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Diocesan Newspapers collection

Identifier: A-01-2006.006

Scope and Contents

United States Catholic Miscellany, 5 June 1822-29 Dec 1861 [microfilm only]; Catholic Banner Edition of Our Sunday Visitor, 11 Nov 1951-2 Mar 1969; Catholic Banner, 6 Mar 1969-27 Sep 1990; New Catholic Miscellany, 4 Oct 1990-18 Apr 2002; Catholic Miscellany, 25 Apr 2002-current. Microfilm copies only, 5 June 1822-29 Dec 1861. [Microfilm copies available, 11 Nov 1951-2005]


  • Created: 1822-1861, 1951-present

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

The Catholic Miscellany, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Charleston, covers news relating to South Carolina's Catholic community and the universal church. It was created as the United States Catholic Miscellany, which was founded by the first bishop of Charleston, John England, in 1822. The United States Catholic Miscellany was the first national weekly Catholic newspaper in the country, and ran until the Charleston fire of 1861 destroyed the publication's offices. It was not until the 1950s that the Office of the Catholic Miscellany produced a multi-folio statewide Catholic newspaper, the Catholic Banner. By 1990, the newspaper was renamed the New Catholic Miscellany by Bishop David Thompson, and the offices were relocated back to Charleston from Columbia. The "new" was removed during the late 1990s. The mission of the newspaper is to present Gospel values and the news of the Diocese of Charleston and the worldwide Catholic community.

Note written by Molly Inabinett


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Original and microfilmed copies of the Diocese of Charleston newspapers.

Technical Access Requirements

Microfilm copies only 1822-1861.

Custodial History

Master copy of microfilm held by South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  Contact SCDAH for copies.

Related Materials

Office of Catholic Banner/New Catholic Miscellany Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Brian P. Fahey.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US