Event: Dr. Timothy Neary – “Dr. Timothy Neary: Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914–1954”

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In celebration of the publication of Dr. Timothy Neary’s book Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914–1954, McKillop Library will host a book talk by the author on his work.

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: McKillop Library – East Wing

Dr. Neary’s work explores the history of Bishop Bernard Sheil’s Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), which saw tens of thousands of children from Chicago of all races and religions participate in sports.

“Neary examines the understudied world of youth athletics, finding significant interracial cooperation by the mid-twentieth century. His well-researched study allows us to better understand the dynamics of—and limits to—such cooperation in a city marked by intense residential and racial segregation.”—John T. McGreevy, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.”

Neary has produced a work of wide reach and interest—a history of religion and race, sports and northern urban culture, and youthful engagement around issues of central significance to the mid-twentieth-century US society and politics. It is not only exceptionally well researched and analytically careful and illuminative, but also written with an enviable clarity and simplicity of style. Neary helps fill out the storyline of John T. McGreevy’s foundational work on US Catholicism and race, while advancing in a more thoroughgoing historical key the kind of analysis of Catholicism and sports culture undertaken in Julie Byrne’s O God of Players.”—James P. McCartin, director, Fordham Center on Religion and Culture.”

“Neary has produced a work of wide reach and interest—a history of religion and race, sports and northern urban culture, and youthful engagement around issues of central significance to the mid-twentieth-century US society and politics. It is not only exceptionally well researched and analytically careful and illuminative, but also written with an enviable clarity and simplicity of style. Neary helps fill out the storyline of John T. McGreevy’s foundational work on US Catholicism and race, while advancing in a more thoroughgoing historical key the kind of analysis of Catholicism and sports culture undertaken in Julie Byrne’s O God of Players.”—James P. McCartin, director, Fordham Center on Religion and Culture.”

“Neary’s Crossing Parish Boundaries tells an unexpected story. Previous historians have depicted the high walls of segregation dividing white ethnic neighborhoods from Chicago’s African American ghettos. Yet in the middle decades of the twentieth century, Chicago’s Catholic Youth Organization promoted interracial sports. In an era otherwise characterized by deep ethnic tensions, even violence, especially between the children of immigrants and the new black migrants to the city, Neary shows us how local Catholic leaders and parishioners deliberately and successfully resisted the bigotry of their times. Crossing Parish Boundaries is a fine book, merging urban history, social history, and sports history in an elegant and insightful narrative.”—Elliot Gorn, Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in American Urban History, Loyola University Chicago.”

Dr. Neary obtained an A.B. in American Studies from Georgetown University and both a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Loyola University, Chicago.

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Happy 2017 & Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! We hope you all have had a joyous and restful break. We’ve been busy here in the library, getting ready for the new semester. Here’s some info on what we’re planning:

New Website
You may have noticed that our website has a new look! The library website is now very similar in look and functionality to the main Salve website, which is great! We are still converting pages and content to the new layout, so please bear with us.

Upcoming Events
We are planning a number of events in the library this semester; here’s a sneak preview on what’s coming up:

Feb. 2 @ 4pm – Dr. Timothy Neary will be talking about his new book “Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914–1954.

Feb. 5 @ 3:30pm – Crafting in the Makerspace (2nd FL): Cupcake Wrappers (cupcakes provided! yum!) (see image above for example)

Feb. 14 @ 11:30am – 1pm (Miley) – Blind Date with a Book

Feb. 16Art Exhibit Opening with Chris Terry (more info forthcoming)

Feb. 26 – March4 – National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Interactive and informational displays, buttons, books and more are planned to bring attention to this growing issue. Stay tuned for more info!

March 5 @ 3:30 – Crafting in the Makerspace (2nd FL): Bird Mobiles

Displays
1st FL – “Diversity in Children’s Books” display (created by Susan Small, Curriculum Resources Librarian)

Resources
Wish you had a quick, easy to read guide on how to do research? Maybe you forgot some of the steps, or need a refresher on the whole process. In any case, we’ve got you covered with the “Research from Start to Finish” guide.
The guide includes videos and information on the research process, including choosing a topic, search strategies, citing and evaluating sources, and more!

Just a reminder that the librarians are always here to help. Ask us anything— we’ll make sure you get the assistance you need. In addition to visiting us at the information desk, you can also call, text or email.

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