Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D., and Edith Stein Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Research material related to the life of German philosopher Edith Stein (1891-1942), gathered by Stein translator and biographer Sr. Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.
Source
Sr. Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.
Date Range
1920s - 2000s
Language(s)
English, German

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Items in the University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections may be made available to visiting researchers to support research, scholarship, education, and private study under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). The University of Scranton respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest in these materials. It is your responsibility to determine the ownership and status of copyright in any materials you may wish to use beyond fair use, and obtain the permission of the copyright owner, if needed. Individuals or organizations holding additional information about the copyright status of items in this collection are invited to contact the University Archives staff at archives@scranton.edu.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], [Folder], [Box], Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D., and Edith Stein Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.

Linked Data

VIAF Personal Names


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

Edith Stein (1891-1942) was a German philosopher who converted to Catholicism. After being banned from teaching by the Nazis, she joined the Order of Discalced Carmelites in 1934. She died in Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. She was canonized in 1998 by Pope John Paul II as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

See biographical sketch of Sr. Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is composed mainly of photocopies of correspondence, notes, manuscripts and other publications, photographs, artifacts, and lectures. There are no original Edith Stein materials in this collection, except for photocopies of some of of her correspondence.

Most of the materials were created between 1920s - 2000s, and were gathered by Sr. Josephine between 1952-2008.

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 10 series:

Series I.

Box 1.
  • Correspondence kept by Sister Josephine
Box 2.
  • Lectures and ceremonies
  • Lectures by others regarding Edith Stein
  • Beatification and Canonization
  • Receipts, Royalties
  • Brief biographical information about Edith Stein
  • Reports by Sister Josephine regarding Edith Stein
  • Miscellaneous Stein materials collected by Koeppel

Series II.

  • Material associated with Susanne Batzdorff, niece of Edith Stein
  • Edith Stein Guild (ESG)
  • Edith Foss Materials
  • Newspaper, journal articles related to Stein and/or Jewish/Christian relationships

Series III. Box of notebooks

Series IV. Writings by others collected by Sister Josephine

  • 8 folders

Series V. Manuscripts

  • A Life in a Jewish Family
  • The Collected works of Edith Stein
  • Edith Stein: Philosopher and Mystic

Series VI. Videotapes

Series VII. Photographs and Artifacts

Series VIII. Publicity, Reviews and Awards

Series IX. German or Other Language Materials

Series X. Other Materials

  • Other Materials
  • Material related to Stein and Women's Issues
  • Materials collected by Sister Josephine but unrelated to Edith Stein

Inventory

Series I.

Box 1: Correspondence kept by Sister Josephine
  • Biographical Information on Sister Josephine Koeppel, including Elysburg Monastery
  • Correspondence from Sister Josephine Koeppel in German
  • Correspondence to Sister Josephine Koeppel, in German
  • Correspondence from Sister Josephine Koeppel, English, undated
  • Correspondence from Sister Josephine Koeppel, English, dated 1976-2005
  • Correspondence to Sister Josephine Koeppel, English, dated, <1990
  • Correspondence to Sister Josephine Koeppel, English, dated 1990 +
  • Correspondence to Sister Josephine Koeppel, English, undated
  • Correspondence between Sister Josephine Koeppel and Father John Sullivan and other correspondence related to Father John Sullivan
  • Other correspondence, not directly to or from Sister Josephine
  • Red notebook
    • As received from Sister Josephine, correspondence, list of people to whom complimentary copies Edith Stein: Life in a Jewish Family (assumed) book sent to; running sheet of corrections in Edith Stein: life in a Jewish Family; correspondence with Editors at The Thomist about reprinting article on Ways to know God; correspondence to Sister Pia about photograph of Stein with young relative; letter to 9 parish pastors about Sister Josephine’s book, Edith Stein: Life in a Jewish Family, requesting notice be placed in parish bulletins and copy of LC News and Inside Views; handwritten letter from Leco Photo Service, bill from Leco Photo Service (13 April 1987); duplicate invoice from ICS Publications (22 Jan 1987); invoices (1986- 1987) from ICS Publications; typed list of Edith Stein book sales; copy of check from ICS Publications to Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Elysburg PA for $2,190; correspondence (30 Oct 1986) regarding courtesy copies of Life in a Jewish Family.
  • Blue notebook, as received from Sister Josephine: correspondence of mixed languages, sources.
    • Baaden related material
Box 2.
  • Lectures and Ceremonies
    • Note from September 27 1979 about Holocaust Memorial observance to be given by the Catholic Jewish Relations Council of Queens, chaired by Carl Pasquale; Holocaust memorial service lecture notes typed.
    • Flyer: Lecture on Edith Stein by Sr. Josephine Koeppel, OCD. October 19, (1986?) Carmelite Monastery in Boston, MA with Dr. Robert Coles from Harvard University and Rev. Robert Cheney, S.J. of Boston College.
    • Letter (21 January 1984): Revised list of speakers for student summer seminar, Deep Creek, 1984, Discalced Carmelite Friars, Washington, DC. As 3 rd speaker, Josephine Koeppel spoke about Edith Stein: May 25, 26, 27 th , 1984. Lecture notes from conference: Strike the Stone and Wisdom will Flow Forth, presented May 25, 1984, pages 1-14.
    • Folder marked Speeches-Embargo:
      • Embargo Beginning of speech 4.5.1987: No. 31-Speyer- 4 May 1987: Homily on the subject of Europe delivered during the Eucharistic Celebration.
    • Letter (8 March 1989): confirmation of dates of Koeppel’s presentation of Edith Stein set for June 12-13, 1989. Tentative Agenda for the Student Seminar in Carmelite Spirituality, June 11-13, 1989. Letter (27 May 1989): more details about Summer Seminar
    • Speaker Questionnaire: 1989 Student Seminar in Carmelite Spirituality
    • Newspaper articles (News-Item Shamokin, PA, 9 Aug 1990): “Carmelite nuns will speak at symposium”, “Contemplation and the Rediscovery of the American Soul: History and Spirituality” (2 copies). Mentions Koeppel’s talk: “Edith Stein, Contemplative woman among women”. Blue binder with edited lecture notes for “Edith Stein: Contemplative woman among women”; editing by Joseph M. Cashore.
    • Cardboard colored folder: Schedule of workshops and list of lecturers August 16-17; many lecture notes and final lecture paper by Koeppel, Edith Stein: a contemplative woman among women, 32 pages.
    • Newspaper article: The Catholic Witness August 24, 1990, p. 20. Accompanies article entitled “Carmelites celebrate 200th anniversary” about publication of Jewish Family and Edith Stein: Philosopher and Mystic.
    • Lecture notes (incomplete, p. 1-3): Advent Meditations, December 11, 1997.
    • Letter (4 March 1998): fr. Wilcox of Spalding U. re: lecture Sept. 10th.
    • Registration form for Edith Stein Study Day led by Sr. Josephine Koeppel, OCD, Wednesday August 26, 1998 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elysburg Carmel, Elysburg, PA. (5 copies)
    • Letter (25 August assume 1998): info about film before Koeppel’s lecture at Carmelite Monastery in Baltimore, MD.
    • Flyer: Edith Stein lecture series September 27, (1998?) 3 p.m., The video, The Seventh Chamber of Edith Stein, with concluding remarks by Sr. Josephine Koeppel, OCD at Carmelite Monastery, 1318 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD. (3 copies); published notes about film, The Seventh Chamber, pgs. 10-13; unknown source.
    • Brochure (Sept 1998-January 1999) year-long series of events focused on Edith Stein (1 original folded, 2 copies only inside).
    • Letter and Galaxsea Invoice/Itinerary for airline tickets to Cleveland for October 12, 1998, with return to Harrisburg on October 19th dialogue event at Cleveland Carmel”.
    • Guest list for Edith Stein weekend, as of 11 March 1999.
    • Registration form for Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, Stanwood, Washington, Easter 1999: Tuesday Evening Lecture Series at Carmelite Center. Sister Josephine’s presentation was Tuesday, May 4, 1999 7:30-9 p.m., on “To live at the Hand of God
    • Handwritten notes (not Sister Josephine’s handwriting), Time frame for travel and speaking engagements in the Oklahoma Province, October 11- 22, 2000. Mentions Sister Josephine will present Thursday, October 19th from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
    • Flyer: Washington Theological Union Summer Program 1999, includes Edith Stein: a modern saint.
    • Letter (26 November 2001): Summer Intra-Carmelite Formation Program topic: 20th Century Saints of Carmel with Sister Josephine to present August 6, 2002 on Edith Stein.
    • Lecture notes, title unknown, date unknown (in yellow folder).
    • Lecture notes, title unknown, date unknown, incomplete, pages 3-4, 7-33, 38-45
    • Lecture outline, p. 1-3: title and date unknown.
    • Lecture notes, “What does Saint Edith Stein Teach us about Prayer?”, date unknown, 7 pages, and “Some thoughts on prayer and St. Edith Stein”, date unknown, 3 pages.
    • Lecture notes: title, date unknown, 2 pages.
    • Lecture notes, incomplete (2 pages): “Part II –Carmel I The School of Humility
    • Lecture notes, unknown title, date; incomplete: pg. 5, 13A, 13AA, 13B, 13C, 14-19.
    • Lecture notes, unknown title, date. Introduction: “vagabond of E-burg”, 1 page.
    • Sign-in sheet of participants at Sister Josephine’s presentation on Edith Stein at Elysburg (2 pages); no date nor title.
    • Handwritten thank you note from Br. Bernard Olk of Washington, D.C. for presentation on Edith. Date unknown, title unknown.
    • Prayer, “Closing prayer of St. Anselm”, 1 page.
    • Part of lecture, notes, “Early Childhood –Transformations-Early Adulthood
    • Date unknown, pg 12-13.
    • Lecture notes: Edith Stein Carmelite (22 pages & 1 blank page)
    • Program (11 March 2000): A Jubilee evening prayer in memory of St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), sponsored by the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University (2 copies).
    • Flyer: Student Essay Contest-$100 prize, topic: The Thought of Edith Stein, due 15 May 2000; Edith Stein Center for Study and Research, Spalding University.
    • Brochure (8-18 Sept 2000): Into the world of St. Edith Stein: pilgrimage to Poland, Czech Republic, Austria & Germany.
    • Brochure (11 March 2002): Edith Stein in essence: an introduction to the life and philosophy of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D. at Immaculata College.
    • Program (date unknown): Evening Praise, celebration of canonization St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein).
    • Booklet (date unknown): Edith Stein, Sr. Teresa Benedicta a Cruce OCD.
  • Lectures by others regarding Edith Stein
    • Symposium brochure (1 original and 1 working copy) (21-23 Sept 1984): the Life and thought of Edith Stein, Catholic University of America.
    • Flyer: New York Catholic Forum presents Jordan Aumann on Edith Stein and her teaching on the roles of men and women (Sunday 4 Dec 1994?).
    • Yellow Program (2 copies): Saint Edith Stein in images: presentations on Edith Stein and Visual Arts, by Father John Sullivan.
    • Program (2 copies): “Edith Stein’s challenge for our times”, Susanne Batzdorff
    • Participants in Edith Stein seminar led by Marianne Sawicki (includes Koeppel); CV of Sawicki, dated 3 Aug 2009 (5 sheets).
    • Program and registration form, Nature, Grace and culture: on being Catholic in America, a conference sponsored by Communio: International Catholic Review, Center for Continuing education, University of Notre Dame (8-10 May 1989), and list of workshops, same conference.
    • Invitation, A Symposium: Edith Stein as mediator of polarities, Spalding University (10 Dec 1990). Newspaper article related to this symposium, “Issues discussed in controversy over Edith Stein’s canonization”, the Record, Louisville, Ky. (20 Dec 1990).
    • Invitation, A Symposium on the Philosophy of Edith Stein, Spalding University (12-13 Oct 1991).
    • Invitation, “Edith Stein and openness to others” by Aladair University (5 Nov 1993), 1 original and 2 copies.
    • Invitation, Jewish Mysticism by Edwin S. Segal, Spalding University (25 Oct 1994). Obituary, The Record, Louisville, KY for Sister Mary Catherine Baseheart of Spalding University, Director of Edith Stein Center for Study and Research (1 Dec 1994) and verso, “Spalding teacher who received Grawemeyer award in 1981 dies”.
    • Invitation to Edith Stein Lecture, Freedom and creation Burrell, Spalding University (15 Sept 1995).
    • Invitation to Edith Stein Lecture, The Complex Germaneness of Edith Stein by Joyce A. Berkman, Spalding University (27 Sept 1996).
    • Invitation to Edith Stein conversation, “The Thought of Edith Stein” by Beth Butterfield and “Edith Stein’s developing thought: the Thomistic turn” by Osborne Wiggins, Spalding University (9 April 1997).
    • Invitation and news release, Carmelite lecture, Edith Stein: the making of a saint by Kieran Kavanugh, Washington Theological Union (7 Nov 1997).
    • Invitation, to panel discussion celebrating publication of “Person in the world: introduction to the philosophy of Edith Stein” by Mary Catharine Baseheart, Spalding University (26 March 1998), copy of title page of book.
    • Invitation, a celebration of the canonization of Edith Stein and a lecture on “Edith Stein: Carmelite” by John Sullivan, Spalding University (27 Oct 1998). 17. pg. 1 only from speech by Marianne Sawicki, Personal connections: the pre-baptismal philosophy of Edith Stein (13 Nov 1998) at Carmelite Monastery, Baltimore.
    • Invitation to Edith Stein Symposium, Manhattanville College (15 Nov 1998), and typed speech by Margaret Causey.
    • Outline of talk by Peggy Maillett, “Rene Girard: A Theory of violence & Edith Stein: a response (Oct 1999).
    • Invitation and notes, Edith Stein Lecture, “The Significance of Edith Stein for Jews” by David Novak, Spalding University (9 Nov 1999).
    • Brochures (2 copies), and 1 copy for fax: The Millennial symposium, The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center of Duquesne University, 18th annual Symposium, “The Philosophy of Edith Stein” (10-11 March 2000).
    • Flyer, Society for the study of women philosophers 2001 Call for papers, verso contains the Dec 2000 Sessions which included “Contemplating Edith Stein”.
    • Lecture? “A Christmas Storytelling” phenomenology and genealogy, by J. Seidl (11-12 Dec 1993).
    • Presentation by Cardinal Walter Kasper, Issues concerning future dialogue between Jews and Christians, delivered in JERUSALEM, 19-23 NOVEMBER, 2001; notes of Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois (17 April 2002).
    • Lecture, “Conversion in Edith Stein” by J. Reine, 20 pages.
  • Beatification and Canonization
    • Letter from Rita M. Ryan (March 1980): Edith Stein/Sr. Benedicta cured daughter of thrombocytopathy, prevented aspirin poisoning.
    • S.I.C. Vol 19 (3): p. 47 (2 copies): News from the general postulator: Edith Stein, martyr.
    • Newspaper article (2 copies), unknown source, “Tylenol overdoses endanger children” (8 July 1986).
    • Typed prayer, Catholic-Jewish Conference, Geneva (Sept 1986)
    • Promulgation of Decrees, source unknown, martyrdom and heroic virtues of Teresa Benedict of the Cross (26 Jan 1987).
    • Typed note, source and date unknown, beatification of Stein delayed.
    • Typed proclamation of beatification of Edith Stein, unknown source and date.
    • Copy of press release (27 Jan 1987): Edith Stein...among four declared venerable by Greg Erlandson.
    • Newspaper article, NY Times (28 Jan 1987): “Beatification cleared for nun, born a Jew”.
    • Article, edited with orange pen, “The Beatification of Edith Stein: ramifications for Catholic-Jewish relations” by Judith Hershcopf Banki, Assoc. National Interreligious Affairs Director, The American Jewish committee. Dated 1 April 1987).
    • Typed, “Decree of Beatification as expressed by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, on May 1, 1987, in Cologne, West Germany”.
    • Article, Release for the Catholic Witness, prepared by Sister Josephine Koeppel, “Beatification of Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross—Edith Stein—Memorable for many reasons”, appears incomplete. Date unknown.
    • Homily in St. Patrick’s Cathedral (12 Aug 1995) (2 copies pg. 1, 1 copy pg. 2-3).
    • Press release, “Pope says cure of U.S. girl is miracle for Edith Stein” (9 April 1997).
    • Newspaper articles:
      • Sunday Patriot News (20 April 1997): “Girl’s recovery puts nun closer to sainthood.”
      • Oakland Press (20 April 1997): “Vatican declares miracle, opens way to sainthood”.
      • Reading Eagle (20 April 1997): “Vatican rules recovery a miracle”
      • Contra-Costa Sunday Times (20 April 1997): “Jewish-born nun closer to sainthood” by Robin Estrin.
      • Copy of newspaper article, Washington Post A18 (20 April 1997): “Girl’s recovery a miracle attributable to nun, Vatican says”
    • Copy of Homily for Beatification Ceremony: Edith Stein (1 May 1987).
    • Copy of Newspaper article, The Guardian (2 May 1987): The Pope and Dr. Stein.
    • Copy of article, Time (4 May 1987): Saintly Passions: Jews protest a beatification.
    • Church World: Maine’s Catholic Weekly Vol. 57 No. 43 (14 May 1987): “Did Auschwitz victim’s intersession save Benedicta’s life?”, other articles within.
    • Article, People (19 May 1997): The Convert: born a Jew, Edith Stein is tapped for sainthood.
    • Newspaper article, Washington Post (23 May 1997): A, 1:1, A: 4 (3 copies). Goodstein, Laurie. Jewish convert to become Catholic saint: Vatican declares girl’s recovery a miracle attributable to her namesake.
    • Reprint of Letter to editor, Hearts & Minds-Information for Change (1997): “Washington Post gets mixed reactions” re: above article about Stein, by Lydia Etkins, Crofton.
    • Faxed press release, ABC news (9 June 1998): “ABC News Thursday night” “Exploring miracles, the power of faith and sainthood” in “It takes a miracle” June 18, with handwritten note by Koeppel.
    • Article (original and 1 copy), The Catholic World Report (Aug/Sept 1997): 50-52. “The Miracle Child: the inexplicable recovery of a youngster in Massachusetts opened the route to canonization for a remarkable European intellectual”.
    • Copy of article, and print-out, Newsday (4 Jun 1997) B4-B5: Keeler, Bob. “The road to Edith Stein’s sainthood”.
    • Copy of article, McCall’s (Dec 1997): 70-72. Safran, Claire. “My daughter the miracle”.
    • Copy of article, Soul magazine (July-Aug 1997): 12-13. Drake, Rebecca. “Pope approves Edith Stein miracle: child’s cure attributed to Auschwitz martyr”.
    • Copy of letter, (15 Feb 1998): To the members of the Teresia Carmel, “Canonization of Edith Stein” from P. Terenzi Renato Ambrogio di S. Lucia, Secretary General for the Order’s Culture, and Fr. Jean Sleiman, General Definitor for the Order’s Culture.
    • Letter, and contract (2 April 1998), from Shari Rothseid, Rights and Clearances, American Broadcasting Companies.
    • Faxed Copy of program, Celebrazioni in occasione Della Canonizzazione della beata Teresa Benedetta Della Croce Edith Stein.
    • “Edith Stein, Doctor of the church and patroness of ‘new feminism’: proposal President of Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas (19 May 1998?).
    • Copy of flier (5-15 Oct 1998): Canonization of Blessed Edith Stein pilgrimage to Rome co-sponsored by the Discalced Carmelites and the Edith Stein Guild, with itinerary.
    • Original and Copy of article, The Pilot (9 Oct 1998): 14-15: Melkite Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, “Father of cured Brockton girl links Edith Stein miracle to ordination” and “Cardinal sees Stein sainthood as Jewish-Christian dialogue catalyst”.
    • Copy of newspaper article, Hazleton Standard-Speaker (10 Oct 1998): 13. Knickmeyer, Ellen. “Church: canonizing Holocaust victim honors all 6 million murdered Jews”, with handwritten note.
    • 3 Originals and 1 1⁄2 Copy of newspaper article, the Patriot-News (10 Oct 1998): R1, R3. Anderson, David E. “Jewish convert to be a saint: Keeler offers Catholic bishops advice on Edith Stein”.
    • Copy of Press release, Washington Province OCD (11 Oct 1998): “Canonization of Edith Stein”.
    • Invitation, Washington Province OCD (14 March 1999) “Solemn thanksgiving for our new saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)” Catholic University, Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.
    • Brochure, original and 1 copy, “Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) Canonized in Rome October 11, 1998), by Carmelite Communion, Beacon, NY.
    • Booklet, “Teresa Benedetta Della Croce Edith Stein Santa”. (Italian?)
    • Booklet of press releases from Washington Province OCD: “Edith Stein Canonization Rome October 11, 1998” for events taking place 14 March 1999: 1.) “Dialogue, prayer & concert celebrate Edith Stein, new saint.” 2.) Program for Edith Stein as of 18 Feb 1999, 3) “How new saint challenges our times” with Dr. Eugene Fisher, Susanne Batzdorff. 4) “Prayers to commemorate Edith Stein & Holocaust victims”5) “Concert to commemorate & honor new saint, Edith Stein”. 6) “Jewish niece of Edith Stein to participate in commemoration”. 7) “Eugene Fisher discusses how new saint challenges Catholics” 8) “Selected quotations of Saint Edith Stein” 9) “Chronology of Edith Stein’s life”.
    • Program, Eucharistic liturgy on the day of Canonization of Sister Teresa Benedicta a Cruce Edith Stein raised to the honor of the altar in Rome by Pope John Paul II (11 Oct 1998).
    • Article with illustration, Port Tobacco Tidings (Autumn 1998) Vol 4.1 : “From baptism under the vaulted roof of St. Martin’s through the corridors of Carmel and the gates of Auschwitz to union with the Crucified...Edith Stein St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD” Also, selling postcards with bronze bust of Stein.
    • 3 pieces of paper, continuing story with “The story of Edith Stein” with name Sigrid Schulze, OCDS printed on bottom.
    • Newspaper article, The Plain Dealer (10 Oct 1998): 1F, 4F. Eleanor Michael. “Canonization of Jewish-born nun may ease Catholic guilt”.
    • Separate file folder marked “The Votive mass of Blessed Edith Stein”, (11 Oct 1998): program, Eucharistic Liturgy; program from 53rd anniversary Memorial Mass Blessed Edith Stein (12 Aug 1995); Program, Seminarian Summer Program, Carmelite Monastery, Elysburg (4 June 1998).
    • Newspaper article, Lebanon Daily News (11 Oct 1998) Ellen Knickmeyer. “Former Jew becomes Catholic saint today”.
    • Newspaper article, Plain Dealer (12 Oct 1998): 1A, 6A: Alessandra Stanley. “Pope canonizes Jewish-born nun sent to her death in Nazi camp.”
    • Entire newspaper: L’Osservatore Romano (12-13 Oct 1998): (Italian): “from the desert of death of Auschwitz, after Maximilian Kolbe, the Lord of history has brought about a new saint” Canonization of Edith Stein.
    • Entire newspaper: L’Osservatore Romano (14 Oct 1998): (English): Canonization 11 October: “Edith Stein’s sole boast was the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” and other articles on Stein.
    • Entire newspaper: Catholic Standard Archdiocese of Washington (4 March 1999) Vol 49 No. 9: small article, “Program to honor St. Edith Stein” pg. 32.
    • Entire newspaper: Arlington Catholic Herald (4 March 1999) Vol. 24, No. 9: ad for Edith Stein: Solemn thanksgiving for our new saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, pg. 15.
    • Faxed copy of ad, Edith Stein: solemn Thanksgiving for our new saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, from Catholic Standard (19 Feb 1999).
    • Black folder, with yellow flyer glued to front: Edith Stein: canonization commemoration (14 March 1999), Washington. Contents: 1 flyer with 2 black & white photographs of Edith Stein-passport photo (1938); Edith with sister Rosa in garden of Echt Carmel. Yellow flyer: publications about Stein available from ICS Publications. Press releases on Stein including “Who is Edith Stein”, “Chronology of Edith Stein’s life”, “Selected quotations of Saint Edith Stein”, “Pope to canonize blessed Edith/Teresa Benedicta Stein”. ICS business card from John Sullivan, religious card (holy card): photo of Stein holding cousin’s son, 1921, feast day and prayer.
    • Manila envelope postmarked (21 May 1999) with materials from the 14 March 1999 Stein celebration including the following contents: Memo (22 Feb 1999): Stein celebration 14 March 1999, Evening Prayer program, concert program, Dialogue program, press release article (16 March 1999): “Speakers say Edith Stein challenges Catholics and Jews” by Filteau, “Edith Stein’s views on women called challenging”; copy of Catholic Standard (18 March 1999) Vol. 49 No. 11, pg. 1, 20 article, “Remembering a Saint: Holocaust martyr St. Edith Stein’s Jewish niece visits Washington”; set of press releases; note in German from P. John Sullivan; flyer, yellow front cover marked “Edith Stein: Canonization Commemoration”; Newspaper ad Arlington Catholic Herald (4 March 1999, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 15.
    • Yellow invitational flyer for “Edith Stein solemn Thanksgiving for our new saint”
    • New Yorker (7 June 1999) p. 53-54 about Stein canonization.
    • Newspaper article, L’Osservatore Romano weekly edition N. 40 (6 Oct 1999): pg. 8-10: “Holy Father’s Apostolic letter Three co-patronesses of Europe”.
    • Manila folder marked “Canonization of Edith Stein: better dialogue between Christians and Jews?” with speech.
  • Receipts, Royalties: 18 documents, in chronological order
  • Brief biographical information about Edith Stein
    • Mimeographed “Short biography of Edith Stein” (2 copies) (author and date unknown).
    • Who is Edith Stein fact sheet.
    • Explanation of Beatification logo.
    • Press release, “Pope to beatify Edith Stein (Sr. Teresa Benedicta, OCD).
    • Blessed Edith Stein (Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD) (2 copies)
    • Chronology of writings of Edith Stein (1891-1942) (3 copies).
    • Handwritten notes on yellow paper: Personal Papers list.
    • General Introduction; Outline Edith Stein, The Crises. The Book. The translation.
    • Pages 2-5 of typed notes: “On July 7, 2001, Sr. M. Amata Neyer OCD, the archivist of the Edith Stein-Arhiv at the Karmel Maria vom Frieden, Cologne....” Note on page 4, it states, “The above text is filled with errors.” It goes on to list the errors.
  • Reports by Sister Josephine regarding Edith Stein
    • Contains possibly parts of manuscripts, a puzzle yet to be put together:
    • Edith Stein: Jewess-atheist-religious (Carmelite), pgs. 1-4
    • Others
      • “I see her groping her way along in a prayer of wonderment...” Pg. 131-138
      • “Edith had too many proofs that they knew less than she did.”.....pgs. 31-41
      • “When a superior of a monastery makes a canonical visitation...” pgs., 11-18
      • “Today, with you, I hope to see how a convert at the age of 31, with a professional career behind her, after eleven years of an active teaching and lecturing ministry in the Church, adapted herself to life in Carmel so successfully that she was canonized on Oct. 11.” P. 3-12
      • “she settled for nothing less than truth in which she then gave commitment in faith
  • Miscellaneous Stein materials collected by Koeppel
    • “We should begin every new day like a new life”.
    • Excerpts from the writings of Edith Stein
    • Liturgy of the Eucharist, 60th anniversary of Edith’s martyrdom at Auschwitz (2 copies first page, 1 copy possibly 2nd page).
    • Bright yellow flyer (2 copies): Edith Stein: Sister Teresia Benedicta of the Cross.
    • White booklet: Teresa Benedicata of the Cross: Edith Stein: discalced Carmelite, Martyr (1891-1942).
    • Lime green spiral notebook: MLA Style Sheet pasted in beginning; notes about Stein behind Style Sheets. Includes note: “Until Sept 16 she was light hearted with Ingarden and so it is really the Husserl work and (Adolf) Reinach’s death that cast her into such a desperate state.”
    • Ivory colored binder:
      • The Use of Symbols to Find God
      • Process of Decision Making
      • Handling people with diplomacy and tact
      • white envelope, Father John Magdalen’s (OCD) poem to score (damaged by oil on paper)
      • small chart paper with financial information
      • envelope postmarked 20 Jan 1990 from Carmelite Monastery in Roxbury, Boston: hand written note from Raf?; Xerox copy of drawing of social held at open house for Carmelite convent in Roxbury with hand written note on verso (19 Sept 1897); aged & browned newspaper clipping (Saranac Lake NY paper, North Country Catholic 9 Nov. 1952), book review-Edith Stein by Sr. Teresia de Spirtu Sancto, O.D.C. Tr. By Cecily Hastings and Donald Nickall. Sheed & Ward.
      • Institute 7-9
      • Newspaper article-Osservatore Romano (3 August 1986), pg. 3 in Italian about Edith Stein.
      • Photocopy of handwritten letter from Echt 1944, in German (?).
      • Sancta Discretio – Edith Stein. Written for her Novice Mistress 10 Oct. 1938, German.
      • Historisch philosophische Abteilung der Philosophischen Fakultat Gottingen, Prof. Hermann (29 October 1919)
      • Letter (22 April 1988) from Eberhard? to Sister Josephine, German, 2 pages
      • Lebensdaten Hans Lipps chronology 1889-1976, in German, 2 pages
      • Letter (3 February 1976) from Dr. L. Gelber to Dr. H.V. Borsinger, German.
      • Letter (27. I. 76) from? to Sr. Oberin, German.
      • Letter (28 Aug 1975) from Bas?inger to dear, dear Mother Prioress, German. 2 pages.
      • Loose: newspaper clipping, The Catholic New World 5-18 Aug 2001, “Two books on St. Edith Stein” The Life and thought of Edith Stein by Freda Mary Oben. And Edith Stein: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, Reviewed by Eugene J. Fisher.
      • 22 May 1987: Mother Antonia from Echt (7 Jan 1947), there are already specified for Edith Stein's rules. 5 pages, German.
      • Copy of handwritten letter (11 Jan 1958). 4 pages, German.
      • Letter on blue paper from Gelber to Sister Josephine (16 May 1987). 1 pg., German; followed by English translation. Concerns about quotation rights and need for permission, stipend.
      • Letter (17 Sept 1990) from Judge Genevieve Blatt to Sister Josephine re: Sister Josephine’s book.
      • Letter (23 June 1991) 5 pgs., German.
      • letter (10 Oct 1986) from Gerhard M. Stein to Father John Sullivan, with copy and handwritten note to Sister Josephine
      • Notes (12 June 1991): Edith Stein and Roman Ingarden 1917-1938. 10 pages, German.
      • Article, “Das Heilige bleibt” (The Sacred Remains), Horizonte Des Glaubens, Pfarrblatt No. 31/32, 1987. 1 page, German.
      • Letter (1 June 1987) 1 pg., German.
      • Notes by Sister Josephine, 2 pgs.
      • Contract notes, I.C.S. Seeking, English and German (12 May 1987).
      • Page from book, pg. 1-2, German.
      • Beatification Tour May 1987 listing people attending.
      • Handwritten note by Sister Josephine-books?
      • letter (11 Jan 1990): from Father John Sullivan to Sister Josephine re: letter to editor by Suzanne M. Batzdorff, need to carefully read her translation; issues with Archivum Carmelitanum; need to get Letters volume done.
      • Article, Unswervingly adhere to truth-seeking, in Rheinischer Merkur #41 (11 Oct 1991), 1 pg., German.
      • Article “The 100th birthday of the Blessed Edith Stein”, in Kirchenzeitung Koln 40/91, German.
        • ii. Article, “A life for the church” re: P. Wilhelm Klein, S.J. in L’Osservatore Romano No. 12/13 (24 May 1989. Klein had studied with Husserl.
      • Letter (25 July 1989) from Father John Sullivan to Sister Josephine: opinion on Sullivan’s talk on Stein’s humor and compassion.
      • Handwritten notes comparing Newman to Edith.
      • copies of photographs of Edith Stein
      • note on Walter Rathenau
      • Typed “My thoughts on the book “Edith Stein: a life” by Sister Josephine, 1 pg., German. 7 May 1991
      • Handwritten notes on yellow paper, by Dr. Walter Hemsing, 3 pgs.
      • The votive mass of Blessed Edith Stein, 1 pg.
      • Handwritten notes, probably re: Stein by Sister Josephine, 7 pgs.
      • letter (29 Sept 1986), to Father Sullivan, from Archivum Carmelitanum Edith Stein, returning his check, collaboration ended, willing to renew with provisions, 2 pgs., English and German.
      • Copy of handwritten letter (30 Sept 1986) to Father Sullivan from Wally Stein.
      • Copy of map “An Approximate Guide for A Journey through Edith Stein’s World” with handwritten annotations of numbers by various locations.
      • Handwritten notes on yellow paper.
      • The Birthday Times: Edith Stein, 2 pgs.
      • Handwritten notes in chart form, outline of book.
      • copy of back cover of book, “The unfortunate life of the 'blessed' Edith Stein - A documentary biography” showing author Inge Moossen; copy of verso title page, table of contents, title page, German.
      • Letter (29 April 1989) (partial) to His Eminence Friedrich Kardinal Wetter, terms for publishing English version of his book, “Edith Stein: Ein Leben a Gottes hand”.
      • Magazine in back pocket, America (2 Nov 1991)

Series II: Materials associated with Susanne Batzdorff, niece of Edith Stein and Newspaper, journal articles related to Stein and/or Jewish/Christian Relations

  • Correspondence by Susanne Batzdorff, niece of Edith Stein, and Sister Josephine, others.
  • Batzdorff, Susanne M. In the beginning: poems inspired by the book of Genesis. Santa Rosa, CA: BID Books, 1983. Inscribed to Sister Josephine.
  • Copy of typed draft manuscript outline for book, Aunt Edith: the Jewish heritage of a Catholic saint by Susanne M. Batzdorff.
  • Cranberry colored notebook with manuscript inside:
    • Batzdorff, Susanne and Alfred. One day in the life of a Jewish family May 1, 1987. Santa Rosa, CA, 1987.
    • Describes Susanne and Alfred’s feelings and the events of the beatification of Susanne’s Aunt, Edith Stein on May 1, 1987. Includes Stein Family Tree.
  • Edith Stein Guild (ESG)
    • Posters (2 copies): “The 16 Jewish Holidays and fast days”, “The traditional way to make a Seder”, “The Order of the Passover Seder”, “Moses and his ‘magic’ staff: a children’s story of Passover”.
    • Advertisement from magazine (unknown): “Christmas is a Jewish holiday (or at least it should be)”, Jews for Jesus, (n.d.).
    • “The lessons of Kristallnacht: an historical perspective” (author unknown, source unknown, n.d.) (2 copies).
    • Brochure: Aims of the Edith Stein Guild, requests for donations. “,,,to increase understanding and bring about greater harmony between Catholics and Jews”
    • 2 brochures:
      • The Logo of the Association of Hebrew Catholics by Elias Friedman, O.C.D. (n.d.).
      • Presenting the Association of Hebrew Catholics by Elias Friedman, O.C.D... (n.d.)
    • flyer, Edith Stein Guild 6th annual Communion Breakfast, (15 Oct 1960)
    • Flyer, n.d., The Edith Stein Guild-description, membership levels and rates.
    • Poem, “Calvary at Auschwitz” by? Edith Stein, followed by brief paragraph about Edith Stein by? Ms. Charlotte Lowit, President of Edith Stein Guild, 1971? (n.d.).
    • Newsletter, Edith Stein Guild, #45 Nov 1964 with photo of Dr. Erna Biberstein, sister of Edith Stein.
    • Article, The declaration on the Jews by John B. Sheerin, C.S.P., Catholic World 202 (1): 209, December 1965. Article is about Pope Paul’s document on non-Christian religion, deicide clause.
    • Booklet, “What is the Edith Stein Guild?” by Leon Paul.
    • Program, Edith Stein Guild 17 Annual Mass and communion breakfast, (9 Oct 1971).
    • List of members (assumed), Edith Stein Guild.
    • Flyer, Edith Stein Guild award to Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum (1972).
    • Edith Stein Guild Newsletter 84th issue, Feb. 1975. Victor Donovan writing about “Protest against terror and injustice day” at the United Nations; Rabbi Ronald Sobel re: year-long Catholic-Jewish dialogue.
    • Flyers (3 copies), Calvary at Auschwitz, Mass towards Beatification cause (9 Aug 1975).
    • Letters (22? March 1976) and (30 April 1976) from Jol Rosenbaum re: early Edith Stein Guild newsletters, change in focus and Constitution of Edith Stein Guild; 2 letters from Leon Paul (25 March 1955) re: formation and objectives of Jewish Converts League; (23 May 1955): change to Edith Stein Guild, first Mass for the beatification of Edith Stein. Edith Stein Guild Newsletters: No. 1 (Oct 1955): Janet Kalven presents “How a Jewish intellectual found her way home”; Father George Tavard presents “Judaism and the meaning of Advent”; mentions quarterly magazine The Mosaic being considered. Edith Stein Guild Newsletter No. 2 (Nov 1955): Father Tavard presentation. Edith Stein Guild Newsletter No. 3 (Jan 1956): Father Klyber to present “The Jew who became a Priest” 29 Jan 1956; Edith Stein’s baptismal anniversary. Edith Stein Guild Newsletter No. 4 (Feb 1956): Father John Oesterreicher to present “Christiana and Jews: What unites them-what divides them?” March 4, 1956. Edith Stein Guild Newsletter No. 5 (April 1956): Father Victor Donovan to present “Everyone calls him Rabbi” April 29, 1956. Edith Stein Guild Newsletter No. 8 (Sept 1956): 2nd annual Mass for Edith Stein, Communion Breakfast, Dr. Karl Stern presentation reprinted in Sept issue of Catholic Worker; conference Oct 21st “Day of recollection” of Edith Stein’s life.
    • Description of The Edith Stein Guild tour of Israel (May 1976); The 20th Century Holocaust. (2 copies).
    • Edith Stein Guild Newsletter (June 1976) (3 copies): Annual Mass to further the cause of the beatification of Edith Stein Aug 7, 1976; message from Monsignor Edward Flannery (23 April 1976); includes insert: Description of The Edith Stein Guild tour of Israel (May 1976); The 20th Century Holocaust; photo of Sister Josephine and her plan to translate Edith Stein’s works; mentions Edith Stein Archives at Carmel at Elysburg.
    • Flyer: Edith Stein Guild to honor Monsignor James F. Rigney, Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (11 Oct 1976).
    • Handwritten note from Charlotte T. Lowit, President, Edith Stein Guild (14 Oct 1976) and program: Day of Recollection (13 Nov 1976), sponsored by Edith Stein Guild. 22. Form Letter (12 July 1977): concelebrated Mass on Aug. 6th to further the cause of beatification of Edith Stein.
    • Personal Letter (30 Aug 1977) from Charlotte T. Lowit: prayers needed Sept 24th -plans for erection of bronze memorial to Stein.
    • Form Letter (12 Oct 1977): invitation to unveiling of Stein memorial by Jacqueline Ziegler at Our Lady of Victory Church in 1978; request for funds: $50 for packet of photos and Star-Cross Medallion inlaid with multi-colored ceramic enamel; $25 for packet of photos.
    • Newsletter (n.d.): Items & Newsbits.
    • ESG Newsletter (Autumn 1977): Invitation annual mass for deceased members ESG; Lecture series (Oct 17-Nov 14): Rabbi Sobel on “The Essence of Judaism”; message from incoming President Robert J. Bonsignore.
    • ESG Newsletter Vol II, Issue 2 (May 1978): progress report on Edith Stein memorial, with description. Mary-Eunice to portray life of Edith Stein. Guild plans to publish booklet on Stein with role of women in modern society emphasis; need for additional $10/person for memorial. Calendar of Events.
    • Memorial Mass, The Edith Stein Guild (14 Oct 1978), Memorial unveiled, with list of Memorial donors.
    • Personal letter (3 Dec 1978) from Bonsignore, President, ESG: publications dilemma.
    • Program (11 March 1979): Day of Reparation.
    • Personal letter (18 June 1979): thanking Sister Josephine for retreat and lecture, from Bonsignore, President, ESG and cover newsletter.
    • ESG Newsletter Vol II, Issue 5 (June/July/August 1979): Face of the faceless millions: Concelebrated Mass, 37th anniversary of death of Stein (11 Aug 1979). Mentions Sister Josephine’s work on a documentary on the Life of Edith Stein. Role of Pope John Paul II in Jewish-Christian relations.
    • Flyer (11 Aug 1979): Calvary at Auschwitz: Concelebrated Mass.
    • Copy of letter (18 June 1981): to Sowers Printing Company with copy of ESG $1000 check for printing of pamphlet, Edith Stein-Ways to know God, with Aims of the ESG flyer.
    • EESG Newsletter Vol II Issue 10 (June 1981): Pratt Institute Chaplain Rev. Michael Perry as guest speaker at Concelebrated Mass (8 Aug 1981) in memory of 39th anniversary of death of Stein. Calendar of Events. Teresa of Avila’s father and grandfather were Jews, ‘reconciled’ during Spanish Inquisition. Mentions Sister Josephine’s foreword to Ways to Know God, biographical essay.
    • Letter from ESG (23 Aug 1982): Sister Josephine's illness; 200 Holy cards sent, bill.
    • ESG Newsletter (n.d., but assume Sept 1982): Mugavero, Bishop of Brooklyn, to get ESG award Oct 16th. Reprint of “The Ethos of women’s professions” by Stein. Statement from Monsignor Oesterreicher re: visit to Rome & Pope John Paul II. Pilgrimage to Holy land (6 May-16 May 1982).
    • ESG Newsletter (Christmas 1982): photo of Mugavero accepting ES award. Oesterreicher on the Pope and Arafat. “Reflections on the Holy Land” by Susan Annette Muto. “The Mystery of Christmas” by Edith Stein.
    • ESG Newsletter (Spring 1983): Thank you to Rev. Msgr. Schultheiss. 1983 Schedule of events. Southern Cross (South Africa) report on Jewish-Catholic community.
    • ESG flyer (30 March-April 10 1983): 12 day pilgrimage to Israel with Father Nicholas Zitz.
    • Letters printed in journal America (9 April 1983) including 1 from Bonsignore of ESG.
    • ESG Newsletter (Summer 1983): Dr. Eugene Fisher to receive 1983 ESG award;
      • Note from Suzanne Batsdorf about Sister Josephine’s translation of “Life in a Jewish Family”. Edith Stein stamp issued in West Germany.
    • Form letter from ESG (12 Sept 1983) and promotional flyer: Commemorative Mass Oct. 16th, Father Boniface Hanley homilist; luncheon, ESG award to Fisher.
    • ESG Newsletter (Winter-Spring 1984): Day of Recollection with Father Rutler; text on address given by Dr. Eugene J. Fisher on receiving 1983 ESG award; announces Sister Josephine’s translation of Life in a Jewish Family soon available.
    • Flyer, ESG, 43rd Memorial Mass to pray for cause of beatification of Stein (10 Aug 1985), with Father John H. Nota as guest speaker.
    • Letter (Sept 1985): Edith Stein Memorial Award Mass and luncheon on Oct. 12, 1985; Memorial award to Msgr. Jorge Mejia of Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
    • List of recipients of the Edith Stein Award 1956-1985.
    • ESG Newsletter (Winter/Spring 1985): ESG publishes Schlafke’s Edith Stein: documents concerning her life and death, translated by Susanne M. Batzdorff; excerpts from talk by Father Donovan: “Reflections on the Holocaust: they shall live-we shall remember”; Heart of the Nation TV show (KIHS, Los Angeles), highlights Edith Stein; photos including Sister Josephine at Edith Stein Artifacts display counter at Mullen Library at CUA; photo of Edith Stein college, Amsterdam, Holland.
    • ESG Newsletter (Fall 1986): Rev. Paul Chan to provide Mass and homily at birthday celebration Oct. 11th; “Heilig Blut” (Precious Blood) Dachau; archaeological find-boat- in Sea of Galilee; text of Father Donovan’s talk.
    • Flyer, Unitours, Inc.; Itinerary for Edith Stein beatification, (April-May, 1987).
    • ESG Newsletter (June 1987): Beatification; Holy Cross Edith Stein Hall.
    • ESG Newsletter (Aug 1988) (2 copies): Koeppel and Batzdorff receiving 1988 Edith Stein award, brief bios.
    • Remarks on receiving the 1988 award of the ESG, by Batzdorff.
    • ESG Newsletter (Jan 1989): Vatican joins Jewish unit in Anti-Semitism review; Edith Stein: a bond-not a barrier by Father Donovan; Yad Vashem revisited by John Cardinal O’Connor.
    • ESG Newsletter (Summer 1989): 47th anniversary Memorial Mass, Rev. George W. Rutler, homilist. Jewish-Christian relations.
    • ESG Newsletter (Feb/Mar 1992): Lenten retreat; history of ESG.
    • ESG Newsletter (May/June 1992): 50th anniversary Memorial Mass, photos-The Many faces of Poland.
    • Flyer (3-12 Aug 1992): pilgrimage to Poland.
    • ESG Newsletter (June 1993) (2 copies): Father Hanley, homilist; Edith Stein in Canada.
    • ESG Newsletter (Aug 1993): Stein’s 102nd birthday celebration, showing film on beatification ceremony; 51st Anniversary Memorial with homily by Judith Bruder; icon of Blessed Teresia Benedicta of the Cross.
    • ESG Newsletter (Christmas 1993): Christmas-Hanukkah party, Father Beck; Int’l Gathering of Hidden Children.
    • Flyer (1994): 5 @ Speyer, Germany for Edith Stein-Gesellschaft.
    • ESG Newsletter (Spring 1994): ESG 40th yr. anniversary, Rev. Devlin; John Paul II “our beloved elder brothers”, diplomatic accord Israel and Holy See; ecclesiastic recognition of Bergman’s Association of Blessed Edith Stein”, Ottawa; Sr. Koeppel’s translation of Edith Stein: a self-portrait in letters 1916-1942.
    • ESG Newsletter (Autumn 1994): (new format): Mass Stein’s 103rd birthday, Sullivan, homilist & Eunice’s monologue on Stein.
    • ESG Newsletter (Spring 1995): 40th Congrats letter from Maccise, Gen. Superior, OCD, photo and description of Stein’s 103rd.
    • ESG Newsletter (Summer 1995) (2 copies): Honoring Rev. Sullivan; God at Auschwitz? Commemorate Bunel.
    • ESG Newsletter (Fall 1995): Rev. Donovan on John Paul II’s Millennial program; Bl. Edith Stein Convent, Chicago; highlights from 1995 Memorial Mass, awards; Batzdorff’s poem Home- 56 years later.
    • ESG Newsletter (Winter 1996): Batzdorf’s Germany & Poland trip; Nostra Aetate; Catholic-Jewish Relations, 30 yrs. after Vatican Council II; play Edith Stein performed at U of Dayton, OH; John Paul II wins Jewish Book Club Award.
    • ESG Newsletter (Spring 1997): annual retreat; 46th Int’l Eucharistic Congress; Joseph Award to Rabbi Rudin; delay in Canonization.
    • AHC Calendar Companion (No. 66, July-Aug 1997), publication of Assoc. of Hebrew Catholics; The Jewish Year by Spielberg, describing Jewish holidays.
    • ESG Newsletter (Fall-Winter 1997): Chanukah-Christmas celebration; pilgrimage to Rome for ES’s Canonization. ESG Leadership 1997-98; photos 55th anniversary mass; ESG’s Star Cross to Father Zugger.
    • ESG Newsletter (Spring 1998): Apostolic Blessing on ESG; ESG Day of Prayer Ramapo Valley; pilgrimage to Rome; Vatican’s call to repentance.
    • ESG Newsletter (Summer 1998): 56th Memorial Mass, Dr. Traflet. Day of Recollection and Prayer, Mahwah.
    • ESG Newsletter (Fall/Winter 1998): double festivity: Canonization/Birthday. Chanukah-Christmas party; Christian and Jewish perspectives on Stein.
    • ESG Newsletter (Winter/Spring 1999 Vol. III, Issue 1): St. Edith Stein events; 97 Stein relatives, others at La Venerina dinner.
    • ESG Newsletter (spring 2000 Vol III, Issue 4): ESG Day of Recollection June 10th the Crusades; anti-Semitism is a sin; Catholic-Jewish relations discussed at Sr. DePazzi Conference Center, New Brunswick.
    • ESG Newsletter (summer 2000 Vol. III, Issue 5): 58th anniversary Memorial Mass, Father James Loughran, homilist; amendment to 45 yr. Constitution; 2000 ESG award to Nardiello.
    • ESG Newsletter (spring 2001 Vol IV, Issue 1): Holocaust historian Bossman retreat master at ESG Day of Recollection; Homily by Loughran reprinted.
    • Petition to ESG 1000 on membership list for commitment, prepare International Convocation 2003, work for Stein as Doctor of the Church, by Goldstein, ESG President.
    • Flyer (17 Aug 2002): 60th ESG Memorial Mass.
    • Booklet, Edith Stein on ways to know God, published by ESG.
    • Working copy of brochure, Edith Stein: Sister Teresia Benedicta of the Cross, < 1987, brief bio with Cause for beatification.
  • Edith Foss Materials
    • Edith Foss (26 April 1907- ), nee Wallner, was a Viennese Jewish convert to the Catholic faith. (Her name was Fössl, but she thought it best to change it to Foss, because, she said, Americans would pronounce the Germanic form as "fossil.") In 1942, her director, Rev. Ludger Born, S.J., advised her to flee Austria because the Gestapo had discovered that she was engaged in subversive activities -- namely, bringing food to Jewish children at the Relief Center. She escaped by taking a train to the area of the Italian border and then walked across to safety thanks to a friend who gave Edith her passport and her own courage.
      Meeting of the Edith Stein Guild, St. Patrick's Cathedral, early 90's.
    • She found refuge with the Carmelites. Later she joined her mother and brother in the United States and was very active in the Edith Stein Guild in NY.
    • Materials had been stored in a box marked Personal Papers, sent from T. Moskowitz of 1 Columbus Pl., NY 10017 to Sr. Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D., Carmelite Monastery, 70 Monastery Rd., Elysburg PA 17824
    • Blackburn Envelope: Material from dark yellow envelope with return address of: Barry Blackburn, Pope John Paul II S.S., 685 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ont. M1E 4P6:
      • Rev. Edward Krause, Ph.D., Box 237 (Theology Dept.) Gannon University, University Square, Erie, PA 16541 “mailed to me!”
      • Letter (6 Sept 1989) from Don, Member Edith Stein Guild (ESG) of Fairbanks, AK re: books, need for Edith Stein booklet into Russian.
      • Bio of Rev. George William Rutler, S.T.D., who was to speak at ESG.
      • Newspaper article (Christian Science Monitor (14 Sept 1989) re: Auschwitz Controversy
      • Business card, Rev. Steven E. Berry, Minister, Church-in-the Gardens Community Congregational Church, Forest Hills, NY
      • Handwritten letter (6 May 1985) from Lester Morris re: new members ESG, studies
      • Handwritten letter (17 June 1984) from Sister Liguori of Philadelphia
      • Note (11 May 1983) from John Catoir, Director, The Christophers of NY re: no cassette, only tape for media
      • Thank you note (15 March 1985) from Jerge Mejia of Vatican city
      • Handwritten letter (2? Feb 198?) from John Woba (?), S.J. from Creighton University
      • Handwritten letter (7 Nov 1985?) from John Woba (?), St. Joseph’s Church, Ontario
      • Article in German about Edith Stein.
      • Handwritten note (23 April 1985) from Mark C. McNea
      • Typed note (18 Feb 1988) from John D. Mc? Of America in NY city
      • Article, Million times worse, apartheid by Straaten, Werenfried van, 1913-2003, Der schwarze Brief, German.
      • Article, Reconciliation in the name of the dead, source unknown, German.
      • Note written in German, mentions Viktor Frankl
      • Letter (10 May 1984) from Susanne M. Batzdorf re: manuscript translation.
      • Letter in German (10 Feb 1984) and explanation, German.
      • Empty envelope, The Franciscans, Paterson, NJ with note Victor Frankl’s article
      • Copy table of contents, Renewal and Defense, March 1988, German.
      • Typed letter (10 March 1988) (2 pgs.), refers to Viktor Frankl, German.
      • Publication, Theologisches (Aug 1988), German.
      • Typed letter (7 July 1982) and copy of poem by Gerhard 1653) (2 pages), German.
      • Articles, A clear sign of solidarity, Visions for a better future by Father Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Article, The souvenirs of the fair is blessed, by Father Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy of money order tracing/refund request for $133, from Edith Foss (11 July 1995)
    • Grey Cardboard
      • Copies of typed note (12 Nov 1991) from Edith Foss to US Holocaust Memorial Museum (2 pgs.), German. Also 2nd copy pg. 2.
      • Letter (18 June 1992): from Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, Director, Dept. for the Religious, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Lapomarda, College of the Holy Cross.
      • Letter (16 Jan 1993) from Rev. Lapomarda, College of the Holy Cross, re: decision by Yad Vashem Father Ludger Born (1897-1980) might not to be considered as “Righteous Among the Nations”; request of Jews he helped and their testimonies.
      • Envelope marked Rev. Anton Weber with religious card of St. Jude inside.
      • Notecard with red-orange design on cover, handwritten note in German. Postcard inside note with quote by Stein in German, handwritten printed note from Sister Sneia (?).
      • ESG Newsletter (Fall-Winter 1999) (2 copies)
    • Brown Envelope
      • P. Lothar Groppe, S.J. (Lothar Groppe is a journalist, author, and the son of the resistance leader Theodor Groppe, the Lieutenant General of the Wehrmacht who was in 1942 demoted, discharged from the armed forces and was arrested in August 1944 by the Gestapo. “Lothar Groppe” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., June 2013. Web. 18 Feb 2014.
        Lothar Groppe Wikipedia Page
      • Letter (10 Aug 1992): from Susanne M. Batzdorff (SMB) to Edith Foss re: willing to translate book Die Zukunft unseres Lebens.
      • Letter (9 March 1994): fr. SMB to Edith Foss returning letter from Carmelite Sister in Darlington.
      • Copy of article in Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt 29 (21 July 1989): “Uber 150 000 papstliche Schutzbriefe ausgestellt” by P. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy of article in Samstag (1 July 1989): “Gewissenhaft an jeder Waffe dienen” (Conscientiously serve on each weapon), German.
      • Copy of article in Deutsche Tagespost (18 July 1985): “Bild mit Kruzifix und Revolver” (Image with crucifix and revolver), German.
      • Copy report, pg. 45 on P. Lothar Groppe, S.J., German.
      • Copy, Sonntag (5 July 1987): “Menschen kein Recht” (No human right) by P. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy article, Theologisches (January 1985), p. 6171-6181: “Licht in der Nacht” (Light in the Night) by P. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy article, ibw journal #10 (Nov/Dec 1988): “Der Toten Gedenken” (Commemorate the dead) by Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy letter (10 Jan 1990) to Manfred Schell “Leserbrief zu: “Papst zwischen Gold und Galgen” (Letter to readers: "Pope between gold and gallows”), by P. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy of article, Theologisches 20 (1) (January 1990), p. 11-19: “Kardinal Aloisius Stepinac, ein, frommer Massenmorder?” ("Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, a pious mass murderer?") by P. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy of article, ibw journal #1 (January 1987), p. 11-13: Das Trauma des holocaust”, (Trauma of the holocaust), by Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy of article, Theologisches (1989), p. 587-596: “Bekennerbischof Graf von Galen im Kampf fur Recht und Menschenwurde” (Confessor, Bishop, Earl of Galen in the fight for human rights), by P. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy of article, source, date, title, author unknown, caption of photo: (Marines Upon repeat the gelobnisses their hand to the federal flag", German.
      • Liebster Herr Jesus! (Blessed Lord Jesus) poem by Dr. Grete v. Kolischer (1941), German.
      • Copy article, Erneu-erung undAbwehr 24 (5) (May 1989): p. 31-32: “Zeitalter des Wegwerfmenschen” (Age of disposable people), by Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy article, Theologisches 18(11) (Nov 1988): don’t know which article was of interest
      • Note (?) to Father Groppe (26 October 1989): “We want to tell them...”
      • Copy article, Unser Gastkommentar, Keline Zeituug (2 Feb 1988): “Ein General gab den Schiebbefehl” (A general gave the push command), German.
      • Copy article, Das asterreichische Miliz-Impuls Milizmagazin (July 1982): “Du sollst nicht morden” (Thou shalt not murder), by Pater Dr. Lothar Groppe, German.
      • Copy article, source, date, title, author unknown, German.
      • Handwritten note on 1/3 piece paper, German.
    • Wiener Katholische Akademie Miscellanea 64 (1978) (34 pages), 66 (1979) (19 pages) (Wiener Catholic Academy) (The archbishop's auxiliary site for non-Aryan Catholics in Vienna), by P. Lothar Groppe, S.J., German.
    • Folder marked Future of our life:
      • Essays for possible book (unable to locate title in WorldCat); published by Mara Verlag (Maritime?) in Achaffenburg. Germany. Ursula Zoller was to be the editor. Folder includes table of contents, several copies of essays: Future of our life: responses to death, Ursula Zoller; Diagnosis Leukemia by Dr. Karl-Heinz Beckers; The Heart of the matter by Fr. William Young.
    • Folder marked “already reviewed” Future of our life: personal letters, postcards, articles:
      • Postcard from Carmelite Convent in England
      • Letter (20 Oct 1981) from Sister Lucia of Carmelite Convent in England
      • Letter (13 Feb 1982), orders for Stein materials from ESG Our Lady of Victory Church, NY
      • Letter (5 Aug 1980), from John Reid, friends (Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lippert) in special audience with Pope, assist beatification of Sr. Teresa Benedicta, contribution.
      • Letter (22 June 1981), from Sr. Lucia of Carmelite Convent in England, Edith Stein materials
      • Note (16 Oct 1980) from Sr. Marian of Carmelite Convent in England, Edith Stein materials
      • Letter (22 Jan 1982) from Sr. Lucia of Carmelite Convent in England,
      • Note (9 Aug 1980) from Sr. Maria Amata Neyer of Stein Archive, request for letters of petition for beatification of Sr. Teresa; new 40 pg. publication re: Stein.
      • Article (23 Oct 1998) The Catholic Observer: “Guild founder hails canonization as spiritual benefit to Christians, Jews” by Rebecca Drake.
      • Letter (21 May 1991) from Fr. Simeon of the Hold Family: pray for miracle; Brother Ernst concerns.
      • Typed letter (7 Oct 1987) from Sr. Maria Amata Neyer of Stein Archive, German.
      • Typed letter (15 Nov 1993) from Sr. Maria Amata Neyer of Stein Archive, German; includes copy of photograph marked “House Stein, Breslau”.
      • Article, Christ in der Gegenwart, 35:33 (14.8.1983) “Die Wahrheit uber Edith Stein” (The truth about Edith Stein) by Jan H. Nota, German. (2 copies)
      • Copies of 3 short articles (1987), German.
      • Copy of flyer (21-22 Sept YR?): Symposium: The Life and thought of Edith Stein, Catholic University
      • Newsletter, Edith Stein Guild (ESG) 11(10) (June 1981)
      • Publication, Issues : a Messianic Jewish Perspective 6 (1988)
      • Blue envelope with many pieces of newspaper clippings:
        • Early, Tracy. “Pontifical interest in Edith Stein Sainthood”.
        • Catholic NY (31 Oct 1985): “A Sacred Link: Pope calls for greater understanding of Catholic-Jewish relations” and “U.S. Bishops Update Interfaith Guidelines
        • (26 Nov 1985): “Interfaith Service to mark holiday
        • Harmon, Lawrence. (6 Dec 1984). “Newton event strengthens Jewish-Vatican relations”. Jewish Advocate 174, #23: ?, 15
        • Dionne, E.J. Jr. (1985): “Catholics and Jews reach an accord”. New York Times 3 Nov 1985.
        • Number of Catholics tops 841 million
        • Handwritten note from Victor of Passionist Monastery (18 Dec 1985).
        • Cardinal to preach at prayer service” Catholic New York (November 1985?)
        • Sacred link to Jews: interfaith dialogue marks 20th anniversary of Nostra Aetate” Catholic New York (7 Nov 1985).
        • Riley, Thomas R. (1985). “A Wall Street uptrend” Catholic New York (7 Nov 1985)
        • Mischuk, Mia. (1985). “A Call: Nun seen as patron of Jewish-Catholic relations”. Catholic New York (24 Oct 1985), p. 47.
      • Note (3 June 1988): to Peggy from Edith Foss: complaints of Blanche re: inadequate recruitment of members
      • Typed letter (30 June 1988) Fr. Robert J. Cheney, S.J.: autobiographical update 1963-1988
      • Article: Paul, Leon. (source unknown), pgs. 577-583: Martyr for the Jews
      • Editorial: America (2 May 1987): 354-355: Blessed Edith Stein
      • Article: Batzdorff, Susanne M. (1989). Catholics and Jews: Can We Bridge the Abyss. America (11 March 1989): 223-224, 230.
      • Newspaper article, “Jüdin, Philosophin, katholische Ordensfrau: Neue Bücher über Person und Werk von Edith Stein” (Jewess, philosopher, Catholic religious orders woman: new books on person and works of Edith Stein), FAZ 7 Aug 1987, German.
      • In brown envelope, Book chapter, Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s search for ultimate meaning. Publication info unknown; pgs. 182-186.
      • In brown envelope, Letter, to Dr. Schwarz from Edith Foss (19 July 1986) German and Dr. Schwarts’ manuscript, “Hildegard Burjan und Edith Stein als Tochter Israels” (15 pages), German.
    • Loose Pages
      • Herzliche Geburtstag-Wünsche (Warm Birthday Wishes) 25 April 1992, German.
      • Letter (4 July 1993): to Sr. Eileen Mary, Publisher, St. Paul Book & Media Center from Edith Foss re: book about work with children during Nazi persecution.
      • Newspaper article “Canonization of Maximilian Maria Kolbe: he died a martyr of love, giving his life for another” L 'Osservatore Romano, no. 42, (18 October 1982) : 1.
      • Newsletter: “Stand up Esther” Messianic Vision (March 1981). Stein compared herself to Esther.
      • Copy of chapter in book: Waugh, Evelyn. “Edith Stein.” The Essays, articles and reviews of Evelyn Waugh. Ed. Donat Gallagher. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984. 432-435.
      • Harmon, Lawrence. (6 Dec 1984). “Newton event strengthens Jewish-Vatican relations”. Jewish Advocate 174, #23: ?, 15
      • Handwritten postcard fr. Trafelt, Dianne Marie.
      • Article: Dougherty, Jude P. “How a Jewish philosopher became a Catholic Saint: Edith Stein’s conversion.” Crisis (Dec 1992): 39-43.
      • Article (3 copies pg. 33, 2 copies p. 34): Response 33-34
      • Brochure: “Towarzystwo im. Edyty Stein We Wroclawiu Apeluje: Dom Edyty Stein Czeka na pomoc.” (The company of Edith Stein: Edith Stein House waiting for help), Polish.
      • Copy of name label marked “Ehrenkarte Frl. Edith Foss.”
      • Program, “Fifty-second anniversary memorial mass blessed Edith Stein (13 Aug 1994)”
      • St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Ave. at 50th St., NY
      • Flyer “Convert helping—not making” “The Edith Stein award” re: Edith Stein Guild.
      • Article: Federici, Tommaso. “Mission & witness of the church: Catholic-Jewish Relations Today.” Origins 8. 18. (19 Oct 1978): 273-283.
      • Fisher, Eugene. “Developments in Catholic-Jewish Relations: An Annotated bibliography” Origins 8. 18. (19 Oct 1978): 284-286.
      • Minutes, Edith Stein Guild. (21 June 1986).
      • Edith Stein Guild Newsletter (Spring 1991): mentions Sister Josephine’s book Edith Stein-Philosopher and mystic.
      • Front cover illustration of trifold flyer, Our Lady of the Island Shrine.
      • Papers marked “Sally’s script” on back, note handwritten “1966”, (Sally Gerity) – Excerpts from A Cavalcade of Sketches from the 50s through the 70s. Typewritten note stapled, (22 Jan 1980): Glad Brad sketches. Newspaper clipping stapled, O'Connor, John J. “TV: ‘8H’ salutes Toscanini.” New York Times [New York, N.Y] 11 Jan 1980: C23.
      • Article, Crisis. Dec 1992: 40, 42 (2 copies each page)
      • Article, Nota, John N. “In his image: Edith Stein (1891-1942) Carmelite Nun- martyr of Auschwitz.” Canadian Catholic Review 8(June 1986): 208-214.
      • Flyer (21-22 Sept): Symposium-The Life and thought of Edith Stein presented by Friends of the Library and The School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, Institute of Carmelite Studies.
      • Book Chapter, Edith Stein: The Science of the Cross. (unsure of source)
      • Letter (22 Jan 1990) from Sowers Printing Company re: inventory and quotes for “Documents concerning her life and death” and “The Slaughter of the innocent.”
      • Article, Woodward, Kenneth L. “Making saints” Newsweek Vol. 116 Issue 20 (1990): 80-84. And duplicate pg. 81
      • Letter (4 Nov 1983) from Eugene J. Fisher of National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations, re: thanks for Edith Stein sculpture-relief award.
      • Draft of letter (4 Jan 1985) to Rev. Msgr. Jorge Mejia, Secretariat for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, Vatican City re: Edith Stein Award in Oct 1985.
      • Handwritten note from Father Halligan re: article attached- Oben, Freda Mary. “Edith Stein: Holiness in the Twentieth Century.” Spirituality Today 35.2 (1983): 141-154.
      • Page of newsletter, source unknown, probably ESG newsletter, “Mass for the Beatification of Edith Stein Aug. 11th, 1968 at St. Christopher’s Chapel.” “In Loving Memory of Nathan Paul Feirstein.” “Mother Mary Vincent, C.P.”
      • Newspaper article Grant, Ed. “Priest defends papal initiative.” The Advocate 31.41 (20 Oct 1982): 1, 19.
      • Newspaper article. Oesterreicher, John M. “Foul Whisperings: the charge that the Church was silent about the Holocaust is far from true.” Catholic New York Op/Ed. n.d.
      • Copy of letter to the editor, Neidel, Walter P. “A Saint for Our Times.” The New York Times (17 Aug 1979).
      • Newspaper article, “Girl’s healing ruled miracle.” Connecticut Post (20 April 1997).
      • Copy of typed letter to Father Christopher Kiesling from Edith Foss for permission to reprint article “Holiness in the Twentieth Century” by Dr. Freda Oben, permission granted, (25 June 1984).
      • Copy Journal article, Krause, Edward. “Some final thoughts on ‘Shoah.” National Catholic Register (17 May 1987).
      • Copy book review, Krause, Edward. “When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland By Nechama Tec.” Crisis (April 1987): 53-56.
      • Correspondence with John Joseph Cardinal Carberry (December 1981- July 1982).
      • Translated letter from Sister Maria Amata. Prayer cards, $1000 from Edith Stein Fund (7 July 1980).
      • Letter (28 May 1982) Archivum Carmelitanum Edith Stein holds all rights on Edith Stein’s published and unpublished writings.
      • Letter (18 Aug 1985) Baseheart, Mary Catharine. Various publications.
      • Letter (20 June 1983) Fr. Benedict. Edith Stein film dubbing, translation.
      • Note (4 March 1983) Donohue of America thanking E. Foss for note, stamp.
      • Journal Article: Donohue, John W. “Edith Stein, Saint.” America 21 June 1997: 8-9.
      • Passionist Father Victor Donovan’s talk 9 Aug 1986, discussing painting ‘This was not my teaching” of Jews in Ukraine street by William Wachtel, and Edith Stein.
      • Easter Sunday message (1983) from the Confraternity of the Sacred Passion, Mother of Sorrow’s Passionist Monastery, West Springfield, MA.
      • Copy of Letter (8 Feb 1983) Irene D. Farley of ESG thanking Gustav J. Schultheiss.
      • Letter (1 Feb 1986), intercession of Stein by Mrs. John M. Gerity, Jr. of NY, tooth.
      • Typed note (24 March 1977) from Stuart Gudowitz re: “Jews only people who must die as a people in accepting Christ”
      • Typed letter (21 Aug 1983) from Francis Lehaney: invite Very Rev. Martin Boler, OSB.
      • Typed note (5 Jan 1983) from Mejia re: Fr. Silverman and assist in Jewish-Christian relations.
      • Typed letter (6 March 1985) from Foss to Msgr. Mejia re: ESG award request to Johannes Cardinal Willibrandt; and letter (Jan 1985): invitation to award to Mejia, Secretariat for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, Vatican City.
      • Notecard from Mejia with 2 inserts, and return address on piece of envelope (March 1986).
      • Program (14 Oct 1978) Blessing and dedication of Edith Stein Memorial, list of donors.
      • Handwritten letter (1 Aug 1987) from Salvatore Occhipinti: miracle cure of skin condition by intercession of Saint Edith.
      • Copy of review of book (23 Dec 1993) Oesterreicher, John M. God at Auschwitz. South Orange: Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University; review by Robert Dylak.
      • Typed Letter (10 March 1982) from Oesterreicher to Foss re: speaking with Pope John Paul II for S. Benedieta a Cruce’s canonization.
      • Typed letter (22 March 1982) fr. Oesterreicher to Foss re: permission to reprint letter not granted, but may use enclosed story, Appreciation on the occasion of the conferral of Shalom Award, p. 1-4, incomplete.
      • Typed letter (8 Nov 1985) fr. Fr. Simeon of the Holy Father, Postulator General O.C.D., re: book, Edith Stein: documents concerning her life and death; believe Beatification forthcoming.
      • Typed letter (20 March 1997): Fr. Simeon of the Holy Father, Postulator General O.C.D., Stein’s miracle approved unanimously by Congregation of Cardinals and Bishops; Canonization forthcoming.
      • Newsletter article-original and copy, Stern, Karl. “Dying and Yet We Live.” The Catholic Worker (October 1956): 3.
      • Typed letter (27 Jan 1988): order at Terra Sancta Guild.
      • Typed note (15 March 1980) and letter in response: Paul Waldmann-no longer interested in ESG membership due to ESG stated purpose “emphatically not” interested in conversion of the Jews.
      • Handwritten letters (28 Sept 1983) and (10 Aug 1983): from Morris Weissman of Flushing, NY.
      • Journal article: Zolli, Eugenio. The Spirit of Christianity. Sursum Corda! Summer 1997: 24-30.
      • Workshop Program chart (21-28 April 1983): The Next Generation of Christian-Jewish Relations.
      • Typed manuscript, The Stations of the Cross with Edith Stein, 7 pages, followed by hymn, Welcome, Pope John Paul, words and music by Mary S. Baer, 1979, followed by 2 letters: (17 April 1982) and (14 August 1982) from Fr. John of St. John’s Church of Capuchin – Franciscan Friars of NY.
      • In rubber band, marked “These are to be filed alpha. They were reviewed:
      • Newspaper article: Pace, Susan M. “’Just men’ aided Jews in Europe.” The Advocate. (?) (5 May 1993). About Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher; handwritten note on yellow post-it note.
      • Polaroid photograph of Edith Foss (assumed) waiting for Padro Pio arrival in 1960, in envelope.
      • Article or letter to editor: Byerley, Florence P. “Bigotry is the most insidious.” Source unknown, includes Pope John 23rd’s Prayer of Repentance, with typed note on back.
      • Article: Wakin, Edward. “Portrait: Jean-Marie Lustiger.” Visitor (21 June 1981): 4-5, 9.
      • Letter (29 Dec 1982) to Cardinal Ratzinger from Edith Foss, German.
      • Letter (n.d.) from Father Halligan with black & white photograph in corner.
      • Letter (15 April 1991) from Rev. Deacon Daniel W. Oppenheimer of Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri, regarding conversion of woman Elaine.
      • ESG Newsletter (Fall 1991): announcing Cardinal O’Connor’s address to ESG.
      • Empty envelope marked Norman Lusseie?
      • Copy of handwritten letter, from a student at University of Santa Clara, thanking Edith Foss (assumed) for photo of Pedro Pio, and discussing travel plans.
      • Translation of letter (2 pgs.) from Sr. Amata Neyer (23 Jan 1984) to Edith Foss re: pamphlet by Dr. Schlafke, book by Pastor Mons.
      • Flyer (8 Sept 1980): Marion Movement of Priests with Father Steffano Gobbi from Milan, Italy and Special Guest Speakers.
      • ESG Membership Secretary Duties by Edith Foss (26 Jan 1987), 2 pgs.
      • “For the record” archival details of publications, membership duties, by Edith Foss (14 Jan 1987), 2 pgs., original.
      • “For the record” archival details of publications, membership duties, by Edith Foss (26 Jan 1987), 3 pgs.
      • Letter (17 June 1984) fr. Albert Paretsky, O.P. re: not joining ESG.
      • Flyer “Convert helping—not making” “The Edith Stein award” re: Edith Stein Guild.
      • Edith Stein Guild Officers elected (1973-74 term).
      • Oesterreicher, John M. “Christmas is everything.” A Christmas meditation for the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, NJ.
      • Letter (28 March 1986) fr. John Donohue to Edith Foss re: publication by James Baade, beatification of Stein.
      • Letter (7 March 1982) fr. George Stromeyer re: urge to learn more about Edith Stein, write her biography.
      • Reprint article: Brady, Anna. “The Messiah.” Crux (1 Sept 1975), review of Roberto Rossellini’s The Messiah film of 1975.
      • Handwritten letter (2 Oct 1986) fr. Betty Golwas of Tulsa, OK, 4 pgs.
      • Postal notice from Edith Stein Archive (28 June 1985).
      • Flyer (1980?): Eunich, Mary. “Surfin’-roun’-Town.” Mentions Edith Foss and Edith Stein Guild.
      • Letter (28 May 1982) Archivum Carmelitanum Edith Stein holds all rights on Edith Stein’s published and unpublished writings. 2nd copy-see above).
      • Letter from James Raphael Baade, Editorial Staff, The Tablet (11 June 1984) to Edith Foss.
      • Typed Letter (8 Sept 1986) from Maria vom Frieden (although signed Sr. Maria Amata Neyer) of the Cologne Carmel: Stein designated as martyr or not; letter partially obscured due to glued parcel post label; 4 pgs.
      • Typed translated letter from Sister Amata of Cologne Carmel (Dec 1984), translated by Prof. Dr. Lepki, 1 page.
      • Typed letter (27 March 1980) from Very Rev. James Parker, Provincial Vicar of the Society of the Holy Cross, requesting holy cards of Edith Stein; with handwritten notes of dates and materials sent.
      • Typed letter (n.d.) from Nancy to Ms. Lowit of ESG re: Susan B. Anthony II.
      • Typed letter (8 Nov 1985) from Fr. Simeon of the Holy Father, Postulator General O.C.D., Casa Generalizia Carmelitani Scalzi, to Foss re: thanks for letter and enclosures, book; help in Beatification of Stein.
      • Typed letter (14 March 1983), 2 pgs., from Phyllis re: 24 yr. old Robert spared from execution in Arizona Prison.
      • Journal article, Stein, Waltraut J.H. “Reflections on Edith Stein’s Secret.” Spiritual Life, 34. (1988), 131-135, only pg. 131 here.
      • Typed letter (9 Aug 1980): from Sr. Maria Amata Neyer O.C.D. Jubilee about beatification process.
      • Typed letter (18 Dec 1982) fr. Fr. Jim Kennedy to E. Foss re: giving ESG Cross to Marrano friend Clem.
      • Typed letter (30 Jan 1984) to Fr. Victor from E. Foss re: translation, difficulties with Dr. Lucy Gelber, and letter (20 Dec 1983) from Batzdorff; [unsure about reference to Ms. Anthony.]
      • Handwritten letter (20? April 1986) to E. Foss from John Woba (?) re: disagreements with James Baade’s opinions about Stein.
      • Typed notecard (2 Sept 1984) from Sr. Catherine re: thanks and suggestions for Moderator.
      • Typed letter (2 June 1985) to Pope John Paul II from E. Foss re: praying at National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, informing Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on 10 Aug 1985 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with homily by Nota.
      • Series of 7 handwritten letters (1985-1986) to E. Foss fr. John Woba.
      • Typed letter (13 March 1986) from James Raphael Baade to E. Foss re: working on Edith Stein manuscript; hoping to visit NY in May-wondering if could meet.
      • Typed letter (14 Oct 1986) from James Raphael Baade to E. Foss re: Stein’s martyrdom being re-examined, Stein’s legacy manipulated by the Church.
      • Copy of newspaper articles, Vecsey, George. “St. Patrick’s Mass to Honor Nun Who was Victim at Auschwitz.” NY Times p. 1? Or B2. And “Weekly News Quiz” (11 Aug 1979); and letter to the editor (17 Aug 1979) by Walter P. Neidel on possibility of canonization even though no miracles.
      • Newsletter article (n.d., assume 1971): Edith Stein Award to Mr. Philip Scharper, Editor-In-Chief, ORBIS Books; assume ESG Newsletter but need to verify, p. 2.
      • Newsletter article (n.d., assume 1982) “Bishop to Receive Edith Stein Award”, source unknown.
      • Newsletter article (n.d., assume 1988): Edith Stein Award to Sister Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D. and Susanne M. Batzdorff 16 October 1988, source unknown.
      • Bergman, Rose-Myriam. “My Spiritual Encounter with Bl. Edith Stein.” Newsletter by The Friends of Titus Brandsma, The Lighted Candle (13 May 1996): 3-4.
      • Copy of newsletter article: McDonnell, Claudia. “Judeo-Christian Values: Cardinal Stresses Human Dignity, Mutual Respect in Interfaith Address.” Catholic New York 6 Feb 1997.
      • Copy of newsletter article: Martin, Julia. “Books of Faith: Interfaith Forum Helps Participants Learn from and about Each Other.” Catholic New York 6 Feb 1997.
  • Newspaper, journal articles related to Stein and/or Jewish/Christian relationships
    • Newsletter: Carmel in the Capital : a newsletter of the Washington community of Discalced Carmelite Friars Lent/Easter Issue March/April 1999
      • Publicizes event, “Edith Stein’s challenge for our times” presented by Eugene Fisher, director of Catholic-Jewish relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Susanne Batzdorff, Gowan Hall Auditorium at Catholic University, March 14, 1999.

Series III. Box of notebooks, as received from Sister Josephine

  • Green notebook: marked "Edith in print SDR" on spine
    • Newspaper clipping
      • “Auschwitz convent stirs up controversy” by Charles J. Gans
      • Pottsville (PA) Republican, Monday, May 5, 1986, p. 25
    • Newspaper clipping
      • “The Ordeal of Italian Jewry”
      • “The Italians and the Holocaust: Persecution, Rescue, and Survival” by Susan Zuccotti, Book Review by Raleigh Trevelyan, p. 22, 24
    • Letter to Koeppel from C. Ulshafer, Editorial Assistant, Springer-Verlag Publishers, regarding negative for Courant photograph. (24 April 1984)
    • Letter to Koeppel from Deli-Maria Schramm, in German (11 August 1983).
      • With envelope, posted 26 August 1983.
    • Symposium announcement: “The life and thought of Edith Stein” presented by Friends of the Library and The School of Philosophy, the Catholic University of America and the Institute of Carmelite Studies, Washington, D.C.
      • Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22; printed on back of dust jacket, Edith Stein: an autobiography Life in a Jewish Family 1891-1916 1917-1942. Open to God’s plan: a triptych of selected writings.
    • Copy of article, “Two religious giants of the twentieth century” by Dr. Freda Mary Oben, Spiritual Life, winter 1981, p. 227-235.
    • Copy of article, “Edith Stein: Holiness in the Twentieth Century”, by Freda Mary Oben, Spirituality Today, Vol. 35 No. 2, summer 1983, p. 141-154.
    • Copy of article, “Our age of martyrs” by Father Kolbe, “Sister Benedicta” by Sister Emmanuel, S.C. The Irish Catholic, July 1, 1982.
    • Copy of essay: “Edith Stein: a biographical essay”, by Sister Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D., Edith Stein Center, Carmelite Monastery, Elysburg, PA 17824, unknown source, with handwritten notes, editing markings.
    • Copy of article, “Edith Stein und der Entwurf fur eine Enzyklika gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus” by Von J.H. Nota, S.J., unknown source, p. 154- 166.
    • Periodical, The World: Maine’s Catholic Weekly Vol 57 No. 7, July 24, 1986. Article p. 3: “Opinion/A ‘suffering servant’ who will captivate you” by Henry Gosselin; Article, p. 4-5: “(Here is my servant) Edith Stein” by Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy. Drawing on last page, p. 28: “Edith Stein: suffering servant” showing Edith bearing her prison number of 44074, with comb in right hand, unkempt Jewish child in left arm, standing near railroad tracks leading to the ovens (at Auschwitz), drawn by Kristin McCarthy, daughter of Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy of Brockton, Mass.
    • Article, “Edith Stein: Jewish roots” claiming Pope John Paul II would beatify Edith soon, The News section, Our Sunday Visitor, dated 25 August 1985; taped to another article, “Death in a Nazi gas chamber: Edith Stein-Jewish Carmelite” by Walter and Margaret Regnier, Our Sunday Visitor: National Catholic Family Magazine, 31 July 1977.
    • Typed article, Excerpt from “Profession (Vocation) of Man and of Woman According to the Order of Nature and of Grace” by Edith Stein, printed in the periodical “The Christian Woman:- Cologne, Germany, January 1932” on priesthood for women.
    • 1 page article mentioning Professor Hans Biberstein, brother to Edith Stein.
      • January 1983, p. 23, and article typed, excerpts from the article: “The tribulation of Jewish dermatologists under the Nazi regime” by Alfred Hollander, M.D.; February 1983 issue of The American Journal of Dermatopathology, other professors mentioned are Emil Meirowsky, Prof. Abraham Buschke; with typed notes by Sister Josephine.
    • Copy book title page, verso title page, Edith Stein Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, O.C.D. Estrellas Amarillas: Autobiografia: infancia y juventud, Editorial de Espiritualidad, Madrid. Titulo original: Aus dem leben einer Judischen Familie
      • ISBN: 84-7068-109-5.
    • Copy of map entitled “An approximate guide to Edith Stein’s World: places in which Edith lived, studied, taught, lectured, visited, and recreated. October 12, 1891-August 9, 1942”
    • Copy front cover Spiritual Life Summer 1982 with inscription “For Sr. Josephine” with copy editorial describing cover art by Barbara Sahli.
    • Copy of article, “Edith Stein’s concept of vocation” by Father Paschal Baumstein, O.S.B., Spiritual Life, p. 77-86.
    • Advertisement for Mass honoring Edith Stein, set for August 9th, 1975 at 12 noon at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. “Calvary at Auschwitz”, The Edith Stein Guild, Inc. Our Lady of Victory Church, 60 William Street, NY, NY 10005.
    • Reprint, article, “the declaration on the Jews” by John B. Sheerin, C.S.P., Reprinted from The Catholic World 202 (1209) December 1965. Edith Stein Guild.
    • Prayer leaflet, “your prayers are requested for her beatification” with note to “kindly inform us of any prayers heard” with Edith Stein Guild address listed. Edith Stein Guild Silver Jubilee 1955-1980. Drawing of Edith Stein, children, other people surrounding Jesus on the cross, on other side.
    • Retyped article from Family, a magazine, “’Complete surrender’. A story about Edith Stein.” Describing her humility despite high praise, superior intellect; her conversion (2 copies).
    • Copy of article, “Edith Stein: from philosopher to nun” by Audrey B. Haines, Annals of St. Anne de Beaupre, June 1974, p. 170-171. Handwritten correction of date of death.
    • Article, “Edith Stein: aus tagebuchaufzeichnungen und Briefen” by Von M. Amata Neyer O.C.D., Aus Dem Erzbistum Nr. 32-33/Seite 16, 5 August 1977; with photos of family, in German.
    • Reprinted article, “The manner is contemporary: Study of a modern saint who speaks to our time and yet transcends it” by Sister Mary Catharine, Reprinted from America, the National Catholic Weekly Review, August 31, 1963, p. 214- 215.
    • Newspaper article glued onto white sheet of paper, “St. Patrick’s Mass to honor nun who was a victim at Auschwitz” by George Vecsey, NY Times, (9 August 1977), A1 and B2, Column 5: continuation of article on back of paper.
    • Copy of article “The slaughter of an innocent” from The Anthonian by Boniface Hanley, O.F.M., p. 3-30.
    • Newspaper article, “Mass marks death of Edith Stein” from The Catholic Standard and Times, Thursday, August 27, 1981, taped to sheet of white paper with note, “Sister Josephine- Thought this might interest you. Sincerely, P. Cullen, “dated 28 August 1981.
    • Copy of article, “I am traveling eastward” by Alice M. Ogle, November- December, 1980, p. 21-23, source unknown, about Edith’s removal from the Convent in Echt, Holland, and her life.
    • Copy of reprint, “The Manner is contemporary: study of a modern saint who speaks to our time and yet transcends it” by Sister Mary Catharine, America the National Catholic Weekly Review (31 August 1963), p. 214-215. 2nd copy; see #25.
    • Reprint, “This is the truth” by Hilda Graef, Reprinted from The Sign, National Catholic Magazine, August 1958.
    • Copy of photographs and symbols, Edith Stein (2 photos).
    • Copy of article, “Zeugnis” by Von Waltraud Herbstrith, in German, with handwritten note from “Christ in der Gegenwart” 29.____, No. 32, Aug. 7, 1977, pp. 261 f Also handwritten note: “Edith Steinus wegals oKunienisches” ?
    • Article starting “Edith Stein was a promising philosophy student, rare for women...” unknown origin, partly an interview with Sister Josephine. Handwritten prayer on bottom, signed Sister Josephine.
    • Copy of article, in German. “Integration”, unknown source, glued to yellowing paper.
    • Newspaper, National Catholic Register, (4 September 1983), p. 3-6. Article, p. 5, “Phenomenon of Holiness” discussing canonization of Father Maximilian Kolbe and possible beatification of Edith Stein, by John H. Nota, S.J.
    • Magazine issue, America (26 February 1983). Cover title: “Time for Edith Stein” by John W. Donohue, article p. 145-149, and article, “Jews and Christians searching for God: how can God be present in the world of the Holocaust” by Philip E. Devenish, p. 149-152.
    • Magazine issue, New Covenant (October 1984). Article listed on cover: “Edith Stein: a servant of the cross in Auschwitz.” By Tim Slavin Another magazine article inside: “Edith Stein: ‘Evil has never the final word,’” torn from Creighton University Window , Summer Issue, 1985, p. 4-9, by Pamela A. Vaughn., tells story of Fr. John H. Nota, S.J., meeting with Edith Stein.
    • Magazine issue, Creighton University Window (Summer 1985). Edith Stein drawing on front cover by Omaha artist Don Cassity. Front cover includes: “Will Jewish nun find sainthood in earthly hell?” Magazine article, “Edith Stein: Evil has never the final word,” by Pamela A. Vaughn, tells story of Fr. John H. Nota, S.J., meeting with Edith Stein, p. 4-9.
      • Purple cloth notebook
        • Inside front pocket:
          • 1 brown envelope marked “For From Kieran/
          • Edith photo is in here between pages.” Contents of brown envelope:
          • 2 pieces white cardboard with plastic sheet protecting photograph of Edith Stein. Marked on back of photo: “Do not touch up chin, for instance” “Keep a mat to use in “Science of the Cross” “Return to Sr. Josephine Elysburg photo”
        • Copy article, “Edith Stein-Briefe an Roman Ingarden” by Maria Amata Neyer, in German.
        • Copy article from website: Time magazine Vol 152 No. 16, October 19, 1998
        • “A martyr-but whose?” by David Van Biema.
        • Purple notebook is divided into sections marked by cardboard index tabs into the following:
          • 1 KZW: copy of title page from book: Edith Steins Werke herausgegeben von Dr. L. Gelber, Kreuzeswissenschaft studie uber Joannes a Cruce von Dr. Edith Stein. Inalt listing (table of contents?) with handwritten notes.
          • 2 E+ES: copy of title page from book: Edith Steins Werke by Dr. L. Gelber, Endliches und Ewiges Sein: versuch eines aufstiegs zum sinn des seins von Dr. Edith Stein, in German. With 3 pages table of contents, and Vorwort (p. XII- XIII).
          • 3 + 4 St. Thomas Aquinas note on section 5.
          • 5 DF: copy of title page: Edith Steins Werke, Die Frau: ihre aufgabe nach nature und gnade von Dr. Edith Stein, in German. Table of contents (1 page) with handwritten note.

Series IV. Writings by others collected by Sister Josephine

Folder 1
  • Badde, Paul
    • “The Responsibility falls on those who remain silent.”
  • Baseheart, Mary Catharine
    • “Edith Stein’s Philosophy of community.”
    • Cover sheet, preface, and bibliography of : “The encounter of Husserl’s phenomenology and the philosophy of St. Thomas in selected writings of Edith Stein, a dissertation”;
    • C.V. of Baseheart
  • Berkman, Joyce A.
    • Book proposal: Contemplating Edith Stein: a collection of essays
    • Chapter 5 of Contemplating Edith Stein, edited by Joyce Avrech Berkman: “Edith Stein’s passing gestures: intimate histories, empathic portraits” by Scott Spector
  • Bordeaux, Henry
    • “Edith Stein: Thoughts on her life and times”, p. 20-25, with handwritten notes
Folder 2
  • Borden, Sarah
    • “Bibliography of Secondary Sources on Edith Stein”
    • 2nd copy, 153 pages, cataloged, in Special Collections
Folder 3
  • Borden, Sarah
    • Foreword
    • “Introduction to Edith Stein’s “The Interiority of the soul,” from Finite and Eternal Being
    • “Edith Stein and individual forms: a few distinctions regarding being an individual”
    • “What does it mean to suffer for the cross? : Edith Stein on suffering”
    • “What our emotions tell us? : Edith Stein’s theory of value”
    • “Edith Stein and St. Thomas”
    • “What makes you you? : Individuality in Edith Stein”
    • “Edith Stein and Thomas Aquinas on Being and essence”
Folder 4
  • Calcagno, Antonio
    • “Persona Politica: Unity and difference in Edith Stein’s political philosophy.”
    • International Philosophical Quarterly Vol 37, No. 2 Issue 146, June 1997.
    • In envelope with Calcagno’s return address
  • Catharine, Mary
    • “The Manner is contemporary: study of a modern saint who speaks to our time and yet transcends it.” Reprinted from America, the National Catholic Weekly Review, August 31, 1963, P. 214-215. (2 copies).
  • Collins, James
    • “Edith Stein and the advance of phenomenology.” Thought 17(67), 1942.
  • Donohue, John W.
    • “Edith Stein’s early years.” America, January 10, 1987, p. 7-9.
    • “Edith Stein, Saint.” America, June 21, 1997, p. 8-9.
  • Dougherty, Jude P.
    • “How a Jewish philosopher became a Catholic saint: Edith Stein’s Conversion.”
    • Crisis, December 1992, p. 39-43.
Folder 5
  • Gelber, L., Dr. and Romaeus Leuven, Editors
  • Copy of title page, translator’s notes, The Collected Works of Edith Stein: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Discalced Carmelite 1891-1942. Volume 6. ICS, 2002.
Folder 6
  • Graef, Hilda
    • “This is the truth.” Reprinted from The Sign, National Catholic Magazine, August, 1958.
    • Copies of title pages from: Writings of Edith Stein. Selected, translated and introduced by Hilda Graef; The Science of the Cross: A study of St. John of the Cross by Edith Stein, translated by Hilda Graef. Table of Contents included.
  • Haines, Aubrey B.
    • “Edith Stein: from philosopher to nun.” Annals of St. Anne de Beaupre, p. 170-171, June 1974.
  • Hastings, Cecily and Donald Nicholl, translators.
    • Copy of title page, Edith Stein by Sister Teresia de Spiritu Sancto.
  • Hebblethwaite, Peter (folder) Vatican Affairs writer for NCR
    • “Curia raps scholar on martyr’s fate: Debate asks if Stein died for being Jew or Christian.”
    • National Catholic Reporter, March 20, 1987, p. 23-24.
    • Typed notes, “Factual inaccuracies in NCR article”, pages 3-5.
Folder 7
  • Herbstrith, Waltraud
    • Handwritten notes
    • Typed manuscript for review: “Edith Stein: unpublished poems and prayers,” selected and introduced by Waltraud Herbstrith.
    • Book Review for Spiritual Life of Edith Stein: a biography, submitted by Sr. Josephine Koeppel, typed and in print.
    • Book Review for Edith Stein: a biography, submitted by Cornelia Jessey in Cistercian Studies 21(3):272-276, 1986,
    • Copy title page, contents, foreword: The Way of the Cross: Edith Stein.
    • Copy of title page, various pages, Edith Stein: a biography. By Waltraud Herbstrith, Translated by Father Bernard Bonowitz.
  • Hughes, John
    • Reprint of “Edith Stein's Doctoral Thesis on Empathy and the Philosophical Climate From Which It Emerged” in Teresianum, 36 (1985), 455‐484.
Folder 8
  • Ingarden, Roman
    • “Edith Stein on her activity as an assistant of Edmund Husserl: (Extracts from the letters of Edith Stein with a commentary and introductory remarks).” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 23 (2): 155-175, December 1962.
  • Jessey, Cornelia
    • “Edith Stein: A Biography, a Review Article.”
  • Lindsey, Ms. And Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda
    • Comments on manuscript (7 pages)
  • Lyne, Pat
    • “Edith Stein discovered: a personal portrait of Edith Stein”, cover page, contents, note on quotations, pgs. 1-11.
  • McInery, Ralph
    • “Edith Stein: convert, philosopher, saint”, National Catholic Register 70: 1+, Feb. 13, 1994.
  • Muller, Andreas Uwe
    • “The God who comes”. Carmelite Digest 14(2) spring 1999, p. 49-72.
  • Nemazee, Rowshan
    • “’Ave Crux, Spes Unica’: The Theology of the Cross in the life and works of Edith Stein.” Master of Arts Thesis, Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, July 2000.
  • Nota, John
    • “Notes and comments: Edith Stein, woman of the church”, International Catholic Review: Communio 14: 451-62, Winter 1987.
  • Oben, Freda Mary
    • “Edith Stein: Holiness in the twentieth century”, Spirituality Today 35: 141-54, summer 1983.
    • “Let us go for our people”, Inside the Vatican 5: 44-51, November 1997.
  • O’Brien, Edward, Jr.
    • “Sister Teresa Benedicta: true Christian martyr.” Homiletic & Pastoral Review March 1988: 60-63.
  • O’Malley, William J.
    • “The Gentile holocaust: Ukranians, Russians, Poles, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, gypsies, priests—these were the other victims condemned by Nazis to die in death camps, in work camps, in the streets of their own home towns.” America 14 June 1986: 492-494.
  • O’Rourke, Rev. David K., O.P.
    • “God in our midst: a life for our times.” Source unknown.
  • Parsons, Judith Kathryn
    • “Edith Stein: Toward an ethic of relationship and responsibility”. p. 1-27. Duquesne University Dissertation, May 2006.
  • Paul, Leon
    • “The Nun and the Nazis” Extension p. 12-13, 45-46, October 1963 (missing pages 12-13).
  • Sawicki, Marianne.
    • Letter to Book Acquisition Editors, Our Sunday Visitor, regarding Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda’s manuscript “Edith Stein”.
  • Stein, Timothy P.
    • “My ‘sister’, Edith Stein”. The Catholic Register October 12, 1998, p. 4.
  • Teresia de Spiritu Sancto, Sister, O.D.C.
    • Typed listing, Quotations from Edith Stein-Sister Teresia Benedicta a Cruce. From her life by Sister Teresa Renata de Spriitu Sancto.
  • Trafelt, Dianne Marie
    • “Spiritual direction in the life of Edith Stein”. Taken from Priest 54 (8): 29, August, 1998. Compilation unknown.
    •  Compilation also includes: Mark J. Kelly, “To stand before the face of God”. Taken from Priest 54 (8): 3, August, 1998. and Pope John Paul II Canonization Homily 10/11/1998.
    • Title pages from publications related to Edith Stein:
  • Arborelius, Anders
    • Edith Stein Biografie Zr. Teresia Benedicta van het Kruis
  • Burger, Hannes
    • Der Papst in Deutschland (The Pope in Germany)
    • Sudwest Verlag Munchen
  • Feldman, Christian
    • Liebe, die das Lebenkostet : Edith Stein-Judin, Philosophin, Ordensfrau
  • Friederich, Werner P.
    • History of German literature, 2nd edition NY : Barnes & Noble
  • Gebetsoktav, Eine
    • Die letzten tage im leben der seligen Schwester Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz-Edith Stein.
  • Geohegan, James
    • St. Edith Stein and the Eucharist
    • Carmelite Digest 13 (4), Autumn 1998
  • Lammers, Elisabeth
    • Als die Zukunft noch offen war (As the future was still open) 2003
    • Mount Carmel: A quarterly review of the spiritual life 46 (2), July-Sept 1998
  • Redmond, Walter
    • Edith Stein: Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Discalced Carmelite: Knowledge and Faith, 2000
    • Spiritual Life: A Quarterly of contemporary spirituality
      • 32 (4), Winter 1986
      • 35 (4), Winter 1989
      • 43 (1), Spring 1997
      • 49 (3), Fall 2003
      • 33 (4), Winter 1987
  • Stein, Edith
    • Das Kreuz wie eine Krone tragen: Vom Geheimnis des inneren Lebens
    • (The cross like a crown carry: Of the secret of the internal life)
    • Frauenbildung und frauenberufe (Woman formation and occupations of woman)
    • Muncehn : Schnell & Steiner
    • Edith Stein A Biographical essay and Ways to know God
    • Edith Stein Guild Publication
  • Wetter, Friedrich Kardinal
    • Edith Stein: Zur Wahrheit berufen-vom Kreuz gesegnet : ein lebensbild. February 1984

Series V. Manuscripts

  • A. Life in a Jewish Family
    • Box 1
      • “Aus Dem Leben” mss. Semi-Final & 1 carbon set in brown cardboard box
      • Very first version of: Life in a Jewish Family” with precious editing comments by Father Adrian J. Cooney, O.C.D.
      • “Aus Dem Leben” complete first draft edited by
      • Sue & Al Batzdorff, wrapped, in box marked 5; complete 2nd draft edited by Sue and Al Batzdorff, Part II Edited by Sue & Al Batzdorff; marked 4 on box.
    • Box 2: 4 sealed packages in white paper
      • Correspondence and instructions to Indianapolis Carmel typesetters for “Life in a Jewish Family”
      • Some editing and page proofs of “Life in a Jewish Family”
      • Full Good copy of Page Proofs and working copy of Index, “Life in a Jewish Family”
      • Entire manuscript of “Life in a Jewish Family” Work copy with instructions to typesetter. Galley Proofs i.e. printed ms.
    • B. The Collected works of Edith Stein 5: Self-portrait in letters 1916-1942
    • C. 2 boxes
      • Letter from Steven Payne regarding Science of the Cross, and uncorrected proof, Science of the Cross, in grey notebook.
      • Additional proofs of Science of the Cross and related materials.
    • D. Edith Stein: Philosopher and Mystic
      • Edith Stein: Called to the Truth-Blessed by the Cross: Portrait of a Life by Friedrich Cardinal Wetter, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Translated by Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.
      • Edith Stein: The life of a philosopher and Carmelite by Teresia Renata Posselt, O.C.D., Edited by Susanne M. Batzdorff, Josephine Koeppel and John Sullivan
      • Course (original and 1 copy): Edith Stein: A Contemplative woman among women, Mentor: Dr. Joseph M. Cashore, June, 1990; First Delineations-Edith Stein, 259 page manuscript and index; box marked Glazier, M.S. with note “Science is in box below this.”

Series VI. Videotapes

  • ABC News: Thursday night special 6/18/98
  • An evening with Edith Stein Parts 1, 2, 3 (1 video for each part)
  • An evening with Edith Stein Parts 1,2 & 3 on one videotape
  • Canonization ceremony of Edith Stein
  • Carmelite Monastery Josephine Koeppel “Contemplative Woman among Women”, Edited Master
  • Edith Stein 1/30/87 90 min.
  • Edith Stein EWTN Global Catholic Network, 1996. 90 min.
  • “It takes a miracle” June 18, 1998
  • Josephine Cleveland Dialogue 10/14/1998 Channel 3 News
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein): Life and canonization
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein): Life and canonization (British Version)

Series VII. Photographs and Artifacts

Series VIII. Publicity, Reviews and Awards

  • Newspaper article: Brook, Susan, “At Elysburg monastery: She translates philosopher-nun’s book”. The Morning Press, Thursday, November 29, 1979, p. 21.
  • Newspaper article: “In the company of a holy woman: Getting to know Blessed Edith Stein”. The Catholic Times (4 May 1997) p. 9
    • Describes Sister Josephine’s experience in translating Stein’s works, and brief biographical sketches of Sister Josephine and Edith Stein.
  • Newspaper article: “Carmelite nun is recipient of national Edith Stein award”. The News Item Vol. 21, No. 31, October, 1988, Shamokin, PA.
    • Describes award of 1988 National Edith Stein Guild Award to Sister Josephine Koeppel and Susanne M. Batzdorff.
  • Flyer: The Catholic Book Awards of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada: Best Book in 1986 – Spirituality Josephine Koeppel, OCD, translator of Edith Stein: Life in a Jewish Family by Edith Stein. Presented May 22, 1987 at the Annual Convention of the Catholic Press Association, San Antonio, Texas. With typed note to Sister Josephine by person marked “A”.
  • Newspaper article: “Sister Josephine assists magazine”. The News-Item, July 29, 1998, p. 3. Shamokin, PA.
    • Reports Sister Josephine Koeppel was interviewed by reporter John Bookser Feister for the St. Anthony Messenger.
  • Typed manuscript of press release for Paul Metrocavage on the Edith Stein book and the translator. 2 pages.
    • Describes lives of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Elysburg, and brief biographical sketch of Edith Stein.
  • Typed manuscript of press release submitted to Mr. Les Stewart of The Daily News, Lebanon, PA, November 4, 1986. “Life in a Jewish Family and in a Carmelite Monastery: Paths meet and merge for Phenomenologist from Germany and her translator from Lebanon”. Also, typed manuscript of press release for the Daily News (Sunday Mag.) from Sister Josephine Koeppel, OCD, “The Lebanon Connection”. Total 9 pages.
    • Provides biographical sketch of Sister Josephine Koeppel, interviewed by herself.
  • Newspaper article (partial): Mihalik, Pattie, “Nun translates books on late philosopher”. The News-Item, date unknown, page unknown.
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine.
  • Newspaper article: Brook, Susan, “Translations by Carmelite nun evokes interest by publishers”. Bloomsburg Morning Press, date unknown, page unknown.
    • Includes details on translation process.
  • Newspaper article: “Nun translating Nazi Victim’s book”. Sunday Independent, January 6, 1980, Section One, p. 12.
    • Appears to be same article as above.
  • Article, Creighton University Alum News: “CU graduate not your typical cloistered nun”. February 1998, p. 5.
    • Includes biographical sketch of Sister Josephine and photograph of Sister Josephine, and photograph of Edith Stein.
  • Newspaper article: Rhoads, Patty, “Sister Josephine assists magazine”. The News-Item, July 29, 1998, p 3, Shamokin, PA.
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine Koeppel.
  • Newsletter article: “Keeping up her German lands translating job”. National Catholic Reporter, November 7, 1986, p. 13.
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine Koeppel.
  • Newspaper article: Koeppel, Josephine, “Stein beatification especially significant to Carmelite Nuns”. The Catholic Witness, June 19, 1987, p. 15. (2 copies)
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine Koeppel.
  • Newspaper article: Metrocavage, Paul D. “’Life in a Jewish Family’: Carmelite nun completes 10 years of work; book on Edith Stein is published in English”. (2 copies, incomplete, continued on page 5 (not included).
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine Koeppel.
  • Newspaper article: “10 Years of work completed”. The News-Item, Nov. 8, 1986, p. 5, Shamokin, PA.
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine Koeppel and librarians who received copies of Edith Stein: Life in a Jewish Family.
  • Newspaper article (2 copies): “Carmelite nun at beatification” and “Pope cites Nazi victims as models”. The News-Item, April 30, 1987, Shamokin, PA.
    • Includes photograph of Sister Josephine Koeppel.
  • Magazine article: “Saintly passions: Jews protest a beatification”. Time Magazine, May 4, 1987, p. 82-83.
  • Magazine article: “CPA names Edith Stein book tops”. The Carmelite Review, July 1, 1987.
    • Regarding the selection of Life in a Jewish Family by Edith Stein and translated by Sister Josephine Koeppel as best spirituality book of 1986.
  • Newspaper article: Herx, Henry and Tony Zaza, Title and year unknown, The Catholic Spirit.
    • Discusses opera “Dialogues of the Carmelites”, score by Francis Poulenc, libretto written by Georges Bernanos, premiered at La Scala in 1957. To be aired on PBS on May 6, (year unknown), 8-11 p.m. Photograph from a scene of the opera is included.
  • Magazine article: Phelim, Fr., ODC, “The Spiritual message of Edith Stein”. Carmel Magazine, May-June 1987, p. 5-9.
  • Magazine article: “Pope John Paul beatifies Edith Stein, May 1; Adds Peruvian and Spanish nuns to Blesseds”. Carmelite Review, May 1, 1987.
  • Copy of newspaper letter to the editor: Riley, Patrick: “Both a Catholic and Jewish Martyr”. The New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1987.
    • Provides details on the Catholic bishops’ protest of Nazi injustices.
  • Newspaper article: O’Grady, Desmond: “Edith Stein: a passionate search for unity: Holocaust victim Edith Stein accepted the cross ‘even without knowing its weight’”, Our Sunday Visitor, May 10, 1987, p. 20.
  • Newspaper article: “Pope in Germany John Paul beatifies Jewish-born nun”. The Sun, May 2, 1987, Baltimore, MD.
  • Magazine article (2 originals, 1 copy): Batzdorff, Susanne M., “A Martyr of Auschwitz”. The New York Times Magazine, April 12, 1987, p. 52-54, unnumbered page, continued on page 70.
    • Includes photograph of Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
  • Newsletter article: “The Editor looks around”. Aylesford Carmelite Newsletter, spring 1987.
  • Magazine article: “Vatican declares Edith Stein, Nazi Jewish victim, ‘Venerable’”. The Carmelite Review, March 1, 1987.
  • Decrees published January 27; “declaration of martyrdom means that no proof of miracles is required for her beatification.” Suggests additional information available from Mary-Eunice of Mary Productions.
  • Magazine article: Hebblethwaite, Peter, “Pope cites Stein’s Jewish roots: Sees her as ‘synthesis of 20th century history’”, National Catholic Reporter p. 1, 24, May 15, 1987.
    • Discusses the closeness of Pope John Paul II and Edith Stein.
  • Magazine article: “Memorial honors martyrs”, Source unknown,
    • Describes memorial stone in the Ecumenical Chapel of the Martyrs of Terenure College, includes Edith Stein.
  • Newspaper article: Erlandson, Greg, “Pope uses West Germany’s Nazi past to reflect on suffering, resisting evil”. The Catholic Review, Wednesday, May 13, 1987, p. A-7.
    • Discusses the 22 speeches Pope John Paul II gave in West Germany.
  • Newsletter article: “The Beatification of Edith Stein: a martyr for our times”, Eastern Catholic Life, Sunday, April 26, 1987, p. 8.
    • Describes Edith’s Catholic life.
  • Newsletter article: “Edith Stein to be beatified May 1”, The Catholic Witness 22(8), April 24, 1987, p. 12, and cover page.
  • Newspaper article: “Pope to honor German Catholics”, source unknown
    • Includes unique photograph of Edith Stein.
  • Newspaper article: “Great daughter of Israel: Edith Stein beatified in Cologne”. The Catholic Spirit, May 5, 1987.
    • Describes beatification ceremony.
  • Newspaper article: “Pope honors martyr: Critics claim history altered”. The Intelligencer, Saturday, May 2, 1987. Wheeling, W. VA
    • Discusses controversy of Pope honoring Catholics who resisted Nazis, and Edith’s Jewish/Catholic life.
  • Articles unrelated to Edith Stein:
    • o Newspaper article: “Plan to exclude altar girls draws fire”. Source unknown.
    • Newspaper article: Herx, Henry, “Film on Holocaust to be aired”. The Chicago Catholic, April 24, 1987, p. 22.
      • Discusses Shoah.
    • Newspaper article: “Record contributions”. The News-Item, Shamokin, PA, date unknown, Section B.
      • Photograph identifies Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus members and their contribution to Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens.

Series IX. German or Other Language Materials

Series X. Other Materials

  • Dominican Media Ministry, Summary of meetings with Henry Herx in drafting proposal to CCC, 27 June 1983. Items checked in pink marker relate to Edith Stein work.

Full Series and Box List (PDF)


Acquisition Information

Donated by Sr. Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D., in 2007.


Processing Notes

Processed by Kay Lopez from 2007 to 2015.