University of Notre Dame

Philip Richard McDevitt Papers


Origination : McDevitt, Philip Richard, 1858-1935.
Extent : 16 linear feet. 1.25 linear feet of photographs. 2 reels of microfilm.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


McDevitt family.

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Preferred Citation

Philip Richard McDevitt Papers (MCD), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, diaries, sermons, books, educational material, newspapers, religious memorabilia and photographs covering the period from 1885 until his death in 1935. One box of correspondence concerns the persecution of the Church in Mexico, 1926-1929.

Microfilm of newspapers contained within the collection, arranged topically; one reel of microfilm duplicates the contents of the box on the persecution of the Church in Mexico.

Gift of the late Miss Helen C. McDevitt and Miss Mary R. McDevitt, in January 1953. Before his death, the Bishop had presented the Archives with the one box of letters dealing with the persecution of the Church in Mexico.


Bishop of Harrisburg, 1916-1935; before 1916 superintendent of Catholic schools in Philadelphia, active in the formation of the National Catholic Educational Association and the establishment in Philadelphia of the first free diocesan high school for girls.


McDevitt, Philip Richard, 1858-1935.
National Catholic Educational Association.
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Pa.).
Catholic Church. Diocese of Harrisburg (Pa.).
Persecution -- Mexico.

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