University of Notre Dame

John Cogley Papers


Origination : Cogley, John, 1916-1976
Extent : 6 linear feet 10 audio tapes 1 linear foot of printed material
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

John Cogley Papers (COG), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence and subject files; copies of published articles and columns; drafts of Cogley's memoirs (A Canterbury Tale); bound volumes of Today (1947-1950) and the Chicago Catholic Worker (1938-1941); clippings of his reports on the Second Vatican Council for Religious News Service (1964) and of his columns for the diocesan press (1967-1968); correspondence and clippings relating to his writing for the New York Times (1964-1975); an unpublished manuscript of a collection of his writing for Commonweal; memoranda and publications from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (1956-1978), including papers relating to his two-volume study of Hollywood blacklisting in the 1950s; audio tapes and printed material.


Journalist; editor of the Chicago Catholic Worker (1938- 1941); founding editor of Today, published in Chicago for Catholic students (1946-1948); editor (1949-1954) and columnist (1949-1964) for Commonweal; correspondent for Religious News Service at the Second Vatican Council (1964); and religious news editor at the New York Times (1965-1967).

Cogley also served as project director at the Fund for the Republic, later called the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (1955-1964 and 1967-1974); and as an aide to John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960). He converted from Roman Catholicism to the Episcopal Church in 1973.


Cogley, John, 1916-1976
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Fund for the Republic
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
New York Times
Journalists--United States
Vatican Council (2d : 1962-1965)
Chicago Catholic Worker
A Canterbury Tale--Manuscript

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