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Walter F. Hyland, SJ papers

Collection JA-2007-001: Walter F. Hyland, SJ papers


  • Creation: 1914-1984, undated

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers related to the life and religious service of Walter F. Hyland, SJ. It includes correspondence from Hyland, primarily his annual Christmas letter; photographs; materials from his golden jubilee celebration as a Jesuit (1970) and as a Priest (1983); a printed copy of a letter he wrote to the Boston College class of 1922 on its fiftieth anniversary; other printed materials, including cards commemorating the celebration of Hyland's first mass and pamphlets on Jesuit missions and the Filipino Jesuit community; Hyland's death certificate; and clippings related to the liberation of the Philippines and Father Hyland's release from a Japanese internment camp.


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

Walter F. Hyland, SJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1901. He graduated from Boston English High School in 1918 and attended Boston College for two years before entering the Jesuit order in 1920. He was awarded a Bachelor's degree in 1925 and Master's degree in 1927 from Gonzaga University. Hyland taught in the Philippines before being ordained in Holland in 1933. He returned to the United States in 1934 to study and to teach at Catholic University in Washington, DC. In 1936, he returned to Manila to teach.

At the time of the fall of the Philippines in 1942, he was dean of the Jesuit Theology School in Manila. He was held in a Japanese internment camp from July 1944 to February 1945. After World War II he continued to teach in the Philippines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hyland died in Manila on May 1, 1984.


Society of Jesus. Woodstock Letters. Volume LXVII, Number 1, February 1, 1938.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



This collection documents the life and work of twentieth-century Jesuit Walter F. Hyland, SJ. It primarily concerns his teaching career in the Philippines and his internment in a Japanese camp during World War II. Materials includes correspondence, photographs, ephemera, printed materials, and clippings.




Gift of Al Hyland in 2007.


Walter F. Hyland, SJ Papers
1914-1984, undated
Amy Braitsch and Matthew Heitzman, July 2007; Rachael Young
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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