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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Philip Berrigan
RLIN number: NXCP89-A20
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, experiences during World War II as artilleryman; education at Holy Cross; decision to join Josephite Order of Roman Catholic Church, ordination to priesthood; involvement with civil rights movement in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Baltimore; teaching in Catholic schools; non-violent opposition to Vietnam War: destruction of draft documents at Catonsville, MD., serving jail sentences, going underground; marriage and excommunication; peace activism and Plowshares movement; communal life at Jonah House; relationship of religious ethics and politics, liberation theology.
Extent: Transcript: 232 leaves, tape: 7 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1986. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Berrigan, Philip, 1923-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1923
Speaker occupation: Peace activist
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1985
Interviewer: Skotnes, Andor
Organizations discussed: Catholic Church
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Catholic Church; Catholic Church--Education; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - Other terms: Berrigan, Philip, 1923-; Catholic Church and civil rights; Excommunication; Ex-priests, Catholic; Liberation theology; Pacifists; Religious ethics; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020705-16146