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FRANK GROSS PAPERS

1941-1949

 

Correspondence and printed materials regarding Acción Católica or Catholic Action in Mexico, especially Unión Nacional Sinarquista or the National Synarchist Union. 

Gift of Frank Gross, 1973.

Biographical Note/ Scope and Content

Frank Gross was a banker and lay Catholic social activist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He corresponded with like-minded activists regarding Acción Católica or Catholic (social) Action in Mexico, especially Unión Nacional Sinarquista or the the National Synarchist Union (est. 1937).  His correspondents included Bishop Edwin V. O’Hara (1881-1956), founder of National Catholic Rural Life; Rev. Alcuin Heibel (1897-1985), O.S.B.; Rev. James A. Magner (1901-1994), Catholic University of America; and Rev. W. Eugene Shiels (1897-1976), S.J., Loyola University of Chicago.

The folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically thereunder. Some materials in Spanish.

Related material in Monsignor Luigi G. Ligutti Papers, the Bishop Edwin V. O'Hara Papers, and the Catholic Rural Life Records in repository.


Series Box Folder Folder Title
1 1 - Correspondence on Unión Nacional Sinarquista
1 1 1     Censorship of El Sinarquisto, 1942-1943
1 1 2     Commonweal, 1944
1 1 3     Fernandez, Carlos, 1941-1948
1 1 4     General Correspondence, 1942-1948
1 1 5     Harper's Magazine (article by Margaret Shedd), 1945
1 1 6     Heibel, Rev. Alcuin, O.S.B., 1942-1947
1 1 7     Inter-American Magazine, 1945-1946
1 1 8     Magner, Rev. James A., 1942, 1945-1947
1 1 9     Miller, Rev. Ray J., 1945-1946
1 1 10     Milwaukee Journal, 1943-1944
1 1 11     Newsweek, 1942-1943, 1945

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Series Box Folder Folder Title
1 1 - Correspondence on Unión Nacional Sinarquista, continued
1 1 12     O'Hara, Bishop Edwin V., 1945-1946
1 1 13     Quinones, Jose N., 1942-1944
1 1 14     Santacruz, Antonio, 1945-1946
1 1 15     Saturday Evening Post, 1942-1945
1 1 16     Shiels, Rev. Eugene, S.J., 1942-1945
1 1 17     Time, 1941-1943, 1945-1946
1 1 18     White, John W., 1942-1943, 1945
1 1 19 Foreign Agent Registration Statements, 1942-1949
1 1 20 Unión Nacional Sinarquista (includes pamphlets), 1941-1942, 1946, 1948