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Boston College collection of Jones I. J. Corrigan, SJ

Collection BC-2005-105: Boston College collection of Jones I. J. Corrigan, SJ


  • Creation: 1920-circa 1937

Scope and Contents

Consists of a typescript of a radio address by Corrigan attacking sexual freedom and the breakdown of morality in national life. The collection also includes a biographical sketch of Corrigan as well as flyers advertising a Corrigan lecture and the establishment of the Corrigan Chair of Economics at Boston College.


Language of Materials

In English.

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

Jones Irwin Joseph Corrigan was born on December 30, 1878 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Thomas and Mary Irwin Corrigan. He studied at Boston College from 1893 until 1897, when he entered the Society of Jesus. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Woodstock College, Maryland in 1905 and 1906, and was ordained a priest in 1912. He taught philosophy and ethics, first at Woodstock College and then Loyola College, Maryland before joining the faculty of the Department of Ethics and Sociology at Boston College in 1916. Corrigan later served as Head of the Department. He was active in many social issues of his day and delivered public lectures and radio addresses on Catholic ethics and its application to social and economic problems. Corrigan died after an emergency operation for appenicitis at the age of 57, on September 9, 1936 in Boston.


"Rev. Jones Corrigan, Educator, 57, Is Dead." New York Times, September 10, 1936, pg 25.

U.S. Federal Census, 1920. Newton Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_717; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 383

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.


.25 Linear Feet (1 container) : 4 items


This collection documents twentieth-century American Jesuit ethicist Jones I.J. Corrigan, SJ. Materials include a radio address by Corrigan attacking sexual freedom and the breakdown of morality in national life, a eulogy for him, a flier for a series of his night course lectures, and an announcement for the creation of a Boston College chair in his honor.




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.

Related Materials

Margaret Ford Kieran collection of John C. Ford, SJ papers, BC.1995.063, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Boston College Collection of Jones I. J. Corrigan, SJ
1920- circa 1937
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2023 July: Rehoused, container list added, and notes expanded.

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