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Rev. Frederick A. Gallagher, S.J. Papers

 Collection — Box: SC067-GALL-001
Identifier: SC067-GALL

Scope and Contents

This collection mostly contains correspondence as well as personal and military papers of Fr. Gallagher. Additionally, there are a few photographs of friends and family. Of particular note are materials pertaining to his service as Navy Chaplain during World War II. In addition to correspondence, there are photographic negatives of a mass he conducted on a beach in the Pacific. The materials in the collection date from 1898 to 1964 with the majority dating from 1940 to 1964.


  • 1898-1964


Conditions Governing Access

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 Note

Frederick Gallagher was born on August 5, 1898 in Stamford, CT and was the son of Joseph P. and Mary (Birney) Gallagher. He entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1917 at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, NY. From 1921 to 1924, he studied Philosophy at Woodstock College in Maryland. He then went on to Weston College to study Theology, where he was ordained on June 18, 1930. He received his A.B. and M.A. degrees from Woodstock College. He taught English at Holy Cross from 1931 to 1933 and then from 1939 until his retirement in 1963 with the exception of those years when he served as a Navy Chaplain. He became a Chaplain in 1942 and served for 5 years, reaching the rank of Commander. After completing Chaplain School in Norfolk, Virginia, he was deployed on Parris Island(1942-06-15 to 1942-10-07), U.S.S. Tryon (1942-10-07 to 1943-03-11), the 1st Marine Amphibious Corps (1943-03-11 to 1944-08-01) and finally, the Naval Hospital in St. Albans, New York (1944-09-11 to 1946-05-02). Fr. Gallagher returned to Holy Cross after he reverted to inactive service on July 16, 1945. During his tenure at Holy Cross, he served as the moderator of the Holy Cross drama society. He died on May 25, 1964.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

The acquisition source is unknown.

April 6, 2009
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Repository Details

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