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The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers


Held at: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center [Contact Us]100 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood, PA

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Louis Joseph Meyer was born in Philadelphia in 1897. He attended St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania starting in 1914, and was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1923. He would serve as a parish priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese for the next 19 years, including at the St. Mary in St. Clair, St. Francis in Norristown, St. Bartholomew in Northeast Philadelphia, Immaculate Conception in Fishtown, St. Cyril in East Lansdowne, St. Margaret in Narberth, and Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary in Kensington. He also attended classes at the University of Pennsylvania in 1934.

Meyer joined the Army Reserve as a chaplain upon the United States’ entry into World War II and was assigned to the 20th General Hospital, a division organized by a medical faculty committee from the University of Pennsylvania. He was trained at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana in June 1942, and his unit was sent to India in early 1943. Meyer served as a chaplain in the China-Burma-India Theater until 1946, when he was discharged.

Upon his discharge from military service, Meyer resumed his parish duties in the Philadelphia-area, serving first as assistant pastor of Our Lady of Mercy church in North Philadelphia and then as founding pastor of the Holy Cross Parish in Springfield from 1948 until his retirement in 1972. He was elevated to Monsignor in 1965 and passed away in 1985.

The Right Reverend Monsignor Louis Meyer papers document the writings, travels, and service of Monsignor Louis Joseph Meyer (1897-1985), a military chaplain in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II and parish priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese until 1972. This collection dates from 1910 to 2007 (with bulk dates of 1918 to 1985) and consists of Meyer’s theater work, short stories and writings, speeches and sermons, academic materials relating to St. Charles Seminary and the University of Pennsylvania, travel documents and ephemera, correspondence, notes, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and subject files containing clippings and other printed materials.

This collection is divided into four series: “I: Theater work, 1925-1960,” “II: Writings and academic papers, 1916-1966,” “III: Personal papers, 1900-1985,” and “IV: Subject files, 1924-1980.”

Series “I: Theater work” dates from 1925 to 1960 and richly documents Meyer’s abilities as a playwright. This series contains playscripts authored by Meyer; playscripts authored by other playwrights; theater ephemera such as playbills, programs, and tickets; assorted notes on plays and playwriting; and secondary materials pertaining to playwriting. Playscripts authored by Meyer are arranged alphabetically by title, and are followed by playscripts authored by other playwrights that are arranged alphabetically by author's last name. All other material within this series follows and is arranged by document type, and then chronologically within each document type.

Series “II: Writings and academic papers” dates from 1916 to 1966 and contains short stories, poems, sermons, speeches, and academic compositions authored by Meyer. Short stories, speeches, and sermons are arranged first by document type and then alphabetically by title, with the exception of the speeches, which are arranged chronologically. Academic compositions and related materials follow and are arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that additional writings authored by Meyer can be found in series “I: Theater work” or with the materials related to travel found in series “III: Personal papers.”

Series “III: Personal papers” dates from 1900 to 1985 and contains travel documents, writings, and ephemera; correspondence; records pertaining to Meyer’s work as a military chaplain; records pertaining to Meyer’s service as a parish priest; educational ephemera; notebooks; diaries; journals; photographs; scrapbooks; keepsakes; and other personal records. The travel documents mostly document the Anno Santo pilgrimage in 1925, which is also referred to in the collection as "Holy Year" or "Jubilee Year." There is also significant documentation of International Eucharistic Congresses, especially the 34th congress held in Budapest in 1938. Of note amongst these materials are notes and clippings regarding the state of Europe in the period preceding World War II. The photographs in this series largely pertain to Meyer’s time at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana in June of 1942 and to Meyer’s time in India as military chaplain with the 20th General Hospital in 1943. Additionally, the role of St. Charles Seminary during the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, during which time Meyer was a seminarian, is particularly well-documented by several notebooks and diaries in this series. The travel documents in this series are arranged chronologically by trip, with each trip arranged roughly chronologically. Following the travel documents, this series is arranged by document type, and then chronologically within each type.

Series “IV: Subject files” dates from 1924 to 1980 and contains clippings, articles, and assorted printed materials pertaining to various topics of interest to Meyer. Of particular interest in this series are records pertaining to the Holy Cross Parish in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where Meyer served as founding pastor from 1948 until 1972. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Meyer’s theater work, writings, and travels are particularly well represented in this collection. Therefore, this collection will prove especially valuable for researchers interested in 20th century Catholic theater and pilgrimage. Additionally, this collection will prove useful for researchers interested in the history of Holy Cross Parish, or the Spanish Influenza epidemic as it occurred at St. Charles Seminary.

Accession number 2010.003

This is a revision of an older finding aid available on the PAHRC website:

The arrangement of the collection has been altered from this finding aid.

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2013-2014, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article "More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections," the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages in 16 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 4 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections or complete any preservation work.

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
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Finding aid prepared by Amanda Mita and Evan Peugh
Finding Aid Date
2014 March 6
The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
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Collection Inventory

Play: "Before the cock crows", undated.
Box 1 Folder 1
Play: "Colliding collegians", undated.
Box 1 Folder 2
Play: "Compromise", undated.
Box 1 Folder 3
Play: "Court news", undated.
Box 1 Folder 4
Play: "Herodias," a playscript and parish advertisement, 1935.
Box 1 Folder 5
Play: "How 'bout yourself", 1930.
Box 1 Folder 6
Play: "Man in the bowler hat", undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
Play: "Mary," a musical comedy, undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
Play: "Moth, rust, and time", 1932.
Box 1 Folder 9
Play: "Moth, rust, and time," related papers, circa 1930s.
Box 1 Folder 10
Play: "New comedy", undated.
Box 1 Folder 11
Play: "Sample house", circa 1928.
Box 1 Folder 12
Play: "Suppose nobody cared", undated.
Box 1 Folder 13
Play: "Twin-six", undated.
Box 1 Folder 14
Play: "Unity prevails", undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Play: "What's wrong with our dramatic", undated.
Box 2 Folder 1
Play: "Your telling me", undated.
Box 2 Folder 2
Assorted playscripts, undated.
Box 2 Folder 3
Assorted playscripts, undated.
Box 2 Folder 4
Assorted playscripts, undated.
Box 2 Folder 5
Assorted playscripts, undated.
Box 2 Folder 6
Assorted untitled playscripts, undated.
Box 2 Folder 7
Untitled playscript, undated.
Box 2 Folder 8
Sketch of an untitled play, undated.
Box 2 Folder 9
Play: "Speaking to father," by George Ade, undated.
Box 2 Folder 10
Letters regarding "A family portrait," a play by L. Coffee and William J. Cohen, 1941.
Box 2 Folder 11
Hellebranth, Elena: Playscipt and letters, undated.
Box 2 Folder 12
Play: "Shame the devil," by Moore, Henrietta, undated.
Box 2 Folder 13
Play: "In this sign: A drama of missions and life in India," by O'hara, Charles M., 1925.
Box 2 Folder 14
Play: "April showers," by an unidentified author, 1930.
Box 2 Folder 15
St. Louis Bertrand Retreat League for Women: Playbill and thank you letters, 1930-1931.
Box 2 Folder 16
Playbill: "You can't take it with you", 1937.
Box 2 Folder 17
Catholic Theatre Conference Bulletin with play service, 1937 November.
Box 2 Folder 18
Holy Cross High School Pupils Dramatic Society program for "A Christmas Carol", 1960.
Box 2 Folder 19
Programs for various Catholic plays, circa 1920s.
Box 2 Folder 20
Musical and theatrical programs, 1927, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 21
Programs for various theater productions, circa 1930s.
Box 2 Folder 22
Assorted papers relating to plays, circa 1930s.
Box 2 Folder 23
Assorted notes on plays, undated.
Box 2 Folder 24
Assorted notes on plays, undated.
Box 2 Folder 25
Notepad on writing plays, undated.
Box 3 Folder 1
Book: Principles of playmaking, by Matthews, Brander, undated.
Box 3 Folder 2
Book: Twelve cardinal elements of short story writing, by Reeve, Agnes M., 1929.
Box 3 Folder 3
Publications: Drama, playwriting, stagework, 1931-1939.
Box 3 Folder 4
The Illustrated Stage Magazine, 1938 November.
Box 3 Folder 5
The Catholic stage during Lent: Practical stage work booklet series, booklet no. 1, by the Catholic Dramatic Movement, undated.
Box 3 Folder 6

Writings: "Forty hours", circa 1948.
Box 3 Folder 7
Writings: "Little Betty Lee," a short story, undated.
Box 3 Folder 8
Writings: "Little black diary of June to Oct. 13, 1919," typescript, undated.
Box 3 Folder 9
Writings: "Lost in the catacombs of Rome", undated.
Box 3 Folder 10
Writings: "The nation and the times", undated.
Box 3 Folder 11
Writings: St. Bartholomew's Calendar, writings on various subjects (typescript and published calendars), circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 3 Folder 12
Writings: "Traffic moves on: First chapter of novel and synopsis," by Meyer, Louis J., 1929 March 25.
Box 3 Folder 13
Writings: "Treatise on parish dramatic societies", 1936.
Box 3 Folder 14
Writings: "A young man's problem," a short story, undated.
Box 3 Folder 15
Writings: Army life, undated.
Box 3 Folder 16
Writings: On being a chaplain, undated.
Box 3 Folder 17
Writings: The history of drama in America, undated.
Box 3 Folder 18
Writings: Dramatic societies, undated.
Box 4 Folder 1
Writings: A paper on Catholic education, undated.
Box 4 Folder 2
Writings: Funeral, undated.
Box 4 Folder 3
Writings: Holy Hour, undated.
Box 4 Folder 4
Writings: Humor, undated.
Box 4 Folder 5
Writings: India, circa 1940s.
Box 4 Folder 6
Writings: Religious philosophy, undated.
Box 4 Folder 7
Writings: Retreat of 1916, spiritual topics, 1916.
Box 4 Folder 8
Writings: Sacred Heart, undated.
Box 4 Folder 9
Writings: St. John's Doctrine and "give me to drink", undated.
Box 4 Folder 10
Writings: St. Margaret's Rectory, 1937 April 10.
Box 4 Folder 11
Writings: "The pain of loss," a poem by Chaplain Louis J. Meyer, undated.
Box 4 Folder 12
Writings: Assorted writings, circa 1930s.
Box 4 Folder 13
Writings: Compilation of writings, 1926-1928.
Box 4 Folder 14
Writings: Poems by Louis J. Meyer, circa 1928.
Box 4 Folder 15
Writings: Untitled short story, undated.
Box 4 Folder 16
Speeches: Day of Recollection, sermon outlines, 1946.
Box 4 Folder 17
Speeches: Sierra Club of Central Delaware County directory and speech, undated.
Box 4 Folder 18
Speeches: Sermons, typescripts, circa 1920s.
Box 4 Folder 19
Speeches: Sermons, speeches, and notes, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 4 Folder 20
Speeches: Sermons, speeches, and notes, circa 1930s.
Box 4 Folder 21
Speeches: Sermons, speeches, and notes, circa 1930s.
Box 4 Folder 22
Speeches, 1955.
Box 4 Folder 23
Speeches: Sermons, circa 1965.
Box 4 Folder 24
Speeches: Public speeches and related correspondence regarding religion and World War II, 1966.
Box 4 Folder 25
Speeches: Sermons and related material, undated.
Box 4 Folder 26
Speeches: Sermon plans, 1930.
Box 4 Folder 27
Speeches: "Sermon aid", undated.
Box 4 Folder 28
Speeches: Sermon notebook, 1922.
Box 5 Folder 1
Speeches: Sermon notebook, circa 1930s-1940s.
Box 5 Folder 2
Assorted notes, undated.
Box 5 Folder 3
Assorted notes, undated.
Box 5 Folder 4
University of Pennsylvania: Playwriting class, including a play entitled "How 'bout yourself", circa 1920s.
Box 5 Folder 5
University of Pennsylvania: Composition class, short stories, 1926.
Box 5 Folder 6
University of Pennsylvania: Composition notebook, 1926-1927.
Box 5 Folder 7
University of Pennsylvania: Annotated binder used for class, empty, circa 1927.
Box 5 Folder 8
University of Pennsylvania: Composition book, materials removed, 1927-1928.
Box 5 Folder 9
University of Pennsylvania: Composition class (1 of 2), 1927-1929.
Box 5 Folder 10
University of Pennsylvania: Composition class (2 of 2), 1927-1929.
Box 6 Folder 1
University of Pennsylvania: Lecture on the art of playwriting, with Meyer's notes, 1928.
Box 6 Folder 2
University of Pennsylvania: Composition class, "The ring," a short story, undated.
Box 6 Folder 3
University of Pennsylvania: Composition class, papers regarding Venice, undated.
Box 6 Folder 4
University of Pennsylvania: Writing class notebook containing notes and "Jolly Polly" clippings, 1928-1929.
Box 6 Folder 5
University of Pennsylvania: Class notes, undated.
Box 6 Folder 6

Anno Santo: "Ohio" boat blueprint, 1924.
Box 6 Folder 7
Anno Santo: Permission from Dougherty to attend pilgrimage, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 8
Anno Santo: Satchel with itinerary, hotel cards, and maps, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 9
Anno Santo: Itineraries, pamphlets, correspondence, and other papers, circa 1925.
Box 6 Folder 10
Anno Santo: Envelope from travel agent sans correspondence, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 11
Anno Santo: Pamphlets regarding trip destinations, fares, and itinerary, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 12
Anno Santo: Letter to Meyer, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 13
Anno Santo: Correspondence regarding trip, circa 1925.
Box 6 Folder 14
Anno Santo: Marconigram to Meyers, circa 1925.
Box 6 Folder 15
Anno Santo: 1925 datebook, including diary April 27-May 4, pamphlets, and clippings related to Holy Year and Mussolini, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 16
Anno Santo: Catholic Standard and Times, regarding Dougherty and trip, 1925 May 30.
Box 6 Folder 17
Anno Santo: Ticket stubs from travels, circa 1920s.
Box 6 Folder 18
Anno Santo: Photographs of St. Peter's Basilica, circa 1925.
Box 6 Folder 19
Anno Santo: Photograph of Rock of Gibraltar, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 20
Anno Santo: Blank postcards from Lourdes, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 21
Anno Santo: Booklets, 1925.
Box 7 Folder 1
Anno Santo: Booklets, circa 1925.
Box 7 Folder 2
Anno Santo: Assorted pamphlets and other papers from Italy, circa 1920s.
Box 7 Folder 3
Anno Santo: European tourist map and other papers, circa 1925.
Box 7 Folder 4
Anno Santo: Reflective passages regarding Lourdes, undated.
Box 7 Folder 5
Anno Santo: Notebook containing notes on trip for book, 1925, 1928.
Box 7 Folder 6
Anno Santo: Notebook, circa 1925.
Box 7 Folder 7
Anno Santo: Chapter 1, regarding "Ohio", circa 1925.
Box 7 Folder 8
Anno Santo: Chapters 3 and 8, undated.
Box 7 Folder 9
Anno Santo: Chapter 9, undated.
Box 7 Folder 10
Anno Santo: "Florence to Venice," a chapter in Anno Santo, undated.
Box 7 Folder 11
Anno Santo: 3 copies of Anno Santo chapter; 2 typed, 1 handwritten, undated.
Box 7 Folder 12
Anno Santo: "To-day," a chapter in Anno Santo, circa 1925.
Box 7 Folder 13
Anno Santo: Advertisement for book, undated.
Box 7 Folder 14
Anno Santo: Order list for Anno Santo book, undated.
Box 7 Folder 15
Anno Santo: Letter to Meyer regarding book, 1927 May 23.
Box 7 Folder 16
Anno Santo: Correspondence regarding book, circa 1920s.
Box 7 Folder 17
The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Notes and related materials, 1929.
Box 7 Folder 18
The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Letters and postcards from abroad, 1929.
Box 7 Folder 19
The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Correspondence, 1929.
Box 7 Folder 20
The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: Clippings related to Jubilee, 1929.
Box 7 Folder 21
The Philadelphia Pilgrimage to Rome: "Holy Mass at sea," Hamburg-American Line booklet, circa 1920s.
Box 7 Folder 22
Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: Correspondence and notes regarding trip, 1931-1932.
Box 8 Folder 1
Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: List of pilgrims, 1932.
Box 8 Folder 2
Eucharistic Congress in Dublin: Clippings, 1932.
Box 8 Folder 3
34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: Brochures, circa 1930s.
Box 8 Folder 4
34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: Booklet, 1938.
Box 8 Folder 5
34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: Scrapbook, materials removed, including clippings related to Budapest, Hungary, and the state of Europe, 1938.
Box 8 Folder 6
34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: "Budapest or bust," typescript, 1938.
Box 8 Folder 7
34th Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: "Budapest or bust", undated.
Box 8 Folder 8
Annotated folder relating to the 1960 Eucharistic Pilgrimage in Munich, 1960.
Box 8 Folder 9
38th International Eucharistic Congress in Bombay: Emmanuel booklet regarding the trip, 1964.
Box 8 Folder 10
38th International Eucharistic Congress in Bombay: Clipping regarding Meyer's trip in 1964, 1965.
Box 8 Folder 11
Middle East trip: Receipts, correspondence, and other papers from Middle East and Japan, 1964-1965.
Box 8 Folder 12
Middle East trip: Receipts from Jerusalem and Jordan, circa 1960s.
Box 8 Folder 13
Middle East trip: Christmas cards from Holy Land, undated.
Box 8 Folder 14
Middle East trip: Page of notes on Palestine, including hand drawn map, undated.
Box 8 Folder 15
Middle East trip: Japan Airlines international route map, undated.
Box 8 Folder 16
Alaska trip: Trip notebook, circa 1965-1975.
Box 8 Folder 17
Alaska trip: Hotel information, 1967.
Box 8 Folder 18
Alaska trip: Ferry and train information, 1967, undated.
Box 8 Folder 19
Alaska trip: Keepsakes, 1967, undated.
Box 8 Folder 20
Alaska trip: Clippings, circa 1960s-1970s.
Box 8 Folder 21
Article regarding 39th Eucharistic Congress of Bogota, circa 1968.
Box 8 Folder 22
Itinerary for pilgrimage to Lourdes, 1970 July 3.
Box 8 Folder 23
Holy Year 1974, printed materials, 1974.
Box 8 Folder 24
Cruise brochure, circa 1975.
Box 8 Folder 25
Cruise brochure, 1976.
Box 8 Folder 26
French tourism booklets, circa 1920s.
Box 9 Folder 1
Book with illustrations of Italy, undated.
Box 9 Folder 2
Booklet on Croaghpatrick pilgrimage in Ireland, undated.
Box 9 Folder 3
Notes regarding travel, undated.
Box 9 Folder 4
Notes regarding missing luggage, undated.
Box 9 Folder 5
Correspondence: Postcards from Meyer to his aunt, Eleanor Rudolphi, 1900-1910.
Box 9 Folder 6
Correspondence: Ordination invitation and "The Ceremonies of Ordination to the Priesthood" booklet, 1923.
Box 9 Folder 7
Correspondence: To Meyer, from Helene, 1928 June 11.
Box 9 Folder 8
Correspondence: Letter from Meyer to his parents, circa 1928.
Box 9 Folder 9
Correspondence: Assorted, 1920s-1930s, 1980s, undated.
Box 9 Folder 10
Correspondence: Assorted, circa 1920s-1970s.
Box 9 Folder 11
Correspondence: Letter regarding mother/daughter Schenck dispute, 1932 December 12.
Box 9 Folder 12
Correspondence: Friends of the Grand Pre fundraising letter, 1932.
Box 9 Folder 13
Correspondence: 3 letters from Richard Ward, 1932-1933.
Box 9 Folder 14
Correspondence: Letter from Meyer to parents, Budapest, 1938.
Box 9 Folder 15
Correspondence: Thank you cards and related correspondence, circa 1942-1984.
Box 9 Folder 16
Correspondence: Wartime letter from Meyer requesting supplies, 1943.
Box 9 Folder 17
Correspondence: Assorted letters to Meyer, 1946-1947.
Box 9 Folder 18
Correspondence: Assorted correspondents regarding various topics, including "reaching out", circa 1949-1983.
Box 9 Folder 19
Correspondence: Assorted, circa 1940s, circa 1950s, circa 1970s, undated.
Box 9 Folder 20
Correspondence: Letters from Meyer to his mother, Germany, 1960.
Box 9 Folder 21
Correspondence: Regarding hunting, 1962, 1969.
Box 9 Folder 22
Correspondence: Regarding investiture, including certificate, 1965.
Box 9 Folder 23
Correspondence: Regarding and involving Bishop Ferrando, including clippings, 1965-1970.
Box 9 Folder 24
Correspondence: To Meyer regarding retirement and ordination, 1965-1969, 1983.
Box 9 Folder 25
Correspondence: Assorted correspondence from Meyer, 1967-1981.
Box 9 Folder 26
Correspondence: Thank you cards, 1969-1972.
Box 9 Folder 27
Correspondence: Solicitation letter from Convent of Mercy, 1972 August 5.
Box 9 Folder 28
Correspondence: Retirement, including articles and other records, 1972.
Box 9 Folder 29
Correspondence: Birthday invitation from Holy Cross Women's Club, 1972.
Box 9 Folder 30
Correspondence: "Memo for Priests," official memorandum from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia regarding various religious and community matters, 1974.
Box 9 Folder 31
Correspondence: Letter regarding the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, 1974.
Box 9 Folder 32
Correspondence: Cards and letters related to birthday, retirement, and Christmas, circa 1970s.
Box 10 Folder 1
Correspondence: Christmas letter from Anne and Frank McBride, 1983.
Box 10 Folder 2
Correspondence: Wartime letter and hand drawn map of India trek, undated.
Box 10 Folder 3
Correspondence: Envelopes without letters from Italy, undated.
Box 10 Folder 4
Church and Drama Association newsletter, 1928.
Box 10 Folder 5
Association of Catholic Dramatic Societies notebook, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 10 Folder 6
Association of Catholic Dramatic Societies member cards and admissions tickets for various productions, 1930s.
Box 10 Folder 7
China-Burma-Indian Veterans Association newsletters, 1967, 1976.
Box 10 Folder 8
China-Burma-India Veterans Association booklet, 1978.
Box 10 Folder 9
Advertisement for St. Mary's orphanage benefit, sketched by Meyer, 1923.
Box 10 Folder 10
Regulations for Lent, 1927, 1935-1938.
Box 10 Folder 11
Photocopy of Meyer's appointment certificate to Immaculate Conception Parish (1928), undated.
Box 10 Folder 12
Instructions from Church hierarchy, circa 1920s.
Box 10 Folder 13
Calendar pages, 1930.
Box 10 Folder 14
"Constitutiones Apostolicae Recentiores", 1959.
Box 10 Folder 15
Mass booklets, 1972.
Box 10 Folder 16
Monthly council meeting minutes, 1974.
Box 10 Folder 17
Photocopy of informational booklet regarding St. Mary's Church (1989), undated.
Box 10 Folder 18
Organizational chart, undated.
Box 10 Folder 19
"Eastern Welfare News-Sheet" (wartime publication), 1944 April.
Box 10 Folder 20
"The H.U.P. Bulletin" (wartime publication), 1944.
Box 10 Folder 21
"Priests New Ritual," a sacramental book used by Meyer in Assam, India, circa 1940s.
Box 10 Folder 22
Army business file, circa 1940s.
Box 10 Folder 23
Index cards with India contacts, 1967.
Box 10 Folder 24
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Holy Name Souvenir program, 1930.
Box 10 Folder 25
"Lucky Hope Chest Key" church fundraiser, raffle tickets, 1939.
Box 10 Folder 26
Springfield Symphony Society spring concert, featuring Meyer on piano, 1972 May 13.
Box 10 Folder 27
Scheie Eye Institute dedication ceremony, letters and clippings, 1972.
Box 10 Folder 28
University of Pennsylvania matriculation cards and letter, 1926, 1928-1932.
Box 10 Folder 29
"University of Pennsylvania Bulletin," volume 33, number 14, 1933 March 25.
Box 10 Folder 30
Students' retreat, collected lectures and papers, 1927.
Box 11 Folder 1
Bible study notebook, undated.
Box 11 Folder 2
Diary of Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918 (typescript), undated.
Box 11 Folder 3
"Notes on the Spanish Flu Epidemic", 1918.
Box 11 Folder 4
Notebook relating to the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, circa 1920s.
Box 11 Folder 5
Diaries, 1918-1919.
Box 11 Folder 6
Diary, 1919.
Box 11 Folder 7
Diaries, 1919-1920.
Box 11 Folder 8
Diaries, 1921.
Box 11 Folder 9
"Curate's Diary from Immaculate Conception Parish", 1920s-1930s.
Box 12 Folder 1
Journal relating to Immaculate Conception Parish, including Meyer's original appointment certificate, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 12 Folder 2
Journal containing notes regarding daily accomplishments, 1975.
Box 12 Folder 3
Notebook on assorted subjects, circa 1930s.
Box 12 Folder 4
Notebook regarding services, 1958, 1960, undated.
Box 12 Folder 5
Scrapbook of clippings, theater ephemera, seminary photographs, and assorted photographs (annotated), undated.
Box 12 Folder 6
Photographs: St. Charles Seminary, 1910, 1931, 1955, 1962, undated.
Box 13 Folder 1
Photographs: Assorted images of Meyer, especially relating to passage on the "Ohio" and service as an altar boy, 1912, 1925, circa 1930, undated.
Box 13 Folder 2
Photographs: Album relating to St. Charles Seminary, circa 1920s.
Box 13 Folder 3
Photographs: Family, circa 1930s.
Box 13 Folder 4
Photographs: India, circa 1940s.
Box 13 Folder 5
Photographs: India and Louisiana, 1940s.
Box 13 Folder 6
Photographs: Wartime, circa 1940s.
Box 13 Folder 7
Photographs: Wartime (duplicates), undated.
Box 13 Folder 8
Photographs: Hunting, 1962.
Box 13 Folder 9
Photographs: Reprints of assorted images from circa 1920s, 1975.
Box 13 Folder 10
Photographs: Assorted images, especially of Meyer's mother and service as priest, 1970s, undated.
Box 13 Folder 11
Photographs: Headshots, undated.
Box 13 Folder 12
Photographs: Meyer with Archbishops Vagnozzi and Krol at the Dedication of the Holy Cross Church, undated.
Box 13 Folder 13
Photographs: Cardinal Dougherty, undated.
Box 13 Folder 14
Photographs: Shore house at Brighton Beach, undated.
Box 13 Folder 15
Photographs: Assorted images, undated.
Box 13 Folder 16
Photographs: Army (duplicates), undated.
Box 13 Folder 17
MacDonald & Campbell Christmas catalog for men, 1929.
Box 13 Folder 18
Hunting licenses, tags, and regulations, 1969.
Box 13 Folder 19
Notes on hunting trip, circa 1969.
Box 14 Folder 1
Hunting brochures, undated.
Box 14 Folder 2
Stock exchange information, 1967-1968.
Box 14 Folder 3
Papers, photographs, clippings, and correspondence relating to Harold G. Scheie, 1972-1973.
Box 14 Folder 4
"Harold G. Scheie: A biographical sketch and selected papers", 1972.
Box 14 Folder 5
Assorted brochures and catalogs relating to charities, politics, technology, and consumer products, circa 1970s.
Box 14 Folder 6
Collected wartime poetry, circa 1940s.
Box 14 Folder 7
Book of quotations, 1919.
Box 14 Folder 8
Drawings, undated.
Box 14 Folder 9
Keepsakes, 1925, undated.
Box 14 Folder 10
"Mio Dio, Mio Signore", 1943.
Box 14 Folder 11
"The Condemnation of Galileo," by Bertrand L. Conway, undated.
Box 14 Folder 12
Prayer cards in commemoration of Meyer's mother, Marcelline Rudolph Meyer, 1962.
Box 14 Folder 13
Obituary of Marcelline Rudolph Meyer, 1962.
Box 14 Folder 14
Biographic clippings and obituary of Louis Joseph Meyer, 1965, 1973, 1984-1985.
Box 14 Folder 15
Biography of Louis J. Meyer, Sr., undated.
Box 14 Folder 16
Addresses and notes, 1932, 1963.
Box 14 Folder 17
Address book, circa 1940.
Box 14 Folder 18
Address lists, circa 1965.
Box 14 Folder 19
Addresses, undated.
Box 14 Folder 20
Address book, undated.
Box 14 Folder 21
Inventory of Christmas gifts, with list of addresses, 1971.
Box 14 Folder 22
Photocopies of property deeds, undated.
Box 14 Folder 23
Annotated envelope, undated.
Box 15 Folder 1
Paper bag labeled "Newspaper clippings about Louis...", undated.
Box 15 Folder 2
Report folder (empty), undated.
Box 15 Folder 3
Assorted notes, undated.
Box 15 Folder 4
Grocery list, undated.
Box 15 Folder 5
Holy Cross cemetery lot inquiry, 2007.
Box 15 Folder 6

Subject file: Abortion, pro-life, undated.
Box 15 Folder 7
Subject file: Anti-Communist activity, 1950s.
Box 15 Folder 8
Subject file: Archaeology and other topics, 1937, 1946.
Box 15 Folder 9
Subject file: Bandbox, undated.
Box 15 Folder 10
Subject file: Britain, 1931, undated.
Box 15 Folder 11
Subject file: Business, 1939.
Box 15 Folder 12
Subject file: Catholic Church, undated.
Box 15 Folder 13
Subject file: Catholic Church, administration (domestic), undated.
Box 15 Folder 14
Subject file: Catholic Association for Catholic Youth, circa 1920s.
Box 15 Folder 15
Subject file: Catholic Church, assorted groups, undated.
Box 15 Folder 16
Subject file: Catholic Information League, circa 1930s.
Box 15 Folder 17
Subject file: Catholic Information Society of Narberth, circa 1930s-1940s.
Box 15 Folder 18
Subject file: Catholic Near East Welfare Association, 1928.
Box 15 Folder 19
Subject file: Catholic Standard Times, 1924.
Box 15 Folder 20
Subject file: Catholic Theater Conference, 1937.
Box 15 Folder 21
Subject file: China-Burma-India Veterans Association, 1972.
Box 15 Folder 22
Subject file: Christmas, 1930s.
Box 15 Folder 23
Subject file: Comics, undated.
Box 15 Folder 24
Subject file: Communism, undated.
Box 15 Folder 25
Subject file: Court trials, circa 1930s.
Box 15 Folder 26
Subject file: Crime, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 15 Folder 27
Subject file: Domestic and family issues, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 15 Folder 28
Subject file: Education, 1947, undated.
Box 15 Folder 29
Subject file: English language, undated.
Box 15 Folder 30
Subject file: Entertainment, 1930s.
Box 15 Folder 31
Subject file: Europe, undated.
Box 15 Folder 32
Subject file: Far East, 1976, 1977.
Box 15 Folder 33
Subject file: Fatima, Portugal, 1975.
Box 15 Folder 34
Subject file: France, undated.
Box 15 Folder 35
Subject file: Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), undated.
Box 15 Folder 36
Subject file: Great Depression and poverty, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 15 Folder 37
Subject file: Health and wellness, undated.
Box 15 Folder 38
Subject file: Heroism, undated.
Box 15 Folder 39
Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, history, undated.
Box 16 Folder 1
Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, history by Louis L. Keeler, M.D., with research files, notes, and clippings, undated.
Box 16 Folder 2
Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, correspondence and clippings regarding opening of Holy Cross library, 1972.
Box 16 Folder 3
Subject file: Holy Cross Parish, library dedication, 1972.
Box 16 Folder 4
Subject file: Hoover, Herbert, undated.
Box 16 Folder 5
Subject file: India, circa 1940s.
Box 16 Folder 6
Subject file: India, circa 1970s.
Box 16 Folder 7
Subject file: Indian Catholic Church, 1966, 1969.
Box 16 Folder 8
Subject file: Italy, especially Mussolini, circa 1920s.
Box 16 Folder 9
Subject file: Israel, circa 1960s-1970s.
Box 16 Folder 10
Subject file: Knights of Columbus, 1930.
Box 16 Folder 11
Subject file: Krol, John (Archbishop), 1965.
Box 16 Folder 12
Subject file: Kung, Hans, 1980.
Box 16 Folder 13
Subject file: Leprosy, undated.
Box 16 Folder 14
Subject file: "The Lettuce Story", 1972.
Box 16 Folder 15
Subject file: Lighthearted subjects, undated.
Box 16 Folder 16
Subject file: Lindberg, Charles, 1929.
Box 16 Folder 17
Subject file: Louis J. Meyer, Inc., undated.
Box 16 Folder 18
Subject file: Mainz Cathedral, 1926.
Box 16 Folder 19
Subject file: Maps, undated.
Box 16 Folder 20
Subject file: Marriage, undated.
Box 16 Folder 21
Subject file: Martin, Therese (The Little Flower), 1974.
Box 16 Folder 22
Subject file: The Maryknoll Fathers, 1968.
Box 16 Folder 23
Subject file: Merrill's Marauders Association, 1971.
Box 16 Folder 24
Subject file: Middle East, 1970s.
Box 16 Folder 25
Subject file: Missions, undated.
Box 16 Folder 26
Subject file: Modern man and other topics, 1931.
Box 16 Folder 27
Subject file: Mother Katharine Drexel Guild Charity, 1968, 1982.
Box 16 Folder 28
Subject file: National Conference of Catholic Bishops, circa 1976.
Box 16 Folder 29
Subject file: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, undated.
Box 16 Folder 30
Subject file: Nuns and other topics, undated.
Box 16 Folder 31
Subject file: Pilgrims, 1929.
Box 16 Folder 32
Subject file: Politics, undated.
Box 16 Folder 33
Subject file: Pope Paul VI, undated.
Box 16 Folder 34
Subject file: Pope Pius XII, 1939, 1953.
Box 16 Folder 35
Subject file: Religion and politics (1 of 2), circa 1970s, undated.
Box 16 Folder 36
Subject file: Religion and politics (2 of 2), circa 1970s, undated.
Box 16 Folder 37
Subject file: Religious institutions and events, circa 1920s-1970s.
Box 16 Folder 38
Subject file: Religious leaders, 1970-1980.
Box 16 Folder 39
Subject file: Assorted religious topics, circa 1925-1935.
Box 17 Folder 1
Subject file: Assorted religious topics, 1930s-1970s.
Box 17 Folder 2
Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, circa 1920s.
Box 17 Folder 3
Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 17 Folder 4
Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, circa 1920s-1940s.
Box 17 Folder 5
Subject file: Assorted religious topics, pamphlets, undated.
Box 17 Folder 6
Subject file: Retreats for women, 1932.
Box 17 Folder 7
Subject file: Rosenbach Museum, undated.
Box 17 Folder 8
Subject file: The Scheie Institute, circa 1970s.
Box 17 Folder 9
Subject file: Science, undated.
Box 17 Folder 10
Subject file: Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, undated.
Box 17 Folder 11
Subject file: Society of the Little Flower, undated.
Box 17 Folder 12
Subject file: Spain, undated.
Box 17 Folder 13
Subject file: St. Bartholomew's Church, 1927.
Box 17 Folder 14
Subject file: St. Elizabeth's Convent, 1930.
Box 17 Folder 15
Subject file: St. Philomena's Church, 1943.
Box 17 Folder 16
Subject file: Stedd Farm Corporation, 1929.
Box 18 Folder 1
Subject file: Superstition, circa 1930s.
Box 18 Folder 2
Subject file: Theater, undated.
Box 18 Folder 3
Subject file: Theology, undated.
Box 18 Folder 4
Subject file: Tragedies, undated.
Box 18 Folder 5
Subject file: Women's groups and children's charities, circa 1930s.
Box 18 Folder 6
Subject file: Wartime, 1942-1945.
Box 18 Folder 7
Subject file: Wartime, especially chaplains and local soldiers, circa 1940s.
Box 18 Folder 8
Subject file: Wildlife organizations, 1972.
Box 18 Folder 9
Subject file: World politics and affairs, 1940s-1950s.
Box 18 Folder 10
Subject file: World War II, circa 1930s.
Box 18 Folder 11
Subject file: Assorted clippings, 1920s-1940s.
Box 18 Folder 12
Subject file: Assorted clippings, 1938, 1946, 1970s, undated.
Box 18 Folder 13
Subject file: Assorted clippings, circa 1930s.
Box 18 Folder 14
Subject file: Assorted clippings and printed materials, 1930s.
Box 18 Folder 15
Subject file: Assorted clippings, circa 1950s-1960s.
Box 18 Folder 16
Subject file: Assorted clippings, undated.
Box 18 Folder 17
Subject file: Assorted brochures, circa 1920s, undated.
Box 18 Folder 18
Subject file: Assorted church bulletins, 1928, 1947.
Box 18 Folder 19
Subject file: Assorted magazine articles, circa 1920s-1930s.
Box 18 Folder 20
Subject file: Assorted newletters, circa 1920s-1970s.
Box 18 Folder 21
Subject file: Assorted publications, circa 1970s.
Box 18 Folder 22

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