Father Hesburgh 1974/0128
1 page

Dated 28 January 1974, but encloses speech from 14 February 1974


CPHS 142/07.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Convention of the Catholic Press Association, April 24, 1974, Denver, Colorado 1974/0424
26 pages

"One of our alumni recently asked me: Where is the Church going?"

Same as (UDIS H2/07.05) except the first 2 pages. In UDIS the 1st sentence of the introduction: "Many times throughout these essays I have used the word 'Church'."

Excerpt of this talk to Catholic Press Conference, called "An Opening," is filed in (CPHS 143/03.05) and (UDIS H2/07.06), but not clear if this is a speech.


CPHS 142/07.04 Ditchley Foundation Lecture delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, England, on September 20, 1974 1974/0920
24 pages

"One of the greatest intellectual and moral needs of mankind is to find a workable rationale for continuity in times of change."

The Problems and Opportunities on a Very Interdependent Planet

2 copies, 2nd copy annotated with Father Hesburgh's handwritten corrections and remarks.

Same as (UDIS H2/07.09).


CPHS 142/08 Speeches 1975


CPHS 142/08.01 A presentation made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at a National Conference of Catholic Bishops Bicentennial Committee Meeting, Catholic University of America, Tuesday, February 4, 1975 1975/0204
11 pages

"Two hundred years after the Declaration of Independence, America and the rest of the world need a Declaration of Interdependence."

Food in an Interdependent World

With the speech a printed version of the hearing: "Liberty and Justice for All. First Preparatory Hearing. 'Humankind'." February 3-5, 1975, Washington D.C. The end of his presentation concludes with Father Hesburgh answering questions of Cardinal Dearden, Father Henriot, Dr. Dominguez, and Ms. Acevedo, members of the bicentannial panel. 12 pages

Same as (UDIS H2/08.03). Enclosed introduction lists Father Hesburgh's titles and accomplishments, 1 page.


CPHS 142/08.02 Eulogy delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at a Memorial Mass for Richard Tucker, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, October 14, 1975 1975/1014
7 pages

"On behalf of His Eminence, Terence Cardinal Cooke, who is offering this Memorial Mass, and especially on behalf of the family of Richard Tucker, his dear wife, Sara, and his sons, Barry, David, and Henry, I welcome all of you, his friends, to this memorial service in the great Cathedral of Saint Patrick, in the great City in which Richard was born, grew up, performed as few others have, so well and so long and so thrillingly, and where so sadly last January he was laid to rest after a heartrending service at the Met in Lincoln Center."


CPHS 142/08.03 Is More Higher Education Better? 1975/1114
3 pages

"One cannot answer this question for everyone, except to say that no one is completely educated until the end of one's life."

Draft of article. Unclear if Father Hesburgh delivered a speech based on this article.


CPHS 142/08.03 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, to Mr. Crocker Snow, The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusets 1975/1114
1 page


CPHS 142/08.04 Highlights of Discussions by the National Commission on Coping with Interdependence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 19-20, 1975 1975/1119
11 pages

... "Perceptions of Interdependence"

Notes by Abraham Sirkin for the Aspen Program in International Affairs, Princeton, N.J., with Father Hesburgh's comments and suggestions. Not an actual speech.

On role of government in raising public awareness of interdependence.


CPHS 142/08.05 [Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Hall of Fame Banquet, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City, December 9, 1975] #507 1975/1209
7 pages

"It's been a long time since a Chase Manhattan Board member received something so wonderful from the President of the First National City Bank."

Same as (UDIS H2/08.06)

Speech about Intercollegiate Athletics


CPHS 142/09 Speeches 1976


CPHS 142/09.01 Guess Who's for the ERA? - Interview with Father Hesburgh in Ms. Magazine, January 1976 1976/01
1 page

"I am very much for the Equal Rights Amendement and would like to see it passed in the Bicentennial year as part of the fulfillment of the promise of this nation."

Father Hesburgh's comments during this interview were also shared with the Chicago Tribune.


CPHS 142/09.02 Remarks by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Johns Hopkins University 100th Commemoration Weekend, Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, February 21, 1976 1976/0221
5 pages

"If one were to ask ten years ago what society at large can expect for and from the American university, the answer would have been quite different than today."


CPHS 142/09.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Notre Dame - Saint Mary's Bicentennial Conference, March 11, 1976 1976/0311
25 pages

"American aspiration is like love, a many splendored thing."

Also titled "American Aspirations and the Grounds of Hope" in printed brochure in (CPHS 142/09.07).

With the address a handwritten outline for bicentennial speech, 5 pages.

Also enclosed an earlier draft of the speech with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.

Same as (UDIS H2/09.03).


CPHS 142/09.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 29, 1976 1976/0429
21 pages

"It is a curious paradox that America is one of the most criticized countries on earth, especially if one listens to U.N. debates, and yet, at the same time, America is the country which most people would prefer to live in, if they were free to choose."

Two titles: "Religious Liberty in the International Scene" and "An Almost Chosen People: The Moral Aspirations of Americans", but this copy is without title.

cc in (CPHS 142/10)


CPHS 142/09.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Citizen's Assembly on Improving Courts and Justice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1976 1976/0704
16 pages

"What message does one bring to America on our 200th birthday?"

Justice in America: The Dream and the Reality

Same as (UDIS H2/09.04).


CPHS 142/09.06 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Austrian-American Committee Bicentennial Celebration, Klesheim Palace, Salzburg, Austria #510 1976/0705
22 pages

"Yesterday, together with the President of the United States, I had the opportunity of speaking to Americans from the American Philosophical Society, next to Independence Hall, in Philadelphia."

Same as (UDIS H2/09.05).

cc in (CPHS 142/10).

This is a shorter version of the Notre Dame-Saint Mary's bicentennial speech in (CPHS 142/09.03).

Text of address in English. Talk was delivered by Father Hesburgh in English. Enclosed is a German translation of the intoductory remarks, 1 page, with Father Hesburgh's handwritten note: "For facility - just make it a 'free' translation ..."


CPHS 142/09.07 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 7, 1976 1976/1007
19 pages

"I have been asked to say something today about presidential leadership in the field of higher education."

The Presidency: A Personalist Manifesto

2 copies; 2nd copy with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.

Same as (UDIS H2/09.06) except the first 2 pages.


CPHS 142/09.08 [Three Main Bicentennial Addresses by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.] 1976
32 pages

"The Bicentennial was a great experience for all Americans, in that it made all of us think about the inner meaning of America - something we mainly take for granted."

Prited brochure containing 3 main speeches Father Hesburgh gave in 1976. Published by The Office of the President, University of Notre Dame, dated 1 November 1976. Introduction written by Father Hesburgh, 2 pages. Includes: 1. "Justice in America: The Dream and the Reality", 2. "Religious Liberty in the International Scene" and 3. "American Aspirations and the Grounds of Hope." Manuscripts of speeches are filed in 1. (CPHS 142/09.05), 2. (CPHS 142/09.04), and 3. (CPHS 142/09.03), respectively.


CPHS 142/10 Speeches - Carbons and Programs 1976


CPHS 142/11 Speeches 1977


CPHS 142/11.01 Eulogy delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the funeral of Dr. George N. Shuster, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Friday, January 28, 1977 1977/0128
7 pages

"'Whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.' These simple reassuring words of Jesus to the grieving Martha are our best consolation today as we gather in this holy place to bid goodbye to an old friend and associate and to pray powerfully in the Mass for the repose of his noble soul."


CPHS 142/11.02 Statement by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Junior Achievement National Business Leadership Conference, Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 4, 1977 1977/0204
2 pages

"As an educator, I would like to take the second part of the question, since the answer to the first part is factual - who runs America, whereas the answer to the second part - who should - is normative, a moral imperative, not necessarily a fact, but at least an ideal."

Who Runs America ... Who Should?

7 ribbon copies


CPHS 142/11.03 Remarks by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on accepting the C. Albert Koob Merit Award of the National Catholic Educational Association, San Francisco, California, April 12, 1977 1977/0412
3 pages

"I would like to say a few words about Catholic education."


CPHS 142/11.04 [Address by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., May 29, 1977] 1977/0529
3 pages

"... First, on behalf of all my fellow honorees, I would like to say how pleased we are to join your class today and to receive this wonderful honor from the nation's oldest Catholic university."

Georgetown speech in Washington was ordered to be printed in the Senate Congressional Record, with unanimous consent, on June 13, 1977, and addressed to the President, Mr. Kennedy.

Copy of Congessional Record offprint, pp. S9538-S9540.

To give this address, Father Hesburgh combined two earlier speeches from 1953: 1st "I live, now not I, but Christ liveth in me" in (CPHS 141/04.05) and 2nd a draft of an earlier speech in (CPHS 141/04.06)


CPHS 142/11.05 [Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Catholic University Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic, June 18, 1977] 1977/0618
12 pages

"Antes de entrar en materia, por decirlo así, quiero agradecerle sinceramente al Rector de esta Universidad, el Monseñor Agripino Núñez, su muy amable invitatión que me permite compartir con todos ustedes esta ocasión tan importante."

2 copies, both in Spanish. Also enclosed a printed program in Spanish.


CPHS 142/11.06 Homily delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Opening Mass of the School Year, Sacred Heart Church, Sunday, September 11, 1977 1977/0911
10 pages

"Each acedemic year begins in a burst of hope, shared by faculty and students alike, that a new time of inner growth is at hand, awaiting all the subtle influences of the educational process."


CPHS 142/11.07 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the 125th anniversary of the acquisition of "La Charte royale de l'université Laval," Québec City, Canada, on Thursday, December 8, 1977 #512? 1977/1208
16 pages

"I am very happy to be with all of you today on this happy occasion for Laval University, to become a member of this academic community, and to share with you a few thoughts on 'The University and Society.'"

Also UDIS files: similar to "The University and Society" in (UDIS H2/10.02), but different speech.

3 copies: 1st in English, 2nd and 3rd copies in French

With the address a printed program in French: "Album Souvenir, Université Laval, 1852-1977."

Not clear if this is a 125th Anniversary Address or a convocation address, or both.


CPHS 142/11.08 [University Governance: Introduction to Faculty Manual] 1977?
7 pages

"First a brief word about the University of Notre Dame itself ... This institution of Catholic higher learning was founded in late November (tradition has it on or about the Feast of St. Andrew) of 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C."

Not an actual speech. Printed pages from "Insight: Notre Dame", first 3 pages possibly from 1977 and the last page from Summer 1971. Father Hesburgh explores recent developments at Notre Dame and presents his vision of a great Catholic university.

Also encloses a handwritten note by Father Hesburgh possibly written in 1977: "Between the years 1945 and 1977, the operating budget grew from ... millions to ... millions of dollars," 1 page.


CPHS 142/12 Speeches 1978


CPHS 142/12.01 Homily delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at The Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, on Candlemas Day, February 2, 1978 #516 1978/0202
6 pages

"This is a very special day for you and for me. If you will permit me to mention first the personal specialness of this day for me, may I share with you the fact that I would not have had the wonderful opportunity to be with you today, if my father and my mother had not pledged their love for each other in marriage, on this day, sixty-five years ago, at St. Augustine's Church in New York City."

Same as (UDIS H2/11.02).

cc in (CPHS 142/13)


CPHS 142/12.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 5, 1978 1978/0405
16 pages

"You have all heard the French saying that is a tribute to the ancient Greek cyclical theory of history: 'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,' the more things change, the more they are the same."

The Past and Present of American Higher Education

Same title as in (CPHS 142/12.10), but different speech.


CPHS 142/12.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Opening of the School Year, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, September 18, 1978 1978/0918
9 pages

"I wish to speak to you about the poorest part of the world which is now called the Fourth World."

A New Vision for the Year 2000

Same as (UDIS H2/11.04).


CPHS 142/12.04 Remarks of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Center for Pastoral and Social Ministry Dinner, University of Notre Dame, Spetember 27, 1978 1978/0927
10 pages

"I'd like tonight to reminisce a bit with you about where we are and where, maybe, we are going."


CPHS 142/12.05 Homily delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Law School Red Mass, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday, October 1, 1978 1978/1001
5 pages

"I am especially happy to be with you today, to celebrate with you this Red Mass, in which we invoke the power, the wisdom, the grace of the Holy Spirit upon each of you and your profession of law."

With the speech a printed program, the prayers and the Solemn Blessing for the Red Mass, 2 pages.


CPHS 142/12.06 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Duquesne University's Centennial Celebration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 3, 1978 #515 1978/1003
12 pages

"If this subject were being discussed in the 13th Century, we could dispense with the adjective Catholic in the title, since to speak of universities in the first century or two of their existence in the Western world would be to speak of them as Catholic, since there were no others."

The Catholic University in the Modern Context

With the address two printed programs: "Centennial Lecture Series: The Future of Religiously Affiliated Private Higher Education in America."

cc in (CPHS 142/13)

Same as "The Catholic University in the Modern Context" in (CPHS 142/15.03) and in (CPHS 142/15.07).


CPHS 142/12.06 Duquesne University Confers upon the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, 1 page 1978/1003

"Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., priest, educator, guardian of human dignity ..."


CPHS 142/12.07 The Catholic University - Past, Present, and Future 1978?
5 pages

"Universities began with the thirteenth century in France."

Unclear if this is an actual speech. Dated 1978, but date is not certain. Could also be a draft of a speech or article by Father Hesburgh.


CPHS 142/12.08 [Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the dedication of the New Home Office, World Book - Childcraft International, Inc., Thursday, October 5, 1978] 1978/1005
2 pages

"I am happy to be with all of you, especially our visitors from afar, from Japan, Australia, France, Great Britain, and Canada - as we dedicate the new quarters of this company that has contributed so much to education, all around the world."

Enclosed a printed program of the dedication, but the speech is missing except the first page and the last. These pages are the same as the first and last pages of the speech Father Hesburgh used in the address he gave at St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in (CPHS 142/12.09)


CPHS 142/12.09 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sunday, October 8, 1978 #513 1978/1008
4 pages

"I cannot recall exactly when it was that I first heard of the great work going on for human development here at St. Francis Xavier University, but it had to be at least forty years ago, long before developmental studies and cooperatives were popular pioneering work was going on at Antigonish."

Address is missing except the first page and the last page.


CPHS 142/12.10 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the General Faculty Meeting, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 9, 1978 1978/1009
21 pages

"You have all heard the French saying that is a tribute to the ancient Greek cyclical theory of history: 'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,' the more things change, the more they are the same."

The Past and Present of American Higher Education

cc in (CPHS 142/13)

Same title and beginning as in (CPHS 142/12.02), but a different speech. With Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.


CPHS 142/12.11 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Installation of Dr. Joshua Lederberg as President of The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, on Monday, October 16, 1978 1978/1016
3 pages

"A year ago in Washington, I was sworn in as the United States Ambassador for the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, which will take place next August in Vienna."

Address is missing except the first page and the last page.


CPHS 142/12.12 Luncheon Address to Seminar on Multinational Managers and Poverty in the Third World, given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, November 3, 1978 #517 1978/1103
14 pages

"Let me say first of all, I am very happy to be with you. This is a conference that I have looked forward to for a long time and I only regret that my being with you is so short lived as this luncheon."

Same as (UDIS H2/11.05).

cc in (CPHS 142/13)


CPHS 142/13 Speeches - Carbons 1978


CPHS 142/14 Speeches 1979


CPHS 142/14.01 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 110th Commencement, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 9, 1979 1979/0609
9 pages

"This is a day and an occasion on which all of you graduates tend to think long thoughts: a chapter of your life ending, a new one beginning; something accomplished, something yet to be done; a time for planning, dreaming, hoping."

Service to Others

Same as (UDIS H2/12.04).


CPHS 142/14.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Congress on Church-Related Colleges and Universities, Notre Dame, Indiana, June 21, 1979 #521 1979/0621
11 pages

"Before addressing my subject tonight, may I tell each of you how delighted I am to welcome you to Notre Dame."

Reflections on a Church-Related University

Same as (UDIS H2/12.05).

With the address: 1st "National Congress on Church-Related Colleges and Universities Board of Directors' By-Laws" 3 pages, 2nd a "Question and Suggestion Sheet" 1 page, 3rd the "Role of National Committee" 1 page, and 4th a Memorandum from The White House, Washington, to the Delegates at the National Congress on Church-Related Colleges and Universities, dated June 13, 1979, 2 pages.


CPHS 142/14.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 75th anniversary of Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, September 18, 1979 #522 1979/0918
12 pages

"I am both honored and happy to be with you today to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Assumption College."

2 copies: 1st copy with Father Hesburgh's handwritten corrections, 2nd photopcopy.


CPHS 142/14.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occasion of receiving the College Board Medal for Distinguished Service to Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 29, 1979 #523 1979/1029
5 pages

"About twelve years ago, the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education produced its first, and one of the slimmest reports."

Same as (UDIS H2/12.07).


CPHS 142/14.05 Homily delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the funeral of Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Sacred Heart Church, December 31, 1979 1979/1231

"We are gathered here on this last day of the seventies and the eve of the eighties to pay our final respects to one of the all-time great men of Holy Cross and Notre Dame, our good friend and colleague, Father John J. Cavanaugh."

Homily preached by Father Hesburgh at the Liturgy of Christian Burial, December 31, 1979, in the Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame.

With the speech a printed brochure: "A Eulogy; John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., 14th President of the University of Notre Dame, 1899-1979."


CPHS 142/15 Speeches 1980


CPHS 142/15.01 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 287th Charter Day Convocation of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, Saturday, February 9, 1980 1980/0209
16 pages

"All of America must be grateful to Thomas Jefferson, then Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to the Board of Visitors of William and Mary who two hundred years ago 'formed it into a university,' to quote that famous letter of the student, John Brown, to his uncle in December of 1779."

The Future of Liberal Education

Also a revised copy (CPHS 142/16.01)

(CPHS 142/15.09). except the 1st page and the last 2 pages.

Same as (UDIS H2/13.03).


CPHS 142/15.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commemoration Day exercises, marking the 104th anniversary of the founding of The Johns Hopkins University, February 22, 1980 #528 1980/0222
12 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourists ever to visit America made his trip to our shores about 150 years ago (1831)."

Same as (UDIS H2/13.04). Also same as (CPHS 142/24.01): a speech Father Hesburgh gave in Indianapolis in 1987.

Similar to (CPHS 142/15.05) and (UDIS H2/13.06): the speech Father Hesburgh delivered at Toronto, later, dated 21 April 1980. This address is an earlier version of the Toronto address.

Also a revised copy (CPHS 142/16.02)

Enclosed with the commemoration address is Father Hesburgh's handwritten introduction to John Hopkins graduation talk: "Johns Hopkins Graduation Intro," 5 pages. Father Hesburgh received an honorary degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1980 and it is possible that he gave a graduation speech there in 1980, but his commencement speech is missing. The text of the 22 February 1980 Commemoration Address starts where his introduction to graduation talk is left off: with Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. He might have used the 104th anniversary talk for the graduation speech too.

Also on audio-cassette tape


CPHS 142/15.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the celebration of Elizabeth Ann Seton Day, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, March 12, 1980 1980/0312
12 pages

"If this subject were being discussed in the 13th Century, we could dispense with the adjective Catholic in the title, since to speak of universities in the first century or two of their existence in the Western world would be to speak of them as Catholic, since there were no others."

The Catholic University in the Modern Context

Also revised copy (CPHS 142/16.03)

Same as "The Catholic University in the Modern Context" in (CPHS 142/12.06) and in (CPHS 142/15.07), except attached here is an introductory page about Elizabeth Ann Seton: "It was St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's instinctive interest in education that attracted other dedicated women to her and led to the founding of the Sisters of Charity in 1809 in Emmitsburg, Maryland", 1 page. Also the last paragraph is different.


CPHS 142/15.04 Address deliverd by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 63rd Annual Founder's Day Service, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama, March 30, 1980 #529 1980/0330
8 pages

"I am delighted to be here with you today to celebrate Founder's Day on this Palm Sunday, the eve of your Centenary Year."

Same as (UDIS H2/13.05).

cc in (CPHS 142/17)


CPHS 142/15.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occasion of the United Way of America Alexis de Tocqueville Award, Toronto, Canada, April 21, 1980 #531 1980/0421
14 pages

"I am deeply grateful to the United Way of America for the great honor of the 1980 Alexis de Tocqueville Award."

With the speech a paper "Independent Sector" by John Gardner, dated November 1979, published in AGB Reports, and a copy of an article "The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism" by Michael Novak.

Same as (UDIS H2/13.06) except the first introductory page.

Also revised copy (CPHS 142/16.04), Father Hesburgh revised the text of the address he gave earlier in 1980 at The John Hopkins University to deliver this address on the occasion of the United Way of America's Alexis de Tocqueville Award in Toronto.

cc in (CPHS 142/17)

Similar to (CPHS 142/15.02), (CPHS 142/24.01), and (UDIS H2/13.04).


CPHS 142/15.06 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 174th Commencement Exercises of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, May 16, 1980 1980/0516
4 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourists ever to visit America made his trip to our shores about 150 years ago, in 1831."

Reprint of speech on voluntarism. Enclosed is the address Father Hesburgh delivered in Toronto in April 1980 and used the text as an early draft for the Commencement Address he presented at RPI, Troy, New York, 14 pages.


CPHS 142/15.07 [Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 27th Commencement Exercises, University of San Diego, May 25, 1980] #532 1980/0525
12 pages

"If this subject were being discussed in the 13th Century, we could dispense with the adjective Catholic in the title, since to speak of universities in the first century or two of their existence in the Western world would be to speak of the as catholic, since there were no others."

Catholic Education in the Modern Context

With the address a printed program: "The Twenty-Seventh Commencement at the University of San Diego" 10 pages.

(CPHS 142/12.06). and (CPHS 142/15.03) except the introduction and the last paragraph.

Also revised copy (CPHS 142/16.03)


CPHS 142/15.07 President of the University of San Diego Confers upon the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, 2 pages 1980/0525


CPHS 142/15.08 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occasion of the United States Military Academy 1980 Thayer Award, West Point, New York, September 11, 1980 #530 1980/0911
7 pages

"I am greatly honored to receive the Sylvanus Thayer Award here at the United States Military Academy today."

Same as (UDIS H2/13.07).

cc in (CPHS 142/17)

With Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.


CPHS 142/15.09 [Remarks and Address of Father Hesburgh at the 29th annual meeting of the general faculty in Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame, October 13, 1980] 1980/1013
8 pages

"... I would like to speak to you today quite seriously about the future of liberal education, and while I speak to this campus and its needs I speak also to the world at large on this issue."

President's Address to the Faculty

Address is printed in Notre Dame Report 10:08, Documentation, pp. 280-285. Also includes Father Hesburgh's remarks, made before delivering his address, at the Annual Faculty Convocation, October 13, 1980, in Documentation, pp. 278-280.

Enclosed with Father Hesburgh's remarks and speech an earlier draft of address, 17 pages.

cc in (CPHS 142/17)

Also 2 revised copies (CPHS 142/16.05)

Similar to "The Future of Liberal Education" in (CPHS 142/15.01), but the beginning and ending of the speeches are different.


CPHS 142/16 Speeches - Revisions 1980


CPHS 142/16.01 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 287th Charter Day Convocation of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, Saturday, February 9, 1980 1980/0209
16 pages

"All of America must be grateful to Thomas Jefferson, then Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to the Board of Visitors of William and Mary who two hundred years ago 'formed it into a university,' to quote that famous letter of the student, John Brown, to his uncle in December of 1779."

The Future of Liberal Education

Copy of address Father Hesburgh delivered at College of William and Mary with his handwritten corrections and remarks. Manuscript of address is filed in (CPHS 142/15.01).


CPHS 142/16.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commemoration Day exercises, marking the 104th anniversary of the founding of The Johns Hopkins University, February 22, 1980 #528 1980/0222
12 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourists ever to visit America made his trip to our shores about 150 years ago (1831)."

Revised copy with Father Hesburgh's handwritten changes and remarks.


CPHS 142/16.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the celebration of Elizabeth Ann Seton Day, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, March 12, 1980 1980/0312
12 pages

"If this subject were being discussed in the 13th Century, we could dispense with the adjective Catholic in the title, since to speak of universities in the first century or two of their existence in the Western world would be to speak of the as catholic, since there were no others."

Copy of the 12 March 1980 address delivered at Seton Hall University with Father Hesburgh's handwritten remarks and annotations.


CPHS 142/16.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occasion of the United Way of America Alexis de Tocqueville Award, Toronto, Canada, April 21, 1980 #531 1980/0421
14 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourists ever to visit America made his trip to our shore about 150 years ago (1831)."

Revised version of the Toronto address with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations and a handwritten outline of "Free to choose - Milton Freedman, a few facts", 1 page insert. Also encloses remarks by The Honorable Dixy Lee Ray, The Business Council, dated 9 May 1980, 8 pages. Actual address in (CPHS 142/15.05).

Father Hesburgh revised the Commemoration Day address he gave at The Johns Hopkins University in February to deliver his address in Toronto. This earlier version of the Toronto speech with Father Hesburgh's handwritten changes on it is also enclosed. The scope is changed by Father Hesburgh accordingly.


CPHS 142/16.05 President's Address at the 29th Annual Faculty Convocation, Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame, October 13, 1980 1980/1013
17 pages

"I would like to speak to you about the future of liberal education."

2 early drafts of speech, both with Father Hesburgh's handwritten notes and changes.


CPHS 142/17 Speeches - Carbons and Programs 1980


CPHS 142/18 Speeches 1981


CPHS 142/18.01 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 1981 #534 1981/0223
10 pages

"I am delighted to be with all of you distinguished members of the National Association of Secondary School Principals tonight and most honored and grateful to recieve your Association's Distinguished Service Award."

Same as (UDIS H2/14.01).


CPHS 142/18.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 178th Anniversary Banquet of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore, Maryland, March 17, 1981 1981/0317
8 pages

"I am happy this evening to bring to the members of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore hearty fetal greetings from the University of Notre Dame, the home of the 'Fighting Irish'."

The "Fighting Irish"

Similar to the 1953 "Fighting Irish" speech in (CPHS 141/04.02): although they have the same title, the two addresses are different.


12 pages

" ... There are many themes that I might address, but it seemed best to present to you one of the great problems of our day and the way that it has been addressed in the past year or so."

Father Hesburgh examines the problems concerning immigration and refugees.

Also UDIS Files


CPHS 142/18.04 Homily given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral Mass for Bernard J. Voll, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, September 23, 1981 #539 1981/0923
4 pages

"Most priests love weddings and baptisms, but find funerals painful, as do those who attend them."

Same as (UDIS H2/14.03).


CPHS 142/18.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Faculty Meeting, Washington Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 12, 1981 1981/1012
14 pages

"What does one say in addressing the faculty of this University for the thirtieth time as President?"

With a note from Richard W. Conklin, Director of Information Services, University of Notre Dame to Father Hesburgh: "Some thoughts for your remarks on United Way at Monday's meeting," dated 9 October 1981, with Father Hesburgh's handwritten remarks on Notre Dame Faculty Meeting, statistics and details, 2 pages

Also enclosed Father Hesburgh's handwritten note and outline preparing for the annual faculty meeting: "Faculty Meeting" and "Potential Problems from Senate," 2 pages.

Same as (UDIS H2/14.04).


CPHS 142/18.06 Remarks by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Installation of Dr. John Brademas as President of New York University, New York, New York, October 14, 1981 1981/1014
2 pages

"I take great pleasure in delivering greetings to John Brademas, on behalf of all the universities here present, as we welcome him to the ranks of university presidents."


CPHS 142/18.07 [Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Convention of AFL-CIO, New York City, New York, November 18, 1981] 1981/1118
13 pages

"May I bring to all of the delegates here today best greetings from The University of Notre Dame, a place where we are really building character these days."

Rerum Novarum - Laborem Exercens

Handwritten speech on labor, illegal immigration and its impact on U.S. workforce, solution to legalize undocumented workers.


CPHS 142/18.08 Address given the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club television program, December 6, 1981 (taped November 22, 1981) #540 1981/1122
9 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourist ever to visit America made his trip to our shores about 150 years ago (1831)."

Voluntarism: An American Legacy

Same as (UDIS H2/14.05).


CPHS 142/18.09 Address given the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 62nd Annual Football Banquet, December 10, 1981 1981/1210
4 pages

"In times of plentiful victories, of which we have had many, the task of the University speaker is to be a gracious winner."

Same as (UDIS H2/14.06).


CPHS 142/19 Speeches 1982


CPHS 142/19.01 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Winter Semiannual Meeting of the Business - Higher Education Forum of the American Council on Education, Phoenix, Arizona, January 15, 1982 1982/0115
13 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourist ever to visit America made his trip to our shores about 150 years ago (1831)."

Enclosed with the address a handwritten insert, included in the speech on pp. 7-10, about the synergy between American voluntarism and government help in higher education, 12 pages. He wrote this part of the Phoenix, Arizona, speech in 1981 but delivered it in 1982.

This is a later version of the "Voluntarism in America" speech. The first part of speech is the same as Father Hesburgh's previous 2 speeches on voluntarism, which he gave at Toronto and The Johns Hopkins University. Last part of speech is revised.

Same as (UDIS H2/15.01).


CPHS 142/19.02 [Brademas Original: The Importance of International Educational Exchange at American Colleges and Universities, February, 1982] 1982/02
13 pages

"... File with talks: Two decades later, I think it is all the more obvious that domestic and foreign concerns not only in the Western hemisphere but throughout the world, can no longer be separated."

Not Father Hesburgh's speech. Enclosed are: 1st, Father Hesburgh's note: "Please file with talks, adaptation of this given at Leopoldskron, Salzburg," dated February 1982, 1 page; 2nd, John Brademas' speech with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations, 12 pages.


CPHS 142/19.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 1982 #544 1982/0414
14 pages

"One should begin, I think, by admitting that the Catholic Church could very well achieve its mission in this world, to spread the Kingdom of God, through the proclamation of the Word and the conferring of the Sacraments, without engaging in formal or organized education at all on any level."

The Catholic Church and Education

Same as (UDIS H2/15.02).


CPHS 142/19.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 151st Founder's Day Honors Convocation, New York University, New York, New York, April 22, 1982 1982/0422
17 pages

"I am delighted to be with you for this ceremony commemorating the founding of this great New York University over a century and a half ago."


CPHS 142/19.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the General Faculty Meeting, October 4, 1982 1982/1004
18 pages

"If one might judge from the advent of the first millenium in the year of Our Lord 1000, this unusual benchmark of history is by its very nature the occasion of prophecies of gloom and doom."

Preparing for the Millenium

Same as (UDIS H2/15.05).


CPHS 142/19.06 Excerpts from the Annual Presidential Address to the University of Notre Dame Faculty, by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame 1982/1004
10 pages

"In 1967, together with twenty some other educators and national leaders from public sector, I became a member of the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education."

This speech is an earlier version of the actual Faculty Address given in October 1982 in (CPHS 142/19.05). The first half of the two speeches the same.


CPHS 142/19.07 Eulogy given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Wake Service for the Rev. Vincent J. McCauley, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Wednesday, November 3, 1982 1982/1103
5 pages

"When I reminisced last night about the times and places I had been privileged to visit with Vince McCauley, two strange facts emerged: we had met more often than not in a hospital and mainly overseas."

Address with Father Hesburgh's handwritten corrections.


CPHS 142/19.08 [The Ultimate Task of Universities in the Future] 1982?
3 pages

"Several years ago at The Wilson Center in Washington, a great Polish sociologist and educator, Jan Szczepanski, shocked an academic audience with the suggestion that universities as we have known them during the last century would probably cease to exist by the end of this century."

Not a speech, might be an excerpt from Father Hesburgh's speech or writing. Undated, 3 pages: pp. 12-14.


CPHS 142/20 Speeches 1983


CPHS 142/20.01 Baccalaureate address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, May 29, 1983 #547 1983/0529
7 pages

"... I want to share some thoughts with this class because these are times when each one of you, I think, is thinking long thoughts."

Another copy of speech filed in (CPHS 144/03).


CPHS 142/20.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, New Jersey, September 11, 1983 1983/0911
10 pages

"It has been suggested that I speak today of priesthood, since I celebrated last June my fortieth anniversary of Ordination."

Reflections on Priesthood

3 copies: 1st the latest copy of actual speech, 2nd and 3rd copies are earlier versions with Father Hesburgh's handwritten revisions and remarks.

Same as (UDIS H2/16.02).


CPHS 142/20.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the General Faculty Meeting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, October 4, 1983 1983/1004
21 pages

"This is the thirty-second time that I have addressed our faculty at the beginning of the school year."

Starting the 2nd page, this is the same speech as "Moral Dimensions of Higher Education" in (CPHS 142/20.04) except the last page. With handwritten annotations and corrections, this being the early draft of the keynote address Father Hesburgh gave later in October 1983 in Toronto, Canada, which is files in (CPHS 142/20.04).

Same as (UDIS H2/16.03).


CPHS 142/20.04 Keynote Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the first joint meeting of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the American Council on Education, Toronto, October 13, 1983 #549 1983/1013
20 pages

"It is a great personal pleasure for me to be here with so many friends and colleagues, not only from my own country, but from this great country of Canada where we are meeting together."

The Moral Dimensions of Higher Education

(CPHS 142/20.03). except the first and last pages. This is the formal, actual talk Father Hesburgh gave, for the first time, at the joint Meeting of the American Council on Education and the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada. An earlier version of the the same speech was given at Notre Dame and is filed in (CPHS 142/20.03).

Same as (UDIS H2/16.04).


CPHS 142/21 Speeches 1984


CPHS 142/21.01 [Commencement address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida, April 28, 1984] #551 1984/0428
12 pages

"... May I say for all of us who have already graduated, the easy way, that we are delighted to be here at Saint Leo College for its 25th anniversary, its Silver Anniversary."

Copy of the address is filed in Hesburgh Commencement Addresses (CPHS 144/24).


CPHS 142/21.02 [Speech delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at Law Day Dinner to Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago, Illinois, May 1, 1984] #552 1984/0501
12 pages

"If I were going to wish the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest a toast for a happy 15th birthday, I think I should use the statement made by a wise man who said that all that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to remain silent."


CPHS 142/21.02 Julie Kuzera, Director of Development, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame 1984/0813
1 page

Dated 13 August 1984, but encloses speech from 1 May 1984.

Also UDIS Files


CPHS 142/21.03 After Dinner Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Academy of Education, Oakland, California, October 26, 1984 1984/1026
8 pages

"I would like to consider the possibility of our academic institutions to shape the future and I would presume to speak particularly of the moral dimensions of higher education and some of the impending ethical questions that attend such a consideration."

Universities and the Nuclear Threat

With the address a copy of Father Hesburgh's review of the book: "The Bishops and Nuclear Weapons: The Catholic Pastoral Letter on War and Peace" by James E. Dougherty. Published in association with the Institute of Policy Analysis, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Archon Books, 1984. 3 pages. Not a speech.

Also enclosed 2 copies of the summary of the first, joint endeavor of scientists and religious leaders worldwide to combat nuclear terror, by Father Hesburgh and Thomas Malone, Foreign Secretary of National Academies of Sciences. Details the meetings, participants, and statements on nuclear threat. Actual statements, released by the participants after deliberations, are missing. Not a speech. 3 pages.

Also enclosed an address given by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago, at the American Bar Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 4, 1984, entitled "Role of the Religious Leader in the Development of Public Policy" 18 pages, together with his remarks at the End of the 50th Anniversary Red Mass, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, September 30, 1984, 3 pages.


CPHS 142/21.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate School, Plenary Session IV, Washington, D.C., Saturday, December 8, 1984 1984/1208
17 pages

"I was happy to learn that your 24th Annual Meeting is addressing itself to the issue of quality for the needs of the needs of the nation."

The Social Responsibility of Graduate Education

With the keynote speech a printed program: "Importance of Graduate Education and Research", 23 pages, and various copies of newspaper articles and reports Father Hesburgh used as sources for his speech, 10 pages.

Compiled in separate folder within (CPHS 142/21.04): "CPHS Speeches: Hesburgh." Includes folder with Father Hesburgh's handwritten outline of speech with notes and annotations he used for the speech.


CPHS 142/21.05 [Father Hesburgh's Personal Account Listing His Governmental Services and Appointments under President Eisenhower, President Kennedy, President Johnson, President Nixon, President Ford, President Carter, and President Reagan, emphasizing his special role as the first priest and the only Catholic during these years] 1984?
15 pages

"May I confess at the outset of this personal account that it is difficult, if not impossible, to write of oneself or one's activity without straining objectivity and, at times, credulity."

Not an actual speech, a biographical account prepared for a book and its editors.


CPHS 142/22 Speeches 1985


CPHS 142/22.01 [Inaugural Lecture on Nuclear Threat by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Eugene Burke Lecture Series, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, April 3, 1985] #557 1985/0403
53 pages

" ... I can remember back to the year 1943 when I walked into Gene Burke's cluttered room ... ."

Copy of the text of the speech Father Hesburgh gave in San Diego with handwritten changes on pp. 1-37. Transcription of the Question and Answer session after the speech on pp. 38-53.

Same as (UDIS H2/18.03).


CPHS 142/22.01 Nancy Hatch, Eugene M. Burke, C.S.P., Lectureship on Religion and Society, to Father Hesburgh 1986/0712
1 page

Dated 12 July 1986, but encloses speech from 3 April 1985.


CPHS 142/22.01 Richard W. Conklin, Director of Public Relations and Information, University of Notre Dame, to Nancy Hatch, Eugene M. Burke, C.S.P., Lectureship on Religion and Society 1986/0729
1 page

Dated 29 July 1986, but encloses speech from 3 April 1985.


CPHS 142/22.02 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 70th Annual Conference of the National University Continuing Education Association, Louisville, Kentucky, April 16, 1985 #555 1985/0416
14 pages

"If one might judge from the advent of the first millenium in the year of Our Lord 1000, this unusual benchmark of history is by its very nature the occasion of prophecies of gloom and doom."

Summarizes report, published in 1973, "The Purposes and the Performance of Higher Education in the United States: Approaching the Year 2000."

Similar to (CPHS 142/19.04). Father Hesburgh rewrote his earlier speech from 1982: "Preparing for the Millenium" in (CPHS 142/19.04) to deliver this speech. The first part is the same but the second part is different.

Preparing for the Millenium?

Also UDIS Files?

Enclosed with the address a printed program: "Second General Session," 4 pages. Father Hesburgh received the Signature of Excellence Award, after which he delivered his new version of "Preparing for the Millenium" speech.


CPHS 142/22.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, May 5, 1985 #553 1985/0505
11 pages

"It is with very great pleasure that I am with you today to celebrate and commemorate the completion of long and ditinguished years of service on the part of your wonderful President, Dr. Terry Sanford."


CPHS 142/22.04 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, to the General Faculty on October 2, 1985 1985/1002
10 pages

"This is the 34th time that I have had the opportunity of addressing the University faculty at the beginning of the new school year."


CPHS 142/22.05 Student Convocation on Apartheid 1985/10?
18 pages

"I'm glad to see so many of you out on this cold afternoon to manifest your interest in social justice and particularly in the situation of apartheid, and particularly against the situation of apartheid in South Africa."

Father Hesburgh addressed students from University of Notre Dame. Date is uncertain.


CPHS 142/22.06 Eulogy delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the funeral of Rev. Thomas McDonagh, C.S.C., December 2, 1985 1985/1202
5 pages

"On behalf of all of us in Holy Cross who knew and loved Father Tom McDonagh, may I offer a word of heartfelt sympathy to his relatives, especially his sister, Georgina, and his brother, Jack, and their families."


CPHS 142/22.07 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 40th anniversary dinner of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, December 12, 1985 #554 1985/1212
19 pages

"There are very few groups I would rather address on the nuclear threat to humanity."

Also UDIS Files


CPHS 142/23 Speeches 1986


CPHS 142/23.01 [Address given by the Very Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Presbyterial Day '86, Niles, May 5, 1986] 1986/0505
5 pages

"Good to be here with you."

Delivered speech missing, but a handwritten outline of speech is enclosed, 5 pages, with a printed program, 10 pages.

Also enclosed Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's address to the Chicago Bar Association dated 30 January 1986, 11 pages.


CPHS 142/23.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at a luncheon honoring Monsignor John F. Meyers, retiring President of the National Catholic Educational Association, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., June 4, 1986 1986/0604
16 pages

"Catholic Education in America is a very complex reality with a rich history."

Catholic Education in America


CPHS 142/23.03 Invocation delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Inauguration of Dr. William A. Hickey as President of Saint Mary's College, September 7, 1986 1986/0907
1 pages

"Dear Lord, we have only a few requests today, but they are all important."


CPHS 142/23.04 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Faculty Meeting, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 13, 1986 1986/1013
15 pages

"This is the thirty-fifth and last time that I address the faculty as President, early in a new academic year."

Same as (UDIS H2/19.03).


CPHS 142/24 Speeches 1987


CPHS 142/24.01 Address delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the United Way Centennial Celebration, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday, March 15, 1987 1987/0315
12 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourists ever to visit America made his trip to our shores over 150 years ago (1831)."

Same as: (CPHS 142/15.02) and (UDIS H2/13.04). Similar to (CPHS 142/15.05) and (UDIS H2/13.06).


CPHS 142/24.02 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Spring Annual Conference of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, New Orleans, March 22, 1987 #559 1987/0322
12 pages

"In preparation for these remarks, I read Miriam Mason Wood's book on Trusteeship."

Same as (UDIS H2/20.01).


CPHS 142/24.03 [Valedictory by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, to alumni and friends in Washington Hall, May 9, 1987] #562 1987/0509
17 pages

"How does one exit quickly and gracefully after thirty-five years on center stage? Certainly, not easily."

Same as (UDIS H2/20.02).

Also on video.


CPHS 142/24.04 Address delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 200th Commencement of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1987 #560 1987/0510
12 pages

"Happy 200th Birthday! ... If I had to choose a text for my words today, I would take it from something your distinguished President wrote a year ago: 'The University today is, of course, an incomparably different institution, in scale and complexity, than it was in all its phases since its founding 200 years ago.'"

In the Heart of the City

With the address a short description of the city of Pittsburgh, followed by details about the faculty, students, presidents, and historical development in general of Pittsburgh University, 5 pages.

Also UDIS Files


CPHS 142/24.05 [Joyce's New Proposal: Draft of speech delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, December 10, 1987] 1987/1210
11 pages

"Fr. Ned Joyce and I must have established some sort of record to be with all of you tonight."

Joyce Proposal: An Internal Monitoring Procedure to ensure the integrity of University Athletic Programs

Same as (UDIS H2/20.04).

2 copies titled: "Draft"; 2nd copy of draft with Father Hesburgh's handwritten corrections

Also enclosed Father Hesburgh's handwritten copy of the draft, 20 pages.


CPHS 142/25 Speeches 1988


CPHS 142/25.01 Address delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, at the Aquinas Center of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 26, 1988 1988/1026
5 pages

"I am grateful to the Aquinas Center of Theology, its Director, Father Bob Perry, and its Associate Director, Anne Russell Mayeaux, for their generous invitation to address a few welcoming words to the participants to this conference, 'For the Trumpet Shall Sound: Protest, Prayer and Prophecy.'"


CPHS 142/25.02 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, for the Morgenthau Memorial Lecture, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York City, November 3, 1988 #563 1988/1103
25 pages

"I am happy to be with you here tonight under the aegis of Hans J. Morgenthau."


CPHS 142/26 Speeches 1989


CPHS 142/26.01 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, at The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, March 4, 1989 1989/0304
8 pages

"Almost twenty-five years ago, I had a rather mysterious letter from Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, the Secretary of State in Rome, saying the Pope Paul VI wanted to see me."


CPHS 142/27 Speeches 1990


CPHS 142/27.01 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, at The Eisenhower Centennial Space Roundtable, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 4, 1990 1990/1004
15 pages

"I am delighted to have been invited by Karl Harr, Senior Fellow of the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, to deliver this keynote address at the Conference on Space Policy."

A Vision of Space


CPHS 142/27.02 [An Interview with Father Theodore Hesburgh] 1990
2 pages

" ... The vitality of Catholic higher education over the past generation is my biggest surprise."

What Makes a Catholic University Great? Father Theodore Hesburgh on the future of American Catholic higher education

Not a speech. Excerpts from an Interview with Father Hesburgh in Forham University Magazine, Fall issue, 1990, Vol. 23, No. 2. Father Hesburgh spoke with Fordham Magazine contributing editor Jerry Buckley.


CPHS 143/01 Speeches - Undated - A-D


CPHS 143/01.01 An Act of Consecration to Mary
2 pages

"Hail holy Queen, our life, our sweetness, and our hope: On this feast of your Immaculate Conception, which brings to a close this year dedicated to you, we kneel about the altar of your Son, to dedicate anew in all solemnity this University to your patronage."

(CPHS 141/02.05).


CPHS 143/01.02 [Fundamental Principles of Intercollegiate Athletics at Notre Dame]
12 pages

"Almost everyone has something to say about intercollegiate athletics - especially during the Fall of the year when experts are born as the multi-colored leaves drift downward."

2 copies: 1st typewritten copy, 2nd carbon copy


CPHS 143/01.03 [Universities and the Nuclear Threat]
2 pages

"At first glance, one might see little connection between higher education and the nuclear threat to humanity."


CPHS 143/01.04 Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth Century America
12 pages

"There is a theme to what I have to say today ... I am attempting to discuss the objectives of Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth Century America."

(CPHS 141/16.04). and (UDIS H1/39.01). Same as (UDIS H1/38.02) except the first 2 pages.

Date of speech: 4 April 1961.


CPHS 143/01.05 Catholic Higher Education
10 pages

"Few persons have a lasting effect on the times in which they live. Philip Sharper is one who has influenced his times through the many memorable books he has published."


CPHS 143/01.06 Civil Rights and the Women's Movement
16 pages

"During recent years, I have been severely criticized for being forthrightly and enthusiastically in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment."


CPHS 143/01.07 The Dream and Reality of Justice in America
9 pages

"As we read the newspapers and watch the nightly news broadcasts, we are appalled by what is taking place in South Africa."

Dated February 1986. Not clear if this is a speech.


CPHS 143/02 Speeches - Undated - E-L


CPHS 143/02.01 Education in the Year 2000
7 pages

"If prophesy one must, and it is a chancy business at best given the paucity of authentic prophets, the millennial year just ahead of us will probably find everyone prophesying."


CPHS 143/02.02 The End of Apartheid in America
23 pages

"One can say, without much fear of contradiction, that the last thirty years have seen more dramatic and positive change in the matter of racial eqaulity than all of the 178 preceding years since the Declaration of Independence declared that 'All men are created equal.'"

Enclosed is the final draft of speech with editor's notes and comments, including endnotes and references. Might be a speech Father Hesburgh delivered at the Symposium on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties from 1986. Might be both a speech and an article. With the draft a reprint of the speech from The George Washington Law Review, Vol. 54, Numbers 2 and 3, January and March 1986, pp. 244-252.


CPHS 143/02.03 [Prayer]
1 page

"For the fruits of his creation, thanks be to God."


CPHS 143/02.04 [Accompishements of Governor Otis Bowen]
2 pages

"Greeting Governor Otis Bowen on behalf of the educational institutions of Indiana is like introducing Papa Halas to the Chicago Bears."


CPHS 143/02.05 Human Rights and Foreign Policy: Who will Grasp the Nettle?
5 pages

"It was only yesterday that human rights were the stepchildren of foreign policy."

Could be a proposal written by Theodore M. Hesburgh and Tom J. Farer, might not be a speech.


CPHS 143/02.06 [Call to Humanity: Wake Up! A Resolution of the Vienna Conference as Prepared by Reverend Hesburgh, Dr. Seitz, and Dr. Wolman]
25 pages

" ... I hope you take what I say in that context. I'm not trying to make any political points."

Transcribed conference talk with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations. Also on tape 13. Meeting took place in 1985 probably in Vienna.


CPHS 143/02.07 [Preventing Nuclear War]
28 pages

"I would like to consider the possibility of our academic institutions to shape the future and I would presume to speak particularly of the moral dimensions of higher education and some of the impending ethical questions that attend such considerations."


CPHS 143/02.08 Immigration Reform Five Years Later
4 pages

"With some fanfare last month, the Immigration and Naturalization Service announced that it had apprehended 131,500 aliens trying to cross our borders in January."

Speech possibly dated 1986


CPHS 143/02.09 [Soviet / American Negotiations could Save the World]
8 pages

"It is commonplace today to say that U.S. - Soviet relations have never been at a lower ebb."

Speech was probably given in 1985.


CPHS 143/03 Speeches - Undated - M-Z


CPHS 143/03.01 [Trends in Higher Education in America Today]
7 pages

"More than four decades in higher education as a teacher and an administrator has taught me to take a long view."

Speech possibly given in 1987.


CPHS 143/03.02 [Global Interdependence: A Solution to Modern Problems]
25 pages

"One of the greatest intellectual and moral needs of mankind is to find a workable rationale for continuity in times of change."

Not clear if this is a speech.


CPHS 143/03.03 An Opening
2 pages

"When I grew up, the Church had all the answers to every conceivable question and the answers were always black and white."

Excerpt from 24 April 1974 talk to the National Conference of the Catholic Press. For the complete talk see (CPHS 142/07.03) or (UDIS H2/07.05).

Same as (UDIS H2/07.06)


CPHS 143/03.04 Pro-Life from the Social Justice Perspective
8 pages

"One would think this would be an easy assignment - to discuss concerns for human life from the perspective of social justice."


CPHS 143/03.05 Quality Higher Education
17 pages

"I would like to address myself this evening to the issue of quality education for the needs of the nation."

Later draft of "The Social Responsibility of Graduate Education and Research" in (CPHS 142/21.04) conference talk. With Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.

3rd page missing


CPHS 143/03.06 [The Challenge of Providing Quality Education for Everybody in America]
5 pages

"Santayana once remarked that those who neglect history and its lessons are condemned to repeat all the mistakes of the past."

This speech was possibly delivered in 1985, but month and day unknown.

Same as (UDIS H2/18.02).


CPHS 143/04 Yale - Terry Lectures 1974


CPHS 143/04.01 What will the world be like in the year 2000? 1974
183 pages

"This question is the leitmotiv of all that follows. What I am trying to do is the opposite of history and something short of prophecy."

Lecture notes comprises of 183 handwritten pages in 4 booklets, numbered 1-5.


CPHS 143/05 Yale - Terry Lectures - Ready to go - Final Final 1974


CPHS 143/05.01 The Year 2000: Dream or Nightmare 1974
100 pages

"What will the world be like in the year 2000? This question is the leitmotiv of all that follows."

Final draft of Terry Lecture Series, Chapters I-X, pp. 1-100.


CPHS 143/06 Yale - Terry Lectures - 2nd 1974


CPHS 143/06.01 The Year 2000: Dream or Nightmare 1974
94 pages

"What will the world be like in the year 2000?"

Earlier draft of the Lecture Notes Series filed in (CPHS 143/05.01). New title.

With Father Hesburgh handwritten annotations.


CPHS 143/07 Yale - Terry Lectures 1974


CPHS 143/07.01 The Year 2000: Dream or Nightmare 1974
85 pages

"What will the world be like in the year 2000?"

Early draft, pp. 1-85, Chapters I-IX, pp. 1-85.


CPHS 143/08 Yale - Terry Lectures 1974


CPHS 143/08.01 [The Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation Lectures on Religion in the Light of Science and Philosophy] 1974/04
115 pages

"Prelude: What will the world be like in the year 2000?"

Preface written by Kingman Brewster: "This lectureship is a pulpit as well as a learned podium; this lecturer is above all a priest."

Page proof copy of Father Hesburgh's printed book with few corrections. Comprises speeches he gave as part of the Terry lectures at Yale University in 1974. Encloses preface for the book by Kingman Brewster, Jr., New Haven, April 1974. Published by Yale University Press, 1974, pp. 1-115.


CPHS 143/09 Yale - Terry Lectures 1974


CPHS 143/09.01 Statement of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame before the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives, October 11, 1973 #502 1973/1011
16 pages

"I appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you various proposals to strenghten the United Nations in the human rights field and to increase the priority given to human rights considerations in the United States foreign policy decision-making."

Same as (UDIS H2/06.02)


CPHS 143/09.01 Catherine Anne Iino, Yale University Press, to Richard W. Conklin, Director of Information Services, University of Notre Dame 1974/1002
1 page

Dated 2 October 1974, but encloses Statement from October 1973.

Also encloses: Father Hesburgh's address "Social Responsibility and Continuing Education" same as in (CPHS 142/04.01), a reprint of Father Hesburgh's article "The Moral Purpose of Higher Education" published in 1973 by The New York Times, article "Wastrel of the Western World", published in New Republic, Vol. 170, 5 January 1974, and 3 additional programs and brochures used for the Terry Lectures.


CPHS 143/09.02 Statement of Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chairman, United States Commission on Civil Rights before the Subcommittee on Administrative Practices and Procedures Commitee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, June 23, 1971 1971/0623
13 pages

"I appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you the experience of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during its more than 13 years."


CPHS 143/09.03 Thoughts for our Time V - On University Education and Human Rights 1969/01
32 pages

"Once more, I am back with 'Thoughts for Our Time' ... The first talk, 'The Mission of the Catholic University in the Modern World', was delivered on September 10 of this year at Lovanium University in Kinshasa, Congo.

Some additional speeches used for Yale - Terry Lectures book. 4 addresses delivered by Father Hesburgh during 1968 grouped together in a booklet: 1st "The Mission of the Catholic University in the Modern World," 2nd "In Defense of the Younger Generation," 3rd "The Churches and the Struggle against Prejudice," and 4th "On Human Rights."


CPHS 143/09.04 The price is very high; the price of delay is vastly higher: Father Hesburgh's Program for Racial Justice 1972/1029
5 pages

"America's national psyche is troubled today, although we hide it in multiple ways."

Not a speech. Article, published by Sunday New York Times Magazine, and used as additional material for Father Hesburgh's Terry Lecture book. This article is based on a speech he made at Union Theological Seminary upon receiving the Reinhold Niebuhr Award. (CPHS 142/05.02).. Also same as "America's Unfinished Human Agenda" in (UDIS H2/05.04).


CPHS 143/10 Yale - File with Terry Lectures 1974


CPHS 143/10.01 A New Vision for Spaceship Earth - Commencement Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Alumni Exercises, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 13, 1973 1973/0613
10 pages

"It is a strange paradox that the most striking photograph brought back from the moon by the astronauts was not a close-up picture of the moon itself, but a faraway picture of the earth."

2 printed copies of speech in 2 brochures. Additional correspondence and printed programs of the event filed in (CPHS 142/06.04).


CPHS 143/10.01 Stephen D. Kertesz, Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame 1973/0730
2 pages

Comments on Father Hesburgh's speech at Harvard University delivered 13 June 1973.

Encloses "Alternative Futures for the United Nations System," Comments on the United Nations by Stephen D. Kertesz, University of Notre Dame, March 14, 1973, 6 pages.

With the letter are additional materials used by Father Hesburgh for the Terry Lecture Series but written by different authors: "Is the University an Agent for Social Reform?" by James A. Perkins, dated September 1973, 28 pages, "Brief Status Report on the U.S. Civilian Nuclear Power Program," report published by the United States Atomic Energy Commission, dated 1 November 1973, 3 pages, "Information on AEC Development of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor", study published by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, dates August 1973, "Multinationals and Industrialization in the Low-Income Countries, article published by the National Academy of Engineering, dated October 1973, 8 pages, "The Need for a World Food Reserve," copy of article by Lester R. Brown, published in The Wall Street Journal, dated 10 October 1973, 2 pages.


CPHS 143/10.02 Rethinking Development in a Finite, Interdependent World 1973/1024
10 pages

"The rapid expansion of global economic activity against the backdrop of increasing environmental pressure is compelling mankind to address the issue of social justice on a world scale and in a new context."

Brief summary of speech by Lester R. Brown, Senior Fellow, Overseas Developmental Council, at International Development Conference. Not a speech given by Father Hesburgh.


CPHS 143/10.03 National Opinion Survey Shows Public Support for Development 1973/1023
2 pages

Study published in the Bulletin of the Overseas Development Council, dated 23 October 1973. Also encloses article, by Lester R. Brown, based on his book "World Without Border," 10 pages. Not a speech given by Father Hesburgh.


CPHS 143/10.04 Makers of History or Witness to Transcendence? 1973

Copy of article by Denis Goulet, published in Journal of Comment and Criticism, Winter 1973, pp. 71-90. Not a speech given by Father Hesburgh.


CPHS 143/10.05 Life in a Pressure Cooker - Man at the Turn of the Century, 2001 1973/0830
7 pages

"What right does anyone have to say that the underdeveloped two-thirds of the world should not use the same methods that the United States, Europe, and Japan used - to make life better for its people?"

Speech given by Kenneth Cooper at the International Conference on "War: Its Causes and Correlates," University of Notre Dame, August 27-31. Sent to Father Hesburgh as reference for his "Spaceship Earth" talk. Not a speech given by Father Hesburgh.


CPHS 143/10.05 Richard W. Conklin, Director of Information Services, to Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame 1973/0830
3 pages

Letter encloses a brief summary of the talk for immediate release of University of Notre Dame News.


UPHS H1-H2 Speeches from Department of Information Services Files


UDIS H1/35 Hesburgh Speeches 1949-1953


UDIS H1/35.01 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Executive Vice President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Football Banquet of Notre Dame, December 12, 1949, #433 1949/1212
5 pages

"To many throughout the country tonight, it may seem inappropriate and disproportionate that a priest and an educator should be associated with the festivities of an annual football banquet."

Annual Football Banquet, December 12, 1949


UDIS H1/35.02 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, The University of Notre Dame, 1952 1952
16 pages

"One of the greatest thrills that comes to a new president of Notre Dame is the opportunity to present the story of the University to many people across the length and breadth of America."

Education for Responsible Leadership

2 copies: 1st copy in printed booklet, 2nd a xeroxcopy from 10 April 1987.


UDIS H1/35.03 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Formal Opening of the Schoolyear, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday, September 21, 1952 1952/0921
9 pages

"Following a long and fruitful tradition, we gather here in Sacred Heart Church this morning for the eightieth time since the Church was built in 1872, to open, officially and formally, the 110th schoolyear of the University."


UDIS H1/35.04 Statement by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, on Football and Television 1953/0103
4 pages

"The University of Notre Dame has been cited often during the past two years as opposing a large majority who favor restricted television of collegiate football."


UDIS H1/35.05 Statement by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, for the South Bend Tribune TV Supplement, Issued January 8, 1953 1953/0108
2 pages

"Many educators have said that television is the greatest educational medium since printing."


UDIS H1/35.05 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, to James Murphy, Director of Public Information, Notre Dame 1953/0108
1 page


UDIS H1/35.06 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the conference banquet of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Morris Inn, Notre Dame, Indiana, April 7, 1953 #435 1953/0407
8 pages

Same as CPHS 141/04.03.


UDIS H1/35.07 Excerpts from an address prepared for delivery by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of The University of Notre Dame, Universal Notre Dame Night, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1953 1953/0414
3 pages

"... I shall try to describe for you what the University tries to do with the thousands of young men who spend four of the most important, formative years of their lives with us."


UDIS H1/35.08 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the formal opening of the schoolyear, Sacred Heart Church, Sunday morning, September 20, 1953 1953/0920
8 pages

"The opening of the new schoolyear provides me with the pleasant opportunity of speaking to you about past, present, and the future of the University."


UDIS H1/35.09 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Solemn Red Mass of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, November 1, 1953 #436 1953/1101
11 pages

2 copies: 1st ribbon, 2nd carbon copy

Same as CPHS 141/04.05.


UDIS H1/36 Hesburgh Speeches 1954-1956


UDIS H1/36.01 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the Formal Opening of the School-year, Sacred Heart Church, Sunday, September 26, 1954 1954/0926
5 pages

"God's gift it is, if speech answers to thought of mine, and thought of mine to the message I am entrusted with ... We begin the schoolyear today, as a faculty and student body, in prayer."


UDIS H1/36.02 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges, on January 12, 1955 in Washington, D. C. #437 1955/0112
11 pages

Same as CPHS 141/07.02.


UDIS H1/36.03 "Notre Dame Men - Father and Son": Sermon given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh on CBS Radio Network, 10:30 AM EST, "Church of the Air" Sunday, January 30, 1955 #438 1955/0130
9 pages

Same as CPHS 141/07.03..


UDIS H1/36.04 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the formal opening of the school year, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday, September 25, 1955 1955/0925
14 pages

"If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed (John: 8:31-32) ... At the beginning of each school year, we pause for a solemn moment of prayer: that God may bless our common endeavor of the months to come, and that He may also confirm each of us in our dedication to this lofty endeavor that demands the best that is in each of us."


UDIS H1/36.05 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the opening of the school-year, Sacred Heart Church, September 23, 1956 1956/0923
10 pages

"This morning, as we begin a new schoolyear with the Solemn Mass of the Holy Spirit, I would like to ponder with you some of the implications of the inspired words of St. Paul which we have just read."


UDIS H1/37 Hesburgh Speeches 1957-1959


UDIS H1/37.01 Address by Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Notre Dame, at Notre Dame's President's Committee Dinner #439 1957?
12 pages

"During the past years with this Committee, I have talked to you about Notre Dame specifically and directly."

Father Hesburgh discusess his travels to South American countries, Atoms for Peace Conference, and also potential problems caused by the advancement of atomic energy, science and technology.


UDIS H1/37.02 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the formal opening of the schoolyear, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, Sunday morning, September 22, 1957 1957/0922
17 pages

"As each new schoolyear begins, it is my duty and my honor to appear before you and to highlight some of the things we pray for in this inaugural Mass of the Holy Spirit."


UDIS H1/37.03 Sermon delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the dedication of Saint John Church and Catholic Student Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Sunday morning, January 12, 1958 #440 1958/0112
12 pages

Same as CPHS 141/12.02.


UDIS H1/37.04 That God May Be Glorified In All Things - Motto of the Order of St. Benedict #444 1958/0528
15 pages

Same as in (CPHS 141/12.05).


UDIS H1/37.05 Theology in the University #445 1958/0319
12 pages

Same as in (CPHS 141/12.03).

Handwritten note by Father Hesburgh: "Delivered at John Hopkins, March 19, 1958."


UDIS H1/37.06 The Divine Romance Of Catholic Education #442 1958/0602
17 pages

Same as CPHS 141/12.06..


UDIS H1/37.07 The Examined Life 1958/0608
7 pages

Same as CPHS 141/12.07.


UDIS H1/38 Hesburgh Speeches 1961


UDIS H1/38.01 [Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, in New York on Universal Notre Dame Night] 1961?
11 pages

"It is always a great pleasure to return to one's native state and while I am formally based in Indiana, I have never forgotten that I am at heart a New Yorker."

Corrected text of talk with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations. Suggested for publication.


UDIS H1/38.02 Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth Century America 1961/0404
6 pages

"The oldest essay in the book brings back memories."

Same as CPHS 141/16.04. and (CPHS 143/01.04) and (UDIS H1/39.01) except the first 2 introductory pages.


UDIS H1/38.03 The Modern Alumnus #449 1961/0606
12 pages

Same as CPHS 141/16.07.


UDIS H1/38.04 Change and the Changless 1961/1215
13 pages

Same as CPHS 141/16.08.

Thermofax copy. Enclosed with the address "Thoughts for our Times": a printed booklet including three commencement addresses delivered by Father Hesburgh: "Science and Technology in Modern Perspective" dated 8 June 1962, "Science and Man" dated 16 November 1962, and "Change and the Changeless" dated 15 December 1961.


UDIS H1/38.04 Sheldon Garber, Media Service Director, The University of Chicago, to James Murphy, Director of News Services, University of Notre Dame 1961/1208


UDIS H1/39 Hesburgh Speeches 1962


UDIS H1/39.01 Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth Century America 1961/0404
6 pages

Same as CPHS 141/16.04. and (CPHS 143/01.04). Same as (UDIS H1/38.02) except the first 2 pages.


UDIS H1/39.01 Time, The Weekly Newsmagazine, to James E. Murphy, Director, Department of Public Information, University of Notre Dame 1962/0206

Dated 6 February 1962, but encloses speech from April 1961.


UDIS H1/39.02 Science and Technology in Modern Perspective 1962/0608
19 pages

"One day, Dr. Julius Stratton President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow member of the National Science Board, called to ask a favor."

2 copies

Same as CPHS 141/18.02. except the beginning, the first 2 intorductory pages.


UDIS H1/40 Hesburgh Speeches 1963


UDIS H1/40.01 The Theology of Catholic Education #456 1963/0531
15 pages

"This talk, a year later, was another attempt to lay some theological foundations for the enterprise of Catholic education."

Same as CPHS 141/20.01. except the first page - introduction.

2 copies


UDIS H1/40.02 Gettysburg - Yesterday and Today #454 1963/0629
9 pages

Same as CPHS 141/20.03.


UDIS H1/41 Hesburgh Speeches 1964


UDIS H1/41.01 Our Stake in America #459 1964/0601
15 pages

Same as CPHS 141/21.02..

With the address a booklet titled "More Thoughts for our Times": three printed addresses by Father Hesburgh, foreword written by Father Hesburgh. The 3 addresses are: 1st "The Moral Dimensions of the Civil Rights Movement," 2nd "The Cultural and Educational Aspects of Development," and 3rd "The University in the World of Change."


UDIS H1/41.02 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights, Soldier Field, Sunday, June 21, 1964 #458 1964/0621
7 pages

Same as CPHS 141/21.03..


UDIS H1/41.03 The University in the World of Change 1964/1210
23 pages

Same as CPHS 141/21.09..


UDIS H1/42 Hesburgh Speeches 1965


UDIS H1/42.01 Address given by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at Baccalaureate Ceremonies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Sunday, June 13, 1965 #462 1965/0613
18 pages

Same as CPHS 141/23.02., (CPHS 141/24.04), and (CPHS 141/24.05)


UDIS H1/42.02 Statement of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, before the Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development, House Committee on Science and Astronautics, July 21, 1965 1965/0721
18 pages

"I am most pleased to have this opportunity to participate in these important hearings."


UDIS H1/43 Hesburgh Speeches 1966


UDIS H1/43.01 The Social Sciences in an Age of Social Revolution 1966/0330
20 pages

"During Detlev Bronk's tenure as Chairman of the National Science Board, he asked me to chair a committee of the Board to resolve what was then a troublesome question: whether or not the National Science Foundation should support the Social Sciences."

Same as CPHS 141/24.02. except the introduction, first 2 pages at the beginning of address.

With the address a printed booklet: "Still More Thoughts for Our Times." 1st address: "Our Revolutionary Age" p. 1, 2nd address "The Forefront of Tomorrow's Knowledge" p. 12, 3rd address "The Social Sciences in an Age of Social Revolution" p.22


UDIS H1/44 Hesburgh Speeches 1967


UDIS H1/44.01 [Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of University of Notre Dame, at the Eighth General Conference Opening, Catholic University of Lovanium in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa] 1968/0910
18 pages

Same as CPHS 142/01.09. except the last 2 pages: written in 1970 summarize the work of the International Federation of Catholic Universities from 1963 until 1970. Dated 1970 but encloses speech from 9 September 1968.


UDIS H1/44.02 The Challenge Ahead 1967/0116
19 pages

Same as CPHS 141/26.01. except the first 2 introductory pages.


UDIS H1/44.03 The Historical Evolution of the Catholic View of Luther 1967/1101
20 pages

Same as CPHS 141/26.03..

Address encloses clippings from various newspapers about Father Hesburgh's Valparaiso University speech on Martin Luther's Reformation. With the address a printed booklet: "The Idea of the Catholic University"


UDIS H1/44.04 The Vision of a Great Catholic University in the World of Today 1967/1209
27 pages

Same as CPHS 141/26.05. except the first 2 pages and the last sentence.

With the speech a printed booklet: "Thoughts IV", which includes a group of 5 addresses, all delivered by Father Hesburgh during 1967: 1st talk "The Vision of a Great Catholic University in the World of Today," 2nd talk "The Challenge Ahead," 3rd talk "Service: The Great Modern Prayer," 4th talk "year of Faith," final talk "The Historical Evolution of the Catholiv View of Luther."


UDIS H1/45 Hesburgh Speeches Undated


UDIS H1/45.01 [Address delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh. C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame] 1964-1965
3 pages

"What do you want from life?"

With the address a sermon(?) in the original 1964-1965 speech file, in (CPHS 141/21.04). The two were probably given at the same event.


UDIS H1/45.02 [Statement by Father Hesburgh on H.R. 13270, the Tax Reform Legislation, Nixon Administration Proposal from 1969] 1969
25 pages

" ... With me today I have Dr. John Cooper, who is the president of the Association of American Medical Colleges; Mr. Frank Erwin, who is Chairman of the Board of Regents of the State Universities of Texas; and Dr. Felix Robb, who is the Director of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools."

Effect of the Proposed Legislation on Foundation Beneficiaries.


UDIS H1/45.03 [Statement by Father Hesburgh ... Before the Overseas Development Council on Joining the Council as Chairman of the Board] 1971
3 pages

"For many years I have been concerned and involved with the pressing problems of social change here in the United States."

Draft. Not clear if Father Hesburgh delivered a speech using this text - with his handwritten annotations.


UDIS H1/45.04 Notre Dame - Bridge and Beacon 1960-1961?
3 pages

"Every university, worthy of note, has its own proper spirit, tradition, potentialities, and accomplishments ... The University of Notre Dame has its proper and, in many ways, unique place among American universities by any of these standards."

Remarks of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame. Not clear if/where Father Hesburgh delivered an actual speech using this text.


UDIS H2/01 Hesburgh Speeches 1968


UDIS H2/01.01 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, to Notre Dame Students 1968/0206
1 page

Father Hesburgh's statement is dated 6 February 1968, but encloses article from 21 January 1968, reprinted from The New York Times Magazine: "Rebels Without a Program," by George F. Kennan, 3 pages.


UDIS H2/01.02 [Statement by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame, on the Poor People's March on Washington] #479 1968/0424
3 pages

"One of the great and persisting scandals of our day is the sad fact that in the most affluent nation of the world there are millions of people, Negros, Spanish-speaking Americans, whites, and others - such as American Indians - who are perennially, almost institutionally, condemned to a life of poverty."

Statement released on 24 April 1968.


UDIS H2/01.03 In Defense of the Younger Generation 1968/0606

3 different copies of the same talk "In Defense of the Younger Generation" Father Hesburgh delivered at the University of Southern California's Commencement on June 6, 1968, all 3 copies having different introductions.

1st copy: "Our honored guest and speaker this evening is a most remarkable man." 3 page introduction and presentation of Father Hesburgh at the beginning of speech, but event is unknown.

2nd copy: "Speaking to the Spartans of the University of Southern California, our old rivals, it seemed appropriate to begin by quoting a couple of Greeks." 1 page introduction to original talk, but first page of actual speech missing.

3rd copy an earlier draft: "I would like to begin with a quotation from a famous author: "What is happening to our young people?"" 1st paragraph is different from the 1st paragraph in the original USC talk, may be a later version of the USC talk presented for the alumnus.

Same as "In Defense of the Younger Generation" in (CPHS 142/01.08) and in (CPHS 142/01.13) except the 1-3 pages introductions.

With the address a printed booklet: "Thoughts for Our Time, V; On University Education and Human Rights" encloses four addresses delivered during 1968. It includes "In Defense of the Younger Generation", speech delivered at the University of Southern California's Commencement on June 6, 1968, a few hours after Senator Robert Kennedy died in Los Angeles.


UDIS H2/01.04 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, to the Members of the Faculty and non-Academic Department Heads 1968/0612
5 pages

"I believe that all of us are well aware of the increasing growth and complexity of the university today, here and elsewhere."

Memorandum dated 12 June 1968, not clear if it is a delivered speech.


UDIS H2/02 Hesburgh Speeches 1969


UDIS H2/02.01 [Text of a statement issued on February 11, 1969 by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame] 1969/0211
3 pages

"On behalf of the University community, I should like to thank personally Mr. Philip Faccenda, Dean William Lawless, and the other member of the University administration for their attempts to prevent disturbance and maintain a spirit of civility, rationality, and good will in the University community during the past few troubled days."

The text of Father Hesburgh's statement was used for immediate release by Department of Public Information of Notre Dame, James Murphy, Director. Not an actual address.


UDIS H2/02.02 [Statement by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame before a Senate Committee on Finance on portions of the Tax Reform Act of 1969, H.R. 13270] 1969
5 pages

"I am Theodore M. Hesburgh, president, since 1952, of the University of Notre Dame. During more than seventeen years in that office one of my great preoccupations has been the financing of the University's educational, research and service programs."

Father Hesburgh refers to sections of the proposed law, H.R. 13270, expressing concern about the disastrous consequences of introducing 7.5 % foundation tax on private philanthropy.


UDIS H2/02.03 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, May 31, 1969 1969/0531
4 pages

"One has little choice in the subject of a commencement address this year."

Same as CPHS 142/02.04. except the first paragraph.

Brochure containing printed Commencement Address is titled "College and University Development", Winter Issue 1969, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, Vol. 1, Number 2, p. 8-11.


UDIS H2/02.04 The Changing Face of Catholic Higher Education 1969/0408
24 pages

Address given at the 66th Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association, Detroit, Michigan.

With the text of speech also a 1 page introduction by Father Hesburgh. Same speech as (CPHS 142/02.02).


UDIS H2/02.05 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, December 7, 1969 #480 1969/1207
15 pages

Same as CPHS 142/02.07.


UDIS H2/03 Hesburgh Speeches 1970


UDIS H2/03.01 The Student Today 1970/0407

Address delivered at Loyola University, Chicago, Centennial Symposium called "Higher Education: Unity or Diversity".

Same as CPHS 142/03.02.


UDIS H2/03.02 Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, in response to the presentation of the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom by the American Association of University Professors 1970/0425

Same as CPHS 142/03.03. except intorduction: "Sometimes a fact is much more important than many words..." 1 page.


UDIS H2/03.03 Remarks of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, speaking at a student-sponsored rally held May 4, 1970, to discuss U.S. actions in Cambodia #487 1970/0504
6 pages

"There has probably been no moment in modern history when our country has been more divided regarding its priorities and policy than at present."

Remark includes a statment by Father Hesburgh: "Declaration." In this document Father Hesburgh lists the reasons why militray withrawal from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos is necessary. 2 pages.


UDIS H2/03.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Anderson College, Anderson, Indiana, Monday, June 15, 1970 #484 1970/0615

Same as CPHS 142/03.04.

2 copies: 1st copy same as (CPHS 142/03.04). The 2nd copy same as (CPHS 142/03.04) except a separate introduction titled "Protestants and Catholics Together in Higher Education", #486, 3 pages, 1970.


UDIS H2/03.05 [Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, in The Anchorage News interview] July 23, 1970 1970/0723
3 pages

Father Hesburgh Talks About Youth

Same as CPHS 142/03.05.. Not a speech, but an extensive interview. Enclosed is the original newspaper article referring to the edited transcript of the interview.


UDIS H2/03.06 Address delivered by the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 9th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, Boston College, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts, August 26, 1970 1970/0826
14 pages

"This is the third and last time that I am honored and privileged to speak to the General Conference of the International Federation of Catholic Universities as your President."


UDIS H2/03.07 [Presidential Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, to the University of Notre Dame Faculty, on October 5, 1970] #485 1970/1005
5 pages

"In the twenty-five years that I have been associated with the university, as faculty member and administrator, I can think of no period more difficult than the present."

3 copies. Encloses a 3rd, corrected copy of speech including several inserts and handwritten corrections: "Closing Remarks: Reflections of a President", Father Hesburgh stresses the importance of a more dedicated teaching to help student and faculty unrest. 10 pages.


UDIS H2/03.08 [Excerpts of Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, to the University of Notre Dame Faculty, October 17, 1970] 1970/1017
1 page

"Maybe our problems relate more deeply than we suspect to the parlous state of the world around us - to its basic malaise, to its anomie, to its frustration and rootlessness."

Universities at the Crossroads

Not actual speech. Clipsheet from The New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1970.


UDIS H2/04 Hesburgh Speeches 1971


UDIS H2/04.01 Social Responsibility and Continuing Education #491 1971/0108
16 pages

Address given at the Conference on Continuing Education and the University.

Same as CPHS 142/04.01.


UDIS H2/04.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Convention of the National Federation of Priests' Councils, Baltimore, Maryland, March 15, 1971 #488 1971/0315

Same as CPHS 142/04.02.


UDIS H2/04.03 [Transcript of the unedited discussion taking place between the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, and newsman Frank Reynolds from Directions, May 19, 1971] 1971/0519
33 pages

Same as CPHS 142/04.04., except it contains both the unedited version, 33 pages, and the edited version, 5 pages, of the interview. Edited version of interview published in ND Alumnus dated August 1971, pp.15-19, "Notre Dame's New Breed - Father Hesburgh talks about today's Notre Dame student"


UDIS H2/04.03 Gary Herman, Producer, Directions, to Mr. Richard Conklin, Director of Information Services, University of Notre Dame 1971/0607
1 page


UDIS H2/04.04 [College Presidents and Students - Are Their Heads Ever in the Same Place? August 27, 1971] 1971/0827
3 pages

"... What is college for: There are just so many things going on today, in such a wide spectrum, that I think the answer is - it's for almost anything."

Not actual speech. Clipsheet. Interview with Father Hesburgh reprinted in the University of Notre Dame News, No. 88. Original questions and answers published in Madamoiselle Magazin dated August 1971.


UDIS H2/04.05 Resurrection for Higher Education, October 07, 1971 Item
17 pages

Address by Father Hesburgh which keynoted the 54th Annual Meeting of the of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., October 7, 1971, and was subsequently delivered, in slightly different form, at a meeting of the Notre Dame faculty on 20 October 1971. Notre Dame Faculty Address from October 20th is missing, but enclosed is a photocopy of the text of the address, published in "ND Report, Documentation," November 15, 1971 issue, pp.56-61.

Same as CPHS 142/05.04. and (CPHS 142/04.07).


UDIS H2/05 Hesburgh Speeches 1972


UDIS H2/05.01 After Fifteen Years on the Commission on Civil Rights 1972
3 pages

"In the 1972 Presidential campaign, I was appalled at the meager mention or consideration of what most Presidents came to see as their most pressing domestic problem: civil rights and race, or if you will, racial justice in America."

Not clear if this is an actual speech.


UDIS H2/05.02 Statement of the United States Commission on Civil Rights Concerning the President's Message to Congress and Proposed Legislation on Busing and Equal Educational Opportunities #498 1972
17 pages

"On March 17, 1972, the President sent to Congress a message and proposed legislation dealing with the most deeply felt and most divisive domestic issue troubling the American people today."

2 copies, with Father Hesburgh's handwritten corrections.


UDIS H2/05.03 Statement by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, issued on April 21 in response to requests from student organizers of anti-Vietnam war escalation activities on campus. #496 1972/0421
1 page

"The country has had enough victory talk from Vietnam."

One page press release for University of Notre Dame News. From Richard W. Conklin, Director, Department of Information Services. Not actual speech.


UDIS H2/05.04 America's Unfinished Human Agenda 1972/10
25 pages

"America's national psyche is troubled today, although we hide it in multiple ways."

Same as "The price is very high; the price of delay is vastly higher: Father Hesburgh's Program for Racial Justice" filed in (CPHS 142/05.02) and in (CPHS 143/09.04).

Speech Father Hesburgh made at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, upon receiving the Reinhold Niebuhr Award. Exact day is not clear.


UDIS H2/06 Hesburgh Speeches 1973


UDIS H2/06.01 Sermon delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral Mass of Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C., Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, September 17, 1973 1973/0917
7 pages

Ite, Missa Est

Same as CPHS 142/06.05.


UDIS H2/06.02 Statement of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame before the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives #502 1973/1011
16 pages

Same as CPHS 143/09.01.


UDIS H2/06.03 A Conference-Call Conversation with Father Theodore Hesburgh, President of Notre Dame University, Wednesday, October 31, 1973 #501 1973/1031
28 pages

" ... First of all, one would have to say about dissent in academia that it came up very suddenly on the student's side, and I think much of that was due to the concern of students about poverty in the midst of affluence, about the slow progress in achieving civil rights for the minority members of our communities - blacks, Chicanos, Indians, women - women are not a minority, of course, but they are treated like one at times; and also and primarily I guess, the war, the draft and the fact that while the young people of this country were very much against war, they were the ones that had to go out and fight it and get killed and wounded in doing so." Quote on 2nd page.


UDIS H2/06.04 Minutes of the Meeting of the General Faculty held at Notre Dame on November 13, 1973 at 4:00 pm in Washington Hall, submitted by Thomas P. Bergin, Secretary of General Faculty 1973/1113
11 pages

"... The President expressed his pleasure in being with the faculty once again and welcomed especially the new members for the academic year 1973-74."

Notes on Father Hesburgh's observations and the main topics he covered at the meeting. Not a speech given by Father Hesburgh.


UDIS H2/06.05 Eulogy delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral Mass for Mr. I.A. O'Shaughnessy, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 26, 1973 1973/1126
7 pages

Same as CPHS 142/06.08.


UDIS H2/07 Hesburgh Speeches 1974


UDIS H2/07.01 Nationalism vs. Interdependence: An Interview with Theodore M. Hesburgh 1974?
2 pages

"... I have a theory that the world alternates between what I call on the one hand "Manichaeism," a theological version of pessimism which holds that man is evil and can only do evil, and on the other hand, the theory that man is capable of all of good by himself and doesn't need any help from anybody else."

Clipping. An Interview in Skeptic Magazin with Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, in the 1961-1975 series, date not clear.

1974? or 1975?


UDIS H2/07.02 [Conversation between Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, and Professor Kenneth Keniston, Yale Psychologist, at Yale University, about the nation's college students today, Sunday, January 13, 1974] 1974/0113
4 pages

Transcription of interview published by Yale Reports: "Reality and the Inner World."

Summary of the same interview filed in (CPHS 142/07.01).


UDIS H2/07.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Catholic Educational Association luncheon, St. Louis, Missouri, January 13, 1974 #503 1974/0113
6 pages

"The main problem with farewell talks is that they are either maudlin or read like an obituary."

A farewell tribute to Father Clarence William Friedman.


UDIS H2/07.04 Eulogy of James E. Armstrong, '25, by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, #504 1974/0119
3 pages

"My dear friends we are all gathered here today to pay our last respects to the genial memory of Jim Armstrong, and I am somewhat taken aback by the fact that Jim asked that there not be a eulogy at his funeral."


UDIS H2/07.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Convention of the Catholic Press Association, April 24, 1974, Denver, Colorado 1974/0424
28 pages

Same as CPHS 142/07.03. except the first 2 introductory pages. First page of address starts: "Many times throughout these essays I have used the word 'Church'." First page of speech in (CPHS 142/07.03) starts: "One of our alumni recently asked me: Where is the Church going?"


UDIS H2/07.06 An Opening 1974/0424
2 pages

Excerpt from a 1974 talk given to the National Convention of the Catholic Press Association, in Denver, Colorado. Not clear if this is a speech Father Hesburgh actually delivered.

Same excerpt of talk is filed in (CPHS 143/03.05). The whole speech Father Hesburg delivered to the Catholic Press Conference is filed in both (CPHS 142/07.03) and (UDIS H2/07.05).


UDIS H2/07.07 Father Hesburgh Says Civil Rights Movement Is Still Alive 1974/0916
4 pages

"... The civil rights movement is still very much alive."

Summary of an interview with Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame and former chairman of the U.S. Commisision on Civil Rights. Interview summarized for NC News Services article, Monday, September 16, 1974.

Enclosed is a statement made by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., supporting unconditional amnesty but also helping to administer conditional amnesty, 1 page.


UDIS H2/07.08 [To Our Lady]
1 page

"We have colored your cloak with gold/And crowned you with every star,/And the silvery ship of the moon/We have moored where your white feet are."

Notre Dame students' poem/prayer, date unknown.


UDIS H2/07.09 The Problems and Opportunities on a Very Interdependent Planet - Ditchley Foundation Lecture 1974/0920
24 pages

Same as CPHS 142/07.04.


UDIS H2/07.10 The Thin Edge of Starvation - An Interview 1974/0928
6 pages

"Question: Father, how long have you been with the Overseas Development Council? Answer: About two and a half years."

Father Hesburgh's interview was published in the A.D. Correspondence, Personal Reflections on Catholic Life, Vol.9, No.7, September 28, 1974.


UDIS H2/07.11 An Emergency Food Relief Effort - Statement of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, Notre Dame University and Chairman of the Board, Overseas Development Council, November 22, 1974 1974/1122
4 pages

"Record food prices, depleted reserve stocks, and a dissapointing harvest have raised the immediate spectre of famine for millions."


UDIS H2/07.11 Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States of America, The White House, Washington, to The Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chairman of the Board, Overseas Development Council, Washington 1974/1209
2 pages

President Ford's response to Father Hesburgh is dated December 9, 1974 but encloses statement from November 22, 1974


UDIS H2/08 Hesburgh Speeches 1975


UDIS H2/08.01 "Firing Line" Columbia, South Carolina.: Southern Educational Communications Association, January 5, 1975 #506 1975/0105
16 pages

"...I think that [Christianity] does so distinguish, but I think there is a kind of moral imperative, if you believe what the Christian religion teaches us, that if our brother's in need we have to stretch ourselves to help him."

Interview with Father Hesburgh. Not a speech. William F. Buckley, Jr. hosts "Firing Line", with Father Hesburgh as guest, discussing "Food and the Christian Conscience." This is a transcript of the "Firing Line" program taped in Washington, D.C., on December 12, 1974, pp.1-16. Originally shown on PBS on January 5, 1975.


UDIS H2/08.02 [Sermon delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, at the "Respect Life" Mass, in Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana. January 22, 1975] #508 1975/0122
10 pages

"'I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly' - words of the Gospel just read ... My dear friends, two years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court made one its less brilliant decisions."

Father Hesburgh explores the problems concerning abortion and the sanctity of human life.


UDIS H2/08.03 Food in an Interdependent World 1975/0204
12 pages

Same as CPHS 142/08.01. except the enclosed first introductory page: "Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.". As a one page introduction, it lists Father Hesburgh's accomplishments.


UDIS H2/08.04 Statement of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame Before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights House Committee on the Judiciary, March 6, 1975 #509 1975/0306
13 pages

"I am Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, ..., I have a long and deep concern for the protection of the civil rights of all men, and I feel that it is a special responsibility of government to safeguard and preserve those rights."

Photocopy

On the right to vote.


UDIS H2/08.05 [Academic Convocation for President Ford - Father Hesburgh's Opening and Closing Remarks, March 17, 1975] 1975/0317
4 pages

Opening Remark: " ... Mr. President, on behalf of all of these people, we welcome you to Notre Dame, and we welcome you as an honored member of this Notre Dame family." Closing Remarks: "Mr. President, on behalf of all the people here present I want to thank you for that word of optimism in a sea of pessimism in which we all wallow today."


UDIS H2/08.06 [Address by Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Notre Dame, delivered at the Hall of Fame Banquet, New York City, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, December 9, 1975] #507 1975/1209
7 pages

Same as CPHS 142/08.05..


UDIS H2/09 Hesburgh Speeches 1976


UDIS H2/09.01 [Proceedings of the U.S. Bishop's Hearings on Justice and Peace] 1976
26 pages

" ... 200 years after the Declaration of Independence, America and the rest of the world need a Declaration of Interdependence." p.201

Father Hesburgh's presentation focused on two main themes: "The World Food Situation" and "Women in Society".

With Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations through pp.200-226.


UDIS H2/09.02 Revival Tents and Golden Domes 1976/03
4 pages

"No, I don't think in any way that the Watergate morality is the morality of American institutional life.

Edward Wakin interviews Father Theodore M. Hesburgh. Interview appeared in U. S. Catholic March issue, pp. 11-14. Introduction to the article: "The Rev. Billy Graham. Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.. Two men. Two completely different styles."


UDIS H2/09.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Notre Dame-Saint Mary's Bicentennial Conference, March 11, 1976 1976/0311
25 pages

Father Hesburgh traces the political history of the United States: Facts and his interpretation of facts

Same as CPHS 142/09.03..


UDIS H2/09.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Citizen's Assembly on Improving Courts and Justice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1976 1976/0704
16 pages

Justice in America: The Dream and the Reality

Same as CPHS 142/09.05..


UDIS H2/09.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Austro-American Committee Bicentennial Celebration, Klesheim Palace, Salzburg, Austria #510 1976/0705
22 pages

Same as CPHS 142/09.06..


UDIS H2/09.06 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 7, 1976 1976/1007
19 pages

The Presidency: A Personalist Manifesto

Same as CPHS 142/09.07. except the first 2 introductory pages with a detailed description of events which made it possible for Father Hesburgh to write the actual New Orleans talk, 2 pages. Also it is suggested to be published in NDR #3 'Documentation'.


UDIS H2/09.07 Hesburgh outspoken on election, October 10, 1976 1976/1010
1 page

"The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, in an interview last week, would not say which presidential candidate he will vote for Nov. 2, but he did express his candid views on several subjects being debated in the campaign - Question: How significant a role do you think religion is playing in the 1976 campaign? Father Hesburgh: Its role has been exaggerated."

Sun-Times Religious Writer, Roy Larson, interviews Father Hesburgh. Interview appeared in Sunday Sun-Times, October 10, 1976, p.18. Not a speech. Newspaper-clippings.


UDIS H2/10 Hesburgh Speeches 1977


UDIS H2/10.01 [1977 President's Address to the Faculty, October 10, 1977] 1977/1010
4 pages

"Among the many recommendations of the University Committee on Priorities were several with respect to computing in the University."

Excerpts from Father Hesburgh's address to the faculty on 10 October 1977, pp. 152-155, dealing with the management of computing services and with the establishment of faculty ombudsman. Also reprinted, at the end of the address on p.154, is the text of a letter sent to President Carter which Father Hesburgh referred to when discussing the Bakke case during his address: "Letter to President Carter on Bakke Case." This is not the whole address.


UDIS H2/10.02 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the 125th anniversary of the acquisition of "La Charte royale de l'universite Laval," Québec City, Canada, on Thursday, December 8, 1977 #512? 1977/1208
13 pages

The University and Society

Similar to (CPHS 142/11.07), but different speech. Not clear if anniversary address or convocation speech, or both.


UDIS H2/10.03 [NBC's Meet the Press hosts Father Hesburgh, the "Renaissance Man", for Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 1977 1977/1225
18 pages

"... Answer: Well, I would have to say I am fundamentally an optimist and even though I don't much cherish commercialization when it goes beyond the spiritual content of a peacelike Christmas, I think Christmas is so good it is hard to spoil and I think even with "Santa and the Red Nosed Reindeer" and all the rest there is a deep residue of giving and of love and of joy and of peace that you can't really take away from Christmas."

Transcript of a panel discussion for the information of the press, accuracy is not guaranteed.

Interview, produced by Betty Cole Dukert, also show on television. Not a speech.


UDIS H2/11 Hesburgh Speeches 1978


UDIS H2/11.01 Statement of Theodore M. Hesburgh, of Indiana, for the Rank of Ambassador During the Tenure of His Service as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology, 1978 #519 1978
9 pages

Question: "Are you already in the job for which you are before us?" Father Hesburgh: "We are doing some preparatory work ... The conference is going to be in 1979, and we are already doing our preparatory work to prepare for the conference."

Month of statement unknown. Father Hesburgh responds to questions from 3 Senators regarding the upcoming U.N. conference in 1979.


UDIS H2/11.02 Homily delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at The Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, on Candlemas Day, February 2, 1978 #516 1978/0202
6 pages

Same as CPHS 142/12.01.


UDIS H2/11.03 [Ahuillé. September 18, 1978] #514 1978/0918
7 pages

"This evening, on uncovering this very beautiful plaque of marble, which has been placed on the wall of the baptistery of the church of Ahuillé, it seems to me that we are repairing an injustice in the forgotten memory of Father Edward Sorin."

Transcript of M. Cackley's translation of Father Hesburgh's talk at Ahuillé.


UDIS H2/11.03 Wendy Clauson Schlereth, University Archivist, to Richard Conklin, Director of Information Services 1978/1103
1 page

Dated 3 November 1978, but encloses speech from 9 September 1978.

Father Hesburgh delivered 2 different speeches on this day. He gave another talk at Louvain, Belgium, filed in (UDIS H2/11.04) and (CPHS 142/12.03).


UDIS H2/11.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Opening of the School Year, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuvre, Belgium, September 18, 1978 1978/0918
8 pages

A New Vision for the Year 2000

Same as CPHS 142/12.03.

Father Hesburgh delivered 2 different speeches on this day. He gave another talk at Ahuillé, France, filed in (UDIS H2/11.03).


UDIS H2/11.05 Luncheon Address to Seminar on Multinational Managers and Poverty in the Third World, given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, November 3, 1978 #517 1978/1103
15 pages

Same as CPHS 142/12.12.


UDIS H2/12 Hesburgh Speeches 1979


UDIS H2/12.01 Testimony on the Institute For Technological Cooperation Senate Foreign Relations Committee given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, at the Conference on Science and Technology for Development, March 15, 1979 #527 1979/0315
7 pages

"My comments today in support of the proposed Institute for Technological Cooperation come out of several different strands of thought and personal experience over recent decades."

With the testimony a photocopy of the proposal: "Proposed Institute for Technological Cooperation," March 15, 1979, #525, 4 pages.


UDIS H2/12.02 Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Memorial Serivce for Dr. John H. Knowles, Boston, Massachusetts, Friday, March 16, 1979 1979/0316
3 pages

"John Knowles is one of the few people I know who left instructions for his funeral and memorial service."

Enclosed with Father Hesburgh's words of commemoration a printed program: "A Celebration of the Memory and the Love of John Hilton Knowles, 1926-1979," 10 pages.


UDIS H2/12.03 Remarks made by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Ecumenical Service following the signing of the Peace Treaty, Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., March 26, 1979 #526 1979/0326
4 pages

"The Christian reaction to the events of this day must be one of unalloyed joy, happiness, and deep satisfaction."

2 copies


UDIS H2/12.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 110th Commencement, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 9, 1979 1979/0609
9 pages

Service to Others

Same as CPHS 142/14.01..


UDIS H2/12.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Congress on Church-Related Colleges and Universities, Notre Dame, Indiana, June 21, 1979 #521 1979/0621
11 pages

Reflections on a Church-Related University

Same as CPHS 142/14.02.


UDIS H2/12.06 Address by Ambassador Theodore M. Hesburgh, Chairman, U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, Vienna, Austria, August 20, 1979 #520 1979/0820
8 pages

"It is only proper that this beautiful city by the Danube, a witness of so many great historical events, should be the site to compose the new contours of our future."

Enclosed at the end of the speech a short list of accomplishments of Father Hesburgh: "Ambassador Theodore M. Hesburgh," 2 pages


UDIS H2/12.07 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occasion of receiving the College Board Medal for Distinguished Service to Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 29, 1979 #523 1979/1029
5 pages

Same as CPHS 142/14.04.


UDIS H2/13 Hesburgh Speeches 1980


UDIS H2/13.01 [Development in Education in the 1970's] 1980?
1 page

"The most significant development in higher education during the 70's was, in my judgement, the topping-off of a spectacular growth that began after World War II."

Possibly part of a speech.


UDIS H2/13.02 When An Entire People Dies ... There Can Be No Excuses, 1980 1980?
4 pages

"The devastation of Cambodia, as Cyrus Vance said, is a human tragedy of almost 'unfathomable proportions'."

Month not known. Per Book Address. As co-chairman, National Cambodia Crisis Committee, Father Hesburgh describes the devastation of Cambodia and the extinction of the Cambodian people.


UDIS H2/13.03 Address delivered by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 287th Charter Day Convocation of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, Saturday, February 9, 1980 1980/0209
16 pages

The Future Of Liberal Education

Same as CPHS 142/15.01.


UDIS H2/13.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commemoration Day exercises, marking the 104th anniversary of the founding of The Johns Hopkins University, February 22, 1980 #528 1980/0222
12 pages

Same as CPHS 142/15.02. and (CPHS 142/24.01). Similar to (CPHS 142/15.05) and to (UDIS H2/13.06).

2 copies of the actual address with Father Hesburgh's handwritten annotations.


UDIS H2/13.05 Address deliverd by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 63rd Annual Founder's Day Service, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama, March 30, 1980 #529 1980/0330
8 pages

Same as CPHS 142/15.04.


UDIS H2/13.06 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occassion of the United Way of America Alexis de Tocqueville Award, Toronto, Canada, April 21, 1980 #531 1980/0421
14 pages

"One of the most perceptive tourists ever to visit America made his trip to our shores about 150 years ago (1831)."

Same as CPHS 142/15.05. except the 1st page. Enclosed is a 1 page introduction in (CPHS 142/15.05).

Similar to (CPHS 142/15.02), (UDIS H2/13.04), and to (CPHS 142/24.01).


UDIS H2/13.07 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the occasion of the United States Military Academy 1980 Thayer Award, West Point, New York, September 11, 1980 #530 1980/0911
7 pages

Same as CPHS 142/15.08.

With the speech a printed program: "The West Point Glee Club".


UDIS H2/14 Hesburgh Speeches 1981


UDIS H2/14.01 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Atlanta, Georgia, February 23, 1981 #534 1981/0223
10 pages

Same as CPHS 142/18.01.


UDIS H2/14.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Summer Commencement, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 23, 1981 1981/0823
12 pages #535

"I am happy to join your class today as we receive degrees from this great University of Michigan."


UDIS H2/14.03 Homily given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Funeral Mass for Bernard J. Voll, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana, September 23, 1981 #539 1981/0923
4 pages

Same as CPHS 142/18.04..


UDIS H2/14.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Faculty Meeting, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 12, 1981 1981/1012
14 pages

Speech was given in Washington Hall.

Same as CPHS 142/18.05..

With the address a printed program: "A Great Catholic University: A Persistent Dream," in which Father Hesburgh's remarks at the Faculty Meeting are shared with Notre Dame alumni and friends, January 1982, 8 pages.


UDIS H2/14.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club television program, December 6, 1981 (taped November 22, 1981) #540 1981/1122
9 pages

Voluntarism: An American Legacy

Same as CPHS 142/18.08.


UDIS H2/14.06 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 62nd Annual Football Banquet, December 10, 1981 1981/1210
4 pages

Same as CPHS 142/18.09.

4 copies of speech: 2nd copy has Father Hesburgh's handwritten corrections. Address appeared in the Sunday New York Times, December 20, 1981, enclosed are newspaper clippings of the talk given December 10 at Notre Dame.


UDIS H2/15 Hesburgh Speeches 1982


UDIS H2/15.01 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Winter Semiannual Meeting of the Business-Higher Education Forum of the American Council on Education, Phoenix, Arizona, January 15, 1982 1982/0115
13 pages

With the address a printed brochure: "The Role of Voluntarism in America, by Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C."

Same as CPHS 142/19.01.


UDIS H2/15.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 1982 #544 1982/0414
14 pages

The Catholic Church and Education

Same as CPHS 142/19.03.


UDIS H2/15.03 [Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Hahnemann Medical Center and University Hospital Commencement, Philadelphia, June 10, 1982] 1982/0610
3 pages

"For thirty years I have been addressing college and university graduates."

Message To This Year's Graduates

Only braceleted paragraphs in the text were said at the commencement.


UDIS H2/15.04 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the 25th Anniversary Commemorative Meeting of the Pugwash Movement, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, on July 16, 1982 #543 1982/0716
5 pages

"I appreciate the invitation to be present here today to help celebrate with you the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Pugwash conferences on Science and World Affairs."

3 photocopies, #543 is a transcription.

On the commitment to eliminate nuclear threat.


UDIS H2/15.05 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame to the University of Notre Dame Faculty, at the General Faculty Meeting, October 4, 1982 Item
18 pages

Same as CPHS 142/19.05.

Preparing for the Millenium

With the annual address are 2 copies of a printed version of the text to be distributed among alumni and friends, 12 pages.

Also enclosed is draft of an article by Father Hesburgh with the same title: "Preparing for the Millenium" as the 1982 annual faculty address. It is an adaptation - a shorter version - of the Address to the Facuty, prepared for consideration by "Change" Magazine, 7 pages.


UDIS H2/15.05 George B. Weathersby, Commissioner, State of Indiana Commission for Higher Education, to Father Hesburgh 1983/0405
1 page


UDIS H2/15.05 Richard W. Conklin, Director, Department of Information Services, University of Notre Dame, to George B. Weathersby, Commissioner, State of Indiana Commission for Higher Education 1983/0418
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UDIS H2/16 Hesburgh Speeches 1983


UDIS H2/16.01 Homily preached by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Dedication Mass for the Notre Dame London Law Center, London, England, July 29, 1983 1983/0729
5 pages

"The first reading, which Sean Concannon read, is fairly simple ... we don't have to go to the highest heavens to look for the law because it really is innate within all of us."


UDIS H2/16.02 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Commencement Exercises, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, New Jersey, September 11, 1983 1983/0911
10 pages

Reflections on Priesthood

Same as CPHS 142/20.02.


UDIS H2/16.03 Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the General Faculty Meeting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, October 4, 1983 1983/1004
21 pages

Same as CPHS 142/20.03.

Starting the 2nd page, this same speech was delivered at the ACE meeting in Toronto later in October, October 13, 1983, with the theme and title: "Moral Dimensions of Higher Education," which is filed in (UDIS H2/16.04).


UDIS H2/16.04 Keynote Address given by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the first joint meeting of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the American Council on Education, Toronto, Canada, October 13, 1983 #549 1983/1013
20 pages

The Moral Dimensions of Higher Education

Same as CPHS 142/20.04.

Also same as (UDIS H2/16.03) except the first 2 pages and different last page.


UDIS H2/16.05 [Book Elaboration on Toronto Talk by Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame - Prepared for the American Council on Education, October 13, 1983] 1983/1013
28 pages

"I would like to consider the possibility of our academic institutions to shape the future and I would presume to speak particularly of the moral dimensions of higher education and some of the impending ethical questions that attend such a consideration."

Not a speech. This writing by Father Hesburgh draws heavily from the speech he gave at Toronto: "The Moral Dimensions of Higher Education."


UDIS H2/17 Hesburgh Speeches - empty folder 1984


UDIS H2/18 Hesburgh Speeches 1985


UDIS H2/18.01 [In Spite Of Everything - An Interview with Father Hesburgh and Elie Wiesel, 1985] 1985
4 pages

In this article Father Hesburgh's answer to the question what is the vital center that embraces contraries: " ... I think it means that God is the vital center that embraces contraries, because contraries are not as contrary as they may seem."

Clippings about the discussion that took place at the University of Notre Dame, Father Hesburgh and Elie Wiesel responding to the questions by Reynolds. Month and day not known.

Questions and answers are based on Father Hesburgh's foreword to volume 3. of Elie Wiesel's book: "Four Hasidic Masters" in the series "Against Silence: The Voice & Vision of Elie Wiesel."


UDIS H2/18.02 [The Challenge Of Providing Quality Education For Everybody In America] 1985
5 pages

Same as CPHS 143/03.06.


UDIS H2/18.03 [Inaugural Lecture by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Eugene Burke Lecture Series, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, April 3, 1985] #557 1985/0403
53 pages

Same as CPHS 142/22.01.


UDIS H2/19 Hesburgh Speeches 1986


UDIS H2/19.01 Advanced Studies at Notre Dame: the Essential Task, by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, 1986 1986
7 pages

"Why is Notre Dame's program of advanced studies so important now, at this moment in the University's history?"

Address was delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh either in the Fall of 1986 or on 14 May 1986, or both, at the University of Notre Dame.


UDIS H2/19.02 Address delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame at the Peace Corps observance in Washington, D.C., September 21, 1986 #558 1986/0921
5 pages

"If anything can be learned from the 25 years of Peace Corps experience, it is that there still exists a rich vein of voluntary service among Americans, young and not so young."

Peace Corps - ROTC Style


UDIS H2/19.03 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Annual Faculty Meeting, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 13, 1986 1986/1013
15 pages

3 copies: 1986 president's address to the faculty

Same as CPHS 142/23.04..


UDIS H2/20 Hesburgh Speeches 1987


UDIS H2/20.01 Address given by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, at the Spring Annual Conference of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, New Orleans, March 22, 1987 #559 1987/0322
12 pages

Same as CPHS 142/24.02.


UDIS H2/20.02 [Valedictory by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, to alumni and friends in Washington Hall, May 9, 1987] #562 1987/0509
17 pages

Same as CPHS 142/24.03.

Special note by Father Hesburgh: "Please observe embargo for Saturday, May 9, 9 p.m. EDT."


UDIS H2/20.03 [Alone with Pope John Paul II] 1987/0801
3 pages

"Dear Holy Father: it is good and generous of you to travel the whole world, to speak to millions of people, and to make your person known to them, to inspire them with your words and blessings."

Essay written for America Magazine, dated 1 August 1987. Not a speech.


UDIS H2/20.04 [Draft of speech delivered by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, December 10, 1987] 1987/1210
11 pages

Same as CPHS 142/24.05.