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Father Eugene L. Condon collection of diocesan memorabilia

Identifier: A-03-9036

Scope and Contents

This collection includes pamphlets, audiocassettes, a phonograph record, memorial cards, newspaper clippings, and publications. The collected objects contain information on the Diocese of Charleston, diocesan bishops, and the bishop's residence at 114 Broad Street in Charleston.


  • created: 1927-1998, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/30/2001


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

Eugene L. Condon, a retired Roman Catholic priest, was born in 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina, to Mary Matthews Condon and Eugene Luke Condon. He attended public and parochial elementary schools, Bishop England High School and the High School of Charleston, University of South Carolina, St. Bernard Minor Seminary in Cullman, Alabama, and St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1956 by Bishop John J. Russell. From 1956-1979, Condon was assistant pastor of St. Anne, Sumter; St. John, North Charleston; St. Mary, Greenville; St. Peter, Columbia; St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Edgefield; Stella Maris, Sullivan's Island; and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston. From 1979 to 1998 he was pastor of St. Peter, Beaufort; Sacred Heart, Charleston; and St. John, North Charleston. He was also a faculty member of Bishop England High School from 1957 to 1959. In 1996, Condon resigned from his post and received early retirement. In 1998, he was put on probation for five years after pleading guilty to one charge of committing a lewd act upon a minor and two charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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0.10 Linear Feet (2 folders; 4 audiocassettes)

Language of Materials



Pamphlets, audiocassettes, phonograph records, memorial and prayer cards, newspaper clippings, and publications regarding the history of the Diocese of Charleston and its bishops.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Eugene L. Condon in May 2001.

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

Materials include twenty-five (25) books, twelve (12) pamphlets, six (6) framed portraits, four (4) audio tapes, one (1) 33 1/3 vinyl recording, nine (9) memorial cards, two (2) newspaper clippings about the history of diocesan bishops, and various publications and ephemera.

Separated Materials


Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Neal September 2009; processed by Melissa Bronheim April 2014.

Inventory of the Father Eugene L. Condon collection of diocesan memorabilia
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US