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Edward J. Golden Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC162-GOLD

Scope and Contents

The collection mainly contains materials for the Pro-Life movement from Edward Golden. There are personal papers from Mr. Golden including correspondence, various speeches, newspaper articles written by Golden, a scrapbook and a manuscript of a book concerning the origins of the Pro-Life movement. Additionally, the collection contains materials related to the New York State Right to Life Committee including the committee’s constitution, publications and programs from annual conventions. There are issues of the National Right to Life News and correspondence. Materials in the collectiond date from 1967 to 2009.


  • 1967-2009


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

Edward J. Golden graduated from Catholic Central High School in Troy, NY in 1951. He attended Holy Cross and graduated in 1955 with a degree in Economics. Golden joined the Air Force directly after graduation and became a navigator in the Strategic Air Command reaching the rank of Captain. After being discharged in 1958, Golden worked in construction and held various management positions. In 1967, Golden founded the New York State Right to Life Committee in Albany, NY. He was the chairman for the NYS Right to Life until 1971 when he became the founding president of the National Right to Life Committee located in Washington D.C., a position he held until 1973.

In 1974, Golden campaigned for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 29th Congressional District in New York. In 1989, he became a real estate broker for Golden Homes, Inc. Golden remained active in Pro-Life circles, writing letters to politicians and letters to editors of newspapers concerning the topic.


.92 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes)

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Acquisition Note

The source of acquisition is unknown.

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