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Monsignor Donald C. Hamburger slides

Identifier: A-03-2005.007

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of roughly 364 slide photographs taken by Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger in the late 1950s and early 1960s, gifted by Carl F. Sloan on 20 May 2005. Images document property, parishioners, clergy, and events of the Diocese as well as various locations around Charleston including Hampton Park, the battery, and Hibernian Hall. They comprise a record of Diocesan history and of Msgr. Hamburger's vocation and clerical work in the late 1950s.


  • created: circa 1957-circa 1962
  • Other: Majority of material found in circa 1957-circa 1962
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/20/2005


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions must be approved by diocesan archivists under specific conditions. 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

Donald C. Hamburger, a Roman Catholic priest, was born on June 28, 1918, in Celina, Ohio, to August Francis Hamburger and Estella Bernard Hamburger. He attended St. Gregory Minor Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary in Ohio and was ordained into priesthood on July 14, 1946, by Bishop Emmet M. Walsh. He served as faculty member of Bishop England High School; served in residence at Our Lady of Mercy (Charleston), St. Joseph’s, St. Leo (Chicago), St. Joseph’s (Charleston), Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Charleston); and was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual help (Camden), St. Joseph’s (Charleston), Our Lady of the Lourdes (Greenwood), Corpus Christi (Lexington), St. Peter’s (Beaufort), St. James, Son of Alpheus (Conway). Msgr. Hamburger retired on July 20, 1991, but continued his priestly ministry until his death on December 18, 2004.

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Slide photographs taken by Reverend Monsignor Donald C. Hamburger in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Arrangement Note

Msgr. Hamburger arranged the slides by subject, and are housed in their original order and slide case.

Technical Access Requirements

Researchers must use slide viewer for viewing.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Carl F. Sloan in May 2005.

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Monsignor Donald C. Hamburger Papers 1999.005

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Neal.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US