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  • Collection ID WLA1996.04
  • Creator Names Tuite, Marjorie, Sister.
  • Title Marjorie Tuite, O.P., collection, 1917-1996.
  • Physical description 15.25 linear feet.
  • Collection arrangement Series 1: Biographical Material, 1922, 1979-1987, n.d. Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1986, n.d. Series 3: Handwritten Notes by Marjorie Tuite, n.d. Series 4: Talks and Interviews, 1982-1986, n.d. Series 5: Press Clippings, 1981-1986. Series 6: Publications, 1958-1986, n.d. Series 7: Organizational Affiliations, 1974-1988, n.d. Series 8: Jesuit School of Theology, 1979, n.d. Series 9: Social Justice, 1960-1986, n.d. Series 10: Central America, 1975-1984, n.d. Series 11: Theology in the Americas, 1978-1981, n.d. Series 12: Christian Theory Related Materials, 1917-1981, n.d. Series 13: Peace Quilt, 1985. Series 14: Media Materials, 1982-1987, n.d. Series 15: Collected Writings of Other Individuals, 1913-1983, n.d. Series 16: Marjorie Tuite Memorials, 1986-1987. Addendum 1: 1930-1996, n.d. Series 1: Biographical, 1976-1995, n.d. Series 2: "Burden of Knowing" Conference, 1995-1996, n.d. Series 3: Audio/Visual, 1982-1996, n.d. Series 4: Memorabilia, 1930-1996, n.d. Series 5: Restricted Material. ; Arranged chronologically within series.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Born 1922, New York City; died 1986. Feminist and social justice activist; Director, Ecumenical Action for Church Women United; Founder, Women's Coalition to Stop Intervention in Central America; Professor, Member of Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. Marjorie Tuite, O.P. was a member of Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs Order in Columbus, Ohio, having made her profession in 1942. In addition to her degree from Fordham University in New York, she received a master's degree in education theology from Manhattanville College, also in New York, and a doctor of ministry from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Chicago. From 1960 until 1966, Sr. Marjorie worked as an administrator at St. Vincent Ferrer High School. Between 1973-1981, she was a member of the faculty at the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago. Sr. Marjorie's organizational participation strongly reflected her commitment to social justice. She was the Director of Ecumenical Action for Church Women United as well as a leader within the organization. In addition, she was coordinator of the National Assembly of Church Women and the National Association of Religious Women (previously known as National Association of Women Religious). In 1971, she was one of the founders of NETWORK, a national Catholic justice group stressing social change through legislation. In 1982, she founded the Women's Coalition to Stop Intervention in Central America. In the 1980s, she travelled extensively through Central America in a variety of capacities, working primarily in Nicaragua and El Salvador. In 1984, Sr. Marjorie served as a delegate to the First Congress on Human Rights in El Salvador. After her death on June 28, 1986, Sr. Marjorie's remains were brought to Nicaragua to be buried at her request alongside the heroes and martyrs of Nicaragua.
  • Collection summary The Marjorie Tuite Collection span the years 1917-1988, with the predominant dates being 1956-1987, and have been divided into sixteen series including biographical material, correspondence, handwritten notes, talks and interviews, publications, organizational affiliations, and memorials. These papers include materials relating to her work with the Jesuit School of Theology, social justice, the Peace Quilt, Central America, and Christian Theory. The addendum consists of material collected by Marjorie’s close friends following her death in 1986. It also conta ins items related to the “Burden of Knowing” Conference held in memory of Marjorie in 1996.
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  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in repository; folder level.
  • Names
    • Tuite, Marjorie, Sister Archives.
    • National Assembly of Religious Women.
    • Church Women United.
    • Loyola University Chicago. Women and Leadership Archives.
  • Subjects
    • Dominican sisters Political activity United States.
    • Social justice United States Religious aspects Catholic Church.
    • Social justice El Salvador Religious aspects Catholic Church.
    • Social justice Nicaragua Religious aspects Catholic Church.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid to Marjorie Tuite collection http://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/wla/pdfs/Tuite,_Marjorie.pdf