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Guide to the St. Leo Shop and St. Leo League Records in the Ade Bethune Papers

Includes business records, correspondence, publications, writing and art related to Ade Bethune’s religious goods business, the St. Leo Shop, and to the St. Leo League organization.


Creator: Bethune, Ade, 1914-2002
Title: St. Leo Shop and St. Leo League Records, Ade Bethune Papers Dates: 1938-1985 (Bulk, 1957-1983)
Quantity: 22.5 Linear feet (54 boxes)

Language: English
Repository: Ade Bethune Collection, St. Catherine University Library

Preferred Citation: [Series], St. Leo Shop and St. Leo League Records. Ade Bethune Collection, St. Catherine University Library, St. Paul, MN 55105.


About Ade Bethune

Ade Bethune was born in Brussels, Belgium on January 12, 1914. In 1928 her family immigrated to the United States, settling in New York. It was there that the young Bethune met Dorothy Day in 1934 and became involved with the Catholic Worker movement, a relationship that was to have a profound effect on her development as an artist. She produced a great deal of original art for the Catholic Worker, and many of her designs were reproduced as thank-you cards or Christmas cards for Catholic Worker readers. The demand for these cards led Bethune to set up an independent mail-order business, which led in turn to the formation of the St. Leo Shop as an outlet for distributing her work as well as other high-quality religious artwork and goods.

Bethune was heavily involved in the day to day operation of the shop, even as she simultaneously carried out many other substantial projects and artistic commissions throughout her life. The business was originally located in her house but eventually expanded in the 1950s to include a number of employees and the importation of goods from around the world; in 1964 it moved to its own location across the street from Bethune's home. At its height, the shop sold a wide variety of goods including: cards for religious occasions, icons, calendars, embroidery kits, metalwork, lace and holiday items. It also carried a variety of liturgical publications and became the main North American outlet for Maria Montessori’s books on education. Bethune published a yearly catalog that from 1957 onwards became the St. Leo Bulletin, a publication that included articles by her and other writers on sacred and liturgical arts.

Ade Bethune’s vision of artistic integrity and simplicity was the guiding principle of the St. Leo Shop. More than just a retail enterprise, the shop served as an outlet for her many ideas on Catholicism, iconography, and religious art and design. These ideas found further fruition in the formation of the St. Leo League in 1961. Originally conceived to celebrate the anniversary of the death of St. Leo, the group met once a month to discuss issues in liturgical art and to publish Sacred Signs, a quarterly publication on liturgical arts. The sporadic publication of Sacred Signs ceased in the early 1980s, about the same time that Bethune closed the St. Leo Shop and began to distribute her work through other outlets, including Terra Sancta Guild in Pennsylvania and Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota.

Ade Bethune died in Newport, RI, on May 1, 2002.


Contents

The St. Leo Collection contains information about the St. Leo Shop (SLS) and the St. Leo League (SLL).

The St. Leo Shop Records include business and administrative records, customer and vendor correspondence, catalogs, publicity materials, production materials and copies of the St. Leo Catalog and St. Leo Bulletin, original art, materials on Montessori education and all other publications or items produced for or sold in the St. Leo Shop. Materials span the years between 1938 and 1985, and the bulk of the collection is from 1957- 1983.

The St. Leo League collection includes administrative records and information regarding meetings and memberships, correspondence, information related to the publications Sacred Signs and The Icon, and instructions for funerals. Materials span the years between 1961 and 1982/3.


Organization

The collection is divided into two parts, St. Leo Shop and St. Leo League. The St. Leo Shop Records are grouped into 5 series, while the St. Leo League materials are in 3 series. Arrangement varies by series.

St. Leo Shop

  1. Series 1: Art
  2. Series 2: Writing
  3. Series 3: Correspondence
3.1 — Vendors
3.2 — Customers
  1. Series 4: Business
4.1 — Accounts
4.2 — Employees
4.3 — Correspondence
  1. Series 5: Publications

St. Leo League

  1. Series 6: Operations
  2. Series 7: Funerals
  3. Series 8: Sacred Signs

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

Acquisition

Ade Bethune donated her 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 during fall semester 2006, and the finding aid written by Amanda Eggers, MLIS graduate assistant, in Nov.-Dec. 2006 and May 2007.


Selected Search Term

Corporate Name(s)

  • St. Leo League.
  • St. Leo Shop (Newport, R.I.).

Subject(s)

  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Montessori method of education

Title(s)

  • Sacred signs
  • Saint Leo bulletin
  • St. Leo catalog

Detailed Description

St. Leo Shop


1938-1985 (Bulk, 1957-1983)
43 boxes

Series 1: Art


3 boxes

Contents:

This series contains artwork, primarily cards, that were produced by Ade Bethune and sold in the St. Leo Shop. It also includes surrounding documentation regarding the production and sale of cards and other works.

Arrangement:

These folders are ordered alphabetically.

Box

Card designs

Memorial, death, anniversary, Easter, Christmas

1

Cards -- Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation

1

Cards -- Baptism

Includes background material

1

Cards -- Christmas : 3 folders

1

Cards -- Easter

1

Cards -- Mass Intention

2

Cards -- Ordination and invitations : 2 folders

2

Cards -- Weddings

2

Cards -- Miscellaneous

2

Cards

Original sketches

2

Cards -- Saints

2

Cotton, Barton

Examples of cards by Bethune and information about pricing

2

Invitations -- Remembrance cards, etc. : 2 folders

Examples, background, pricing

3

Marriage invitations, etc.

Examples, background information

3

McCall's transfer patterns

3

Ordination

Background information, pricing

3

Series 2: Writing


1 1/2 boxes

Contents:

This series consists of items that were written or compiled by Ade Bethune for sale in the St. Leo Shop. In addition to pamphlets and booklets, it also contains patterns and instructions for items that customers could make themselves—such as banners illustrating religious themes or stories, crib sets, or Advent items.

Arrangement:

These folders are ordered alphabetically.

Box

Advent calendar -- Jesus is Coming booklet : 1983

4

Advent calendar

Sketches

4

Advent wheel calendar : 1962-1964

4

Advent wreath

Instructions

4

Alphabets for banner patterns

4

Banner patterns -- Assorted

4

Banner patterns -- Set : 2 folders

4

Baptismal robe

Instructions

4

Crib set patterns

4

Crib sets

4

Embroidery kits

Instructions

4

Lectionary cover : 1979

Instructions

4

Patterns and calendar, misc.

4

Plaques -- List

4

Plaques -- text

4

Sick room pamphlets

4

St. Nicholas

4

St. Nicholas celebration kit

4

St. Nicholas puppet kit

An additional large envelope containing puppet kit materials and information is available.

4

Teaching the Child to Write

Pamphlet by Ade Bethune

4

"Sacred Images: Their Meanings and Traditions: A Short Course by Ade Bethune" : 1978 : 3 folders

5

Series 3: Correspondence


20 1/2 boxes

Organization:

The correspondence in this series is divided into 2 groups.

  1. 3.1 -- Vendors
  2. 3.2 -- Customers

3.1 -- Vendors


15 1/2 boxes

Contents:

This subseries contains correspondence with vendors and others providing items for sale in the St. Leo Shop, as well as vendor catalogs, material samples, and invoices for items purchased by the shop. Especially of note are correspondence regarding various Madonna statues (2 boxes) and related to Bethune's interest in, and importation of, books written by Maria Montessori and other materials related to the Montessori Method (3 boxes).

Arrangement:

These folders are ordered alphabetically, by correspondent or subject, as labeled by Bethune.

Box

Abbey Press : 2 folders

Vendor of cards, plaques, and other religious goods

5

Alba House

Bookseller

5

American Bible Society

Vendor of bibles and other religious books

5

Appleton Brothers

Vendor of embroidery yarn and wool

5

Attwater, Donald : 6 folders

Copies of Attwater's book, A List of Books in English about the Eastern Churches, and related materials, including: background information, manuscripts, correspondence, and book reviews

6

Alva Museum Replicas

Vendor of sculptures replicating museum items

6

Ave Maria Press

7

Bendix

Vendor of cookie molds

7

Berliner and McGinnis

Vendor of Advent wreaths, cards, plaques, etc

7

Blanchard, Polly. Women's Education and Industrial Union. Re: Icons

7

Blessing

Vendor of "springerle forms St. Nicholas"

7

Boston Book & Art Shop

7

Bruce Publishing Company

7

Brassware

Various vendors

7

Bronzework

Various vendors

7

Buerger, Fritz

Vendor/importer of wood engravings

7

Buzton and Bercker

Vendor of icons, statues, candles, crucifixes, etc.

7

Candleholders and Pewter : 3 folders

Various vendors

8

Carbonel -- Santons

Vendor of small religious statues of people and buildings

8

Carter Rice

Paper company

8

Catalogs

Miscellaneous religious card catalogs

9

Catholic Truth Society

9

Celo Press

9

Chathaparampil

Vendor of ivory carvings

9

Chevetogne Bronzes -- Greenbrier

9

China Handicraft Company, Ltd.

Vendor of religious paintings on silk

9

Chinese pictures

Correspondence regarding paintings

9

Christmas card requests

Miscellaneous regarding printing of Christmas cards

9

Christmas in Newport

Brief correspondence regarding participation in Christmas Fair

9

Cinquantenaire

Vendor of religious statues

9

Cioni : 2 folders

Vendor of religious statues; includes shipments and bills

9

Cookie molds

Miscellaneous correspondence

9

Conception Abbey

Vendor of religious cards, stationary, metalwork, etc.

9

Creative Discs

Vendor of crosses and doves

9

Daughters of St. Paul

Book vendor

9

Designs for Christian Living : 1950-1953

This religious supply store in Kansas City sold Ade Bethune's cards and other items during the time that the St. Leo Shop was defunct.

Correspondence

10

Doubleday Books

10

Dover Books : 2 folders

10

Dragatsi

Vendor of candlesticks and other religious metalwork

10

Dubrow & Hearne

Vendor of sewing needles

10

D.M.C.

Vendor of needlework accessories

10

Ettal -- Cards

Vendor of religious cards that are reproductions of paintings

10

Ettal -- Christmas cards : 1964

11

Exportadores de Michoacan : 1982-1983

Importer of Mexican nativity sets

11

Faber & Faber publishers : 1963-1979

11

Figueras : 1961-1963

Vendor of lace mantillas; contains lace samples

11

Fordham, book vendor : 1973-1974

11

Fortress Press : 1981-1984

Vendor of books, vestments, otherreligious items

11

Freight : 1963-1977

Miscellaneous shipping information

11

French religious imports : 1965-1980

11

Futrell -- the Normalized Child : 1972-1983

Correspondence with Aquinas School regarding montessori book

11

Glass, various vendors : 1968-1969

11

Gerry Designs, Inc.

Vendor of baby carriers

11

Goten : 1960-1975 : 3 folders

Correspndence with Japanese weavers' guild; samples

11

Grailville

Vendor of cards, statues, wall hangings, etc.

12

Hamilton Adams imports : 1966-1980

12

Helbriegel, Rev. Monsgr. Martin: Pio Decimo Press : 1978 : 2 folders

Correspondence regarding reprinting book by Bethune

12

Helicon Press

Vendor of religious books and art

12

Herder Book Center : 2 folders

Vendor of foreign language bibles and missals

12

Historic Museum Reproductions

Signs about historic reproductions for Newport

12

Holy Cards

Various vendors and samples

12

Icons, etc. : 2 folders

Byzantine and Russian; various vendors

12

India -- catalogs, etc. : 1967

Various brassware vendors

12

Iqbal & Co., India : 1967

Vendor of brassware

12

Istituto Fotocromo Italiano

Catalog of photographs

12

Japan Publications Trading Co. : 1969-1973

Vendor of books, origami sets, etc.

13

Kalakshetra Theosophical Press Account. : 1962-1963 : 2 folders

13

Kentrikon : 1960

Vendor of wedding and baptismal gifts, etc.

13

Koeneman, Renard : 1960

Wedding rings

13

Kunst-Adelt : 1958

Vendor of Christmas cards

13

Lanoo : 1961

13

Lauri Entriprises -- Puzzles : 1974-1984 : 2 folders

Vendor of rubber puzzles

13

Laxa family : 1988

Vendor of St. Nicholas cookie molds

13

Linen samples : 1956-1972

Various vendors

13

Little Art Shop -- medals : 1960

Vendor of medals, candles, cards, etc.

13

Liturgical Press : 1953-1957

Christmas card designs

13

Liturgy workshop : June 25-28, 1973

Correspondence; list of items sold at workshop

13

Madonna Garden Statues : 1960-1961

Correspondence

14

Madonna Fans

14

Madonnas -- miscellaneous correspondence : 1956-1964 : 2 folders

14

Madonna statues -- ivory Madonnas

14

Madonna statues -- Our Lady of Groeninghe

14

Madonna statues -- Our Lady of Hal (?)

14

Madonna statues -- Our Lady of Monserrat

14

Madonna statues -- Our Lady of Paris

14

Madonna statues -- St. Fiacre

14

Madonna statues -- Sedes Sapientiae of Louvain

14

Madonna statues -- White Virgin of Toledo

14

Madonna statues -- Triptichs

14

Madonna statues -- Miscellaneous : 1958-1970

14

Madonna -- Our Lady of Africa : 1961

14

Madonna -- Our Lady of Czestochowa : 1982

14

Madonna -- Our Lady of Perpetual Help

14

Madonna -- tags for St. Leo Shop

14

Mantillas -- general : 2 folders

Various vendors

15

McBratney : 2 folders

Correspondence; samples of linen

15

Medals : 2 folders

Various vendors

15

Miscellaneous correspondence and catalogs : 2 folders

15

Montessori -- American Montessori Society : 1960-1964

16

Montessori -- American Montessori Society : 1970-1971

16

Montessori apparatus : 1961-1967

Toys, learning tools, etc.

16

Montessori -- Association Montessori Internationale

16

"Montessori as Religious Teacher"

Copy of article written by Bethune for Sacred Signs.

16

Montessori -- Bentley, Robert

Copies of article

16

Montessori booklist

16

Montessori bulletins : 1970-1980

16

Montessori correspondence course

Training materials

16

Montessori correspondence

General correspondence, pamphlets, etc.

17

Montessori -- Dijkstra, R. : 1994

Inquiry regarding Montessori books

17

Montessori exhibits : 1980-1982

17

Montessori -- Fides Publishers : 1967

Vendor for Montessori publications

17

Montessori -- Fleege, V.: Midwest Montessori : 1975-1980

Vendor for Montessori materials

17

Montessori -- Gitter, Mrs. R. : 1965-1966

Author of Montessori books

17

Montessori literature

17

Montessori materials : 1970

Toys, learning tools, price lists

17

Montessori miscellaneous : 1962-1966

General correspondence, pamphlets, etc.; also laminated copies of (non-Montessori) cards by Bethune

17

Montessori Books: Bob Rambusch : 1974

17

Montessori Books : 1984

17

Montessori -- Mother Isabel : 1966-1972

Correspondence and original drawings of babies in pencil, ink and paint (not by Bethune?)

18

Montessori -- Nienhuis, Montessori shipments : 1972, 1984 : 2 folders

Book vendor

18

Montessori publications

18

Montessori -- Russo, John : 1985-1986

Inquiry regarding Montessori books

18

Montessori -- Standing, E.M. : 1963-1964

Correspondence regarding translation of Montessori article; photograph of children

18

Montessori training courses : c. 1972

18

Moore, Francis : 1959-1962

Vendor of pens and pencils

18

Motoi, Oi

Vendor of books, cards, art

18

Newspapers -- Our Lady of America

Copies of Providence, RI newspaper regarding icon

18

Nieto : 1960-1970

Vendor of mantillas

18

Nobel : 1954-1961 : 2 folders

Religious goods store in Louvain

19

Northease Liturgical Day of Prayer : 1973-1975

Correspondence regarding selling work from shop

19

Nouvelles Images : 1962

Vendor of religious images

19

Nova : 1965

Vendor of small household appliances

19

Old Mexico Shop : 1964-1965

Vendor of candlesticks

19

Payton, Bernard (Our Lady of World Peace) : 1974

Correspondence regarding statue

19

Pax Press : 1954-1955 : 2 folders

Publisher of prayer cards; includes booklets with Bethune's cards and explanatory note by Bethune, dated 1984

19

"Pending Their Move"

Miscellaneous correspondence

19

Price & Price : 1962

Vendor of perforating machines; examples

19

Publishers : 1977

Various vendors

19

Puzzles and puppets

Photographs of examples

19

Reed & Barton : 1989

Vendor of objects in silver

19

Riffeser : 1960-1965 : 2 folders

Vendor of religious statues and sculptures

19

Roldan : 1961-1963

Vendor of candlesticks and other metal items

19

St. Leo Shop : 1984

Miscellaneous inventory lists, Terra Sancta catalog

19

Saint Leo Shop : 1964-1972

Miscellaneous correspondence, some Montessori

19

Saint Leo Shop, League : 1949-1964

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1949 account record book, 1953 map calendar, etc.

19

Saint Leo Shop, miscellansous : 1960

Itinerary, handwritten list of publications and prices, booklet: Congress on Evolving Worship

20

Saint Leo Shop, receipts : 1976-1981 : 2 folders

20

Sacred Design

Vendor of cards and prints

20

Santons : 1972-1973, 1984 : 2 folders

Vendor of small religious statues of people and buildings

20

Spain : 1961

Various vendors; map of Barcelona

20

Stratman, Barbara : 1983

Silk screenings

20

Verlag Ars Sacra (Josef Muller) : 1978-1983

Vendor of Advent calendars

20

Vives, R. : 1957-1968

Vendor of mantillas

20

Vladimir icon : 1961

Information, publications

20

Will & Baumer -- Also Lux : 1959

Vendors of candles and candlesticks

20

Woodcarving (Munchener-Kunstler) : 1966

Various vendors

20

Woodcarving (Bendix-Riffeser) : 1957-1962

Various catalogs of woodcarving

20

Worship

Correspondence with Worship magazine

20

3.2 -- Customers


5 boxes

Contents:

The first 2 boxes in this subseries contain correspondence with customers and potential customers of the St. Leo Shop. The remaining 3 boxes consist of requests for samples and orders from the years 1935-1949.

Arrangement:

Files in the first 2 boxes are ordered alphabetically; the remaining 3 boxes are chronological.

Box

Bailey, Daniel : 1986

Re titles for his bookstore

21

Beodts, Jean : 1952-1963

Re Sedes Sapientiae

21

Callahan, Mrs. Bill : 1985

Saint plaques

21

Cantwell, Daniel : 1938-1939

Re ordering cards

21

Clark, Michael : 1987

Request for catalog of icons

21

Custom orders : 1958-1960

Orders for crucifixes; original pen sketch

21

Deegan, Pamela : 1985

Request for catalog (St. Leo/Terra Sancta)

21

Delaney, Rev. Michael, CSC (Holy Cross Fathers) : 1987

Re ordination cards

21

Desroches, Robert P. : 1986

Writer inspired by St. Leo Shop

21

Edmundite Mission House (Strickland) : 1976

Re order for cards

21

Fletcher, Rev. William : 1975

Misunderstanding re sample merchandise

21

Foley, Dan (Wenham Museum) : 1961-1966

Order for Christmas items; exhibit brochure

21

Ford, Karen : 1983-1984

Re banner patterns

21

Foms and form letter : 1957-1962

Examples, misc. correspondence

21

French sisters : 1952

Nuns who strung rosaries for St. Leo Shop

21

Goode, Leonard : 1940

Order for ordination cards

21

Guffey, Rev. Fr. Leo : 1985

Request for prints

21

Guilliams, Shirley : 1987

Request for tapestry patterns

21

Hisson, Mrs. J.B. : 1963

Re planning of Advent House

21

Kalim, Barbara : 1984

Request for merchandise

21

Lazarus, David : 1984-1985

Re selling pictures

21

Le May, Henry : 1941

Order for cards

21

Link, Rev. Fred : 1985

Praise for Bethune's work and shop

21

Liturgical Press (John Dwyer) : 1975

Re patron saints banners

21

Maestrini, Father : 1953-1954

Order for cards, samples

21

Marywood Studios : 1972

Request for merchandise information

21

McHugh, Andrew : 1942

Re ordination booklets

21

McLaughlin & O'Reilly : 1944-1945

Re sketches for Christmas cards

21

McPhillips, Thomas : 1942

Re Stations of the Cross, St. Paul Seminary

21

Miscellaneous correspondence : 1944-1974

21

Moore, Cornelius : 1965-1969

Re Christmas cards

21

Moreau, D.G. : 1953

Re pamphlets, personal

21

Murray, Mrs. Martin : 1985

Re medals

21

Natalizia, Fr. Louis : 1981

Re Evangelist banners

21

New Ulm, Minnesota : 1977

Diocese, re Bethune's saints

21

Nelson, Gertrud : 1974

Re sketches, Christmas cards

22

O'Neill, Linda : 1985

Re print of Christ and children

22

Paulson, Carl : 1969-1971

Re medallions; some negatives

22

Pontes, Crimelda ("Crimmie") : 1954-1956

Re plaques and altar cards

22

Purcell, Marie : 1986

Re closing of shop

22

Purpus, Mrs. J. : 1986

Request for merchandise

22

Ricci, Mike (St. John's University) : 1976

Re pewter samples

22

Saint Leo Shop -- books : 1992-1999

Requests for books after shop closed

22

Saints : 1978

Letter re cards

22

Schremmer, Harold : 1959-1963

Re silver candle holders

22

Seminarian inquires : 1960-1963 : 2 folders

Ordination cards

22

Sherman Oaks, CA (Brothers of Holy Cross) : 1980

Re banner

22

Sister Mary James O.P. : 1944-1948 : 2 folders

Re cards, calendars, bookplates; includes samples

22

Sister Paul Marie : 1983

Re Westbrook cards

22

Stanton, Rev. Edward : 1961

Re Mother of Vladimir icon

22

Marian Library -- Madonna proofs : 1961

Re cards by Bethune; many samples

22

Stokes, John : 1955-1969 : 2 folders

Re Seat of Wisdom

22

Szal, Rev. George : 1975

Request for merchandise

22

Thompson, Christine : 1984

Re Bethune's work

22

Thorne, Daniel : 1973

Re repair of object

22

Toenjes, B.H. : 1948

Re painting by Bethune

22

Vases : 1969

Re samples

22

Vigneron, Rev Allen : 1976

Re reproduction of banners

22

Watts, Peter

Correspondence with English sculptor re his and Bethune's work; pencil sketch of Virgin and Child by Watts

22

Samples -- Christmas cards : 1935

23

Orders : 1935

23

Samples : 1936

23

Orders -- Ordination cards : 1936

23

Orders -- Miscellaneous : 1936

Payments, complaints, etc.

23

Orders: #1-171 : 1936

Letters from people ordering Christmas cards

23

Samples : 1937

23

Samples (SX37 -- sent) : 1937

23

Orders: #179-231 : 1937

23

Orders: #239-470 : 1937

24

Samples (SX38) : 1938

Chalice, ordination, etc.

24

Samples sent free : 1930-1940

24

Orders: #1-200 : 1949 : 2 folders

24

Orders: #201-726 : 1949 : 6 folders

25

Series 4: Business


15 boxes

Organization:

The St. Leo Shop business files are divided into three groups.

  1. 4.1 -- Accounts
  2. 4.2 -- Employees
  3. 4.3 -- Correspondence

4.1 -- Accounts


1936-1986 (Bulk, 1938-1964)
9 1/2 boxes

Contents:

This subseries contains records of sales, banking and tax materials, and other records related to the financial operations of the St. Leo Shop.

Arrangement:

Files are ordered roughly chronologically.

Box

Accounts : 1938-1943

25-30

Orders sent : 1936-1939

Record of number of cards ordered and payments

31

Orders sent : 1939-1942

31

Orders sent -- Sample sets : 1941

31

Orders sent : 1943

31

Cards : 1944-1957 : 2 binders

Record of sales, out of print

31

Cards : 1944-1957

Record of sales, out of print

32

Cards -- Christmas : 1944-1959

record of sales

32

Cards -- Greeting : 1947-1964

Record of sales

32

Printer orders : 1955-1959

32

Account books : 1955-1957

33

Cards -- Christmas : 1956-1964

33

Cards -- Easter, Mass : 1956-1963

33

Books, other supplies : 1956-1964

33

Sales tax : 1960-1965

34

Tax : 1960

34

Daily receipts : 1962-1983

34

Midland Bank Limited : 1962-1983

34

Societe General : 1962-1981

34

Price policies

34

Loans to St. Leo Shop : 1973-1978

Loans made by Bethune

34

Cash slips : 1977

34

Accounts, miscelaneous : 1978-1983

35

St. Leo Shop -- Misc. invoices and accounts : 1978-1986

35

St. Leo account : 1985

35

Royalties : 1986

35

Printers orders : 1983-1986

35

4.2 -- Employees


1953-1985 (Bulk, 1957-1985)
2 1/2 boxes

Contents:

This subseries contains records of St. Leo Shop employees, as well as materials related to the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security, etc.

Arrangement:

Ordered alphabetically

Box

Concannon, Catherine : 1979

Shop employee

35

Employees : 1957 : 10 folders

35

Employees : 1970-1985 : 16 folders

36

Employment Security, Dept. of : 1964-1966

37

Federal Unemployment tax return : 1973-1985

37

Internal Revenue Service : 1975-1976

37

O'Laughlin, Gertrude : 1965

Letter from Bethune to Social Security office

37

Social Security, etc. : 1971-1972

37

Social Security files : 1953-1959

37

4.3 -- Correspondence


1944-1988 (Bulk, 1956-1977)
3 boxes

Contents:

This subseries contains correspondence related to operation of the St. Leo Shop. Some of the topics covered include: publicity and advertising; companies and processes used in the production and/or finishing of items sold; customs information for importing goods; and shipping information.

Arrangement:

Ordered alphabetically

Box

Advertising : 1956-1975

38

Amity Publishing House -- Richard Payne : 1986

38

Art Screen process : 1965-1966

38

Bills, etc. : 1983-1986

38

Book lists

38

Boxes (SLS) : 1959-1985

38

Brokers : 1962-1983

38

Charismatic conference : 1981

38

Custom Bond : 1981

38

Custom forms -- consumption entries : 1965-1983

38

Daughters of St. Paul, Boston : 1988

38

Estimates on jobs : 1960-1977

38

Financiera y Fiduciaria de Chihuahua : 1962

38

Greece

38

Ignatius Press -- Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J. : 1986

38

Jambon, Marianne -- Antos Liturgical Studio : 1980

38

Labels -- Penny : 1956-1964

38

Leo plaques, advertising : 1964

38

Macomber, Frank Gair -- insurance : 1958

38

McMenamy, Mignon : 1961-1974

38

Miscellaneous SLS : 1961-1966

39

Niagara Apress : 1964

39

Pijuan : 1957-1979 : 3 folders

Accounts and shipment records

39

Plastic laminating : 1958-1965

39

Post office information : 1658-1966

39

Pyraglass -- correspondence : 1957

39

Pyrocon

39

Publicity -- Advent Wheel, Immanuel Pattern : 1983

40

Publicity -- Jubilee ads : 1961-1963

40

Publicity -- SLS : 1958-1962

40

Publicity -- SLS Bulletin, news items : 1971

40

Publicity -- SLS Calendar : 1957-1966

40

Publishers for card designs : 1986

40

Railway Express -- International Division : 1958-1969

40

Salmon, J. Ltd -- Heraldic postcards : 1975-1976

40

Shipments --foreign : 1957

40

Shipping and trading, general : 1962

40

Spaulding Moss, estimates : 1948-1969

40

U.S. Tax and Law : 1944-1951

40

Series 5: Publications


3 boxes

Contents:

This series consists primarily of copies of the St. Leo Shop catalog and St. Leo Bulletin. It also contains mockups, negatives, and other pre-print materials related to production of the St. Leo Bulletin.

Arrangement:

Ordered roughly chronologically

Box

SLS catalog, misc. : 1956-1958

41

Catalogs -- card order forms : 1944-1946

41

SLS catalog, misc. : 1946-1952

41

SLS catalogs -- copies : 1956-1959

41

SLS catalog, misc. : 1958-1962

41

St. Leo Bulletins #32-82 : 1945-1982

41

St. Leo Bulletin, set (complete) : 1959-1982

42

St. Leo Bulletin, Lent -- 1 : 1959-1962

42

St. Leo Bulletin, Pentecost -- 2 : 1960-1962

42

St. Leo Bulletin, Fall -- 3 : 1959-1964

42

St. Leo Bulletin, Christmas -- 4 : 1960

42

St. Leo Bulletins, etc. : 1961-1963

42

St. Leo Bulletin, misc. Various issues : 1960-1981

42

St. Leo Bulletin #35 : 1962

42

St. Leo Bulletin, dummy : 1964-1966

42

St. Leo Bulletin, promotion

42

St. Leo Bulletin articles, permission to use : 1972-1973

42

Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Re reproductions : 1973

42

St. Leo Bulletin, membership ideas : 1977

42

Negatives used in Bulletin

Box of negative in envelopes, alphabetize according to subject: Advent Calendar, Advent Wreath, Banners, etc.

43

St. Leo League


1961-1983
11 boxes

Series 6: Operations


1 box

Contents:

This series contains materials regarding the formation and administration of the St. Leo League, including membership information and records of monthly meetings.

Arrangement:

Ordered chronologically

Box

St. Leo League formation : 1961

44

St. Leo League records : 1964-1978 : 2 folders

44

Dept. of Commerce : 1972-1983

44

SLL, Dunn and Bradstreet : 1979

44

St. Leo League records : 1979-1985

44

Stubbs, Rev. Charles : 1984

44

Walsh, Blanche M. : 1987

44

Series 7: Funerals


2 boxes

Contents:

This series contains items that were produced or collected by the St. Leo League regarding arrangements for simple funerals and burial.

Arrangement:

Ordered chronologically

Box

Coffins : 1961-1963

45

Funeral Information : 1965-1973

45

Funerals, misc. : 1965-1970

45

Directions for My Funeral : 1966

45

Funerals, facts about : 1968-1972

45

Memorial Society of Massachusetts : 1968

46

Burial : 1972

46

Butler Bradley Seminars : 1972

46

Coffins : 1972-1982

46

St. Leo League "Fan Mail" : 1973

Correspondence regarding "A Manual for Simple Burial"

46

Funeral Directions -- letters pertaining to : 1977-1978

46

Coffins -- correspondence : 1984

46

Coffins -- Ade : 1996

46

Funerals, misc. : 1987-1991

46

Series 8: Sacred Signs


8 boxes

Contents:

This series pertains to the St. Leo League's quarterly publication Sacred Signs. Included are issues of the journal; correspondence with writers; subscription information; materials related to production of the journal, including photographs, camera copy, and correspondence with a large number of museums.

Box

Subscription : 1962

47

Museum correspondence : 1962-1963

47

Holy Cross issue : c. 1961-1963

47

Sacred Signs misc. : 1963

47

Sacred Signs photographs : 1963

47

Weier, Sister mary : 1976

47

Copies of Sacred Signs : 1980-1982

47

Correspondence : 1981

47

Biographies : 1982

47

Benzinger, Bernard : 1980-1981

47

Braziller, George, Inc. : 1981

47

Catalogs -- museums

47

Correspondence -- C : 1980-1982

47

Clayton, Ewan : 1980

47

Confer, Bernard O.P. : 1980-1981

47

Correspondence -- D : 1980-1982

47

Directory, Standard Periodical : 1980

47

Exchange Subscriptions : c. 1980-1982

47

Correspondence -- E : 1980-1981

47

Freburger, William / Celebration : 1981-1982

47

Correspondence -- F : 1980-1981

47

Correspondence -- G : 1980-1981

47

Alter, Joe

47

The Greenblade (Sam Mackintosh) : January 1980

48

Correspondence -- H : 1981

48

Interconnections

48

Correspondence -- I : 1980-1982

48

Correspondence -- J : 1981-1982

48

Correspondence -- K : 1980

48

Correspondence -- L : 1980-1981

48

Mackintosh, Sam -- correspondence : 1980-1981

48

Correspondence -- M : 1981

48

Marx, Michael O.S.B. (worship) : 1982

48

Melone, Mark : 3 folders

Contains: Blessing of an Iconographer; Eucharist, Distribution and Receptions; and on Images

48

Modern Liturgy re Sacred Signs and Icon -- Bill Burns : 1982

48

Museum correspondence : 1963; 1980-1982

48

Museums -- Albany Institute of History and Art : 1982-1983

48

Museums -- Art Institute of Chicago : 1980-1981

48

Museums -- Bostom Museum of Arts : 1980-1981

48

Museums -- British Museum : 1980-1981

48

Museums -- Brown University Collection: John Carter Brown Library; John Hay Library (Harris Collection) : 1982

48

Museums -- Freer Gallery of Art : 1981-1982

48

Museums -- Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks) : 1981-1982

48

Museums -- Metropolitan Museum : 1980-1981

48

Museums -- National Gallery of Art : 1980-1981

48

Museums -- Office of Public Works -- National park and Monumnet Branch, Dublin, Ireland : 1981

48

Museums -- Pierpont Morgan Library : 1981

48

Museums -- Rhode Island School of Design : 1980-1982

48

Museums -- Walters Art Gallery : 1980-1982

48

Museums -- Yale University Museum : 1964

48

Correspondence -- N

48

Correspondence -- P : 1981-1982

48

Publicity : c. 1980

48

Correspondence -- R : 1981

48

Sacred Signs Flyer ("Help") : August 23, 1982

48

Correspondence -- S : 1981-1982

48

Simons, Rev. Thomas -- Modern Liturgy : 1982

48

Sacred Signs "Fan Mail" : 1982

48

Correspondence -- T : 1980-1982

48

Correspondence -- Z : 1982

48

Initials

49

Titles

49

Sacred Signs -- Articles by Ade Bethune : 1981-1982

49

Sacred Signs -- Circulation : 1980-1982

49

Sacred Signs -- Editorial : 1980-1982

49

Sacred Signs -- Financial assistance : 1982-1986

49

Sacred Signs flyer -- original : 1982

49

Sacred Signs mailings : 1980-1982

49

Sacred Signs (misc.) : 1981-1986 : 2 folders

49

Sacred Signs -- Renewals : 1981-1982

49

Sacred Signs -- set : 1961-1982 : 2 folders

50

Sacred Signs 001 - 200 : 1981-1982 : 2 folders

51

Sacred Signs 201 - 400 : 1981-1982 : 2 folders

51
Box Box

Sacred Signs 401 - 600 : 1981-1982 : 2 folders

51 52
Box

Sacred Signs 601 - ; and accounts : 1981-1982 : 2 folders

52

Sacred Signs -- rough

52

Sacred Signs -- Subscription services : 1983

52

Bolton Sullivan Fund : 1987

52

Gaylord, Catherine Manley (Foundation) : 1987

52

Sacred Signs Membership

Box of index cards, each with the name of a Sacred Signs subscriber. Handwritten on box “Sacred Signs” Membership-Subscribers, for Sister Judith.

53

Sacred Signs -- Photographs

54

Sacred Signs 4 -- 1: Michaelmas, camera copy : 1980

54

Sacred Signs 4 -- 2: Christmas, camera copy : 1980 : 2 folders

54

Sacred Signs 4 -- 3: Lent-Easter, camera copy : 1981

54

Sacred Signs 4 -- 4: Pentecost, camera copy : 1981

54

Sacred Signs 5 -- 1: Matrimony--Michaelmas, camera copy : 1981

54

Sacred Signs 5 -- 2: Christmas, camera copy : 1981

54

Sacred Signs 5 -- 3: Lent-Easter, camera copy : 1982

54

Sacred Signs 5 -- 4: Pentecost, camera copy : 1982

54

The Icon : 1982

54

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