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Peter W. Collins Collection

 Collection — Box: SC033-COLL-001
Identifier: SC033-COLL

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material pertaining to Peter W. Collins, antisocialist lecturer and writer. The collection mostly holds pamphlets and speeches written by Collins to warn Catholic workers of the dangers of socialism and anti-Catholicism. In addition, there are four notebooks with what is believed to be notes by Collins, newspaper clippings, and a letter to Rev. Eugene Burke. The materials date from 1919 to 1933.


  • 1919-1933
  • Undated


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

Peter W. Collins was well known early Catholic unionist who promoted anthisocialism to the Catholic working-class. He was a profilic lecturer and writer in the early to mid 20th centuy. Many of his lectures was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Additionally, he was a member of the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and served as the organization's secretary for eight years.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

The source of acquisition is unknown.

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