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William Kustes photograph collection

Identifier: A-03-9030

Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs of William Kustes as a seminarian at St. Bernard College and Seminary in Cullman, Alabama; with Father Patrick T. Quinlan in Kingstree, South Carolina; and with Bishop John Russell and others at Camp St. Mary in Beaufort, South Carolina.


  • Created: 1953-1958
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2003


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

William Robert Kustes, a former Roman Catholic priest, was born in 1927 to Frank and Kathryn Kustes in Fulton, Illinois.  Kustes attended St. Philip Neri School in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and St. Bernard College and Seminary in Cullman, Alabama. He was ordained in 1958. His assignments in South Carolina included assistant supervisor at Camp St. Mary, Beaufort; assistant pastor at St. Mary the Virgin Mother, Hartsville; deanery director of the Catholic Youth Organization, Florence; teacher at Bishop England High School, Charleston; and assistant pastor at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston. Kustes left the priesthood in 1960.

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2.00 folders

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Photographs of William Kustes, priests, and Camp St. Mary.

Source of Acquisition

Received from William Kustes in 2003.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, December 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US