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Ellen Skerrett
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

The Image of the Irish Catholic Parish

To write a social history which recreates the parish system as it operated for first and second generation Irish Catholics on the South Side of Chicago around 1920. The aim of such a study is to show how the parish reduced the awesome experience of city living to a human scale for its Irish Catholic parishioners and to suggest the necessity of similar units for the health of the city itself.

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$4,321 (approved)
$4,321 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1974 – 8/31/1975