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Monsignor J. Fleming McManus papers

Identifier: A-03-2005.010

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection includes ephemera such as pamphlets from parish jubilees, or cards from priest ordinations or jubilees.  However, the remainder of the collection contains substantive materials such as reports of school superintendent, center for human development, various synods, and unpublished parish histories. The highlights of the collection include the unpublished parish histories and the imagery offered by the holy cards for various priests.  They may prove useful in identifying priests for whom there are few records.


  • Created: 1917-1995
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2005


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

John Fleming McManus was born 16 December 1924 in Aberdeen, N.C., to Bernard A. McManus and Glenn Fleming.  He attended Cathedral School and Bishop England High School in Charleston and St. Charles College, Catholic University of America, St. Mary's Seminary (Baltimore), and Theological College (Washington DC). Bishop Emmet M. Walsh ordained McManus on 21 June 1947 at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Charleston).  His pastoral assignments included teh following. Diocesan offices: Faculty, Bishop England High School, 1947-1953; Asst. Superintendent, Diocesan Schools, 1952-1957; Superintendent, Diocesan Schools, 1957-1968; Cemeteries, 1980. Associate assignments: Stella Maris (Sullivans Island), 1947-1952; St. John (North Charleston), 1952-1954 Pastorates: St. Mary (Yonges Island), 1954-1959; St. Patrick (Charleston), 1959-1966; St. Joseph (Charleston), 1966-1972; St. Paul (Spartanburg), 1972-1974; St. Andrew (Myrtle Beach), 1974-1978; Cathedral, 1978-1982 St. Joseph (Charleston), 1982-1983; Blessed Sacrament (Charleston), 1983-1995. Msgr. McManus died 7 Jan. 2005.

Note written by Brian P. Fahey


0.40 Linear Feet (1 document box; 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Pamphlets, reports of school superintendent; center for human development; various synods; and unpublished parish histories.

Custodial History

Ms. Alexander acted a representative of Msgr. McManus's estate.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Caroline Alexander in October 2005.

Method of Acquisition


Separated Materials

Bishop England High School class of 1917 photograph in Oversize Box 2.

Processing Information

Processed by Brian P. Fahey.

Inventory of the Monsignor J. Fleming McManus papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US