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Rev. Hubert Callahan, S.J. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC027-CALL

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a photograph scrapbook assembled while Rev. Callahan attended Shadowbrook. It holds portraits and group photographs of unidentified Jesuits and students as well as photographs of the grounds and the buildings at Shadowbrook, the Jesuit novitiate in Stockbridge, MA. The album contains over twenty pages of black and white photographs from the 1920’s to early 1930’s as well as additional loose photos.

Additionally, the collection has correspondence, speeches, programs relating to his labor activities. Finally, there are approximately 15 homilies by Rev. Callahan date to the 1940's and 1950’s.


  • circa 1920 - 1959


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. Hubert C. Callahan, S.J. was born in 1907 in the Allston section of Boston and he graduated from Boston College High School in 1925. Entering the Society of Jesus that year at Shadowbrook, he studied sociology and economics. Eventually earning a Ph.D. in sociology in 1947 from Catholic University, Rev. Callahan went on to teach economics and sociology at Holy Cross. In addition to his academic duties, Rev. Callahan became a prominent activist for local labor unions and workers’ appeal boards. He became director of the Holy Cross Institute of Industrial Relations in 1962.


.42 Cubic Feet (1 document box, 1 flat box)

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Acquisition Note

The source of acquisition is unknown.

Related Materials

See RG14.11 Series 3 for materials pertaining to the Institute of Industrial Relations.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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