University of Notre Dame

John F. Cronin Papers

1935-1977 (bulk 1958-1977)

Origination : Cronin, John F.
Extent : 2.5 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

John F. Cronin Papers (CRO), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Pamphlets, reprints of articles, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, and unpublished papers relating to social issues such as labor unions, communism, economics, and civil rights, as well as a wide range of topics in moral theology (1935-1977); notes and syllabi for courses Cronin taught at St. Mary's Seminary (1967-ca.1974); copies of Cronin's unpublished report "The Problem of American Communism in 1945" (1945) completed for the National Catholic Welfare Conference; correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning his anticommunist activities, particularly his role in the Alger Hiss spy case (1950s-1970s); and occasional letters to and from Richard M. Nixon (ca.1969-1975).


Catholic priest, author, teacher, director of social action for the National Catholic Welfare Conference (1946-1967), and faculty member of St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore (1967-1977).


Cronin, John F.
Hiss, Alger.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
United States Catholic Conference.
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Communism -- United States.
Communism and Christianity -- Catholic Church.
Civil rights.
Christian ethics.

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