Contents


Summary of the Collection:

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:

Description of the Collection:

Arrangement of the Collection:

Subject Headings:

Inventory

Series 001: Oscar Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador 1937-1993

Series 002: Research of the Six Jesuit Murders and Martyrdom 1975-1993

Series 003: Countries and Regions 1964-1991

Series 004: CELAM: Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano 1978-1992

Series 005: Liberation Theology 1972-1997

Series 006: Subject Files 1968-1992

Series 007: Memorabilia 1970-2007

Series 007.001: Photographs 1970-1996

Series 007.002: Audio/Video: Bishop Romero's Homilies 1975-2007

Series 007.003: Audio/Video: Interviews with Rev. Brockman 1982-1990

Series 008: Periodicals 1973-1992

Guide to the Brockman-Romero Papers

2014

Summary of the Collection:

Creator Brockman, James R
Title Brockman-Romero Papers
Dates 1961-1998
Abstract: The research materials and publications primarily cover the life and murder of Oscar Romero and the persecution of the church in El Salvador between 1977-1993. The materials also contain research materials and publications which were used by Brockman as background for his three books.
Extent: 7.33
Language: Records are in English.
Identification: MSS0055
Location: 3rd floor stacks/range 25/unit C/shelves 1-7

Administrative Information

Accession Information:

Accession # 1994.04 and 2001.10

Related Material:

Processing Information:

Some monographic materials located in Special Collections and cataloged individually.

The preferred citation is: Brockman-Romero Papers, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections and Archives, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

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Biographical Note:

Oscar Romero became archbishop of San Salvador, El Savador on February 22, 1977. He was murdured on March 24, 1980. During Romero's tenure as archbishop, He became an outspoken voice of the poor Catholic people of El Salvador. He was both a hero to Church members and an enemy of the military rulers of El Salvador.

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Description of the Collection:

The research materials and publications primarily cover the life and murder of Oscar Romero and the persecution of the church in El Salvador between 1977-1993. The materials also contain research materials and publications which were used by Brockman as background for his three books.

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Subject Headings:

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Arrangement of the Collection:

Background information on Romero, and on violence against the Catholic Church of El Salvador, and research regarding the books are the primary focus of boxes 1-8. Included in this are diaries, homilies, articles written by Romero, new releases and correspondence by Brockman. Boxes 9-15 are all periodicals that Brockman used during his investigation.

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Inventory

Series 001: Oscar Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador 1937-1993

This series contains background information on Romero, violence against the Catholic church of El Salvador, and research regarding Brockman's books are the primary focus of boxes 1-9. Included in this are transcripts and photocopies of diaries, homilies, and articles written by Romero, and news releases and correspondence by Brockman. More specifically, boxes 7-9 contain notes on the individual chapters of the book.

This series is in the order that Fr. Brockman maintained.

Dossier Sobre La Persecucion de La Iglesia en El Salvador, Spanish 1977

Iglesia de la Pascua published in Orientacion, Spanish 1977

Letters/Cartas-correspondence by Brockman, English and Spanish 1980-1991

Outlines and Notes on Romero's writings, English 1977

Romero's passport, (photocopy) issue date, Spanish 1972

Romero's Diary, Notes (transcribed from tapes), Spanish, Correspondence English 1978-1980

Romero's Pastoral Diary I, Spanish 1979

Romero's Pastoral Diary II , Spanish 1979

Romero's Pastoral Diary III, Spanish 1979-1980

Archbishop Romero and the Church of El Salvador, English (plus correspondence and essays in Spanish) 1981-1983

Homilies by Romero (translated), English 1977

Convergence, English 1981

Letters of Romero for possible publication, English 1977-1978

Homily (with correspondence), English translation 1979

Screenplay on Romero, draft (with correspondence), English 1985

Romero Screenplay (Margaret McGovern), English 1986

Songs about Romero, Spanish and English 1984

Stage play on Romero (Chicago) and miscellaneous, English and German 1984

The Savior by Carlos Morton with correspondence and Interview with Cesar Jerez, S. J., English 1986

Article on Romero by Jack Wintz, 1985

La Dimension Politica de la fe desde la Opcion por los Pobres Undated

Brockman's notes on Romero's Diary in Rome, Spanish 1937-1943

Estudio Sobre La Persecucion de La Iglesia en El Salvador, Spanish

Una Ley para La Opresion (A law for oppression), Spanish 1977

Romero: Cuaderno de Trabajo (Romero's notebook), Spanish 1971

Romero: Cuaderno de Trabajo (Romero's notebook), Spanish 1972

Romero: Cuaderno de Trabajo (Romero's notebook), Spanish 1973

Sobrino's Draft: Second Pastoral Letter, Spanish

Criticisms-year of correspondence, Spanish 1982

Romero: Reflexion en la muerte de su Padre, Spanish General Data, Spanish Undated

General data Undated

Justicia Y Paz-March, Spanish 1977

Reviving The Truth Commonwealth, English 1990

Boletin Informativo Del Arzobispado (Information bulletin of the Archbishopric of San Salvador), Spanish 1977-1979

El Apostol, Vocero de la Diocesis de Santiago de Maria (periodical), Spanish 1975- 1977

Actas del Senado Presbiteral (Minutes of the Priests' Senate of San Salvador), Spanish 1977-1980

Account of Salvador Barraza, Spanish

Bibliography (refers to works in the collection), Spanish and English Various

Esquemas De Homilias (Outlines of Homilies), Spanish 1978

Entrevista Con La Madre Luz De La Cueva (interview with the Mother Superior present at the final mass given by Romero, before his death), Spanish Undated

Monsenor Romero (various documents, Homily), Spanish Undated

Actas de Cedes (minutes of Cedes, the bishops' conference in El Salvador), Spanish 1977- 1979

Romero's Spiritual Notes (Retreats), Spanish Dates Vary

Homilies, Spanish 1977

Homilies, Spanish 1978

Columns by Romero Various

Romero Homilies (edited, includes index of Homilies), Spanish 1984-1985

Interviews, Spanish and English 1980-1981

Romero: A Biography Spanish Manuscript (Chapters I-IX)

Romero: A Biography, Spanish Manuscript (Chapters X-Appendix) c. 1995

New Edition of Romero Biography in Spanish, 3 Floppy Disks Undated

Background and Brockman Biography Undated

Romero Chapter I, Documentation, Archival and News Releases, English and Spanish Various

Romero Chapters II and III, Notes and Press Releases, Spanish And English Various

Documents for Chapters IV, Notes and archival Documents, Spanish and English Various

Romero Chapter V, Documents, Testimonies and Notes, Spanish and English Various

Romero Chapters VI and VII, Documents and Notes, English and Spanish Various

Romero Chapter VIII, Documents and Notes, English and Spanish Various

Romero Chapter IX, Documents and Notes, Spanish and English Various

Romero Chapters X and XI, Includes Document on Nomination for The 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Spanish and English Various

Romero Chapters XI and XII, Documents and News Releases, Spanish and English Various

Romero Chapter XIII, Documents, Correspondence and Notes, English and Spanish Various

Romero Chapters XIV and XV, Documents, News Releases and Notes, English and Spanish Various

Romero Chapter XVI Important Press Releases Regarding Romero Murder, Contains a cassette with two interviews, Written interview at hospital where Romero died, English and Spanish (1 of 2) Various

Romero Chapter XVI Important Press Releases Regarding Romero Murder, Contains a cassette with two interviews, Written interview at hospital where Romero died, English and Spanish (2 of 2) Various

File on Craig Pyes. Information on Romero Murder, English 1991

Correspondence between Robert Weiner and Fr. Brockman, English 1989-1991

Correspondence between Robert E. White (President of International Center for Development Policy) and Fr. Brockman, English 1981-1991

Notebook of Saravia Alvaro Rafael. Spanish 1980-1981

Appendix: Romero Murder. Sources and Bibliography, English and Spanish 1980s-1990s

De La Locura A La Esperanza (From Madness to Hope), Spanish 1992-1993

Human rights in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador: Implications for U.S. policy, English 1976

La Persecucion de la Iglesia en America Latina, Spanish 1977

Persecucion de la Iglesia en El Salvador, Spanish 1977

La Iglesia Cuerpo de Cristo en la historia, Spanish 1977

El Salvador: Tierra de paz convertida en campo de guerra, Spanish 1978

La Iglesia y las organizaciones politicas populares, Spanish 1978

Anexos a la carta pastoral

Informe sobre la situacion de los derechos humanos en El Salvador, Spanish 1978

El Salvador, Amnesty International USA Campaign Booklet, Spanish 1978

Human rights in El Salvador: Report of findings of an investigatory mission, English 1978

Mision de la Iglesia en medio de la crisis del pais, Spanish 1979

The church, political organisation and violence, English 1980

50 Anos en el corazon del pueblo luchando por la revolucion, (PCS, Partido Comunista de El Salvador), Spanish 1980

Article:

Article:

Dialogo, Spanish 1980

Sojourners, English 1980

Dialogo, Spanish c.1980

The Witness

Concilio Cristiano de solidaridad Nicaragua libre, Spanish 1981

El Salvador, The Face of Revolution published 1982 Central America Report (2), Newsletter of the Religious task force on Central America, English 1982

Commonweal, English 1982

Presencia de Monsenor Romero en la hora actual, Spanish 1982

Martires de El Salvador, Spanish 1985

U.S. Intelligence performance on Central America Achievements and selected instances of concern, English 1982

La Iglesia popular nacio en El Salvador memorias de 1972-1982, Spanish 1982

Ministry Monthly

The Catholic Worker, English 1988

Amnesty International:

Análisis, Agosto-Septiembre 1988 Universidad Nueva San Salvador (used in Second Edition of Romero: a Life)

Maryknoll, English 1990

Religious task force on Central America 1,2,3, English [1990], 1992

Pro manuscrito (original mecanografiado) Undated

Series 002: Research of the Six Jesuit Murders and Martyrdom 1975-1993

This series contains Brockman's research on the subject of martyrdom, specifically the six Jesuit priests who were murdered in El Salvador in the early morning of November 16, 1989 at the University of Central America in the capital city of San Salvador. Father Brockman worked on this project until 1993.

This series is in the order that Fr. Brockman maintained.

Martyrs' Project-English and Spanish 1989-1993

File on St. Xavier High school, English 1990

Writings: Ignacio Martin-Baro, English Undated

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 1 of 2, English 1989-1993

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 2 of 2, English 1989-1993

UCA Official Statements and Reports (martyrs), English and Spanish 1989-1991

Press Releases-Martyrs Newspapers, NCR, etc. 1 of 2, English 1989

Press Releases-Martyrs Newspapers, NCR, English 1990-1991

Martyrs Addresses and Ceremonies, English Various

UCA Martyrs Letters, English 1977-1991

UCA Martyrs Documents about the repression by the Salvadoran government, English and Spanish Various

Data on the reactions to the killing of six Jesuits, English Various

UCA Martyrs Biography, Spanish 1991

Address given by Jon Sobrino, Translated English 1987

Notes and Documents on Father Rutilio Grande, English and Spanish Undated

Documents on Martyr Joao Bosco Burnier Undated

Documents on Martyr Brother James Arnold Miller 1982-1983

Documents on Martyr Stanley Rother, English 1982

Documents on Martyr Michael Casimir Cypher, English 1975

Documents on Mary and Felipe Barreda, English and Spanish Undated

Data on Martyrs, English and Spanish Undated

Data on Martyr James (Guadalupe) Carney, English and Spanish Various

Series 003: Countries and Regions 1964-1991

This series contains Father Brockman's notes and observations concerning the Latin American regions he covered and traveled to during both his ministry in Central and South America and his affiliation with several Catholic news agencies.

This series is arranged alphabetically by country and then chronologically.

Argentina 1980

Belize 1982

Bolivia 1970

Brazil 1975

Brazil 1979

Brazil 1983

The Caribbean 1975-1988

Central America 1974-1987

Chile 1975

Chile 1983

Colombia 1983

Ecuador 1983

El Salvador 1979

El Salvador 1980

El Salvador 1981

El Salvador 1982

El Salvador 1983

El Salvador 1984

El Salvador 1985

El Salvador 1986

El Salvador 1987

El Salvador 1988

El Salvador 1989

El Salvador 1990

El Salvador 1991

Guatemala 1980s

Guyana 1979-1981

Haiti 1980s

Honduras 1978-1984

Jamaica 1977

Mexico 1976-1979

Nicaragua 1974-1977

Nicaragua 1978

Nicaragua 1979

Nicaragua 1981

Nicaragua 1982

Nicaragua 1983

Nicaragua 1984

Nicaragua 1985

Nicaragua 1986

Panama 1975-1980

Paraguay 1975-1983

Peru (Photographs) 1961

Peru 1964-1979

Peru 1980-1984

Peru 1985-1988

Puerto Rico 1975-1976

Puerto Rico 1977-1978

Puerto Rico 1979

Uruguay 1975-1983

Venezuela 1975

Series 004: CELAM: Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano 1978-1992

This series contains a large portion of materials Father Brockman accumulated while covering the historic 1979 CELAM conference in Puebla, Mexico

This series is arranged in chronological order.

CELAM III 1978

CELAM III 1979

CELAM III 1979

CELAM III Notes 1979

CELAM III Writings 1979

Telex Typescripts (see oversized folder above box 18) Undated

CELAM IV 1992

Series 005: Liberation Theology 1972-1997

This series contains writings on liberation theology

This series is arranged in chronological order.

1972

S.J."

1973

1973

S.J. "

1974

1974

1974

Lecture Published by the Jesuit Project for Third World Awareness 1974

S.J."

1974

1974

1974

1974

c.1975

God

1975

1975

1975

1975

1975

1975

1975

1976

1976

Miscellaneous 1976

S.J. "

1976

c.1977

1978

S.I. "

S.J. "

1984

Fr. Brockman's Notes 1984

1984

O.F.M. "

1986

1984

O.F.M. "

1986

S.J. "

Undated

Undated

M.M.

Series 006: Subject Files 1968-1992

This series reflects the professional life of Father Brockman and his continuing research on Romero.

This series is arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

1975

Archbishop of San Salvador 1984-1991

Archbishop Romero to Monseñor Revelo 1977

Barraza, Salvador 1993-1997

Brett, Ed 1995

Fr. Brockman's Resumé and Curriculum Vitae 1993

Bulletins from the Archbishop of San Salvador 1977-1979

Catholic Telegraph 1985-1986

Central American Jesuits 1980-1993

C.I.A. and the Catholic Church in Latin America 1979

Colegío San Jose Yearbook, Peru 1968

Copies of interviews used in Fr. Brockman's Romero biography 1980

Disposition of Brockman's Papers 1986-1991

Duplicate Pages of Romero's Third Notebook of Spiritual Notes (Last 4 pages missing) 1977-1980

Easter Celebration of the Goods of the New Alliance 1979

1992

Fr. Pellecer Kidnapping Case 1981-1992

1997-1998

Future Plans of Fr. Brockman 1979-1988

Golden Jubilee Reunion of the Milford Novitiate Class of 1947 1996-1997

Jesuits in Latin America 1968-1978

1980

Latin American Relations 1977-1984

Latin America - Pastoral 1978-1979

Lernoux, Penny 1985-1989

Letter from the Bishop of San Vincente to the Highest El Salvadoran Authorities 1975

Lozano, Jose 1995-1998

Miscellaneous Items Photocopied from the Romero Archives And Brockman's Notes 1975-1979

Miscellaneous Items Photocopied from the Romero Archives 1977-1979

National Jesuit News 1985-1986

Undated

Preservation of Romero's Papers 1985-1991

Religious News Service 1983-1985

Romero on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius 1984-1987

Romero's Homily 1992

Romero Tribute by Phillip Berryman c.1998

Writing Ordination 1972-1992

Series 007: Memorabilia 1970-2007

This series contains numerous photographs documenting Romero and El Salvador, as well as audio visual materials and posters.

This series is in the order that Fr. Brockman maintained.

Series 007.001: Photographs 1970-1996

This series contains photographs on the subjects of El Salvador and Bishop Romero collected by Fr. Brockman.

This series is arranged in chronological order.

Images of Romero and El Salvador - Slides c.1970s

Romero in El Salvador - Photographs c.1970s

Miscellaneous Images of Romero - Photographs and Negatives c.1970s-1980s

Romero's Life in El Salvador - Photographs 1980

Romero's Tomb - Photographs 1980-1982

Romero's Tomb - Slides 1981-1989

Images of El Salvador - Slides 1981-1989

1990

Artists' Tributes to Romero c.1996

Undated

Miscellaneous Romero Memorabilia Undated

Pope John Paul II Visiting Romero's Tomb - Photographs and Negatives Undated

Woodcarving Undated

Sensitive Images: Photographs and Slides of the Romero Assassination and other Acts of Torture Undated

Series 007.002: Audio/Video: Bishop Romero's Homilies 1975-2007

This series contains recordings of Bishop Romero.

This series is arranged in chronological order.

25 Feb. 1975: Romero: Familia Chacón- Sta. Techa Feb. 1975

En el Fallecimiento de Doña Martita Romero de Caldición y Mos. Oscar Romero, San Miguel 1975 Entrevista con Hna Terisa por Regina deBaraganitra 17 Marzo 1985 1975

20 Mar. 1977: Homilía Misa Única, 12 May 1977: Homilía P. Navarro, 25 May 1977: Entrevista, 19 Jun. 1977: Aguijares, 22 Jun. 1977: Entrevista Mar.-Jun. 1977

8 Enero 1978: Homilía, 14 Feb. 1979: Grado de Georgetown Jan.-Feb. 1979

14 Mayo 1978, 6 Aug. 1978: Homilías, Tercera carta Pastoral de Mos. Romero May-Aug. 1978

21 Enero 1979: El despertar: Un asesinato que nos habla de la resurrección (two cassettes, transcribed and translated in box 23C) Jan. 1979

Resumen: 21 Enero 1979: El despertar: Un asesinato que nos habla de la resurrección Jan. 1979

9 Feb. 1979: Romero: Puebla Press Conference Feb. 1979

22 Jul. 1979: Cristo, Verdadero Rey- pastor de todos los pueblos/Nicaragua Jun. 1979

23 Sept. 1979: Homilía Mons. Romero Sept. 1979

Excerpts of tapes of Sr. Dorothy Kazel to Sr. Martha Owens Two American Sisters who served in El Salvador during Oscar Romero's tenure as Bishop speaking about the political situation in the country. [1979]

17 Feb. 1980: Homilía - La pobreza de los Bienaventuranzas 3 Mar. 1980: Fuerza de Verdadero Liberación del Pueblo Feb. 1980

1 Mar. 1980: Homilía- Ordenación sacerdotal de Jaime Paudin Entrevista a la Hna. Luz (two cassettes) Mar. 1980

16 Mar. 1980: La Reconciliación en Cristo, proyecto de la Verdadera Liberación Mar. 1980

16 Mar. 1980: Continuación homilía (two cassettes) Mar. 1980

23 Mar. 1980: La iglesia- un servicio de liberación (two cassettes, transcribed in box 23C) Mar. 1980

Resumen: 23 Mar. 1980 La iglesia- un servicio de liberación Mar. 1980

23 Mar. 1980: Continuación Homilía, cont. 17 Feb. 1980, cont. 24 Mar. 1980: Homilía, Mons. Romero en el Hospital Divina Providencia (two cassettes) Feb. - Mar. 1980

3 Mar. 1984: Entrevista Hna. Luz por Regina de Basagoritia Mar. 1984

27 Mar. 1990: Vets for Peace and Songs of Martyrs Vets for Peace is unrelated to Romero. Songs for Martyrs includes a song inspired by Romero. May 1990

Canciones sobre Romero Songs for Romero (two cassettes, transcribed in box 23C) Undated

Resumen: Canciones sobre Romero Undated

Mons. Oscar Romero [Radio] Undated

Transcription and Translation: un servicio de liberación"" by Nilda Vargas Transcription: ""Canciones sobre Monseñor Romero"" by Nilda Vargas"

Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero's Homilies' Interpretation by Nilda Vargas Mar. 2007

Series 007.003: Audio/Video: Interviews with Rev. Brockman 1982-1990

This series contains recordings of Father Brockman

This series is arranged in chronological order.

Rev. James Brockman: Interview with Ken Myers Feb. 1982

Rev. James Brockman: Interview on NPR, All Things Considered 1-Apr-82 Apr. 1982

Rev. James Brockman: Interview with Christine Rody 11 Nov. 1982 Nov. 1982

Rev. James Brockman: Interview with Studs Terkel Dec. 1983

Rev. James Brockman: Interview with Radio Free Chicago 23 June 1985, 24 June 1985 (two cassettes) June 1985

Rev. James Brockman: Interview with Mario Perez, 23 Jan. 1989 Jan. 1989

Rev. James Brockman: Interview about Jesuits Martyred in El Salvador 18 Apr. 1990 Apr. 1990

Rev. James Brockman: Interview with Studs Terkel Undated

Posters (includes the document Undated

Series 008: Periodicals 1973-1992

This series contains incomplete volumes of periodicals and newspapers collected by Father Brockman for his research.

This series is in the order that Fr. Brockman maintained.

Carta a las Iglesias 1981-1985

Carta a las Iglesias 1988-1991

Carta a las Iglesias 1991-1997

Estudios Centro Americanos (ECA) 1973-1977

Estudios Centro Americanos (ECA) 1977-1978

Estudios Centro Americanos (ECA) 1978-1979

Estudios Centro Americanos (ECA) 1979-1983

Estudios Centro Americanos (ECA) 1984-1989

Sentir con la Iglesia 1978-1979

Sentir con la Iglesia 1979-1980

Iglesias: Oscar A. Romero Mártir del Pueblo de Dios Numbers 2-4 1985

Pueblo Que Lucha Triunfa Undated

Revista Latino Americana de Teologia 1985-1990

El Savador: Año Politico 1971-1972

Spirituality Today 1988

Spirituality Today 1990

Supplement to the Way 1986

Third World Quarterly 1984

Thought: A Review of Culture and Idea 1984

Thought: A Review of Culture and Idea 1987

Orientacion 1977-1982

La Cronica 1977

Diario Latino 1973-1978

El Diario de Hoy 1972-1979

El Mundo 1973-1979

La Opinion 1977

La Prensa Grafica 1973-1977

Documento de la Prensa Grafica, El Conflicto en El Salvador 1992

El Universitario 1979