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Finding Aid for the White Fathers Records, 1950-1960 bulk 1951-1952
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Description
The White Fathers (a Catholic society also known as the Society of Missionaries of Africa) was founded in 1868 by Charles M. Lavigerie, Archbishop of Algiers. The members of the White Fathers are bound by an oath to the establishment of the Catholic Church on the African continent. The collection consists of a typed carbon set of responses to a 1950 inquiry sent by the White Fathers to its missions in West and Central Africa. The inquiry's purpose was to gather ethnographic data from each mission and to increase priests' familiarity with the customs of the indigenous people.
Background
Founded in 1868 by Charles M. Lavigerie, Archbishop of Algiers, the White Fathers is a Catholic society also known as the Society of Missionaries of Africa; after Lavigerie died in 1892, Léon Livinhac became superior general of the White Fathers; in 1908, the Holy See approved the society's constitutions; members of the White Fathers are bound by an oath to the establishment of the Catholic Church on the African continent.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.