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Bishop Francis F. Reh papers

Identifier: A-01-1001

Scope and Contents

The collection includes Francis Reh (1911-1994) correspondence as bishop of the Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina with various religious men and women, parishioners, friends, and organization representatives.  Topics include speaking engagements, requests for Masses, gifts of holy relics from Reh to others, and donations to the diocese.  Some items of note include notice of Reh’s appointment as bishop by the Apostolic Delegation of the United States of America; references to integration of schools in South Carolina; Reh’s travel plans to Rome as a member of the Second Vatican Council; and a telegram regarding the death of Pope John XXIII in 1963.


  • created: 1962-1964
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965


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

Born in New York in 1911, Francis Reh (1911-1994) became an ordained priest at the age of 24.  In 1962, he was consecrated as bishop of the Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina.  Around the time of his bishopric in Charleston, Reh was assigned to the Commission of the Sacraments on the Second Vatican Council. As a result, he travelled extensively to Rome for council meetings and sessions. By 1964, Reh was appointed rector of the Pontifical North American College and then made Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania.  In 1968 he became the bishop of Saginaw, Michigan, until his retirement in 1980.  Reh died in 1994.

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0.65 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 slim box)

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Correspondence of Francis Reh as Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Francis F. Reh in 1965.

Separated Materials

Located in objects box 1 and 2.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, August 2011.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US