Reverend Stephen J. Donahue was born in New York City, December 10, 1893 and ordained for service in the Archdiocese of New York in May 1918. Donahue was the treasurer for the National Catholic Welfare Conference’s Catholic Committee of Refugees from Germany. Donahue’s work with the Catholic Committee for Refugees from Germany brought him into contact with the New York office of the International Catholic Office for Refugee Affairs. In 1941, when the Vatican asked that the office be disbanded, the Catholic Committee for Refugees handled the International Catholic Office’s work.
This collection contains correspondence with leaders from the Catholic Committee for Refugees in Germany, Saint Raphael’s Society, and the International Catholic Office for Refugee Affairs. It contains financial reports and bank statements for the Catholic Committee for Refugees. This collection is an addendum to CMS 023.
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Financial Reports
Series III: Bank Statements