Hezel, Francis Xavier SJ, fl 1963-1998: Papers on the Catholic Diocese of the Caroline Islands

Date
1670-1999
By
Hezel, Francis Xavier SJ, active 1963-1998
Ref
Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222
Description

Two series of files have been filmed: Series I, containing bibliographies, archival sources, chronologies, lists of missionaries; the Jesuit Mission on the Marianas and Guam; The Spanish Capuchins in the Carolines 1885-1905, and in the Gilberts, Marshalls and Nauru. Series II, containing the documentation of Catholic missions in Micronesia in the 20th Century.

Most of the early documents in the series are photocopies from Jesuti and Capuchin archives in Europe and elsewhere, together with English translations of some Spanish and Latin originals.

There are more recent original documents, such as church statistics, mission station reports, the `Mission Bulletin', house diaries, records of the Mercedarian Sisters, and accounts of World War II experiences as well as unpublished manuscripts on the history of the mission.

Source of title - Transcribed from item

While Fr Hezel was studying theology at Woodstock College, Maryland, in the late 1960s, he inherited books that young Jesuits who had returned from Micronesia studied for their return to the islands. During 1968, Fr Hezel was admitted into the East-West Centre Programme where he took courses in Pacific history and wrote a bibliographic essay on the history of the Catholic Church's engagement in Micronesia, which was published in the `Journal of Pacific History' (Vol 5 1970). Fr Hezel became motivated to find still more about church activities in the islands. The result can be found in his files in the Micronesian Seminar Library.

Quantity: 7 microfilm reel(s).

Finding Aids: Inventory available.

Provenance: Donor/Lender/Vendor - Purchase, PMB, 2004

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Part of
Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area
Format
7 microfilm reel(s), Administrative reports, Logs (Records), Business correspondence, Drafts (Documents), Church records, Manuscripts, Microfilms
There are 7 items in total.
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There are 7 items in this group.
Date: 1670-1969 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-2 Description: Includes continuation of personnel lists, including those for the Mercedarian Sisters, and records of the Jesuit missions in the Marianas, Guam and the Carol...
Date: 1937-1969 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-6 Description: Includes church statistics, histories, house diaries, accounts of schools, reports on field trips, historical notes and other papers. Quantity: 1 microfilm ...
Date: 1939-1987 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-7 Description: Includes church statistics, histories, house diaries, accounts of schools, reports on field trips, historical notes and other papers. Quantity: 1 microfilm ...
Date: 1922-1964 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-5 Description: Includes histories and papers of the Mercedarian Sisters, draft histories missions, anthropological drafts, war diaries of Jesuit priests, war crimes inquiry...
Date: 1670-1984 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-1 Description: Includes bibliographies, notes on archival sources, chronologies and lists of missionaries. Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1731-1976 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-3 Description: Includes records of the Jesuit missions in the Carolines, as well as those of the Spanish Capuchins. Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1892-1972 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1222-4 Description: Includes records of the Spanish Capuchins in the Carolines, Gilberts, Marianas and Nauru. Also, Series II, being a documentation of Catholic missions in Mic...