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Francis L. Markey papers

 Collection
Identifier: (PP-Markey)

Scope and Content

The Francis L. Markey papers, 1975-2009 (bulk 1975-1986), consist of materials spanning approximately sixty years of Fr. Markey's service as a pastor and chaplain. The collection includes newspaper clippings of Markey's weekly column, "As Seen From Here," which was published in the Cabrillo Times in Aptos, California and theGreen Sheet in Capitola, California for 10 years, nearly 600 working drafts of his typewritten homilies, materials detailing Resurrection Church in Aptos, which he helped establish in 1968, and a variety of photographs and empheral items relating to his time as an Army Airforces chaplain during WWII.

Dates

  • 1975-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1975 - 1986

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives & Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Santa Clara University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Santa Clara University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Biographical History

Francis L. Markey was born in Decatur, Illinois, on October 6, 1908, and grew up in Stockton, California. He was ordained a priest in 1937, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and spent his first several years as a priest in parishes in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, then joined the U.S. Army Airforces at the outbreak of World War II, serving as the only chaplain in the Galapagos Islands during the Pacific campaign.

After the war Father Markey was assigned as pastor of Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, California. During his ministry there he helped create Good Shepherd School, built the Christ Child Chapel in the Santa Cruz mountains, and served as editor of theCentral California Register. In 1960 he was named as pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Capitola, California. During his time there he joined with another parish, Star of the Sea, to create the Good Shepherd School in 1963. In 1968 he became the founding pastor of Resurrection Church in Aptos, California, where he served until he retired in 1974.

After retirement Father Markey volunteered as a substitute priest in a variety of locations worldwide, served as the first president of the Priests Senate in Monterey, California and helped organize the Monterey Bay Memorial and Funeral Society. He lived nearby his former parishes in Santa Cruz, growing his own vegetables and fruit, baking his own bread, and maintaining bee hives for honey. Reverend Monsignor Markey died at his home on July 16, 1999.

Extent

5 linear feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Francis L. Markey papers, 1975-2009 (bulk 1975-1986), consist of materials spanning approximately sixty years of Fr. Markey's service as a pastor and chaplain. The collection includes newspaper clippings of Markey's weekly column, "As Seen From Here," which was published in the Cabrillo Times in Aptos, California and theGreen Sheet in Capitola, California for 10 years, nearly 600 working drafts of his typewritten homilies, materials detailing Resurrection Church in Aptos, which he helped establish in 1968, and a variety of photographs and empheral items relating to his time as an Army Airforces chaplain during WWII. The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1: "As Seen From Here" Newspaper Column, 1975-1986; Series II: Homilies, 1961-1998 (bulk 1962-1974); Series III: Personal Materials, Photographs & Ephemera, 1906-1999 (bulk 1930-1947); Series IV: U.S. Army Airforces Materials, 1906-1990 (bulk 1930-1947); and Series V: Resurrection Church Materials, 1932-2009 (bulk 1967-1974).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1: "As Seen From Here" Newspaper Column, 1975-1986; Series II: Homilies, 1961-1998 (bulk 1962-1974); Series III: Personal Materials, Photographs & Ephemera, 1906-1999 (bulk 1930-1947); Series IV: U.S. Army Airforces Materials, 1906-1990 (bulk 1930-1947); and Series V: Resurrection Church Materials, 1932-2009 (bulk 1967-1974).

Physical Location

This collection is located in Santa Clara University Library's Archives & Special Collections.

Processing Information

Guide created by Kristina Ranzolin in 2014. Guide encoded by Erin M. Louthen in 2014. Folder-level descriptive information added by Daniela Baez in 2018.
Title
Guide to the Francis L. Markey papers
Status
Completed
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, Santa Clara University Library Repository

Contact:
Santa Clara University Library
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Santa Clara California 95053-0500 USA US
408-554-5530