Saint Charles Seminary (Staten Island, NY) Records (CMS 063A)
January 12, 2017
CMS 063A documents activities at Saint Charles Seminary on Staten Island, between the institution’s founding in 1947 and the 1970s, when changes in seminary education led to its closing. The seminary was founded by the Saint Charles Province of the Society of Saint Charles-Scalabrinians, a congregation of male religious founded to minister to migrants in transit and in their new homes. Records pertaining to the seminarians are not available to researchers. The remaining records cover the management of the facilities and the more general aspects of seminary education. They may be of interest to researchers covering the history of the Catholic Church, especially in the Vatican II era, Italian-American history and culture, the development of migrant pastoral care in the third quarter of the twentieth century, the formation of candidates for the priesthood, and the Catholic community on Staten Island.
Series I: Subject
Series II: Photographs
Series III: Oversize