1957-1966Origination : Zatko, James J.
Niles, Michigan, Public Library.
James J. Zatko Papers (ZTK), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Manuscripts of books by James J. Zatko, including Descent into darkness : the destruction of the Roman Catholic Church in Russia, 1917-1923 , (Toronto : Baxter Publishing, 1965), his history of treatment of the Catholic Church under communism in Russia (based on his 1958 Notre Dame Ph.D. thesis); Valley of Silence: Catholic Thought in Contemporary Poland (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1967), which he compiled and edited; The Catholic Church and Imperial Russia, 1772-1917 ; also papers by Paul Wlodkowic about the history of the Church in Poland and 16 black and white glossy photographs of professors, prelates, clergy and religious in Poland, 1960-1965.
Roman Catholic priest; historian concerned with the Catholic Church in Slavic countries and with Slavic Catholics in the United States; Notre Dame alumnus (M.A. 1954, Ph.D. 1958) and history professor (1957-1965).