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Rev. Henry E. Bean, S.J., Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC017-BEAN

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Fr. Bean including fifteen personal diaries dating from 1920-1961, certificates and correspondence. Additionally, there is a large scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings, most of which pertain to Holy Cross athletics. This scrapbook is fragile due to the age of the clippings. Finally, there is album with photographs dating from 1914,1930-1931, 1940 and 1951. These are personal photographs of Fr. Bean and include images of Holy Cross, Weston, fellow Jesuits, Port Townsend, WA and his travels. Some photographs were not affixed to the pages. These were removed and placed in archival album pages and placed in the box with the album.


  • 1914-1961


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the scrapbook in box 2 is restricted due to its fragility. Consult with Archivist for further information.

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. Henry E. Bean, S.J. was born on October 25, 1895 in Ithaca, NY to Edward T. and Annie (Edgley) Bean. He graduated from Boston College High School in 1913 and entered the Society of Jesus on August 14, 1914 at St. Andrew’s-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY. He then studied theology and philosophy at Woodstock College in Maryland from 1918-1921. Fr. Bean taught at Regis High School in NY from 1921-1924 and was ordained at Weston College in 1927. He received his A.B. and M.A. from Georgetown University and taught at Boston College from 1928-1932. From 1932-1943 and from 1946 until his death in 1968, Fr. Bean was a professor of Latin and English at Holy Cross. He taught at Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox, MA from 1943-1946. While at Holy Cross, his teaching focused on medieval and renaissance literature and the ancient classics.

Fr Bean. Bean died on November 9, 1968 at Holy Cross. In memoriam, the Harry Edward Bean Classical Scholarship was created to award secondary students four year grants to study Latin or Greek while at school.


1.11 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes, 1 clamshell box)

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Acquisition Note

The source of acquisition is unknown.

Related Materials

See RG14-07-CLAS for Fr. Bean's teaching materials.

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Repository Details

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