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Stanton, Edward S.



  • Existence: 1916 - 1983

Biographical Note

Stanton entered the Society of Jesus in 1935 and was ordained in 1948. In 1972 he earned his doctorate from the University of Ottawa. His dissertation thesis was on the philosophy and work of John La Farge, SJ, a Jesuit who devoted his life to working for racial justice. Stanton taught theology at Boston College and was the author of numerous articles.

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Edward S. Stanton, SJ papers


These papers cover the personal life and scholarly work of Edward S. Stanton, SJ (1916-1983), a faculty member in Boston College’s Theology Department. Much of the collection deals with Stanton’s relationship and scholarship relating to John La Farge, SJ (1880-1963), who was an advocate for interracial justice. Materials include Stanton's manuscripts, photographs, publications, retreat notes, speeches, and sermons, as well as some of La Farge’s writings.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research, except Series I, Subseries A: Personal correspondence, which is restricted until 2020.

Dates: 1923-1983