Daniel and Philip Berrigan Collection, 1880-1995

Collection Number: 4602

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Daniel and Philip Berrigan Collection, 1880-1995
Collection Number:
4602
Creator:
Daniel Berrigan.
Creator:
Philip Berrigan.
Quantity:
207 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts of poetry and prose writings, notes for talks, periodical articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, broadsides, tape recordings, videocassettes, microfilms.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Personal papers and ephemeral publications by and about Daniel and Philip Berrigan.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The brothers Daniel Berrigan (born 1921) and Philip Berrigan (born 1923) have both been prominent in resistance to racial segregation, to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war, and to the production of nuclear weapons. Philip Berrigan, a former Josephite priest, and Daniel, a Jesuit priest, poet, playwright, and teacher, are both lecturers and civil disobedience activists.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Personal papers and ephemeral publications by and about Daniel and Philip Berrigan, including correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts of poetry and prose writings, notes for talks, periodical arcticles, newspaper clippings, photographs, broadsides, tape recordings, videocassettes, and microfilms. The greater part of the collection consists of papers dated after 1960 and contains much on the Catonsville Nine, the Harrisburg Seven, and the Plowshares Eight. Earlier material includes some Berrigan family history. The collection is supplemented by published books by and about the Berrigans. Also twelve letters of correspondence with Ross Labrie.
Also a broadside from the "America is Hard to Find" weekend, April 17-19, 1970; and a videocassette "America is Hard to Find," - Spring 1970. Video: "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine," screenplay by Daniel Berrigan and Saul Levitt ; produced by Gregory Peck ; directed by Gordon Davidson, ca. 1988; and poster from the Actors' Gang/Office of the Americas (OOA) staged reading of "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine," August 18, 2007.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Berrigan, Daniel.
Berrigan, Philip.
Berrigan, Jerome C.
Labrie, Ross.
McAlister, Elizabeth.

Subjects:
Antinuclear movement.
Catonsville Nine -- Trials, litigation, etc..
Catholic Church --Political participation.
Civil rights movements.
Harrisburg Seven (Trial).
Modernism (Christian theology)--Catholic Church.
Peace movements.
Plowshares Eight (Group).
Protest poetry, American.
Political activists.
Political culture.
Political plays.
Political poetry, American.
Politics in literature.
Radical theory.
Radicalism--United States.
Religion and politics--United States.
Social justice.
Student movements.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements.
Trial of the Catonsville Nine.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Videotapes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on Use:
Daniel Berrigan retains literary rights.
Philip Berrigan does not retain literary rights.
Cite As:
Daniel and Philip Berrigan Collection, #4602. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The collection comprises two series. Series A is documented to item level; please refer to the card catalogue or contact a Reference librarian. Series B comprises later accessions. Within Series B, only boxes B98 and B99 are described to folder or item level.
SERIES LIST

Series I
Boxes 1-58
Boxes 59-66
Boxes 67-79
Boxes 80-87
Boxes 88-100
Boxes 101-106
Boxes 107-147
Boxes 148-152
Box 153
Boxes 154-189
Boxes 190-196
Boxes 197-217
Boxes 218-221
Boxes 222-232
Boxes 233-257
Boxes 258-261
Boxes 262A, 262B
Series II
Boxes B1-B22, B60-B63, B76, B80, B92, B99
Boxes B10, B23-B60, B63, B77-B79, B81-B85, B89-B90
Boxes B48, B60, B64-B65, B87
Boxes B67-B73
Boxes B98
Boxes B66, B74-B75, B88
Mapcases
DVD-120, V-209, V-815
Series III
Bd. Ms. 1-12

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
A-Am
Box 2
An-Bl
Box 3
Bo-Boq
Box 4
Born-Christd
Box 5
Christe-Conr
Box 6
Cons-Coursd
Box 7-11
Course Materials
Box 12
Dar-Daz
Box 13
Db-Em
Box 14
Discipline of the Mountain
Box 15
En-Fak
Box 16
Fal-Foq
Box 17
For-Fq
Box 18
Fr-Hn
Box 19
Ho-I L
Box 20
I M-Interu
Box 21
Interv-Jn
Box 22
K-Let
Box 23
Leu-Lig
Box 24
Lights II
Box 25
Lih-Love
Box 26
Love-Med
Box 27
Mee-Mi
Box 28
Mj-Ne
Box 29
Nf-Nn
Box 30
No
Box 31
No-[Notes] Interracial, parts 1-16
Box 32
[Notes] Interracial, parts 17-34-On
Box 33
On-[Notes] Retreat
Box 34
[Notes] Retreat-[Notes for sermons]
Box 35
[Notes for sermons]
Box 35-38
[Notes for talks]
Box 39
Nov-O
Box 40
P-Poe
Box 41
Pof-Prison Poems [Version "A"]
Box 42
Prison Poems [Version "B"]-Q
Contains annotated manuscript of "The Prison Letters of Cain"
Box 43
R-Ref
Box 44
Reg-Saint R
Box 45
Saint S-Sele (I)
Box 46
Sele (II)-Selz
Box 47
Sem-Som
Box 48
Son-Std
Box 49
Ten Commandments
Box 50
Ste-They Call Us Dead Men [Version "A"]
Box 51
They Call Us Dead Men [Version "B"]-Th
Box 52
Ti-Tria
Box 53-55
Trial
Box 56
Trib-U
Box 57
V-Wi
Box 58
Wk-Z
Box 59
A-Leaf
Box 60
Leag-[Notes for talks]
Box 61
[Notes for talks]
Box 62
[Notes for talks]-Prh
Box 63
Pri-A Punishment for Peace, Chapter II
Box 64
A Punishment for Peace, Chapter III-R
Box 65
S-Wh
Box 66
Wi-Z
Box 67
Berrigan, E.
Box 68
Berrigan, F.
Box 69-72
Buchman, Harold - Legal Files
Box 73
Co-E
Box 74
F
Box 75
G-K
Box 76
L-Mim
Box 77
Min-S
Box 78
T-Wa
Box 79
Wb-Z
Box 80
A-Berrigan, Daniel
Box 81-83
Berrigan, Daniel
Transcripts of the trial of the Catonsville Nine appear in box 81 and 82.
Box 84
Berrigan, Philip-L
Box 85
M-R
Box 86
S
Box 87
T-Z
Box 88
Letters to Family, 1939-1977
Box 89
undated, 1939-1964
Box 90
1965-1967
Box 91
1968-May 1969
Box 92
Jun. 1969-Jan. 1971
Box 93
Feb. 1971-Aug. 1972
Box 94
Sep.-Dec. 1972
Box 95
Jan.-Oct. 1973
Box 96
Nov. 1973-Dec. 1975
Box 97
Jan. 1976-Dec. 1977
Box 98
Jan. 1978-Aug. 1978
Box 99
Sep. 1978-Dec. 1979
Box 100
Jan. 1980-Dec. 1980
Box 101
1943-1966
Box 102
1967-Aug. 1969
Box 103
Sep. 1969-Dec. 1971
Box 104
1972
Box 105
1973-1974
Box 106
1975-1984
Box 107
A-Andersr
Box 108
Anderss-Bat
Box 109
Bartelme, Elizabeth
Box 110
Bauer-Berrigan, Carol
Box 111
Berrigan, Carol Natalie-Berrigan, Elizabeth
Box 112
Berrigan, Elizabeth-Berrigan, Freda
Box 113
Berrigan, Frida-Berrigan, Jerome 1943-1973
Box 114
Berrigan, Jerome 1974-1978-Berrigan, J.Z.
Box 115
Berrigan, K.-Bri
Box 116
Brj-Bur
Box 117
Bus-Carf
Box 118
Carg-Coq
Box 119
Cor-Corn
Box 120
Coro-Cz
Box 121
D-Dd
Box 122
De-Dowc
Box 123
Dowd-Fink
Box 124
Finl-Foq
Box 125
For-Forest, James, 1972
Box 126
Forest, James, 1973-1974
Box 127
Forest, James, May 1975-Ge
Box 128
Gf-Gl
Box 129
Gm-Heh
Box 130
Hei-Hols
Box 131
Holt-Kens
Box 132
Kent-Lamb, Jn
Box 133
Lamb, Jo-Li
Box 134
Lj-MacF
Box 135
MacG-Mayer, E.
Box 136
Mayer, F.-Meyer, Karl, 1962
Box 137
Meyer, Karl, 1963-Net
Box 138
New-Pe
Box 139
Pf-Rik
Box 140
Ril-Sam
Box 141
San-Sn
Box 142
So-Sz
Box 143
T-Tx
Box 144
Ty-Walsh, S.
Box 145
Walsh, T.-Waz
Box 146
Wb-Wilk
Box 147
Will-Z
Box 148
1954-1965
Box 149
1965-1967
Box 150
1967-May 1972
Box 151
Jun. 1972-Dec. 1973
Box 152
1974-1976
Box 153
1950-1976
Box 154
1935-1964
Box 155
1965
Box 156
Jan.-Aug. 1966
Box 157
Sep. 1966-Jan. 1967
Box 158
Feb.-Dec. 1967
Box 159
Jan.-Mar. 1968
Box 160
Apr.-Aug. 1968
Box 161
Sep.-Dec. 1968
Box 162
1969
Box 163
Jan.-Sep. 1970
Box 164
Oct. 1970-Dec. 1971
Box 165
Jan.-Feb. 1972
Box 166
Mar.-Jun. 1972
Box 167
Jun.-Dec. 1972
Box 168
Jan.-Jun. 1973
Box 169
Jul.-Dec. 1973
Box 170
Jan.-Sep. 1974
Box 171
Oct. 1974-Jun. 1975
Box 172
Jul. 1975-Feb. 1976
Box 173
Mar.-May 1976
Box 174
Jun.-Sep. 1976
Box 175
Oct.-Dec. 1976
Box 176
Jan.-Mar. 1977
Box 177
Mar.-May 1977
Box 178
Jun.-Aug. 1977
Box 179
Aug.-Sep. 1977
Box 180
Oct.-Dec. 1977
Box 181
Jan.-Feb. 1978
Box 182
Mar.-Apr. 1978
Box 183
May-Jul. 1978
Box 184
Aug.-Sep. 1978
Box 185
Oct.-Nov. 1978
Box 186
Dec. 1978-Feb. 1979
Box 187
Mar.-May 1979
Box 188
Jun.-Aug. 1979
Box 189
Dec. 1979-Mar. 1980
Box 190
Sep.-Nov. 1979
Box 191
Jan.-Mar. 1980
Box 192
May 1978 [uncatalogued]
Box 193
Jun. 1978 [uncatalogued]
Box 194
Jul. 1978 [uncatalogued]
Box 195
Aug. 1978 [uncatalogued]
Box 196
Sep.-Dec. 1978 [uncatalogued]
Box 197
A-Be
Box 198
Bf-Com
Box 199
Con-D
Box 200
E-Fn
Box 201
Fo-Gq
Box 202
Gr-Hz
Box 203
I-K
Box 204
L-Letter to J
Box 205
Letter to K-Lh
Box 206
Li-Mn
Box 207
Mo-Nn
Box 208
No-On
Box 209
Oo-Pn
Box 210
Po-Q
Box 211
R
Box 212
Sa-Ss
Box 213
St-Th
Box 214
Ti-Trd
Box 215
Tre-Trial
Box 216
Trial-Tz
Box 217
U-Z
Box 218
A-I
Box 219
J-O
Box 220
P-Ss
Box 221
St-Z
Box 222
A-Be
Box 223
Bf-Cor
Box 224
Cos-E
Box 225
F-Gq
Box 226
Gr-I
Box 227
J-L
Box 228
M-O
Box 229
P-S
Box 230
T-V
Box 231
W-Year
Box 232
Year-Z
Box 233
Undated, pre-1952-1963
Box 234
1964-1966
Box 235
1967-1968
Box 236
1969
Box 237
1970
Box 238
1971
Box 239
1972
Box 240
1973
Box 241
1974-1976
Box 242
1977
Box 243
1978-1979
Box 244-245
Daniel Berrigan [file folders]
Box 246-257
Philip Francis Berrigan [file folders]
Box 258-261
Harrisburg Defense Files
Box 262A, 262B
Photographs
I. Berrigan Family (in alphabetical order)
II. Other Individuals
III. Mission Individuals
IV. Trial of the Catonsville Nine
Box B1
1979
Box B2
Jan. 1980 - Aug. 1980
Box B3
Jan. 1981 - Jun. 1981
Box B4
1981
Carbray Gift
Box B5
Jul. 1981 - Mar 1982
Box B6
Sept. 1982 - Dec 1983
Box B7
1982, 1984
Box B8
1983 - 1985
Box B9
Apr 1982 - Apr 1984
Box B10
1984
Marion Howe Gift
Box B11
1984 - 1985
Box B12
1985 - 1986
Box B13
1986
Box B14
1986
Box B15
1987
Box B16
Sept. 1987 - Aug. 1988
Box B17
1988
Box B18
1988
Box B19
1988 - 1989
Box B20
1988 - 1989
Box B21
1989 - 1990
Box B22
1990 - 1991
Box B60
1992
Box B61
Tapes
Box B62
Tapes, Records, Manuscripts
Box B63
Tapes, John Deedy Gift, C-9 Film
Box B76
1991 - 1992
Box B80
1992 - 1993
Box B92
Correspondence, Poetry, Diaries
Box B99
Photograph album including photographs of festivities and attendees of Daniel Berrigan 75th Birthday Celebration, 1996
Box B10
1986
Box B23-B24
1979 - 1980
Box B25-B26
1980 - 1981
Box B27-B28
1981
Box B29
1981
Ploughshares Material
Box B30
1981
Box B31
1981 - 1982
Box B32-B33
1982
Box B34
1982 - 1983
Box B35-B38
1983
Box B39-B42
1984
Box B43-B44
1984 - 1985
Box B45-B46
1985
Box B47
1985 - 1986
Box B48-B50
1986
Box B51-B52
1988
Box B53
1988 - 1989
Box B54
1989
Box B55
1989 - 1990
Box B56-B57
1990
Box B58-B60
1991
Box B63
Engraved Photographs
Box B77-B79
1991 - 1992
Philip Berrigan, Elizabeth Mcalister
Box B81-B85
1992 - 1994
Philip Berrigan, Elizabeth Mcalister
Box B89-B90
1994
Box B48
1986
Box B60
1992
Box B64
1980 - North Vietnam Photographs, Berriganiana
Box B65
Files
Box B87
Miscellaneous Printed Items and Ephemera
Box B67-73
Harrisburg 7 Defense Files
Box B98 Folder 1
John Dear, Jim Tyler, Oct. 1996
Folders marked "Answered" consist of personal, family, and pastoral letters; requests to appear, announcements, clippings, fliers; most letters first name-signed only
Box B98 Folder 2
Phil Berrigan, John Dear, Oct. 1996
Box B98 Folder 3
Phil Berrigan, Ramsey Clark, Nov. 1996
Box B98 Folder 4
Jerome Berrigan, Nov. 1996
Box B98 Folder 5
Plowshares broadsides, and others, Dec. 1996
Box B98 Folder 6
John Dear, Steve Kelly; Orbis Books; broadsides, Dec. 1996
Box B98 Folder 7
John Dear, Phil Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin, Jerome Berrigan, Steve Kelly; Orbis Books, Dec. 1996
Box B98 Folder 8
Steve Kelly, William Sloane Coffin, Phil Berrigan; Trinity site exorcism, Jan. 1997
Box B98 Folder 9
Phil Berrigan, Jerome Berrigan, Steve Kelly, John Dear, Jan. 1997
Box B98 Folder 10
Phil Berrigan; Isaiah, Feb. 1997
Box B98 Folder 11
Phil Berrigan, Feb. 1997
Box B98 Folder 12
Schuyler Rhodes, John Dear, Mar. 1997
Box B98 Folder 13
Phil Berrigan, Mar. 1997
Box B98 Folder 14
Phil Berrigan, Jerome Berrigan, Liz McAllister, Mar. 1997
Box B98 Folder 15
Phil Berrigan, Jerome Berrigan, Liz McAllister, Apr. 1997
Box B98 Folder 16
Liz McAllister, Steve Kelly, Phil Berrigan, Jerome Berrigan, Apr. 1997
Box B98 Folder 17
Steve Kelly, Apr. 1997
Box B98 Folder 18
Phil Berrigan, Liz McAllister; Berrigan papers, May 1997
Box B98 Folder 19
William Stringfellow, May 1997
Box B98 Folder 20
Jerome Berrigan, Phil Berrigan, Liz McAllister, Kate (Berrigan?), Jun. 1997
Box B98 Folder 21
Phil Berrigan, Jun. 1997
Box B98 Folder 22
Jerome Berrigan, Phil Berrigan, Liz McAllister; Orbis Books, Pastoral Musicians, Jul. 1997
Box B98 Folder 23
Jul. 1997
Box B98 Folder 24
John Dear, Marian Howe, Jul. 1997
Box B98 Folder 25
Aug. 1997
Box B98 Folder 26
Phil Berrigan; Kalamazoo nephew; Berrigan papers, Aug. 1997
Box B98 Folder 27
Phil Berrigan, John Dear; Orbis Books, Aug. 1997
Box B98 Folder 28
Plowshares, Sep. 1997
Box B98 Folder 29
Liz McAllister, Phil Berrigan, Steve Kelly; Plowshares, Sep. 1997
Box B98 Folder 30
Sep. 1997
Box B98 Folder 31
Jim Forest, Jerome Berrigan, Sept. 1997
Box B98 Folder 32
John Dear; US vs. Philip Berrigan, Oct. 1997
Box B98 Folder 33
Jerome Berrigan, Oct. 1997
Box B66
1970s - 1980s - Miscellaneous Backlog
Box B74
Rosemary Bannan Gift
Box B75
Kairos Gift
Box B88
Mcvey Files
Box B98 Folder 34-35
Frederic M. O'Connor, S.J. Material Correspondence, clippings, photocopies, and other material, c. 1964-70
Box B98 Folder 36
"Identity Crisis and Monastic Vocation" by Thomas Merton, annotated by Daniel Berrigan; other Merton material, 1964
Box B98 Folder 37
Isaiah typescript; poems, n.d.
Mapcase AA-14
Oversize Material
Mapcase II-7
America is Hard to Find Poster
Box B61 DVD-120
Investigation of a Flame
Box B61 V-209
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
Box B61 V-815
America is Hard to Find
1970
Bd. Ms. 1
Purgatorio
Mass market paper back, Oxford University Press edition of the work of Dante Alighieri, title page and some other pages removed, personal copy of Philip Berrigan, with pencilled annotations. Book has been removed from binding and individual sections bound with tape.
Bd. Ms. 2 +
Demonstration photo album
Album of photographs of Philip Berrigan and other people at several sites; no dates given; photographer/s unknown; various signs and banners displayed; some photos depict interactions with police. There is also a work of graphic art by George Knowlton.
Bd. Ms. 3 +
Prison and the Christian Resister: The Letters and Journals from Prison of Daniel and Philip Berrigan
M.A. Thesis SUNY Buffalo, pertains to the lives and activities, prior to 1976, of Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Catholic priests active in peace and social justice causes by Sara J. McLaughlin.
Bd. Ms. 4 +
Religion and radicalism: the American "Catholic Left" as a social movement
PhD dissertation prepared at Columbia University by Charles A. Meconis. Found (with papers from Daniel Berrigan of early 1981) in a box labelled (by Meconis?) "to Prof. Gilllian Lindt from: Charles A. Meconis PhD. (Cand.) re: Defense copy of dissertation." With the dissertation were found typed and handwritten comments by Elizabeth (McAlister) Berrigan, Philip Francis Berrigan, and Daniel Berrigan; these have been removed and separately cataloged under Berrigan, Elizabeth (McAlister). The title page was lacking, and Philip Berrigan's comments were written on the copyright page; therefore, the dissertation has been bound with replacement title page and copyright page. Cf. the book (N.Y.: Seabury 1979) by Charles A. Meconis, With clumsy grace: the American Catholic left, 1961-1975.
Bd. Ms. 5 & 6
[Unused numbers]
Bd. Ms. 7 + v.1-3
The Petrean
Yearbook of St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1947-1949.
Bd. Ms. 8 +
Blue Book, 1957
Yearbook of Brooklyn Preparatory School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bd. Ms. 9 +
Pity the nation..
This is a bound script of a drama about a 1969 trial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The author has signed the manuscript with a note to Daniel Berrigan, by James Sage.
Bd. Ms. 10 +
Daniel Berrigan, S.J.: A bibliography of criticism, with an introductory essay on his critical reputation
MA thesis prepared at the University of Maryland by Carol Ann Rittner. Thesis is concerned with interpretation and critical reception of Daniel Berrigan's published works.
Bd. Ms. 11 ++
Daniel Berrigan scrapbook
Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photos, programs, and writings assembled by Daniel Berrigan in his youth. There is material about various Berrigan family members: John Berrigan, Jerome Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Agnes Berrigan, etc. There are early writings by Daniel Berrigan and a poem by John Berrigan. Selection of clippings prefigures some of Daniel Berrigan's adult interests in civil rights and resistance to civil authority when in conflict with religious idealism.
Bd. Ms. 12 +
Daniel Berrigan poetry
Consists of a collection of Daniel Berrigan's poetic works, copied and bound together.
OTHER GUIDES TO THE COLLECTION

A card catalogue is available providing item-level description of Series A of the collection.