Summer 2010 - Vol. 121, No. 2

Summer 2010 - Vol. 121, No. 2

About This Issue

The articles appearing in this issue of American Catholic Studies will be of great interest to readers.

"A Sign of Contradiction: The Record Keeping Practices of the New York City Catholic Worker," by project archivist Hillel Arnold, examines the Catholic Worker movement from an archivist's perspective. Although the movement was opposed to organization and bureaucracy, Arnold examines the ways in which its record-keeping practices helped raise money and provide relief for those in need.

Fernanda Perrone, Rutgers University, contributes an essay on the subject of Catholic junior colleges in New Jersey, in which she examines the rise and fall of these two-year institutions. Although they have been replaced by community colleges, junior colleges administered by religious communities played an important role in the history of Catholic higher education. Dr. Perrone's earlier article, "A Well-Balanced Education: Catholic Women's Colleges in New Jersey" (American Catholic Studies, 2006), received an award from the Catholic Press Association.

"'Riding with St. Paul in the Passenger Side': The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Enters the Automobile Age, 1920-1965," by Peter Cajka, a Ph.D. candidate at Boston College, explores the role played by "car culture" in Catholic life. Cajka notes that car ownership changed the neighborhood parish, increased travel to local religious shrines, and even became a status symbol for priests and bishops.

The cover essay, by Karen Kennelly, CSJ, is longer than usual, but well worth reading. Its topic is the traveling exhibit "Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America," and we are grateful to the author for providing readers with a detailed and focused description of the project. As an aside, I had the good fortune to view the exhibit, and highly recommend it to one and all.

Congratulations to Glen Gendzel and Ann Marie Ryan, who were awarded first and third prize respectively, for Best Essay in a scholarly magazine by the Catholic Press Association, and to Mel Piehl, whose book review of The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day received second place in the Book Review category. <

Do enjoy all of the articles and book reviews in this issue. As always, we welcome your suggestions, and are grateful for your support.

 Margaret M. McGuinness, Co-editor

Index of Issues

2011 Issues

Fall 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 3

Summer 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 2

Spring 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 1

2010 Issues

Winter 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 4

Fall 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 3

Summer 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 2

Spring 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 1

2009 Issues

Winter 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 4

Fall 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 3

Summer 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 2

Spring 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 1

2008 Issues

Winter 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 4

Fall 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 3

Summer 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 2

Spring 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 1

2007 Issues

Winter 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 4

Fall 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 3

Summer 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 2

Spring 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 1

2006 Issues

Winter 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 4

Fall 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 3

Summer 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 2

Spring 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 1

2005 Issues

Winter 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 4

Fall 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 3

Summer 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 2

Spring 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 1

2004 Issues

Winter 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 4

Fall 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 3

Summer 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 2

Spring 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 1

2003 Issues

Winter 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 4

Fall 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 3

Summer 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 2

Spring 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 1

2002 Issues

Fall/Winter 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 3

Spring/Summer 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 1

2001 Issues

Spring/Winter 2001 Issue Vol. 112, No. 1

2000 Issues

Spring/Winter 2000 Issue Vol. 111, No. 1

1999 Issues

Spring/Winter 1999 Issue Vol. 110, No. 4