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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] What about the Archdiocese archives?
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 23:15:55 -0600
References: <703280.40593.qm@web80609.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <703280.40593.qm@web80609.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Only two readers.....thanks for letting us know, Judie.


On Dec 2, 2007, at 6:57 PM, Judith Mason wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> It is a definate that you must make an appointment with the
> Archdiocese Archives...... they only have 2 film readers. They
> will provide as many films as you need and will help in any way
> they can, but time is precious.....usually 9 to 12 and 1 to 4.
>
> Judie Mason
>
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> Hi Mary Ellen,
>
> Judie, Maureen, Bill and others on this list are more knowledgeable
> about this than I am.
> .
> But I would think you need to plan this in advance, know exactly what
> you are looking
> for and call the Records Office and either make an appointment or get
> assurances that they will
> be open on the day and time you drive in from Cleveland.
>
> They are very co-operative in the limited contact I have had with
> them.
>
> Nan
>
>
> On Dec 2, 2007, at 10:20 AM, Mary Ellen Chambers wrote:
>
>> Nan~
>> Wished I lived in the Chicago area to take advantage of the
>> Diocese Archives. A museum, WOW! The Cleveland OH Diocese
>> Archives are closed to public use. The have a very small staff who
>> try to keep up with the demands but in general it can take months
>> and many nudges to get a response. Wish they would be open to
>> volunteers but not aware they are. How lucky you are.!
>> If you do get a chance to assist and research there, please
>> tell us about it. Also, would it be a feasible stop or drive up
>> from Cleveland for a day or two or research. Can't wait to hear!
>>
>> Mary Ellen Chambers
>> Lakewood, OH
>>
>> Nan Brennan wrote:
>> Many of us on this list, although not all, have Irish ancestors who
>> were Catholic,
>> and the Catholic parish and cemetery records and newspapers are of
>> great interest to us.
>>
>> Do you think a meeting there could be useful, interesting and
>> productive?
>> They really have a tremendous historical collection there.
>>
>> (They have a natural interest in us as well, as they are looking for
>> volunteers
>> to transcribe the parish records!)
>>
>> I understand they have limited hours, but they might be willing to
>> set a date/time apart from their normal operating hours to meet
>> with us.
>> They might actually enjoy doing a presentation for a group and
>> giving us
>> a tour of the museum, too. (I didn't even know they had a museum!)
>>
>>
>>> The intention of the museum is to display collected treasures for a
>>> greater understanding of Chicago Catholicism.
>>> The museum shows a part of an American heritage. The Archives &
>>> Records Center mounts frequent exhibitions from its collections,
>>> which the public is encouraged to visit. A brief introductory tour
>>> of the museum exhibit is available to researches and the general
>>> public. The exhibit is suitable for diverse audiences.
>>
>> They are located at Halsted/Monroe--711 West Monroe.
>> I don't know if they have parking, but some of you do!
>> Easy to get to driving from W SW or NW.
>> Easy to get to by public transit within Chicago
>> Pretty easy to get to by public transit from the suburbs.
>> It is also about a half block from Old St Pat's. (Masses 11, 12, and
>> 5 on Sunday)
>>
>> There are restaurants galore in the area. It's in the heart of Greek
>> town.
>> There are also 2 very popular new, highly rated (may be pricey)
>> restaurants,
>> a half block away: "Butter" and "Dine the Restaurant"
>> They both have websites:
>> http://dinerestaurant.com/
>> http://butterchicago.com/
>>
>> There is also a Giordano's very nearby at Halsted/Van Buren, which,
>> besides pizza and pasta,
>> has sandwiches and salads.
>>
>> What do you think?
>>
>> Nan
>> the museum: http://archives.archchicago.org/museum1.htm
>> the collections: http://archives.archchicago.org/collecti.htm
>> history: http://archives.archchicago.org/history.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
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