UNITED STATES CATHOLIC CONFERENCE, MIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES, OFFICES OF THE APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA RECORDS, 1940S-1990S
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

UNITED STATES CATHOLIC CONFERENCE, MIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES, OFFICES OF THE APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA RECORDS, 1940S-1990S

Note: A box and folder list is available in the repository.

This collection is an addendum of CMS 032 and a CMS 032A. It contains materials dating from the 1940s to the 1990s related to the offices of the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) in the United States. The National Conference of the Apostleship of the Sea, the official organization governing the Catholic Maritime Clubs, was formed on January 8, 1947 in Brooklyn , NY, under the sponsorship of the War Relief Services-NCWC. The founded body, the National Catholic Welfare Conference became the United States Catholic Conference and National Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1966. They merged in 2001 to become United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The collection contains materials related to the national office of AOS in Washington DC, correspondences, port files, and materials generated by Monsignor Vincent A. Yzermans. The collection also contains publications, including the Catholic Maritime News and conference proceedings, oral histories, sometimes sold to catechize Filipino seafarers, video tapes documenting activities of the ports, plaques used to identify the donors of Communion kits for priests to use to say Mass and other artifacts, photographs, negatives, and slides of ports and priests involved with the AOS, and books.

Arrangement
Series I: Papers
Subseries A: Apostleship of the Sea Files
Subseries B: Correspondent Files
Subseries C: Port Files
Subseries D: Subject Files
Subseries E: Yzermans Files
Series II: Publications
Series III:Audiotapes
Series IV: Videotapes
Series V: Artifacts
Series VI: Images
Series VII: Books

Note: A box and folder list is available in the repository.

Collection Title United States Catholic Conference, Migration and Refugee Services, Offices of the Apostleship of the Sea Records, 1940s to 1990s
Call Number CMS 032B
Extent 37 linear feet in 80 boxes

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