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Download Chapter 1: The Baghdad Mission Begins (1929-32) (641 KB)

Download Chapter 2: A Might Have Been Mission--Buenos Aires, Argentina (1936) (1.0 MB)

Download Chapter 3: Cranwell--Its Origins (1938-42) (523 KB)

Download Chapter 4: Cheverus--The Invitation to Return to Maine (1937-42) (541 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Cheverus--Early and Difficult Years (1942-48) (598 KB)

Download Chapter 6: Cheverus High School--Brighter Days (1948-67) (628 KB)

Download Chapter 7: Fairfield--The Prep and the University Begin (1941-50) (866 KB)

Download Chapter 8: Boston College High School--From James Street to Morrissey Boulevard (1943-57) (710 KB)

Download Chapter 9: The Proposed Evacuation of Weston (1942-43) (926 KB)

Download Chapter 10: The Dry Stick of Transjordan (1932-45) (853 KB)

Download Chapter 11: Widening the Baghdad Mission (1945-47) (659 KB)

Download Chapter 12: Penetrating the Elite in Iran (1947-49) (690 KB)

Download Chapter 13: More Teheran (1950-57) (450 KB)

Download Chapter 14: Special Studies (1945-68) (628 KB)

Download Chapter 15: Xavier School--Its Origins (1960-62) (664 KB)

Download Chapter 16: Xavier School--The Accreditation (1967) (502 KB)

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All physical materials associated with the New England Province Archive are currently held by the Jesuit Archives in St. Louis, MO. Any inquiries about these materials should be directed to the Jesuit Archives . Electronic versions of some items and the descriptions and finding aids to the Archives, which are hosted in CrossWorks, are provided only as a courtesy.

This history of the New England Province of Jesuits covers the years 1929 to 1979. It describes educational institutions: Cheverus High School, Portland, Maine, Cranwell Preparatory School, Lenox, Mass., Fairfield Preparatory School and Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn., the Xavier School, Concord, Mass., the relocation of Boston College High School from the South End of Boston to Dorchester, and the proposed use of Weston College, Weston, Mass., as a military hospital during World War II as well as the Baghdad Mission and some other mission possibilities in the Middle East and Argentina.

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Society of Jesus of New England




Jesuits, New England Province of the Society of Jesus, Missions, History


History | Missions and World Christianity


This book is a sequel to the volume: Jesuit Province of New England: The Formative Years by Rev. James Leo Burke, S.J. Fr. Burke was an administrator and founding member of the New England Province of Jesuits.

The forward by Rev. Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J. provides important context for this volume. Fr. Lapomarda is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and a member of the New England Province of Jesuits.

Jesuit Province of New England:  The Expanding Years