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  • Collection ID WLA1996.16
  • Creator Names Gallagher, Blanche Marie, 1922-2010.
  • Title Blanche Marie Gallagher, BVM, papers, 1958-2009.
  • Physical description 1.5 linear feet.
  • Collection arrangement Series 1: Biographical & Professional, 1958-2009, n.d. Series 2: Photographs, 1960, n.d.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Born in Waverly, Iowa. Artist and professor. Blanche Marie Gallagher, BVM was born Patricia Mary Jane Gallagher, in Waverly, Iowa, to Blanche (Jacobson) and J.J. Gallagher. She entered the order of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM). Sr. Blanche Marie earned a B.A. from Mundelein College and an M.F.A from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She also studied at the University of Colorado, the State University of Iowa, and the Giorgio Cini Foundation, in Venice, Italy. She attended the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, from 1980 to 1981. Prior to joining the faculty of Mundelein College, Sr. Blanche Marie held faculty appointments at several schools including Gesu School in Milwaukee and the Xavier High School in St. Louis. While at Mundelein, she served as a professor in the art department. She co-founded the Graduate Institute of Creation Spirituality in 1978 with Matt Fox and taught there until 1983. In 1988, she taught again with Fox at the Holy Name College in Oakland, California. Following her appointments at Mundelein, Sr. Blanche Marie held a position at Loyola University Chicago as Professor in Pastoral Studies where she continued to serve as part of the Emeritus Faculty until her death. Sister Blanche passed away in Chicago on November 19, 2010 after a brief illness.
  • Collection summary The Blanche Marie Gallagher Papers span from 1958 to 2009 with some undated material. This collection is a mixture of biographical and professional information.
  • Access and usage restrictions Some restrictions may apply.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in repository; folder level.
  • Names
    • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, Iowa)
    • Gallagher, Blanche Marie, 1922-2009. Archives.
    • Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.
    • Loyola University Chicago. Women and Leadership Archives.
  • Subjects
    • Nuns as artists United States.
    • Art teachers United States.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid to the Blanche Marie Gallagher papers http://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/wla/pdfs/Gallagher,%20Blanche%20Marie.pdf