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English Catholic New Left - Jay Corrin correspondence

Collection MS-2012-012: English Catholic New Left - Jay Corrin correspondence


  • Creation: 2008 - 2012
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 2009 - 2009

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Boston University professor and author Jay Corrin and members of the English Catholic New Left, compiled by Corrin as research for his book Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II. Correspondence consists primarily of email but also of more traditional mail relating the authors' recollections of their involvement with the Catholic New Left and with the Catholic magazine Slant. Each file is accompanied by a short biography of the correspondent. Files also include Corrin's research materials and notes. Some correspondents sent Corrin copies of writings and copies of archival material in their possession, and these enclosures are maintained with the accompanying letters. Notable correspondents include Christopher Calnan, Terry Eagleton, Adrian Cunningham, Neil Middleton, Bernard Sharratt, and Martin Shaw.


Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Jay Corrin is a professor of social sciences at Boston University and studies religion and politics, focusing on Catholicism and its influence on political thought. He is the author of G. K. Chesteron and Hilaire Belloc: The Battle Against Modernity and was awarded the John Gilmary Shea prize for his book Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy.

The majority of the correspondents in this collection were associated with the left-wing Catholic magazine Slant, which was founded in Cambridge in 1964 and continued publication until 1970.


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Correspondence between Boston University professor Jay Corrin and members of the English Catholic New Left movement, conducted as research for Corrin's book Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II.


Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author.


Gift of Jay Corrin, December 2012.

English Catholic New Left - Jay Corrin Correspondence
2008-2012 (bulk 2009)
Adrienne Pruitt
January 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States