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Rev. James J. Carlin, S.J. Papers

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG12-17

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to James J. Carlin, S.J., including biographical information, correspondence, speeches and ephemera.


  • 1918-1924


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No Restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical / Historical

James Carlin, S.J. was born in Peabody, Massachusetts on April 14, 1872. He entered Boston College in 1889 before leaving to join the Jesuit order in 1892. He studied classics in Frederick, Maryland and then went to teach English and French at Georgetown for five years. He was ordained on June 27, 1907. He then taught philosophy at Holy Cross from 1910-1912 before becoming assistant to the Provincial of the Maryland-New York Province. In 1918 he returned to Holy Cross as president. He organized the alumni fundraiser which generated enough money to build a new dormitory, which would be named after him. He also was responsible for the St. Joseph Chapel, which was built as a memorial to all Holy Cross students lost in World War I. Carlin was transferred to Manila, Philippines to work as the Rector and President of Ateneo College in 1925. While returning from a visit to Rome in 1930, Carlin fell ill and died on October 1st. His body was moved from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Los Angeles , back to Worcester where he was buried in the Holy Cross cemetery.


2.3 Cubic Feet (4 document boxes, 1 oversized folder)

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Beneath the Cross: A Historical Tour of the Cemetery at the College of the Holy Cross by Sarah Campbell (Call no. LD2281.H32 C36 2019)

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