University of Notre Dame

Vernacular Society Records

1933-1969 (bulk 1946-1969)

Origination : Vernacular Society.
Extent : 4 linear feet. 1 linear foot of printed material. 70 audio tapes.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Vernacular Society Records (VER), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence (1933-1969) of such Vernacular Society leaders as John Ross-Duggan (the Society's founder and secretary from 1946 to 1961), John Agathen, William F. Crowley, Joseph P. Evans and Irwin St. John Tucker; financial reports (1946-1957), minutes and committee reports (1950s-1960s), and newsletters (1947-1965); Ross-Duggan's reports, press releases and clippings from Vatican II; clippings on the vernacular movement (1950s-1960s); printed matter on the use of the vernacular and newsletters, including Amen (1951-1961); and tape recordings.


American Catholic organization committed to the use of English liturgy in American churches.


Vernacular Society.
Vatican Council. (2d : 1962-1965).
Ross-Duggan, John K.
Agathen, John A.
Crowley, William F. 1921-
Evans, Joseph P.
Tucker, Irwin St. John, 1886-
Liturgical language.

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