FATHER GEORGE ZABELKA PAPERS, 1943-1992

Writings and limited correspondence of a diocesan priest (1915-1992) from the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, who served as chaplain for the men who dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Later, he underwent a conversion to total pacifism, after which he engaged in lengthy peace walks and spoke widely on the imperative of gospel nonviolence. Of note is the published script of Buckets of Sunshine, a play which featured Father Zabelka as a character.


Gift, 2009; Marcella Kayko.

Series Box Folder Folder Title
1 1 1 Bethlehem Peace Pilgrimage, 1981-1983
1 1 2 Bishops Correspondence, 1946-1991
1 1 3 Buckets of Sunshine, by Patrick B. Hayes, 1984
1 1 4 General Correspondence, 1949-1992
1 1 5 Military Service, 1944-1950
1 1 6 Photographs, 1943-1983, undated
1 1 7 Writings about Fr. Zabelka, 1968-1992
1 1 8 Writings by Fr. Zabelka, 1944-1989
Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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