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William Ducey papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection MS-2003-041: William Ducey papers


  • 1928-1970

Scope and Contents

Composed mainly of Ducey's correspondence, much of which concerns personal matters and the liturgical movement. Also includes some photographs of abbeys in England, Ireland, Italy, and the United States, and four audio recordings of Ducey's addresses and radio broadcasts.


Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. The audio reels are not available for playback due to format impermanence and can not be reformatted by Burns Library at this time. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; when it becomes possible we will schedule reformatting.

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

William Ducey was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 3, 1897, to parents Michael Henry Ducey and Agnes E. McMullen. William Ducey was ordained to the priesthood in 1921, and professed in the Benedictine Order in 1929. As a Benedictine, he was affiliated with the St. Anselm’s Priory in Washington D.C. and Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. In 1937, he was elected to the advisory board of the American Catholic Historical Association. He later became active in the National Liturgical Conference, and edited and wrote several publications relating to the Liturgical Movement. Ducey died on September 11, 1970 at St. Benedict's Abbey outside Kenosha, Wisconsin.


.5 Linear Feet (1 container)

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Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.

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