ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH (Chinatown, NY) RECORDS, 1908-1975
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH (Chinatown, NY) RECORDS, 1908-1975

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

Saint Joseph’s Parish was established in 1925 at 53-57 Catherine Street in New York City, led by Pastor Vincent M. Jannuzzi. The records of the church consist of materials documenting parish life from 1908-1979, with the bulk dating from the 1920s-1930s. The records shed light on the beginning of the parish, as well as earlier activities which lead to the opening of the church. The material also reflects the activities of the parochial school. Many of the records consist of general correspondence and bills, as well as photographs from the dedication of the convent in 1958. The collection also contains weekly bulletins issued to parishioners attending Sunday Mass, small booklets, sermon and play manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and prayer cards.

Series I: Correspondence and other Documents
Series II: Financial Papers
Subseries A: Bills and Invoices
Subseries B: Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
Subseries C: Insurance Policies
Subseries D: Volume
Series III: Photographs
Series IV: Church Bulletins and other Publications
Series V: Miscellaneous Items

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

Collection Title St. Joseph's Church (Chinatown, NY) Records, 1908-1975
Call Number CMS 035
Extent 7 linear feet in 14 manuscript boxes