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The Patriot newsletter collection

Identifier: A-02-2009.020

Scope and Contents

The collection includes an incomplete series of twelve issues (with some duplicates) of “The Patriot.”  Issues include text and photograph news of Catholic, Charleston area service men and women and their families, pastoral events and assignments of local clergy, and local events coordinated by the NCCS or USO such as dances, parties, service breakfast, and other social gatherings.  The issues also give attention to graduates or students of Bishop England High School and St. Francis Xavier nursing school.  News of those institutions includes sporting events (especially BEHS football) and nursing assignments. All issues gifted are post addressed to Seth J. Ferrara, Sr., grandfather of the donor, Marie Ferrara of Charleston, SC, who gifted the material to the Diocese of Charleston from her family papers.


  • Created: 1944-1945
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/11/2009


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 following held the respective offices for the newsletter: Monsignor John Laurence Manning, NCCS Diocesan Moderator Marius Risley, Editor Pearl M. Jones, Associate Editor Raymond F. Gorman, Associate Editor Albert Dozier, Associate Editor Margaret Drennan, Associate Editor Jennie Reynolds, Associate Editor Andrew Rosemond, Associate Editor

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Language of Materials



Monthly newsletters for Catholic service men of Charleston, published by the National Catholic Community Service, a member agency of the United Service Organization, (USO) inc.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Initially posted to Seth J. Ferrara, Sr., grandfather of the donor, Marie Ferrara of Charleston, S.C.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Marie Ferrara in September 2009.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Brian P. Fahey, September 2009.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US