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A Life’s Work on Display at Loyola University Chicago
Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Papers Now Available Through University Archives

CHICAGO, May 24, 2007 – Loyola University Chicago Archives announces the availability of the Richard A. McCormick, S.J., papers for public viewing. Father McCormick, a well-known professor and an ordained Jesuit priest, was a distinguished author and specialist in the areas of Roman Catholic moral theology and medical bio-ethics. His documents, drafted over a 60-year period, were donated to the University in December 1999.

McCormick’s compilation spans 50 linear feet and includes biographical materials, manuscripts, sermons, unpublished papers, theses, and dissertations covering topics ranging from broad foundational issues in moral theology to particular problems in biomedical and social ethics.

“This is a tremendous collection that will be very helpful to researchers in the areas of biomedical and Christian ethics,” says Kathy Young, university archivist at Loyola. “Father McCormick’s work has influenced a number of people and industries, and we are very proud that he chose Loyola to house his life’s work.”

The McCormick Collection is available to the public, and can be accessed by visiting the Loyola University Chicago Archives, found in Cudahy Library, room 218, on the Lake Shore Campus. A finding aid and collection record is also available via the Web by visiting the University’s online catalog, Pegasus & OCLC WorldCat. Loyola’s Archives department can be contacted by phoning 773-508-2661 or by visiting LUC.edu/archives.

Richard A. McCormick, born October 3, 1922, received his master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1950. He was ordained a Jesuit priest on June 17, 1953 and spent most of his adult life teaching at various universities, including West Baden College, Loyola University Chicago, Georgetown University, and the University of Notre Dame, where he finished out the remainder of his career. His papers were donated to Loyola roughly two months before his passing in February 2000.

About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at LUC.edu.

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