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Rev. Joseph D. Fitzgerald, S.J., Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC058-FITZ

Content Description

This collection contains the personal papers of Fr. Fitzgerald including correspondence, homilies, retreat notes and family photographs. Materiald date from 1921 to 1970.


  • 1921 -1970


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

Joseph D. Fitzgerald was born on March 9, 1889. He graduated from Boston College High School in 1918 and entered the Society of Jesus in September 1918. Fr. Fitzgerald was ordained on June 16, 1931. He taught at Boston College from 1932 to 1937 and then, heserved as dean of studies at Holy Cross from 1939 – 1948. Next, Fr. Fitzgerald was prefect of studies for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus from 1948 – 1951. In 1951, he was named rector of the Jesuit community at Fairfield University. He returned to his work as province prefect of studies in 1958 and from 1962 – 1968 was the superior at St. Andrew Bobola House in Boston. Fr. Fitzgerald returned to Holy Cross in 1968 and died on September 23, 1974.


1.52 Cubic Feet (4 document boxes, 1 flat box)

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