Queen’s Work Collection

Collection number: MIS.3.005
Repository Code: MoSlJA
Repository: Jesuit Archives & Research Center
Title: The Queen’s Work collection
Date [bulk]: circa 1913-1988
Date [inclusive]: circa 1868-1988
Extent:  38 linear feet (38 boxes)
Creator: Jesuits. Missouri Province.
Creator: Lord, Daniel A. (Daniel Aloysius), 1888-1955
Language of material: English and Latin

Abstract: The Queen’s Work was founded by Jesuits of the Missouri Province, specifically at the bequest of Jesuit General Father, Francis Xavier Wernz, and the Missouri Province leadership in the persons of Alexander J. Burrowes and Edward Garesché, to provide “a journal of national character” which would “[publish] articles of interest to all Catholics.” The Queen’s Work collection contains an impressive amount of data concerning the lives of ordinary Catholics from the turn of the nineteenth century to the years of the Second Vatican Council.  Far from being non-existent in the life of the Church, the laity driven Sodalities, which the magazine sought to showcase, depicted a vibrant and Catholic American landscape.

Conditions governing access:  This collection is open for research.

Conditions governing reproduction and use:  The archival records in the Jesuit Archives & Research Center are the property of the Central and Southern, Midwest, Northeast, and West Provinces of the Society of Jesus, and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. Copies may not be duplicated or deposited elsewhere without the prior written consent of the archivist. Supplying a copy is not an authorization to publish or circulate. Written permission to publish any records in their entirety or a substantial portion thereof must be requested and approved prior to publication. The researcher has the sole legal responsibility for obtaining this written permission.

MIS.3.005 Queen’s Work Finding Guide
Item Inventory