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Rev. Edward J. Duff, S.J. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC050-DUFF

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Fr. Duff and includes publications, essays, writings, correspondence, photographs and slides. Notably, the collection holds his papers regarding Vatican II and World Council of Churches assemblies in New Deli and Switzerland. Materials in the collection date from 1930 to 1983.


  • 1930-1983


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

Rev. Edward J. Duff, S.J. was born on March 17, 1912 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He attended Boston College High and then Boston College. He transferred to the College of the Holy Cross in 1931 and graduated from the College in 1933. Fr. Duff entered the Society of Jesus on August 14, 1933. He studied theology at Weston College from 1940 to 1944 and was ordained on June 12, 1943. Fr. Duff continued his education at Boston College and earned a Sc. Pol. from the University of Geneva. Eventually, he returned to Holy Cross and was a professor of Political Science.

In additional to his teaching career, Fr. Duff was on the staff of the Institute of Social Order, associate editor of America, editor of Social Order and served as a correspondent during Vatican II. He was appointed by the Vatican as one of five (only American) official Roman Catholic observers to the World Council of Churches in New Delhi, India. He resigned from Holy Cross on November 9, 1976 and died eight years later on December 17, 1984.


1.15 Cubic Feet (3 document boxes)

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