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Berrigan Library

Vietnam protest speech, Catonsville, Maryland, draft

Inscribed May 17, 1968 by Daniel Berrigan, beginning upside down on the title page and running through two pages and the inside cover. The inscription is the original draft of the speech he made later that day at the draft board office in Catonsville, Maryland, where, with eight other activists (later known as the Catonsville Nine), he seized and burned draft records in protest of the war in Vietnam, setting off a wave of similar protests throughout the country.

Ionesco, Eugène. The Killer: And Other Plays / translated by Donald Watson. New York : Grove Press, 1960. BGN. 842.91 I64k1960
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In 2001, DePaul acquired approximately 1000 titles that had been in the ownership of Daniel, Jerome, and Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAllister to complement the receipt of the archival papers of the same individuals. The Berrigan Library is a valuable resource with a wealth of titles that promote scholarship in Catholic social justice. Also noteworthy is the marginalia, or notes in the margins, written by members of the Berrigan family in many of the titles, containing personal thoughts as well as notes about their own publications and personal actions in the Catholic social justice community.

Title page of The trial of the Catonsville Nine

Cover: Berrigan, Daniel. The Trial of the Catonsville Nine. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1971. BGN. 812.54 B533t1971
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Front cover of For swords into plowshares, the hammer has to fall...

Cover: For Swords into Plowshares, the Hammer has to Fall: The Griffiss Plowshares Action / edited by Daniel Berrigan. Piscataway, NJ (57 School St., Piscataway 08854) : Plowshares Press, [1984?] BGN. 327.1747 F692b1984
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