University of Notre Dame

Frederick Kenkel Papers


Origination : Kenkel, Frederick, 1863-1952.
Extent : 8.5 linear feet. 10 linear inches of photographs. 1 reel of microfilm. 10 linear feet of printed material.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Gift of Eleanor Kenkel, 1952 and 1965; one box gift of Philip Gleason, 1968.

Preferred Citation

Frederick Kenkel Papers (KNA), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, speeches, reports, and other papers; with material on the Kenkel family, clippings, maps, notebooks, a reel of microfilm containing letters from Kenkel to Joseph Matt (1906-1913), photographs of Kenkel and members of his family and books from Kenkel's library.

Correspondents include Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, John A. Ryan, Congressman John J. Cochran, and Brother Joseph Dutton. Extensive family correspondence includes letters from those serving in World War I and World War II.


Sociologist and journalist, managing editor of Amerika (1905-1920), a German newspaper in St. Louis; director of the Central Bureau of the Catholic Central Verein of America (1909-1952) and editor of its journal Central Blatt and Social Justice; member of the board of governors of United Charities of St. Louis, Catholic Association for International Peace, Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems, National Catholic Charity Conference, Catholic Rural Life Conference, and Catholic Anthropology Conference; served on the executive committee of Catholic Charities of St. Louis.


Kenkel, Frederick, 1863-1952.
Kenkel family.
Matt, Joseph, 1877-1966.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Ryan, John Augustine, 1869-1945.
Cochran, John J. (John Joseph), 1880-1947.
Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931.
Catholic Central Verein of America.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference (U.S.)
Catholic Church -- Publishing.
Catholic, German -- United States.

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