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Guide to Personal Correspondence, Ade Bethune Papers

Includes Ade Bethune’s personal correspondence with a large number of people on a wide range of subjects, mostly relating to art and religion, revealing a busy social life.


Creator: Bethune, Ade, 1914-2002
Title: Personal Correspondence, Ade Bethune Papers
Dates : 1914-2002 (Bulk, 1935-2002)
Quantity: 6.5 Linear feet (15 boxes)

Language Note: The majority of this collection is written in English, with the exception of Series 1 and parts of Series 4, which are in French. There is also some correspondence in German, Italian, and Spanish in Series 3
Repository: Ade Bethune Collection, St. Catherine University Library

Preferred Citation: [Series], Personal Correspondence, Ade Bethune Papers. Ade Bethune Collection, St. Catherine University Library, St. Paul, MN 55105.


About Ade Bethune

Ade Bethune (full name Marie Adélaïde Anne Caroline de Bethune) was born into a privileged life in the Schaerbeek district of Brussels on January 12, 1914. A few months after Bethune's birth, her father was enlisted into the Belgian army and subsequently served in WWI. The rest of the family continued to live at her maternal grandfather’s country home in Belgium, where her first languages were Flemish and French. Her mother was one of the first major influences that helped shaped her life in the way of valuing her Catholic heritage, being politically active, and often striving to help people, especially children and the elderly. Another early influence that “converted” Bethune was when she learned of the life of St. Francis and his commitment to a life of poverty. When Bethune’s father, who was a chemical engineer, decided to patent and sell his inventions in America, the family immigrated to New York City in 1928.

As a teenager in New York, Ade Bethune attended Cathedral High School in New York City and the National Academy of Design. To help save her own money, she gave occasional private French lessons to Americans. In the midst of the Great Depression, she attended the Cooper Union as an art student and it was here that she was exposed to worker’s issues and publications. Her interest in one of those publications, the Catholic Worker, led to her extensive involvement in the Catholic Worker Movement. It was her involvement with the Catholic Worker Movement that would launch her liturgical art career, which then served as a stepping stone for an abundance of other accomplishments. Her illustrations in the publication drew the attention of many including her future mentors, Arthur Graham Carey, a writer and art philosopher, and John Howard Benson, a fellow artist. John Howard Benson had given Bethune studio space at the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, in order to work on art commissions that she had received due to her connections through the Catholic Worker. John Howard Benson’s influence also instilled in Ade a love for calligraphy, which is apparent in much of her correspondence.

Ade Bethune died in her long time home of Newport, Rhode Island on May 1, 2002.


Contents

The collection includes personal correspondence with more than 150 individuals: handwritten and typed letters, photographs, postcards, and greeting cards, also any enclosed materials, such as print samples, informal sketches, or other items, that Bethune kept with the correspondences.

Ade Bethune was prolific in her correspondence. Especially of note is the over 30 years worth of correspondence she had with Arthur Graham Carey, as well as correspondence with Carey's wife, Nancy, and others in his family (Series 2). Bethune and Cary discussed matters such as art commissions, personal affairs, and John Stevens Shop or Catholic Art Association business, as well as more general thoughts on the theory and philosophy of art.

It appears from the breadth of this collection that Ade Bethune faithfully saved all the letters that she possibly could. Often times, correspondence was with church community figures (such as Sister Peter Claver Fahy or Rev. Frederick R. McManus) or admirers from all over the world. Topics included informal art and design advice, discussions on liturgy, religion, or other personal matters. Letters to news editors, television hosts, and political leaders are somewhat common. She also corresponded with other successful artists such as Leandro Locsin, Alfonso Ossorio, and Fernando Zobel.


Organization

The collection is divided into four series, with the last series containing a number of subseries.

Series 1: Family Correspondence
Series 2: Bethune-Carey Correspondence
Series 3: Correspondence with Individuals
Series 4: Miscellaneous Correspondence
4.1 — Correspondence by Year
4.2 — Correspondence by Initial
4.3 — Other Correspondence
4.4 — Children's Drawings and Letters


Administration

Publication Information

St. Catherine University Library May 2007
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55105
651-690-6599
bethune@stkate.edu

Revision Description

Finding Aid revised by Deborah Kloiber Fall 2010

Aquisition

Ade Bethune donated her collection of personal and business papers, sketches, artwork, books, and artifacts to the College of St Catherine (now St. Catherine University) over the period from 1984-2002.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Ruth Paloma, February through April 2009.


Most other parts of the Ade Bethune Papers also contain Ade Bethune's correspondence. Of particular interest may be her correspondence with Dorothy Day and others in the Catholic Worker Movement, found in the Catholic Worker Materials; correspondence on projects with priests, designers and others in the Liturgical Design and Consulting Files; and correspondence with apprentices and others who worked with her in the John Stevens Shop/Apprentices Materials.

Selected Search Term

Personal Name(s)

  • Carey, Arthur Graham -- Correspondence

Finding Aid Note

An index to the correspondence in Series 2 is available.


Detailed Description

Series 1: Family Correspondence

1928-1999 (Bulk, 1950-1999)
2 Boxes

Contents:
This series contains correspondence Ade Bethune exchanged with members of her family throughout her life. The materials consist of letters, photographs, drawings, family-related documents, articles regarding family members, and genealogical histories.

Arrangement:
Organized alphabetically by correspondent.

Language:
The majority of correspondence is in French, with the rest in English.

Box

de Bethune, Agnes : 1969
Correspondence regarding calligraphy.

1

de Bethune, Liz : 1975-1983
Correspondence regarding free-lance work and a personal loan; includes a logo design work done by Liz with the help of Ade; one small photograph of perhaps Liz.

1

de Bethune, Pierre -- House Plans : 1974
Drawings and correspondence in French regarding house plans for Ade's brother, Pierre.

1

de Bethune, Pierre -- Lectures : 1958-1975
Text of lectures by Pierre de Bethune at Louvain University, Belgium; minor correspondence; note on original folder: "Lectures for senior citizens."

1

Family : 1935-1979 (Bulk, 1963-1979)
Letters, cards and photographs from friends and family overseas.

1

Family : 1947-1955
Collection of letters from family abroad.

1

Family : 1977-1978
Letters to and from family overseas.

1

Family : 1979-1981
Letters to and from family overseas.

1

Family : 1982-1984
Letters to and from family overseas.

2

Family : 1985-1987
Letters to and from family overseas.

2

Family : 1989-1997
Contains letters from various family members, cards, children's handmade cards to Ade, Bethune family and Christmas greeting photographs (c. 1950s to 1970s).

2

Family Business : 1967
Miscellaneous items: a business card for "real Belgian laces"; letters from banks regarding the accounts of Gaston de Bethune, deceased.

2

Fuchss, Francoise : 1977-1999

2

Fuchss : 1959-1963
Correspondence to and from brother-in-law and sister, Francoise, regarding a mix of personal matters, orders from the St. Leo Stop and blue prints of house plans.

2

Oldenhove, Baudouin : 1959
Note from Ade that Father Oldenhove was her cousin; mostly photographs of monastery in Africa; correspondence; article regarding a monastery; layout drawing of a monastery in Ruanda.

2

Series 2: Bethune-Carey Correspondence

1935-1973 (Bulk, 1935-1950)
3 Boxes

Contents:
This series contains original letters exchanged between Ade Bethune and Graham Carey. There are also letters from other members of Carey's family to Bethune. The materials consist of letters, postcards, and articles.

Arrangement:
Organized chronologically, with additional materials ordered alphabetically at the end of the series.

Other Information:
An index to the correspondence in this series is available.

Box

1935-1943

3

1944-1959

4

1960-1973 (1960-1967)

5

undated

5

Carey, Betty : undated

5

Carey, Joan : 1985

5

Carey, John : 1985-1986

5

Carey, Nancy : 1971-1992
Correspondence from Nancy; includes many photos.

5

Carey, Nancy : 1994
Undated letters and cards from Nancy Carey.

5

Carey, Nancy : undated

5

Not found in originals : 1936-1955

5

Fine Arts : 1944
Carey's correspondence and writings regarding thoughts on "Fine Arts."

5

Related Correspondence : 1945-1963
Correspondence to pastors and publisher with suggests for designs; one letter suggesting the use of wood cuts belonging to A. Graham Carey for book illustrations. This folder was originally included in the Carey-Bethune "originals" subseries but no correspondence between Carey and Bethune.

5

Series 3: Correspondence with Individuals

1933-2002 (Bulk, 1940-1990)
5 Boxes

Contents:
This series contains letters exchanged between Ade Bethune and a variety of friends, acquaintances, admirers of her work, and general contacts for information. The materials consist of letters, photographs, postcards, greeting cards, articles and rough sketches.

Arrangement:
Organized alphabetically by correspondent or file folder title.

Language:
The bulk of correspondence is in English, with some letters in Italian (Bonsanti), Flemish (Doblmeier), German (Laubinger), and Spanish (da Silva).

Box

Adams, Mary Lou : 1983-1984
Correspondence regarding plans for a book about Father Dowling.

6

Africa [Mother Mary Osmond] : 1940-1948
Correspondence from Mother Mary Osmund of the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus in Nigeria, Africa; commissioning biblical illustrations.

6

American Embassy, Zimbabwe - Kenneth Nakoma : 2002

6

Angela, Sr. Helen : 1936-1937
Postcards featuring Ade Bethune's images sent to Sister Helen Angela, faculty member at the College of St. Catherine.

6

Art Association of Newport -- Exhibition Loan Agreement : 1982-1983

6

Assisi, Sr. Francis, Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, N.Y. : 1984
Correspondence regarding Sister Francis Assisi's option of spending time in an artistic community.

6

Auger, Paul -- West Warwick : 1979
Correspondence regarding a youth group from the Pawtuxet Valley CYO Center and arranging a visit for their summer program to a liturgical art workshop.

6

Auve, Eugene J. : 1954-1955
Correspondence regarding personal request for a picture.

6

Baldwin, Chaplain John F. -- Chapel of Hope : 1987

6

Bartos, Joseph G. Fr. : 1965-1966
Correspondence, postcards and picture of Ade's dog Tio Primo

6

Bean, Sister Rhea : 1986

6

Becker, Stanley : 1953
Letters regarding requests of another liturigical designer to work at Ade's studio.

6

Behan, George P. : 1965-1968

6

Benedict, Evenlyn : 1940-1950

6

Benner, Georgianna Sr. : 1985

6

Bilotta, Vincent -- House of Affirmation : 1986
Letter enclosing information about FESTIVALS magazine.

6

Blackwell, Sister J. : 1987

6

Blessing, Kathy : 2001

6

Bob : 1945-1949
Correspondence from personal acquaintance, Bob.

6

Bonsanti, Giorgio : 1984

6

Borgia, M. : 1953
Correspondence regarding sending Catholic Art Association workshop papers to Rome to Mother Borgia.

6

Bozzi, Kathryn : 1984-1985

6

Brady, Jeremiah D. : 1982-1990
Correspondence between Ade Bethune and her godson, Jeremiah Brady; also some letters from his wife, Marion.

6

Breydert, Dr. Claude : 1982-1986

6

Breydert, Dr. Katherine L. : 1949-1973
Correspondence to and from Dr. Breydert, Ade Bethune's doctor and a mosaic artist, as well as her husband Frederick Breydert.

6

Briana, Lillian : 1952-1956
Correspondence regarding possible visits and personal updates.

6

Brock, Monsignor Edmund -- St. Augustin's Rectory : 1984
Correspondence regarding Monsignor Brock's new assignment; invitation to College of St. Catherine.

6

Brown, Robert F. -- Smithsonian Archives of American Art : 1983

6

Buccieri, Gay : 1986

6

Buckley, Father Dan : 1980
Miscellaneous items: photographs, postcard, address note, bookmark.

6

Burke, Reverend Michael : 1989

6

Canisius College Library : 1951

6

Casey, Sister Cyril Clare, CSJ : 1935-1945
Includes rough sketches of early representations of the passage to which "Noli me tangere" refers.

6

Catholic Press Association -- Richard Mannion : 1960-1963

6

Catholic Truth Society : 1985

6

Catich, Rev. Edward M. -- St. Ambrose College : 1942? : 5 folders

6-7

CBS Morning News "Pan" : 1973

7

Charlton, Olga : 1967-1985
Correspondence regarding consultation, advice, and paid work surrounding the interior design and art of St. Mary's of Fair Haven, Vermont. Includes fabric samples used for tapestries and banners.

7

Christian Art / Christian Art Association : 1963-1967

7

Clarke, Rev. Peter : 2000

7

Clir : undated

7

Coddington, Cecily : 1962-1964

7

Coddington, Tom : 1939-1953
Correspondence regarding the requesting and repayment of a personal loan given to Coddington by Ade Bethune.

7

Comiskey, Monsignor James A. : 1987
Correspondence regarding a booklet commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Southwest Liturgical Conference.

7

Comstock, Nan : 1986-1990
Correspondence regarding Comstock's drafting an autobiography which included sections about Bethune. Includes a letter from Bethune to assist Comstock, detailing the circumstances of her migration to the United States, how she met Comstock at the Copper Union, and then a brief chronology of her career.

7

Conahan, Peggy
Correspondence asking for a critique of cards printed by Conahan; includes the cards

7

Connick Exhibition : 2001
Correspondence regarding a Memory Party to document the history of Charles J. Connick Associates stained glass makers.

7

Connick, Mabel : 1933
Correspondence to the de Bethune family, wishing them Happy New Year.

7

Corcoran, Mike : 1987
Correspondence and newspaper article regarding a tapestry

7

Costa, A. : 1950
Correpondence regarding photos.

7

Covell, King : 1928-1935
Letters and greeting cards to Wm. King Covell, primarily from Elwin Eldredge, but 2 from the Bethune family.

7

Cox, Daphne : 1977
Correspondence regarding recommendations for a stonecutter.

7

Cummingham, Joan : 1988

7

Cunningham, W. Patrick : 1983-1986
Discussion with Patrick W. Cunningham of the Pastorale Music Company about chants and parish music.

7

Damasus, Fr. : 1962
Unfinished handwritten letter to Fr. Damasus about the baptism ceremony

7

DeBoer-Langworthy, Carol : 1999

7

De Vitry, Pierre : 1983
Correspondence regarding an art lesson for De Vitry's daughter, Mayalen.

7

Dickson, Charles R., Estate of -- Laces : 1970-1972
Correspondence regarding a lace collection which Ade's mother appraised and catalogued; and negotiations on the final bill for the appraisal.

7

Diekman, Rev. Godfrey -- St. John's Abbey : 1988-1991

7

Dimrock, Rev. Giles, "The Face of the Lord" : 1978

7

Doblmeier, Martin : 1976-1986
Correspondence between Doblmeier and Fr. Klement Van den Borght, O.S.F., regarding the circummstances around Mao Tse Tung's death and his possible baptism.

7

Doherty, Catherine : 1935-1965
Photocopies of correspondence between Bethune and Doherty, from the Madonna House Archives, Combermere, Ontario

7

Douglas, Lorrie Nelson : 1944
Letters to Bethune and Mary Paulson about St. Benedict's Farm.

7

Drolet, Kathi : 1983-1984
Correspondence regarding possible apprenticeship with Ade

7

Dupuis, Lucille : undated
A brief note to Ade regarding designing "the little mountain chapel"; church newsletters written by Lucille.

7

Dussault, Janis : 1974
Correspondence requesting an apprenticeship with Ade.

7

Eccles, Mrs. Henry : 1989
A neighbor's recollections of the de Bethunes.

7

Edelen, Mary Isabel : 1953-1954
Correspondence regarding the request for and care of earthworms; advice regarding composting.

7

Edgar, Mrs. W.J.B. (Margaret) : 1954-1969

7

Ellard, Gerald : 1962

7

Endo, Hiro : 1959-1961

8

Eucharist (Father Julian Stead) : 1974
Letter to Father Julian regarding the symbolism of bread and wine

8

Sister Eugenie : 1954-1955
Correspondence requesting an assortment of custom-made cards.

8

Fahy, Sister Peter Claver : 1967-1995

8

Father Tim : 1990

8

Felicia : 1998
Letter enclosed with an issue of "Together in Christ"

8

Fernando, Rev. Antony : 1952-1954
Correspondence from Reverend Fernando asking for donations to support a chapel in India.

8

Firestone, Mrs. Harvey S. : 1988

8

Fitch, Rik : 1984-1985
Correspondence regarding art slides.

8

Fry, Timothy : 1942-1944
Correspondence regarding the order of Christmas cards.

8

Garavaglia, Father Silvio S.J. : 1956-1960

8

Gardiner, Arthur : 1955
Correspondence regarding repair of a crucifix.

8

George, Sister Mary : 1985
Correspondence regarding a former worker on one of the Catholic Worker farms, Hazen Ordway, and the annulment of his marriage.

8

Glasses : 1951
Returned letter addressed to Mr. Ralph Macfayden in New York City, saying that she stopped wearing glasses.

8

Gneuhs, Geoffrey B. : 2000

8

Haley, Sr. Marie Philip : 1982
Personal correspondence reminiscing over some connections with St. Paul and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

8

Halloran, Alice : 1952

8

Hansen, Rena : 1968
Advice on forming and running a religious goods shop.

8

Heinrichs, Beatrice -- "Icons and Images" : 1983

8

Helene, Sister : 1955-1956
Correspondence regarding borrowed stained glass books. One other letter from a family member named "Helene" that does not seem to belong in this folder.

8

Hogan, Anna : 1986

8

Holton, Bob -- Our Sunday Visitor : 1990
Letter of transmittal sent with some of Bethune's articles. Enclosures not included in file.

8

Holub, William : 1989
Letter describing possibilities for story/coloring books.

8

Huggins, Ruth : 1975

8

Hughs, Kathleen RSCJ : 1990-1994

8

INRI -- The American Catholic Theater : 1990

8

Jacquard, Claire : 1995

8

Jane : undated
Correspondence regarding assistance and education for Jane's children.

8

Jessup, Reverend Hubert : 1973
Correspondence regarding corrections to a TV program on St. Francis.

8

Kaune, Anne : 2000
Letter regarding Dorothy Gauchat's funeral; includes obituary.

8

Kelley, Repr. Leona -- Ade's Citation : 1995
Correspondence regarding Bethune's citation from the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

8

Khu, Josette T. : 1953-1986
Letters and photographs; travel and sightseeing information for trips to China.

8

Knowlton, George : 1986

8

Kraehenbuehl, David -- J.S. Paluch Co. : 1972
Proposal to managing editor David Kraehenbuehl of the Paluch Co. regarding a set of images for the church year cycle.

8

Kristoff, Sr. Donna : 1977
Correspondence regarding advice on iconography and Christian art.

8

Kuhnke, Laverne : 1991
Correspondence and critique of article by Kuhnke.

8

Kwit, Paul : 1985
Correspondence regarding a critique of Kwit's writing samples.

8

Ladd, Thomas : 1977-1985
Correspondencer regarding the designing of a chalice, candle holders and baptismal fountain.

8

"Ladybug" : 1974
Letter regarding the possible name change of the ladybug.

8

Lafleur, Richard : 1995
Correspondence regarding donation of print to a hospital.

8

Lahey, Margaret : 1949-1954
Plans to visit

8

Larson, Claudia : 1996-1998

8

Laubinger, Corona : 1961
Correspondence with Bethune's sister Francoise's Swiss sister-in-law regarding book orders.

8

Lawrence, Trudi : 1983
Correspondence regarding life in the Mount Tabor Monastery.

8

Leeman, Stephen : 1943
Correspondence regarding the resettlement of displaced Japanese-Americans, discussing possibility of some being accepting onto St. Benedict's Catholic Worker farm.

8

Leonard, W.J. Rev. : 1939, 1985

8

Librairie Saint-Michel, Inc. : 1956-1966
Correspondence with requesting a copy of the Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae.

8

LTP [Liturgy Training Publications] : 1999

8

Livingston, Mabel : 1942-1950
Correspondence, a photograph of Livingston, articles and writings by Livingston regarding theatre, dramatics and education; articles for the Catholic Art Quarterly. Related enclosures may be found in Box R24.

8

Locsin, Leandro : 1957-1959
Correspondence requesting photos and information for Bethune's use in writing an article about the U.P. Chapel in the Philippines. Loscin is the architect. Photographs of Chapel of the Holy Sacrifice.

9

Lyczak, Nathan : 1996-1999

9

Mahoney, John : 1996

9

Marie Pierre : 1953

9

Marion : 1935-1955
Personal correspondence

9

Marra, Loretta : 1987

9

Marty, Rev. Martin : 1987
Correspondence regarding disagreement with TV program (Bill Moyers) guest.

9

Mary : 1954
Personal correspondence.

9

Maya : 1953-1955
Personal letters from a house tenant.

9

McDonnell, Rev. Graham : 1984-1985
Correspondence about using Bethune's pictures in printed calendars.

9

McManus, Rev. Frederick R. : 1960-1965
Misc. letters on various subjects throughout 1960-1965. Topics include published articles by Bethune, wheel calendars, Liturgical Arts, and changes in the liturgy.

9

McTernan, Fr. Frederick : 1942-1943
About life in the seminary

9

Megley, Sheila Sister : 1979

9

Meinberg, Fr. Cloud : 1954-1959

9

Melone, Mark : 1974-1981
Correspondence relating to Melone's ordination into the priesthood and about Russian icons.

9

Mitchell, Rose : 1980
Correspondence regarding scapulars and copyrights.

9

Mollo, Arlene : 1986
Advice on stained glass window designs

9

Mount Mercy on the Hudson -- Sisters of Mercy : 1973

9

Mueller, Franz, Dr. : 1974
Correspondence regarding the "Christmas Crib" and Portuguese customs.

9

Mueller, Theresa : 1942-1964
Personal correspondence; also includes correspondence with Mueller's daughter Gertrude Mueller Nelson.

9

Murphy, Maureen : 1973
Includes letter by Bethune describing how she became involved in the Catholic Art Association.

9

Murray, Dave : 1973
Correspondence regarding design advice.

9

Murray, Rev. Edward -- Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate : 1984
Creating a film about environments for worship

9

Mushlin, Miles : 1977

9

Nimmo, Eileen : 1999

9

Norman, Rev. Charles : 2001

9

Norton, Ann : 1960

9

NRL News -- JC Wilke : 1987

9

Ossorio, Alfonso : 1933-1957 : 2 folders
Print samples, photographs, and sample cards of Ossorio's art; art exhibition notices; written materials by Ossorio.

9

Ossorio, Frederic & Siena : 1997

9

Paschal, Mother Mary : 1954
Letter from Paschal expressing thanks for Ade's visit to a Catholic girls' school.

10

Paul, Leon : 1965
Correspondence regarding Sabbath and other Jewish traditions, and Jewish-Catholic relations.

10

Pecklers, Keith : 1995

10

Peggy : 1954-1955
Personal correspondence.

10

Pflaum, George : 1973
Discussion of rights for designs in Our Little Messenger and Treasue Chest

10

Phillips, Rev. Christopher : 1988

10

Pires, A.J. (R.I. Representative) : 2000

10

Poirier, Bernard : 1962
Note and request of picture sent to Ade.

10

Price, Edith : 1998

10

Pyne, Marion : 1988

10

Raffie : 1994-1996

10

Ricketts, Ted : 1972-1974
Discussion regarding doing business with Paravan, Inc.

10

Rivers, Rev. Clarence : 1993-1994

10

Roberts, Taff : 1991

10

Rosa : 1954-1955

10

Ryan, Greg : 1983
Letter requesting prints of designs created by Ade

10

Sawicki, Marianne : 1979

10

da Silva, Elisa : 1949-1955
Personal correspondence.

10

Sisson, Elbert R. : 1946-1953
Correspondence regarding a request for Ade's "paintings" for a private household.

10

Sister Nora -- St. Mary's Junior College
Ideas for a memorial card for Sr. Cyril Clare. Also contains envelope of photos and postcards labeled "Soeur Dominique."

10

Skillin, Jane : 1977
Request for a copy of the stations of the cross

10

Sneesby, Theresa : 1987-1988
Correspondence on Lector workshops

10

St. Germain, Fernand : 1980
Communication with member of Congress

10

Stahley, Rev. Steven -- Baptismal Font : 1983
Letter requesting pictures of baptismal fountain. Also includes note from Sister Peter Claver

10

Stern, Karl : 1952
Personal correspondence.

10

Stevens, Ayers G. : 1944
Correspondence regarding basket-making. Article featuring Stevens and his baskets.

10

Stoeckle, Louis -- Catholic Bible College : 1985
Request to reproduce Bethune's work in newsletter

10

Stoughton, Sister Judith : 1967-1988
Copy of Sister Judith's correspondence to Sister Vera regarding her trip in Paris. Correspondence from Sister Judith regarding commencing a biography and taping Ade's oral memoirs. Also, newspaper with articles "Seneca Falls: Unlikely birthplace of women's movement," and "Women in the Hall of Fame."

10

Sullivan, Mark : 1953-1954
Personal correspondence.

10

Thomas, Brother John W. : 1943
Request to reproduce some designs from the Catholic Worker

10

Tobin, John L. : 1985
Comments and ideas on improving cartoon art created by the Northwind Studios International

10

Tripp, Barbara : 1997
Letters from Tripp and photographs of Bethune and Tripp.

10

Ursala, Sister Mary : 1945
Personal correspondence.

10

Van der Meer : 1961-1974
Correspondence with authors of Atlas of Early Christian World on subjects discussed in the Atlas.

10

Waldron, John : 1940
Correspondence regarding book plates.

10

Walsh, Elizabeth : 1937
Correspondence regarding print designs. There seems to be two individuals with last name of Walsh - Elizabeth and perhaps "Gene". Bethune simply labeled the folder "Walsh".

10

Wanenmacher, Francis : 1943
Correspondence regarding Bethune's "Stations of the Cross" illustrations loaned to the school by Dorothy Day.

10

Wanner, David : 1965-1966
Correspondence regarding paper on "Signs: Fabric of the Liturgy" as well as other matters regarding the Catholic Art Association convention.

10

Whitson, Rev. Robley Edw. : 1974-1986
Letter to Bethune explaining some Shaker religious views.

10

Wilken : 1939
Correspondence regarding request for book plates.

10

Williams, Doris : 1953-1970
Correspondence and photos from family that Ade was assisting financially.

11

Williams, Yvonne : 1943
Personal correspondence and correspondence regarding stained-glass.

11

Wilson, Jean G. : 2001

11

Wittman, Sister Carolyn : 1952-1953
Correspondence commissioning art pieces for the new St. Joseph's convent.

11

Woltjen, John : 1952
Correspondence requesting information on wood-carving.

11

Yeh Diaries (Reverend Joseph Whann) : 1973
Correspondence regarding Francis Yeh's diary that Bethune had passed onto Reverend Whann.

11

Zobel, Fernando : 1953-1954
Correspondence with artist Fernando Zobel. Includes autographed Sketchbooks.

11

Zurier, Rebecca : 1982
Correspondence enclosing student paper on "Easy Pictures for the Green Revolution; the Catholic Worker and its Illustrations." Includes biographical details on Bethune.

11

Series 4: Miscellaneous Correspondence

1914-2002
5 Boxes

Contents:
This series contains two types of correspondence. Included are letters, post cards, and greeting cards to and from multiple individuals. These materials are grouped by year, initial of correspondent, or topic. It also contains letters Ade Bethune exchanged with organizations or companies.

Organization:
Correspondence in this series is grouped into 4 subseries.

4.1 — Correspondence by Year
4.2 — Correspondence by Initial
4.3 — Other Correspondence
4.4 — Children's Drawings and Letters

Arrangement varies by subseries.

Language:
Most of this series is written in English, although parts of the Correspondence by Initial and Other Correspondence subseries are in French.

4.1 -- Correspondence by Year

1979-2000
1/2 box

Contents:
This subseries contains letters, post cards and greeting cards from the later years of Ade Bethune's life. Most items were sent to Bethune by others, although there is some correspondence sent by her.

Arrangement:
Materials in this subseries were primarily loose and unsorted at the time of Bethune's death. They have been separated by year and arranged chronologically.

Box

1979-1989 (Bulk, 1982-1989): 9 folders

11

1990-2000 : 9 folders

12

4.2 -- Correspondence by Initial

1938-1995
1/2 box

Contents:
This subseries groups single letters from multiple individuals.

Arrangement:
Organized alphabetically by initial of last name (if known) or first name

Box

A : 1940-1954

12

B : 1952-1984

12

C : 1944-1983

12

D : 1939-1953

12

E : 1939-1953

12

F : 1939-1954

12

G : 1938-1949

12

H : 1942-1956

12

I : 1954

12

J : 1951-1953

12

K : 1939-1954

12

L : 1939-1955

12

M : 1942-1986

12

N : 1943-1952

12

O : 1944-1971

13

P : 1955-1995

13

R : 1940-1965

13

S : 1938-1955

13

T : 1942-1955

13

V : 1953-1956

13

W : 1940-1953

13

4.3 -- Other Correspondence

1934-2001 (Bulk, 1950-1998)
2 1/2 boxes

Contents:
This subseries is a mixture of correspondence with multiple individuals, as well as correspondence with organizations.

Arrangement:
Organized alphabetically by file folder title

Box

Ade/Personal : 1957-1977
Miscellaneous correspondence; correspondence from family; copy of Last Will and Testament of "S.T. Terlinden"; rough sketches; 8x10 photo of Ade c. 1940; personal notes; mechanical drawing; children's drawings and theme papers; color photo negatives of what appears to be Ade's parents in flower garden.

13

Ade/Personal : 1965-1968
Miscelleous correspondence.

13

Bilingual Education -- Letters to Editors : 1979

13

Bills, Legislative -- Comprehensive Child and Family Service Bills : 1975

13

Burial : 1973

13

Certificates, Baptism, Marriage : 1954

13

Christmas Cards : 1998-2001

13

Christmas [Correspondence] : 1952-1953
Christmas letters and photographs from family and friends, some not dated over Christmas time.

13

College of St. Catherine : 1991-1997
Correspondence from various individuals from College of St. Catherine regarding personal matters or about management of Ade's collection.

13

Correspondence [Misc.] : 1936-1973
A few letters which remained unsorted from earlier years.

13

Correspondence [Misc. ] : 1985-1996 : 3 folders

13

Correspondence [Misc.] : 1992-1994

13

Correspondence [Misc.] : 1994-1996

13

Easter Rabbit : 1961
Letters from readers regarding Easter Rabbit article.

13

Foreign Mail : 1950-1970

13

Greeting Cards I : 1934-1949
Get-well and birthday greeting cards, formal invitations, postcards.

14

Greeting Cards II : 1983-1998 : 3 folders
Get-well and birthday greeting cards, formal invitations, postcards.

14

Jane Marie : 1966
Correspondence regarding a search for a ring maker. Ade's note: "A ring for Jane Marie."

14

Local Community : 1967-1986

14

Miscellaneous Letters : 1950-1957
Random letters, notes and cards.

14

New Visions Child Care Center : 1989-1990

9

Newport Electric Company : 1987

9

Newport This Week : 1986
Letters to the Editor

9

Old Books : 1964
Correspondence from Ade in search of book, Planning for Good Acoustics.

14

Parish Council -- St. Joseph : 1973-1978, 1982 : 2 folders

14

Personal Notecards to Ade II : 1967

PC 15

Providence Visitor : 1965-1976
Letters to editor of Providence Visitor.

10

Reader's Digest : 1988-1990

10

Safe Power, Rhode Islanders for : 1976

15

St. Ignatius High School : 1939
Letter and prayer

10

Sales Tax -- Mail Order Sales : 1989

15

Science News -- "Rock and Roll Bridge" : 1990

15

Songs : 1952
Correspondence regarding songs; includes religious songs and sheet music from the Philippines.

15

Undated letters : c. 1980s to 1990s

15

Wakarusa Public Library (Commercial Funeral -- Ernest Morgan) : 1974

15

4.4 -- Children's Drawings and Letters

1955-1960
1/2 box

Contents:
This subseries contains items given to Ade Bethune by children. The materials consists mainly of children's drawings and some children's writings.

Arrangement:
Organized alphabetically by file folder title.

Box

Children's Drawings : 1955-1959 : 2 folders

15

Children's Letters to Ade : 1960

15

Thomas Tew Drawings : undated
Child's drawings and handmade book to Ade.

15

Works of Art -- Children's : 1970
Two drawings done by children (one done by a young Tibetan monk). Also, letter in French from friend wishing Ade a Happy New Year.

15

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