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Office of Catholic Banner/New Catholic Miscellany records

Identifier: A-01-2008.003

Scope and Contents

The collection includes source materials for topical coverage of Pope John Paul II's 11 September 1987 visit to Columbia, S.C., and the events surrounding the 21 September 1989 landfall of Hurricane Hugo on coastal South Carolina.  The collection also includes original pencil drawings, by [?] Gilbert, of parish churches throughout the Diocese of Charleston. The drawings ran in The New Catholic Miscellany throughout the 1990s.


  • Created: 1987-1995
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/07/2008


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

After the loss of the United States Catholic Miscellany in the 1861 peninsula fire, the Diocese of Charleston did not have another diocesan newspaper until 1952, beginning with folio inserts in Our Sunday Visitor newspapers, entitled The Catholic Banner. Eventually, the Office of Diocesan Press (aka, Press Office, Diocesan Press) became a full time venture and the diocese produced its own multi-folio newspaper. Circa 1990, Bishop Thompson recalled the roots of the diocesan newspaper, renaming it the New Catholic Miscellany and reorganizing the office, relocating its offices from Columbia to the Chancery in Charleston. John Conic of Columbia, S.C., was a long time editor of the Catholic Banner, serving from 1972 to 1990.

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1.76 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 oversize box)

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Source material for news stories and events appearing in the Catholic Banner and New Catholic Miscellany.

Source of Acquisition

Received from the Office of Publications and Information in August 2008.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Brian P. Fahey.

Inventory of the Office of Catholic Banner/New Catholic Miscellany records
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US